Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, February 28
- This afternoon from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Rochester Museum and Science Center is a Public Meeting about the Finger Lakes Regional Sustainability Plan.
This public meeting to discuss the Finger Lakes Regional Sustainability Plan is designed as an "open house" style, which means you can show up anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. and stay for as long or as little as you would like within that timeframe. There is no formal presentation, rather a series of boards will be displayed throughout the meeting room with draft goals and strategies on them for the public to comment on. We will also have several consultant team members there to answer questions and document input.
[source: City of Rochester website, 2013-Feb-27]
- Tonight at 7 p.m. at the Baobab is a Community Dialogue Series event titled Profiled: Race In Civic Circles Series — Race and Identity "facilitated by members of the Rochester Black Bar Association, featuring Mike Lopez, Esq. (Monroe County Public Defender's Office), Sara L. Valencia, Esq. (former Monroe County Assistant District Attorney), and Sergeant Laron Singletary (Rochester Police Department) as panelists".
How do attitudes about race affect our relationships with law enforcement? What actions can we take toward a more positive relationship between law enforcement and the community?
[source: Baobab website, 2013-Feb-25]
- The Eastman Percussion Ensemble performs tonight in Kilbourn Hall at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Feb-25]
- This evening at 8:30 p.m. at the Gandhi Institute is a Film and Discussion of Nashville — We were Warriors. [source: Gandhi Institute calendar, 2013-Feb-25]
- Tonight at the Bug Jar is Now, Now, The Branch Davidians, and Precious Kindred. The calendar emphasizes, "Early Show!!! Please Arrive On Time!!!" and a 7:30 p.m. start time, but I'm thinking more like 8:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Feb-25]
Friday, March 1
- Today from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. is the RIT First Robotics Competition in the Gordon Field House at RIT. [source: TEDx Rochester presentation, 2012-Nov-7]
- Elaine Freedgood will present a lecture in the Koller Collins Library of the Rush Rhees Library at the University of Rochester today from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. titled Worlds Enough: Ontological Possibility in Nineteenth-Century Fiction. "This talk features excerpts from Freedgood's current book project on fictionality and reference and will discuss ghost fiction and novels on the Indian Mutiny." [source: UofR website events calendar, 2013-Feb-25]
- Tonight starting around 8 p.m. at the Visual Studies Workshop is Post First Friday for "a night of experimental music and art with Love Scenes, A Victory for Upfish, Drippers, Wild Gone Girls, and Modern Séance." [source: VSW website, 2013-Feb-25]
- Tonight at 6 p.m. at the Genesee Center for the Arts is the opening of As Ready as I'll Ever be with ceramic work from Artist-in-residence Andrew Cho (on display through April 13), and in the Firehouse Gallery is an Artist Showcase of work by Carla Bartow (on display through March 30). [source: Genesee Center for the Arts website, 2013-Feb-25]
- Over at Writers and Books is First Fridays (with an Art History Scavenger Hunt) and Wide Open Mic (with Norm Davis) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. [source: Writers and Books website, 2013-Feb-25]
- Deeper than the Ocean will perform at the Flying Squirrel this evening starting around 8 p.m. [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2013-Feb-25]
- The Graduate Chamber Orchestra performs tonight in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre starting at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Feb-25]
- Meanwhile, the Eastman Brass Guild will perform in Kilbourn Hall also starting at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Feb-25]
- They Might Be Giants, and Vandaveer will be at German House tonight starting around 8 p.m. Finally — FINALLY — I can get my 20cm LaserDisc of TMBG videos signed! [source: Up All Night website, 2013-Feb-25]
Saturday, March 2
- This afternoon at 1 p.m. is the Shakespeare Monologue and Sonnet Competition — English Speaking Union at the MuCCC. "Your presence is cordially requested to enjoy, and to cheer on, the 12 delightful young entrants to Our Rochester Branch". [source: MuCCC website, 2013-Feb-25]
- Smugtown Mushrooms is hosting a Mushrooms 101 class today at 3:30 p.m., and a Medicinal Mushrooms event tomorrow at 2 p.m. [source: Smugtown Mushrooms e-mail, 2013-Feb-18]
- This evening at Abilene starting around 9 p.m. is Harmonica Lewinski, and Stoney Lonesome. [source: Abilene e-mail, 2013-Feb-25]
- Polite Company Improv and Sketch Comedy will perform It Is Not Polite to Stare tonight at 8 p.m. at the MuCCC. [source: MuCCC website, 2013-Feb-25]
- Sideways (Alexander Payne, U.S., 2004, 126 min.) screens at the Dryden starting at 8 p.m. with filmmaker Alexander Payne in person to introduce the film — and for the reopening of the Dryden Theatre after its renovations.
Comic, tragic, and deeply empathetic, Sideways is a moving study of the male ego, and one of the key American films of the last decade. Two men—miles, a divorced wine aficionado (Paul Giamatti), and Jack, a soon-to-be-married actor (Thomas Haden Church)—set out via car to the Santa Ynez Valley wine country on the eve of Jack's marriage, nursing the wounds of the middle-aged along the way. But the long-term effects of a lifetime of disappointment prove to be a considerable obstacle.
[source: Dryden website, 2013-Feb-25]
- Tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 10:30 p.m. is Single Bullet Theory, Abhor, AFR, The Gutted, and Special Buddy Discount. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Feb-25]
Sunday, March 3
- This afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Memorial Art Gallery, Sue Nurse will present a What's Up lecture on The Herdle Sisters' Travels.
Art historian Sue Nurse draws upon photos, letters and documents from the MAG archives to trace the travels of Gertrude Herdle Moore, the Gallery's second director, and her sister and chief curator, Isabel Herdle.
[source: MAG website, 2013-Feb-25]
- The Eastman Chorale, Cordancia Chamber Ensemble, and Asbury First Choirs will perform from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Asbury First Methodist Church. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Feb-25]
- Over at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. is gritty punk from Envious Disguise (for their tour kick-off), The Setbacks, The Results, effortlessly tight, fast, hard-pop-rock from Routine Involvements. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Feb-25]
Monday, March 4
- This evening at Greenovation from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Rochester Permaculture Center and Barefoot Edible Landscape and Permaculture present Lots of Food ~ A Garden for Every Body ~ Regenerating Rochester, NY as The (Edible) Flower City.
Participants will get information on the plans to bring public food and beauty to the Rochester area and will be invited to ask questions and share their ideas and opinions. Permaculture is a system of ecological design that shows us how we can meet human needs while regenerating the natural environment around us. The desire to live and model the ethics and principles of permaculture, calls us to action in a community engagement project, Lots of Food.
[source: RochesterFarm Yahoo! Group, 2013-Feb-19]
- The Eastman Jazz Lab Band performs tonight at 8 p.m. in the Eastman School Ray Wright Room. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Feb-25]
- Over at the Bop Shop is The Vlatkovich Tryyo starting at 8 p.m.
The trombone is an almost criminally overlooked instrument in jazz. And Michael Vlatkovich sure knows his way around a jazz trombone. Also, the idea of teaming up said trombone with a cello (listed as an "electric cello") and drums is truly curious. The cello is the trombone of the string section, the instrument that expected to carry the mid-range bass clef lines. It plays in much the same range as the trombone, though with a completely different feel.
[source: Bop Shop website, 2013-Feb-25]
Tuesday, March 5
- This evening from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Gallery at the Art Music Library, Room G-131 of the Rush Rhees Library on the UofR Campus is the Opening Reception for HOLDINGS, art by Vicki Hartman. [source: Facebook, 2013-Feb-25]
- Brian Arnold, "a photographer, educator, and musician based in Ithaca" will present an Artist Talk this evening at 7 p.m. at the Visual Studies Workshop. [source: Facebook, 2013-Feb-25]
- Eastman's Collegium Musicum will perform tonight in Kilbourn Hall at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Feb-25]
- Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Dryden Theatre is a screening of Babette's Feast (Babettes Gaestebud, Gabriel Axel, Denmark 1987, 102 min., Danish, Swedish, and French w/subtitles).
Foodies and film buffs alike will have plenty to sink their teeth into with this sumptuous offering from Gabriel Axel. Set in the 19th century on the windswept plains of the Danish coast, the film follows the lives of two pious sisters struggling to keep their faith, along with their dwindling congregation, after their father's death. Enter Babette, a refugee housekeeper harboring a mysterious past, who brings both challenges and new life to the highly religious community.
[source: Dryden website, 2013-Feb-25]
- Starting around 9 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Teenage Bottlerocket, The Queers, Masked Intruder, and The Anderson Stingrays. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Feb-25]
Wednesday, March 6
- The Dryden Theatre will screen Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel, U.S. 2012, 87 min., Blu-ray) tonight at 8 p.m.
Traveling onboard a fishing vessel off the coast of New England, filmmakers Paravel and Castaing-Taylor attached small digital cameras to every part of the boat: stem, stern, mast, fishermen, bobbing buoys in the surrounding waters, and even the fish themselves. With no dialogue or explanatory text, we're plunged into a literal maelstrom of stunning imagery, as seagulls fly toward us, rain pounds the deck, and thousands of fish are netted, gutted, and tossed back into the sea.
[source: Dryden website, 2013-Feb-25]
- The Eastman New Jazz Ensemble will perform tonight at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Feb-25]
- Tonight starting around 9 p.m., the Bug Jar will host Double King, good country-based rock from Josh Netsky, and great, fun, acoustic-rock-based rock band Burning Snella. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Feb-25]