BEST BETS: June 14 to 20, 2013
One-woman play opens at Nextstage
Big Pants & Botox" is the newest play from Louise Roche, the creator of "Girls Night: The Musical" and "Girl Talk." Kimberly Richards directs and stars as birthday girl Barbara, who takes a hilarious, emotional, intriguing and ultimately uplifting journey into her 50s. The show opened this week at the Geva Theatre Center's Fielding Nextstage and runs through June 29. Tickets start at $38. For more information and ticket details, visit gevatheatre.org.
A brew for dad
This Father's Day weekend, the Genesee Brew House will have live music, beer tastings, food and more. The main event is 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, but activities also are planned for noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. The brew house is at 25 Cataract St. Admission is free. Visit geneseebeer.com. The weekend also kicks off Rochester Real Beer Week, with activities in the area through June 23.
5K to Cure ALS
The Medved 5K to Cure ALS at Frontier Field is June 16, which also happens to be Father's Day. The race features an Olympic-style finish inside the ballpark and raises money to benefit the ALS Therapy Institute, one of the world's leading ALS research organizations. ALS is commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The race has plenty of awards, including cash prizes for the top three male and female finishers and awards for the fastest father-son and father-daughter pairs. On race day you can also register for the 1-mile Youth Run, the mile walk and the Kids vs. Spikes sprints in the outfield. Visit medvedrunwalk.com for more information.
Gay Men's Chorus marks 30 years
The Rochester Gay Men's Chorus celebrates its 30th anniversary with "The Rainbow Connection," a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Hochstein Performance Hall. The group will be joined by three other LGBTQ choruses: the Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus, the Ithaca Gay Men's Chorus and the Syracuse Gay & Lesbian Chorus. Featured songs include "Michael's Letter to Mama," "True Colors," "Lean on Me" and "You'll Never Walk Alone." Go to thergmc.org.
Go on a treasure hunt
Those who love to find a bargain can seek out antiques, artworks and next-to-new collectibles at Memorial Art Gallery's annual Art & Treasures this weekend at the gallery. The event is the place to find gently used antiques, jewelry, artwork, china, porcelain, silver, crystal, fine linens and furniture. It's sponsored by the Gallery Council, an all-volunteer organization founded in 1940 that has raised $3 million for the gallery, its collections and its programs. Admission is free, with all sales to benefit the gallery. Shop ahead of the crowd from 6 to 8 p.m. today during the Early Bird Night ($10 at the door). Visit mag.rochester.edu.
On the big screen
"Man of Steel" stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman. Russell Crowe plays Jor-El, the biological father who sends his son to Earth to save him. Lois Lane is played by Amy Adams; Diane Lane and Kevin Costner play Clark's parents on Earth. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's apocalypse comedy "This is The End" follows Rogen and Jay Baruchel attending a party at James Franco's house with a bunch of other celebrities when the end of the world begins. Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Emma Watson, Michael Cera and Rhianna, among others, have cameos. Find movie times.
Eastman House unveils 'Gender Show'
George Eastman House's exhibition "The Gender Show" explores how photographs from the mid-19th century to today have portrayed gender. The show, which features more than 200 works spanning more than 170 years, opens Friday and runs through Oct. 13. It features contemporary art photographs and videos on loan from artists and private collectors. Visit eastmanhouse.org. Rochester-area museums tell many stories: the birth of Rochester and neighboring towns, the growth of photography and film, and the intimate life stories of movers and shakers, such as Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony. To find more museums, go to the digital edition of Explore or check out the Museums listings on the Explore website.