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Daily Choices: What to do on Friday, May 10

Lilac Festival, film openings, and more!

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Film: New movies opening this week in wide release include "The Great Gatsby" and "Peeples." The Dryden Theatre will screen "Band of Sisters," "Days of Heaven," "The Fallen Idol," "The Outside Man," and "Roxanne" this week. The Little Theatre will open "The Angels' Share," "Nabucco," and "Not My Life." Cinema Theatre will screen the films of the 2013 Rochester Bicycle Film Festival.

Music: What’s better than one night of fun? How about two back-to-back nights! The David Mayfield Parade triumphantly returns to Abilene (153 Liberty Pole Way, abilenebarandlounge.com) for not one, but two nights, starting tonight at 10 p.m. ($10), and then returning tomorrow night at 9:30 p.m. ($10).

Kids: Take the kiddos to ride aboard a life-sized Thomas the Tank Engine this weekend at Medina Railroad Museum (530 West Ave., Medina) for Day Out with Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013. Little engineers and their families will meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway, and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed arts and crafts, storytelling, and more. The event takes place Friday-Sunday, May 10-12 and 17-19, 8:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m. each day. Tickets are $18 and free to kids under age 2, and can be purchased by calling 866-468-7630, or by visitingticketweb.com/thomas.html. For more information, call 798-6106 or visit railroadmuseum.net.

Music: Ahoy! Ye landlubbers are in for some seafaring tunes tonight when the Perinton Concert Band presents “Songs of Sailors & Sea” tonight at the Minerva DeLand School (140 Hulburt Rd., Fairport, perintonconcertband.org). Suggested donation is $3-$7, and music starts at 8 p.m.

Theater: Catch a performance of "Funny Girl," a semi-biographical musical based on the life and career of Fanny Brice and her relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein, now being staged at Jewish Community Center's CenterStage (1200 Edgewood Ave.). Tonight's performance is at 7 p.m., and the show continues through May 19. Tickets are $18-$26. For more information, call 461-2000, or visit jcccenterstage.org.

Music: Time to let it rip! Musically of course. And you can let it rip tonight with The Fabulous Ripcords tonight at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (99 Court St., dinosaurbarbque.com). Music starts at 10 p.m. and is free.

Film: Join Lakeshore Record Exchange and the Memorial Art Gallery as they kick off their Alternative Music Film Series tonight at 8 p.m. at the MAG (500 University Ave.) with a reception, a 30-minute video by Rochester Movie Makers chairman Stan Main, and a screening of the 1982 film "Urgh! A Music War." Tickets are $10. For more information, call 276-8950 pr visit mag.rochester.edu.

Music: Teddy Geiger is back in town to show us the softer side of his heart. Playing to the hometown crowd, one would assume his particularly heart-felt blend of blue-eyed pop (seriously — his eyes are disturbingly blue) would be even more so this evening as he swings in to promote his upcoming album “The Last Fears.” Tyler Hilton is taking a break from the demands of acting to show off his particular blend of folky rock and Americana, and Ryan Cabrera rounds out what has to be the best-looking selection of young men to come though town in some time. You can see Geiger, Hilton, and Cabrera Friday, May 10, 7 p.m. at Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. $15-$20. 13+ w/guardian, 16+ w/o. waterstreetmusic.com.

Music: Massachusetts-based band Bella’s Bartok plays a distinct mix of punk-rock, bohemian/folk, and dance music, complete with creative, broad instrumentation and unexpected group harmonies. The band describes its sound as being akin to, “Tom Waits kicking the crap out of the Fleet Foxes, whilst being serenaded by a klezmer wedding band.” While that description seems rather unusual, it paints a surprisingly accurate sonic portrait of what the band has to offer. Similar to eccentric post-punk artists like Man Man and Gogol Bordello, Bella’s Bartok offers music that combines raw, punk-rock energy with a love for experimentation. The show takes place Friday, May 10, 9 p.m. at The Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $5-$7. bugjar.com.

Music: Silversun Pickups has done pretty much everything right in its relatively short, and absolutely celebrated, existence. Since it arose from the Silver Lake music scene in 2002, the LA four-piece has been nominated for a Grammy and sold well over 1 million records worldwide. The band has drawn comparisons to heavy-hitting indie outfits of yore, but in reality it is modern alternative-rock at its best. With bits of dreamy pop and shoegaze thrown into the mix, the group’s sound is its own. Bad Books (Manchester Orchestra and singer-songwriter Kevin Devine) has turned out to be one of the most intriguing musical collaborations in years. The songs showcase the Andy Hull “more-than-emo” aesthetic, as well as the downtrodden folk-pop of Devine. But the product is the definition of synergy, and infinitely accessible to anyone with ears. Silversun Pickups play Friday, May 10, 7:30 p.m. at Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. $20-$25. rochestermainstreetarmory.com.

Music: This year's Lilac Festival entertainment schedule has some summer-festival standards Rochester has come to expect, like The Skycoasters, Marshall Tucker Band, and Rusted Root. There are classic acts that ought to scratch your nostalgic itch like Eddie Money, The English Beat, and The Smithereens, plus newer-on-the scene sensations like lake Street Drive, J.C. Brooks and the Uptown Sound, The Lone Below, and many more, plus a ton of homegrown sensations like The Campbell Brothers, My Plastic Sun, the Crawdiddies, AudioInflux, and Teressa Wilcox to name a few. Dig it all with some fried dough and the one you love. 

The Rochester Lilac Festival runs May 10-19, 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. daily in Highland Park. Admission is free. For more information visit rochesterevents.com.

Friday, May 10

10:30 a.m.: Le Roy Jr. High School Swingin' Knights Jazz Band (Center Stage)

11:30 a.m.: Brockport 5th Grade Hilltop Singers & Top Brass Players (Center Stage)

Noon: Opening Ceremonies

12:30 p.m.: Dr. Charles T. Lunford School No. 19 School Band (Center Stage)

4 p.m.: Mr. Mustard (Center Stage)

5 p.m.: Joe Cappon (Children's Stage)

5:30 p.m.: The Fat City Band (Center Stage)

6 p.m.: Joe Cappon (Children's Stage)

7 p.m.: Skycoasters (Center Stage)

Saturday, May 11

10:30 a.m.: YNN Lilac Parade

10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.: Art In Bloom – Juried Art & Craft Show

12:30 p.m.: The Spanky Haschmann Swing Orchestra (Center Stage)

1 p.m.: Dinner Dogs (Children's Stage)

1:30 p.m.: Zac Brown Tribute Band (Center Stage)

2 p.m.: Gary the Happy Pirate (Children's Stage)

2:30 p.m.: Deborah Mangone (Center Stage)

3 p.m.: Dinner Dogs (Children's Stage)

4 p.m.: Gary the Happy Pirate (Children's Stage)

4 p.m.: Mitty and The Followers (Center Stage)

5 p.m.: The Magical John Show (Children's Stage)

5:30 p.m.: Amanda Lee Peers and The Driftwood Sailors (Center Stage)

7 p.m.: Spin Doctors (Center Stage)

Sunday, May 12

10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.: Art in Bloom - Juried Art & Craft Show

10:30 a.m. Alysia Groth Band (Center Stage)

11:30 a.m.: Blue Jimmy (Center Stage)

12:30 p.m.: The Dirty Bourbon Blues Band (Center Stage)

1 p.m.: Dinner Dogs (Children's Stage)

2 p.m.: The Magical John Show (Children's Stage)

2:30 p.m.: Natalie B Band (Center Stage)

3 p.m.: Mike Kornrich (Children's Stage)

4 p.m.: Dinner Dogs (Children's Stage)

4 p.m.: My Plastic Sun (Center Stage)

5 p.m.: The Magical John Show (Children's Stage)

5:30 p.m.: Teagan and the Tweeds (Center Stage)

7 p.m.: Eddie Money (Center Stage)

Monday, May 13

10:30 a.m.: Abraham Lincoln School 22 Choir (Center Stage)

11 a.m.: Cobblestone School Band (Center Stage)

Noon: Our Lady of Mercy High School Orchestra (Center Stage)

12:30 p.m.: Bishop Kearney - Murder of Crows Band (Center Stage)

12:30 p.m.: "Farmer Tom" Walsh (Children's Stage)

4 p.m.: MoChester (Center Stage)

5:30 p.m.: Lake Street Dive (Center Stage)

6 p.m.: "Farmer Tom" Walsh (Children's Stage)

7 p.m.: The English Beat (Center Stage)

Tuesday, May 14

10:30 a.m.: Paul Road Elementary School Band (Center Stage)

11:30 a.m.: Indian Landing School Band (Center Stage)

12:30 p.m.: Mike Kornrich (Children's Stage)

12:30 p.m.: Palmyra-Macedon Middle School Honors Band, Jazz Band, Con Brio (Center Stage)

1:30 p.m.: Spencerport High School Jazz Band (Center Stage)

4-8 p.m.: Wine & Chocolate Tasting (fees apply)

4 p.m.: Audio Influx (Center Stage)

5:30 p.m.: J.C. Brooks & the Uptown Sound (Center Stage)

6 p.m.: Mike Kornrich (Children's Stage)

7 p.m.: Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express (Center Stage)

Wednesday, May 15

10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: Seniors Day

10:30 a.m.: St. Joseph's School Band (Center Stage)

11:30 a.m.: St. John's Jam Band (Center Stage)

12:30 p.m.: Twelve Corners Middle School Jazz Band & Select Choir (Center Stage)

12:30 p.m.: "Farmer Tom" Walsh (Children's Stage)

1:30 p.m.: Smugtown Stompers (Center Stage)

4 p.m.: Meghan Koch and the Gentleman Callers (Center Stage)

4-8 p.m.: Wine & Chocolate Tasting (fees apply)

5:30 p.m. Tommy Brunett Band (Center Stage)

6 p.m.: "Farmer Tom" Walsh (Children's Stage)

7 p.m.: The Marshall Tucker Band (Center Stage)

Thursday, May 16

10:30 a.m.: Holly Elementary Chorus (Center Stage)

11 a.m.: Gates Chili Middle School Jazz Ensemble & Spartan Original Singers (Center Stage)

Noon: School #12 Concert Band and Hand Bell Choir (Center Stage)

12:30 p.m.: Mike Kornrich (Children's Stage)

1 p.m.: North Christian Academy Concert Band and High School Choir (Center Stage)

4 p.m.: The Moho Collective (Center Stage)

4-8 p.m.: Wine & Chocolate Tasting (fees apply)

5:30 p.m.: The Lawnmowers (Center Stage)

6 p.m.: Mike Kornrich (Children's Stage)

7 p.m.: Rusted Root (Center Stage)

Friday, May 17

10:30 a.m.: Cosgrove Middle School 7th Grade Chorus (Center Stage)

11 a.m.: Rochester City School District "Bloomin Arts" (Center Stage)

12:30 p.m.: "Farmer Tom" Walsh (Children's Entertainment)

4 p.m.: Mikaela Davis (Center Stage)

5:30 p.m.: Brian Lindsay Band (Center Stage)

6 p.m.: "Farmer Tom" Walsh (Children's Entertainment)

7 p.m.: The Smithereens (Center Stage)

Saturday, May 18

10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.: Art In The Park -Juried Art & Craft Show

11:30 a.m.: Teressa Wilcox Band (Center Stage)

12:30 p.m.: The Fools (Center Stage)

1 p.m.: Matt Episcopo (Children's Stage)

2 p.m.: Gary the Happy Pirate (Children's Stage)

2 p.m.: The Crawdiddies (Center Stage)

3 p.m.: Matt Episcopo (Children's Stage)

3:30 p.m.: Driftwood (Center Stage)

4 p.m.: Gary the Happy Pirate (Children's Stage)

5 p.m.: Matt Episcopo (Children's Stage)

5:30 p.m.: The Lone Bellow (Center Stage)

7 p.m.: The Prickers (Center Stage)

Sunday, May 19

8 a.m./9 a.m.: Medved Lilac 10K and 5K Family Fun Run

10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.: Art In The Park - Juried Art & Craft Show

11:30 a.m.: Flint Creek (Center Stage)

1 p.m.: Dang! (Center Stage)

1 p.m.: Matt Episcopo (Children's Stage)

2 p.m.: Mike Kornrich (Children's Stage)

2:30 p.m.: Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys (Center Stage)

3 p.m.: Matt Episcopo (Children's Stage)

4 p.m.: Mike Kornrich (Children's Stage)

4 p.m.: The John Cole Blues Band (Center Stage)

5 p.m.: The Magical John Show (Children's Stage)

5:30 p.m.: Prime Time Funk (Center Stage)

7 p.m.: The Campbell Brothers (Center Stage)

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