Events in Rochester, NY for Thursday, October 9, 2014 through Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, October 9

  • Today through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. is the Annual Garage Sale for the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society at the U.S. Custom House (10 Latta Rd.) [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2014-Oct-6]
  • From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Edwina Gateley will lead a Panel Discussion on The Exploitation of Women with Jaime Saunders, Jim Sheppard, Cynthia Herriott Sullivan, and Elizabeth Gerhardt. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2014-Oct-6]
  • This evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Briarwood Bldg. of St. John's Meadows (1 Johnsarbor Dr. West) is a Coffee House Series discussion titled A Reverence for Life, Movement Toward Pest Control with Carolyn Coit Dancy. The discussion will center on Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. "In her book, Rachel Carson sounds the alarm about the dangers of the uncontrolled use of pesticides. The outcry that followed its 1962 publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land and water." [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2014-Oct-6]
  • In the Palm House of George Eastman House is a Library Book Sale today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. (for Eastman House members) then tomorrow and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    A rare opportunity to purchase duplicate books, exhibition catalogues, pamphlets, periodicals, and posters. All materials have been reviewed and approved for sale by library and curatorial staff.

    [source: Eastman House calendar, 2014-Oct-6]

  • Good acoustic rock from Teressa Wilcox, and Declan Ryan will perform at Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint this evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. [source: Sticky Lips website, 2014-Oct-6]
  • The Bertrand Russell Forum, hosted by Walter Uhrman, meets tonight starting at 7 p.m. at Writers and Books. [source: Writers and Books website, 2014-Oct-6]
  • Tonight through Saturday at 8 p.m. at the MuCCC is NY Plays by Maria Brandt.

    NY Plays is a collection of short, original plays that embody a changing fascination with the diverse geography and people of NY State. Each play presents characters struggling with some personal and/or political conflict clarified by experiences specific to a region's details and ideologies. Taken together, NY Plays explores the potential of multiple dramatic forms to illuminate the humanity of small moments that matter.

    [source: MuCCC website, 2014-Oct-6]

  • The Eastman Jazz Ensemble, and the Eastman New Jazz Ensemble perform at Kilbourn Hall tonight at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2014-Oct-6]
  • The Little will screen Cyrano de Bergerac (Augusto Genina, Italy / France 1923, 113 min.) tonight at 8 p.m.

    We are screening the 1923 silent film Cyrano de Bergerac, which was the first film ever to be screened at the theatre on opening night, 1929. Rather than just getting a prerecorded track for the music, we commissioned an entirely new score for the film from the Boston-based silent film accompaniment group the Andrew Alden Ensemble and they will be here to accompany live. They are really fantastic. There will be a champagne intermission midway through the film.

    [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2014-Oct-6]

  • The Dryden will screen Coco avant Chanel (Anne Fontaine, France/Belgium 2009, 105 min., French w/ subtitles and English, 35mm) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel's rise to the top of the fashion world is a fascinating and inspiring story that is more relevant today than ever before. Her determination to free women from the confines of harsh corsets and the voluminous petticoats of the Victorian age was fierce and all-encompassing. A groundbreaking designer and businesswoman, Chanel started as a milliner—banishing the gigantic merengue hats of pre-WWI France for the simple, flat-brimmed felt skimmer, borrowed from men's fashion. Audrey Tautou perfectly embodies the young Chanel, whose legacy includes the little black dress, the box suit, and the best costume jewelry ever designed.

    [source: Dryden website, 2014-Oct-6]

Friday, October 10

  • Starting at 6 p.m. at the Record Archive is an Art Opening for works by Ed "El Destructo" Repard. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2014-Oct-6]
  • Starting around 6:30 p.m. at the Bug Jar is The Game We Play.

    In ten riveting, emotionally complex stories, The Game We Play examines the decisions we make when our choices are few and courage is costly: a young couple faces disease and commitment with the same sharp fear, a teenager steals from his girlfriend's mother's purse to help pay for her abortion, and a father makes a split-second decision that puts his child's life at risk. Susan will be reading at The Bug Jar along with James Tad Adcox, another Curbside author.

    [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2014-Oct-6]

  • At the Baobab starting at 7 p.m. is a screening of Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace (Jeff Dupre, U.S. / France / China 2013, 38 min.).

    Known for his vibrant, larger-than-life reinterpretations of classical portraits featuring young African American men, New York-based visual artist Kehinde Wiley has turned the practice of portraiture on its head—and in the process, has taken the art world by storm. Wiley recently embarked on an exciting new project: a series of classical portraits of African-American women—something he's never done before. The film, Kehinde Wiley: An Economy Of Grace, documents the project as it unfolds, tracking Wiley's process from concept to canvas, and coming to know the women whom he selects to paint.

    [source: Baobab website, 2014-Oct-6]

  • At 8 p.m., the Dryden will screen the inspiring film Made in Dagenham (Nigel Cole, U.K. 2010, 113 min., 35mm).

    Reminiscent of Norma Rae, this film chronicles an historic 1968 strike at a British Ford factory. Led by spunky Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky), the women walk out when they learn that management has classified them as unskilled workers and capped their wages. Bob Hoskins delivered another memorable performance shortly before he retired. Dealing with issues still very much with us—the pay gap, collusion between bosses and union reps, global corporate power, and the surprising sexism of supposed liberal allies—made in Dagenham is inspiring.

    [source: Dryden website, 2014-Oct-6]

  • Starting around 8:30 p.m. at Boulder Coffee on Alexander is the Jimmy Lechase Comedy Tour. [source: Boulder Coffee calendar, 2014-Oct-6]

Saturday, October 11

  • Today and tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit the Greater Ithaca Art Trail.

    42 artists exhibit their work in 41 studios across Ithaca and the towns and villages of Tompkins County. Visitors need the brochure/map to find the artists on the trail. A downloadable brochure/map, artist biographies, artist portfolios and a great 3 minute film can be found online.

    [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2014-Oct-6]

  • Today starting at 1:30 p.m. is one of the films Jenn and I selected to watch from the ImageOut Film Festival: The Dog (Allison Berg, Frank Keraudren, U.S. 2013, 100 min.) in Little 2. From the ImageOut calendar:

    If you've seen Sidney Lumet's classic film Dog Day Afternoon,you know the story of John Wojtowicz, the man (played in the film by Al Pacino) who attempted to rob a bank to finance his lover's sex-change surgery. The result was a disastrous day-long standoff between the robbers and the police, ending with Wojtowicz spending five years in prison.

    [source: the proverbial grapevine, 2014-Oct-8]

  • Starting at 5 p.m. tonight at the Dome Arena is Roc City Roller Derby's The Hunger Bout. "We are partnering with the Community Place of Greater Rochester this month, and will be having a food drive! Please bring your canned goods with you to donate to their cause." [source: Facebook, 2014-Oct-6]
  • From 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. is A Harvest Dinner: A Farm to Table Experience by Green Zebra Catering Co. at the Stone-Tolan Historic Site.

    It's an unprecedented experience. For the first time in over 50 years, we're opening the Stone-Tolan Historic Site for a dining opportunity found nowhere else. Enjoy a four-course Harvest Dinner of a locally sourced farm to table menu by Green Zebra Catering Company, served in this over 200-year-old tavern and farmhouse. Be among the first to enjoy the marriage of amazing cuisine with a one of a kind setting. [source: Landmark Society website, 2014-Aug-20]

  • Starting around 7 p.m. tonight is the Six Year Anniversary of 1975 Gallery titled Devil's in the Details. The show will be on display through November 1. [source: Facebook, 2014-Oct-6]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m., the Dryden will screen The Devil Wears Prada (David Frankel, U.S. 2006, 109 min., 35mm).

    This is a must-see for anyone truly interested in what drives fashion—or for those who disparage the business but still buy the goods. Based on Lauren Weisberger's tell-all roman à clef about working for the fashion editor from hell, The Devil Wears Prada is a fast-paced insider's peek into the world of the people who dictate what you'll be wearing next spring. Sharp and funny, with a cast headed by Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci, and Emily Blunt, the film never veers off track and manages to be both acerbic and somehow endearingly sweet.

    [source: Dryden website, 2014-Oct-6]

  • D'arkestra, and Noise New York perform at Boulder Coffee on Alexander tonight starting around 8:30 p.m. [source: Boulder Coffee calendar, 2014-Oct-6]
  • Starting around 8:30 p.m. at the Lovin' Cup is Expansions—The Dave Liebman Group. [source: Bop Shop website, 2014-Oct-6]
  • Clyde, and BML will be at Skylark starting around 9 p.m. [source: Facebook, 2014-Oct-6]

Sunday, October 12

  • Today from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. is the Grand Opening Celebration of The Pooch Parlor (4259 Culver Rd.) owned and operated by Ali Fernaays. [source: Facebook, 2014-Oct-6]
  • At 2 p.m. at the MAG is a What's Up lecture with Marisol Galarza-Ruiz discussing Santeria: from its formation to the modern world.

    From the 16th to the 19th century Africans were ripped from their land, family, language and culture, and brought to America as slaves. The Spanish conquistadors converted them to a new religion, Catholicism. In the Caribbean, those that came from the Yoruba tribe found a way to preserve their animistic beliefs by disguising their own deities as Catholics saints and virgins. That fusion, called syncretism, gave birth to a new set of beliefs called Santeria.

    [source: MAG website, 2014-Oct-6]

  • Bike Thief, Talking Under Water, Dreameaters, and Skunk-Worth will be at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2014-Oct-6]

Monday, October 13

  • RocShare will be hosting a Rochester Sharing Economy Meetup and 2014 Map Jam at Spot Coffee today starting at 6:30 p.m.

    Another RocShare-sponsored get together, in order to meet people who are interested or involved (or both!) in Rochester's growing sharing economy! This month featuring our second annual Map Jam in "honor" of Columbus Day (even though Columbus was terrible at maps). Bring your knowledge of Rochester's sharing resources!

    [source: Facebook, 2014-Oct-8]

  • Signals Midwest, Faux Leather Jacket, Continental Drifft, and Drive Me Home, Please will be at the Bug Jar starting around 10 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2014-Oct-6]

Tuesday, October 14

  • Today from 12:12 p.m. to 12:52 p.m. in Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Bausch and Lomb Library Building is another Books Sandwiched-In featuring William Cala reviewing The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley. [source: Monroe County Library website, 2014-Oct-6]
  • Tonight from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Rochester Makerspace (850 St. Paul St.) is a Make-A-Costume Party. "Many of you haven't been to the Rochester Makerspace but nows[sic] your chance! I cordially invite you to bring some supplies and make your own costume with us on Tuesday, October 14th from 6 – 10pm. There are 3-4 sewing machines, glue guns, large working tables and a bunch of other random things! [source: Facebook, 2014-Oct-6]
  • Tonight starting around 7 p.m., the Flying Squirrel will screen If A Tree Falls: A Story Of The Earth Liberation Front (Marshall Curry, Sam Cullman, U.S. / U.K. 2011, 85 min.)

    If A Tree Falls: A Story Of The Earth Liberation Front tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of this ELF cell, by focusing on the transformation and radicalization of one of its members. Part coming-of-age tale, part cops-and-robbers thrilller, the film interweaves a verite chronicle of Daniel on house arrest as he faces life in prison, with a dramatic recounting of the events that led to his involvement with the group. And along the way it asks hard questions about environmentalism, activism, and the way we define terrorism.

    [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2014-Oct-6]

  • Tonight from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Greece Public Library is a discussion of Early Aviation in Rochester with the Greece Historical Society. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2014-Oct-6]
  • At 7 p.m., the Little will screen Dinosaur 13 (Todd Douglas Miller, U.S. 2014, 95 min.) as part of the One Take Documentary Series.

    When Paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute made the world's greatest dinosaur discovery in 1990, they knew it was the find of a lifetime; the largest, most complete T. rex ever found. But during a ten-year battle with the U.S. government, powerful museums, Native American tribes, and competing paleontologists they found themselves not only fighting to keep their dinosaur but fighting for their freedom as well.

    [source: Little Theatre website, 2014-Oct-6]

  • The Dryden will screen Longtime Companion (Norman René, U.S. 1989, 96 min., 35mm) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Longtime Companion takes its title from the words chosen by the New York Times to describe the surviving partner of a same-sex union in its obituaries. A group of New Yorkers, tangentially connected, is touched by a deadly virus that appears to target the gay community. With compassion, humor, and honesty, Norman René guides a superb cast through this sad, frightening, but ultimately hopeful remembrance of the 1980s, the birth of Act Up, the Gay Men's Health Crisis center, and the raising of world consciousness to the tragedy of AIDS.

    [source: Dryden website, 2014-Oct-6]

  • Tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. is the PJ Harvey Birthday Bash featuring Lamby, Pink Elephant, Jesse Amesmith and Ana Mon, complex, multi-faceted, musician's rock-band Ian Downey is Famous, and The Last Baron. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2014-Oct-6]

Wednesday, October 15

  • Tonight at 7 p.m. at RoCo, Shawn Dunwoody, Thomas Warfield, and Shabaka Mu Ausar will be on hand to discuss Question Bridge: Black Males, "an innovative transmedia project that facilitates a dialogue between black men from diverse and contending backgrounds." [source: RoCo Question Bridge website, 2014-Oct-6]
  • At 8 p.m., the Dryden will screen Owning Mahoney (Richard Kwietniowski, Canada/Uk 2003, 104 min., 35mm).

    Though overlooked at the time by most audiences, this incisive portrait of a compulsive gambler (Philip Seymour Hoffman) wound up on numerous critics' best-of lists, including that of Hoffman's great champion, Roger Ebert. Closely based on a real-life Toronto bank Vp who committed one of the largest cases of bank fraud in Canadian history, Hoffman's Mahowny is an unassuming workaholic in a beat-up car and ill-fitting suit who secretly and single-mindedly embezzles millions from his bank and its clients, only to lose it all in spectacular fashion at the tables.

    [source: Dryden website, 2014-Oct-6]

  • The Suzi Willpower Trio perform at Dinosaur tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que website, 2014-Oct-6]

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