Events for Thursday, October 18, 2012 through Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, October 18

  • The ROC City Roller Derby will present a screening of Derby Baby tonight at the Little at 6:30 p.m. [source: Little Theatre e-mail, 2012-Oct-1]
  • This evening at 7 p.m. at the Memorial Art Gallery, Francesca Casadio will present a Chemistry Lecture titled The Secret Lives of Masterpieces: CSI and the Art Institute of Chicago. [source: MAG website, 2012-Oct-15]
  • The Dryden will be screening The Little Shop of Horrors (Roger Corman, US 1960, 72 min.) tonight at 8 p.m. From their description:

    When lowly clerk Seymour Krelboyne creates a plant that relies on human blood to survive, he becomes the star employee at Mushnick's flower shop. However, to keep revenue flowing, he must also keep the blood flowing. Caught in a downward spiral of murder and deceit, his crimes swell to epic proportions … and so does the plant's power. Roger Corman, king of the B-picture, filmed this hilarious low-budget masterpiece in just two days.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Oct-15]

  • Tonight starting around 9 p.m. is The Filthy McNastys in Star Alley Park next to Lux. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2012-Oct-15]

Friday, October 19

  • The Baobab is screening Too Important to Fail at 7 p.m. about "the U.S.'s perpetually-in-crisis public educational system." [source: Baobab website, 2012-Oct-15]
  • Over at the Eastman House is a Members' Exhibition Party for the new show 60 from the 60s from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. — and featuring music by The Isotopes. [source: Eastman House calendar, 2012-Oct-15]
  • Then in the Dryden at 8 p.m. is a screening of The Class (Entre les murs, Laurent Cantet, France 2008, 128 min., French w/subtitles). I seem to remember this film crossing my radar as something I'd like to see … from the Eastman House description:

    French teacher François Marin struggles as the students in his class continually impede his efforts to reach them in labor specialist Cantet's modern classic, drawn from the real-life experiences of its star.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Oct-15]

  • In Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra will perform starting at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2012-Oct-15]
  • Tonight at 8:30 p.m., Geva Comedy Improv performs Campfire Improv in the Nextstage at Geva, and tomorrow they return at 8:30 p.m. for Monster Mash Double Feature. [source: Geva Theatre ticket website, 2012-Oct-15]
  • Wicked fun, saxophone-driven, percussive groove-rock band The BuddhaHood performs with very good bluegrass from String Theory Bluegrass Band over at Dub Land Underground tonight starting around 10 p.m. [source: JamBase calendar, 2012-Oct-15]

Saturday, October 20

  • This year's Home Movie Day will run from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush-Rhees Library at the University of Rochester. [source: Home Movie Day postcard, 2012-Sep-24]
  • Updated: Tonight at the 1975 Gallery starting around 7 p.m. is the Opening Reception for Haunted which runs through November 17. [source: 1975 flyer, 2012-Oct-19]
  • Everyone's Theatre Company, Inc. will perform An Evening of One Acts tonight at 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow at 4 p.m. at Christ The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (1000 N. Winton Rd.) [source: RocWiki events, 2012-Oct-15]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. and tomorrow at 2 p.m. the Dryden is screening the classic Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, US 1960, 109 min.). [source: Dryden website, 2012-Oct-15]
  • Tonight starting around 9 p.m., Three Heads Brewing present solid, crowd-pleasing bar-rock from MoChester with excellent, deceptively mellow, complex rock-and-roll from Hinkley at Sticky Lips Juke Joint. [source: Sticky Lips website, 2012-Oct-15]
  • Meanwhile at Monty's Krown starting around 10:30 p.m. is Carbon Records CR200 Release Party with a variety of Carbon-label artists performing. [source: Carbon Records calendar, 2012-Oct-15]

Sunday, October 21

  • This morning starting at 10:30 a.m. from Java's at the Public Market is the Rochester Tweed Ride. [source: the proverbial grapevine, 2012-Sep-14]
  • From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Kate Gleason Auditorium in Rundel Library, author Christine Ridarsky will be on hand to discuss the most recent issue of Rochester History. [source: flyer, 2012-Feb-28]

Monday, October 22

  • Tonight at Writers and Books starting at 7 p.m. is a video screening of All the President's Men (1976, 138 min.), introduced by Jack Garner. [source: Writers and Books flyer, 2012-Oct-2]
  • This evening at 8 p.m. at the Bop Shop (1460 Monroe Ave.) is a Meet-and-Greet with Melanie Safka Schekeryk (a.k.a. Melanie), subject and star of Melanie and the Record Man performing this fall at Blackfriars Theatre. [source: Bop Shop website, 2012-Oct-15]
  • Over at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. is Epilogue, The Dead Catholics, and Hunter Dialectic. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Oct-15]

Tuesday, October 23

  • Today from 12:12 p.m. to 12:52 p.m. in Kate Gleason Auditorium in Rundel Library, Peggy Savlov will review Kathleen Riley's The Astaires: Fred & Adele. [source: Friends of the Public Library e-mail, 2012-Sep-7]
  • From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Abilene is "the first of our once a month" Artisan Craft and Music Night featuring local artists in the upstairs and The Skillet Lickers performing downstairs. [source: Abilene website, 2012-Oct-15]
  • This evening at 7 p.m. in Barnes and Noble in Pittsford is the Rochester Science Cafe with Dr. Charles Groetsch, "the Traubert Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Citadel in Charleston, SC." [source: Science Cafe Rochester blog, 2012-Sep-25]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Dryden is Trapped by the Mormons (H. B. Parkinson, UK 1922, 97 min.) a silent film described in the calendar:

    Just as WWI prompted many new spiritual and social strategies in Europe, new prejudices arose as well. One of the most unusual was the British fear of American Mormons enslaving widowed and unmarried Englishwomen, a terror luridly exploited in this barnstorming adaptation of a propagandistic novel starring American actress Evelyn Brent. Needless to say, many of the "facts" presented here are preposterous — you will never see, and there never existed, Mormons quite like this anywhere!

    (Nonetheless, I think it will give excellent insight into what a Romney-Ryan presidency would be like [rimshot].) [source: Dryden website, 2012-Oct-15]

  • Tonight at the Bug Jar, Dr. Hamburger presents Eskimeaux, and Hollow Boys. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Oct-15]

Wednesday, October 24

  • Tonight at Writers and Books starting at 7 p.m. is the Monthly Story Slam hosted by Annette Ramos. [source: Writers and Books website, 2012-Oct-15]
  • Updated: This evening at 7 p.m. at the Little Theatre is another screening in the New York Filmmakers Quarterly series. [source: Little Theatre e-mail, 2012-Oct-18]
  • The Dryden is screening Being There (Hal Ashby, US 1979, 130 min.) starting at 8 p.m. in which:

    Peter Sellers, in his last great role, stars as a simple Washington, DC, gardener who knows nothing of the world save what he's seen on television. Through a series of misunderstandings, he's mistaken for a brilliant political oracle and soon has the president's ear. Based on the novel by Jerzy Kosinski, Ashby's sharp, wonderfully deadpan satire features beautifully nuanced performances from Sellers and Oscar-winner Melvyn Douglas.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Oct-15]

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