Events for Thursday, April 4, 2013 through Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, April 4

  • Tonight's Rochester Indymedia meeting from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Flying Squirrel will discuss Independent Media Collaborations. [source: Facebook, 2013-Apr-1]
  • Tonight from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. is the Opening Reception for Eat It: Artists Explore Food and Consumption at RoCo. The show runs through May 12. [source: Rochester Contemporary Art Center website, 2013-Apr-1]
  • Tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Hoyt Auditorium on the UofR Campus is a screening of Shooting Beauty (George Kachadorian, U.S. 2009, 62 min.)

    Fashion photographer Courtney Bent's career takes an unexpected turn when she discovers a hidden world of beauty at a center for people living with significant disabilities. When Courtney begins inventing cameras her new friends can use, an unforgettable story unfolds that will make you rethink what it means to live with a disability—and without one.

    [source: University of Rochester Cinema Group website, 2013-Apr-1]

  • Tonight at 8 p.m., the Dryden will screen Spoorloos (The Vanishing, George Sluizer, Netherlands/France 1988, 107 min., French and Dutch w/subtitles).

    Traveling through France, Rex Hofman's girlfriend mysteriously disappears at a gas station. Wrought with pain and confusion about that day, Rex continues to be tormented by the mysterious abductor for three years. Will Rex's search for the truth assuage his grief or will he discover something more insidious than he ever imagined? Based on the novel The Golden Egg, this terrifying suspense classic will leave you stunned.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Apr-1]

  • Good acoustic rock performer Teressa Wilcox performs at Sticky Lips Juke Joint BBQ tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Sticky Lips website, 2013-Apr-1]
  • Tonight around 9 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Miss Fairchild, Last Minute, and Cammy Enaharo. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Apr-1]

Friday, April 5

  • Tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Auditorium at the Visual Studies Workshop is the 2013 Auction Preview. [source: VSW website, 2013-Apr-1]
  • The Shoe Factory Art Co-op's April exhibit features handcrafted jewelry by Lisa Johnson with a First Friday opening tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. [source: Shoe Factory, 2013-Apr-1]
  • Tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Writers and Books is First Fridays / Wide Open Mic, hosted by Norm Davis, and luscious, poetic acoustic rock from Autumn In Halifax. [source: Writers and Books website, 2013-Apr-1]
  • The Cinema's films this coming week are Identity Thief (Seth Gordon, U.S. 2013, 111 min.) at 7 p.m. daily, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (Don Scardino, U.S. 2013, 100 min.) at 8:55 p.m. daily, and Life of Pi (Ang Lee, U.S./Taiwan 2012, 127 min.) at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. [source: Cinema Theater website, 2013-Apr-3]
  • Tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m., the Bread and Water Theatre presents performances of 8 by Dustin Lance Black.

    "8" — a new play by Academy-award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar) demystified the debate around marriage equality by chronicling the landmark trial of Perry v. Schwarzenegger. See the human cost of discrimination. Uncover the arguments used to justify bans on marriage for gay and lesbian couples. Using the actual court transcripts from the landmark federal trial of California's Prop. 8 and first-hand interviews, "8" shows both sides of the debate in a moving 90-minute play.

    [source: Bread and Water Theatre website, 2013-Apr-1]

  • Tonight (early) at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m., the Dryden will screen Ben-Hur (William Wyler, U.S. 1959, 212 min.)

    Eleven Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, went to this sword-and-sandal epic. Charlton Heston is larger-than-life as a Jewish patrician driven into servitude by the ambitious Roman Tribune Messala (Stephen Boyd). Follow Ben-Hur from galley slave to Roman glory and, finally, spiritual redemption. Ben-Hur marked the high point of Hollywood's big response to television's small-screen challenge in the 1950s, with its widescreen visuals, massive sets, stunning action sequences, and, most importantly, the consummate artistry of director William Wyler.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Apr-1]

  • The Lobby presents Man vs. Machine, "a night of music featuring vocalists vs. live drum machines and [a] themed group art show" starting tonight around 9 p.m. at the Bug Jar. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Apr-1]
  • The the thick, bass-driven noise of Tuurd, Rash, Chillum, and Wild Gone Girls will be at Monty's Krown starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Carbon Records calendar, 2013-Apr-1]

Saturday, April 6

  • The 2nd Annual Spring Craft Fair — "a fundraising event supporting non-profit animal rescue organizations who care for the community's abandoned and abused animals" — is being held at Trinity Emanuel Lutheran Church (761 Elmgrove Rd.) today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions, Animal Service League, G.R.A.S.P., and Nuts for Mutts Rescue will be participating, and "there will be animals that are looking for their permanent homes." [source: RocWiki events, 2013-Apr-1]
  • Tonight at 6:30 p.m., 9:15 p.m., and midnight are screenings of Lincoln (Steven Spielberg, U.S. 2012, 150 min.) in Hoyt Auditorium at the University of Rochester.

    As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

    [source: University of Rochester Cinema Group website, 2013-Apr-1]

  • Over at the MuCCC tonight at 8 p.m., Polite Company Improv and Sketch Comedy will present Unheard Of! [source: MuCCC website, 2013-Apr-1]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Dryden, director James Ivory will present his film, Jefferson in Paris (James Ivory, France/U.S. 1995, 139 min., English and French w/subtitles).

    Tackling the story of one of history's most enigmatic figures, James Ivory and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala lend their unique visions to the true story of Thomas Jefferson's relationship with Sally Hemings. During his time as Representative to Louis Xvi and Marie Antoinette, Jefferson is entangled in an affair with a married woman. When his daughter returns from France, he is drawn into another affair—this time with his daughter's slave. Ivory's portrait of this conflicted and contradictory character exhibits his versatile and insightful storytelling abilities.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Apr-1]

  • Great, fun, acoustic-rock-based rock band Burning Snella, and Second Trip will perform at Tala Vera tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Facebook, 2013-Apr-1]
  • Stone Dead Forever, Beneath Hell's Sky, and Burndwiller perform at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Apr-1]

Sunday, April 7

  • Today at 2 p.m. at the Memorial Art Gallery, Betsy Brayer presents a What's Up lecture on George Eastman's Collection at MAG. [source: MAG website, 2013-Apr-1]
  • The Bop Shop and Bop Arts presents Conference Call tonight at 8 p.m. at the Lovin' Cup.

    Conference Call is a quartet project featuring the exciting German woodwind virtuoso Gebhard Ullmann, the established piano/bass collaboration of Michael Jefry Stevens and Joe Fonda (the Fonda/Stevens Group) and the highly individual percussion stylings of master drummer/compose George Schuller.

    [source: Bop Shop website, 2013-Apr-1]

  • Tonight around 9 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Stereofidelics, Poetry for Thieves, The Reactions, and Roger Khun. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Apr-1]

Monday, April 8

  • Eastman's Musica Nova performs in Kilbourn Hall tonight at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Apr-1]

Tuesday, April 9

  • Tonight at 6 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. at the Owl House is a Joe Bean Coffee Pairing Dinner. [source: Facebook, 2013-Apr-1]
  • Tonight at the Little is a screening of A Place at the Table (Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush, U.S. 2012, 84 min.) at 7 p.m.

    49 million people in the U.S. — one in four children — don't know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans.

    [source: Little Theatre website, 2013-Apr-1]

  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Dryden is a screening of Yoyo (Pierre Étaix, France 1965, 96 min., French w/subtitles), preceded by Heureux anniversaire (Happy Anniversary, Pierre Étaix, France 1962, 12 min., French w/subtitles).

    Étaix's most ambitious feature anticipates The Artist in its loving homage to silent cinema, as manifested in the comically decadent adventures of a Jazz Age millionaire (Étaix) whose lost fortunes bring him back to the circus and his long-lost son. Then, years later, the man's son—now grown, and played again by Étaix—has become a clown, determined to bring back the magic of the past in a world dominated by television. "A beautiful film in which I loved every shot and every idea, and which taught me many things about movies," -FranÇois Truffaut.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Apr-1]

Wednesday, April 10

  • The Dryden will screen Roseland (James Ivory, U.S. 1977, 104 min.) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Weaving three romantic vignettes—each titled after a particular dance—James Ivory broaches new territory with ease. In "The Waltz," a widow (Teresa Wright) searches for the memory of her lost husband in the antiquated dance hall, but is pleasantly distracted by a charismatic older man (Lou Jacobi). In "The Hustle," a young man (Christopher Walken) finds himself fixed between three women, each relying on his youthful energy for their personal comforts; and in the final segment, "The Peabody," an aging dancer (Lilia Skala) risks her health in a competition while failing to notice her partner's adoration. Sharing the unique setting of the Roseland Ballroom in New York City, the three stories are full of the tenderness and charm Ivory is known for.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Apr-1]

  • Diarrhea Planet, Big Brain and The Drug Cartel, and Chika and The Wolves will be at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Apr-1]

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