Thursday, February 14, 2002

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #162: Hey Pete, Thanks for the Nutcracker

I guess it's Valentine's Day again ... which, of course, means it's time to hit the online personals again. I kind-of accept that I'm just doing it for selfish reasons--I mean, I don't really belive in true love or unconditional love, and I don't think much of love in general, but I guess I still hold out some kind of hope.

In other news, I'm also working on the video I recorded from The Purrs on February 2. It's way too dark and I'm spending a bit of time on the computer getting it bright enough. I tried making a black-and-white VideoCD but it really looked bad so I gave up on it. This weekend I'll probably try taping the Gaylord show at Mercury on Saturday.

Bah ... I feel like I'm getting sick. Hopefully it's false. Nonetheless, I'm pretty tired and really don't feel like writing more. I think I'll just Nyquil out tonight.


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  • Crossroads - Britney Spears goes on a road trip.
  • Hart's War - The Internet Movie Database plot summary says it all: "A law student becomes a lieutenant during World War II, is captured and asked to defend a black prisoner of war falsely accused of murder."
  • John Q - Some kid needs a heart transplant and his insurance doesn't cover it so his dad takes over the hospital and ... umm ... does it himself, I think.
  • Return to Never Land - Nearly 50 years after the original, the kids go on another presumably drug-induced feverish trip with the kid who refused to grow up.
  • Super Troopers - Yet another homage to the law enforcement workers of the September 11th tragedy.

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Valentine's Day

Tonight is Singles Night at Food Link from 5:30 to 7:30 at Foodlink (936 Exchange St .) Afterward is a social hour just down the street at Nathaniels (251 Exchange Blvd.) FoodLink redistributes food from stores that is not saleable and redistributes it to soup kitchens. The event is sponsored by Single Volunteers of Rochester which accounts for the "Single" part of the title. They're a group that is all single people and performs volunteer activities around Rochester. If you're interested, sign up at the website and join the event.

25 Suaves, Temple of Bon Matin and Nod will be at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:45.

Tonight at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) The Valentine's Day Massacre with Jen Santoro members of The Runs, Dead Blue Hand, Cherry Gun and "more" (as they say) starting around 10:30.

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.

Over at Mercury (171 St. Paul, formerly Red) is the jazz band Viva Knieval from 8 to 11. I'm still curious to see how jazz plays out at Mercury.

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Over at Johnny's Irish Pub (1382 Culver Rd., still smoke free?) is the rock band Housecats starting around 9:30.

Tonight is--for reasons beyond me--East End Mardi Gras. Over at Milestones (170 East Ave.) is Me and The Boyz from 5 to 9, Perfect World from 9 to 11 and Uncle Plum GarageBand link from 11 to 2. Over at Richmond's (21 Richmond St.) is Ned "Paprika" Pepper.

The preferred pick tonight is over at Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water St.) with Spacetrucker, the entertaining rock of Eddie Nebula and the Plague GarageBand link and the professional punk-rock of Dead Blue Hand starting at 9.

Tonight is the start of the play Playhouse Creatures (described as "comic drama" with "tough sexy women" in the mailer) over at Shipping Dock Theater (151 St. Paul St.) starting at 7:30. The show runs until March 9.

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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 A Night at the Opera starting at 8. Take your Valentine's Day sweetheart to see the Marx brothers.

Over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is Fallguy, Within, Building on Fire and Inspection 12 starting around 10:45.

Over at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) is the blues band (is that right?) Jimmy Wolf with the rocking rockabillies Krypton 88 starting around 10:30.

Tonight the excellent experimental funk-rock band Gaylord with the okay Veluxe will be over at Mercury (171 St. Paul, formerly Red) starting around 11.

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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 The Yearling starting at 8.

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

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Fly the flag today.President's Day

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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It's Hit It or Quit It Night! at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:45. The theory is that formerly unknown bands try their hand at a Bug Jar gig but tonight is still TBA.

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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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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