JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #205: My Sunny Frankenstein
Let's see ... what first. I guess I should mention that I've got some of those Radio Shack ZipZaps on eBay.
Here's the list of the auction items.
Hopefully they'll sell for tons and tons of money. Of course, I won't know until the last 15 seconds of the auction because the way these things are run now.
What else ... a while back I got a radar detector. So far it's only been comforting. I've seen some cops with people pulled over and it stays silent, and I haven't had it yet go off then later found a cop. I don't really know if it works at all, I guess. Maybe it just beeps and blinks and says things like "X band" and "K A band" at random. Hmm ... Oh, also it's supposed to do this Safety Warning System (SWS) stuff and say things like "all traffic follow detour," "oversize vehicle in transit," and "help, I'm Steven Hawking and trapped in this little box." Unfortunately we don't have that in this area so it really doesn't do anything.
Oh, I should talk about stuff going on. Hmm ... I didn't get to do too much in the last week--busy with all the holiday stuff. I had fun going around to see bands on Saturday ...
Earl Cram Revue
was really good. Also, I got to see
semi-autobiographical account of his time as a chronic alcoholic. Coming up,
the Zone party on Friday, figuring out if it's Aster Aweke on Saturday at the Bug Jar (that would be interesting ... she's a musician originally from Ethiopia) and The Blackouts on Tuesday all should be fun fun shows.
M O V I E S
- Essentially the same thing as
Bring It On
except with school bands instead of school cheerleaders.
The Hot Chick
- Rob Schneider stretches his acting repertoire by playing a teenage girl after proudly declaring how much research he did on all the talk shows he can be on.
Maid in Manhattan
- Yet another movie where a woman lies to a man to win his heart. So very true.
Shipping Dock Theatre
(151 St. Paul St.)
will be performing
The Santaland Diaries,
a supposedly extremely funny one-man show about an elf working at Macy's. Tickets are $18 and shows are tonight, then next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7:30.
Starting around 6 tonight is the okay improv troupe
Some Assembly Required
for their show
We Know Funny
The Inn On Broadway
(26 Broadway St., across East from Scio.)
(50 Chestnut St.)
tonight is the folk/blues artist
Oh yeah, and
will be at
(703 South Ave.)
tonight starting around 11:30 or so. This is just about as underground as I've seen around here.
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.
The Dryden Theater
George Eastman House
(900 East Ave.)
will be showing
The Producers starting at 8.
When I was in high school this was a pretty funny Mel Brooks film, mostly because they make a play called Springtime for Hitler which ends up being a comedy hit.
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, it's now more-or-less a regular open mic ... by default it's still a place to try out new stuff.
Hey cool ...
will be at
(3450 Winton Pl.)
starting at 8:30 tonight.
Johnny's Irish Pub
(1382 Culver Rd., still smoke-free)
tonight is the earlier-than-usual (you know, earlier in the month) show of
Nuts and Bolts
starting at 8:30.
Link of the Week:
- This guy Dave Etchells (apparently more-or-less by himself) reviews digital cameras and assorted accessories ad nauseum. The details of his reviews are really remarkable and it's definitely worth a look if you're pondering at all buying one.
Movie links courtesy The Internet Movie Database Map links courtesy MapsOnUs TV show synopses courtesy TVGrid Some movie synopses courtesy UpcomingMovies.com
Mary Shelly, author of Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus was born 205 years ago on Jayce's birthday--August 30, 1797.
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