Thursday, February 22, 2001

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #111: Anno Pithecanthropus

Ok, so this is the first update made from a database. It was a lot easier to put stuff in and get it out. Of course, I still had to edit the HTML output, but at least most of the middle stuff gets generated. In theory I'll save time doing it this way. We'll see ... I still have to recover 50 hours or so. :-)

Last week I mentioned going to see The Laramie Project on Sunday. Saturday night I ran into a woman I had met at the Bug Jar last month. I can't remember how it came up but she said she was going to the Sunday show so we decided to go together. On Sunday when we met there, we found out the play is 2 hours 40 minutes long with 2 intermissions and is $16. I was worried it would suck because that would have been hellish. Fortunately, it was great. Basically it's a composite of interviews with some 200 people in Laramie, Wyoming over about a year period after the murder of Matthew Shepard in 1992. The dialog was natural yet poignant -- it's like if you had a conversation with someone then took the three best sentences they said. I knew Marianne Buckley was in it, but didn't realize Joe Tinkelman (who has done stand-up in the past) was in it as well. I'll have to commend them both -- heck, all the players were excellent. I love it when I can believe I'm seeing someone other than the actor.

Ok, no surprise here, but Blue Cross has more-or-less officially changed the name of the War Memorial to the Blue Cross Arena. I mean, come on -- it was enough of an insult to make our veterans a sub-title, but to completely turn your back? Jerks. I'll be sure to mention this if there's anything worth going to at the War Memorial.

In other local event news, Nuts and Bolts Comedy Improv will return to Johnny's Smoke Free Bar (1382 Culver Rd.) tonight. They're really funny ... just not consistently so ... er rather, they're consistently bad whenever I tell people they should show up and they're really good all the rest of the time.

For your vicarious viewing pleasure, here's a picture of Todd from The Grinders singing while being carried around by Frantic Frank. This was last Saturday after Todd had a bunch of beer and a couple shots. Fortunately I had a couple drinks too so they didn't sound too bad to me.

Todd and Frantic Frank
He ain't heavy, just look at him!

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  • Monkey Bone - Henry Selick treats us to a stupid movie with Rose McGowan as Kitty. That should be enough information to make an informed decision.
  • 3000 Miles to Graceland - Elvis has left the building and took a bunch of loot with him.

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Checked personally by JayceNuts and Boltsreturns toJohnny's Smoke Free Bar(1382 Culver Rd.)for their one-year anniversary show.Apparently they've got a couple new members and have been practicing for the past month or so.

Deltaforce 23will be atMonty's Krown(875 Monroe Ave)tonight starting around 10:30.



Salsa LessonsatTapas One Seventy Seven(177 Saint Paul St.)tonight at 9.

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Checked personally by JayceDinner as always atCalifornia Rollin'atVillage Gate Square(274 N. Goodman St.) This week's specials, straight from the mailing list's mouth are:
  • BIG MAMA ROLL - consisting of smoked, spicy pepper tuna, asparagus, and tomato.
  • BUBBLE BEACH ROLL - consisting of tempura shrimp w/RED ROOSTER HOT SAUCE and cream cheese
  • MISTLETOE ROLL - consisting of salmon, avocado, raspberry w/honey and toasted sesame seeds


Checked personally by JayceLifelinestarted back in January atDownstairs Cabaret Theater(151 St. Paul St.)with theDownstairs Cabaret Improv Companywhich is another comedy improv show. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 8. The only trouble is it's $18.

Three Flights Upwill be at the horridly designedMilestones(170 East Ave)for happy hour from 5 to 9.

Tonight atPiranha(204 N. Water St.)is a show titledOutput: Noiseand is listed inFreetime Magazineas "experimental music" which piques my interest.

Tonight atDrinks by Mary Dawn(535 S. Clinton)isKevin MacConkeyforThe Guinness Toast.I saw Kevin play with Brendan MacNaughton and Katie Haverly back on January 10.He was overshadowed by the two of them, but was nonetheless a good acoustic performer.

Popular among some of the dart players at the Krown,Max Creekwill be atWater Street Music Hall(204 N. Water St.)for their 30th Anniversary show withSouth Catherine Street Jug Bandstarting at 8.

Meanwhile, the really goodLaramie Projectcontinues tonight atShipping Dock Theater(151 St. Paul St.)tonight at 8.

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Checked personally by JayceO'Bagelo's, 165 State Street,noon.

Checked personally by JayceBrian from work saidThe Earthtoneswill be atJohnny's Smoke Free Bar(1382 Culver Rd.)at 9:30. They describe their sound as "acoustic rock for grownups."

Tonight's more-or-less must see is atThe Bug Jar(219 Monroe Ave.)withKitty in the Tree,The Single Whips,The Grinders, and White Cotton Panties.I don't know whether White Cotton Panties has regrouped, or if it's just Meghan, or maybe with Marianne [no, wait, she'll be in The Laramie Project]. Weird.

Tonight atMonty's Krown(875 Monroe Ave)isCroonin' Kurt and The Hi-Geared Combostarting around 10:30.

Tonight at 7 is Colorblind James TrioatBorder's Books and Music(Victor, N.Y.)Colorblind James is a good band and might be interesting to see in this venue ... especially if you're going shopping anyway.

Allow me to poundThe Laramie Projectdown your collective throats to the point that you're expectations are way too high.It's at theShipping Dock Theater(151 St. Paul St.)tonight at 8.

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One more time:The Laramie Projectis at theShipping Dock Theater(151 St. Paul St.)today at 3.

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

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

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Fat Tuesday

There is aMardi Gras Festivalin in the St. Paul Quarter, nearSienna(151 St. Paul St.)Hopefully it will get really warm out, as it's apparently outside. Then again, it canbe made real warm.

Checked personally by JayceOpen Jam atMonty's Krown(875 Monroe Ave.)Very open. Sometimes it's so open, nobody plays at all.

I went last week andJava's(16 Gibb Street)still has open mic poetry downstairs starting around 9:30.

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Weekly karaoke contest with Sugar Bear,atComix Cafe(3450 Winton Pl.)
 
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