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Weekly Rochester Events #534 Starting Thursday, April 2, 2009

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Building a Drawdio
by Jason Olshefsky at 9:00 am (1 comment)

Last evening I went to RIT (One Lomb Memorial Dr., campus map) to see Mark Frauenfelder, and Carla Sinclair speak about the "maker movement" going on now. This morning, Mark brought some kits from The Maker SHED — the store for MAKE Magazine's products — to share with The RIT Make Club. Although I just wanted to hang out to see how basic the Learn to Solder Kit really was, I couldn't resist[*] trying to build the Drawdio Kit. With it, you draw a line with a pencil then use the line to change the pitch the Drawdio emits — the line acts as a resistor to complete the oscillator circuit [* har har]. I finished it up pretty quick, and got back that old feeling of how nice it was to build a project from a kit that, well, just worked. If I remember correctly, 4 people were also building the Drawdio's and they all got them working.

Anyway, the Learn to Solder Kit was pretty nice. The circuit board has some extra pads so you can learn to melt and work with solder before going on to build the basic circuit. Mark had also brought several Super TV-B-Gone Kits which were very popular because they were more than just toys, they were actually useful (for turning off nearly any television by sequencing through all the known TV power-button codes).

In all it was a really nice experience. Mary Lynn Broe organized this as part of The Caroline Werner Gannett Project which brings together "21st century thinkers and scholars in the arts, sciences and technologies who ask the unasked questions." Hopefully we can build from this to get people who make things together, as well as the people who don't make things yet.

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JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Ocean's Eleven starting at 8 p.m. The original 1960's version and "the smartest, smuggest, and slickest of the Rat Pack movies". [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]


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Tonight is another First Fridays around art galleries downtown starting around 5 p.m. [source: First Friday website]

This evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the gallery at The Arts and Cultural Council for Greater Rochester (277 N. Goodman St.) is The Rochester Art Club Exhibition. [source: Arts and Cultural Council website]

At Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara), This Other Life will play Happy Hour from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. then at 9 p.m., it's The Revelers and Two Cow GarageMySpace link. [source: Abilene website]

JayceLand Pick Tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. is the 40th Anniversary Auction at The Rochester Visual Studies Workshop (31 Prince St.) You can also bid online if you'd like. [source: Visual Studies Workshop calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick The Rochester Contemporary Art Gallery (137 East Ave.) will have the opening reception for In Between, works by Malin Abrahamsson and Ricky Sears from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. along with the opening for Jolene Beckman's At Her Mirror in the LAB space. The former runs through May 17, and the latter through April 26. [source: Rochester Contemporary calendar] [all ages]

Tonight at The Fedder Industrial Building (1237 E. Main St.) is the opening reception for Synecdoche by Chase Henson. [source: City Newspaper]

JayceLand Pick Updated: The RIT Make Club will meet tonight at 6 p.m. in the "Honors/Study Abroad building" — #13, Room 13-1380 at RIT (One Lomb Memorial Dr., campus map) to put Impossible Objects in Bottles. To do the specific example, bring a deck of cards and a Snapple bottle. [source: RIT Make Club blog]

Today in the Firehouse Gallery at The Genesee Center for the Arts (713 Monroe Ave.) from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. is the College Clay Collective 2009 featuring works by area college students. The works will be on display through April 24. [source: Genesee Center for the Arts calendar]

From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall (30 Church St.) is the Studio 789 Awards Ceremony and Exhibition Reception. [source: Genesee Center for the Arts calendar]

Tonight at The Club at Water Street (204 N. Water St.) is Mason ProperMySpace link, and The DemosMySpace link starting around 7 p.m. [source: Water Street calendar] [16+]

This evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Steve Carpenter Studio, #176 Anderson Alley (250 N. Goodman St.), Kazim Ali will read poetry in a performance titled The Work of Dark/A Tremulous Sound. [source: City Newspaper]

Tonight at The Lovin' CupMySpace link (Jefferson Rd. and John St. at 300 Park Point Dr., Suite 110) is TroykaMySpace link for their CD Release Show starting around 8 p.m. [source: Lovin' Cup Myspace page]

JayceLand Pick The Mez CaféMySpace link (389 Gregory St., formerly House of Hamez and Daily Perks) will be hosting Kathy McLeodMySpace link, great heavy-hitting proto-rock from Auld Lang SyneMySpace link, and Jon ItkinGarageBand linkMySpace link starting around 8 p.m. [source: Mez website] [all ages]

Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (100 Alexander St.) will be hosting The Blind DrivesMySpace 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 Wild Style starting at 8 p.m. Filmmaker Charlie Ahearn will be on hand to discuss this film about "elusive graffitist Zoro (legendary artist Lee Quinones)" who used the "whole NYC subway system for a canvas". Preceded by Ahearn's short film Bongo Barbershop. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Tonight at 8 p.m. at Potential Life StudiosMySpace link (34 Elton St.) is a Triple CD Release Show with Inward Becomes an AnthemMySpace link. [source: Carbon Records calendar]

Today through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. is First and Last: Arts and Crafts at Spot Coffee (200 East Ave.) [source: City Newspaper] [all ages]


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Today from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in The Kate Gleason Auditorium at The Rochester Public Library (115 South Ave.) is a program titled SOS! Secrets of Survival for Small Business in the Current Economy. [source: Rochester Public Library calendar] [all ages]

Today from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kilbourn Hall at Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs St.) is a performance of Morning Chamber Music. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar] [all ages]

Village Idiots Present (VIP) will be performing "Couples Therapy" ManShee Chronicles improv tonight at 7:30 p.m. [source: Village Idiots Present website]

Over at The Mez CaféMySpace link (389 Gregory St., formerly House of Hamez and Daily Perks) starting around 8 p.m. is The Horse LoversMySpace link. [source: Mez website] [all ages]

The Grownup NoiseGarageBand linkMySpace 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 Tonight at Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (955 Genesee St.) is Hotel ReverieMySpace link, and The BeaumontsMySpace link starting around 8 p.m. [source: Boulder Coffee MySpace site] [18+]

JayceLand Pick Updated: Scroll On! The Title Designs of Dan Perri with title designer Dan Perri (also see his entry at IMDb) has been canceled this evening by George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick The Lovin' CupMySpace link (Jefferson Rd. and John St. at 300 Park Point Dr., Suite 110) will be hosting The Paper MoonsMySpace link, Paul's GrandfatherMySpace link, and Pearwood JamesMySpace link starting around 9 p.m. [source: Lovin' Cup Myspace page]

Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water St.) will be hosting Nate Coffey and The New BrewMySpace link starting around 9 p.m. [source: Water Street calendar] [16+]

JayceLand Pick Tonight at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) is bar-rock from Burning DaylightGarageBand link, more bar-rock from Blue JimmyGarageBand linkMySpace link, and Nelson StarrMySpace link starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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JayceLand Pick At today's A - Z Restaraunts, folks from MEETinROCHESTERMySpace link will be heading to California Rollin' at Village Gate Square (274 N. Goodman St.) at 1 p.m. [source: MEETinROCHESTER calendar]

Today at 3 p.m. at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) is a performance by The Honors Flute Choir from The Hochstein School of Music and Dance (50 North Plymouth Ave.). [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Treasure Island starting at 7 p.m., an early sound adaptation that's considered one the best. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting Villains and VictimsMySpace link, and This Side Toward EnemyMySpace link starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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JayceLand Pick Tonight at 8 p.m. in the Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.), students from The Eastman School of Music Composition will perform new musical scores for a selection of movies in New Scores, Renewed Visions. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

Over at Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs St.) starting at 8 p.m. is The Eastman Wind Orchestra. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Updated: Maira Kalman will be the guest lecturer at this evening's The Caroline Werner Gannett Project lecture in Ingle Auditorium at RIT (One Lomb Memorial Dr., campus map) at 8 p.m. Her topic is, Just Looking (as in, looking but not thinking or doing anything else). [source: Caroline Werner Gannett Project website]

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.

Top Pick At today's Books Sandwiched-In lecture in The Kate Gleason Auditorium at The Rochester Public Library (115 South Ave.) from 12:12 p.m. to 12:52 p.m., Don Riley will review Tom Vanderbuilt's Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us). [source: Rochester Public Library calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Tonight at Nextstage at Geva (75 Woodbury Blvd.), Geva Comedy ImprovMySpace link will be performing Risqué Business at 6:30 p.m. [source: Geva Theatre website]

Etch-A-Sketch ComedyMySpace link will be at The Club at Water Street (204 N. Water St.) tonight at 7 p.m. [source: Water Street calendar] [16+]

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Lord Jim starting at 8 p.m. Philip C. Carli provides piano accompaniment to this film about a sailor who moves to Indonesia to escape his past. Film critic Michael Sragow will be on hand to discuss the film and answer questions. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

Updated: Michael Deluca will be at Tapas One Seventy Seven (177 Saint Paul St.) tonight as some of his art will be going on display (possibly starting around 8 p.m.) [source: the proverbial grapevine]


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JayceLand Pick Tonight at 8 p.m. at The Lovin' CupMySpace link (Jefferson Rd. and John St. at 300 Park Point Dr., Suite 110) is a Beer Tasting from The Sly Fox Brewhouse and Eatery (519 Kimberton Rd., Phoenixville, PA). [source: Lovin' Cup Myspace page]

Tonight at Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water St.) is G. Love and Special Sauce starting around 8 p.m. [source: Water Street calendar] [16+]

JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Al-ard (The Land) starting at 8 p.m. a "powerful proletarian musical epic about greedy landowners, the farmhands who till their soil, and the culpability and stubbornness of both in the obstruction of progress in the impoverished Nile Delta of the 1930s." [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

Top Pick Over at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 9 p.m. is excellent power-pop band with a nerdy math-theme from The MathematiciansMySpace link, Claire DanesMySpace link, and RomanteekMySpace link. [source: Bug Jar 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]

Tonight at The Comedy Club (2235 Empire Blvd., Webster) is a Comedy Open Mic with Michael GatelyMySpace link. [source: Comedy Club website]

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

Tonight at 8 p.m. at Abeline Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) is an Open Mic with The Grand Canyon Rescue EpisodeMySpace link. [source: Abeline website]

The Comedy UndergroundMySpace link will be at The Mez (389 Gregory St., formerly House of Hamez and Daily Perks) tonight at 8 p.m. [source: the proverbial grapevine] [all ages]

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