Events in Rochester, NY for Thursday, May 29, 2014 through Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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

  • Today from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Brighton Memorial Library is a discussion on Alzheimer's Education: Making the Most of a Home Visit.

    Visiting a loved one with dementia is an important way to show your support and affection. Learn what changes and behaviors you may encounter. Explore ways to make a meaningful connection and to communicate both verbally and nonverbally. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association, Rochester and Finger Lakes Region.

    [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2014-May-28]

  • This evening from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at City Hall is the Artists Reception for In The Loop, an exhibit by the Artists' Breakfast Group on display through June 23. [source: Artists' Breakfast Group e-mail, 2014-May-13]
  • The Dryden will screen Touchez Pas au Grisbi (Jacques Becker, France/Italy 1954, 83 min., French w/ subtitles, 35mm) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Jacques Becker, although criminally underrated in his own time, is now considered to be one of the true masters of French cinema, with Touchez being one of his most profoundly influential films. Jean Gabin stars as Max, a career criminal who, after scoring the heist of his life, decides to retire to a quiet, decent existence with his young girlfriend. But his plans are spoiled by his incompetent partner who lets news of the theft slip to the wrong people, and Max finds himself pulled back into the seedy underworld. With impeccable performances from Gabin and a young Jeanne Moreau, Becker's complex and thrilling crime-drama is a must-see for fans of its better known American counterparts.

    [source: Dryden website, 2014-May-27]

  • Starting around 9 p.m. at Abilene is The CD Release Party for "surf/spaghetti western/instrumental rock" band The Derangers. [source: Abilene website, 2014-May-27]
  • Dinosaur will host wicked fun, saxophone-driven, percussive groove-rock band The BuddhaHood starting around 10 p.m. [source: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que website, 2014-May-27]

Friday, May 30

  • Starting at 4 p.m. at the Unity Living Center (89 Genesee St.) is a Rally in Solidarity with Unity Workers. [source: Facebook, 2014-May-27]
  • Nebraska Bricks performs at the Flying Squirrel starting around 4 p.m. [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2014-May-27]
  • From 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. is Thank You Kiss, "sketch comedy from the minds of Beth Winslow-D'Amico, Mark D'Amico, Megan Mack, and John Forrest Thompson" at The Space. [source: The Space website, 2014-May-27]
  • The Dryden will screen Fargo (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, U.S. 1996, 98 min., 35mm) tonight at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.

    The Coen brothers' mainstream breakthrough captivated audiences and marked their first major box-office success. Ranking highly on several critics' "best of" lists for the 1990s, Fargo is pure Coen—dark, violent, irreverent, funny, and meticulously crafted. Films about small-town murders are a dime a dozen, but few are anything like this. Shooting in and around their native Minneapolis, the Coens approached the material with a keen eye for detail, right down to Frances McDormand's spot-on "Minnesota nice" accent. Fargo is a film whose importance cannot be overstated, having been selected to the National Film Registry in the first year of its eligibility.

    [source: Dryden website, 2014-May-27]

  • Starting around 10 p.m. at Abilene is "Reggae/roots rocker" Kevin Kinsella and Band. [source: Abilene website, 2014-May-27]

Saturday, May 31

  • From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. starting at the Gandhi Institute is the Gandhi River Keepers Cleanup.

    The Gandhi River Keepers program will be working to beautify the Flint St. area as a part of their mission to preserve the environment in Rochester. The cleanup takes place as a part of the Re-Generation: Youth Raising Consciousness Through the Arts event which will be held at 944 Exchange St. immediately after.

    [source: Gandhi Inistitute website, 2014-May-27]

  • From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rochester Brainery is the Bloggers Closet Yard Sale.

    Ever wish you could shop your favorite bloggers' closets? Join your favorite local bloggers at the first annual Bloggers Closet Yard Sale to shop their gently used shoes, clothing, and accessories. You'll also have a chance to shop a select number of local artisans and boutique owners hand-picked by The Flower City Fashionista.

    [source: RocWiki events, 2014-May-27]

  • Tonight at 4:30 p.m. at the Flying Squirrel is the monthly Community Dinner. [source: Flying Squirrel website, 2014-May-27]
  • At 4:30 p.m. at Sound Studio (531 Benton St.) is Real TV Productions' Major Tony Nelson: Art Special. [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2014-May-28]
  • Starting around 10:30 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Trashwave Review Vol. 7 featuring awesome, wild, blue-collar rock from Handsome Jack, King Buffalo, Ginger Faye Bakers, and Pink Elephant. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2014-May-27]

Sunday, June 1

  • At 2 p.m. at the Memorial Art Gallery is a What's Up lecture with Fred Lipp titled Comparisons of Visual Spatial Effects Utilized in Modern Painting. [source: MAG website, 2014-May-27]
  • Starting around 9 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Carousel, Dr. Joe and The Show, Kozy Soul, and Perestroika. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2014-May-27]

Monday, June 2

  • From 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble (100 Park Point Dr.), Dr. Shana Clark will "help create clear communication between mental health patients and their providers." [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2014-May-27]
  • Starting at 7 p.m. at the Flying Squirrel, Harry Murray will discuss Hellfire from Heaven: The Morality of Weaponized Drones.

    Harry will discuss the use of weaponized drones for targeted killing and "signature strikes," as well as likely future trends in drone use in light of international law, just war principles, and nonviolence. In addition, he will talk about the resistance to drones at Hancock Air National Guard Base near Syracuse, as well as at other locations around the globe.

    [source: City Newspaper events calendar, 2014-May-27]

  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Lovin' Cup is Mary Gauthier.

    In a Nashville bookstore, to the tune of steam hissing from a latte machine and laptop taps of nearby browsers, she speaks in a low voice, yet communicates urgently. Her voice never rises. Her music never rattles rafters or crashes like cymbals toward the high notes in a power chorus. Her tempos shuffle and trudge more than they dash. And her songs? They're about as idiosyncratic as anything in the wide world of "popular music." They're painfully personal, especially on Trouble and Love. Yet they somehow infiltrate the souls of her listeners, no matter how different the paths they've followed through their lives.

    [source: Lovin' Cup website, 2014-May-27]

  • Starting around 8 p.m. at the Bug Jar is The Menzingers, Lemuria, Pup, and Cayetana. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2014-May-27]
  • Over at Skylark starting around 9:30 p.m. is Clay Rendering, Lussuria, and Dual Action. [source: Carbon Records calendar, 2014-May-27]

Tuesday, June 3

  • Tonight at 8 p.m., the Dryden will screen Poor Little Rich Girl (Irving Cummings, U.S. 1936, 79 min., 35mm).

    By the time of Poor Little Rich Girl's release, Shirley Temple was a bona fide sensation. Her dance numbers growing increasingly intricate, the precocious eight-year-old rose to meet the demands of her mentor, Bill Robinson. Featuring some of the young star's greatest achievements up to that point, Rich Girl is an unabashed Temple vehicle, reveling in her cutesy demeanor and boatloads of charm. Despite the looseness of its plot, the film is wholly entertaining, representing a growing maturity for Temple. Part Broadway starlet, part Hollywood phenomenon, Temple was rarely more fascinating in her youth roles than what's on display here.

    [source: Dryden website, 2014-May-27]

Wednesday, June 4

  • Starting at 8 p.m. at Lux … or the Cinema … is a fundraiser for the Cinema with a premiere screening of In Bloom (Chris Michael Birkmeier, U.S. 2013, 87 min.) featuring "local actor (and lead character)", Kyle Wigent, followed by a screening of I Am Divine (Jeffrey Schwarz, U.S. 2013, 90 min.) [source: Facebook, 2014-May-27]
  • From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Terrace Garden at Eastman House is The Revelers. "Cajun, country, blues, and zydeco combine into a powerful tonic of roots music that's sure to get you moving." [source: Eastman House calendar, 2014-May-28]
  • Tonight staring a little late at 8:30 p.m. at the Dryden is Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (Nagisa Ôshima, U.K. / Japan 1983, 123 min., English and Japanese w/ subtitles, 35mm).

    Influential filmmaker Nagisa Ôshima's surprising film stars pop icon David Bowie as Major Jack Celliers, a quiet British prisoner in a Japanese Pow camp during World War II. Inadvertently seizing the attentions of camp commander Captain Yonoi (played by Japanese rock star Ryûichi Sakamoto, who also composed the spellbinding score), Celliers begins to use his special treatment to aid his fellow prisoners. Meanwhile, in an attempt to overcome the divide between his soldiers and the Japanese, interned Colonel John Lawrence (Tom Conti) develops a close friendship with the volatile Sgt. Hara (Takeshi Kitano). Controversial and unprecedented, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence offers a different vision of World War II where honor and duty are conflated with love and attraction.

    [source: Dryden website, 2014-May-27]

  • Starting around 9 p.m. at the Bug Jar is Saul Conrad, fascinating, engaging orchestral folk band Paxtor, Passive Aggressive Anonymous, and Sunny Union. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2014-May-27]

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