Ali and I joined some of the people from MEETinROCHESTER to go on a foliage tour on The Arcade and Attica Railroad (278 Main St., Arcade). We had a nice drive down as it was a nice sunny day, but it became quickly evident that the autumn colors were pretty much gone. We arrived early enough to get lunch at Marco's Pizza and Subs (289 Main St., Arcade) which was a decent little place, right across from the railroad.
After lunch we headed right over and boarded the train: a half-dozen or so train cars (presumably from an old regional service) powered by an authentic steam locomotive. The ride itself was rather short, covering some 15 miles or so in about a half-hour. I imagine the scenery is quite impressive when the autumn colors peak, but now it was just that pre-winter drab. The train was full of mostly families with small children — and since there was an open car at the back and a snack bar, it seemed they were all in constant motion. Once we arrived at Curriers Depot at the other end, the engine was disconnected and run backward on a siding to connect with the back of the train and we could get out for snacks and get a close look at the running engine. They then reconnected the engine to the former-rear of the train and ran the engine backward to Arcade.
Overall it was a fun time — and definitely something different and unique — but it was really unfortunate that the scenery was at its least attractive phase.
Tonight at 6:30 p.m. at The Baobab Cultural Center (728 University Ave., formerly on Gregory St.) is a Youth Voices discussion on Food in Schools. The Baobab calendar says, "are students coming to school to succeed or survive? The audience will discuss the quality of food served in school, and the differences between the quality of food served in RCSD and suburban districts."
Tonight at 7 p.m. in Nextstage at Geva (75 Woodbury Blvd.) is the first reading of this year's Hornets' Nest play reading: Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom by Jennifer Haley.
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In theory, there is another
Emerging Filmmakers Program
(240 East Ave.)
at 9:15 p.m., but I haven't heard anything about it so your guess is as good as mine. As soon as I get the details I'll post the films.
Tonight, after the 6 p.m. performance of Frost/Nixon at Geva (75 Woodbury Blvd.) is a discussion titled The Breaking of Richard Nixon with James Reston, Jr. and David Cay Johnston[source:
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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.
I also tend to express opinions, review past events, make reviews, speak of philosophy or of a philosophical nature, discuss humanity and creativity.
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
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, October 23, 2008 (Thu, Oct 23, 2008, 10/23/2008, or 10/23/08) Friday, October 24, 2008 (Fri, Oct 24, 2008, 10/24/2008, or 10/24/08) Saturday, October 25, 2008 (Sat, Oct 25, 2008, 10/25/2008, or 10/25/08) Sunday, October 26, 2008 (Sun, Oct 26, 2008, 10/26/2008, or 10/26/08) Monday, October 27, 2008 (Mon, Oct 27, 2008, 10/27/2008, or 10/27/08) Tuesday, October 28, 2008 (Tue, Oct 28, 2008, 10/28/2008, or 10/28/08) and Wednesday, October 29, 2008 (Wed, Oct 29, 2008, 10/29/2008, or 10/29/08).
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indicates a "guaranteed" best bet for the particular genre of the indicated event.
links to a band's page on GarageBand.com which offers reviews and information about bands.
links to a band's page on MySpace.com which is a friend-networking site that is popular with bands.