Events for Thursday, July 19, 2012 through Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Thursday, July 19

  • I don't get out too often to the lunchtime shows, but I do enjoy the very good bluegrass from the String Theory Bluegrass Band, performing today at 12:15 p.m. at Granite Mills Park (at High Falls). [source: RocWiki Events Board, 2012-Jul-16]
  • Tonight at Highland Park Bowl is the Free Movies in the Parks series with The Artist at "dusk". [source: Freetime website, 2012-Jul-16]
  • More likely you'll find me at the Dryden to see Miracle Mile (Steve De Jarnatt, US 1988, 87 min.) at 8 p.m. The Eastman House calendar sells it thusly:

    Greatly admired by the few people who saw it upon its initial release, this unsettling boy-meets-girl romantic comedy unfolds over the course of a single night — the last, it may turn out, of life on earth. Tangerine Dream provides the dark, dreamy soundtrack.

    [source: Dryden calendar, 2012-Jul-16]

  • I'm not going to get out there, but I do appreciate the humor of comic Jim Gaffigan who'll be at CMAC tonight at 8 p.m. [source: WBER website, 2012-Jul-16]
  • I forgot about it, but the Hill Cumorah Pageant concludes this weekend, daily at 9 p.m. through the Saturday. [source: Freetime website, 2012-Jul-16]
  • After I get out of the movie, I'll likely get a chance to catch rockin' rockabilly from Krypton-88 at Star Alley, probably starting sometime around 9 p.m. [source: flyer, 2012-Jun-19]

Friday, July 20

  • Update: Over at the new 1975 Gallery (89 Charlotte St. where the Little Bakery was) is the WALL\THERAPY Kickoff from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. See the events later this weekend for a litte more info. [source: The Yards e-mail, 2012-Jul-19]
  • I'm probably not going to see Boss Tweed at Abilene for Happy Hour around 6 p.m. but I may get over there late for Bear Bones, and my friends in Anonymous Willpower. Although, you know, see also Sunday at Boulderfest … [source: Abilene e-mail, 2012-Jul-16]
  • The Dryden is showing Jaws tonight at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. [source: Dryden calendar, 2012-Jul-16]

Saturday, July 21

  • At 8 p.m., the Dryden will be screening Stilyagi (Hipsters) (Valery Todorovsky, Russia 2008, 115 min., Russian w/ subtitles). Curator Paolo Cherchi Usai will introduce the film described by the Eastman House calendar:

    It's a comedy! It's a musical! It's Russian! The unlikely match of these words finds a buoyant realization in this rip-roaring mix of Grease and Moulin Rouge, with a gentle touch of political undertones. A sure-shot crowd pleaser, artfully blending virtuoso camerawork, rock 'n' roll, and a dispassionate view of Soviet society before the glasnost.

    [source: Dryden calendar, 2012-Jul-16]

  • Over at the Bug Jar is the reunion of long-time favorite rock band The Priests with The Bloody Hollies, and St. Phillip's Escalator all starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Jul-16]

Sunday, July 22

  • Update: The Yards is hosting a WALL\THERAPY Street Art Block Party today from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Pennsylvania Ave. north of the Public Market. [source: The Yards e-mail, 2012-Jul-19]
  • Although going on all weekend, I'm just highlighting some of my favorites playing today at BoulderFest: good country-based rock from The Josh Netsky Band at 5 p.m., nice sounding acoustic duo Dave & Marissa at 6 p.m., Anonymous Willpower at 7 p.m., new-to-me Epilogue at 8 p.m., and finishing with wicked fun, saxophone-driven, percussive groove-rock band The Buddhahood at 9 p.m. [source: Boulder Coffee calendar, 2012-Jul-16]

Monday, July 23

  • Auke de Boer and Adolph Rots (Groningen Duo) of the Netherlands [despite that I stumble to pronounce their names] will be leading a performance of the University of Rochester Carillon in Eastman Quadrangle tonight starting around 7 p.m. [source: University of Rochester Events Calendar, 2012-Jul-10]
  • Since the Dryden's closed, I often head to the Little on Mondays since the films are five bucks. I hear Your Sister's Sister is pretty good and I was kind of intrigued by the trailer, so I might stop by. It's playing at 7 p.m. and 9:20 p.m. tonight. [source: Little Theatre e-mail, 2012-Jul-18]
  • Just because I like the name, I'll consider checking out Vince Dynamic with This Life, and Kneptune at the Bug Jar starting around 8:30 p.m. (doors at 7:30 p.m.) [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Jul-16]

Tuesday, July 24

  • The Dryden will be screening Straw Dogs (Sam Peckinpah, US/UK 1971, 118 min.) at 8 p.m. tonight in which:

    Pacifist American mathematician David Sumner (Dustin Hoffman) gets a lesson in local customs when neighborhood thugs assault his wife Amy (Susan George) in their Cornish farmhouse. A politically explosive demonstration of the dangers of standing on the sidelines in a violent age, Straw Dogs remains controversial for the havoc it wreaks upon conventional notions of feminism, pacifism, and art.

    [source: Dryden calendar, 2012-Jul-16]

  • Tonight at the Bug Jar is Tony Nelson, friend, and all-around excellent musician Ian Downey is Famous, great multi-faceted "gypsy folk" band The Pickpockets, and A.K. starting around 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.) [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Jul-16]

Wednesday, July 25

  • Update: WALL\THERAPY continues at School of the Arts with a Community Dialogue with the Artists tonight starting at 6 p.m. [source: The Yards e-mail, 2012-Jul-19]
  • I haven't seen Julie Donofrio perform comedy in a while, but she'll be hosting the Young Comedians' Open Mic (featuring 11 to 18-year-olds) tonight starting around 6:30 p.m. at Writers and Books [source: Writers and Books website, 2012-Jul-16]
  • Tonight at 7 p.m. at the Little is another screening of short films in the NY Filmmakers' Quarterly. It's also playing on Saturday at 2 p.m. [source: Little Theatre e-mail, 2012-Jul-18]
  • Meanwhile, the Dryden will screen Treasure of the Sierra Madre (John Huston, US 1948, 126 min.) at 8 p.m. From the calendar:

    A band of desperate gold prospectors — including the director’s father, Walter Huston, in what is arguably his greatest role — head for the remote Sierra Madre where they come face to face with bandits, federales, and their own basest instincts.

    [source: Dryden calendar, 2012-Jul-16]

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