SPORTS: The RocCity Roller Derby will hold a home-team round robin, pitting The 5-H8-5's vs. The Rottenchesters vs. The Midtown Maulers on Saturday at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.). The event takes place at the Dome Arena at the Fair & Expo Center (2695 E. Henrietta Rd.). Tickets are $5-$20; more info at rocderby.com.
MUSIC: It just wouldn't be October without at least one Rocktober Fest, and Saturday night Quaker Steak & Lube (2205 Buffalo Road, quakersteakandlube.com) is presenting seven free hours of music, a beer garden happy hour featuring your favorite of festival fall beers, and of course, German beer wenches. The music starts off at 3 p.m. with affiXXtion, with Household Pest and The Sound Remains the Same continuing the party throughout the night.
SPECIAL EVENT: Foam N' Glow, "American's largest Floam Party," will be stopping back through Rochester Saturday night at the Main Street Armory (900 E. Main St., rochestermainstreetarmory.com, $20-$40), mixing loud and dance-ready party music presented by Savoy with pretty lights, lasers, and foam. Who can say no to a party like that? The event runs 8 p.m.-midnight.
FESTIVAL: The Fairport Scarecrow Festival takes place Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in the Village of Fairport, and will include music, entertainment, food, and kids' activities. Admission is free, for more information, visit fairportmerchants.com.
THEATER: "Working, a musical" debuts at the JCC Centerstage (Jewish Community Center, 1200 Edgewood Dr.) on Saturday, at 8 p.m. The show explores the dreams, joys, and fears of the real clock-punchers. Tickets for "Working" are $18-$26, and the show will continue through October 28. For more information, call 461-2000 or visit jcccenterstage.org.
MUSIC: On the classical side, the whole month of October is all about Debussy, with the Eastman School of Music presenting The Prismatic Debussy festival, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of French composer Claude Debussy. Saturday night's "Extravagant Debussy" will start at 8 p.m. at Kodak Hall and feature the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, Wind Ensemble, and Chorale, and there are events running all month lengthening the celebration. Many of the shows are free, and you can check out the whole festival schedule at esm.rochester.edu/Debussy.
ART: Embrace the season at the Rochester Folk Art Guild's Fall Open House and Sunday Apple Festival this weekend, held at the guild's headquarters (1445 Upper Hill Road, Middlesex). The fall open house takes place Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m., and includes open studios, demos, and guild goods for sale. The Apple Festival takes place Sunday during the open house hours, and includes music, apple goods, and orchard tours. Admission is free. For more information, call 554-3539 or visit folkartguild.org.
MUSIC: A cornucopia of music awaits Saturday at Sticky Lips Juke Joint (830 Jefferson Rd., stickylipsbbq.com), with roots and blues local group The Crawdiddies headlining, and finger-style jazz guitarists Fred Vine and Brian Williams opening up. It's sure to be a good time down on the Sticky Stomp Stage, so grab some grub and head on down. Doors open up at 8:30 p.m.; tickets run $8-$10.
RECREATION: Get some fresh air this weekend with the kids, and join the free Family Fall Hike hosted by Thousand Acre Swamp Sanctuary (1581 Jackson Road) on Sunday at 10 a.m. For more information, call 773-8911.
MUSIC: New Orleans, while an obvious hotbed of musical talent, is not the first metropolis to come to mind when discussing the state of current indie rock. And yet, there's Generationals, a duo from the Crescent City that plies a nostalgic brand of shiny pop/rock, updated to reflect modern musical sensibilities. They've released two full-length albums and the pair is now touring on the back of their recently released EP, titled "Lucky Numbers." The twosome makes a stop here in Rochester at Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave., bugjar.com) on Sunday at 9 p.m.; cover $10-$12.