BEST BETS: Jan. 23 to 29, 2015
Under the Sea Weekend at Strong Museum
Under the Sea Weekend is Saturday and Sunday at the Strong Museum. Young visitors will meet Pout-Pout Fish from the books "The Pout-Pout Fish" and "Pout-Pout Fish and the Big, Big Dark." Alfred St. John's Trinidad and Tobago Steel Band brings the ambiance of the islands with their live music, and underwater explorers and shipwreck hunters will talk about their adventures. Kids can search for shells at the Kinetic Sand indoor beach. Under the Sea Weekend runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Visit museumofplay.org.
Comedy improv at Geva
Geva Comedy Improv takes the stage with "Crossbone Cove" this weekend on the Fielding Nextstage. During the improvised pirate adventure, theatergoers can join the crew in the experience. Shows are Friday and Saturday. Visit facebook.com or gevatheatre.org.
Tango with RPO
Things are heating up as the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra presents Tango Caliente featuring world-renowned tango dancers Eva Lucero and Patricio Touceda and Mario Consiglieri and Anabella Diaz-Hojman (pictured). Jeff Tyzik conducts. Violinist Juliana Athayde enlivens the night with Piazzolla's tango-inspired Four Seasons. Performances are Friday and Saturday. Visit rpo.org.
Orchestra for young
"The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra," presented Sunday by Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, is a listening adventure. Matthew Troy is guest conductor; Julia Figueras narrates. Benjamin Britten's masterpiece showcases each instrument of the orchestra separately before uniting them. The concert is at 2 p.m. at the Performance Hall at Hochstein. Visit rpo.org.
On the big screen
Jennifer Lopez stars in "The Boy Next Door" as a newly separated woman who has a one-night stand with the boy next door. When she tries to break it off, things get violent. Kristin Chenoweth, John Corbett and Ryan Guzman also star. "Strange Magic" features a musical-friendly voice cast that includes Evan Rachel Wood, Alan Cumming, Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph and Alfred Molina. "The Imitation Game," set in 1939, tells of the newly created British intelligence agency MI6 recruits Cambridge mathematics alumnus Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to crack Nazi codes. Keira Knightley also stars. The farce "Mortdecai" stars Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor. Based on the British novels, it's about a boozy art dealer who gets caught between MI6 and the Russians. Find movie times.
Men's Health Night at Amerks game
The Rochester Americans take on the Adirondack Flames tonight at the Blue Cross Arena. It's the team's annual Men's Health Night. There will be free blood tests to screen for prostate cancer for men in attendance on the Green Party Deck. The Amerks and Urology Associates of Rochester are partnering to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer. As part of the initiative, the Amerks will wear special-edition jerseys to promote men's health awareness. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase these jerseys through a silent auction held during the game on The Blue Cross Arena concourse. Following the game, the winners of the auction will be able to take the ice and be presented with a "jersey off the back" from the Amerks players. Visit amerks.com and ticketmaster.com.