Calendar of Events

Geneseo provides residents and visitors with a wide variety of activities that appeal to all ages and interests. Please browse through our many events, which we attempt to keep as current as possible. Our sister website,, contains schedules of governmental organizations and meetings.

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Exhibition: They That Matter @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Larry Winston Collins, Dontre Hamilton, mixed media, 2018

Exhibition Dates: November 7 – December 8, 2018
Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 7, 5-7 PM

The Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery is pleased to host an exhibit that is timely and moving – They That Matter. This exhibit is a tribute to nineteen young men felled by police violence. These shrine-like portraits were produced with the call to all of us to recognize “the humanity of the victims and that their lives mattered.” Accompanying the exhibit will be a video recording of the artist speaking about this exhibit and his art practice.

Collins is an Ohio based artist whose art practice encompasses painting, sculpture, printmaking, and moves between figurative art work and geometric abstraction. This multi-media artist has received commissions form the Ohio Department of Transportation, Columbus Parks and Recreation, and The Dayton Opera Association and the Dayton Printmaker’s Cooperative Project. Other awards and fellowships include 2 Ohio Arts Council Residency Awards to Germany. Exhibitions include Ladislav Gallery in Pilsen, Czech Republic; Miami University Art Museum; Lalit Kala Akademi Gallery in New Delhi, India; Standehas Gallery in Dresden, Germany; Perdu University’s Reuff Gallery, Gallery Guichard in Chicago; and many Ohio museums and galleries.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Fridays & Saturdays: 1:00 – 5:00 PM

For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.




Vintner’s Dinner @ Deer Run Winery
Nov 10 @ 6:30 pm

You are invited to join us for an upscale intimate five-course wine pairing dinner featuring our very best wines carefully selected and paired by our head Vintner. This year’s dinner will commemorate our 15 year anniversary and will feature the release of our 2016 Cabernet Franc. The meal will be prepared and served by Partyman Catering. A main course vegetarian option is available.

2018 Vintner’s Dinner Menu
• Roasted Red Pepper and Ricotta Bruschetta paired with 2017 Dry Riesling
• Creamy Fall Vegetable Soup paired with 2017 Chardonnay
• Goat Cheese, Pear and Candied Pecan Salad paired with 2017 Aromella
• Braised Short Ribs served with Whipped Mashed Potatoes and a Carrot Parsnip Medley paired with 2016 Cabernet Franc
Vegetarian option: Grilled Portobello Mushroom stacked with an assortment of Grilled Vegetables and topped with a Balsamic Glaze and Shaved Parmesan
• Peanut Butter Chocolate dessert paired with Max Black

Fanatics Presents: The Slambovian Circus of Dreams @ The Geneseo Riviera
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm

Come see Slambovian Circus of Dreams perform live at the Riviera! Doors open at 6 PM, show starts at 7PM. General admission is $25 or $29 at the door.

Called everything from ‘hillbilly-Pink Floyd’ to ‘folk-pop’ to ‘surreal americana’, New York’s Slambovian Circus of Dreams “is a riveting, mesmerizing, crazy, amazing machine of music.”  Chronogram Magazine. A rootsy psychedelica that MAVERICK MAGAZINE calls “Mightily impressive and hugely original rock from the cool end of Americana,” their melodic avant-folk conjures with an exotic instrumental arsenal and palette of styles ranging from dusty Americana ballads to huge Pink Floydesque cinematic anthems. The Slambovians charm from the first note with “Great songs and a whole lotta heart!”  DJ Meg Griffin, SiriusXM.
Formed in Sleepy Hollow, New York over a decade ago, they pioneered the alt-folk circuit, staying on the fringes of the music industry. Winning support from indie radio and press since their inception, fans fueled their career from the ground up to an international status. Having headlined major music festivals and venues across the US, Canada and UK, this band has a devoted cult following.  “Soothing and bewitching as a snake oil tonic, the entire root system of Rock Family Trees is embedded in Longo’s voice.”  The Big Issue, Scotland, UK. Lead singer-songwriter Joziah Longo is joined by Sharkey McEwen (guitar, mandolin), Tink Lloyd (accordion, cello, etc), and Felipe Torres (drums, percussion). They create a captivating vibe that feeds the soul.

Read more here.

Geneseo String Band Square Dance @ MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm

Square Dance with the Geneseo String Band
• 7 – 10 PM
• Jim Kimball, Caller
• Everyone welcome, no experience required
• General Admission $3, students & spectators $1, 12 and under free
• Tickets can be purchased at the door.
• Refreshments available (enjoy the Union Starbucks)
• Parking free in any of the faculty lots
• Old-time Eastern style dancing and basic instruction will be offered.

Sponsored by the SUNY Geneseo Music Department.

Limelight & Accents: Step Afrika! @ Wadsworth Auditorium
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm

Limelight & Accents Performing Arts Series 2018 – 2019

Step Afrika! is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Their company is critically-acclaimed for its efforts to promote the dance tradition’s use as an educational tool for young people worldwide.

Antigone @ Alice Austin Theatre in Brodie Hall, SUNY Geneseo
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The SUNY Geneseo Department of Theatre and Dance presents Antigone
• Translated by Kelly Cherry
• Directed by Randy Barbara Kaplan
• Performances: November 7-10 at 7:30 PM and November 11 at 2:00 PM
• Admission $10
• Facebook event and ticket link.

LCHS Program: History of Geneseo’s Village Clock Tower @ Livingston County Historical Society and Museum
Nov 11 @ 1:30 pm

Do you know what time it is in the Village of Geneseo?  Why is a village clock in a church?  Dr. F. Kurt Cylke Jr. will present about time in the 19th century, clocks in western NY, and the history and 2009 restoration of this Geneseo’s village icon.  This program is co-sponsored with the Association for the Preservation of Geneseo.
• Additional parking available in church lot next door.
• Free and open to the public.

2018 Program of the Livingston County Historical Society and Museum

Antigone @ Alice Austin Theatre in Brodie Hall, SUNY Geneseo
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The SUNY Geneseo Department of Theatre and Dance presents Antigone
• Translated by Kelly Cherry
• Directed by Randy Barbara Kaplan
• Performances: November 7-10 at 7:30 PM and November 11 at 2:00 PM
• Admission $10
• Facebook event and ticket link.

SUNY Geneseo Wind Quintet – Cancelled @ Doty Recital Hall
Nov 11 @ 3:00 pm

Join the Geneseo Wind Quintet for our fall concert featuring “mid-century modern” repertoire! The program includes two favorites from the wind quintet canon, as well as a feature for our new members: Kathryn Scarbrough, flute, and Andrew Brown, clarinet.

All of the pieces on the program were composed between the 1920s and the 1950s, but each demonstrates a different relationship with the themes and concerns of Modernism. We’ll explore the “new objectivity” of Paul Hindemith’s *Kleine Kammermusik*, composed in post-World War I Germany, as well as the burgeoning experimentalism of the early *Six Bagatelles* by György Ligeti and the unique blend of folk music and Modernist art music aesthetics of Heitor Villa-Lobos’s *Chôros No. 2*. And we’ll hear how the *Pastorale* by Amy Beach, written two years before her death, encapsulates her lush late-Romantic-era sensibility in conversation with 20th-century tonal developments.

The Wind Quintet members: Andrew Brown, clarinet; Megan Kyle, oboe; Maura McCune Corvington, horn; Martha Sholl, bassoon; Kathryn Scarbrough flute

Admission is free / all are welcome.

Special Program: Dining through the Decades – Bridging the Generation Gap @ Geneseo InterFaith Center
Nov 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Leah Christman, a SUNY Geneseo student is coordinating “Dining through the Decades – Bridging the Generation Gap.” This is a series of get-togethers by decade (1930s, 1940s and 1950s). Each get together will focus on that particular decade with discussion and tasty FREE foods. Please contact her for more information and to RSVP. This program is targeting senior citizens, such as Young at Heart.
• 1930s – Sunday, September 23
• 1940s – Sunday, October 21
• 1950s – Sunday, November 11