I'd love to support the bands and music of Party in the Park but once again, the City of Rochester has made it for cars-only. Yeah, I know, that's "not what they mean," but when the the press release reads, "for the comfort and safety of everyone, patrons are also asked to leave their bicycles, skateboards, in-line skates and pets at home," just what is that supposed to mean exactly? Bring your nice safe car? They even go on to describe ample parking, but never mention pedestrian access — can we walk along the river path, or is it accessible from the sidewalk only?
And once again, they say, "Patrons may not bring food or beverages (with the exception of one sealed bottle of water) into the concerts." This is because they know they want to encourage people to buy beverages from the vendors, and by making artificial scarcity, they can make more money which is what this is all about. But more sinister is that it encourages people to rely on bottled water. That way, when hydrofracking companies pollute our water supplies, people will already be accustomed to drinking bottled water and not care. Folks already believe marketing hype from bottled water and water-filter companies and no longer believe that tap water is the safest drinking water in the world (it's held to far higher standards than bottled water or other soft drinks).
Today from 12:10 p.m. to 12:35 p.m. starting at Eastman Place (387 E. Main St., a.k.a. The Miller Center), Cynthia Howk will present an Architecture for Lunch tour on the East End Cultural District.
Landmark Society calendar]
The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Offside starting at 8 p.m. According to the Eastman House calendar, "Jafar Panahi's last completed feature before his shocking 2010 imprisonment is ironically his most lighthearted, which is not to say that it isn't as politically committed as any of his previous work. Here, the politics of repression are played out upon a group of sassy, strong-willed women attempting something forbidden to their gender: entering a stadium to watch the Iranian soccer team face off against Bahrain."
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, June 23, 2011 (Thu, Jun 23, 2011, 6/23/2011, or 6/23/11) Friday, June 24, 2011 (Fri, Jun 24, 2011, 6/24/2011, or 6/24/11) Saturday, June 25, 2011 (Sat, Jun 25, 2011, 6/25/2011, or 6/25/11) Sunday, June 26, 2011 (Sun, Jun 26, 2011, 6/26/2011, or 6/26/11) Monday, June 27, 2011 (Mon, Jun 27, 2011, 6/27/2011, or 6/27/11) Tuesday, June 28, 2011 (Tue, Jun 28, 2011, 6/28/2011, or 6/28/11) and Wednesday, June 29, 2011 (Wed, Jun 29, 2011, 6/29/2011, or 6/29/11).
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.