Events for Thursday, April 25, 2013 through Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, April 25

  • Tonight at 7 p.m. at the Little is a screening of Women in the Dirt: Landscape Architects Shaping Our World (Carolann Stoney, U.S. 2011, 74 min.)

    Women are influencing the profession of landscape architecture more today than ever before. Women in the Dirt highlights the work of seven award-winning women who have made their mark in the field: Mia Lerher, Andrea Cochran, Cheryl Barton, Isabelle Greene, Katherine Spitz, Pamela Palmer, and Lauren Melendrez. Though each has a unique body of work, their concerns overlap in the realm of sustainability and enduring design.

    [source: Women in the Dirt website, 2013-Apr-24]

  • This evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium at the Memorial Art Gallery, Amy Barron will present an Archaeology Lecture titled Agatha Christie, Archaeology and Alzheimer's. "Amy Barron explores the life of the renowned mystery novelist, who spent many years at excavations in the Middle East with her archaeologist husband, Max Mallowan." [source: MAG website, 2013-Apr-22]
  • No Jackets Required presents Canadian Legends at Drama House on the University of Rochester River Campus tonight at 8 p.m.

    NJR travels north and honors the classic artists from above the border. For too long have these acts been lumped in with the rest of North America and not given their country's proper respect! Artists featured: Rush, Neil Young, Nickelback, Justing Beiber and many more.

    [source: UofR website events calendar, 2013-Apr-22]

  • Tonight through Saturday at 8 p.m. and on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Dryden Theatre is the Rochester International Film Festival: Movies on a Shoestring. Each day features different short films, so see them all! [source: Rochester International Film Festival website, 2013-Apr-22]
  • Luther, Glocca Morra, and Keeler perform at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 8 p.m. (although they're claiming a 7:30 p.m. start time … yeah, right.) [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Apr-22]

Friday, April 26

  • Today from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Jones Square Park (170 Saratoga Ave.) is an Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration. "This marks the 30th annual Arbor Day, the 125th anniversary of the Rochester Parks Commission and the birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted who designed many area parks, including Jones Square Park." [source: City of Rochester website, 2013-Apr-24]
  • Tonight at Writers and Books is the Last Friday Story Slam with a loose topic of Airplane/Travel, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., hosted by Carol Roberts. [source: Writers and Books website, 2013-Apr-22]
  • This week's 7 p.m. feature at the Cinema is Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell, U.S. 2012, 118 min.)

    Life doesn't always go according to plan. Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything — his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert Deniro) after spending eight months is a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation.

    [source: Cinema Theater website, 2013-Apr-24]

  • Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through May 5, Bread and Water Theatre present No Word in Guyanese for Me, written by Wendy Graf.

    Forced to choose between her identity, her family, and her precious faith, there's no word to describe Hanna Jokhoe in her native Guyanese dialect. A one woman tour-de-force production about a gay Muslim immigrant who must reconcile her faith with her sexuality. Graf's poetic and lyrical play explores religious and sexual identity, parental bonds, and clashing cultures.

    [source: Bread and Water Theatre website, 2013-Apr-22]

  • Eddie Pepitone, presented by 3 Guys Walk Into A Bar, performs at the German House tonight at 8 p.m. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2013-Apr-22]
  • Joel Harrison, Steve Greene, and Dave Arenius perform tonight at the Bop Shop starting at 9 p.m.

    Joel Harrison's musical journey has few parallels in modern music. Guitarist, composer, arranger, vocalist, songwriter, bandleader — Harrison deftly juggles all of these roles, melding influences from jazz, classical, country, rock, and world music. His expansive sound fits equally well in jazz clubs and concert halls — and the occasional dive bar across town.

    [source: Bop Shop website, 2013-Apr-22]

  • This week's 9 p.m. movie at the Cinema is Stoker (Park Chan-wook, U.S./U.K. 2013, 99 min.)

    After India's father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother. Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

    [source: Cinema Theater website, 2013-Apr-24]

  • Tonight at Acanthus starting around 10 p.m. is Tim Avram with Hieronymus Bogs. [source: Facebook, 2013-Apr-24]

Saturday, April 27

  • Today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Writers and Books is the Summerwrite 2013 Family Open House. [source: Writers and Books website, 2013-Apr-22]
  • Today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is a Work Party and Morning Gandhi Workshop at the Gandhi Institute.

    On Saturday, April 27 we are inviting volunteers to come and work together on the 'Gandhi Garden' (929 S. Plymouth St) from 1:00-4:00pm. Projects will include planting seeds, landscaping, trash clean up, and more. From 10:00am to 12:30pm the Gandhi Institute will offer a workshop on the Gandhian concept of Swadeshi, which is a Sanskrit word implying economic, social and religious self-sufficiency. Participants who attend the interactive workshop will learn more about Gandhi's views on nature, manual labor, agriculture, and food production. You are very welcome to come to either section of the day if you can't make the whole thing.

    [source: Gandhi Institute website, 2013-Apr-22]

  • The 7th Semiannual Mayday! Underground Crafts + Art happens at the Village Gate from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Shop Rochester's most exciting craft + art market!" [source: Facebook, 2013-Apr-22]
  • Today from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension (480 North Main Street, Canandaigua) is an Introduction to Home Food Preservation Class.

    It is early spring, but before you know it, we will have an abundance of fresh, local fruits and vegetables. Before the season is in full swing, why not learn how to preserve these foods to enjoy all year long? This class is designed for individuals who want to learn more about home food preservation but don't know where to begin. You will learn about: canning, pickling, jams and jellies, freezing and drying. Also, what equipment is needed and the costs involved. You will Not be canning anything at this class.

    [source: Rochester Farm Yahoo! Group, 2013-Apr-16]

  • Today at 2 p.m. at the Little is the New York Film Quarterly (NYFQ) matinee screening featuring regionally-produced short films. [source: Little Theatre website, 2013-Apr-22]
  • At 4 p.m. at the Bug Jar is a Matinee Earth Water: Poetry Reading with John Roche and many more. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Apr-22]
  • Today starting around 5 p.m. is a Community Dinner at the Flying Squirrel. [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2013-Apr-22]
  • Later at 7 p.m. at the Flying Squirrel is the Left of Center Stage Variety Show. [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2013-Apr-22]
  • Tonight at 7 p.m., 9 p.m., and 11 p.m. in Hoyt Auditorium on the University of Rochester River Campus is a screening of Warm Bodies (Jonathan Levine, U.S. 2013, 98 min.)

    After R (a highly unusual zombie) saves Julie from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.

    [source: University of Rochester Cinema Group website, 2013-Apr-22]

  • Tonight at 8 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Visual Studies Workshop is the Mariah Maloney Dance Spring Soiree. [source: VSW website, 2013-Apr-22]
  • Over at the Bug Jar starting around 10:30 p.m. is the Trash Wave Review Volume III featuring Pink Elephant, awesome, wild, blue-collar rock from Handsome Jack, Abandoned Buildings Club, good, amiable hard rock from The Clockmen, and Heatseeker. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Apr-22]

Sunday, April 28

  • Today at 2 p.m., the Dryden Theatre will screen Sunset (Blake Edwards, U.S. 1988, 102 min.)

    Classic Hollywood meets the Wild West when silent film star Tom Mix (Bruce Willis) invites Marshal Wyatt Earp (James Garner) to Tinseltown to advise on his film version of the events at the Ok Corral. When a Hollywood madam is murdered and Earp's former love is implicated, the two must team together to solve the mystery, without killing each other first. Released only months before Willis' explosive star turn in Die Hard, Sunset captures the charisma of two star detectives while playing with buddy movie and Western tropes.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Apr-22]

  • Today at 3 p.m., the Little will screen Kronika powstania w getcie warszawskim wg Marka Edelmana (Chronicle of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising According to Marek Edelman, Jolanta Dylewska, Poland 1993, 74 min.)

    The Warsaw Ghetto was the largest of all the Jewish ghettos in Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II. It was established between October and November 16, 1940, with 450,000 Jews from the vicinity, residing in an area of 3.4 km2. From there, roughly 265,000 Ghetto residents were sent to extermination camps over the course of two months in the summer of 1942. The Nazi's attempt to carry out a final liquidation of the Ghetto lead to the armed uprising that began on April 19, 1943. It was a hopeless but powerfully symbolic act of Jewish defiance against their oppressors. After initial setbacks, the Germans systematically burned and blew up the ghetto buildings, rounding up or murdering anybody they could capture. Significant resistance ended on April 28, and the Nazi operation officially ended in mid-May, symbolically culminating with the demolition of the Great Synagogue of Warsaw on May 16. According to the official report, at least 56,065 people were killed on the spot or deported to German Nazi concentration and death camps, most of them to Treblinka.

    [source: Little Theatre website, 2013-Apr-22]

  • A capella band Cut Off will perform a CD Release Show today starting around 4 p.m. at the Lovin' Cup. [source: Lovin' Cup website, 2013-Apr-22]
  • Excellent, infectiously catchy synth-pop-rock band Generationals, and Brass Bed perform at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Apr-22]

Monday, April 29

  • Tonight at 6 p.m. on Nextstage at Geva is a Regional Writers Showcase featuring a reading fo Memories of A Revolution by Jessie Atkins. [source: Writers and Books website, 2013-Apr-22]
  • The Little will screen The Island President (Jon Shenk, U.S. 2011, 101 min.) tonight at 7 p.m.

    Jon Shenk's The Island President is the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced—the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. After bringing democracy to the Maldives after thirty years of despotic rule, Nasheed is now faced with an even greater challenge: as one of the most low-lying countries in the world, a rise of three feet in sea level would submerge the 1200 islands of the Maldives enough to make them uninhabitable.

    [source: Little Theatre website, 2013-Apr-22]

Tuesday, April 30

  • Today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Classified Shredding Services (425 Paul Road, Chili) will host a Community Shred Day — free shredding of up to 3 boxes of documents. [source: mailing, 2013-Apr-19]
  • Today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. is the Genesee-Finger Lakes Active Transportation Summit at the Radisson Rochester Riverside Hotel.

    We envision a future in which every community has transportation options that are healthy, fun, safe, and environmentally friendly. The purpose of the Genesee-Finger Lakes Active Transportation Summit is to help educate, inspire, and mobilize our nine county region to achieve that vision by making walking, biking, and transit easier, safer, and more available to all.

    Tickets are only $50 so anyone can attend! [source: Facebook, 2013-Apr-22]

  • Today from 12:12 p.m. to 12:52 p.m. Kate Gleason Auditorium in the Rundel Library Building, Glenn Kist will review Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World by Evan Thomas.

    Journalist and author Evan Thomas proposes that behind Eisenhower's bland smile and apparent simple-mindedness was a brilliant tactitian. Thomas uses Eisenhower's skill at poker to show the reader how Eisenhower faced down the Soviet Union, China, and his own generals (some of whom believed a first strike was the only means of survival), and saved the world.

    [source: Monroe County Library website, 2013-Apr-22]

  • This evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Memorial Art Gallery is the first of the Alternative Music Film Series and performance by China Crisis.

    Don't miss the kickoff of this new monthly series sponsored by the Memorial Art Gallery and Lakeshore Record Exchange. The evening includes a reception, 30-minute video by Rochester Movie Makers chairman Stan Main, and 8 p.m. performance by the U.K. band China Crisis.

    [source: MAG website, 2013-Apr-22]

  • Also at 6:30 p.m., the Little is screening The Invisible War (Kirby Dick, U.S. 2012, 93 min.) with introduction by Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter.

    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. Today, a female soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire with the number of assaults in the last decade alone in the hundreds of thousands.

    [source: Little Theatre website, 2013-Apr-22]

  • Tonight at 7 p.m. at Writers and Books is A Tiger Bark Press Celebration.

    Help close the back door of National Poetry Month with a party celebrating Rochester's newest small, literary publishing house, Tiger Bark Press. Wine and cheese reception with short readings by TBP's editors Steven Huff and Phil Memmer, plus new TBP poet Tony Leuzzi, and by video recording, Kathi Aguero (also a new TBP poet), Kurt Brown, and Estah Weiner.

    [source: Writers and Books website, 2013-Apr-22]

  • Tonight at 8 p.m. is a performance of Collegium Musicum in Kilbourn Hall. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Apr-22]
  • Pays de cocagne (Land of Milk and Honey, Pierre Étaix, France 1971, 74 min., French w/subtitles) screens tonight at the Dryden at 8 p.m.

    Immediately after the events of May '68, Étaix took a small camera crew with him to document the rites and rituals of the French on holiday. From hundreds of hours of footage and "man on the street" Q&As, he compiled a satirical burlesque of the petit bourgeoisie going about their everyday business, even as the world around them was changing rapidly. An unexpected, experimental change of pace for the comedian, Land of Milk and Honey was vilified in the press, effectively ending his career as a filmmaker.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Apr-22]

  • Lazlo Hollyfeld, great one-man-band with chiptune vocoder BC Likes You, and Wisdom Kids perform tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Apr-22]
  • Updated: Tonight at Skylark Lounge is Ghostwriter, and awesome electronic rock from Ahura Mazda starting around 10 p.m. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2013-Apr-29]

Wednesday, May 1

  • Today at 6 p.m. is a May Day 2013 — Stop the War on Workers! march from Washington Square Park to Workers United (750 East Avenue) followed by "a ton of great speakers on various issues affecting working class people". [source: Facebook, 2013-Apr-22]
  • Tonight from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and continuing on the 15th, 29th, and on June 7 at Writers and Books is a History Discussion of The Gettysburg Campaign, the 150th Year led by Tom Callahan.

    Join a lively discussion of the entire Gettysburg campaign which ran from June 1st, when elements of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia crossed the Potomac River, right up to July 10th, 1863, when the respective armies crossed back into Virginia. We will examine both the historiography and the myths that have arisen since those fateful days through the use of primary and secondary sources with an emphasis on Rochester and New York in the three days of battle in that Pennsylvania town.

    [source: Writers and Books website, 2013-Apr-22]

  • The Eastman Wind Ensemble will perform in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre tonight at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Apr-22]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Dryden is a screening of Reds (Warren Beatty, U.S. 1981, 195 min.)

    Warren Beatty's most daring and politically volatile film paints a sympathetic portrait of radical leftist ideologues in the early years of Ronald Reagan's America. The film encompasses the life and career of John Reed (Beatty), a revolutionary journalist most well known for his first-hand account of the 1917 Russian Revolution, Ten Days That Shook the World.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Apr-24]

  • The Fevertones, effortlessly tight, fast, hard-pop-rock from Routine Involvements, and The Tabs will perform at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Apr-22]

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