Thursday, September 16, 1999

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Holy Macarena! I do believe everything in this city happens this weekend.


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

  • Blue Streak: Lovable Martin Lawrence plays a thief who steals and hides a hunk-o-carbon, gets caught, goes to jail, gets out, goes to get his prize, finds out the place he hid it is a police station, becomes a cop, says "belieee 'dat" a few times, becomes a good cop, gets found out, gets his prize, quits his job.
  • For Love of the Game: Kevin Costner plays a baseball player in Field of Dreams and Bull Durham, a golfer in Tin Cup, and brought about the postapolyptic universe of Waterworld and The Postman. This movie is all those and more.


Tonight is Barnes & Noble's monthly Poetry Slam...every third Thursday, much like this particular Thursday.


If I am to understand correctly, there is a Downtown Alive at Five tonight at five, downtown. It's supposedly at the Blue War Memorial Cross Arena, they probably want money to get in, and I'll hopefully get on the mailing list to be able to find out about more.

Later, and with a mere six months to St. Patrick's Day (how 'bout that), Linda Rutheford and Celtic Fire will be at Milestones (170 East Avenue.) tonight. As usual, there's a $5 cover; you additionally have to listen to the McCrells--a good-but-unremarkable Irish/Rockabilly band.


Noon. O'Bagelo's: Eat. Pay. Rinse. Repeat.

This afternoon and weekend is the 43rd Annual Clothesline Arts Festival at the Memorial Art Gallery on 500 University Avenue (at Goodman.) It runs from 10am to 6pm.

Following that, I'd like to go see the laser show from the Pont de Rennes footbridge at High Falls. Oh, but first, fuel at Fuel at Fuel.

Of course, I really should get my butt in gear and get over to George Eastman House at 900 East Avenue to buy advance tickets ($10 for plebes, $8 for members) to see Chuck Jones present highlights of his work with Warner Bros. Odds on they're sold out and I'm just too dang slow, but hey, here's hoping.

If you'd care to do something else today, here's what's else:

  • Genesee Country Village & Museum (Flint Hill Rd. in Mumford) is hosting "Plants of the Shakers" from 1 to 5. I always wondered how to spot those sneaky bastards in a crowd.
  • The Heluva Good Country Store on Barclay Rd. in Sodus hosts "Literacy Volunteers Benefit Wine & Cheese Tasting" from 1 to 4. I always knew literacy could volunteer cheese tasting, but benefit wine, you gotta be kidding.
  • Honeoye Falls-Lima High School presents "Rochester Area Paper Show" from 9am to 3pm. Bring your own rock and scissors.
  • The Rochester Museum & Science Center Cumming Nature Center (6472 Gulick Rd., Naples) is hosting "Make A Scarecrow" from 1 to 3. This is one of Naples premier events and reservations are required.


This weekend is the Naples Grape Festival all over Naples but primarily on Main St. Packed with festival stuff, there's an overt grape theme for some reason. You can get grape pie, grape ice cream, grapeburgers, grape fries, Grape Ape, and grape crepes. It's about an hour and a half drive from Rochester, and it's fun to go with a group of friends.



That, and today is the first of many "Camera Rochester" meetings. A couple weeks ago I mentioned that that was the first one, but as it turned out, they don't bother to go on Labor Day. 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. [Sounds familiar, eh?]


At 10:00 p.m., Dan Liberto hosts the open mic comedy night at Token Joe's at 150 Andrews Street.

Dan Liberto
As M.C., Dan tries to suck but his marginal talent outshines a lot of the comics.


Matt The Bartender switches the TV's to Comedy Central and pumps up the volume to watch South Park which runs during-and-around the ten-o'clock hour (well, the show is technically at ten exactly, but the drinking and food occurs elsewhen.) All the joy happens at Rohrbach's on 315 Gregory Street. Mind you this is extra special because it's actually a brand spankin' new episode of South Park.

Psychological Traumas
What scared you most as a child?

the pool filter
the Hamburglar
Chuck E. Cheese animatronic characters
the tub drain

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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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