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5 things to do this weekend

September 6, 2016

Jeanette Colby, the University’s calendar editor, offers a selection of events and activities to do this weekend. Find daily information on upcoming events on the University Events Calendar at www.rochester.edu/calendar.

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#1: Hartnett Opens Season with ‘Toy Politics’

The Hartnett Gallery opens up its 2016-17 season with the show Toy Politics on Thursday, September 8.  The art installation, which is housed in the gallery space of Wilson Commons, is created by artist George Lorio. The exhibition takes cues from a children’s playground, incorporating wooden sculptures, match-box cars, checkerboards, and other toys, to make a statement on adult concerns in the pretext of ironic constructions of found playthings. Lorio, whose experience living on the Mexican border for 10 years, will a talk about his work at 4 p.m., in the Gowen Room. The reception will follow in the Hartnett Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. Both events are Thursday, September 8; free and open to all.  The exhibit runs through September 25. Gallery hours are 11 to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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#2 Find Art, Entertainment, and Fun at Clothesline

Be entertained while you browse through original fine art and crafts. The M&T Bank Clothesline Festival, the Memorial Art Gallery’s largest fundraiser, takes place Saturday, September 10, and Sunday, September 11. Just a handful of local artist took part in the first Clothesline Festival in 1956, when the artwork and paintings were actually hung from clotheslines. This year, the festival features more than 400 New York state artists, all-day entertainment and performances, food, wine, and beer from local favorites, as well as free admission to the museum’s exhibits. Festival hours, rain or shine, are 10 to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 (MAG members are $4); 10 and under free if accompanied by an adult. Park and rides are available. Read more.

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#3: Cheer On the Yellowjackets at Home Opener

The football home opener is Saturday, September 10. Cheer on the Yellowjackets as they take on Catholic University of America at Fauver Stadium. At halftime, the Garnish Scholar-Athletes will be recognized. The Garnish Scholar Awards, created in honor of Lysle (Spike) Garnish—coach and mentor from 1930 to 1948—will honor players who demonstrate educational excellence through an outstanding combination of athletic and academic achievement. The game begins at noon and admission is free. uofrathletics.com.

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#4: Rare Look at Ansel Adams’ Work at Rush Rhees Library

Ever wondered what student life was like in the 1950’s? See it through the eyes of Ansel Adams in the exhibition, The Transformative Lens: Ansel Adams’ University of Rochester, which is on view at Rush Rhees Library.  In 1952, Ansel Adams was commissioned to create photographs for the promotional booklet “Creative Change,” during the historic merging of the men’s and women’s colleges at the University. The exhibit is a chance to see the transformation of Adams’s work, who was not yet well-known for his iconic images of the American West and Yosemite National Park, as he worked on design, layout, and subject matter. The exhibition, which runs through November 20, is on display in the Hilfiker Gallery in the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 10.

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#5: Celebrate National Grandparents Day at College Town Bookstore

Barnes and Noble at College Town will host a family-friendly event to celebrate National Grandparent’s Day on Sunday, September 11. In the children’s story time area, from 1 to 2 p.m., kids of all ages are welcome to bring their grandparent or “grand friend,” for card making, tea, and cookies (limited quantity), with compliments from the bookstore. Make plans to visit, shop, and dine at College Town in the Upper Mount Hope neighborhood. Find a directory of retail, services, and restaurants online.

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