No plans? No problem. Here are 10 things to do this week in the Rochester area
05:00 AM, Apr 26, 2013
1. Victoria Vox, an award-winning singer/songwriter (and ukulele player) performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (April 27) at Rochester Christian Reformed Church in Penfield. Joining Vox onstage will be classically trained cellist Katie Chambers. Admission to the concert, presented by Golden Link Folk Singing Society, is $18; $10 for students; free for ages 12 and younger. For more, call (585) 234-5044.
2. In its home opener, the Western New York Flash women’s soccer team will take on the Boston Breakers Saturday (April 27) at Sahlen’s Stadium. Tickets to the 7:35 p.m. match are $10 to $25. Call (585) 454-5425.
3. The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Jeff Tyzik, presents “Sondheim and Bernstein on Broadway” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday (April 26 and 27) in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. The program includes tunes from West Side Story and Candide, as well as hit musicals by Sondheim Company, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George. Tickets are $15 to $82. Call (585) 454-2100.
4. Celebrate all things LEGO during Best of the Brick Weekend at The Strong’s National Museum of Play. Activities, held in conjunction with the “LEGO Travel Adventure” exhibit (on display through May 12), run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Museum admission is $13; free for ages younger than 2. Call (585) 263-2700.
5. ROC the Runway Fashion Show, a benefit for Women Helping Girls, begins at 7 p.m. Sunday (April 28) at the Hyatt Regency Rochester. Tickets are $40 and $50. Reservations are required.
6. Honey Locust Farms in Caledonia once again plays host to Old Fashioned Day. The Western New York Draft Horse and Pony Club will be on hand to demonstrate how farmers tilled their fields before the age of machinery with teams of draft animals. There will also be craft vendors, entertainment and wagon rides from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday (April 28). Admission and parking are free. Call (585) 538-6288 or (585) 889-3164.
7. The Civil War drama The Whipping Man, written by Matthew Lopez, concludes its run at Geva Theatre Center. The curtain rises at 8 p.m. Friday (April 26); 4 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday (April 27); and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday (April 28). Tickets start at $25. Call (585) 232-4382.
8. Rochester Lyric Opera’s Chamber Opera Festival continues with “Teens Take the Stage,” featuring two one-act operas by Menotti: Amelia Goes to the Ball and The Old Maid and the Thief. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. April 30 and May 1. Tickets are $15; $10 for students and seniors.
9. Leonard Nimoy’s Vincent, a play about the life and times of artist Vincent van Gogh as told through the eyes of his younger brother, concludes with performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (April 26 and 27) at Black Sheep Theatre in Village Gate Square. Tickets are $20 (reservations are recommended). Call (585) 861-4816.
10. The Rochester Red Wings start a four-game homestand Saturday against the Buffalo Bisons at Frontier Field. It’ll be batter up at 1:05 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (April 27 and 28); 7:05 p.m. Monday (April 29); 11:35 a.m. Tuesday (April 30). Admission is $8 to $12. Call (585) 423-9464.