No plans? No problem. Ten things to do
05:00 AM, Feb 22, 2013
1 The Rochester Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of Arild Remmereit, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 24) at Hochstein Performance Hall. The program will showcase works by Haydn, Mozart and Grieg. Tickets are $50; $20 for students with ID; $100 for patrons. Call (585) 442-9778 or go to rochesterchamberorchestra.org.
2 View the Academy Awards on the big screen during The Little RochOscar Party at the Little Theatre. The event, hosted by Nuts & Bolts Comedy Improv, kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Sunday (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). It includes hors d’oeuvres and desserts, as well as a Champagne toast. Tickets are $40. For details and reservations, call (585) 258-0400 or go to thelittle.org.
3 The Book Club Play, a comedy by Karen Zacarias about life, love, literature and what happens when friends start reading between the lines, continues at Geva Theatre Center. The curtain rises this week and continues at 8 p.m. Friday (Feb. 22); 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $25. Call (585) 232-4382 or go to gevatheatre.org.
4 Three Days Grace and Shinedown headline a night of metal Friday at the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial. P.O.D.(Payable on Death) will open. Tickets for the 7 p.m. (Feb. 22) concert are $25 and $40.50. They’re available at the box office, at ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.
5 Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor is hosting the Native American Winter Games and Sports. The celebration features traditional Iroquois games, (including snowsnake, in which wooden sticks are tossed along a channel of snow and the longest toss wins), dog-sled and craft demonstrations, storytelling, food, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and more. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 23). Admission is free (there is a suggested donation of $3; $10 per family). For more, call (585) 742-1690 or go to ganondagan.org.
6 Celebrate the joys of outdoor winter fun during Nordic Hot Dog Days at the Rochester Museum & Science Center’s Cumming Nature Center in South Bristol. There’ll be cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and more. The Genesee Valley Nordic Ski Patrol benefit runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 23 and 24). All activities are free with nature center admission ($3; $10 per family). Call (585) 374-6160 or go to rmsc.org.
7 Spiritual Rez brings its rock, reggae and funk sound to The Club at Water Street at 10 p.m. Friday (Feb. 22). Axis Armada is also on the bill. Spiritual Rez’s fourth independent CD, Apocalypse Whenever, is due to be released this spring. Admission to the show is $10. For more, call (585) 325-5600 or go to waterstreetmusic.com.
8 David Mamet’s Romance, a take-no-prisoners comedy set in a courtroom, opens this week at the Multi-use Community Cultural Center. Performances, presented by Limelight Productions, continue at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday (also, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 to March 1). Tickets are $20; $18 for seniors and students. Call (585) 527-0884 or go to muccc.org.
9 The Edgerton Model Railroad Club is hosting a Toy Train Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 23) at the Edgerton Community Center. Admission is $5; $3 for ages 12 to 17; free for ages 11 and younger. Call (585) 428-6769 or go to edgertonmodelrailroadclub.com.
10 Contemporary Christian rock band Third Day performs at 7 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 24) at Roberts Wesleyan College’s Voller Athletic Center, Chili. The show also features Colton Dixon and Josh Wilson. Tickets are $25 and $30. Call (585) 594-6008 or go to roberts.edu/clc.