Events for Thursday, May 23, 2013 through Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, May 23

  • Tonight at 6 p.m. at the Dryden is a Wish You Were Here lecture with François Deschamps discussing "images and stories from his series Photo-Rapide, created in Mali in 2010/11." [source: Eastman House calendar, 2013-May-20]
  • Preston Pierce will explain How the Union Army Was Built tonight from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Henrietta Public Library.

    Preston Pierce will give us a look at how the Union army was built, particularly as reflected in the typical types of documents local people may find in a museum, archive, or their attic. It deals with issues like the state troops, veteran volunteers, disability discharges and what they mean (not always what you think), the draft, etc.

    [source: Monroe County Library website, 2013-May-20]

  • At 7 p.m. at the Memorial Art Gallery is a What's Up lecture by Marie Via on the current exhibition, It Came from the Vault: Rarely Seen Works from MAG's Collection. [source: MAG website, 2013-May-20]
  • In the Ireland Room of the Chili Public Library, Bill Wickham from Wickham Farms will discuss Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. [source: Monroe County Library website, 2013-May-20]
  • Over at the Baobab at 7 p.m. is a Community Dialogue Series discussion titled Profiled: Race In Civic Circles Series — Race and Education, Primary/Secondary. "How do attitudes about race affect our relationships with educators?" [source: Baobab website, 2013-May-20]
  • Tonight at 7:30 p.m. at The Yards is Goo House: A Comedy and Music Show. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2013-May-22]
  • The Dryden will screen The New World (Terrence Malick, U.S. 2005, 135 min.) tonight at 8 p.m.

    A blend of historical fact and popular mythology, this gritty re-telling of the story of Pocahontas and John Smith casts Colin Farrell as the star-crossed captain torn between two worlds and introduces the up-and-coming Q'orianka Kilcher as his fabled Native-American love. Critics were floored by the film's authenticity of shooting locations, costumes, set design, and use of Powhatan, a now extinct Native-American language spoken by Pocahontas's people. Whether you are a history buff or just want to enjoy a classic love story, Malick's unique vision is guaranteed to shake your understanding of this American legend.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-May-20]

  • Starting around 8:30 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Fancytramp, The Red Lion, and Sexy Teenagers. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-May-20]
  • Lindsay Lou and The Flatbellys perform at Abilene tonight starting around 9 p.m. "Distinct vocals, tight harmonies, instrumental expertise, and creative arrangements are all essential characteristics of their unique sound. The group focuses on the original tunes of Lindsay Lou Rilko, which include true-life tales of bank-robbing aunties, moonshinin' grandpas, and celebrations of love, life, and nature." [source: Abilene website, 2013-May-20]

Friday, May 24

  • Tim Avery will DJ Sad Hour: All Sad Songs. All on Vinyl. this evening at the Bug Jar from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-May-20]
  • Tonight at the Baobab at 7 p.m. is a screening of Strange Fruit (Joel Katz, U.S. 2002, 57 min.)

    [Strange Fruit] explores the history and legacy of a song unique in the annals of American music. Best-known from Billie Holiday's haunting 1939 rendition, the song "Strange Fruit" is a harrowing portrayal of the lynching of a black man in the American South. The film tells a dramatic story of America's past by using one of the most influential protest songs ever written as its epicenter.

    [source: Baobab website, 2013-May-20]

  • Students from Eastman School of Music present Talk/Radio tonight at 7:30 p.m. (or 8 p.m., depending on what part of the description you believe) at the MuCCC. [source: MuCCC website, 2013-May-20]
  • Jimmy Lechase performs comedy at The Space (at Greentopia) tonight at 8 p.m. [source: The Space website, 2013-May-20]
  • The Dryden will screen Bowfinger (Frank Oz, U.S. 1999, 97 min.) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Wannabe movie producer Bobby Bowfinger (Martin) has been trying to get something going for years, most recently a sci-fi action flick starring troubled superstar Kit Ramsey (Eddie Murphy). When his attempts at going the traditional Hollywood route fail, the increasingly desperate Bowfinger hits upon a novel solution: surround Ramsey with actors and secretly film him in public, while using his lookalike brother (Murphy again) as a stunt double. Everything clicks in this underrated sleeper, from Martin's script to Oz's snappy direction and Murphy's hilarious dual performance.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-May-20]

  • Tonight starting around 9 p.m. at the Bug Jar is a Girls Rock! Cover Show, a benefit for Girls Rock! Rochester. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-May-20]
  • Tonight from 11:53:11 p.m. to 12:26:56 a.m. is a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. "With a penumbral eclipse magnitude of 0.0158, just 0.5 arc-minutes of the Moon's southern limb will pass into Earth's pale penumbral shadow; such a shallow eclipse is only of academic interest since it will be all but impossible to detect." [source: NASA eclipse website, 2013-Jan-14]

Saturday, May 25

  • Today from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at A Quieter Place (472 Harrogate Dr.) is an Empathy Buddy Circle. [source: Restorative Rochester Yahoo! Group, 2013-May-20]
  • Today at 10 a.m. at the Little is a screening of Tales of the Night (Michel Ocelot, France 2011, 84 min.)

    Tales of the Night is renowned animation auteur Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress, Azur and Asmar)'s first foray into 3D animation. A hit at the Berlin Film Festival, the film extends the earlier shadow puppet style of Ocelot's Princes and Princesses, with black silhouetted characters set off against exquisitely detailed Day-Glo backgrounds bursting with color and kaleidoscopic patterns — the subtle use of 3D creating a diorama-like effect.

    [source: Little Theatre website, 2013-May-20]

  • Starting at the Liberty Pole at 2 p.m. is a March Against Monsanto. [source: Facebook, 2013-May-20]
  • This evening starting around 4 p.m. is the monthly Community Dinner at the Flying Squirrel. [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2013-May-20]
  • Chris Trapper performs today at the Little starting around 8 p.m. [source: Little Theatre website, 2013-May-20]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. and tomorrow at 2 p.m., the Dryden will screen Hendrix 70: Live at Woodstock (Bob Smeaton, Us 2012, 99 min., Blu-ray).

    Experience Jimi Hendrix's landmark 1969 concert at Woodstock complete and on the big screen for the first time! Featuring one of the greatest, if not the greatest guitar player of all time, this overdue big-screen tribute (including his unforgettable rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner") is sure to astound longtime—and budding—fans. Digitally restored from the original 16mm footage and remastered for surround sound by legendary engineer Eddie Kramer, this iconic concert is reborn. Preceding the concert is a documentary chronicling Hendrix's road to Woodstock, including interviews with Mitch Mitchell, Billy Cox, and Michael Lang.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-May-20]

  • Black Rock Zydeco performs at Abilene tonight starting around 9:30 p.m. [source: Abilene website, 2013-May-20]
  • Mikaela Davis, The Michael Vadala Trio, New Archery, and Par 6 perform at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-May-20]

Sunday, May 26

  • Dear Rabbit, fantastic, subdued "gypsy folk" from The Pickpockets, Attic Abasement, and The Nudes will be at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-May-20]

Monday, May 27

  • Tonight at 7 p.m. at the Little is a free screening of The Revolutionary Optimists (Maren Grainger-Monsen, Nicole Newnham, U.S. 2013, 95 min.)

    Amlan Ganguly empowers children to become activists and educators, with powerful results. Directed by Nicole Newnham and Maren Grainger-Monsen, The Revolutionary Optimists follows Ganguly as he attempts to replicate his work in the brick fields outside the city, where children live and work in unimaginable conditions.

    [source: Little Theatre e-mail, 2013-May-22]

  • Tonight starting around 9 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Slingshot Dakota, Taking Meds, and Keeler. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-May-20]

Tuesday, May 28

  • The Dryden will screen Il Sorpasso (The Easy Life, Dino Risi, Italy 1962, 105 min., Italian, Latin, and German w/ subtitles) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Sitting alone in his apartment one afternoon, the reserved Roberto (Trintignant) receives a surprise visit from a stranger: the outgoing, vivacious Bruno (Vittorio Gassman), who takes Bruno on a road trip from Rome to Tuscany, showing him the previously unknown thrills of the "easy life." As the two travel down the road, their friendship deepens, as does their understanding of their past, present, and future. One of the first modern "road" movies, Il sorpasso's gorgeous location work, catchy pop soundtrack, and hilarious comic moments are only the icing on the cake of Risi's poignant and beautifully expressed vision of the human condition.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-May-20]

  • Mosaics, Barbarossa, The Resonance, and The Tarants perform at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-May-20]
  • Tonight at 9:30 p.m. at Pandaman Toys (209 Monroe Ave.) is Pandaman's Angels "Drag Review". [source: Facebook, 2013-May-20]

Wednesday, May 29

  • This evening from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Public Market is a Food Truck Rodeo with music by Miles Watts and The Brothers from Other Mothers. [source: Freetime website, 2013-May-20]
  • Updated: At 7 p.m. tonight in the Eisenhart Auditorium at the Rochester Museum and Science Center is a lecture titled Rochester's Two-Wheeled Revolution: Promoting a Sustainable Bicycle Culture. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2013-May-29]
  • At 7 p.m. is the Eastman Community Music School Spring Festival with Drum Joy, and Rhythm Adventure in Kilbourn Hall. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-May-20]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Dryden is a screening of La règle du jeu (The Rules of the Game, Jean Renoir, France 1939, 106 min., French w/ subtitles).

    In an attempt to rid himself of his bothersome mistress, a smug Marquis (Marcel Dalio) and his pal Octave (played by Renoir) orchestrate a plan to pawn her off on his wife's brokenhearted ex-lover. The perfect opportunity arises when the Marquis decides to throw a weekend retreat at his country estate; little does he know that his guests have ulterior motives of their own. Trysts are had, dirty laundry is aired, and ultimately, blood is shed. Renoir's film is an acerbic take on the hypocrisy of French society couched within a leisurely comedy of manners, and is widely considered one of the greatest films in the history of cinema.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-May-20]

  • Bop Arts presents Ian Mccolm, and Ross Chait performing Music for Silent Films tonight at 9 p.m. at the Bop Shop. [source: Bop Shop website, 2013-May-20]
  • Good, amiable hard rock from The Clockmen, and Muler will perform at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-May-20]

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