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July 28 to Aug. 4, 2016

Music in the American Wild
The George Eastman Museum and the Eastman School of Music partner to perform newly composed works celebrating the National Park Service's centennial. In conjunction with the museum's exhibition, Photography and America's National Parks, a free garden concert will be Sunday in the museum's Terrace Garden. Music in the American Wild is an initiative of Eastman School of Music musicians, made up of eleven composers and eight performers. Admission to the concert, which is at 2 p.m., is free. If you'd like to stay and see the exhibition at a special rate, museum admission on Sunday will be $10. Visit

Guitar legends in concert
Iconic guitarists Buddy Guy and Jeff Beck perform July 29 in a dual-headlining show at CMAC. They're both Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. Beck's new studio album, "Loud Hailer," is his first in six years. Doors open at 7 p.m.; the concert starts at 8. Visit Or check them out on YouTube.

Canandaigua Lakefront Art Show
The Canandaigua Lakefront Art Show runs Saturday and Sunday in Kershaw Park on Canandaigua Lake. This year marks the 43rd year of art shows at Kershaw Park. It includes more than 75 artists and crafters, exhibitors and community groups, food vendors and activities for kids. New this year is a large, hand-drawn illustration depicting Canandaigua shops and the lakefront provided by Coloring on Canvas. Festivalgoers can color in the illustration using paint pens. Go to

Spencerport Canal Days
Spencerport Canal Days is this weekend and features artists and crafters, live music, a car show and wine tasting. A highlight is the Canaligator Race, during which 1,000 little plastic alligators are launched off the Union Street bridge into the Erie Canal. It's the festival's 35th year. The festival runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Go to

Waterfront Art Festival in Webster
The Waterfront Art Festival in North Ponds Park in Webster is this weekend. About 120 vendors will show and sell fine art and handmade crafts. Live music and tastings of wine, beer and cider also are on tap. Go to for details.

Darius Rucker at Darien Lake
Country star Darius Rucker—once lead singer of Hootie & the Blowfish—brings his Good for a Good Time tour to Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Sunday. His hits include "If I Told You," "Southern State of Mind," "Homegrown Honey" and "Don't Think I Don't Think About It." Go to for details.

On the Big Screen
"Bad Moms" is about three moms who join forces on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities. Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn star. Matt Damon returns to his iconic role in "Jason Bourne," which finds the CIA's most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows. Find movie times.

Inaugural Battle at Bristol
The inaugural Battle at Bristol Mountain trail races—featuring three days of challenging mountain climbing trail events at Bristol Mountain Ski Resort in South Bristol, Ontario County—is this weekend. YellowJacket Racing presents the event, which includes a 1,000 meter Vertical Climb, 5K, 10K, half-marathon and more. All events traverse up and down the mountain trails. "We are real excited to have this unique event at our facility," said Steve Fuller, who is in charge of sales and marketing at Bristol Mountain Ski Resort. "Taking in many parts of the mountain on skis is a challenge, but to run it adds another element of difficulty." Go to

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