July 22 to 28, 2016
Singer, string band on tour together
Americana string band Old Crow Medicine Show & Brandi Carlile Revue come to CMAC in Canandaigua July 22. Grammy-winners OCMS are best known for their hit "Wagon Wheel." They're also members of the Grand Ole Opry. Carlile's hits include "The Story," "Turpentine" and "The Eye." "Those boys don't put on a show, they throw a party!" Carlile (pictured) said in a release. Dawes opens for the co-headliners. Visit cmacevents.com.
Springsteen tribute show
Bruce Springsteen tribute group Eric Brown & The L Street Band perform through Saturday at Downstairs Cabaret Theater on Winton Place in Brighton. The stage show features Springsteen hits including "Dancing in the Dark," "Born in the USA," "Hungry Heart' and "Born to Run." Visit downstairscabaret.com. Or check him out on YouTube.
Political musical onstage
The groundbreaking musical "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" uses modern rock to tell the story of our seventh president. It depicts Jackson as a rock star, and voters as swooning fans. It's the story of a politically loose cannon who rose to power with his populist appeal. It's onstage through JCC's CenterStage Theatre. Performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Go to jccrochester.org.
RMSC After Dark
RMSC After Dark returns at Rochester Museum & Science Center 7 to 11 p.m. Friday. The theme of the 21-and-older after-hours social event is Intergalactic, with entertainment at the Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium and outdoors. There are food trucks and cash bars. Visitors get a sneak peek at the RMSC fall exhibition, "Elements of the Extreme," with "The Unseen Sun" and other cool interactive activities. Visit rmsc.org.
Native American Dance and Music Festival
The Ganondagan Native American Dance and Music Festival is Saturday and Sunday at the Ganondagan State Historic Site. Featured performers of the 25th annual festival include singer-songwriter Darryl Tonemah, with his band, and the Zuni Olla Maidens. The festival celebrates the culture of the Seneca people, who lived at the site 300 years ago. Activities include storytelling, an arts market, trail walks and artisan demos. Tickets include all performances, activities and tours of the bark longhouse and the Seneca Art & Culture Center. Go to ganondagan.org for details.
Flower City Garden Tour
The Rochester Museum & Science Center has lined up six local home gardens for its annual tour of gardens throughout the Flower City. Homes are on Reservoir Avenue in what once was the famed Ellwanger and Barry nursery. Additional gardens are on North Winton Road and Lime Rock Lane. The self-guided tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, starts at the Cunningham House on the RMSC campus; tour booklets containing garden addresses will be available there. Tickets are $18 in advance. Go to rmsc.org for details.
On the Big Screen
"Star Trek Beyond" is the next installment about the epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In "Ice Age: Collision Course," Scrat's epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe, where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age world. Find movie times.
'Austen's Pride' onstage at Naz
The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, which this month made its debut in Rochester, presents "Austen's Pride: A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice" at Nazareth College Arts Center through Sunday. Featuring music, lyrics and book written by Lindsay Warren Baker and Amanda Jacobs, the musical puts Jane Austen's famed novel and its author in a new light. "I am particularly thrilled to bring 'Austen's Pride' to the Finger Lakes not only because there is a stellar creative team attached, but because they have crafted a very fresh and funny take on Austen's world," said Brett Smock, producing artistic director of the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. Go to fingerlakesmtf.com.