JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #154: I Hear the Islets of Langerhans are Warm This Time of Year
It's weird but I know of three people or so whose computers have crashed recently. Weird, eh? I mean, how come right now? Heck, even the polls aren't working (still!) on
I guess you get what you pay for. Well, at least in that particular case. Of course,
seems to be working okay. Since you don't get any extra choices, I have to work extra hard to make sure I cover all the possible things you might want to pick. Ugh.
I also rented the movie
Cats & Dogs
which was a bit worse than I thought. It took a long time to get used to the terrible special effects. The script was alright, though. Some of the dialog was pretty funny too.
Hey, while I was writing this I was playing with
Basically you get to vote online among three videos to be shown next. Up until the other fifty viewers got on and started swaying things it was fun to be in control of which video to see.
Finally, let me just run through the changes this week because of the holidays:
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
- Jimmy Neutron tries desperately to attract his sweetheart Janey Proton but he can't seem to be anything more than close to her as she's desperate for the sports star Johnny Electron ... oh never mind.
Starting around 10:45 tonight at
The Bug Jar
(219 Monroe Ave.)
(Rochester's hardest working punk-rock band)
This Sporting Life.
The Warrior Poets
will be at
(875 Monroe Ave.)
tonight starting around 10:30.
Over at the gosh-awful
(3450 Winton Pl.)
starting around 8:30, Friday and Saturday at 8:30 and 11:45, and Sunday at 8:30.
Continuing this week,
Shipping Dock Theater
(151 St. Paul St.)
will be performing the humorous
The Santaland Diaries.
Performances are tonight at 7, tomorrow at 7:30, Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 2. Tickets are $15.
If worse comes to worse you can always see, hear, and/or otherwise participate in
Drinks by Mary Dawn
(535 S. Clinton)
starting around 10:30.
Singles for Charity
(which is different from the group I've been going with) get together to do stuff for local charities. It sounds like a good idea, anyway. The meeting tonight is from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the
Al Sigl Center
(1000 Elmwood Ave.) Go to Door #5 at the Staff Lounge.
Call 234-0187 for more information.
(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.
Tonight at the
12 Corners Presbyterian Church
(1200 Winton Rd S.)
is another show with
probably starting around 8.
I don't know if it would be any better than
Call 637-5246 for more information.
(875 Monroe Ave.)
is the ever fun
starting around 10:30.
(21 Richmond St.)
is the ever fun and talented
starting around 10:30 or so.
If you get stuck for something to do, you can always check out
Go-Girls Music Festival
the very talented rock band
(although you can find
over at the intolerable
(170 East Ave.)
starting around 8.
As an added bonus, it's a benefit for the
Nicole Brown Charitable Foundation for Domestic Violence.
On a special night tonight,
Trivia Quiz will be at
The Old Toad
(277 Alexander St.)
Last week we got 8 of 20 with a large group (we called ourselves "Ritalin Speedball") ... the winners got 9 which surprised us since usually whoever wins gets about 16 or so. Anyway, I guess it'll get started just after nine again.
Karaoke with Sugar Bear
is back at
The Blue Room
(293 Alexander St.)
One of these days I'll have to stop by to see if it's really true.
As of a few months ago,
(16 Gibb Street)
still has open mic poetry downstairs starting around 9:30.
The Dryden Theater
George Eastman House
(900 East Ave.)
will be showing Ousmane Sembene's
Faat Kine starting at 8.
The story is of a single, female gas-station manager who gives blunt (but humorous) advice. The kicker was the quote from the New York Times in the Dryden's newsletter: "Sembene's films seem to coast into view and before you know it you're hooked."
Movie links courtesy The Internet Movie Database Map links courtesy MapsOnUs TV show synopses courtesy TVGrid Some movie synopses courtesy UpcomingMovies.com
Paul Langerhans was born 154 years ago in 1847 and discovered the islets of Langerhans on the pancreas which secrete insulin and glucagon.
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