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Daily Choices: What to do on Thursday, May 30

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Theater: "Barrymore," a one-man play about John Barrymore, kicks off at 8 p.m. tonight at MuCCC (142 Atlantic Ave.). The show continues through June 8, and tickets cost $10-$12 in advance, and $18-$20 at the door. Call 527-0884 or visit for additional information.

Music/Art: Abilene (153 Liberty Pole Way, is hosting the Mocha Center's Art of Xpression 3 tonight, featuring poetry, spoken word, singers, and a drag show. Free food, drink specials, and more round out this free event. Things kick off at 5 p.m.

Special Event: A "Community Summit on Race: Where we have been; Where we are now; Where we are going!" will be held tonight, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at East High School (1801 Main Street East). Admission is free. For more info, visit

Dance: The acrobatic dancers of PUSH Physical Theatre will offer a new show: "Arc of Ages," today through June 9 at Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester (1200 Edgewood Ave.). Today's performance takes place at 7 p.m., and tickets are $18-$26. For more information, call 461-2000 or visit

Music: In these final days of this reluctant spring, head over to Gibbs Street for the final RPO concert of the season featuring Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring.” The other tried-and-true classic on the program will be the Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3 in D Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 30, featuring up-and-coming pianist Leonardo Colafelice. City covered Colafelice when he snagged the gold medal at the 2012 Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition, and since then he’s gone on to win the Gina Bachauer Young Artists International Piano Competition, and others. But what sells the concert for me is the premiere of a four-movement work titled “Finding Rothko” by American composer Adam Schoenberg (b. 1980). Schoenberg’s website has audio clips of the work, and it sounds as if it will be as disquieting as the titular artist’s canvases. The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra performs Thursday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m. and again Saturday, June 1, at 8 p.m. at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St. $15-$82, $10 students. 454-2100,