In an effort to try and highlight the blog posts (which have otherwise become lost in the massive events lists) I decided to start putting the events "under the fold", so-to-speak. Hopefully this won't be too traumatic …
Thursday, October 4
- Today from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., "celebrate Banned Books Week: read a short passage (2-3 minutes) from your favorite banned book outside Rush Rhees Library. Selected books will be available for your use at the special book display shelves, if don't have your favorite book on hand." (And yeah, they're talking about books that are banned from schools and libraries in America.) [source: UofR website events calendar, 2012-Oct-1]
- Today starting at 12:15 p.m. is a Lunchtime Reading of A Slight Ache by Harold Pinter on Nextstage at Geva. Their brief synopsis of the plot: "a couple confronts a traveling salesman to find out why he’s been standing at their gate every day for two months." [source: Geva Theatre ticket website, 2012-Oct-1]
- Today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Public Market is another Food Truck Rodeo. [source: City Newspaper Chow Hound article, 2012-Sep-26]
- Today at 7 p.m. at University of Rochester in Dewey Hall, Room 1-101 is a screening of Forks Over Knives which "examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods." [source: University of Rochester Cinema Group website, 2012-Oct-1]
- The Dryden will be screening Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel, US 1956, 80 min.) tonight at 8 p.m. As you probably know of the film, "humans are rapidly being replaced by extraterrestrial imposters", but (according to my notes when I saw it in 2006) the director claimed it had nothing to do with Communism nor McCarthyism. [source: Dryden website, 2012-Oct-1]
- Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Eastman School of Music, East Wing, Room 415 is the season's first concert of Ossia New Music. [source: Ossia New Music website, 2012-Oct-1]
Friday, October 5
- Today at 1 p.m. in Carlson Auditorium at RIT, James Gentile will discuss Solving Complex Questions in Science through Innovation and Interdisciplinary Collaboration. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2012-Oct-3]
- This evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hedonist Artisan Chocolates is an Autumn Memories: Chocolate Tasting and Art Opening. [source: Hedonist Artisan Chocolates website, 2012-Oct-1]
- Today from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at RoCo is the Opening Reception for Me Pix: Picturing ourselves in video and photography. [source: RocWiki events, 2012-Oct-1]
- Over at Writers and Books from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. is First Fridays / Wide Open Mic with host Norm Davis. [source: Writers and Books website, 2012-Oct-1]
- Tonight in Hoyt Auditorium at the University of Rochester is a screening of Ted (106 min.) at 7 p.m., 9:15 p.m., and 11:30 p.m.:
As the result of a childhood wish, John Bennett's teddy bear, Ted, came to life and has been by John's side ever since — a friendship that's tested when Lori, John's girlfriend of four years, wants more from their relationship.
[source: University of Rochester Cinema Group website, 2012-Oct-1]
- Remember that today is the start of the ImageOut Film Festival. The first screening is Cloudburst at 7 p.m. at the Little. All I'm going to do is to follow Dayna's suggestions from the City Paper. (I'd also like to mention that even if you have no interest in going to any of the films, check out the calendar on the last two pages of the program: it's a near-platonic portrait of elegant, compact, functional design.) [source: Dryden website, 2012-Oct-1]
- Tonight at the Dryden is She Married Her Boss (Gregory La Cava, US 1935, 85 min.) at 8 p.m.:
After years of secretly loving her boss, Julia's dream of marriage comes true. That dream becomes a harsh reality, however, as their boss-employee relationship carries over into their home life.
[source: Dryden website, 2012-Oct-1]
Saturday, October 6
- Today at 8 a.m. is the George Eastman House Photo Finish 5K at George Eastman House. [source: Eastman House calendar, 2012-Oct-1]
- Today at The Yards at the Public Market from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. is Fall into THE YARDS: "a one-year anniversary fundraiser". [source: The Yards e-mail, 2012-Sep-25]
- Today at 4 p.m. and at 7 p.m. at the Little Theatre is a screening of this year's selections in the Manhattan Short Film Festival. [source: Little Theatre e-mail, 2012-Oct-3]
- This evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Dyer Arts Center of NTID at RIT is Oscar Goes!, A Wheelchair-Accessible Van Benefit for my friends Dave and Sally's kid. [source: e-mail from Oscar's family, 2012-Aug-21]
- This evening from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (which seems like a window of time that's too large), $upa $atty, and Hiri Skywalker will perform at the Flying Squirrel. [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2012-Oct-1]
- This evening starting at 8 p.m. at Trinity's (36 W. Main St.) is A Dance Party, a celebration for Jennie And Zahra, owners of Hedonist Chocolates, and a fundraiser for the Gay Alliance of Rochester. [source: Culture Starts With Art! Yahoo! Group posting, 2012-Sep-30]
- Joywave, KOPPS, The Branch Davidians, and Cottage Jefferson will be at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Oct-1]
Sunday, October 7
- This afternoon starting around 4 p.m. at Water Street Music Hall is the Genesee Center for the Arts Raise The Roof Benefit featuring Moon Zombies, very good electrified acoustic rock from The Driftwood Sailors, rockin' rockabilly from Krypton 88, and Steve Grills. [source: Water Street Music Hall website, 2012-Oct-1]
- Also at 4 p.m. is a screening of L.A. Confidential (138 min.) in Hoyt Auditorium at the University of Rochester. [source: University of Rochester Cinema Group website, 2012-Oct-1]
Monday, October 8
- Updated: Tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the MuCCC are performances of Mario Pirovano's Francis the Holy Jester.
Francis the Holy jester is a one man show, a play which relies solely on the considerable skill of a highly experienced performer and the imagination of the audience. This is a show without props, without scenery and with the simplest of costume where the bond between the audience and the performer, and thus the material and subject is tangible, visceral. A whole range of characters from 13th Century Italy are brought to life before us: Popes and Cardinals, Dukes and Duchesses, soldiers on the battle field, traders in the marketplace and St Francis himself.
[source: MuCCC e-mail, 2012-Oct-5; formerly MuCCC website, 2012-Oct-1]
Tuesday, October 9
- Today from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Central Library, Skip Greer will "speak about the production and concept behind Freud's Last Session. Skip will be joined by members of the cast and a set model will be available for audience members to view." [source: Friends of the Public Library e-mail, 2012-Sep-7]
- Tonight at 7 p.m. (not 8 p.m. like usual, and it's part of ImageOut, so skip your Take-10 passes) the Dryden is screening The Celluloid Closet (Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, US 1995, 102 min.):
Using the seminal work of GLBT and AIDS activist Vito Russo as a starting point, Epstein and Friedman trace the history of the depiction of gays and lesbians on film; those that were obvious and those that squeaked by censors in stealth mode. Utilizing film clips and personal accounts of working in Hollywood, this documentary draws a vivid portrait of the barriers and motivations driving the GLBT filmmaking community.
[source: Dryden website, 2012-Oct-1]
- Tonight at the Little at 7 p.m. is a One Take: Stories through the Lens Doc Series film, Mothers of Bedford (100 min.) followed by a discussion. From the Little's write-up:
Mothering can be difficult at the best of times, but imagine trying to raise your children from jail. Filming in and out of prison over five years, director Jenifer McShane follows five mothers incarcerated at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in NY State as they work to "parent" from behind bars.
[source: Little Theatre e-mail, 2012-Oct-3]
- This evening at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. is The Overseer, Mercia, and Waves Crashing Piano Chords. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Oct-1]
Wednesday, October 10
- This evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library, Professor Kevin Noble Maillard will discuss "the fear of the disintegrating family and what it says about tolerating difference" in a program titled Interracial Marriage as a Measure of Acceptance of Nontraditional Families. [source: Friends of the Public Library e-mail, 2012-Sep-7]
- Tonight at 7 p.m. at Writers and Books, Curt Smith will discuss The History of Presidential Speechwriting. [source: flyer, 2012-Oct-2]
- The Dryden will be screening The Senator Was Indiscreet (George S. Kaufman, US 1948, 82 min.) tonight at 8 p.m. From the Eastman House calendar:
Dedicated to "every politician who has ever jeopardized a baby's health with unsanitary kisses," Kaufman's sole directing effort stars William Powell as a hilariously dull-witted US senator who has his eyes on the ultimate political prize: the White House. That is, until his scandal-filled personal diary goes missing.
[source: Dryden website, 2012-Oct-1]
- Tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. is Jealousy Mountain Duo, All of Them Witches, Torus, and Tumul. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Oct-1]
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