Events for Thursday, August 29, 2013 through Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, August 29

  • At 6 p.m. in the Dryden Theatre is a lecture by Nathan Lyons titled Return Your Mind to Its Upright Position.

    In conjunction with his exhibition at Artisan Works, photographer Nathan Lyons, who began his career at Eastman House, will discuss his work with Jessica McDonald, chief curator of photography at the Harry Ransom Research Center in Austin, Texas.

    [source: Eastman House calendar, 2013-Aug-19]

  • Today at the MAG at 7 p.m. is a Finger Lakes Artist Lecture with Kate Timm. [source: MAG website, 2013-Aug-19]
  • Over at the Cinema at 7 p.m. is a screening of the excellent locally-produced factual essay film, Comfort Zone. [source: The Space website, 2013-Aug-19]
  • Starting at 8 p.m. at the Dryden is a screening of Chocolat (Lasse Hallström, U.S./U.K. 2000, 121 min., 35mm).

    Nominated for five Academy Awards® (including Best Picture) and eight BAFTA Awards, Chocolat is a bright, sensual tale of a French village burdened by religious dogma and the liberating, almost magical powers of the delectable creations crafted by the young, beautiful chocolatier, Vianne Rocher (Juliette Binoche). The supporting cast, including Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, and Johnny Depp, give impassioned performances as townsfolk either enchanted or repelled by Vianne's influence on the pious, repressed community. An international smash hit, Chocolat is truly "a delicious comedy that feels as good as it tastes."

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Aug-19]

  • Tonight at the Bug Jar is Hookers, good, amiable hard rock from The Clockmen, and The Bygone Few starting around 8:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Aug-19]
  • Starting around 9:30 p.m. at Abilene is "acclaimed singer-songwriter and ukulele player" Cammy Enaharo, good country-based rock from Josh Netsky, good acoustic rock from Teressa Wilcox, and Black Bandit And The Stick-Ups. [source: Abilene website, 2013-Aug-19]

Friday, August 30

  • Tonight from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Writers and Books is the Last Friday Story Slam hosted by Carol Roberts.

    An open mic of true, loose, and spontaneous stories based on one's own life, as heard on NPR. Each performer gets approximately 5 minutes. Come prepared to tell a story, or simply to enjoy them. Each month has an optional story theme. Fashioned after the wildly popular Story Slam in NYC.

    [source: Writers and Books website, 2013-Aug-19]

  • At 8 p.m. tonight, the Dryden is screening Don't Stop Believin' (Ramona Diaz, U.S. 2012, 113 min., DCP).

    In 2007, Filipino singer-songwriter Arnel Pineda received a life-changing e-mail. After seeing some of his covers on Youtube, Journey guitarist Neal Schon asked Pineda if he would audition for the band. Ramona Diaz carefully documents Pineda's rise from abject poverty to international stardom, constructing a compelling narrative that could be possible only in the Internet age.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Aug-19]

  • Tonight starting around 9 p.m. at Johnny's Irish Pub is Jimmy Jam. [source: Johnny's Pub website, 2013-Aug-19]

Saturday, August 31

  • Today from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. is the Plex People's Festival at the Gandhi Institute.

    Come and join us for a fun day with music, free ice cream, workshops, games, planting, art, dance and much more!Bring friends and family and celebrate with us.

    [source: Gandhi Institute calendar, 2013-Aug-19]

  • This evening starting around 4 p.m. is the monthly Community Dinner at the Flying Squirrel. [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2013-Aug-19]
  • Polite Company presents Cinemaplex 6: Coming Attractions! at the MuCCC starting at 8 p.m.

    In a world where, your life is no longer your own… where a large popcorn is the size of your head and costs your first born child…where every weekend is spent sweeping kernels and candy off the floor! One company, will break free from the crowd! One company will rebel against societal norms! One Company Will… complain about their jobs and begrudgingly do it anyway. That company…is Polite Company and they will use their grasp of improv, sketch, and theatrics to Rock. Your. World.

    [source: MuCCC website, 2013-Aug-19]

  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Dryden is a screening of Post Tenebras Lux (Carlos Reygadas, Mexico/France/Germany/The Netherlands 2012, 115 min., Spanish, English, French w/ subtitles, 35mm).

    A red demon quietly passes through a home; a young child wanders the countryside as a thunderstorm looms; a husband and wife visit a bathhouse with rooms named after philosophers—these and other unforgettable images are evoked in the new film from the director of the acclaimed Silent Light. Semi-autobiographical, Post Tenebras Lux tells the story of a wealthy family following their move to the Mexican countryside and the social, marital, and class tensions that develop.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Aug-19]

  • Diarrhea Planet, LVL UP, Lamby, and Pleistocene perform tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Aug-19]

Sunday, September 1

  • Over at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. is Tallahassee, Barry Brothers Band, Landmark, and Glen Martin. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Aug-19]

Monday, September 2

  • It's Labor Day. Go thank a union that this is a holiday.

Tuesday, September 3

  • At 8 p.m. at the Cinema tonight, Frank de Blase presents Sin-O-Matic Night with a screening of Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (Russ Meyer, U.S. 1965, 83 min.), and Busted Valentine, "a short film by Frank de Blase and David Cowles for the first time on the big screen." [source: Facebook, 2013-Aug-23]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m., the Dryden will screen Scaramouche (Rex Ingram, U.S. 1923, 124 min., 35mm) with live musical accompaniment by Philip C. Carli.

    Ramon Novarro in his first important starring role leaps, deceives, and swashbuckles for justice (and beautiful Alice Terry) during the French Revolution in Rex Ingram's thrilling and visually spectacular adaptation of Rafael Sabatini's renowned adventure classic. Ingram fills the screen with movement and memorable imagery, with everything captured in John Seitz's masterful camerawork. The Eastman House print is universally considered the best extant version of this visual feast.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Aug-19]

  • Starting around 9 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Aircraft, The Malones, and Blue Lazerz. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Aug-19]

Wednesday, September 4

  • Tonight from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Boulder Coffee Company on Park Avenue is an Open Mic for Comedy. [source: Boulder Coffee calendar, 2013-Aug-19]
  • Starting at 8 p.m., the Dryden will screen L'histoire d'adèle H. (The Story of Adèle H., François Truffaut, France 1975, 96 min., French and English w/ subtitles, 35mm).

    Based on the life of Adèle Hugo, youngest daughter of Victor, Truffaut's return to filmmaking following a brief respite carries a sense of dark complexity. Arriving on the shores of Halifax, Adèle (Isabelle Adjani) seeks out Lieutenant Pinson, a British officer whom she had briefly known in the past. Convinced that the two are meant to be together, she slowly begins spiraling into self-destruction, spending her time writing, dreaming, and stalking him. Adjani, nominated for an Academy Award®, is truly heartbreaking in this story of inner turmoil and unrequited love.

    [source: Dryden website, 2013-Aug-19]

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