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Weekly Rochester Events #395: The King James Edition

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Ok, so this is going to be the last update for the summer. I decided to give myself a vacation — with pay, thank you very much — and won't bother doing another update until sometime in September. Last year I left it as more of a do-it-yourself kind of thing, and the year before I just faked it. Well this time it's more of a gigantic month-long update with events getting more sparse (and undoubtedly less accurate) the further in the future they are from August 2.


Lately I've been thinking about having expectations of others. It seems to be a weird line somewhere that differentiates a request from a demand. The black-and-white cases are of course pretty obvious and reactions are understandable, but I'm looking for that fine divining line that differentiates a response of tremendous effort from one of tremendous disdain.

Somewhere near my house, someone had a garbage bag half-full of packing peanuts — I'm not sure if they were transporting it or throwing it out or what — but it had blown from wherever it came from into my neighbor's yard. My first thought was to leave it there, but only about half a grocery-bag's worth had blown around so far. I decided to go clean it up, tape the bag, and throw it away in my own trash.

It's funny because there is a certain amount of stupidity in leaving an open bag of packing peanuts outside on a breezy day — so much so that it seems almost deliberate. However, it's a bit different than an empty cigarette pack tossed aside as if to say, "you pick it up" — it was not me who was expected to pick it up, but presumably the person in whose yard the bag ended up.

I see the same kind of request-versus-demand thing coming up with people begging on the street. For a while I had simple rules around it — first it was to never give money because it would only be enough to keep them poor, then it was to always give because it might help a little — but I've come to the conclusion that it's just not that simple.

In this kind of situation, there's a spectrum from asking for a handout to outright robbery. (The beggars near East and Alexander, for instance, can get rather pushy and intimidating — probably because it works — but they're getting close to robbing people.) Breaking begging interactions down further, there is often an element of humility as payment, and there is an element of expectation by preventing a dignified way to decline to give.

For instance, even a request of "would you be so kind as to give me some money to eat?" takes away a dignified way to decline (thereby making it a demand, in a logic-puzzle kind of way): you can respond by saying no, implying that you are not so kind, or you can question where the money is going, implying that you think the other person is a liar. You have no choice and you have to give up something, so in a way, you've really been robbed. Maybe the only legitimate request is direct: "may I have some money?"

I think the most perplexing thing about the dichotomy is how dramatically opposite the reactions are (in that they do not fall on a spectrum as the requests seem to do.) I mean, if I'm asked to help someone, I'm actually quite likely to drop what I'm doing and help them, but if I feel they expect me to help them — that they had previously concluded that, fatalistically, I would help — then I'm taken aback and get defensive and antagonistic. And despite the radically different reactions, the differences in the request can be quite subtle — "could you help me with these groceries" versus "could you help me with these groceries," for instance.

I think at the core of it is that the only open-ended requests are ones where you identify your need and possibly explain the reason for it. For instance, when I had the garage sales at the end of July, I could have made a request of my friends: "I'd like you to come to my sale because I have a lot of things I don't want and you might find something you could use." I find it annoying to be broached indirectly to participate — it gets like going to a party and find out your friend is trying to rope you into some dumb multilevel marketing scheme.

So anyway, here are some events that I would like to be able to attend. Perhaps you will find some you like to do to.


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August 3

Tonight at The High Falls Festival Site (Browns Race and Commercial St.) is Pure Prairie League, and John Eddie starting around 5:30 p.m. [source: Up All Night website]

This evening from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Mt. Hope Cemetery (791 Mt. Hope Ave., the North Gate) is a Mount Hope Cemetery Twilight Tour by The Friends of Mount Hope. [source: Freetime]

The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting Galactic HarbourMySpace link, and impressive, organic experimental jazz from The Blood and Bone OrchestraMySpace link starting around 9:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar] [18+]

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

Drinking Liberally meets at 8 p.m. tonight and every Thursday at Monty's Korner (355 East Ave.) [source: RocWiki calendar]


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August 4

This evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Orange Glory Cafe (240 East Ave., next door to the Little) is work by Adam Heckle (a.k.a. The Heckle) titled Tribalien.Biorganic. Spirit Graffitti. It will be on display until October 6.

Oh boy ... it's 3-D night at the Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) Starting at 7 p.m. is The Maze followed by The Mask. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

Today, tomorrow, and then next Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. is sketch comedy from Shipping Dock Unleashed! at Shipping Dock Theatre (31 Prince St., new location at Visual Studies Workshop) [source: Arts and Cultural Council e-mail]

Tonight at The Flat Iron Café (561 State St.) is Comedy Night with Moosie starting at 9 p.m. [source: Flat Iron Cafe webstie]

Monty's KrownMySpace link (875 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting an unusual night featuring the CD release of the excellent rapid-fire hard-rock band Low Ton, The LazersMySpace link, and pure instrumental funk from The Filthy FunkMySpace link starting around 10:30 p.m. Beware that there might be a booking mix-up ... either that or a really interesting show. [source: Freetime] [21+]


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August 5

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

Tonight from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. tomorrow is the 2nd Annual Park Ave Party at O'Callaghan's (470 Monroe Ave., formerly J.J. Flynn's) with great fun local rockers Eddie Nebula and the PlagueGarageBand link, solidly good rock/groove-rock band Dudley DawsonGarageBand link, and "more". [source: Freetime]

Today and tomorrow is the The Park Avenue Festival (Park Ave. at Alexander St. to Culver Rd.) Note especially that wicked fun percussive groove-rock band The BuddhaHoodMySpace link plays at Hogan's Hideaway (197 Park Ave.) from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day. [source: band e-mail]

This evening from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Daily Perks (389 Gregory St.) is sketch comedy from The Russian Army Medicine Show. [source: Daily Perks calendar] [all ages]

Spy Bar (139 State St.) will be hosting good, fun, Irish-slanted punk from Tom Foolery and the ShannanighansMySpace link (not Shenanigans) starting around 10 p.m. [source: Upstate Stomp MySpace page] [21+]

Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is The MindersMySpace link, The KingdomMySpace link, and awesome punk-rock band The QUiTTERSGarageBand linkMySpace link starting around 10:45 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar] [18+]

Tonight and every Saturday (except the one with the Dreamland Faces show coming up) is another Betty's Sing-a-Long at Betty Meyer's Bullwinkle Café (622 Lake Ave., a.k.a. "Bullwinkle's") starting around 10.


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August 6

Today at 9 a.m. is a book review of Jesus, The Bible and Homosexuality: Explode The Myths, Heal The Church at Third Presbyterian Church (4 Meigs St., at the corner of East Ave.) [source: Gay Alliance website]

Today and every Sunday in August at 1 p.m. at The Landmark Society of Western New York (133 S. Fitzhugh St.) is another of the Corn Hill Strolls. [source: Landmark Society calendar]

Today at 2 p.m. at Genesee Country Village and Museum (1410 Flint Hill Rd., Mumford) is a Taste of the Genesee featuring local restaurants and sample dishes. [source: Arts and Cultural Council e-mail]


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August 7

Bored? Why not check out 1980's DJ night, tonight and every Monday at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 11 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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August 8

This morning at 7:30 a.m. in the cafeteria overlooking the arboretum in Bausch and Lomb (140 Stone St.) is the Artists Breakfast Group meeting ... anyone interested in art or creativity is invited.

Tonight from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. is the another of the Tuesday Nature Nights Guided Bike Ride this time along the South River Loop starting at The Genesee Waterways Center (149 Elmwood Ave., in Genesee Valley Park). [source: City Hall press release]

Tonight from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Flat Iron Café (561 State St.) is the opening of the art exhibit titled The Rochester Landscape by Collette Savage. The show runs through August 27.

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Drive, He Said starting at 8 p.m. A basketball player starts an affair by dating the daughter of a college professor ... [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

Daily Perks (389 Gregory St.) is hosting an Acoustic Open Mic from 8 to 10 tonight and every Tuesday. [source: Daily Perks calendar] [all ages]


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August 9

This afternoon from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. there will be tours of the The High Acres Landfill and Electricity Generation Facility (425 Perinton Pkwy., Fairport). [source: RocWiki calendar]

This evening from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. is another meeting of The Freedom Writers Group at Verb Café at Writers and Books (740 University Ave.) [source: Writers and Books calendar] [all ages]

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing The Asphalt Jungle starting at 8 p.m. I gather its a tension-rich heist film ... [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]

There's an Open Mic for Acoustic Music at Boulder Coffee Co. (100 Alexander St.) tonight and every Wednesday around 8. [source: the proverbial grapevine]


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August 10

Over at Monty's KrownMySpace link (875 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:30 p.m. is The Minus Four. [source: WBER calendar] [21+]


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August 11

Tonight's another The East End Fest (East Ave. at Scio St.) and some of the highlights are good bar-rock band Blue JimmyGarageBand linkMySpace link at Richmond's (21 Richmond St.) at 7:30 p.m., and RedLine Zydeco at the stage in front of Milestones (170 East Ave.) [source: Freetime]

Over at A|V Art Sound Space (N. Union St. at Trinidad St., #8 in the Public Market, formerly the All-Purpose Room) starting around 9 p.m. is BizzartMySpace link, New Orleans is a Dead MuseumMySpace link, Mic FlontMySpace link, and Beatrice is DeadMySpace link. [source: A|V Space website]


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August 12

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing 20 centímetros (20 Centimeters) starting at 8 p.m. about a pre-op transgendered woman whose vibrant dreams conflict with her dreary reality. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

Over at Monty's KrownMySpace link (875 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:30 p.m. is the excellent satirical gospel band The Lobster QuadrilleMySpace link. [source: Freetime] [21+]


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August 13

Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is Peter and the Wolf, and light, bright, and airy vocals, sometimes with as much as a full band from A WonderfulMySpace link starting around 9:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar] [18+]


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August 14

This afternoon at 1:30 p.m., the Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing the classic police-action film Bullitt. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

This evening at 6:30 p.m. in Room 302-A in City Hall (30 Church St.) is a public hearing for permits and proposals. Among them is one to allow Lux LoungeMySpace link (666 South Ave.) to keep the smoking area in back open until closed — there is a proposal to shut it down at 11 p.m. which (according to owner Karrie Laughton) would be detrimental to business.


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August 16

Somolian BonaparteMySpace link, and Landlockd will be at A|V Art Sound Space (N. Union St. at Trinidad St., #8 in the Public Market, formerly the All-Purpose Room) starting around 9 p.m. [source: A|V Space website]


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August 17

Over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 9:30 p.m. is hilarious disco-rock from Gil Mantera's Party DreamMySpace link, and a great stage show and excellent rock from The IsotopesMySpace link. [source: Bug Jar calendar] [18+]


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August 18

Tonight at 7 p.m. at the Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) is a double feature of silent films. First is He Who Gets Slapped with live musical accompaniment by terrific accordian-and-musical-saw duo Dreamland Faces and then The Unknown. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

Tonight at The Flat Iron Café (561 State St.) is Comedy Night with Moosie starting at 9 p.m. [source: Flat Iron Cafe webstie]


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August 19

Today and tomorrow during the day and evening is The Boulder Arts and Music Festival at Boulder Coffee Co. (100 Alexander St.) [source: Boulder Coffee MySpace site] [all ages]

Today starting at 12 p.m. and travelling to a new location each hour is the Joe+N Day-Tour with Joe+n of Carbon Records. [source: Carbon Records calendar]

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Moartea domnului Lazarescu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu) starting at 8 p.m. about a guy who keeps getting bounced from hospital to hospital, each time his life-threatening condition is diagnosed, just never treated. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

Tonight at 9 p.m. at Betty Meyer's Bullwinkle Café (622 Lake Ave., a.k.a. "Bullwinkle's") is the CD release show for accordian-and-singing-saw duo Dreamland Faces. [source: band e-mail]

The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting very good metal from SulacoMySpace link for their CD release party, Commit SuicideMySpace link, DefeatistMySpace link, and tight, technical hard rock from BMLMySpace link starting around 10:45 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar] [21+]


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August 22

Tonight from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. is the another of the Tuesday Nature Nights Guided Bike Ride this time at Port of Rochester (1 Beach Ave.) [source: City Hall press release]

Over at A|V Art Sound Space (N. Union St. at Trinidad St., #8 in the Public Market, formerly the All-Purpose Room) starting around 9 p.m. is Sparrows Swarm and Sing, Marigold, Know ThinkMySpace link, Words We SpokeMySpace link, and good, mellow, down-tempo music from Little Yellow BirdMySpace link. [source: A|V Space website]


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August 23

A|V Art Sound Space (N. Union St. at Trinidad St., #8 in the Public Market, formerly the All-Purpose Room) will be hosting medHammer, Shallow WatersMySpace link, The Halflings, Piasa, and TinnitustimulusMySpace link starting around 9 p.m. [source: A|V Space website]


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August 24

Tonight at 6:30 p.m. at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) is another in their Garden Vibes, this time featuring the better-than-excellent rock/surf-rock/rockabilly band The Sadies. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is The QuakesGarageBand linkMySpace link starting around 9:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar] [18+]

Tonight at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (99 Court St.) is great rockabilly/rock from Krypton 88MySpace link starting around 10 p.m. [source: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que calendar]


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August 25

Apparently The Critical Mass Bike Ride is tonight starting at 5:30 p.m. at the clock tower near The Wilson Commons at The University of Rochester (Library Road, #39 on River Campus Map.) to The Liberty Pole (1 Liberty Pole Way) at 6 p.m. and heading through the city from there. [source: the proverbial grapevine]

In tonight's double-feature in the Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) at 7 p.m. is a couple strange and popular movies: Napoleon Dynamite and The Big Lebowski. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

Tonight at Daily Perks (389 Gregory St.) at 8 p.m. is Satan's Showcase Of Acoustic Music That Is Not Wimpy featuring funny, weird novelty-acoustic act Powered by Satan, Shawnee BoyeeeGarageBand linkMySpace link, and FigureMySpace link. [source: Daily Perks calendar] [all ages]

Tonight at A|V Art Sound Space (N. Union St. at Trinidad St., #8 in the Public Market, formerly the All-Purpose Room) is Nathaniel Bartlett starting around 9 p.m. [source: A|V Space website]


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August 26

Today from 12 noon to 9 p.m. is (free) the annual Bug Jar Summer Music Fest at Highland Bowl (South Ave. at Robinson Dr.) featuring Heavy Trash, chaotic, high-energy rock like a bunch of ambulances riding on a train from The Chinese StarsMySpace link, Foreign IslandsMySpace link, great attention-deficit jazzy rock from GaylordMySpace link, hard edged rock/punk-rock from The PurrsMySpace link, great, somewhat mellow rock-and-roll from HinkleyMySpace link, The NY Vaults, and great, gimmicky heavy-metal band BlüdwülfMySpace link. [source: Bug Jar calendar] [all ages]

Daily Perks (389 Gregory St.) will be hosting talented guitarist and singer Kinloch Nelson, and Jeff Van Ostrand starting around 8 p.m. [source: Daily Perks calendar] [all ages]

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing The Hole Story starting at 8 p.m. Filmmaker Alex Karpovsky will be on hand to discuss his documentary of a channel of water along a frozen lake in Brainerd, Minnesota which had froze by the time he arrived. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

Over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:45 p.m. — after the Bug Jar Fest — is the better-than-excellent rock/surf-rock/rockabilly band The Sadies. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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August 27

Monty's KrownMySpace link (875 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting disorienting experimental/noise from GaybotMySpace link, and The Respect Sextet starting around 9 p.m. [source: band calendar] [21+]


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August 28

Tonight around 7 p.m. at Writers and Books (740 University Ave.) is Wide Open Mike with Norm Davis. [source: Writers and Books calendar] [all ages]

Tonight is another Emerging Filmmakers Program at The Little (240 East Ave.) at 9:15 p.m. Check the website for the list of films.


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August 29

Tonight at City Hall (30 Church St.) is another Mayor's Night In with Mayor Robert J. Duffy from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. [source: City Hall press release]

Tonight from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. is last of the Tuesday Nature Nights "Trees in Our Neighborhoods" Walk featuring river views of Seth Green Island, the Veteran's Bridge and two waterfalls starting at The Parking Lot at Seth Green Drive (Norton St. at St. Paul St., just west of the intersection). [source: City Hall press release]

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Taking Off starting at 8 p.m. in which middle-class parents confront the 1970's counter-culture while searching for their runaway hippie daughter. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (99 Court St.) will be hosting really good blues-charged rock-and-roll/groove-rock from Buford and the Smoking Section starting around 10 p.m. [source: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que calendar]


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August 30

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing The Man Who Would Be King starting at 8 p.m. in which two men hunt for fortunes in the fictional Kafiristan only to mistaken for more-than-mortal, tearing them apart through power and greed. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]


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August 31

Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is Bobby T's Birthday featuring great, fun rock-and-roll from Eddie Nebula and the PlagueGarageBand link, and surf-rock from The MofosMySpace link starting around 9:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar] [18+]


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September 2

V-J Day

Avant garde rock from Joan Of Arc, Owen, Our Brother the NativeMySpace link, and good, full, powerful technical and elaborate rock from Knife CrazyGarageBand linkMySpace link will be at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:45 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar] [21+]


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September 3

Tonight and tomorrow at The High Falls Gorge (Pont De Rennes Bridge) is the special River of Light laser show titled American Dream Labor Day Show starting at 9:30 p.m. [source: City Hall press release]


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September 4

Fly the flag today.Labor Day


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September 5

Tonight from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. is the last of the Tuesday Nature Nights Guided Bike Ride this time in the Southwest Neighborhood and the Erie Canal starting at The Genesee Waterways Center (149 Elmwood Ave., in Genesee Valley Park). [source: City Hall press release]

Tonight at 8 p.m. at Geva (75 Woodbury Blvd.) is the opening of Dial M for Murder which runs through October 1. [source: Geva Theatre website]


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September 9

Today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. is The Clothesline Arts Festival at Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Ave., near Goodman St.) [source: RocWiki]

Over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:45 p.m. is The Grand BuffetMySpace link, The Dung BeatlesMySpace link, and good punk-groove-rock from My PenisGarageBand linkMySpace link. [source: Bug Jar calendar] [18+]


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September 14

Updated: This weekend is the second weekend of the Bare Bones Festival with Burning Barn Theatre at New Life Presbyterian Church (243 Rosedale St.) Shows are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. [source: Burning Barn Theatre website]

The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting The Magnolia Electric Co.MySpace link, ShearwaterMySpace link, and Tracy MorrowMySpace link starting around 9:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar] [18+]


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September 15

Tonight from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Rochester Contemporary Art Gallery (137 East Ave.) is the open reception for the Duo Show Series with works from Julian Montague, and Carin Mincemoyer. The show runs until October 8. [source: Rochester Contemporary calendar] [all ages]

This evening at Artisan Works (565 Blossom Rd.) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. is a Gallery Night Out with photographer Ctein and painter Carlo Romiti. [source: Artisan Works website]

Tonight at The Genesee Center for the Arts (713 Monroe Ave.) is the opening reception for The Art of War from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with World War propaganda posters from Jim Malley. The show runs until November 19. Also at the Center at 7 p.m. is the opening reception for By Eye: Photos from the last 20 years by Joseph Sorrentino. The show closes October 28. [source: Genesee Center for the Arts calendar]


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September 16

Mexican Independence Day

Updated: Roy Carrier and the Night Rockers will be at The Bop Shop (274 N. Goodman St., in Village Gate Square) starting around 2 p.m. [source: Bop Shop calendar] [all ages]

Updated: This evening at 7 p.m. at Equal=Grounds (750 South Ave., formerly Hunt's Hardware) is a show hosted by The Evolutionary Girls Club featuring artwork and performances by dozens of artists. [source: the proverbial grapevine]

Updated: Daily Perks (389 Gregory St.) will be hosting witty and accomplished acoustic soloist Brian Coughlin, great, witty acoustic soloist Maria Gillard, and Jeff Riales starting around 8 p.m. [source: band e-mail] [all ages]

Updated: Tonight at Spy Bar (139 State St.) is good punk-rock from The EmersonsGarageBand link, and awesome punk-rock from The BlastoffsMySpace link starting around 10 p.m. [source: Upstate Stomp MySpace page] [21+]

Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is an excellent stage show and great surf-rock from The IsotopesMySpace link, and tight, technical heavy-rock from BMLMySpace link starting around 10:45 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar] [21+]

Today is International Coastal Cleanup day so get out there and start picking stuff up! More information is available at the Center for Marine Conservation.


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September 17

Fly the flag today.Citizenship (Constitution) Day

Over at A|V Art Sound Space (N. Union St. at Trinidad St., #8 in the Public Market, formerly the All-Purpose Room) starting around 9 p.m. is Sword HeavenMySpace link. [source: A|V Space website]


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September 18

The Michael Bisio Quartet 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]


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September 19

Low-to-mid tempo alternative-semi-experimental band The Weird Weeds, and great effects and rhythm-driven band XLTieRackMySpace link will be at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 9:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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September 20

Updated: The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom starting at 8 p.m. No time for love, Doctor Jones. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

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This page is Jason Olshefsky's list of things to do in Rochester, NY and the surrounding region (including nearby towns Irondequoit, Webster, Penfield, Pittsford, Victor, Henrietta, Gates, Chili, Greece, and Charlotte, and occasionally other places in Monroe County and the Western New York region.) It is updated every week with daily listings for entertainment, activities, performances, movies, music, bands, comedy, improv, poetry, storytelling, lectures, discussions, debates, theater, plays, and generally fun things to do. Music events are usually original bands with occasional cover bands and DJ's with musical styles including punk, emo, ska, swing, rock, rock-and-roll, alternative, metal, jazz, blues, noise band, experimental music, folk, acoustic, and "world-beat." Events listed take place during the day, in the evenings, or as part of the city's nightlife as listed. Although I'm reluctant to admit it, it is a Rochester blog and I'm essentially blogging about Rochester events. Oh, and it's spelled JayceLand with no space and a capital L, not Jayce Land, Jaycee Land, Jace Land, Jase Land, Joyce Land, Jayce World, Jayceeland, Jaceland, Jaseland, Joyceland, Jayceworld, Jayceeworld, Jaceworld, Jaseworld, nor Joyceworld. (Now if you misspell it in some search engine, you at least get a shot at finding it.) It's also not to be confused with Jake's World or JakesWorld which is a site of a Rochester animator. While I'm on the topic of keywords for search engines, this update includes information for Thursday, August 3, 2006 (Thu, Aug 3, 2006, 8/3/2006, or 8/3/06) Friday, August 4, 2006 (Fri, Aug 4, 2006, 8/4/2006, or 8/4/06) Saturday, August 5, 2006 (Sat, Aug 5, 2006, 8/5/2006, or 8/5/06) Sunday, August 6, 2006 (Sun, Aug 6, 2006, 8/6/2006, or 8/6/06) Monday, August 7, 2006 (Mon, Aug 7, 2006, 8/7/2006, or 8/7/06) Tuesday, August 8, 2006 (Tue, Aug 8, 2006, 8/8/2006, or 8/8/06) and Wednesday, August 9, 2006 (Wed, Aug 9, 2006, 8/9/2006, or 8/9/06).


JayceLand Pick indicates an event that's a preferred pick of the day ... probably something worth checking out.

Top Pick indicates a "guaranteed" best bet for the particular genre of the indicated event.

GarageBand link links to a band's page on GarageBand.com which offers reviews and information about bands.

MySpace link links to a band's page on MySpace.com which is a friend-networking site that is popular with bands.

Fly the flag today. is a day when you should fly the flag according to the Veterans of Foreign Wars calendar.

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