Thursday, July 19, 2001

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #132: Even Tolstoy took 5 Years to Finish War and Peace

I'll skip much of the storytelling today just because there's so much exciting things happening this weekend. Well, maybe just a little. As an aside, I know you'll all be very excited to know I restored the Volkswagen Golf movie to the QuickTime Movie of the JayceWeek. I had a few people years ago who asked me to put it back.

I saw Brendan MacNaughton at Caffe Dell'Arte (187 St. Paul St.) last Saturday and it was an awsome show. These are a couple pictures I took. I always feel really good after listening to Brendan play. If you want one more chance, he's back at the postage-stamp of a room, Drinks by Mary Dawn (535 S. Clinton) on Wednesday night.

On Friday is Joey and Maria's Comedy Wedding at Diplomat Banquet Center (1956 Lyell Ave.) for singles sponsored by Computer Compatibles. I've resigned myself to leaving the East End Fest around 10:30 and going to the singles dance for an evening of self deprication.

But the coup de grâce (not coeur de gras, although that could work as well) of the week is the return of Snmnmnm to the place from whence they left in October, 1999, Java's (16 Gibb St.) on Thursday night. I miss those kooky guys soo much ... I can't wait to see what they've done new.

Caffe Dell'Arte Caffe Dell'Arte by night

Brendan MacNaughton
Brendan himself

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  • America's Sweethearts - If you like to watch the romantic troubles of the rich and famous in the tabloid press, here's a fictional work along those lines, except with Julia Roberts, Catharine Zeta Jones, John Cusack, and Billy Crystal all gussied up for the cameras.
  • Jurassic Park III - Another sequel to the famous dinosaur movies--this time it's an attempt to make a profit above the US$93M budget.

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Checked personally by Jayce Snmnmnm return to Rochester and will be at Java's (16 Gibb St.) to give the poetry people back their microphone. Oh, and to play. They'll be getting started around 9.

I stumbled upon this on the ComputerCompatibles website ... Singles for Charity. Apparently they're a bunch of single people who get together to do stuff for local charities. It sounds like a good idea, anyway. Their meetings are tonight and every third Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Al Sigl Center (1000 Elmwood Ave.) Go to Door #5 at the Staff Lounge. This is new to me and I haven't called, but if this rocks your world, the number for inforamtion is 234-0187.

The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting Superhopper and The Sick Lipstick starting around 10:45.

Note that the ska band The Citizens has cancelled their show at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) tonight.

Tonight at the Highland Bowl (South Ave. at Robinson Dr.) they'll be showing Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory starting at "dark".

If worse comes to worse you can always see, hear, and/or otherwise participate in Karaoke with Sugar Bear at Drinks by Mary Dawn (535 S. Clinton) starting around 10:30.

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Checked personally by Jayce I might be having dinner at California Rollin' at Village Gate Square (274 N. Goodman St.) Check out the Fish Mail for the special rolls this week.

Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Bonnie and Clyde starting at 8. This is a stylized retelling of the story of Bonnie and Clyde and a marker in American cinema.

Checked personally by Jayce Updated: The Snmnmnm in Buffalo at stimulance (3160 Main St., Buffalo, NY) has been cancelled.

Tonight at the Diplomat Banquet Center (1956 Lyell Ave.) is a presentation of Joey and Maria's Comedy Wedding for single people from 7 to 10:30 sponsored by Computer Compatibles. The show itself is pretty pricey--$49.95--but the singles dance from 10:30 to 1 is only $5. Of course, paying for the show also gets you a membership to Computer Compatibles until the end of the year. Check out the website for more information.

Tonight is yet another East End Fest featuring a bunch of music from about 5 p.m. and 1 a.m. It looks like it'll be pretty good this time ... especially the hideaway Montage Grille (50 Chestnut St.) with April Laragy and the Atomic Swindlers at 6 and at Richmond's (21 Richmond St.) stage at 7:15 with The Purrs.

If you're in the area and want to check them out, Three Flights Up will be at Fat Moe's (4419 Dewey Ave.) around 10.

Tonight at the Downstairs Cabaret (172 West Main St.) and tomorrow and Sunday at 8 is the one-man play Eye of the Storm which, according to the Downstairs Cabaret website is:
... about the extraordinary Federal Judge Frank Johnson, whose 44-year career took on racial civil rights, penal and mental health institutions, and voter's rights.

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

Several times today, the hour-and-a-half walking drama, A Circle of Friends: An Abolitionists' Tour of Mt. Hope Cemetery in 1860 will be performed at Mt. Hope Cemetery (North Gate, 791 Mt. Hope Ave.) Call 271-4552 for reservations.

Today is the first of two days of the Rochester MusicFest at Genesee Valley Park (Hawthorn Dr.) At the RoadRunner/Time Warner Stage, the following bands will play:
  • Coupe de Villes at 11:00 a.m.
  • CarpeDM at 12:30 p.m.
  • Liquid Soul at 2:05 p.m.
  • Shemekia Copeland at 4:15 p.m.
  • Chaka Khan at 6:30 p.m.
and over at the BlueCross/BlueShield Stage
  • David "Fathead" Newman and The Paradigm Shift Trio at 11:45 a.m.
  • Abram Wilson at 1:15 p.m.
  • Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise at 3:10 p.m.
  • David Hollister at 5:20 p.m.


Meanwhile, tonight at the The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is The Grinders, Dead Blue Hand and Mid-Air Collision starting around 10:45. Mind you, it's really a good time in these guys' careers to see them.

Over at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) will be Liqwid with Static Cling starting around 10:30.

Tonight is another of Freetime Magazine's Rochester's Most Popular Band Contest with deepwaterdaze versus Random Order starting around 9:30 at the intolerable Milestones (170 East Ave.) The show starts at 9 and ends around 12:30.

Just like on April 7, Build will play with Free Electric tonight at Richmond's (21 Richmond St.) starting around 10:30.

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Today at the Rochester Public Market (280 Union St. N.) is another Community Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you're interested in getting a booth, it's $25 for a 10 by 30 foot space. Call 428-6907 for more information.

Today is the second of two days of the Rochester MusicFest at Genesee Valley Park (Hawthorn Dr.) At the RoadRunner/Time Warner Stage, the following bands will play:
  • Jimmie Highsmith at 11:00 a.m.
  • Case at 12:35 p.m.
  • Ashford & Simpson at 2:35 p.m.
  • Maxi Priest at 4:45 p.m.
  • EnVogue at 6:55 p.m.
and over at the BlueCross/BlueShield Stage
  • Sara Lee at 11:50 a.m.
  • Lisa Loeb at 1:40 p.m.
  • The Derek Trucks Band at 3:40 p.m.
  • Susan Tedeschi at 5:50 p.m.


Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Rollerball starting at 8. Can you believe they're making a remake this year? See the original before it has the life sucked from its frail celluloid body.

Not ready for mainstream Tonight at Drinks by Mary Dawn (535 S. Clinton) is the Freestyle Talent Show starting at 9. I asked Mary Dawn about it the other week and she said they have about 3 acts right now, but it's slowly building.

Not ready for mainstream Tonight's another Open Jar Jam at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.)

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Checked personally by Jayce Trivia Quiz continues at The Old Toad (277 Alexander St.) I keep going and we still haven't won -- whether we have a few people or a whole bunch.. We've been within a couple questions of winning, but so has everyone else. It all gets started a little after 9.

If you're up interested, Johnny's Smoke Free Bar (1382 Culver Rd.) will have a DJ playing Barenaked Ladies tunes.

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Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Rage: Twenty Years of Punk Rock West Coast Style starting at 8. Being a fan of modern punk, it should be interesting to see what I missed all these years.

Updated: I almost forgot (well, I actually forgot) that Brendan MacNaughton will be at Acme Bar & Pizza (495 Monroe Ave.) probably starting around 9:30.

Not ready for mainstream As of a few months ago, Java's (16 Gibb Street) still has open mic poetry downstairs starting around 9:30.

Not ready for mainstream Open Mic Comedy hosted by Dan Liberto (of the The Comedy Company) is tonight at Six Pockets (Ridge Hudson Plaza) starting around 10. The shows have been pretty good in the past.

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Today at noon in the Aqueduct Park (Broad Street by the river) is the modern rock cover band Three Flights Up.

Checked personally by Jayce Tonight, Brendan MacNaughton will be playing at Drinks by Mary Dawn (535 S. Clinton) starting around 9.

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

Checked personally by Jayce Not ready for mainstream Tonight at Daily Perks (389 Gregory St.) is Open Mic Night (for music) from 7 to 10.
 
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