Events for Thursday, January 31, 2013 through Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, January 31

  • Today and Saturday from 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 11:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Eastman House Curtis Theatre will be screening Exploring Poetry, a 78-minute loop of films curated by Carole Fodor. [source: Dryden website, 2013-Jan-30]
  • Tonight from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at RoCo is the Opening Reception for Makers and Mentors as well as the opening of Heather Swenson's work in the Lab Space. [source: RoCo website, 2013-Jan-28]
  • Tonight at 6:30 p.m. is a screening of The Central Park Five (Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon, U.S., 119 min.) at the Little followed by a Panel Discussion.

    The documentary examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

    [source: Little Theatre e-mail, 2013-Jan-23]

  • Today at 7 p.m. at Writers and Books is a Book Kick-off Reading and Reception for Sex and Manifest Destiny: The Urge That Drove Americans Westward by Martin Naparsteck. [source: Writers and Books website, 2013-Jan-28]
  • Tonight at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Friends Meeting House (84 Scio St.) is a Lecture by Robert L. Holmes titled The Challenge of Nonviolence. [source: Gandhi Institute calendar, 2013-Jan-28]
  • Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. the MuCCC will host performances of Justin Rielly's She Will Have Her Way. [source: MuCCC website, 2013-Jan-28]
  • Tonight through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m., Dave Foley will perform at The Comedy Club. [source: Freetime website, 2013-Jan-28]
  • Tonight starting around 8:30 p.m. at the Bug Jar is C. J. Boyd, Gaybot, and Rash. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jan-28]

Friday, February 1

  • Tonight from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Gandhi Institute is the start of an Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Workshop which runs through Sunday. [source: Gandhi Institute calendar, 2013-Jan-28]
  • Hedonist Artisan Chocolates will host a Valentine Chocolate Tasting tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. [source: Hedonist Artisan Chocolates website, 2013-Jan-28]
  • For Happy Hour at Abilene starting at 6 p.m. is This Other Life followed at 9:30 p.m. by The Fools. Also, Fett Svin BBQ will be there starting at 5 p.m. "in honor of 'National Meat Week,'" because, you know, Americans don't eat enough meat. (Is this a case of satire encroaching on reality or reality encroaching on satire?) [source: Abilene website, 2013-Jan-28]
  • Tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Writers and Books is First Fridays / Wide Open Mic with Norm Davis. [source: Writers and Books website, 2013-Jan-28]
  • Over at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m., The Lobby Presents Adelin Karius' Art Opening with live music from Dream Girls, solid country-rock Ghost Country, the Album Release for electronic and guitar duo Sparx and Yarms, and Benny Beyond. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jan-28]

Saturday, February 2

  • Today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rochester Friends Meeting House (84 Scio St.), stop by to learn about Occupy Your Health. [source: flyer, 2013-Jan-29]
  • Over at the MuCCC tonight is Polite Company Improv and Sketch's One Year Anniversary Masquerade Ball titled Please Die, Thank You. starting at 8 p.m. [source: Facebook, 2013-Jan-21]
  • Great power electronic rock from Ghostfeeder, One Fate Remains, Until Silence, Burial Harbor, Beneath the Words, and Headtrip will be at the Montage Music Hall tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Freetime website, 2013-Jan-28]

Sunday, February 3

  • Today starting around 9 p.m. at the Meddlesome Lab is Arrington de dionyso, Peace Season, Seth Faergolzia and the 23 Psaegz, Wild Gone Girls, and Attic Abasement. [source: Facebook, 2013-Jan-29]

Monday, February 4

  • The Eastman Philharmonia performs tonight in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre starting at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Jan-28]

Tuesday, February 5

  • Today from 12:12 p.m. to 12:52 p.m. in Kate Gleason Auditorium at the Rundel Library, Jeffrey Lodge will discuss The Science and Business of Treating Wastewater with Algae: An RIT scientist and start up company take on the task of cleaning the worlds' water. [source: Monroe County Library website, 2013-Jan-28]
  • Today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lake Riley Lodge in Cobbs Hill Park, Mayor Thomas Richards, and Police Chief James Sheppard present Voice of the Citizen, ostensibly to "ask for your input in our efforts to reduce violence in our neighborhoods." But don't worry, they'll tell you what your opinion should be — topics are "open air drug sales and gate houses, bullying and truancy, gangs, guns and the culture of violence, [and] house parties" omitting rampant poverty for a large part of the city, preferential treatment of chain corporations over local businesses, over-policing, the failure of police cameras to deter crime, and the backwards promotion of car culture. [source: City of Rochester website, 2013-Jan-30]
  • This evening from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Abilene is another Artisan Craft And Music Night with music by Todd Bradley of the Hi-Risers. (Plus, Todd Krasz's Birthday.) [source: Abilene website, 2013-Jan-28]
  • Starting around 9 p.m. at the Bug Jar tonight is the Acoustic Basement Tour featuring Thursday (Geoff Rickly, acoustic), Vinnie Caruana (of The Movielife, I Am The Avalanche), A Loss for Words, Koji, and Brian Marquis. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jan-28]

Wednesday, February 6

  • This evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hanlon-Fiske Studios Inc. is an interactive presentation of The Icarus Sessions (devised by Seth Godin).

    A presentation at an Icarus Session is 140 seconds long. You can go shorter, but not a second longer. You can use slides, or handouts, or even better, just bring your enthusiasm. Videotape it if you like. … Tell the group about your art. What have you created? What frightened you? What matters?

    [source: Facebook, 2013-Jan-29]

  • In Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, the Eastman Wind Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Jan-28]
  • Eternal Summers, good country-based rock from Josh Netsky, and Spaceweather Shakes will be at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jan-28]

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