Daily Choices: What to do on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9

| June 08, 2013

Special Event: The Rochester Collectible & Vintage Toy Show kicks off on Sunday, June 9, at 10 a.m. at the Main Street Armory (900 E. Main St.). Admission is $5 (ages 12 and under free), and the event features favorite antique toys, die-cast and model cars, comic book action figures, model kits, dolls, miniatures, board games, and more. For more information, call 232-3221 or visit rochestermainstreetarmory.com or rochestertoyshow.com.

Music: Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, and Chopin may not be known for jazz standards, but, then again, they didn’t live long enough to meet Tessa Souter. A captivating singer whether performing standards or originals, Souter made a bold move with her latest album. She took some of the greatest melodies in the history of classical music, wrote lyrics to them, and performed them in jazz arrangements. Amazingly, it worked; these tunes feel like standards. Souter has enchanted sold-out crowds at three Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festivals. When she takes the stage at Lovin’ Cup, she will be accompanied by the excellent John Nyerges Trio. Tessa Souter performs Saturday, June 8, 9 p.m. at Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Drive. $12. lovincup.com, 292-9940.

Recreation: Check out the Adirondack Mountain Club's Outdoor Expo, held on Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mendon Ponds Park (Douglas Road, beach area). The event is free and open to the public, and will features members of local outdoors clubs and suppliers and live music by Golden Link Folk Singing Society. Try out a canoe or kayak, enjoy crafts with the kids, and enjoy the wares of food and ice cream vendors. The Genesee Valley Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club has organized this event for 15 years in order to promote outdoor recreation. You can learn about various local outdoor organizations, meet people with similar interests, watch demos, and choose from more than 70 free workshops. The full schedule of events and participants is posted at adk-gvc.org/expo.

Special Event: The Street Machines of Rochester will host its annual Outdoor Auto Show Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9, at Badgerow Park (1120 Latta Rd., Greece), with a Saturday Cruise in the Park (4-8 p.m.) and a Sunday Auto Show (9 a.m.-4 p.m.). Spectator admission is $3. For more info, call 663-0393 or visit streetmachinesofrochester.com.

Special Event: The Rochester Folk Art Guild (1445 Upper Hill Rd., Middlesex) will host a Homegrown/Handthrown Luncheon on Saturday, June 8, at noon, featuring foods grown and cooked at the Folk Art Guild farm, served in handmade pottery crafted at the Guild. The event will also feature live music. Tickets are $35-$100 and reservations are required. For more info, call 554-5463 or visit folkartguild.org.

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