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Weekly Rochester Events #323: Catch a Daily

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Last Thursday I went to the George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) lecture by Burt Glinn about the ethics of photojournalism, but it was mostly a diary of his experiences with the photography shown in the "Havanah: The Revolutionary Moment," exhibit currently on display. I guess tangentially he was talking about the "ethics" in that his photo work is all about honesty, one way or another. I guess that's just not what I was expecting ... I was thinking more along the lines of the photographer influencing the photographic subjects. Oh well.

Friday I got a call from the art department from Burning Man (The Man, Black Rock City 2004, NV) I had submitted a request for an art grant last month and was approved, so the good news is that I get money, but the bad news is that I'm now contractually obligated to finish my project — it's not just a wishy-washy promise to friends. It's called The Bike With 2 Brains and the gist is that it's a two-person, four-wheeled vehicle. The riders sit side-by-side and each propels the wheel in front of them. There is no steering apparatus — instead, the rear wheels caster freely, so the two riders must pedal at the same rate to go straight, or, for instance, the left rider pedals faster than the right rider to turn right.

And with that, I'm retiring from writing art grants to maintain my record of 100%.

That night, I schlepped out to Buffalo for the first time (well, second, if you count the trip to see Weird Al Yankovic in 1999 before I even started the website version of this site.) I went to the art auction for The Evolutionary Girls Club at Arte Brutale (2329 Main St., Buffalo) The space is kind of like A|V Art Sound Space (#8 in the Public Market, off N. Union St., formerly The All-Purpose Room) although compared to lots of places in Rochester, it has a much less literal name [see also, The Auditorium Center (875 Main St E.) Alexander Street Pub (291 Alexander St.) Writers and Books (740 University Ave.) Java's (16 Gibbs St.) and The Inn On Broadway (26 Broadway St., across East from Scio)] The visual artwork was good and the performances were pretty cool too. I liked that Jax DelucaMySpace link and Siew-wai Kok explained their piece [which I might have missed at their performance at A|V Art Sound Space (#8 in the Public Market, off N. Union St., formerly The All-Purpose Room) in February] indicating it was an exercise to make sound from your vocal cords without conscious effort from the book Software for People by Pauline Oliveros.

On Saturday I got to The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) for some real rock-and-roll, though. First up were The BlastoffsMySpace link who were awesome as usual. Next was The Staggers who did some really good punk-rock. Finally, the new band (albeit consisting of reliable local rockers) Angel, Dust & Hoffman also played some really good punk-rock with a bit of fast-rock and surf-rock thrown in for good measure.

Finally [short essay this week ... fucking writer's block] riding around on Monday, I "discovered" the new place Patrik's Culinary Kreations (847 S. Goodman St., formerly You Dirty Dog pet grooming) and stopped in. It's really a cool place with long hours on most days and some really good food — the chicken Caesar wrap was really top-notch.


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  • King of the Corner (at The Little) - Some guy turns his mid-life shit into gold.
  • Ice Princess - A young woman must make a hard decision in her life: between becoming a popular ice skating star or a boring old physicist who just hangs out with smelly nerds all day long.
  • The Ring Two - Someone made a copy of the first tape ... and the Bulk Eraser (44-233) is missing!

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Saint Patrick's Day

JayceLand Pick Tonight at 6 p.m. at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) in the Dryden Theater is a lecture by Clifford Ross titled From Hurricanes to Mountains: The Road to the R1 High-Resolution Camera which he created. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

Starry Nites Café (696 University Ave., formerly Moonbeans) will be hosting The Jazz Dawgs starting around 8 p.m. [source: Starry Nites calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is Defiance, and cool heavy metal band Blüdwülf starting around 9:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar] [18+]

Dom Irrera, Steve Burr and Ray Salah will be at Comix Café (3450 Winton Pl.) tonight at 8:30 p.m. and again tomorrow and Saturday at 8 and 10:45 p.m. [source: Freetime]

Pure Kona Poetry Open Mic Night is at Daily Perks (389 Gregory St.) tonight starting at 7:30. [source: Daily Perks calendar] [all ages]


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The Club at Water Street (204 N. Water St.) will be hosting Halo, and Vinyl starting around 7:30 p.m. [source: Water Street calendar] [all ages]

Top Pick Excellent, organic experimental jazz band The Blood and Bone OrchestraMySpace link will be at The Bop Shop (274 N. Goodman St., in Village Gate Square) starting around 8 p.m. [source: Bop Shop calendar] [all ages]

Daily Perks (389 Gregory St.) will be hosting Thicker than Water starting around 8 p.m. [source: Daily Perks calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing About Baghdad starting at 8 p.m. Just what are Joe and Jane Average Iraqi saying about the state of Iraq? [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

Over at Starry Nites Café (696 University Ave., formerly Moonbeans) starting around 9 p.m. is Mike McNeill Jazz Quartet [source: Starry Nites calendar] [all ages]

Top Pick Tonight at Java's (16 Gibbs St.) is excellent cello-and-drums metal-rock band Break of RealityGarageBand link starting around 9 p.m. [source: Rochester Music Coalition calendar] [all ages]


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JayceLand Pick O'Bagelo's, 165 State Street, noon.

This afternoon at 2 p.m., Kimberly Miner will be on hand to answer How Do Animations Get Made? at The Rochester Public Library (115 South Ave.). [source: Friends of the Public Library flyer]

In the Curtis Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) today at 10:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. is a workshop titled Creating Photo Collages where you can bring your own photos and all the rest of the supplies will be provided to make a collage. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

Downstairs Cabaret (540 East Main St.) will be hosting Nuts and Bolts Improv Troupe (see their site at ImprovAmerica too) starting around 7:30 p.m. and again at 9:30 p.m. [source: Nuts and Bolts e-mail]

Over at Abundance Cooperative Market (62 Marshall St.) starting around 2 p.m. is Martha Eckz, and Brian Conconella. [source: Abundance Co-op calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Over at Door 7 (439 Central Ave.) starting around 8:30 p.m. is a Gallery Fundraiser featuring The Monkey Space Station, Travis Schultz, rapid-fire, modern, metalish-rock band The Gentlemen's Club, Ambrose Bierce, The Miracle of Birth, and Mynah. [source: Door 7 website]

JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Baby Face starting at 8 p.m. Produced during the dawn of the Hollywood "production code" and subsequently banned for sexual innuendo, this is the uncut version restored from The Library of Congress (1st and Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC) with an extra 5 minutes of footage. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting okay metal band 137MySpace link, Elusive TravelGarageBand link, and slower, cleaner metal from Orodruin starting around 10:45 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

Tonight at Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water St.) is The Taint, and The Kings Jealousy starting around 9:30 p.m. [source: Water Street calendar] [21+]

Devon Trumell will be at Starry Nites Café (696 University Ave., formerly Moonbeans) starting around 9 p.m. [source: Starry Nites calendar] [all ages]

Over at Java's (16 Gibbs St.) starting around 10 p.m. is The Return of SimpleMySpace link. [source: JamBase calendar for Rochester]

Tonight at Richmond's (21 Richmond St.) is The Rocket to Ruin, and The Papercut Ninjas starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Freetime]


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Great American Meatout

Today at 2 p.m. in the Gleason Auditorium at The Rochester Public Library (115 South Ave.) is a discussion titled Around the Corner ... Around the World! where students from other countries discuss their experiences in the United States. [source: Rochester Public Library calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Rhapsody in Blue starting at 5 p.m. Composer George Gershwin is remembered in this film all about his music. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

Today's the last chance to see Joseph Sorrentino's Imagenes desde México (Images from Mexico) at Genesee Pottery at The Genesee Center for the Arts (713 Monroe Ave.) [source: the proverbial grapevine] [all ages]

Starry Nites Café (696 University Ave., formerly Moonbeans) is hosting their weekly Open Mike Poetry tonight at 7 p.m. [source: Starry Nites calendar] [all ages]


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JayceLand Pick Over at The Club at Water Street (204 N. Water St.) starting around 7:30 p.m. is Rise AgainstMySpace link, Full Blast, and The Dead HeartsMySpace link. [source: Water Street calendar] [all ages]

Tonight at Starry Nites Café (696 University Ave., formerly Moonbeans) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. is a discussion on Natural Medicine by Pat O'Brien. [source: Starry Nites calendar] [all ages]

Apparently there will be Argentine tango dancing at Daily Perks (389 Gregory St.) tonight with Agustin Ramos from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. [source: Daily Perks calendar]


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The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Suspicion starting at 8 p.m. Alfred Hitchcock's underrated thriller about a woman who falls for a man who starts acting suspicious. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

Over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:45 p.m. is DiestoMySpace link, The Teenage HarletsGarageBand linkMySpace link, punchy punk-rock band Blue Spark and FlameMySpace link, and good fast rock from The Franks. [source: Bug Jar calendar] [18+]

JayceLand Pick The Dead Machines, The Haunting, Right Arm Severed, Sick Llama, and (sometimes) semi-melodic fast-paced noise from Pengo will be at A|V Art Sound Space (#8 in the Public Market, off N. Union St., formerly The All-Purpose Room) starting around 9 p.m. [source: artsound website] [all ages]

Not ready for mainstream Daily Perks (389 Gregory St.) is hosting an Acoustic Open Mic from 8 to 10. For this one, there's no microphones and it's pretty open ended. [source: Daily Perks calendar] [all ages]


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Members of The Genesee Valley Audubon Society will be at Brighton Town Hall (2300 Elmwood Ave.) this evening at 7:30 p.m. for a discussion titled Wild Flowers & Other Plants: Classification & Identification. [source: Freetime]

JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Masculin, féminin: 15 faits précis (Masculine, Feminine: In 15 Acts) starting at 8 p.m. In this Jean-Luc Godard film, a man and a woman personify the social and political chaos of the 1960's. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

Poor People United meets tonight and every Wednesday at 7 at St. Joseph's House of Hospitality (402 South Ave.) [source: the proverbial grapevine]

Not ready for mainstream Tonight from 8 to 10 is an Open-Mic Comedy Night at Daily Perks (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. [source: Daily Perks calendar] [all ages]

 
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