Thursday, April 4, 2002

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #169: Hickory Term 2

This week we're back at O'Bagelo's (165 State Street) for lunch on Saturday. Last week of next month we'll be somewhere else ... The Little Café was pretty cool.

Hmm ... the next things to concern yourselves with are Daylight Savings Time and the Lilac Festival. I guess we set the clocks ahead this Sunday morning at 2 to 3 a.m. Similarly, the Lilac Festival starts a week earlier this year.

In other news, I was listening to Weird Al Yankovic the other day and there was a line in "You Make Me" that really pins down what I'm looking for in a woman. Go ahead and download the MP3 clip of the song, then order The Care Bears Movie from Amazon or, if you're in a real hurry, go to Hyatt's Classic Video (344 W. Commercial St., East Rochester) and rent it on VHS or Beta (they say they've got most of the Care Bears movies on Beta but they're in a big box and aren't indexed.)

If you think that's crazy, I put a couple X-10 motion sensors around my house. I rewrote some of the software (written in AppleScript on the Mac LCIII I had just after college for those who appreciate the insanity) and got it to analyze the input from the sensors. The best part, though, is that if the sensors detect motion for too long, I'll get paged on my cell phone. If you think that's sickineningly nerdy, check out Flo Control Project.


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  • Big Trouble - A guy has a bunch of stuff go wrong in one day.
  • High Crimes - The writers of a magazine about marijuana get into legal trouble.
  • Van Wilder - Recalling the days of Animal House, National Lampoon does a movie about a guy who's at college and some kind of expert at partying. Gosh, where can this go? Come on folks ... don't they know that male adolescents can now just download videos of sexy women dancing around topless for free off the Internet?

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Starting around 3:30 over at The Athenaeum (30 Fairwood Dr.) is the Issues & Ideas Spring Series 2. As footnoted in Freetime Magazine, it's "for adults 50 and over." Call 292-8989 to complain about the age discrimination or if you even care at all.

The really friendly folk-acoustic band Burning Snella will be at Starbucks (1806 Penfield Rd.) for a free show from 7 to 9.

Over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is Birdwatcher with Greg Weeks and possibly Sneaky Dragon starting around 11.

Over at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) is the new-to-me groove-rock David Lynn Band 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.

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.

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.

There's apparently a Spoken Word Open Mic Poetry Night at Pythodd Jazz Room at the Heritage House (130 Spring St.) starting around 8 or so.

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Tonight at Nazareth College (4245 East Ave.) is a performance by Urban Bush Women at 8. Admission is $35 and if you haven't got tickets you'll probably want to call ahead at (585)389-2170 to see if there's any available. The Nazareth brochure had this to say:
Urban Bush Women don't just dance: they explode onto the stage. Fusing contemporary dance, music, and storytelling with the spiritual traditions, culture, and history of African peoples from around the world, these proud, formidable women defy categorization and simmer with experiences from their own lives, and the lives of their ancestors.


Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Fat Girl starting at 8. This is a French film whose unblinking observation explores the sexual "initiation" of two virgin sisters.

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

This afternoon at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) around 4 is an "Early Punk Show" with Nobody Cares, The Manics, Lobbybar, 17th Class, Drunken War and The End.

Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Shadow of a Doubt starting at 8. Hitchcock tells the story of a suspected murderer hiding out in his hometown with his teenage niece.

Later tonight (ok, right around 11) at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is "math rock" (what the hell is that?) band Del Rey with Chicago's Taking Pictures.

The fun-punk band Purrs The Tosspots, Piss and Blood and the brooding, angry punk-rock of The Priests will be at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:30 ... now why do The Purrs get top billing? Hmm ...

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Daylight Saving Time Begins -- Set your clock ahead one hour from 2:00 a.m. standard time to 3:00 a.m. daylight saving time in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Family Plot starting at 8. A tongue-in-cheek Hitchcock mystery that parodies his own movies.

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.)

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In what looks like a good show (by its description on the Bug Jar website) Of Montreal, Marshmallow Coast and La Pieta will be at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:45.

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.

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Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is the new-to-me Town & Country with the new-to-me Gentleman Jones and the new-to-me Andy Gilmore (although the name sounds familiar...) starting around 11.

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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Prior to their evening show, Snmnmnm MP3 link will be at Record Archive (1880 East Ave.) at 5 for an all ages in-store show.

Tonight, one of my favorite former Rochester groups--the "geek rock" band Snmnmnm MP3 link will be at the barely tolerable Mercury (171 St. Paul, formerly Red) with Something Like Elvis, Happy Pills and Robotbibok starting around 11.

Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Barbarella starting at 8. A young Jane Fonda plays a space traveller in search of ... well, sex, I guess.

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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