Events for Thursday, March 21, 2013 through Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, March 21

  • Today at Geva at 12:15 p.m. is a Lunchtime Reading of The Private Ear by Peter Shaffer, catered by Gigi's Italian Kitchen and Catering. "Ted has a way with women, but is he expert enough to coach his awkward friend Tchaik successfully through a first date?" [source: Geva Theatre ticket website, 2013-Mar-18]
  • Tonight at 7 p.m. in Basil Hall at Saint John Fisher College is the Joseph A. Trovato Lecture titled The Road Less Traveled featuring Mary Jeremy Daigler. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2013-Mar-20]
  • Tonight at the Little is a special screening of The Magnificent Seven (John Sturges, 1960 U.S., 128 min.) at 7 p.m. in conjunction with Writers and Books' annual If All of Rochester Read the Same Book… community reading program. [source: Little Theatre e-mail, 2013-Mar-13]
  • The Eastman Percussion Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Mar-18]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m., the Dryden will screen Tengoku to jigoku (High and Low, Akira Kurosawa, Japan 1963, 143 min., Japanese w/subtitles).

    Kurosawa again looks to the West, in this case Ed Mcbain's "87th Precinct" novel King's Ransom, and makes it much better. A shoe company executive (Toshiro Mifune) receives a call informing him that his son has been kidnapped. There is no money for a ransom as all his capital is tied up in a leveraged buyout of the company. But when his son returns home, Mifune wrestles with responsibility to his fellow man as it's revealed the kidnappers have taken the chauffeur's son instead. A former painter, Kurosawa splashes the broad canvas of Tohoscope widescreen with stunning black-and-white imagery.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Mar-18]

  • Starting around 8 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Laura Stevenson, The Rice Cakes, and MD Woods. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Mar-18]
  • Starting around 9 p.m. is Hypnotic Clambake playing "Klezmer, Zydeco, Bluegrass, Blues, Rock, Funk, Middle Eastern, and other worldly styles" tonight at Sticky Lips Juke Joint BBQ. [source: Sticky Lips website, 2013-Mar-18]
  • Tonight is Abilene Bar And Lounge's Fifth Anniversary Bash with music by Woody Pines starting around 9 p.m. [source: Abilene website, 2013-Mar-18]

Friday, March 22

  • Today through Sunday at 4:30 p.m., the Cinema will be screening Amour (Michael Haneke, France/Germany/Austria 2012, 127 min.) as their Matinee Feature.

    Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple's bond of love is severely tested.

    [source: Cinema Theater website, 2013-Mar-20]

  • Image City Photography Gallery is hosting an Artists' Reception from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tonight for the new show, Through the Student Lens 2013, on display through April 14. [source: ICPG e-mail, 2013-Mar-18]
  • This evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at City Hall is Silver Print: Studio 678 Awards Ceremony and Exhibit featuring works by the Photo Club of Wilson Foundation Academy's 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. [source: Genesee Center for the Arts website, 2013-Mar-18]
  • The Baobab will screen Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement (Woodie King Jr., U.S. 1978, 114 min.) tonight at 7 p.m. with a Dialog following the film facilitated by actor/director David Shakes.

    [Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement] documents the birth of a new theatre out of the Civil Rights activism of the 1950s, '60s and '70s. It is a veritable video encyclopedia of the leading figures, institutions and events of a movement that transformed the American stage.

    [source: Baobab website, 2013-Mar-18]

  • The Little is screening The Invisible War (Kirby Dick, U.S. 2012, 93 min.) at 7 p.m. as part of Women's History Month.

    The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of our country's most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within our US military.

    [source: Little Theatre website, 2013-Mar-18]

  • Starting tonight at 7:15 p.m. through Thursday (except Tuesday), the Cinema is screening Les Misérables (Tom Hooper, U.S. 2012, 158 min.)

    Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption—a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.

    [source: Cinema Theater website, 2013-Mar-20]

  • Starting around 8 p.m. at the Rochester Christian Reformed Church (2750 Atlantic Ave, Penfield) is March Music Madness with The Dady Brothers, The Crawdiddies, and The Windsor Folk Family. [source: Golden Link website, 2013-Mar-4]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. is a Chamber Jazz concert in Kilbourn Hall. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Mar-18]
  • The Dryden will screen Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Sergio Leone, Italy/Spain/West Germany 1966, 179 min.) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Widely considered to be the pinnacle of the genre, Leone's epic not only defines the spaghetti Western but also solidified Clint Eastwood as the iconic anti-hero: The Man With No Name. This final film in the Dollars trilogy (which includes A Fist Full of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More) follows three treasure-seeking, rival gunslingers against the chaotic backdrop of the American Civil War. Shot in breathtaking Techniscope by famed Italian cinematographer Tonino Delli Colli, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly simultaneously captures serene landscapes and savage violence, often cited by critics as not only one of the greatest Westerns of all time, but one of the world's greatest films.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Mar-18]

Saturday, March 23

  • This afternoon at 1 p.m. at the Little is a screening of The Boxing Girls of Kabul (Ariel Nasr, Canada 2012, 52 min.)

    A courageous group of young Afghan women risk persecution to become world-class boxers, training without even the most basic of facilities. Inspired by their coach who was once an Olympic contender, the girls dream about winning medals for their country and a shot at the 2012 Olympics.

    [source: Little Theatre website, 2013-Mar-18]

  • Tonight at 5 p.m. in the Gordon Field House at RIT is Shave and a Track Cut, the Roc City Roller Derby's (RCRD) 2013 Season Opener with the B-Sides versus the New Hampshire Roller Derby Queen City Cherry Bombs, and the Roc Stars versus The Hellions of Troy. [source: Facebook, 2013-Mar-18]
  • Tonight at 7 p.m. at the Harro East Ballroom is a Night of the Drum to benefit Bush Mango Drum and Dance Youth Project with performances by Bush Mango Drum and Dance featuring Mohamed Diaby, wicked fun, saxophone-driven, percussive groove-rock band The BuddhaHood, and The Mambo Kings. [source: JamBase calendar, 2013-Mar-18]
  • Tonight at 7 p.m., the Little will screen Miss Representation (Jennifer Siebel Newsom, U.S. 2011, 85 min.)

    In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman's value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors.

    [source: Little Theatre website, 2013-Mar-18]

  • Tonight at 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and midnight, the Batman XXX: Porn Parody will be screened in Hoyt Auditorium on the University of Rochester Campus.

    Heiress Lisa Carson, girlfriend to Bruce Wayne, is kidnapped by the Riddler. A call on the bat-phone summons Batman and Robin to police headquarters. A flick of the switch hidden in a bust of Shakespeare, the wall opens up and it's, "To the bat-poles". "Atomic batteries to power, turbines to speed", the bat-mobile roars out of the bat-cave and the familiar animated titles roll. It's all here in this parody of the 60's TV series, Alfred, Commissioner Gordon, and Chief O'hara along with a trio of arch-villains, Joker, Catwoman, and the Riddler. There's even the obligatory celebrity poking his head out a window as the Dynamic Duo scale the side of a building. But this is a porn parody, so there's also lots of hostage-on-villain, villain-on-crimefighter, and crimefighter-on-crimefighter sex.

    [source: University of Rochester Cinema Group website, 2013-Mar-18]

  • Tonight at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m., the Dryden will screen the Wild World of Looney Tunes (Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Robert Mckimson, U.S. 1949-1958, 87 min.)

    Please check your anvils, dynamite, and pianos at the door and join us for a wacky evening with the greatest "wabbit" alive, Bugs Bunny, and the whole Looney Tunes gang! Overflowing with their trademark chaos, these 12 short cartoons follow Bugs on his many madcap misadventures with the likes of Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, Wile E. Coyote, Elmer Fudd, and more. A snapshot of the various animators and voice actors at the height of their career, the program includes What's Opera, Doc?, often cited as the greatest cartoon of all time. Th-th-th-that's all folks!

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Mar-18]

  • It's a K-Pop Club Night starting around 8:30 p.m. at the Lovin' Cup, organized by the Korean International Student Association (KISA) of RIT. [source: Lovin' Cup website, 2013-Mar-18]
  • The Tango Cafe Dance Studio presents their March Milonga starting around 9 p.m. "Enjoy an evening of Argentine Tango in the beautiful Tango Cafe Ballroom." [source: Tango Cafe Facebook event, 2013-Mar-18]
  • Bogs Visionary Orchestra performs a rich tapestry of modern Americana tonight starting around 9 p.m. at Sticky Lips Juke Joint BBQ. [source: Sticky Lips website, 2013-Mar-18]
  • Over at Abilene starting around 9:30 p.m. is Rachel Brooke and Band. [source: Abilene website, 2013-Mar-18]
  • Joywave, The 1975, Soviet Dolls, and The Branch Davidians perform at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Mar-18]

Sunday, March 24

  • Today at 1 p.m. at the Little is a screening of Oma and Bella (Alexa Karolinski, Germany/U.S. 2012, 76 min., German with subtitles)

    Two older Jewish women, best friends who live together in Berlin (and one of whom, Regina "Oma" Karolinski, is the filmmaker's grandmother), are Holocaust survivors who have remained in Germany since the war. Oma and Bella spend their days telling stories and cracking jokes, dispensing advice, and devoting the majority of their time to their greatest love of all—cooking.

    [source: Little Theatre website, 2013-Mar-18]

  • Over at the Record Archive is an In-Store Performance by Ikebe Shakedown starting around 4 p.m. [source: Record Archive website, 2013-Mar-18]
  • Tonight at 7 p.m. at the MuCCC, John W Borek presents Photoplay: a series of "90-second plays performed inside a photo booth." [source: MuCCC website, 2013-Mar-18]
  • Ikebe Shakedown heads over to the Bug Jar to perform with Mosaic Foundation, and The Greyhound Bandits tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Mar-18]

Monday, March 25

  • Tonight at 7 p.m. on Nextstage at Geva is a script reading of Tinker to Evers to Chance by Mat Smart.

    A missing woman, a frantic daughter and an unlikely partnership. An historic Cubs/Giants game with a poetic double play. The promise of opening day and the romance of games gone by. A new play by Mat Smart about devotion and baseball, and the space where they intersect.

    [source: Geva Theatre ticket website, 2013-Mar-18]

  • At the Little at 7 p.m. is a screening of Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines (Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, U.S. 2012, 79 min.)

    Kristy Guevara-Flanagan directs an independent documentary feature that looks at female superheroes, warrior princesses and other icons of women's empowerment in pop culture. Exploring our nation's long-term love affair with comic book superheroes, the film raises questions about the possibilities and contradictions of heroines within the genre. Reflecting our culture's deep-seated ambivalence toward powerful women—even in this so-called post-feminist era —women may be portrayed as good, or brave, or even featured as "action babes," but rarely are they seen as heroes at the center of their own journey.

    [source: Little Theatre website, 2013-Mar-18]

  • The Eastman Wind Orchestra will perform in Kilbourn Hall tonight at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Mar-18]
  • Starting around 8:30 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Chris Cohen, Light Feelings, and Paxtor. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Mar-18]

Tuesday, March 26

  • Today from 12:12 p.m. to 12:52 p.m. in Kate Gleason Auditorium in the Baush and Lomb Library Building, David Birken will review Nate Silver's The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-But Some Don't. "Infuential political forecaster Nate Silver examines the world of prediction, investigating how we can distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy data." [source: Monroe County Library website, 2013-Mar-18]
  • This evening at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium at the Visual Studies Workshop is a Member Share Fair, "an opportunity for VSW members to share their own work for feedback in a casual environment supporting serious makers at all stages of development." [source: VSW website, 2013-Mar-18]
  • The Little will screen The Price of Sex (Mimi Chakarova, U.S./United Arab Emirates/Bulgaria/Moldova/Turkey 2011, 73 min.) tonight at 7 p.m.

    The Price of Sex is a feature-length documentary about young Eastern European women who've been drawn into a netherworld of sex trafficking and abuse. Intimate, harrowing and revealing, it is a story told by the young women who were supposed to be silenced by shame, fear and violence.

    [source: Little Theatre website, 2013-Mar-18]

  • The Dryden will screen Fat City (John Huston, U.S. 1972, 100 min.) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Huston, a former boxer himself, tells the story of Tully (Stacy Keach), an over-the-hill type, and Ernie (Jeff Bridges), a down-on-his-luck type, who both find themselves drawn back to the squared circle. Tully is the man whose fight career and marriage went down the tubes in interdependent spirals. Ernie, just 18 years old, can't seem to get his life together. What they have in common is Ruben, a manager who may have betrayed Tully and who hopes Ernie will be his last shot at the big time. An often-overlooked masterpiece, Huston takes two of his losers and gives them the depth and humanity he saw in all his characters.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Mar-18]

  • Fantastic ska-influenced, synth-laden pop/rock from SPORTS, Ghost Pal, and Drippers will perform at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Mar-18]

Wednesday, March 27

  • Updated: Tonight at 7 p.m. in Hoyt Auditorium on the University of Rochester Campus is a screening of Tabu (Miguel Gomez, Portugal/Germany/Brazil/France 2012, 35mm, 118 min.), and Klassenverhältnisse (Class Relations Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet, West Germany/France, 1984, 35mm, 127 min.) [source: University of Rochester On Film screenings website, 2013-Mar-21]
  • Tonight at 7 p.m. at Writers and Books is the Monthly Story Slam hosted by Carol Roberts. [source: Writers and Books website, 2013-Mar-18]
  • The Eastman School Symphony Orchestra will perform in Kilbourn Hall tonight at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Mar-18]
  • The Dryden will screen Dalpaengiui Byeol (Planet of Snail, Yi Seung-jin, Finland/Japan/South Korea 2011, 88 min., Korean w/subtitles, Blu-ray) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Planet of Snail is a journey into the life of a most extraordinary couple. Young-Chan is an accomplished poet who can no longer hear or see. He communicates with his wife Soon-Ho through finger Braille, a unique form of communication where words are tapped on each other's hands. They rely on one another completely; even simple domestic tasks require complex collaboration and everyday moments that most of us hardly notice become tender shared experiences. Combining breathtaking imagery with Young-Chan's personal writings, Planet of Snail becomes a transfixing portrait of life on what seems like another planet, where touch communicates everything and love conquers all.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Mar-18]

  • So I'm listening to random songs on my music collection on February 26, and while "Warn the Kids" by That1Guy is playing, I get an e-mail: That1Guy will be at The Forvm (4224 Maple Rd, Buffalo) tonight starting around 8 p.m. Alas, I'll be at my swing-dance class. [source: band e-mail, 2013-Feb-26]

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