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  • WEEKLY CALENDAR Regional arts and entertainment May 3-9

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  • Thursday, May 3
    Artist’s Talk: AXOM Gallery, 176 Anderson Ave., Rochester, 6:30-9 p.m., features Paul Garland’s “Convergence,” runs through May 26, gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment, (585) 232-6030, ext. 23, or email margot@axomgallery.com.
    “Dirty Harry”: Dryden Theatre, George Eastman House, 900 East Ave., Rochester, 8 p.m., 1971 Don Siegel film, violent and unpredictable cop “Dirty” Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) is called into action when a killer begins stalking the streets of San Francisco, $8 ($6 students, museum members), (585) 271-3361, www.eastmanhouse.org.
    Historic Garden Tours: George Eastman House, 900 East Ave., Rochester, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sundays in May and September; 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in June-August, docents will lead tours, share historic photographs and details about the landscaped during Eastman’s residency (1905-1932), included with museum entry: $12 ($10 seniors 65/older, $5 students, free 12/younger), (585) 271-3361.
    Graduate Chamber Music Recital: Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St., Rochester, 9 p.m., free, www.esm.rochester.edu/calendar.
    Discover Hochstein Music & Arts: Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave., Rochester, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., family event sponsored by Upstate New York Families for Effective Autism Treatment and Hochstein Expressive Arts Therapy Department, free, (585) 454-4596, www.hochstein.org.
    Paul Zindel’s “Ladies at the Alamo”: MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave., Rochester, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, at the decisive board meeting of the new Alamo Theatre, the founder/director and her supporters maneuver to outflank the opposition, and verbal battles and shocking revelations build to a fever pitch leaving no one unscathed, $20 ($15 seniors, students) at door; $10 online at www.muccc.org, or reservation line at (585) 234-1254.
    “Two Jews Walk Into a War”: Fielding Nextstage at Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd., Rochester, 7 p.m. Thursdays; 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 8 p.m. Saturdays (plus 3 p.m. May 19); 3 p.m. Sundays; 7 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays through May 20, inspired by true story of the last two surviving Jews in all of Afghanistan who hate each other’s guts but bands together to help rebuild their community, tickets start at $35, reservations at (585) 232-4382, www.gevatheatre.org.
    “Grey Gardens”: Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St., Rochester, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays through May 19, plus 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, a musical that recounts the hilarious and heartbreaking story of Jacqueline Kennedy’s eccentric aunt and cousin, once bright names on the social register who became East Hampton’s most notorious recluses, $27 ($25 seniors, $17 students), tickets at www.bftix.com or (585) 454-1260.
    Page 2 of 6 - “You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up”: Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St., Rochester, 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 5 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday (through June 9), the play by real-life married couple Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn takes a humorous look at a relationship that seemed doomed by opposing personalities from the start, $29-$36 (discounts for seniors 60/older, military personnel, full-time students 22/younger, DCT members, and groups of 10/more), reservations at (585) 325-4370, details at www.DownstairsCabaret.com.
    “The Calamari Sisters’ Big Fat Italian Wedding”: East End Theatre at RAPA, 727 E. Main St., Rochester, previews: 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, stirring in a big dollop of wedding drama, Carmela and Delphine Calamari will sing, dance and cook their way through such favoriates as “Chapel of Love,” “Love and Marriage” and “Daddy’s Little Girl” with some tasty surprises for the audience, $39 previews and run house seating, $45 run table seating, tickets at (585) 420-8338, www.thecalamarisisters.com.
    Friday, May 4
    “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song”: Dryden Theatre, George Eastman House, 900 East Ave., Rochester, 8 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Sunday, 1971 Melvin Van Peebles film, a raw and innovative exposé of a racially divided nation, $8 ($6 students, museum members), (585) 271-3361, www.eastmanhouse.org.
    Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus: “An American Showcase”: Midvale Country Club, 2387 Baird Road, Penfield, Friday and Saturday: 6 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. concert, features works of American composers including Stephen Foster, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and more, $40 includes dinner and concert, reservations and dinner selections required in advance, (585) 223-9006, www.gvoc.org.
    Beethoven: “Missa Solemnis”: Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St., Rochester, 8 p.m., Eastman-Rochester Chorus and Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Weinert, perform Beethoven’s choral masterpiece, free, www.esm.rochester.edu/calendar.
    Percussion Rochester Festival: Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St., Rochester, 8 p.m., featuring Eastman New Jazz Ensemble and Musica Nova, guest artists Peter Erskine (drums) and Tony Padilla (percussion), $10 (or use Perc Pass), tickets at Eastman Theatre box office, 433 E. Main St., (585) 454-2100 or www.esm.rochester.edu/concerts/tickets.php.
    Rochester Guitar Club Presenter’s Concert: Harmony House, 58 E. Main St., Webster, 8 p.m., features classical, Spanish, folk and rock guitar music by Sung Min Shin, Matthew Ardizzone and John Covac, $15 ($12 RGC members).
    “Hairspray”: School of the Arts’ Allen Main Stage Theatre, 45 Prince St., Rochester, 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, a social commentary on the injustices of American society in the 1960s, final show of the 2011-12 season, $9 ($7 children, students and seniors, $5 SOTA students with ID), tickets at all Wegmans’ That’s the Ticket locations or www.sotarochester.org.
    Page 3 of 6 - “The Agony and the Ectasy of Steve Jobs”: MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave., Rochester, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, written by Mike Daisey, monologue tells the story of Daisey’s trip to Shenzhen, China, where he visited Foxconn factories under the guise of an American businessman, he also tells the story of Apple’s rise to prominence and his own struggle to remain a technophile, script will be read by Spencer Christiano, followed by discussion, admission is pay-what-you-will with proceeds going to MuCCC.
    “Leaving Iowa”: Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place, Brighton, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, sentimental comedy about family and family vacations, will have you remembering childhood vacations you tried to forget, $26 to $36, reservations at (585) 325-4370, www.DownstairsCabaret.com.
    Saturday, May 5
    “Forged Together” Pop-up Show: I-Square Visions Art Gallery, 693 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., features works of four local jewelry artists, Joanne Lachiusa, Judith Foster, Lisa Rouse and Jacqueline Salsbury, details at wolfpawdesigns@gmail.com.
    Parsons Dance performance: Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave., Pittsford, 8 p.m. (7 p.m. pre-show chat), will feature company’s signature piece, “Caught,” plus “Round My World” and “A Stray’s Lullaby,” tickets are $30 to $60, at box office, (585) 389-2170, artscenter.naz.edu.
    “The Turin Horse”: Dryden Theatre, George Eastman House, 900 East Ave., Rochester, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 2011 Béla Tarr film, Hungarian with subtitles, chronicles a man embracing a horse to protect it from a vicious whipping but then his mind collapses, $8 ($6 students, museum members), (585) 271-3361, www.eastmanhouse.org.
    “Bully”: The Little Theatre, 240 East Ave., Rochester, 7 p.m., the film follows five kids and their families over the course of a school year and offers insight into the often cruel world of the lives of bullied children, followed by panel discussion moderated by News 8 reporter Caroline Tucker, $8 ($5 seniors, students), www.thelittle.org.
    Bach’s Children’s Chorus Open House: Wilmot Hall, Nazareth College, 4245 East Ave., Pittsford, 11 a.m., performance by Bach’s Children’s Chorus followed by information session about joining the chorus, for girls and boys (with unchanged voices) age 8 to 16, (585) 442-0800, www.bachkidsusa@yahoo.com, www.bachkidsusa.org.
    Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus: “An American Showcase”: Midvale Country Club, 2387 Baird Road, Penfield, 6 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. concert, features works of American composers including Stephen Foster, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and more, $40 includes dinner and concert, reservations and dinner selections required in advance, (585) 223-9006, www.gvoc.org.
    Percussion Rochester Festival: Kodak Hall, 60 Gibbs St., Rochester, 8 p.m., featuring Eastman Philharmonia and Eastman Wind Ensemble with percussionist Michael Burritt and guest artists NEXUS, music of Burritt and Zwilich, $10 (or use Perc Pass), tickets at Eastman Theatre box office, 433 E. Main St., (585) 454-2100 or www.esm.rochester.edu/concerts/tickets.php.
    Page 4 of 6 - Saturday Night Laser: Radiohead: Strasenburgh Planetarium, Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Ave., 9:30 p.m. Saturdays in May, colorful argon and krypton lasers dance to the sounds of “Creep,” “Lotus Flower,” “Paranoid Android,” “High and Dry” and others, $7 ($6 seniors, college students, ages 5-18 an RMSC members); children under 5 not admitted, (585) 271-1880 (24-hour recorded information), www.rmsc.org.
    Young Writers Showcase: Nextstage at Geva Theater Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd., Rochester, 2 p.m., script-in-hand readings by actors, works by writers age 13-18 from a six-county area, plays include “Brainstorming,” “Prevention,” “Heads Up,” “To Find Mona,” “The Obstacle” and “The Leaving,” free with tickets required, reservations at (585) 232-4382.
    Mount Hope Cemetery Tour: South Section: South Gate at 1133 Mount Hope Ave., Rochester, 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 27, meet at Cemetery Office, opposite Distillery Restaurant, two-hour walk on paved roads and even terrain, learn about 19th- and 20th-century Rochesterians, including Rufus Sibley, Frank Gannett and James Vick, $5 (free 15/younger, members), (585) 461-3494 (recorded tour info), www.fomh.org.
    Sunday, May 6
    WXXI Community Cinema: “Strong!”: WXXI Studios, 280 State St., Rochester, 2 to 4 p.m., film chronicles Cheryl Haworth’s journey as she struggles to defend her champion status as her lifetime weightlifting career inches toward its inevitable end, free, (585) 258-0200, www.WXXI.org/communitycinema.
    Going for Baroque: Herdle Fountain Court, Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave., Rochester, 1 and 3 p.m., 25-minute presentation and mini-recital on Italian Baroque organ, included with gallery entry, $12 ($8 senior citizens, $5 ages 6-18, college students and active military with ID; free ages 5/younger/members; half-price 5-9 p.m. Thursdays), (585) 276-8900, http://mag.Rochester.edu.
    “Songs of Love and War”: Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh St., Rochester, 4 p.m., concert of 17th-century Italian music features the passionate and innovative music of Claudio Monteverdi, also preconcert chat at 3:15 p.m., presented by Pegasus Early Music, $25 ($20 seniors, $15 students, $55 Patrons), tickets at www.pegasusearlymusic.org or (585) 703-3990.
    Sunday Afternoon Musicale: George Eastman House, 900 East Ave., Rochester, 3 p.m., an Aeolian organ performance by Joe Blackburn in the Conservatory, included with museum entry: $12 ($10 seniors 65/older, $5 students, free 12/younger), (585) 271-3361.
    “Totally Broadway”: St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3003 Dewey Ave., Rochester, 3:30 p.m., Greece Choral Society, directed by Ralph Zecchino, with special guests Cindy Miller and the Chorus of the Genesee, free with donations appreciated, (585) 234-5636, greeceperformingarts.org.
    Hochstein Philharmonia, Sinfonia and Concertino Strings: Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave., Rochester, 7 p.m., directed by John Fetter and Marcos Kreutzer, free, (585) 454-4596, www.hochstein.org.
    Page 5 of 6 - Mount Hope Cemetery Tour: North Section: North Gate at 791 Mount Hope Ave., Rochester, 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28, two-hour walk on paved roads and uneven terrain, includes history on famous people (Anthony and Douglass), horticulture, geology, physical geography, architecture, symbolism and more, free, (585) 461-3494 (recorded tour info), www.fomh.org.
    Monday, May 7
    Senior Matinees: Dryden Theatre, 900 East Ave., Rochester, 1:30 p.m., screening of “Camille,” 1936 George Cukor film starring Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor, free to seniors 60/older, (585) 271-3361, ext. 456.
    Chamber Music Intensive Recital: Hatch Recital Hall, 433 E. Main St. (Eastman East Wing), Rochester, 7 p.m., free, www.esm.rochester.edu/calendar.
    “Pia Plays Arthur, George and David”: Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave., Rochester, 7:30 p.m., Pia Liptak performs sonatas by Honegger, Antheil and Liptak, accompanied by Howard Spindler, Ines Draskovic and Albert Kim, free, (585) 454-4596, www.hochstein.org.
    Tuesday, May 8
    “Life and Nothing More...”: Dryden Theatre, George Eastman House, 900 East Ave., Rochester, 8 p.m., 1992 Abbas Kiarostami film, Farsi with subtitles, after an earthquake claims 50,000 lives, a filmmaker and his son search for the child stars of a local program, $8 ($6 students, museum members), (585) 271-3361, www.eastmanhouse.org.
    Historic Garden Tours: George Eastman House, 900 East Ave., Rochester, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sundays in May and September; 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in June-August, docents will lead tours, share historic photographs and details about the landscaped during Eastman’s residency (1905-1932), included with museum entry: $12 ($10 seniors 65/older, $5 students, free 12/younger), (585) 271-3361.
    Wednesday, May 9
    “Surviving Life”: Dryden Theatre, George Eastman House, 900 East Ave., Rochester, 8 p.m., a 2010 Czech Republic film, with subtitles, a man enters psychoanalysis after falling in love with a woman who only appears in his dreams, $8 ($6 students, museum members), (585) 271-3361, www.eastmanhouse.org.
    “Live From Hochstein”: Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave., Rochester, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m., “Crossing Musical Worlds” with Deanna Witkowski, Chopin pieces merge with improvisation and Brazilian music, broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/90.3 FM, free, (585) 454-4596, www.hochstein.org.
    “Company”: Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage at Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd., Rochester, previews: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday; opening night 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s musical about a single and eligible bachelor who cannot commit to a long-term relationship and in the search for one perfect person to share his life with, he loses himself, tickets start at $25, (585) 232-4382, www.gevatheatre.org.
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