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):
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
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.
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.
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
16 Gibb Street.
There is also some murmurs about them playing at
but I haven't confirmed that.
The Centers at
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
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.
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.
The part that isn't very new follows:
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.
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