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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Artists

September 13th at 5:00pm

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at RIT is member-led organization that offers a wide range of academic, cultural, and social programs and activities to enrich learners over 50. The Osher community includes an active group of artists in a wide variety of media who enjoy sharing their talents and interests with the organization in the Osher galleries. This exhibit is designed to highlight several of these talented artists.

  • Length: 300 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Little Theatre Cafe Lobby
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

RIT Art House Showcase

September 13th at 5:00pm

Art House's purpose is to foster a creative and inclusive environment among its members, other special-interest-housing communities, and the RIT student body as a whole. It is dedicated to providing ample opportunities for members to develop personally, academically, and professionally. Members are encouraged to share their ideas, opinions, stories, skills, and hobbies so that they can continue to grow as artists as well as people.

  • Length: 300 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Little Theatre Cafe Lobby
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

View From Here

September 13th at 5:30pm

Dance-makers Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp and Tammy Carrasco address various vantage points of spectatorship, framing perspective through integrated elements of choreography, design, and projection. The work’s collaborative landscape features movement that ranges from vibrant athleticism to quiet subtly, creating and demolishing space between performers, audience, and ideas that coexist within the work. Pasquarello Beauchamp and Carrasco – internationally recognized dance artists – bring expertise and innovation to a theatrical dance event that is cutting-edge, imaginative, and accessible to a wide range of viewers.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Dance

Bushwhacked Backyard BBQ

September 13th at 6:00pm

Come home to roost at this rib-ticklin’ barbecue and improvised show, where the Bushwhacked team will prepare and share some down-home chow and some uptown chuckles seasoned with your secret suggestions. It’s sure to be a rootin’-tootin’-knee- slappin’ good time. Bring your appetite and a beverage from the bar! Only 10 tickets per performance.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Comedy

Dashboard Dramas V

September 13th at 6:00pm

SOLD OUT for 2018! A total sell-out four years running, this intimate theatre experience puts you so close to the action, you can smell the actors’ breath...if you’re lucky! You’ll find yourself immersed in four, all-new, 10-minute plays as you rotate from one car to the next. Don’t miss this hilarious, heartwarming, weird, and – most of all – one-of-a-kind show. Only 8 tickets per performance!

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Theatre

Jonathan Burns is (Extra) Ordinary

September 13th at 6:00pm

Jonathan Burns makes ordinary objects into something extraordinary! This audience-interactive variety show is a unique and hilarious exploration of the junk we have lying around our houses. Jonathan has been featured on THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, and was deemed "Extremely Funny" by The New York Times.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Club SOTA
  • Genre: Comedy

Love and Information

September 13th at 6:00pm

What if your mother wasn't your mother? What if a child didn't feel fear? Can you fire someone over e-mail? Are mathematicians fun at parties? The ensemble presents (very) short plays about relationships, secrets, and an onslaught of data. Produced by Theater Apparatus, which brought you Caryl Churchill's FAR AWAY in 2016 and HOME OF THE BRAVE in 2017. Directed by Jeremy Sarachan.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Black Box Theatre
  • Genre: Theatre

Ask Us Anything Booth

September 13th at 7:00pm

Need directions? Desperate for dating advice? Want tomorrow's weather forecast? Can't remember the name of that song you have stuck in your head? Forget high-tech, virtual assistants. Just ask Sori and Celexa, the keepers of knowledge at the Ask Us Anything Booth! Armed with road maps, dictionaries, encyclopedias, tarot cards, and a ukulele, they're proof that it doesn't really matter if the answers are right, as long as you share them with confidence.

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

Dashboard Dramas V

September 13th at 7:00pm

SOLD OUT for 2018! A total sell-out four years running, this intimate theatre experience puts you so close to the action, you can smell the actors’ breath...if you’re lucky! You’ll find yourself immersed in four, all-new, 10-minute plays as you rotate from one car to the next. Don’t miss this hilarious, heartwarming, weird, and – most of all – one-of-a-kind show. Only 8 tickets per performance!

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Theatre

The Extraordinary Muffin Theatre Spectacular

September 13th at 7:00pm

International performer Katherine Marino (PUSH Physical Theatre; AEMI Drama Festival, Shanghai; Fulbright Scholar) guides you through this snack-sized, dinner-theatre-on-a-budget. Buckle up for one gluten-packed hour full of quirky characters, live music, and circus feats. An incredible team of variety performers promises to entertain you with this masterful medley of movement and merrymaking. One muffin per ticket.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Avyarium
  • Genre: Comedy

Garth Fagan Dance

September 13th at 7:00pm

Relish new works and savor spectacular, critically acclaimed revivals during six performances at Garth Fagan Dance Studios. Get up close and personal with Tony and Olivier Award-winner Garth Fagan and Bessie Award-winner Norwood Pennewell, as well as Saturday Matinees with The Garth Fagan Dance Student Ensemble. "Fagan's dances are perhaps the most profound and original in contemporary dance today." –Robert Johnson, The Star-Ledger.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Garth Fagan Dance Studio
  • Genre: Dance

The Hooperellas Spectacular!

September 13th at 7:00pm

THE HOOPERELLAS SPECTACULAR! is a unique variety show featuring flow-art choreography, burlesque and modern dance, live musical performances, poetry, slapstick comedy, and more! Known for their raw, energetic, and sometimes acrobatic choreography, the Hooperellas incorporate a variety of props – including aerial Lyra. Things could get raunchy when you step into their silent film and are transported to the enchanting world of the Hooperellas! Find them on Facebook and Instagram @hooperellas.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Left For Dead Improv

September 13th at 7:00pm

Left For Dead, a Rochester-area, improv-comedy group made up of performers who are age 50 and above, originated in 2011. With more than four centuries of life experience, this team performs short and long-form improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy. They can still chew their own food and they’ll chew yours too.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Comedy

Mystic Stew

September 13th at 7:00pm

Mystic STEW: an ever-evolving recipe for good times and good tunes. A musical mixture of genres to suit the palates of many. Melancholy, whimsical, jumping for joy. Serious and sad – never to annoy. Taste may vary from day to day. Temperature can swing from hot to cool, but the volume will fill the soul and bend the rule. Relish!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Java's Cafe
  • Genre: Music

Phil Shakespeare and The Lord Chamberlain's Other Men present "The Tempest"

September 13th at 7:00pm

Will Shakespeare’s cousin Phil has rescued his drunken, miscreant troupe of vagabond actors from the hands of the law and dragged them to town to present a rollicking version of Will’s "The Tempest," while calling on the audience to help provide the magic.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Tango Experience

September 13th at 7:00pm

Tango with Rochester City Ballet, one night only! RCB previews its new tango-based ballet for you in the intimate MAG ballroom. Then, the audience gets up to dance! All audience members who wish to dance will join the professional dancers for an Argentine-tango lesson, with a chance to take a turn around the ballroom. A tango instructor will be on hand and a partner is not required.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Memorial Art Gallery
  • Genre: Dance

What!? - Two magicians telling the truth

September 13th at 7:00pm

When two of the most creative guys in the underground magic world get together, you're in for a special night. Written, invented, and performed by George Tait and Keith Fields, this original show will leave you saying ‘WHAT!?’ One minute, you'll be laughing your socks off and the next, you'll be wondering how they do it. They do it by telling the truth!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage
  • Genre: Comedy

Banachek's Telepathy

September 13th at 7:15pm

Banachek is the world’s greatest mind reader. Watch as he reveals secret thoughts of the audience. How? Some call it Telepathy, but is it real? Renowned for fooling scientists into believing that his psychic abilities were genuine, Banachek's illusions are so amazing that audiences still wonder: “how’d he do that?” He's invented magic for Penn & Teller and Criss Angel, and BANACHEK'S TELEPATHY is the highlight of every festival, theater, and event at which he appears.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Theatre

Cirque du Fringe: SideShow

September 13th at 7:30pm

The creators of last year’s sold-out smash hit, ECLECTIC ATTRACTION, invite you to take in the brand-new CIRQUE DU FRINGE: SIDESHOW, a fascinating blend of curiosities and feats of human performance inspired by the golden age of American circus. Part carnival midway, part speakeasy – with a dash of modern performance art SIDESHOW combines original live music, classic comedy, and death-defying acts presented by Ring Mistress Heidi and her slap-happy clown sidekick, Matt. "So wrong, they're hilarious." –Broadwayworld.com

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Phantom Thread

September 13th at 7:30pm

(R, 2017, Paul Thomas Anderson, 130 mins) Academy Award Best Picture Nominee. Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day Lewis) is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who becomes his muse and lover. Also starring Lesley Manville. Daniel Day-Lewis has declared this to be his final film.

  • Length: 130 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

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