Events for Thursday, July 11, 2013 through Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, July 11

  • Today from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Curtis Theatre at Eastman House is a Focus 45 Lunch Series lecture with photographer Nick Brandreth titled My Year of Discovery.

    After attending a tintype workshop in 2012, photographer Nick Brandreth was inspired to move to Rochester to learn all of the historic processes taught at Eastman House and assist process historian Mark Osterman as an intern. Brandreth will share his experiences and show examples of his work from his time at the museum.

    [source: Eastman House calendar, 2013-Jul-8]

  • This evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Flying Squirrel, Meet the Candidates for this year's election.

    Since regaining our ballot access in 2010, the Green Party of Monroe County has consistently put forward quality candidates for public office. This year we are proud to highlight our slate of 6 candidates. Join us for an evening of conversation and food to learn more about the Green Rochester candidates, their campaigns, and how we can effect political change in our communities through electoral action.

    [source: Facebook, 2013-Jul-9]

  • The Bertrand Russell Society meets tonight at Writers and Books at 7 p.m. [source: Writers and Books website, 2013-Jul-8]
  • Tonight at 7:30 p.m. at The Space in Greentopia, Goo House presents A Night of One Acts. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2013-Jul-10]
  • Comic Kevin Meaney performs at The Comedy Club tonight through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2013-Jul-10]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m., the Dryden will screen Employee's Entrance (Roy Del Ruth, U.S. 1933, 75 min., 35mm).

    When down-on-her-luck Madeline (Loretta Young) is discovered hiding in a department store after hours by the ruthless store manager (Warren William), she lets him take advantage of her so that she can secure a job as a model. And that's just the beginning. A risqué, fast-paced, and fun glimpse behind the counter during the Great Depression, Employees' Entrance is an essential Pre-Code film, highlighted by the terrific performances of 20-year-old Young and the inimitable William, the pre-eminent cad of early '30s cinema.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Jul-8]

  • Movies in the Bowl (Highland Bowl, that is) starts tonight at 8:30 p.m. with The Lorax (Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda, U.S. 2012, 86 min.) [source: Monroe County Parks website, 2013-Jul-8]
  • Over at the Bug Jar starting around 8 p.m. is Math the Band, and great full-power chiptunes rock from Revengineers. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jul-8]
  • Jawbone Puppet Theater and Poncili Company present Sacred Candy at the MuCCC tonight starting at 8 p.m.

    Including the short masterpiece "Fire Hydrant Woman gets Tooken Away," written, designed and directed by the 5-year-old, which culminates in a disemboweled t-rex spewing guts and candies, the show quickly spirals into madness, as a clueless girl meets the world through the eyes of Candywoot, a schizophrenic clown obsessed with the reality of a near, but bizarre, dystopian future, while a man with a bad leg tries to make his way home, and everybody prays to the holy mutant cow in hopes of ending their addiction to candy.

    [source: MuCCC website, 2013-Jul-8]

  • Mouth To Mouth To Mouth, Cameron Wisch, Attic Abasement, and Barbarossa perform at Pandaman Toys tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Facebook, 2013-Jul-8]

Friday, July 12

  • Tonight from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Image City Photography Gallery is the Opening Reception for 4 Cities…. 4 Wallaces by George Wallace, Jessica Wallace, David Wallace, and Brendan Wallace: "a show about a family of photographers and the cities where they live." The show is on display through August 4. [source: ICPG e-mail, 2013-Jul-8]
  • Tonight's Band on the Bricks features Donna The Buffalo and Dang! at the Rochester Public Market starting at 5 p.m. [source: Up All Night website, 2013-Jul-8]
  • This week's 7 p.m. movie at the Cinema is Now You See Me (Louis Leterrier, U.S. 2012, 115 min.)

    An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.

    [source: Cinema Theater "coming soon" page, 2013-Jul-10]

  • The Dryden will screen Night of the Living Dead (George A. Romero, U.S. 1968, 96 min., 35mm) tonight at 8 p.m.

    "They're coming to get you, Barbara!" Witness the film that first unleashed flesh-eating zombies on the mainstream. Steeped in pop-culture iconography, Romero's low-budget masterpiece and staple of drive-in culture continues to shock audiences with its no-holds-barred approach to an age-old legend. Working on a shoestring budget, Romero and his crew created what was once deemed the most profitable horror film made outside studio walls. Claustrophobic, menacing, and altogether terrifying, Night of the Living Dead has exerted powerful influence on both the horror genre and independent cinema in general.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Jul-8]

  • Tonight's 8:55 p.m. movie at the Cinema is The East (Zal Batmanglij, U.S., 2013, 116 min.)

    An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities changing dramatically after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.

    [source: Cinema Theater "coming soon" page, 2013-Jul-10]

  • Tonight and tomorrow and the 16th through the 20th starting at 9:15 p.m. is the Hill Cumorah Pageant.

    Experience one of the world's great outdoor theatrical productions. Each July, seven evening performances are presented on the beautiful Cumorah hillside next to the Visitors' Center. A beautiful story on an enormous 10 level stage, twelve-tower lighting, state-of-the-art sound system, Hollywood special effects, and a costumed cast of over 650 provide a truly spectacular show.

    [source: Hill Cumorah Pageant website, 2013-Jul-8]

  • The Crabapples perform at Acanthus tonight starting around 10 p.m. [source: Facebook, 2013-Jul-8]
  • Starting around 10:30 p.m. at the Lovin' Cup is very good medium-tempo progressive rock from Sirsy. [source: band e-mail, 2013-Jun-27]

Saturday, July 13

  • Today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or so is the Corn Hill Arts Festival. [source: Corn Hill Arts Festival Schedule page, 2013-Jul-8]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at the MuCCC, Judah Leblang performs Finding My Place: One Man's Journey through the Middle Ages. "Great Lakes Native Son/NPR commentator comes home to share humorous stories about life in middle age." [source: MuCCC website, 2013-Jul-8]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. and tomorrow at 2 p.m., the Dryden will screen a new restoration of Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, U.S. 1981, 115 min., 35mm).

    Following the major box office success of Jaws and Star Wars, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas joined forces to create one of the most beloved adventure franchises of all time. Harrison Ford stars in the now-iconic role of Indiana Jones, a professor and archaeologist whose fieldwork involves fighting Nazis, outrunning boulders, and spelunking in ancient, snake-filled tombs. Raiders of the Lost Ark represents Spielberg and Lucas at the height of their powers, perfecting a timeless formula that combines action, humor, and fantasy in a highly polished package.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Jul-8]

  • Chris Schlarb, Pegacide, Chreath, impressive, organic experimental jazz from The Blood and Bone Orchestra, and Fat Sparrow will be at the VSW tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Facebook, 2013-Jul-8]
  • Tonight starting around 9:30 p.m., the Bug Jar presents Severed Fest with Criminal Element, Scalpel, Abdicate, Goemagot, Forced Asphyxiation, Slaughter the Prophets, Visceral Disgorge, Insidious Torture, and Swine Overlord. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jul-8]

Sunday, July 14

  • Today at 2 p.m. at the Memorial Art Gallery, Alan Singer presents a What's Up lecture on the Print Club of Rochester and the Memorial Art Gallery. [source: MAG website, 2013-Jul-8]
  • Today from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gandhi Institute is a Screening and Discussion of Gasland Part II (Josh Fox, U.S. 2013, 120 min.)

    Gasland Part II, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental issues facing our nation today. The film argues that the gas industry's portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the earth's climate with the potent greenhouse gas, methane. In addition the film looks at how the powerful oil and gas industries are in Fox's words "contaminating our democracy".

    [source: Gandhi Institute calendar, 2013-Jul-8]

  • The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, catl, and The Ginger Faye Bakers perform at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jul-8]

Monday, July 15

  • Tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 10 p.m. is the weekly Manic Mondays Retro Dance Night with DJ Cub, and C. Darren. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jul-9]

Tuesday, July 16

  • Tonight at Boulder Coffee on Alexander from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. is Thirst 4 Art, a "vinyl painting class". [source: Boulder Coffee calendar, 2013-Jul-8]
  • Tonight at 6 p.m. at the Owl House is a Joe Bean Coffee Pairing Dinner. [source: Facebook, 2013-Jul-8]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m., the Dryden will screen Y Tu Mamá También (Alfonso Cuarón, Mexico 2001, 106 min., Spanish w/ subtitles, 35mm).

    Abandoned by their girlfriends for the summer, Tenoch and Julio meet Luisa, a slightly older woman whose hypnotic beauty instantly captivates them. Convincing her to accompany them to "Heaven's Mouth"—a beach that may or may not exist—they take the first steps toward their own self-discovery. Along the way they probe the depths of their inner desires and become exposed to the poverty and desolation that surrounds them in their beloved Mexico. With its combination of raw sexuality and poignant observations, Cuarón's coming-of-age tale snagged the Academy Award® for Best Original Screenplay.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Jul-8]

  • The Directionals, Citris, The Hounds Below, and Wixley and Crump perform at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jul-8]

Wednesday, July 17

  • Tonight's Garden Vibes concert at the Eastman House features NRBQ starting around 6 p.m.

    Expect the unexpected from one of the most endearing and enduring rock and roll bands of all-time. Founded in 1967, this skilled combo is known for delivering heart-stopping great live shows!

    [source: Eastman House calendar, 2013-Jul-8]

  • Then at 8:30 p.m., the Dryden will screen Go West (Buster Keaton, U.S. 1925, 68 min., 35mm) with live piano accompaniment by Philip C. Carli.

    Keaton preceded The General (1926) with this charming film of a ne'er-do-well who finally finds his place among the cows. After failing to find a job in his hometown and overwhelmed at the prospect of living in New York, Friendless (Keaton) hops a train west. Unceremoniously deposited near a ranch, Friendless tries his hand at cow punching, ultimately discovering his own unorthodox type of success: the owner needs to transfer his cattle to a Los Angeles slaughterhouse in order to avoid bankruptcy, and Friendless is the ranch's only hope to move the cows past a band of marauding cow thieves and on a train bound for L.A.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Jul-8]

  • Tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. is Mac Demarco, Light Feelings, and The Branch Davidians. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jul-8]
  • The good, crowd-pleasing reggae from Thunder Body will be at Abilene tonight starting around 9:30 p.m. [source: Abilene website, 2013-Jul-8]

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