Events in Rochester, NY for Thursday, April 3, 2014 through Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, April 3

  • Today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Rochester Contemporary is the Opening Reception for Dirty Dozen: The Outlaw Printmakers, on display through May 11.

    The Outlaw Printmakers is a diverse group of accomplished working artists and artist/teachers from across the U.S. The artists' styles differ, however all are dedicated to fine printmaking using contemporary, social/political, and sometimes edgy imagery.

    [source: Rochester Conetmporary exhibitions page, 2014-Mar-31]

  • At the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Offices (494 East Ave.), Martha Burk will present a discussion titled Equal Pay: We've Waited Long Enough! from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. [source: Facebook, 2014-Mar-31]
  • Tonight from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. is the first of this year's OnFilm screenings titled Layers in the Hubbell Auditorium on the University of Rochester Campus. Films include 45 7 Broadway (Tomonari Nishikawa, 2013, 5 min., 16mm), Volcano Saga (Joan Jonas, 1989, 28 min., video), Capitalism Child Labor (Ken Jacobs, 2006, 14 min., video), Her + Him Van Leo (Akram Zaatari, 2001, 32 min., video), Castro Street (Bruce Baillie, 1966, 10 min., 16mm), Lot in Sodom (James Sibley Watson and Melville Webber, 1933, 28 min., 16mm), Waves of Betrayal (Jae Matthews, 2007, 5 min., 16 mm B&W reversal transferred to video), and O'er the Land (Deborah Stratman, 2009, 52 min., 16mm). [source: University of Rochester On Film screenings website, 2014-Mar-31]
  • Dr. Lanny Bell will present tonight's Archaeology Lecture titled The Romance of Archaeology—NOT!: The University of Pennsylvania Museum's Theban Tomb Project at the Memorial Art Gallery at 7:30 p.m. [source: MAG website, 2014-Apr-2]
  • The Dryden will screen Gaslight (George Cukor, U.S. 1944, 114 min., 35mm) tonight at 8 p.m.

    After witnessing her aunt's murder, young Paula (Ingrid Bergman) is sent to Italy to study opera and put that horrible night out of her memory. When she falls in love and marries Gregory (Charles Boyer), the two move into the house where that fateful murder took place. Paula quickly realizes she may not have fully recovered from the trauma . . . is she actually losing her mind or is there some deeper secret at play? Originally written as a Broadway play and committed to film in the U.K. in 1940, this dark, controversial period noir was nominated for seven Oscars.

    [source: Dryden website, 2014-Mar-31]

  • Sexy Teenagers, Science Club, gritty punk from Envious Disguise, and Thoroughbred perform at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 8:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2014-Mar-31]

Friday, April 4

  • From 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. tonight at the Liberty Pole is the Season for Nonviolence Closing Celebration. [source: Gandhi Inistitute website, 2014-Mar-31]
  • Tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the VSW Auditorium is the Annual Benefit Auction Preview. [source: Visual Studies Workshop website, 2014-Mar-31]
  • The Baobab will screen Every Child is Born a Poet: The Life and Work of Piri Thomas (Jonathan Meyer Robinson, U.S. 2004, 59 min.) tonight at 6 p.m.

    A fiery mix of documentary, spoken word poetry, and dramatizations, Every Child is Born a Poet explores the life and work of Piri Thomas, the Afro-Cuban-Puerto Rican author of the classic autobiographical novel Down These Mean Streets (1967).

    [source: Baobab website, 2014-Mar-31]

  • Tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at City Hall is the Studio 678 Awards Ceremony and Exhibit Reception. [source: Genesee Center for the Arts website, 2014-Mar-31]
  • Norm Davis hosts Wide Open Mic tonight at 7 p.m. at Writers and Books. [source: Writers and Books website, 2014-Mar-31]
  • This week's 7 p.m. movie at the Cinema is The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, U.S. 2013, 180 min.)

    Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

    [source: Cinema coming soon page, 2014-Apr-2]

  • From 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Bernunzio Uptown Music is Hiroya Tsukamoto in Concert.

    Hiroya Tsukamoto is a guitarist and songwriter whose original, innovative, acoustic sound is a unique blend of folk, jazz and world music.

    [source: Bernunzio Uptown Music website, 2014-Mar-31]

  • At The Space from 8 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. is Don't Make A Right: Long-Form Improv with Tarello and Thompson. [source: The Space website, 2014-Mar-31]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m., the Dryden will screen Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, U.K. 1975, 91 min., 35mm).

    Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Elton John were such fans of Monty Python's Flying Circus that they put up the financial backing for Holy Grail. Spawning a hit musical, plush killer bunnies and a generation of comedy nerds, this irreverent cult classic is the Pythons' unique take on the legend of King Arthur. After recruiting the Knights of the Round Table to join him in Camelot, Arthur and his coconut-clopping crew set out on a noble quest to find the Holy Grail. Featuring limbless knights, a Trojan Rabbit, and wisecracking Frenchmen, the troupe's first original feature mixes absurd set pieces with Terry Gilliam's trademark animation in the only Python film he directed.

    [source: Dryden website, 2014-Mar-31]

  • My Plastic Sun, and the Nazareth Rock Ensemble perform at the Lovin' Cup tonight starting around 9 p.m. [source: Lovin' Cup website, 2014-Mar-31]
  • Starting around 10 p.m. at the Bug Jar, The Lobby presents Danielle Ponder and The Tomorrow People, Buffalo Sex Change, and Liana Gabel, along with Ax's Art Liquidation Sale. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2014-Mar-31]

Saturday, April 5

  • Today from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Zoje Stage will teach a class titled Submit That Script! at the Monroe Branch Library. [source: Facebook post, 2014-Mar-20]
  • Historic Brighton presents the First Town Meeting at Stone-Tolan House today from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Travel 200 years in two blocks at Historic Brighton's re-enactment of the first town meeting, at the Stone-Tolan House Historic Site.

    [source: Landmark Society website, 2014-Mar-31]

  • Today from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Curtis Theatre at George Eastman House is a Focus 45 lecture with Lori Ann Donnelly, and Daniela Currò discussing Cinema's Conversion from Film to Digital. [source: Eastman House calendar, 2014-Mar-31]
  • Today from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Flying Squirrel, Alison Lyke will present a Book Reading and Signing of jeir novel Honey. [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2014-Mar-31]
  • Today at 6 p.m. at the Rochester Baha'i Center (693 East Ave.), Dr. Susan Thompson will discuss The Science of Willpower. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2014-Mar-31]
  • Tonight from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the 1975 Gallery is the Opening Reception for Vulnerable Geometry featuring works by Jaime Molina, Vincent Comparetto, and Max Kauffman; on display through April 26. [source: Facebook, 2014-Apr-2]
  • At 7:30 p.m. at Dazzle Theatre (112 Webster Ave.), Everyone's Theatre Company presents Closer Than Ever.

    As with their earlier revue, each song in Closer Than Ever is a story: an intimate, insightful tale about love, security, happiness and holding onto them in a world that pulls you in a hundred directions at once. Maltby and Shire bring their celebrated craft and contemporary sensibility to songs about aging, mid-life crisis, second marriages, and role reversals with parents, as well as wicked satirical jabs at Muzak, working couples and unrequited love.

    [source: RocWiki events, 2014-Mar-31]

  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at the MuCCC Polite Ink. presents Taxman and Robbin' vs. The April Fool. [source: MuCCC website, 2014-Mar-31]
  • The Dryden will screen Arachnophobia (Frank Marshall, U.S. 1990, 103 min., 35mm) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Family physician Ross Jennings moves his family to the small town of Canaima, California, in hopes of setting up a successful practice and leading a simpler life. His dream is seemingly realized until a group of scientists unwittingly carries a deadly, fertile male spider from the heart of the Amazon to his front doorstep. An edge-of-your seat homage to the popular, over-the-top creature features of the drive-in era, Arachnophobia is as funny as it horrifying. The directorial debut of Hollywood producer and Steven Spielberg collaborator Frank Marshall, Arachnophobia marries the polish and slickness of Hitchcock with the subtle, refined terror of Jaws.

    [source: Dryden website, 2014-Mar-31]

  • Starting around 8 p.m. in the Golisano Auditorium (Room #1400) in the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences Building on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus is A Little Ukulele Concert with Stu Fuchs and the RIT Ukulele Club. [source: Bernunzio Uptown Music website, 2014-Mar-31]
  • Dee C Thorpe, Intox, Chaos Came to Be, Hiroshima Vacation, and Embrace Darkness perform at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2014-Mar-31]

Sunday, April 6

  • Today at 2 p.m. at the Memorial Art Gallery, Alexander Matisse "speaks on his work, which [is] on view in the companion show to Matisse as Printmaker: Works from the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation." [source: MAG website, 2014-Mar-31]

Monday, April 7

  • Tonight at 7 p.m. at the Flying Squirrel is The Red Army Faction, a Radical History Talk with J. Smith.

    Come hear J. Smith, co-editor of the Red Army Faction Documentary Histories volumes 1 and 2 (Projectiles for the People and Dancing with Imperialism), talking about Europe's most famous and controversial urban guerilla [sic]
    organization from the 1970s and 80s, West Germany's Red Army Faction.

    [source: Facebook, 2014-Mar-31]

  • This evening at 7 p.m. in the Main Stage at Geva is a Plays in Progress presentation of Women in Jeopardy by Wendy MacLeod.

    Rochester native and playwright Wendy MacLeod returns to Geva with a new comedy. Divorcees Mary and Jo are a bit suspicious of their friend Liz's new dentist boyfriend, Jackson. He definitely looks a bit creepy, but is there really anything to worry about? After all, the evidence implicating him in the recent disappearance of his young hygienist is only circumstantial. While trying to find out all they can about the mysterious Jackson, the three friends end up discovering more about themselves.

    [source: Geva Theatre ticket website, 2014-Mar-31]

  • The Eastman Saxophone Project performs in Kilbourn Hall tonight at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2014-Mar-31]

Tuesday, April 8

  • Today from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Bausch and Lomb Library Building is another Books Sandwiched-In with Lynda Spiegel reviewing The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida. [source: Monroe County Library website, 2014-Mar-31]
  • Tonight at 7 p.m. at The Harley School (1981 Clover St.) is an Information Session about The Good Food Collective with Chris Hartman. [source: Facebook, 2014-Mar-31]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m., the Dryden will screen Peau d'âne (Donkey Skin, Jacques Demy, France 1970, 90 min., French w/ subtitles, 35mm).

    Catherine Deneuve stars as the daughter of a king who has recently lost his queen. Concerned about his pressures to produce an heir and keeping a promise to his recently deceased wife, he plans to marry the princess. Demanding impossible gifts at the urging of her godmother, she ends up with a donkey skin . . . which she uses to her own advantage. Adapted from the famous story by Charles Perrault, Demy's fairytale fantasia is delightfully charming, and remains a children's classic in France, where donkey skin costumes are a regular sight every Halloween.

    [source: Dryden website, 2014-Mar-31]

Wednesday, April 9

  • Tonight at 6:30 p.m., the Little will screen The Sunshine Boys (Herbert Ross, U.S. 1975, 111 min.) as part of the Neil Simon Film Fest series.

    In this 1975 adaptation of Neil Simon's stage play, director Herbert Ross presents the story of two old-time Vaudvillians played by Walter Matthau and George Burns in his first starring role since 1939's Honolulu. After decades apart, the cantankerous duo is persuaded to reunite for a television special despite the fact that they hate each other. Richard Benjamin co-stars as Matthau's nephew, who has the responsibility of making sure the comedians go through with the show and don't kill each other in the process.

    [source: Little Theatre website, 2014-Mar-31]

  • At Writers and Books from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. is a Satire Circle with Leah Wescott. [source: Writers and Books website, 2014-Mar-31]
  • Supposedly starting right at 7 p.m. at Skylark Lounge is Chalaque, LICKER, Lamby, and Finkbeiner. [source: Facebook, 2014-Mar-31]
  • At 8 p.m. tonight in Kilbourn Hall is Musica Nova. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar, 2014-Mar-31]
  • At 8 p.m., the Dryden will screen Reefer Madness (Louis J. Gasnier, U.S. 1936, 66 min., 35mm).

    Jazz cigarette? We follow clean-cut Bill and Mary, two all-American teens with everything going for them. When introduced to dealers Jack and Mae, everything can, and will, go nightmarishly wrong—from immediate addiction, to promiscuity, attempted rape, accidental murder, vehicular homicide, incarceration, suicide, and insanity. Originally titled Tell Your Children and church funded, a Dwain Esper produced re-cut emerged on the exploitation scene as Reefer Madness. Unintentionally hilarious and over the top, morality tales were rampant in post-Prohibition American cinema. With Norml touring the film on college campuses in 1972, this film's legendary camp and cult status was officially born.

    [source: Dryden website, 2014-Mar-31]

  • Starting around 8 p.m. tonight at Bernunzio Uptown Music is Red Tail Ring, and Richie Sterns and Rosie Newton. [source: Bernunzio Uptown Music website, 2014-Mar-31]
  • Starting around 9 p.m. at Abilene is Cello Fury, "a cello rock powerhouse featuring three cellists and a drummer". [source: Abilene website, 2014-Mar-31]

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