Events for Thursday, March 28, 2013 through Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, March 28

  • Tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Gandhi Institute is a discussion on Stepping Back to Step Forward — A Conversation on Transformative Action for Systemic Change.

    How can we go beyond the personal/interpersonal spheres of social change and specific projects/campaigns to create a deeper level of change? How can we address the underlying causes of the pain in our world in a truly transformative way? In this community discussion we want to step back, to explore systemic or structural change together, to focus our vision on structural nonviolence and how we can practically step towards it.

    [source: Gandhi Institute calendar, 2013-Mar-25]

  • The Little will screen The Poetry Deal: A Film With Diane di Prima (Melanie La Rosa, 120 min.) tonight at 7 p.m.

    The Poetry Deal: A Film With Diane Di Prima is a [sic] impressionistic documentary about legendary poet Diane di Prima. It tells a story of rebellion and artistic integrity through the life of poet, prose writer, playwright, teacher and revolutionary activist Diane di Prima. Di Prima started writing at the age of seven and committed herself to a life of poetry at age fourteen. She ultimately became known as an important writer of the Beat movement, and has continued writing, publishing and teaching. She was made Poet Laureate of San Francisco in 2009.

    [source: Little Theatre website, 2013-Mar-25]

  • The Eastman Horn Choir will perform in Kilbourn Hall tonight at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Mar-25]
  • The Dryden will screen Secret Beyond the Door (Fritz Lang, U.S. 1948, 99 min.) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Thoughtlessly marrying rich architect Mark Lamphere, Celia finds herself trapped wandering his strange mansion and discovering his past—seemingly filled with violence, hatred, mystery, and even murder. Celia can't help but think that she's next. Drawing atmosphere from his early works in German expressionism, Fritz Lang's lost gem of film noir suspense bombed on its release, but is now seen as one of his most interesting and complex films.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Mar-25]

  • Tonight at Abilene starting around 8:30 p.m. is Victor and Penny, and Mark Gamsjager and The Lustre Kings. [source: Abilene website, 2013-Mar-25]
  • Over at the Bug Jar starting around 8:30 p.m. is Kashka, Ben Morey, and Ahura Mazda. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Mar-25]

Friday, March 29

  • The evening matinee at the Cinema this weekend at 4:15 p.m. is Life of Pi (Ang Lee, U.S./Taiwan 2012, 127 min.) [source: Cinema Theater website, 2013-Mar-27]
  • Tonight at Abilene starting around 6 p.m. is Greg Townson performing during Happy Hour followed at 10 p.m. by The Prickers. [source: Abilene website, 2013-Mar-25]
  • At 6:30 p.m. tonight in University of Rochester's Meliora Hall, Room 203 is a screening of The Life of Juanita Castro (Andy Warhol, 1965, 16mm, 66 min.), Rear Window (Ernie Gehr, 1991, 16mm, 10 min.), The Deadman (Peggy Ahwesh, 1989, 16mm, 39 min.), Shinjuku Station (Jonouchi Motoharu, 1974, 16mm, 15 min.), and Ah, Liberty! (Ben Rivers, 2008, 16mm, 20 min.)
    [source: University of Rochester On Film screenings website, 2013-Mar-21]
  • Tonight at 7 p.m., Nicolas Gurewitch will be at the Orange Glory Cafe for the closing of his show of The Perry Bible Fellowship. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2013-Mar-27]
  • A Good Day To Die Hard (John Moore, U.S. 2013, 97 min.) opens at the Cinema tonight at 7:15 p.m. then Snitch (Ric Roman Waugh, U.S. 2013, 95 min.) at 8:40 p.m., the double-feature running through next Thursday (except Sunday). [source: Cinema Theater website, 2013-Mar-27]
  • Tonight at 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m., and midnight is a screening of The Prestige (Christopher Nolan, U.S./U.K. 2006, 130 min.) in Hoyt Auditorium on the University of Rochester Campus.

    The rivalry between two magicians is exacerbated when one of them performs the ultimate illusion.

    [source: University of Rochester Cinema Group website, 2013-Mar-25]

  • Aquatexture, presented by The Quadratic Trio and One Dance Co., will be performed at the Yards tonight and tomorrow starting at 8:30 p.m., and tomorrow at 4 p.m. [source: The Yards website, 2013-Mar-26]
  • Ossia performs its fourth and final concert of the season tonight at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall. [source: Ossia New Music website, 2013-Mar-25]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m., the Dryden is screening Nashville (Robert Altman, U.S. 1975, 159 min.)

    Thought by many to be the director's masterpiece and hailed as the "best film of 1975" by both Roger Ebert and Leonard Maltin, Altman's musical epic offers revealing glances into the inner workings of both the American electoral process and the recording industry. A massive cast—which includes Ned Beatty, Shelly Duvall, Lily Tomlin, and Keith Carradine (who won an Oscar® for Best Original Song with "I'm Easy")—and a compelling array of intertwining story lines drive this satirical romp to an unforgettably lavish, and deadly, musical climax that continues to excite and captivate audiences.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Mar-25]

Saturday, March 30

  • Updated: Today from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Needledrop Records will host the South Wedge Record Fair at the German House. [source: Facebook image with no copyable text, 2013-Mar-28]
  • This evening starting around 5 p.m. a the Flying Squirrel is the Community Dinner. [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2013-Mar-25]
  • The Eastman Virtuosi perform in Kilbourn Hall tonight at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Mar-25]
  • The Dryden will screen Holy Motors (Léos Carax, France 2012, 115 min., French w/subtitles, Blu-ray) tonight at 8 p.m. and tomorrow at 2 p.m.

    One of the most talked-about films of 2012, Holy Motors represents the long-awaited return of visionary director Léos Carax (Boy Meets Girl), who delivers a unique masterpiece about cinema and performance in the post-digital age. The film focuses on one Mr. Oscar (Denis Lavant), a mysterious figure who roams the streets of Paris in a massive limousine making appointment after appointment. But Oscar is no businessman—his "appointments" consist of vivid mini-movies in which he assumes a new costume and persona at each stop, from a motion-capture actor to the kidnapper of a runway model (Eva Mendes) to a man visiting his ex-lover (Kylie Minogue, who delivers a showstopping ballad). Along the way, Carax and Lavant salute a century of cinema, racing through every imaginable genre in a manner that's never less than wildly entertaining.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Mar-25]

  • Starting around 10:30 p.m. tonight at the Bug Jar is Hop Along, Taking Meds, My Iron Lung, Vales, Broken Field Runner, and Keeler. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Mar-25]

Sunday, March 31

  • The Bug Jar presents its Easter Rock-tacular starting around 10 p.m. with White Mystery, Warm Soda, Harmonica Lewinski, punk hard-rock band Green Dreams, and King Vitamin. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Mar-25]

Monday, April 1

  • The Eastman Wind Ensemble performs at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall tonight. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Mar-25]

Tuesday, April 2

  • Tonight at 7 p.m. and at 9 p.m., the Little will screen In Your Dreams: Stevie Nicks Documentary (90 min.) [source: Little Theatre website, 2013-Mar-25]
  • Tonight in Hoyt Auditorium on the University of Rochester Campus at 7:30 p.m. is a free screening of Not My Life (John Terlesky, Canada/U.S. 2006)

    Human trafficking is fully explored in this moving, emotional masterpiece that explores the root of one of the most silent and deadly pandemics this world has ever faced.

    [source: University of Rochester Cinema Group website, 2013-Mar-25]

  • The Dryden will screen Le soupirant (The Suitor, Pierre Étaix, France 1962, 82 min., French w/subtitles) tonight at 8 p.m., preceded by
    Rupture (Pierre Étaix, France 1961, 11 min., French w/subtitles).

    Étaix's debut [The Suitor] is a nonstop riot of sight gags, as the comic plays an oblivious young astronomy geek whose parents press him to find a wife. Heading to the boulevards and nightclubs of Paris, he tries to act the gentleman, but finds himself foiled by the intricacies of modern romance. "Manages to combine the wobbly wistfulness of Chaplin, the deadpan pantomiming of Buster Keaton, and the jumping-jack gymnastics of Harold Lloyd." (Time Magazine).

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Mar-25]

  • Tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. is Desert Noises, fantastic, subdued "gypsy folk" from The Pickpockets, and Ora Cogan. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Mar-25]
  • Tonight at Richmonds Tavern starting around 10 p.m. is the Roc City Pro Jam-Jam Session and Singer/Songwriter Showcase. [source: Freetime website, 2013-Mar-25]

Wednesday, April 3

  • Tonight at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall is a performance by the Eastman Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Mar-25]
  • The Dryden will screen Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (James Ivory, U.S. 1990, 126 min.) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Walter Bridge (Paul Newman) and his wife India (Joanne Woodward) grapple with the changing mores of their beloved Kansas City and the modern ideals of their three rebellious children—all while struggling to keep their marriage alive. Capturing two actors at the prime of their abilities, Ivory's depiction of suburban ennui is terrifyingly poignant.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Mar-25]

  • Good and unique acoustic soloist Small Houses, Sean Hoots, MD Woods, The Whale and The Warbler, and Kennedy Jason will be at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Mar-25]

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