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The Zoo Story

September 13th at 8:00pm

WallByrd Theatre is proud to present Edward Albee's "The Zoo Story." On a lone bench in the heart of Central Park, a chance encounter pulls two strangers into an absurd and compelling encounter. "The Zoo Story" is a painfully pertinent story of isolation, identity, alienation, and the need for meaning and meaningful human contact. Rochester veteran actors Rick Staropoli and Kevin Sweeney will interchange roles each performance to explore Albee's surreal, poignant work to the fullest.

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

Bushwhacked Backyard Bonfire

September 13th at 8:30pm

It’s been nearly five years since the ladies of Bushwhacked have brushed off their hats and gotten back to the roots of where it all started. We’ll give summer the send-off it deserves with a night of campfire revelry under the moonlit sky with s’mores and good times. You’ll be transported back to the days of sleepaway camp and make friendships that'll last a lifetime. (Nothing says Fringe like open flames and two irresponsible improvisers.) Four tickets available per performance.

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

How To Meditate: A Burlesque Show

September 13th at 9:00pm

A stand-up comedy show about one person's spiritual journey, from breaking the law and backpacking across Mongolia to living in a Zen monastery in Japan, dealing with heartbreak, and becoming a jazz guitarist, only to wind up finding true love in the most unexpected of places. Andrew Steiner is an internationally touring comedian who won best comedy show at Pittsburgh Fringe in 2019. The performance also features Brooklyn-based comedian Francesca Maglione.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: The Spirit Room's Conjure Box
  • Genre: Comedy

If These Walls Could Speak...

September 14th at 6:00pm

Memory and loss… Central themes for so many of us in a time of a global pandemic and conflict. Natalia Lisina, together with other artists, invites the audience to participate in an experiential, multi-sensory, site-specific dance performance amidst the ruins of St. Joseph Church, now maintained as a park. The audience will be toured around the ruins and explore themes of memory and loss through dialogue with site, dance, music and spoken word.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: St. Joseph's Park
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Inner Loops: Monologues About Place

September 14th at 6:00pm

From Corn Hill to Cobbs Hill to Pinnacle Hill, local playwrights and authors (Hilary Bluestein-Lyons, Brad Craddock, Justin Rielly, Jeremy Sarachan, Sejal Shah, Penny Sterling, Laura Thomas, and Ted Wenskus) present monologues about life in Rochester, and performed by Rochester-area actors accompanied by musicians Andrew Barnhart and Jeff Liles. Produced by Theater Apparatus.

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

Velvet Determination

September 14th at 6:00pm

Cynthia grew up playing classical piano in a tiny Colorado town, but was determined to achieve the keys to success by attending a prestigious NYC music school. In this autobiographical solo show, Cynthia shares tuneful tales of battling inner demons, nutty neighbors, hitting wrong notes, enduring hard knocks and meeting unique Manhattan characters who inspire, help (and sometimes, hinder) her journey to Carnegie Hall.

"Best Festival Debut," NYC's United Solo Festival; "Best Solo Show" Pittsburgh Fringe. Live classical piano.

  • Length: 55 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: Bar Room (Elephant)
  • Genre: Theatre

Bushwhacked Bridgerfun Ball(s)

September 14th at 6:30pm

The Fringe is abuzz with the latest gossip. The incomparable Ladies of Bushwhacked are throwing a ball, and it is sure to be the event of the season! This author has reliably been informed that not only will it be a night of hilarious hijinks, but that the Queen herself may be in attendance. Make haste, gentle reader. Secure your invitation now, and perhaps my pen will be reporting your own sordid activities!


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

At Home with Garth Fagan Dance

September 14th at 7:00pm

Attendees will get a rare and intimate glimpse into Garth Fagan Dance as we reemerge despite COVID. Meet new dancers perform the classic Garth Fagan Dance Repertoire, including revivals, new pieces, and works-in-progress by the Tony Award-winning choreographer, Garth Fagan, and the Bessie Award-winning Rehearsal Director, Norwood "PJ" Pennewell.

Performances will be narrated by Bessie Award winner Garth Fagan Dance School Director/Asst. Rehearsal Natalie Rogers-Cropper.

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

Twelfth Night, Scenes from a New Opera

September 14th at 7:00pm

“If music be the food of love, play on!” One of Shakespeare’s iconic plays, Twelfth Night, gets an operatic spin from Rochester’s own Dennis W. Rosenbaum. Join us for the world premiere of "Twelfth Night: Scenes of a New Opera," where a shipwrecked adventure to Illyria leaves twins Viola and Sebastian separated. Assuming her brother is dead, Viola disguises herself as a young man and sets out to find employment with Duke Orsino while Sebastian heads to Illyria with Antonio.

  • Length: 20 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Music

Cirque du Fringe: Afterglow

September 14th at 7:30pm

Join us in the dazzling Spiegeltent for a night of eye-popping and jaw-dropping variety and comedy, from the creator of past years’ sold-out hits D’illusion, SideShow, and Eclectic Attraction. There’s simply no way to fully prepare yourself for Cirque du Fringe: Afterglow, a world-premiere created just for Fringe and starring Las Vegas legends Matt and Heidi Morgan. "Matt and Heidi just do not let down." - Stage and Cinema

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

How To Meditate: A Burlesque Show

September 14th at 7:30pm

A stand-up comedy show about one person's spiritual journey, from breaking the law and backpacking across Mongolia to living in a Zen monastery in Japan, dealing with heartbreak, and becoming a jazz guitarist, only to wind up finding true love in the most unexpected of places. Andrew Steiner is an internationally touring comedian who won best comedy show at Pittsburgh Fringe in 2019. The performance also features Brooklyn-based comedian Francesca Maglione.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: The Spirit Room's Conjure Box
  • Genre: Comedy

Rochester Conspiracies | The Innerloop Podcast LIVE!

September 14th at 7:30pm

Host Shane Allen (co-creator of The Innerloop Blog) is joined by Justin Kesel (conspiracy expert) for a live podcast dedicated to the strange stories and rumors surrounding the company that laid off a lot of Western NY Dads: Kodak.

Nuclear reactors, JFK assassination ties, whatever the Kodakcoin was ... The Innerloop Podcast will break it all down, with lots of laughs along the way.

Disclaimer: This show is not endorsed, promoted, or affiliated with the Eastman Kodak Company.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Salena's
  • Genre: Spoken Word

Trivia CITY: An Arts & Culture Quiz

September 14th at 7:30pm

Join host CITY Newspaper for an arts, culture, and all-things-Rochester trivia night!

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

High Society

September 14th at 7:45pm

(NR, 1956, Charles Walters, 111 mins.) Winner of the Academy Award for Best Musical Score. Musical remake of "The Philadelphia Story" (1940) features a score by Cole Porter and stars Grace Kelly as Tracy Lord, an heiress whose wedding plans are complicated by a reporter (Frank Sinatra) and ex-husband (Bing Crosby). Also starring Louis Armstrong. This was Grace Kelly’s final film.

  • Length: 111 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Dirk Darrow: Magic of Future Past

September 14th at 8:00pm

From 17-time Fringe Festival Award Winner Tim Motley…

★★★★★ “Incredible.” - Edmonton Journal “Had the sold-out Geva crowd digging his jive.” - City Newspaper

COMEDY Award - Perth Fringe Fest 2022

★★★★ “Magic of Future Past has us all laughing out loud, completely mesmerised.” - Fourth Wall Media

Time to charge your flux capacitors & sharpen your Blade Runners... Gritty 1930s film-noir retro collides with futuristic sci-fi in this hilarious, time-traveling stage magic spectacle! More info: https://youtu.be/udg1AYxxiJQ

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

Lunar Lindy Hop

September 14th at 8:00pm

Join in swing dancing and live music with UR's Swing Dance Club and guests! The evening will start with a brief basic lesson, followed by open social dancing with fantastic period music by Eastman musicians. No experience or partner necessary - just a desire to dance the night away under the moon. Observers are also welcome, as these dancers can Lindy Hop like no one's business!

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Sloan Performing Arts Center Lobby, University of Rochester
  • Genre: Dance

Marcelo Maccagnan: Night Tales

September 14th at 8:00pm

Marcelo is an electric and upright bass player originally from Brazil. He has been an active member of the New York music scene, performing and recording with high-level musicians as a sideman but also a leader. Marcelo brings music from his recently released third album, "Night Tales," which combines jazz, rock, fusion, Brazilian and electronic music for an exciting and unique performance, while also maintaining Marcelo's signature sound on the bass.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Theater At Innovation Square: The Stage
  • Genre: Music

The Zoo Story

September 14th at 8:00pm

WallByrd Theatre is proud to present Edward Albee's "The Zoo Story." On a lone bench in the heart of Central Park, a chance encounter pulls two strangers into an absurd and compelling encounter. "The Zoo Story" is a painfully pertinent story of isolation, identity, alienation, and the need for meaning and meaningful human contact. Rochester veteran actors Rick Staropoli and Kevin Sweeney will interchange roles each performance to explore Albee's surreal, poignant work to the fullest.

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

Bushwhacked Backyard Bonfire

September 14th at 8:30pm

It’s been nearly five years since the ladies of Bushwhacked have brushed off their hats and gotten back to the roots of where it all started. We’ll give summer the send-off it deserves with a night of campfire revelry under the moonlit sky with s’mores and good times. You’ll be transported back to the days of sleepaway camp and make friendships that'll last a lifetime. (Nothing says Fringe like open flames and two irresponsible improvisers.) Four tickets available per performance.

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

Charming Disaster: Our Lady of Radium

September 14th at 9:00pm

Goth-folk duo Charming Disaster’s OUR LADY OF RADIUM is a multimedia musical performance inspired by pioneering scientist Marie Curie. Original songs explore moments from Madame Curie’s life and discoveries, including the ancient folklore of the mountains where radioactive ores were mined; the romance of equals between Marie and Pierre; the spirit medium whose séances they attended; and the tragedy of the “Radium Girls”—plus duels, scandal, alchemy, dwarves, radioactive decay chains, and other secret histories.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: The Spirit Room's Conjure Box
  • Genre: Music

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