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Weekly Rochester Events #604 Starting Thursday, August 5, 2010

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    The Party in the Park (Exchange Blvd. and Court St.) tonight starts at 5 p.m. and features GalacticMySpace link, and Cyril NevilleMySpace link. The cost of entry is the confiscation of chairs, food, and drink (other than one purchased bottle of water or purchased food at the event) and "patrons are asked to leave their bicycles, skateboards, in-line skates and pets at home," so only car drivers are welcome. [source: City Hall press release]

    JayceLand Pick Better-than-excellent rock/surf-rock/rockabilly band The Sadies are playing at tonight's Garden Vibes at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) starting around 6 p.m. [source: JamBase calendar for Rochester] [all ages]

    The Fairport Fire Department Band will be playing the Gazebo Concert Series in Vincent G. Kennelley Park and Gazebo (31 S. Main St., Fairport) tonight from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. [source: Rochester Public Library calendar]

    JayceLand Pick Tonight at 7 p.m. at The Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Ave., near Goodman St.) is a Concert on the Lawn featuring The RPO Marimba Band. [source: Memorial Art Gallery calendar] [all ages]

    Today through Saturday at 8 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. is a performance of Boys in the Band at The Multi-Use Community Cultural Center (MuCCC) (142 Atlantic Ave.) [source: MuCCC website]

    JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Nora inu (Stray Dog) starting later than normal at 8:30 p.m. Here's what the Eastman House calendar has to say: "a young detective (Toshiro Mifune) loses his gun on a crowded bus. In an effort to track it down, he submerges himself in the gritty, crime-ridden urbanscape of post-war Tokyo. Kurosawa's masterful entry in the detective/film noir genre is a film about heat, conveyed through a mise-en-scene of exhausted bodies covered in sweat, fans, cool drinks, and American servicemen listening to jazz." [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    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 Grownup NoiseGarageBand linkMySpace link. [source: Lovin' Cup calendar]

    Updated: Very good, experimentally-daring acoustic soloist Seth Faergolzia plays today at Havana Moe's Cigars (125 East Ave.) with Phil Herford and Mitch Jones and the ShockingMySpace link starting around 9 p.m. [source: Facebook]

    JayceLand Pick Sully's Pub (242 South Ave., formerly the Brickyard Pub) will be hosting the instrumental jam-rock genius of Pia MaterMySpace link starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: JamBase calendar for Rochester]

    Today at Booksmart Studio (250 North Goodman St.) is an Open Critique for photographers starting at 7 p.m. [source: City Newspaper]


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

    Today from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Link Gallery in City Hall (30 Church St.) is the Opening Reception for Changing City, contemporary photography by Robin Dettman. The show is on display through September 13. [source: Artists' Breakfast Group e-mail]

    Today from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., The Faces of Rochester self-portraits will be on display on the fence at The Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Ave., near Goodman St.) [source: Memorial Art Gallery calendar] [all ages]

    Tonight at 6 p.m. at The Rochester Public Market (280 Union St. N.) is Bands on the Bricks featuring Donna the BuffaloMySpace link, The Lawnmowers, and Ry Cummings. [source: Up All Night website]

    The Record Archive (33 1/3 Rockwood St.) will be showing the work of Patrick J. Stefano with an Opening Reception today at 6 p.m. [source: Record Archive website]

    This Other Life will play Happy Hour at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) starting at 6 p.m. followed at 9 p.m. by YarnMySpace link. [source: Abilene website]

    JayceLand Pick The Rochester Visual Studies Workshop (31 Prince St.) is having an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for Time-Based Architecture by Karen Brummund in the Siskind Gallery. The show will be on view through September 26. [source: Visual Studies Workshop calendar] [all ages]

    Today at The Firehouse Gallery at The Genesee Center for the Arts (713 Monroe Ave.) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. is the Opening Reception for Geo Cycle: Artists in Residence Exhibit, the works of Ezra Sage, and Samantha Stumpf, on display through August 27. [source: Genesee Center for the Arts calendar]

    Today at The Tawa Pano Unity Fellowship Church (758 South Ave.) at 6:30 p.m. is a discussion of Film and the Bible. [source: Gay Alliance website]

    Starting around 7 p.m. today at Writers and Books (740 University Ave.) is Wide Open Mic with Norm Davis. [source: Writers and Books calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Scarface starting early at 7 p.m. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick Over at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 8 p.m. is great country/acoustic rock band The Lovesick HeartstabbersMySpace link, Slim Forsythe and The Parklane DriftersMySpace link, and great, gritty, grizzled acoustic soloist Dave Donnelly. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

    JayceLand Pick Tonight starting around 9 p.m. at The Dub Land UndergroundMySpace link (315 Alexander St., formerly Whiskey) is Awake the Machines (a Techno-Industrial Music Event!) featuring many DJ's and electronic artists including Dharma Lab, DJ DarkwaveMySpace link, and many others. [source: RocWiki calendar]

    JayceLand Pick The Four Walls Gallery (34 Elton St.) will be hosting Get a Grip 2 starting at 5 p.m. featuring "artwork made on or with griptape" as a fundraiser for a skatepark in downtown Rochester. [source: RocWiki calendar]


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    Today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. is The Park Avenue Festival (Park Ave. at Alexander St. to Culver Rd.) [source: Park Avenue events calendar]

    Tonight at 7 p.m. at The Nazareth College Arts Center (4245 East Ave), Rob SchneiderMySpace link, and Jamie Lissow will present a comedy show as a benefit for The Renee Julian Cattron Memorial Fund and The Lung Cancer Alliance. [source: Freetime]

    JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Shichinin no samurai (Seven Samurai) starting early at 7 p.m. in which a village hires samurai to defend against bandits. A must-see on the big screen if you're so inclined. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    Today at 8 p.m. at The VIP Theatre (274 N. Goodman St., in Village Gate, Suite #D106), Village Idiots Present (VIP) will perform a Lazy Susan, and Paul and Vinny Automotive improv theater show. [source: Village Idiots Present website]

    JayceLand Pick Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) will be hosting Brendan MacNaughtonMySpace link, and The InbetweensMySpace link starting around 9 p.m. [source: Abilene website]

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

    DemontageMySpace link, CrucifistMySpace link, and The Mutilation RitesMySpace link will be at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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    Today at 1 p.m. is an Artists' Talk on the State of the City 2010 exhibit now on display at The Rochester Contemporary Art Gallery (137 East Ave.) [source: Rochester Contemporary calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick Wicked fun, saxophone-driven, percussive groove-rock band The BuddhaHoodMySpace link will play at The Dragonfly Tavern and Pizza Factory (725 Park Ave.) today at 3 p.m. [source: band calendar]

    JayceLand Pick Wrapping up the Park Ave Fest, brilliant satirical gospel band The Lobster QuadrilleMySpace link will play at The Dragonfly Tavern and Pizza Factory (725 Park Ave.) starting around 6:30 p.m. [source: Facebook]

    JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing A Star is Born starting at 7 p.m. A farm-girl heads to Hollywood to become a star, but "her rise to the top is accompanied by heartbreak and tragedy." Note that this is a dazzling original Technicolor nitrate print. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick Tonight at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) is Arab on RadarMySpace link, instrumental-cacophonous-rock from Science vs. WitchcraftMySpace link, and Child BiteMySpace link starting around 10 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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    I thought I'd throw out this bit of advertising for kicks: Solera Wine BarMySpace link (647 South Ave.) is promoting a free "cheese board, charcuterie board, or olive oil flight with the purchase of any bottle of wine." [source: Solera Wine Bar Facebook Page]

    The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting The Tough Knuckles, and Snakes Say HissMySpace link starting around 9 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.

    Tonight's MVP Health Care Tuesday Nature Nights starting at 6 p.m. is a Guided Canoe/Kayak Paddle starting at The Genesee Waterways Center (149 Elmwood Ave., in Genesee Valley Park). [source: City Hall press release]

    Top Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension starting at 8 p.m.: a fantastic, weird '80's cult-classic about a "nuclear scientist and rock star". I will not be missing this, damn it! [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    A.K.A. Paul BurkeMySpace link presents a bunch of performers tonight at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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    The 2010 Wegmans Concerts by the Shore Series at Ontario Beach Park (Beach Ave. at Lake Ave.) tonight starts early at 6 p.m. with The Traveling Cabaret, followed at 7:30 p.m. by Julie DunlapMySpace link. [source: City Hall press release]

    JayceLand Pick Today at 6 p.m. at The Lovin' CupMySpace link (Jefferson Rd. and John St. at 300 Park Point Dr., Suite 110) is a Brew Ha Ha featuring beers by The Lake Placid Craft Brewing, Pub and Brewery and The Saranac-Matt Brewing Company (811 Edward St., Utica). [source: Lovin' Cup calendar]

    JayceLand Pick Today at 7 p.m. at Writers and Books (740 University Ave.) is August Member Night featuring "a poet and story teller, sharing the oral arts of reading aloud with a chance for audience participation." [source: Writers and Books calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House starting at 8 p.m. According to the Eastman House calendar, "a city couple (Cary Grant and Myrna Loy) is determined to build a rural retreat, despite the many obstacles the country and its eccentric denizens put in front of them. The template for a number of similarly themed comedies, Mr. Blandings is immeasurably aided by Grant and Loy's brilliant timing." [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    Over at The Club at Water Street (204 N. Water St.) starting around 8:30 p.m. is Mosaic FoundationMySpace link, and I. G. S.MySpace link. [source: Water Street calendar] [16+]

    When I was 12MySpace link, The Front BottomsMySpace link, Epilogue, and Boy With RobotMySpace link will be at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

    Tonight at 6 p.m. at The Clarissa Room (293 Clarissa St., a.k.a. Clarissa's, formerly Shep's Paradise) is The Heat is R.A.P.I.E.R. Open Mic. [source: Equal=Grounds Facebook page] [all ages]

    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]

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