10 things to do this in the Rochester area this weekend
05:00 AM, Aug 16, 2013
Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some options.
1. Drew Carey will perform stand-up at the Comedy Club in Webster. Also host of The Price is Right, Carey has shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday; 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $45. Call (585) 671-9080 or go to thecomedyclub.us.
2. The Gateways Music Festival, a celebration of classically trained musicians of African descent, runs through Sunday at various venues. Admission is free; donations are appreciated. For more, call (585) 232-6106 or go to gatewaysmusicfestival.org.
3. Traditional music, folk dancing, arts and crafts and more are planned for the 41st annual Ukrainian Festival at St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Irondequoit. The fest is 6 p.m. to midnight Friday; 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday; 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Go to rochesterukrainianfestival.com.
4. A gathering of old friends and a celebration of the past define the Clarissa Street Reunion. The event, with live music, arts and crafts, a parade and children’s activities, is from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday on Clarissa Street in Rochester. It’s free. Call (585) 234-4177 or go to clarissastreetreunion.org.
5. The Susan B. Anthony Festival will celebrate the 93rd anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The fest, featuring music and entertainment, food, craft vendors and more, runs from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Susan B. Anthony Square in Rochester. The Susan B. Anthony House will also open for tours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the festival is free; house tours are $5. Call (585) 279-7490 or go to susanbanthonyhouse.org.
6. Shinedown is on the bill during the Carnival of Madness tour, also featuring Papa Roach, Skillet, In This Moment and We as Human. The 5 p.m. show is Friday at Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center in Hopewell. Tickets are $45 and $35 for the pavilion; $20 for the lawn. Call (800) 745-3000 or go to ticketmaster.com or cmacevents.com.
7. Live music and bike tricks are among the festivities planned during the Spokes and Ink Bike and Poster Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Genesee Center for Arts and Education. Highlights include a urban cycling safety clinic and trick bike demonstration. Admission is free. For more, go to geneseearts.org or spokesandink.com.
8. The Walnut Hill Carriage Driving Competition, a celebration of traditional horse-carriage driving in a 19th-century country fair setting, runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday at Walnut Hill Farm in Pittsford. Admission to the event hosted by the Pittsford Carriage Association is $10; $9 for seniors; $5 for ages 5 to 12; free for ages 4 and younger.
9. Scion’s Bonzai 2013 will rock the Main Street Armory with an afternooon of bands including 10 Years, Crash Kings, Diamond Youth, Drop Kick Murphys, Family of the Year, IAmDynamite, Panic! At The Disco, Pepper and Sick Puppies. Music begins at 3 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $19.95 to $29.95. For more, go to rochestermainstreetarmory.com or ticketfly.com.
10. There’ll be four stages of music during the Old Time Fiddlers’ Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Genesee Country Village and Museum in Mumford. The fair will feature fiddling demonstrations, a jamming tent and dancing. Fiddlers and other string instrument players are invited to participate for free. Museum admission (which includes the fair) is $16; $13 for seniors; $10 for ages 4 to 16; free for ages 3 and younger. Call (585) 538-6822 or go to www.gcv.org.