1 CAST AWAY: Anglers 14 and younger get to try their luck and skill with the fishing line Saturday, May 19, when the Canandaigua Lions Club once more sponsors the Kids' Fishing Derby. Kids will cast from 7 a.m. to noon on City Pier off Lakeshore Drive in Canandaigua, with prizes awarded at noon (with door prizes awarded hourly). It'll be held rain or shine (unless there's thunder and lightning). Registration is required. Admission: Free.
2 DOUGLASS' LIFE AND LEGACY: Sonnenberg Gardens, 151 Charlotte St., Canandaigua, will present “No Struggle, No Progress” to celebrate, honor and recognize the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20. The multimedia production includes visual images, dance, music and the words of Douglass and fellow freedom fighters. It features the North Star Players, direction by David Shakes and dancer Thomas Warfield. The event is free with paid park admission of $7. Discounted park admission starts at 1 p.m. A reception will follow the performance. Details: sonnenberg.org
3 CALLING ALL CELTS: For the Irish, Welsh, Cornish and Scottish among us — even if only Celtic at heart, the Finger Lakes Celtic Games and Festival will be a cultural celebration not to miss. The gathering of the clans will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at 4925 Collett Road, Shortsville, with bagpipe compeititons (with pipe bands coming from throughout the Northeast U.S. and Canada to compete, and perform as one at noon), Highland Heavy games (tests of strength like the Caber Toss), Irish and Scottish dancing, live music (from such area acts as the Dady Brothers, Dungarees and Everheart), food and non-food vendors, and demonstrations of history and heritage. Admission: $10-$12. Details: flceltic.org
4 HERE'S TO YOU, MRS. ROBINSON: For the latest installment of the Swing Into Spring performance series at Bristol Valley Theater, the duo Swearingen and Kelli — musical and life partners AJ Swearingen and Jayne Kelli — will present the music of Simon and Garfunkel. Swearingen and Kelli have been performing and writing music together since 2010, debuting their first album in 2013. The Naples concert — the last in the Swing Into Spring series — captures the sound and spirit of the 1960s Greenwich Village coffehouse scene from which Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel and many of their peers emerged. The music starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Bristol Valley, 151 S. Main St., Naples. Admission: $10-$25. Details: bvtnaples.org or 585-374-6318.
5 FOUR FEST DAYS REMAIN: There are just a few days left to head to Rochester's Highland Park to savor the combination of live music, artistry, food and, of course, the floral stars of the fest as the Rochester Lilac Festival winds down. The fest, in its seventh day Thursday, continues through Sunday, May 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily. Special events this weekend include the Lilac Run on Sunday (5K at 8 a.m., 10K at 9:15 a.m. and the Dunkin' Donuts Dash at 11 a.m.); Art in the Park artists' booths Saturday and Sunday; and a Craft Beer Expo Saturday. Featured performers include Uprooted (featuring Rusted Root's Michael Glabicki) at 7 p.m. Thursday; Smooth Hound Smith at 5:30 p.m. Friday; The Wood Brothers at 7 p.m. Friday; The Medicinals at 5:30 p.m. Saturday; Mingo Fishtrap at 7 p.m. Saturday; Big Eyed Phish at 5:30 p.m. Sunday; and Driftwood at 7 p.m. Sunday — and that's just a handful of the acts. Festival admission: Free. For a complete list of performers, plus details/fees for the race and the beer fest, see www.rochesterevents.com.