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Weekly Rochester Events #679 Starting Thursday, January 12, 2012

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    JayceLand Pick The Rochester Police Accountability Coalition (RPAC) meets today at The Flying Squirrel Community Space (285 Clarissa St., formerly the Flower City Elks Lodge) at 5:30 p.m. [source: Flying Squirrel Community Space website]

    The Bertrand Russell Society gets together at Writers and Books (740 University Ave.) tonight at 7 p.m. David White will speak on "Bertrand Russell and his radical publisher Horace Liveright." [source: Writers and Books calendar] [all ages]

    Mark Groaning will be on hand for the opening to his Art Show at The Tap and Mallet (381 Gregory St.) tonight starting at 7:30 p.m. [source: Tap and Mallet website]

    JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Blood on the Moon starting at 8 p.m., presented by Jack Garner — a "dark and moody noir Western." [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting JoywaveMySpace link, The Old Tapes, and nice sounding acourtic duo Dave and Marrissa starting around 8:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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

    This evening, Greg Townson will be at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) for Happy Hour starting around 6 p.m., then it's The Love Tunnels, solidly good power electric alt-acoustic rock from The DadsMySpace link, White BisonMySpace link, and The Abandoned Buildings Club starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

    JayceLand Pick Tonight at The Community Darkroom at The Genesee Center for the Arts (713 Monroe Ave.) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. is the Opening Reception for Faceless, on display through March 2. [source: Genesee Center for the Arts calendar]

    The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing L'Apollonide: Souvenirs de la maison close (House of Pleasures) starting at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. According to the Eastman House calendar, "boasting stunning 35mm cinematography, split screens, von Sternberg worthy sets, and a soundtrack featuring, among others, The Moody Blues (!), Bertrand Bonello's House of Pleasures (previously titled House of Tolerance) was one of the most divisive films at last year's Cannes. An episodic look at an upscale brothel in turn-of-the-century France, House follows its filles de joie as they deal with clients, their Madam, and each other, capturing the elegance of the grand maison while exposing its harsh realities." I'm definitely not sure about this one ... [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    Tonight at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) starting around 6 p.m. is String of Pearls for Happy Hour followed at 9:30 p.m. by The Electro KingsMySpace link. [source: Abilene e-mail]

    JayceLand Pick Tonight at 10 p.m. is the Rochester Premiere of Tim Beideck's Sophomore at The Little (240 East Ave.) Otherwise, the film begins a regular run this week. [source: Little Theatre calendar]


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    Today at Washington Grove (Cobbs Hill Dr. and Nunda Blvd.) is a tour with Peter Debes titled Barking Up the Right Trees — tree identification from bark. Meet at Cobbs Hill Reservoir (Reservoir Rd.). [source: City Hall press release]

    JayceLand Pick Meet the staff of TEDx Rochester today at 11 a.m. at Java's (16 Gibbs St.) [source: TEDx Rochester website] [all ages]

    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]

    The Flying Squirrel Community Space (285 Clarissa St., formerly the Flower City Elks Lodge) will be hosting Thrills starting around 6 p.m. [source: Flying Squirrel Community Space website]

    Top Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Taxi Driver starting at 8 p.m. and tomorrow at 5 p.m. — a new restoration of the Martin Scorsese classic. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) will be hosting Julia WeldonMySpace link, GRR!, and The Park Ave BandGarageBand linkMySpace link starting around 8 p.m. [source: Abilene e-mail]

    Top Pick Excellent soloist with a variety of instruments and a melodic voice My Brightest DiamondMySpace link, Mikaela Davis, and a rich tapestry of modern Americana from The Bogs Visionary OrchestraMySpace link will be at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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    Martin Luther King, Jr. born 1929

    Violinist Yixuan Song will perform today's Musicale at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

    Today in the Atrium at City Hall (30 Church St.) is the 1st Annual Pre-King Day Celebration: MLK Community Reception starting at 4 p.m. [source: Baobab website]

    Over at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) starting around 8 p.m. is The Winter SoundsGarageBand linkMySpace link, and TriggersMySpace link. [source: Abilene e-mail]

    JayceLand Pick Tonight at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) is Like Vintage, There I Say is Lightning, Red Hands, and Alberto AlaskaMySpace link starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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    Fly the flag today.Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    This evening starting around 7:30 p.m. at The Flying Squirrel Community Space (285 Clarissa St., formerly the Flower City Elks Lodge) is a screening of The Ken Russell Film Series. [source: Flying Squirrel Community Space website]


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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 Updated: Today from 12:12 p.m. to 12:52 p.m., Colin O'Malley will discuss and explain The Occupy Movement in The Kate Gleason Auditorium at The Rochester Public Library (115 South Ave.) [source: Friends of the Public Library e-mail] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick Today from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and again from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in the Auditorium at The Monroe Community Hospital (435 E. Henrietta Rd.) is an Access 390 Interchange Public Hearing concerning the new interchange at Kendrick Road. [source: Upper Mount Hope Neighborhood Association e-mail]

    Today at 4 p.m. at Arnett Branch Library (310 Arnett Blvd.) is a screening footage of the Martin Luther King, Jr. "I Have a Dream" Speech. [source: City Hall press release] [all ages]

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

    JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Mies vailla menneisyyttä (The Man Without a Past) starting at 8 p.m. From the Eastman House description, "declared dead at the hospital, he suddenly arises and stumbles into the night. Unable to recall who, what, or where he is, the man is befriended by the denizens of a waterfront community and makes the acquaintance of a rock 'n' roll loving Salvation Army worker who helps him rebuild his life." [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    Top Pick The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting great orchestral motley-folk from Cuddle MagicMySpace link, good country-based rock from Josh NetskyMySpace link, and Stoney Lonesome and the House Of Lights starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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    Border Patrol Canine Handler and Instructor Atanacio Martinez will be at The Chili Public Library (3333 Chili Ave.) from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. to talk about "the history and training methodology of the Border Patrol Canine Program." The library calendar emphasizes, "this is an informational and educational program. Question of a political nature will not be entertained." I'm not sure there exists such a question. [source: Rochester Public Library calendar] [all ages]

    Top Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Wild in the Streets starting at 8 p.m. I can do nothing but quote the entire Eastman House description:
    "'Nothing can change the shape of things to come.' The perennial cult favorite Wild in the Streets tracks the rise of rock star/revolutionary Max Frost, whose band The Troopers is recruited by Senate candidate Johnny Fergus (Hal Holbrook) to support lowering the voting age to 18. But Max wants to go even younger, and rallies the youth of America beginning a political career of his own. Soon, Capitol Hill is swarming with teens, there's LSD in the Potomac, and the heartland is full of 're-education camps' for citizens over the age of 30. A gonzo pop-culture satire, courtesy of Death Race 2000 screenwriter Robert Thom, Wild in the Streets revels in its campy excesses and killer soundtrack even as it sends up youth culture as just another form of fascism.
    [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

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    Fly the flag today. is a day when you should fly the flag according to the Veterans of Foreign Wars calendar.

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