Three things to do

05:00 AM, Jun 24, 2013

Violet Mary, from left, Scott Cranfill, Mel Muscarella, Mike Muscarella, Scott Butcher, Tyler Gagnon. (Provided photo)/


Three things to do today

• Violet Mary is scheduled to perform as part of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, 7 and 9 p.m. at the RG&E-Lidestri Spirit Stage at East Avenue and Chestnust Street. Admission is free. Call (585) 454-2060 or go to rochesterjazz.com.

Also at the Jazz Festival: The ESM-XRIJF Gerry Niewood Jazz Scholarships Performance is 7:30 p.m.at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St. Admission is free; $5 donation suggested. Call (585) 274-1110 or go to rochesterjazz.com.

In the benefit premiere of Decoding Annie Parker (2013, 91 mins.), the audience can see the story of two women who worked to discover a genetic link to breast cancer. A question and answer session will follow with director Steven Bernstein and Annie Parker. The film, presented by Gilda’s Club Rochester, begins at 7 p.m.at Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. Admission is $30; $100 VIP ticket. Call (585) 423-9700 or go to www.gildasclubrochester.org.

Three things to do tomorrow

• Poetry is Jazz, an evening of literature, jazz and art presented by BOA Editions Ltd., features a reading by fiction author Douglas Watson from his The Era of Not Quite; jazz music by 4x4; and live painting by Cordell Cordaro. It is from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Ave. Admission is free. Go to boaeditions.org.

The Reel Mind Film Series continues with A Sister’s Call (2012, 76 mins.). Rebecca Schaper and Kyle Tekiela’s documentary explores how and why a loved one went missing and 20 years later, showed up on his sister’s doorstep suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. A question and answer period with the filmmaker will follow the film. See it at 7 p.m. at Cinema Theatre, 957 S. Clinton Ave. Tickets are $8; $28 for series. Call (585) 325-3145, ext. 100 or go to reelmindfilmfest.com.

The New Horizons Dance Band takes the stage as part of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival at 8:15 p.m. at City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation, Gibbs and East. Admission is free. Go to rochesterjazz.com.

Mark your calendar

The next Windstream Party in the Park Concert Series will feature Puddle of Mudd, 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday at Riverside Festival Site, Court Street and Exchange Boulevard. Admission is $2; free to ages 12 and younger. Go to cityofrochester.gov.