No plans? No problem. Here are 10 things to do in the Rochester area
05:00 AM, Mar 08, 2013
1. The Ugly Disco Bash, a party celebrating the 1970s, runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at the Riverside Convention Center. Tunes will be provided by Something Else, Atlas Band, The Skycoasters, and Fever The Wrath of Polyester; as well as a DJ spinning top hits of the late 70s. Advance tickets are $40 ($125 for VIP, which includes a pre-party at 7 p.m.). Proceeds will benefit the Golisano Children’s Hospital.
2. The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Conductor Laureate Christopher Seaman, performs at 8 p.m. Saturday in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Pianist William Wolfram will showcase Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25. Tickets start at $27. Call (585) 454-2100.
3. Bob, a comedy by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb about the pursuit of happiness and what it means to be truly “great,” opens Thursday at Geva Theatre Center’s Nextstage. The curtain rises this week at 7 p.m. Friday; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 3 p.m. Sunday. Shows continue through March 24. Tickets start at $30. (585) 232-4382.
4. The Better Contractors Bureau’s Home Fair Expo is being held this year at the Main Street Armory. There will be home improvement displays, demonstrations and seminars from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3 ($5 couple); free to ages 11 and younger.
5. Repeal!: A Prohibition Era Event runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Rochester Museum & Science Center. The speakeasy-style night (for ages 21 and older) includes big band music by The Uptown Groove, black-and-white films, a 1920s-era trivia game and a chance to watch professionals make popular mixed drinks of the 1920s. Rochester Museum & Science Center. Admission is $15 (registration is encouraged but not required). Call (585) 697-1942.
6. Alonzo Bodden, known for winning the third season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, performs at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Comedy Club in Webster. Admission is $15 to $20. Call (585) 671-9080.
7. The JCC CenterStage production of Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County opens March 9 at the Jewish Community Center in Brighton. The hilarious and biting portrait of the dysfunctional American family at its finest and worst can be enjoyed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. It continues through March 24. Tickets are $26 ($18 for students). Call (585) 461-2000, ext. 235.
8. Enjoy A Taste of Pittsford from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the Otto Shults Center at Nazareth College in Pittsford. Tickets to the Rotary Club of Pittsford sponsored event are $45 (reservations are required). Call (585) 451-5831.
9. The Little Shop of Horrors, a musical comedy about a hapless florist shop worker who raises an alien plant, opens Friday and continues through March 16 at RAPA’s East End Theatre. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Call (585) 325-3366.
10. Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour is coming to western New York. The Grammy Award-winning R&B and hip-hop artist performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo. Tickets ($39.50 to $125) are available on line at LiveNation.com or call (888) 223-6000.