Events for Thursday, June 20, 2013 through Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, June 20

  • All day today is ROC Transit Day. [source: Facebook, 2013-Jun-17]
  • Tonight starting around 5 p.m. at the Riverside Festival Site is the Windstream® Party in the Park with moe. and Audio Influx. [source: Up All Night Presents website, 2013-Jun-17]
  • Tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Krudco is a Krudco Benefit and Pop-up Grip Tape Jewelry Debut by DOE + CROW. [source: Facebook, 2013-Jun-19]
  • This evening from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. is a discussion titled Restoring a Franklin Automobile in the Community Room at the Henrietta Public Library with Becky Schneider. [source: Monroe County Library website, 2013-Jun-17]
  • Tonight through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., and same times through next Saturday, the MuCCC presents The Lesson and The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco. [source: MuCCC website, 2013-Jun-17]
  • The Nightstalkers perform in Star Alley Park tonight from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. [source: Facebook image, 2013-Jun-18]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m., the Dryden will screen The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (Herbert Ross, U.S. 1976, 113 min.)

    An all-star cast brings Nicholas Meyer's revisionist novel to the screen. Watson (Robert Duvall) grows increasingly concerned with Holmes's (Nicol Williamson) cocaine usage and his intricate delusions about the mysterious Moriarty. In an effort to cure him, Watson tricks Holmes into a trip to Vienna and a meeting with Sigmund Freud (Alan Arkin). Freud's addiction treatment, however, takes a back seat to the mystery of another patient, Lola Devereaux (Vanessa Redgrave), who has gone missing from the facility, a mystery only a clear-minded Holmes can solve. Laurence Olivier, Joel Grey, and Samantha Eggar round out the cast.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Jun-17]

  • Tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 8:30 p.m. is Buckets, The Tabs, and Feminine Odor. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jun-17]
  • Velvet Elvis performs at Skylark Lounge tonight starting around 10 p.m. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2013-Jun-17]

Friday, June 21

  • Today from 12:10 p.m. to 12:35 p.m. is Architecture for Lunch at Washington Square Park with Cynthia Howk discussing the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. [source: Landmark Society website, 2013-Jun-17]
  • Starting at 5 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Amber James' Birthday Show and the Jack Schifano Benefit Show featuring The Weight We Carry, A Fire Burns Beneath, Monument Ad, Holy War, and Tugboat. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jun-17]
  • Tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Community Darkroom Galleries is Gramma's Cameras II by Lori Horton Ball, on display through August 31. [source: Genesee Center for the Arts website, 2013-Jun-17]
  • Tonight through Sunday and on Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m., and for a matinee on Saturday and Sunday at 3:45 p.m. at the Cinema is The Great Gatsby (Baz Luhrmann, Australia/U.S. 2013, 142 min.)

    "The Great Gatsby" follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo Dicaprio), and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan), and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without of the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.

    [source: Cinema Theater "coming soon" page, 2013-Jun-19]

  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at Pandaman is Bands For Green Rochester featuring Deborah Magone, Andy Smash & The Rustbelt Hotrods, and Gin & Bonnets. [source: Facebook, 2013-Jun-17]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m., the Dryden will screen The Loneliest Planet (Julia Loktev, Us/Germany 2011, 113 min.)

    A young couple (Gael Garcia Bernal and Hani Furstenberg), who pride themselves on taking the road less traveled, trek through the stunning Caucasus Mountains with the help of a local mountaineer and guide. Loving and affectionate, the couple start to feel the strains of travel and isolation bearing down on them, which culminates in a single, shocking act with lasting consequences. This subdued human drama plays out against the actual mountain range, itself a character in the film. Shot on digital equipment with vintage Russian lenses, the film recalls the visual glories of vintage Soviet cinema while exploring modern gender roles and what it means to be in a relationship.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Jun-17]

  • Tonight through Sunday and on Wednesday and Thursday at 9:25 p.m., the Cinema will screen Kon-Tiki (Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg, U.K./Norway/Denmark/Germany/Sweden, 118 min.)

    Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific ocean in a balsa wood raft in 1947, together with five men, to prove that South Americans already back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the sea and settle on Polynesian islands. After gathering financing for the trip with loans and donations, they set off on an epic 101 day-long journey across 8,000 kilometers, all while the world was watching. Kon-Tiki tells about the origin of Heyerdahl's idea and the events surrounding the group's voyage.

    [source: Cinema Theater "coming soon" page, 2013-Jun-19]

  • The Years, and the Fragmen will be at Monty's Krown tonight starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Facebook, 2013-Jun-17]

Saturday, June 22

  • Today from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. is the Washington Grove Volunteer Work Day. "Meet at the Nunda entrance to the Grove." [source: City of Rochester website, 2013-Jun-19]
  • Today from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. is the Grand Opening of Hot Rod Betties (650 South Ave.) Rockin' rockabilly band Krypton 88 and The Blue Ribbon Bastards will perform. [source: Facebook, 2013-Jun-18]
  • This evening at Pandaman is the opening of an Art Show by Paul Burke starting around 6 p.m. or so. [source: Pandaman paper calendar, 2013-Jun-16]
  • The Dryden will screen The Right Stuff (Philip Kaufman, U.S. 1983, 193 min.) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Based on the Tom Wolfe book of the same name, Kaufman's epic launched the careers of Ed Harris and Dennis Quaid. The film follows the formation of the "Mercury Seven," the first group of American astronauts selected to travel into space. Kaufman sheds light on the ups and downs of the selection process that deemed who had "the right stuff." With aerial photography that continues to amaze 30 years after the film's release, this big-screen spectacle should not be missed.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Jun-17]

  • Tonight starting around 10 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Battle of The Isotopes pitting The Isotopes (from Vancouver, B.C) against The Isotopes (Rochester), along with good punk rock from The Emersons. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jun-17]

Sunday, June 23

  • Today from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. is a Mount Hope Cemetery Tour of Jewish Roots with Joel Elliot, starting at the South Entrance. [source: City of Rochester website, 2013-Jun-19]
  • Then from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. is a Public Tour of North Section of Mount Hope Cemetery starting at the North Gatehouse. [source: City of Rochester website, 2013-Jun-19]
  • The Bop Shop presents Ian McLagan tonight at 8 p.m. at the Lovin' Cup.

    Ian Mclagan is a genuine, dyed-in-the-wool rock'n'roller. In fact, his smiling visage — he was, after all, a member of the Small Faces and the Faces— would serve as an ideal illustration in the proverbial Dictionary of What Is Truly Cool.

    [source: Bop Shop website, 2013-Jun-17]

  • Tonight starting around 9 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Guitars at the Jar with Adam Clark, Patrick Jaouen, Eli Flynn, Amanda Ashley, and Sean Jacoby. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jun-17]

Monday, June 24

  • Tonight at Bernunzio Uptown Music from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. is talented singer-guitarist Kinloch Nelson. [source: Bernunzio Uptown Music website, 2013-Jun-17]
  • Tonight at 7 p.m. at the Cinema is a screening of Comfort Zone (David Danesh, Sean P. Donnelly, Kate Kressmann-Kehoe, U.S. 2013, 70 min.) Co-producers and directors Kate Kressmann-Kehoe, Sean P. Donnelly, and Dave Danesh will be on hand to discuss the film afterward.

    What kind of problem is climate change? A scientific problem? An engineering problem? A psychological problem? How do we even begin to think about it? Many films show the shocking impacts of climate change on faraway places and peoples, usually the people and countries that have the least leverage on solving the problem. This feature-length documentary explores the effects of climate change locally in Upstate New York where it's not an obvious threat, where sea level rise isn't a factor, and where people might like it to be a little warmer. Comfort Zone brings the global issue of climate change to a local and personal level as three filmmakers set out to answer questions.

    [source: RochesterFilmLab Yahoo! Group message, 2013-May-27]

  • Meanwhile at 7 p.m. at the Dryden is a Benefit Premiere of Decoding Annie Parker (Adam Bernstein, Steven Bernstein, Michael Moss, U.S. 2013, 91 min.) Director Steven Bernstein and the real Annie Parker will be in attendance and participate in a Q&A with Jack Garner following the screening.

    Based on the inspiring true story, experience the hope, the determination, and the courage of two remarkable women as they work to discover a genetic link to breast cancer.

    [source: Facebook, 2013-Jun-17]

Tuesday, June 25

  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Dryden is a screening of Imitation of Life (Douglas Sirk, U.S. 1959, 125 min.)

    In hopes of establishing a career, aspiring actress Lora Meredith (Lana Turner) moves to New York City with her daughter Susie. While visiting Coney Island, chance brings them together with Annie Johnson and her daughter Sarah. Taking on the African-American Annie as her maid, Lora forges a "family" of sorts in a cramped New York apartment. As Lora's success mounts, her relationships begin to suffer, and Annie's daughter becomes resentful of her mother's subservient position. Based on the 1933 Fannie Hurst novel, Sirk's notorious final feature is unique in its depiction of family strife and racial issues in 1950s America.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Jun-17]

  • Tonight from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre is David Byrne, and St. Vincent as part of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Jun-17]
  • Updated: The show at Pandaman has been canceled. [source: Facebook, 2013-Jun-17]
  • Good, amiable hard rock from The Clockmen, Thoroughbred, Everything Ever, and Sleepwalk Parade perform at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jun-17]

Wednesday, June 26

  • Tonight from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m at the Rochester Public Market is a Food Truck Rodeo with music by Out Of The Blue. [source: Freetime website, 2013-Jun-17]
  • There is a Public Informational Meeting on the Elmwood Avenue Bridge Preventative Maintenance Project tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Genesee Waterways Center in Genesee Valley Park.

    The meeting will be an "open house" forum with presentation boards, visual displays and pamphlets explaining the various elements of the design and construction phases. The design team wil be on hand to help explain the proposed project, answer your questions and record your thoughts.

    [source: City of Rochester website, 2013-Jun-19]

  • Tonight from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Napa Wood Fired Pizza is a Rochester Blogger/Writer Networking Event. "Bloggers, writers and those interested in blogging are invited to a pre-party 5:30-6." [source: RocWiki events, 2013-Jun-17]
  • The Dryden will screen Galaxy Quest (Dean Parisot, U.S. 1999, 102 min.) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Galaxy Quest is a sci-fi Tv show, with a curious resemblance to Star Trek, that has been off the air for 18 years. But its cast, led by Jason "Cmdr. Taggart" Nesmith (Tim Allen) and Gwen "Lt. Madison" Demarco (Sigourney Weaver), is still packing them in at conventions. Used to being approached by fans, Nesmith humors a group of self-proclaimed aliens called the Thermians, who actually are aliens. They are dedicated Quest fans who have modeled their technology off of the show and round up the original cast to fend off an enemy force. An inventive, highconcept comedy, Galaxy Quest has gathered a dedicated cult following as both a loving parody/tribute to Trek and sci-fi fandom and a good, old-fashioned space adventure.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Jun-17]

  • Blindingly loud rock band Jucifer will be at the Bug Jar tonight for their Twenty Years Slaying Ears Tour with Velvet Elvis, and Burndwiller starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jun-17]

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