Events for Thursday, September 26, 2013 through Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I very nearly didn't do an event update at all this week because I'm short on time, but I rushed and got the whole thing done in under an hour and a half. Anyway, here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, September 26

  • This evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Rundel Library Building is a Public Meeting with Police Chief Sheppard. "Join us as we meet with Chief Sheppard to discuss cycling related issues." [source: Facebook, 2013-Sep-25]
  • Tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the RCTV Studio, Jimmy Day Talks DSLRs — a free introductory class followed by two more paid classes. [source: RCTV website, 2013-Sep-25]
  • Tonight at 7 p.m. at the Memorial Art Gallery is a lecture on Chemistry and the Arts titled Seeing Through Antiquity: Analysis of Ancient and Historic Glass with Dr. Katherine Eremin about "using isotopic analysis of ancient glass to find clues about the people who made it and their interactions." [source: MAG website, 2013-Sep-25]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at the MuCCC, Meredith Powell presents The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon.

    What happens when two narrators and three actors try to recreate all 209 Brothers Grimm fairy tales in 50 minutes or less? Hilarity ensues! The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon is an audience-interactive mish-mash of Rapunzel, Rumplestiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, and lesser known stories like Lean Lisa and The Devil's Grandmother. It's am-A-zing! It's stu-Pen-dous! It has a single actor recreating the entire story of Cinderella, complete with one-eyed Scottish guard!

    [source: MuCCC website, 2013-Sep-25]

  • The Dryden will screen A League of Their Own (Penny Marshall, U.S. 1992, 128 min., 35mm) tonight at 8 p.m.

    When candy tycoon Walter Harvey gets wind of the impending shutdown of professional baseball due to World War II, he posits a revolutionary idea: create a women's baseball league in its place! In Oregon, the competitive sisters Dottie (Geena Davis) and Kit (Lori Petty) are recruited by a scout and brought to Chicago, where they form a team that goes on to transform the perceptions of men and the lives of women across the nation. Based on the true story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, this rousing comedy remains hilarious and heartfelt, and was added to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2012.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Sep-25]

Friday, September 27

  • Tonight at 7 p.m. at Writers and Books is the Last Friday Story Slam with Carol Roberts. [source: Writers and Books website, 2013-Sep-25]
  • At the Bug Jar starting around 8 p.m. is the Green Party Show featuring Pony Hand, House Majority, and Blue Lazerz.

    The Rochester Green Party will be hosting an evening of music and information, right here at The Bug Jar. Get ready for some rocking tunes and groundbreaking ideas, as members of The Rochester Green Party intersperse an evening of local acts with poignant points of interest.

    [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Sep-25]

  • Humorous novelty rap band Garden Fresh performs at RAPA tonight from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. [source: First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival website, 2013-Sep-17]
  • Padraic Lillis will perform How to Survive Crack Addiction at Writers and Books tonight at 8 p.m. and again tomorrow at 10 p.m. [source: First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival website, 2013-Sep-17]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m., the Dryden will screen Nothing But a Man (Michael Roemer, U.S. 1964, 95 min., 35mm).

    Ivan Dixon stars as Duff Anderson, an itinerant railroad worker who falls in love with his preacher's daughter, Josie (Abbey Lincoln). After reassessing his vagrant ways, Anderson decides to settle down and get married, attempting to find work amid a series of hardships. As he continues to face prejudice after prejudice from his town's white majority, Duff is forced to choose between his pride and making a living. Often cited as a milestone of American cinema, Nothing But a Man garnered two awards at the 1964 Venice Film Festival and was added to the National Film Registry in 1993.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Sep-25]

  • Nuts And Bolts Comedy Improv performs at RAPA tonight at 9:30 p.m. [source: First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival website, 2013-Sep-17]
  • Starting around 9:30 p.m. at the Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint is the solidly good bar-rock band with a country twang Blue Jimmy. [source: Sticky Lips website, 2013-Sep-25]

Saturday, September 28

  • Today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 342 Arnett Blvd., the Rochester Police Department will host the Southwest Gun Buyback — "debit and gift cards will be given in exchange for guns." Pay no attention to the billboards claiming "You+Illegal Gun=Jail" — after all, you can trust the police. [source: City of Rochester website, 2013-Sep-25]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. the Dryden will screen Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (Russ Meyer, U.S. 1970, 109 min., 35mm).

    Kicking off the 1970s with a bang, "King Leer" Russ Meyer brings us the Carrie Nations, an all-female rock group who head to Los Angeles in search of fame. Led astray in the city of angels, they slide deeper and deeper into the slippery world of drugs, rock 'n' roll, and deceit. Written by the late Roger Ebert, this sleazy fairy tale remains a cult landmark, with its combination of sex, violence, satire, whiplash editing, and a starring trio of prototypically enthusiastic "Meyer women."

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Sep-25]

  • Starting at 10 p.m. tonight, Solomon Blaylock will present Goddamn! An anti-sermon at the MuCCC, "a one-man mumble-stravaganza on religion and the metamorphosis from screwed-up religious kid to screwed-up irreligious adult." [source: Facebook, 2013-Sep-17]
  • Better-than-excellent rock/surf-rock/rockabilly band The Sadies, fantastic, subdued "gypsy folk" from The Pickpockets, and a rich tapestry of modern Americana from The Bogs Visionary Orchestra perform tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Sep-25]

Sunday, September 29

  • Today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. is a Mount Hope Cemetery Public Tour of the North Section starting at the North Gatehouse Entrance.

    This tour conducted by the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery consists of a two hour leisurely walk of approximately one mile on paved roads and uneven terrain. Subjects covered include local history, famous people (including Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass), horticulture, geology, physical geography, architecture, symbolism, and more.

    [source: City of Rochester website, 2013-Sep-25]

  • From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gandhi Institute is the 3rd Annual Grand Opening and Gandhi Birthday Party. [source: Gandhi Inistitute website, 2013-Sep-25]
  • Today from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Flying Squirrel is a Book Tour with Mark Bray, author of Translating Anarchy: The Anarchist of Occupy Wall St. [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2013-Sep-25]
  • From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Vertex is the Vertex Late Riser's Alternative and Gothic Garage Sale. [source: Facebook, 2013-Sep-25]

Monday, September 30
Alas, ye are all on your own today.
Tuesday, October 1

  • Today from 12:12 p.m. to 12:52 p.m. in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Rundel Library Building is another Books Sandwiched-In with Sandy Parker reviewing Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. [source: Monroe County Library website, 2013-Sep-25]
  • At 8 p.m. tonight, the Dryden will screen The Golden Bed (Cecil B. DeMille, U.S. 1925, 90 min., 35mm) with live piano accompaniment by Philip C. Carli.

    "People Behaving Badly" and the terrible consequences that befall them were hallmarks of DeMille's most glamorous productions of the 1920s, and this is a magnificently entertaining example. The story follows devious, greedy upper-class Lillian Rich, who first marries a European aristocrat before seizing upon hard-working (but low-born, alas!) candy manufacturer Rod La Rocque, whom she then exploits with amoral abandon. In the midst of all this wild melodrama, some strangely touching elements arise, as often happens with DeMille, but everything comes to a head in the jaw-dropping "Candy Ball" sequence, a thinly-covered (in every sense of the phrase) confectionery orgy. This is a must-see, especially in our recent restoration from DeMille's personal print.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Sep-25]

Wednesday, October 2

  • Today from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Rundel Building of the Central Library, "a certified Health Insurance Navigator will be available to assist people in enrolling in the NYS Healthcare Exchange." [source: Monroe County Library website, 2013-Sep-25]
  • Starting around 8 p.m., the Dryden will screen The Killers (Robert Siodmak, U.S. 1946, 103 min., 35mm).

    Lancaster is the Swede, a washed up boxer—turned—failed criminal waiting for death in a small-town diner. Edmond O'Brien comes to town as an insurance agent, tracking down the circumstances behind the Swede's death. His investigation leads him down the sordid alleyways of the Swede's life, charting his fall from legitimacy, his rise in the criminal underworld, and his obsession with an alluring Ava Gardner. Expanded from an Ernest Hemingway short story, the film is pure noir, but also explores the delicate nature of legacy and what remains when we leave this world.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Sep-25]

  • Over at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. is The End of America, Dream Girls, Kozy Soul, and Cammy Enaharo. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Sep-25]


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