Thursday, February 7, 2002

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #161: Years of United Canadas

Well this week is shaping up to be pretty busy work-wise. We've got some folks from the Raleigh site up here for a couple days so it's all meetings and smokeouts and eating out. Nonetheless, I hope I'm not spending too much time at work. Heck, I'm in the middle of a meeting while I'm writing this (that's the reason I'm writing it so quietly, by the way.) Nonetheless ... er, I mean regardless ... there's not all that much that's super cool to drag them to this week. Oh well.

Monday was kind-of amusing. It was snowing pretty good that afternoon and I got of work late and went to Wegmans (3195 Monroe Ave.) for groceries. I also went to Lori's Natural Foods (900 Jefferson Rd.) because I'm looking for facial tissue made from recycled paper. I had brought my new camcorder and recorded the trip from there back to my house because it was slippery and I have a desire to feed the reality television market. Nothing interesting happened, despite the weather. When I got home I shovelled the walkways and when I got in I realized I dropped my cell phone somewhere. [Welcome to the point of the story!]

I got the cordless phone from the house and called it a bunch of times while I walked around the yard and checked the car. The phone vibrates when it rings so I figured I had just didn't hear it so I got the shovel and threw all the snow I moved through the chainlink fence--using it as a sieve. No luck there. So I started backtracking. I drove back to Lori's and checked around where I parked my car but couldn't find it. On the way into the store I found it sitting in the snow, covered with ice and shivering. Well, it was actually just vibrating to tell me that I have 7 unanswered calls, but let's just pretend. It stopped shivering when I put it over the defrost vent in the car [shortly after clearing the list of unanswered calls.]

In other news, Valentine's Day is only a week away and I think everyone needs BitterSweets from Despair, Inc.. It's like a dream come true ... conversation hearts with actually useful phrases like "I NEED SPACE, MONEY," "TIME 2 TRADE UP" and "LUV 2 STALK U."


M
O
V
I
E
S
  • Big Fat Liar - Frankie Muniz and Amanda Bynes play a couple kids who get revenge on a Hollywood producer who steals their idea only to face the consequences of their illegal acts of vengeance sometime outside the context of the movie.
  • Collateral Damage - Arnie is back in this fictional account of a terrorist that pales in comparison to the reality we've all faced.
  • Rollerball - Basically the same as Rollerball from 1975 except it's set a couple years from now thereby avoiding the corporation-dominated future that made the older movie interesting.

T
H
U
R
S
D
A
Y
This afternoon at The Rochester Public Library (115 South Ave.) is the Thursday Thinkers Program. This weeks topic is Reparations for Slavery from 5:15 to 6 p.m.

The Minneapolis synth-pop-punk-rock-Devo-esque Manplanet GarageBand linkMP3 link (dubbed the Teletubbies of Rock by yours truly) with Hangman will be at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:45.

Over at Mercury (171 St. Paul, formerly Red) is the jazz band Viva Knieval starting around 11. I rarely mention jazz bands and I wouldn't otherwise except that I'm curious how they'd fit into the clientele at Mercury.

Tonight is another of Freetime Magazine's Rochester's Most Popular Band Contest with deltaforce 23 MP3 link versus Igloo Yew starting around 9:30 at the intolerable Milestones (170 East Ave.) The doors open at 9 and and close around 12:30.

There's apparently a Spoken Word Open Mic Poetry Night at Pythodd Jazz Room at the Heritage House (130 Spring St.) I don't know what time it starts although I'd wager it's around 9 or so.

Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting Bob and the excessively prolific acoustic-rock band Gregory Paul GarageBand linkMP3 link starting around 10:30.

At 7:30 tonight (heck, Tuesday through Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 5 and 9:30 and Sunday at 3) at Nextstage at Geva (75 Woodbury Blvd.) is a preview of Below the Belt, a humorous play about a trio of coworkers mired in their corporate lives.

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.

F
R
I
D
A
Y
I'm not sure if the rest of the block knows this, but over at The Club at Water Street (204 N. Water St., formerly Piranha) is St. Paul Quarter Mardi Gras Festival with Irthlings GarageBand link, the power-rock-punk of Bee Eater, Michelle Austin Band, the fun-to-watch punk of The Grinders and Hangman starting around 9.

The Niche MP3 link will be over at Mercury (171 St. Paul, formerly Red) starting around 11.

On the other side of the wall at Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water St.) is St. Paul Quarter Mardi Gras with One Sweet World, the modern-rock cover band Gravity GarageBand link and Jennifer Marie MP3 link probably starting around 9.

S
A
T
U
R
D
A
Y
Checked personally by Jayce O'Bagelo's, 165 State Street, noon.

Over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is Ensign, What Feeds the Fire and The Disaster for an early show starting around 4.

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Ratcatcher starting at 8. The film calendar tells us we must see this.

Checked personally by Jayce [Updated] X The Owl with Hilkka and a performance by the eclectic rock-funk-experimental Gaylord will be at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:45.

At Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) it's a big ol' heavy metal night with Dog Day Sunrise GarageBand linkMP3 link and Haunted by Angels GarageBand linkMP3 link starting around 10:30.

Over at Monty's Korner (363 East Ave.) it's April Laragy and the Atomic Swindlers GarageBand linkMP3 link with Arc starting around 9:30.

S
U
N
D
A
Y
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.)

M
O
N
D
A
Y
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.

T
U
E
S
D
A
Y
Fly the flag today.Abraham Lincoln's Birthday (1809)

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing the silent comedy Erotikon starting at 8 featuring live piano by Philip C. Carli.

Over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is Hit It or Quit It Night! with The Hometown Zeroes MP3 link and Flour starting around 10:45.

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.

W
E
D
N
E
S
D
A
Y
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.
 
JayceLand | Archives | Past Polls
Last Week

Search this site or the web
powered by FreeFind

Site Web


Guestbook
| Read | Sign |



Weekly Reminder E-Mail
E-mail:
More information




230,100
The 390-490 interchange on the west side of Rochester is unique in that drivers can go from any of the four directions to any of the four directions. Which combinations have you used?

490W to 390N
490W to 390S
490W continuing through
490E to 390N
490E to 390S
490E continuing through
390N to 490W
390N to 490E
390N continuing through
390S to 490W
390S to 490E
390S continuing through
Never been to the intersection


View Results
[Poll Archives]



Internet Movie Database
On this day ... February 7



Link of the Week:
Empire State Roads is one of the more bizarre sites I've found. It describes the highways and roads of New York State, along with pictures. Check out this narrative of the inner loop.



Related Sites:

Freetime Magazine
Rochester Goes Out (D&C)
Onechord
MyBarBack
My Rochester
Rochester Nightlife
@ Rochester
Yahoo! Weather for Rochester



Advertising:
Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More

Intuit's TurboTax
TurboTax 2001

TurboTax 2001...
for Windows
digital download for Windows
for Macintosh

H&R Block's TaxCut
TaxCut 2001
TaxCut 2001...
for Windows
for Macintosh






You buy stuff at X10.com and I get store credit.
X10 Logo


Movie links courtesy The Internet Movie Database
Map links courtesy MapsOnUs
TV show synopses courtesy TVGrid
Some movie synopses courtesy UpcomingMovies.com
Upper Canada joined Lower Canada 161 years ago in 1841.

Checked by Jayce is an event that has been confirmed either with the venue, the performers, or both.

GarageBand link links to a band's page on GarageBand.com which offers reviews and information about bands.

MP3 link links to a band's page on MP3.com which offers music and entertainment downloads in MP3 format.

Not ready for mainstream. is an event that is "non-entertainment" for the masses such as practice sessions, open jams, etc.

Fly the flag today. is a day when you should fly the flag according to the Veterans of Foreign Wars calendar.

[This Week] [Archives] [All The Polls]

Jayce's Home

Copyright © 2004 Jason Olshefsky. All rights reserved.