Events for Thursday, June 6, 2013 through Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, June 6

  • Today at the Windstream® Party in the Park is Blues Traveler, The Blind Spots, and Subsoil from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Riverside Festival Site. [source: Up All Night Presents website, 2013-Jun-3]
  • This evening from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery is Twilight Tours starting from the North Gatehouse. [source: City of Rochester website, 2013-Jun-5]
  • The Dryden will screen The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (Billy Wilder, U.S. 1970, 125 min.) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Old Hollywood provides a new take on the venerated detective as director Wilder and longtime collaborator and screenwriter I.A.L. Diamond bring a light touch to the legend as Holmes is faced with a puzzle involving a missing husband, midgets, murderous monks, and the Loch Ness Monster. Conceived as a grand production of four Holmes stories, Wilder's original cut ran more than three hours, which the studio edited to a more modest length. Christopher Lee plays Holmes's brother, Mycroft, a naval engineer, who has a vested interest in the case.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Jun-3]

  • The Bug Jar will host an early show starting around 8:30 p.m. with Blizzard Babies, Chika and The Wolves, and The Fevertones. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jun-3]
  • The wicked fun, saxophone-driven, percussive groove-rock band The BuddhaHood perform at Dinosaur Barbeque starting around 10 p.m. [source: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que website, 2013-Jun-3]

Friday, June 7

  • Today from 2 p.m. through 2 a.m. is Music, Art, and Other Fun Stuff at Pandaman Toys. "Starting at 2 p.m. on Friday there is going to be live music, art, raffles, body painting, and all kinds of other stuff going on at Pandaman Toys! Donations are strongly encouraged as we are trying to raise money to help keep Pandaman in Business." [source: Facebook, 2013-Jun-3]
  • Tonight from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Neighborworks® Rochester (570 South Ave.) is the Live Auction for their Our Bags Roc fundraiser. [source: 32Auctions NeighborWorks auction, 2013-Jun-3]
  • The Lobby will host an Art Opening at the Bug Jar today starting at 5 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jun-3]
  • At 6 p.m. at the Baobab is an Art Exhibit for Francesca Lalanne Jeune's Morphogenesis.

    About the work, the artist says, "I believe a balanced entity is a peaceful one. Yet, an entity can be made up of many factors. If these factors are not all in agreement with each other, achieving equilibrium can be challenging. It is this divergence of entities, bodies, and ideas that plague and inspire my artwork. This series is about formation, steadiness, and change. It is a reflection of my view of religion, politics, and the human spirit."

    [source: Baobab website, 2013-Jun-3]

  • Today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. is What's Fresh in the Wedge at The Little Bleu Cheese Shop: a reception with artist Abbe Czajkowski. [source: Little Bleu Cheese Shop e-mail, 2013-Jun-4]
  • Today at 6:30 p.m. at Geva is Summer Curtain Call 2013.

    Summer Curtain Call 2013! *** Live And Silent Auctions With Great Packages *** Hilarious Performances By Rochester Celebrities, Politicians, Community And Business Leaders *** Delicious Food And Drink Under The Tent On Woodbury Blvd. *** Putting The Fun In Fundraising All In Support Of Our Education Programs Reaching 20,000 Children And Youth Each Year***

    [source: Geva Theatre ticket website, 2013-Jun-3]

  • Tonight at 7 p.m. in the Eisenhart Auditorium of the Rochester Museum and Science Center (RMSC), is a Dance with The Careless Lovers from Groove Juice Swing. [source: Groove Juice Swing events calendar, 2013-Jun-3]
  • At 7 p.m. at Writers and Books is First Fridays / Wide Open Mic hosted by Norm Davis. [source: Writers and Books website, 2013-Jun-3]
  • At the Statler Auditorium on the Cornell Campus in Ithaca at 7 p.m. is a screening of Gasland Part II followed by a discussion with director Josh Fox, and Dr. Robert Howarth. [source: R-CAUSE mailing list, 2013-May-27]
  • Billy Eli, Eric Aceto, and Tony Markellis perform at Bernunzio's Uptown Music tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    We are pleased to present direct from Austin TX, Billy Eli, a true honky tonker. You know, the kind with a heart of gold, a pocket full of bottle caps, a guitar case full of songs, and a quick getaway when needed. His songs of love, longing, the road, and getting by are, in his words, sometimes happy, sometimes sad. Always, though, they draw you in with their strong hooks and the ring of truth. And you might want to dance a little, too.

    [source: Bernunzio Uptown Music website, 2013-Jun-3]

  • This week's early film at 7 p.m. at the Cinema is The Place Beyond The Pines (Derek Cianfrance, U.S. 2012, 140 min.) running today through Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday. (I saw it a couple weeks ago — it was filmed in my hometown of Schenectady — and it's an excellent film with an incredible story-arc.)

    The highly anticipated new drama from director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) powerfully explores the consequences of motorcycle rider Luke's (Academy Award nominee Ryan Gosling) fateful decision to commit a crime to support his child. The incident renders him targeted by policeman Avery (Golden Globe Award nominee Bradley Cooper), and the two men become locked on a tense collision course which will have a devastating impact on both of their families in the years following.

    [source: Cinema Theater website, 2013-Jun-5]

  • Tonight at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m., the Dryden will screen Wuthering Heights (Andrea Arnold, U.K. 2011, 129 min.)

    After making an impression on audiences with her art house hit Fish Tank, Andrea Arnold turns her lens on a classic, Emily Brontë's 19th-century tale of romance, deceit, and sibling rivalry, Wuthering Heights. Catherine Linton and her adopted brother Heathcliff lead separate lives that are forever entwined by an undying love. Yet tragic circumstances leave their mutual passion unrequited as each of their actions lead unintentionally down a path of jealousy and revenge. Arnold's atmospheric interpretation beautifully captures the essence of Brontë's devastating tale.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Jun-3]

  • This week's late film at 9:20 p.m. at the Cinema is The Angels' Share (Ken Loach, U.K., France, Belgium, Italy 2012, 101 min.) running today through Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

    Winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film festival, legendary director Ken Loach, one of Britain's most distinguished and respected filmmakers, who makes tough, uncompromising films about a beleaguered working class with poetry and humor, and longtime writing partner Paul Laverty (The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Bread and Roses and My Name is Joe), present an engagingly off-kilter new film, The Angels' Share. Robbie, a young ne'er do well (Paul Brannigan), a broke new father with a good heart is in serious trouble with the law. When he holds his newborn son for the first time, roguish Robbie is determined that the boy will have a better life, one with more opportunities than he has been offered in this insular, blue collar world. But first Robbie must sort out a variety of pressing problems —his girlfriend's family wants to do him harm and run him out of town being first and foremost among them. He is given a lucky break by a judge who shows mercy, granting him community service instead of jail. Here he meets Rhino, Albert and Mo, former petty criminals also down on their luck.

    [source: Cinema Theater "coming soon" page, 2013-Jun-5]

  • The Michael Formanek Quartet will perform starting at 10:30 p.m. tonight at Bernunzio's Uptown Music. [source: Bernunzio Uptown Music website, 2013-Jun-3]

Saturday, June 8

  • Today from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Animal Services Center (184 Verona St.) is The Fast and The Furriest® 2013, an "annual road races, dog walk, and pet festival to help raise funds and awareness for Animal Services." [source: City of Rochester website, 2013-Jun-5]
  • Today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1441 East Ave. is TEDxFlourCity 2013.

    TEDxFlourCity is a day-long event highlighting the passion, ingenuity, talent and perspectives of a remarkable group of Rochester-area residents. This year's program will combine extraordinary research and innovation in the community with unique stories and unusual perspectives. Our goal is to provide a forum for people to share what inspires them, but also to inspire others and to form connections that will enable great ideas to come to fruition.

    [source: TEDxFlourCity website, 2013-Jun-3]

  • At Abilene from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. is their First Annual Rock 'n' Roll Garage Sale followed at 7 p.m. by the Rockabilly Riot featuring The Royal Crowns, rockin' rockabilly from Krypton 88, Kickstart Rumble, and Kraszman and Fishwife. [source: Abilene e-mail, 2013-Jun-3]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m., the Dryden will screen Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Nicholas Meyer, U.S. 1982, 113 min.)

    This controversial and highly successful sequel to the original Star Trek: The Motion Picture stars William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy in reprise roles as the beloved Captain Kirk and Commander Spock of the USS Enterprise. After the first Trek film flopped at the box office, TV series creator Gene Roddenberry was removed from direct involvement with production, much to the chagrin of loyal Trekkies. However, the result is widely considered to be one of the most enduring films of the franchise and has been cited time and again as deeply influential for many Hollywood sci-fi auteurs. The film finds Kirk and Spock battling against the tyrant Khan (Ricardo Montalbán), an old adversary of the Enterprise crew, who has acquired a weapon capable of destroying an entire planet. Driven by vengeance, Khan will stop at nothing to reclaim his power in the galaxy. One of the first films to utilize computer-generated special effects, Khan is a landmark in science-fiction filmmaking and crucial viewing for anyone acquainted with the legendary television series.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Jun-3]

  • Tonight at 8:30 p.m. at the Memorial Art Gallery, Groove Juice Swing will host a Dance with The Low Down Sires. [source: Groove Juice Swing events calendar, 2013-Jun-3]
  • Danielle Ponder, The Tomorrow People, Drea D'Nur, and Cammy Enharo perform at Water Street Music Hall tonight starting around 10 p.m. [source: WBER Concert Schedule, 2013-Jun-3]
  • Starting around 10:30 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Hidden Hospitals, Silverfish, Alberto Alaska, and The Lone Tree in the Woods That Killed us All. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jun-3]

Sunday, June 9

  • There will be a Public Tour of the North Section of Mount Hope Cemetery today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. starting at the North Gatehouse.

    [The] public tour conducted by Friends of Mt. Hope consists of a two hour leisurely walk of approximately one mile on paved roads and uneven terrain. Subjects covered include local history, famous people (including Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass), horticulture, geology, physical geography, architecture, symbolism, and more.

    [source: City of Rochester website, 2013-Jun-5]

  • Tonight around 9 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Class Picture, Arrows in Her, and California Cousins. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jun-3]

Monday, June 10

  • Baby Gramps will perform at The Record Archive tonight at 6 p.m. [source: Record Archive e-mail, 2013-May-15]
  • Tonight at 7 p.m. at the Cinema Theatre is a screening of Drum Major for Justice.

    In 1964, Rochester was rocked by an uprising that was a wake-up call to a city that some say was so complacent, so smug that residents and city officials refused to see the serious problems they were facing. Although it was time of shock and sadness, it was also a time of opportunity for the right leader to step forward to challenge and change the status quo. Emmy Award-winning producer and writer Chris Christopher will discuss the film and answer questions.

    [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2013-Jun-3]

Tuesday, June 11

  • Tonight at 8 p.m., the Dryden will screen All That Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk, U.S. 1955, 89 min.)

    Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson team up again in their second film for Sirk. When aging, well-to-do widow Cary Scott falls in love with her much younger gardener, Ron Kirby, the couple faces pressures from their friends and families to end their relationship. Following his proposal, Cary becomes torn between the unhappy but comfortable world of her status obsessed family and her loving connection with the passionate, intelligent Ron. Sirk's condemnation of small town America is one of his most unique and moving statements.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Jun-3]

  • Rotten UK, Vaginors, Flipshit, and Plungers perform tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jun-3]

Wednesday, June 12

  • This evening starting at 6 p.m. at the George Eastman House is this years first Garden Vibes featuring The Campbell Brothers. [source: Eastman House calendar, 2013-Jun-3]
  • Ra Ra Riot, and entertaining, animated, high-energy punk-rock band The Static Jacks perform at the Water Street Music Hall starting around 8 p.m. [source: WBER Concert Schedule, 2013-Jun-3]
  • At 8 p.m., the Dryden will screen Flash Gordon (Mike Hodges, U.S./U.K. 1980, 111 min.)

    Following hot on the heels of the Star Wars craze, producer Dino De Laurentiis opted to update Alex Raymond's classic comic Flash Gordon for a new generation. The film stars Sam J. Jones as the titular New York Jets quarterback-turned space crusader who unwittingly travels to the planet Mongo to save Earth from the evil clutches of Emperor Ming the Merciless (Max von Sydow). Featuring a stellar soundtrack by Queen, this intergalactic romp revels in '60s-style camp, and has become one of the major sci-fi cult classics of the 1980s.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Jun-3]

  • Tonight at 9 p.m. in the Siskind Gallery at the Visual Studies Workshop is the International Noise Conference (INC) featuring Jason Finkbeiner, Asthmatic, great, haunting noise-based loops and vocals from City Harvest Black, Martin Freeman, Tumul, Tea, Foot and Mouth Disease, Pang, electronic, quasi-noise musicians and humanizing performance artists The Bloody Noes, Kingdom of God, Swallowing Bile, Sunken Cheek, T.J. Borden, and The Laundry Room Squelchers. [source: Facebook, 2013-Jun-3]
  • Starting around 9 p.m. at the Bug Jar is The Go Rounds, Barry Brothers Band, Emma Lane, and Steve Geraci. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jun-3]

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