Special: In case you needed an excuse to eat ice cream for breakfast beside the fact that you just darn feel like it, Saturday is actually in fact International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast day. If you want to celebrate, head on over to the Moonlight Creamery (36 West Ave., Fairport, moonlightcreamery.com) from 7:30 a.m. until noon. Eat up!
Comedy: Polite Company Improv cordially commemorates its one-year anniversary with “Please Die, Thank You,” a masquerade ball and murder mystery sketch show to die for. The murder – I mean, show – will be at the MuCCC Mansion (142 Atlantic Ave.) on Saturday, beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance through muccc.org, and $12 at the door.
Music: It has almost been an entire month and a half since Ghostfeeder last performed at Montage Music Hall (50 Chestnut St.), and now the local industrial outfit will return there once again at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Openers include One Fate Remains, Until Silence and Headtrip. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at rochesterentertainment.frontgatetickets.com.
Literary: Listen to some literature – and then take that inspiration and create your own – at two events this weekend at A Different Path Gallery (27 Market St., Brockport). On Saturday, Christopher Norment, an environmental studies professor at SUNY Brockport and author of the cartographical memoir “In the Memory of Maps,” will stop by for A Different Path’s monthly author reading series. Norment’s free reading is from 5 to 7 p.m. On Sunday, the gallery hosts Chapbooks for Poetry, an all-ages bookmaking workshop, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The workshop costs $30, which pays for all needed materials. Participants are urged to register in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the gallery at 585-637-5494. Visit differentpathgallery.com for more info and events.
Music: Had too many beers and too much bar food from all the shows you attend? Feel like turning the moshing and air-guitaring and furniture smashing that punk music inspires into something a little more beneficial? Whether you come in spandex or your favorite pair of ripped jeans, burn some calories at Punk Rock Aerobics, a high-energy workout presented by Girls Rock Rochester at the Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) on Saturday. Doors open at 7 p.m., Punk Rock Aerobics starts at 8 p.m., and the workout will be followed by music from Big Brain and the DC, Pleistoscene, Routine Involvements, Tugboat and DJ LULU. Tickets are $5 for over 21 years old and $7 for under 21. bugjar.com.
Kids: It’s a hard world out there when your name is Ugly, and it’s even harder when you’ve been separated from your farm and are being pursued by the Hungry Cat. Kids and adults can follow Ugly’s (presumably) triumphant journey in the Rochester Children’s Theater’s “Honk!,” an adaptation of “The Ugly Duckling” co-produced with the Nazareth College Arts Center. The show runs on Saturday and Sunday, as well as Saturday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb. 10, at Nazareth’s Callahan Theatre (4245 East Ave.). All shows are at 2 p.m., and the Feb. 10 show will feature an interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at artscenter.naz.edu.
Music: There are two opportunities this weekend to catch talents young and old from the Hochstein School of Music. On Saturday, students and teachers from Hochstein will perform on the second floor of Pittsford Plaza’s Barnes and Noble (3349 Monroe Ave.) Music starts at 10 a.m., and a portion of all purchases from the day will be donated to support Hochstein programs. On Sunday, students from Hochstein’s percussion ensemble will accompany beatboxer Shodekeh for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s Feel the Beat concert, which will be held in the performance hall of Hochstein (50 North Plymouth Ave.) at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children or $40 for a four-person family pack, and can be purchased through rpo.org.
Literary: Rafe Martin, the New York-based storyteller and author of more than 20 books, including the children’s books “Will’s Mammoth” and “The Storytelling Princess,” will speak and sign books at the Visual Studies Workshop (31 Prince St.) from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event will also feature a bake sale and art show from Cobblestone School students, and a sundries fair with oils, henna designs, and braiding. Tickets are $5 (family maximum of $20), and can be purchased at cobblestone.org or by calling 585-271-4548.
Music: Buffalo-based solo percussionist and ambient artist Liz Holland, who performs as sound without, will bring the noise (or not?) to Boulder Coffee Co. (739 Park Ave.) at 7:30 p.m Saturday. The show is free, but don’t be a freeloader – grab a coffee or something while you’re there.
Music: Since Prime Time Funk bassist and co-founder Ralph Ortiz died in 2009, this 10-piece funk band has performed two tribute concerts in his memory. Saturday marks the fourth anniversary of Ortiz’s death, and with that, Prime Time Funk’s third Ralph Ortiz Memorial Show, at Ray Ray’s Bar and Grill (2260 Clifford Ave.). The band will pay homage to Ortiz with two 75-minute sets. Admission is $10. Visit primetimefunk.com for more info on the band and Ortiz.
Music: The Eastman School of Music’s resident Ying Quartet will perform pieces from Schumann and Schubert at Eastman’s Kilbourn Hall (26 Gibbs St.) at 3 p.m. Sunday, as part of the Eastman-Ranlet string quartet concert series. Tickets are $10-$20 dollars and can be purchased through rpo.org or by calling 585-454-2100.
Music: Nazareth College music professor Beverly Smoker will perform her “Musical Reflections” concert, featuring piano pieces by Beethoven, Chopin and James Wiley, in the Wilmot Recital Hall of Nazareth’s Arts Center (4245 East Ave.) at 3 p.m. Sunday. The concert is free and open to the public.