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Weekly Rochester Events #605 Starting Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Another Usual Crazy Night
by Jason Olshefsky at 7:15 pm (add a comment)

I decided to go out and visit Ali at Genesee Valley Park (Hawthorn Dr.) at her kickball game with The Kickball League of Rochester. The game is relatively simple and goes by fast, so I only caught a couple innings. Ali went home but I decided to go with the team to the bar. Their pick: J. D. Oxford's Pub (636 Monroe Ave.) I haven't been there in years. It wasn't bad — $4 pitchers of uninteresting domestics was a good deal — and I got to chat with some cool people on the team. Plus the team's pizza arrived really late so I decided to take Ali's share (I suspected she was very hungry.)

Afterward I was going to head to Lux but I thought I'd check out 140 Alex Bar and Grill (140 Alexander St., formerly Nasty D's) as they changed names. There were only a few people outside so I was going to skip it, but I had to stop for the intersection and ended up talking about my tall bike with them a little. One of them mentioned I should go inside because Felipe RoseMySpace link (the Native American in The Village People) was signing autographs. Well, as serendipity would have it, I had literally just listened (as in hours earlier) to a podcast of Wait Wait … Don't Tell Me! from April 10, 2010 which featured Rose as a guest. I went in and got to say hi and tell him about it. He was busy promoting a show at The Erie County Fair (5600 McKinley Pkwy., Hamburg) and was a little distracted, but thought it was kind of funny.

Then I went to Lux LoungeMySpace link (666 South Ave.) I was hanging out by the pool table for a bit when this guy comes in with one of the other new tall bikes around town! His name is Matt and he and some of his friends are working on custom bikes. Finally! It's not just me!

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    JayceLand Pick Today (well, yesterday) through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at The New York Steam Engine Association (NYSEA) (3349 Gehan Rd., Canandaigua) is The Pageant of Steam. [source: RocWiki]

    The Party in the Park (Exchange Blvd. and Court St.) tonight starts at 5 p.m. and features The Dark Star OrchestraMySpace 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 Today at 6 p.m. is the start of The Rochester Ukrainian Festival at St Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Church (940 E. Ridge Rd.) which runs daily through Sunday. [source: RocWiki]

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

    JayceLand Pick The Tap and Mallet (381 Gregory St.) will be having a McBanes 'Summer Solstheis' Release featuring their new brew starting around 8 p.m. [source: Tap and Mallet website]

    JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Kumonosu-jô (Throne of Blood) starting at 8 p.m. Sort of Kurosawa does Shakespeare's Macbeth ... [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    Diva God Damn opens tonight at The Multi-Use Community Cultural Center (MuCCC) (142 Atlantic Ave.), running tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday at 8:30 p.m. [source: MuCCC website]

    JayceLand Pick Very good, experimentally-daring acoustic soloist Seth Faergolzia will be at Havana Moe's Cigars (125 East Ave.) again at 9 p.m. with Zach HenzelMySpace link. [source: Facebook]

    JayceLand Pick Tonight at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) is We Are Country MiceMySpace link, and The Delta MirrorMySpace link starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

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


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    Today around 5 p.m. at 585 Boutique (12 Henrietta St., behind Goldcrest Electronics) is a "Next Fridays" Art Opening. [source: City Newspaper]

    Today at The Lovin' CupMySpace link (Jefferson Rd. and John St. at 300 Park Point Dr., Suite 110) starting around 5:30 p.m. is an Art Opening for works by Kaleigh Forger followed at 9 p.m. with a CD Release Show for The Deep Blue DreamMySpace link. [source: Lovin' Cup calendar]

    Tonight at 6 p.m. is the Pride Cruise on The Colonial Belle (400 Packett's Landing, Fairport). [source: Equal=Grounds Facebook page]

    Today and tomorrow at 8 p.m. is Improv Elimination and Conspiracy Theory with Village Idiots Present (VIP) at The VIP Theatre (274 N. Goodman St., in Village Gate, Suite #D106). [source: Village Idiots Present website]

    JayceLand Pick The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting Horse FeathersMySpace link, fantastic, heavy, electric, lounge-folk from Auld Lang SyneMySpace link, and The Summer CultMySpace link starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

    Tumul, and The Socially RetardedMySpace link will be at KC Tea and Noodles (363 S. Goodman St., moved from 360 Park to old Paradise Alley location) starting around 9 p.m. [source: Carbon Records calendar]

    JayceLand Pick The Dub Land UndergroundMySpace link (315 Alexander St., formerly Whiskey) will be hosting wicked fun, saxophone-driven, percussive groove-rock band The BuddhaHoodMySpace link, and SolsticeMySpace link starting around 10 p.m. [source: JamBase calendar for Rochester]


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    Today at 11 a.m. is the Parade starting at The Liberty Pole (1 Liberty Pole Way) to kick off Carifest (sponsored by The Rochester West Indian Festival Organization, Inc.) at The Riverside Festival Site (Exchange Blvd. at Court St., under the Freddie-Sue Bridge). [source: City Hall press release]

    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]

    JayceLand Pick The Bread and Water Theatre will host a Music and Art Fair (and fundraiser) today and tomorrow from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at New Life Presbyterian Church (243 Rosedale St.) [source: Equal=Grounds Facebook page] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Kynodontas (Dogtooth) starting at 8 p.m. According to the Eastman House calendar, "a jet-black comedy about sexual repression, Dogtooth tells of two young adult sisters and their teenaged brother who have been isolated on a country estate since birth by super-controlling parents with mysterious intentions. When the father starts to bring home a female colleague to relieve his son's developing urges, sex leads to a fast-spreading disturbance and an upset of the order in the bizarro household." [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    Over at The Club at Water Street (204 N. Water St.) starting around 9 p.m. is Minds Wide OpenMySpace link, and Anchorage, NebraskaMySpace link. [source: Water Street calendar]

    Top Pick Over at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) starting around 9:30 p.m. is excellent, deceptively mellow, complex rock-and-roll from HinkleyMySpace link. [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]

    Top Pick Over at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10 p.m. is good, amiable hard rock from The ClockmenMySpace link, Velvet Elvis, and good punk-rock from The EmersonsGarageBand link. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

    Over at Monty's KrownMySpace link (875 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:30 p.m. is The Professional VictimsMySpace link. [source: JamBase calendar for Rochester] [21+]


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    JayceLand Pick Today from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. is a Bicycle Tour of Street Art starting at The Rochester Contemporary Art Gallery (137 East Ave.) [source: Rochester Contemporary calendar] [all ages]

    The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing A Star is Born starting at 7 p.m. The tale of an aspiring actress headed to a cold Hollywood; this time with Judy Garland. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick PlushgunMySpace link, tight modern rock band VeluxeMySpace link, and Jace LuceMySpace link will be at The Club at Water Street (204 N. Water St.) starting around 7:30 p.m. [source: Water Street calendar] [16+]

    JayceLand Pick The Devils, Heads Held HighMySpace link, The Buster LeagueMySpace link, and Cubenzi FrenziMySpace link will be at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) 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.

    JayceLand Pick Tonight's MVP Health Care Tuesday Nature Nights starts at 6 p.m. from The Genesee Waterways Center (149 Elmwood Ave., in Genesee Valley Park) touring Mt. Hope Cemetery. [source: City Hall press release]

    Today at 7 p.m. at The Stone-Tolan House (2370 East Ave.) is a Full Moon Flashlight Tour. [source: Landmark Society calendar]

    JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Tough Guys Don't Dance starting at 8 p.m. A classic modern film noir tale by Norman Mailer. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick Tonight at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) is good punk-rockabilly-country from Devil SpringsMySpace link, Torus, Nod, Amos Rosenstein, The DadsMySpace link, and Our Baby starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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    The 2010 Wegmans Concerts by the Shore Series tonight starts at 7 p.m. at Ontario Beach Park (Beach Ave. at Lake Ave.) with The Krazy Firemen. [source: City Hall press release]

    JayceLand Pick Tonight starting around 7 p.m. is the Monthly Story Slam at Writers and Books (740 University Ave.) hosted by Carol Roberts. [source: Writers and Books calendar] [all ages]

    The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Monkey Business starting at 8 p.m. — another screwball comedy. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    Tonight at The Club at Water Street (204 N. Water St.) is The Deep Blue DreamMySpace link, and The Fools starting around 8:30 p.m. [source: Water Street calendar] [16+]

    JayceLand Pick The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting Mondo GeneratorMySpace link, Tweak BirdMySpace link, and Violent SohoMySpace link 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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