JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #203: It's All Greek and Egyptian to Me
Remember that O'Bagelo's is closed for the holidays and it's also the last Saturday of the month. For either of these two reasons, Saturday's lunch will be at
Cobbs Hill Pizza
(630 Park Ave.)
I stopped in there a few weeks ago and their pizza was pretty good and they have subs and other stuff, plus there's actually a dining area right inside which is pretty handy. Remember to go back to the counter to get out so you don't look like an idiot.
Anyway, I was talking with Sondra the other day and she and I talked about getting this page back to its roots. I just got done updating some of the hidden technology behind the scenes so now it's faster for me to get all the events done. Theoretically, I can now take time to make the writing better. I'm sure any regular readers have noticed how much things have gone downhill ... just kidding. They left long ago because the writing has become so bland and lifeless.
So, I tried to get back to my roots, at least as far as the page is concerned. One of the things I guess I'm trying to accomplish is to get people to go out and enjoy the city. Over the last couple years I've gone out like mad and feel like I've seen it all -- there's no big stones left to overturn as best I can tell ... I'm still looking. What I'm getting at is that I have become rather jaded because all the newness of going out and doing entirely new things has kind of come to an end. It used to be that every week was something new and I need to remember what it was like to get started going out. I mean, noise bands aren't for everyone, and they weren't for me in 1999 -- I was still on cover bands and movies. So to get other people to want to go out -- duh -- I need to provide that kind of opening for them.
In other words, I should be making some improvements to make the page more interesting. (Now, why didn't I say just that?)
For those who know, today is my
Thanksgiving Aftermath Party
which won't be so much of an aftermath as just simply afterward. I've been working up to staying awake for a long time. I'll need to get up pretty early, drive back to Schenectady, see family, eat, drive back to Rochester ... all in time for the 7:30 party. At least I moved it 2 and a half hours later then I originally had it. Of course, I'll probably get stuck in a Syracuse snow squall and get in really late ... but who knows. Maybe the snow is all done.
M O V I E S
8 Crazy Nights
- As best I can tell, Adam Sandler is an annoying animated jackass who hates Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and anything else about giving and caring. I don't know what the movie is about.
- Let me tell you ... this is waaay better than regular ops.
In case you're shut in tonight (or tomorrow), check out
I'm going to make a drug with my mind
on cable public access (channel 15 on Time Warner) at 11:30 p.m. featuring
Pisspot the Bunny
interviewing local and out-of-town bands.
Rochester Children's Theatre
School of the Arts
(45 Prince St.)
will be presenting
Hansel And Gretel
starting around 2. There will be tons of candy--and none of that weird German süßigkeit either.
If you always wanted to go see local live music but were overwhelmed by all the choices, one of the easiest things to do is go see a cover band. One of the best who do a lot of stuff from the 1960's through today is
United Booty Foundation
and they'll be at
Water Street Music Hall
(204 N. Water St.)
starting around 10:27 ... doors at 9.
(50 Chestnut St.)
still has bands for which the place was designed to accomodate:
Eastman School of Music
(26 Gibbs St.)
Dave Rivello's 12-Piece Jazz Ensemble
will be there tonight probably starting around 8 or so.
There's apparently a
Spoken Word Open Mic Poetry Night
Pythodd Jazz Room at the Heritage House
(130 Spring St.)
from around 6 to around 10. It used to be on Thursdays but I guess they moved it.
As of a few months ago,
(16 Gibb Street)
still has open mic poetry downstairs starting around 9:30.
Tonight from 8 to 10 is an
Open-Mic Comedy Night
(389 Gregory St.)
While once it was a workshop type of environment, it's now more-or-less a regular open mic ... by default it's still a place to try out new stuff.
Let's say you're out in the middle of Greece and you're thinking you want to see some good old fashioned sexual exploitation. Well, look no further than
(1600 Lyell Ave.)
because they've got
Lady Oil Wrestlers
probably starting around 7 or so.
Movie links courtesy The Internet Movie Database Map links courtesy MapsOnUs TV show synopses courtesy TVGrid Some movie synopses courtesy UpcomingMovies.com
The Rosetta stone was discovered 203 years ago in 1799. It is a stone tablet that contains inscriptions in Greek, Egyptian hieroglyphics, and in Egyptian common language which greatly aided in the translation of hieroglyphics.
is an event that has been confirmed either with the venue, the performers, or both.
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is an event that is "non-entertainment" for the masses such as practice sessions, open jams, etc.