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Weekly Rochester Events #444: Tilt With a Small Eye

Thursday, July 12, 2007

First of all, I dropped the "Movies" section because I got tired of trying to decipher the calendar at The Little (240 East Ave.) Well, not so much "decipher" as "determine what will actually be playing on Friday". I put in all the events for the week on Monday and like clockwork, the Little will announce the opening of at least one new film that gets postponed. On Monday — of the same week that the films are opening on Friday. Heck, even Johnny's Irish Pub (1382 Culver Rd., still smoke-free) is booked at least a month out and they're generally accurate. I don't understand why the Little can't get it together.

Anyway, last Wednesday was Independence Day and I opted to host a picnic at my house with Ali. Well, it ended up being more of a hang-out-on-the-porch kind of party because it rained for the first time in a month, but I think everyone had fun. Afterward several of us headed to The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) then walked past Wadsworth Square Park (Broadway St and Marshall St) to the end of Marshall St., through the parking lot, and under the South Clinton exit ramp. There's a small patch of grass that's an excellent place to view the fireworks.

Thursday I headed out to see Ali in Canandaigua so we went to Peppers Deli and Pasta (101 E. Lake Rd., Canandaigua) for dinner. The Buffalo chicken salad wasn't all that great, but overall it was a nice time. Afterward we once again enjoyed delicious homemade gelato at The Muar House Cafe (169 Lakeshore Dr., Canandaigua). On Friday we headed on a little trip. Ali's friend's boyfriend's parents have a camp on Waneta Lake and so the four of us headed there for the weekend. They also have a boat. We got settled in and played board games for a while that night.

On Saturday, we got out and went to Watkins Glen State Park (S. Franklin St. and Old Corning Rd., Watkins Glen) and hiked through it. It's really quite impressive — a stream carved through shale and slate, leaving a wild array of odd-shaped waterfalls and such. For lunch we stopped at Mr. Chicken (106 S. Franklin St., Watkins Glen). Overall I wasn't impressed. The chicken that Ali and I had was good, but the others got chicken nuggets which were just Cisco-special mystery meat. The sides were okay — the macaroni salad was heavy with mayo, but the mashed potatoes had chicken gravy. You win some, you lose some.

On the way back to camp we hit some wineries: Lakewood Vineyards (4024 State Route 14, Watkins Glen), Fulkerson Winery (5576 State Route 14, Dundee), Glenora Wine Cellars (5435 State Route 14, Dundee), and one more that I don't recall the name of (they didn't give us a tasting sheet). We got back in the early evening so we went out to swim on the lake and play on the paddleboat. We broke out some of the wine and got on the boat to see the fireworks. It was excellent: from the middle of Waneta Lake (42.462125N, 77.103853W), fireworks were shooting off from every point on the shore. You really couldn't tell which were the "official" ones because the illegal ones were so impressive.

On Sunday we had a picnic on the boat which was pretty fun. I felt like we were 1970's grown-ups, hanging out on a 1970's boat and listening to 1970's rock on the radio. That afternoon Ali and I headed home and ended up having dinner at Eddie O'Brien's Grille and Bar (182 S. Main St., Canandaigua) which was once again very good.

That was pretty much it for the week ... short and sweet. And, surprisingly, no shows. How odd ...


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The The Monroe County Fair (2695 East Henrietta Rd, Henrietta) opened last night but continues tonight through July 15. [source: RocWiki]

JayceLand Pick Updated: The Maria Gillard Band will be playing at The South Wedge Farmers Market behind Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (100 Alexander St.) tonight from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. [source: band e-mail]

JayceLand Pick Tonight at 7 p.m. at The Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Ave., near Goodman St.) is a Lecture and Dance Performance titled Art of Ireland with the lecture by Dr. Peter Jordan and the performance by Rachel Burke-Young, and The Young School of Irish Dance. [source: Memorial Art Gallery calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Tonight at Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (100 Alexander St.) is DufusGarageBand linkMySpace link, and SchwervonMySpace link starting around 8 p.m. [source: Boulder Coffee MySpace site] [all ages]

Over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 9:30 p.m. is The EroticsGarageBand linkMySpace link, and bar-rock/thrash band The Hounds of HellMySpace link [source: Bug Jar calendar] [18+]

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (99 Court St.) will be hosting great groove-rock band The BuddhaHoodMySpace link starting around 10 p.m. [source: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que calendar]

JayceLand Pick Strange MontgomeryMySpace link, and The Window RoomGarageBand linkMySpace link will be at Monty's KrownMySpace link (875 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Rochester Music Coalition calendar] [21+]

This evening from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (100 Alexander St.) is The South Wedge Farmers Market. [source: Rochester Turning] [all ages]

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 & LoungeMySpace link (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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This afternoon at 5 p.m. at The Storefront Anti-War Crisis Center (658 Monroe Ave.) is a Comic Book Art/Satire presentation by Jason YungbluthMySpace link, creator of Deep Fried. [source: City Newspaper]

Sonic DualityMySpace link will be at The Flat Iron CaféMySpace link (561 State St.) starting around 7 p.m. [source: Flat Iron Cafe webstie]

JayceLand Pick This evening at 7 p.m.is Storytelling: A Patchwork Series with Megan Monday at The Community Darkroom at The Genesee Center for the Arts (713 Monroe Ave.) [source: Genesee Center for the Arts calendar]

Tonight at The Baobab Cultural Center (728 University Ave., formerly on Gregory St.) at 7 p.m. is the opening of Sculpture on Canvas featuring a lecture by artist Ajay Gulati. [source: Baobab website]

Tonight at Daily Perks (389 Gregory St.) is Neil Young-influenced singer and storyteller Jerry Falzone, and Talia PaulMySpace link starting around 8 p.m. [source: Daily Perks calendar] [all ages]

Over at Starry Nites Café (696 University Ave., formerly Moonbeans) starting around 8 p.m. is The Dan Puccio Quartet. [source: Starry Nites calendar] [all ages]

Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (100 Alexander St.) will be hosting Daniel Ball, Jr.MySpace link starting around 8 p.m. [source: Boulder Coffee MySpace site] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Strangers on a Train starting at 8 p.m. Star Farley Granger will be on hand to introduce this classic from Alfred Hitchcock — along with the technical renovations at the Dryden. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

Over at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (99 Court St.) starting around 10 p.m. is fun, great 1960's-styled rock from The Hi-RisersMySpace link [source: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que calendar]


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There's a Bagel Brunch at the playground next door to Writers and Books (740 University Ave.) every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. [source: sign] [all ages]

This weekend is the The Corn Hill Arts Festival (Frederick Douglass St. and Edinburgh St., in the Corn Hill Neighborhood) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and on Sunday until 5 p.m. [source: RocWiki]

This afternoon at 5 p.m. is The Gay Pride Parade (Park Ave. and Brunswick St.) followed by a Cultural Festival at Village Gate Square (274 N. Goodman St.) [source: Rochester Turning]

JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner starting early at 7:30 p.m. and again at 10 p.m. This film is part of The Rochester Jewish Film Festival (RJFF) and is a documentary about playwright Tony Kushner. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

Tonight at 7:30 p.m. and again at 9:30 p.m. is a performance by The Nuts and Bolts Comedy Improv TroupeMySpace link at Upstage at The Auditorium Center (875 Main St E.) [source: MEETinROCHESTER calendar]

The Second Saturday Jazz Session is tonight at Daily Perks (389 Gregory St.) at 8 p.m. [source: Daily Perks calendar] [all ages]

Over at Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (100 Alexander St.) starting around 8 p.m. is The Volume Components. [source: Boulder Coffee MySpace site] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick SwatiMySpace link will be at Bodhi's Cafe & LoungeMySpace link (274 Goodman St. N., in Village Gate) starting around 9:30 p.m. [source: Bodhi's Cafe MySpace page]

Top Pick The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting excellent clean rock-and-roll from Tiger Cried BeefMySpace link, the return of long-lost band Cherry GunMySpace link, rock band Nod, and Sharp SwordMySpace link starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar] [21+]

Over at Monty's KrownMySpace link (875 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:30 p.m. is Low WaterGarageBand linkMySpace link. [source: Freetime] [21+]

JayceLand Pick Starting tonight at 11 p.m. at The Flat Iron CaféMySpace link (561 State St.) is The Freddy Colon Latin Jazz Quartet followed by an after-hours jam session with The Quinn Lawrence TrioMySpace link [source: Flat Iron Cafe webstie]

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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JayceLand Pick Today at 12 p.m. at the Conifer Shelter of Durand-Eastman Park (Lake Shore Blvd.) is the 2nd annual Art-a-Que. [source: A|V Space e-mail]

JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing C'era una volta il West (Once Upon a Time in the West) starting at 7 p.m. ... a classic Western story of a remorseless killer who murders a family to steal their land only to have to face the surviving widow. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

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]


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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.

SpeakeasyGarageBand link, and Azure SkyMySpace link will be at Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (100 Alexander St.) starting around 8 p.m. [source: Boulder Coffee MySpace site] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing The Pied Piper starting at 8 p.m. and featuring the music and acting of Donovan in this Brothers Grimm story. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

The Hill Cumorah Pageant (Hill Cumorah, Palmyra, N.Y.) runs tonight at 9 p.m. every night through the July 21. [source: Freetime]

JayceLand Pick Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is The SubjectsMySpace link, The End Of The WorldMySpace link, and good, technical, elaborate, full rock from Knife CrazyGarageBand linkMySpace link starting around 9:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar] [18+]

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


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Today is another event in the Wednesday Noontime Concert Series at Aqueduct Park (E. Main St. and Graves St., by the river) from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. with On ClaveMySpace link (featuring members of Orquesta Antonetti). [source: City Hall press release] [all ages]

Tate Shaw will give a lecture in the Summer Institute Lecture Series tonight at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium at The Rochester Visual Studies Workshop (31 Prince St.) [source: Visual Studies Workshop calendar]

JayceLand Pick Tonight at The Baobab Cultural Center (728 University Ave., formerly on Gregory St.) at 7 p.m. is a screening of The Rosa Parks Story. [source: Baobab website]

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Sabrina starting at 8 p.m. Two employers of a chauffeur are smitten by his daughter. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Blues-charged rock-and-roll from Buford and the Smoking Section will be at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (99 Court St.) starting around 10 p.m. [source: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que calendar]

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]

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