Events for Thursday, September 13, 2012 through Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Thursday, September 13

  • Tonight at 7 p.m. at the Community Darkroom at the Genesee Center for the Arts is the opening reception for It's Hardly Noticeable which "explores the world of a character who struggles to reconcile himself with his differences, caught between an overwhelming drive to yield to his compulsions and an undeniable desire to blend in with those around him." [source: Genesee Center for the Arts website, 2012-Sep-10]
  • The Bertrand Russell Society meets tonight at 7 p.m. at Writers and Books. Tim Madigan will speak on Teaching Bertrand Russell: the Challenge for the 21st Century. [source: Writers and Books website, 2012-Sep-10]
  • Bob Brier will present an Archaeology Lecture tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Art Gallery titled Napoleon in Egypt: The Beginning of Egyptology. [source: MAG website, 2012-Sep-10]
  • Tonight at the Tap and Mallet is the Opening Reception for the Fall '12 Art Show featuring works by Eder Muniz, Chris Cameron, Andy Schmitz, and Heather McKay; music by Temperamental Falcons (Andy and Chris' band) all starting around 7 p.m. [source: Tap and Mallet website, 2012-Sep-10]
  • The Dryden will be screening Lord Love a Duck (George Axelrod, US 1966, 105 min.) at 8 p.m. From the calendar description:

    Noted Broadway wit Axelrod's directorial debut is a manic teenybopper satire that can't even settle on a target for more than 30 seconds: beach movies, popular girls, dirty old men, California, drive-by churches, consumerism, public schools, and the erotic thrall of cashmere to name a few. Naïve high schooler Roddy McDowall tries to impress nymphomaniac Tuesday Weld by helping her overcome her embarrassing roots and gain entry into an exclusive social club. Too bad she'd rather run off with shady preacher Martin West. Free to Museum members.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Sep-10]

  • Tonight starting around 8:30 p.m. at the Bug Jar is This Life, and Ocupanther followed by DJ's. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Sep-10]

Friday, September 14

  • The Baobab will be showing the film The Economics of Happiness tonight at 7 p.m. "The Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, an unholy alliance of governments and big business continues to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, people all over the world are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance—and, far from the old institutions of power, they're starting to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm — an economics of localization." [source: Baobab website, 2012-Sep-10]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m., the Dryden will be screening The Lips (Los Labios, Iván Fund and Santiago Loza, Argentina 2010, 100 min., Spanish w/subtitles, Digital Projection). From the Eastman House calendar:

    Blurring the lines between documentary and fiction, The Lips tells the story of three female social workers who undertake to aid in the fight against poverty in the Argentine countryside. Filmed with astonishing candor, the heartbreaking histories of the community unfold as the three women acquire a deeper understanding of life and each other.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Sep-10]

  • Over at the Bug Jar is Earthquake Party, effortlessly tight, fast, hard-pop-rock from Routine Involvements, punk hard-rock band Green Dream, Pink Elephant, and CLAM! all starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Sep-10]

Saturday, September 15

  • Today from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the M.K. Gandhi Institute For Nonviolence (929 Plymouth Ave.) presents Gandhi River Keepers, "a program that teaches citizens to see how the river is not a dump but a magnificent ecosystem, one that deserves our respect and protection." [source: M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence website, 2012-Sep-10]
  • Alternatively, stop by the Greentopia Ecofest in the High Falls Entertainment District (today from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) to find things you can buy to make yourself pretend you're helping the world be a better place. [source: Greentopia website, 2012-Sep-12]
  • Starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Tap and Mallet is the All Local Total Tap Takeover featuring beers from Genesee, Rohrbach, CB's, Naked Dove, 3 Heads Brewing, Rogers, and ROC Brewing plus a roasted hog starting at 5 p.m. [source: Tap and Mallet website, 2012-Sep-10]
  • Today at 12:30 p.m. starting from the North Gatehouse of Mt. Hope Cemetery is a tour of the Geology at Mount Hope Cemetery by Bill Chaisson. [source: City of Rochester website, 2012-Sep-12]
  • Updated: This evening from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the 1975 Gallery is a reception for Home is Where the Art Is. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2012-Sep-12; update from note on 1975 Gallery door, 2012-Sep-14]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. and again tomorrow at 2 p.m., The Dryden is screening Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood, US 1992, 131 min.) Eastwood directed this "violent, dust-choked Western that revitalized a genre everyone took for dead." [source: Dryden website, 2012-Sep-10]

Sunday, September 16

  • Today at 2 p.m. at the Memorial Art Gallery is a lecture titled In Company with Angels by glass artist Valerie O'hara in association with the "rediscovered Tiffany windows" now on display. [source: MAG website, 2012-Sep-10]
  • Today starting around 7 p.m. at the Yards is Yards Experimental — "a second night of experimental art and music". [source: The Yards blog, 2012-Sep-11]

Monday, September 17

  • Tonight at the Bug Jar is The Blind Owl Band starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Sep-10]

Tuesday, September 18

  • Today from 12:12 p.m. to 12:52 p.m. in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Rundell Library is Books Sandwiched-In with David L. Fiedler reviewing Keynes Hayek: The Clash That Defined Modern Economics by Nicholas Wapshott. [source: Friends of the Public Library e-mail, 2012-Sep-7]
  • Tonight at the Dryden at 8 p.m. is a screening of The Wrath of the Gods (Reginald Barker, US 1914, 56 min.) From the Eastman House calendar:

    Japanese star Sessue Hayakawa, his wife Tsuru Aoki, and future director Frank Borzage (Seventh Heaven, The Mortal Storm) star in a story of cultural conflict culminating in a spectacularly staged natural disaster. Long considered one of the great early American feature films, director Reginald Barker's imagery and special effects supervisor Raymond. B. West's technical wizardry still impress as much today as they did 90 years ago.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Sep-10]

  • Over at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. is Wye Oak, Callers, and nice, solid acoustic rock from Archimedes. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Sep-10]

Wednesday, September 19

  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Dryden is a screening of Some Came Running (Vincente Minnelli, US 1958, 137 min.)

    Bitter war veteran Dave Hirsch (Frank Sinatra) returns to his hometown of Parkman, Indiana, after many years away. There he befriends gambler Bama (Dean Martin) and must deal with the clingy floozy Ginny (Shirley MacLaine) and his socially climbing brother Frank (Arthur Kennedy). Director Minnelli's skilled 'Scope compositions and vivid color palette create a powerful cinematic experience that stands as one of the most emotionally devastating films of the 1950s.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Sep-10]

  • Also at 8 p.m. over at the Flying Squirrel is poetry with Ray McNiece, and Jack Bradigan Spula. [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2012-Sep-10]
  • The Milk Carton Kids, and Brendan Hines will perform at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Sep-10]

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1 thought on “Events for Thursday, September 13, 2012 through Wednesday, September 19, 2012

  1. So I finally found your website. :0)
    Oh I wanted to see the movie at Dryden tonight–but last night was late getting homework project done and just no energy to bike over there. :( If you go see it, would love to read (or hear) your thoughts on it. Worth trying to find a copy to rent?

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