Thursday, November 1, 2001

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #147: Years of George

Well, there's a couple bits of local comedy news. First, Dan Liberto won't be at Six Pockets anymore. Basically not enough people were showing up and Dan decided against having a cheaper prize. Next, on Monday at The Roost (4853 W Henrietta Rd.) is Standup Rochester, a benefit for the NYC Firefighters 911 Disaster Relief Fund with a bunch of the funniest locals around here. Finally, as Tuesdays get sparser, the comedy workshop setting at Daily Perks will probably get very popular. Last week was excellent--even if you're not a performer, you can help the pro's write their jokes.

Speaking of Tuesday, this upcoming one is Election Day. I'm being really negligent this year and don't have the ballot sheet in front of me so I don't even know who's running. I'd highly recommend going down to the election office downtown and getting the one from your district just so you don't sit in the voting booth for an hour trying to remember who's who and what's what.

Gosh, other than that, I don't have much of interest to talk about. Umm ... let's see ... the Buzz show at Velocity was fun. Drinks were cheap and the staff was fun ... the pool tables are nice there. Too bad they play '80's dance club music instead of real '80's music. The QUiTTERS show was fun at The Bug Jar on Saturday and got kinda rowdy ... and lasted until 1:45 EST which was 2:45 Saturday time (unfortunately bartenders never believe us when we tell them it's before two). Halloween brought me about 10 trick-or-treaters. And that's the week.


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Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is Sandra Black with Bird Circuit starting at 10:45.

Over at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) is Into The Now starting at 10:30.

Tonight is another of Freetime Magazine's Rochester's Most Popular Band Contest with deepwaterdaze versus Edge of Jupiter starting around 9:30 at the intolerable Milestones (170 East Ave.) The doors open at 9 and and close around 12:30.

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.

Not ready for mainstream Daily Perks (389 Gregory St.) is hosting an Acoustic Open Jam from 8 to 10. For this one, there's no microphones and it's designed to be more of a true jam.

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Tonight around 9:30 or so, the new-to-me Soopi with Mindstrap and Haug will be at the Penny Arcade (4785 Lake Ave.)

Estrofest will return to School of the Arts (45 Prince St.) tonight and tomorrow at 8.

Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Kameradschaft starting at 8. Shortly after World War I, when French miners become trapped in a border town, Germans form a rescue party.

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. Well, they actually play '80's dance club music, but the people who work at the Buzz are pretty cool and the cheap drinks are super cheap.

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Henry Rollins will be at the Student Alumni Union at RIT (One Lomb Memorial Dr.) for his Spoken Word Tour starting at 8.

The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting Cheerleadr, Longwave, and April Laragy and the Atomic Swindlers GarageBand link tonight starting around 10:45.

Emersons and Villain School will be at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:30.

Three Flights Up will be at the five-mile bar Curley's Saloon (511 E. Ridge Rd.) tonight starting around 9:30 or so I'd recon.

Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Chelsea Girls starting at 8. Pop-culture hack Andy Warhol presents two movies at once in this underground cinema classic.

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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 Tonight at The Roost (4853 W Henrietta Rd.) is Standup Rochester, a benefit for the NYC Firefighters 911 Disaster Relief Fund with the extremely funny Lamar Williams, the pretty funny Ralph Tetta, Nick Marra, the really funny Tiny Glover and more starting at 8 p.m. Call The Roost at 321-1170 for more information.

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 Today is the Memorial Art Gallery's (500 University Ave., near Goodman St.) Tuesday's Treasures annual fund-raising sale in the Cutler Union. People donated stuff antiques, artwork, china, jewelry and the like for the sale.

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 unless this is the final show worth $500.

Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks starting at 8. This is a curious Russian propaganda film where an American and his aide have their opinion of Bolsheviks improved by a visit to them.

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 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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Tonight at the horrible Milestones (170 East Ave.) is the excellent bluesiciain Joe Bonamassa starting around 8:30 I'd recon.

Checked personally by Jayce Tonight at 8, visiting avant-garde filmmaker Lewis Klahr will be at the Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) He will be presenting two of his animation-based films: Pony Days and Engram Sepals: Melodramas 1994-2000. The cost is $8 for the public and $6 for members.

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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