Events for Thursday, August 15, 2013 through Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, August 15

  • Tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Memorial Ame Church (549 Clarissa St.) is a School Board Forum with Green Party School Board candidate, Lori Thomas. [source: Green Rochester e-mail, 2013-Aug-12]
  • Starting early at Abilene around 7 p.m. is "'porch-swing rock' of Brian Wheat then around 9 p.m., it's "bluegrass/folk powerhouse" Hey Mavis. [source: Abilene website, 2013-Aug-12]
  • The Dryden will screen Un homme et une femme (A Man and a Woman, Claude Lelouch, France 1966, 102 min., French w/ subtitles, 35mm) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Jean-Louis (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is a race car test driver who lost his wife. Anne (Anouk Aimée) is a script supervisor and the widow of a stuntman. After a chance meeting, sparks fly. Lelouch's moving tale of the enduring power of love and the weight of the past—boasting the undeniable chemistry of Trintignant and Aimée—secured the Palme d'or at the 1966 Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Aug-12]

  • Over at the Bug Jar starting around 8:30 p.m. is State Lines, No Good News, Keeler, and Steve Layman. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Aug-12]

Friday, August 16

  • Updated: Today from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. is the Grand Opening of The Seedfolk Store (540 W. Main St.)

    The Seedfolk Store sells fresh produce and healthy products, with opportunities for expansion. It was organized to respond to neighborhood needs in an area identified as a "food desert" by Ny State.

    [source: Facebook, 2013-Aug-16]

  • Today at 7 p.m. at the Memorial Art Gallery is a screening of Glastonbury: The Movie in Flashback (William Beaton / Lisa Lake / Robin Mahoney / Matthew Salkeld / Michael Sarne, U.K. 1995, 96 min.)

    Created from more than 100 hours of previously unseen material, this film about the festival that started it all features the Orb, Spiritualized, The Verve, Lemonheads, Porno for Pyros and more. Shot in Cinemascope.

    [source: MAG website, 2013-Aug-12]

  • At the Little at 7 p.m. and again tomorrow at 3 p.m. is a screening of The Wrecking Crew (Denny Tedesco, U.S. 2008, 95 min.)

    The Wrecking Crew were a group of Studio Musicians in Los Angeles in the 60s who played on hits for the "Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny and Cher, Jan and Dean, The Monkees, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Mamas and Papas, Tijuana Brass, Ricky Nelson, Johnny Rivers and were Phil Spector's Wall of Sound. The amount of work that they were involved in was tremendous.

    [source: Little Theatre website, 2013-Aug-12]

  • Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the MuCCC, Richard Barth presents Shadows from Can Tho.

    In "Shadows from Can Tho", Richard Barth welcomes you to the world of a man who was a combat helicopter pilot in Vietnam in the early 1970s, as America was trying to escape the Vietnam War and turn it over to the South Vietnamese.

    [source: MuCCC website, 2013-Aug-12]

  • Tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Goo House (46 Sager Dr.) is Live at Goo House: The Final Show. [source: Facebook, 2013-Aug-12]
  • Tonight starting at 8 p.m. (with a introductory lesson from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) is the Battle of the Sexes Swing Dance in the Tango Cafe Dance Studio 3rd Floor Ballroom. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2013-Aug-12]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday at 2 p.m., the Dryden will screen The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark/Norway/U.K. 2012, 115 min., Indonesian and English w/ subtitles, DCP).

    The much-debated line between real-world violence and violence on screen plays out in stunning form in The Act of Killing (executive produced by Werner Herzog and Errol Morris). The film's subjects are Indonesian death squad members who openly admit to murdering thousands of dissenters in the 1960s. Yet, instead of only interviewing the men, director Oppenheimer also gives them the chance to reenact their crimes as mini-movies inspired by the Hollywood films they loved. Unnerving and unforgettable in its examination of the mindset that can lead to mass murder.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Aug-12]

  • Starting around 8:30 p.m. tonight at the Bug Jar is Grimey's Birthday Bash featuring Raining Blood, Clyde, and BML. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Aug-12]
  • Starting around 10 p.m. at the Sticky Lips Juke Joint BBQ is rockin' rockabilly from Krypton 88. [source: Sticky Lips website, 2013-Aug-12]

Saturday, August 17

  • Today from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 62 North Union Street is RocShare's Freemarket.

    Come by the parking lot at 62 N. Union Street from 9 to 6 and get free clothes, free furniture, free food, free housewares, free knowledge, and free fun! Plus we are working with Rochester Greenovation and Goodwill of the Finger Lakes to ensure anything we we don't give away will be recycled or reused! If you have clothes, books, housewares, and other such goods you can bring them to New Hope Free Methodist Church at drop-off times (8/10 10am-1pm, 8/15 3pm-8pm, 8/16 5pm-8pm) the week previous to be sorted and we will put them out on Saturday. We will also do our best to sort and place anything brought the day of.

    [source: Facebook, 2013-Aug-12]

  • The Clarissa Street Reunion is today from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. centered at Troup & Clarissa.

    The Clarissa Street Reunion is an annual festival that takes place in one of the most culturally rich neighborhoods in Rochester. The event celebrates a neighborhood known for producing renowned jazz musicians in the 1940's, 1950's, and 1960's. Clarissa Street, which is located in the southwest quadrant of Rochester and in the old 3rd Ward, was a true melting pot that brought together people of Black, Italian, Irish, and Jewish descent. Streets were cobblestone and trolley cars were a familiar sight. The Clarissa Street Reunion, held annually since 1996, is a wonderful celebration of the memories and the relationships that were formed in the neighborhood.

    [source: City of Rochester website, 2013-Aug-14]

  • From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. starting at the South Gate of Mount Hope Cemetery is the Mount Hope Cemetery Ice Cream Tour led by Don Hall. "Learn about one of Rochester's earliest businesses: the making and selling of ice cream!" [source: City of Rochester website, 2013-Aug-14]
  • Today and tomorrow from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. is a Music And Art Fair at Bread and Water Theatre. [source: Bread and Water Theatre website, 2013-Aug-12]
  • Tonight starting around 7 p.m. is a Parrothead Pub Party at Scotland Yard Pub (187 St. Paul St.) with Marty Roberts. [source: Rochester Craigslist events, 2013-Aug-12]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Dryden is a screening of MST3K: Bride of the Monster (Kevin Murphy, U.S. 1993, 97 min., DVD).

    Join Joel, Servo, and Crow aboard the Satellite of Love as they are forced to sit through another Ed Wood Jr. classic. Wood's film stars horror legend Bela Lugosi as Dr. Eric Varnoff, a mad scientist dedicated to conducting radiation experiments on humans and seeking global domination by way of atomic superbeings. Chock-full of low-budget special effects, over-enthusiastic performances, and continuity errors, Bride of the Monster is the perfect fit for the Mystery Science Theater 3000 format.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Aug-12]

  • Green Jelly, Clyde, Chillum, humorous novelty rap band Garden Fresh, and Burndwiller perform at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Aug-12]

Sunday, August 18

  • Today from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Genesee Center for the Arts is Spokes and Ink, "a festival in Rochester that brings bicyclists and artists together." [source: Genesee Center for the Arts website, 2013-Aug-12]
  • Tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. is Tombs, Pyrrhon, Blurring, and Chillum. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Aug-12]

Monday, August 19

  • Meet the Mayorial Candidates at the Lyell Branch of the Public Library from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. [source: Monroe County Library website, 2013-Aug-12]
  • Tonight at 7 p.m. at the Cinema is a screening of an upcoming film titled 3.14… (2nd cut), "a surrealistic tale shot in Rochester and Death Valley California." [source: Facebook, 2013-Aug-12]

Tuesday, August 20

  • Tonight at the Flying Squirrel from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Rochester Red and Black presents The Capitalist Crisis and an Anarchist Economic Program with Wayne Price presenting a discussion on Capitalism, Marxism, and Anarchist Economics. [source: Facebook, 2013-Aug-12]
  • The Dryden will screen I Was a Male War Bride (Howard Hawks, U.S. 1949, 105 min., 35mm) tonight at 8 p.m..

    Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan star as mismatched French and American army officers in this romantic comedy set in post-WWII Europe. Sent on a recruiting mission, Captain Rochard (Grant) and Lieutenant Gates (Sheridan) find themselves too close for comfort, and with Gates in command, Rochard finds himself riding in the sidecar in more ways than one. The fourth collaboration between Howard Hawks and Cary Grant carries all the hallmarks of their distinctive screwball style, but Sheridan's strong female lead sets this film apart, pushing the male panic of Bringing Up Baby to a deeper, even more hilarious level.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Aug-12]

  • Starting around 9 p.m. tonight at Abilene is "the acoustic folk/punk/alternative sounds of Saginaw, MI's" Tim Avram. [source: Abilene website, 2013-Aug-12]
  • Screaming Females, punk hard-rock band Green Dreams, and House Majority perform at the Bug Jar tonight around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Aug-12]

Wednesday, August 21

  • Hankerin' Harry and The Honky Tonk Revival will be at Sticky Lips Juke Joint BBQ this evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. [source: Sticky Lips website, 2013-Aug-12]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m., the Dryden will screen Hairspray (John Waters, U.S. 1988, 92 min., 35mm).

    Baltimore teen Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake) is a self-professed "pleasantly plump" high-schooler who wins a spot on a local (and segregated) television dance show, infuriating rich rival Amber von Tussle. Tracy's confidence and popularity grow, and as she makes plans to integrate the program, the von Tussles scheme to marginalize her in order to maintain the status quo. A joyous, irrepressible movie, Hairspray tackles the burgeoning revolutions of the 1960s in a way that could have come only from the mind of John Waters.

    Eastman House members admitted free. [source: Dryden website, 2013-Aug-12]

  • Starting around 9 p.m. tonight at the Bug Jar is Erica Russo, Eyeway, Emma Lane, and Cu-Cu. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Aug-12]

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