For Ali's birthday dinner (albeit the day prior), we went to Scotch 'N Sirloin (3450 Winton Pl., #25 in Winton Plaza). Although I'd seen it many times [it's been around for 36 years, far longer than I've lived in Rochester], I never gave it a passing thought to, well, try it.
It turned out, it's really quite good — on par with other local stalwarts like Pomodoro Grill and Wine Bar (1290 University Ave.) As evident by their name, steak is what it's about, and they do a heck of a job of it. My top sirloin was extremely satisfying — and thankfully modest-sized. Ali's filet mignon was also very good, and she added the crab legs which were already cut open (to her dismay).
The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Ne le dis à personne(Tell No One) starting at 8 p.m. According to the Eastman House calendar, a "skinny-dipping idyll for a pediatrician (Francois Cluzet) and his wife (Marie-Josée Croze) ends with the wife murdered and the husband beaten and baffled about what transpired in the darkness. Eight years later, the cops pin the crime on a serial killer but still suspect the husband, who's pulled back into the past by a cryptic e-mail indicating his wife is still alive." It's based on the American novel, Tell No One.I can't really tell if it's admired for artistic reasons or for enjoyment, though.
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Due to absurdly typical weather, Santacon Rochester 2008 has been moved to tomorrow.
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Tonight at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) is Santacon Rochester 2008 starting at 8 p.m. Dress up like Santa (or something like Santa) then start drinking, raise Cain, and bar hop.
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Big, fat, loud drum-and-bass/noise from Tuurd, Tumul, SHED, Stone Baby, and The Bloody Nos will be playing tonight at 9 p.m. at [LOCATION REDACTED]. Check around and see if you're invited.
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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, December 18, 2008 (Thu, Dec 18, 2008, 12/18/2008, or 12/18/08) Friday, December 19, 2008 (Fri, Dec 19, 2008, 12/19/2008, or 12/19/08) Saturday, December 20, 2008 (Sat, Dec 20, 2008, 12/20/2008, or 12/20/08) Sunday, December 21, 2008 (Sun, Dec 21, 2008, 12/21/2008, or 12/21/08) Monday, December 22, 2008 (Mon, Dec 22, 2008, 12/22/2008, or 12/22/08) Tuesday, December 23, 2008 (Tue, Dec 23, 2008, 12/23/2008, or 12/23/08) and Wednesday, December 24, 2008 (Wed, Dec 24, 2008, 12/24/2008, or 12/24/08).
indicates an event that's a preferred pick of the day ... probably something worth checking out.
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.