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Fall Guide 2006

A comfortable fall

That's what it looks like to us, anyway. As the temperatures dip and the leaves change color, the fall season comes to life. And this particular fall is teeming with the stuff. The local and regional arts organizations have put together slates of incredible events, from the hottest rock acts (Death Cab for Cutie, All-American Rejects) coming to town to some must-see plays (Urinetown, American Buffalo). The movie theaters are jam-packed with buzzworthy flicks (All the King's Men, The Departed) and giddy escapist fare (Jackass: Number Two, Casino Royale). It's enough to make you never want to leave the house.

Ah, but then you would miss out on all the outdoor fun. Hiking, biking, or heading to pumpkin patches, hayrides, apple festivals, 50Ks... there's tons to do for adults and kids. Too much, maybe. To help you keep it straight we've included a do-it-yourself Must-Do List. After plundering these pages for the events you simply cannot live without going to, fill out the form on page 30, clip or tear it out, and put it on the fridge. Now every morning when you fix your oatmeal (sticks to the ribs!) you'll be reminded that this Friday is the opening of the Georgia O'Keeffe exhibit, and you simply cannot miss that. We wouldn't let you.

Check it out here!

In This Guide...

  • Theater: Remembering August Wilson

    Geva begins a five-year tribute to the late, great American playwright

  • City's Fall Choices

    Pilobolus Dance; Caroline Werner Gannett Project

  • Fall calendar: sports

    Sports SPECTATOR

  • Fall calendar: families

    Family events Adventure Family and Team Challenge Sept 23.

  • Fall calendar: visual arts

    Art LOCAL

  • Family: Out of your gourd

    How to keep the kids busy this fall, from tykes to teens

  • Classical: Mercury rising

    The upstart opera company heads into Season 2 with high hopes

  • Fall calendar: theater

    Theater LOCAL Aquilla Theatre Company Nov 17: Romeo and Juliet |NazarethCollegeArtsCenter, 8 p.m. $35-$45. 389-2170, www.naz.edu/artscenter.

  • Fall calendar: literature & lectures

    Literature and lectures "According to Anthony" Luncheon Lecture Series Oct 9: Bob Cooney, Women's History Project, "Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Suffrage Movement" | Nov 13: Sally Dodgson, "Helen Barrett Montgomery Comes to Tea" | Dec 11: PepsyKettavong, sculptor, Colleen Hurst, historian, "Let's Have Tea --- The Making of a Monumental Memory" | Carriage House, 19 Madison St. Noon-1:30 p.m. $20.

  • Fall calendar: classical

    Classical Chamber Music Rochester (586-5690, www.chambermusicrochester.org ) Oct 8: "Our 30th Year: The Grand Opening," Hochstein Music School, 50 N Plymouth Ave, 8 p.m. | Nov 19: "Shostakovich: His Life and Times," MemorialArtGallery, 500 University Ave, 8 p.m.

  • Hiking: Happy trails

    Three local hikes with the promise of fabulous fall foliage

  • Film: Legends of the fall

    What flicks have Oscar hopes...and what ones don't

  • Fall calendar: wine

    Finger Lakes Winery Events Acoustic Newt Wednesdays through December.

  • Fall calendar: special events

    Special events AppleUmpkin Festival Sep 23-24.

  • Fall calendar: dance

    DANCE Ballet Magnificat Oct 14.

  • Biking: Beware the four-wheeled monsters

    How bicyclists can survive in a city built for cars

  • Music: The fall line-up

    All the concerts you need to see (and hear)