Events for Thursday, July 18, 2013 through Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, July 18

  • This evening starting at 6:30 p.m. at The Space is the Opening Reception for Photography by John Schlia. [source: The Space website, 2013-Jul-15]
  • From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Writers and Books is An Evening with David Seaburn and James Whorton.

    David Seaburn will be reading from his recent novel, Chimney Bluffs. Yes, it's about that Chimney Bluffs, a little north-east of here. But it is also about tragedy, heartbreak, hope and redemption, and it has been exciting readers and audiences. David will be reading with novelist James Whorton, author of Approximately Heaven and Angela Sloan. He is associate professor of English at Suny Brockport.

    [source: Writers and Books website, 2013-Jul-15]

  • < theatre > + < nafsi > (or "Soul Theatre", an affiliate of the Maplewood Performing Arts Centre) presents a Staged Reading of Mama Leone by John Corigliano tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the MuCCC.

    All is Not well in So-hochester, when a laundry factory owner is arrested for the murder of a petty thief. Apparently, its ok to do crime, just not in Mama Leone's city; this criminal may have found out the hard way. Mama Leone is a one act play that will have you questioning your own empathic loyalties. Come see Mama Leone, cause "Mama Don't Play."

    [source: MuCCC website, 2013-Jul-15]

  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Space is The Big Vaudeville Hook Comedy Hour which "combines the best in Rochester Sketch, Improv and Stand-up Comedy. Many of the acts perform full length shows of their own, The Big Vaudeville Hook brings it all together in a bite-sized, fast paced, hilarious sampler pack." [source: Facebook, 2013-Jul-15]
  • The Dryden will screen Man's Castle (Frank Borzage, U.S. 1933, 75 min., 35mm) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Unavailable on home video and rarely seen, Man's Castle was considered "one of the most important American films of the 1930s" by noted film critic Andrew Sarris. Director Frank Borzage captures the grittiness and harshness of the Depression and wraps it up in an ethereal and lyrical love story set in a "Hooverville" along the Hudson River. Spencer Tracy plays Bill, a gruff, bullying, self-indulgent "bindlestiff" (hobo), but it is Loretta Young who steals the picture with one of the finest performances of her career as Trina, the hungry waif that Bill picks up on a bench in Central Park.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Jul-15]

  • Movies in the Bowl continues this week with their Annual Retro Night featuring Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman, U.S., 1984, 105 min.) starting at dark in Highland Bowl. [source: Monroe County Parks website, 2013-Jul-8]
  • Courtesy Drop, Little Big League, Jacuzzi Hi-Dive, Sexy Teenagers, and Bunkmates perform tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 8:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jul-15]
  • Tonight starting around 9 p.m. at Abilene is the Upstate Reggae Jam with The Fat Peace, "easy goin' reggae jams that everyone can enjoy!" [source: Abilene website, 2013-Jul-15]

Friday, July 19

  • Today from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex (2700 Brighton-Henrietta Townline Rd., Henrietta) is the Roc Pride Games. [source: Facebook, 2013-Jul-15]
  • Tonight's Band on the Bricks at the Rochester Public Market features Los Lonely Boys, Tommy Brunett, and Melia all starting around 5 p.m. [source: Up All Night Presents website, 2013-Jul-15]
  • Tonight's Happy Hour from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Abilene features Boss Tweed, then at 10 p.m. is 5Head. [source: Abilene website, 2013-Jul-15]
  • The Andrew Alden Ensemble will perform musical accompaniment for Nosferatu (F.W. Murnau, Germany 1922, 81 min.) starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Little followed at 9:30 p.m. by an Outdoor Screening of Night of the Living Dead (George A. Romero, U.S. 1968, 96 min.) [source: Little Theatre e-mail, 2013-Jul-10]
  • From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Bernunzio's is Gene Bertoncini. [source: Bernunzio Uptown Music website, 2013-Jul-15]
  • This week's 7 p.m. movie at the Cinema (also the weekend matinee at 4 p.m.) is Star Trek Into Darkness (J.J. Abrams, U.S. 2013, 132 min.)

    After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

    [source: Cinema Theater "coming soon" page, 2013-Jul-17]

  • Tonight at 8 p.m. is the Opening Performance of Rent at Blackfriars Theatre. Performances continue through July 28. [source: Blackfriars Theatre 2013-2014 season page, 2013-Jul-15]
  • Over at MuCCC at 8 p.m., ShakeCo Radio Theater presents The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

    Following the success of the first two Sherlock Holmes novels, A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four, Conan Doyle began a long series of short stories featuring his brilliant detective. These stories were originally published in "The Strand Magazine" and Conan Doyle would write fifty-six by the time he finally retired.

    [source: MuCCC website, 2013-Jul-15]

  • Tonight's Groove Juice Special features Blues with Steve Grills starting around 8 p.m. in the Third Floor Ballroom of the Tango Cafe Dance Studio (and preceded at 7 p.m. by a crash-course in swing dance.) [source: Groove Juice Swing website, 2013-Jul-15]
  • At 8 p.m. at the MAG is a screening of Color Me Obsessed: A Film about The Replacements (Gorman Bechard, U.S. 2011, 123 min.).

    Legendary 1980s band The Replacements never achieved great commercial success. But for their followers, the Minneapolis-based quartet was rock and roll defined.

    [source: MAG website, 2013-Jul-15]

  • The Dryden will screen Enter the Dragon (Robert Clouse, China/U.S. 1973, 98 min., 35mm) tonight at 8 p.m.

    An undisputed classic of the martial arts genre, Enter the Dragon was the first Chinese martial arts film financed by a Hollywood studio (Warner Bros.). Bruce Lee, in his final performance before his death in 1973, stars as a Shaolin disciple invited to a martial arts competition on a mysterious island, where he eventually finds himself at the center of a drug-smuggling conspiracy. Enter the Dragon lives on as the archetypal Bruce Lee picture, full of high-flying, acrobatic fight scenes showcasing his highly concentrated intensity.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Jul-15]

  • This week's 9:10 p.m. movie at the Cinema is White House Down (Roland Emmerich, U.S. 2013, 131 min.)

    While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.

    [source: Cinema Theater "coming soon" page, 2013-Jul-17]

  • Glittercvtlt presents Sparkle On Forever IV: Future Electro Dance tonight starting around 10 p.m. at South Wedge Colony. [source: Facebook, 2013-Jul-16]

Saturday, July 20

  • Despite Gay Alliance's best efforts to obfuscate it on their website, the Rochester Pride Parade runs today from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. starting at Park Ave. and Buckingham St. to the Festival Site at Manhattan Square Park — it's all part of Rochester Pride Weekend. [source: Gay Alliance website, 2013-Jul-16]
  • Tonight starting around 7 p.m. at the Flying Squirrel is a Costume Dance Party: Mythical Creatures.

    This will be a Free School costumed dance party where people can learn about mythical, fantastical creatures and create their own mythical creature mask for the night. People can bring their own costumes but there will be some dress up clothes available.

    [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2013-Jul-15]

  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Dryden is a screening of Ten zavoevatelya, ili Gibel Otrara/Otarardan kujreui (The Fall of Otrar, Ardak Armikulov, USSR/Kazakhstan 1990, 155 min., Kazakh, Mandarin, Mongolian w/ subtitles, 35mm).

    It's the story of Mongol emperor Genghis Khan, as seen from the eyes of his enemies in the barren, majestic landscapes of Central Asia. It has the epic sweep of Andrei Tarkovsky's Andrei Rublev; the pictorial beauty of the battle scenes in Akira Kurosawa's Ran; the humor and cynicism of a Sergio Leone western; the lyrical, folkloric soul of Sergei Paradjanov's The Color of Pomegranates; and the relentless cruelty of a Mario Bava horror film (squeamish, beware!). It was written and produced by a master of Russian cinema, Alexei Guerman. With its feverish, hallucinatory rendering of the thirteenth century, The Fall of Otrar fully deserves the epithet of "one-of-a-kind" cinematic experience. George Eastman House is proud to present the only extant 35mm sepia-tinted print (with evocative splashes of color) of this unclassifiable work, newly acquired for the museum's collections and not available on DVD.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Jul-15]

  • Tonight starting around 10 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Trash Wave Review 4.0 featuring excellent, deceptively mellow, complex rock-and-roll from Hinkley, awesome, wild, blue-collar rock from Handsome Jack, good punk-rock from The Emersons, The Grinders, and Pink Elephant. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jul-15]

Sunday, July 21

  • Today starting at 1 p.m. at the Dryden Theatre and running through next Monday is the Jewish Film Festival. [source: Dryden website, 2013-Jul-15]
  • Updated: This afternoon at 2 p.m. in Star Alley Park, WALL\THERAPY will be having a South Wedge Block Party "to celebrate the beginning of painting in the South Wedge." [source: Facebook, 2013-Jul-20]
  • Tonight starting around 7 p.m. at the Tango Cafe and Dance Studio is Joe Sorrero, Nick Walter, Will Veeder, and David Merulla. [source: band e-mail, 2013-Jul-14]
  • Also around 7 p.m., over at Abilene, is Eric Taylor, "a sage musician, a lyrical genius and a master of the guitar", Bejae Fleming, and Bethesda. [source: Abilene website, 2013-Jul-15]
  • Updated: Tonight's show at Pandaman has been canceled. [source: Facebook, 2013-Jul-19]
  • White Woods, The Big One, Mammal is a Mountain, Emma Lane, and Tim Avery perform at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jul-15]

Monday, July 22

  • Tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Flying Squirrel is a Green Party Meeting. [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2013-Jul-15]
  • Banzai Comedy Night is tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Banzai Sushi and Cocktail Bar. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2013-Jul-15]
  • Starting around 8:30 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Mad Conductor, Lap Giraffe, and Genesee River Roots. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jul-15]

Tuesday, July 23

  • The Dryden will screen Picnic (Joshua Logan, U.S. 1955, 115 min., 35mm) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Charismatic drifter Hal Carter (William Holden) arrives in a small Kansas town looking for his college roommate Alan Benson (Cliff Robertson) and a job. Instead, he falls for Alan's beautiful girlfriend Madge (Kim Novak) and disrupts the lives of everyone he comes in contact with. The legendary Joshua Logan brings to the screen the play he directed on Broadway, capturing the essence of the Eisenhower era with stunning cinematography by James Wong Howe and Haskell Wexler. The wonderful supporting cast includes Arthur O'Connell, Susan Strasberg, Betty Field, and Rosalind Russell—in a heartbreaking performance as the schoolteacher Rosemary.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Jul-15]

  • Over at the Bug Jar is David Ramirez, The Dwells, MD Woods, and Cammy Enaharo starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jul-15]

Wednesday, July 24

  • Today's Noontime Concert Series features 40 Rod Lightning from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Aqueduct Park. [source: City of Rochester website, 2013-Jul-17]
  • Tonight at 5:30 p.m. is a Members-Only Gallery Walk and Talk with Assistant Curator Jessica Johnston at the Eastman House. [source: Eastman House calendar, 2013-Jul-15]
  • At 6 p.m. in City Hall is a Public Meeting on Bicycle Trail Connections.

    The City wants to complete 6 neighborhood bicycle trail connections and needs your input on the design and construction.

    [source: Facebook, 2013-Jul-15]

  • Starting early at 7 p.m. at the Dryden is There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, Us 2007, 158 min., 35mm).

    Loosely based on Upton Sinclair's 1927 novel Oil!, this film tackles the very American themes of religion and capitalism. Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis), a self-made oilman, seeks to expand his empire in California. Eli Sunday (Paul Dano), a self-made preacher who lives near Plainview's oil fields, wants to grow his flock. Plainview needs Eli's land to build his pipeline, and Eli needs Plainview's money to build a church. An uneasy alliance builds to a deadly climax as the two men clash. Nominated for eight Academy Awards®, the film won for both Day-Lewis's iconic performance and Robert Elswit's masterful cinematography.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Jul-15]

  • Tonight starting around 9 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Teenset Outsider 2-Year Anniversary Bash featuring Harmonica Lewinski, Black Bandit and The Stickups, complex, multi-faceted, musician's rock-band Ian Downey is Famous, and Ian Decay. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jul-15]

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