Events for Thursday, October 17, 2013 through Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, October 17

  • Today from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Welles Brown Room of the Rush Rhees Library is the Sixth Annual Two Icons Lecture titled The Political History of Contemporary Black Feminism with Duchess Harris J.D., Ph.D. [source: University of Rochester website, 2013-Oct-14]
  • From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Kate Gleason Auditorium in the Bausch and Lomb Library Building is Ghosts in the Library, a screening of "the popular television episode featuring the Rochester Public Library". [source: Monroe County Library website, 2013-Oct-14]
  • At 7 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Memorial Art Gallery, Dr. John Perry will discuss Making the Memory Hologram.

    Dr. John Perry, president of Holographics North, Inc., speaks on his work in the exhibition Memory Theatre 2013. For the show, Perry recreated William Ordway Partridge's iconic sculpture Memory as a hologram. The original (on the Memorial Art Gallery's second floor) was commissioned in 1913 by Mag founder Emily Sibley Watson as a memorial to her son, James G. Averell, to whom the Gallery is dedicated.

    [source: MAG website, 2013-Oct-14]

  • Starting around 7 p.m. tonight at Joe Bean Coffee Roasters is a Thursday Night Throwdown (T.N.T.) where barristas will compete with their Latte Art. [source: Facebook, 2013-Oct-14]
  • Tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Hoyt Auditorium on the University of Rochester Campus is a screening of Girl Rising (Richard Robbins, U.S. 2013, 101 min.)

    The movie tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world who face arranged marriages, child slavery, and other heartbreaking injustices. Despite these obstacles, the brave girls offer hope and inspiration. By getting an education, they're able to break barriers and create change.

    [source: University of Rochester Cinema Group website, 2013-Oct-14]

  • For those with the money, Arlo Guthrie performs in the German House Theater tonight at 8 p.m. [source: Up All Night website, 2013-Oct-14]
  • At 8 p.m. at the Dryden is a Double Feature of The Wild Angels (Roger Corman, U.S. 1966, 93 min., 35mm), and The Trip (Roger Corman, U.S. 1967, 85 min., 16mm).

    Although Easy Rider is widely considered the definitive outlaw biker film, Corman was first to the punch with The Wild Angels. Starring Peter Fonda as nihilistic leader Blues, the film follows a chapter of debauched, drugged-up Angels on their quest across the California desert to recover their comrade's stolen chopper while battling the police, angry locals, and anyone else who gets in their way. The Trip also casts Fonda in the lead role, this time as a brokenhearted director who takes solace in psychedelic comforts of LSD. As he wanders the streets of Los Angeles, he experiences ecstatic visions and dark truths about himself and the world around him. Inventive, influential, and realistic—Corman hired a group of Hell's Angels for The Wild Angels, and took his one and only acid trip to prepare for The Trip—these films showcase the director's boldness and capture the sense of dissent that would define the growing counterculture.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Oct-14]

Friday, October 18

  • Today and tomorrow from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. is Heirloom Apple Picking at the Stone-Tolan House Historic Site (2370 East Ave.)

    The orchard at the Stone-Tolan Historic Site is filled with heirloom apples most of which were introduced to New York in the early 1800's, according to Beverly Gibson, Landmark Society Horticulturist. The orchard was planted in 1960 by the Allyn's Creek Garden Club from scions grafted for them by the New York State Fruit Testing Association in Geneva, NY.

    [source: Landmark Society website, 2013-Oct-14]

  • Tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Genesee Center for the Arts and Education is an RCSD School Board Candidate Forum. "All candidates seeking election to the Rochester City School District School Board have been invited to share their position on Art Education and interact with the community." [source: Genesee Center for the Arts website, 2013-Oct-14]
  • Tonight at the Rochester Museum and Science Center is RMSC After Dark: Sci-Fi from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. with "Future Electro dance music" by Glittercvlt and featuring a "singing" Tesla coil, the traveling exhibition Alien Worlds and Androids, and classic Sci-Fi movies. [source: Facebook, 2013-Oct-14]
  • At 7 p.m. at the Memorial Art Gallery is an Alternative Music Film Series screening of Daft Punk's Electroma (Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo, France/U.S. 2006, 74 min.) which "follows the history of two robots—the members of Daft Punk—on their quest to become humans." [source: MAG website, 2013-Oct-14]
  • Tonight at the Dryden is another Double Feature starting at 8 p.m.: Black Diamonds (Charles Hammer, U.K. 1932, 53 min., 35mm), and The Miner's Hymns (Bill Morrison, U.K. 2010, 52 min., DigiBeta).

    A stunning amateur film that blurs the lines between fact and fiction, Black Diamonds follows the plight of John Morgan (Beckett Bould), a miner looking to raise awareness of miners' rights by pooling money to create a film exposing the hazardous conditions they face. In order to convince a skeptical official, Morgan brings him down into the mines, where the horrible conditions quickly reveal themselves. A working coal miner himself, Hammer produced and shot the film on location. Eight decades later, acclaimed found-footage filmmaker Bill Morrison culled rare footage from the British Film Institute and other major archives to explore the lives of coal miners in northeastern England in The Miners' Hymns. Much like a miner, Morrison digs through the annals of the archives to give new meaning to the forgotten footage, drawing unexpected relationships between the social, cultural, and political aspects of the industry. The film's silent images are aided by composer Johann Johannsson's haunting score.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Oct-14]

  • Over at the Lovin' Cup is a rich tapestry of modern Americana from The Bogs Visionary Orchestra starting around 9 p.m. [source: Lovin' Cup website, 2013-Oct-14]
  • Tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. is a Rochester Skatepark Benefit featuring DJ Tim Tones, Benny Beyond, Drippers, M dot coop, Televisionaries, and Dreadful Operator. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Oct-14]
  • Starting around 10:30 p.m. at Monty's Krown is fun ska from Mrs. Skannotto, Among Criminals, and The Green Room Rockers. [source: JamBase calendar, 2013-Oct-14]

Saturday, October 19

  • Today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Minett Hall at the former Monroe County Fair and Expo Center is the 44th Rochester Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show.

    Sponsored by Rochester Academy of Science Mineral Section, the 44th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil show will be at the Dome with booths of minerals, fossils, "stone poems," jewelry and beads. Watch demos on gemstone faceting, cabochon making, and fossil preparation.

    [source: RocWiki events, 2013-Oct-14]

  • Today from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Record Archive is Home Movie Day. [source: poster at the Little Theatre, 2013-Oct-6]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at the MuCCC is Polite Ink. Sketch and Improv's show, All Hallows Eve. [source: MuCCC website, 2013-Oct-14]
  • Tonight at Skylark starting around 9 p.m., the Rochester's Broads Regional Arm Wrestling League (BRAWL) presents Brawlloween, a fundraiser for Zion House.

    Zion House's mission is to provide female veterans with safe and supportive housing where they have the opportunity to locate and procure permanent housing, financial security, as well as educational and vocational opportunities.

    [source: Facebook, 2013-Oct-14]

Sunday, October 20

  • Today from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Pont de Rennes Bridge at High Falls is the 2013 Rochester Tweed Ride. It ends at a visit to the The Genesee Brew House at High Falls, presumably to ironically celebrate the demolition of the historic Cataract Building for additional car parking. [source: Facebook, 2013-Oct-14]
  • Today at 2 p.m. in Kate Gleason Auditorium in the Bausch and Lomb Library Building is a screening of The House I Live In (Eugene Jarecki, Netherlands/U.K./Germany/Japan/Australia/U.S. 2012, 108 min.) with Police Chief James Sheppard, Kassandra Frederique of the Drug Policy Alliance, and Patricia Warth, co-director of Justice Strategies at the Center for Community Alternatives. [source: Restorative Rochester Yahoo! Group message, 2013-Oct-8]
  • Also at 2 p.m., in Rundel Auditorium in the Rundel Library Building is Rochester's Rich History Series, How We Became Who We Are with Dennis Bielewiczj discussing Heroes in the Attic. [source: City of Rochester website, 2013-Jan-16]
  • This afternoon at 2 p.m., the Dryden will screen Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Robert Wiene, Germany 1920, 67 min., 35mm) with live musical accompaniment by Philip C. Carli.

    The gruesome images of Cesare, the carnival somnambulist, his sinister keeper Dr. Caligari, and the hallucinatory, distorted world which they inhabit have become cinema icons since this film appeared on screens ninety-three years ago, chilling audiences worldwide and continuing to fascinate viewers today. Dr. Caligari not only brought the concept of expressionism into cinematic terms, but also re-established Germany as one of the great international film industries. Few films have visualized insanity in such unsettlingly "normal" terms.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Oct-14]

Monday, October 21

Tuesday, October 22

  • From 12:12 p.m. to 12:52 p.m. in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Bausch and Lomb Library Building is another Books Sandwiched-In with Anne Coon reviewing Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction by Tracy Kidder. [source: Monroe County Library website, 2013-Oct-14]
  • This evening from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Visual Studies Workshop Auditorium is Brenda Ann Kenneally's Media Project Presentation of Upstate Girls: Unraveling Collar City. [source: Visual Studies Workshop website, 2013-Oct-14]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m., the Dryden continues with another Double Feature: The Vampire (Robert Vignola, U.S. 1913, 38 min., 35mm), and As in a Looking Glass (Stanner E. V. Taylor, U.S. 1913, 41 min., 35mm) with live musical accompaniment by Philip C. Carli.

    "Vampires" in the early twentieth century referred to women who preyed on men's sexual weaknesses and sapped their moral and physical strength, as in these two films, which predate the exploits of famous "vamp" Theda Bara. In keeping with the spookiness of the season, both films feature unsettling otherworldly qualities—the Vampire with its wild "Vampire Dance" filmed on a set placed in a brooding forest, and As in a Looking Glass's tale of a victimized woman who turns on men and whose inner mind sees her motivations in existential, avant-garde visualizations. These are two of the most extraordinary early American films in the Eastman House collection, and As in a Looking Glass is lavishly tinted.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Oct-14]

Wednesday, October 23

  • Today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. is Community Shred Day at Classified Shredding Services (425 Paul Road, Chili) where you can bring paperwork for shredding and recycling.

    In partnership with the NYS Department of State, Division of Consumer Protection and Center for Missing and Exploited ChildrenOctober is "National Disability Employment Awareness Month" and the perfect time to celebrate the many programs offered by Lifetime Assistance, Inc. that help to provide employment opportunities to 300+ adults with developmental disabilities. Classified Shredding Services, a division of Lifetime Assistance, is one of these programs.Help promote the employment and advancement of disabled workers while protecting your identity at the same time.

    [source: mailing, 2013-Oct-8]

  • Tonight at 7 p.m. on the NextStage at Geva is True Home: a Concert-Style Reading by Cass Morgan. "Writer/performer Cass Morgan experiments with the forms of music and storytelling as she searches for her roots in True Home." [source: Geva Theatre ticket website, 2013-Oct-14]
  • The Eastman School Symphony Orchestra performs in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre tonight at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Oct-14]
  • The Dryden will screen The Swimmer (Frank Perry, U.S. 1968, 95 min., 35mm) tonight at 8 p.m.

    John Cheever's short story comes to life with Lancaster in the lead as Neddy Merrill, a jovial adman who shows up at a friend's house wearing only his swim trunks. Through their conversation, Merrill realizes that with the addition of several swimming pools he can swim back to his own house through friends' and acquaintances' backyards, stopping to visit those whose lives he impacted along the way. Lancaster grounds Cheever's premise with a revelatory performance, using his all-American charisma against itself to portray a man struggling with the weight of his past.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Oct-14]

  • S.S. Web, Fox 45, and Black Bandit and The Stickups perform at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Oct-14]

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