Events for Thursday, July 26, 2012 through Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Thursday, July 26

  • If I'm downtown, I'll probably stop at Granite Mills Park (at High Falls) today to see Kristen Shiner McGuire perform starting around 12:15 p.m. [source: RocWiki events, 2012-Jul-23]
  • Curiosity may get the best of me and get me to go to the Reynolds Auction of the Karen Huntley-Romanow Estate (255 Berkeley St.) starting at 5 p.m. If nothing else, the Fiesta Ware collection is absurdly huge and I'd like to see how much some of those things sell for. [source: Reynolds Auction website, 2012-Jul-23]
  • Marni Shindelman of Rochester and Nate Larson of Baltimore will present the Biennial Artist Lecture at the MAG this evening starting around 7 p.m. [source: MAG website, 2012-Jul-23]
  • If not, I'll head to the Dryden to see The Omega Man (Boris Sagal, US 1971, 98 min.) starting late at 8:30 p.m. (due to the Garden Vibes performance, so maybe I can catch the lecture anyway). Here's the calendar summary:

    The second of several films based on Richard Matheson's classic post-apocalypse vampire novel I Am Legend, this film casts Charlton Heston as one of the few humans to survive a biological war between China and the USSR. Most everyone else has been turned into predatory instant mutants.

    [source: Dryden calendar, 2012-Jul-23]

  • Over at Abilene starting more like 9:30 p.m. is Mary Cutrufello. Musically, Abilene describes her as "a Texas honky-tonk heroine, a fiery Midwestern roots-rocker, and a powerhouse acoustic performer" but it's the "Yale-educated" footnote that has me really intrigued. [source: Abilene calendar, 2012-Jul-23]

Friday, July 27

  • I hate to miss National Lampoon's Vacation (Harold Ramis, US 1983, 98 min.) playing tonight at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Dryden but I've got other plans. [source: Dryden calendar, 2012-Jul-23]

Saturday, July 28

  • This afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Little is the matinée screening of short films in the NY Filmmakers' Quarterly (same as this past Wednesday). [source: Little Theatre e-mail, 2012-Jul-18]
  • Over at the MuCCC tonight at 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow at 2 p.m. is The Man at the Piano is Not Here by Ned Bobkoff. Quoting from the MuCCC website:

    "The Man At The Piano Is Not Here" is a dramatic monologue with music on the life of Clara Schumann. In 1854 Robert Schumann was committed to a mental asylum in Endenich, Germany, where he died in 1856. Clara returned to the concert world with sustained musical energy and success, and always wore black.

    [source: MuCCC website, 2012-Jul-23]

  • Tonight at the Dryden is a screening of The Lost Bird Project (Deborah Dickson, US 2012, 60 min., Digital Projection) at 8 p.m. with "a panel discussion featuring director Deborah Dickson, sculptor Todd McGrain, producer Muffie Meyer, cinematographer Scott Anger, and executive producer Andy Stern". Also see McGrain's sculptures of recently-extinct birds around the Eastman House grounds. The film will screen again tomorrow at 2 p.m. [source: Dryden calendar, 2012-Jul-23]

Sunday, July 29

  • Tonight around 9 p.m. at the Bug Jar is the "Fuzz Fest Finale" with The Vacant Lots, Abandoned Buildings Club, Chillum, Harmonica Lewinsky, and Colonel Parmesan. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Jul-23]

Monday, July 30

  • This evening at 7 p.m. in the Eastman Quadrangle of the University of Rochester is another of the Hopeman Memorial Carillon Summer Recital Series with Koen Cosaert of Belgium leading a performance. I checked it out last week and it's quite amazing to think there's a group of people pulling ropes to make that music happen. [source: University of Rochester Events Calendar, 2012-Jul-10]
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Tuesday, July 31

  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Dryden is a screening of The Endless Summer (Bruce Brown, US 1966, 95 min.) Here's what the calendar has to say:

    With a 16mm camera and guileless enthusiasm, filmmaker Bruce Brown set off on a globe-trotting journey with two surfheads in search of "the perfect wave." The result is a Technicolor wonder that maintains the coziness of a family slide show. With an unforgettable surf music soundtrack, The Endless Summer is an iconic time capsule of a gentler counterculture.

    [source: Dryden calendar, 2012-Jul-23]

Wednesday, August 1

  • The Dryden is screening The Naked Prey (Cornel Wilde, South Africa/US 1966, 96 min.) tonight at 8 p.m. Quoting the calendar:

    Survivalist Wilde directs himself in this heart-pounding adventure about a white guide in 19th-century Africa who winds up the game in a terrifying hunt across the veldt. Stripped of his clothes and the last vestiges of colonial comfort by an angry tribe, he must fight to survive.

    [source: Dryden calendar, 2012-Jul-23]

  • How can you not want to hear a band called Kitty Snowpants? They'll be having an E.P. Release tonight at the Bug Jar around 9 p.m. with Fowls, and Archimedes. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Jul-23]
  • Good, crowd-pleasing reggae from Thunder Body, meanwhile, will be at Abilene starting around 10 p.m. [source: Freetime calendar, 2012-Jul-23]

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