A rundown of upcoming events in the region
Want to step out this weekend? Plenty of options await; here are a few of 'em:
• In a Rochester tradition for more than 15 years, the "Big Wigs" — Mrs. Kasha Davis and Aggy Dune — will present "Holiday Hams" at the Cobblestone Arts Center Theatre, 1622 Route 332, Farmington, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22-23 (with a happy hour at 6 p.m.). One ticket will provide an hour of wine and hors d'ouvres followed by an evening of quick changes, comedy and impersonations. Kasha (a veteran of "RuPaul's Drag Race") and Aggy say their mission has been to bring drag from the nightclub to the stage limelight and that "to perform in theatres is a dream come true."
For tickets (starting at $15), call 585-398-0220 or visit www.Cobblestoneartscenter.com.
Coming up at Cobblestone: The Cobblestone Players present "Annie" from Nov. 29 through Dec. 8, and the Victor Community Pops Band presents a holiday concert Dec. 11. Check the website for details.
• British native Zoë Lewis has traveled around the globe to more than 70 countries, jumping on boxcars, riding on freight boats — even once performing with an elephant orchestra in Thailand. Now living in Massachusetts, she has performed with such artists as the Indigo Girls, Nanci Griffith and Judy Collins with her mix of jump jive, Gypsy jazz, Latin grooves and swing on multiple instruments. This weekend, she travels to the Rochester area as the featured performer for the latest installment in Golden Link's 2019-20 concert series. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield. Tickets are $20 ($22 at the door), $15 Golden Link members ($17 at door), $10 students, free for children 12 and younger.
Next up in the Golden Link series: Dec. 6, Brooks Williams; Jan. 25, The Cadleys and The Brothers Blue, Feb. 29, RUNA; March 13, Dana and Susan Robinson; April 25, Mary Fahl; May 9, Bill Staines. Details/tickets: goldenlink.org.
• Have you seen the white whale — on the big screen? You'll get the chance Thursday when Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St. in Geneva, screens the 1952 film version of "Moby Dick" with Gregory Peck as the obsessed Captain Ahab. The film starts at 7 p.m. Nov. 21, with tickets at $10 ($7 students, and free for Hobart and William Smith faculty and students).
Speaking of the Smith, coming up next month are a Christmas show presented by gospel legends The Blind Boys of Alabama on Dec. 6 and, on Dec. 16, "Keb' Mo's Jingle Bell Jamboree." Opera Ithaca will present Pauline Viardot's "Centrillion" on Dec. 30. And starting Nov. 22, tickets go on sale for next year's concerts featuring Melissa Etheridge (April 18) and David Crosby and the Sky Trails Band (June 16). Go to thesmith.org for information, including ticket info, for all these shows.