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Daily Choices: What to do on Friday, December 21


SPECIAL EVENT: What better way to embrace the end of the world than by listening to some good music? A variety of local joints will offer special events, so be sure to party like it’s your last day on earth. DJs at Grotto Nightclub (7 Lawrence St.) at 8 p.m. Call 739-5377 for more information. Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) will host “The End of Time” featuring music from Abandoned Buildings Club, Buckets, Raunchy Sex, & Epilogue. Doors open at 8 p.m., $5-$7. At Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water St.) visit “The End of the World Party” featuring Donna the Buffalo. Doors at 8 p.m., $20-$25. Enjoy House on a Spring and Blackened Blues for free at Temple Bar and Grille (109 East Ave.). 8 p.m.-2 a.m., various drink specials. Spend Dooms Day with Envious Disguise, The Results, Coty Kesselring, Soma, and Comedown at California Brew Haus (402 Ridge Rd.). Doors at 8 p.m., $5-$7. See Facebook for details. At Lovin’ Cup ( 300 Park Point Dr.) Krypton 88 and The Blue Ribbon Bastards will headline Rockabilly Rumble. Doors at 8 p.m., $3-$5.

SPORTS: Cheer for Rochester’s Amerks before the world ends as they play the Binghamton Senators in Blue Cross Arena (1 War Memorial Sq.). 7:05 p.m. $15-$20.

RECREATION: Help bring holiday cheer to downtown at the “It’s a Wonderful Life” Downtown 3 K Walk, and sing from the Sibley building to the Liberty Pole. 6 p.m. registration, 7 p.m. walk, 8 p.m. reception at Camp DayDreams office in the Sibley Building. Proceeds benefit sending urban youth to overnight summer camp at Camp DayDreams. Visit to register.

MUSIC: Groove your way into the holiday spirit at Kaiser Solzie’s first ever Kaiser Kristmas. Performances from local musicians, such as The Great Chernesky, Dividing the Skyline, Andrew Rutkove, and more. Guests will have the chance to win gifts from local shops like Krudco Skate, Hedonist Chocolates, Mad Hatter’s Hideaway, and John’s Tex Mex, among others. A Kristmas Photo Booth will also be available. $5. 7 p.m.- 11 p.m. at Echo Tone Music (571 South Ave.).

SPECIAL EVENT: Attend the Old Toad’s End of the World event to bolster your spirits on the last day. Draft line-ups of Evangelical Beers vs. Devilish Brews, including Mikkeller’s Black Hole, Unibroue’s La Fin Du Monde, Stone Brewing’s 12/12/12, Dogfish Head’s Hell Hound, and more. Free to enter, pay to play. 277 Alexander St. 232-2626.

MUSIC: Enjoy “real music for real people” by rock band Turning Colors at Acanthus. Listen for yourself to how free this band’s style is while enjoying tasty food from Acanthus’ kitchen. 10:30 p.m. Located at 337 East Ave. Call 319-5999 or see Facebook for more information.

MUSIC: Listen to the talent produced by current and former Eastman Community Music School students and ensembles at the ECMS Homecoming. Delight the ears at a day of nonstop performances, including one by the Violin Ensemble and Eastman Beginning Strings at 6:30 p.m., and one by the Guitar Ensemble at 8 p.m. Free. Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall (26 Gibbs St.). 454-2100.

MUSIC: Hum along to the sounds of the season at the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s Gala Holiday Pops. This annual event has become a holiday favorite among Rochesterians, and will feature the Festival High School Chorale under direction of Jeff Tyzik. Tickets are $15-$79. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre (26 Gibbs St.).

MUSIC: At the heart of the holiday season lies the spirit of giving. Show your generosity by helping Thread, a small boutique in the South Wedge, recover from a robbery that occurred on November 13. At the Throwback for Thread Restore Finale, enjoy the spinnings of David McGinnis and Pauline Coles while donating to a good cause. $5 suggested donation. The fundraiser will be held at Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940.