Events for Thursday, December 6, 2012 through Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, December 6

  • Tonight from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. is the 22nd Annual Members Exhibition Opening Reception at RoCo. [source: RoCo website, 2012-Dec-3]
  • Tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. is One Dance Company's One-Year Anniversary titled I Won't Dance at the Yards. (Dress Code: Black & White attire.) [source: Facebook, 2012-Dec-3]
  • Tonight through Saturday at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. is Lend a Hand, Have a Laugh one-act plays at the MuCCC. [source: MuCCC website, 2012-Dec-3]
  • The Dryden will screen David Copperfield (George Cukor, Us 1935, 130 min.) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Stemming from intricate and masterful source material, the tumultuous life of David Copperfield — from early childhood to young adulthood — reaches the big screen. George Cukor's adaptation of Dickens's extravagant and timeless novel has David played by Freddie Bartholemew and Frank Lawton.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Dec-3]

  • Catl, fantastic, subdued "gypsy folk" from The Pickpockets, and Jenna Giuliani will perform tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 8 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Dec-3]

Friday, December 7

  • Tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Caroline Gallery (159 Caroline St.) is the Opening Reception for photography by Julia Rabkin. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2012-Dec-3]
  • Also from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Printing & Book Arts Center at the Genesee Center for the Arts is the December Artist Showcase featuring Steven Lee-Davis. His work will be on display through December 28. [source: Genesee Center for the Arts website, 2012-Dec-3]
  • Tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Writers and Books is the Book Thieves Holiday Book Sale. [source: Writers and Books website, 2012-Dec-3]
  • Also at Writers and Books is the NaNoWriMo Wrap Party from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. [source: Writers and Books website, 2012-Dec-3]
  • Not to be lost in the shuffle, Norm Davis will host First Fridays / Wide Open Mic at Writers and Books from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. [source: Writers and Books website, 2012-Dec-5]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., the Dryden will be screening Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, Us 1974, 105 min.)

    Mel Brooks followed-up his anarchic Western parody Blazing Saddles with something even better: a spot-on spoof of the great Universal horror pictures of the 1930s. Cowriter Gene Wilder stars as the embarrassed grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein who recreates his forebear's monstrous experiments.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Dec-3]

  • Over at the Bread and Water Theatre is Uncle Lina Sketch Comedy tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. [source: Bread and Water Theatre website, 2012-Dec-3]
  • Tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m., The Lobby Presents A Tribute To The Clash. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Dec-3]

Saturday, December 8

  • Starting around 4 p.m. today at RIT in the Student Alumni Union, Davis Room is the Rochester Chip Fest with "25 events, and more than 80 bands / performers." [source: RocWiki events, 2012-Dec-3]
  • Tonight at the German House is a Benefit Concert for The Center For Youth Services starting around 8 p.m. with HuNu, Beth Brown, Jenna Weintraub, Spencer Christiano, Frank Boehm, Jeff Riales, Tom Kohn, Charles Jaffe, Carol Heveron, Stan Merrell, Buzzo, Krazman and Fishwife, Stephanie Sacco, Kinloch Nelson with Bernie Heveron and Paul Ruske, Maria Gillard, Sarah Hendershot, Los Jolly Boys, Ron Stackman, Thunderbody, Watkins and the Rapiers, Buddhahood, Margaret Explosion, Tabletop Three, The Crabapples, and Joanne Vaccaro and Maury Rosenberg of Hypnotic Clambake. [source: Bop Shop website, 2012-Dec-3]
  • The Dryden will be screening Christmas Holiday (Robert Siodmak, Us 1944, 93 min.) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Gene Kelly and Deanna Durbin star in a most off-beat Christmas thriller. Noir maestro Siodmak directs this W. Somerset Maugham story of a woman running from her past. Jackie (Durbin), a singer at a New Orleans brothel, has trouble moving on with her life after dealing with a murderous husband (Kelly) and his conniving mother. When a heartbroken man comes into her life and takes her to midnight Mass, she sees a chance to begin again, if only she can come to terms with who she was …

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Dec-3]

Sunday, December 9

  • I'd love to mention a First Robotics competition at University of Rochester today, but apparently the First Robotics people don't know how to list an event on the Internet. C'est la vie. [source: TEDx Rochester presentation, 2012-Nov-7]
  • Joan Saab will present a What's Up Lecture today at the Memorial Art Gallery at 2 p.m. on the Memorial Art Gallery and the Works Projects Administration of the 1930s. [source: MAG website, 2012-Dec-3]
  • Today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Flying Squirrel is the 4th Annual Lo Falls Film Fest offering "an alternative venue for professionals, amateurs, and activists alike, to screen their films and videos to a welcoming and engaged audience!" [source: Facebook event, 2012-Dec-3]

Monday, December 10

  • This evening at 5:30 p.m. at the downtown United Presbyterian Church is a Human Rights Day Observance and Potluck Dinner. Tonight will feature a discussion of Michelle Alexander's book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. [source: flyer, 2012-Nov-12]
  • Over at the Nextstage of Geva theatre is a Hornets' Nest staged reading of Next Fall.

    The first Hornets' Nest of the year takes a witty and provocative look at faith, commitment and unconditional love, through the five year relationship between Adam and Luke. How does a deeply religious gay man reconcile these two aspects of his identity? Today, when gay rights are a part of the nation's political discourse, what are the conversations we can have as community members?

    [source: Geva Theatre ticket website, 2012-Dec-3]

  • The Eastman Jazz Ensemble will perform tonight at 8 p.m. in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2012-Dec-3]

Tuesday, December 11

  • Today through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. is the 2nd Annual Super Huge Holiday Book Sale at Greenwood Books (123 East Ave.) [source: Facebook event, 2012-Nov-30]
  • This evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Frederick Douglass Resource Center (36 King St.) is Voice of the Citizen with Mayor Thomas Richards, Chief James Sheppard, and City staff to "ask for your input in our efforts to reduce violence in our neighborhoods." [source: City of Rochester website, 2012-Dec-5]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m., the Dryden is screening Possession (Andrzej Zulawski, France/germany 1981, 127 min.)

    Upon returning home from a business trip, Mark (Sam Neill) discovers that his wife Anna (Isabelle Adjani) wants a divorce. Full of hate and bitterness, their lives spiral violently out of control, as both turn to new lovers … one of which may not be human. An intense, hellish vision of a dysfunctional relationship from outré Polish director Zulawski, Possession is a long-lost cult classic that's been taking the cinematheque world by storm. Cut by a third upon its original U.S. release, we'll be screening a newly struck 35mm print that restores the director's original vision. This film contains content that is recommended for mature audiences only.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Dec-3]

  • The Eastman New Jazz Ensemble will perform tonight in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre starting at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2012-Dec-3]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. in Hoyt Auditorium on the University of Rochester campus is a free screening of But I'm a Cheerleader (85 min.) [source: University of Rochester Cinema Group website, 2012-Dec-3]

Wednesday, December 12

  • Today at Greenovation (1199 E. Main St.) is Twelve/Twelve/Twelve featuring "12+ musicians improvising for 12 continuous hours" from 12 p.m. to midnight. [source: Facebook, 2012-Dec-3]
  • This evening from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Gandhi Institute (929 S. Plymouth) is an Alternatives to Violence Mini Workshop, and a Birthday Celebration for David Dornford. [source: Gandhi Institute calendar, 2012-Dec-6]
  • The Dryden will screen The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich, Us 1971, 118 min.) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Timothy Bottoms and Jeff Bridges anchor a formidable cast as a pair of high school seniors struggling to come of age in small-town Texas amidst sexual confusion, adult betrayal, and an ever-increasing loss of innocence. Shot in luminous black and white and starring John Ford regular Ben Johnson as the movie theater-owning town elder "sam the Lion," The Last Picture Show announced Bogdanovich as one of the premier directors of his generation, as intent on moving the art forward as he was devoted to honoring its past.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Dec-3]

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