1 BABY HOLD ON: Rock-and-roller Eddie Money has been spending his time in Rochester lately, working with a cast of 20 actors who will join him in a stage production featuring the Money Man's life story and musical journey. "Two Tickets to Paradise: The Eddie Money Musical," created by and starring the singer (adapted and arranged by Rochester Association of Performing Arts, or RAPA), premiered Wednesday and continues Thursday through Sunday at the Kodak Center, 200 W. Ridge Road, Rochester. The show follows Money from the late 1960s through the 1980s, including his family life, police officer training and global rock stardom; with a score featuring such Money musts as "Take Me Home Tonight," "I Wanna Go Back" and the title song. "For me, the musical captures that most important time when you're starting out before you get jaded," says Money. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15-17 (Friday's is ASL-interpreted); and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18. Tickets: $39.50 to $59.50, available at Record Archive (33 Rockwood St.), 585-254-0073 or RapaTheatre.org
2 HOT AND COLD: There will be a lot at "stake" Saturday when the American Legion Post 1278, at 4931 County Road 36 (West Lake Road) in Honeoye hosts the annual "Frozen Fingers" Horseshoe Tournament. Registration starts at noon for the 1 p.m. competition, with prizes awarded for first, second and third place. (Cost: $10.) The Legion has a somewhat warmer event going on indoors Saturday, with the Great Chili Cook Off sponsored by ALA Unit 1278. Chili entries must be in the kitchen by 4:30 p.m., with judging to start at 5 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third. Cost: $10.
3 COME AND GET IT: If you're hungry this Sunday morning but don't feel like whipping up the pancake batter or cracking the eggs, a number of breakfast benefits are going on Feb. 18, where you can have a hearty meal while helping good causes. Here are a few: American Legion Post 1278 (4931 County Road 36, Honeoye) will serve an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m., with proceeds to benefit veterans. Canandaigua Elks Lodge No. 1844 (19 Niagara St., Canandaigua) serves up breakfast (also ll you can eat) from 8 to 11 a.m., with proceeds helping people with cerebral palsy. Cheshire Fire Hall No. 1 (4285 Route 21, Canandaigua) has an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. And Canandaigua American Legion (454 N. Main St., Canandaigua) serves an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., sponsored by Sons of the American Legion, to benefit veteran and community programs.
4 SONGS OF LOVE: The Granger Eastman Salon Series will kick off with “Songs of Love” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18 at Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum, 295 N. Main St., Canandaigua. Eastman School of Music voice, opera and piano graduate students will continue the series with “Light in the Piazza” vignettes at 8 p.m. March 23 and “Songs of Summer” at 8 p.m. April 27. Reservations are required. Details: 394-1472.
5 THE HUMAN SPIRIT: "The Diary of Anne Frank," which opened Wednesday at Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd., Rochester, brings to vivid life the dreams, aspirations and fears of the young teenager as she and seven others share a claustrophobic existence hiding from the Nazis in a concealed Amsterdam attic. The play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett has been newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman and is directed by David Ira Goldstein in a co-production with Arizona Theatre Company. Performances this weekend are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. (The production continues through March 18.) Ticket information and other show times: www.gevatheatre.org