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Daily Choices: What to do on Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10

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Spesh: The annual Ugly Disco bash will take place Saturday, March 9, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Rochester Riverside Convention Center (123 E. Main St.). Tickets are $40 and up. For more information, visit

Music: How often do you really get to look through the looking glass? Or a chance to look at the future and the past at the same time? Sunday afternoon you can see the present - and possible future - of classical music in Rochester in a side-by-side concert with the RPO and the RPYO, with David Harman conducting. Music starts at 3 p.m., tickets range $10-$15.

Lecture: Patricia A. Nugent, author of “They Live On: Saying Goodbye to Mom and Dad,” will present a talk, “Deranged or Depressed? Diagnosing Mary Todd Lincoln,” on Sunday, March 10, 2 p.m., at Harmony House (58 Main St., Webster). Admission is free. For more info, call 265-9295.

Music: Hooligan's Eastside Grill ( 809 Ridge Rd., Webster) will be hosting a "Rockin' For the Lake Road Residents" concert Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m., including a range of local acts such as Michele Sestito, The J.J. Lang Band, Knight Patrol, and Mitty & The Followers. Raffles, silent auctions, 50/50 drawings, prizes, and giveaways all round out the event, with 100% of proceeds going to the families of the Lake Road Christmas tragedy.

Music: Ready for the rivers to turn green and the clovers to grow? Holy Trinity's (1460 Ridge Rd., Webster) 4th Annual St. Paddy's Day party gets the season started early Saturday night with the Tullamore Celtic Band and Irish Dancers from Young School. Music starts at 6 p.m., tickets run $5-$15. Visit for more info.

Art: 1975 Gallery (89 Charlotte St.) will host a reception for “Sproutkeepers,” a collaborative exhibition by grandson and grandmother team Justyn Iannucci and Margot Hughes, on Saturday, March 9, 7-10 p.m. The show remains on view through March 30 and is free to visit. For more information, visit

Music: If you are one of those folks who dig folk, you have two oppurtunities you won't want to miss this weekend. There's John Flynn playing Saturday at Cafe Veritas. (First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South, Show starts at 7:30 p.m., tickets run $10-$18, and singer songwriter Bill Welch opens. Also, Heartland Concerts will be presenting Tim Grimm at the Greece Baptist Church (1230 Long Pond Road, Greece, Music starts at 8 p.m., and tickets run $17-$20.

Spesh: A Winter Mushroom Festival will be held at Smugtown Mushrooms (137 Railroad Ave.) on Sunday, March 10, beginning at 5 p.m., with local food, drinks, art, and vendors. Admission is free. For more info, check out

Music: Todd East returns to Rochester Saturday night, playing a show at Lovin Cup (300 Park Point Dr., with The Hot Sweets. Music starts at 9 p.m., tickets run $10.

Music: What The Spring Standards loses in not sticking to such easy-to-pinhole things as a genre, it makes up for in pluckiness. Coming by way of Brooklyn, the band swings manically from country to folky Americana to — seriously — almost Springsteen. I would be confused if I weren’t amazed by the versatility, and how well the sounds all clearly harmonize. However, bill-mates Midnight Faces is by far my favorite of this line-up for being more 80’s easy-listening synth-pop than should be logical or necessary, especially coming from D.C. Rochester locals Cottage Jefferson and The Big will be opening. The Spring Standards play Sunday, March 10, 8 p.m. at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $7-$9. 454-2966,

Lecture: The Rochester Civic Garden Center 22nd Annual Spring Symposium will take place at the Memorial Art Gallery, (500 University Ave.) ton Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tickets are $48-$58. Call 473-5130 to register and visit for more information.