Events for Thursday, August 16, 2012 through Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Thursday, August 16

  • Today and tomorrow from 9 a.m .to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. is St. Anne Church's Next To New Sale. [source: UMHN Calendar, 2012-Aug-13]
  • The Dryden will be screening Midnight Run (Martin Brest, US 1988, 126 min.) tonight at 8 p.m. (And it's "Members' Movie Night" where Eastman House members get in free.) The Eastman House calendar has this to say:

    Robert De Niro, playing a hard-boiled bounty hunter, and the often underrated Charles Grodin, as a nerdy accountant who's boldly embezzled $15 million from the mob.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Aug-13]

Friday, August 17

  • The I Spy Art show and sale is at Spot Coffee on East today through Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. [source: flyer at Spot Coffee, 2012-Aug-13]
  • Tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m., MuCCC presents The Pleasant Show — a hilarious sketch comedy show last year, all new for this year. [source: MuCCC website, 2012-Aug-13]
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, US 1977, 132 min.) will be screened at the Dryden tonight at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. I always liked this film, but I always dislike how it ends. This might even be the version that has the inside-the-ship ending which is even worse. [source: Dryden website, 2012-Aug-13]
  • Over at the Bug Jar tonight is good and unique acoustic soloist Small Houses with Mikaela Davis, great acoustic band N. Moore and the Helping Hands (Nick Moore), and Goodbye Ronnie starting around 9 p.m. However, the Friday crowd is even less tolerant of music than on other nights which kind of annoys me. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Aug-13]

Saturday, August 18

  • Apparently today is WedgeStock 2012 in the South Wedge neighborhood from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.. Wicked fun, saxophone-driven, percussive groove-rock band The BuddhaHood will perform around 5 p.m. [source: JamBase calendar, 2012-Aug-13]
  • Bread & Water Theatre's Music and Art Fair is today and tomorrow from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. [source: UMHN Calendar, 2012-Aug-13]
  • The Flying Squirrel is hosting their Animation Night tonight starting at 7 p.m. [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2012-Aug-13]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. and tomorrow at 5 p.m, the Dryden is screening Elles (Malgorzata Szumowska, France/Poland/Germany 2011, 99 min., French/English/Polish w/ subtitles). From the calendar:

    While researching the secret world of student prostitution, an unfulfilled Parisian housewife (Juliette Binoche) uncovers unexpected truths about the women she interviews and her own sexuality. Szumowska offers a fresh, erotically charged spin on the world's oldest profession.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Aug-13]

  • Tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 10:30 p.m. is Pink Elephant, BML, and Limeworks. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Aug-13]

Sunday, August 19

  • This evening at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. is Foreverinmotion with good acoustic soloist Nick Young, and really great sounding acoustic trio Baby Shark. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Aug-13]

Monday, August 20

  • Mondays is cheap movie night at the Little, so if there's something you're on the fence about, at least it's cheap.

Tuesday, August 21

  • The Dryden is screening The Big Night (Joseph Losey, US 1951, 75 min.) tonight at 8 p.m. From the Eastman House calendar:

    Losey's last American film before his blacklisting finds John Barrymore Jr. as a teenager who watches in horror as his beloved father is brutally beaten by thugs. Bent on revenge, he takes to the streets, but finds the answers more troubling than he imagined.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Aug-13]

Wednesday, August 22

  • Julie Donofrio hosts the Young Comedians' Open Mic tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Writers and Books. [source: Writers and Books website, 2012-Aug-13]
  • The Dryden is screening Blonde Venus (Josef von Sternberg, US 1932, 93 min.) tonight at 8 p.m. Once again, from the Eastman House calendar:

    Forced to take to the stage to pay for her husband's medical expenses, Helen Faraday (Marlene Dietrich) finds herself slipping deeper into a life she cannot escape. After a relationship with a young Cary Grant, she leaves her husband and child and goes into hiding. Dietrich performs three musical numbers in this unrelenting pre-Code drama.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Aug-13]

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