Events for Thursday, March 7, 2013 through Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, March 7

  • Today from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Abilene is a Fundraiser for Cobblestone School.

    Cobblestone School, 10 Prince Street, Rochester, is a leader in child-centered education. It is a model of current best teaching practices to promote each student's unique intellectual, social, and emotional growth. The school leaves intact and fosters each child's innate love of learning and curiosity about the world. Small classes allow the teachers to challenge each child to grow into his or her potential, while participating as an active member of a learning community.

    Note that this is a private school. [source: Abilene website, 2013-Mar-4]

  • This afternoon starting at 5:30 p.m., Peter B. Lloyd will present a lecture titled From Bauhaus to the Boroughs of New York: Modernism and the Subway Map and book signing for Vignelli Transit Maps in the University Gallery in James R. Booth Hall at RIT. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2013-Mar-6]
  • This evening at the Little Theatre at 7 p.m. is a special screening of Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (Susan Frömke, Matthew Heineman, U.S., 95 min.) ironically hosted by the Monroe County Medical Society's Integrative Health Committee (see also, an earlier blog post).

    Escape Fire examines the powerful forces maintaining the status quo, a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care. After decades of resistance, a movement to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing into our high-tech, costly system is finally gaining ground. This film follows dramatic human stories as well as leaders fighting to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the Us military. Escape Fire is about finding a way out. It's about saving the health of a nation.

    [source: Little Theatre website, 2013-Mar-4]

  • Tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Art Gallery is an Archaeology Lecture with Bridget Buxton discussing The Great Museum of the Sea. "She will explore some of history's most famous and significant shipwrecks from antiquity through the modern age, ranging from the Ulu Burun shipwreck of 1300 BC to more modern wrecks like the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor, the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor, and RMS Titanic." [source: MAG website, 2013-Mar-4]
  • At 7:30 p.m. in the Mendon Community Center (167 N. Main St., Mendon) the Alan Mack will discuss Seth Green and the Caledonia Fish Hatchery. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2013-Mar-6]
  • Over at the MuCCC, the Wilson Magnet High School's Drama/Video Club will perform Re-invented: a Dracula Inspired Goth Rock Musical tonight through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. [source: MuCCC website, 2013-Mar-4]
  • The Dryden will screen Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, U.S. 1958, 111 min.) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Beginning with a masterfully complex opening shot, screenwriter and director Orson Welles plunges headlong into this tale of violence and deceit with all the baroque visual decadence of a cinematic genius. Welles gives one of his greatest performances as Hank Quinlan, the corpulent and corrupt head of police in a sleazy town on the U.S.-Mexico border. When a bomb explodes at the border crossing, Mexican official Mike Vargas (Charlton Heston) clashes with Quinlan during the investigation, jeopardizing the safety of Vargas's new bride, Susie (Janet Leigh). Removed from the production during editing, Welles wrote a lengthy memo requesting changes in editing and sound, and we are pleased to present his original vision here.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Mar-4]

  • Over at the Bug Jar starting around 8:30 p.m. is fantastic, subdued "gypsy folk" from The Pickpockets, MD Woods, and Big Brain and The Drug Cartel. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Mar-4]
  • GLITTERCVLT presents The Internet Still Loves You, an "indie dance night" with Nudisco, Synthpop, and "other future sounds" starting around 10 p.m. at Skylark. [source: Facebook, 2013-Mar-4]

Friday, March 8

  • This evening from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Yards is Get a Grip 2013, "the Roc City Park's annual art show" featuring "art made using griptape, skateboards, bikes, or even rollerblades." [source: Facebook, 2013-Mar-4]
  • Updated: Tonight in the 3rd-Floor Ballroom of Tango Café starting around 7:30 p.m. is The March Groove Juice Special: Battle of the Bands with DJ Mike Thibault representing Count Basie vs. DJ Graham Marks representing Duke Ellington. Preceded by a Beginner Swing Dance Lesson at 7 p.m. [source: Groove Juice Swing e-mail, 2013-Mar-8]
  • Tonight starting at 7 p.m. at the Baobab is a screening of One Drop Rule (James Banks, U.S., 2001, 45 min.).

    The infamous "one drop rule" dictated that anyone would be considered Black if they had any African ancestry and was given legal sanction in many states. One Drop Rule argues that, in practice, Blacks with more European features, lighter complexion and straighter hair, have been favored over those with a more African appearance. Interviewees testify that even today whites seem to feel more comfortable with and give preference to Blacks who more closely resemble themselves.

    [source: Baobab website, 2013-Mar-4]

  • A rich tapestry of modern Americana from The Bogs Visionary Orchestra will perform tonight starting around 8 p.m. at Boulder Coffee on Alexander. [source: Boulder Coffee calendar, 2013-Mar-4]
  • The Eastman Studio Orchestra performs tonight at 8 p.m. in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Mar-4]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., the Dryden is screening Lady and the Tramp (Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, U.S. 1955, 75 min.)

    Cocker Spaniel Lady finds herself displaced when her owners leave her with their newborn baby and the dog-hating aunt in Disney's first feature-length animation produced in Cinemascope. When a mutt from the wrong side of the tracks, Tramp, visits her, the two embark on an adventure and fall in love over a plate of pasta. Full of unforgettable canine characters and show stopping tunes (sung by Peggy Lee), this endearing love story is bound to leave your tail a-wagging.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Mar-4]

Saturday, March 9

  • Today at 2 p.m. in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Bausch and Lomb Library Building is Foreign Film Saturdays featuring a screening of Sin Nombre (Cary Fukunaga, 2009, Mexico, Spanish with English subtitles, 96 min.)

    Seeking the promise of America, a beautiful young Honduran woman, Sayra, joins her father and uncle on an odyssey en route to the United States. Along the way she crosses paths with a Mexican gang member who is trying to outrun his violent past and elude his former associates.

    [source: Monroe County Library website, 2013-Mar-4]

  • This afternoon from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. is Interlock Rochester's monthly Open House. [source: Interlock Rochester website, 2013-Mar-4]
  • Tonight starting around 7 p.m. at the 1975 Gallery is the opening reception for Sproutkeepers, a two-generation collaboration between Justyn Iannucci, and Margot Hughes. The show runs through March 30. [source: Facebook, 2013-Mar-4]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. the Dryden will screen Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, U.S. 1954, 112 min.)

    James Stewart gives one of his career-defining performances in one of Alfred Hitchcock's most suspenseful films and what the Master would call his "most cinematic." Stewart is a globetrotting photojournalist, who upon breaking his leg, spends his days desultorily in his Greenwich Village apartment peeping at neighbors through his telephoto lens. As he begins to suspect his neighbor of a murderous crime, he enlists his Uptown girlfriend (Grace Kelly, who never looked more stunning in Edith Head's designs) and workaday nurse (Thelma Ritter) to collect evidence against the suspect.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Mar-4]

  • Tonight at Abilene starting around 9:30 p.m. is Woody Dodge. [source: Abilene website, 2013-Mar-4]
  • The Ginger Faye Bakers, The Red Lion, and New Archery will be at the Bug Jar starting around 10:30 p.m. tonight. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Mar-4]
  • Meanwhile, Cavalcade, The Spin Wires, and Nick Walter will perform at Monty's Krown starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: WBER Concert Schedule, 2013-Mar-4]

Sunday, March 10

  • The Eastman Community Chamber Singers perform at Kilbourn Hall this afternoon at 4 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Mar-4]
  • Tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. is The Spring Standards, Midnight Faces, Cottage Jefferson, and The Big. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Mar-4]

Monday, March 11

  • The Bug Jar has a full line-up tonight with Thinkin' & Drinkin' Trivia at 7:30 p.m., Behold… The Arctopus, BML, Beard Without A Mustache, and Chaos Come To Be starting around 8:30 p.m., and the Manic Monday Retro Dance starting at 11 p.m. featuring C. Darren, and DJ Marykate. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Mar-4]

Tuesday, March 12

  • This evening in the Auditorium of the Visual Studies Workshop at 7 p.m. is Out of the Archive — A 16mm Film Screening.

    An evening of LGBT themed films from the Visual Studies Workshop Archives that explore gender, sexuality, and representation. Co-sponsored with ImageOut.

    Films include Who Happen To Be Gay (1979), A Woman's Place Is In The House: A Portrait of Elaine Noble (1975), Kustom Kar Kommandos (1965), Lavendar (1972), and Magic Beauty Kit (1973). [source: VSW website, 2013-Mar-4]

  • Tonight at the Little starting at 7 p.m. is Chasing Ice (Jeff Orlowski, U.S. 2012, 75 min.) as part of the One Take Doc Series.

    In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth's changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk.

    [source: Little Theatre website, 2013-Mar-4]

  • This evening at 8 p.m. at the Dryden is a screening of The Sound of Fury a.k.a. Try and Get Me! (Cy Endfield, U.S. 1951, 92 min.)

    Family man Howard Tyler (Frank Lovejoy) moves to California looking for work, but pushed to the edge of destitution, and unable to provide for his pregnant wife and son, he turns to crime, in the person of Jerry Slocum (Lloyd Bridges). Slocum and Tyler escalate their crimes from robbery to kidnapping, spurred on by the sensationalist news stories written about them. While now able to care for his family, Tyler resents the work and begins to question Slocum when everything goes violently, terribly wrong. Prescient in its view of tabloid media and its effect on the culture, this film is anchored by a fiery performance from Bridges.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Mar-4]

  • The Bug Jar will host Malformed, Enthauptung, Cosmic Sea, Theatre Nocturne, and Desekrator starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Mar-4]

Wednesday, March 13

  • This evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Little is a screening of Speak (Paul Galichia, Brian Weidling, U.S. 2011, 90 min.) Co-sponsored by TNT Toastmasters. A question and answer session will follow the film.

    Speak is a documentary film about the fear of public speaking, and the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. Filmmakers Paul Galichia and Brian Weidling embarked on an almost two year journey — conducting hundreds of interviews about public speaking anxiety, and capturing every stage of the tense, highly competitive World Championship of Public Speaking. It all culminates in a week of fascinating human drama in Calgary, Alberta, after which one person is crowned "World Champion of Public Speaking". Funny, inspiring, moving, and utterly absorbing, Speak follows the trail of those brave souls who take on the fear of public speaking — the world's #1 fear — and live to tell the tale.

    [source: Little Theatre website, 2013-Mar-4]

  • Tonight at 7 p.m. at the Tap and Mallet is an Art Show Opening for works by Aaron Humby. [source: Tap and Mallet website, 2013-Mar-4]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Dryden is a screening of A última vez que vi Macau (The Last Time I Saw Macao, João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata, Portugal/France 2012, 85 min., Portuguese w/subtitles, Blu-ray). Note that it's Members Movie Night so Eastman House members are admitted free, and tonight only, "members celebrate the Dryden re-opening by introducing a friend to the theatre for free." (Proof of friendship required.)

    … The Last Time I Saw Macao is another hybrid, this time of Josef von Sternberg and Chris Marker. Beginning with a reference to von Sternberg's Jane Russell melodrama Macao, the film then takes on the mode of a detective story-cum-travelogue, told from the viewpoint of the filmmaker, who narrates his attempt to track down a mysterious femme fatale from his past. Part sci-fi flick, part essay film, part B-grade noir, The Last Time I Saw Macao is playfully unique.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Mar-4]

  • Tonight at Skylark starting around 10 p.m. is good, crowd-pleasing reggae from Thunder Body. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2013-Mar-4]
  • The Bug Jar will host Master, Sacrificial Slaughter, Fisthammer, and Abdicate starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Mar-4]

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