Events for Thursday, August 23, 2012 through Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Thursday, August 23

  • Tonight through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the MuCCC is the 5th annual Sankofa Evening of Theatre & Jazz [source: MuCCC website, 2012-Aug-13]
  • Starting late after Garden Vibes at 8:30 p.m., the Dryden will be screening 48 Hrs. (Walter Hill, US 1982, 96 min.) Here's the calendar description:

    After making his film debut in this action comedy, Eddie Murphy became one of the biggest box-office draws of the '80s. He's hilarious as a convict recruited to help catch a killer, but this is a buddy comedy in the truest sense. The casting of Nick Nolte as his gruff partner brings out the very best in Murphy.

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

  • Over at Abilene, also starting around 8:30 p.m. is My Plastic Sun, Coyote Campus, and Bad Sound. [source: Abilene website, 2012-Aug-13]

Friday, August 24

  • A friend of mine recommended I try and catch The Sugarland Express (Steven Spielberg, US 1974, 110 min.) at the Dryden, screening tonight at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Again from the Dryden calendar:

    Goldie Hawn and William Atherton are petty larcenists in hot pursuit of the child they were forced to give up. But the stakes grow higher as they take a trooper hostage and become outlaw celebrities. Recipient of the Best Screenplay Award at Cannes, and shot just one year before Spielberg rose to international fame with Jaws.

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

Saturday, August 25

  • Since the Bop Shop is no longer at the Village Gate, today and tomorrow is the In-Store Sidewalk Sale. [source: Bop Shop Events, 2012-Aug-13]
  • Today from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Genesee Center for the Arts is the Spokes & Ink Bike and Poster Fest. [source: Spokes & Ink website, 2012-Aug-13]
  • The Dryden will be screening the Rochester premiere of Miss Bala (Gerardo Naranjo, Mexico 2011, 113 min., Spanish w/ subtitles) tonight at 8 p.m. and tomorrow at 5 p.m. The calendar has this to say:

    Loosely inspired by a 2008 incident, Miss Bala offers an electrifying account of a beauty pageant contestant (Stephanie Sigman) ensnared in a war between a drug cartel and corrupt officials. With slinky long takes shot from volatile corners and crevices, Miss Bala is a tour-de-force that announces Naranjo as amajor talent.

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

  • Awesome punk-rock The Blastoffs, The Tombstone Hands, and Philo Beddoe will perform at the Bug Jar starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Aug-13]

Sunday, August 26

  • The MuCCC will be hosting a performance of Metal Quest: The First Emperor tonight at 7:30 p.m. [source: MuCCC website, 2012-Aug-13]
  • The Bug Jar is hosting West Fest with Anchorage Nebraska, very good hard-bar-rock band Inugami, Comedown, Pink Elephant, and good hard rock from The Cheetah Whores starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Aug-13]

Monday, August 27

  • In Between the Lines Improv Troup and TOOP (The Opposite of People) Theater Company will perform at the Todd Theatre at the University of Rochester today from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. [source: UofR website events calendar, 2012-Aug-13]
  • Tonight at 7 p.m. at the Flying Squirrel is the monthly Green Party Meeting. [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2012-Aug-13]

Tuesday, August 28

  • The Dryden will be screening Talk About a Stranger (David Bradley, US 1952, 65 min., 16mm) at 8 p.m. From the Eastman House calendar:

    Another neglected gem from the MGM B-unit, Talk about a Stranger follows young Bud as he tries to prove that the stranger who's moved in to the long-abandoned house down the road is an evil canine murderer. Set in an idyllic citrus town and photographed by noir specialist John Alton (Raw Deal), this junior version of Shadow of a Doubt carries palpable terror.

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

Wednesday, August 29

  • The Devil is a Woman (Josef von Sternberg, US 1935, 75 min.) will be shown at the Dryden tonight at 8 p.m. From the calendar:

    Dietrich stars as a cold-hearted and mysterious woman who can belong to no one, but leads everyone to believe otherwise. Von Sternberg paints a vivid and stylized recreation of turn-of-the-20th-century Spain during Carnival.

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

  • Over at Abilene, Euforquestra will perform with good, crowd-pleasing reggae from Thunder Body tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: JamBase calendar, 2012-Aug-13]
  • Good, amiable hard rock from The Clockmen, Cavalcade, The DeVills, and The Red Lion will be at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Aug-13]

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