JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #198: Those Crazy Germans and their Magnets
First, this week contains the last Saturday of the month, so we'll be over at
(690 Park Ave., formerly Bistro Seven)
on Saturday. I stopped by last Friday and it's a small, contemporary styled place that's currently entirely family employed. I got a coffee, a cup of their seafood bisque, and a turkey, grilled peppers, and mozarella sandwich on grilled bread. The food was executed perfectly. The bisque was great (different from, but about as good as John's from
and the sandwich was virtually perfect ... the turkey was thick sliced with only a couple peppers which allowed it to stay together like a sandwich; the bread was lightly brushed with olive oil then grilled (unlike
where they have an olive oil dunking tank as best I can tell) and the seasoned mayonnaise dipping sauce was a perfect complement. Heck, even the coffee was quite good.
I talked to Aaron and he said they'd been in business since June (er ... or was it July ...) and the overhead is low and they're doing well. He said that if there was a big turnout on Saturday to call in advance so they can prepare. If anyone else is going, please send me an e-mail so I can tell if we'll have two people or twelve. A few weeks ago he had to close early because it was so busy that they ran out of ingredients--despite having his brother run to Wilson Farms to get more eggs.
This past weekend was kinda crazy ... I started out taking Friday off and got to get out to lunch and get some things done around the house. This was preceded by a night out on Thursday where sadly I only got to see three bands at two bars. I caught
The Bug Jar
(219 Monroe Ave.)
who I recognized from an old
(204 N. Water St.)
show. He plays a synth beat and melody then overlays audio live from TV and radio fed through some digital effects. Next up was
who play a funk-driven rock with some experimental innovations. I headed out after a couple songs to catch
The Dado Sa Band
Tapas One Seventy Seven
(177 Saint Paul St.)
They were really cool ...they play Brazilian music and mix in some popular Hispanic covers (La Bamba, etc.)
On Friday I just shot some pool after dinner, but then on Satuday after O'Bagelo's, I stopped at the
(565 Blossom Rd.)
and walked through
which was pretty cool. The place is really quite big and it's interesting enough to just navigate the whole thing. On the "boulevard" is a bunch of the larger studios. I stopped in at
workshop and met him. We chatted for a bit ... he thinks he's pretty good at pool and got kinda pissed when I flaked and called him Matt. I knew better, just somehow forgot for a second.
Anyway, that night I headed over to
It's the story of a TV cameraman who wrestles with his involvement manipulating the world's view of the social ills of the day. I felt kinda bad not liking it very much because director
was there to receive a lifetime achievement award presented by
George Eastman House
(900 East Ave.)
and local legend and star of the movie,
The trouble with the movie was that it was just too choppy. I guess it was decent, I just expected that it would be smoother around the edges.
After that I went over to
The Bug Jar
(219 Monroe Ave.)
to catch a big old metal show with
I'm starting to get an ear for metal ... I thought Within was really good, Fallguy was interesting by mixing in a bit of punk-rock with metal, and Ghost was really good too.
A few hours later I got up and went out to the
Ford Street Bridge
to get some pictures of the full moon setting over it. For the last three years or so I keep meaning to catch the October full moon because it sets just before dawn. Unfortunately, it was way before dawn, and the pictures are pretty unremarkable. The moon is too bright against the background so it just looks kinda stupid. For kicks I put up one of the pictures to the right. Oh, and the batteries went dead in the camera just as I had set up a good shot. Maybe again next year.
The Truth About Charlie
- There is no third thing that could make this "title" joke funny. I really kinda want to see the jackass movie, though, but probably only if I can stay at home and watch it on TV for free ... oh wait ... I pretty much can. For some reason I think that stuff is really funny.
Johnny's Irish Pub
(1382 Culver Rd., still smoke-free)
(from the band
and creator of the movie
will be presenting his new short film,
starting at 8:30 and repeating until midnight (screenings are 45 minutes apart ... the movie is 20-minutes) at which point he'll show his debut 32 minute short,
the jukebox heroes.
All movies will be available for purchase on VHS.
Tonight is the last weekend of
Spinning Into Butter
(by Rebecca Gilman) performed by
Shipping Dock Theatre
(151 St. Paul St.)
They'll have performances on Fridays at 7:30, Saturdays at 8, and Sundays at 2.
In case you're shut in tonight (or tomorrow), check out
I'm going to make a drug with my mind
on cable public access (channel 15 on Time Warner) at 11:30 p.m. featuring
Pisspot the Bunny
interviewing local and out-of-town bands.
Daylight Saving Time Ends -- Set your clock back one hour from 2:00 a.m. daylight saving time to 1:00 a.m. standard time in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
The Dryden Theater
George Eastman House
(900 East Ave.)
will be showing
Hell House starting at 8.
Man, talk about scary ... a cinéma vérité documentary about a fundamentalist church's haunted house that depicts such "horrors" as AIDS, abortion, and drug abuse among more universally accepted evils.
As of a few months ago,
(16 Gibb Street)
still has open mic poetry downstairs starting around 9:30.
Tonight from 8 to 10 is an
Open-Mic Comedy Night
(389 Gregory St.)
While once it was a workshop type of environment, the comics now have to force that behavior ... by default it's a place to try out new stuff.
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