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Critic's picks: James


"Art Lobotomy: Peering Into The Creative Psyche"

TripVictory's "Art Lobotomy: Peering Into The Creative Psyche" is a cocktail of music and comedy courtesy of Pittsburgh-based musician Liss Victory (host of ThatBroadCast) and comedian Liz Tripoli. The touring duo perform their multi-dimentional, multimedia live shows in clubs and living rooms (literally). Art Lobotomy is fueled by Q&A and an interactive audience. If you're going, don't be shy. Liss & Liz won't be. (Wednesday, September 12, and Thursday September 13, 9 p.m.; Saturday, September 15, 8 p.m., Writers & Books. $10. Appropriate for ages 18 and older.)

Ask Us Anything Booth

Are you tired of Siri's dad jokes? Or Alexa's bad love advice? Don't worry, we all are. Who needs technology to help you with your love life when you can have A Happy Accident Improv's Ask Us Anything Booth give you a tarot card reading with a side of ukulele? Your whole career path can change with the help of old encyclopedias and road maps. And it's free! (Wednesday, September 12, through Monday, September 17, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, September 19, through Saturday, September 22, 7 p.m. Spiegelgarden. Free. All ages.)

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Artists

For nearly 20 years, RIT's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (formerly known as the The Athenaeum), has encouraged learners ages 50+ to acquire new skills and knowledge on a vast array of topics from Bitcoin to cartography. Another focus of the Institute is creative expression. The Osher community's active group of artists will bring an exhibit of their visual arts and film to the Little Theater Café Lobby. (Wednesday, September 12, through Saturday, September 22, during the café's open hours. Free. All ages.)

In This Guide...

  • 2018 Fringe Festival Guide

    The seventh annual Rochester Fringe Festival kicks off Wednesday, September 12, and this year has expanded to a whopping 11 day stretch of more than 500 shows taking place in and around downtown Rochester.

  • Festival Info

    The seventh annual KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival will host more than 500 performances in and around downtown Rochester. The Fringe’s official website is rochesterfringe.com, where you can find a full schedule of events, purchase tickets, and get the latest information. The Fringe also has a handy app available on Google Play and Apple App Stores.

  • Headliners

    Eddie Izzard

  • Rock 'n' roll singalong

    Massaoke is kind of like that cover band you always wish you had started.

  • Critic's picks: Adam

    "Mo-to-the-oncle," "Totally Rad! An 80's Pop Adventure," "A Jazz Musician Walks into a Comics Shop," and more.

  • Critic's picks: Amanda

    Storychick Rochester Storybooth, "Josephine, a burlesque cabaret dream play," Light Painting Experience, and more.

  • Critic's picks: David

    "Carrie: The Musical," Phil Shakespeare and The Lord Chamberlain's Other Men present "The Tempest," "The Violet Hour," and more.

  • Critic's picks: Leah

    "Love and Information," "Fielder's Choice," and "The Spyglass Seven."

  • Critic's picks: Daniel

    The Immersive Igloo, "The Year's Models," Eastman Percussion Ensemble: "Steve Reich's 'Drumming,' " and more.

  • Critic's picks: Kathy

    Bushwhacked Backyard show series, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," "Lost in the Shuffle," and more.