Weekly Rochester Events #604 Starting Thursday, August 5, 2010
There are no new blog posts this week, but you can review the blog for older posts.
The Party in the Park (Exchange Blvd. and Court St.) tonight starts at 5 p.m. and features Galactic, and Cyril Neville. 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.
City Hall press release]
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."
Dryden Theater calendar][all ages]
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.
Artists' Breakfast Group e-mail]
Over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 8 p.m. is great country/acoustic rock band The Lovesick Heartstabbers, Slim Forsythe and The Parklane Drifters, and great, gritty, grizzled acoustic soloist Dave Donnelly.
Bug Jar calendar]
Tonight starting around 9 p.m. at The Dub Land Underground (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 Darkwave, and many others.
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.
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."
Dryden Theater calendar][all ages]
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, August 5, 2010 (Thu, Aug 5, 2010, 8/5/2010, or 8/5/10) Friday, August 6, 2010 (Fri, Aug 6, 2010, 8/6/2010, or 8/6/10) Saturday, August 7, 2010 (Sat, Aug 7, 2010, 8/7/2010, or 8/7/10) Sunday, August 8, 2010 (Sun, Aug 8, 2010, 8/8/2010, or 8/8/10) Monday, August 9, 2010 (Mon, Aug 9, 2010, 8/9/2010, or 8/9/10) Tuesday, August 10, 2010 (Tue, Aug 10, 2010, 8/10/2010, or 8/10/10) and Wednesday, August 11, 2010 (Wed, Aug 11, 2010, 8/11/2010, or 8/11/10).
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.