Things to do this weekend
05:00 AM, Apr 19, 2013
1. The dancers, acrobats and jugglers of Cirque Zuma Zuma (described as an African-style Cirque du Soleil) perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Roberts Wesleyan College’s Cultural Life Center in Chili. Admission is $22 to $34. For tickets, call (585) 594-6008.
2. V-Day Rochester presents The Vagina Monologues, an award-winning play by Eve Ensler, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Ingle Auditorium at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Henrietta. Tickets at the door are $25; $15 for seniors and students.
3. ArtAwake, an arts festival organized by University of Rochester students, brings music and art to the Sibley Building downtown. The annual event runs from 2 p.m. through midnight Saturday. It features works by regional artists and artisans, live music, food and more. Tickets are $11 ($9 in advance); free for ages 12 and younger.
4. No Child …, a play by Nilaja Sun, comes to a close at Geva Theatre Center’s Nextstage. The show stars Reenah L. Golden, who transforms into the teachers, students, parents, administrators and janitors who inhabit U.S. schools. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $27. Call (585) 232-4382.
5. The Irish Children’s Program of Rochester Benefit, featuring music and dance performances, begins at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Cleary Auditorium in Kearney Hall at St. John Fisher College, Pittsford. Admission is $12; $6 for ages 5 to 12; free for ages 4 and younger. A family package is also available.
6. The Rochester Groove Fest begins at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. Performers include Pharm House, George Wesley Band, Minds Wide Open, Run for the Roses, White Woods, Upstate Inner Planets and Experimental Sandwich. Admission is $7; $10 for a two-night pass. Call (585) 413-1624.
7. The Meaghan’s 5K kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday at Lakeshore Community Church in Greece. The benefit for the Wilmot Cancer Center honors Meaghan Barry Latone and others who have lost battles with nonsmoking lung cancer. Registration for the run/walk begins at 7 a.m. Entry fees are $25; $15 for students ($20 and $12 in advance).
8. The Shakespeare Players of Rochester’s The 449th Birthday of William Shakespeare: A Celebration!, featuring scenes, speeches, songs and sonnets by the Bard of Avon, begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Multi-use Community Cultural Center. It is a pay-what-you-can benefit for the MuCCC. Call (585) 244-9060.
9. Celebrate Earth Day at Hamlin Beach State Park. Events run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Area 3. There will be environmental exhibits, eco-friendly vendors, artisans, crafters and a display of green vehicles. A beach cleanup will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Admission is free. Call (585) 964-2462.
10. The musical Wicked concludes Sunday at Rochester’s Auditorium Theatre. See the show, about a pre-Dorothy Land of Oz, at 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets ($37.50 to $132.50) are available at ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.