Thursday, September 2, 1999

Pre-weekend Weekend Lunch Invite 34. Thirty-Four Firkin Litres

Here's the second installment of the Internet version of the weekly e-mail.


Movies this week (links courtesy The Internet Movie Database, duh):

  • Chill Factor: Review say this movie is pretty lame, but at least it's got Brighton's own Hudson Leick in it.
  • Outside Providence: Supposedly pretty funny. The official site says, "Timothy Dunphy, (aka. "Dyunph", "Dildo") has a broken home, a three-legged dog and a full-blown attraction to trouble." Hey, you can't go wrong with a three-legged dog.
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High is at George Eastman house on Saturday night--see below.


Those of you who receive Salma Hayek's occasional funny spams be sure to wish her a happy 33rd birthday.

Tonight at the Dansville Airport (serving Dansville and, umm ... that's it I guess) is the New York State Festival of Balloons. They do the glowing luminaria thing at dark. The show is off 390 exit 5 in Dansville and continues all weekend. Dan himself will be there to welcome you.

If you feel motivated to "do," the Rochester Bicycling Club is having their Thursday Night Series--presumably nighttime city riding starting at 6:15. I called their hotline at 420-2953 (prior to knowing they had a web page) and they said to use "Map #163" which didn't help me any because I don't have any numbered maps, much less the coveted #163. However, they added that the ride has no coordinator and is informal and starts at the parking lot at Ling Road & Dewey.

Also, a happy anniversary goes out to "Space Available" which opened last year this time at Cascade Place downtown.


Only one thing to do this Friday: Buddhahood will be at Milestones with One World Tribe at 10:00 p.m. At 9:00 is John Paul Johnson (whoever he is) and 3rd Degree (whoever they are) and I think there's a happy hour beforehand starting earlier. It'll probably be a $5 cover. It's at 170 East Avenue for those who aren't hip enough to have been there already.

No wait--I lied, maybe. Since this is the first Friday of the month, I have no choice but to believe there will be a "First Friday's" at the Memorial Art Gallery on 500 University Avenue (at Goodman.) I'm going to go and see and then go to Milestones afterward.

Just so I don't seem completely "out of it" as the kids say, Tori and Alanis are playing at Finger Lakes tonight. If you don't have tickets, tough cookies--you had your chance.


A little pig goes a long way O'Bagelo's is closed this weekend for Labor Day. Not to matter (at least for me) 'cause I'll be at a pig roast in the afternoon.

Early morning (10 to noon) at George Eastman House at 900 East Avenue is a Photograph Conversation Clinic where they "assess your pictures," or in other words, "tell you it's all crap." Well, maybe/maybe not.

For the rest of you, check out the new Fuel Pizza Cafe and Lounge where Phoenix Mill* was located at 104 Platt Street at the end of the Ponnes De Rennes footbridge at High Falls. They've got a great Italian/pizza takeout restaurant in the downstairs area...the spinach-ricotta pizza I had there was great.

Of course, picnics and other stuff are probable as well.

In the evening is another George Eastman House event--they will be showing Fast Times at Ridgemont High at the Dryden Theater.

However, despite fond memories of a certain Phoebe Cates, I'll either be still chewing on roasted pigs or chewing on brewed roasted beans: Snmnmnm is having a CD release party at Java's at 16 Gibb Street. There is also some murmurs about them playing at Milestones but I haven't confirmed that.


At The Centers at High Falls, there is the End of Summer Labor Day Party with Tickle the Taint, Unzipped, and Brass Taxi on the roof. 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m... no work tomorrow...


YAH: Yet Another Holiday! More picnics and stuff I'd surmise.

There's the AFL-CIO Labor Day Parade which runs from East Ave and Union to Main and Fitzhugh. I don't quite get the parade route--it'll only take two minutes to go from point A to point B, but I bet it'll take the union folks longer. [Jab jab...always in jest.]

Today is the first of many "Camera Rochester" meetings. Essentially, the first and third Mondays of each month from September through June, a camera club meets at Atonement Lutheran Church at 1900 Westfall Road from 7:30 to 9:30. I haven't been there yet, so I don't know if it'll be intelligent, useful, and helpful or just a bunch of pretentious wannabes showing off their pix.


At 9:30 p.m. (more like 10:30 most weeks and much less like 9:00 as they advertise) Dan Liberto hosts the open mic comedy night at Token Joe's at 150 Andrews Street right down from O'Bagelo's. Lately there's been only a couple comics, but I see this turning around quickly--especially if the weather is bad. At least Bill Franklin hasn't been around.

Token Joes supplies alcohol for medicinal purposes only.


Ok, let's face it: Wednesdays aren't a big night for things, and this is no exception. The best thing I can think of is the weekly drink-and-watch-South-Park at Rohrbach's on 315 Gregory Street which runs during-and-around the ten-o'clock hour.

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For the last few months I've been having lunch at O'Bagelo's on State Street on Saturday at 12:00. The same people who have been going have been coming back, so I guess I'm not on crack about the food being good.

I'll be there at 12:00. For the few of you who haven't been there, it's on State Street between the Federal Building and Frontier Field. It's south of 490 and north of Andrews on the west side of the street (i.e., across from West Group on the east side.) Their sign is flush against the building so it's a little hard to see unless you're looking. They've got a variety of sandwiches on bagels, fresh bread or fresh rolls, and some soups. There are some veggie stuff too, but sometimes they don't make the fried eggplant very early.

Anyhow, RSVP, call, e-mail, or just show up.

* Phoenix Mill had a giant mithryl stone which they would use to grind dead Phoenices into hot sauce powder for Buffalo wings from 1802 until 1908 when a tragic fire broke out and burned the mill to the ground.

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