Thursday, October 25, 2001

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #146: Maximum Rochester Zip

Ok, let's see ... last weekend I was in Denver. Travel went really smoothly and easily. Apparently the news media is completely full of shit: there are no good deals to be found to go anywhere and the delays at the airports are minimal (Denver International Airport, one of the "worst" in the country) took me about 15 minutes to get to the gate.

Anyway, on Saturday Ad and I went out to Dixon's Downtown Grill (1610 16th St., Denver) for an early dinner and some margaritas then headed back to his apartment for a beer and to wait for his friends. Around 8 the six of us headed out to Six Flags Elitch Gardens (2000 Elitches Cir., Denver.) While there we only managed to drink some more (and most of them had turkey legs) go on the "Mind Eraser" hanging rollercoaster (where you sit in chairs like in a swing) then go to the haunted house. Everything was pretty cool, except that the haunted house was $7 and we opted to pay the extra $8 to bypass the hour-long line (which, of course, they told us about after we were in line.)

After that we headed over to Croc's Cafe (1630 Market St., Denver) for a few more drinks. It's a dance club/pick-up bar like Paradise Alley on steroids ... er ... more steroids. Ad and I stayed there only for a little while; his friends decided to stay a bit. We headed out to Josephina's (1433 Larimer St., Denver) to see a band and have a beer, but the band wasn't playing so we caught up with Ad's friends again at Brendan's (1624 Market St., Denver.) There was an excellent blues band there named Sammy Mayfield Blues Review. One of Adam's friends was familiar with Nick Tahou's up here and had a story about it which gained some embellishments on its second telling later on. Around midnight, most of the friends we came with in the first place headed home. We stayed until close .. curiously the bar literally closed at 2--last call was at 1:30 and you were pretty much expected to be gone by 2.

Anyway, we took a cab to Pete's Kitchen (1962 E. Colfax Ave., Denver) which is a greasy spoon out there akin to Gitsis or Nick's. We both had one of their Breakfast Burrito Supreme's which has eggs, cheese, potatoes, some spices, and maybe some other stuff in them ... ideal food after heavy drinking. One the way home in the cab, I kept falling asleep ... I tried to respond to things Adam was pointing out, but heck, I was drunk, fed, and had been awake for about 24 hours. Well, almost awake.

The rest of the weekend was more subdued, but I did get to see Boulder, got to see Alex, and went to Sushi Den (1487 S. Pearl St., Denver.) Ad had a decent 30th birthday all weekend, I guess.


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  • Bones - Snoop Doggy Dogg is like the Equalizer, only he's dead.
  • K-Pax - Kevin Spacey lives up to his namesake as a spacey mental patient and/or alien from another world.
  • 13 Ghosts - Remake of Bryan Eggers and Larry Payne's 13 Ghosts where you shoot ghosts until you miss 13 of them.
    13 Ghosts The scary cemetery scene from 13 Ghosts

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Checked personally by Jayce Today at the Curtis Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be a lecture titled Optical Toys of the New Millennium at 6:30 presented by David Burnham, stereo photographer for View-Master, Fisher-Price, Inc. The lecture is included in regular museum admission.

A Green Party of Monroe County Benefit with the insanely odd Peechi Neatcheese, a short set by the surf band Duke Galaxy and the Pipeliners then The Pine Cone People featuring Andy McCormick will be at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:45.

Tonight at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) it's The Crush with the Hendrix-influenced Drift starting around 10:30.

Tonight at the Downstairs Cabaret (172 West Main St.) for only one show at 7:30 is the one-man play Eye of the Storm.

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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Tonight is the second and last weekend [this year] for the Ghost Walk sponsored by the Landmark Society of Western New York Be sure to get tickets early at the Landmark Society for $8, 546-7029, or face waiting forever in line and paying $10 at the door) starts near the Third Presbyterian Church (Meigs St. and East Ave.) every 10 minutes from 7 to 9 tonight and tomorrow. Basically, you go from house-to-house and local thesbians tell a tale of Rochester's past. Some are based on true events, some are false; some are funny, some are gross, some are really spooky -- especially the true ones.

Somewhere in or around The Centers at High Falls (60 Brown's Race) will be the talented acoustician John Akers starting around 9.

Over at Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water St.) is the ever famous They Might Be Giants starting at 9.

For all of you who treat 1980's music like some kind of addiction, you can feed it at Velocity Nightclub (123 Liberty Pole Way) starting around 8 tonight because 98.9 FM "The Buzz" will be there.

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Fly the flag today.Navy Day

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

For something a little early, John Akers will be at Rhythm (289 Alexander St.) starting around 6:30.

The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) will be having their Halloween Party with the excellent modern-punk-rock band QUiTTERS GarageBand link with Girlpope starting around 9 (according to Freetime Magazine) but I'm betting more like 10:45.

Speakeasy GarageBand link will be at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:30.

If you want a little groove rock, there's the new-to-me Paul Mussee Band starting around 10 over at Acme Bar & Pizza (495 Monroe Ave.)

Memory 547 Lane (547 State St.) will be having a Costume Ball featuring Up From Crash GarageBand link , Soopi, Section 8, Ghost and The Sluts.

The frightening Milestones (170 East Ave.) will be hosting Jian Ghomeshi (of Moxy Früvous fame) for an early show at 7. I think all the tickets are gone so you'll have to either beg someone there or win them on WBER.

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Daylight Saving Time Ends -- Set your clock back one hour from 2:00 a.m. daylight saving time to 1:00 a.m. standard time in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

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.

Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Diabolique starting at 8. A woman married to the headmaster of a French boys boarding school and his mistress plot to kill him.

Not ready for mainstream Open Jar Jam at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) tonight and every Sunday.

Just like on Thursdays, you can see/do/avoid Karaoke with Sugar Bear at Drinks by Mary Dawn (535 S. Clinton) starting around 9.

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Checked personally by Jayce Trivia Quiz continues at The Old Toad (277 Alexander St.) My interest is waning, but 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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Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing The Phantom Chariot starting at 8. The last person to die each year drives the chariot to collect the dead for the upcoming year ... unfortunately for the upcoming year, the last one to die is drunk and he's given a chance to go back and fix up his life. Live piano by Philip C. Carli.

WCMF, 96.5FM is sponsoring a Comedy Contest at Frankie & Louie's Bayou Bar & Grill (The Centers at High Falls) starting at 9. First prize for the night is $200; they'll be there until next week, culminating in a final show worth $500.

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 and he's still offering a $50 prize for the best comic each evening.

Not ready for mainstream Tonight from 8 to 10 is an interesting "new-material-only" Open-Mic Comedy Night at Daily Perks (389 Gregory St.) I think they're making it into a workshop type of environment.

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Halloween

Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes starting at 8. A scientist takes his own medicine and is able to see through clothes, which he thinks is really cool, until his condition worsens and he is unable to not see through stuff.

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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