Events for Thursday, October 10, 2013 through Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, October 10

  • At today's Focus 45 from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Curtis Theatre at George Eastman House, Anthony L'Abbate will discuss Film Fragment Forensics.

    The George Eastman House Motion Picture Collection contains many incomplete films, especially from early cinema. Anthony L'Abbate, preservation officer in the motion picture department, will talk about the clues he looks for in short pieces of film and how he identifies the film title.

    [source: Eastman House calendar, 2013-Oct-7]

  • At 5:30 p.m. at Tap and Table is Bloggers Offline: Beer and Artisan Cheese Pairing Social with Amy Ellsworth. [source: RocWiki events, 2013-Oct-7]
  • At 6 p.m. in the Dryden Theatre, Luke Strosnider will present today's Wish You Were Here lecture.

    While living abroad for a few short months, Visual Studies Workshop graduate Luke Strosnider became more than a tourist, but remained far from a full-fledged resident. His series I Wish You Where Here explores the things that define tourism, travel, and familiarity with a place: cameras and frames, modes of transit, connections made and missed.

    [source: Eastman House calendar, 2013-Oct-7]

  • This evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Flying Squirrel is a Green Party Public Meeting. [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2013-Oct-7]
  • At 7 p.m. at Writers and Books is a meeting of The Bertrand Russell Society with Phil Ebersole. [source: Writers and Books website, 2013-Oct-7]
  • At 8 p.m., the Dryden will screen X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (aka X, Roger Corman, U.S. 1963, 79 min., 35mm).

    Dr. James Xavier (Ray Milland) self-tests an experimental eye treatment that grants him x-ray vision. As his work progresses, Xavier's sight grows to superhuman and psychedelic heights, pushing the limits of his sanity and causing his life to spiral out of control. Made in the middle of Corman's acclaimed Poe cycle, X boasts dazzling, pre-psychedelic special effects techniques, an ever-growing sense of existential dread, and an unforgettable finale.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Oct-7]

  • Starting around 8:30 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Yip Deceiver, Aminal, and great one-man-band with chiptune vocoder BC Likes You. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Oct-7]

Friday, October 11

  • At the Little Theatre at 6:30 p.m. is the Opening Film for the ImageOUT Film Festival: Reaching for the Moon (Bruno Barreto, Brazil 2013, 118 min.)

    In English and Portuguese with English subtitles Pulitzer Prize winner, U.S. Poet Laureate, National Book Award Winner, short-story writer, and poet are all monikers often associated with the remarkably talented Elizabeth Bishop. But she was far less known for having issues reciting her own poems, or for being awkward to the point of social ineptitude, or for being a lesbian.

    [source: ImageOut 2013 website, 2013-Oct-7]

  • At 8 p.m. at the Dryden is a screening of Kinky Boots (Julian Jarrold, U.S./U.K. 2005, 107 min., 35mm).

    The basis for this year's Tony®-winning musical is a fable of star-crossed business partners helping each other in their time of need. Joel Edgerton plays the man who has inherited his father's failing shoe business and is looking for a way to keep the shop profitable. Chiwetel Ejiofor is the aging drag artist-cabaret performer that just can't find footwear sturdy enough for weekly performances. The unlikely solution is a niche line of outrageous boots for drag performers and dominatrices. Though seemingly a match made in heaven, the new business is slow to gain acceptance from the factory's employees, especially the homophobic arm-wrestling champ Nick Frost.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Oct-7]

Saturday, October 12

  • Today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Writers and Books is the Pre NaNoWriMo Workshop. "Celebrate the beginning, middle, and end of National Novel Writing Month by meeting other participants, discussing novel strategies, and writing, writing, writing!" [source: Writers and Books website, 2013-Oct-7]
  • Today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 924 South Clinton Ave. is a Little Free Library Installation Party. [source: Facebook, 2013-Oct-7]
  • Tonight starting around 9 p.m. at the Lovin' Cup is wicked fun, saxophone-driven, percussive groove-rock band The BuddhaHood, and good acoustic rock from Teressa Wilcox. [source: Lovin' Cup website, 2013-Oct-7]
  • Meanwhile, the Dinosaur is hosting 5Head starting around 10 p.m. [source: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que website, 2013-Oct-7]

Sunday, October 13

  • The Women/Trans*/Femme Caucus of Rochester Red and Black presents a Workshop and Discussion on Consent at the Flying Squirrel today starting at 4 p.m.

    What is enthusiastic consent? Why do we practice it? How do we make it sexy? What does consent mean when not everyone is straight/cis/monogamous?

    [source: flyer, 2013-Oct-8]

  • At 4 p.m., the Little will screen Dolina Issy (The Issa Valley, Tadeusz Konwicki, Poland 1981, 102 min.)

    [The film] takes place in Lithuania at the beginning of the 20th century, in the valley of the mythical river Issa. The banks of the river allude to the banks of the real-life Niewiaż river, where Miłosz spent his childhood. It is a poetic journey into the world of childhood dreams, where reality and fantasy intermingle. Individual characters are accompanied by devils and demons, well-known from Lithuanian legends. The plot revolves around the people living there: the story of a little boy named Tomaszek, the tragic romance of the local priest and his housekeeper, maid Barbarka's unrequited love for her lord, Baltazar, and a forester with existential anxieties that lead to madness and murder. This is a tale of coming of age, becoming familiar with the world, and maturing and growing in the face of adversity.

    [source: Little Theatre website, 2013-Oct-7]

Monday, October 14

Tuesday, October 15

  • Today from 12:12 p.m. to 12:52 p.m. in the Kate Gleason Auditorium at the Central Library is another Books Sandwiched-In where Patty Uttaro, Director of the Rochester Public Library will review The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War by Richard Rubin. [source: Monroe County Library website, 2013-Oct-7]
  • This evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Gandhi Institute is Transition to Peace, a presentation by Russell Faure-Brac.

    World peace may seem like an impossible dream. Not only is it counter to human nature, but there are also many political, economic, and cultural obstacles to overcome. In Transition to Peace, author Russell Faure-Brac contends war is not a necessary evil; there are more effective and rational ways for the United States to defend itself. In this analysis, Faure-Brac examines where world peace stands now and how it relates to the rapidly changing world.

    [source: Gandhi Inistitute website, 2013-Oct-7]

  • Tonight, starting early at 7 p.m., the Dryden will screen Portrait of Jason (Shirley Clarke, Us 1967, 105 min., 35mm).

    Venerable underground filmmaker Shirley Clarke's experimental masterwork centers on Jason Holliday, an aspiring cabaret performer and gay hustler with a habit of spinning tall tales. Highly improvisational and reflexive, Portrait of Jason was whittled down from 12 hours of footage filmed in a single evening at Clarke's apartment. Upon its release, the film raised controversy for the influence of the filmmaker on her subject, yet it also serves as an important snapshot of what life was like for a gay black man living between the civil rights movement and the Stonewall riots.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Oct-7]

  • Starting at 7 p.m. at Abilene is Cammy Enaharo, followed by Adam Day, and finally "the dark, indie, string-centric, post-folk sounds" of The Laura Cortese Trio. [source: Abilene website, 2013-Oct-7]

Wednesday, October 16

  • The Eastman Wind Ensemble performs in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre tonight at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Oct-7]
  • Over at TiLT starting around 9 p.m. is the Rochester Anti Fashion Week "Princess Party".

    The goal of the event is to raise awareness for the transgendered community. We invite all attendees to wear sexiest dress and be prepared for our special guest makeup artist and hair stylists from put the finishing touches on your look.

    [source: Facebook, 2013-Oct-7]

  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Dryden is a special screening of Orson Welles first film,Too Much Johnson (Mercury Theatre/Orson Welles dir., Us 1938, 66 min., 35mm). Director Bruce Barnes and Sr. Curator of Motion Pictures Paolo Cherchi Usai will introduce the film. Cherchi Usai will narrate with live accompaniment by Philip C. Carli.

    Starring Joseph Cotten, Arlene Francis, and Ruth Ford, Orson Welles's long-lost silent slapstick comedy Too Much Johnson was made in conjunction with a Mercury Theatre stage production of William Gillette's 1894 play. Augustus Billings (Cotten) philanders under the made-up identity of a plantation owner named Johnson—and then discovers Johnson actually exists. This fast-paced farce of mistaken identities was never shown publicly and the only known print destroyed in a fire in 1970. A nitrate work print recently discovered in Italy has been restored by George Eastman House, in collaboration with the National Film Preservation Foundation and the Cineteca del Friuli. Eastman House will present the exclusive U.S. premiere along with a 16mm home movie (1938, 3 min.) of Welles shooting the film on location in the Hudson Valley, preserved by the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Oct-7]

  • Over at Skylark starting around 10 p.m. is the Tassles and Treats Haloween Spooktacular Burlesque Show. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2013-Oct-7]
  • Starting around 9 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Blackened Blues, and humorous novelty rap band Garden Fresh. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Oct-7]

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