Thursday, November 29, 2001

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #151: Proof From Cane

Ya know, it's almost the beginning of December and I couldn't care less about the holidays this year. Everyone else seems to be in full swing--heck, Freetime Magazine's calendar on Saturday has 20 occurrences of the word "Holiday" in it. Ok, so a couple of them are followed by "Inn"--but nonetheless, here we are at the brink of another end-of-year-buying-frenzy-season. I guess I'm not into it because Thanksgiving was as early as it can be. And there's no snow. And it's over 40 degrees. Oh well, the last few years I've not been in the mood for compulsory buying anyway.

Speaking of Thanksgiving, mine went alright. The Big Deal was on Saturday when I came back to Rochester. My brother Adam arrived in my mom's car a few minutes after I got in. He wanted chicken wings so we went to Jeremiah's Tavern (1104 Monroe Ave.) The wings weren't nearly as good as they have been in the past (I think Zebb's's "Zebboriginal" wings are better.) After that we went to Spot Coffee (East Ave. and Mathews St.) for some coffee, then to California Rollin' at Village Gate Square (274 N. Goodman St.) for dinner then to Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) for 3rd Annual Monty Aid (for Open Door Mission.)

We met up with Sondra and Anne. They had a raffle running but you had to bring in canned food so Sondra and Adam went to the Wilson Farms across the street and got some. We didn't win. I got to be the sound guy for The Purrs and I thought I did a pretty good job of it. I don't think I was supposed to do that, but nobody stopped me. Anyway, we hung out there until about 1:30.

Believe it or not, I drank the least so I was the one to drive [no, I was the one who wasn't drunk at all] ... drive everyone to Mark's Texas Hots (487 Monroe Ave.) to get a couple plates to go which we ate at my place. I haven't had a chance to find out from Adam what he thought of them as drunk food. Anyway, we were up until 5 on Sunday when everyone finally crashed. In the morning, Adam had to take off for Syracuse to meet with someone so we all headed out to South Wedge Diner over on South Clinton. I had heard the breakfast food was really good and it indeed was. Definitely a force to be reckoned with if you're out for some diner breakfast food.


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  • Behind Enemy Lines - A navy pilot relies on his training and skill to avoid long holiday lines.

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Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is Runna Muck with the fun rockers Burning Snella starting around 10:45.

Tonight at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) is Orbit Underground with Of Sound Mind starting around 10:30.

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

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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Prior to the DJ's later tonight, it's Keelhaul with Withered Earth and the heavy metal rockers Snaggletooth probably starting around 8 or so at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.)

In a rare Friday show starting early (7? 8?) at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is Keelhaul, Withered Earth, and metal rockers Snaggletooth.

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

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

Late News: Today at Marketplace Cinema (Marketplace Mall) is the premiere of the locally produced movie Checkout about a guy who runs a singles meeting place out of a grocery store. I don't know how much it cost but it'll be at 6.

Checked personally by Jayce In perhaps one of the coolest things you'll ever see at the Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) film historian David Francis will be showing actual pictures from an 1891 mahogany and brass three-lens magic lantern which is basically a slide projector with hand-made slides. Admission is $12 for the general public and $10 for George Eastman House members.

Tonight at the heinous Milestones (170 East Ave.) is the new-to-me The Recipe with the really cool groove-rock-and-zydeco band Sunny Weather starting around 9:30 or 10.

Ember Swift and Erin Smith will be at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) tonight starting around 10:45.

Over at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) is The Priests CD Release Party with El Destructo and The Super Destroyers starting around 10:30.

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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 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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Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is an early show (again, 7? 8?) with The Flying Luttenbachers and The Ex Models.

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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