Pre-weekend Weekend Lunch Invite 49. Squareliness is next to Godliness
As is the familiar trend week-to-week, there's a lot of repeat stuff this week. Adding insult to injury, I'm well behind on my Christmas shopping. At least I got the oil changed in the car, albeit a couple thousand miles late.
I'm also well past due for more "book reports" (as Todd puts it). I've got a couple bloated sectors on a disk in the basement just bursting with pictures from a couple events as far back as a month or more.
To kick off the repeat stuff, be sure to get over to the WBER website to vote for your favorite alternative songs of the year and your favorite alternative albums of all time.
Movies this week:
Today's "Safe Bet" is Sadona at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) Again, never heard 'em, but they generally bring in decent bands.
Not to mention...assuming it still happens... this being the third Thursday...there should be a "Poetry Slam" at Barnes & Noble (3349 Monroe Ave.) Starts at 7:00 or so and runs for maybe-an-hour.
Karaoke at Drinks by Mary Dawn (535 S. Clinton.)
Karaoke at Boston Brew Company (251 Exchange Blvd.)
Aside from that, ya can gamble with Zydeco--Chanka Chank is playing at Red (171 St. Paul.) Zydeco is always cool...unless it sucks really bad.
Remember back in
November when I mentioned that the
RIT Observatory is open to the public? Neither did I.
Jan says the
(645 John St.)
is having a Public Observing session from
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Call 475-6824 for last minute details.
Current news reveals that the plans to implode the Rochester Hotel at Main & Plymouth are continuing this weekend. (Note that they were going to do this on December 2 but people running the neighboring Church of St. Luke and St. Simon Cyrene had concerns that their church might be damaged. In the process of preparing the building for demolotion, it is now too weak to stand on its own so the city is forced to provide a permit. The time hasn't been set, but it will probably be 8:00 a.m. like last time.
O'Bagelo's at 165 State Street at noon.
Tonight at the Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is Garage Pop #8, featuring The Quitters, White Cotton Panties, Veins, Moviees, Priests, Vertigo-Gos, Runs, Grinders, and Eye Spy.
However, the safe money once again falls to the unknown-to-me The High Risers at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.)
If you'd like to see the personification of Karaoke, Neil Diamond is at the Blue Cross Arena (Exchange Blvd and Broad St.) tonight at 8:00 p.m.
FOX's Sunday Night Animation:
Open mic comedy at the Colosseum Caffe (262 Park Ave.) starting around 9:00.
Open mic poetry at Java's
(16 Gibb Street)
starting around 9:30.
South Park at Rohrbach's at 315 Gregory Street at 10:00. Today: Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo - Kyle's musical pal, Mr. Hankey, appears and helps create a memorable Christmas in South Park.
If you'd like to miss South Park but keep in the same vein, Mike Dambra is appearing with Nick Siracuse tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday at Comix Cafe (3450 Winton Place, 424-LAFF.) If you weren't smart enough to see him for free at the open mic nights, perhaps you should pay to see him, chucklebutt.
John Montgomery's Creep of the Week
CNN Almanac: 1999-Dec-16
Internet Movie Database
On this day ... December 16
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