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Weapons pro at RMSC
Doug Marcaida, a History Channel weapon combat specialist and Rochester native, will demonstrate his martial arts chops and knife knowledge at Rochester Museum & Science Center Jan. 7. Marcaida is a judge on the TV show "Forged in Fire" and has designed some of the deadliest blades. (He's on the left.) He'll share his expertise in the evolution of weapons of war. A longtime martial arts teacher in the Rochester area, he has studied fighting styles and techniques around the world. Artists from Rochester Arc + Flame will demonstrate forging with fire from noon to 1 p.m. Visit


In Warfield's spirit
Mezzo-soprano Alicia Rosser and baritone Lawrence Craig will headline the Warfield Scholarship's 40th anniversary concert. The William Warfield Scholarship Fund provides financial aid to students at the Eastman School of Music. The concert will be held at 4 p.m. Jan. 8 in Kilbourn Hall. Rosser, a scholarship recipient (above), is a senior studying under Anthony Dean Griffey. Craig was mentored by William Warfield and has performed all over the world. Also performing in the concert are Garth Fagan Youth Dancers, singer and pianist Thomas Warfield, and Mt. Olivet Baptist Church choirs. Warfield, who grew up in Rochester, was internationally renowned for his work as a soloist, recitalist, actor and narrator. Go to

Undersea adventures
Explore the ocean during Under the Sea weekend at the National Museum of Play at the Strong Jan. 7 and 8. Kids can meet mermaids Tory and Katfish, learn about undersea creatures, visit Rainbow Reef, try on scuba gear and dig in the sand. Get all the details at

Amy Grant at Kodak Hall
Amy Grant performs for the first time with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Jan. 7 in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Grant, whose career started in contemporary Christian music in the 1980s, was one of the first CCM artists to cross over to mainstream pop. She has won six Grammy awards and placed 10 singles in the Top 40. The show starts at 8 p.m. Check out

Mini magic
Pint-size entertainers Kadan Bart Rockett and Brooklyn Nicole will take the stage Jan. 6 to 8 at Downstairs Cabaret Theatre at Winton Place. Kadan is the youngest professional magician/illusionist in the world. He and his sister were audience favorites on "America's Got Talent." The show starts at 7 p.m. Go to

On the big screen
"Hidden Figures" is the little-known story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) - brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. It's based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly. Find movie times.


RPO plays to 'Raiders'
Movie lovers with an appreciation for a well-crafted score are in for a treat. On Jan. 6, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" will show on the big screen in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre as the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra plays the epic score. The performance starts at 8 p.m. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the 1981 classic starred Harrison Ford as archeologist Indiana Jones. Critics rank it among the best movies ever made, and it remains one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. Guest conductor Vinay Parameswaran conducts the RPO in performing John Williams' music. Go to for details. To learn about other events in our area, see the digital edition of Explore or visit the Explore website.

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