Sports: A Veterans and Military Appreciation Hockey Night will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at the Sports Center at MCC (2700 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd.), at which the Nazareth Golden Flyers Men’s team will take on Cortland. Tickets are $5, but admission is free to military and veterans. All proceeds from the gate will be donated to the CDS Monarch's Warrior Salute Program. For more information, call 389-5017 or email email@example.com.
MUSIC: Some fathers and sons bond by going fishing; others go to the ball game. But judging by their musical bond, Sam Nicolosi started playing guitar with his son Ted at an early age. The result is Shared Genes. When it comes to finger-style guitar, they are adept at re-creating the sounds of Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel or Acoustic Alchemy, but the duo’s large and varied song list ranges from Beatles classics like “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” to acoustic renditions of surfing songs by The Ventures. They can even take a forgettable song — The Four Seasons’ “Sherry” — and make it rich in texture and melody. When Ted goes solo on a tune like “Billie Jean,” the arrangement is so complex that he breathes new life into the song. Shared Genes plays Tuesday, January 8, 6-9 p.m. at Bistro 135, 135 Commercial St., East Rochester. No cover with dinner. 662-5555, bistro135.net.
Literature: Check out the Genesee Reading Series event with Anne Panning and James Whorton, and hosted by Wanda Schubmehl tonight, 7:30 p.m., at Writers and Books (740 University Ave.). The cost of admission is $3-$6. For more information, visit wab.org.
MUSIC: Sometimes all you need is a little more metal in your life. Local act Saints & Winos have the answer for that need tonight at the Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave., bugjar.com), with Rash and Foot & Mouth Disease opening. Music starts at 9 p.m., tickets run $5-$7.
Art: The Little Theatre Café (240 East Ave.) is currently showing "American Roadtrip," paintings by Beth Bailey, through February 1. Check out the work tonight, 5-11 p.m. Admission is free. For more info, call 258-0400 or visit thelittle.org.