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Rochester road trip

Tickets are still available for many shows at this week's Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, which continues through Saturday. The event brings in more than 1,000 artists in 300 concerts. Still to come: Daryl Hall with Keb' Mo, Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa and free shows by Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Gov't Mule and Jimmie Vaughan, plus many more. (Norah Jones and Steve Martin shows are sold out.) Most headliner shows are in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. The festival offers dozens of free shows on Jazz Street, East Ave and Chestnut Street and East Ave and Alexander Street stages.. To find out more, go to


Keep the bowl

Find out just how good food can taste when it is vegetarian at the Earth Bowl Festival on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m., 3449 West River Road (Riverside Salem United Church of Christ), Grand Island. For $40, you'll be served a full course vegetarian dinner (gluten and dairy free meals available) in an artisan ceramic bowl that you get to keep. (Kids can eat for $10, but that doesn't include the bowl.) There will be cooking demonstrations and live music, plus a straw bale building, games and trails for hiking. To find out more, go to


History speaks

MusicalFare Theatre's Canalside performances continue today from 2 to 4 p.m. with Nick Russo bringing to life Dewitt Clinton (the Erie Canal was his "ditch") and Seamus Mahoney, a fictional character who represents the laborers who built the canal. The performances will take place on the half hour, with the two characters rotating.