Thursday, September 23, 1999

Pre-weekend Weekend Lunch Invite 37: Thirty-Seven Year Glitch

I'm running a bit late this week once again, so the entertainment value won't be as great as in the past. This is for two reasons. First, the beloved 3.3 micro-Farad non-polarized electrolytic capacitor which regulates the horizontal field voltage on my Mac SE display (which is where I do most of this writing in the living room) has passed beyond the veil (so to speak) and tends to break down at a much lower voltage than its rating. Second, I realized that since Freetime is a two-week paper, the odd weeks are much easier to write because I can take my sweet time--this week, I got Freetime but a few hours ago and had to start cranking through it. Hmm...there has to be a better way.

Also, just to keep you all up on what's coming up: Jon Stewart of the Daily Show will be doing some form of stand-up comedy next-next-next weekend (October 9) at RIT. If people mumble something about being interested, I'll go ahead and figure out how to get tickets and such. This is a very unique event for RIT because they actually informed the alumni.

Oh yeah, and next Thursday, Buddhahood is playing at Red (171 St. Paul).


Movies this week:

  • American Beauty: Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening play the typical American couple, or so you think that is, until the new family moves in next door. (Note that although this opens in "selected cities," Rochester is for once a "selected city." *)
  • Double Jeopardy: Ashley Judd plays a character who gets convicted of killing her husband then when she finds out he's alive, her sense of justice prevails and she kills him. Tommy Lee Jones, Greg Kihn, and Greg Kihn co-star.
  • Jakob the Liar: Robin Williams plays Adrian Cronauer the Jew. 'cept different.
  • The Minus Man: Dr. Kevorkian the serial killer.
  • Mumford: A small town in New York.



Could it be East End Festival #4? Could it be Octoberfest for September? It is, it is. Supposedly there's food, folks, and fun at McDonalds and bands and stuff on the Milestones block of East Avenue (170 East Avenue.) The primary Milestones entertainment is a couple of cover bands: Margaritaville covering Jimmy Buffet, and another band covering Elton John.


Noon. O'Bagelo's: Eat. Pay. Save some for later.

Later, I think I'll go see Southern Culture on the Skids at Milestones. They're described in Freetime: "the trio plays a unique style of southern boogie, hillbilly rock which has been described as 'the ideal accompaniment for your backyard barbeques.'" White Cotton Panties is opening for them, and they are the primary reason I'm going--my friend described them to me as, "you gotta see these chicks, man." I think they play instruments and sing or something.


This weekend the Naples Grape Festival is once again all over Naples but still primarily on Main St. It's about an hour and a half drive from Rochester, and it's fun to go with a group of friends.


Rest. Really, this time.


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


Matt The Bartender switches the Rohrbach's (315 Gregory Street) TVs to Comedy Central and pumps up the volume to watch South Park. I think this week is a new episode.

Even better than that, Ani DiFranco is playing at the Auditorium Center.

I need to figure out more about this, but I believe George Clinton & the Phantom Funk All Stars are playing at Milestones. You can check out the calendars yourselves.

* Thanks to Jan for being the first to remind me. The rest of you can stop now.
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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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