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Daily Choices: What to do on Thursday, June 6


Festival: Head over to Edmund Lyon Park (Main Street, East Rochester) for food, music, and more at Festa Italia, held tonight through Saturday, June 8. Lunch is offered 11 a.m.-3 p.m., dinner 4-11 p.m. Admission is free except 4-9 p.m., when it is $8-$10. For more info, visit

Music: Chicago-based Blizzard Babies is a likable outfit that hangs loose and mixes up equal parts surf punk and girl power. So when the quartet rolls into Roc City — presumably on snow machines — at least the group will be performing at the right venue. Blizzard Babies sounds downright familiar with its garage-pop vibe, albeit with a twist: band member Pamela Joy plays an electric ukulele. Blizzard Babies sings about kittens (“Kittens!”) and barbarians (“BaBaBarians”). That eclectic spirit is also what makes the Bug Jar a special place; a never-ending line-up of alternative up-and-comers that never ceases to amaze your brain. Chika & The Wolves and The Fevertones also play this show.The show takes place tonight, 8:30 p.m. at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $6-$8.

Workshop: Detoxify your system with your new Herbology skills, which you will learn at tonight's 6:30 p.m. Holistic Living workshop, held at Rochester Brainery (Village Gate 274 N Goodman St.). The class costs $15. Register and get more info: 730-7034,

Special Event: Visual Studies Workshop is holding a Summer Sale of photographic prints, reproductions, books, and equipment through June 9. Catch it today 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 442-8676 or visit