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05:00 AM, Oct 25, 2013
1 The Memorial Art Gallery’s Hispanic-Latino Heritage Family Day runs from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Highlights include music by Pleneros D’Boriken and dance performances by Arco Iris Mexicano, Borinquen Dance Theatre, Panameños en Rochester and Grupo Cultural Latinos. Cultural displays and activities are also planned. There is a suggested donation of $5 per family. Call (585) 276-8900 or go to mag.rochester.edu.
2 Check out the darker side of Rochester’s past with true, gory and mysterious tales during the Landmark Society’s Ghost Walk, beginning at the Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word on East Avenue. Guided tours run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday (with departures every 15 minutes). Tickets are $20 ($17 in advance). Call (585) 546-7029 or go to landmarksociety.org.
3The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Larry Rachleff, performs at 8 p.m. Saturday in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. The program will showcase Copland’s Appalachian Spring suite, as well as works by Barber, Piazolla and Falla. Tickets start at $22. Call (585) 454-2100 or go to rpo.org.
4 Haunted Hayrides of Greater Rochester rolls through the woods from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday at 3329 Eddy Road, in Williamson, Wayne County. Admission is $17; $22 on Saturday. For details call, (585) 423-2991 or visit hauntedhayridesrochester.com.
5 Mentalist Marc Salem returns to Downstairs Cabaret Theater with his Mind Over Rochester show. He’ll start playing mind games at 8 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25. For details and reservations, call (585) 325-4370 or go to downstairscabaret.com.
6 A Magical Journey Thru Stages’ production of Dr. Dolittle opens Friday at the Auditorium Center’s Stages Theatre on the third floor. The classic tale crawls and flies onto the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 23. Tickets are $16 ($13 in advance). Call (585) 935-7173 or go to mjtstages.com.
7ZooBoo. a Halloween extravaganza featuring trick-or-treating at 15 animal-themed candy stations, costumed characters, entertainment and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sundays through at Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St. $8 plus zoo admission. Call (585) 336-7212 or go to senecaparkzoo.org.
8 Astro-Visions features 19th-century illustrations, 20th-century film stills and contemporary photographs to demonstrate how scientists, filmmakers and artists have expressed their visions of outer space. The exhibit opens Saturday at the George Eastman House. Also opening is “The History of Space Photography.”Both exhibits are on view through Jan. 12. Museum admission $12; $10 for seniors; $5 for students with ID; free for ages 12 and younger. Call (585) 271-3361 or go to eastmanhouse.org.
9Judah Friedlander (the sarcastic trucker-hat wearing Frank Rossitano on NBC’s 30 Rock) performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at SUNY Geneseo’s Kuhl Gymnasium in the Merritt Athletic Center. Tickets are $30; $20 for ages 12 and younger. Call (585) 245-5873 or go to geneseo.edu/limelightandaccents/shows.html.
10The University of Rochester Brass Choir Spooktacular “Dead Man’s Party” begins at 8 p.m. Friday at the UR’s Strong Auditorium. The free concert features rock, dance and pop tunes re-purposed for brass instruments. Call (585) 275-2828 or go to rochester.edu.