James Cameron’s “Avatar” Opens
Don’t forget to see James Cameron’s new blockbuster, opening in theaters today. With explosions, floating continents, and nine foot tall blue alien chicks, who could resist? Cost: one overpriced movie ticket.
Last Day of Hanukkah
If you’re Jewish, thank your lucky stars the holidays are almost over. If you’re not, beware: the holiday season madness is just getting started. Cost: one last Hanukkah gift.
Polarwave Snowtubing Park. 3500 Harloff Rd. Batavia. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Remember that time you broke your collarbone sledding when you were a kid? Relive those fond childhood memories at the Polarwave Snowtubing Park. Cost: $13 (two hour pass), $15 (three hour pass).
Lovin’cup. Park Point. 9 p.m. So you have a week off and are wondering what to do with your newfound freedom. Why not stay up late on a Monday and
hit up the lovin’cup for trivia night? Be sure to get there early if you want to sign up to participate. Cost: Memorizing Wikipedia.
Kenny Rogers and Hits Tour
Auditorium Theater. 885 E. Main St. His live shows may not have the same clout as his famous roasted chicken, but for those looking for some Christmas-themed live entertainment, Kenny Rogers shouldn’t disappoint. Cost: $52-$72.
Does the commercialism of the holiday season have you down? Then pull out the aluminum pole and get ready for some feats of strength; today is the holiday for the rest of us. Cost: Understanding this reference.
Holiday Songs and Skies
with Mr. Jack Frost
Rochester Museum and Science Center. 657 East Ave. 11:30 a.m. Have a grand old time learning about winter stargazing while enjoying a laser show, some holiday music, and corny jokes all in the comfort of a planetarium. Cost: $9 (college students and seniors), $8 (ages 3-18), $10 (adults).
If you need Reporter to tell you what to do on Christmas, there is nothing that we can do to help you. Cost: Christmas presents.
Known in such exotic lands as England and Canada as a public holiday, Boxing Day is more commonly known in the U.S. as “Day After Christmas Sale Day.” So get out there and shop! Cost: Whatever is left in your wallet.
Kwanza's Family Day
Memorial Art Gallery. 500 Memorial Dr. 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Join in the celebration of this African-American holiday with hands-on activities, storytelling, music, and ceremony. Cost: Free.
Maniac Mondays 80s Night
Bug Jar. 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Shake off the lethargy of the holidays with some dancing and 80s music at the Bug Jar. Cost: Free (21+).
African Caribbean Dance
School of the Arts. 45 Prince St. 7 - 8:30 p.m. Let’s face it, your moves could use some work. Add some flair to your dance style by going to this African Caribbean dance lesson. Cost: $1
Bay Bar and Grill. 372 Manitou Rd. Hilton. 10 p.m. Chillax to some techno at the Bay Bar and Grill. Cost: Free.
New Year’s Eve
No one ever gets around to fulfilling those pesky New Year’s resolutions. But hey, this year can be different, right? Make that list, stay up until midnight, and make it happen. Cost: Finally getting organized this year.
New Year’s Day
Look forward to the New Year and get those last minute obligations out of the way before classes start up again. Cost: That killer hangover from last night.
Where We Live
George Eastman House. 900 East Ave. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Just got back from break and not sure what to do? Take a look at how people have seen Rochester throughout history. Cost:$10, $6 students
Lovin’cup. Park Point. Relax with some light jazz music before you go back to classes. Cost: Free.
Some say that winter break at RIT is too short. Others say that it's over before it has a chance to get boring. Either way, classes are back in session and it’s Week 4. Cost: RIT tuition.
Guided Tour: Writers, Actors and Artists
Washington Square Park. 80 Woodbury Blvd. 11 a.m. Get to know Rochester better with a guided tour through the downtown area. The tour highlights famous writers, actors and artists who lived in or made an impact on the Rochester area. Cost: $12-$15.
Smoke Free RIT Stand Up, Stand Out
Carlson Center of Imaging Science 1125. 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Part of a week of events by the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, this event focuses on smoking. If you're trying to quit and need a push in the right direction, or if you have some insight to share on the matter, show up and stand out. Cost: Free.
Thursday Night Cinema Presents: ”Frequency”
Ingle Auditorium. 10 p.m. Sometimes changing the past can have unexpected consequences on the future. Full of time travel, action and paradoxes that will likely hurt your brain if you think too long, this is a must watch. Cost: Free.