March 27 - April 2, 2013 - City Newspaper
News: Jazz Festival schedule announced; RIT spins cooking oil into gold | Dining: Fraiche, Moe's, and Camarella's on East Ave | Music: Green Day | Literature: "Into the Beautiful North" | Movies: "Olympus Has Fallen," "Stoker"
EVENTS: SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES, MMA FIGHTING 17 FILM: “OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN,” “STOKER” 22 FEATURE: “IF ALL OF ROCHESTER READ THE SAME BOOK” 16 CHOW HOUND: FRAICHE, FLOUR CITY PASTA, MORE 9 URBAN JOURNAL: CHOOSING A MAYOR 3 CROSSWORD, NEWS OF THE WEIRD HANK AND CUPCAKES • DESERT NOISES MARCH 27 - APRIL 2, 2013 Free • • OTEP • ENTER THE HAGGIS • ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO Greater Rochester’s Alternative Newsweekly • Vol 42 No 29 • • 35 AND MORE MUSIC, PAGE 10 News. Music. Life. This is a type of psychological bullying that no right-minded American should experience.” FEEDBACK, PAGE 2 Deciding DOMA. LGBT, PAGE 5 Fill your gas tank with goop. ENERGY, PAGE 6 Jazz Fest 2013 details. NEWS, PAGE 4 The definitive guide to Rochester: Annual Manual 2013. INSIDE MUSIC | BY FRANK DE BLASE | PAGE 12 | PHOTO PROVIDED It’s easy being Green A Green Day show is simply spectacular, but without too much emphasis on spectacle and fluff. Green Day just digs in and goes, plugs in and peels out. The band — singer/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, drummer Tre Cool, and guitarist Jason White — has re-defined, or at the very least dominated, pop/punk since it first came on the scene in the early 1990’s. There’s a pile of awards and thousands of fans in the band’s wake that attest to it all. The quartet has packed a lot into the band’s nearly 25-year history. It isn’t in Mike Dirnt’s nature to look in the rearview mirror. But when he does pause and get a glimpse of his band’s long history, he’s a bit stymied. “Wow,” Dirnt says. “Where’d the time go? And how did I get so old?” The band is back on tour to support its recent triple-album project, and will make a stop in Rochester on Monday, April 1. FISH FOR EASTER & PASSOVER EAST AVE WEGMANS SHOPPERS INVITED! Special Orders Fresh fish/Seafood Fish/seafood lunch & dinner served daily Fish Fry everyday HOT SOUP DAILY! CAPTAIN JIM’S FISH MARKET DINE IN 482-3640 TAKE OUT Corner of N. Winton & E. Main St. TUES-THURS 9-7 • FRI 9-9 • SAT 9-7 • CLOSED SUN-MON CLASSIC BELGIAN CUISINE WITH A MODERN AMERICAN TWIST SERVING LUNCH MONDAY – SATURDAY SERVING DINNER EVERY EVENING IN ROCHESTER’S EAST END 120 East Avenue 325-3663 2 CITY MARCH 27 - APRIL 2, 2013 Feedback Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org, or post them on our website, rochestercitynewspaper.com, our Facebook page, or our Twitter feed, @roccitynews. Comments of fewer than 350 words have a greater chance of being published, and we edit selections for publication in print. We don’t publish comments sent to other media. Policing the city In “Paging Officer Friendly,” our current mayor challenged anyone who presents an alternative to what the police department is doing right now to “be specific about what they mean and how they’re going to pay for it.” I’ll take that challenge. When I discuss Community Policing, the most important part is getting the officers on the street. After all, the best deterrent to crime is a police officer. In Rochester there are 507 officers in the patrol division, of whom roughly 300 work each day. Unfortunately, over time many of these have been assigned to non patrol duties like crossing guards downtown, watching cameras, desk positions, neighborhood service centers, and many more. As a result, many of the officers are not patrolling. Even the patrol officers are frequently driving to or from the station downtown, further diluting the coverage. It does not have to be this way. If all 300 officers were on patrol each day, there could be two officers in each square mile of the city every hour of the day, with roughly 25 additional officers every shift to provide support, supervision, or transport or to respond to calls for back-up. This would allow officers to crack down on open air drug markets, keep track of vacant houses, deal with noise, ticket illegally parked cars, and help the residents keep an eye on their community. Perhaps we could even find ways to get some of the non-patrol officers on the street. After all, many of these officers are doing clerical or technical jobs, which could be done by people without all the extra training that police receive. Best of all, a small reduction in staff would cover the cost of the non-officer personal so this would not cost more money. So you see, not everyone is calling for more police while, once again, reducing other services. This is just one of the many improvements that would improve policing in our city. I look forward to discussing this and other solutions like restorative policing, a strong civilian review board, and recreation as crime prevention at community forums this election season. ALEX WHITE White is the Green Party candidate for Rochester mayor. University Ave plan’s a plus As a longtime homeowner in the East Avenue Preservation District, I am keenly aware of what a unique neighborhood this is and how important it is that development be carefully planned. There are a number of examples on East Avenue where historic houses were demolished in the 1950’s and 1960’s, before there was a Preservation District, and replaced with non‑descript apartments without regard to how they fit into the streetscape. So when I first heard about a proposed apartment project to replace the Monroe Voiture building on University Avenue, I read and studied everything I could about it. The result is that I am completely in favor of this development. The proposed drawings show a building that would blend in well with the neighborhood. It would address a serious housing shortage in this part of the city. It would add a major property to the tax base. It would relieve the Monroe Voiture members of a burdensome financial responsibility while providing them with a permanent clubhouse. Finally, the addition of 100-plus new residents would only add to the vibrancy of the neighborhood. I see this as mutually beneficial for everyone involved. ED CAIN, ROCHESTER Second class, thanks to DOMA With most marriages comes the security and comfort knowing that your physical and emotional wellbeing are protected and cared for. However, on a recent work related trip to Washington D.C., I came to the realization that is not the case for same-sex couples. I was legally married in New York, but once I crossed the Pennsylvania border, I vaulted into second-class citizenship. I was somewhat relieved to know when I entered Maryland and the District of Columbia that most of my civil rights were once again restored. This is a type of psychological bullying that no right-minded American should experience. Today, with the Defense of Marriage Act wreaking havoc on American families everywhere, the federal government continues to impose its discriminatory nature on me and my loved ones. God forbid one of us gets sick or has an accident on the road – my wife Anne of 6 years (together 20) would be treated as a complete stranger. I’m forced into a legal lie by having to file our federal taxes as single even though I file as married in New York State. DOMA must be overturned now. The hoops we go through as a family are unacceptable and should not be tolerated by anyone who believes in equal protection under the law. BESS WATTS, GATES Gun rights On “Some Useful Gun-death Statistics,” News Blog: We are to have sufficient arms of common use. The .223/5.56 is the most common rifle in use. It is not a “machine gun” nor fully automatic. It is SEMIautomatic. Our founding fathers would use modern muskets and keep the militarization of police/gov’t/ DHS balanced by We the People. This is about control and the gradual loss of liberties while those in our entitlement society beg for government to keep them safe rather than to protect the “rights” of the people. DAVID SHAW Posted on rochestercitynewspaper.com One and a half million Armenians were killed after they were legislated by their government to register and then give up their guns. Ten million Ukrainians were forced to starve to death after they gave up their guns. Twelve million Germans were worked to death or killed outright years after first registering and then surrendering their firearms. In Cambodia, the Khmer Rouge confiscated all guns. Within years 2 million were killed, worked, or starved to death. What happened at Sandy Hook is truly a tragedy. But are we willing to risk the lives of millions in the hopes of saving hundreds? KENYATTA DACOSTA, ROCHESTER News. Music. Life. 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No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, photocopying, recording or by any information storage retrieval system without permission of the copyright owner. URBAN JOURNAL | BY MARY ANNA TOWLER Choosing a mayor in a challenging time For anyone who follows Rochester politics, there was little doubt that City Council President Lovely Warren would run for mayor. The only question was when. Last week we found out: it’s now. And so we will have incumbent Tom Richards, a 69-year-old white male lawyer and former corporate executive, and Warren, a 35-year-old African-American woman lawyer, in a Democratic primary in September. The winner will likely face Green Party candidate Alex White and, possibly, a Republican candidate and others, in November. It will be an important campaign. And if everybody resists the temptation to go negative, it could offer the city – and the metropolitan area – a chance to take stock of where we are, where we may be headed, and our options for the future. Those options, frankly, are limited. And the challenges are enormous: persistent, concentrated poverty; an eroded manufacturing sector and tax base; an outdated structure that forces the city to rely heavily on property taxes to finance its services; and governmental barriers that keep poverty walled up inside the city. Still, there are options. And it matters who leads the city. Richards likely will campaign as a pragmatist, emphasizing the challenges we face; cautioning that there will be no grand projects, no magic solutions; and offering himself as an experienced manager who can keep the city stable in tough times. And while in her kick-off press conference last week, Warren said that the city “needs a vision for the future,” I don’t expect her to promise miracles, either. She’s been on City Council for almost six years and has been president for the last three, so she should know the city’s challenges as well as Richards does. One Warren theme will almost certainly be neighborhoods – particularly Rochester’s poor neighborhoods and their residents. On City Council, Warren has been a dogged representative of the northeast inner city. And she pushed successfully for affordable housing in College Town on Mt. Hope. In her press conference last week, she challenged an approach that the Richards administration has followed for neighborhood development. Called “focused investment,” the policy directs financial resources to a few targeted neighborhoods rather than spreading them among all neighborhoods. CITY Newspaper presents Mind Body Spirit TO ADVERTISE IN THE MIND BODY SPIRIT SECTION CALL CHRISTINE AT 244.3329 x23 OR EMAIL CHRISTINE@ROCHESTER-CITYNEWS.COM Everything Tom Richards and Lovely Warren say from now on will be viewed through the lens of the September election.” So this campaign could result in a serious discussion about a serious topic: how we invest the city’s limited resources in a way that benefits everybody. How we balance the need to attract development with the need to lift the poor. But there are also risks in this particular campaign between these two particular people. Everything Richards and Warren say from now on, as mayor and City Council president, will be viewed through the lens of the September election. And the campaign could impact the actions of City Council, which at least publicly, has been a fairly cohesive group and has been supportive of the mayor. Now the Council president is running against the mayor, and Council members are beginning to take sides: Adam McFadden is supporting Warren, and Carolee Conklin, Elaine Spaull, and Matt Haag are supporting Richards. There is also the danger that the campaign will take on racial or class overtones. Rochester’s recent political history includes the election of plenty of African Americans – a mayor among them – so Warren’s candidacy itself doesn’t inject race into the discussion. But the moment it looked likely that Warren would announce, I started hearing mutterings of concern that this would quickly become a racebased campaign, pitting the needs of black Rochesterians against those of whites. Dissension is good. Primaries are healthy. An election campaign with racial or class overtones is an entirely different matter. I’m confident that neither Warren nor Richards wants that and that neither one will encourage or condone it. But some of their supporters might. 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She’ll have to primary incumbent Mayor Tom Richards, and Rochester businessman Alex White is looking to enter the race on the Green Party line. Church still historic Rochester developer Marvin Maye lost his bid to have a West Main Street church taken off the city’s list of historic properties. Maye owns the church but wants to tear it down so he can build a Dollar General. The historic designation adds another hurdle for Maye to clear in his push to demolish the church. Corby keeps office Village of Pittsford Mayor Bob Corby won re-election, defeating challenger Trip Pierson. Corby, a registered Republican, ran on the Democratic, Conservative, and Pittsford Village United lines, while Pierson ran as a Republican. Corby’s running mates, Lili Lanphear and Stacey Freed, also won election. News Luxury units on the river Morgan Management plans to purchase land behind Dinosaur BarB-Que to build a luxury apartment complex overlooking the Genesee River. The $20 million project would include 100 units with an underground parking garage and some ground-level retail. The site is a complicated one, however, due to the proximity to the river, the Interstate ramps, and the subway tunnel. MUSIC | BY FRANK DE BLASE Jazz Fest 2013 schedule announced Pension worries for Catholic Diocese The pension fund for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester’s lay employees is seriously underfunded. The fund covers about 2,000 current and retired employees. Diocese officials are working on increasing contributions into the fund, but they are also working on increasing the pension fund for priests. When that campaign reaches its goal, the plan is to direct efforts into the lay employee fund. Willie Nelson will headline the 2013 XRIJF. PHOTO PROVIDED SPRING IS HERE WHEN THE NEW GRILLS ARE IN! The 2013 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival line-up was announced on Tuesday, March 26. In all 1200 artists will perform 280 concerts over the nine-day festival running June 21-29. The June 28 soul double-bill of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and The James Hunter 6 on the free East & Chestnut is not only likely to be the best show of the festival, but possibly the best show of the year. In terms of straight-ahead jazz, we’ll get a display of legendary bloodline with the return of Ravi Coltrane, while Dr. Lonnie Smith brings back his B-3 swagger and cool. Swinging mayhem will come in the form of Philly’s Gas House Gorillas. And festival promoters raved about relative unknowns like Quincy Jones-nurtured vocalist Nikki Yanofsky and the world’s tallest trio, The Stretch Orchestra. The acts announced Tuesday join previously announced headliners Willie Nelson & Family (the only sold-out show so far), David Byrne and St. Vincent, Pink Martini, Peter Frampton’s Guitar Circus, Roger Hodgson, and Bob James & David Sanborn with Steve Gadd. New this year are free jazz workshops for aspiring music students. Free shuttle busses have been added, with stops at parking garages around the city. Another major outdoor concert has been added for the first Friday of the festival, with Dr. John playing the East Ave/Chestnut Street Stage on June 21. The Rochester Club has broadened its focus from strictly Italian musicians and is now called Groove Nights. And as announced earlier, Little Theatre 1 has been added as a Club Pass venue. Festival organizers have added more Club Passes to accommodate this addition. Club Passes and headliner tickets are on sale now at rochesterjazz. com. For full schedules and updates check the festival website, or head to rochestercitynewspaper.com. Celebrate Earth Day & Azek Deck Day! 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Voters in California narrowly approved a ban on same-sex marriage, known as Proposition 8, in November 2008. The ban was upheld by the California Supreme Court in May 2009, but overturned by a district court judge. That judge’s ruling was upheld by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. DOMA, which defines marriage as being between a man and a woman, was signed into law by President Clinton in 1996. (Both Bill and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have recently called for DOMA’s repeal). The federal law is often in conflict with state laws in states that permit same-sex marriage, trapping couples in the middle. “I call it ‘whack a gay,’” says Bess Watts, a well-known area LGBT activist. “When Anne and I go to Utah [for example], we’re legal strangers. There are so many protections that come with the federal government.” Watts and her wife, Anne Tischer, were married in 2005 in Niagara Falls, Canada. “It’s in a time of crisis that you need protection the most,” Watts says. “And that’s Social Security survivor benefits, Medicaid, Estate Tax…and those are all federal. Those are what I call the ‘holy grail’ of benefits.” DOMA impacts more than 1,000 federal laws, says Mariko Hirose, FILE PHOTO staff attorney with the New York Civil Liberties Union. The DOMA case only deals with Section 3 of the law, which defines marriage, for federal purposes, as between a man and a woman. But Watts says that any challenge to DOMA is worthwhile. “This is not about marriage at all,” she says. “This is about our place in society. It’s one more card in the house of cards [that could] fall. It really, truly is historic.” The Supreme Court was scheduled to hear arguments on Prop 8 on Tuesday, March 26, with the DOMA hearing scheduled for Wednesday, March 27. Decisions in both cases aren’t expected for several weeks. In his proposed budget, Rochester schools Superintendent Bolgen Vargas lays out a unique vision to tackle the district’s most persistent problems. | The roughly $728 million budget is the same as the current year’s amended budget, but includes expanded instruction time in core subjects at the elementary level. And Vargas would lengthen the school day at eight more schools. | Though the number of teachers would decrease, more teachers would be in the classroom. Vargas says that although there would be few teacher layoffs, as many as 300 full-time teaching positions would be eliminated through attrition. | Vargas’s plan to close the $50.2 million budget gap depends on some big assumptions. Governor Cuomo has included in the state budget a scheme to help cities and school districts with soaring pension costs, but the plan faces scrutiny by lawmakers. Vargas is counting on about $17.2 million in savings from that plan. | More troubling is the $17.2 million he expects to save through operational efficiencies: reducing the number of teacher and clerical substitutes, revamping how special education services are provided, and redesigning the inhouse suspension program. Cost of War AFGHANISTAN TOTALS — 2,191 US servicemen and servicewomen and 1,080 Coalition servicemen and servicewomen have been killed in Afghanistan from the beginning of the war and occupation to March 25. Statistics for Afghan civilian casualties are not available. American casualties from March 13 to 22: -- Chief Warrant Officer James E. Groves III, 37, Kettering, Ohio -- Sgt. 1st Class James F. Grissom, 31, Hayward, Calif. -- Sgt. Tristan M. Wade, 23, Indianapolis, Ind. iraqbodycount. org, icasualties.org, Department of Defense SOURCES: rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 5 ENERGY | BY JEREMY MOULE RIT spins cooking oil into gold The campus dining services at Rochester Institute of Technology will use approximately 4,000 gallons of cooking oil this year. And every time a fryer is emptied or a skillet is drained, that goop has to go somewhere. How about into a gas tank? Over the past two years, RIT researchers, through a partnership with Monroe County’s Department of Environmental Services, have developed and fine-tuned a process to turn used cooking oil into biodiesel. The oil comes from the county’s Ecopark, a residential waste and recycling dropoff center. RIT researchers have made approximately 400 gallons to 500 gallons of fuel out of the grease, says Tom Trabold, a professor and director of the school’s Center for Sustainable Mobility. The county, in turn, uses the fuel — which burns cleaner than standard diesel — in its vehicles, primarily in its lawnmowers at Black Creek Park. The project is funded by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. Here’s where the campus cooking oil comes in: For the next year-and-a-half, researchers will continue to collect grease from Ecopark, but they’re also going to refine RIT’s cooking oil waste to use in the school’s vehicle fleet and to power heating equipment. Trabold says he hopes that at the end of the research and development period, there will be a routine in place so the school’s facilities department can make the fuel itself. “Our hope is that this would be kind of formally handed off to the RIT facilities people and it would just become a routine part of their operation,” he says. And he also sees an opportunity for that operation to be run by students, maybe through semesterlong co-ops. Many an ecologically conscious gearhead has set up a diesel vehicle to run on, say, discarded French fry grease; the conversion is relatively simple since it doesn’t involve engine modifications, just the installation of a heated fuel tank. The fundamental concept of running diesel engines on cooking oil is not new. But RIT researchers set out to develop a more refined fuel, one which burns better in the engines and maintains its integrity 6 CITY MARCH 27 - APRIL 2, 2013 (Left) Tom Trabold; (right) students David Frank and Dan Bruton with the oil-processing BioPro 190 machine. across a broader range of temperatures and conditions. And they’ve been successful: essentially designing a process to make batches of vehicle fuel that meets industry standards, and they’re doing it with what’s basically a waste product. The process begins at the Ecopark, where staff members examine the discarded waste oil to screen out grease that’s too dirty for RIT’s use. Once they’ve collect enough oil to fill a 55-gallon barrel, they take it over to the school. RIT researchers have a machine to process the oil. First, the drum is emptied into a conical container and left to sit for several hours, so the food particles and water settle to the bottom and the oil rises to the top. The material on the bottom is let out through a valve and the oil is run through a processor, which mixes it with a catalyst to refine it. The whole process can be done in a couple of days, Trabold says. The resulting fuel is mixed with traditional petroleum-based diesel; the researchers have been using a formula called B20, which is 20 percent biodiesel. That’s a common fuel blend — one that can be used to power any diesel engine — and it burns every bit as well as standard diesel. And the federal Department of Energy says that B20 generates about 15 percent less carbon emissions than traditional diesel. So RIT researchers have shown that they can make vehicle-grade fuel out of kitchen waste. As part of an expanded project, however, they’ll attempt to develop and study a process to turn cooking oil into heating oil. Since heating oil doesn’t have to be as pure as biodiesel, and because “rougher” stock can be used to make it, it may be more economical to produce, Trabold says. RIT officials plan to use the fuel to heat campus facilities, including the Red Barn, Trabold says, which is home to a popular climbing wall. Both processes do have a byproduct, but it’s a useful one: glycerine. Trabold says they’ll use the glycerine to make soap for the RIT Inn and Conference Center. “The bottom line is, this could be a closed-loop system,” he says, where used products are turned into other products without any significant waste. Used cooking oil may be a waste product, but it’s also become a valuable commodity because of the biodiesel field. There was a time when restaurants had to pay someone to haul away and dispose of the grease. But now, many businesses and institutions can get paid for the waste oil; whole companies are devoted to refining the stuff into fuel. For RIT, however, on-site conversion of waste cooking oil may make more sense PHOTOS BY MARK CHAMBERLIN than selling its grease, Trabold says. The food service providers need the oil, and the campus already uses diesel fuel. So by converting the waste grease to fuel, the school may reduce the amount of diesel it needs buy. And the school may find a way to save on heating costs. Trabold is working with two graduate students to examine the processes further: one student will focus on the vehicle fuel side, the other on the heating oil side. They’ll evaluate the economics of the process and the greenhouse gas emissions associated with making and using the fuels. That data will be helpful to other businesses and institutions trying to determine whether on-site fuel generation is a viable option for them, Trabold says. It’ll also help determine what sort of environmental benefits the fuels may offer. Many environmentalists and engineers say that building a cleaner, more sustainable power system means more reliance on localized or on-site energy generation and distribution. And that’ll mean using multiple fuel types and different technologies such as solar, batteries, and fuel cells. “This can be part of a broad energy portfolio that would be more sustainable,” Trabold says. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 7 Spring at Gallea’s Tulips • Daffodils • Hyacinth • Lilies Miniature Violets Dish Gardens • Kalanchoe Hydrangea Hyydrangea • Pa Pansys • much more! 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City budget forum The City of Rochester will hold a Voice of the Customer public forum at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, to solicit feedback on the city’s $28 million budget gap for the coming fiscal year. The meeting will be held in the southeast section of the city at School 1, 85 Hillside Avenue. Two more Voice of the Customer forums on the budget will follow. 8 CITY MARCH 27 - APRIL 2, 2013 Week of lectures at Colgate Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School will present the lecture, “Reruns in Color: God, the Bible, Civil Rights, and Marriage Equality,” by theologian the Rev. Dr. Horace Griffin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2. Griffin will explore challenges to same-sex marriage in the black church. The event is part of a weeklong series of lectures, “Challenges of the 21st Century,” at the CRCDS campus, 1100 South Goodman Street, from Monday, April 1, through Friday, April 5. Information: www.crcds.edu. Film about migration to US Rochester Committee on Latin America will present a showing of the documentary film “Why We Come,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3. The film examines why migrants leave Mexico and Central America, and their adjustment to living and working in the US. The film will be shown at Downtown Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street. LBJ bio talk Friends of the Rochester Public Library will present a discussion on the book, “The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson,” at 12:12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2. Jim Kraus, retired city school teacher, and Malik Evans, city school board president, will lead the discussion on Robert Caro’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography. The event will be held at the Central Library, 115 South Avenue. Discussion on creating social change MK Gandhi Institute will present a talk, “Stepping Back to Step Forward,” by activist Ryan David Acuff at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 28. Acuff asks: How can the underlying causes of violence and suffering be addressed without systemic and social change? The event will be held at 929 South Plymouth Avenue. Dining Left: the dining room at East Avenue’s Fraîche. Middle: macadamia-crusted swordfish with herbed short-grain risotto, pan-roasted baby carrots, and refined raspberry sauce. Right: pan-roasted chicken paillard served with arugula salad, roasted root vegetables, and au jus. PHOTOS BY MARK CHAMBERLIN East End story [ CHOW HOUND ] BY DAYNA PAPALEO Empty nesters embrace their newfound freedom in different ways. Some take up golf. Some tackle the stock market. And when Kathy Christa’s kids headed off to college, she immersed herself in the study of classical French pastry techniques. Now she’s putting that education to delicious use as the pastry chef of her new restaurant, Fraîche Bistro & Dessert Bar, which recently opened in a portion of the Sagamore On East space that was formerly home to Henry B’s. “A French-inspired bistro with an American twist” is how Christa describes the elegantly appointed Fraîche, consisting of an airy white dining room with subtle rustic touches and an inviting bar area that provides additional seating. Chefs Andy Iserau and Eric Schmeelk handle the savory side of things at Fraîche, with Gallic classics like onion soup, tuna niçoise, and a lush chicken tarragon over housemade pasta vying for your attention with shepherd’s pie, shrimp and tomato scampi, and seared scallops with bacon atop a pea risotto that tastes like springtime. Now, while you’re ordering at Fraîche, it may appear as though your server has suddenly decided to text someone. This is not because you are boring. Fraîche is actually in the Rochester vanguard of the latest point-of-sale technology, an iCloudbased system that operates via iPhones, iPods, and iPads. Your order is wirelessly transmitted to the kitchen, you settle the bill right at your table, and if you’ve popped in on a busy evening without a reservation, you can wander off for a bit and the system can contact you by phone when seating becomes available. Fraîche’s cocktails are bracing and inspired, going so far as to encompass a couple of “hard” milkshakes. (Current creations include Coffee & Donuts and Caramel Pretzel.) The pastries and muffins served at Sunday brunch allow Christa an opportunity to showcase talents that are also clearly on display at dessert in treats like tiramisu, ice cream sundaes, and an adorable blue velvet cake baked in a little Mason jar and gilded with a swirly tuft of cream-cheese frosting. Fraîche Bistro & Dessert Bar is located at 130 East Ave. It is open Wednesday-Thursday 4:30-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 4:30 p.m.-midnight; and Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Food prices range from $6 to $30. For more information, call 319-4313 or visit fraiche-bistro.com. Salad days Incidentally, Fraîche isn’t the only new eatery in the Sagamore on East complex. There’s also a downtown outpost of the Moe’s Southwest Grill chain (moes.com), as well as Camarella’s (130 East Ave., 563-7912, camarellas.com), a sunny breakfast-and-lunch spot by Dave Forstbauer and chef Bonnie Camarella. Freshly prepared soups, salads with housemade dressings, paninis (Italian roast beef with giardiniera... mmmm!), and wraps are on the extensive menu, along with egg sandwiches and customizable pasta dishes. And watch for evening hours, coming soon. Century club Happy 100th birthday to the historic landmark restaurant Hicks & McCarthy (23 S. Main St., Pittsford), which will mark its centennial on Saturday, April 6, from 2 p.m. to close by bringing back soda-fountain drinks and other retro items from Hicks & McCarthy menus of the past. Learn more at hicksandmccarthy.com, or call 586-0938. Wine not? Some goings-on next month at East Avenue’s Ristorante Lucano. Monday, April 8, is Lucano’s spring-themed wine dinner; the menu is under wraps, but it starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $90 per person, inclusive. And at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 26, is a wine and food tasting at the Specialty Shoppe next door, featuring five wines with paired food samples as well as a cooking demonstration by Lucano owner Chuck Formoso. Tickets are $25, but space for both events is limited, so call 2443460 or visit ristorantelucano.com. retail outlet of their own, selling FCP’s artisanal small-batch pasta, locally milled grains, and F. Oliver’s oils and vinegars out of a charming space at 5 S. Main St. in Pittsford. The new shop, which features chalkboard art by Sarah Rutherford and beautiful reclaimed-wood shelving by Chuck Seaman and Chris Bonawitz, enables FCP to offer fresh and filled pastas as well. Visit flourcitypasta.com or call 223-1113. Fairport now has a self-serve fro-yo shop to call its own. Meet Ken and Larry Cohen’s Yummies Frozen Yogurt at 80 N, Main St., which also sells Gimme! coffee, teas, and cupcakes from Dolce. Call 598-4160 or visit yummiesfrozenyogurt.com. The Mad Hatter Tea Room & Café is now open at 30 North Ave. in Webster, serving breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch, as well as an array of homemade baked goods. Twice-daily formal tea service is scheduled to begin in early April; call 545-4895 for more information, or visit the shop’s Facebook page. Closing Share and share alike Benedetto’s, an Italian restaurant that opened last August at 289 Alexander St., is closed. The staff has relocated across Ryan Alley to Benedetto’s sister restaurant, ONE, which stopped serving dinner late last year but will now resume dinner service Thursday-Saturday. Additionally, ONE will honor Benedetto’s gift certificates; call 546-1010 or visit oneryan.com. Opening Chow Hound is a food and restaurant news column. Do you have a tip? Send it to food@ rochester-citynews.com. East Bethany’s First Light Creamery has launched a dairy share for anyone interested in organic and artisanal milk, yogurt, and cheese, with convenient pick-up spots around Rochester. Learn about the different options at first-light-farm.com or call 297-7044. You’ve seen Flour City Pasta’s wares all over town; now Jonathan Stadt and family have a rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 9 Upcoming [ SKA ] Streetlight Manifesto Thursday, June 20. Water Street Music Hall. 204 N. Water St. $17.50-$20. 8 p.m. 352-5600. waterstreetmusic.com [ POP/ROCK ] Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth Saturday, July 27. CMAC. 3355 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. $20-$39.50. 7 p.m. 7585330 [ POP/ROCK ] John Mayer w/Phillip Phillips Tuesday, August 13. Darien Lake PAC. 9993 Allegheny Rd., Darien Center. $36-$75. 7:30 p.m. 599-4641. darienlake.com Hank & Cupcakes FRIDAY, MARCH 29 BUG JAR, 219 MONROE AVE. 9 P.M. | $10-$12 | 454-2966, BUGJAR.COM [ ELECTROPOP ] I’ve been digging Hank & Cupcakes for a couple of years now. The married musical couple — Hank (bass) and Cupcakes (vocals, drums) — used to shake butts on the Israeli music scene prior to moving to Cuba and eventually Brooklyn. With a publishing deal from BMG Germany and fans all across the globe, something tells me that these two are destined for world domination. Hank suspends reality with effects that make the duo sound more like a trio or quartet. Cupcakes bangs on the drums and sings like a bird. The pair’s shows are an edgy, high-energy experience honed by tons of gigs that will leave you wanting for more. With KOPPS, Buckets, and Well Worn Boot. — BY ROMAN DIVEZUR Women in Music Festival 2013 THROUGH SATURDAY, MARCH 30 VARIOUS VENUES ESM.ROCHESTER.EDU/WMF [ CLASSICAL ] Approximately half of the world carries two X chromosomes, but when you look at the world of classical music, it’s the Y-based composers that hog the spotlight. Now in its eight year, Eastman School of Music’s Women in Music Festival helps shed light on female contributions to classical music. This year’s guest composer-in-residence is Philadelphia’s Melinda Wagner, and the festival includes various performances through the weekend. Check the festival’s website for full information. — BY WILLIE CLARK 10 CITY MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2013 Music WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] The Abilene Pro-Am Jam w/ Chris “Hollywood” English. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 9:30 p.m. Free 21+, $5 unders. Acoustic Open Jam hosted by The Druids. The Rabbit Room, 61 N. Main St. 5821830. 7:30 p.m. Free. Celtic Woman. Rochester Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. 585-222-5000. 7:30 p.m. $41.50-$101.50. Sunny Zaman, Brendon Caroselli. SPoT Coffee, 200 Gregory Townson FRIDAY, MARCH 29 ABILENE BAR & LOUNGE, 153 LIBERTY POLE WAY 6-9 P.M. | FREE | ABILENEBARANDLOUNGE.COM [ ROCK ’N’ ROLL ] Fresh from a tour Down Under as a jet-set, masked, guitar-slingin’ luchador in Los Straitjackets, Rochester native Gregory Townson returns to what has made every endeavor he tackles — from The Essentials to The Hi-Risers — so goddamn sweet: the man and his songs. That’s not to dismiss the fleet-fingered fret frenzy Townson unleashes on his guitar. I mean, the cat can really spank the plank even when it’s just him and his trusty Tele. But the humor and honesty and classic pop hooks in his tunes are unmatched. Call it nouveau classic, call it rock ’n’ roll, call your friends and tell ’em Greg Townson is back in town. — BY FRANK DE BLASE DIGDUGDIY Space Camp FRIDAY, MARCH 29 SKYLARK LOUNGE, 40 S. UNION ST. 10 P.M. | $3 | 270-8106, THESKYLARKLOUNGE.COM [ ELECTRONIC ] Do you have dreams of outer space? DIGDUGDIY is back with a whole new groove, and a pressing need to know. In fact, this group would descend the deepest moon crater to find out. Headlining this foray out is The Archaeologist, who, while still leaning in a distinctly mid-tempo electronic direction, has gone all Daft Punk on us in his latest release. In a DIY spirit, this can be purchased on cassette inside a Walkman. Bobby Fischer will be there to enthrall us with some smooth, occasionally electrotinged rap. — BY SUZAN PERO Samantha Fish Band played at the Dinosaur on Wednesday, March 20. PHOTO BY FRANK DE BLASE East Ave. 585-613-4600. 7 p.m. Call for info. [ CLASSICAL ] Live from Hochstein: RPO Marimba Band. Hochstein Walking the dog in heels Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. 12:10 p.m. Free. [ REVIEW ] BY FRANK DE BLASE Only her hairdresser knows for sure, but last time I saw Kansas City blues guitarist Samantha Fish at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Big Tent, she was a blonde, and part of the Girls With Guitars three-woman ensemble. Wednesday, March 20, we all saw red... redhead, that is, as a now-auburn-tressed Fish took on the Dinosaur. Fish owned the stage with a fierce, frenetic guitar style and smoky vocals. She served up hot selections off her new “Runaway” album and stuff from the big book of the blues. My personal favorite was “Killing Floor.” Fish’s band was bare bones and bad ass in its tight, terse trio attack — lots of room for the groove to coil up and strike the feet on the dance floor. However, there was little room to cut any rug to speak of, as fans of big, bad guitar (and beautiful redheads) stood slack-jawed ringside. You can always tell when Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad is off the road, because there are multiple Dan Keller sightings as the GPGDS guitarist sits in with various bands around town. On 661 South Ave 585•546•4030 fullmoonvista.com Friday night I caught the cat tickling the ivories beneath a porkpie hat with the Greener Grass Band at the Firehouse Saloon. This place is becoming a good rock ’n’ roll hangout despite the room’s brightness (what with the tin ceiling and hard floors). The Greener Grass boys rocked steady, stealing a little from Stealers Wheel and Vangelis. (Didn’t think I’d catch that one, did ya, boys?) Saturday night at The California Brew Haus, Bordertown brought the contemporary to the stage. It was a cover affair, to be sure, but the three-part harmonies gave ownership to this fine ensemble. Slipped over to Water Street Music Hall after that where — surprise! — Dan Keller (this time guesting with his guitar) had just left the stage after playing with the folky, three-headed hippies in Extended Family. Anonymous Willpower reigned supreme while raining down some salacious, hellacious r&b that shook the walls. This was Ike and Tina with brass knuckles. It was Ray Charles with X-ray vision. It was “Walking The Dog” in heels. Can you dig it? Professional Sales, Service, Fitting, & Quick Repairs! Women in Music Festival at SUNY Geneseo. SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Rd. 8 p.m. Free. Women in Music Festival: Noontime Concert. Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St. 274-1000. noon. Sproull Atrium, Miller Center. Free. [ JAZZ ] Jim E Leggs. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 585-6625555. 6 p.m. Free. Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 8 p.m. $10. Margaret Explosion. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free. Mark Bader. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. 924-8000. 6 p.m. Call for info. Mike Vidale Trio. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. 10 p.m. Free. Ryan T. Carey. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 385-8565. 6 p.m. Free. Vince Ercolamento& Joe Chiappone Jazz Quartet. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free. continues on page 13 Rochester’s premier bicycle shop in the South Wedge rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 11 IT S EASY BEING GREEN [ FEATURE ] BY FRANK DE BLASE A Green Day show is simply spectacular, but without too much emphasis on spectacle and fluff. Green Day just digs in and goes, plugs in and peels out. The band — singer/ guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, drummer Tre Cool, and guitarist Jason White — has re-defined, or at the very least dominated, pop/punk since it first came on the scene in the early 1990’s. There’s a pile of awards and thousands of fans in the band’s wake that attest to it all. The quartet has packed a lot into the band’s nearly 25-year history. It isn’t in Mike Dirnt’s nature to look in the rearview mirror. But when he does pause and get a glimpse of his band’s long history, he’s a bit stymied. “Wow,” Dirnt says. “Where’d the time go? And how did I get so old?” Bands don’t get much bigger than Green Day. They don’t get much better, either. Formed in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1987, Green Day — along with bands like Rancid, The Offspring, and Sublime — was instrumental in re-introducing punk rock to a new generation of disenfranchised music fans who had no outlet. Grunge hadn’t been born yet, and kids were still gasping for air beneath a cloud of hairspray. In 1992 the band released “Kerplunk,” which created an underground buzz and an above-ground bidding war between record labels. Reprise Records won and released “Dookie” in 1994. With “Dookie,” and in particular the cuts “Longview,” ‘Basket Case,” and “When I Come Around” all going to No. 1 on the modern-rock charts, Green Day exploded into the mainstream. Since then the group has won five Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Album for its 2004 “rock opera” album “American Idiot.” “American Idiot” was adapted to the Broadway stage in 2010 — it will come to Rochester as part of a national tour during the Rochester Broadway Theatre League’s 2013-14 season — and received numerous Tony Award nominations. Green Day’s latest recorded output is the triple-album release of “Uno!”, “Dos!”, and “Tre!” last year. Three albums, each released a month apart. Que pasa? “We went in with a little more than a handful of power-pop songs,” says Dirnt. “And as we continued writing and got up around 28, 12 CITY MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2013 Rock band Green Day has been music royalty since its mainstream debut in the early 1990’s. After a brief break last fall, it is back on tour with a stop at Blue Cross Arena on April 1. PHOTO PROVIDED GREEN DAYM MONDAY APRIL 1 BLUE CROSS ARENa 1 MEMORIAL SQUARE 30 songs, we realized we were writing in three different directions. So we had these power-pop songs — and it correlated with our lives at the time, ironically. ‘Uno!’ ended up being power pop. ‘Dos!’ was just a dirty garage, sexually driven, drugged-out rock ’n’ roll record. And ‘Tre!’ was our self-reflection and redemption throughout the process. I think we came full circle, whether or not we knew it at the time.” Green Day’s double-clutched intensity and overall sound has wavered very little through the years. The music is loud, fast, fun, catchy, and simultaneously juvenile and profound. This is one band that got it right straight out of the gate. The sound remains the same. What’s particularly interesting about the group is the lyrical balance between its low-brow hijinks and serious social commentary. On one hand (so to speak), “Longview” is about jerking off. On the other, “American Idiot” is an angry rebuttal to the political and social horrors of the Bush Administration, and the willful ignorance of it in the United States. Green Day walks the line. “It’s weird,” Dirnt says. “Billie will always say politics has to come from the same place — a real place — as a love song would come from. It has to come from a real place or you’re just full of it. I think that’s an important thing to this band. If we feel strongly about something, then we’re going to say it. This is our venue, our avenue to say something. And it may be political, it may be about love, it may be about hate, you name it. It can be any emotion we may have. We’re people, too. The only difference is you get to hear what we’re feeling.” If you look at the way bands like Green Day actually convey their feelings and music, the history of the group bridges the gap between the albatross of the old way of doing things and the swirling, ever-shifting music world of today. Consider, for example, releasing three albums in three months. “These are weird times,” Dirnt says. “So many of the record labels have gone away. Music is so free. I kinda like it. It’s like the Wild West on the internet nowadays.” “But there’s a yin and yang,” Dirnt says. “It’s really kind of a bummer. On one side you’ve lost all the mom and pop record stores, and you’ve lost a lot of the big chains, too. I mean, Walmart is the biggest record store in America. But on the other side of it, you’ve got a kid at home, and if he’s willing to do the work he can find all the connections to all the coolest songs I ever did, and in a hell of a lot shorter time. And you can take it one step further, and it goes back to the other side — a kid can just snatch somebody’s playlist and become a hipster DJ overnight. It’s a weird world we’re living in right now, but I like weird. I think it’s blasting down some of the genre barriers for music, because people’s iPod Shuffle mentality is so accepted nowadays. It really works for ADD kids — that’s me.” Green Day: a name you can trust. It’s as if the band is its own demographic. The members belong in the crowd with their fans. They’re one of us. “I think kids can smell a rat,” Dirnt says. “We appeal on two levels. We have an absolutely unashamed way of going after melody. Whereas a lot of people are like, ‘That’s too poppy’ — you know what? I love poppy. If you don’t like poppy, you don’t know how to do it.” “Then there’s the other side of things; we’re energetic,” Dirnt says. “There’s a certain continues on page 24 376 Jefferson Road in Jefferson Plaza www.TandoorOfIndia.com • 427-7080 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 Open: Lunch 11:30-3pm • Dinner 5-10pm [ REGGAE/JAM ] Thunder Body Medicine Wednesdays. Skylark Lounge, Spring 40 South Union St. 270-8106. 9 p.m. 21+. $5. SPECIAL! [ POP/ROCK ] Bobby Henrie & The Goners. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 585-325-7090. 9 p.m. Free. $1 GLASS OF BEER (12oz) OR HOUSE WINE A Day to Remember w/Of Mice And Men, Chunk! No Captain Chunk!. Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. 232-3221. 6:30 p.m. $30-$35. Endangered Youth, Through the Crowd, Comedown. Tala Vera, 155 State St. 546-3845. 8 p.m. $5-$7. She Rides w/Chillum, Obsessor, and Thoroughbred. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 8:30 p.m. $6-$8. THURSDAY, MARCH 28 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Enter the Haggis w/Sisters of Murphy. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 585325-5600. 8 p.m. $10-$12. Frankie & Jewels. The Avenue Pub, 522 Monroe Ave. 2444960. 6 p.m. Call for info. Jim Lane. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free. Pat Kane. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. 3489091. 7 p.m. Free. Salsa Night presented by Essence of Rhythm. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 2929940. 9 p.m. $5. Singer-Songwriter Spotlight Series ft. Steve Pizutto, Gary Trainer, Anonymous Willpower, Patrick Jaouen. Tala Vera, 155 State St. 5463845. 6 p.m. $5. [ BLUES ] John Payton Project. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 585325-7090. 9 p.m. Free. Nightfall. The Beale New Orleans Grille and Bar-South Ave., 693 South Ave. 2714650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. [ CLASSICAL ] Arco Trio. Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage at The College at Brockport, 180 Holley Street. 7:30 p.m. $8-$15. Eastman at Washington Square Lunchtime Concerts. 1st Universalist Church, 150 S. Clinton Ave. 274-1400. 12:15 p.m. Free. Lacey Lee. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. 7:30 p.m. Free. WITH YOUR DINNER ENTRÉE! INDIE-ROCK | DESERT NOISES With the amaranthine onslaught of bands like Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, and Bon Iver inspiring the resurgence of the folk-music flag, it would seem almost impossible for a group from a small indie label in the Utah Valley to raise eyebrows in a densely populated genre market. But, Desert Noises has done just that. At a time when it’s getting harder and harder to posit an original identity, musical or otherwise, this foursome has made its mark with a straightforward songwriting approach, layers of reverb, and magnetizing live shows. The scope of their sound is impressive. There are moments of reserved roots-rock balladry, hints of playful jangle-pop, and experiments into the opulent world of modern psychedelia. Get turned on. Desert Noises performs Tuesday, April 2, 8:30 p.m. at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $7-$9. 454-2966, bugjar.com. — BY DAVID YOCKEL, JR. Dance Madness. Brickwood Grill, 250 Monroe Ave. facebook.com/SidewalkJackson. 10 p.m. Free for 21+. DJ Matt. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. Call for info. DJ Sal DeSantis. Center Cafe, 150 Frank Dimino Way. 594-8882. 7 p.m. Call for info. Highlighter: A Glow Party. Grotto, 7 Lawrence St. 739-5377. Call for info. Illuminate. ONE Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 5461010. 10 p.m. 18+. Call for info. Revolution Thursdays. Grotto, 7 Lawrence St. 739-5377. Call for info. Thursday Night Dance Craze Contest W/Floorwax. Lux Lounge, 666 South Ave. 2329030. Last Thursday of every month, 10 p.m. Free. Thursday Night Shakedown.. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 11 p.m. Free. Tiki Thursdays: Shotgun Music DJ. McGhan’s Pub, 11 W. Main St. 924-3660. 7:30 p.m. Free. Tilt-a-Whirl Drag Show.. Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. 11:15 p.m. & 12:30 a.m. $3. LIMIT 1 GLASS PER ENTRÉE. DINE IN ONLY. VALID 5-10PM NIGHTLY. EXPIRES 4/30/13 HIV+ Research Volunteers Needed for HIV Study • Must be 18-55 years old and have documented HIV and taking ATRIPLA • Must be substance-free • 35 day study commitment • One 4 overnight and one 2 overnight stay in our unit • 6 clinic visits • Get paid up to $2900 for entire study • Get free health and laboratory evaluations Call the Buffalo Clinical Research Center at 716-885-3580 ext 205 for information on “Study #2206” or go to www.bcrc.us/studies.php Mike Kaupa. Monroe’s Restaurant, 3001 Monroe Avenue. (585) 348-9104. 6 p.m. Call for info. Phat Cats. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 232-6090. 8 p.m. Free. [ REGGAE/JAM ] Old Timey Jam. Bernuzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave. 473-6140. 6:30 p.m. Call for info. Reggae Thursday. Pure Night Club, 117 Liberty Pole Way. 454-7230. 10 p.m. $5 before 11 pm. [ POP/ROCK ] Ben Morey, Ahura Mazda. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 8:30 p.m. $6-$8. Five Alarm Open Jam. Firehouse Saloon, 814 South Clinton. 3193832. 9 p.m. Call for info. Justin Cheuvront. Boulder Coffee Co. - Alexander St., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. 8 p.m. Call for info. Mark Gamsjager & The Lustre Kings w/Victor & Penny. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 8 p.m. $7-$10. continues on page 14 [ JAZZ ] [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ] 18+ College Thursdays. ONE Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 546-1010. 10 p.m. Free before 11, $3-$10 after. Deborah Branch. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 3858565. 6 p.m. Free. John Palocy Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 585662-5555. 6 p.m. Free. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 13 COCOA BEAN SHOPPE THURSDAY, MARCH 28 Wilson w/Night Verses. Dubland YOUR Easter Gift Shop BUY - SELL Sterling Silver, Flatware, Tea Sets, Broken Gold, Costume Jewelry 20% OFF Easter Baskets, Seasonal Chocolates and Truffles! MIKE DEMING ANTIQUES visit us online at: cocoabeanshoppe.com 1458 Monroe Ave. formerly Stanley’s Flowers Cocoa Bean Shoppe • 203-1618 Tuesday-Saturday 11-6 PM • 244-1999 Theantiqueguy.com 20 South Main St • Village of Pittsford UMI J A PA N E S E S T E A K H O U S E , S U S H I & B A R SUSHI AS SUSHI SHOULD BE. Underground, 315 Alexander St. 232-7550. 5:30 p.m. $10. Serge & Friends. The Rabbit Room, 61 N. Main St. 5821830. Call for info. Free. White Woods. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. 8 p.m. $5. FRIDAY, MARCH 29 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] 8 Days a Week w/Carin’s Pride Open Session. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. 348-9091. 6 p.m. Free. Friday Night Event!. Quaker Steak & Lube, 2205 Buffalo Road. 585-697-9464. Last Friday of every month, 8 p.m. Friday- Acoustic/ Open Mic Night 8pm. Open Mic night is the last Friday of every month - $5 Tankers of Bud and Bud Light - $4 for 3 Olives Drinks (Drink Specials begin January 1st). Jim lane. Bathtub Billy’s, 630 Ridge Road West. 865-6510. 4 p.m. Free. The Prickers w/Greg Townson. Abilene Bar & 150 COBBLESTONE COURT 585-223-1388 Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 6 p.m. $7-$10. Ralph Louis. Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St. 546-3450. 6 p.m. Free. RT 96, ACROSS FROM EASTVIEW MALL U M I J A PA N E S E H O U S E .C O M L U N C H & D I N N E R 7 D AY S A W E E K [ BLUES ] Third Degree. Nashvilles, 4853 W Meet the Artist Concert Series! PRESENTED BY FREE! JOHN COLE BLUES BAND Thurs, April 18th 8-10PM • FREE ADMISSION Donations accepted to help support this great series! Lovin’ Cup 300 park point drive at RIT 292-9940 NEW! Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. 9 p.m. Call for info. Big Blue House. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. 924-8000. 7 p.m. Call for info. Luca Foresta & The Electro Kings. The Beale New Orleans Grille and Bar-South Ave., 693 South Ave. 271-4650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Sons of Synergy. The BealeWebster, 1930 Empire Blvd. 2161070. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Steve Grills & the Roadmasters. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. 7:30 p.m. Free. [ CLASSICAL ] Ossia. Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 8 p.m. Free. Women in Music Festival Noontime Concert. Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St. 274-1000. noon. Sproull Atrium, Miller Center. Free. CELTIC | ENTER THE HAGGIS It may take a strong stomach to dare to eat haggis, but Toronto’s world/Celtic rock band Enter the Haggis will go down much easier than the Scottish specialty. Its last album, “White Lake,” saw the group branching out and toning it down, with jazz-like and mellower offerings to complement its already strong back catalogue. Its upcoming Kickstater-funded album, “The Modest Revolution,” hits March 30, with songs based around a single news day’s headlines and stories. Fans of fiddles, world music, and Celtic rock will drink it up. Locals Sisters of Murphy opens up. Enter the Haggis performs Thursday, March 28, 8 p.m. at Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. $10-$12. waterstreetmusic.com, 325-5600. — BY WILLIE CLARK DJ Blake. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 585-2561000. 10 p.m. Call for info. DJ Cedric. Vertex Nightclub, 169 North Chestnut St. 2325498. 10 p.m. $3-$8. DJ Energon. Vertex Nightclub, 169 North Chestnut St. 2325498. 10 p.m. $3-$8. DJ Mi-T-Mo. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. (585) 270-8570. 9 p.m. Free. Fresh Meat Fridays w/ Samantha Vega, DJ Mighty Mic. Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. 11:15 p.m. & 12:30 a.m. $4-$12. Lube After Dark.. Quaker Steak & Lube, 2205 Buffalo Rd. 6979464. 9:30 p.m. Free. Reggaeton w/DJ Carlos. La Copa Ultra Lounge, 235 W. Ridge Rd. 254-1050. 10 p.m. Free. Sexy Fridays w/DJ Wizz. Pure Night Club, 117 Liberty Pole Way. 454-7230. 10 p.m. Call for info. T.G.I. Bucket Friday ft. DJ Jestyr, Dr. Jamo. Grotto, 7 Lawrence St. 739-5377. Call for info. [ JAZZ ] CITY CITY NEWSPAPER on pinterest.com/roccitynews DINING · NEWS · ART · CULTURE 14 CITY MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2013 [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ] Bang Fridays. ONE Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 5461010. Call for info. Chill Out Fridays Happy Hour. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 5:30 p.m. Free. DJ/Karaoke w/Coyote Cody. McKenzie’s, 3686 West Henrietta Rd. 334-8970. 9:30 p.m. Call for info. DJ Bac Spin. Plush, 151 St. Paul St. 232-5650. 8 p.m. Call for info. Champagne & The Swooners. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 585-662-5555. 6 p.m. Free. Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s, 1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. 7:30 p.m. Free. Last Friday Jazz Heritage Series w/Dr. Carl Atkins and Culture Clash. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. 7 p.m. $10. Sofrito. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free. Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St, Williamson, NY. (315) 589-4512. 7 p.m. Free. Tinted Image. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 232-6090. 6:30 p.m. Free. [ KARAOKE ] Karaoke at Pineapple Jack’s. Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. 247-5225. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Cody. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 3343030. 5 p.m. Free. Karaoke at Flaherty’s Webster. Flaherty’s Webster, 1200 Bay Rd. 671-0816. 9 p.m. Call for info. Karaoke by Dan & Sherri. Barnard Restaurant & Party House, 360 Maiden Ln. 585663-1250. 8 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Cyd Scarlett!. Norton’s Pub, 1730 Goodman Street North. 266-3570. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/Krazy George. Scotland Yard Pub, 187 Saint Paul St. 730-5030. 10 p.m. Call for info. Karaoke w/Summer Bob. Shorts Bar & Grill, 35 N. Main St. 388-0136. 10 p.m. Free. [ REGGAE/JAM ] Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad w/Turkuaz, Los Sinseminos. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 585-325-5600. 9 p.m. $12-$16. FRIDAY, MARCH 29 [ JAZZ ] Alphonso Williams. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 585-662-5555. 5:30 p.m. Free. Kathryn Cufari. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 3858565. 6 p.m. Call for info. [ POP/ROCK ] Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 585-325-5600. 7 p.m. $18-$20. Barn Dogs. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 585-325-7090. 10 p.m. Free. Dirt Child. Firehouse Saloon, 814 South Clinton. 319-3832. 9 p.m. 21+. $4. [ POP/ROCK ] Green Day. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square. 758-5300. 7:30 p.m. $35-$75. OTEP. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. 7 p.m. $13. The Driftwood Sailors, Rockn-Roll Social Club. Tala Vera, 155 State St. 546-3845. 6 p.m. $5-$7. Haewa. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. 10 p.m. Free. Hank & Cupcakes w/KOPPS, Buckets, and Well Worn Boot. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Limited entry for unders. $10-$12. Happy Hour: Ben Rossi & Fran Broderick. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 6 p.m. Free. JBRD Clothing Launch Party w/Starlight Cities, Forget Me in Vegas. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. 8 p.m. $10. Lindsay Mazza. Boulder Coffee Co. – Park Ave., 739 Park Ave. 697-0235. 7 p.m. Call for info. The LPs. Smokin’ Joe’s Bar & Grill, 425 Lyell Ave. Call for info. The Moho Collective w/The End Men, Slaughterhouse Chorus. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 2925544. 8:30 p.m. Free. Out on the Tiles, Acoustic Brew. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. 5 p.m. Free. Push. Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. 247-5225. 10 p.m. Call for info. Spacelords w/Boss Tweed. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 9 p.m. $3-$5. Swamp Moose. Hamlin Station Bar & Grill, 52 Railroad Ave. 964-2010. 8:30 p.m. Call for info. SATURDAY, MARCH 30 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Amy Montrois. Hamlin Station Bar & Grill, 52 Railroad Ave. 964-2010. 8:30 p.m. Call for info. Beau Ryan. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 385-8565. 7 p.m. Free. Blue Jimmy. Flaherty’s Honeoye Falls, 60 W. Main St. 497-7010. Call for info. Candela. Tapas 177 Lounge, 177 St. Paul St. 585-262-2090. 11 p.m. Free. Lovin Cup Unplugged Dinner Music Series: Zak Ward. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 6 p.m. Free. Morgan Crispy Band w/Ted McGraw. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. 348-9091. 5:30 p.m. Free. Travis Fitch. Flaherty’s Webster, 1200 Bay Rd. 671-0816. Call for info. TUESDAY, APRIL 2 METAL | OTEP SINGER/SONGWRITER | ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO Imagine if Jim Morrison had a love child with Lemmy and Trent Reznor. The result could sound like Otep Shamaya, the eponymous lead vocalist, activist, and one-quarter of L.A.-based group Otep. Since forming in 2000, Shamaya’s self-described art-core band has been a bright spot in alternative music. Otep defies labels, although most would put its aggressive guitar-driven rock and sing-rap-growl in the metal genre. Otep is charismatic and thought-provoking, and is the sort of group that can inspire you to pick up an instrument or a journal notebook or smash the control machine. With One-Eyed Doll and Picture Me Broken. Commercial success can be kind of a back-handed compliment. Texas punk outfit Rank and File remains an underground go-to on a lot of people’s desert-island picks. And as a solo artist, one of its founders, Texas troubadour Alejandro Escovedo, has evaded true commercial glory, perhaps because he’s too pure. (After he heard that George W. Bush had his song “Castanets” on his iPod, Escovedo reportedly refused to play it live.) His last time through Rochester resulted in a magical show with some Texas-style get-up-and-go and an achingly beautiful breakdown where the band traveled acoustically to the middle of the room to play. Without Alejandro Escovedo there would be no Whiskeytown. Come see what I mean. Otep performs Monday, April 1, 7 p.m. at Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. $13. frontgatetickets.com. — BY ROMAN DIVEZUR [ BLUES ] Dirty Bourbon Blues Band. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. (585) 270-8570. 9 p.m. $5. The Imaginary Band. The BealeWebster, 1930 Empire Blvd. 2161070. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Mama Hart Band. The Argyle Grill at Eagle Vale Golf Club, 4344 Nine Mile Point Rd. 585377-2452. 8 p.m. Free. Mick Hayes. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. 10 p.m. Free. Natalie B Band. The Beale New Orleans Grille and Bar-South Ave., 693 South Ave. 271-4650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. [ CLASSICAL ] Connie Deming. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. 8:30 p.m. Free. Winter Pops Concert ft. Greece Symphony Orchestra, Greece Choral Society, Jazz Band, Concert Band, and Greece Community Orchestra. Athena Performing Arts Center, 800 Long Pond Rd. 7 p.m. $5. [ COUNTRY ] DJ Trancesend. Decibel Lounge., 45 Euclid St. 754-4645. 10 p.m. $5. La Selva. Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. 10 p.m. Call for info. Latin Nights. Club Clarissas, 293 Clarissa St. 232-3430. 10 p.m. 21+. $5. Latino Saturdays w/DJ Bobby Base. Pure Night Club, 117 Liberty Pole Way. 454-7230. 10 p.m. Call for info. Saturday Night Ladies Night. BLU Bar & Grill, 250 Pixley Rd. 247-0079. 9 p.m. Call for info. [ JAZZ ] Chris Wilson. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. 924-8000. 7 p.m. Call for info. Connie Demming. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free. Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 3343030. 9 p.m. Call for info. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ] DJ Big Reg. Plush, 151 St. Paul St. 232-5650. 10 p.m. Call for info. DJ Darkwave. Vertex Nightclub, 169 North Chestnut St. 2325498. 10 p.m. $3-$8. Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensative Boys play Friday, March 29, 7 p.m. at Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. $18-$20. waterstreetmusic.com. — BY FRANK DE BLASE [ POP/ROCK ] Charlie James. The Bistro at Towpath Cafe, 6 North Main St. 585 377-0410. 7 p.m. Free. Download. Nola’s Restaurant & Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave. 663-3375. 9 p.m. Call for info. Dreaming in Alaska, Dan Marcus. Boulder Coffee Co. - Alexander St., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. 8 p.m. Call for info. The Fallen. McKenzie’s, 3686 West Henrietta Rd. 334-8970. 9:30 p.m. Call for info. Hop Along w/Taking Meds, My Iron Lung, Vales, Broken Field Runner, and Keeler. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Limited entry for unders. $7-$9. Linchpin, Oceans of Insects, Coyote Campus, and Beneath the Words. Tala Vera, 155 State 1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. 7:30 p.m. Free. Gap Mangione . Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 585-662-5555. 6 p.m. Free. The White Hots. The Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St. (315) 589-4512. Call for info. St. 546-3845. 6 p.m. $5-$7. Me & Matt. Boulder Coffee Co. – Park Ave., 739 Park Ave. 697-0235. 8 p.m. Call for info. Nevergreen. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. 8 p.m. $5. The Park Ave Band. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 10 p.m. $5-$8. [ HIP-HOP/RAP ] The Rocket Summer w/Joe Brooks. Water Street Music Alysia Groth Band. Nashvilles, 2Chainz, Travis Porter. Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. 232-3221. 8 p.m. $35-$40. Bedroc. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 585325-5600. 6:30 p.m. $10-$15. Subsoil, AudioInflux. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 9 p.m. $5-$7. [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Hall, 204 N. Water St. 585325-5600. 7 p.m. $13-$15. Shaded Passion. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. 9 p.m. Free. Time Bandits. Captain Jack’s Goodtime Tavern, 8505 Greig St. 315-483-9570. 9 p.m. Call for info. Streetlight Circus, JJ Lang, Rock-N-Roll Socal Club.”. Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. 247-5225. 8:30 p.m. Call for info. SUNDAY, MARCH 31 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Celtic Music Sundays: John Dady. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. 7 p.m. Free. Fandango at the Tango. Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 271-4930. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted. [ CLASSICAL ] Compline. Christ Church, 141 East Ave. 454-3878. 9 p.m. Free, donations accepted. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ] Drink and Drag Sundays. ONE Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 546-1010. 8 p.m. 18+. Call for info. World Music Series Cimarron. Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 8 p.m. $10-$20. [ JAZZ ] Bob Henley. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 385-8565. 6 p.m. Free. [ REGGAE/JAM ] Roc City Pro Jam. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. (585) 270-8570. 10 p.m. Free. [ POP/ROCK ] Desert Noises w/The Pickpockets, Ora Cogan. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 8:30 p.m. $7-$9. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Jim Lane. Mama Lor’s Cafe, 1891 Ridge Rd. 545-4895. 4 p.m. Free. Tim & Myles Thompson. The Red Room, 1010 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. $12-$15. Vintage. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 385-8565. 7 p.m. Free. [ JAZZ ] Roses & Revolutions. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 585-662-5555. 6 p.m. Free. [ R&B ] Amanda Ashley. Cottage Hotel of Mendon, 1390 Pittsford Mendon Road. 5856241390. first Wednesday of every month, 9:30 p.m. Call for info. [ POP/ROCK ] Mouth Full, The Traditional, Babyshark. Tala Vera, 155 State St. 546-3845. 6 p.m. $5-$7. [ POP/ROCK ] Easter Rock-tacular w/White Mystery, Warm Soda, Harmonica Lewinski, Green Dreams, and King Vitamin. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9:30 p.m. $6-$8. Small Houses w/Sean Hoots, MD Woods, The Whale & The Warbler, and Kennedy Jason. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $6-$8. MONDAY, APRIL 1 [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ] Manic Monday Retro Dance Night. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. 21+. Free. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 15 Bring this coupon into our store before April 6, 2013 and receive 15% OFF your next wine purchase. *Sale items excluded* TASTINGS Fridays & Saturdays from 4-7pm pinnacle wine & liquor New name, but still Jim Yaeger’s Fine Wines and Spirits, in the former White House Liquor location! 1720 1 720 0M Monroe A Ave • 271-4931 7 Raise your glass to creativity! The Perfect Date! Bring your date and your favorite vino or beer for a unique night out! View our calendar at WWW.PAINTINGWITHATWIST.COM/FAIRPORT 1276 Fairport Rd. Fairport, NY 267-7002 Find us on Literature A heroine’s journey “Into the Beautiful North” BY LUIS ALBERTO URREA SELECTION FOR THE 2013 “IF ALL OF ROCHESTER READ THE SAME BOOK…” VARIOUS EVENTS AT VARIOUS VENUES 473-2590, WAB.ORG [ REVIEW ] BY REBECCA RAFFERTY This year’s selection for the city-wide book club, “If All of Rochester Read the Same Book...” takes readers on a journey from a rural Mexican town in trouble, across the border into an America we see through fresh eyes. “Into the Beautiful North,” which was also selected for the National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read program, is an enthralling, epic story, one of daring and romance, of disillusionment and expanded experience. The book’s author, Luis Alberto Urrea, will visit Rochester this week. City Newspaper talked to him about the book, the real-life origins of parts of the story, and what the work has to teach us about each other. The story opens in the remote Mexican village of Tres Camarones, which most of the men have left to pursue work north of the border. In time, drug dealers and dirty cops descend on the town and threaten the remaining population. Inspired by a screening of “The Magnificent Seven,” the intrepid yet circumstantially adrift 19-year-old Nayeli devises a plan. She and three of her best friends will travel north and return with seven Mexican men to rid the town of the bandits. That covers the surface purpose of the journey, but crucial undercurrents of the story include closure-seeking, and the main character’s growth. “The entire journey is kind of a Joseph Campbell myth,” says Urrea. “In many ways, I was thinking about King Arthur, or Beowulf, or Mad Max. They’re just not written about women,” he says. By the end of the book, Nayeli has transitioned to become the warrior she seeks. Though Nayeli does bring men back — lots of them — to Tres Camarones, they “aren’t going to stand in for her, they’re actually going to back her,” he says. This is the 13th year for Writers & Books’ city-wide reading program, the goal of which is to “bring people together to talk about real-world issues and their own experiences,” says Karen van Meenan, director of special projects at Writers & Books. The organization has organized a calendar of events around the program, including book discussions and related activities in the community. 16 CITY MARCH 27 - APRIL 2, 2013 “In terms of choosing ‘Into the Beautiful North’ specifically, we were attracted to the issues around immigration,” says van Meenan. “This is as complicated and important a topic in our country today as it ever was.” Though the Rochester area has a good number of migrant workers, “it is not an issue Author Luis Alberto Urrea will visit Rochester this week to discuss that we talk about openly his novel, “Into the Beautiful North.” PHOTO BY MATT DETURCK very often,” she says. “Much of the programming around the book addressed this, from a Spanishto their call for warriors. Nayeli and Tacho’s language discussion with migrant workers to journey across the west is one of nonstop the screening of a documentary film on local marvels and increasing disillusionment as female migrant workers.” their perceptions of the United States dissolve Despite the heavy subject matter, Urrea’s into frequent bafflement with its strange and sharp wit keeps readers chuckling and his often ridiculous realities. The divide between romantic storytelling keeps us sighing at almost the two worlds contracts and expands every turn of the page. The author chose to over and over as they witness America and compassionately convey the depth of each interact with others. complicated situation. Through the book, Urrea Nayeli’s act of confronting her father, wished to dispel “whatever idiotic, monolithic though done with nobility and grace, is quite picture we have of anybody else,” he says. “They damning, and marks the epitome of this divide. are multifaceted just like we are, on either side.” Nayeli, too, is based on a real young woman When the nearly unsinkable Tacho — the of the same name, whom Urrea met while sole male in the quartet of travelers, who doing relief work in a Tijuana garbage dump. wishes to leave behind the doldrums of smallThe author himself was born in Tijuana, and town life and its homophobic slurs — has a though he immigrated to California at age 4, language-based misunderstanding with a post- he grew up between the two countries. 9/11-hysterical border control, the resulting It was the real Nayeli’s grandfather who scuffle is balanced later by the kindness of a was swallowed up by The North. “It’s a very close-to-retirement, burned-out border control specific story in my mind of her tragedy, but officer who is astonished by the kids’ story and I think it became emblematic of all kinds of journey. A startling interaction between Tacho, border sorrow,” says Urrea. There is a feeling that something must follow this untidy Nayeli, and some documented MexicanAmericans contrasts with many random acts of closure, which Urrea might address in the book’s possible sequel. sweetness from strangers. The town of Kankakee, where Nayeli discovers her father, is based on the real Like other elements of the novel, Urrea drew the incident with the documented workers from Kankakee, which has not only a very successful revitalization story, but also provides real life. The owners of a Mexican restaurant in Chicago, where Urrea resides, knew he was a hopeful handbook for forging a successfully an author and wished to see his writing. Urrea multicultural town. The inhabitants are a gave them a copy of his novel, “The Devil’s second group of heroes in the novel, and Highway,” a true and wrenching story about the real-life town has begun a dialogue illegal border crossing, and was surprised to with Kalamazoo, Michigan, after the latter learn that they were deeply offended. “They population chose “Into the Beautiful North” hate the undocumented,” he says, “because they for its city-wide reading program. had done everything the ‘right’ way.” The greater focus of the last section of the Author Luis Urrea will visit Rochester this novel is upon Nayeli and Tacho’s long trip east weekend and participate in multiple book to Kankakee, a small town outside of Chicago readings, signings, and discussions from from which Nayeli’s father last sent a postcard. Wednesday, March 27, through Friday, They depart as the rest of the group organizes March 29. Visit wab.org for a full calendar a horde of homesick Mexican men responding of events and details. DANCE/MUSIC | “AQUATEXTURE” SPECIAL EVENT | GILDA’S CLUB BACHELOR AUCTION I just love it when talented people combine their skills in a collaborative creation. Musical group The Quadratic Trio have composed an original work, “Aquatexture,” inspired by the sounds and feelings of great bodies or water. With the use of a quadraphonic sound system, the group will transport audiences to a watery wonderworld, promising to send your cares and concerns adrift. Paired up with the sound, the dancers of One Dance Co. (pictured) have developed a series of marine movements to enchant and thrill you. It’s not often that you have the chance to benefit a great cause by scooping a date with a hottie. That’s exactly what you can do at the annual Bachelor Auction Fundraiser for Gilda’s Club, an organization that provides a cancer-support community for those who are ill as well as their loved ones. On Thursday, March 28, head over to Harro East Ballroom (155 N. Chestnut St.) at 6 p.m. for the bachelor meet and greet. The bidding begins at 8 p.m., and there will be an after party at 10 p.m. “Aquatexture” will be performed at The Yards (50-52 Public Market) on Friday, March 29, at 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 30, at 4 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 presale and available at aquatexture.brownpapertickets.com, or $15 at the door. For more information, visit attheyards.com, and to learn more about the performing groups, check out facebook. com/onedanceco and facebook.com/thequadratictrio. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY Tickets are $25, and you don’t have to bid to attend — you can just watch the fun if you wish. Preview the wares — I mean, guys — by visiting gildasclubrochester.org/ba.cfm. If you can’t make it to the event, you can still support the cause! Many of the bachelors have set up fundraising pages on the website, and you can help the dudes help Gilda’s Club by clicking the “sponsor a bachelor” button. For more information, call 423-9700. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY Art Exhibits A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St. “A Little Twisted: An Exploration of the Self.” BFA Painting Exhibit by Karen Nelson. Wed-Fri 11 a.m.noon, Sat-Sun noon-4 p.m. Reception Apr 12 4:30-7:30 p.m. adifferentpathgallery.com. Equal=Grounds, 750 South Ave. “It’s Black It’s White” New Drawings by Tim Mack. gallery@ equalgrounds.com. Gallery r, 100 College Ave. Senior Illustration Exhibition. Through March 30. Wed-Sun 1-5 p.m. 256-3312. galleryr99@gmail. com. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. “Camera Obscura” Through Apr 7. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org.; “Silver and Water” Through May 26. 2713361. eastmanhouse.org. Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons, University of Rochester, River Campus. Janice Jakielski “Being Here” Installation. Tue-Fri 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat-Sun 12-5 p.m. 275-4188. blogs.rochester. edu/hartnett. High Falls Fine Art Gallery, 60 Browns Race. A Photographer’s Path 16. 1st Floor Museum: Neil and Jamie Montanus: A Glimpse of the World and Tom Kirn: The Walk Through Photo Album. 325-2030. centerathighfalls.org. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. Through the Student Lens 2013. Through Apr 14. Wed-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun 12-4 p.m. Reception Apr 5 5-9 p.m. 482-1976. imagecityphotographygallery. com. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. “What Shape is White” Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. 264-1440. internationalartacquisitions.com. [ OPENING ] Axom Gallery, 176 Anderson Ave., 2nd floor. “The New Town Collection: A Gift of Hope” Photographic Prints by Henry Avignon. Through Apr 23. WedSat noon-5 p.m. and by appt. Reception March 29 5:30-9 p.m. Artist talk April 10 6:30-8:30 p.m. Also on display: a welded metal heart by Christine Knoblauch, engraved with the 26 names of the victims. 232-6030 x23. axomgallery.com. Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, 1100 South Goodman St. “Acts of Limitation” by Claire E. Roll.. Kraushaar Commons. Reception Apr 2, 4-6 p.m. 3409643. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. “H2O.” Through Apr 30. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m. 264-1440. internationalartacquisitions.com. Orange Glory Café, 240 East Ave. The Perry Bible Fellowship. Closing reception Fri March 29, 7 p.m. with Nicolas Gurewitch. pbfcomics.com. Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. Made in NY. 315-255-1553. mtraudt@ schweinfurthartcenter.org. myartcenter.org.; Made in NY 2013. Through Tue-Sat 10 a.m.5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. Reception Mar 30 3-5 p.m. 315-255-1553. mtraudt@schweinfurthartcenter. org. myartcenter.org. St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave. Rochester Art Club Spring Show. Through May 9. Patricia O’Keefe Ross Gallery in Joseph S Skalney Welcome Center. Reception March 27, 6-8 p.m. rochesterartclub.org. Williams-Insalaco Gallery at FLCC, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. FLCC Arts Faculty Biennial Exhibition. Through Apr 19. Reception Mar 28 4-6:30 p.m. 785-1369. [ CONTINUING ] 1975 Gallery, 89 Charlotte St. “Sproutkeepers” Justyn Iannucci & Margot Hughes. 1975ish.com. AAUW Art Forum, 494 East Ave. Off the Wall VII Members Exhibit. Continues through Apr 19 by appointment only. 244-9892. Arts & Cultural Council, 277 N. Goodman St. Architectural Design Showcase 2013: “Genesis: The Art in Architecture.” Through Apr 26. Reception Apr 5, 6 p.m. 4734000. artsrochester.org. Black Radish Studio, 274 N. Goodman. “Within the Wallpaper,” new work by Jolene Beckman. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m, Sat 12-6 p.m. 413-1278. blackradishstudio.com. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. “What Fury Fiends Find” Adelin Karius: New Paintings and Woodcuts. Through Mar 31. $4. email@example.com. lobbydigital.com. Community Darkroom Gallery, 713 Monroe Ave. “LIFE and TIMES” by Cheryl Amati Martin American Way Collection. Mon 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Tue-Thu 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Fri noon-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 271-5920. geneseearts.org. Cumming Nature Center Hurst Gallery, 6475 Gulick Rd. Nature in Art: Selections from the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. Wed-Fri 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 3746160. rmsc.org. Davison Gallery, Cultural Life Center, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Dr. Schoenhals Symposium. Through Apr 19. Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 1-4 p.m. 594-6442. roberts.edu. JGK Galleries, 10 Vick Park A. Operation P.H.O.T.O. (People Helping Others Overcome). Tue-Thu & Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Mon-Fri by appt. 734-6581. jgkgalleries.com. Link Gallery at City Hall, 30 Church St. “Silver Print” Awards Ceremony, Book Release, and Exhibition Receoption. Studio 678, the Wilson Foundation Academy Photo Club. Exhibition on display through Apr 29. 2715920. cityofrochester.gov. Lux Lounge, 666 South Ave. The Art of J. Nevadomski and Allie Hartley. 232-9030. lux666.com. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Creative Workshop Adult Student Show. Admission free during workshop hours. “Becoming Modern:Armory Show Artists at MAG” Through May 12. In Lockhart Gallery. “It Came From the Vault: Rarely Seen Works from MAG’s Collection. Wed-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu until 9 p.m. 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu. Mercer Gallery at Monroe Communtiy College, 1000 E. Henrietta Rd. Jack Wolsky. MonThu 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 292-2021. kfarrell@ monroecc.edu. monroecc.edu/ go/mercer. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St. Rochester Area Fiber Artists (RAFA) presents: “Winter’s End” millartcenter.com. My Sister’s Gallery, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. “Art Therapy.” A display of wooden sculptures by Cheryl and Don Olney. New Deal Gallery, 4 Livingston County Campus. Expressions of the Civil War: In Recognition of the 150th Anniversary. Wed, Fri 1-4 p.m., Thu 1-7:30 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 243-6785. livingstonarts.org. continues on page 18 MUSICIANS WANTED FOR NEWSPAPER’S F O U R T H A N N UA L BEST BUSKER BUSKER CONTEST T H U R S DAY, M AY 2 , 2 0 1 3 I n o r d e r t o q u a l i f y, musicians must be: • S o l o • Un a m p l i f i e d • B a s e d i n Ro c h e s t e r • 18 years of age or older • Re g i s t e re d w i t h C I T Y Ne w s p a p e r a h e a d o f t i m e (n o w a l k- u p s) Pr i z e s f o r t h e t o p t h r e e w i n n e rs of the popular vote! (Pr i z e s t o b e a n n o u n c e d s o o n) To f i n d o u t m o re , o r t o S I G N U P, e - m a i l K a t e St at h i s : firstname.lastname@example.org Mu s i c i a n s m u s t e n t e r themselves. Slots are l i m i t e d , ava i l a b l e o n a first-come, first-served basis. Mo r e d e t a i l s o n t h i s y e a r ’s “ B e s t Buske r C o n t e n t ” t o b e a n n o u n c e d s o o n ! Ke e p c h e c k i n g : ROCHESTERCITYNEWSPAPER.COM rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 17 Art Exhibits NTID Dyer Arts Center, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr. Time & Again: Photography by Tom Policano. Mon-Thu 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat 1-3 p.m. ntid.rit.edu/dyerarts/.; Time & Again, Photography by Tom Policano. Mon-Thu 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat 1-3 p.m. ntid.rit.edu/dyerarts. Orange Glory Café, 240 East Ave. The Perry Bible Fellowship. Closing reception Fri March 29, 7 p.m. with Nicolas Gurewitch. pbfcomics.com. Our House Gallery of Veterans Outreach Center, 783 South Ave. Faces of Veterans. Tue 5-7 p.m., Fri 1-3 p.m. or by appt. 2957836. Outside the Box Art Gallery, Bldg 9, The Canal Works, 1000 Turk Hill Rd. Spirit & Mind. Through May 1. 645-2485. outsidetheboxag.com. Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. Mis en Scène. Featuring the work of Richard Jenks and Daniel Mosner. Tue-Fri noon-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 271-5885. oxfordgallery.com. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. Heroes and Villains. recordarchive.com. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus. Vicki Hartman: New Works on Paper and Ceramic Sculpture. Art & Music Library in Rush Rhees. Reception Mar 5, 4-6 p.m. library.rochester.edu/artmusic/ home.; Alice in the Looking Glass: Illustrations and Artists’ Books 1865-2012. Through Aug 16. Rare Books & Special Collections, Rush Rhees Library. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 275-4477. South Wedge Mission (Lutheran Church of Peace), 125 Caroline St. Street Photography of Arleen Hodge. 746-3048. arleenophotography.wordpress.com. SPoT Coffee, 200 East Ave. “Modern Love A collection of Paintings” by Sam Snyder. 6134600. spotcoffee.com. St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave. Rochester Art Club Spring Show. Through May 9. Patricia O’Keefe Ross Gallery in Joseph S Skalney Welcome Center. Reception March 27, 6-8 p.m. rochesterartclub.org. Starry Nites Café, 696 University Ave. “Let Them Eat Cake! Portraits of Pastries.” 732-0036. studio212@ shoefactoryarts.com. shoefactoryarts.com. Tap & Mallet, 381 Gregory St. “It’s a Funny Story” Illustrations by Aarom Humby. 473-0503. tapandmallet.com. The Assisi Institute, 1400 North Winton Rd. “Toothpick World” by Stan Munro. Tue-Thu noon-6 p.m., Fri noon-8 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 473-8731. assisiinstitute.org. The Firehouse Gallery at Genesee Pottery, 713 Monroe Avenue. “As ready as I’ll ever be,” new work by Andrew Cho. 244-1730. geneseearts.org. Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. “Salvador Dalí: Dante’s Divine Comedy.” Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m. 395-2805. brockport.edu/finearts. University Gallery, James R. Booth Hall, RIT, Lomb Memorial Dr. “Connections” Arena Art Group. Mon-Thu 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri & Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 475-2866. email@example.com. rit.edu/fa/gallery. UR Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Blvd. Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition Winners. In the Miner Library in the University of Rochester Medical Center. 275-3361. urmc.edu/libraries/ miner/. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street. PhotoBook Awards 2012. 442-8676. vsw.org. Williams Gallery at First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd. “From Thought to Image: Art Quilts of Nancy P. Hicks.” Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thu 4:30-7:30 p.m. nancyphicks.com. Art Events [ SAT., MARCH 30 ] Erotic Nights Spring Fever 2013 series. Last Saturday of every month, 8 p.m Equal=Grounds, 750 South Ave. 18+ Free, register. 256-2362. [ WED., APRIL 3 ] HomeSpun. April 3, 7 p.m. Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr Stage 13. $2, free with FLCC ID. 785-1367. flcc.edu. CITY Newspaper presents Genesee Waterways Center Bringing People to the Water! Bri The main focus for our youth clinics is to create a fun and safe environment for your child to learn and grow as a paddler and as a person. Our classes are designed to follow the natural step of progression, which will help your child develop a lifelong passion for the world of paddle sports. Ask about tailoring classes to meet your group (Girl & Boy Scout Troops, Camps, Birthday Parties) needs. Youth Clinics run all summer long starting June 24th YOUTH WHITEWATER KAYAKING CLINICS 2797 Clover St., Pittsford Call 585-328-3960 or Register Online at www.geneseewaterways.org JUNE 24 - AUGUST 30 740 University Avenue Rochester, NY 14607 (585) 473-2590 x107 • www.wab.org Innovative week-long camps for creative readers and writers ages 5-18 MENTION THIS AD AND GET LUNCH INCLUDED Rock Climbing Camp Ages 6-17 Leadership/Intern Roles Age Specific Groups Other Adventures, Games, Crafts, Ropes Course, Sand Sports Drama Develops Kids and Teens this summer! Ages 4-16. Choose a week at one of the colleges: St. John Fisher OR Roberts Wesleyan www.dramakids.com/ny4 18 CITY MARCH 27 - APRIL 2, 2013 585-586-3830 Rock Ventures www.rockventures.net 585.442.5462 1044 University Ave. on the Museum Trail The Icarus Sessions. First Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. Hanlon-Fiske Studios, 34 Elton St. squidoo.com/ IcarusSession. 230-7369. Comedy [ WED., MARCH 27 ] B-School Made Me Funny. March 27, 9-11 p.m. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street Comedy with Anish Shah. $15-$25. 270-8570. bschoolmademefunny.com. Best Friends Comedy Showcase. March 27, 7:30 p.m. Boulder Coffee Co. – Park Ave., 739 Park Ave. Theme: Apples. Headliner: Kevin Ricotta. Free. 697-0235. bouldercoffeeco.com. [ THU., MARCH 28 ] Brian Dunkleman. March 28-30. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd. Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 p.m $9-$12. 6719080. thecomedyclub.us. Nuts & Bolts Comedy Improv 12th Anniversary Show. March 30, 8 p.m. Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Center, 540 E. Main St $10. 325-4370. tinyurl.com/ d9qzdxo. [ FRI., MARCH 29 ] The Roast of Bryan Ball Presented By 3 Guys Walk Into A Bar. March 29, 8 & 10 p.m. Boulder Coffee Co., Alexander St., 100 Alexander St. $5 at the door 454-7140. bouldercoffeeco.com. Dance Events [ SAT., MARCH 30 ] Broken Couch & 2 Fat Ladies: The Sexy Improv Show. March 30, 9 p.m. The Space Theatre, 1199 Main St. T BYOB $5 at door. 607760-0422. brokencouch.com. [ FRI., MARCH 29 ] “Aquatexture.” March 29-30. The Yards, 50-52 Public Market Fri 8:30 p.m., Sat 4 & 8:30 p.m. A collaboration between One Dance Co. and The Quadratic [ THU., MARCH 28 ] In Studio Series - LumaVoce’. March 28, 6:30 p.m. Rochester City Ballet Studios, 1326 University Ave. Free, RSVP. 4615850. rochestercityballet.com. Trio. $10-$15. attheyards@ gmail.com. aquatexture. brownpapertickets.com. Festivals [ SAT., MARCH 30 ] Korea Night 2013. March 30, 8 p.m. University of Rochester Strong Auditorium, River Campus $10, $5 for UR Students. rochester.edu. Kids Events [ MON., APRIL 1 ] Children’s Film Festival. April 1-30. Various times at various libraries and centers cityofrochester.gov/article. aspx?id=8589952183. Lectures [ WED., MARCH 27 ] Kern Lecture Series: Ryan Looysen. March 27, 8 p.m. Rochester Institute of Technology, Eastman Hall, 1 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rm. 3287 “The Social Media Paradox: Narrow, Deep, and Dangerous.” Free. 475-2057. Science on the Edge: “The Science and Technology of Breeding Endangered Species when Mother Nature Needs a Helping Hand.” March 27, 7:30 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. With Terri Roth $8-$15. 271-1880. rmsc.org. [ THU., MARCH 28 ] The Bonadio Group’s 2013 Construction Summit West. March 28, 7:15 a.m. RIT Inn & Conference Center, 5257 W Henrietta Rd. Proceeds donated to Flower City Habitat for Humanity $50. 381-1000. bonadio.com/constructionsummit-west. James Banks: “Diversity in America: Challenges and Opportunities for Educating Citizens in the Global Age.” March 28, 4:15 p.m. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave Room A14 Free. 389-2170. naz.edu. John Cage Lectures Series: Dora Hanninen “Asking Questions / Making Music.” March 28, 5 p.m. Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St Room 404 Free. 2741000. esm.rochester.edu. continues on page 20 Friendship Children’s Center Summer Camp & B/A school for 5-12 yrs. Also enrolling 12mths-pre-Kdg. (Free RCSD UPK 9-2:30 M-F) Open Monday –Friday, 6:30 am- 5:30 pm • Qualified & certified teachers • Summer Fun themes and Field-trips • Nationally Accredited • Reasonable rates • Located: 310 Fernwood Ave. Rochester, NY 14609 (across from B&L on Goodman St.) Friendshipschild@aol.com • 342-7250 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 19 KIDS | SPRING BREAK WEEK Kids in Rochester are lucky to have plenty of fun choices for how to make the most of their upcoming spring break. If you’re feeling up for a challenge, put your mind to the test at Puzzlers School-Break Week at the National Museum of Play (1 Manhattan Square), which starts on Friday, March 29 and runs through April 7. You can help piece together “Life, the Greatest Puzzle” by New Zealand artist Royce B. McClure, which is one of the largest jigsaw puzzles ever created. Stretching more than 14 feet, featuring more than 24,000 pieces, and taking approximately 400 hours to complete, “Life” has plenty of room for everyone to make a contribution. Puzzlers Week will also include I Spy games, floor puzzles, smaller brain teasers, and the chance to make your own take-home puzzle. Events are included in regular museum admission: $13 for ages 2 and older, and free for visitors under 2 and all museum members. Visit museumofplay.org to check out the museum’s other upcoming events. Be disgusting, be destructive, and get your hands dirty at the Rochester Museum and Science Center’s “MESS-tival,” (pictured) which starts on Saturday, March 30, and continues through April 7. The program will immerse kids in the sick side of science, giving them a hands-on introduction to everything that is messy, mucky, yucky, gooey, slimy, or simply gross in nature and technology. Daily activities include Jackson Pollockstyle paint splattering, watermelon drops from the top of the planetarium, hands-on deconstructions of high-tech devices, found-object art workshops, and staff-led blender tests. (Yes, like “Will It Blend?”) The MESS-tival is included in regular museum admission: $13 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, $11 for ages 3-18, and free for children under 3 and all RMSC members. The museum is located at 657 East Ave. Go to rmsc.org for other, less messy events. If you would rather get wet than get dirty, float on over to the YMCA’s Splash Week April 1-5, with free water-safety and basic swimming courses for swimmers with little to no experience. At YMCA locations throughout the Rochester area, members and non-members of all ages can learn the buoyant basics, with both morning and evening classes available. The swimmers-tobe are broken up into age groups, from 6 months old to adults. After you’ve plunged into the deep end and mastered the breast stroke, Splash Week will conclude with family swims on Friday, April 5, 9-11 a.m. and 6-8 p.m. Splash Week courses and swims are free, but pre-registration is required through rochesterymca.org/splashweek. The registration deadline is Thursday, March 28. To find the YMCA nearest you and learn more about Splash Week and other special programs, go to rochesterymca.org. — BY JASON SILVERSTEIN Lectures Profiled: Race in Civic Circles. March 28, 7 p.m. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. Free, register. thebaobab.org. [ MON., APRIL 1 ] “Piety or Protest: Black Theology and the Divided Mind of the Black Church.” April 1, 7 p.m. Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, 1100 South Goodman St Free. 340-9643. [ TUE., APRIL 2 ] “Made as Makers” Documentary. April 2, 1:30 p.m. Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, 1100 South Goodman St An exploration of the intersection of 20 CITY MARCH 27 - APRIL 2, 2013 RECREATION | CORPORATE CHALLENGE TRAINING PROGRAM The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge, held every year at the Rochester Institute of Technology, is coming up on May 21. That may sound like it gives you plenty of time to prepare. But you know how this whole exercise thing usually turns out: it’s too cold outside today, you’re too busy tomorrow, too tired over the weekend, and before you know it, you’ve let yourself get out of shape and unfit for any kind of competition. But if you enter Fleet Feet Sports’ Corporate Challenge Training Program, those excuses won’t fly. You’ll spend the next eight weeks training regularly and rigorously under the guidance of coaches from Fleet Feet Sports. The training program kicks off on Thursday, March 28, with a workout at Genesee Waterways Center (149 Elmwood Ave.) at 6 p.m. After that, the program continues through May 18 with weekly coached workouts at Genesee Waterways Center every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Participants can choose from one of two training programs: a walking-only program for beginner exercisers, and a learn-to-run program for those interested in a 5K. Whichever one you choose, you’ll be ready to tackle the Corporate Challenge like a boss. Registration costs $65 per person, and is limited to 100 participants. For registration or more info, go to fleetfeetrochester.com, or email training@ fleetfeetrochester.com. — BY JASON SILVERSTEIN Creativity and faith and the many ways that God continues to move creatively in the world. Screening followed by lecture Free. 3409643. Conference: Confronting Sexual Assault. April 2-3, 8:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. Interfaith Chapel, University of Rochester, River Campus Free, register. 2758799. firstname.lastname@example.org. edu. rochester.edu/uhs/ sexassaultconf/. Spring LGBT Christian Experience Lecture: “Reruns in Color: God, the Bible, Civil Rights and Marriage Equality.” April 2, 7 p.m. Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, 1100 South Goodman St Guest Lecturer: Rev. Dr. Horace Griffin. Ithaca Auditorium Free. 340-9643. Literary Events [ WED., MARCH 27 ] An Afternoon with Luis Alberto Urrea. March 27, 3-4:30 p.m. Nazareth College Golisano Academic Center, 4245 East Ave. Reading from “Into the Beautiful North,” Q&A, book signing. Free. 389-2614. wab.org. Author Visit: Leif HerrGesell “Indians, Rogues & Giants.” March 27, 6:30-8 p.m. Wood Library, 134 North Main St. Free. 394-1381. woodlibrary.org. Read with Seymour: “The Sense of an Ending” by Julian Barnes. March 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave. Free. 637-1050. seymourlibraryweb.org. [ THU., MARCH 28 ] Author Visit: Luis Urrea. March 28, 3-5 p.m. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. Reading room, campus center Free. karen@ wab.org. Books Sandwiched In: “The Circles God Draws: Memoirs of Ruth Holland Scott.” March 28, 12:12-12:52 p.m. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. Bring your lunch Free. 428-8350. libraryweb.org. An Evening with Luis Urrea. March 28, 7:30 p.m. Interfaith Chapel, University of Rochester, River Campus Free. kzeller@ ur.rochester.edu. rochester.edu. A Novel Evening with Luis Urrea. March 28, 5:30-7 p.m. Address offered with tickets, limited space. $75, register. 473-2590 x106. Reading: Kadija Sesay. March 28, 4:30 p.m. SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Rd. Sturges Auditorium geneseo.edu. [ FRI., MARCH 29 ] An Afternoon with Luis Alberto Urrea. March 29, 3-4:30 p.m. Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave. Free, register. 770-1956. Author Visit: Luis Urrea. March 29, 12-1:30 p.m. Monroe SPORTS | MMA FIGHTING TOURNAMENT If the term “mixed martial arts” brings back memories of being forced to imitate Tae Bo superstar Billy Blanks while still looking semi-cool during high school gym class, fear not. The Gladius Fights III Live MMA Fighting, to be held this weekend at the Main Street Armory (900 E. Main St.), won’t give you a terrifying flashback to your most awkward ninth-grade nightmares. Those were glorified aerobics they had us doing, and the real thing is a lot more entertaining — and brutal. Expect a full-contact combat sport that combines grappling and striking techniques. The fighting will take place on Saturday, March 30, at the Main Street Armory (900 E. Main St.). The main event features Rochester-based Wally MacDonald against a yet-tobe-determined opponent, with the secondary event pitting Genaro DeJesus vs Anthony Jerome. More than 12 other matches will round out the evening. Doors open at 6 p.m. and fighting will commence at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25-$500, and are available by calling 2323221 or by visiting ticketfly.com. For more information, visit rochestermainstreetarmory.com or gladiuspromotions.com. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY Community College, 1000 E. Henrietta Rd Building 3, Warshof Conference Center Free, register. 292-2534. monroecc.edu. [ MON., APRIL 1 ] Moving Beyond Racism Reading Group. April 1, 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble Pittsford Plaza, 3349 Monroe Ave. April selection: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua. Free. 288-8644. mbrbookinfo@aol. com. [ TUE., APRIL 2 ] Authors Aloud: Peter Connors and Albert Abonado. April 2, 8-9 p.m. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. Free. 258-0400. thelittle. org. Books Sandwiched-in: “The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson” by By Robert A. Caro. April 2, 12:12-12:52 p.m. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. Free. 428-8350. libraryweb. org. Recreation [ SAT., MARCH 30 ] GVHC Hike. March 30, 10 a.m. Town Center Plaza, Rte 31 Moderate/hilly 5 mile hike, Crescent Trail Free. 489-3764. gvhchikes.org. [ SUN., MARCH 31 ] GVHC Hike. March 31, 9 a.m. Panorama Plaza, Penfield Rd. Easy 4 mile hike, Channing Philbrick Park Free. 544-3387. gvhchikes.org. Special Events [ WED., MARCH 27 ] Free Community Meal. March 27, 5-6:30 p.m. Covenant United Methodist Church, Culver Rd. Everyone is welcome!. 654-8115. unyumc. org/churches/detail/917. Rochester Improvement Society Happy Hour. March 27, 5:307:30 p.m. Lux Lounge, 666 South Ave With the Monroe County Young Democrats. 2329030. rocimprovement.org. Rochester International Film Festival. March 27. Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 p.m., Chili Public Library, 3333 Chili Ave. 8892200. Free. rochesterfilmfest.org/ best-of-the-fest/. Waiting/Action on Film. March 27, 7 p.m., March 29 6:30 p.m. University of Rochester, River Campus Free. humanities.lib. rochester.edu/onfilm. Women & Power: Women’s History Month Film Series. Through March 28. For details, dates, and times, visit thelittle. org. $5 each film. 258-0400. [ THU., MARCH 28 ] Gilda’s Guys: Annual Bachelor Auction Fundraiser. March 28, 6 p.m. Harro East Ballroom, 155 N. Chestnut St. $25 tickets. 4239700. gildasclubrochester.org. Roc the Runway VIP Party. March 28, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Murphy’s Law Irish Pub, 370 East Ave. 2327115. facebook.com/-events/115 074075347212/?fref=ts. Rochester Movie Makers Scripta-Palooza. March 28, 6:30-8:30 SEE p.m. RCTV Studios, 21 Gorham St. Free. rochestermoviemakers. org/scriptapalooza. [ SAT., MARCH 30 ] Easter Egg Hunt. March 30, 11 a.m.-