OCAC EXHIBIT: Cheshire Union Gallery & Gifts —a renovated schoolhouse in the hamlet of Cheshire, at 4244 State Route 21, Canandaigua — will host the Ontario County Arts Council's Members Winter Art Exhibit starting Saturday, Jan. 27. The exhibit features work by 24 local artists, members of the county's arts council that includes nearly 100 members. The exhibit runs through Feb. 20; a reception will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. (The snow date is Sunday, Jan. 28, same time.) Refreshments will be served.
TRUMP, YEAR ONE: Journalist David Cay Johnston will discuss the issues raised in his new book about the Trump administration and its effects on the country Sunday, Jan. 28, during the final installment of the 2017-18 George M. Ewing Canandaigua Forum series. At 4 p.m., Johnston will present "Trump: Day 365. What Just Happened?!?" based on his latest book "It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administraton is Doing to America," which will be available for purchase. The event, in the Student Center Auditorium at Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Hopewell, will be moderated in the style of a TV talk show by Evan Dawson, host of WXXI's "Connections," and audience members may ask questions. Tickets: $25 (or free at the door with a current FLCC student ID). Details: 585-430-8382, gmeforum.org.
STANDUP STANDS UP: Comedian Frank Del Pizzo will "Stand Up for the Blue" in the second annual comedy fundraiser presented by the Ontario County Police Benevolent Association, this Friday, Jan. 25, at The Inn on the Lake, 770 S. Main St., Canandaigua. Proceeds support such community policing programs as Do the Right Thing Ontario County, Shop With a Sheriff, and Back the Blue Youth Academy. Del Pizzo has opened for a host of comedians and other entertainerss, such as Lewis Black, Dave Chappelle, Rita Rudner, and the late Don Rickles and Sam Kinison. There also will be a "Taste of the Finger Lakes" raffle with items from local restaurants and merchants. Finger food is served at 6:30 p.m., seating for the show opens at 7:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets: $35 food and show, $20 show only, available at 585-481-1871 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ON BROADWAY: Multiple Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald — she's also got a couple Grammys and an Emmy to her credit, and a string of other accolades — has appeared on Broadway in "Porgy and Bess," "Ragrime," "Carousel," "A Raisin in the Sun," "Master Class" and "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill." (She's also been in the cast of "Private Practice" and had a recurring role on "The Good Wife.") On Thursday, Jan. 25, the lyric soprano will join forces with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra — with Andy Einhorn serving as guest conductor — for an evening of Broadway songs and other personal favorites. The concert starts at 8 p.m. in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre on Gibbs Street, Rochester. Purchase tickets: 585-454-2100, area Wegmans stores, or rpo.org.
UP FOR BID: Autographed memorabilia signed by the likes of Garth Brooks, Paul McCartney and the "Star Wars" cast — plus a guitar signed by the late rocker Tom Petty and his band the Hearthbreakers — will join local artwork, jewelry, gift baskets and passes to area attractions when bidding gets under way for the Humane Society of Wayne County's 15th annual Sweetheart Auction, taking place Sunday, Jan. 28 at the Palmyra VFW, 4306 Route 31, Palmyra. Viewing starts at noon, and the first silent auction item closes at 12:45 p.m., with more taking place every 20 to 30 minutes, and the live auction starting at 2 p.m. Details: 315-946-3389, hswaynepets.org/events/2018auction.shtm