Thursday, May 2, 2002

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #173: Louis in Just Six Dots

Ok, tough noogies on all of you who want to go back to O'Bagelo's on Saturday 'cause we'll be going to Magnolia's Market and Deli (366 Park Ave.) instead. Well, that's not really true ... I'll be at Magnolia's but you can be anywhere you want. Anyway, they sell mostly standard deli-style fare but with a Park Avenue (Park Avenue, Rochester, that is) level of quality and style. You know, not just grilled sandwiches but grilled sandwiches with focaccia bread. They're also a mini-mart for the local area and primarily (presumably) the apartments above them.

Let's see ... around town, the 44th Rochester International Film Festival will be screened May 2-5 at the Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) There will be five different screenings of short films and videos from around the world. Last year was pretty fun with a tremendous mix of styles and genres ... although no westerns that I could recall.

I'll unfortunately miss the Friday early show because Paul Caccamise will be at Daily Perks (389 Gregory St.) for his oxy-Morons sketch-comedy show starting at 8:30. There will be some local acoustic musicians and one of Rochester's best comics (honestly, he is really good) Tiny Glover also appearing. It's $5, to get in, by the way. Oh, and try the fruit smoothies.

Last week I found a bike in the trash and thought I could use some parts from it. I took the fork off my toy-store bike and pulled the one off the Schwinn from the trash. The threaded part was too short and wouldn't reach, so I tried the fork that was on my Trek (I had it replaced.) That one was too short as well. In the end, I used the lock nut and washer from the junk bike. It doesn't seem like it was really worth it to drag the thing in the car.

Oh yeah, Michelle and Shaw's wine party was pretty cool on Saturday. It's been a while since I've been in the thick of it around Park Ave. ... the mix of people was pretty cool and they all seemed nice. Of course, there was that one guy who got really drunk, but he just sat down for a while. Overall, though, it was a bit ... umm ... wimpy on the party front as everyone was pretty much gone by 1:30. Yeesh. Amateurs.


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Checked personally by Jayce The 44th Rochester International Film Festival will be at the Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) tonight at 8.

Over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) tonight is Miami's Laundryroom Squelchers MP3 link with Rochester's "confusion jazz" band Coffee, and the crazy antics of Plutonium Pie MP3 link and Zelia Zade starting around 10:45.

Bob will be down at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:30.

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

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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Down on East Avenue is the Cinco de Mayo East End Fest, so don't try driving right on through from 6 until about 2 in the morning.

Also, over at Nazareth College (4245 East Ave.) is a performance of The Taming of the Shrew at 8. See the press release for more information.

Tonight at Daily Perks (389 Gregory St.) is the Tiny Glover Comedy Revue from around 8:30 to 10. Tonight's show will feature Paul Caccamise's sketch comedy troupe, oxy-Morons.

Checked personally by Jayce The 44th Rochester International Film Festival will be at the Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) tonight at 8 and also at midnight.

The modern rock band Antigone Rising will be way out at The Haunt (702 Willow Ave., Ithaca) tonight starting around 9:30, probably.

Mercury (171 St. Paul, formerly Red) will have Gregory Paul MP3 link, Burning Snella and deepwaterdaze starting around 11.

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In lieu of O'Bagelo's this week, let's all meet at Magnolia's Market and Deli (366 Park Ave.) at noon.

Tonight at Nazareth College (4245 East Ave.) is a performance of Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson at 8. Admission is $32 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:
Pudd'nhead Wilson is a tale of mistaken identity revolving around the well-to-do son of a local citizen and the son of a slave who are switched at birth. The tangled plot lines lead to accusations, a murder trial, and the realization that all is not as it seems in the town of Dawson's Landing. In the voices of his characters, author Mark Twain has much to say on the issues of race and slavery in the time preceding the Civil War.


Checked personally by Jayce The 44th Rochester International Film Festival will be at the Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) tonight at 3 (for an all-ages show) and also at 8.

The raucous Snaggletooth will be at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:45.

Over at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) is The Atomic Swindlers MP3 link with Lambert Billy starting around 10:30.

Up on the roof of The Centers at High Falls (60 Brown's Race) is the new-to-me 5 Skin starting around 9:30 or so.

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Cinco de Mayo

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Pennies from Heaven starting at 8. Steve Martin as an out-of-luck salesman ... Bernadette Peters as a schoolteacher ... big-budget musical numbers ... how can you go wrong, right?

Danielson! and Sulfjan Stevens will be at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) tonight starting around 9:30 or so.

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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Ok, ok, so I'm only a lukewarm fan of California Rollin' at Village Gate Square (274 N. Goodman St.) but they just started being open on Mondays ... today.

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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The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing the first of this years Mondo series, The Acid Eaters along with Marijuana starting at 8.

Stay up late at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) to see the garage rock band Fireballs of Freedom and the "dirty" sound of Lost Goat 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.

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V-E Day

Updated: The Lotus The French Flys and Rochester's extra-loud Pengo will be at "Club Shock" in Analog Shock (674 South Ave.) starting around 7.

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Little Otík starting at 8. Surreal Czech animation about a couple who adopt a tree root as their child. 'Nuff said.

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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