No plans? No problem. Here are 10 things to do this week in the Rochester area
05:00 AM, May 10, 2013
1. The Genesee Country Village and Museum in Mumford opens with a celebration of chocolate and Mother’s Day. The weekend will be laced with demonstrations and tastings of historic chocolate American Heritage Chocolate, along with custom-brewed beer. Also on Mother’s Day (all mothers are admitted free): card-making crafts, fashion shows, 19th-century dancing, a quilting bee and instructions in the “Language of the Fan.” Events run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Museum admission is $15.50; $12.50 for seniors; $9.50 for ages 4 to 16; free for ages 3 and younger. For more, call (585) 538-6822.
2. Pittsford native Teddy Geiger will perform tunes from his latest album, The Last Fears at 7 p.m. Friday at The Club at Water Street. Also on the bill: Tyler Hilton and Ryan Cabrera. Admission is $20 ($15 in advance). Call (585) 325-5600.
3. The Reel Mind Theatre and Film Series, which addresses the stigma of mental illness and offers hope, will feature In a Dream, a 2008 documentary about artist Isaiah Zagar. It begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Art Gallery. Admission is $8. For more, call (585) 325-3145, ext. 100.
4. The Alternative Music Film Series continues with a screening of Urgh! A Music War at 8 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Art Gallery auditorium. The 1982 film features rare footage of performances by punk rock, New Wave and post-punk groups. Tickets are $10. Call (585) 276-8900.
5. Flower City Days at the Market blooms again at the Rochester Public Market. Gardeners can stock up on annuals, perennials and vegetable plants, as well as garden supplies and accessories from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through June 9 (also May 24 and 27). Admission is free. Call (585) 428-6907.
6. Wiener dogs will strut around for the Rochester Dachshund Parade from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Washington Square Park. There will be vendors offering handcrafted dachshund-themed items, clothing, accessories and treats. It’s free to spectators (a parade registration donation of $1 per daschund accepted).
7. The folk music trio Red Molly performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield. Admission is $22; $10 for students; free for ages 12 and younger. Call (585) 234-5044.
8. Les Misérables, an award-winning musical based on Victor Hugo’s epic novel, concludes its run at the Auditorium Theatre. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $37.50. Call (800) 745-3000.
9. The Rochester Red Wings return to Frontier Field on Friday for the first of four games against the Columbus Clippers. The first pitches are at 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1:05 p.m. Sunday; 7:05 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $8 to $12. Call (585) 423-9464.
10. The Greater Rochester Repertory Companies’ production of The Life of Leo Wool, a comedy by Nina Alvarez, opens Friday at RAPA’s East End Theatre. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Shows continue through May 19. Tickets ($20; $15 for seniors and students) are available at Wegmans. Call (585) 325-3366.