Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, July 25
- Today from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Hiram Sibley Mansion (400 East Ave) is a Free Home Energy Efficiency Seminar.
Pathstone Corporation encourages residents to save energy at their free home energy efficiency seminar. This seminar will educate homeowners, landlords and residents about how using less energy can help same money and help protect the climate. The seminar will feature speakers, interactive displays, complimentary Cfls and free dinner.
[source: City of Rochester website, 2013-Jul-24]
- Tonight at Bernunzio Uptown Music from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. is an Old Timey Jam. "This is a small gathering of old timey string band enthusiasts and players with beginning skills." [source: Bernunzio Uptown Music website, 2013-Jul-24]
- Tonight through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the MuCCC, Dream/Visualize/Create (DVC) presents More Than This.
More Than This, a new musical featuring the songs of singer/songwriter/musician Vanessa Carlton, tells the story of five teens whose lives are intertwined for one transformative year, until they find themselves pulled apart by love, fate, and dreams both shattered and fulfilled. Over the next seven years the fallout from the separation shapes their journey to adulthood as they navigate through the intricacies of love, careers, sex, and independence, all the while moving towards an unexpected, yet inevitable, reunion. The play explores the complexities of love, loyalty and sacrifice, and the struggle to define success and the self in the modern world, all amid the backdrop of Carlton's beautiful instrumentals and hauntingly emotional vocals.
[source: MuCCC website, 2013-Jul-22]
- Starting around 8 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Lord Dying, Howl, and Order of The Dead. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jul-22]
- Tonight at 8 p.m. the Dryden will screen Midnight Mary (William A. Wellman, U.S. 1933, 74 min., 35mm).
An MGM film in the Warner Bros. style, Midnight Mary is fast-paced, funny, and well-edited, thanks to the direction of "Wild Bill" Wellman, on loan from Warners. Loretta Young—also a Warner Bros. loan—is a good girl who makes the wrong choices to get ahead during economically hard times. Supporting Young is an excellent cast that includes Franchot Tone, Ricardo Cortez, Una Merkel, and Andy Devine.
[source: Dryden website, 2013-Jul-22]
- Starting around 8:30 p.m. at Abilene is Loves It. "Loves It was born in the vibrant honky tonkin' community of Austin, TX in 2010." [source: Abilene website, 2013-Jul-22]
- Updated: Over at Skylark Lounge starting around 10 p.m. is Wall\Therapy 2013 — Floor Therapy with Hassaan Mackey, Moses Rockwell, MdotCoop, DJ Tim Tones, Thievin' Stephen, and Dr. Hamburger. Hosted by Lord Krow. (One Dance Co. will no longer be appearing.) [source: Facebook, 2013-Jul-25]
Friday, July 26
- Today from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Bernunzio Uptown Music is a Meet and Greet with Arvel Bird.
To start off of the Ganondagan Native American Dance and Music Festival, award winning Native fiddle and flute player Arvel Bird will be hosting a meet-and-greet here at Bernunzio Uptown Music!! The festival takes place July 27th and 28th, but the meet-and-greet will be here at the store on July 26th from 1:00-3:00pm.
[source: Bernunzio Uptown Music website, 2013-Jul-24]
- Starting around 6 p.m. at Abilene is Happy Hour with Greg Townson for his Record Release Party, then at 10 p.m. is "original roots reggae" with Mosaic Foundation. [source: Abilene website, 2013-Jul-22]
- Carol Roberts hosts the Last Friday Story Slam at Writers and Books tonight at 7 p.m. [source: Writers and Books website, 2013-Jul-22]
- This week's 7 p.m. movie at the Cinema is Man of Steel (Zack Snyder, U.S./Canada/U.K. 2013, 143 min.)
A young itinerant worker is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race.
[source: Cinema Theater "coming soon" page, 2013-Jul-24]
- Starting at 8 p.m. at the Dryden is a screening of Smokey and the Bandit (Hal Needham, Us 1977, 96 min., 35mm).
In this smash hit that nearly singlehandedly sparked the CB craze of the 1970s, Burt Reynolds stars as Bo "Bandit" Darville, an adventurous trucker who agrees to take $80,000 to smuggle 400 cases of Coors from Texas to Georgia. Hiring his pal Cledus "Snowman" Snow (Jerry Reed) to drive the truck while he acts as a "blocker" in his speedy Trans Am, the two run afoul of Sheriff Buford T. Justice (a raucous Jackie Gleason). What ensues is a wild chase across state lines, complete with high-flying slo-mo stunts and a twangy soundtrack by Reed himself.
[source: Dryden website, 2013-Jul-22]
- Indians, Mikaela Davis, Stoney Lonesome and The House of Lights, and Precious Kindred perform at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jul-22]
Saturday, July 27
- Today from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Mount Hope Cemetery at the North Gatehouse is a Tour of Rochesters' Abolitionists, Patriots and Philanthropists. [source: City of Rochester website, 2013-Jul-24]
- Today at the South Wedge Mission at the Lutheran Church of Peace (125 Caroline St.) is an Edible Forest Garden Charette starting at 10 a.m.
The South Wedge Mission is teaming up with Lots of Food to plan and plant an Edible Forest Garden for the neighborhood. Neighbors and interested parties are invited to join us and share ideas, interests, and questions. We will be on site from 10:00am until noon, feel free to join us any time during that time frame.
[source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2013-Jul-22]
- Updated: Today from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. is the Grand Opening of Dichotomy Rochester (371 Park Ave.)
We are chock full of locally made wares of all kinds, including glassware, turned wood, prints & paintings, notebooks, sewn & felted goods, tea, jewelry, and stationary. There is such a wonderful variety of makers in Rochester, and we are so excited to be a home for their superb quality & original works and wares!
[source: Facebook, 2013-Jul-25]
- This evening starting around 5 p.m. at the Flying Squirrel is the monthly Community Dinner. [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2013-Jul-22]
- Updated: Tonight at 9 p.m. at the Little is a screening of Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme (Kevin Fitzgerald, U.S. 2000, 74 min.)
From neighborhood ciphers to the most notorious MC battles, Freestyle: the Art of Rhyme captures the electrifying energy of improvisational hip-hop—the rarely recorded art form of rhyming spontaneously.
[source: Little Theatre e-mail, 2013-Jul-26]
- Tonight starting around 9:30 p.m. at Abilene is Ana Egge and Band with Woody Dodge.
Saskatchewan-born, Brooklyn-based folk troubadour Ana Egge isn't your run-of-the-mill alt-country singer. Using unique production and rock-based chord progressions, Egge has made a name for herself as a Gillian Welch figure with a rocker attitude. She's touring with her full band, in support of her 7th cd, "Bad Blood," produced by Steve Earle.
[source: Abilene website, 2013-Jul-22]
- Tonight at 9 p.m. at the Tango Cafe Ballroom is the July Milonga, "evening of Argentine Tango." [source: Tango Cafe Facebook page, 2013-Jul-22]
- New Archery, Sleepwalk Parade, electronic and guitar duo Sparx and Yarms, and The Tarants perform tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jul-22]
Sunday, July 28
- Today from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Sticks and Stones Farm (1605 Trumansburg Rd., Ithaca), the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY) presents Diverse Production and Marketing Channels: In-Field Impacts and Whole-Farm Benefits. [source: RochesterFarm Yahoo! Group, 2013-Jul-21]
- Today from at 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the South Lodge in Powdermills Park is a Green Dreams Record Release with Attic Abasement, Drippers, Benny Beyond, Crush the Junta, and Brian Blatt. [source: Facebook, 2013-Jul-22]
- Shu Lace, nice, solid acoustic rock from Archimedes, Epilogue, and Frankly Blargh perform at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jul-22]
Monday, July 29
- Over at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. is Anagnorisis, and Desekrator. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jul-22]
Tuesday, July 30
- Today from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Newman Riga Library is a Genesee and Wyoming Railroad Operation Lifesaver.
The Genesee and Wyoming Railroad will try to answer the question: how many trains go through Churchville in one day? Genesee and Wyoming Railroad comes to the Newman Riga Library to answer questions on trains! How fast to they go? What are they carrying? How long can a train be? How can I be safe around them? Is it true that 25 trains a day go through Churchville? Where are they going? Come and find out these answers . . . and ask your questions, too!
[source: Monroe County Library website, 2013-Jul-22]
- The Gandhi Institute is hosting a Garden Work Party today from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. [source: Gandhi Institute calendar, 2013-Jul-22]
- The Dryden will screen Dupa dealuri (Beyond the Hills, Cristian Mungiu, Romania/France/Belgium 2012, 150 min., Romanian w/ subtitles, DCP) tonight at 8 p.m.
Shortly after Voichita joins a convent, her lifelong friend Alina begs her to strip off her habit and escape to Germany. To Voichita, Alina displays the characteristics of someone possessed by an evil spirit, and as she attempts to rescue her the divide between the two widens. Marked by the same intensity and deliberation of Mungiu's 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, this psychological powerhouse, based on Tatiana Niculescu Bran's novels about demonic possession, unravels primarily in the closed setting of the convent.
[source: Dryden website, 2013-Jul-22]
- Starting around 9 p.m. at the Bug Jar is River Whyless, Gin and Bonnets, Conor Perodeau McCann, and Steve Geraci. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jul-22]
Wednesday, July 31
- Today from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. is the Noontime Concert Series at Aqueduct Park featuring The Seabreezers. [source: City of Rochester website, 2013-Jul-24]
- Tonight at Vertex starting at 7 p.m. is Retro Game Night with DJ Bud. "Come join us every last Wednesday of the month for a night of video games, drinks, and music! We'll have DJ Bud on the decks upstairs while we'll have over 8 setups for video games downstairs!" [source: Facebook, 2013-Jul-22]
- Tonight at 8 p.m., the Dryden will screen The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles, U.S. 1942, 88 min., 35mm).
Welles's follow-up to Citizen Kane traces another fall from affluence. This time it's the all-American Ambersons, including George, the heir, who is suspicious of newcomer Eugene Morgan (Joseph Cotten) and resentful of the time he spends with George's mother, Isabel. But Eugene and Isabel have a romantic history that they want to renew. Obsessed with keeping them apart, George becomes blinded to the changes in the world around him, as Welles parallels the family's decline with the rise of American industrialism.
[source: Dryden website, 2013-Jul-22]
- Tonight starting around 9 p.m. at Abilene is "Taos, New Mexico indie Appalachian folk duo" Tina and Her Pony. [source: Abilene website, 2013-Jul-22]
- The Bug Jar will host Doomfest starting around 9 p.m. with good hard rock from Blizaro, Chillum, Saints And Winos, and Goron. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Jul-22]
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