No plans? No problem. Here are 10 things to do
05:00 AM, Jun 28, 2013
1 An 1812-themed Boat Parade of Lights highlights the Lakeside Summer Celebration at Ontario Beach Park. Events run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and also include a Wheels in Motion Car show, carousel rides, lighthouse tours, the Lake Ontario Brewers Fest, music and food. Admission is free. For details, go to cityofrochester.gov.
2 The Memorial Art Gallery’s Sculpture Park Family Day runs from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The celebration of the new Centennial Sculpture Park features art activities, music and dance, guided tours and storytelling. There is a $5 suggested donation. Call (585) 276-8900 or go to mag.rochester.edu.
3The Celtic Faire, featuring music and dance performances celebrating the area’s rich Scottish and Irish heritage, runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Genesee Country Village and Museum in Mumford. Performers include the Rochester Scottish Pipes and Drums, the Niagara Regional Police Pipe Band and the McMahon School of Irish Dance. Museum admission is $16.50 ($13.50 for seniors and students with ID; $10.50 for ages 4 to 16; free for ages 3 and younger). For details, call (585) 538-6822 or go to gcv.org.
4The Gates Bicentennial Celebration kicks off with a parade at 4 p.m. Saturday, starting at the Gates Community Center and proceeding to the festival site at Gates-Chili High School. Events also include a Ceremonial Annexation of Old Rochesterville, music (featuring the Jig’s Up String Band, Keys to the Caddy, and Lou Gramm), food and fireworks. For details, go to gatesrecparks.org.
5 The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra will “Celebrate America” with a patriotic concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center. Michael Butterman will lead the orchestra. Tickets are $15 to $50 (free lawn seating for ages 11 and younger), available by calling (800) 745-3000 or going to ticketmaster.com. For more information, go to cmacevents.com.
6 The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival concludes on Saturday. The annual event features performances by hundreds of performers at nightclubs, auditoriums and venues (indoor and out) throughout downtown Rochester. Go to www.rochesterjazz.com to see who’s playing where.
7 Attention shoppers! A renovated and expanded Wegmans Super Kids Market reopens Saturday at The Strong’s National Museum of Play. It features a brick façade with the Wegmans signature clock tower, a kid-sized Market Café and a toddler organic farm. Museum admission is $13 for ages 2 and older. Call (585) 263-2700 or go to thestrong.org.
8The Dave Matthews Band will perform tunes from its latest album, Away From The World, and more at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. Fitz and The Tantrums open for the Grammy-winning band. Tickets are $75; $40.50 for lawn seating. Call (585) 745-3000 or go to livenation.com.
9The Rochester Rattlers take on the Long Island Lizards in Major League Lacrosse action at 3 p.m. Sunday at Sahlen’s Stadium. Tickets are $15 to $28.75. Call (585) 454-5425 or go to rochesterrattlers.com.
10The Wiz, a musical adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, is being staged at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rochester Museum & Science Center’s Eisenhart Auditorium. The production is a fundraiser for the Facing Race, Embracing Equity Initiative. Tickets are $20; $10 for students. Go to ofccreations.com.