Festival: What's your fetish? Whether you're into biting, stripping, or just the occasional role play, this weekend’s Erotic Arts Festival has only one rule: You've gotta do it in public. Today and Saturday, you can get your freak on at the Radisson Riverside Hotel (120 E. Main St.) with super sexy art, workshops, dances, an erotic art show and sale, and other stimulating activities. The festival – which is only for those 18 and over, kids – runs from 7 p.m. to midnight today, and from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $25 per day at the door, which pays for admission and all workshops. Advance two-day tickets are available for $40 through rochestereroticartfest.org, where you can also sneak a peek at the full schedule of events and times.
Film: You've already seen "Jurassic Park" one too many times on cable, but you've never seen it in 3D, have ya? Well, should you feel so inclined, you can check out "Jurassic Park 3D," which will be terrorizing select theaters starting today. This week's new films also include the historical London drama "Ginger and Rosa," the adaptation of Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," and the Sam Raimi-produced "Evil Dead" remake. Check out our full listings of theaters and showtimes here.
Music: Drum machines may have no soul, as that one bumper sticker says, but can they still outperform human beings? See who wins at the epic Man vs. Machine show (or showdown, rather), presented by The Lobby at the Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.). The show will feature live vocalists – including Hassaan Mackey, Moses Rockwell, and Thievin' Stephen – facing off against live drum machines from Sound Principals: The Drum Machine Orchestra. The concert will coincide with an art exhibit, featuring works by Bile, Clayton Cowles, Spaceman, Derek Crowe, and several others, all interpreting the theme "Man vs. Machine." The show starts at 8 p.m., and is 21+. Tickets are $5. Go to bugjar.com for more info and events.
Sports: We don't care how eerie the Lake Erie Monsters are – the Rochester Americans will still take them down. See who wins on the ice when the Monsters and Amerks square off at Blue Cross Arena (1 War Memorial Sq.) at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $21.15-$26.15 and can be purchased through amerks.com, where you can also browse through the last few games of the season.
Music: Not a fan of "The Catcher in the Rye"? Well, everyone likes rabbits, so maybe you'll find it easier to warm up to the sweet sounds of Rabbit in the Rye, the Hamilton folk rock trio who headline tonight's concert at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Way, abilenebarandlounge.com). The Dead Records, Laura K. Balke, and Steve Lyons will open. Music starts at 6 p.m., cover charge is $5 for 21 and over and $8 for under 21.
Music: This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, and this obviously ain't no Talking Heads concert, either. But it's the next best thing: Start Making Sense, a seven-piece Talking Heads tribute band, will burn down the house at Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water St.) at 9 p.m. You may say to yourself, "This is not my beautiful Talking Heads!," but surely, this will still be a once in a lifetime concert. Doors open at 8. Tickets are $7 in advance through waterstreetmusic.com and $10 at the door.