Events for Thursday, September 20, 2012 through Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Thursday, September 20

  • Tonight at 6:30 p.m. at The Yards at the Public Market is a Deep Fried Poetry Reading featuring Aaron Fagan, and Jon Palzer. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2012-Sep-19]
  • This evening starting around 7 p.m. is a Public Cupping to sample the new Nicaraguan coffees at Joe Bean Roasters. If I remember correctly, they are purchasing their beans directly from the farmers and will feature three different plant varietals from three different farms. [source: Joe Bean e-mail, 2012-Sep-19]
  • Tonight starting around 9 p.m. or so, good, crowd-pleasing reggae from Thunder Body will perform at Star Alley. [source: flyer, 2012-Jun-19]
  • Tonight at 6:45 p.m. at the Little is a screening of Occupation Has No Future followed by a question-and-answer session. From the Little's website:

    In the Fall of 2009 a group of US veterans and war resisters traveled to Israel/Palestine to meet with their Israeli counterparts in an effort to strengthen connections and share experiences. "Occupation Has No Future" uses this trip as a lens to study Israeli militarism, examine the occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, and explore the work of Israelis and Palestinians organizing against militarism and occupation. The film explores the Israeli social environment that creates such heightened militarism and leads to attitudes of fear, exclusion, racism, and ultimately aggression; and examines the consequences of Israeli policies both for the Palestinian people as well as for Israeli civil society.

    [source: Little Theatre e-mail, 2012-Sep-12]

  • The MuCCC is hosting a series of performances under the umbrella of Beyond the Fringe Festival. Tonight at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. is Justin Reilly's When We Were Young, We Wanted to Live about how our high school years shaped our lives today. [source: MuCCC e-mail, 2012-Sep-17]
  • The Dryden will be screening A Chump at Oxford (Alfred Goulding, US 1940, 63 min., 16mm) tonight at 8 p.m. According to the calendar:

    Bumbling street sweepers Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy inadvertently foil a bank robbery and are rewarded with full-ride scholarships to Oxford. Hazed by know-it-all Brits, the boys simply aren't cut out for the contemplative life — at least not until a window cracks Stan's cranium and awakens a brilliant scholarly alter ego. Soon Ollie finds himself demoted to "Lord Paddington's" valet. An uproarious comedy that lovingly revisits many classic Laurel and Hardy routines, A Chump at Oxford delivers a much-needed riposte to academic stuffiness.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Sep-18]

  • Tonight through Saturday at 10:30 p.m. on Nextstage at Geva is Geva Comedy Improv's show titled Zombie Horror: A Live Comedy Apocalypse. [source: RocWiki events, 2012-Sep-18]

Friday, September 21

  • This evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lake Riley in Cobbs Hill Park, the Gandhi Institute is hosting the International Day of Peace to "speak out to protect our water sources and health from hydrofracking, as Gov. Cuomo and regulators are poised to allow this hazardous technology in our state." [source: Non-Violent Communication, Rochester, NY Yahoo! Group post, 2012-Sep-17]
  • Updated: Tonight at 6 p.m. as part of the Fringe Festival, avant garde performers The Bloody Noes present their 50th Anniversary at Rochester Contemporary. [source: a way-late e-mail from Rochester Contemporary, 2012-Sep-21]
  • The MuCCC's Beyond the Fringe Festival continues tonight at 7 p.m.: Black Sheep Theatre presents Act One of their current production, Widowers' Houses by George Bernard Shaw, then Polite Company Improv & Sketch Comedy performs at 8 p.m., The Professor of Rap presents The A-List, "an open rehearsal of Cole Porter's patter songs" at 9 p.m., and wraps up with the 10 p.m. performance of Deadly Dames Burlesque. [source: MuCCC e-mail, 2012-Sep-17]
  • This evening at 8 p.m. at the Dryden is a screening of Downeast (David Redmon and Ashley Sabin, US 2012, 80 min., Digital Projection), described on the Dryden website:

    Shedding light on the hardships facing small towns in post-industrial decline, filmmakers Redmon and Sabin document the story of Gouldsboro, Maine, where entrepreneur Antoine Bussone attempts to transform a newly shuttered seafood plant into a lobster-packing facility to much skepticism from the local elite. Involving, lyrical, and humane, Downeast is as much a portrait of a community as a microcosm of today's economic climate.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Sep-18]

  • Although it seems quite pricey for an event that "does not go through Mt. Hope Cemetery and does not involve actors", Fridays through October 26 at 9 p.m. starting at Reservoir and Mt. Hope is the Ghosts of Mt. Hope Ave. Ghost Walk. [source: Rochester Craigslist events, 2012-Sep-18]
  • Muler, Attic Abasement, and very good hard-bar-rock band Inugami will perform at Monty's Krown tonight starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Carbon Records calendar, 2012-Sep-18]

Saturday, September 22

  • Today at 2 p.m. at the MuCCC's Beyond the Fringe Festival, Spencer Christiano will again read Mike Daisey's amazing tale of The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs. At 7 p.m., stop by for a performance of the still-powerful play Dutchman by Amiri Baraka by Infusion Action Theater/Darryll Rudy. [source: MuCCC e-mail, 2012-Sep-17]
  • The Bug Jar will host a Pop-Punk Matinee at 2 p.m. with Handguns, Forever Came Calling, State Champs, Allison Weiss, Storm the Bay, Mouthful, and Through the Crowd. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Sep-18]
  • This afternoon from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. is Oktoberfest on the Avenue at The Malt & Market (746 Monroe Ave.) [source: RocWiki events, 2012-Sep-18]
  • Updated: Rochester Contemporary will hold a Performing Public Space with the Rochester Contemporary Dance Collective today starting at 3 p.m. with Numbered Spaces by Laurie MacFarlane, Joe, Bob, & Sheldon by Helen Myers at 3:30 p.m., Here and There by Marielys Burgos Meléndez at 4 p.m., The Body Inside by Mariah Maloney at 5 p.m., and At The Fault by Eran David P. Hanlon at 5:30 p.m. [source: that same way-late e-mail from Rochester Contemporary, 2012-Sep-21]
  • The Dryden will be screening Fahrenheit 451 (Francois Truffaut, UK 1966, 112 min.) at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday at 2 p.m.:

    A long-time passion project for Truffaut, this off-kilter adaptation of the beloved novel by Ray Bradbury (1920—2012) envisions a post-literary society where interactive TV rules every home and books are burned in the public square by so-called firemen. One fireman (Oskar Werner) begins to question his marriage and his vocation after meeting a dissenting free spirit (Julie Christie) on the monorail, setting him off on a dangerous path of unorthodox book preservation. A big-budget production whose innate strangeness makes today's blockbusters look timid.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Sep-18]

  • This evening at the Bug Jar is Christopher Paul Stelling, Seth Faergolzia & The 23 Psaegz, Gin & Bonnets, and Holy Smith starting around 10 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Sep-18]

Sunday, September 23

  • Today at 7 p.m. at the Flying Squirrel is the monthly Green Party Meeting. [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2012-Sep-18]
  • Bob Log III, Stoney Lonesome & The House of Lights, Roger Kuhn, and Cammy Enaharo will be at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Sep-18]

Monday, September 24

  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Dryden Theatre is a special Photo Finish 5K Film Screening of Chariots of Fire (Hugh Hudson, UK 1981, 124 min.) Plus, "enter the name of your favorite charity in a drawing to receive half the proceeds from the screening. Winner to be drawn at random." [source: Eastman House events calendar, 2012-Sep-18]

Tuesday, September 25

  • Today from 12:12 p.m. to 12:52 p.m. in Kate Gleason Auditorium at the Rundell Library, Pam Sherman will review Anna Quindlen's Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake. [source: Friends of the Public Library e-mail, 2012-Sep-7]
  • There is a Restorative Circles Practice tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Flying Squirrel. [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2012-Sep-18]
  • The Dryden will be screening The White Rose (D. W. Griffith, US 1923, 100 min.) at 8 p.m. Quoting the Eastman House calendar:

    This rarely seen work was the last film Griffith made with the great actress Mae Marsh, here playing a lonely orphan trying to be a '20s seductress and instead falling in love with a clergyman. [source: Dryden website, 2012-Sep-18]

Wednesday, September 26

  • Tonight starting at 7 p.m. at Writers and Books is the Monthly Story Slam, hosted by Annette Ramos — "an open mic of true loose and spontaneous stories based on one's own life". [source: Writers and Books website, 2012-Sep-18]
  • Meanwhile at the Dryden is a screening of The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer, US 1962, 126 min.) at 8 p.m. "Director John Frankenheimer's masterful pacing and intense black and white photography depict a paranoid world of Communist brainwashing and political assassination during the Cold War." [source: Dryden website, 2012-Sep-18]

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