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Daily Choices: What to do on Friday. June 7


Film: New movies opening in wide release today include "The Internship" and "The Purge." This week, Cinema Theatre will screen "Different is the New Normal," Vintage Drive-In will screen "Excalibur" and "Highlander," Pittsford Cinema will screen "Love is All You Need," and The Little will open "Frances Ha." The Dryden will screen "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes," "Silent Running," "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," and "Wuthering Heights." For more information and full reviews of films, head right here.

Music: Since his debut with The Tony Williams Lifetime at the age of 18, bassist Michael Formanek has enhanced the music of greats like Stan Getz, Joe Henderson, and Freddie Hubbard. He’s one of the most in-demand sidemen on the contemporary scene but, when he performs at Bernunzio this week, Formanek will be the leader of an all-star quartet featuring Tim Berne on alto saxophone, Craig Taborn on piano, and Gerald Cleaver on drums. They’ll be playing selections from Formanek’s wonderfully adventurous new ECM album, “Small Places.” Michael Formanek Quartet performs tonight, 10:30 p.m. at Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave. $10. 473-6140,

Theater: The Auburn Public Theater (8 Exchange St., Auburn) is hosting "The Great American Trailer Park Musical" through July 14. Catch the show tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22-$50. For more information, call 315-255-1785 or visit

Music: While most of you will remember Fuel from the band’s late 90’s-early 00’s heyday (“Hemorrhage,” anyone?), it has been steadily churning out new records, in spite of various line-up changes. However, if you only remember the act for its big hits, you are doing yourself a disservice. Even better, as there is currently an as-yet-untitled follow up to 2007’s “Angels & Devils” in the works, there should be a plethora of new songs to take in at this local show. Also appearing are local acts Melia and Starlight Cities, who both have that angsty rock sound that the kids love. Fuel performs tonight 8 p.m. at Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. $19.94, 16+. 413-1642,

Dance: Learn vintage dances such as the Charleston, tap, blues, and more at Stompology, Groove Juice Swing's 8th annual solo jazz-dance weekend, to be held Friday, June 7, through Sunday, June 9, at the Rochester Museum and Science Center's Eisenhart Auditorium (657 East Ave.) on Frirday, and Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Ave.) on Saturday and Sunday. The event will feature dance workshops, performances, competitions, and social dancing with live music from the Careless Lovers of Seattle (Friday 8:30 p.m.-midnight at the RMSC, $12-$15), and the Low Down Sires from Asheville, North Carolina (Saturday 8:30 p.m.-midnight at the Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave., $12-$15); and a Sunday dance and BBQ, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Robach Community Center (180 Beach Ave., $10-$12). The organizers expect to draw more than 300 dancers from all over the world, seeking to learn from six expert instructors from France, Seattle, Austin, and New York City. The classes at this event are appropriate for people at all levels of dancing, and no partners are required. Lessons cost $20, and walk-ins are welcome, or you can purchase a day-pass for $75 to attend all four classes either Saturday or Sunday, or both for $175. For more information, call 415-3714 or visit