EXHIBITION-LECTURE | ‘Commemorating the Ratification of the 19th Amendment’ | Choice Events

The George Eastman Museum has switched out its rotating display in its History of Photography Gallery to commemorate that this year marks 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The new selection of photographs explores how the photographic medium has helped shape perceptions of women, feminists, and social justice movements from Suffrage onward. Featuring photographic material from as far back as the mid-1800s to recent decades, the exhibition expands beyond the basics of the suffrage movement to consider the many women who were denied equity, and the subsequent movements that followed.

The showcase includes portraits of suffragist Susan

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THEATER | ‘Pygmalion Once and Again!’ | Choice Events

While the ongoing pandemic has our ability to see live theater still on hold for now, Classics Theatre of Rochester has joined the many other troupes and organizations who have made their presentations available to stream online. This month you can catch CTR’s “Pygmalion Once and Again!” which is actually two shows in one, and also a benefit for the Multi-use Community Cultural Center (The MuCCC). Local community theater greats James Landers and Roger Gans have directed two versions of the George Bernard Shaw classic, “Pygmalion,” which comes from the Greek myth about a sculptor who fell in love with

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Calendar preview: Sun power | Choice Events


Summer and sunshine — we’ve still got ’em, Rochester, and we have lots of ways to enjoy them. We should not look directly into the sun, but we can behold it through other means: ripening peaches, sunflower fields, and in the face of a lion. And they’re all here.

Leo, the zodiac sign long-associated with the sun, is having its moment right now. Leos can celebrate their namesake through August 16 during World Lion Week at Seneca Park Zoo. This annual education series brings conservation to the forefront to protect a species that has lost around 80 percent of its

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ART TALK | ‘Centering Black Women: A Conversation About Art and Organizing’ | Choice Events

There’s still time to catch the Memorial Art Gallery’s recent video installation acquisition, “Giverny I (NÉGRESSE IMPÉRIALE)” by artist and filmmaker Ja’Tovia Gary, which remains on view at the MAG until Saturday, August 23. A rising star in the art world, Gary uses archival images and video self-portraiture to connect the dots between colonialism, state violence, and media, considering how they together shape our perceptions around race, gender, and more specifically, Blackness. This particular iteration of Gary’s work wrenchingly contrasts footage that documents the fallout from the police shooting of Philando Castile with imagery of Gary in Monet’s gardens and

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Calendar preview: Summer stretch | Choice Events


August offers a superior stretch of summer time however to enjoy — and a lot of strategies to enjoy a superior stretch. With outside routines for all the senses, this week’s situations give us a probability to investigate our spot and broaden appreciation and connection as a result of physical — and social — movements.

Now is a superior time to stretch into mother nature, practically, with outside yoga. Offerings are as many as the various fresh new-air locations — several each and every 7 days, which includes Yoga in the Pines at Rochester Museum & Science Center’s Cumming Mother

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Calendar preview: Power on | Choice Events


Our present moment has formed an strength lots of of us have never expert in our life. The electric buzz of social change paired with the stillness expected to guarantee bodily distancing forces internal mechanisms to lookup new pathways to connect — and harness — the energy to shift forward and transform inertia itself. This week presents ways to tune in to that energy, and activate our own.

On Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Visible Experiments Workshop returns to dwell, in-human being programming with an out of doors multi-media presentation, The Ability of Protest: Poetry and Movie. Regional poets Sarah Adams,

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Calendar preview: A summer switcheroo | Choice Events


Our topsy-turvy 2020 has made a treatment-no cost summer time a point of the unspecified upcoming. Rochester summer time staples — festivals, cook dinner-outs, theater in the park — are not at all how we would have imagined ahead of the pandemic. Some basically are not getting spot at all. But for certain stalwarts, necessity and creativity change what could have been into what we will by no means ignore.

Attending a social is not very “now,” but Ionia United Methodist Church, who introduced us June’s Ionia Strawberry Social, gives it a twist at the Ionia Raspberry Social on Thursday,

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Calendar preview: A summer salad | Choice Events


Though we execute our civic responsibility and forgo significant gatherings this summer, we will pass up all individuals salads at the prepare dinner-out. There are some salads you glance ahead to each calendar year. Then there are some you had never ever witnessed ahead of in your everyday living. But they constantly seem to fill the plate. This week’s occasions roster is like an surprising twist on a classic summer salad — a new recipe we are all striving for the very first time.

Rochester summers typically get an early kick-off at Fairport Canal Times, wherever the rubber duck race

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Calendar preview: Getting schooled | Choice Events

This week’s preview highlights some nearby possibilities to study, expand views, and engage meaningfully in important discussions.

If that indicates taking the time to hush down and study up, Central Library presents. The #BLM Reading Record has scores of texts and audio books out there for pre-order and curbside pick-up. Biographies, memoirs, historical past, fiction, poetry, comedy, and so a lot additional await audience of all ages. If you have been placing off acquiring that library card, it’s just a couple of clicks away.

Maybe your curiosity in nearby federal government has been piqued these earlier couple of months. The

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Calendar preview: Take it outside | Choice Events


These times, piling friends into a seashore-sure convertible and blaring “Like Shack” poses a general public wellbeing concern. A single may possibly locate that the act of merely going for walks out the door is fraught with worry, blasting the psyche with the menacing voice of Laurence Olivier in “Marathon Person”: “Is it risk-free?”

It’s possible which is just me. In any scenario, it really is summer season, and we can nevertheless take pleasure in it. Safely and securely.

To assuage our far more acute stress, transform to an herb extensive identified to have calming, soothing qualities. A “sea of

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