Events for Thursday, June 27, 2013 through Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, June 27

  • Today's Hochstein at High Falls features Mambo Kings from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Granite Mills Park near the Pont de Rennes bridge at High Falls. [source: City of Rochester website, 2013-Jun-26]
  • Also from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dorris Carlson Reading Garden (or Kate Gleason Auditorium if it rains or snows) at the Rundel Library is The Jazz Starts Here Concert Series featuring the Herb Smith Jazz Quartet. [source: City of Rochester website, 2013-Jun-26]
  • Tonight at 6 p.m. in the Dryden Theatre, Mark Klett will present tonight's Wish You Were Here Lecture.

    Many of Klett's projects use historic photographs of landscapes and events, including photographs from the Eastman House collection, as starting points for making new images. Klett has pioneered the art of rephotography and will share work from recent projects that explore Yosemite and the Grand Canyon.

    [source: Eastman House calendar, 2013-Jun-24]

  • The Windsor Folk Family performs tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Bernunzio Uptown Music. [source: Bernunzio Uptown Music website, 2013-Jun-24]
  • The Memorial Art Gallery will screen Bury My Heart with Tonawanda (Gary Sundown, U.S. 2013, 68 min.) starting at 7 p.m.

    This historical film tells the story of boy with Downs Syndrome who is rejected by his own family but accepted by the Tonawanda Seneca Nation. The film teaches us about Seneca culture, beliefs and myths and challenges our historical stereotypes about Native Americans.

    [source: MAG website, 2013-Jun-24]

  • The Dryden will be screening Zero Effect (Jake Kasdan, U.S. 1998, 116 min.) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Loosely based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's short story "A Scandal in Bohemia," Holmes and Watson are transported to the late 20th century in the forms of Daryl Zero (Bill Pullman) and his personal lawyer Steve Arlo (Ben Stiller). Millionaire Gregory Stark (Ryan O'Neal) hires Zero to discover who is blackmailing him, but complications arise when the reclusive Zero becomes emotionally involved with a suspect. Kasdan, also the screenwriter, mines the misanthropic aspects of Holmes's character to create a millennial misfit, a man who can neither meet his own clients nor bear to stray beyond his diet of canned tuna.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Jun-24]

  • Starting around 8:30 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Blake Schwarzenbach's 2013 Mobile Disco Decathlon featuring Blake Schwarzenbach, and Light Feelings

    Blake Schwarzenbach (Jawbreaker, Jets to Brazil, Forgetter) and his emerging alter egos, Chris Lager (DJ/Producer: Forgetters, O.C.D., Chris Lager) and O.C.D. (Rapper/Compulsive: Original Guitar Dracula, Ole Crazy Disorder, Often Cutz Deep, etc.) are coming to your town soon! The show will feature Blake, Chris, and O.C.D. on a single stage, playing records, singing songs, spittin', mixing, and plain old storytelling. Expect some catalog. The event is modeled on the Greek "Decathlon," renowned for its rigor and mixed martial artistry. Go mobile, Go Chris Go!

    [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jun-24]

  • Starting around 9 p.m. tonight at Tala Vera is 5HEAD, Beet Juice, and Patrick Jaouen. [source: Facebook, 2013-Jun-24]

Friday, June 28

  • Today at 12 p.m. starting at the Liberty Pole is a Rally and March titled Enough is Enough! in support of Benny Warr, in court on this afternoon. [source: Facebook, 2013-Jun-24]
  • The Jazz Starts Here Concert Series continues today in the Dorris Carlson Reading Garden at the Rundel Library from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. with Karl Stabnau. [source: City of Rochester website, 2013-Jun-26]
  • Today from 12:10 p.m. to 12:35 p.m. starting at Eastman Place is another Architecture for Lunch discussion with Cynthia Howk. "Tour the exciting East End Cultural District with its historic Victorian residential enclave and handsome early 20th-century landmark buildings. Meet at Eastman Place at E. Main and Gibbs streets (opposite entrance to Eastman Theatre)." [source: Landmark Society website, 2013-Jun-24]
  • Tonight at 7 p.m. at Writers and Books is the Last Friday Story Slam with topic, Coming Out hosted by Carol Roberts. [source: Writers and Books website, 2013-Jun-24]
  • The Rochester Jamaican Organization presents a screening of Forward Home: The Power Of The Caribbean Diaspora (Lisa Wickham, Trinidad/Tobago 2011, 50 min.) at the Baobab at 7 p.m.

    Produced and directed by award-winning Trinidad-based filmmaker Lisa Wickham, this documentary film illuminates the findings of executive producer Keith Nurse's ground-breaking research project, "Strategic Opportunities in Caribbean Migration," which studies four Caribbean countries and their counterpart communities in global cities: Jamaica and London; Guyana and Toronto; Suriname and the Netherlands; and the Dominican Republic and New York City.

    [source: Baobab website, 2013-Jun-24]

  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Visual Studies Workshop is the Rochester Experimental Music Festival — Day One featuring Dog Lady Island, Baczkowski/Sack Duo, Fossils, and Wild Gone Girls. [source: Carbon Records calendar, 2013-Jun-24]
  • 3 Guys Walk Into A Bar present InZANEity at Boulder Coffee on Alexander tonight at 8 p.m., hosted by Jimmy Lechase, and featuring Zach Swan, Brennan Banta, Nate Gobias Clark, and Zane Golia. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2013-Jun-24]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. the Dryden will screen This Must Be the Place (Paolo Sorrentino, Italy/France/Ireland 2011, 118 min.)

    Decked out in eyeliner, a bouffant hairdo, and other Goth accouterments, ex-rock star Cheyenne (Sean Penn, modeled after The Cure's Robert Smith) is bored by his retirement in Southern Ireland, spending his days skateboarding and playing handball in abandoned in-ground pools. When he receives word that his father is dying, he returns to New York for some sort of closure. The revelation that his father was interned in Auschwitz, however, sends him on a new path. Part road trip, part self-realization, Cheyenne's journey across the continent brings him into contact with many people that flesh out his father's life and circumstances. An unlikely road movie blending the comic with the tragic, this is a quirky, moving wonder.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Jun-24]

  • Pandaman is hosting a Rochester Chip Workshop and Show on digital "8-bit" music tonight probably starting around 8 p.m. or so. [source: Pandaman paper calendar, 2013-Jun-16]
  • At 11 p.m. at Water Street Music Hall is a free show by Talking Heads tribute band Start Making Sense. [source: Water Street Music Hall website, 2013-Jun-24]

Saturday, June 29

  • Today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is the Mayday! Underground Crafts + Art show at the White Office Building (256 Alexander St.)

    Come join us for a day of handmade awesomeness! Find a range of items perfect for unique, one of a kind gifts, while supporting local artists. You'll find bath products, original art, fiber arts, jewelry, pottery, textiles, and plush. The first 20 shoppers will receive a free swag bag and there will be surprises all day for shoppers.

    [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2013-Jun-26]

  • Today at Mooseberry Soap Co. (2555 Baird Rd, Penfield) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. is a Soap Making Class. [source: Craigslist classes, 2013-May-6]
  • This evening starting around 4 p.m. is the monthly Community Dinner at the Flying Squirrel. [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2013-Jun-24]
  • Today at 6 p.m. at the Frederick Douglass Community Resource Center (36 King St.) is a Panel Discussion on The Black Aesthetic: The Search for self in the 21st Century with Abiodun Oyewole and The Rochester Black Arts Council. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2013-Jun-26]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. and tomorrow at 2 p.m., the Dryden will screen Risky Business (Paul Brickman, U.S. 1983, 98 min.)

    A young Tom Cruise in briefs glides across his living room to the siren sounds of Bob Seger. Has any '80s film been more iconic than Risky Business? It is hard to believe, but 2013 marks the 30th anniversary of this film, with a starmaking turn for a then 20-year-old Tom Cruise as rich kid Joel Goodson who takes advantage of his parents' absence to turn his suburban home into a house of pleasure and profit. With an alluring supporting performance by Rebecca De Mornay, a moody soundtrack by Tangerine Dream, and a sly screenplay by writer/director Brickman, Risky Business is a crowd-pleasing comedy and a clever commentary on the growing greed of the young capitalists of the 1980s.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Jun-24]

  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Visual Studies Workshop is the Rochester Experimental Music Festival — Day Two featuring impressive, organic experimental jazz from The Blood and Bone Orchestra, Licker, Bear Flames, r. nuuja, fig. 12, Bruise Halo, Pegacide, and The Handmade Orchestra. [source: Carbon Records calendar, 2013-Jun-24]
  • Starting around 10:30 p.m. tonight at the Bug Jar is Joywave, Kopps, Midnight Faces, and great one-man-band with chiptune vocoder BC Likes You. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jun-24]

Sunday, June 30

  • Today starting at 3 p.m. at the Meddlesome Lab is an Art and Stuff Sale. [source: Facebook, 2013-Jun-24]
  • John W. Borek presents Slow Parade: an evening of short plays by Louie Podlaski starting at 7 p.m. at the MuCCC.

    An old time television icon gets his due, A terminally ill doctor sees the medical profession from the other side, A couple during a storm reluctantly spend the night in a strangers house, A passenger on a plane sinks her loquacious teeth into her seat-mate, Death-row prison guards question their own morality, A man and a woman years apart find a way to speak in the afterlife, and a band of Superheroes faces their ultimate demise.

    [source: MuCCC website, 2013-Jun-24]

  • Tonight around 9 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Inneriot, Silverfish, There I Say Is Lightning, and The Lone Tree in the Woods that Killed us All. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jun-24]

Monday, July 1

Tuesday, July 2

  • The Dryden will screen Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe, U.S. 2000, 122 min., 35mm) tonight at 8 p.m. — a personal favorite of mine, especially since I was seeing a lot of live music when the film came out.

    It's 1973 and William, the son of an overbearing and conservative mother, finds the opportunity of a lifetime in a band named Stillwater. Traveling with them on tour to cover the story for Rolling Stone, he falls in love with the beautifully enigmatic "band-aid" (don't call her a groupie!) Penny Lane. Heartwarming, honest, and deeply personal, Crowe's homage to the youthful exuberance and freedom of rock and roll is based on his own experience as a teenage journalist, touring with the likes of the Allman Brothers, Led Zeppelin, and Yes.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Jun-24]

  • Speaking of live music, over at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. is The Bygone Few, Wisdom Kids, Low Flying Planes, and The Tabs. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jun-24]

Wednesday, July 3

  • The Squirrel Hillbillies perform at Sticky Lips Pit BBQ Juke Joint tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. [source: Sticky Lips website, 2013-Jun-24]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m., the Dryden will screen 1776 (Peter H. Hunt, U.S. 1972, 169 min., 35mm)

    Based on the popular Broadway musical, 1776 brings to life the days leading up to the Second Continental Congress as John Adams and Ben Franklin try to push the issue of independence through petty squabbles and Southern obstinacy. Meanwhile, Thomas Jefferson is encouraged to author the document that would begin a new nation. Though then-President Nixon successfully lobbied to have a song about conservatism excised from the finished product, the film still manages to humanize an important time in our nation's history and to reiterate what we as a country stand for two centuries later.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Jun-24]

  • Tonight around 9 p.m. at the Bug Jar, it's Volahn, Arizmenda, Bilirubin, Chillum, and Obsessor. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jun-24]
  • Over at Abilene around 9:30 p.m. is good, crowd-pleasing reggae from Thunder Body. [source: Abilene website, 2013-Jun-24]


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