No plans? No problem. Ten things to do
08:21 AM, Feb 15, 2013
1 Shen Yun will showcase its repertoire of classic Chinese dance and music, inspired by the myths, legends and beauty of more than 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture, at Rochester’s Auditorium Theatre. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 16 and 17). Tickets are $50 to $150. For more, call (800) 745-3000 or go to ticketmaster.com.
2 Garth Fagan Dance hosts its fourth annual “An Evening of Duets,” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 16) at its Chestnut Street studios. The celebration of Valentine’s Day combines music, dance and conversation to illustrate the theme of relationships. Tickets are $150 per person and includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert, champagne and valet parking. For reservations call (585) 454-3260 or go to garthfagandance.org.
3 RocCity Brewfest on Saturday (Feb. 16) will provide a showcase for a variety of craft beers and ales, along with food, music, vendor displays and activities at the Main Street Armory. Partygoers (it’s open to ages 21 and older) will have two sessions to choose from: 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is $45 ($35 in advance; $10 for designated drivers). Go to roccitybrewfest.com.
4 Expect a few things from Geva Comedy Improv’s ‘Be My Valentine’ show some good belly laughs and that you may leave with (washable) fake blood in your hair. The theme of the night will be slasher movies, and improv comedians build two stories around that theme, on the spot, with the help of audience suggestions. Show time at Geva is 8:30 p.m. Friday (Feb. 15); 8:30 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 16). Admission is $10. Call (585) 232-4382 or go to gevatheatre.org.
5 Superstars of the ’70s Soul Jam includes performances by The Stylistics, Emotions, Blue Notes, Blue Magic and The Main Ingredient It begins at 7 p.m. Friday (Feb. 15) at the Auditorium Theatre. Tickets are $44.50 to $50. Call (800) 745-3000 or go to ticketmaster.com.
6 Bill Evans Dance is presenting a Valentine’s Day tap and jazz show at the Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Center. Shows begin at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday (Feb. 15) and Saturday (Feb. 16); and 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 17). Tickets to Rochester Rhythm and Romance: Jazz Hugs and Tap Kisses are $25. Call (585) 325-4370 or go to downstairscabaret.com.
7 New York Ice Wine Festival, a celebration of New York state’s award-winning ice wines, runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 16) at Casa Larga Vineyards in Perinton. There will be wine tastings, gourmet food stations, seminars, winery tours and ice-carving demonstrations. Admission is $65 ($55 advance tickets are available at Wegmans). Call (585) 223-4210 or go to casalarga.com.
8 The Pink Floyd Experience will perform tunes from the psychedelic rock act’s Wish You Were Here album starting at 8 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 20) at the Main Street Armory. Tickets ($30 to $35) are available at ticketfly.com. For more, call (585) 232-3221 or go to rochestermainstreetarmory.com.
9 The Rochester Lancers take on the Syracuse Silver Knight in Major Indoor Soccer League action Saturday (Feb. 16). The game starts at 1 p.m. at Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial. The Lancers will also face the Witchita Wings at 7 p.m. Monday (President’s Day, Feb. 18). Tickets start at $10. Call (585) 872-5425 or go to rochesterlancers.com.
10 The Roc City Stompers will provide the music for a night of masked mayhem at the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball. The event, sponsored by Groove Juice Swing and Rochester Swing-In, begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 16) at the Memorial Art Gallery’s M&T Ballroom. Admission is $12; $10 for students. Festive attire is encouraged. For more, go to groovejuiceswing.com.