Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, February 21
- Today and Saturday from 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 11:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Curtis Theatre at George Eastman House is a 24-minute rotating screening of Childhood Stories And Nursery Rhymes, curated by Carrie Mosby. [source: Dryden website, 2013-Feb-20]
- From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room 124B of City Hall is a Rochester Environmental Commission Meeting. [source: City of Rochester website, 2013-Feb-20]
- Tonight at 7 p.m. at the Gandhi Institute is a screening of A Time for Justice (Charles Guggenheim, 1994, U.S., 90 min.) followed by a Discussion.
In "A Time for Justice", four-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Charles Guggenheim captured the spirit of the civil rights movement through historical footage and the voices of those who participated in the struggle.
[source: Gandhi Institute calendar, 2013-Feb-18]
- Tonight (a pay-what-you-can performance), tomorrow, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., and continuing next weekend through March 1, Limelight Productions presents Romance by David Mamet at the MuCCC.
Romance is an uproarious, take-no-prisoners courtroom comedy that gleefully lampoons everyone from lawyers and judges, to Arabs and Jews, to gays and chiropractors. It's hay fever season, and in a courtroom a judge is popping antihistamines. He listens to the testimony of a Jewish chiropractor, who's a liar, according to his anti-semitic defense attorney. The prosecutor, a homosexual, is having a domestic squabble with his lover, And all the while, a Middle East peace conference is taking place. Masterfully wielding the argot of the courtroom, David Mamet creates a world in microcosm in which shameless fawning, petty prejudices and sheer caprice hold sway, and the noble apparatus of law and order degenerates into riotous profanity.
[source: MuCCC website, 2013-Feb-18]
- Tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 8:30 p.m. is the Album Release Show for The Years with loud punk/punk-rock from The Bad Kids, and Nod. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Feb-18]
- Tonight at 9 p.m. in Hoyt Auditorium on the UofR campus is a screening of Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis, 1994, U.S., 142 min.) I am curious if this film holds up after nearly 20 years. [source: University of Rochester Cinema Group website, 2013-Feb-18]
Friday, February 22
- The Eastman Wind Orchestra performs tonight in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre starting at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Feb-18]
- The solidly good bar-rock band with a country twang Blue Jimmy will perform tonight starting around 8:30 p.m. at Stick Lips Juke Joint BBQ. [source: Sticky Lips website, 2013-Feb-18]
- Tonight starting around 9 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Caitlin Trabert's B-day Bash with Harmonica Lewinski, Crawl Babies, Gin and Bonnets, a rich tapestry of modern Americana from The Bogs Visionary Orchestra, and Shana Falana. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Feb-18]
- In the Hoyt Auditorium at UofR is a screening of Space Jam (Joe Pytka, 1996, U.S., 88 min.) at 9 p.m. I have my doubts this one has aged well, but curiosity may get the best of me. [source: University of Rochester Cinema Group website, 2013-Feb-18]
Saturday, February 23
- This afternoon at 3 p.m. in the Flying Squirrel is a Free School Organizing Meeting. [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2013-Feb-18]
- Later, around 5 p.m., is the monthly Community Dinner at the Flying Squirrel. [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2013-Feb-18]
- Over at the Firehouse Saloon starting around 9 p.m. is the Filthy McNastys, Order of the Dead, and good hard rock from The Cheetah Whores. [source: Freetime website, 2013-Feb-18]
- The Bug Jar will host ROC_ CHIP 27 tonight starting around 9:30 p.m. with great danceable digital beats and melodies from PK, SQUANTO, and SBTHREE with visuals by NGB, and an Open Mic and Abelton Live Workshop. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Feb-18]
Sunday, February 24
- The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 1998, U.S., 117 min.) will be screened today at 4 p.m. in Hoyt Auditorium on the UofR Campus. [source: University of Rochester Cinema Group website, 2013-Feb-18]
- Tonight at the Little Theatre, Nuts and Bolts Comedy Improv will present an Oscar Party starting around 7:30 p.m. followed by an Academy Awards viewing at 8 p.m. [source: Little Theatre e-mail, 2013-Feb-16]
- Tonight starting around 9 p.m. at the Bug Jar is the Tour Kick-Off for Forest Creature, Silverfish, Mazarine Blue, and Lindsay Mazza. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Feb-18]
Monday, February 25
- There is a Green Party Meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the Flying Squirrel. [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2013-Feb-18]
- Over at the Nextstage at Geva starting at 7 p.m. is a staged reading of Brilliant Corners by Andrew Rosendorf as part of the Plays in Progress series.
Through a series of haunting photographs we are introduced to a down-on-his-luck classical jazz aficionado, his photographer son, and a mysterious memory. As we meet the rest of the family, will new clues solve the mystery or make it even harder to tell fact from fiction? The staged reading will be followed by a conversation with the playwright.
[source: Geva Theatre ticket website, 2013-Feb-18]
- The Eastman Philharmonia and Eastman School Symphony Orchestra perform tonight at 8 p.m. in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Feb-18]
- Prior to the Manic Monday Retro Dance, the Bug Jar jumps on the bandwagon and will host a Thinkin' and Drinkin' Trivia Night starting around 8 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Feb-18]
Tuesday, February 26
- Today from 12:12 p.m. to 12:52 p.m. in Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Bausch and Lomb Library Building is a discussion of Health Insurance Exchanges with: Sandy Parker, President and CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance; Lynn Scalzo, Vice President, Business Strategy and Health Care Reform at Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield; and Wade Norwood, a member of New York State's Health Benefit Exchange Regional Advisory Committee for the Finger Lakes and Central New York region. [source: Monroe County Library website, 2013-Feb-18]
- Tonight at 7 p.m. in the Research Center at the Visual Studies Workshop is a Visual Book Club with VSW Director Tate Shaw who "will provide a selection from VSW's great collection and other titles he has recently discovered." Also, bring your own book to share with the group. [source: VSW website, 2013-Feb-18]
- The Eastman Wind Ensemble performs tonight at 8 p.m. in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Feb-18]
- Buckets, Amnl, and Micah Schnabel will be at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Feb-18]
Wednesday, February 27
- Tonight at 4:30 p.m. in The Community Room (#4193) of Monroe Community College's Damon City Campus is a screening and discussion of Mighty Times: The Children's March (Robert Houston, 2004, U.S., 40 min.)
"The Children's March" tells the story of how the young people of Birmingham, Alabama, braved fire hoses and police dogs in 1963 and brought segregation to its knees. Their heroism complements discussions about the ability of today's young people to be catalysts for positive social change.
[source: Gandhi Institute calendar, 2013-Feb-18]
- Meanwhile in the Winton Branch Library is Conversations on Race starting at 6 p.m. "facilitated by Sherry and Pat to raise awareness about the impact of race in our everyday lives." [source: Gandhi Institute calendar, 2013-Feb-18]
- Tonight at 7 p.m. at Writers and Books is the Monthly Story Slam hosted by Carol Roberts. "An open mic of true, loose, and spontaneous stories based on one's own life. Each performer gets approximately 5 minutes. Come prepared to tell a story, or simply to enjoy them." [source: Writers and Books website, 2013-Feb-18]
- Tonight starting around 9 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Wilder Maker, The Whale and The Warbler, Sky People, and Patrick Jaouen. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Feb-18]