1 THE MIDWAY BECKONS: St. Mary's Summer Festival, in its 47th year, enters its second weekend Thursday at the church property on 95 N. Main St., Canandaigua, with the midway rides and games open from 5 to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 24-25; and from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Aug. 26 (with a children's matinee Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.). Also Saturday is a raffle drawing for $10,000. Proceeds benefit St. Mary's School. Details: 585-394-1220.
2 AN ASTRONOMICAL PERFORMANCE Bristol Valley Theater presents "Silent Sky" — the true story of Henrietta Leavitt (played by Katie Rose Reynolds, in her eighth season with BVT), one of a team of women hired at the beginning of the 20th century to map the solar system. The production starts Thursday, Aug. 24, and continues through Sept. 3 at Bristol Valley, 151 S. Main St., Naples. As BVT puts it on its website, the play is "a moving and uplifting story of what we can achieve when we reach for the stars." This weekend's performances are 8 p.m. Aug. 24-26 and 2 p.m. Aug. 27; subsequent shows are 2 p.m. Aug. 30, 2 and 8 p.m. Aug. 31, 8 p.m. Sept. 1-2, and 2 p.m. Sept. 3. Open captioning will be offered at the Aug. 27 production. Tickets: $34 ($32 seniors 60-plus, $18 college students with ID, $13 children under 18, $26 members of groups of 15 or more). Details: bvtnaples.org.
3 TUNES ALONG THE CANAL A large lineup of performers on multiple stages is set to perform this weekend in the Erie Canal village of Fairport for the two-day Fairport Music Festival, which supports the Golisano Children's Hospital. Music starts at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, and at noon Saturday, Aug. 26 and features Tommy Brunett Band, Violet Mary, Mud Creek, The Town Pants, Marty Roberts, East End Drifters, The Taint, Jumbo Shrimp and many, many more performers, with stages at the canal, railroad, B-Side tavern and more. (There's even an hour-long Colonia Belle cruise Saturday afternoon featuring Rocking Rodger Chenelly.) The festival coincides with the Taste of Fairport, with many Fairport-area restaurants selling samples of their signature dishes, and beer gardens set up to sell beer and wine. Details/full schedule: www.fairportmusicfestival.com.
4 BACK TO HIS ROOTS Once a bicycle maker in Canandaigua, John North Willys went on to conceive of the Jeep, making him a giant of the American automotive industry (especially when the U.S. military adopted the Jeep as its general purpose vehicle). An event this Sunday, Aug. 27, hearkens back to Willys' roots, with the John North Willys Bicycle Rally to benefit the Ontario County Historical Society and keep Willys' legacy alive. It begins and ends at Richard P. Outhouse Park off Buffalo Street in Canandaigua, with registration at 8 a.m. and a start at 9 a.m. Donation to participate: $25 in advance, $30 on Sunday. Details: 585-394-4975 or http://bit.ly/2g7pAVA.
5 HUNTIN', FISHIN' AND LOVIN The summer season is winding down at Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center, with just three shows left. On Thursday, Aug. 24, country star Luke Bryan — "Strip It Down," "Kick the Dust Up," "Move," "Rain is a Good Thing" — brings his "Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day tour to CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive, Hopewell. Also on the bill: Brothers Osborne and Raelynn. The show starts at 7 p.m., with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. Tickets range from $38.75 to $83.25. The season winds down next week with Thomas Rhett on Aug. 30 and The Avett Brothers on Sept. 2. Details/tickets: cmacevents.com.