Thursday, November 23, 2000

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #98: Happy Birthday, Mrs. Grant

Doh! I kind of blew it because this weekend is Thanksgiving and last weeks turkey survey was supposed to go with that. This is starting to get important because I'm now getting into the "big time": both Google and AltaVista list this page on the first page of hits when you search for rochester weekly events.

As the election debate rages on, I'm clinging to just a couple ideas. First, nobody seems to understand that any manner of measurement (including counting) is prone to error. The larger the amount and the more complex the task, the more likely that error is. Second, I think we've learned from this election that the state of Florida is stupid -- they can't count accurately; they use error-prone punched cards to vote with; they can't follow simple instructions to punch exactly one hole next to the candidate they want elected; they wait until an election hangs in the balance until they reconsider their voting methods; they want more Cuban immigrants coming to America except for those who are not adorable children; they live in a corridor of hurricanes and still build houses that can't withstand it.


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  • 102 Dalmatians - Cruella De Vil finds that with a little help from lobbyists, the Food and Drug Administration is willing to approve dalmatian for human consumption.
  • Unbreakable - After a freak accident at American Comb Corporation, David Dunne (Bruce Willis) becomes literally unbreakable.

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Thanksgiving

If you have the desire to go out tonight, pickin's are slim.

Milestones (170 East Ave.) will have Spacetrucker starting around 10:30-ish. Once again I know nothing about the band.

Tonight at the nearly Gothic, cold-war themed Red (171 St. Paul) is the rockabilly band The Frantic Flattops with The Hi-Risers.


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I'll miss it, but for the rest of you, dinner at California Rollin' at Village Gate Square (274 N. Goodman St.) This week's specials, straight from the mailing list's mouth are:
  • Spiked Crab Roll (spiked with wasabi) consisting of snowcrab, Japanese mayonnaise, avocado, cucumber, seaweed salad and wasabi roe.
  • Tsunami Roll consisting of whitefish, scallions and teriyaki sauce.
  • Pinchy Roll consisting of lobster, Japanese mayonnaise, cucumber and avocado.

Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Ave., near Goodman St.) is hosting Jazz Fridays with Vince Ercolamento Trio from 6 to 9. $5, free to MAG members and students with University of Rochester ID.

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Roger & Me where Michael Moore heads to Flint, Michigan to seek GM Chairman Roger B. Smith to talk about the fate of the city. The show starts at 8.

I checked out Dueling Pianos from Vegas at Rhythm (formerly Lloyd's at 289 Alexander St.) a few weeks ago. It was pretty standard tourist fare -- simple, crude fun. It starts as part of happy hour.

Tonight is the preview of A Christmas Carol at 7:30 at Geva (75 Woodbury Blvd.)

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


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With O'Bagelo's closed this weekend, the big show today is MontyAid 2000 at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) Starting at 2:00 p.m. will be the following bands in an arbitrary order:
  • Eddy Nebula & the Plague
  • Section 8
  • Ball Cheeze Psychotics
  • Children in Heat
  • Rist Rocket
  • Falling 12 Stories
  • 137
  • Rockstars
  • Edge of Jupiter
  • Krown Kryers
  • Joyfinger
Bring a can of food for FoodLink and $2 and some more money to drink with.

In the theatrical comedy realm is Estrofest at School of the Arts (45 Prince St.) at 5 and 8:30.

Also, Joey & Maria's 25th Anniversary will be at 7 at Diplomat Banquet Center (1956 Lyell Ave.)


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Convenience will be at 3 at Nextstage at Geva (75 Woodbury Blvd.)

Karaoke with Sugar Bear at The Blue Room (293 Alexander St.) Check out some singers, then head downstairs and regain your hearing.

Glass Picture Box Funny:

  • Futurama : War Is the H-Word - Fry and Bender join the military, unaware that Earth is about to go to war; Leela serves under Zapp Brannigan.
  • King of the Hill : Peggy Makes the Big Leagues - Hank's buddies give him grief after Peggy flunks a high-school football star who is then suspended from the team.
  • Simpsons : Homer vs. Dignity - When Homer asks for a raise, Mr. Burns pays him to play unpleasant jokes on others.
  • Malcolm in the Middle : Robbery - Lois and her co-worker Craig are taken hostage at the drugstore; Hal brings home an armoire infested with bats.

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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.

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


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Nuts and Bolts returns this week to Johnny's Smoke Free Bar (1382 Culver Rd.) They start at 8 and they're back to charging $5, but they're probably moving to monthly and may move to Christian's in Village Gate soon.

 
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