Events for Thursday, November 8, 2012 through Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, November 8

  • This evening at 6 p.m. in the Dryden Theatre, Douglas Holleley will present a Wish You Were Here Lecture titled Luna Park Sydney: The Image of a Funfair. He "will discuss the historically and culturally important amusement park, Luna Park, Sydney, Australia. Most of the images to be shown were made by E. A. Hopkins, who began working at Luna Park in 1935 when it was being built on the north shore of Sydney Harbor. In 1937, Hopkins began to photograph the Park. This he did with great skill and tenacity for some 35 years." [source: Eastman House calendar, 2012-Nov-6]
  • Tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Flying Squirrel is a Green Party Public Meeting. [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2012-Nov-6]
  • Over at the Highland Branch of the Monroe Public Library at 7 p.m., Michael Tomb will propose Do You Love Highland Park? [source: Monroe County Library website, 2012-Nov-6]
  • The Bertrand Russell Society meets tonight at Writers and Books at 7 p.m. Phil Ebersole will discuss Russell's Religion and Science. [source: Writers and Books website, 2012-Nov-6]
  • The Dryden is screening Marty (Delbert Mann, US 1955, 94 min.) tonight at 8 p.m.

    The second of only two films ever to win both the Palm d'Or and the Oscar for Best Picture, Marty began as a teleplay by the great Paddy Chayefsky, who then adapted the script for the big screen. Taking over for Rod Steiger, Ernest Borgnine slipped effortlessly into the role of a kindhearted but lonely Bronx butcher who comes to the aid of an equally plain schoolteacher (played by the rather lovely Betsy Blair) after she's abandoned at a dancehall by her date. Together, these two lonely hearts share a close encounter with love.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Nov-6]

  • Complex, multi-faceted, musician's rock-band Ian Downey is Famous, Trife Life, Hank Wood and The Hammerheads, and Goosebumps will be at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Nov-6]

Friday, November 9

  • Kaleidoscope: Objects of Wonder, Patterns, and Shapes will have its Opening Reception tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Community Darkroom at the Genesee Center for the Arts with music by Whiskey in My Jar. The show will be on display through March 23, 2013. [source: Genesee Center for the Arts website, 2012-Nov-6]
  • Over at the Tango Cafe is a Film, History, & Dance: Movie Night at the November Groove Juice Special starting with a Beginner Swing Dance Lesson from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and focusing on the Lindy Hop: "the original American dance form that originated in the 1920s in Harlem, NY and evolved alongside Jazz music throughout the century." Mike Thibault will present film clips and discuss the history of the dance. [source: BASWA website, 2012-Nov-6]
  • The UofR Cinema Group will present The Campaign (85 min.) tonight at 7 p.m., 9 p.m., and 11 p.m. in Hoyt Auditorium on the University of Rochester campus. [source: University of Rochester Cinema Group website, 2012-Nov-6]
  • The Dryden will screen Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Kaze no Tani no Naushika, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan 1984, 116 min.) tonight at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.

    Miyazaki's debut film, set a thousand years after a nuclear holocaust has gutted the globe, is considered by many to be his masterwork. After the death of her father and an attack from the hostile Tormekia, Princess Nausicaä must use her ability to communicate with the giant crustacean Ohmu to unite her people against the threat of annihilation.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Nov-6]

  • ROC_CHIP featuring The Future Band, Cu-Cu, Sweat, and VJ PLZ will be at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Nov-6]

Saturday, November 10

  • In Hoyt Auditorium on the University of Rochester campus, the UofR Cinema Group will screen The Intouchables (112 min.) at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. "Based on a true story of friendship between a handicap millionaire (François Cluzet) and his street smart ex-con caretaker (Omar Sy), The Intouchables depicts an unlikely camaraderie rooted in honesty and humor between two individuals who, on the surface, would seem to have nothing in common." [source: University of Rochester Cinema Group website, 2012-Nov-6]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m., the Dryden is screening The Imposter (Bart Layton, UK 2012, 99 min. Digital Presentation).

    The twisting, turning tale begins with the disappearance of Nicholas Barclay, a 13-year old Texas boy. Three and a half years later, staggering news arrives: the boy has been found in Spain, thousands of miles from home, saying he survived a mind-boggling ordeal of kidnap and torture. His family is ecstatic to have him back, but suspicion surrounds the person who claims to be Nicholas. How could the Barclays' blond, blue-eyed son have returned with darker skin and eyes? How could his personality and even accent have changed so profoundly? Why does the family not seem to notice the glaring differences? And if this person isn't the missing child … who is he, and what really happened to Nicholas?

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Nov-6]

  • Rockin' rockabilly from Krypton 88 will be at The Firehouse Saloon tonight starting around 10 p.m. or so. [source: WBER website, 2012-Nov-6]
  • Updated: The Pietasters will not be at Dub Land Underground tonight, but fun ska from Mrs. Skannotto, Keaton, gritty punk from Envious Disguise, and good, amiable hard rock from The Clockmen will perform instead, probably starting around 10 p.m. [source: Facebook, 2012-Nov-9; original: WBER website, 2012-Nov-6]
  • Tonight at the Bug Jar, it's the Peatchy Nietzschy 20 Year Reunion starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Nov-6]

Sunday, November 11

  • Water Liars, Dream Girls, good country-based rock from Josh Netsky, and Ancillary Atoms will be at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Nov-6]

Monday, November 12

  • Tonight at 7 p.m. at Writers and Books, Ken Waldman will discuss his 2008 memoir, Are You Famous? Touring America with Alaska's Fiddling Poet

    Ken Waldman has toured throughout North America as Alaska's Fiddling Poet since 1995. He is the author of six poetry collections and has released seven CDs. Are You Famous?, his first book of prose, is part memoir, part travel notes, and part artist how-to. A Blue Highways for our time.

    [source: Writers and Books website, 2012-Nov-6]

  • The Eastman School Symphony Orchestra will perform in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre tonight starting at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2012-Nov-6]

Tuesday, November 13

  • Today from 12:12 p.m. to 12:52 p.m. is a special Books Sandwiched-In in association with the United Nations Human Rights Day 2012 and Facing Race, Embracing Equity: Rochester's Racial Equity Initiative. Ream Kidane will discuss Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness in Kate Gleason Auditorium at the Rundel Library. [source: Friends of the Public Library e-mail, 2012-Sep-7]
  • Today at 6 p.m. at the Radisson Rochester Riverside Hotel as part of the the Annual Meeting of the Domestic Fair Trade Association is a Panel Presentation and Reception titled What Is a Just Agriculture System and Why Does It Matter? with Elizabeth Henderson, Nelson Carrasquillo, and Michael Sligh. [source: RochesterFarm Yahoo! Group, 2012-Nov-3]
  • The Little will be screening KOCH (92 min.), a documentary about former New York mayor Ed Koch at 7 p.m. as part of the One Take: Stories through the Lens Documentary Series.[source: Little Theatre e-mail, 2012-Oct-29]
  • The Dryden will present An Evening of Films by Georges Méliès (France 1901-09, 65 min.) tonight at 8 p.m. [source: Dryden website, 2012-Nov-6]
  • Updated: Ghostwriter, and Ahura Mazda will be at Skylark Lounge tonight, probably starting around 9:30 p.m. or so. [source: Facebook, 2012-Nov-13]
  • At the Bug Jar, The Violet Lights, effortlessly tight, fast, hard-pop-rock from Routine Involvements, and tight modern rock band Veluxe will perform tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Nov-6]

Wednesday, November 14

  • The Little Theatre Community Cinema Series presents Not My Life (86 min.) tonight at 7 p.m. followed by a discussion with director Robert Bilheimer, and Andra Ackerman, Deputy Chief of the Special Victims Trial Division of the Monroe County District Attorney's Office.

    "Not My Life" is a feature-length documentary film about the horrifying practices of modern-day slavery and global human trafficking, which affect millions of children, women, and men in virtually every country on earth.

    [source: Little Theatre e-mail, 2012-Nov-7]

  • Tonight from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at the Fairport Public Library is a discussion of More Deep Shipwrecks of Lake Ontario. [source: Monroe County Library website, 2012-Nov-6]
  • The Dryden will screen Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet, US 1975, 125 min.) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Based on a real-life incident, Sidney Lumet's masterpiece kicks off with a bungled robbery at a Brooklyn bank that is among the best heists on film. The real drama, however, comes as the nervous ringleader (a peak Al Pacino) attempts to negotiate his way out of a hostage situation that (anticipating Lumet's next film, Network) quickly devolves into a media circus. Over the next few hours, he manages to become something of an anti-hero — a mouthpiece for a bruised and battered generation that can no longer articulate its wants or needs.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Nov-6]

  • Tonight starting around 10 p.m. at Dinosaur Barbeque is really good blues-charged rock from Buford and Smokin' Section. [source: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que website, 2012-Nov-6]

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