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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Some Smoothies are More Equal than Others
by Jason Olshefsky at 7:15 am (add a comment)

Last night I had a hankering for a fruit smoothie, and I decided to swing by Equal=GroundsMySpace link (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.

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    JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Across 110th Street starting at 8 p.m. in which "by-the-books lieutenant Yaphet Kotto and his racist-but-streetwise partner Anthony Quinn run afoul of the Italian mafia." [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting great dual-minded hip-hop-and-bass from Hank and CupcakesMySpace link, KOPPS, and great one-man-band with chiptune vocoder BC Likes YouMySpace link starting around 8:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

    Steve Lyons will be at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) starting around 9 p.m. [source: Abilene website]


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

    JayceLand Pick Tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 3 p.m. (then repeating next weekend), The Multi-Use Community Cultural Center (MuCCC) (142 Atlantic Ave.) presents performances of Doubt. [source: MuCCC website]

    JayceLand Pick 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?" [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    Search Engine Improv presents Monsssstrocity tonight at 9 p.m. at The Space at Hungerford (1115 E. Main St.) [source: The Space at Hungerford calendar]


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    JayceLand Pick This afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. is a Ribbon Cutting of The El Camino Recreational Trail at Conkey Corner Park (Conkey Ave. and Clifford Ave.). [source: City Hall press release]

    JayceLand Pick Today from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 89 Charlotte St. is A Viewing Experience of Spyglass by Sarah C. Rutherford, and Brandon Colaprete. [source: the proverbial grapevine]

    JayceLand Pick Wicked fun, saxophone-driven, percussive groove-rock band The BuddhaHoodMySpace link will be at The Lovin' CupMySpace link (300 Park Point Dr., #110) today with The Crawdiddies, Mosaic FoundationMySpace link, The Deep Blue DreamMySpace link, and others for Jammin' for Jamaica starting around 4 p.m. [source: Lovin' Cup calendar]

    JayceLand Pick The Revelers will be at The Bop Shop (1460 Monroe Ave., formerly in Village Gate) starting around 4 p.m. [source: Bop Shop calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick Today from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Rochester Contemporary Art Gallery (137 East Ave.) is the Opening Reception for 6x6x2012, on display (and sale) through July 15. [source: Rochester Contemporary e-mail] [all ages]

    Top Pick Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) will be hosting a great stage show and excellent surf-based rock from The IsotopesMySpace link starting around 9 p.m. [source: Abilene website]

    Over at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:30 p.m. is Velvet Elvis, White BisonMySpace link, and SarcousMySpace link. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

    Over at Monty's KrownMySpace link (875 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:30 p.m. is AotearoaMySpace link. [source: band calendar] [21+]


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    Jessica Marten will be on hand at 2 p.m. today to introduce works by The Rochester Art Club at The Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Ave., near Goodman St.) [source: Memorial Art Gallery calendar] [all ages]


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    JayceLand Pick Tonight at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) is AotearoaMySpace link, The Bitchin' Kitchen, and The Michael Vadala Trio starting around 8:30 p.m. [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 Tonight's MVP Nature Nights Bike Ride starts at The High Falls Gorge (Platt St at Browns Race, the Pont De Rennes Bridge) at 5:45 p.m. [source: City Hall press release]

    JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Duck Soup starting at 8 p.m. — the Marx Brothers' classic. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick Tonight at 8 p.m. at The Little (240 East Ave.) is Authors Aloud with Jennifer Litt, and Thom Ward. [source: Little Theatre e-mail]

    JayceLand Pick The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting nice sounding acourtic duo Dave and Marrissa, The Spaceweather Shakes, and I Love Me Too starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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    JayceLand Pick This evening from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Writers and Books (740 University Ave.) is Afternoon Tea. Then at 7 p.m., Anna Hall hosts Open Mike Comedy Night. [source: Writers and Books calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick Mohamed Diaby will perform tonight at 7 p.m. at Bush Mango Drum & Dance (34 Elton St.) [source: Bush Mango e-mail]

    JayceLand Pick Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) is a program of Short Masterpieces by Jan Svankmajer. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    Over at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 9 p.m. is School Shootings, Bad Taste, and MayDay. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

    JayceLand Pick Over at The Lovin' CupMySpace link (300 Park Point Dr., #110) starting around 9 p.m. is XVSK. [source: Lovin' Cup calendar]

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