Thursday, November 8, 2001

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #148: Henry in Grand Company

Perhaps most interesting to some of you this week, I think I'll skip this weeks Singles Night at Food Link. The only rule about eligibility is that you can't be in a "committed relationship." Last weekend I met Anne. (Not to jinx it) but we've gone out a couple times now and although we're still in proto-relationship stages, I'm not full-on "single" anymore. [Hint: if you're single and want to not be single, try making a survey with a singles topic.] [Oh, and make sure that correlates with wiccans casting a spell to help the person to whom you will begin dating find someone they like.] Nonetheless, things are pretty good right now and we'll have to see whether the trend continues in the "more better" direction in the coming weeks. [One last thing, you'll also need a well-timed visit to an online personals site.]

Also of interest to probably the same exact group of people, O'Bagelo's is closed this Saturday so John can take a little R&R. The alternate for this week is Spot Coffee (East Ave. and Mathews St.) The quality of their food has improved since they first opened, plus it's a pretty cool place. Street parking is usually available, but the East End Garage is free on Saturdays (I think) should you need it.

Most interesting to most of the people who weren't interested in any the above, it looks like 98.9 FM "The Buzz" '80's show on Fridays at Velocity Nightclub (123 Liberty Pole Way) came to a screeching halt ... last week they backed out, so I had a beer for a buck and was the only customer among a bartender and four bouncers for an hour until I took off. The WCMF, 96.5FM comedy show at The Centers at High Falls (60 Brown's Race) has run its course and wrapped up as well.

As for the elections, it looks like Mayor Johnson gets to finish up his plans. I'm sure Luis Perez will return in 2005 and will do very well. Despite the hype in the news, not much exciting happened in the elections.


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  • Heist - The nephew of a jewel thief is brought along on a heist for his marvelous arithmetic skills.
  • Shallow Hal - Some shallow guy gets hypnotized to see women for their inner beauty, perpetrating the myth that all ugly people are necessarily beautiful on the inside rather than reveal that some are thoroughly insecure and filled with resentment toward people they percieve were their tormentors earlier in life.

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Tonight is Singles Night at Food Link from 5:30 to 7:30 at Foodlink (936 Exchange St .) Afterward is a social hour just down the street at Nathaniels (251 Exchange Blvd.) FoodLink redistributes food from stores that is not saleable and redistributes it to soup kitchens. The event is sponsored by Single Volunteers of Rochester which accounts for the "Single" part of the title. They're a group that is all single people and performs volunteer activities around Rochester. If you're interested, sign up at the website and join the event.

The City of Rochester is changing the design of those color-coded signs in the downtown area. According to the Democrat and Chronicle, there will be a workshop from 4 to 7 at City Hall (30 Church St.) sponsored by a Michigan design firm proposing several designs.

Tonight at Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water St.) is the comedian Jim Brewer starting around 8.

Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) it's the new-to-me Kolya, Suran Song and Stag starting around 10:45.

In a coincidental name show, One of These Days and Once Again will be at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:30.

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 at Geva (75 Woodbury Blvd.) is the start of the last weekend of House, a humorous play about a couple marriages among the upper-class in the midst of dramatic changes. As a follow-up (albeit a standalone play as well) is Garden at Nextstage which follows the same characters around the gardens of the house in House. Call 232-4382 for additional details and information. The plays run until November 11 and are currently running almost every day of the week.

Tonight at 8pm is a free show sponsored by WRUR featuring Garrison, New End Original and deltaforce 23 in the May Room--on the fourth floor of the Commons at University of Rochester (River Campus Map.)

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

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Checked personally by Jayce I almost forgot that O'Bagelo's is closed today. Since I'll be in town for this one, y'all better join me at Spot Coffee (East Ave. and Mathews St.) for some decent food, coffee, and atmosphere. I sure as heck better get the flying dragon.

Starting at 3 is an Early Punk Show featuring Small Brown Bike, Holy Angels, Coheed and Cambria & Fedde (or maybe it's Coheed & Cambria and Fedde.) at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.)

At the usual time around 10:45, The Sluts with Eddie Nebula and the Plague GarageBand link and The Realistics. at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.)

Tonight at Johnny's Smoke Free Bar (1382 Culver Rd.) will be the talented acoustic rock cover guy John Akers starting around 9.

Over at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) it's Serious Aeolion Belfry with Veluxe starting around 10:30.

Meanwhile, Richmond's (21 Richmond St.) looks to have a good show with the surf-cover band Cousin Al & New Generation, rockers El Destructo and punk rockers The Priests starting around 10:30.

Tonight at the Downstairs Cabaret (172 West Main St.) for only one show at 4 is the one-man play Eye of the Storm.

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing The Great White Hope starting at 8. James Earl Jones himself will be there to present the film so tix are $12 for the public and $10 for members and students.

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Fly the flag today.Veteran's Day

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.

Harry Connick, Jr & His Big Band will be at Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs St.) at 7:30. I assume you'll need tickets from one of the usual sources.

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Veteran's Day (observed)

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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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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Checked personally by Jayce Mmm ... candy. George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) has a new exhibit called Sweet Creations from today until December 16. It's the annual display of gingerbread houses.

Glenn Tilbrook from the 1980's band Squeeze will be at Montage Grille (50 Chestnut St.) tonight ... I'm not sure exactly what time, though.

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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