Events for Thursday, May 9, 2013 through Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, May 9

  • Tonight in the Panara Theatre on the RIT Campus is a discussion titled Hydrofracking As Seen Through The Lens Of Public Health from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. featuring Dr. David O. Carpenter, and David Kowalski, Ph.D. They recommend reading Coalition to Protect New York (CPNY) April 29, 2013 Media Release prior to attending. [source: R-CAUSE e-mail, 2013-May-3]
  • Lou Jones will present a Wish You Were Here lecture tonight at the Dryden Theatre at 6 p.m.

    For more than 30 years, Jones has traveled the world to investigate things too large and too small to conceive. He uses his photographs to gather evidence of his travels while also giving voice to people who have none.

    [source: Eastman House calendar, 2013-May-6]

  • Tonight at 6 p.m. at the Rochester City Duffy School #12 (999 South Ave.) is another Roc City Park Public Input Meeting. [source: Facebook, 2013-May-6]
  • The Bertrand Russell Society meets tonight at 7 p.m .at Writers and Books. Howard Blair will present You Don't Exist, and Indra's Net. [source: Writers and Books website, 2013-May-6]
  • Emery, Wolves at The Gate, The Seeking, Peace Mercutio, The September Campaign, and Inneriot will be at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 8 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-May-6]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m., the Dryden will screen Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, U.S. 1978, 94 min.)

    A truly stunning landscape film, Days of Heaven captures the harsh realities of early 20th-century poverty against the vistas of western Texas. Richard Gere (2012 George Eastman Award recipient) stars as a scheming, hot-tempered migrant farm worker who convinces the woman he loves (Brooke Adams) to marry an affluent (and terminally ill) wheat farmer, while posing as her doting brother. But, as they hustle their way from rags to riches, their plans to exploit the man's wealth and generosity begin to crumble.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-May-6]

Friday, May 10

  • Today through Sunday, May 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. is the Rochester Lilac Festival at Highland Park. [source: Lilac Festival website, 2013-May-6]
  • Tonight at the Baobab at 7 p.m. is a screening of Miles of Smiles: Years of Struggle (Paul Wagner, U.S. 1982, 58 min.)

    Miles of Smiles chronicles the organizing of the first black trade union — the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. This inspiring story of the Pullman porters provides one of the few accounts of African American working life between the Civil War and World War II.

    [source: Baobab website, 2013-May-6]

  • Tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m., next Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m, and next Sunday at 2 p.m., Bread and Water Theatre will present The Fat Boy by Tony Ayres.

    Trevor's just a lonely boy looking for love. But love has made a detour around him. Is it because he's fat, gay and squeals like a girl? Or because his mother's a vulgar, sex-obsessed psychic? Whatever the reason, everything he touches falls to bits: relationships crumble, lives are lost and warts sprout in the most unseemly places. Gleefully raiding the tempo and color of pop culture, this is a hilarious domestic horror story about love, desire and other monstrous appetites that will worm its scandalous way into your heart.

    [source: Bread and Water Theatre website, 2013-May-6]

  • Tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m, and on Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. is the College Theater Festival at the MuCCC. See the website for information on the two programs. [source: MuCCC website, 2013-May-6]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at the MAG is a screening in the Alternative Music Film Series, Urgh! A Music War (Derek Burbidge, U.K. 1982, 96 min.) featuring "rare performances by punk rock, New Wave and post-punk groups, filmed mainly in England and America in 1980." [source: MAG website, 2013-May-6]
  • This evening at 8 p.m. at RoCo is Flames and Frequencies: performance for glass percussion and fire.

    A special inter-disciplinary event of fire, live and electronic percussion and glassblowing. Percussionists Peter Ferry and Adam Maalouf of The Eastman School of Music play new glass instruments generated by Carrie Fertig, artist in residence at Rochester Institute of Technology. The live performance includes electronic music from recorded glass instruments by Dr. Alistair MacDonald, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and musical audience interaction.

    [source: Facebook, 2013-May-6]

  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Dryden is a screening of Roxanne (Fred Schepisi, U.S. 1987, 107 min.)

    A 1980s spin on Edmond Rostand's 1890s play about the life of Cyrano de Bergerac, Roxanne stars Martin as the urbane, intelligent, and kind fire chief Cd Bates—a man who happens to have a nose the size of Cleveland. Smitten with lovely Roxanne (Darryl Hannah), but too shy to initiate a true courtship, he pours his soul into a series of letters he ghostwrites for hunky fireman Chris (Rick Rossovich) that win Roxanne's heart. Martin gives one of his best performances in this beloved romantic comedy, written by the man himself.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-May-6]

  • The Brian Lindsay Band performs at Sticky Lips Pit BBQ Juke Joint starting around 9:30 p.m. [source: Sticky Lips website, 2013-May-6]

Saturday, May 11

  • Print your own Mother's Day card at the Printing and Book Arts Center today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. "Learn to use a tabletop press to print a special message for your mother, grandmother, wife, sister, the list goes on! All ages (kids must be accompanied by an adult). Drop in- No registration required. Free." [source: Genesee Center for the Arts website, 2013-May-6]
  • Today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. is the Brainery Bazaar at the Rochester Brainery in the Village Gate.

    Brainery Bazaar will feature some of the best local artists—no matter their trade! Not only do we want to be a space where local artists can share their talents through teaching classes, but we also want to be a space where they can showcase their talents to the community on a regular basis.

    [source: Facebook, 2013-May-6]

  • Today from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. is a Mt. Hope Cemetery Tour of Rochester Base Ball Pioneers starting at the North Gate. [source: Monroe County Library website, 2013-May-6]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. and tomorrow at 2 p.m., the Dryden is screening Band of Sisters (Mary Fishman, U.S. 2012, 87 min., Blu-ray).

    The second Vatican Council in 1962 was a milestone for nuns across the globe, as they were called upon to expand their generosity beyond the church. Following nuns who have taken up their calling in a variety of ways, Band of Sisters finds its subjects working for social justice and civil rights—as well as clashing with conservative forces in the church. A powerful and striking document on humanity and hope, Fishman's film presents a new idea of what it means to be a nun.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-May-6]

  • Over at the Bug Jar starting around 10:30 p.m. is the Album Release Show for Cavalcade with Fowls, and Penetrator. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-May-6]
  • The Fox Sisters, and 5head perform tonight around 9 p.m. at Skylark. [source: Facebook, 2013-May-6]

Sunday, May 12

  • Tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. is excellent cacophonous modern folk-rock from The Lighthouse and the Whaler, Gin and Bonnets, and nice, solid acoustic rock from Archimedes. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-May-6]

Monday, May 13

  • Tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. is an Art Show at The Owl House featuring works by Terry Berke, and Brendon Hart which will be on display through June 10. [source: Facebook, 2013-May-6]
  • This evening at 6:30 p.m. at Christ Church (141 East Ave.) is the Liberation Theology Group's Kickoff Meeting.

    Join us for the first meeting of our Liberation Theology Group! We'll meet in the Guild Room of Christ Church. Our special presenter will be Chava Redonnet – pastor of Oscar Romero Church. This group is open to ALL, regardless of religious affiliation.

    [source: Facebook, 2013-May-6]

  • Starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Fisher Meeting Room of the Pittsford Community Library is Film Movement, "award-winning independent and foreign films for adults." [source: Monroe County Library website, 2013-May-6]
  • Tonight at 7 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall is the ECMS Spring Festival with the New Horizons Chamber Ensembles. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-May-6]
  • Starting around 8:30 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Lich King, Cthulhu, and The Gutted. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-May-6]

Tuesday, May 14

  • Today from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Rundel Library Building, Rebecca Edwards will discuss Stealing Home: The Continuing Legacy of Negro League Baseball in Major League Baseball Today. [source: Monroe County Library website, 2013-May-6]
  • Updated: Tonight at the Cinema Theatre from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. is the 2013 Rochester Bicycle Film Festival featuring Singletrack High (Isaac Seigel-Boettner, Jacob Seigel-Boettner, U.S. 2012, 68 min.), Race Across America (Stephen Auerbach, U.S. 2005), and "between the two feature films, pause for refreshments and chat with friends, followed by four entertaining 3 minute bicycle shorts." [source: Facebook, 2013-May-13]
  • Tonight from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Fisher Meeting Room of the Pittsford Community Library, Edith Lank will discuss Letters I Couldn't Print: The Trials and Tribulations of Writing a Real Estate Column. [source: Monroe County Library website, 2013-May-6]
  • Tonight at 7 p.m. at Cure. (50 Public Market) is a Kick-Off Party for the WALL\THERAPY Indiegogo Campaign. [source: Facebook, 2013-May-6]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Dryden is a screening of Un homme est mort (The Outside Man, Jacques Deray, Italy/France/Us 1972, 102 min.)

    Trintignant plays contract killer turned fish-out- of-water in this gritty, energized thriller. Hitman Lucien Bellon finds himself in the crosshairs after being dispatched from Paris to take out a high-level mafia boss. With a psychotic assassin (Roy Scheider) on his tail and the manager of a local strip club (Ann-Margret) at his side, Bellon navigates the unforgiving city in the hope of saving his skin, finding his betrayers, and getting back to his own country. This often-overlooked masterpiece is crucial viewing for fans of the iconic American crime dramas of the '70s.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-May-6]

  • Over at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. is Cory Kesselring, B-Free, and Gamma Raid. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-May-6]

Wednesday, May 15

  • Tonight in Kilbourn Hall at 7 p.m. is the ECMS Spring Festival featuring the New Horizons Vintage Jazz Ensemble and the New Horizons Big Band. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-May-6]
  • The Dryden will screen Ruggles of Red Gap (Leo Mccarey, Us 1935, 90 min.) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Jean Renoir once said that Leo Mccarey "understands people better than anyone in Hollywood," and Ruggles of Red Gap makes the case that he understood class, caste, and the promise of the United States as well. When the frivolous Lord Bumstead (Roland Young) loses his dedicated butler Marmaduke Ruggles (Charles Laughton) to vacationing Americans (Mary Boland and Charles Ruggles), the proper Englishman must learn how to acclimate and become his own person.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-May-6]

  • The Bug Jar will host Tristan Omand, Barry, Emma Lane, and very good, natural-styled acoustic soloist Peter House starting tonight around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-May-6]
  • Around 9:30 p.m., Abilene is hosting Heather Maloney. "DigBoston wrote that she 'deserves the tupe of cult following that has allowed the likes of Aimee Mann and Ani Difranco that long standing success and influence they have had.'" [source: Abilene website, 2013-May-6]
  • Tonight starting around 10:30 p.m. at Dinosaur Barbeque is Harper.

    Harper is a blues vocalist and harmonica player from Australia who swings by the Dinosaur Bar-B-Ques whenever he gets in these parts. Dino veterans have been digging him for years, and here's why. If you haven't had the chance to check him out, come on by tonight.

    [source: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que website, 2013-May-6]


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