Events for Thursday, October 11, 2012 through Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, October 11

  • The Bertrand Russell Society meets tonight at 7 p.m. at Writers and Books. Tonight, David White will speak on Philosophy Is a Matter of Wisdom Speaking Truth to Vanity. [source: Writers and Books website, 2012-Oct-8]
  • Updated (the time): Over at Abilene is a "special show with acclaimed singer/songwriter John Lilly." Continuing from Abilene's writer-up, "one reviewer says, 'if Hank Williams had a sunny disposition, he'd be John Lilly'" starting around 8 p.m. [source: Abilene e-mail, 2012-Oct-8]
  • The Dryden will be screening Theatre of Blood (Douglas Hickox, UK 1973, 104 min.) tonight at 8 p.m. for their Halloween series:

    Soon after the apparent suicide of Shakespearean actor Edward Lionheart (Vincent Price), someone begins murdering the critics who once savaged the notorious ham's career. But here's the rub: they're being killed off in elaborate set-pieces inspired by the Bard's own plays. Itself inspired by The Abominable Dr. Phibes, this wickedly entertaining shocker about an underrated actor who takes his ultimate revenge was always one of Price's personal favorites.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Oct-8]

  • Over at the Bug Jar is The Inner Planets, and The John Payton Project starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Oct-8]

Friday, October 12

  • Over at the Record Archive at 6 p.m. is the Opening Reception for works by Man-crafts.com with music by Holy Smith, and Rapp. [source: Record Archive e-mail, 2012-Sep-25]
  • Tonight at 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the MuCCC, the Wilson Magnet High School Drama/Video Club (DVC) presents Kill Shakespeare by Anthony Del Col, and Conor McCreedy. [source: MuCCC website, 2012-Oct-8]
  • The Dryden will be screening China Heavyweight (Qian Chui Bai Lian, Yung Chang, Canada/China 2012, 94 min., Chinese w/subtitles) tonight at 8 p.m. From their calendar:

    Banned in China under Mao Zedong, boxing has seen a slow recovery in recent years. Now, boxing professional Qi Moxiang is on a mission to recruit and train young Olympic hopefuls to compete in the sport he loves.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Oct-8]

  • Although I'm not much of a fan of the Bug Jar on Friday nights, I do like the good, amiable hard rock from The Clockmen who are playing among Pink Elephant, Slug Guts, Limeworks, and Anchorage Nebraska, all starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Oct-8]
  • Tonight at Monty's Krown starting around 10:30 p.m. is Pillowfight Accident, Nod, and Cottage Jefferson. [source: flyer at Lux, 2012-Oct-9]

Saturday, October 13

  • Today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Maplewood YMCA is Creations with a Heart Art & Craft Show featuring "over 40 artisans" with "hand-crafted pottery, jewelry, paper art, soaps and oils, woodworking, fused and painted glass, fashion accessories, photographs, and even gourmet jams and jellies. [source: RocWiki events, 2012-Oct-8]
  • Today at the Little is Project 5: Horror. At 2 p.m. is an Alfred Hitchcock Double Feature with The Birds then Vertigo at 4:15 p.m. Later, at 7 p.m. is the Upstate Premiere of V/H/S with Skype interview with producer Brad Miska (and an additional screening at 10 p.m. [source: Little Theatre e-mail, 2012-Oct-10]
  • In Cafe Veritas at the First Unitarian Church, Christine Lavin, and Meg Gehman will perform starting around 7:30 p.m. [source: Freetime website, 2012-Oct-8]
  • Tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 10:30 p.m. is Robert Sarazin Blake, Stoney Lonesome and The House of Lights, and Goodbye Ronnie. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Oct-8]

Sunday, October 14

  • The Dryden will be screening Them! (Gordon Douglas, US 1954, 94 min.) at 2 p.m. as part of the Halloween series. From the calendar:

    The ant population of New Mexico has been mutating for nine years, ever since the first nuclear test in the desert. Now nine feet tall and breeding, the monstrous creatures are cutting a swath of destruction straight to Los Angeles. Scary fun for the whole family, Halloween wouldn't be complete without the first giant insect film, a classic of nuclear-age paranoia.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Oct-8]

  • Today from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Flying Squirrel is a CopWatch Screening of These Streets are Watching plus other films and a discussion. [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2012-Oct-8]

Monday, October 15

  • The Eastman Wind Orchestra performs today in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre starting at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2012-Oct-8]

Tuesday, October 16

  • Today from 12:12 p.m. to 12:52 p.m. in Kate Gleason Auditorium at the Rundel Library is Books Sandwiched-In with James C. Moore reviewing Edmund de Waal's The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance. [source: Friends of the Public Library e-mail, 2012-Sep-7]
  • Tonight at the Dryden at 8 p.m. is The Big Parade (King Vidor, US 1925, 140 min.) From the Eastman House calendar,

    King Vidor's poignant account of idealistic, naive John Gilbert's spiritual maturing in the trenches was the first and perhaps best U.S. World War I epic, providing a supremely humane and unflinching view of the conflict's terrors to Americans who were uncertain of how to deal with the war's residual pain. It remains a brilliant piece of filmmaking, and a celebration of inner strength and love that needs to be seen on the big screen.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Oct-8]

  • Over at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. is Geronimo!, Anchorage Nebraska, Upstate, and good chiptunes rock band Chip's Challenge. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Oct-8]

Wednesday, October 17

  • The Gandhi Institute presents A Conversation on Race: A Process of Discovery tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. [source: Gandhi Institute calendar, 2012-Oct-8]
  • Over at the Comedy Club, Doug Stanhope performs tonight at 7:30 p.m. [source: Freetime website, 2012-Oct-8]
  • The Dryden is screening The Best Man (Franklin J. Schaffner, US 1964, 102 min.) tonight at 8 p.m. From the calendar:

    Gore Vidal's 1960 play about a presidential campaign that turns exceedingly nasty hasn't aged a bit: The Best Man recently made a triumphant return to Broadway in a widely acclaimed new production. Schaffner's gripping 1964 film adaptation has also proved to be an enduring piece of political melodrama, thanks largely to Vidal's engrossing script and Henry Fonda's and Cliff Robertson's performances as a pair of compromised candidates.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Oct-8]

  • Over at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. is Ringo Deathstarr, Abandoned Buildings Club, and Spaceweather Shakes. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Oct-8]

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