JayceLand.com

Weekly Rochester Events #544 Starting Thursday, June 11, 2009

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Running the Fight Against Violence 5K Run/Walk with Ali
by Jason Olshefsky at 7:00 pm (add a comment)

Ali and I went to The Stay Bridge Suites (1000 Genesee St.) to participate in the Fight Against Violence 5K Run/Walk. There was a good turn-out — I guess quite a bit more than the organizers had anticipated. The race headed south along the River Walk through Genesee Valley Park (Hawthorn Dr.) then back through The University of Rochester (Elmwood Ave. at Intercampus Dr.) and finally returning to the hotel. I joked that if it were closer to the heart of the 19th Ward, far fewer white people would have showed up.

Anyway, Ali ran it in 36:11 and won 2nd place for her age/gender category out of 6 other runners. There were 6 men in my category but I came in 4th among them with my time of 29:54. It's "officially" listed as 9:39/mile on the PCR Timing site which surprised me because that's slower than my 9:33 pace at The Medved Lilac 10K and 5K Family Fun Run [and this time, I think I was the only person running without shoes … people sure seem to like buying those over-the-counter orthopedics]. According to USA Track & Field (USATF), the course is actually 5.20 km or 3.23 miles, so my per-minute time based on that is 9:11.

I was a little disappointed that the promise of a gift bag from UofR and other post-race items were not available, but I can't fault them too much because the turnout was so high they didn't even have enough shirts for everyone. But you know, it doesn't really matter because we had a great time.

1,039 total views, no views today

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

The Lobster Quadrille and Daryl Fleming and the Public Domain at the Bug Jar
by Jason Olshefsky at 10:30 pm (add a comment)

Ali was really sad she couldn't make it, but Christina and I forged on to The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) to see The Lobster QuadrilleMySpace link play. Opening up was Daryl Fleming and the Public DomainMySpace link who did a fine job. They spun some lyrical, interesting, groove-rock-ish country/folk/rock … if that's any help at all. The Lobster QuadrilleMySpace link really did a great job too. They brought their Gothic satirical gospel back to the Bug Jar, and even had a bunch of toy instruments so the audience could join in too. Their new CD is — like many bands CD's — an idealized studio form of their live work, but it gives us fans a chance to learn all the words.

751 total views, no views today


T
H
U
R
S
D
A
Y
Today at 12:15 p.m. at Granite Mills Park (Platt St. and Browns Race) is Hochstein at High Falls with Duo VardanyanMySpace link. [source: RocWiki calendar]

The Festival of New Theatre continues this weekend on Nextstage at Geva (75 Woodbury Blvd.) Tonight at 7 p.m. is a staged reading of Lágrimas by David Lamas and Build by Craig DeLancey. Then on Saturday at 7 p.m. is Clementine in the Lower Ninth by Dan Dietz. [source: Geva Theatre website]

The Bertrand Russell Society meets tonight at 7 p.m. at Verb Café at Writers and Books (740 University Ave.) [source: Writers and Books calendar] [all ages]

The Club at Water Street (204 N. Water St.) will be hosting The Bottle RocketsMySpace link, and Joey T. and the FormulaMySpace link starting around 8 p.m. [source: Water Street calendar] [16+]

JayceLand Pick Over at Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (100 Alexander St.) starting around 8 p.m. is You VandalMySpace link, Makyo StarMySpace link, and Such GoldMySpace link. [source: Boulder Coffee website] [all ages]

Top Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Ladri di biciclette (The Bicycle Thief) starting at 8 p.m. in which a man who hangs poster in Rome searches for his stolen bicycle with his son. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Tonight at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) is The Town PantsMySpace link starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

The Dub Land UndergroundMySpace link (315 Alexander St., formerly Whiskey) will be hosting The TweesMySpace link starting around 9:30 p.m. [source: JamBase calendar for Rochester]

Pure Kona Open Mic Poetry will be at The Mez (389 Gregory St., formerly House of Hamez and Daily Perks) tonight starting around 7:30 p.m. [source: the proverbial grapevine]


F
R
I
D
A
Y
JayceLand Pick Join Cynthia Howk from The Landmark Society of Western New York for an Architecture for Lunch tour starting at 12:10 p.m. at the entrance to The Powers Building (16 West Main St.) [source: Landmark Society calendar]

Monty's KrownMySpace link (875 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting FrothMySpace link starting around 5 p.m. [source: WBER calendar] [21+]

JayceLand Pick Tonight at The Bop Shop (274 N. Goodman St., in Village Gate Square) is nice, well-executed jazzy swing from Bobby Henrie and The GonersMySpace link starting around 6 p.m. [source: Bop Shop calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Tonight at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) at 6 p.m. is a Nature as Artifice Artists' Discussion with Maartje van den Heuvel, Theo Baart, Erwin Driessens, Arnoud Holleman, Cary Markerink, and Maria Verstappen followed by a members-only preview party of New Topographics and Nature as Artifice at 7 p.m. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

Tonight at The Mez CaféMySpace link (389 Gregory St., formerly House of Hamez and Daily Perks) is good singer and storyteller Jerry Falzone, and The Silver Ghost Band starting around 8 p.m. [source: Mez website] [all ages]

CJ BoydMySpace link will be at Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (955 Genesee St.) starting around 8 p.m. [source: Boulder Coffee website]

JayceLand Pick Tonight at Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (100 Alexander St.) is Brittain AshfordMySpace link, really terrific all-around acoustic soloist Jon Moses, and Meg Ruby 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 War of the Worlds starting at 8 p.m. followed by Conquest of Space at 9:30 p.m. A couple "vintage sci-fi gems" ... [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

Village Idiots Present (VIP) will be performing Micetro tonight at 8 p.m. [source: Village Idiots Present website]

Tonight and tomorrow is another River of Light Laser Show at The High Falls Gorge (Platt St at Browns Race, the Pont De Rennes Bridge) starting at 10 p.m. [source: City Hall press release]


S
A
T
U
R
D
A
Y
JayceLand Pick Today at 9 a.m. at the Pansy Bed at Highland Park (Reservoir Dr.), Mark Quinn, and Noelle Nagle will demonstrate Pruning — What is It and How are You Supposed to Do It. [source: Upper Mount Hope Neighborhood Association e-mail]

JayceLand Pick Today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is Peony Weekend at The Ellwanger Garden (625 Mount Hope Ave.) [source: Landmark Society calendar]

Anderson Alley Artists (250 Goodman St. N.) will be having another open house this and every second Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. [source: the proverbial grapevine]

Today at 2:45 p.m. and tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. are Open Auditions for Village Idiots Present (VIP). [source: RocWiki calendar] [17+]

Today from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. is the first day of a Photography Exhibit at Wesley Gardens (3 Upton Pk.) and will stay on display through June 16. [source: Image City Photography Gallery e-mail]

The Mez CaféMySpace link (389 Gregory St., formerly House of Hamez and Daily Perks) will be hosting clever, charismatic, skilled acoustic soloist Connie Deming starting around 8 p.m. [source: Mez website] [all ages]

Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (955 Genesee St.) will be hosting 11N2MySpace link, and Ben RossiMySpace link starting around 8 p.m. [source: Boulder Coffee website]

JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Dai-Nipponjin (Big Man Japan) starting at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday at 7 p.m. An otherwise modest man can turn himself into a giant who battles monsters in Tokyo — and largely drawing ire for destroying city property. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

Over at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) starting around 9 p.m. is Family Funktion and the Sitar JamsMySpace link. [source: Abilene website]

JayceLand Pick Fast, fun, bitter punk-rock from Eddie Nebula and the PlagueGarageBand link will be at The Lovin' CupMySpace link (Jefferson Rd. and John St. at 300 Park Point Dr., Suite 110) starting around 9 p.m. [source: Lovin' Cup calendar]

Over at The Dub Land UndergroundMySpace link (315 Alexander St., formerly Whiskey) starting around 9:30 p.m. is FrothMySpace link, and BioDieselMySpace link [source: WBER calendar]

The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting Vile VindictionGarageBand linkMySpace link, NeurolepsyMySpace link, AbhorMySpace link, and TreetrunkosaurusrexMySpace link starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


S
U
N
D
A
Y
Fly the flag today.Flag Day

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 Today at 3 p.m. at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara), burgers, hots, and fresh clams will be available during a performance by Hypnotic ClambakeMySpace link. [source: Abilene website]

Over at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) starting at 3 p.m. is The Sine Nomine Flute Choir. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

Tonight at The Lovin' CupMySpace link (Jefferson Rd. and John St. at 300 Park Point Dr., Suite 110) is Brad Batz starting around 7 p.m. [source: Lovin' Cup calendar]

JayceLand Pick Over at Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (955 Genesee St.) starting around 8 p.m. is Same As SundayMySpace link, and Falling For The NightMySpace link. [source: Boulder Coffee website]

JayceLand Pick Over at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 9 p.m. is Gregg Yeti and the Best LightsMySpace link, InugamiMySpace link, and The Hop SingMySpace link. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


M
O
N
D
A
Y
Tonight at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) is The Ancient Youth starting around 7 p.m. [source: Abilene website]

JayceLand Pick Nextstage at Geva (75 Woodbury Blvd.) will present another installment of The Hornets' Nest tonight at 7 p.m. with Going to St. Ives by Lee Blessing. [source: Geva Theatre website]

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

JayceLand Pick Very tight modern rock band VeluxeMySpace link, The Word PlayMySpace link, and Thunders will be at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

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]


T
U
E
S
D
A
Y
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 This evening at 5 p.m. at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) is Fred Vine, and Brian Williams in the Bernie Lehmann Guitar Player Concert and then at 8:30 p.m. is The Electro KingsMySpace link. [source: Abilene website]

JayceLand Pick Tonight at Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (100 Alexander St.) is Shut Up and DealMySpace 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 The Naked Spur starting at 8 p.m. in which a man takes to bounty-hunting to pay his debts. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Tonight at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) is The CoathangersMySpace link, Velveteen FoxMySpace link, Grandchildren, and AudibelMySpace link starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


W
E
D
N
E
S
D
A
Y
JayceLand Pick At 5 p.m. at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) is another Bernie Lehmann Guitar Player Concert with really talented guitarist Kinloch Nelson, Dave Arenius, and Pete Monacelli. Then at 8:30 p.m., it's Carol and the ImpalasMySpace link. [source: Abilene website]

JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Terrore nello spazio (Planet of the Vampires) starting early at 7 p.m. followed by Il pianeta errante (War Between the Planets) at 9:30 p.m. a "double dose of ultra-stylish mid-'60s "spaghetti sci-fi" from Italy". [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

Today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. is a Concert by the Shore featuring Brass Taxi at Ontario Beach Park (Beach Ave. at Lake Ave.) [source: City Hall press release]

JayceLand Pick Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (100 Alexander St.) will be hosting Golden CitiesMySpace link, and solid rock band with a salsa-Spanish edge Night GalleryGarageBand linkMySpace link starting around 8 p.m. [source: Boulder Coffee website] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting Strange MontgomeryMySpace link, Velvet Elvis, UmeMySpace link, and Devall MusicMySpace link starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

Today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Washington Square Park (Woodbury Blvd at South Clinton Ave, across from Geva Theatre) is the Foodlink Farmers' Market. [source: RocWiki calendar]

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]

  Vanity Page | Archives | Blog | About |

| Last Week |

Polls | Other Projects


Search this site or the web
powered by FreeFind

Site Web


Respond
| Read Guestbook
| Sign Guestbook
| Contact Jayce
(Note that you can add comments to specific blog entries.)



Current Rochester Weather

Click for Rochester, New York Forecast




Weekly Reminder E-Mail
E-mail:
More information




Rank #544 for the week of June 11, 2009:

Digg it.
Rank the JayceLand home page in general:

Digg it.




Internet Movie Database
On this day ... June 11



Advertising:

DreamHost web hosting
DreamHost Web Hosting

I use DreamHost to run JayceLand.com. Click the ad to buy hosting and I'll get money to run my site. Hooray!


Amazon.com gives me money if you buy things through this link, but for music, movies, and stuff, why not go to Record Archive, The Bop Shop, Lakeshore, or House of Guitars instead?




JayceLand
Store at CafePress

Buy some JayceLand junk at sky high prices!






Related Sites:

@Rochester
Delusions of Adequacy
Freetime Magazine
InfoRochester
Jazz 90.1
Jazz@Rochester
Kids Out and About
Kitsch Dork
My Rochester
Rest in Peace Rochester
Rochester Goes Out (D&C)
Rochester Music Coalition
Rochester Punk Rock
Rochester Wiki
RochesterDowntown.com
The City
Weather Underground



Blog-Related:


Movie links courtesy The Internet Movie Database. Map links courtesy Google Maps — sorry to those people with browsers not supported.

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 Jake's World 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, June 11, 2009 (Thu, Jun 11, 2009, 6/11/2009, or 6/11/09) Friday, June 12, 2009 (Fri, Jun 12, 2009, 6/12/2009, or 6/12/09) Saturday, June 13, 2009 (Sat, Jun 13, 2009, 6/13/2009, or 6/13/09) Sunday, June 14, 2009 (Sun, Jun 14, 2009, 6/14/2009, or 6/14/09) Monday, June 15, 2009 (Mon, Jun 15, 2009, 6/15/2009, or 6/15/09) Tuesday, June 16, 2009 (Tue, Jun 16, 2009, 6/16/2009, or 6/16/09) and Wednesday, June 17, 2009 (Wed, Jun 17, 2009, 6/17/2009, or 6/17/09).


JayceLand Pick indicates an event that's a preferred pick of the day ... probably something worth checking out.

Top Pick indicates a "guaranteed" best bet for the particular genre of the indicated event.

GarageBand link links to a band's page on GarageBand.com which offers reviews and information about bands.

MySpace link links to a band's page on MySpace.com which is a friend-networking site that is popular with bands.

Fly the flag today. is a day when you should fly the flag according to the Veterans of Foreign Wars calendar.

[Current Week] [Weekly Archives] [About This Site] [Jayce's Old Vanity Page]

Send a message to the JayceLand webmaster

Copyright © 2009 Jason Olshefsky. All rights reserved.