Thursday, January 3, 2002

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #156: No Wings for Bill

So here we are in 2002! It's really not all it's cracked up to be ... it is the first palindrome year since 1991 and the last one until 2112, so unless you're planning to live for 110 more years, well, it looks like this is the last one you'll see. Pretty exciting, eh? I'm sure there's more stupid numerological crap too.

As for me, I'm feeling a cold coming on, I'm seeing comedy on Tuesday nights, music on Thursdays and Saturdays and occasional other nights, riding a bike as much as I can ... having spaghetti leftovers for the beginning of the year ... eating sushi on Fridays ... going to O'Bagelo's on Saturdays. Basically, exactly like I was this time at the beginning of 2000. Well, I've been getting more sleep and it's been quite a while since I went to work extremely tired or hungover, but other than that ... pretty much the same.

Anyway, back in May or so I did a count and was so pleased by it I thought I'd do it again. I counted up the people I talked with over the last year and I ended up just shy of 600 or about 12 a week. I don't know how that compares to last year, though. It's probably more people than I've ever known in any year in my past. Such the social animal.

As for the near future, I guess the only curious thing is that on Thursday there's no entertainment at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) I got a conflicting report about Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) and Speakeasy GarageBand link might be there on Thursday, but Freetime Magazine has them listed for Saturday and I don't think they'll be playing the same place twice.

I completely flaked for a moment and forgot about this ... The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension is now out on DVD! Well, tomorrow it is anyway, but you can always put in a pre-order.


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  • The Royal Tenenbaums - A whole family of child prodigies reunites when one of them gets a terminal illness. Comedy ensues.
  • Impostor - Some guy in the future is confused with a bomb and gets in trouble for it.

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The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing The Fortune Cookie starting at 8. Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau team up in a case of insurance fraud against the television station where Lemmon's character works after he is injured on the job.

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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The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing An American Werewolf in London starting at 8.

The ever talented acoustic cover guy John Akers will be at Johnny's Smoke Free Bar (1382 Culver Rd.) tonight starting around 9:30.

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

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Raiders of the Lost Ark starting at 8. How can you possibly miss this?

Over at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) is Speakeasy GarageBand link starting around 10:45.

The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is having an Unofficial Birthday Celebration for David Bowie with QUiTTERS GarageBand link , The Grinders, White Devils, Black Olive, The Lucys, Michelle Austin and probably a couple more starting around 10:45.

Way out at Curley's Saloon (511 E. Ridge Rd.) is Three Flights Up starting around 9.

The rockabillies Krypton 88 will be over at Richmond's (21 Richmond St.) starting tonight around 10:45.

Tonight at Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs St.) is An Evening With Art Garfunkel presented by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra starting at 8.

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Checked personally by Jayce If you had intended to see Abelardo Morell and the Camera Eye at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) this is the last day. Morell's work consists of black-and-white images taken of everyday objects, sort of like what I think I'm trying to accomplish with my own photography.

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.

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.

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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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The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Terry Gilliam's Jabberwocky starting at 8 along with his early short film Storytime.

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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The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing The Thing starting at 8. Much better than the gory 1982 remake.

Over at Whiskey (315 Alexander St.) is the really great groove-rock-funk band Astronomical Unit GarageBand link starting around 10.

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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