The Little Theatre brings a roster of reel wonders to Rochester, with a slate of films running the gamut from quirkily mainstream to accessibly indie. Use your ticket for one of the upcoming features appearing on The Little's five screens, such as the Colin Farrell sea-nymph fantasy Ondine or the backwoods nightmare noir Winter's Bone; a slew of other silver-screen selections are sure to satisfy moviegoers from all walks of taste. The Little's 70-seat, jazz-infused café pitches in to delight the less movie-centric senses of taste, spider, and smell, with a specialty coffee such as a macchiato ($2.25) or mocha ($3.50) and the café's daily dessert special included in this deal.
Curators at Memorial Art Gallery compile a vibrant collection that balances contemporary works with exhibits spanning more than 5,000 years of international art. The biennial exhibition honors 100 contributions—nearly triple the number of works displayed in 2007 and 2009—from artists currently working out of western and central New York. A pair of jurors representing both the commercial and academic art worlds has anchored the event around paintings, prints, and drawings, which are then weighted by down sculptures, video, and macaroni models of the solar system. Start staring contests with the imposing figures in veteran artist Joy Adams's meticulous landscape paintings, or wonder at newcomer Dale Inglett’s impressionistic images of light on the human body.
The leashes from students’ untamed muscles are released during a fierce two-hour clinic that combines savage techniques with safe and principled instruction. Students are led through intense exercises armed with cast-iron kettlebells and medieval conditioning tools such as maces, hammers, and greased-up Bubonic battle-axes. Effort and intensity are emphasized with odd lifts and bodyweight motions that leave muscles throbbing with equal measures of rapture and fatigue. Small group classes begin on July 16 and will be held every other Saturday, with reservations required.
Blackfriars Theatre is a mid-sized professional theatre that has entertained audiences for over 60 years in downtown Rochester, New York. Our mission has been to provide the best possible showcase for actors and actresses, theater artists and technicians
Over the last 30-plus years, Chris Herzog has been in and out of the ring, competing in kickboxing, judo, and Russian sambo competitions, just three of the combat styles in which he holds an instructional certification. Joined by 22-year boxing veteran Wally "The Weapon" MacDonald?nicknamed for his ability to set off airport metal detectors with his mind?the two provide comprehensive instruction in many styles of martial arts popular in professional fighting today.
The academy divides its programs into classes focused on learning a particular skill. Striking packages focus on the essentials of muay thai and Western boxing, while grappling packages draw from Brazilian jujitsu, judo, and Russian sambo. The ironfisted instructors even tailor their classes to kids, teaching character development and confidence.