Dance: See what students at SUNY Brockport's Department of Dance have been working on at the DANCE/Strasser show, which runs tonight, Friday, and Saturday in the Rose L. Strasser Studio in the campus' Hartwell Hall (Kenyon Street, Brockport). The show will feature select works from Brockport undergraduate and graduate students, including "Clean This Up and Tie a Pretty Bow on it," an MFA thesis from grad student Elizabeth Osborn, as well as Justin Bass’ "Vibe," Christine Benincasa’s “Prism Dream Fragments,” and several other duets and group dances. Each DANCE/Strasser show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors, Brockport alumni, faculty, and staff, and $8 for students, and can be purchased at the Tower Fine Arts Center Box Office on campus or by calling 395-2787. For more information, go to brockport.edu/finearts.
Music: Early show tonight at the Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave., bugjar.com), bringing Boston’s Miss Fairchild to town. Expect the band’s brimming 8 members to bring its pop-funk mashup. Rochester locals Last Minute and Cammy Enaharo open up. Music starts at 8:30 p.m., tickets run $6-$8.
Lecture: Mass marriage, human trafficking, conjugal enslavement – doesn't exactly seem like the best way to spend the next three days. But those will be just a few of the pressing issues discussed at the Rochester Institute of Technology's annual Conable Conference in International Studies, which runs today through Saturday, April 6 on the RIT campus (One Lomb Memorial Dr.). This year's theme is "Gender, Violence, and Justice in the Age of Globalization," and scholars and speakers from across the world will share their research and experiences with these topics. Free registration runs from 4:30 to 5 p.m. today in the atrium of the campus' Louise Slaughter Hall. Keynote speaker Judith-Ann Walker, director of the development Research and Projects Center in Kano, Nigeria, will present her lecture, "Gender and Coercion in State-Sponsored Mass Marriages in Nigeria," at 6:45 in Louise Slaughter Hall. You can find the full conference schedule at rit.edu/cla/conable.
Music: You are familiar with the weekly 5 Alarm Open Jam Thursdays at the Firehouse Saloon, but this week’s has a special twist. Come on out and help celebrate Amanda Ashley’s 28th birthday with a Prehistoric Themed party. Music kicks off at 9 p.m.
Art: Wooden boats, glass jewelry, fiber clothing – it's all just part of the works on display at the Folk Art Guild's Spring Festival of Crafts, which runs today through Saturday, April 6 at the Harley School (1981 Clover St.). The festival will feature everything from pottery to folk toys to books to glass work and much more. The festival runs from 4 to 8 p.m. today (with an opening reception from 6 to 8), from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $2 per person, or free with a printed invitation or advertisement. Go to folkartguild.org for more information.
Music: Looking for some reggae in town tonight? How about some reggae and tacos? Yeah, I thought that would get your attention. Check our Noble Vibes and Bowla Cheats tonight at Tala Vera (155 State St., tala-vera.com). Music starts at 6 p.m., cover runs $5-$7.