Last night I had a hankering for a fruit smoothie, and I decided to swing by Equal=Grounds (750 South Ave., formerly Hunt's Hardware). I got a mixed berry with mint — ordinarily I'd go with blackberry with mint, but "mixed" is really black+rasp, so it was a pretty acceptable substitution. It was perfect: so full of flavor that any more would have been too sweet, and blended so smooth it all fit through the straw.
Contrast that to tonight when I stopped by Starry Nites Café (696 University Ave., formerly Moonbeans) for a light dinner before the movie. Although the peach smoothie was acceptably flavored, the chunks of ice were too big to fit through the straw, leading to the unpleasantness of ice jams.
I tolerated the ice jams worse than average because Ali had called that Lucy (the dog) was getting stitches after having been bit by a Rottweiler. The other dog had a sketchy past and had broke its collar; its owner was horrified and shaken. Lucy will probably be fine: she got bit pretty good in her front leg, but they managed to pull off the Rottweiler before it did any mortal damage.
The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Bonjour tristesse starting at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. From the Eastman House calendar, "living decadently with her playboy father (David Niven) on the French Riviera, young, carefree Cécile (Jean Seberg, whose performance led her to Godard and Breathless) finds her bliss interrupted with the arrival of Anne (Deborah Kerr), a new and serious object for Dad's affection. What to do but try to break up the union?"
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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, May 31, 2012 (Thu, May 31, 2012, 5/31/2012, or 5/31/12) Friday, June 1, 2012 (Fri, Jun 1, 2012, 6/1/2012, or 6/1/12) Saturday, June 2, 2012 (Sat, Jun 2, 2012, 6/2/2012, or 6/2/12) Sunday, June 3, 2012 (Sun, Jun 3, 2012, 6/3/2012, or 6/3/12) Monday, June 4, 2012 (Mon, Jun 4, 2012, 6/4/2012, or 6/4/12) Tuesday, June 5, 2012 (Tue, Jun 5, 2012, 6/5/2012, or 6/5/12) and Wednesday, June 6, 2012 (Wed, Jun 6, 2012, 6/6/2012, or 6/6/12).
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.