The weekend is almost here! It's here sooner for many area students who have Friday off, so it's even more important to plan ahead to keep your kids pre-occupied throughout the weekend. We have a few ideas.
- When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
- Tickets: You can purchase tickets at www.avonplayers.org
- Cost: Tickets are $18 each
- Why go: This is the last weekend to catch this comedic performance. This comedy will follow six youngsters who take their competitive side to the spelling bee where they learn about winning, losing and how parents can be just as childish as they are.
- Where: Downtown Rochester
- When: 6 p.m.-midnight Friday through Sunday.
- Cost: Free
- Why go: If you missed the Big, Bright Light Show or want to see the lights turned on again, this will be the last chance to see downtown Rochester lit up for the season. Be sure to bring a camera to capture the display of colorful lights.
- When: 7:30-11 p.m. Friday
- Cost: $7 admission, plus skate rental if needed. Regular skates are $2 and premium skates are $4.25
- Why go: It's a chance for the kids to get out of the house and have a good time socializing with other kids. Whether they are amateur skaters or could skate circles around the other kids, they're bound to have a good time, with friends and fun tunes. Skate World of Troy recommends kids 10 years and under attend with a parent.
- When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
- Cost: Free
- Why go: If you were thinking of going shopping this weekend, consider swinging by the art fair. Along with dozens of stores inside the mall, its corridors will be filled with arts, crafts and gourmet food.
- When: 8-10 p.m.
- Cost: $15 per person; $10 per person if attend with a group of 10 or more
- Why go: The party is a chance for people to loosen up and learn a few moves all while having a good time. To kick the party off there will be a half hour cha cha lesson by Rochester Ballroom professionals followed by a range of dance music from latin to swing, ballroom and more. The Rochester Ballroom asks that attendees bring a change of shoes with clean soles in order to preserve the floors of the facility.