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Daily Choices: What to do Saturday-Sunday, September 8-9

Clothesline Festival, Lumberjack Festival, paint party, RIPROC on a boat, and more

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FESTIVAL: The M&T Bank Clothesline Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday on the grounds of the Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Ave.). Visit local and regional artists and get a jump on holiday shopping Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. or Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The $5 admission also gains you access to the gallery. Info: 276-8900,

FESTIVAL: Rochester Pagan Pride Day takes place Saturday 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at Genesee Valley Park (off Elmwood Ave. near the UR River Campus), and includes vendors, workshops, and other activities. Admission is the donation of a non-perishable canned food item to go to AIDS Care Rochester, Inc. For more info,

ART: Anderson Alley Artists' Second Saturday Open House takes place Saturday noon-4 p.m. Visit artists in their studios and learn more about the wide range styles and media in this community. Admission is free, and the event is family-friendly. For more information, visit

LITERATURE: The 2012 Rochester Antiquarian Book Fair takes place Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Fair & Expo Center (2695 E. Henrietta Rd.). Admission is free, and local and national vendors will be present. For info, call 325-2050.

FESTIVAL: The 30th Annual Macedon Center Community Lumberjack Festival takes place Saturday-Sunday at Macedon Center Fireman's Field (Canandaigua Road, Macedon). Gates open 8 a.m. each morning, and events including competitions, workshops, kids' activities, and a craft sale last into the evenings. Admission is $1-$3. For info: 315-986-3732.

FESTIVAL: Celebrate Indian culture with food, dances, henna, and more at India Day, which takes place Saturday 1-6 p.m. at the India Community Center (2171 Monroe County Line Road, Macedon). Admission is free, and the event is family-friendly. For information, call Jose 244-1760, or Sanjay 755-2551, or visit

SPORTS: Roc City Roller Derby's 2012 League Season Opener, "Enter the Beast," takes place Saturday 6-9 p.m. at The Fair & Expo Center (2695 E. Henrietta Road, Henrietta). Doors open at 5 p.m. and admission is $5-$20. Don't forget to bring toiletries to donate to Sample Soap! For info: 334-4000,

RECREATION: Enjoy a weekend of bike racing and beer at Rohrbach's Ellison Park Cyclocross Race, taking place Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4:15 p.m. each day. The event is free to spectators, and food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more info, visit

MUSIC: Sure, we might not be stuck in the world of "The Giver," but that doesn't mean that the lovely fact that our world is entirely painted and viewed in color isn't worth celebrating. The Life In Color party kicks off at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Main Street Armory (900 East Main St), tickets run $50-$75. Just think of all you'll be saving getting paint sprayed on you instead of having to do it yourself. Party lasts until midnight, so that's five colorful hours of paint and DJing you can't miss. Check out for all the pretty details.

MUSIC: After years bumping around the music business, Cruelty Free's Corey Bates doesn't push it or try too hard anymore. He's content to let go and let it be. Through career ups and downs on both coasts, the singer-guitarist no longer questions his intentions or those of his music. And the rest of his rock band follows suit with this eased-up, more collaborative approach. A new album is anticipated by the end of the year, but you can see them Saturday at Lovin Cup (300 Park Point Dr.) at 9 p.m. Tickets run $3-$5. See for more info.

MUSIC: To be fair, this one pretty much writes itself. A RIPROC party...on a boat? It's like a regular party -- awesome DJs, great tunes, and hot dancing - except that it's floating in the middle of a freaking lake. Practice your Captain Morgan, pretend the ship is the King of Red Lions, and get ready to party like the inner booty-thieving pirate we all know you are. They expect a sell out, so plan ahead and don't be left stranded on shore. Tickets run $20 (but include free pizza), boat departs from the Port of Rochester Saturday at 6:30 p.m..Head to for all the watery information.

MUSIC: There a few things in life worth celebrating more than beer, and the opening of the new Genesee Brew House is starting with a bang. Local acts Tommy Brunett, Catch 22, and 50/50 will all be playing for this free (but 21-and-over - sorry, kids) party/celebration. Music starts Saturday at 2:30 p.m., but you do need tickets and space is limited. Head to for a list of all the free ticket locations, and enjoy the party!

MUSIC: Presented by the Golden Link Folk Signing Society, the Turtle Hill Folk Festival is this weekend's place to be for all things twang and nylon and earthy and stringy. Robin and Linda Williams, Claudia Schmidt and Sally Rogers, John Roberts, and Castlebay are just some of the schedule performers at this three-day, 41-year-strong festival. Festival takes place at the Rotary Sunshine Campus (809 Five Points Road, Rush) through Sunday. Head to for more information.

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