Events for Thursday, March 14, 2013 through Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, March 14

  • Today from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Wilson Commons Hartnett Gallery on the University of Rochester Campus is a exhibit of Being Here by Janice Jakielski.

    Using ceramics, fabric, and paper, Jakielski creates headdresses and wearable appendages that allude to Victorian-era hats and to technological devices that facilitate communication. Jakielski displays these works in colorful, immersive environments, and for the Hartnett Gallery she will be transforming the space into multi-color display room reminiscent of a millinery shop.

    [source: UofR website events calendar, 2013-Mar-11]

  • Today in the Rundel Auditorium of the Central Library from 12:12 p.m. to 1 p.m., authors Sharon Leslie Morgan, and Thomas De Wolf will discuss their book Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade. [source: Friends of the Public Library e-mail, 2013-Mar-7]
  • [Ok, what is it about lunchtime today?] Over at the Eastman House from 12:15 to 1 p.m. in the Curtis Theatre is a Focus 45 Lunch Series with Joe R. Struble.

    Daguerreian studios were established in Rochester as early as 1841 and many thrived here at the "lion on the Genesee" until nearly 1860. Thousands of daguerreotype portraits were made here of the wealthy Pioneer families as well as of ordinary citizens of the community. Archivist Joe R. Struble will show slides of many of these notable images, as well the first known photographic image of Rochester, an 1852 full-plate daguerreotype of the corner of Main and State streets.

    [source: Eastman House calendar, 2013-Mar-11]

  • Today at 12:15 p.m. on Nextstage at Geva is a Lunchtime [!?] Reading of The Exception and the Rule. [source: Geva Theatre ticket website, 2013-Mar-11]
  • This evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Patrick Duffy School #12 (999 South Ave.) is a Roc City Skate Park Public Meeting. [source: Facebook, 2013-Mar-11]
  • Tonight at 7:30 p.m. is a Blanket Fort Festival at The Yards — a "comedy and music show inside a giant blanket fort." [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2013-Mar-13]
  • The Dryden will screen Misery (Rob Reiner, U.S. 1990, 107 min.) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Paul Sheldon (James Caan) is a best-selling author known for his wildly popular series of novels featuring the heroine Misery Chastain. While driving from Colorado to Los Angeles to deliver his latest manuscript, Sheldon's car careens off the road during a blinding snowstorm. Thankfully, his "number one fan," nurse Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) is there to get him on, and then off (in a rather disagreeable way) his feet again.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Mar-11]

  • Tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 8:30 p.m. is Speaker for the Dead, People With Teeth, and Low Flying Planes. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Mar-11]
  • Holly Hunt, the thick, bass-driven noise of Tuurd, punk hard-rock band Green Dreams, Licker, and Night Terror will perform at Monty's Krown tonight around 10:30 p.m. [source: Carbon Records calendar, 2013-Mar-11]

Friday, March 15

  • Tonight at 7 p.m. at the Baobab is a screening and discussion of Ethnic Notions (Marlon Riggs, U.S. 1986, 57 min.)

    Loyal Toms, carefree Sambos, faithful Mammies, grinning Coons, savage Brutes, and wide-eyed Pickaninnies roll across the screen in cartoons, feature films, popular songs, minstrel shows, advertisements, folklore, household artifacts, even children's rhymes. These dehumanizing caricatures permeated popular culture from the 1820s to the Civil Rights period and implanted themselves deep in the American psyche.Narration by Esther Rolle and commentary by respected scholars shed light on the origins and devastating consequences of this 150 yearlong parade of bigotry. Ethnic Notions situates each stereotype historically in white society's shifting needs to justify racist oppression from slavery to the present day. The insidious images exacted a devastating toll on black Americans and continue to undermine race relations.

    [source: Baobab website, 2013-Mar-11]

  • The Dryden will screen East of Eden (Elia Kazan, U.S. 1955, 115 min.) tonight at 8 p.m.

    John Steinbeck's classic novel (the author himself secretly collaborated on the screenplay) comes to life in this vivid adaptation by the highly influential and equally controversial Elia Kazan. Shot with sweeping widescreen photography on the California coast and introducing American audiences to heartthrob James Dean, this poignant tale of a devout father and the two sons who vie for his love and approval has become one of the most recognizable and beloved films of the 1950s. An incredible achievement of cinematic style, powerful acting, and gripping storytelling, East of Eden is truly an American treasure.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Mar-11]

  • The Rochester Community Players and Irish Community Players present Is Life Worth Living? by Lennox Robinson tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the MuCCC, on Sunday at 2 p.m., and continuing Fridays and Saturdays through March 30.

    This 1933 comical farce deals with a small seaside town in Ireland where the locals decide, innocently enough, to switch from their usual annual circus and try theater instead. Serious theater. Heavy serious theater. Strindberg. Tolstoy. Checkov. Stuff that would make even a cheeky Irishman question if life is, well, worth living.

    [source: MuCCC website, 2013-Mar-11]

  • Tonight starting around 6 p.m. at Abilene is Happy Hour with Boss Tweed, then at 9:30 p.m., it's The Fox Sisters, "followed by Rochester's preeminent Ska band", 5Head with food from Fett Svin BBQ. [source: Abilene website, 2013-Mar-11]
  • Tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. is ROC_CHIP 28 featuring chiptunes and guitar from Danimal Cannon, DJ Nicky May May, and electronic and guitar duo Sparx and Yarms. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Mar-11]
  • Good acoustic rock from The Teressa Wilcox Band will perform starting around 10:30 p.m. at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. [source: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que website, 2013-Mar-11]

Saturday, March 16

  • Thread will host its Six Year Anniversary Party tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2013-Mar-11]
  • The Dryden will screen The Sound of Music (Robert Wise, U.S. 1965, 174 min.) tonight at 8 p.m. and tomorrow at 2 p.m. [source: Dryden website, 2013-Mar-11]
  • Humorous novelty rap band Garden Fresh, Rexx, and good chiptunes rock band Chip's Challenge will perform at Tala Vera Cantina tonight starting around 9:30 p.m. [source: Facebook, 2013-Mar-11]
  • Tonight starting around 10:30 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Endangered Youth, Backbiter, J.O.B. Squad, Night Terror, Perseverance, and Waves Crashing Piano Chords. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Mar-11]

Sunday, March 17

  • Today from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rundel Auditorium in the Rundel Library Building is part of Rochester's Rich History Series: How We Became Who We Are with Kathleen Britton discussing The Cradle of American Nursing. [source: City of Rochester website, 2013-Jan-16]

Monday, March 18

  • The Little will screen 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School tonight at 7 p.m. [source: Little Theatre e-mail, 2013-Mar-13]
  • Tonight at 7 p.m. on Nextstage at Geva is Plays in Progress: a script-in-hand reading of Informed Consent by Deborah Zoe Laufer.

    With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? Based on a true story, Deb Laufer takes us into the personal and national debate about science vs. belief.

    [source: Geva Theatre ticket website, 2013-Mar-11]

  • This evening at the Winton Branch Library from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. is a screening of From War to Peace — The Life of George Lennon, a documentary about "the fascinating but little known story of George Lennon (1900-1991) who, in his youth, played a vital role in Ireland's armed struggle for independence, yet devoted his life to peace in later years. An outspoken pacifist and opponent of the Vietnam War, Lennon was a co-founder of the Rochester Zen Center. The film will be followed with a discussion by his son, Ivan Lennon of Rochester. [source: Monroe County Library website, 2013-Mar-11]
  • Tuba Mirum performs in Kilbourn Hall tonight at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Mar-11]

Tuesday, March 19

  • Members of the cast of Geva Theatre Center's Bob will speak about the play today from 12:12 p.m. to 12:52 p.m. in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Bausch and Lomb Library Building. [source: Friends of the Public Library e-mail, 2013-Mar-7]
  • Tonight from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Abilene is another Artisan Craft and Music Night with music by Jeff Sherner and food by Fett Svin BBQ.[source: Abilene website, 2013-Mar-11]
  • Color Brighton Green presents Let's Move … Sustainably this evening from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Brighton Memorial Library.

    Learn to move toward environmental and economic sustainability with "Good to Go," a program that encourages a healthy lifestyle and promotes the use of alternative transportation.

    [source: Monroe County Library website, 2013-Mar-11]

  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Dryden is a screening of Il Posto (Ermanno Olmi, Italy 1961, 93 min., Italian w/subtitles).

    Sacrificing his education, Domenico Cantoni leaves his home and searches for work in the city of Milan. When he finally finds it, he is confronted with the unfortunate realities of the corporate world where his individuality is overlooked and aspects of his personal life, including his attraction to the young Antonietta, are forfeited. Olmi's groundbreaking look at working-class Italy, known for its sensitivity and charm, finds poetry in the mundane and humanity in the most unlikely of places.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Mar-11]

Wednesday, March 20

  • The Dryden will screen O som ao redor (Neighboring Sounds, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Brazil 2012, 131 min., Portuguese, English, and Mandarin w/subtitles, Blu-ray) tonight at 8 p.m.

    A palpable sense of unease hangs over a single city block in the coastal town of Recife, Brazil. Home to prosperous families and the servants who work for them, the area is ruled by an aging patriarch and his sons. When a private security firm is reluctantly brought in to protect the residents from a recent spate of petty crime, it unleashes the fears, anxieties, and resentments of a divided society still haunted by its troubled past.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Mar-11]

  • Tonight at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall is Composers' Sinfonietta. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Mar-11]
  • The Bug Jar will host Arrows Over Athens, There I Say is Lightning, Scholar, and Hideout starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Mar-11]

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