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Weekly Rochester Events #673 Starting Thursday, December 1, 2011

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    Today from 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Brighton Memorial Library (2300 Elmwood Ave.), Mary Ann Satter will review Paula McLain's The Paris Wife: A Novel. [source: Rochester Public Library calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick Tonight from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. is the annual Park Ave. Holiday Open House all along Park Ave. (map). [source: City Hall press release]

    This evening at 6:30 p.m. at The Pittsford Community Library (24 State St., Pittsford) is a Healthy Lifestyle Science Program with engineer Dr. Mike Rudnick, and physician Dr. Naomi Pless answering What Does Science Say Constitutes a Healthy Lifestyle?. [source: RocWiki calendar]

    Tonight at 6:30 p.m. at The Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Ave., near Goodman St.) is the first of a two-day symposium titled Building the Landscape of Pre-Columbian Peru: Archaeological and Architectural Perspectives with Dr. Luis Jaime Castillo Butters discussing The Moche of Northern Peru, and Dr. Santiago Uceda Castillo discussing The Moche Temples of Huaca de la Luna: Social and Political Changes in the History of the Southern Moche. [source: Memorial Art Gallery calendar] [all ages]

    The Eastman Jazz Lab Band will be at Kilbourn Hall at Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs St.) starting at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starting at 8 p.m. From the Eastman House calendar, "think 'Elizabeth Taylor' and one of the first images you're likely to conjure is Liz as Maggie the Cat in this somewhat bowdlerized adaptation of Tennessee Williams's scandalous Pulitzer Prize-winning play." [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    This evening at The Flying Squirrel Community Space (285 Clarissa St., formerly the Flower City Elks Lodge) is the Pure Kona Poety Reading and Open Mic starting at 8 p.m. [source: Flying Squirrel Community Space website]


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    JayceLand Pick Today at 2 p.m. and again on Sunday at 1 p.m. is a tour of the Extreme Materials 2 exhibit at The Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Ave., near Goodman St.) [source: Memorial Art Gallery calendar] [all ages]

    Building the Landscape of Pre-Columbian Peru: Archaeological and Architectural Perspectives continues today at 3:30 p.m. at The Rush Rhees Library at The University of Rochester (Library Rd. at Intercampus Dr.) with Dr. Luis Jaime Castillo Butters discussing Moche Architectonic Models, Meaning and Context, and José Canziani Amico discussing City and Territory in the Andes, Contributions to the History of Pre-Columbian Architecture. [source: Memorial Art Gallery calendar]

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

    This Other LifeMySpace link will perform at Happy Hour at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) tonight starting around 6 p.m. followed by The All Hank BandMySpace link starting around 9:30 p.m. [source: Abilene website]

    Tonight from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Rochester Contemporary Art Gallery (137 East Ave.) is the opening for the 21st Annual Members Exhibition. [source: Rochester Contemporary calendar] [all ages]

    Tonight at Writers and Books (740 University Ave.) is First Fridays/Wide Open Mic hosted by Norm Davis starting around 7 p.m. [source: Writers and Books calendar] [all ages]

    The Baobab Cultural Center (728 University Ave., formerly on Gregory St.) presents the opening of an Art Exhibit titled Creative Hue starting at 7 p.m. [source: Baobab website]

    Tonight at Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs St.) is The Eastman-Rochester Chorus, and The Eastman Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra starting at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar] [all ages]

    Starting tonight at 8 p.m. at The Multi-Use Community Cultural Center (MuCCC) (142 Atlantic Ave.) is a performance of The Psychic by Sam Bobrick with performances on weekends through December 10. (Note that tonight's performance is "pay what you can"). [source: MuCCC e-mail]

    JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Two Lovers starting at 8 p.m. with director James Gray in person. In his film, "Leonard Kraditor (Joaquin Phoenix) has moved back home after a failed engagement sent him into a severe depression. While he pines for his gorgeous, troubled neighbor Michelle (Gwyneth Paltrow), his parents set him up with the down-to-earth Sandra (Vinessa Shaw), giving Leonard a dilemma that may determine his future." [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]


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    The Landmark Society of Western New York (133 S. Fitzhugh St.) presents the BOGO ("Buy One, Get One") Holiday Liquidation Sale today from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. [source: Landmark Society calendar]

    Today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and tomorrow from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Baobab Cultural Center (728 University Ave., formerly on Gregory St.) is an African Marketplace. [source: Baobab website]

    Today from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. around Star Alley (662 South Ave.) is the "It's A Wonderful Life in the South Wedge" Holiday Festival. [source: South Wedge website]

    JayceLand Pick Tom Foolery featuring the songs of Tom Lehrer will be at Blackfriars Theatre (795 E. Main St., formerly at 28 Lawn St.) tonight at 8 p.m. and with performances through January 7. [source: Blackfriars Theatre website]

    JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Black Christmas starting at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday at 5 p.m. According to the Eastman House calendar, "it's Christmas break on campus, and a group of sorority sisters who decided to stay behind (including Olivia Hussey and Margot Kidder) find themselves harassed by an anonymous phone caller. When one of them goes missing, however, it becomes apparent that their tormentor has more than heavy breathing on his mind. A modern horror classic that predates Halloween and the slasher craze by half a decade, Black Christmas avoids shocks and gore in favor of suspense, atmosphere, and a chilling sense of creeping dread." [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    Top Pick Over at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) starting around 9:30 p.m. is brilliant satirical gospel from The Lobster QuadrilleMySpace link, and great acoustic soloist Ian Downey is FamousMySpace link. [source: Abilene website]

    Tonight at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) is White BisonMySpace link, A Viking FuneralMySpace link, and Oceans of Insects starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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    Today at The Pittsford Community Library (24 State St., Pittsford) starting at 2 p.m. is the Literature and Medicine Lecture Series with Dr. Rufino Pabico discussing the life of Nathaniel Hawthorne. [source: Savor Our Flavor website]

    JayceLand Pick Today at 2 p.m. at The Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Ave., near Goodman St.) is a What's Up Lecture with Mary Delmastro discussing the Adoration of the Magi. [source: Memorial Art Gallery calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be presenting 1951: A Night at the Movies starting early at 2 p.m., recreating "what a typical moviegoer might have seen the year the Dryden first opened its doors." [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    Joe Blackburn will play the Aeolian pipe organ at 3 p.m. at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) for today's Musicale. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

    The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting 1,2,3MySpace link, The DemosMySpace link, and Buckets starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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    Over at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 9 p.m. is PegacideMySpace link, and Forget The Times. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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    This morning starting around 8 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 The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Blackmail starting at 8 p.m. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, this early sound film played successfully both with and without audio. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    Les Racquet, Right Turn RacerMySpace link, and Cu-CuMySpace link will be at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

    Tonight and tomorrow starting around 9 p.m. at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) is Bill KirchenMySpace link. [source: Abilene e-mail]


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    Fly the flag today.National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (half-staff until sunset)

    Today from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Writers and Books (740 University Ave.) is Afternoon Tea hosted by Steven Huff. [source: Writers and Books calendar] [all ages]

    Kilbourn Hall at Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs St.) will be hosting The Eastman Jazz Ensemble starting at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Sullivan's Travels starting at 8 p.m. According to the Eastman House calendar, "'You wanna make a picture about garbage cans. Whadya know about garbage cans?' Dressed down by studio execs for the nerve to pitch a picture about poverty, well-heeled comedy director Joel McCrea sets out to learn about the underbelly of Depression-era America." [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    Top Pick Tonight at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) is fantastic ska-influenced, synth-laden pop/rock from SPORTSMySpace link, SupermaleMySpace link, and chiptunes punk from Revengineers starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

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