Events in Rochester, NY for Thursday, July 31, 2014 through Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, July 31

  • Today from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. is the Monroe County Fair in Northampton Park (175 Hubbell Rd., Ogden). [source: Monroe County Fair website, 2014-Jul-28]
  • From 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lincoln Branch Library is a July '64 Walking Tour with MCC Professor Verdis Robinson. [source: Monroe County Library website, 2014-Jul-28]
  • From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Taylor's Nightclub is the Third Annual Black Professionals Mixer of the Rochester Black Young Professionals. [source: JayceLand comment, 2014-Jul-15]
  • The Dryden will screen La marche de l'empereur (March of the Penguins, Luc Jacquet, France/Us 2005, 80 min., 35mm) tonight at 8 p.m.

    This landmark nature blockbuster follows nine months in the life cycle of Emperor penguins on and around Antarctica. Trekking dozens of miles from the sea to their partially sheltered mating ground, the adult penguins must avoid starvation as they alternate trips back to the water for food. The laying of eggs and birthing of chicks complicates matters as one of the parents needs to be a caregiver, while avoiding predators and protecting against the brutal weather. Breathtaking cinematography of the barren vistas is supported by a beautiful score and contemplative narration by Morgan Freeman.

    [source: Dryden website, 2014-Jul-28]

  • Smoov Tone, Animal Sounds, and electronic and guitar duo Sparx and Yarms perform at the Bug Jar tonight starting around 8:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2014-Jul-28]
  • From 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint is The Modern Electric.

    The Modern Electric is a cinematic pop band of four Cleveland suburbanites in search of a life that's just like in the movies. Heartbroken and disenchanted, they've found escape in classic films like Annie Hall, The Royal Tenenbaums, and The Graduate. The power of cinema compels them to write songs to the ones they love. Saturated in beautiful pop melodies, their music plays out like a soundtrack to a coming-of-age film about chasing crushes, surviving loneliness, and finding close friends. Like a favorite mix-tape or a fond memory, the band's sound is timeless and heart-felt.

    [source: Sticky Lips website, 2014-Jul-28]

Friday, August 1

  • Tonight from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Cat Clay in the Hungerford Building is Fear Not: They Come in Peace: "come celebrate the Perseid meteor showers with Cat Clay's annual outer space First Friday. This year features Laura Sherwood's jellyfish and other imaginings." [source: Facebook, 2014-Jul-28]
  • Tonight at the Art Museum of Rochester (610 Monroe Ave.) is 100face of LoveOneWorldZero featuring works by Paul Burke from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. [source: Facebook, 2014-Jul-28]
  • From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Little Bleu Cheese Shop is First Friday First Taste with Tori's Hedonist Chocolate Over the Moon Collection.

    Cheese and chocolate, you say? Join us for the first taste of Hedonist Intern Tori's chocolate creations, each one handcrafted; each one featured with the cheese that inspired the collection. You're certain to love cheese and chocolate all the more!

    [source: Little Bleu Cheese Shop e-mail, 2014-Jul-28]

  • Starting around 6 p.m. at Zak's Avenue (661 South Ave.) is the 1st Annual 8×10.

    How often have we come across a great painting but it was either too small or too big? However, for most us, 8 by 10 seems just about right for any wall space, whether it be in our living room, dining room, bedroom, or kitchen. As they unveil enchanting landscapes, charming portraits, and exquisite still life's: all painted in oil, as well as in pastels, and all painted in the 8"x10" format.

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

  • Tonight from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Writers and Books is Wide Open Mic with Norm Davis. [source: Writers and Books website, 2014-Jul-28]
  • The Landmark Society's Young Urban Preservationists are hosting Open the Gates at St. Joseph's Park (Pleasant St. & N. Clinton Ave.) from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. "St. Joseph's Park, the remains of a church that burned in 1975 and was converted to an urban park, will officially re-open its gates to the public on First Friday." [source: Landmark Society website, 2014-Jul-28]
  • This week's movies at the Cinema are Edge of Tomorrow (Doug Liman, U.S. / Australia 2014, 113 min.) at 7 p.m. ("An officer finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios, and his union with a Special Forces warrior gets him closer and closer to defeating the enemy") followed by 22 Jump Street (Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, U.S. 2014, 120 min.) at 9 p.m. ("After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college.") [source: Cinema coming soon page, 2014-Jul-30]
  • Over at the Vineyard Community Space (836 S. Clinton) fro 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. is a Clothes Line Exhibit featuring works by Joshua Swartwood and music by Americanomicon. [source: Facebook, 2014-Jul-28]
  • Great classic rock/soul band Anonymous Willpower performs at the Old Toad starting around 8 p.m. [source: band e-mail, 2014-Jul-29]
  • Performances of The Kingdom Next to Fid begin tonight at the MuCCC at 8 p.m., running Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. through August 10.

    When Chloe's mom goes into the hospital to have the baby brother Chloe does not want, the only thing that can make it better is an evening at Grandma's. Tonight, Grandma has something special: a book that's been hidden away in the attic gathering dust. Soon an epic adventure begins, involving a prince, a servant, three circus performers, a pirate, a fairy, a witch, and a dwarf. Part action, part romance, part adventure, part comedy, The Kingdom Next to Fid spins a tale of devotion that soon has Grandma and Chloe burning through the chapters (and the cookies) to find out if undying love will triumph at the end. Sword fights, chases, war, betrayal, kidnapping, a magic inn, loyalty, heartache and friendship all mix with a little bit of sorcery and a lot of heart in this original fantasy. A whole new world awaits as the audience is transported from the Valley of the Wandering Willows to the Fen of Infinite Funk; from Raethein, to Graomar, to Draewen, to Fid; from the Cacophonous Pearl to the Forest of Chirping Crickets. Heck, there may even be a unicorn.

    [source: MuCCC website, 2014-Jul-28]

  • Starting around 8 p.m. at The Montage Music Hall is Revival and fun ska from Mrs. Skannotto. [source: JamBase calendar, 2014-Jul-28]
  • Tonight at 8 p.m., the Dryden will screen Boksuneun naui geot (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Park Chan-wook, South Korea 2002, 129 min., Korean w/ subtitles, 35mm).

    When his desperate schemes to procure a kidney for his dying sister go horribly wrong, a kindly deaf-mute factory worker (Shin Ha-kyun) plots his revenge, unaware that he has become the target of a grieving father's (Song Kang-ho) vengeance. Through a bold use of color, startling widescreen composition, and careful, fast-paced plotting, Park lays out the unsettling vision he will explore throughout the rest of his Vengeance Trilogy: hapless humans, adrift in a cruelly indifferent—if not downright malevolent—universe, do battle with monsters, only to become monsters themselves.

    [source: Dryden website, 2014-Jul-28]

Saturday, August 2

  • Today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. is the Park Ave Summer Art Fest. [source: Park Avenue website, 2014-Jul-28]
  • The Little Bleu Cheese Shop is hosting Red Newt Cellars Taste of the Finger Lakes today from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

    Red Newt Cellars Winemaker Kelby Russell will be on hand to answer your questions as we sample and savor the splendid flavors of the region, captured in the exceptional wines he crafts. We'll be featuring our favorite local cheeses, too.

    [source: Little Bleu Cheese Shop e-mail, 2014-Jul-28]

  • The Dryden will screen The Thing from Another World (Christian Nyby and Howard Hawks, U.S. 1951, 87 min., 35mm) tonight at 8 p.m.

    When an unidentified object crashes in the Antarctic, a team of scientists and U.S. Air Force personnel are dispatched to investigate. What they find in the ice is bigger than they ever anticipated: a flying saucer and a body. Incredibly strong, dangerous, and seemingly unstoppable, the thing comes alive in their compound and wreaks havoc on the outpost, while the crew members try desperately to keep their wits together in the subzero, secluded locale. Based on the novella Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell Jr., Nyby and Hawks's sci-fi masterpiece continues to haunt audiences to this day.

    [source: Dryden website, 2014-Jul-28]

  • Starting around 10:30 p.m. tonight at the Bug Jar is Tim Avery's Birthday Show with Aminal, The Rice Cakes, Pony Hand, and Secret Pizza. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2014-Jul-28]

Sunday, August 3

  • Today at 2 p.m. at the Memorial Art Gallery is a What's Up Lecture by Ellie Stauffer on the Centennial Sculpture Park. [source: UofR website events calendar, 2014-Jul-28]
  • Starting at 7 p.m. tonight at the Dryden Theatre is a Double Feature with Sailor's Luck (Raoul Walsh, U.S. 1933, 79 min., 16mm) followed by The Bowery (Raoul Walsh, U.S. 1933, 92 min., 35mm).

    Raoul Walsh puts the sizzle in these two Pre-Code features. In Sailor's Luck, Jimmy Harrigan, a navy officer on leave in San Pedro, falls into the arms of the beautiful Sally Brent, only to discover she has entered a dance marathon that he must enter to win her back. Wallace Beery and George Raft star in The Bowery, a comedy concerning young men stuck in the Bowery of New York City who are compelled to place a wager on just about every act of heroism they perform. Fay Wray is Lucy Calhoun, Beery's love interest who refuses to be pigeonholed into any one commitment.

    [source: Dryden website, 2014-Jul-28]

Monday, August 4

  • Tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Flying Squirrel is a discussion of Building Community Power in the Shalefields of Pennsylvania with Zora Gussow.

    Zora Gussow will speak about her work in the north-central PA shalefields with the Shalefield Organizing Committee (Soc). Soc has been working in Sullivan and Columbia Counties for the past year building community connections and recording personal accounts of life in the shalefields. We are also facilitating community meetings surrounding a proposed pipeline which would bisect Columbia County. Pending her legal status, Zora will also be speaking about the work of Marcellus Shale Earth First and the current discussion of the use of Non-Violent Direct action in the anti-fracking movement in Pennsylvania, and in particular the Jersey Shore 5 road blockade in the Tiadaghton State Forest in March of 2014.

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

  • Baby Gramps, Seth & Laura, Lobo Marino, Tim Avery, and Jackson Cavalier perform at Meddlesome Lab starting around 8 p.m. [source: Facebook, 2014-Jul-28]

Tuesday, August 5

  • Tonight at 8 p.m., the Dryden will screen Conte d'été (A Summer's Tale, Éric Rohmer, France 1996, 113 min., French w/ subtitles, 35mm).

    The third installment in Rohmer's Four Seasons cycle, A Summer's Tale revolves around the shy, guitar-playing mathematician Gaspard (Melvil Poupaud), who vacillates between three women with contrasting personalities: a friendly waitress Margot (Amanda Langlet, the adolescent heroine of Rohmer's Pauline at the Beach), the flirtatious local Solène (Gwenaëlle Simon), and his girlfriend Lena (Aurelia Nolin). The sun-drenched Breton beach offers a perfect setting for extended philosophical discussions, a signature trait that distinguishes Rohmer from his French New Wave cohorts and continues to enchant and baffle the critics.

    [source: Dryden website, 2014-Jul-28]

  • Starting around 9 p.m. at the Bug Jar is nice, solid acoustic rock from Archimedes, Passive Aggressives Anonymous, Dreameaters, Josh Fox, and Jenna Giuliani. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2014-Jul-28]

Wednesday, August 6

  • Tonight at 8 p.m. the Dryden will screen 25th Hour (Spike Lee, U.S. 2002, 135 min., 35mm).

    Twenty-four hours before serving his seven-year prison sentence for drug dealing, Monty Brogan (Edward Norton) and his girlfriend Naturelle (Rosario Dawson) meet two of his best friends: Frank (Barry Pepper), now a Wall Street big shot, and Jacob (Philip Seymour Hoffman), now a high school teacher with a desperate crush on a student. Stalking the streets until dawn, revisiting old haunts, Brogan questions his life, fueling his pent-up anger toward just about everything and everybody. Hoffman's Jacob is as pensive and unsure as they come, and his performance is filled with a complexity few actors are capable of accomplishing.

    [source: Dryden website, 2014-Jul-28]

  • Over at the Bug Jar is Evil Beaver, good hard rock from The Cheetah Whores, Saints and Winos, and As Summer Dies starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2014-Jul-28]

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