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5 things to do this weekend

September 25, 2019

Jeanette Colby, the University calendar editor, offers a selection of events and activities to check out this weekend. Browse, discover, and share upcoming events on the University Events Calendar by logging in with your University NetID. The calendar features a variety of events at all campuses, including the River Campus, Eastman School, Memorial Art Gallery, and Medical Center.

#1: Watch Eastman artists perform

Eastman’s Faculty Artist Series will feature percussionist Michael Burritt ‘84E, ‘86E (MM) on Friday, September 27. The program includes two world premieres and the music of Ivan Trevino ‘06E ’10E (MM), Michael Burritt, and Victor LaBozzetta ’19E. The evening event also features a celebration of the installation of Michael Burritt as the inaugural Paul J. Burgett Distinguished Professor at the Eastman School of Music. Special guests include composer and percussionist Ivan Trevino, a member of the international touring quartet Break of Reality; Kyle Peters ’17 (MM), percussion instructor at the Eastman Community Music School; and members of the Eastman Percussion Ensemble. The concert is $10 for the general public and free entry for University students, faculty, and students with a University ID.

#2: Spend an evening at the art museum

Make a Friday a date-night destination at the Memorial Art Gallery. The art museum will host a “$5 Friday,” on September 27, from 5 to 9 p.m. Take advantage of access to the museum’s art collections currently on view, listen to live jazz music by the Charlie Lindner Trio in the ballroom, and Glenda Brayman A Cappella in the Fountain Court, from 6 to 8 p.m. Take part in ARTsocial, where you can create autumnal art, beginning at 6:15 p.m. The cost is $20 for supplies and includes art you can take home. Brown Hound Downtown offers drink specials that that include $5 wine, beer, and/or signature appetizer. Admission to the Memorial Art Gallery is free for University faculty, staff, and students with a University ID.

#3: Attend comedy show to support patient care

Head out for an evening of comedy featuring Rochester comedian Sky Sands for the event “Whose Friends Are They Anyway?” hosted by Friends of Strong on Friday, September 27, to help support patient care at Strong Memorial Hospital. Sands is a national performer, who has appeared on America’s Funniest People, Cinemax, and Showtime networks. His show is described as a “unique experience,” and audiences will be treated to impressions and fast-paced improvisations. Guest emcees for the night include Strong Memorial Hospital’s doctors Mike Apostolakos and Mike Kamali. The event is sponsored by Advantage Federal Credit Union. The show begins at 8 p.m. at Comedy@ the Carlson, 50 Carlson Road. Tickets can be purchased online.

Goalkeeper Hugh Curran ’21

#4: Watch men’s soccer at Fauver Stadium

Men’s Soccer hosts a soccer game against Alvernia College of Reading, Pennsylvania on Saturday, September 28. The Yellowjacket team has won five consecutive games by shutout to move up in the regional rankings. Admission to the soccer match is free. The game begins at 1 p.m., in Fauver Stadium. Get scores and information online at

#5: Celebrate Gandhi’s birthday

The Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence hosts its open house and celebration of Gandhi’s 150th birthday on Sunday, September 29. The family-friendly event will feature treats, giveaways, and the grand opening of the new conflict transformation labyrinth and mural. Enjoy entertainment, activities, and art murals by local artists. There will be vegan cupcakes, storytime and face-painting for the kids. The Gandhi Institute is located at 929 South Plymouth Avenue in Rochester. The event goes from 2 to 5 p.m. and is free and open the public.

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