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Weekly Rochester Events #541 Starting Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Running the Lilac 5K with Ali
by Jason Olshefsky at 8:00 am (add a comment)

If you recall, I've been doing some running to work up to the 5 kilometer race in The Medved Lilac 10K and 5K Family Fun Run which was today.

I ran a "long" 5K run on Monday and Tuesday, then a "short" 2 mile run on Wednesday, and another "long" 5K run on Thursday [hmm … like a train whistle warning a crossing] before resting up for the race. Well, I did it. And yeah: barefoot. And I even beat 30 minutes, finishing in 29:35 according to the PCR Timing Official Results for this years race (which placed me 397 of 864 overall and 21st among the 31 male 35-39 year-olds). This is great because I beat my 35:58 official time for the Corporate Challenge in 2001.

Ali ran too and, despite admitting not training enough, ran for the whole race and finished in 37:31.

But the remarkable serendipity of our runner numbers was the amusement of the day. We were each given random numbers and she got #123 and I got #321. The odds that I would get the same digits as her number in the reverse order was (given 864 runners) about 1 in 863. If you figure on the specific combination of 123 and 321, that's something like 1 in 745,632. Pretty neat.

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Today from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., join Cynthia Howk for an East Avenue Stroll: The Gilded Age from The Landmark Society of Western New York ... but you'll have to call ahead for the exact location. [source: Landmark Society calendar]

Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water St.) will be hosting Carbon LeafMySpace link, and The Alternate RoutesMySpace link starting around 8 p.m. [source: Water Street calendar] [16+]

Trunks and TalesMySpace link will be at Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (100 Alexander St.) starting around 8 p.m. [source: Boulder Coffee website] [all ages]

Today through next weekend at Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs St.) and Kilbourn Hall at Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs St.) is the Spring Festival of The Eastman Community Music School (ECMS). [source: Eastman School of Music calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Follow the Fleet starting at 8 p.m. — another Fred Astaire / Ginger Rogers musical. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Over at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) starting around 9 p.m. is The Silent YearsGarageBand linkMySpace link, and great motley folk from Baby Shiver's BoutiqueMySpace link. [source: Abilene website]

JayceLand Pick Tonight at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) is MeritGarageBand linkMySpace link, Torment the VeinMySpace link, and Storm the BayMySpace link starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

Tonight from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Artisan Church (1235 S. Clinton Ave.) is the indoor Long-Season Farmers' Market. [source: Upper Mount Hope Neighborhood Association e-mail] [all ages]


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JayceLand Pick This evening from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Image City Photography Gallery (722 University Ave.) is the opening reception for My Ode to France by Dan Neuberger. His works will be on display through June 14. [source: Image City Photography Gallery e-mail]

The Mez CaféMySpace link (389 Gregory St., formerly House of Hamez and Daily Perks) will be hosting Matt Cross starting around 8 p.m. [source: Mez website] [all ages]

Tonight at Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (100 Alexander St.) is The FosteredMySpace link starting around 8 p.m. [source: Boulder Coffee website] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Theater of War starting at 8 p.m. Let's just go with the Eastman House calendar description on this one: "The 2006 Shakespeare-in-the-Park staging of Bertolt Brecht's masterful anti-war drama Mother Courage is the focus of this new documentary that also explores the contemporary relevance of the play, Brecht's life, and the relation of his work to Karl Marx's writings. Chief among a number of experts speaking passionately and eloquently about the author is the star of the production, Meryl Streep." [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick The Grand Canyon Rescue EpisodeMySpace link will be at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) starting around 9 p.m. [source: Abilene website]

Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (955 Genesee St.) will be hosting Dark Charly and the Tombstones starting around 9 p.m. [source: Boulder Coffee website]

Over at Monty's KrownMySpace link (875 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:30 p.m. is Red Hot MessMySpace link, The Fishnet StalkersMySpace link, The Luxury PushersGarageBand linkMySpace link, and Devil SpringsMySpace link. [source: WBER calendar] [21+]


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Today from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. is The Roc City Rib Fest at Ontario Beach Park (Beach Ave. at Lake Ave.) [source: RocWiki]

Poor People United (437 Murray St.) will be cleaning their house today and tomorrow starting at 11 a.m. so stop by and volunteer with brooms and shovels! [source: the proverbial grapevine]

This afternoon at 1 p.m. at the Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) is a screening of the RIT Student Honors Show highlighting works from The RIT School of Film and Animation (SoFA). [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Tonight at Potential Life StudiosMySpace link (34 Elton St.) is Thinguma*jigSawMySpace link, good ambient noise band Stone BabyMySpace link, and Oliver/Reeg starting around 7 p.m. [source: Carbon Records calendar]

JayceLand Pick Today starting at 8 p.m. at The Bop Shop (274 N. Goodman St., in Village Gate Square) is Bob Dylan's Birthday Bash with Hunu? (featuring members from Colorblind James Experience) and friends. [source: Bop Shop calendar] [all ages]

Over at The Mez CaféMySpace link (389 Gregory St., formerly House of Hamez and Daily Perks) starting around 8 p.m. is Ben SchwabeMySpace link, Alex Northrup, Jim Hill, Harlow Crandall, Dr. Will, and Jim Norris. [source: Mez website] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Over at Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (100 Alexander St.) starting around 8 p.m. is Critical TheoryGarageBand link. [source: Boulder Coffee website] [all ages]

Top Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Casablanca starting at 8 p.m. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

Tonight at 9 p.m. at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) is the Led Zeppelin Tribute with a bunch of local bands having their way with some cover songs. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

Tonight at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) is Ca$hbackMySpace link starting around 9 p.m. [source: Abilene website]

Johnny B. will be at Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (955 Genesee St.) starting around 9 p.m. [source: Boulder Coffee website]

JayceLand Pick Monty's KrownMySpace link (875 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting my friend Brian's band, The Enablers starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: the proverbial grapevine] [21+]


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Every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. is the Greatest Community Garage Sale and Super Flea series at The Rochester Public Market (280 Union St. N.) [source: City Hall press release]

JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing It Came From Outer Space — in true Anaglyph 3-D — starting at 7 p.m. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

Tonight at Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (100 Alexander St.) is great heavy-hitting proto-rock from Auld Lang SyneMySpace link, Jason CimonMySpace link, The Tin Can SetMySpace link, and really terrific all-around acoustic soloist Jon Moses starting around 8 p.m. [source: Boulder Coffee MySpace site] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting Velveteen FoxMySpace link, HackburnMySpace link, and Hellcat MaggieMySpace link starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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Fly the flag today.Memorial Day Observed (half-staff until noon)

JayceLand Pick Over at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 9 p.m. is The Instruments BandMySpace link, Pearwood JamesMySpace link, and Dali's GhostMySpace link. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

JayceLand Pick In theory, there is another Emerging Filmmakers Program tonight at The Little (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.

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.

JayceLand Pick Over at The Bop Shop (274 N. Goodman St., in Village Gate Square) starting around 8 p.m. is Matana RobertsMySpace link. [source: Bop Shop calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Yao a yao yao dao waipo qiao (Shanghai Triad) starting at 8 p.m. This drama is "seen through the eyes of a small rural boy who loses his innocence in eight bloody days" as he observes a gang boss and his mistress in 1930's Shanghai. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick MonstrousMySpace link, and Blue Spark and FlameMySpace link will be at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Mars Attacks! starting at 8 p.m. — a dry satire of 1950's alien-attack science fiction movies. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

Top Pick Tonight at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) is good, amiable hard rock from The ClockmenMySpace link, good punk-rock from The EmersonsGarageBand link, and Red Hot MessMySpace link starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

Today at 12:00 p.m. is a meeting of The Brown Bag Book Discussion Group in the Literature Division's Study Room at The Rochester Public Library (115 South Ave.) [source: Rochester Public Library calendar] [all ages]

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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