Pre-weekend Weekend Lunch Invite 58. Chicago's Group Portrait Poem
Whew! The past few weeks have been hellishly busy. This week has a few gems, but I'll make it to even fewer than normal. So very tired. :-)
Movies this week:
Tonight's good bet at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) is Eddie Nebula & The Plaugue is playing with Dead Blue hand. At some point I'll have heard some of these bands but tonight they're still new to me.
A pretty solid synth-alternative band, Julia's Star is opening for Splashdown (who I think I might have seen but really don't remember what they're like -- despite being played on WBER) at Milestones (170 East Ave.)
For those trying to bring a little culture to their lives beyond eating yogurt, the Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.), is showing Mingus: Charlie Mingus 1968 as part of their Black History Month celebration.
Meanwhile, and very entertaining, Amy's Comedy Cellar is at 7:30 at Christian's Cafe in Village Gate Square (274 N. Goodman St.) Last week's show was excellent. The combination of sketch comedy and stand-up made for a much better show than the open-mic comedy on Tuesdays.
Boston Brew Company
(251 Exchange Blvd.)
O'Bagelo's, 165 State Street, noon.
Later at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) is The Riviera Playboys. Never heard them, but the Krown has been drawing good bands week after week.
Also, The Buddhahood is at
Frankie & Louie's Bayou Bar & Grill
The Centers at High Falls
As another third Monday arrives, another Camera Rochester meeting appears at Atonement Lutheran Church at 1900 Westfall Road from 7:30 to 9:30.
For those into something unknownly different, a show called Audience Quiz is at The Old Toad (277 Alexander St.) As Ian told me:
This is an ancient British ritual known as the Pub or Table Quiz -- performed in hostelries since before the start of recorded time. Little has changed in the millenia since early Man first formed groups aroiund the fire (or bar) and competed first for the spaces closest to the warmth (or alcohol) and then for tacky beer holders & T-shirts. Competition is fierce driven by the desire to lord over the assembled lesser beings. Sometimes rules are bent or broken -- the participants who brought a laptop and Grolier's CD and what seemed to be the entire Simon School MBA class were two of my favourites.
Open mic comedy at the Colosseum Caffe (262 Park Ave.) starting around 9:30.
Open mic poetry at Java's
(16 Gibb Street)
starting around 9:30.
South Park today at Rohrbach's at 315 Gregory Street at 10:00. Tonight's "classic" is Hooked on Monkey Fonics - The boys compete against home-schooled children in the spelling bee.
If you'd like another view of history, the Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.), is showing Malcolm X as part of their Black History Month celebration. This is the 1972 version by Arnold Perl -- the 1992 Spike Lee version of Malcolm X will be on Friday.
John Montgomery's Creep of the Week
The Super Hackers
CNN Almanac: 2000-Feb-17
Internet Movie Database
On this day ... February 17
Links of the Week:
Rochester City Hall: One thing that's pretty cool about Rochester is that it has a pretty decent web page. Heck, even the city codes are online -- albeit in a cryptic Folio Infobase.
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