Events for Thursday, December 13, 2012 through Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, December 13

  • Great, fun 1960's-styled rock band The Hi-Risers will be at Abilene from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. before the 9 p.m. show of Richard Buckner, and good acoustic soloist Nick Young. [source: Abilene website, 2012-Dec-10]
  • Lucinda Storms will have an Art Opening for The Irondequoit Bay Bird Party tonight starting at 7 p.m. at the Record Archive. A great stage show and excellent surf-based rock from The Isotopes will provide music. [source: Record Archive e-mail, 2012-Dec-10]
  • The Bertrand Russell Society meets tonight at Writers and Books with Michael Brown discussing Christopher Lasch and the Vocation of the Intellectual starting at 7 p.m. [source: Writers and Books website, 2012-Dec-10]
  • The Dryden will screen Great Expectations (David Lean, UK 1946, 113 min.) tonight at 8 p.m. "Nominated for five Academy Awards® and often referenced as the greatest adaptation of a Dickens novel, Great Expectations is the first of two David Lean would respectfully adapt." [source: Dryden website, 2012-Dec-10]
  • Dr. Hamburger Presents Normal Love, punk hard-rock band Green Dreams, King Vitamin, Jack Topht, Pang, and DJ Mario B tonight starting around 9 p.m. at Skylark. [source: Facebook, 2012-Dec-11]
  • Pujol, and effortlessly tight, fast, hard-pop-rock from Routine Involvements will perform tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 8:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Dec-10]

Friday, December 14

  • Groove Juice Swing will host their 6th Annual Holiday Ball tonight from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. (free beginner swing dance lesson at 7 p.m.) in Tango Café. [source: BASWA website, 2012-Dec-10]
  • The Baobab will screen Mooz-lum (Qasim Basir, 94 min.) at 7 p.m. From the Baobab website:

    Amid a strict Muslim rearing and a social life he's never had, Tariq (Evan Ross) enters college confused. New peers, family and mentors help him find his place, but the 9/11 attacks force him to face his past and make the biggest decisions of his life.

    [source: Baobab website, 2012-Dec-10]

  • Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. (and same times next week), the MuCCC will host performances of The Desk Set. [source: MuCCC website, 2012-Dec-10]
  • Musica Nova performs tonight in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2012-Dec-10]
  • The Dryden will screen The Bells of St. Mary's (Leo McCarey, US 1945, 126 min.) tonight at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.

    [Father] O'Malley (Bing Crosby) and Sister Mary Benedict (Ingrid Bergman) disagree on how to run St. Mary's Elementary School, but through every adversity they work to find common ground, and when tragedy strikes close to the school, it brings them closer than ever.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Dec-10]

Saturday, December 15

  • Updated: The Yards will host a Holiday Art Bazaar today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. [source: The Yards' website, 2012-Dec-13]
  • The Flying Squirrel will have a screening of Dear Governor Cuomo tonight starting at 6:02 p.m. "which documents an anti-fracking rally and concert held in Albany last year. The film serves as a platform to educate people on the dangers of fracking and highlight the work done in New York State to keep our land and water safe from fracking." [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2012-Dec-10]
  • Tonight at 7 p.m., the Baobab will screen Hidden Colors: The Untold History Of People Of Aboriginal, Moor, and African Descent (Tariq Nasheed).

    A 2011 documentary film by producer and New York Times best selling author Tariq Nasheed. Hidden Colors is about the real and untold history of people of color around the globe. The film goes into some of the reasons why the contributions of African and aboriginal people have been left out of the pages of history. The film makers traveled around the country talking to scholars, historians, and social commentators …

    [source: Baobab website, 2012-Dec-10]

  • The Dryden will screen Our Daily Bread (Unser täglich Brot, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Austria 2005, 92 min., German and Arabic w/subtitles) starting at 8 p.m.

    We are what we eat. But do we really "see" what we are eating? With almost no dialogue and a gorgeous cinematography, this haunting exploration of food factories across unnamed European countries brings the viewer face to face with the ethical dilemmas of nutrition in the industrial world. There is no advocacy message here, neither for organic farming or animal rights; images are allowed to speak for themselves, with a sobriety and a compassion rarely seen in a work of non-fiction.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Dec-10]

  • Tonight at the Visual Studies Workshop starting around 8 p.m. is New England's Finest: Hello Shark, Tiger Saw, I'm ID Theftable, Big Brain and the Drug Cartel, and Dream Girls. [source: Facebook, 2012-Dec-10]
  • The Tins, Poetry for Thieves, The Branch Davidians, and The Red Lion will perform at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Dec-10]
  • Bar-rock/country-acoustic-rock band Jellyroot, No Division, and excellent ska-driven rock from The Beaumonts will perform tonight starting around 9:30 p.m. at Tala Vera Cantina. [source: Facebook, 2012-Dec-10]

Sunday, December 16

  • Today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Java's Café is the Hearts and Crafts Holiday Handmade Market. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2012-Dec-12]
  • This afternoon from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Rundel Library is the 4th Annual Victorian Tea as part of the Rochester's Rich History series. [source: flyer, 2012-Feb-28]

Monday, December 17

  • Starting around 8:30 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Nathan Leigh, really great sounding acoustic trio Baby Shark, and Cory Kesselring performing before the late-night DJ's. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Dec-10]

Tuesday, December 18

  • Tonight from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Abilene is the 3rd Monthly Artisan Craft And Music Night, tonight featuring a rich tapestry of modern Americana from The Bogs Visionary Orchestra. [source: Abilene website, 2012-Dec-10]
  • The Dryden will screen Repulsion (Roman Polanski, UK 1965, 105 min.) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Fragile, awkward Carol (Catherine Deneuve) is left alone in her London flat when her sister goes on holiday, giving the young girl's burgeoning instability room to flower. Suffering from agoraphobia and hallucinations, Carol locks herself in the apartment and trusts no one … and when intruders do arrive, the consequences are deadly. Polanski's first film in English, Repulsion remains a supreme masterpiece, a chilling descent into the abyss that benefits greatly from the director's ability to transform physical space into psychological terror.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Dec-10]

  • Sleeper4gent, The Big, Pat Buchanan's Hearse, and Airport Scene perform tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Dec-10]

Wednesday, December 19

  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Dryden is a screening of Sherlock Jr. (Buster Keaton, US 1924, 44 min.)

    Remarkably innovative for the time period, Buster Keaton's homage to the possibilities of cinema has been called one of the greatest comedies of all time. Running a lean 44 minutes, Keaton is a love-struck film projectionist who longs for the glamorous life of a silver screen sleuth. Befuddled by a mystery man known only as "the Sheik," he walks toward the screen and into the action! Keaton's achievement has inspired countless filmmakers from Chuck Jones to Woody Allen.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Dec-10]

  • Over at the Bug Jar is great classic rock/soul band Anonymous Willpower, Spaceweather Shakes, and Rexx starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Dec-10]

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