Events for Thursday, November 22, 2012 through Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, November 22

  • According to the website, there's an Indymedia Film and Discussion Series tonight at 7 p.m. at the Flying Squirrel, but, you know … it's Thanksgiving. [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2012-Nov-20]

Friday, November 23 (Buy Nothing Day)

  • Hedonist Artisan Chocolates is hosting their Holiday Chocolate Tasting today from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. [source: Facebook, 2012-Nov-20]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., the Dryden will screen Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan 2002, 125 min.)

    Hayao Miyazaki's Academy Award-winning masterpiece Spirited Away was Japan's biggest-ever box office hit and a film that helped redefine the possibilities of animation for American audiences and a generation of new filmmakers. Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, 10-year-old Chichiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a dream-like spirit world where she is put to work in a bathhouse for the gods, a place where all kinds of nonhuman beings come to refresh, relax and recharge. Here she must find the inner strength to outsmart her captors and return to her family. Combining Japanese mythology with Through the Looking Glass whimsy, Spirited Away cemented Miyazaki's reputation as an icon of inspired animation and wondrous, lyrical storytelling.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Nov-20]

  • This evening starting around 9 p.m. at Water Street Music Hall is Talking Heads cover-band Start Making Sense. [source: Water Street Music Hall website, 2012-Nov-20]

Saturday, November 24

  • Today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the German House is the 1st Annual South Wedge Record Show. [source: Rob Filardo, Facebook, 2012-Nov-4]
  • Today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Visual Studies Workshop is the excellent Second Storie Market featuring "handmade goods of all kinds for everyone on your list." [source: Facebook event, 2012-Nov-20]
  • This afternoon at 3 p.m. and on Tuesday at 7 p.m., The Little will screen Tom Wolfe Gets Back to Blood (57 min.)

    Few men have changed the course of American storytelling in the way that author Tom Wolfe has done. He revolutionized writing in the 1960s with creative non-fiction and new journalism and perfected the reported novel with achievements like A Bonfire of the Vanities. But Wolfe has remained an elusive literary figure. Until now.

    There will be a live question-and-answer with director Oscar Corral via Skype. [source: Little Theatre e-mail, 2012-Nov-19]

  • Tonight starting at 5 p.m. at the Flying Squirrel is their monthly Community Dinner. [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2012-Nov-20]
  • The MuCCC presents Polite Company's The Leftovers tonight at 8 p.m. [source: MuCCC website, 2012-Nov-20]
  • The Dryden will screen Step Up to the Plate (Entre les bras, Paul Lacoste, France 2012, 86 min., French w/subtitles) tonight at 8 p.m.

    French chef Michel Bras, one of the most influential chefs in the world, has decided to hand over his renowned Michelin three-star restaurant to his son S├ębastien. Having worked with his father for 15 years, S├ębastien is ready. But it's not easy to take over the family business when your father is a master in his field.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Nov-20]

  • Over at the Bug Jar starting around 10:30 p.m. is The Audacity, Big Eyes, Love Pork, grindy, rough, brutally simple rock duo Dick Snare, and Maudlin Maladies. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Nov-20]

Sunday, November 25

  • This afternoon from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Solera Wine Bar is the Thread Restore Project Launch Party. Thread was burglarized on November 12, and "thousands of dollars worth of merchandise was taken just before the holiday season, putting thread in a jeopardizing financial position." They also have an IndieGoGo campaign to raise money. [source: Facebook event, 2012-Nov-20]

Monday, November 26

  • Tonight at 7 p.m. at the Flying Squirrel is the monthly Green Party Meeting. [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2012-Nov-20]
  • Tonight at the Bop Shop at 8 p.m. is Harvey Sorgen, and Omar Tamez. [source: Bop Shop website, 2012-Nov-20]
  • The Bug Jar has its regular Manic Mondays DJs tonight starting around 11 p.m. featuring Miss T., Lady Z., and Team A. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Nov-20]

Tuesday, November 27

  • This evening at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Pittsford Plaza Barnes and Noble is another Science Cafe. Tonight, Dr. Mark Monmonier will speak about his new book, Lake Effect: Tales of Large Lakes, Arctic Winds and Recurrent Snows. [source: Science Cafe Rochester blog, 2012-Sep-25]
  • The Dryden will screen An Inn in Tokyo (Tokyo No Yado, Yasujiro Ozu, Japan 1935, 80 min.) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Silent cinema went well into the 1930s in Japan, for which the world can give thanks for the films of Yasujiro Ozu, one of the greatest realism directors in history. This slight tale of an unemployed workman and his two sons roaming the industrial landscape of Tokyo trying to find the wherewithal to live decently and crossing paths with a single mother and her young daughter is one of the most haunting films ever made, visually evocative and emotionally potent.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Nov-20]

  • The Brass Guild, and Trombone Choir will perform tonight at 8 p.m. in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2012-Nov-20]

Wednesday, November 28

  • Over at Writers and Books is the Monthly Story Slam starting at 7 p.m. [source: Writers and Books website, 2012-Nov-20]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m., the Dryden will screen The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock, Us 1956, 105 min.)

    Hitchcock based this gripping, often overlooked thriller on the true story of an unassuming bass player (played by a remarkably austere Henry Fonda) whose life becomes a nightmare after he's misidentified as a hold-up man.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Nov-20]

  • Mike "Slo-mo" Brenner, and Hoagy Wing will be at Abilene tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Abilene website, 2012-Nov-20]
  • Paxtor, fantastic, subdued "gypsy folk" from The Pickpockets, Attic Abasement, and Holy Smith will be at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Nov-20]

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