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Daily Choices: What to do on Thursday, March 28


Dance: As part of the In Studio performance series, which celebrates its 25th anniversary season, Rochester City Ballet (1326 University Ave.) will perform choreography from “Lumavoce,” a recent work from artistic director Jamey Leverett, at 6:30 p.m. The performance will be followed by an open discussion with Leverett and composer Stephen Kennedy. The show is free, but registration is required by calling 461-5850, or by visiting, where you can find the full list of RCB shows.

Music: It may take a strong stomach to dare to eat haggis, but Toronto’s world/Celtic rock band Enter the Haggis will go down much easier than the Scottish specialty. Its last album, “White Lake,” saw the group branching out and toning it down, with jazz-like and mellower offerings to complement its already strong back catalogue. Its upcoming Kickstater-funded album, “The Modest Revolution,” hits March 30, with songs based around a single news day’s headlines and stories. Fans of fiddles, world music, and Celtic rock will drink it up. Locals Sisters of Murphy opens up. Enter the Haggis performs tonight, 8 p.m. at Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. $10-$12., 325-5600.

Recreation: The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge, held annually at the Rochester Institute of Technology, is coming up on May 21. But if you start training for now it, you’ll be ready to take on the Corporate Challenge like a boss. Thankfully, there’s the eight-week Fleet Feet Sports’ Corporate Challenge Training Program, which kicks off with a coached workout at Genesee Waterways Center (149 Elmwood Ave.) at 6 p.m. After today’s workout, the program continues through May 18 with workouts at Genesee Waterways Center every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Participants can choose from a walking-only program or a learn-to-run 5K program. Registration for either program is $65 per person, and is limited to 100 participants. For registration and more info, go to, or email

Music: As if your average trip to a night club wasn’t already seizure-inducing enough, you’ll get a neon overload at Highlighter, a glow party at Grotto Nightclub (7 Lawrence St.). The luminous, glow-painted evening will feature DJ music and glow bomb drink specials through the evening. Grotto will be open from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Go to to check out other special events.

Special: Here’s a concept everyone should get behind: hooking up to help an illness. In the case of the Gilda’s Club Bachelor Auction, which will be held in the Harro East Ballroom (255 Alexander St.), that illness is cancer. All proceeds from the auction, which features 25 eligible bachelors, go to support Gilda’s Club Rochester, part of the Cancer Support Community. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a bachelor meet-and-greet; the auction start at 8, and will be followed by an after-party at 10. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased through

Workshop: Tired of trying to figure out Garageland and Pro Tools? Then get out of your garage and get some pro tips on how to jump start your musical career. Tim Mosher and Travis Rankin, local musicians and recording artists who each have more than a decade of experience in the business, will teach an Introduction to Home Music Recording class at Rochester Brainery (274 N. Goodman St.). The workshop, which runs from 7 to 9 p.m., introduces the basics of preparing for recording sessions, mastering a digital workstation, setting up microphones, and tracking instruments. The class costs $16 per person. Go to to register, and to school yourself on other Rochester Brainery classes.

Music: It’s a Thursday night. Better yet, it’s the last Thursday night of March. For some of you, that can only mean one thing: the monthly Thursday Night Dance Craze at Lux Lounge (666 South Ave.). Floorwax will spin the tunes for tonight’s free contest. The dance craze commences at 10 p.m. Go to for other upcoming events.