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09:58 AM, Jan 31, 2014
1The Harlem Globetrotters’ Fans Rule World Tour dribbles its way into town for a 2 p.m. show Saturday at Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial. The team’s roster features Special K Daley, Big Easy Lofton, Flight Time Lang, Hi-Lite Bruton and Dizzy Grant. Tickets ($18 to $115) are available at ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. Go to bluecrossarena.com.
2 Spend “An Evening in Paris” with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and violinist Phillipe Quint at 8 p.m. Saturday in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. The orchestra, under the baton of Fabien Gabel, will showcase works by Debussy, Saint-Saens, Ravel and Stravinsky. Tickets are $15 to $92. Call (585) 454-2100 or go to rpo.org.
3The Greater Rochester Boat Show will be moored through Sunday at the Riverside Convention Center. The show is open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7.50; $4 for seniors; $3.50 for ages 15 and younger. Go to rochesterboatshow.com.
4The Rochester City Ballet performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Nazareth College Arts Center in Pittsford. “Ballet: RCB Style” includes the world premiere of InCantation by composer Adrienne Elisha. The show also will feature world-renowned double-bassist James VanDemark and all-new choreography by RCB artistic director Jamey Leverett. Admission is $25 to $40. Call (585) 389-2170 or visit artscenter.naz.edu.
5 The hit musical Rock of Ages rocks the Auditorium Theatre stage at 8 p.m. Friday. The love story, set in 1987, is told through hit songs by Journey, Styx, Pat Benatar, REO Speedwagon, Twisted Sister and others. Tickets are $35 to $55. Call (800) 745-3000 or go to ticketmaster.com.
6 Australian band goodbyemotel brings its 4D Live Show Experience show to Little Theatre at 9 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $10. Call (585) 232-3906 or go to thelittle.org/cafe.php.
7Animation, an exhibit featuring colorful graphics of popular characters from the Cartoon Network, opens Saturday and runs through April 24 at The Strong’s National Museum of Play. Opening weekend offers a chance to meet Scooby-Doo, as well as take part in mystery games and crafts. Events run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Museum admission is $13.50; free to children younger than 2. Call (585) 263-2700 or go to TheStrong.org.
8 Comedian and filmmaker Mike
Birbiglia will “Thank God for Jokes” at 9 p.m. Feb. 1 at the University of Rochester’s. Strong Auditorium. Tickets are $14. Call (585) 275-5911 or go to urochestertickets.com.
9 The curtain comes down on Last Gas at Geva Theatre Center. The romantic comedy by John Cariani is about a man who faces a choice between new and old loves, and what life throws at us. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $25. Call (585) 232-4382 or visit gevatheatre.org.
10The Rochester RazorSharks tip-off at 7:05 p.m. Saturday against the Chicago Tideat Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial. Tickets are $5, $10 and $25. Call (585) 232-9190 or go to razorsharks.com.