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Daily Choices: What to do on Tuesday, December 18

Cookies, folk metal, and more

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SPECIAL EVENT: Do all those gluten-filled cookies floating around during the holidays get you down? Gluten-free individuals can participate in the fun now too at Greater Rochester Celiac Support Group's Cookie Exchange. Bring three dozen gluten-free cookies to share. 7 p.m.-9 p.m., orientation at 6:30 p.m. Social Hall at St. Anne Church, 1600 Mt. Hope Ave.

MUSIC: Looking for one jam packed night of music to enjoy tonight? You’ve got a quadruple order of local bands tonight at the Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.,, with SLEEPER4GENT, The Big, Pat Buchanan's Hearse, and Airport Scene all there for your musical enjoyment. Music starts at 9 p.m., cover runs$5-$7. The fun doesn’t stop after the bands though, DJ Professor’s Nightmare Before Christmas will take over the dance floor at midnight.

SPECIAL EVENT: Enjoy the silent comedy of the Finger Lakes Community College theater students’ Mime Show. 12:45 p.m.-1:50 p.m. 3325 Marvin Sands Dr., room B240. Free. 785-1623.

MUSIC: Sure, folk and metal might be two genres that don’t seem like they would make good bedfellows, but Eluveitie merges the two together. You can check it out for yourself tonight at Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water St., WinterSun and Varg open up, music starts at 8 p.m., tickets $15.

THEATER: See Books Etc.’s rendition of Shakespeare’s classic love tale in Readers Theater: “Romeo and Juliet.” 78 W. Main St., Macedon. Free. 6:30 p.m. Call 474-4116 or email

MUSIC: Looking for a good place to hang out and jam to some blues tonight? Head on down to the Bluesday Tuesday Blues Jam at P.I.’s Lounge (495 West Ave., 235-1630). The party repeats every week, music starts at 8 p.m., and you can call for any more info.

THEATER: It isn’t Christmas without a visit from the three Christmas spirits. Check in with the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future at Geva Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol.” Tickets start at $25. 75 Woodbury Blvd. 232-4382.

ART: See what Studio 34 Creative Arts Center has been up to lately at the Eleventh Annual Faculty and Student Exhibit and Sale. Buy some holiday gifts while you’re at it! 2 p.m.-8 p.m. 34 Elton St. 737-5858.