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Weekly Rochester Events #431: One Nestorius Heretic

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Last Thursday Ali and I got together for dinner. We intended to go to Raging Burrito but they're now known as Hot Shots Volleyball and Sports Bar (1046 University Ave.) Regardless, the burritos are still large and tasty. I had the Buffalo chicken variety and Ali tried the Jamaican Jerk — both very good. We intended to get a small order of loaded fries but our freshly-hired server made a mistake and got us a large plate — probably a full 3 pounds worth. Management was very kind and immediately removed the fries from the bill altogether. Regardless, it was still a little pricey — more expensive than I expected for a bar, but about par with a mid-priced dinner.

I headed out later to The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) and got to see Ada le O who are a solidly good 5-piece ambient rock band. Next was Tuurd — a fat, loud drum-and-bass/noise band, also very good, but very different stylistically. I also stayed through the performance of Ex-Lion TamerMySpace link. They did a good, loud combination of drone and punk-rock although it felt too math-rock at times for me.

On Friday I had a chance to get on the old bicycle (although it was still quite cold, as you might have noticed) and stopped by Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (100 Alexander St.) The QUiTTERSGarageBand linkMySpace link were supposedly the act that night, but as of 8:30 or so the place was completely dead: about 10 people and no band nor band members nor band equipment. I decided to go to Solera Wine BarMySpace link (647 South Ave) but it was rather busy — in large part due to spill-over from the wine tasting at NookMySpace link (658 South Ave.) Now I hadn't heard about this. It appeared sometime Friday on the event calendar at RocWiki. Anyway, I hung out at Lux LoungeMySpace link (666 South Ave.) for a bit before returning to Solera to chat with John and Christopher at the bar. I also ran into another John and we talked about slide rules and energy conversions — exciting stuff, I know! After all, I'm working on a project for Burning Man this year called The Energy Game that's designed to help people plan their energy needs for a camp — it could be extended to other stuff too, but for now it's pretty Burning Man centric.

On Saturday afternoon I met with Ali at The Park Place Restaurant (6025 S.R. 96, Farmington) for lunch. We both happened to get cheeseburgers and were lucky to have done so because they're excellent: hand-made patties and good beef. It's a stop I never would have thought to try in my quest for great hamburgers, although it is outside of the Rochester area I was searching before. Anyway, I headed back in the evening and went to The Rochester Visual Studies Workshop (31 Prince St.) to check out the art opening. I ran into a couple friends and generally hung out with them. I liked James Rajotte's stark portraits and even better contemporary, desolate scenes more than Kirby Pilcher's images charged with her own personal memories.

Sunday was Easter and Ali and I spent it in Schenectady with my parents. We finally got all that ham we've been craving for weeks. We also took the station wagon and got worse gas mileage than before — averaging 20 miles-per-gallon. I sure hope my project to improve those numbers (a) gets done and (b) actually works. A lot would be nice.

Ali has a cell phone as her main telephone and calling me, mostly, gets expensive because after 9 p.m. is rarely convenient. Since it's cheaper if I got a phone from the same company, we decided to switch her plan to a "family" plan and add a phone. So as of Tuesday evening, I'm back in the cell-phone world. (And it's not through SprintPCS because they suck.)

Anyway, Tuesday night we went to The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) once again. It was a very very quiet night with only a few regulars and a few people interested in the bands. Starting off was Shawnee BoyeeeGarageBand linkMySpace link who did his typically good and interesting beatbox/acoustic guitar. Finishing up early was Roger HoustonMySpace link who once again put on a great set of solo synthesizer-and-singing. In all it was a nice night.


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JayceLand Pick Updated: This evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. is a Public Forum on the Censorship of the Internet in the Public Libraries in the Kate Gleason Auditorium at The Rochester Public Library (115 South Ave.) Arrive around 5:30 if you'd like the chance to make a 2 1/2 minute statement. [source: Rochester Turning]

This evening at 6:30 p.m. is a Photography Lecture and Booksigning with Don Fox in the Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

At The Baobab Cultural Center (728 University Ave., formerly on Gregory St.) at 7 p.m. tonight is a lecture with Sharon Farchione-Ross titled Finding Your Soulmate Isn't All It's Cracked Up To Be ... It's More ... [source: Baobab website]

Over at The Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Ave., near Goodman St.) at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium is an Archaeology Lecture titled The Origins of Sanxingdui by Dr. Rowan Flad. [source: Memorial Art Gallery calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Det sjunde inseglet (The Seventh Seal) starting at 8 p.m. In this Ingmar Bergman film, a knight challenges death to a game of chess. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

Top Pick Dark synth-rock from Casiotone for the Painfully AloneMySpace link (also at LiveJournal), The Labrador Hawks, and disorienting spoken-word/electronic band GaybotMySpace link will be at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 9:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar] [18+]

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

Tonight at 8 p.m. at Bodhi's Cafe & Lounge (274 Goodman St. N., in Village Gate) is an Open Mic. [source: the proverbial grapevine]

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


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Poop for Peace Day

Tonight at 7 p.m. at The Baobab Cultural Center (728 University Ave., formerly on Gregory St.) is a screening of 500 Years Later. [source: Baobab website]

Tonight at Daily Perks (389 Gregory St.) is Guitarred and Feathered featuring Phil Marshall, charismatic, multifaceted soloist Scott Regan, and really talented guitarist and singer Kinloch Nelson starting around 8 p.m. [source: Daily Perks calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Tonight at Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (100 Alexander St.) is jazzy chaos from Pillowfight AccidentMySpace link (formerly Deadly Pillowfight Accident) starting around 8 p.m. [source: band flyer] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing The Animation Show 2007 starting at 8 p.m. It will also be shown on both Saturday and Sunday at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

Tonight and tomorrow at Rochester Association of Performing Arts (727 E. Main St.) is a Live Sketch Comedy Show Unfortunately, they didn't give a time. [source: Craigslist Rochester events]

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

JayceLand Pick Over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 9:30 p.m. is rock-blues/bluegrass/rockabilly/ska-ish/Klezmer-ish band with a powerful organic rhythm, The SundressesMySpace link, and The Brokedown. [source: Bug Jar calendar] [18+]

JayceLand Pick Over at The California Brew Haus (402 West Ridge Rd.) starting around 10 p.m. is Ookla The MokMySpace link, and superfast synth-pop novelty songs from Worm QuartetMySpace link [source: Freetime] [all ages]

Monty's KrownMySpace link (875 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting Blood Bath and Beyond, and The LazersMySpace link starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Freetime] [21+]


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This afternoon at 4 p.m. at The Old Toad (277 Alexander St.) is a chance to meet the people who contribute to RocWiki. [source: RocWiki]

JayceLand Pick This evening is the finale performance of the ECMC25 & The Contemporary Organ Music Festival by The Eastman Computer Music Center (ECMC) at The Interfaith Chapel at the University of Rochester (Wilson Blvd.) First, at 4 p.m. is a Pre-concert discussion: A Dialogue with Galileo with David Douglass, and René Uijlenhoet followed at 5 p.m. with a performance. [source: RocWiki]

This evenign at 7 p.m. is the opening reception for the MFA Thesis Presentation titled Images of NoBody (Documents and Sound) of Eric Daniel Le Roy at A|V Art Sound Space (N. Union St. at Trinidad St., #8 in the Public Market, formerly the All-Purpose Room) The exhibit will be on display through April 28. [source: A|V Space website]

This evening at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at Downstairs Cabaret (540 East Main St.) is another Nuts and Bolts Improv TroupeMySpace link show. [source: Nuts and Bolts e-mail]

The Bop Shop (274 N. Goodman St., in Village Gate Square) will be hosting Trio TaranaMySpace link starting around 8 p.m. [source: Bop Shop calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Once again, Daily Perks (389 Gregory St.) is hosting Bossa Nova in Portuguese at 8 p.m. with Dr. Hilda Chacón. [source: Daily Perks calendar] [all ages]

The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting The Hard LessonsMySpace link, instrumental surf-rock from The MofosMySpace link, rock-and-roll from The Grinders, and Baba YagaMySpace link starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar] [21+]

Top Pick Over at High FidelityMySpace link (170 East Ave., formerly Milestones) starting around 10:30 p.m. is experimental jazz "lung-core" from JerseybandGarageBand linkMySpace link [source: band calendar]

JayceLand Pick Tight, technical hard-rock from BMLMySpace link will be at Monty's KrownMySpace link (875 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Freetime] [21+]

Tonight's 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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Tax Day

Joey Ramone died, 2001

JayceLand Pick Tonight at A|V Art Sound Space (N. Union St. at Trinidad St., #8 in the Public Market, formerly the All-Purpose Room) is Z'EV, SikharaMySpace link, KhateMySpace link, and Deciduous vs. Conifer starting around 9 p.m. [source: A|V Space website]

Tonight and every Sunday at Boulder Coffee Co. (100 Alexander St.) is a Comedy Open Mic with Matt RohrMySpace link at 7:30 p.m. [source: the proverbial grapevine] [all ages]


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Patriot's Day

The evening at 8 p.m. at The Rochester Visual Studies Workshop (31 Prince St.) is a screening of Projection of NoBody by Eric Daniel Le Roy. [source: A|V Space website] [all ages]

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


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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.

Today from 12:12 p.m. to 12:52 p.m. in Kate Gleason Auditorium at The Rochester Public Library (115 South Ave.) is another Books Sandwiched-In with Constance Hart reviewing Digging to America by Anne Tyler. [source: Rochester Public Library calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing It's Only Money starting at 8 p.m. along with shorts The Case Of The Stuttering Pig and Cracked Ice. In the feature, a television repairman gets to act out his fantasy of being a private investigator ... comedy ensues. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

Daily Perks (389 Gregory St.) is hosting an Acoustic Open Mic from 8 to 10. [source: Daily Perks calendar]


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Tonight at Daily Perks (389 Gregory St.) is Nate Hanks starting around 6 p.m. [source: Daily Perks calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick This evening at 7 p.m. at The Baobab Cultural Center (728 University Ave., formerly on Gregory St.) is a screening of Just For Kicks. [source: Baobab website]

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Letyat zhuravli (The Cranes are Flying) starting at 8 p.m. in which a man and woman in 1950's Moscow get separated when the man goes to fight in World War II and the woman finds herself attracted to his cousin. As the Eastman House Calendar puts it, the film "has been heralded for its striking cinematography, and the powerful images help the story resonate on almost every emotional level." [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Updated: Tonight at Roberts Wesleyan College (2301 Westside Dr.) is tight cello-and-drums rock band Break of RealityGarageBand link starting around 8 p.m. (not 9 p.m.) [source: Rochester Music Coalition calendar]

JayceLand Pick Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is Greg Ashley's Medicine Fuck DreamMySpace link, River City TanlinesMySpace link, and The Apostles Of The Hidden SonGarageBand linkMySpace link starting around 9:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar] [18+]

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 around 8. [source: the proverbial grapevine]

Tonight at Café Underground Railroad (480 W. Main St.) is a Spoken Word/Poetry night starting around 9 p.m. [source: the proverbial grapevine]

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