JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #138: Years Since War was Civil
Ok, so today is my birthday. I enjoy people picking making fun of me because I'm 31 but only if it's in the "Gift Comment" part of something you buy from my
Amazon.com. Cash is, of course, also nice. I have added the Amazon.com Honor System link to the page below. Now you can feel like you helped out by sending a dollar or two my way. Whatever you think you get out of the site would be nice ... or nothing for that matter.
Now, what's been going on ... in lieu of going to
last week, I tried out
(704 University Ave.)
which is right next door to
(696 University Ave.)
The food was excellent, although since it was 50% more than what I typically pay at
it's a bit pricey. Of course, you get a lot ... the bread was fresh baked sourdough, the mozarella-over-sliced-portobello appetizer was better than it sounds and the chicken and artichoke dish over fettuccine was tasty and the half-size was plenty big enough. The place seems more formal than the kind of riff-raff they allow in (I didn't get so much as a glance for wearing my Guinness Toast tee-shirt and shorts.) I guess as long as you've got the money.
In other news, Old Navy has deftly lost their title of "Most Hated Store due to Advertising." Remember the holiday fleece ads from the past? A few were cute for one or two viewings, but all the rest of the time it was arduous to watch. How about the swing dancer ads? Not only could I never hope to do that kind of thing, it just didn't appeal to me. No wait, that was The Gap. Anyway, all of a sudden they do this complete one-eighty with the new ads featuring Molly Sims of House of Style. Two products in the
campaign are a good thing ... a very good thing (and not something to wish to the cornfield if you know what I mean): miniskirts and low-rise pants. Miniskirts have been around all the time, but now they're finally getting some well deserved attention and pressuring the nubile-19-to-24-year-old demographic appropriately. As for low-rise pants ... ever since Britney Spears appeared on the Superbowl and exposed her well toned rectus abdominis muscle right down to the pyramidalis, I've been desperately waiting like the perv that I am for that style to catch on. Let me just say (1) hooray and (2) it's about time.
M O V I E S
- Modern rock dance remix of Othello. Admittedly, it's getting decent reviews.
- Mr. Creeper becomes what he eats, and now he wants to be a couple college students on a road trip.
The Dryden Theater
George Eastman House
(900 East Ave.)
will be showing another Italian horror movie,
Suspira starting at 8.
This one is about a student who accidently gets involved with a witches coven in Germany.
Tonight at 6:30 in the
George Eastman House
(900 East Ave.)
Tips and Techniques lecture
The Zone System
by Willie Osterman.
The Zone System was developed by Ansel Adams as a means to properly expose pictures.
The Bug Jar
(219 Monroe Ave.)
is the really fun modern-punk band
with the new-to-me
The Sluts CD Release Party.
will be at
(875 Monroe Ave.)
tonight starting around 10:30. Their poster describes them as
"melodic pop rock from Buffalo."
Stay up late if you have tomorrow off.
4th Annual Labor Day Weekend Roof Deck Party
will be at the Roof Deck of
The Centers at High Falls
(60 Brown's Race)
starting at 7 p.m.
Trivia Quiz continues at
The Old Toad
(277 Alexander St.)
I keep going and we still haven't won -- whether we have a few people or a whole bunch.. We've been within a couple questions of winning, but so has everyone else. It all gets started a little after 9.
If you're interested,
Johnny's Smoke Free Bar
(1382 Culver Rd.)
will have a DJ playing
As of a few months ago,
(16 Gibb Street)
still has open mic poetry downstairs starting around 9:30.
Movie links courtesy The Internet Movie Database Map links courtesy MapsOnUs TV show synopses courtesy TVGrid Some movie synopses courtesy UpcomingMovies.com
Everybody should know the Civil War started 138 years ago in 1861.
is an event that has been confirmed either with the venue, the performers, or both.
links to a band's page on GarageBand.com which offers reviews and information about bands.
is an event that is "non-entertainment" for the masses such as practice sessions, open jams, etc.
is a day when you should fly the flag according to the Veterans of Foreign Wars calendar.
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