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Rochester, New York
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Thursday, October 22, 2015
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ROCWeekend • Democrat and Chronicle • • Thursday,October22,2015 3 Top PicksThings to Do 1 A little Mario Bros., anyone? Explore the history of Nintendo and t race the evolution of its groundbreaking system at Strong Museum’s n ew exhibit “Playing with Power: Celebrating 30 Years of the Nintendo Entertainment System.” Learn about Ninten- d o’s storied past as a producer of games, toys and other playthings by viewing unique Nintendo-produced a rtifacts from The Strong’s collections. Oct. 24 to Jan. 24. The Strong, 1Manhat- tan Square. Free with museum admission. (585) 263-2700 or 2 Step your Halloween game up a notch at Bristol Mountain Scaerial Adventures. Wear your best cost ume and dive into the haunted zip lines and eerie bridges at the summit of Bristol Mountain. Costumes must be tight-fitting so they can fit under the harness, and the costume cannot block your vision (no masks, capes, gloves, etc.). 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, through Oct. 30. Reservations r ecommended. Bristol Mountain Ski Resort, 5662 Route 64, South Bristol. $43 for a 2 1 ⁄ 2 -hour tour. (585) 374-6000 o r www.bristolmountainadventures. com. 3 Rochester City Ballet opens its s tudios to its first “In Studio” event 7p.m. Saturday, where the public c an watch a rehearsal of The Nutcracker . Tour the studios, see how costumes are made, watch how the dancers train, and watch rehearsal of the holiday favorite. Rochester City Ballet per- f orms The Nutcracker with the Roches- t er Philharmonic Orchestra Nov. 25-29. R CB’s In Studio Series has exposed c ommunity members to an intimate, b ehind-the-scenes look at the creative process and an opportunity to experi- e nce dance. Admission is $10. Roches- t er City Ballet, 1326 University Ave. 4 Rochester Knockings: A Novel of the Fox Sisters is getting a book-release party worthy of Stephen King. P alm readings, cocktails, food, dancing, a reading and a performance by the l ocal R&B rockers The Fox Sisters are a ll part of Friday’s celebration at the German House Theatre, 315 Gregory St. The novelization of a true story – h ow the three Fox sisters of Rochester launched spiritualism in the 19 th century – was written by Hubert Haddad, a native of Tunisia now living in Paris. T he reading will be done by University of Rochester professor and poet Jennifer Grotz, who translated the book from F rench for Open Letters Books, the UR publishing house specializing in trans- l ations. Admission to the 8 p.m. event is $20 ($25 for a copy of the book as well), with a $100 VIP reception at 7 p.m. For t ickets or more information, go to 5 Every play or musical you see on s tage begins as an idea in the writer’s mind, then goes through a process of creation. The Festival of New Theatre at Geva Theatre Center is your opportunity to get to know the w riters creating new work for the American Theatre and be a part of the process. Geva presents free “concert r eadings” of plays with professional actors followed by a conversation with the playwright, this weekend and next. Cry it Out, a dark comedy about motherhood and friendship by Molly Smith Metzler, will be read at 7 p.m. Oct. 23. Strait of Gibraltar , a complicated love story by Andrea Lepcio, will be read at 3 p.m. Oct. 24; Fault Lines by George Sapio and directed by Ralph Meranto, will be read at 7 p.m. Oct. 25. 6 Rochester-based WallByrd Theatre Company brings the classic rev enge tragedy The Duchess of Malfi to life just in time for Halloween. The production, first performed in the 1600s b y Shakespeare’s company, is lauded as one of the most sinister dramas in all of literature. Be sure to catch the macabre themes and vengeful characters this week at the Multi-Use Cultural C ommunity Center, 142 Atlantic Ave. T he final production is Saturday, Oct. 2 4. For details, ticket prices and more, g o to 7 Good Food Collective is celebrating its successful CSA season with A Good Night, an evening of food, drinks and music. Chef Kristin Klock- Wattie and Root Catering will prepare local food for this public event at First U nitarian Church of Rochester, 220 W inton Road. Craft beer, Embark Craft Cider and Joe Bean coffee will be served. Tickets are required; $20 for adults, $10 for children. Search for “A Good Night” on Facebook for details. 8 Perform a dissection and other s queamish experiments, explore c rypt-like objects from the RMSC v aults, view old horror films and do the “Monster Mash” at RMSC After Dark’s Monster Bash. For ages 21and older. 7 t o 11p.m. Oct. 23. Reservations strongly encouraged as past events have sold out. Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Ave. $20; $17 advance. ( 585) 697-1942 or PROVIDED PHOTO First performed in 1614 by Shakespeare's company, The King's Men, The Duchess of Malfi is l auded as one of the most grotesque and sinister dramas in all of literature PROVIDED BY THE STRONG Explore the history of Nintendo at Strong Museum’s new exhibit. From Mario to Malfi

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