Thursday, May 9, 2002

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #174: Those Entrepreneurial French

Well, for those of you in a hole for the last couple months, the Lilac Festival starts tomorrow rather than next week like you might have expected. What this means to most of us is to change the way we get from point A to point B if we cross through the park.

In recent events, I got to see three of the five shows for the Movies on a Shoestring film festival. In all, I saw 26 films. Some of my favorites include

  • roam by Carolina Vila-Ramirez about a homeless teenage boy and his little brother in L.A.
  • Bluehair by Barbara Kymlicka about a group of elderly people who rediscover being alive
  • Blue Haven by Julian Cautherley about a couple skateboarding friends who end up finding love in one another
  • off by Tyler Polhemus which uses practically every horror-movie element to tell the story of a deaf woman's fight against a psychopath
  • Chasing Rabbits by Sion Michel which is a one-sided view of the interviewee in a police interrogation of a car accident
  • Silhouette by Ya-Nan Chou, an interesting experimental animation about the world of high fashion
  • Take It From Me by Rachel Clift spins the ideologies of three artists (a visual artist, an Indian dancer, and a folk musician) until their similarities are apparent.

What else ... I got sick of Microsoft Internet Explorer. Something went wrong on my My Yahoo! page and I couldn't log in anymore. I could do so from other browsers, so out went IE. I got iCab which is an in-development Mac Internet browser. Despite being just a beta, it's way cool ... it has most of the best features of Internet Explorer plus highly customizable preferences with excellent cookie control. It can even reject images based on domain or size.


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  • The New Guy - A young Chris Kattan is the "new guy" in school and gets picked on until he goes to prison or something like that. I guess it's supposed to be funny.
  • Unfaithful - I hate to give anything away about this film so I won't.

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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.

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing The Philadelphia Story starting at 8. According to the Dryden:
A wealthy heiress (Katharine Hepburn) wants to remarry, but her plans are complicated by her scheming ex-husband (Cary Grant) and a newspaperman (James Stewart in the role that won him his Oscar) snooping around the family's dirty laundry.


Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is Low Ton starting around 10:45.

Over at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) is the new-to-me The Jonez starting around 10:30.

The new-to-me Warrior Poets will be at the barely tolerable Mercury (171 St. Paul, formerly Red) 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.

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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Checked personally by Jayce Lilac Festival begins today.

Around 6:30 at the Lilac Stage of Lilac Festival will be the excellent band Prime Time Funk.

Over at the High Falls Festival Site (Browns Race and Commercial St.) is Milkhouse then Derelict Brew then Uncle Plum starting around 5:30.

The new Club NRG (150 Andrews St., formerly Club Vibes) will have the new-to-me Red Heart starting around 9:30, maybe?

The excellent funk-rock band Astronomical Unit will be at the band-hating Richmond's (21 Richmond St.) starting around 10:30.

Over at Mercury (171 St. Paul, formerly Red) is Allstonians, the powerful ska of The Blackouts MP3 link, Amy Ryan Operatives and Straighter Than Pete MP3 link starting around 11.

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

Corrected: This afternoon around 5 at the Lilac Stage of Lilac Festival is Jennifer Marie MP3 link.

Steve Wynn and Nod will be at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:45.

The Peachy Neachys (as "Peache Nietzsches") will be at Mercury (171 St. Paul, formerly Red) for their "Diva Show" starting around 11.

Starting around 10:30 tonight at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) is Midair Collision and Everything That Rises.

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Fly the flag today.Mother's Day

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Mommie Dearest starting at 8. A disturbing tribute to ... uhh ... Mother's Day? If you ever thought your mom was a bit domineering, well, this is the mother of all domineering mothers.

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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Checked personally by Jayce Trivia Quiz continues at The Old Toad (277 Alexander St.) It all gets started a little after 9.

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Over at the Lilac Stage at Lilac Festival is Hypnotic Clambake at 5 then Buckwheat Zydeco at 6:30.

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Bunny Lake is Missing starting at 8. A mother seems to have lost her daughter at school, even though the girl never seems to have been there.

Corrected: Tonight, The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) will have the melodic 764 Hero, Matt Pond PA and the Canadian rock of Swearing at Motorists starting around 10:30.

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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Fly the flag today.Peace Officers Memorial Day (half-staff)

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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