Ali and I took the 50-mile drive to Chimney Bluffs State Park (7700 Garner Rd., Wolcott) for the afternoon with our dog, Lucy. The park is really nice and interesting: a moderately challenging [and, at this time, incredibly muddy], 1-mile trail that climbs to the top of alien-looking "earthen spires". It's a peculiar treasure around here: I have yet to mention it to someone who already knew about it.
On the way back, we stopped for dinner at Orbaker's Drive-In (4793 State Route 104, Williamson) which is this great burger joint that's been there forever. Ali knew of it — being an aficionado of sauce-laden burgers — and rates it very highly. While not quite worth a trip from anywhere, it's not that far if you're already out 104 on the east side.
Ali and I stopped by Paola's Burrito Place (1921 South Ave., formerly Big Dog's Hots) for dinner. There's only two weeks left before they close to move back home for personal reasons. The good news, though, is that the owners plan to return to Rochester and open a new restaurant by next year. The new place will have a slightly different theme and — hopefully — more hired staff so they don't have to spend every waking hour doing all the work.
The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Hunger starting early at 6 p.m. and again at the "normal time" of 8 p.m. According to the Eastman House calendar, the film "chronicles the final six weeks in the life of Bobby Sands, the Irish prisoner who underwent a devastating hunger strike in 1981 to protest the repression of the British government."
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The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Compartiment tueurs(The Sleeping Car Murders) starting at 8 p.m. According to the Eastman House calendar, "in one of the classiest thrillers of the '60s, six people travel in a railroad sleeping car from Marseilles to Paris. Upon their arrival, a woman is found dead in one of the berths. The police investigate the other five passengers, suspecting that one of them committed the homicide, but the suspects are killed one by one."
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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, July 16, 2009 (Thu, Jul 16, 2009, 7/16/2009, or 7/16/09) Friday, July 17, 2009 (Fri, Jul 17, 2009, 7/17/2009, or 7/17/09) Saturday, July 18, 2009 (Sat, Jul 18, 2009, 7/18/2009, or 7/18/09) Sunday, July 19, 2009 (Sun, Jul 19, 2009, 7/19/2009, or 7/19/09) Monday, July 20, 2009 (Mon, Jul 20, 2009, 7/20/2009, or 7/20/09) Tuesday, July 21, 2009 (Tue, Jul 21, 2009, 7/21/2009, or 7/21/09) and Wednesday, July 22, 2009 (Wed, Jul 22, 2009, 7/22/2009, or 7/22/09).
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.