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The Quaternion Drifter(s): Offbeat Song & Dance Interactivator(s)

September 21st at 5:00pm

This show will be a dazzling revue of novel interactive "song & dance" routines that spotlight syncopated rhythms and out-of-the-ordinary polymeters. Numerous audience-participatory musical videos will be accompanied by an impromptu ensemble, uniting special guest artists with selected audience members who have the audacity to join in the fun.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 5
  • Genre: Music

Geneseo Chamber Music

September 21st at 5:30pm

Previous performances have featured the Geneseo Brass Quintet, the Geneseo Wind Quintet, the Geneseo String Quartet, the Geneseo Percussion Ensemble and the Geneseo Jazz Ensemble in a concert that spans 100 years of music from classical to contemporary pop.

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Main Stage
  • Genre: Music

The Memory Palace On-Site Listening Experience at High Falls

September 21st at 5:30pm

Master storyteller Nate DiMeo creates a specially commissioned episode of the popular history podcast The Memory Palace, transporting the listener to an event of local lore at High Falls. Using wireless headphones available for free on-site, audience members can experience the 10-minute podcast while in the story’s exact location, beginning on the hour and half-hour. Following Fringe, it will be released and available for download from anywhere in the world.

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: High Falls
  • Genre: Spoken Word

Complimentary Heckling

September 21st at 5:45pm

It's like heckling, only nicer. Crackerjack will be out and about again this year. If she spots you strutting by, she may just have to yell at you about how fantastic you are.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Spoken Word

The Memory Palace On-Site Listening Experience at High Falls

September 21st at 6:00pm

Master storyteller Nate DiMeo creates a specially commissioned episode of the popular history podcast The Memory Palace, transporting the listener to an event of local lore at High Falls. Using wireless headphones available for free on-site, audience members can experience the 10-minute podcast while in the story’s exact location, beginning on the hour and half-hour. Following Fringe, it will be released and available for download from anywhere in the world.

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: High Falls
  • Genre: Spoken Word

The Memory Palace On-Site Listening Experience at High Falls

September 21st at 6:30pm

Master storyteller Nate DiMeo creates a specially commissioned episode of the popular history podcast The Memory Palace, transporting the listener to an event of local lore at High Falls. Using wireless headphones available for free on-site, audience members can experience the 10-minute podcast while in the story’s exact location, beginning on the hour and half-hour. Following Fringe, it will be released and available for download from anywhere in the world.

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: High Falls
  • Genre: Spoken Word

RIT Players present "Too Much Light Makes Baby Go Blind"

September 21st at 6:30pm

With the help of the audience, the RIT Players will attempt to get through 15 short comic, tragic, political, personal and abstract plays in just 30 minutes.

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 5
  • Genre: Theatre

The Thigh Masters

September 21st at 6:45pm

For five years, Rochester’s very own party band has been bringing its high-energy mix of alternative rock to a host of venues and festivals around town. The lineup of Steve Smith, Tom Tills, Kevin Morin, Dave Mills and Scott Crook has selected a variety of songs from the ‘80s, ‘90s and today, including U2, The Revivalists, REM, Vance Joy, The Cure, Vampire Weekend and much more. So come out and sing along to the one-hit wonders and current hits that you love with The Thigh Masters!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Chestnut Street (between East & Main): Chestnut Street Stage
  • Genre: Music

Ask Us Anything Booth

September 21st at 7:00pm

Need directions? Desperate for dating advice? Can't remember the name of that song you have stuck in your head? Forget high-tech virtual assistants. Your favorite quirky improvisors, Joanne Brokaw and Sara Moore, are back to answer life's most pressing questions with A Happy Accident's "Ask Us Anything Booth!" Armed with road maps, dictionaries, giant dice and a ukulele, they're proof that it doesn't really matter if the answers are right as long as you leave laughing.

  • Length: 120 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Comedy

Cigs Inside

September 21st at 7:00pm

Cigs Inside – an RIT-based, alt-indie rock band with a passion for performing, music and getting rowdy – brings its distinctive sound to the Fringe.

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Café
  • Genre: Music

Geneseo A Cappella Hour

September 21st at 7:15pm

Performances from Geneseo a cappella will include all five of the school's groups: Exit 8, Between the Lines, Emmelodics, Southside Boys and Hips 'n Harmony. They'll sing a mix of songs from repertoires that range from Billy Joel to Billie Eilish. Selections are arranged, directed and performed by the students.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Main Stage
  • Genre: Music

Avengers: Endgame

September 21st at 7:30pm

(PG-13, 2019, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, 181 mins)
Blockbuster hit. The universe is in shambles after the shattering effects of the Titan Thanos’ actions in Infinity War. With those who are left, the Avengers must unite to repair the balance of the universe. This is the grand ending to a 22-film journey. Starring Robert Downy Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremey Renner and Don Cheadle.

  • Length: 181 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Live Coding Computer Music

September 21st at 7:30pm

Code, written live in front of the audience, will generate sonic processes and experimental music. Watch Steven Yi, Assistant Professor at RIT's School of Interactive Games and Media, live code using Csound to explore the intersection of timbres, beats, bytes and time.

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 5
  • Genre: Music

Geneseo's Gajjada Bhangra

September 21st at 8:15pm

Gajjda Bhangra is a collegiate-level dance team from SUNY Geneseo that performs and competes throughout the Rochester area with a style of Indian dance, Bhangra. Performances combine traditional and reinvented Bhangra choreography and music, and are energetic, lively and always exciting to watch.

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Main Stage
  • Genre: Dance

Massaoke: Night at the Musicals

September 21st at 8:30pm

North American Premiere! Bring the sing to the greatest musicals of all time! Sing along with your favorites from Mamma Mia!, Grease, We Will Rock You, Evita, Dirty Dancing and many, many more! This is not karaoke. This is MASSAOKE. Where we sing and dance our collective hearts out in a unique live-gig setting that no one will ever forget. It. Is. Eurphoric. A celebration of some of the best musical theatre ever written.

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Chestnut Street (between East & Main): Chestnut Street Stage
  • Genre: Music

Fowl Play Comedy

September 21st at 9:00pm

A showcase of some of Fowl Play Comedy's best original sketches.

  • Length: 35 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 5
  • Genre: Comedy

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