Thursday, January 24, 2002

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #159: Mariaville by Car in 21 Minutes

I think I can say officially that I've lost my ability to write. Heck, for the last few weeks all I've done is say that I've got nothing to write about. I keep getting ideas that either aren't very amusing or topics that I couldn't possibly convert into more than a sentence.

How about this weather we're having ... kinda warm, eh? ... umm ... er ...

I bought a bunch of stuff from Amazon.com. First, I needed a copy of tax software so I got TaxCut. Second, they had an offer to save $20 on $100 of purchases of stuff from their home improvement store (which they bought from OurHouse.com.) I figured I needed some stuff like a new fan, a ladder stabilizer, an oven thermometer ... stuff like that ...

Wait! Where are you going? Ok, ok ... the examples weren't really necessary.

Anyway, Saturday looks like one of those big days that only comes around once every couple months. We've got:

I figure I'll try to go to everything including the stuff that's in the Saturday section below but not listed above.


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  • The Count of Monte Cristo - Some guy gets imprisoned falsely and then gets rich so he uses treasure to enact revenge on his accusers.
  • Kung Pow: Enter the Fist - I initially wanted to see this but after reading some reviews and realizing the kind of garbage Steve Oedekerk has written and/or directed in the past, well, maybe not. Basically, some guy is stuck in the middle of Savage Killers.
  • The Mothman Prophecies - Gosh ... who knew Arthur was psychic?
  • A Walk to Remember - Wealthy guy and minister's daughter fall in love. Might be good if you like this sort of thing.
  • I Am Sam - I'm pretty sure this is about Ted Danson's Cheers character or maybe Geisel Theodor's biopic rather than about a retarded adult parent.

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The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) will have the really great Eddie Nebula and the Plague GarageBand link (which will include both Adam, their old drummer, and Ben, their new drummer) Evil Jake and the really great Dead Blue Hand starting around 10:45.

Orbit Underground and Flying Lessons will be at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) tonight starting around 10:30.

The other other comedy improv troup Some Assembly Required will be at The Club at Water Street (204 N. Water St., formerly Piranha) starting around 7 (and probably for some astronomical cover.)

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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The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing the silly horror film The Evil Dead starting at 8.

Tonight at Mercury (171 St. Paul, formerly Red) it's the ever powerful punk of Dead Blue Hand with the hard working punk of QUiTTERS GarageBand link and the fun punk of The Purrs starting around 11.

Over at The Club at Water Street (204 N. Water St., formerly Piranha) is the ska of Bim Skala Bim with The Blackouts, The Sluts, and Straighter Than Pete starting around ... oh ... 10 or so probably.

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

Starting around 4 is the early all-ages show of Building On Fire, The Minor Times, Herod and The Marla Singer Affair at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.)

Through the benefit of being an alumnus, I found out through Freetime Magazine just like everyone else that Janeane Garofalo will be appearing in the Clark Gymnasium at RIT (One Lomb Memorial Dr., campus map image) starting at 8.

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Evil Dead 2 starting at 8.

The new-to-me Johnny Dowd and the new-to-me Steam Donkeys will be at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:45.

Starting around 7 at Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water St.) is Punchline, Wide Of The Mark, One Year Nothing and deltaforce 23 for an all-ages show.

The professional and talented Prime Time Funk will be at Montage Grille (50 Chestnut St.) probably starting around 9:30 or so.

The really good funk band Astronomical Unit GarageBand link will be over at Acme Bar & Pizza (495 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10.

Over at Mercury (171 St. Paul, formerly Red) is the okay Deepwaterdaze wtih the okay Veluxe starting around 11.

The rocking rockabillies Krypton 88 will be over at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) 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.

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Army of Darkness starting at 8.

Romba Zomba (whoever they are) will be at Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water St.) tonight starting around 6 for an all-ages show.

Karaoke with Sugar Bear is back at The Blue Room (293 Alexander St.)

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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 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas starting at 8.

Both new to me, Jucifer with The Detachment Kit will be at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10.

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 Fly starting at 8.

Over at Mercury (171 St. Paul, formerly Red) is Brady Miller and The Millerettes starting around 10:30.

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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