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Weekly Rochester Events #650 Starting Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Forget About Party in the Park
by Jason Olshefsky at 5:00 pm (add a comment)

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).

Ok, I'm done ranting for now … enjoy yer day.

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    JayceLand Pick Today from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Granite Mills Park (Platt St. and Browns Race) is a Hochstein at High Falls Summer Concert Series performance by Katie Ernst. [source: City Hall press release]

    AACTFest11 continues today through Saturday at 1:15 p.m. and on Friday at 7 p.m. at Geva (75 Woodbury Blvd.) [source: Geva Theatre website]

    Today in The Kate Gleason Auditorium at The Rochester Public Library (115 South Ave.) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. is An Introduction to Facebook with Bill "Skeeter" Harris. Now you can get your questions answered, such as "can I eat what I make on my farm?", "how do I make a telegram?", and "is this thing on?" [source: Rochester Public Library calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick Tonight at 7 p.m. at WXXI (280 State St.) is a screening of Two Spirits, a documentary about a Navajo "boy who was also a girl" — one of the Navajo gender identities. [source: Gay Alliance website]

    JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing The Kid starting at 8 p.m. with A Dog's Life — two films from Charlie Chaplin in his silent days. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick Tonight at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) is Josiah WolfMySpace link, Justin DilgardMySpace link, and Archimedes starting around 8:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

    JayceLand Pick Today at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) starting around 9 p.m. is Gurf MorlixMySpace link performing songs of and presenting a documentary titled Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah. [source: Abilene website]

    Over at The Dress Barn ([LOCATION REDACTED]) starting around 9 p.m. is Manic ZamboniMySpace link, Sonic JMySpace link, SHED, and The Velvet Edge. [source: Carbon Records calendar]

    Turnip StampedeMySpace link will be at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (99 Court St.) starting around 10 p.m. [source: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que calendar]


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    JayceLand Pick 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. [source: Landmark Society calendar]

    The Parasitic Experation will be at The Flying Squirrel Community Space (285 Clarissa St., formerly the Flower City Elks Lodge) starting around 5 p.m. [source: Flying Squirrel Community Space website]

    Apparently The Critical Mass Bike Ride is tonight starting at 6 p.m. at The Liberty Pole (1 Liberty Pole Way) and heading through the city from there. [source: the proverbial grapevine]

    This evening starting at 6 p.m. at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) is Happy Hour with Leroy Townes and the Lone StarsMySpace link followed at 9 p.m. by The Kingsley FloodMySpace link, and later at 11:30 p.m., lyrical, interesting, groove-rock-ish country/folk/rock from Daryl Fleming and the Public DomainMySpace link will stop by after their Huckleberry Finn performance. [source: Abilene website]

    JayceLand Pick Today at 7 p.m. at The Baobab Cultural Center (728 University Ave., formerly on Gregory St.) is a screening of The Price of Sugar. [source: Baobab website]

    Top Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Huckleberry Finn starting at 8 p.m. with a new score performed live by lyrical, interesting, groove-rock-ish country/folk/rock from Daryl Fleming and the Public DomainMySpace link. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]


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    Wales RoadMySpace link performs today at The Record Archive (33 1/3 Rockwood St.) from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for a CD Release Party. [source: Record Archive website]

    Starting at 6 p.m. along Gregory Street outside The Tap and Mallet (381 Gregory St.) is The Rochester Real Beer Expo. [source: Tap and Mallet website]

    JayceLand Pick Village Gate Square (274 N. Goodman St.) will be hosting excellent ska-driven rock from The BeaumontsMySpace link starting around 6 p.m. [source: Bop Shop calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick Tonight from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) is the Members' Exhibition Party for Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

    The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Bring It On starting at 8 p.m. Maybe you like competitive cheerleading, or maybe you like seeing 20-year-old starlets prance around dressed as cheerleaders. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting Order of the DeadMySpace link, Baba YagaMySpace link, Time Under EarthMySpace link, and good hard rock from J. G. BlizaroMySpace link starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

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

    Tonight is another Left of Center Stage Variety Show at The Flying Squirrel Community Space (285 Clarissa St., formerly the Flower City Elks Lodge) starting around 9:30 p.m. [source: Flying Squirrel Community Space website]


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    JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing City Lights starting at 7 p.m. in which Charlie Chaplin plays his "Little Tramp" character who "falls in love with a blind flower girl, convinces her that he is a handsome millionaire, and provides her with the funds for a sight-restoring operation." [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick Over at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 8:30 p.m. is A Wilhelm ScreamMySpace link, Summer PeopleMySpace link, Gunnar Stahl, and Alberto AlaskaMySpace link. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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    This evening at The Rochester Contemporary Art Gallery (137 East Ave.) is Food Is Art Deux: Summer from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. [source: City Newspaper] [all ages]

    Today at 7:30 p.m. is Wide Open Mic with Norm Davis at Writers and Books (740 University Ave.) [source: Writers and Books calendar] [all ages]

    Arise the Assassin will be at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 8:30 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 at 7 p.m. at The Pittsford Community Library (24 State St., Pittsford), Chris Bernard will present I Thought That Was a Weed!: Surprising Medicinal Plants. [source: Rochester Public Library calendar]

    The Science Cafe presents Dr. John Adam discussing Mathematics in nature: Modeling patterns in the natural world starting at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble (3349 Monroe Ave.) [source: Science Cafe Rochester blog] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing three Charlie Chaplin shorts: The Idle Class, A Day's Pleasure, and The Pilgrim starting at 8 p.m. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    Tonight at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) is All Thee AboveMySpace link starting around 8:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

    Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) will be hosting Laura C. Forster starting around 9 p.m. [source: Abilene website]


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    Once again, it's time for the Monthly Story Slam hosted by Carol Roberts at Writers and Books (740 University Ave.) tonight at 7 p.m. [source: Writers and Books calendar] [all ages]

    Over at Johnny's Irish Pub (1382 Culver Rd., still smoke-free) starting around 8 p.m. is The Town PantsMySpace link. [source: Johnny's Irish Pub 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." [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    Top Pick The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting fantastic, heavy, electric, lounge-folk from Auld Lang SyneMySpace link, The Roadside GravesMySpace link, and a rich tapestry of modern Americana from The Bogs Visionary OrchestraMySpace link starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

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