Thursday, August 30, 2001

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #138: Years Since War was Civil

Ok, so today is my birthday. I enjoy people picking making fun of me because I'm 31 but only if it's in the "Gift Comment" part of something you buy from my Wish List at Amazon.com. Cash is, of course, also nice. I have added the Amazon.com Honor System link to the page below. Now you can feel like you helped out by sending a dollar or two my way. Whatever you think you get out of the site would be nice ... or nothing for that matter.

Now, what's been going on ... in lieu of going to California Rollin' last week, I tried out Edibles (704 University Ave.) which is right next door to Moonbeans (696 University Ave.) The food was excellent, although since it was 50% more than what I typically pay at California Rollin', it's a bit pricey. Of course, you get a lot ... the bread was fresh baked sourdough, the mozarella-over-sliced-portobello appetizer was better than it sounds and the chicken and artichoke dish over fettuccine was tasty and the half-size was plenty big enough. The place seems more formal than the kind of riff-raff they allow in (I didn't get so much as a glance for wearing my Guinness Toast tee-shirt and shorts.) I guess as long as you've got the money.

In other news, Old Navy has deftly lost their title of "Most Hated Store due to Advertising." Remember the holiday fleece ads from the past? A few were cute for one or two viewings, but all the rest of the time it was arduous to watch. How about the swing dancer ads? Not only could I never hope to do that kind of thing, it just didn't appeal to me. No wait, that was The Gap. Anyway, all of a sudden they do this complete one-eighty with the new ads featuring Molly Sims of House of Style. Two products in the "Molly Loves..." campaign are a good thing ... a very good thing (and not something to wish to the cornfield if you know what I mean): miniskirts and low-rise pants. Miniskirts have been around all the time, but now they're finally getting some well deserved attention and pressuring the nubile-19-to-24-year-old demographic appropriately. As for low-rise pants ... ever since Britney Spears appeared on the Superbowl and exposed her well toned rectus abdominis muscle right down to the pyramidalis, I've been desperately waiting like the perv that I am for that style to catch on. Let me just say (1) hooray and (2) it's about time.


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  • Jeepers Creepers - Mr. Creeper becomes what he eats, and now he wants to be a couple college students on a road trip.

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Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing another Italian horror movie, Suspira starting at 8. This one is about a student who accidently gets involved with a witches coven in Germany.

Tonight at 6:30 in the Curtis Theater of George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) is the Tips and Techniques lecture The Zone System by Willie Osterman. The Zone System was developed by Ansel Adams as a means to properly expose pictures.

Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) it's 137 with Disengage and Shankara.

For those of you who remember him from Fast Eddie's in Village Gate, the acoustic coverer Todd East will again be at The Brickyard Pub (240 South Ave. Ext.) tonight.

In a horrible mismatch, the excellent punk-rock band QUiTTERS GarageBand link will be at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) with the 60's surf-rock cover band Cousin Al and the New Generation starting around 10:30.

Tonight at the painful Milestones (170 East Ave.) is Melissa Ferrick with Luann Arena (from Velocity Mirror GarageBand link ) starting around 9:30.

Like a psychic, I failed to mention this a few weeks ago, but at least it was rained out and didn't actually happen. Tonight at the Highland Bowl (South Ave. at Robinson Dr.) they'll be showing Rugrats in Paris: The Movie 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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If you've either got the day off or you can get out early, there is a Downtown Rochester Walking Tour at noon and again at 4:45 starting at City Hall (30 Church St.)

Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Straw Dogs starting at 8. Dustin Hoffman plays a guy whose wife is raped and he goes all nutso.

Tonight at the painful Comix Cafe (3450 Winton Pl.) will be Greg Hahn with Steve Burr at 8 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. I know Steve is pretty funny and I guess Greg would be as well.

It's funk night at The Centers at High Falls (60 Brown's Race) with MBF-5 in the Jazz room and Prime Time Funk on the most excellent roof.

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Checked personally by Jayce Updated: O'Bagelo's, is closed today so let's all meet at Spot Coffee (East Ave. and Mathews St.) at noon instead.

Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is the really fun modern-punk band The Sluts with the new-to-me Kalibas for The Sluts CD Release Party.

Checked personally by Jayce The Contortionists will be at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) tonight starting around 10:30. Their poster describes them as "melodic pop rock from Buffalo." Ew.

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V-J Day

Stay up late if you have tomorrow off. 4th Annual Labor Day Weekend Roof Deck Party will be at the Roof Deck of The Centers at High Falls (60 Brown's Race) featuring Perfect World and Uncle Plum GarageBand link starting at 7 p.m.

As sort-of a finale for the New York State Fair (I-690 near Route 695, Syracuse, N.Y.) Blink-182 will be playing with New Found Glory on the Grandstand at 7:30 p.m. I won't torture you with links to their pompous and over-bloated websites.

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Fly the flag today.Labor Day

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

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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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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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