Thursday, August 24, 2000

Pre-weekend Weekend Lunch Invite 85. <WBER>

Lotsa stuff coming up this weekend ... well maybe not more than any other weekend, but hey, one can dream, eh?

Actually, though the New York State Fair (I-690 near Route 69, Syracuse, N.Y.) starts this weekend.

Sadly, I already think H2O (1661 Mt. Hope Ave.) totally sucks. So far I've seen the club night on Friday which makes people at Tonic (East Avenue near Alexander) look genuine. I also caught a look at their "don't allow" list of unacceptable dress at the front door including stuff like "no baggy pants" which in and of itself is alright, but there was no listing for "no jeans and tee-shirts" to make it "high-class" instead of just somewhat racist. I'll have to see if the low-key dart league nights are any less bad before I give them the final condemnation.


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  • The Art of War - An implausible Wesley Snipes vehicle leads to its inevitable conclusion.
  • Bring It On - Let's see ... 18 1/3 year old Kirsten Dunst leads a cheerleading squad to national competition. Now the question is, who is this movie marketed for? Hmm... By the way, JP-43 summarizes it as "Rocky with pom poms" in his summary at IMDb which is an image I would like removed from my memory as soon as possible.
  • The Crew - Burt Reynolds, Richard Dreyfuss, Dan Hedaya and Seymour Cassel play retired mobsters who plan one last crime to save their retirement home. With Carrie-Anne Moss, Jennifer Tilly, and Jeremy Piven to round out the cast, how can you go wrong? Answer: See my notes on Sleepy Hollow from 1999-Nov-18.

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Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) will have Gaylord starting around 10:30-ish. Gaylord is hard to explain because they're kind-of rock-ish, but that doesn't quite fit.

Starting at "dusk", The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland will be shown at Highland Bowl (South Ave. at Robinson Dr.)

Milestones (170 East Ave.) is again hosting Freetime Magazine's Most Popular Band Contest with Loopus versus Anguish.

At the dank strip-mall venue Comix Cafe (3450 Winton Pl.) will be the comics Greg Hahn and Dennis Stalker at 8 and 10:45; also on Saturday and Sunday. I can't figure out if I've seen Greg Hahn somewhere or if I'm just confusing him with the guy who did that song Jeopardy.


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Dinner as always at California Rollin' at Village Gate Square (274 N. Goodman St.)

Nothing really stellar tonight, but nonetheless ...

At Shorts (35 N. Main St., Fairport) is the pretty-good modern-rock-cover band Better Days starting around 10.

Next, at Spur of the Moment (4670 Dewey Ave.) is the pretty-good modern-rock-cover band Perfect World starting around 10.

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


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

Maybe before that we can get people worked into a frenzy to go on the A Circle of Friends: An Abolitionists' Tour of Mt. Hope Cemetery in 1860 at 10 or 11:30 at Mt. Hope Cemetery (North Gate, 791 Mt. Hope Ave.)

Oh yeah, and don't forget to duck because the Tops International Airshow 2000: A Salute to Veterans will be going on at the Rochester airport starting at 9am.

At the The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) tonight is Colorblind James Experience with The Rat Kings, probably starting around 10.

Meanwhile over at Red (171 St. Paul) is The Veins, The Moviees, The Grinders, The Priests, and White Cotton Panties. I suspect they'd all start around 10 ... I think there open after-hours.

At the hideous Milestones (170 East Ave.) is WITR's Reggae Sounds Anniversary Party with Desi Ranks, Tony Anthony, Sugarman, Devon Ire, and Wally Rich all backed by The Foundation Band. I assume this starts late, but I can't imagine they could fit everyone in if they start much after 8.

I haven't heard them before, but Richmonds (21 Richmond St.) has been a pretty good wildcard bet lately. They've got Rype with Gregory Paul tonight probably starting around 11:00-ish.

Meanwhile, at the amazingly-boring-otherwise Johnny's Smoke Free Bar (1382 Culver Rd.) is Croonin' Kurt and the Hi-Geared Combo at 9.

For those interested, the Playgirl Male Centerfolds will be at Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water St.) at 6pm.


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Karaoke with Sugar Bear at The Blue Room (293 Alexander St.)

Persistence Illusion:

  • Futurama: A Fishful of Dollars - Fry discovers that 1,000 years worth of interest has made him a billionaire.
  • King of the Hill: Flush With Power - A drought in Arlen, Texas, forces Hank to install inefficient toilets.
  • Simpsons: Missionary: Impossible - Homer is forced to join the Peace Corps after he reneges on an anonymous $10,000 pledge to PBS.
  • Malcolm in the Middle: The Bots and the Bees - Chaos ensues when Malcolm invites his Krelboyne classmates over to his house to build a robot for a competition.

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


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Tonight at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) is an open jam with Krown Kryers starting around 10:30. I saw them last week, and it was mostly quiet for an open jam. The Kryers, I assume, took the stage for a while and weren't too bad ... a bit predictable, but not bad.

Open mic poetry at Java's (16 Gibb Street) starting around 9:30.


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From 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. is Wednesday Nights at High Falls at the corner of Commercial St. near Jillian's (Corner of Commercial St. and Mill St.) Tonight it's Power Company.

Later, at the dreaded Johnny's Smoke Free Bar (1382 Culver Rd.) is the comedy improv troupe Nuts and Bolts at 8.

Also, don't forget that at the even more dreaded Milestones (170 East Ave.) is Moxy Früvous for the first of three small shows. Tonight and tomorrow is all-ages and each start at 9:00 p.m. Friday is 18-and-over and starts at 10:00 p.m.

 
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