Events for Thursday, November 15, 2012 through Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, November 15

  • Today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Certified Shredding Services (425 Paul Road) is a Community Shred Day so you can bring a few boxes of documents to be shredded and recycled for free. [source: Certified Shredding Services flyer, 2012-Oct-30]
  • This evening at 5 p.m. is the Informational Meeting for the Request for Proposals on the "Erie Harbor Public Enhancements — Public Art Competition" in the Great Room, on the second floor of the Erie Harbor Clubhouse (275 Mt. Hope Avenue). [source: Facebook, 2012-Nov-1]
  • Jimmy and Dena Katz will present the World of Wonders as part of the Wish You Were Here lecture series in the Dryden Theatre starting at 6 p.m. "Working in brilliant color and with a large format camera, the Katzes followed America's last authentic traveling side show. The result: powerful and poignant portraits that reveal disappointment, despair and tenacity played out against the tawdry glitter of the fairground." [source: Eastman House calendar, 2012-Nov-12]
  • Dr. Eric Kandel will present a Centennial Lecture at the Memorial Art Gallery tonight at 7 p.m. on his new book, The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present. [source: MAG website, 2012-Nov-12]
  • The Dryden will screen The General (Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton, Us 1926, 75 min.) at 8 p.m. with live musical accompaniment by The Alloy Orchestra. "A Keaton personal favorite, The General finds the deadpan slapstick master as the hapless and unassuming hero of the Civil War." [source: Dryden website, 2012-Nov-12]
  • Good and unique acoustic soloist Small Houses, Bearfoot Brothers, and Cammy Enaharo will be at the Bug Jar starting around 8:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Nov-12]
  • Tonight starting around 9:30 p.m. at Abilene is Ocupanther. [source: Abilene website, 2012-Nov-12]

Friday, November 16

  • This evening from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Crossroads Coffee House is an Art and Rock-and-Roll Show with music by The Televisionaries. [source: Facebook, 2012-Nov-13]
  • The Dryden is screening My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan 1988, 86 min.) tonight at 8 p.m.

    One of the most endearing and internationally renowned films of all time, My Neighbor Totoro is a deceptively simple tale of two girls, Satsuki and Mei, who move with their father to the countryside to be nearer to their ailing mother. The girls soon befriend a family of Totoros, gentle but powerful creatures that live in the surrounding forests. Beneath the film's playfulness and narrative simplicity lie depths of wisdom — as with much of Miyazaki's work, at its core this film is about humankind's relationship to the earth.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Nov-12]

  • The Lovin' Cup is hosting the Infrared Radiation Orchestra for their CD Release Party, along with great classic rock/soul band Anonymous Willpower starting around 9 p.m. [source: Facebook, 2012-Nov-9]
  • High Drags, Cottage Jefferson, Brother Keep, and great, fun, acoustic-rock-based rock band Burning Snella will be at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Nov-12]
  • Tala Vera Cantina will have great power electronic rock from Ghostfeeder, Linchpin, and Collin Jones starting around 9:30 p.m. [source: Facebook, 2012-Oct-28]

Saturday, November 17

  • The MuCCC will have A Benefit Show for MuCCC's Benefit, Benefitting MuCCC starting at 7 p.m. [source: MuCCC website, 2012-Nov-12]
  • Hoyt Auditorium on the University of Rochester campus will screen Beasts of the Southern Wild (93 min.) tonight at 7 p.m. and at 9 p.m.

    In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.

    [source: University of Rochester Cinema Group website, 2012-Nov-12]

  • The Dryden is screening A Trip to the Moon (Le voyage dans la lune, Georges Méliès, France 1902, 14 min.) and The Extraordinary Voyage tonight at 8 p.m.

    Presented in its fully restored original 1902 colors (and featuring a new, kinetic soundtrack by Air), Georges Méliès' classic tale of a lunar voyage is now as beautiful as ever.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Nov-12]

  • Tonight starting around 7:30 p.m. at Abilene is Kraszman and Fishwife, then rockin' rockabilly from Krypton 88, and then The Royal Crowns — all with barbecue by Fett Svin BBQ. [source: Abilene website, 2012-Nov-12]

Sunday, November 18

  • Today at the Memorial Art Gallery at 2 p.m. is a Lecture titled Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation with Ellen Taubman, and Peter Jemison. [source: MAG website, 2012-Nov-12]
  • Also at 2 p.m. in Kate Gleason Auditorium at the Rundel Library, Vikki Profitt will present Rochester's Rich History on a Rochester Civil War nurse named Mary Jewett Telford. [source: flyer, 2012-Feb-28]
  • Tonight at 7 p.m. at the MuCCC, Bloody Noes Productions brings you The Apocalypse "in gorgeous multimedia experiential glory. The Book of Revelation has been decoded for your viewing pleasure. Come spend a short while with us in impending doom and explosive repercussion." [source: Facebook, 2012-Oct-31]
  • Milestone Films co-founder Dennis Doros will be at the Dryden Theatre at 5 p.m. today and for a screening of Princess Tam Tam (Edmond T. Gréville, France 1935, 77 min., French w/ subtitles) which may start at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman House calendar, 2012-Nov-12]

Monday, November 19

  • Geva Theatre presents Harvard Club: How Theatre Happens, today at 7 p.m. in the Nextstage. [source: Geva Theatre ticket website, 2012-Nov-12]
  • Dolfish, Kitty Snowpants, and nice, solid acoustic rock from Archimedes will be at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Nov-12]

Tuesday, November 20

  • Tonight from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Abilene is the second monthly Artisan Craft And Music Night with local artists and fantastic, subdued "gypsy folk" from The Pickpockets. [source: Abilene website, 2012-Nov-12]
  • The Dryden is screening The Wife's Crusade (Kreuzzug des Weibes, Martin Berger, Germany 1926, 70 min.) at 8 p.m.

    One of the Eastman House's darkest treasures is this extraordinary film dealing with stands on abortion, starring four of German silent cinema's biggest stars: Conrad Veidt and Werner Krauss (both from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari), Maly Delschaft (The Last Laugh), and Ernst Lubitsch's favorite leading man Harry Liedtke (Madame Dubarry, Sumurun, The Wives of Pharaoh). This story of a crusading anti-abortion politician, his free-minded wife, a doctor whose skills and ethics both comfort and confound, and the dilemmas all have to face could have been taken from a modern newsblog. The Eastman House print is an original 1926 American version copy. Don't miss this powerful, thoughtful, and brilliantly acted film, although we do recommend it to mature audiences.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Nov-12]

Wednesday, November 21

  • Tonight at 8 p.m., the Dryden is screening Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn, Us 1967, 111 min.)

    Francois Truffaut may have been the original director of choice, but in the hands of Arthur Penn, David Newman and Robert Benton's script about a pair of real-life Depression-era bank robbers-turned-folk heroes (played by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway) became a transitional film in American cinema and a harbinger of the New Hollywood.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Nov-12]

  • Abilene will be hosting good, crowd-pleasing reggae from Thunder Body tonight starting around 10 p.m. [source: Abilene website, 2012-Nov-12]
  • Over at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. is the British Rock Tribute Night featuring awesome punk-rock The Blastoffs, BML, Amanda Lee Pears and very good electrified acoustic rock from The Driftwood Sailors. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Nov-12]

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