1 SEND US ON OUR WAY: Frequent visitors to the Rochester area, Rusted Root has brought the roots rock/worldbeat style they've perfected on hits like "Ecstasy" and "Send Me On My Way" to such venues as Party in the Park and the Lilac Festival. The Pittsburgh-birthed band will heat up a cold New Year's Eve on Sunday when they play a free show at the Dome Arena, 2695 East Henrietta Road, Henrietta, along with local support acts the Tommy Brunett Band and River Lynch & The Spirit Makers. Doors open at 8 p.m. Dec. 31, with the music underway at 8:30 p.m. The night also features a midnight champagne toast with Rusted Root. It's free for adults 21 and older, $10 for ages 18-20. Tickets: www.ticketfly.com.

2 THE VERY MODEL: Opera Ithaca will present Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera about Frederic the reluctant buccaneer, "The Pirates of Penzance," at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St., Geneva. It's the Geneva debut for Opera Ithaca, which brings classic and contemporary operatic performances and other musical events to venues in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier. It will be a concert version of the show, with singers forgoing period sets and costumes while performing the operetta in its entirety, in formal wear. Ticetks: $27.50, available at the Smith box office (open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays), 315-781-5483 or thesmith.org.

3 SPARKLING WINES, SPARKLING MEAL: New York Wine and Culinary Center, 800 S. Main St., Canandaigua, will host the Dr. Frank Wine Cellars Sparkling Winemakers New Year's Eve Dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. During the six-course dinner showcasing Dr. Frank's wines — with poached lobster salad, coconut crusted Montauk scallops, and grilled lamb chops among the offerings — those attending will learn from Dr. Konstantin Frank's representarive Eric Baist how sparkling wine is made. Admission: $100, with registration required. Details: 585-394-7070, nywcc.com.

4 A 'CAPITOL' YEAR FOR SATIRE: They're a little bit Mark Russell, a little bit Tom Lehrer, a little bit SNL — and more than a little bit of a New Year's Eve tradition at Nazareth College Arts Center in Pittsford. The Capitol Steps return to the Arts Center, 4245 East Ave., Pittsford, for 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. sets featuring their tradmark, topical musical satire. And there's plenty to satirize this year, the 36th for Capitol Steps, what with hacked elections, "fake news" and the cast of characters in and out of the White House. Nazareth College music students will perform live jazz before both performances and during intermission. Tickets range from $60 to $75, available at www2.naz.edu.

5 A FABULOUS NEW YEAR: Barbra Streisand, Tina Turner, Celine Deline, Cher, Liza Minnelli and a host of other divas past and present will help ring in the New Year in a fabulous manner Brighton. Well, all right, maybe not the real Liza, Cher, Barbra and so forth, but you might be hard pressed to tell the difference when Mrs. Kasha Davis (who was featured on "RuPaul's Drag Race") and Aggy Dune present "Big Wigs ... BLING in the New Year" this weekend in the CenterStage Theatre at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave., Brighton. Shows are at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28; 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30; and 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. Reserved seats: $29 ($27 JCC members, $20 students). Tickets: jccrochester.org.