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05:00 AM, Oct 04, 2013

Visitors watch a competing shell pass under the bridge facing the Genesee Waterways Center, during the regatta as part of the annual River Romance celebration in Rochester, N.Y. on Saturday October 8 2011. The event is now divided in three days and this was the masters competition. Sunday will have the high schools competing and on the 15th colleges will participate. Reporter is Victoria Freile. (Democrat & Chronicle, Staff Photos by Carlos Ortiz, 100811). (CARLOS ORTIZ staff photographer)/

1The Hilton Apple Fest will feature displays of arts and crafts, live entertainment, a car show and contests. The fest is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Hilton Community Center and other sites around the village. Admission is free. Go to

2 The city of Rochester celebrates the Genesee River during River Romance, a weekend of activities, including walking and gorge tours, Friday through Sunday. The Head of the Genesee Regatta is from9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Genesee Waterways Center (behind the Genesee Valley Park Sports Complex). For a complete schedule, to go

3Meditative Stitches opens with a reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Cat Clay Studio in the Hungerford Building. The show, presented by Cat Clay and Pop Up ROC, showcases handcrafted paper art by Stefani Tadio and new work by Clifton Wood. Admission is free. For details, call (585) 414-5643 or go to The exhibit is part of the ongoing First Friday Rochester gallery night. For a list of participating studios, galleries and artists, go to

4Ghost The Musical, based on the Academy Award-winning movie, opens Tuesday at Rochester’s Auditorium Theatre. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through next Thursday; 8 p.m. Oct. 11; 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 12; and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Tickets ($32.50 to $67.50) are available by calling (800) 745-3000 or at

5 The Genesee Country Village and Museum’s Fall Festival is a 19th century-style country fair featuring arts and crafts, a farmers market, entertainment and more. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Mumford. Museum admission is $16; $13 for seniors and students with ID; $10 for ages 4 to 16; free for ages 3 and younger. Call (585) 538-6822 or go to

6The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Ron Spigelman, will showcase hit tunes from the 1960s at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. They’ll be joined by the Midtown Men, a quartet featuring stars from the original cast of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. Tickets start at $22. Call (585) 454-2100 or go to

7 Neighborhood of the Arts is hosting a Street Painting Party from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the corner of Anderson Avenue and Beacon Street. Old and young are invited to pick up a brush and contribute to the painting of a giant mural on the street. Admission is free (donations appreciated). Call (585) 473-2590, ext. 105.

8Celebration of Champions, an evening of art and music to benefit the Advocacy Center, begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at the High Falls Center and Interpretive Center. The event includes music by the Mambo Kings and a silent auction. Tickets are $50; $30 for students. Call (585) 546-1700, ext. 265, or go to

9The Autumn Festival of Ales, hosted by CB Craft Brewers (formerly Custom BrewCrafters), will be on tap from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Firemen’s Field in Honeoye Falls. There will be samplings of custom-brewed craft beers and ales, a chili cook-off and more. Tickets are $35 ($30 in advance); $7 for non-drinkers. Go to or call (585) 624-4386.

10Enchantment Theatre Company presents Aladdin and Other Enchanting Tales at 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday at the Nazareth College Arts Center in Pittsford. Admission is $17 to $20. Call (585) 389-2170 or go to