SPECIAL EVENT: Explore the holidays this year by attending different Kwanzaa events. At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 26 visit the Boabab Cultural Center for A Kwanzaa Celebration. 728 University Ave. RSVP by calling 563-2145 or visiting thebaobab.org. On Friday, December 28 check out the Memorial Art Gallery’s Kwanzaa Celebration from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 500 University Ave. mag.rochester.edu. On Saturday, December 29 visit the RMSC (657 East Ave.) for Kwanzaa: Celebration of Family, Community and Culture, 3:30 p.m.-7 p.m. rmsc.org.
MUSIC: Now here’s an interesting pairing: Steve Laciak and Kate Phillips come from rather different corners of the ring. Laciak has a BA in jazz studies and has traversed the globe absorbing music along the way. Phillips has spent her career traipsing the Great White Way appearing in productions from “Bye Bye Birdie” to “Hello Dolly.” But you can catch them both at the same time when they play Lovin’ Cup this week. Laciak and Phillips play tonight, 8 p.m. for a free show at Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point.
KIDS: Enjoy a cuddly story and opportunity to make new animal friends at Seneca Park Zoo’s Book and Beast activity. 11 a.m. in the ZOT Zone. Free with Zoo admission, $5-$8. 2222 St. Paul St. senecaparkzoo.org.
MUSIC: A triple bill of local Rochester goodness awaits your ears tonight at the Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave., bugjar.com), with Limeworks, Attic Abasement, and Muler warming up your post holiday blues. Music starts at 9 p.m., cover costs $5-$7.
ART: Take care of last-minute holiday gifts by supporting local artists at Genesee Arts’ WinterCraft Holiday Show and Sale. Ceramics, jewelry, letterpress posters, photography, and fiber arts. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Firehouse Gallery, Genesee Pottery (713 Monroe Ave.) 271-5183. geneseearts.org.