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Weekly Rochester Events #546 Starting Thursday, June 25, 2009

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Painted House Pictures
by Jason Olshefsky at 4:39 pm (1 comment)

After living with peeling paint for most of the 11 years I've lived in my house, I finally got it repainted. I used financial and planning assistance from NeighborWorks Rochester (570 South Ave.) and went with Trinity Home Renovations, Inc.. Everything worked out great and they wrapped things up last week. I finally got out for some pictures. The older one is not a good photograph, so the difference is exaggerated, but not by much.

Jayces house as of May 5, 2009.

Jayce's house as of May 5, 2009.

Jayces house as of June 6, 2009

Jayce's house as of June 22, 2009.

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

It's So Hard to Switch Internet Providers
by Jason Olshefsky at 3:13 pm (add a comment)

So today I'm going through the painful process of switching to Earthlink. I currently have Time Warner Road Runner but at $50/month, it's way too expensive, especially since Earthlink offers a slower-speed (768 kbps) service for $30/month.

So I signed up for Earthlink. I got a call for an installation and was told to disconnect Time Warner Road Runner by returning the modem. Okay … so I did that. I called the installation number back again and was told that my account was active until the 28th. O-kay … So I called Time Warner Road Runner back and they said it was already disconnected. Further, they — all of a sudden — offer a $25/month service for the same speed as Earthlink. O-fucking-kay … I wish they bothered to have that as an option on their website. Then again, Time Warner is such a slimebag company, I would rather spend $5 more a month than deal with them. As if I can actually not deal with them because they provide the cable. I called the installer back and they said the system takes 24 hours to update so I'll have to schedule an installation tomorrow. Fucking great!

Thank goodness I was smart enough to sign up for Budget Dial-Up so I can actually still get to the Internet.

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Today froom 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday for the "Bag Sale Day" from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. is the annual Fundraiser Annual Garage Sale for The Aurora House of Western Monroe County (2495 Union St., Spencerport) at The Village Woods Commons (42 Nichols St., Spencerport) [source: the proverbial grapevine]

At Granite Mills Park (Platt St. and Browns Race) is another Hochstein at High Falls at 12:15 p.m. featuring John Wiesenthal, and Aaron Cotton. [source: RocWiki calendar]

JayceLand Pick Tonight at 5 p.m. at The Party in the Park (Exchange Blvd. and Court St.) under the Frederick Douglass — Susan B. Anthony Memorial Bridge (formerly the Troup-Howell Bridge) bridge is The Deep Blue DreamMySpace link, really good reggae-dub band Giant Panda Guerilla Dub SquadMySpace link, and Medeski Martin and WoodMySpace link. [source: Rochester Music Coalition calendar]

JayceLand Pick The Lovin' CupMySpace link (Jefferson Rd. and John St. at 300 Park Point Dr., Suite 110) will be hosting Erik Reinhart, and solid rock band with a bit of salsa thrown in Night GalleryGarageBand linkMySpace link starting around 6 p.m. [source: Lovin' Cup calendar]

JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Il tetto (The Roof) starting at 8 p.m. in which a couple "poor newlyweds who search for a home in a crowded postwar Rome." [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

Tonight at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) is Paper the OperatorMySpace link, and Tim AveryMySpace link starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

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]


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Today from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. is an Art and Treasures Sale at The Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Ave., near Goodman St.) [source: Memorial Art Gallery calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Join Cynthia Howk from The Landmark Society of Western New York for a Lunch Tour of the East End Cultural District starting at Eastman Place (387 E. Main St., a.k.a. The Miller Center) at 12:10 p.m. [source: Landmark Society calendar]

Apparently The Critical Mass Bike Ride is tonight starting at 5:30 p.m. at the clock tower near The Wilson Commons at The University of Rochester (Library Road, #39 on River Campus Map.) to The Liberty Pole (1 Liberty Pole Way) at 6 p.m. and heading through the city from there. [source: the proverbial grapevine]

Over at The Bop Shop (274 N. Goodman St., in Village Gate Square) starting around 6 p.m. is The All Night Ramblers Cajun BandMySpace link. [source: Bop Shop calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Tonight at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) is very good clean funk/jazz from Paradigm Shift starting around 6 p.m. [source: Abilene website]

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

The Victims of Public EducationMySpace link, and Stolen Bikes will be at Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (100 Alexander St.) 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 Anvil! The Story of Anvil starting at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday at 7 p.m. AnvilMySpace link is a Canadian metal band that never quite got on the bandwagon of the "giants" of 1980's metal. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting Jonathan Richman, and Vic ChesnuttMySpace link starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

Over at The Lovin' CupMySpace link (Jefferson Rd. and John St. at 300 Park Point Dr., Suite 110) starting around 9 p.m. is The Goods, and The Legacy. [source: Lovin' Cup calendar]

Tonight probably starting around 7 p.m. at The Storefront Anti-War Crisis Center (658 Monroe Ave.) is the Subversive Komedy Fest. [source: the proverbial grapevine]

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]


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This morning at 8 a.m. is The Fast & The Furriest™ 10K Race and 1-Mile Dog Walk starting at (and to benefit) The Verona Street Animal Society (VSAS) at The City of Rochester Animal Services Center (184 Verona St.)'s spaying and neutering clinic. [source: MEETinROCHESTER calendar]

In conjunction with the Art and Treasures Sale is an Appraisal Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Ave., near Goodman St.) [source: Memorial Art Gallery calendar] [all ages]

This evening at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. is Geva Comedy ImprovMySpace link in the main stage of Geva (75 Woodbury Blvd.) for Gevapocalypse Now: "An Epic Reduction of Geva's Entire 2008-2009 season performed in 90 Minutes by the brutally efficient cast of Geva Comedy Improv." [source: Geva Theatre website]

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

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

Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (100 Alexander St.) will be hosting Ben Lawler, and Mitch Jones 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 Tokyo! starting at 8 p.m. and again tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. From the Eastman House calendar: "the omnibus film returns as three stylish contemporary directors tell separate weird and wonderful tales set in Japan's densely populated megalopolis." [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

Devall MusicMySpace 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]

JayceLand Pick Over at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:30 p.m. is great, somewhat mellow rock-and-roll from HinkleyMySpace link, New MathMySpace link, and Here Come the CometsMySpace link. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

Monty's KrownMySpace link (875 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting The Good Push starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: JamBase calendar for Rochester] [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]

Today at 11 a.m. at Buckland Park (1341 Westfall Rd.) is the RocWiki Picnic. [source: RocWiki calendar]

JayceLand Pick Today from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Carmen Clark Lodge at Brighton Town Park (777 Westfall Rd.) is an Artists in the Park show and sale. [source: City Newspaper]

JayceLand Pick Today at 1 p.m. starting at The Rochester Contemporary Art Gallery (137 East Ave.) is a Bicycle Tour of Edible Gardens from PLANT with Colleen Buzzard, and Hucky Land. [source: Rochester Contemporary calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Tonight at 6 p.m. at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) is an Early BBQ Show with ChyldeMySpace link, really good classic rock from TownshipMySpace link, great hard, funky rock from The Stone BelieverMySpace link, and Velvet Elvis. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

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

JayceLand Pick Over at The Mez CaféMySpace link (389 Gregory St., formerly House of Hamez and Daily Perks) starting around 8 p.m. is The Baltimore String FelonsMySpace link, and Thimble WitMySpace link. [source: Mez website] [all ages]


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Tonight at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) is Man vs. MoonMySpace link, and The High Strung starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

JayceLand Pick Tonight at 9:15 p.m. at The Little (240 East Ave.) is selections of short films in The Emerging Filmmakers Series. Tonight's show includes Aging Trees of Knowledge: Part Five: My Legacy (Gittel Jaskulski) by Adrian Esposito, Keep It Clean by Jeanette Mühlmann, and Mercy by Christopher Edwards. [source: Little Theatre calendar]

Over at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (99 Court St.) starting around 10 p.m. is the really good blues-charged rock-and-roll/groove-rock band Buford and the Smoking Section. [source: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que calendar]

JayceLand Pick 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.

Join folks from MEETinROCHESTERMySpace link at 5:45 p.m. today to explore Trees in Our Neighborhoods along the Durand Park boardwalk starting at the eastern-most parking lot on Durand Beach in Durand-Eastman Park (Lake Shore Blvd.) [source: MEETinROCHESTER calendar]

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing The Man From Laramie starting at 8 p.m. From the Eastman Calendar: "James Stewart comes from Laramie to find and kill the man responsible for selling rifles to the Apaches who then massacred his brother's platoon." [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting AlterosaMySpace link starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (955 Genesee St.) will be hosting The BadgemenGarageBand linkMySpace link starting around 8 p.m. [source: Boulder Coffee website]

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Clash By Night starting at 8 p.m. Once again I'll just cheat and copy the Eastman Calendar's description: "From German director Lang's (M, Metropolis) American period, this noir melodrama, adapted from Clifford Odets's play, opens with Barbara Stanwyck as a fallen woman returning to a seaside hamlet to find unstable domesticity with a simple-minded fisherman (Paul Douglas). But soon she is ensnared in the adulterous nets of Robert Ryan's boozy interloper. In what was her largest part to date, Marilyn Monroe co-stars as a cannery worker. Members admitted free." [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

Over at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 9 p.m. is The PresentMySpace link, QueensMySpace link, good, unconventional acoustic soloist DufusGarageBand linkMySpace link, and John LudingtonMySpace link. [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]

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