Weekly Rochester Events #372: Balti, More or Less
Thursday, February 23, 2006I'll be a bit more brief than usual this week. I planned on getting ahead on the website during the week, but instead I had a whim to play around with making the database and everything work different ... I spent way too much time writing a state-machine parser in AppleScript for finding times-of-day in a block of text and picking the "best" one. Boy is that going to look good on my 1991 resume! I also tried going back to the "old way" of doing this a bit and adding more personal descriptions to the events calendar. I'm trying to pare it down but it's not working ... there's just too many things going on around town.
Thursday was another improv class ... I ran into the instructor later in the week and he said we'll be setting up some kind of performance within a few weeks of the end of the class. I mean, it has to end in a performance, right? After the class I headed right to A|V Art Sound Space (N. Union St. at Trinidad St., #8 in the Public Market, formerly the All-Purpose Room) for the book release for The Best Cure For A Broken Heart with my story, "Narrow Window of Opportunity" (I forgot what we decided to title it so I had to wait for the book to come out to see ... in retrospect, I guess I could have just gone to the website). It appeared that quite a few copies were sold, so I was glad for that. The soup from Nathan's Old Fashioned Soups (691 Park Ave.) was indeed very good. It was all good. Micah Blue Smaldone was a really good soloist. My Turtle Died Today was an unintentionally hilarious animated film from the 1970's (maybe 1960's ... I don't remember.)
From there I went to Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) and finally got to see Deadly Pillowfight Accident. They did chaotic music somewhat like Gaylord ... the guitar and drums seem to share rhythm/melody while the sax covers harmony ... all more-or-less: it's largely chaos.
On Friday I went to the opening of Metamorphosis? at Image City Photography Gallery (722 University Ave.) with works by Anna Druzcz and Christine Heusner. It was interesting, evocative, and definitely worthwhile to check out. I ran into some friends and got out to The Bop Shop (274 N. Goodman St., in Village Gate Square) to see Lauren Radnofsky perform using cello with computer music. Unfortunately, I thought the combination felt arbitrarily dissonant, but I suspect that it had some complex technical nuances that I wasn't aware of that made sense to trained musicians.
On Saturday I went to Geva (75 Woodbury Blvd.) to try and get to see Inherit the Wind. They apparently sell "pay-what-you-can" tickets on the Saturday morning before the opening of a new performance. This particular week they had computer problems so they were hand-writing tickets — which I guess involved writing the entire show's script on each one becuase it was taking forever. It took about 15 minutes to get through 3 people, so I figured it would be hours before they'd get to me at #31 in line.
That night I went to the show at Door 7 (750 South Ave.) and checked out the art and stuff for sale I'm glad they're doing it, but I could only stay for a few minutes so I didn't get a very good look. I headed to the second week of shows at the Bare Bones Festival from Burning Barn Theatre at New Life Presbyterian Church (243 Rosedale St.) Of the sketches, I had seen many from last time, but I remembered a few of them that I forgot about: particularly "Bread" which was a simple monologue about believing in the reality of fantasy, and "The Teacher": another monologue, this time answering the question "what do you make?" in the form "I make kids learn", etc ... it's really quite a good sketch.
After that I went to The Montage Live (50 Chestnut St., formerly the Montage Grille) and got to experience their semi-random drink prices: $6 for Stoli on the rocks, but $2.50 for a pint of Yuengling on special? $5 and $3 makes more sense to me. Anyway, I was there to see Gaylord and The QUiTTERS but I missed Taduya. Nothing much more to say about that ... I like both bands but don't really feel like describing them again.
On Sunday I found out that the meeting for The Rochester Outdoor Museum of Art (ROMA) at The Rochester Public Library (115 South Ave.) last Thursday went very well. Around 110 people showed up and the idea was well-received. It even got some positive coverage on the news. Now we just have to make it all happen. Yikes.
Monday night I stopped by A|V Art Sound Space (N. Union St. at Trinidad St., #8 in the Public Market, formerly the All-Purpose Room) but I was really really wanted to go to Lux Lounge (666 South Ave.) Not the "want to stop by" from it being such a habit, but I really wanted to stop by. So I went and I ended up running into a couple friends of mine and I had a chance to sit and chat for a bit without so much of a time crunch like we usually have.
In the end, though, I was just itching to get back home to do more stupid AppleScript tricks.
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