Arts & ROC Culture

Downtown ROCs
Downtown ROCs is a registered 501c3 not-for-profit Community Development Corporation. We enhance the quality of life in the urban core of Rochester through the development of strategic partnerships that help eliminate blight, create beautiful spaces, and empower residents and businesses to build stronger neighborhoods.
Italian Film Series – Drank DiMino Casa Italiana
La Guerra Dei Nonni – The War of the Grandpas – One night only.

On Saturday March 30 at 4:00PM at the Peace Theater located on the main floor of Nazareth Arts Center, the Italian Film Series and the Frank DiMino Casa Italiana will bring La Guerra Dei Nonni to the Rochester areaThis is the fourth feature written and directed by Gianluca Ansanelli. This is one of the most current movies we have shown, being released to the theaters in Italy just this past November.

Vincenzo Salemme plays Gerri, the stay at home maternal grandfather who is an avid woodworker, and is the loving caretaker of three grandchildren while the professionally successful parents work.
Max Tortora is Tom, the flamboyant and estranged paternal grandfather who decides to reconnect with his son, and finally meet his grandchildren for the first time.
Bianca Guaccero is the sexy neighbor Viky.

These actors are very well known in the Italian film industry, but this is the first time they appear in an Italian Film Series program, and are a welcome addition.

But the real surprise in this movie are the adorable child actors, Great Santi, Luigi Fosco, and Chloe Aquino.

I am sure many grandparents in the audience will identify some of them with their own grandchildren.

📷Gerri is a caring and attentive grandfather, he lives with his daughter’s family, helping around the house and taking care of his beloved grandchildren. This idyllic family balance is broken when Grandpa Tom returns to Italy to spend time with his grandchildren after years living abroad. Exuberant and boisterous, Grandpa Tom is ready to break every rule established by Grandpa Gerri in order to fulfill the children’s wishes and win their love. The clash between Gerri and Tom will create a heated competition, leading to a series of hilarious challenges between grandparents, with no holds barred… and plenty of plot twists.


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Purchase tickets:
Limited number of tickets for the after-movie food and libations event at the Frank DiMino Casa Italiana can be purchased at the link above. Because of limited seating it is highly recommended that tickets for the dinner, sold separately from the movie, be purchased in advance since there is no guarantee that there will be available tickets the night of the show.📷📷📷📷Opportunities are available for sponsorship of future movies in the series. Write me at for information, or the
Rochester City Ballet

From classical to contemporary … cutting edge to theatrical … Rochester City Ballet is an eclectic and versatile company that offers something for everyone. The repertoire ranges from full-length, classical canonical works, such as Sleeping BeautyThe NutcrackerFirebirdCinderella, and Paquita, to master works by renowned choreographers including George Balanchine, Salvatore Aiello, and Gerald Arpino. In addition, RCB regularly commissions original works by established and emerging choreographers.

The Little Theatre

The Little Theatre is the premier cultural center for the presentation of American independent and foreign films — as well as music and visual arts — for the greater Rochester community.

Rochester Brainery

Rochester Brainery is a community classroom and event space in Rochester, NY. In addition to offering in-person and online classes, our space is available to rent for photoshoots, meetings, and special events.

Kodak Center

Kodak Center is a public gathering place for entertainment, conferences and events. The Rochester, NY facility houses the Kodak Center Theater, Kodak Visitor Center, the Challenger Learning Center of Greater Rochester and 400,000 square feet of space available to rent. Minutes from downtown, I-390 and I-590, Kodak Center is easy to access from anywhere in the metropolitan area and boasts more than 1,000 available parking spaces.

Our art-deco main stage, Kodak Center Theater, was built in 1958 and has 1,968 comfortable seats. It services a variety of programming, including national touring concerts, comedy, family shows, musicals, theatricals, lectures/seminars, general sessions and private receptions.
Moodie Views Photography

WELCOME!! Moodie Views photography is a locally owned business servicing the finger lakes region and beyond. Celebrating your special occation as if it were my own. Not missing a single detail, harvesting your ideas and mine to collaborate in a session unlike any other.  Fun, easy and timeless. 

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Rochester Broadway Theatre League

Entertaining today’s audiences. Inspiring tomorrow’s entertainers.


The Rochester Broadway Theatre League’s (RBTL’s) mission is to provide opportunities for all people to experience, understand and enjoy the best in arts and performance through its education programs, events, and activities. To fulfill its mission, RBTL strives to offer diverse performances that reflect the highest standards of excellence and to make those performances accessible to the broadest possible audience.

EXP Studio

EXP Studio is an innovative and hybrid multimedia production studio, agency, and learning center. We create innovative products, projects, and experiences and provide entertainment, resources, and growth opportunities for individuals, businesses, EXP Studio members & communities.

Our intention is to provide access and affordability to resources, collaborative workshops, and opportunities to help community members reach their dreams and build on their passions and hobbies faster. From gaming to art and performance to launching a business — if you can dream it, the EXP Studio is the place to make it happen.
Flower City Arts Center

We are a community-based not-for-profit that educates, encourages, and inspires all people to create and enjoy the visual arts. The Flower City Arts Center celebrated 50 years in 2020. Established in 1970, The Flower City Arts Center is located in a historic firehouse, constructed in 1895-1905 (Try to find evidence of the fire poles next time you’re here!). We are the only community visual arts center conveniently located within the City of Rochester. In 1973, the Arts Center incorporated as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational institution.

The Flower City Arts Center offers educational programs in a variety of visual arts with an emphasis on three areas: Printmaking & Book Arts, Ceramics, and Photography & Digital Arts. We produce youth programs, classes, and workshops, provide facilities to our studio artists, and exhibit work in our galleries. We collaborate with community groups for the benefit of all. Our photography, ceramics and book arts programs are available to community members of all ages, incomes and backgrounds.

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