No plans? No problem. Here are 10 things to do
05:00 AM, Sep 13, 2013
1 There’ll be a whole lot of grape stomping going on during the Purple Foot Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Casa Larga Vineyards in Perinton. In addition to the old world-style grape stomping, this grape harvest celebration also includes wine tastings, winery tours, music, hayrides and food. Admission is $15 ($12 in advance). It’s free for ages 20 and younger. Call (585) 223-4210 or go to casalarga.com.
2 The Irondequoit Oktoberfest, featuring traditional German food, music and dancing, kicks off Thursday at Camp Eastman in Irondequoit. It runs from 4 to 11 p.m. Friday; 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday; noon to 11 p.m. Sept. 20; 2 to 11 p.m. Sept. 21. Admission is $8; free for ages 5 and younger accompanied by an adult. Go to irondequoit.org.
3 The Women of Faith Believe God Can Do Anything Tour is coming to Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial. The two-day event features music artists, speakers and special guests (including Third Day and CeCe Winans). It runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $99 and $109 (registration is required). Call (888) 493-2484 or go to womenoffaith.com/rochester.
4 Palmyra celebrates its Erie Canal heritage during Palmyra Canaltown Days. Events run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Village Park and other sites along Main Street (Route 31). Admission is free. For details, go to palmyracanaltowndays.org.
5 The Roc City Roller Derby Home Opener (aka Scar Wars: Return of the Flat Track) begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex on the Monroe Community College Campus in Brighton. The round robin-style match features The 5-H8-5’s, The Midtown Maulers and The Rottenchesters. Admission is $13; $15 for floor seats; $20 for suicide seats (ages 18 and older); $5 for ages 5 to 12; free for ages 4 and younger. For more, go to rocderby.com.
6 A Celebration of the Miracle of Music is a fundraiser for the Mercy Prayer Center and features Laura Heimes Conners and Kevin Conners, along with the St. Charles Borromeo Sanctuary Choir. It’s at 3 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Mercy High School in Brighton. Tickets are $35. Call (585) 473-6893 or go to mercyprayercenter.org.
7 Artists’ Row is a juried art fair that provides a showcase for regional artists and artisans. The ninth annual event, which also features live performances by local and regional musicians, dancers and singers, runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester Public Market. Admission and parking are free. Call (585) 428-6907 or go to cityofrochester.gov/publicmarket.
8 Enjoy Fall Foliage Trolley and Train Rides each Sunday through Nov. 3 at the New York Museum of Transportation and the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum in Rush. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10; $8 for seniors and ages 3 to 17; free for ages 2 and younger. Call (585) 533-1113 or go to nymtmuseum.org.
9 Foodlink’s 10th annual Festival of Food runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Rochester Public Market. It features specialties from local restaurants, wineries, breweries, bakeries and farms. Admission is $60 ($50 in advance). Go to foodlinkny.org.
10 Rich Vos, best known from NBC’s Last Comic Standing, will perform at The Comedy Club in Webster. Shows begin at 77:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $12 to $15. Call (585) 671-9080 or go to thecomedyclub.us.