Thursday, June 1, 2000

Pre-weekend Weekend Lunch Invite 73. Be Free Bahamas

You know, I had given myself generous time to put a little more meat into the text of this, but on the way home I smelled someone's brakes or clutch burning. When I got off the highway and saw the smoke coming from the front wheel, I realized why the smell kept up with me. So now my car is in the shop and I'm in a rented Neon. So much for writing a little bit this week ... :-(

The "Big Event" for this weekend is the Rochester Ham Fest at The Dome Center (E. Henrietta Rd. and Calkins Rd.) It originated as an event to buy, sell, and trade ham radio equipment but it has "grown" to include computer equipment, military surplus, and other electronic items. Despite not having anything to do with pork, you'll find there is still a considerable population of overweight middle-aged men around. Admission is $8 which is an all-weekend pass.

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  • Big Momma's House - Martin Lawrence is an obese woman.
  • Running Free (1999) - A young horse named Lucky gets dumped in the desert by Germans and spends most of the time not wearing pants.


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Tonight's at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) it's The Assumptions, an okay band all around.

To celerate the 30th anniversary of their chief projectionist Robert Ogie, The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) is showing Un Chien Andalou, a surealistic avante garde film made by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí in 1929. Following that is another film by the same pair in 1930 called L'Age d'Or, "a surrealistic attack on every institution within his [Buñuel's] reach" (as penned in the Eastman House film schedule.)

In the mean time, Milestones (170 East Ave.) is hosting Freetime Magazine's Most Popular Band Contest with November Thread versus The Blackouts.


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Rochester Ham Fest at The Dome Center (E. Henrietta Rd. and Calkins Rd.) noon-6.

First things first: tonight is East End Fest #1 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. outside then 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. inside. Of note is the decent top-40 band Better Days inside at Milestones (170 East Ave.) The rest of the bands are:

  • 5:00-6:30, Skeeter & The Three Notes, Aria, Outside Stage #5
  • 5:00-7:00, The Hope Dashers, Richmond's, Outside Stage #4
  • 5:15-6:30, The Nightstalkers, Milestones, Outside Stage #2
  • 5:30-7:30, Urban Transit, RG&E, Outside Stage #8
  • 6:30-8:00, Coup de Villes, Aria, Outside Stage #6
  • 6:30-8:30, Uncle Plum, Milestones, Outside Stage #1
  • 7:00-9:00, Redlight District, Richmond's, Outside Stage #4
  • 8:00-9:30, Skeeter & The Three Notes, Aria, Outside Stage #5
  • 8:00-11:00, Skycoasters, RG&E, Outside Stage #8
  • 8:30-9:15, The Nightstalkers, Milestones, Outside Stage #2
  • 9:00-11:00, Perfect World, Milestones, Outside Stage #1
  • 9:00-11:00, Flava Country, Richmond's, Outside Stage #4
  • 9:30-11:00, Coup de Villes, Aria, Outside Stage #6
  • 11:00-1:00, Better Days, Milestones, Inside Stage
  • 11:00-1:30, Skeeter & The Three Notes, Aria, Outside Stage #7

First things first, though: dinner as always at California Rollin' at Village Gate Square (274 N. Goodman St.)

Karaoke with Sugar Bear at Boston Brew Company (251 Exchange Blvd.)


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

Rochester Ham Fest at The Dome Center (E. Henrietta Rd. and Calkins Rd.) 8:30-5:30.

Later at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) will be Snaggletooth. They're an okay band, but there's a $2 cover.

Meanwhile over at Spenders (1600 Lyell Ave.) Three Flights Up will be playing. After a six-month-ish hiatus and presumed regrouping, 3FU is back once again with a bunch of covers and original songs.

Still no? How about John Valby (Dr. Dirty) is at Penny Arcade (4785 Lake Ave.) at 10:00 p.m.

Also, for those who have tickets, Blink 182 with Bad Religion and Fenix * TX will be at Darien Lake (9993 Alleghany Rd., Corfu, NY)

WBER night at Red (171 St. Paul.)


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Rochester Ham Fest at The Dome Center (E. Henrietta Rd. and Calkins Rd.) 8:30-1:30. Being the last day, there's often a lot of junk that people are just throwing away.

  • Futurama: Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love? - When Dr. Zoidberg returns to his home planet for mating season, Fry gives him a tutorial in 20th-century love.
  • King of the Hill: Aisle 8A - When Connie stays over, Hank is mortified that he must help her with a personal problem.
  • Simpsons: The Mansion Family - Homer plays billionaire while house-sitting for Mr. Burns, who has checked into the Mayo Clinic.
  • Malcolm in the Middle: Malcolm Babysits - Malcolm enjoys baby-sitting for a normal family, until he realizes that he has been under camera surveillance.

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In case you had intended on going, there won't be a Camera Rochester meeting because there's the picnic today.

Trivia Quiz continues at The Old Toad (277 Alexander St.)


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The Urban Legends Comedy League or whatever they're called will be at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.)

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.


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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.

The block will be packed, though, to see Burning Snella with Sevyn and Murdock at Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water St.)

Dan Liberto hosts his Open Mic Comedy Night at Froggy's Bar & Grill (1129 Empire Blvd.)

 
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