Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, November 7
- Tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Orange Glory Cafe is the Opening Reception for Art by Watson. [source: Facebook, 2013-Nov-6]
- At 7 p.m. at the Memorial Art Gallery is Color in Sight and Sound.
This celebration of color in art and music features students from the Eastman School of Music. At four selected artworks in the Gallery's collection, you'll hear an introduction to the piece followed by a musical response.
[source: MAG website, 2013-Nov-5]
- At the Greenhouse Café (2271 E. Main St.) is a Poetry Reading with Major Tony Nelson starting around 7:30 p.m. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2013-Nov-6]
- The Dryden will screen The Pleasure Garden (Alfred Hitchcock, Germany/U.K. 1926, 90 min., 35mm) tonight at 8 p.m. with live piano accompaniment by Philip C. Carli.
The disparate love lives of two dancers—the rookie who's never tied down, and the veteran, stuck in her horrible marriage—drive Hitchcock's debut. As they drift apart, the film progresses toward a violent climax in the tropics. From the opening shot of chorus line legs descending a spiral staircase, Hitchcock's tense melodrama includes many of his soon-to-be trademarks.
[source: Dryden website, 2013-Nov-5]
- The ethereal, meditative, synthesized soundscapes of Eric the Taylor will be at Boulder Coffee on Alexander tonight from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. [source: Boulder Coffee calendar, 2013-Nov-5]
- Over at the Dinosaur starting around 10 p.m. is wicked fun, saxophone-driven, percussive groove-rock band The BuddhaHood. [source: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que website, 2013-Nov-5]
Friday, November 8
- Tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Visual Studies Workshop is the Opening Reception for Of the Ordinary.
Of the Ordinary is comprised of photographic imagery that was never intended to be experienced in the context of a gallery. At a time when photography itself is undergoing a tremendous transformation within popular culture and the art world alike, the act of appropriation has become imbued with a new kind of energy. With a galaxy of images circulating without boundaries, moving from one place to another, we can only speculate on what their final resting place(s), if any, may be.
[source: Visual Studies Workshop website, 2013-Nov-5]
- Over at the Community Darkroom is the opening of their Members' Exhibit titled Visual Discourse at 7 p.m., on display through January 10, 2014. [source: Genesee Center for the Arts website, 2013-Nov-5]
- Tonight at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m., the Dryden will screen Best in Show (Christopher Guest, U.S. 2000, 90 min., 35mm).
En route to the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show, five show dog owners prepare their pets in their own outlandish ways. While Meg and Hamilton bring their Weimaraner to a therapist, Cookie and Gerry sing to their Norwich Terrier. Aspiring ventriloquist Harlan Pepper converses with his bloodhound while Sherri Ann remains apathetic of her two-time winning poodle. Director Christopher Guest continues with his trademark mockumentary style in this hilarious "dogumentary" featuring an all-star lineup of comic actors (including Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey, and Michael Hitchcock).
[source: Dryden website, 2013-Nov-6]
- The Heroic Enthusiasts, and great modern-Americana one-man-band Hieronymus A. Bogs perform at Skylark tonight starting around 9:30 p.m. [source: Facebook, 2013-Nov-6]
Saturday, November 9
- Today at 2 p.m. at the Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House is a Wish You Were Here lecture with Simon Roberts.
Simon Roberts (b.1974) is a British photographer based in Brighton, UK. He originally studied a BA Hons Degree in Human Geography at the University of Sheffield (1996), a subject which has informed much of his subsequent photographic practice. Often employing expansive landscape photographs, his approach is one of creating wide-ranging surveys of our time, which communicate on important social, economic and political issues. In this lecture he will present work from two major projects, Motherland (Chris Boot, 2007), which documented a year's journey he made across Russia between 2004-2005, alongside the landscape work he has been making in England since returning home. This includes photographs from the monograph We English (Chris Boot, 2009), his commission as the official Election Artist in 2010 where he covered the General Election for the Uk Parliament, and his recent work covering the London Olympics.
[source: Eastman House calendar, 2013-Nov-5]
- Today at 140 Alex Bar and Grill from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. is a screening of A Tale of Two Schools (Christian Lindstrom, U.S. 2003, 60 min.)
We will be showing the PBS documentary "A Tale of Two Schools" on a projector and screen. The bar and kitchen at 140 Alex will be open and serving their amazing food and drinks. Come hear the wonderful Morgan Freeman narrate how two different schools in cities with low literacy rates (much like the City of Rochester) are overcoming adversity through reading programs. It's a really touching, heartfelt piece that celebrates teachers, their students and staff of schools.
[source: Facebook, 2013-Nov-6]
- Today from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Genesee Center for the Arts is the annual Chili Cookoff. [source: Genesee Center for the Arts website, 2013-Nov-5]
- Tonight starting around, say, 7 p.m. or so, Solera will celebrate turning Seven Years Old. [source: Solera Facebook page, 2013-Oct-21]
- The Dryden will screen The Lodger (Alfred Hitchcock, U.K. 1926, 90 min., 35mm) tonight at 8 p.m. with live piano accompaniment by Philip C. Carli.
Ivor Novello stars as a boarder whose strange behavior leads others to suspect him to be "The Avenger": a killer whose victims are discovered in the foggy streets of London. Hitchcock himself referred to The Lodger as the "first true Hitchcock movie."
[source: Dryden website, 2013-Nov-5]
- Attic Abasement and Guntrouble perform at Skylark tonight starting around 9:30 p.m. [source: Facebook, 2013-Nov-6]
- The Bug Jar will host punk hard-rock band Green Dreams, The Red Lion, good, amiable hard rock from The Clockmen, Cavalcade, and Darby Switch starting around 10 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Nov-5]
Sunday, November 10
- Updated: Today at 4 p.m. at the Flying Squirrel is Elections and Movements for Change with Jake Allen, Denise Young, Jesse Lenney, and Alex White.
One of the critical debates in the left for generations has been the role of electoral politics. This has been a major dividing line in the activity of many different groups, and continues to this day. This panel discussion and dialogue will address the questions: Do elections help us build power in creating transformational change? Can we participate in the major political parties without losing the values at the heart of our work? Are there viable routes to change that ignore electoral politics? Can we build movement through elections? Do we change politics or do they change us?
[source: Facebook, 2013-Nov-7]
- Young Galaxy, Mister Lies, and Hawker M. James perform at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2013-Nov-5]
Monday, November 11
- The Eastman Philharmonia performs at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre tonight at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Nov-5]
Tuesday, November 12
- From 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Gamble Room of the Rush Rhees Library is a Lecture titled Cajamarca, A City Suspended in Time: Architecture and Urbanism from the Inca to the Conquistadores of 1532 and of Today by Adriana Scaletti Cardenas. [source: UofR website events calendar, 2013-Nov-5]
- At 7 p.m. at the Cinema is a screening of Dirty Wars (Rick Rowley, U.S./Afghanistan/Iraq/Kenya/Somalia/Yemen 2013, 87 min.)
Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.
[source: Cinema coming soon page, 2013-Nov-5]
- At the Little, also at 7 p.m., is a screening of Let the Fire Burn (Jason Osder, U.S. 2013, 95 min.) with a Skype Q-and-A with director Jason Osder after the show.
In the astonishingly gripping Let the Fire Burn, director Jason Osder has crafted that rarest of cinematic objects: a found-footage film that unfurls with the tension of a great thriller. On May 13, 1985, a longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and controversial radical urban group Move came to a deadly climax. By order of local authorities, police dropped military-grade explosives onto a MOVE-occupied rowhouse. TV cameras captured the conflagration that quickly escalated—and resulted in the tragic deaths of eleven people (including five children) and the destruction of 61 homes. It was only later discovered that authorities decided to "…let the fire burn." Using only archival news coverage and interviews, first-time filmmaker Osder has brought to life one of the most tumultuous and largely forgotten clashes between government and citizens in modern American history.
[source: Little Theatre website, 2013-Nov-5]
- Starting around 7:30 p.m. at Equal Grounds Coffee House is the New Ground Poetry Night. [source: Equal Grounds Facebook event, 2013-Nov-5]
- Tonight at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall is a performance by the Eastman Horn Choir. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Nov-5]
- The Dryden will screen Les deux timides (Two Timid Souls, René Clair, France 1928, 65 min., 35mm) tonight at 8 p.m. with live piano accompaniment by Philip C. Carli.
What do you get when you combine an introverted farmer, his beautiful daughter, an inexperienced criminal attorney, and a large, very dissatisfied client? A wild farce that tromps on everything and everyone in sight, even lampooning Abel Gance's Napoleon in the process. Director René Clair's crazy silent comedies, of which the most famous is The Italian Straw Hat (1927), were huge international successes and led to him making films all over Europe and in Hollywood. Two Timid Souls is Clair's last silent film and a never-ending packet of surprises from beginning to end.
[source: Dryden website, 2013-Nov-5]
Wednesday, November 13
- Updated: Tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Little, Matthew Ehlers, and Mitchell Goldman will present a teaser-trailer of their new film project, Vows and Rites. [source: Facebook, 2013-Nov-7]
- Tonight from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Film Critic Jack Garner will have a Discussion and Book Signing for his new book, From My Seat on the Aisle: Movies and Memories at the Dryden Theatre. [source: Eastman House calendar, 2013-Nov-5]
- The Eastman Wind Orchestra performs at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre tonight at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2013-Nov-5]
- The Dryden will screen How to Marry a Millionaire (Jean Negulesco, U.S. 1953, 95 min., 35mm) tonight at 8 p.m.
Originally heralded the "Most Glamorous Entertainment of Your Lifetime," this comedy set in midtown Manhattan was the first film completed in Cinemascope, but became the second released. The amusing story, in which three "gold digging" women rent a posh penthouse in a shameless attempt to marry millionaires delightfully showcases the talents of Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, and Betty Grable. Although their sights are set on a Rockefeller or a Vanderbilt, their search yields more duds than studs, resulting in a series of charming misadventures. Joseph Macdonald's bright, vibrant cinematography takes full advantage of the Cinemascope frame.
[source: Dryden website, 2013-Nov-5]
- Tonight at 9 p.m. at Abilene is The Sound Awake.
There is a familial harmony that exists between band mates and brothers Nick and Mike Bullock, Dana Billings and Bruce Hyde that bring broken-hearted music lovers a sense of wonder and hope. Guitars are wrung into unexpected place and shapes, drinking in the "heart on the sleeve" influence of mid '90s underground heroes such as Doug Marsch and Stephen Malkmus.
[source: Abilene website, 2013-Nov-5]