Thursday, March 2, 2000

Pre-weekend Weekend Lunch Invite 60. The Sky...and AT&T Will Bring It To You

Ya know, this would be so much better if only I had the diligence to write it just before the due date. Oh well. You'll just have to suffer along. :-)

And so I don't forget, Sean mentioned that there's an interesting show at Memorial Art Gallery from February 20 through April 30: Maxfield Parrish's work. The admission fee is 10$, 9$ for students w/ ID, 7$ on Tuesday evenings, or 5$ with a museum pass. Ok, so he sent me an e-mail with virtually exactly those words in it, but nonetheless ... it'd probably be worth checking out.

Movies

Movies this week:

  • Agnes Browne - The unexpected death of her husband sends a woman (Anjelica Huston) and her seven children, ages 2-14, into emotional turmoil and financial crisis in 1967 Dublin. To see Tom Jones, she must sell off her children to medical experimentation.
  • Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson said it best when he sang, "The beautiful people. The beautiful people."
  • Drowning Mona - When a woman drives a car into the river to her death, everyone in town becomes a suspect. Watch as Mrs. Peacock, Wadsworth, Mrs. White, Professor Plum, Mr. Green, Colonel Mustard, Miss Scarlet, and Yvette attempt to figure out who it was. Be sure to see it several times in different theaters for the various surprise endings!
  • My Dog Skip - Frankie Muniz plays a boy with a dog prone to repeating until kicked.
  • Next Best Thing - Madonna plays a woman who has a hard time procreating until she is impregnated by a homosexual friend.
  • What Planet Are You From? - Garry Shandling plays an alien who has a hard time procreating until women discover his vibratory genitalia. It's the role he was born to play.

Thursday

Tonight's good bet at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) is the curiously named 1000 Yard Stare is playing.

Also, Milestones (170 East Ave.) is having the Freetime Magazine's Most Popular Band Contest with Sedona and Melting Mindz.

Maybe before you head out for the late-night stuff, check out the classic 12 Angry Men at the Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.)

WRUR night at Red (171 St. Paul.)

Friday!

Tonight there are really no excuses this week not to see Amy's Comedy Cellar at 7:30 at Christian's Cafe in Village Gate Square (274 N. Goodman St.) The local comedians from the open mics around town get together to do a combination of stand-up and sketch comedy. It's free and you can't see it anywhere else.

Karaoke at Boston Brew Company (251 Exchange Blvd.)

Saturday

O'Bagelo's, 165 State Street, noon.

Later at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) are The Grinders, The Skrews, The Priests, and (if I remember the poster right) White Cotton Panties.

Sunday

First a couple Simpson's...

  • Brother's Little Helper - Bart exhibits worrisome behavior when he takes an experimental drug for hyperactive children.
  • Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder - After Homer becomes a celebrity by bowling a perfect game, he guest stars on "The Springfield Squares." Guest voices of Penn & Teller, Nancy O'Dell, Pat O'Brien and Ron Howard.
  • TV Guide Awards: For all you TV junkies, it's your night. All the popular people will be there... It'll make you feel good...


Monday

Now brought to levels of recurringness, a show called Audience Quiz is at The Old Toad (277 Alexander St.) I'll quote Ian one last time:

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.


Tuesday

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.

But screw all the rest of that stuff and see Viva Las Trailers! at the Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) 90 minutes of just movie trailers. Kinda like E!'s Coming Attractions, except it's attractions that have already been ... and no commercials ... and on the big screen.

Wednesday

South Park today at Rohrbach's at 315 Gregory Street at 10:00. Tonight's "classic" is Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride: Stan's mutt discovers his sexuality.

The Nuts & Bolts Improv Troupe will again be at Club Vibes (150 Andrews St.) at 8:00 p.m. It's $5 to get in and it's way totally worth it. Sometimes I recommend stuff with a bit of a positive spin, but this is must see shit, people. Rochester isn't a big city, so for an improv troupe to _start_ here is very remarkable -- for them to be good is virtually really really unlikely and then some. Last week they did some Who's Line is It Anyway? type stuff among some originals, although I talked to Frank (the one with the improv degree [improv degree people!]) and he said they'd be moving more toward their own stylings in subsequent weeks.

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CORRECTION
Last week I mentioned the spring had defeated the winter. Apparently, winter will continue to reign for at least a couple of months.


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