ART: "Night Side of Life," mixed-media drawings by Pat Curry, opens today at SUNY Brockport's West Side Gallery (180 Holley St.). A reception will take place 5-8 p.m., and the exhibit remains on view for a short run through October 12 (gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.). For more information, visit brockport.edu.
ART: A new exhibit that explores and celebrates minute art on the "Edges of Books" opens today at the Cary Graphic Arts Collection (Wallace Center, 2nd Floor, Lomb Memorial Drive) at RIT, and will remain on view through December 14. The center is open 1-5 p.m., and a reception will be held Thursday, October 4, 5-7:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information and events, call 475-3961 or visit library.rit.edu/cary.
RECREATION: Unless you're hardcore and bike through the treacherous season, it's time to make the most out of what's left of the mild weather. Join Full Moon Vista Bike & Sport's Monday Night Small Ring Ride at 6 p.m. Meet at Full Moon's parking lot (661 South Ave.) for the easy-paced ride (you can ride and chit chat) The group takes a new route every week in order to explore different areas of the city and suburbs. The event is free to join. More info: 546-4030, fullmoonvista.com.
MUSIC: Three bands take the stage tonight at the Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave., bugjar.com), with local acoustic folk rockers Baby Shark headlining the night. Is there anything cuter (and maybe equally deadly) than a baby shark? Maybe not, but you should come down to take a bite out of what this guy-and-girl combo has to offer. Nick Walter and Peter House will be opening up, music starts at 9 p.m., and cover costs $5-$7.
MUSIC: Want to enjoy some music and work toward a higher purpose at the same time? A Concert of Peace will be taking place tonight at Bernunzio's Uptown Music (122 East Ave., bernunzio.com) featuring SonamTargee, Bruce McClellan, and Steven Imburgia. A partnership between Bernuzio's, SUNY Empire State College, United Nations Association of Rochester, and the M.K. Gandhi Institute of Nonviolence, the event is taking place in honor of Mahatma Gandhi's 143rd birthday. Reception starts at 6 p.m., music at 7 p.m., and you can RSVP to 244-3271.