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Why aren’t students accountable for their own behavior?” FEEDBACK, PAGE 2
County blames state for day care cuts. CHILD CARE, PAGE 4
Absences add up. EDUCATION, PAGE 5
Rolling dough: bakery round-up. CHOW HOUND, PAGE 9
Holiday theater preview. THEATER, PAGE 26
FEATURE | BY REBECCA RAFFERTY | PAGE 10 | PHOTO BY LARISSA COE
Hot wheels: all-season cyclists Many Rochesterians shy away from bicycling because of our harsh, fickle weather, or because our city has been developed around roadways. And though it’s slowly improving, we don’t yet have the best biking infrastructure. Improbable as it might sound, some of our population use bikes as their primary mode of transportation year-round. Many enjoy the enhancement to their health and fitness, and spending more time in the fresh air. Others have noticed that in attempting to travel
more consciously, they have significantly cut down on unnecessary excursions. Here, five intrepid citizens, each of whom represent both the custom bike-building and winter-commuting worlds of Rochester bicycling culture, discuss craft and theft, dispel stubbornly held myths, and give tips on sharing the road with drivers and driving snow. (Pictured: local cyclist Michael Cardinale.)
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Rochester Superintendent Bolgen Vargas says “poor student behavior is an indication that students’ needs are not being met” (“Student Behavior: Vargas Dares to Go There,” News Blog”). Why aren’t students accountable for their own behavior? What entitles them to blame others for neglecting their “needs,” when they’re disruptive to the education of others? In the rest of the world, school is a privilege. These students treat school with contempt and disrespect, and then we have to listen to administrators stand around making excuses for them. As long as the district colludes with the students and parents who want to blame their own destructive behavior on someone or something else, nothing will change. LISA JADWIN
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something, put it back where it belongs. 6) When a teacher (aide, administrator, School Resource Officer, etc.) says do this, you do this. And the Boy Scout Rule: Leave your campsite in better condition than it was when you arrived. These rules worked well when I was in school, and they probably worked well when you were in school.
In September 2005, brand new teacher certifications in hand, I started teaching seventh-grade math for the Rochester City School District at Franklin High School. I learned a lot that year, and, although RCSD and I parted ways, I have paid moderate attention to RCSD since. I do not need a community discussion to know what constitutes proper student behavior, and I find it hard to believe anyone does. The rules parents usually teach to their 2-year-olds should do fine. 1) Keep your hands to yourself. 2) Watch your mouth. 3) Don’t touch what isn’t yours. 4) Don’t be mean to anyone. 5) When you are done with
I have been reading City’s articles on the state of RCSD for a few years now. In fact, your work has been a huge factor in my decision to go back to school for a degree in education in my field. After lots of hard work, this school year I became employed for the first time as a teacher in RCSD. When I was an outsider, I had a burning curiosity to know why people talk about the district the way they do. For as long as I can remember, it’s been like a record on repeat: the same problems are outlined over and over. Now that I’ve been working in the district for three months (as a brand new, first-year teacher), I’ve been put in some extremely challenging situations and have been subjected to a vast web of interrelated problems. The weight of the issues here can certainly cloud one’s ambition. I see that there is no one answer, and there have been times when I felt like quitting because everything is so gridlocked. I try to keep my head up despite the difficult time I’ve had. Recently, I read a City article that quoted Superintendent Vargas: “the district is facing its last chance to turn around.” I felt the weight of those words changing my hope. But I remembered I’m an insider now, and I know the fantastic families, students, teachers, and administrators who don’t lower themselves to the expectations of outsiders, who don’t give up because the district performs poorly overall. I’ve met people all over the district who leave me feeling deeply inspired to be like them.
City can help by stepping inside. I encourage you to choose headlines, quotes, and angles that help dissolve the dismal perspective many local residents hold onto. Come into our schools and talk to the kids about the very real success they achieve each day. Find out what they want from their schools, because they feel the distress more than anyone else. I ask that you advocate for our district by writing plainly about what actually happens right now in schools, in addition to the vague, long-term goals set out by administrators. This district is a living community that is happening right now, with many strengths in addition to its weaknesses. ANONYMOUS
The creation of ‘garden cemeteries’
Your article on the Mount Hope Cemetery mentioned that it was modeled on the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts (“Mt. Hope Cemetery: A Buried Treasure”). Mount Auburn, the nation’s first “garden cemetery,” itself has an interesting story. It was established in 1831 under the leadership of two prominent Boston Unitarians, US Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story and physician Jacob Bigelow. They and their supporters didn’t view death in the traditional Calvinist way, as the prelude to a terrible reckoning, but as a natural life passage. In place of the uninviting and sometimes scary burial grounds that were common in New England, they created a park-like atmosphere in the belief that life, death, and natural beauty can coexist as part of the full cycle of life. Their cemetery became a model for others that were established throughout the country, with Rochester’s Mount Hope among the first. The full story of the Mount Auburn Cemetery is told in “Silent City on a Hill” by Blanche MG Linden. BILL FUGATE
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Planning a downtown We moan a lot in Rochester about how much our downtown has changed. And it has, obviously. Cities do change — with population changes, with people’s needs, with the times. In the 1960’s, Rochester tore down seedy old buildings that had straddled the Main Street bridge and had cut off the view of the river. In the early 70’s, we tore down a wonderful collection of 19th-century buildings — including a historic theater and a small but grandly ornate bank — and replaced them with a convention center whose long blank wall on South Avenue ought to have embarrassed its prominent architect. We ripped out a little neighborhood called the Southeast Loop, displacing many of its low-income residents. Offsetting that loss: two apartment buildings, the Strong Museum, and a park with an ice rink. We tore down a beautiful train station. We lost several terrific department stores. And now nearly all of Midtown Plaza is gone. And yet… we have preserved and redeveloped a lot of downtown’s old buildings. We have created new parks. Housing downtown has grown dramatically. Companies have been moving their offices downtown. Cities can’t prevent a lot of what happens to them: regional trends and the private market are strong forces. And once developers decided to take advantage of Monroe County’s rapid suburban sprawl and started building suburban malls, major downtown retail was doomed. We can wish all we want for a downtown Nordstrom’s or Whole Foods; we won’t get them if the market doesn’t justify it. But government zoning laws and planning documents can prevent some atrocities, and they can guide and encourage new development. City officials are in the midst of updating one of those documents right now: the Center City Master Plan, which takes in not only what we traditionally think of as “downtown” — the area inside the Inner Loop — but also areas bordering it: the High Falls area and Upper East End, for instance, and a bit of Corn Hill and the South Wedge. City planners released a draft of a new master plan this fall, and the city has been holding forums to get public reaction to it. One more forum will be held on December 11, and city staff will continue to accept public comments by e-mail until December 31. City staff will complete the final design early next year, and City Council will start considering it in the spring. The plan doesn’t call for big new projects. It’s a realistic set of guidelines: “pragmatic,” says senior planner Jason Haremza, but “action oriented.” The draft plan was preceded by community surveys, and like decades of
Downtown has a niche market,” says Planning and Zoning Director Marcia Barry. “There are age groups that specifically want to be downtown.” previous ones, those surveys showed a strong commitment to downtown, and a recognition that the health of the Greater Rochester area depends on a strong central core. Still, suburban sprawl continues. New housing, new retail, new office parks continue to pop up, and they all compete with downtown development. There isn’t much we can do about that. As Planning and Zoning Director Marcia Barry notes, New York State’s laws have given planning and zoning authority to the state’s profusion of small, individual municipal governments, and each has its own vision — and its own need for development. “It’s a challenge in the Rochester market to get the kind of development downtown that we want,” says Haremza. So the draft master plan doesn’t assume that there are a lot of new 15-story buildings in Rochester’s future. “I think we have to recognize that downtown has a niche market,” says Barry. “There are age groups that specifically want to be downtown.” And, she says, “we have to serve three categories: workers, residents, and tourism,” and the plan is designed to help public officials focus money and attention on attracting and keeping those three groups. It’s filled with recommendations aimed at having new development serve the needs of those groups. Attracting retail, it says, will be crucial for all of them. continues on page 6
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A vehicle allegedly driven by a shoplifting suspect struck Rochester Deputy Fire Chief Martin McMillan’s SUV, sending McMillan to the hospital with a broken back and other injuries. Police say the driver of the first vehicle was allegedly attempting to flee a shoplifting scene in Macedon. The collision, which followed a police chase, occurred in the City of Rochester.
Dawson takes AM-1370 post
Evan Dawson is moving from 13 WHAM-TV where he is a reporter and anchor to WXXI to host the 1370 mid-day AM radio show. Dawson, who is also managing editor of the New York Cork Report, will replace longtime WXXI host Bob Smith. Smith retired after suffering a stroke earlier this year.
GateHouse exits bankruptcy
Perinton-based GateHouse Media has emerged from chapter 11 bankruptcy, though it’s now owned by a new holdings company, New Media Investment Group. As part of the bankruptcy
exit plan, the company’s debt holders will receive either shares in the company or 40 percent of the money they’re owed. GateHouse, which owns several suburban weeklies in Monroe County, recently laid off reporters for those papers.
Spring saga continues
County officials have asked former Monroe Community Hospital Director Todd Spring to return approximately $15,000 he received for unused vacation time after he was terminated from the job, reported the Democrat and Chronicle. The county says he wasn’t entitled to the payout, and that he received the money because of a clerical error. Spring’s attorney, Glenn Pezzulo, disagrees and says his client was entitled to the payment, reported the D and C. Spring is suing the county over its response to a records request he filed, and he’s also filed a notice of claim against the county, indicating that a future lawsuit relating to his termination is likely.
CHILD CARE | BY JEREMY MOULE
County blames state for cuts
Local children’s advocate Dr. Jeff Kaczorowski wants Monroe County to increase funding for day care subsidies for low-income families. FILE PHOTO
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Local children’s advocates and faith groups have flooded County Executive Maggie Brooks’ office in recent months with letters requesting a $1 million increase in local funding for low-income day care subsidies. But the push is not sitting well with county officials. During a Legislature committee meeting last week, Kelly Reed, commissioner of the Department of Human Services, slapped back at local advocates. She said they are trying to put state funding cuts “at the feet of local taxpayers.” “This is a battle being fought in the wrong legislative chamber in the wrong city,” Reed said. Brooks has proposed a 2014 budget that includes a $1.3 million cut in county funding for day care subsidies. And that’s on top of a $725,000 cut in state funding. Under the proposal, the county would provide $6.1 million toward the subsidies, compared to $7.4 million in 2013. Total spending on
day care subsidies would drop from $45.7 million in 2013 to $41.8 million in 2014. A public hearing on the budget proposal is scheduled for Thursday. Reed said that the county provides more than the state requires in subsidy funding. And that the state requires Monroe to pay more than any other county outside of New York City. But Monroe also gets a larger state grant than any of those other counties. County officials say that no children currently receiving subsidies would lose their slots. But as children leave the program, the slots wouldn’t be filled unless money is available. The budget anticipates a decrease of about 485 slots over the course of 2014. At the start of last week’s meeting, Sister Beth LaValley of the Sisters of St. Joseph, and Dr. Jeff Kaczorowski, president of the Children’s Agenda urged the county to increase its funding for day care subsidies.
During the last school board meeting, Superintendent Vargas presented data showing that 7,200 students districtwide have missed 20 days or more of school so far this year. The number of students chronically absent is especially high in grades K-3, where developing reading proficiency is imperative.
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Absences add up
Vargas goes there
Rochester schools Superintendent Bolgen Vargas has successfully brought public attention to the connection between attendance and student achievement. While the district’s low graduation rate has been reported for years, one of its underlying causes — chronic truancy — received less attention. School officials confirm that three months into this school year there are 186 students who are “no shows” — meaning they haven’t attended a single day of school — and 168 who have missed 90 percent to 99 percent of school. Average daily attendance has increased from a low of 87.7 percent in 2011-2012 to a projected 90.5 percent in 2014-2015. But further analysis shows that while the trajectory is good, thousands of city students are still missing far too much instruction time. And recent research by Johns Hopkins University’s Robert Balfanz shows that chronic absenteeism’s impact on student achievement is highly predictable, and worse than many parents realize. Balfanz has developed a formula that accurately demonstrates how every day of school missed results in learning loss, inching the student closer to not graduating. His research shows how little it takes for a student to fall behind. Missing just one day every so often adds up to weeks and months of missed
learning time, and the problem usually appears in lower reading and math scores. For instance, when a high school student misses 20 days of school in one school year, that student’s Bolgen Vargas. PHOTO math and reading BY MARK CHAMBERLIN scores, according to Balfanz, will fall into the lowest 39th percentile. And the student’s likelihood of graduating is 65 percent. If the same student misses 30 days of school, Balfanz says, graduating in four years is less than 50 percent. Teachers can help students catch up through remedial work and summer school, he says, but that results in higher costs because instruction is delivered multiple times. During the last school board meeting, Vargas presented data showing that 7,200 students districtwide have missed 20 days or more of school so far this year. The number of students chronically absent is especially high in grades K-3, where developing reading proficiency is imperative, Vargas said. And he listed the following elementary schools as having the highest absenteeism: 4, 8, 17, 22, 36, 43, 54, and 57.
When Rochester schools Superintendent Bolgen Vargas presented his proposal for college-run schools recently, it was just one piece of a larger package of steps needed, he said, to improve student achievement. Other initiatives include improving financial management of the district, working with BOCES to revive a technical careers program, and improving student behavior. That last step may be the most difficult to pull off. | The district’s teachers and principals have struggled for years with disruptive and disengaged students. Many say that discipline is inconsistently enforced and that they receive little support from parents and the administration. | In his recent proposal, Vargas said he wants to engage a community task force to develop a shared vision of how to improve student behavior. He said that poor student behavior is an indication that students’ needs are not being met. Students who enjoy school have fewer behavior problems, he said. | But that’s only part of it. As a community, there is a tendency to view city students through an emotional lens due to the hardships caused by poverty, isolation, and institutional racism. And there is also a tendency to go easy on low-income parents to the point where behavior problems become everyone’s responsibility and no one’s responsibility.
HEALTH CARE | BY JEREMY MOULE
Monroe County’s Obamacare benefit Heading into 2014 budget preparations, Monroe County officials anticipated a 1 percent increase in Medicaid costs. Instead, the county should see a decrease. | During last week’s meeting of the County Legislature’s Human Services Committee, officials said that the decrease is due to the federal Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The benefit to the county’s 2014 budget is “$6 million and change,” said County Chief Financial Officer Robert Franklin. | Through Obamacare, the federal government is reimbursing states for a larger share of their Medicaid costs. And since New York is one of only a few states that require counties to pay Medicaid costs, it has to pass much of the additional funding on to the counties. | Monroe’s budgeted Medicaid costs would drop to $181.7 million under the 2014 budget proposal, down from $184.2 million in 2013.
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The façade of Cook’s Opera House, where Sarah Bernhardt once performed. Torn down in the 1970’s, the Riverside Convention now covers the site. FILE PHOTO
When I talked with Barry and Haremza last week, I asked them whether it’s fair to assume that we’ll never have the kind of retail we had when Sibley’s and Midtown were thriving. “I don’t think we’re going to answer that,” Barry said, laughing. “Planners don’t have a crystal ball,” added Haremza. So if there’s ever a market for large retail, maybe. But you won’t find that kind of goal in the draft master plan. Pragmatic as it is, though, this plan doesn’t lack vision. Instead, it takes downtown’s attributes, uses them as a foundation, and tries to pave the way for future development to build on them. The plan may envision new buildings that are three or four-stories tall, Haremza said, but it wants them built in a way that they can be added to. New buildings may have offices on the first floors when they open, but it wants them built with flexibility, so that they could be converted to retail later if the market allows it. We’re lucky that downtown Rochester has
maintained the strength that it has — and that it has maintained the character that it has. The commitment of public officials and private interests has made that happen, and previous planning documents have helped a lot. For instance, new buildings have to be built up to the sidewalks, not set back, suburban office-park style. The ground floors of new buildings downtown have to be visually connected to the sidewalk outside, so that pedestrians feel connected to the buildings’ interiors, not shut off from them. The intent is to make downtown Rochester feel urban: like a city, not a suburban office park or shopping mall. It’s a statement that the City of Rochester believes that cities are unique. And not outmoded. 6 CITY
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The small but ornate Security Trust Company building on Main Street, demolished in the 1970’s and replaced by the Riverside Convention Center. FILE PHOTO
The City of Rochester will hold its final public forum on the draft version of a Center City Master Plan on December 11, at the Manhattan Square Park Lodge (the former restaurant down in the floor of the amphitheater). It starts at 4:30 p.m. with a 90-minute open house, followed at 6 by a formal presentation of the plan.
The new draft plan continues that thinking. It takes the attributes of the city’s downtown — its riverfront and its unique independent parts — and focuses on protecting and enhancing them. It emphasizes the importance of older buildings, bridges, parks, and streets. As the plan notes, compared to the region — and to many cities — Rochester has an unusual number of structures built before 1945. They’re a valuable asset that “must be celebrated and promoted as such,” the draft plan says. And they’ve been a key element in downtown’s slow climb back up. “We should all be aware,” said Barry, “that the most successful projects have been the conversion of older buildings.” You won’t have to be a fan of bureaucratic documents to find this one interesting. It’s the result of experienced city planners who have a deep knowledge of what makes cities work — and who are focusing on guidelines and developments that will attract people who like cities. It notes the importance of streets and sidewalks as public spaces, “not simply corridors for moving vehicular traffic,” and says that they must be designed to adequately serve as pedestrian corridors and gathering spaces. It says that investments in transportation should focus on walking and bicycling as well as automotive transportation. Because downtown Rochester developed before the
automobile, it’s “an inherently walkable area,” the plan says, and the city should try to reduce obstacles that discourage walking: blank walls, vacant ground-floor spaces, surface parking lots, poor snow and ice removal. The plan says we should begin to move Rochester “towards a more balanced transportation system, especially as national trends show young people favoring transportation other than the private automobile.” The plan notes the importance of the individual neighborhoods within the center city, and the importance of distinctive “gateways” and intersections: structural elements that let people know when they’re entering those areas. New development in any of those neighborhoods, the plan says, “should reinforce the sense of place or sense of arrival.” It emphasizes the importance of diversity and says that every new residential development “should accommodate different levels of income.” It says residential development should be clustered together “so that a critical mass of residents is created to support retail businesses within an easily walkable distance.” And it recommends that owner-occupied residential units be a priority. It says the city should keep in mind the importance of the arts to downtown Rochester, “including requirements for public art as part of public infrastructure projects, seeking creative ways to make unused city space available for
artists” and making sure that any proposed regulations don’t create “unnecessary obstacles on artists and art spaces.” It emphasizes the importance of first impressions to visitors. Every project planned for the center city “should be viewed with this perspective,” it says. It calls for a robust marketing effort, for development of quality retail businesses, and for addressing public safety problems, “real and perceived.” It emphasizes the importance of density and human-scale development, rejecting development strategies that focus on the needs of the automobile. It says we should focus on small-scale developments rather than massive ones requiring large amounts of land clearance. In addition to these more general statements, the plan includes nine pages of specific recommendations. Among them: redevelop the northwest corner of Main and Clinton, but try to retain the existing buildings; complete the gaps in the pedestrian and bike trail along the river; redevelop the Court-Exchange site into a permanent festival site, with a raised boardwalk to provide a view of the river; redevelop the former Kodak parking lot on State Street near Frontier Field; revise the Zoning Code to make it more flexible for uses like food trucks; and partner with the Garden Aerial organization to develop better access to the floor of the river gorge and the High Falls. There’s lots, lots more in the draft plan, which you can find in every city library and on the City of Rochester’s website, http:// www.cityofrochester.gov/CenterCity/. If you didn’t go to one of the four previous public forums on the plan, you can go to the one on December 11, where you can not only hear a presentation of the plan but also can talk with city officials about it. City planners are also posting Twitter updates. All this comes at an interesting time for Rochester, with a change in city administrations that brings a change in vision and priorities. Documents like master plans change less dramatically than administrations; they evolve, building on previous plans. And while they’re produced by professional planners, for at least the past four decades or so, the planners’ work has been based both on their knowledge of what works best in cities and what Rochesterians want. That’s true of the current draft Center City Master Plan. It’s very much a work in progress, says Marcia Barry. It won’t be finished until the planners complete their discussions with you. “Read it, mark it up, tell us what we missed.”
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The Flying Squirrel Community Center will hold a film series and fund raiser called “Expanding Democracy, Shrinking Corporatism.” “The Corporation” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Friday, December 6. The film looks at the history and the rise to power of the US corporate institution. “Beyond Elections:
Downtown United Presbyterian Church will present a reading of Joanna McClelland Glass’s “Palmer Park” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10, at 121 North Fitzhugh Street. The play raises questions about what would happen if the have-nots become the haves. The
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Redefining Democracy in the Americas” examines the variations and nature of democracies across the Americas. The film will be shown at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 7. And “This is What Democracy Looks Like” will be shown at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 8. The film uses footage from media activists to depict the 1999 World Trade Organization protests in Seattle. All films will be shown at 285 Clarissa Street. Tickets: $2 per film.
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If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my Italian heritage, it is this: You do not visit someone’s home, especially during the holiday season, without an armload of carbohydrates. Sure, you could pop by empty-handed, but everyone will whisper behind your back, and the invitations should dry up quickly once the malocchio really kicks in. Now, I’d hate for you to become a social pariah during the most wonderful time of the year, so read on for some local bakeries ready to supply you with breakfasty things, breads, desserts, and other treats for when you go a-callin’. And remember that you will almost certainly avoid both headache and heartache by ordering in advance. We obviously can’t name-check all the worthy bakeries that Rochester has to offer, so what’s your go-to sweet spot? Let us know by commenting on this article at rochestercitynewspaper.com. Not many places in town craft textbook French pâtisserie, but Pittsford Farms Dairy & Bakery boasts pastry chef Jean-Claude Carvin, busy in the open kitchen with gorgeous classics like the coffee-and-chocolate religieuse, raspberry Chiboust, and Paris-Brest with hazelnut mousseline. You’ll also find breakfast pastries, quick breads, cookies, pies, and custom cakes, and for the a la mode set, the dairy is one-stop shopping. (44 N. Main St., Pittsford, 586-6610) Etna Italian Pastry Shop and Café is located in what we will call the Awesome Italian Bakery District (the mighty
Martusciello’s is just a few doors away) and sells a tempting selection of dolci, like cannoli, rum babas, sfogliatelle, and butter cookies that have been filled, frosted, and dipped six ways from Sunday. All make lovely hostess gifts, but no one deserves an adorable pesche con crema more than you do. (2318 Lyell Ave., 429 6369, etnapastryshop.com) Open since July, Atlas Eats has gotten a lot of attention for its food, especially the Edible Atlas dinner series, but don’t forget that the small eatery houses its own tiny bakeshop. Besides a changing array of cookies, bars, cakes, and pies, Atlas Eats makes breads such as a 13-grain loaf and an excellent baguette, plus the popular Russian braid on Sundays. (2185 N. Clinton Ave., 544-1300, atlas-eats.com) It’s not easy to part with a sack of warm bagels from Balsam Bagels, but paired with one of Balsam’s approximately 8,000 cream cheese flavors — including a number of vegan options — it’s a much-appreciated contribution to just about any brunch gathering. On the sweeter side, Balsam offers a variety of muffins, scones, croissants, turnovers, and more, such as a pretzel-topped salted caramel brownie that you are totally allowed to eat in the morning, too. (288 N. Winton Road, 482-5080, balsambagels.com) Gluten-free products aren’t too hard to find lately, but Donna Marie’s Gluten-Free Bakery was Rochester’s only dedicated GF bakery when it opened back in 2009. Today Donna Marie’s supplies a number of retailers, but you can also head straight to the source for GF bread, rolls, cookies, muffins, custom cakes, and pies, as well as bread dough and
pie shells for those who want to add that homemade touch. (164 Newbury St., 2540706, donnamariesbakery.com) When Lyndsey Dee isn’t slaving over a keyboard (her YA debut novel “Flour City Blues” is available through Amazon), she’s masterminding cupcakes at her bakery Cakes a Go-Go. It’s a cozy space, so Cakes a Go-Go only stocks several different flavors at a time, along with various cookies and other baked goods. But if you can plan ahead, take a look at the wildly inspired creations on the cupcake menu — The Manhattan Project, for instance, is bourbon-infused orange cake with maraschino buttercream — and get ready to make some hard decisions. (57 S. Main St., Fairport, 337-8021, cakes-a-gogo.com) Earlier in 2013 Goodness Cakes celebrated five years of making the Neighborhood of the Arts just a bit sweeter, baking up a rotating selection of cookies and bars, tarts like raspberry-almond and chocolate-banana, and cake in its myriad forms, from mini-cupcakes to towering special-occasion cakes. The noncommittal should appreciate the cake-slice option as well as the opportunity to order a “weeclair.” (720 University Ave., 271-1890) Many chefs steer clear of the precision and patience required for baking, but Keith Myers made a seemingly seamless leap with Flour City Bread Co., where he uses organic flours and whole grains to produce loaves like pain au levain, spelt, and sprouted wheat. The viennoiserie are equally excellent, with classics like sticky buns, croissants, and danish. Check FCBC’s Facebook page for additional holiday
hours and seasonal offerings. (52 Public Market, 957-3096, flourcitybread.com) The scope of available baked goods at Leo’s Bakery & Deli is mindblowing, with yards of showcases that may flummox you. Fortunately, there are no wrong choices: scones, muffins, cookies, pies, cakes, and classy little delights like truffles and petit fours. Or hit up Leo’s new café for something savory, because nothing says “Happy Holidays” quite like a bouquet of subs. (101 Despatch Drive, East Rochester, 249-1000, leoselite.com) Sweet Sammie Jane’s Café & Pastry Shop does cookies, cakes, pies, and tarts, but macaron lovers, take note: this place cycles through around 40 different flavors of the delicate confection, which go beyond vanilla and chocolate to include caramel-apple, maple-bacon, pink champagne, roasted pineapple, spiced chai, tiramisu, green tea, and s’mores, to name but a few. Check Facebook for the weekly lineup. (3765 Chili Ave., 474-3100, sweetsammiejanes.com) Many of us have experienced the comforting bliss of a butterflake roll from Baker Street Bakery, but you may not know that Baker Street will make just about any of its breads — i.e., whole wheat, sunflower, and my favorite sourdough — into roll form. Holiday time brings out the fig-filled cucidati, spice-kissed chocolate meatball cookies, stollen, and a boozy traditional fruitcake that you’ll actually want to eat. (745 Park Ave., 241-3120) Chow Hound is a food and restaurant news column. Do you have a tip? Send it to food@ rochester-citynews.com. rochestercitynewspaper.com
any Rochesterians shy away from bicycling because of our harsh, fickle weather, or because our city, like so many others, has been developed around roadways. And though it’s slowly improving, we don’t yet have the best biking infrastructure. Improbable as it might sound, some of our population use bikes as their primary mode of transportation year-round.
Some cyclists have oriented their lives around the bike by choosing to live in manageable proximity to work and other important destinations. Many enjoy the enhancement to their health and fitness, and spending more time in the fresh air. Others have noticed that in attempting to travel more consciously, they have significantly cut down on unnecessary excursions.
And there are some who even create gorgeous machines that are to cyclists what high-end automobiles are to motorists. Here, five intrepid citizens, each of whom represent both the custom bike-building and wintercommuting worlds of Rochester bicycling culture, discuss craft and theft, dispel stubbornly held myths, and give tips on sharing the road with drivers and driving snow.
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Michael Cardinale Age: 24 What do you do? I cook at Red Fern and bar
back at The Revelry, and I sing in the band Alberto Alaska.
How long have you been building bikes, and why did you get into it? I started riding
my bike when I moved back [to Clifton Springs, New York] from Florida, because I had spent a lot of money there, and needed to sell my car. So I started riding this old bike, which was really tiny. My best friend’s dad gave me a road bike, because he said I looked like rhino on a tricycle. I worked in Canandaigua at the time, so I rode there every day — 11 miles there, and 11 miles back. I got a job in Rochester, so I started riding 36 miles there, and 36 miles back. I started working on bikes because mine kept breaking. What are you working on now? I’ve been working on this 50’s tandem bike. It’s really heavy, but it’s awesome. It’s my favorite thing that I want to finish, but I also want to really build up my bike for winter this year, really deck it out with good stuff so that winter isn’t as bad as it was last year. Studded tires, fenders, and switching out my handlebars so they’re higher up — when
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you’re in the snow, you don’t want to be bent down, taking the snow in your face, you want to be sitting up. When you have a hat, a hood, and a mask on, your peripheral vision is terrible, so you have to move your whole body to look behind you. So sitting upright helps. Which is worse, the cold, or the slush? If you bring a change of clothes, you’re fine, but the slush really sucks. I would rather be cold and ride in heavy snow than have to deal with slush. It sticks and gets crusted into every part of your bike. Through the winter, I also take my bike apart to clean it about every two days, because the salt gets in everything. If you really care about your bike and you want to preserve it, you have to clean it. It takes about an hour. What kind of gear do you need for your bike and for your body for winter biking? Fenders,
so slush and snow doesn’t whip up onto your legs and back. Get a waterproof jacket, even if it’s just a thin raincoat you put over your coat. It’ll break the wind and keep you from getting soaking wet. Wear a helmet. Get treaded tires, and ride slowly. Wear gloves. If you don’t have gloves, you’re pretty much just going to cry. And your hands are directing you. If they get numb, it’s terrifying.
In what ways could Rochester’s bicycling culture improve?
Bikers should be considerate and aware. If you’re in a heavy traffic area, don’t do things to cause an accident. Drivers don’t want to hit you, and they’re going to do things to avoid that if you dart out in front of them. I want to sustain myself cycling as long as I can, and I’m not interested in doing anything to get the laws pumped up against cyclists. Drivers could be more patient. Rochester needs more places to lock your bike up safely.
Jarred Foster Age: 25 What do you do? I work as a barista at Joe
Bean Coffee Roasters and as a bartender at Roc Brewing Co. How long have you been building bikes, and why did you get into it? I stopped having a
car, and wanted a bike. A friend gave me a
frame, and said, “You can have this if you can figure it out.” How many bikes have you built? Almost everyone I’ve worked with, I think, I’ve built a bike for, because I want everyone to ride. And most of them I’ve made ride single speeds or fixed-gears, because it’s easy, and cheap. I tell them, “If you buy the parts, I’ll put it together.” I’m still trying to figure out how to do everything, so if you give me a project, I’ll work on it. Describe your favorite custom project. I recently bought a bright yellow bike from a co-worker. It was nice, but it’s a bit too bright, so I stripped it all down. I got this idea from a friend to take old 80’s and 90’s comic books and glue them to the frame. How do you deal with the potential of bike theft? Have you had a bike stolen, and if so, what did you do? I cried. The
first thing I had stolen was both of my wheels. This was my first bike, and I had everything on it, just how I wanted it, and I walked out to go to work, and my bike [frame] was just hanging by the lock. The year after that, I had the entire frame stolen during Park Ave Fest. I checked on Craigslist every day for months. But if you
Left: Bikes at Monroe Avenue's Yellow Haus Bicycles. Below: Yellow Haus owner Alex Wirth bikes year-round.
Rochester Cycling Resources Bicycle sales/service
Bert’s Bikes and Fitness 100 Jay Scutti Blvd. 424-2777, bertsbikes.com.
Freewheeler’s Bicycle Store and Repair Center 1757 Mt. Hope Ave. 473-3724,
Full Moon Vista Bike & Sport 661 South Ave. 546-4030, fullmoonvista.com. Hosts races and events, and offers maintenance classes. Park Ave Bike Shop 2900 Monroe Ave. 381-3080, parkavebike.com. Organizes cycling races and events. R Community Bikes 226 Hudson Ave. 234-2008, rcommunitybikes.net. Towner’s Bikes 1048 University Ave. 271-4553, townersbikes.blogspot.com. Towpath Bike 3 Schoen Place, Pittsford. 381-2808, towpathbike.com. Offers a variety of events and classes from studio cycling to yoga for cyclists. Tryon Bike 150 N. Winton Road. 4134444, tryonbike.com. Offers a “wrench club,” where you pay an annual fee and have access to a full range of bicycle tools. Yellow Haus Bicycles 987 Monroe Ave. 340-7464, facebook.com/ yellowhausbicycles.
don’t know the serial number, or haven’t etched your name on the frame, there isn’t a lot authorities can do to help you. So know that number, and do a police report. And describe your bike to bike shops and pawn shops, in case the thief tries to resell it. What are some of the obstacles in Rochester regarding winter biking? Plows.
They’re terrifying. Getting sprayed by salt. I stick to main roads, which are generally better plowed, but you don’t know when cars will slide around, and plows move quickly, so you have to get off and walk on the sidewalk at times. What are some misconceptions about winter biking, or biking in Rochester in general?
That commuting takes a long time. Rochester is tiny. You can get anywhere in five to 15 minutes. And Rochester’s terrain is pretty manageable. Some people think it’s unsafe, but if you have your wits about you, you’re typically fine. Winter biking tips? Grow a big beard. Keep your face warm. Avoid Goodman Street. Take it easy, don’t try to go super fast. How can Rochester better balance the motorist/cyclist dynamic? Bikers don’t
belong on the sidewalk. It’s a lot more dangerous than being in the road. When you’re just hauling ass down the sidewalk, especially crossing driveways, drivers are not looking for you. In the streets, it doesn’t matter if they are impatient because they think you’re slowing them down — they can see you. Drivers shouldn’t cross the bike lanes and turn right in front of cyclists. Just think of me as a car.
Social groups and events
Crime Alley wearecrimealley.tumblr.com. Organizes alley-cat bike races and bike polo tournaments.
Genesee Valley Cycling Club
Jason Fierst Age: 41 What do you do? I’m currently a graduate
student at RIT at the School for American Crafts for furniture design. I’m also a community advocate at RIT. My job is to get students excited about getting off campus and into the greater Rochester community. What’s your philosophy regarding the balance of performance and art/design of the bike?
I definitely appreciate the aesthetics of bikes, and I have kind of a French Porteur bike that’s gone through a few iterations where it’s had handmade wood fenders, and I’ve put wood on the racks. Aesthetics were a little more important than function, but I think right now, form follows function. Typically I ride a cross bike — a road bike with a little bit of a wider tire — from RIT to Fairport or Pittsford, just to get out and get a gelato maybe. So for me, going fast, having the right tool for the job is very important. Describe your favorite custom project. In my former role as a mechanic and a service manager at Full Moon Vista, I built two custom bikes for a couple who were going to tour across the country and both their bikes came out to $28,000 when it was said and
done. It was their retirement gift to themselves — instead of buying an RV, they bought two very nice bicycles. They were like Italian suits, basically. There were measurements that had to be taken and sent to Seven Cycles, out of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and they build from scratch. Everything was custom, the handlebars, the racks, and I did the wheel builds for them. It was a fun build, because there was never a question of finance. Whatever they wanted to do, they did. How do you deal with the potential of bike theft? Have you had a bike stolen, and if so, what did you do? I’ve never had a bike stolen in
all my 27 years of serious cycling. I have locks on my wheels, with a special key used for my wheel set, and I lock the frame up. I keep all of my bikes in my apartment, and typically I find myself in scenarios where I can keep the bike inside my jobs. If I’m going for a leisure ride, I’ll select a restaurant that has outdoor seating, or lock it up in sight of a window. How/why did you get into biking year-round?
It started in undergrad, when I was at Eastern Michigan. I was commuting back and forth between Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, and I loved biking. I didn’t want to get a car, and parking was such a big hassle, so it seemed so convenient. But more importantly, I
Rochester Action Sports Park, riderasp.
com. Haven for all riders: BMX, mountain bikes, skateboards, inline, scooters, etc. Rochester Bike Kids facebook.com/ rochester.bikekids. Organizes benefit events and critical mass rides.
Rochester Bicycling Club
Rochester Cycling Alliance
rochestercyclingalliance.org. Hosts annual Bike Week events and more.
Spokes & Ink Bike & Poster Festival
Tweed Ride and Seersucker Social
just remember riding on the snow, and hearing the sound of the tires. All those little subtleties, like riding behind someone’s house and smelling their cooking...you just don’t experience that in a car. We’re so far removed from everything that’s going on. The change of the weather patterns, the wildlife…. How many miles do you bike per day, on average? What is the longest distance you’ve biked? Now I don’t ride the distance I used to
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biked is 2200 miles over the course of three weeks. Maybe 130 miles in a day. What are some of the challenges regarding biking in Rochester in general? Awareness
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from drivers. It’s almost like a two-tiered class system, where cyclists and pedestrians fall below drivers. I think it’s going to take time for Rochester to learn that space needs to be shared. In Madison, you can get anywhere you want to in the city [on a bike], safely, and families do that together. You see full families riding like that, and it’s not a big deal. Whereas here, if you saw families biking together, it would seem a little out of place to the average person.
What are some misconceptions about winter biking, or biking in Rochester in general?
That you’re going to be cold on a bike. I would disagree. I think it’s sometimes worse to scrape off the windows of a car, and get in a freezing cold vehicle that’s been sitting outside overnight, than to be chilly for the first five minutes and then warm up quickly on your bike ride. If anything, you’ll show up to work a little overheated. What kind of gear do you need for your bike and for your body for winter biking?
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Definitely fenders. Full fenders. If the ground’s wet, you’re going to get wet. Really good lights. There’s a point where I put studded tires on the bike, for black ice, and going around turns. Even the painted strips on the roads can become slick. Keep some sandwich bags in your bag — they’re a good windbreak. It’s all about having backups, so having two different types of gloves and headgear helps. Little heat packs for your toes, in an emergency. Keeping extremities warm is the most important. Winter biking tips? Plows can push the snow
onto the shoulder, where you would typically ride, and shared space gets smaller. I try to encourage people to use the bike paths and side streets, and stay off main roads, and stay off anything [with a speed limit of] more than 35 miles an hour. I’ve seen too many people get hurt. I’ll go out of my way, if I have to. Maybe back off on speed a bit, so you’re not sweating, because that will make you more cold. Rochester’s slowly shifting toward becoming a more bike-able city. What, in your opinion, is the ideal balance for a city of our size?
I think Rochester’s doing a good job, and given five or 10 years, it’ll be where some of the other cities are. You don’t just need the infrastructure, you need a generation of people getting used bicycles being on the road. It needs to become the norm. Right now, drivers just aren’t used to it, especially in winter. So there are safety risks.
Marcus “MdotCoop” Cooper What do you do? I’m an emcee and artist. I also work in the Rochester City School District as a paraprofessional and at the Boys & Girls Club of Rochester. What’s your philosophy regarding the balance of performance and art/design of the bike?
Performance and design go hand in hand for me when it comes to bikes. If a bike doesn’t look good I don’t want to ride it. Aesthetics are just as important as its function. What’s your current ride? My current ride is a work horse; it’s an All-City Cycles Nature Boy fixed-gear frameset with cantilever brakes. Perfect for commuting and city riding on the daily.
What is the most money you’ve put into one bike project? On average I’ve spent $2,000
on a build. Working at a bike shop has helped with costs, and once you’ve built a few bikes you start acquiring parts that you can move over to different builds. How do you deal with the potential of bike theft? Have you had a bike stolen, and if so, what did you do? Bike theft is very real.
I never skimp on bike locks and try to be mindful of where I lock up. I’ve had a bike stolen — my favorite build thus far, which was a Kazane Japanese steel-lugged track frameset that I built from the ground up with only the best parts — but never off of the street while locked up. After my bike was stolen I scoured the pawn shops and Craigslist here and surrounding cities. I also made flyers to hang in local bike shops and alerted friends and fellow cyclists. How/why did you get into biking year round?
I started biking year round to commute back and forth to work and found I really enjoyed it. I like the unpredictable weather and being able to make better time than cars and public transportation in many cases. Do you own a car or use other transportation? What is the percentage of time do you transport via bike? I don’t own a car
currently, so my bike is my primary means of transportation. I spend anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours a day in the saddle between commuting and running errands.
What are some misconceptions about winter biking, or biking in Rochester in general?
Common misconceptions about winter riding are it’s too cold or dangerous. You certainly have to dress for the weather, but more often than not, I’m overly warm while riding and I find winter riding no more dangerous than any other season. What kind of gear do you need for your bike and for your body for winter biking? The right
gear is crucial for winter riding. Winterizing my bike consists of putting on fenders and knobbier tires for varying conditions. For clothing: waterproof/windproof jacket and pants, a polypropylene thermal layer for warmth and to wick away moisture. I use clipless pedals and shoes, so toe covers for my shoes. Also, a solid pair of gloves. I have many, from fingerless to micro fleece, etc. Winter biking tips? Take your time, allow yourself plenty of time to travel. Dress for the weather. Keep up on bike maintenance. Winter isn’t the time for avoidable gear malfunctions. How would you describe the Rochester biking community? I love the cycling
community here, from the staff at shops to the everyday commuter. People come from all walks of life and are typically pretty friendly. The community here is pretty respectful and mindful of one another, always waving or giving a head nod.
Alex Wirth Age: 35 What do you do? I own Yellow Haus Bicycles,
which mainly focuses on touring, commuting, and urban biking. We sell both vintage bikes and new bikes, and do services and repairs.
How long have you been building bikes, and why did you get into it? I’ve been into
biking since I was a little kid. My neighbor across the street had a nice workshop in his basement. I’d go out and trash my bike, and bring it back, and he’d fix it up for me. So I learned a lot from him. Over the years, instead of paying someone to do repairs, I just tried to do it myself. I’ve always been sort of mechanically inclined, and excited about doing all kinds of hands-on work. What’s your philosophy regarding the continues on page 32 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 13
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Christmas music staple, but only the first part of this great oratorio is about Christ’s birth; the second and third parts delve into other aspects of Christian belief. However, they also contain dandy music, so no holiday concert seems complete without them. The Roberts Wesleyan College Chorale and Community Orchestra, along with six soloists, will present Part I of “Messiah,” plus the “Hallelujah Chorus” and the final “Amen,” this weekend as part of a Christmas Gala Concert. — BY DAVID RAYMOND
Eddie Clendening, Hot Rod Mike Graham, and Jason Smay performed Friday, November 29, at The Record Archive. PHOTO BY FRANK DE BLASE
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This is a band so new, it ain’t got a name yet. It got slapped together after Denver, Colorado, strummer and crooner Eddie Clendening sat in for an impromptu jam at Abilene with The Lustre Kings. Clendening is here on business. It just so happens that rockin’ is his business, and business is good. He’s performing as part of “Good Rockin’ Live: A Salute to Sun Records,” now playing at the Winton Road location of Downstairs Cabaret Theatre. So on his nights off he’s plugged into a locomotive rhythm section with Hot Rod Mike Graham (Electro Kings) and Jason Smay (Hi-Risers, JD McPherson) to make up this killer nameless combo. They rocked The Record Archive’s Black Friday house on, well, Black Friday. You may recognize the name from when Clendening played the part of Elvis Presley as part of the hit Broadway sensation “Million Dollar Quartet,” which came to the Auditorium Theatre a few years back. But salutes to the King and all the King’s men on the Sun label and beyond are just a mere whisper of what this mile-high rockabilly cat is capable of, especially in this line-up.
Clendening knows the great American rockabilly songbook inside and out, as well as the more obscure names like Johnny Powers, Joe Clay, Ronnie Dawson, and Mickey Baker (of Mickey and Sylvia fame). But it’s when he digs into his own material off his killer album “Walkin and Cryin’” that the man truly shines with a periodcorrect reverence and contemporary sting. Clendending’s guitar has teeth, with a nasty tone driven by his bare hands. Don’t blame Danielle Ponder. She can’t help it. No matter what kind of band you put her in front of, the soul is there. You can’t hide genuine soul. That’s not to say she was trying to hide anything with her grooving set following Clendening’s trio at the Archive, but her new band, Tomorrow People, is abbreviated and a little more straight ahead — a little less r&b than Black August and a bit less angular than Filthy Funk — and it comes off sweet and rocking. What remains is Ponder’s passion. She doesn’t just sing the notes, but rather wrings the blood and tears out of them. She is an incredibly gifted singer that is felt as much as she is heard.
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Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 4544596. hochstein.org. 12:10 p.m. Free. Roc City Ringers. Irondequoit Library, Helen McGraw Branch, 2180 E. Ridge Rd. 336-6060. 7 p.m. Registration requested: 336-6060. [ JAZZ ]
Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137. com. 6:30 p.m. Free. Krista Hartwig. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135.net. 6 p.m. Free. SmugTown Stompers. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. East Rochester. 348-9091. mcgrawsirishpub. com. 7:30 p.m. Free. The White Hots. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135.net. 6 p.m. Free. [ HIP-HOP/RAP ]
Word of Mouth Wednesday’s w/DJ Private Eye. Dubland Underground, 315 Alexander St. 232-7550. dublandunderground. wordpress.com. 10 p.m. 21+. $5.
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 EASTMAN-ROCHESTER CHORUS AND EASTMAN SCHOOL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WILLIAM WEINERT AND LEE WRIGHT, CONDUCTORS Brahms Alto Rhapsodie, Dvorak Te Deum, Op. 103, Rouse Karolju Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8 pm Free
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 FACULTY ARTIST SERIES – ALAN HARRIS, CELLO with Mikhail Kopelman, violin; Bonita Boyd, flute; and Barry Snyder, piano Music of Martinu, Mendelssohn, and Faure Hatch Recital Hall, 3 pm Tickets $10 general public at the door, free to U/R ID Holders MONDAY, DECEMBER 9 EASTMAN WIND ENSEMBLE H. ROBERT REYNOLDS, CONDUCTOR
Skrowaczewski Music for Winds, Dvorak Serenade in D minor, op. 44, and Hindemith Symphony in B flat Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8 pm Free TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10 COLLEGIUM MUSICUM Highlights from the 1655 Serse of Cavalli, the 1694 Serse of Bononcini, and the 1738 Serse of Handel Kilbourn Hall, 8 pm Free
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11 EASTMAN PHILHARMONIA CHAOWEN TING, CONDUCTOR Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliette Overture-Fantasy, Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491 and Shostakovich Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10 Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8 pm Free
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You say the words “math rock” and eyes often glaze over. It’s as if by definition you have to compute something or contribute to some higher understanding in lieu of simple listening enjoyment. But what happens when the components in the equation are melodic or angelic or narcotic? What happens when two core components are bliss and thrill born of genuine curiosity? What happens is you get a band like Fowls. Arising from hardcore ashes, the Rochesterbased Fowls was founded in the late winter of 2011 by guitarists Vadim Ovcharov and Ruben Vazquez, drummer Ricardo Vazquez, and bassist Alex Nikolovski. The band immediately focused inward, presenting genre-defying — and in some cases genre-defining — challenges to itself. The result is a melodic sensibility cloaked in a fair degree of sonic uncertainty and dynamics. Fowls produces more of an indie-rock sound
than math rock, but it’s still abstract enough to raise eyebrows above adventurous smiles. The band has just released its first CD, “Into The Wild,” on Syracuse-based label BettyElm Records. On the disc the sweet ’n’ sour push and pull swirls around the group’s pop penchant. Ovcharov, Ruben Vazquez, and Nikolovski stopped by to discuss math rock, math pop, and show me how to correctly spell their names. An edited transcript of our conversation follows. CITY: Your sound has progressed in such a short time — it is markedly different from how it started out. Why? How? Ruben Vazquez: It was a lot different. It was a
heavier style, more like post-hardcore music. Then it got to a point a couple of years ago — around 2011 — that we got kind of tired of playing that music. We wanted to expand our influences and what we played. I wasn’t too into it anymore.
Perhaps you outgrew it? Vadim Ovcharov: Definitely. From the
beginning, Ruben and I had a real unique way of approaching music, but I feel that we didn’t have inspiration. And I wanted to try something new and a little more positive sounding. We started getting into more indie, underground
myself a goal. It’s all about setting a certain goal, and when you work around it you fall into different spaces. Ovcharov: Other than the first two songs we wrote, every song was a different spectrum. What comes easy to the band? Ovcharov: It’s easy for us to come up with
dual guitar parts. I basically learned how to play guitar being in a band with Ruben. At first I didn’t know what I was doing.
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Why do you think you appeal to fans? Ovcharov: We want to write music people
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“Into The Wild” is brand new, but look ahead. What does the next album sound like? Have you started writing toward it? Vazquez: Well, we’re always writing. Our
newer stuff is more upbeat, a lot more complex. We’re messing around with more electronic drum sounds to create a new realm of complexity in our music.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4
[ POP/ROCK ]
The Dirty Pennies w/Cult Classic, Wisdom Kids. Bug Jar,
219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $5-$7. Significant Other. Dinosaur BarB-Que, 99 Court St. 325-7090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 9 p.m. Free.
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5
Rochester Ukulele Support Group. Bernunzio’s Uptown
$10 • NO Drink Minimum
WCFM 96.5 BREAKROOM BAD BOY CHRISTMAS PARTY
Tom Waits Tribute: Swordfishtrombones Revisted.
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Crossmolina. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. East Rochester. 348-9091. mcgrawsirishpub.com. 7 p.m. Free. Jim Lane. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free.
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POP/ROCK | ANTHONY GREEN
Anthony Green is well-known for being part of noteworthy bands such as Circa Survive, Saosin, and Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer, but he has also had a successful solo career on the side. Green has released three solo albums since 2008 — the most recent, “Young Legs” — having been released earlier this month. Green takes a different perspective with his new album, writing from the viewpoint of other people rather than himself. Not only does he experiment with viewpoint, but also production and instrumentation; he’s now playing with an acoustic, ethereal sound that is uncharacteristic of his previous work.
Genesee Johnny. The Beale,
693 South Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille.com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. [ CLASSICAL ]
Chapel Concert by Candlelight.
Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs St. 271-6513. thirdpresbyterian.org. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted.
Eastman at Washinton Square Lunchtime Concerts. firts
univeralist church, 150 s. clinton ave. 274-1400. 12:15 p.m. Free. Homer Marple and The Carolers. The Shops On West Ridge, 3200 W Ridge Rd. 368-0670. theshopsonwestridge.net. 2 p.m. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]
Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays ft. The Charles Mitchell Group.
Espada Brazilian Steak, 274 N. Goodman St. Village Gate. 473-0050. espadasteak.com. 6 p.m. Free. Dave Rivello Ensemble. Village Rock Cafe, 213 Main St. East Rochester. 586-1640. 9 p.m. Free. Dynamics. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 232-6090. panevinoristorante.com. 8 p.m. Free.
Genny and Jazz ft. Dave Chisholm Quartet. Richmond’s
Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. 270-8570. richmondstavern. com. 11 p.m. Call for info.
Jazz Thursdays ft. The David Detweiler Trio. The Food Bar at
Wegmans, 3195 Monroe Ave. 248-8685. 5 p.m. Free. John Palocy Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free. Mike Kaupa. Monroe’s Restaurant, 3001 Monroe Avenue. 348-9104. 6 p.m. Call for info.
Anthony Green performs Tuesday, December 10, 8 p.m. at Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St., $17-$20, waterstreetmusic.com. — BY LEAH CREARY The Joe Santora Trio w/Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff.
Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free. Ryan from El Rojo Jazz. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 6 p.m. Free. Sonny Brown Band. Bernunzio’s Uptown Music, 112 East Ave. 7 p.m. Call for info. The Swooners. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 2484825. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:30 p.m. Free. [ REGGAE/JAM ]
The Buddhahood . Dinosaur
Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 325-7090. dinosaurbarbque. com. 9 p.m. Free Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 9 p.m. Free. [ POP/ROCK ]
Blackout. Boulder Coffee Co.,
100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffeeco.com. 8 p.m. Call for info. Five Alarm Open Jam. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 3193832. thefirehousesaloon.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. Heffron Drive. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. themontagemusichall.com. 7 p.m. $35.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Ben Sheridan. Salvatore’s Pizzeria At The Garage Door, 149 East Ridge Rd. (585)342-7580. 9 p.m. Free. Big Blue House. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble: Curley Christmas. Harmony
House, 58 East Main St. Webster. 8 p.m. $10-$18. Dave North w/Mike Pepper. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. East Rochester. 348-9091. mcgrawsirishpub. com. 6 p.m. Free. Happy Hour: B-Free. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 6 p.m. 21+. Free. Jim Lane. 58 Main, 58 N. Main St. Brockport. 637-2383. 58main.com. 8 p.m. Free. JT&Me. BLU Bar & Grill, 250 Pixley Rd. 750-2980. blurochester.com. 8 p.m. Call for info. Kari Todesco. Boulder Coffee Co., 739 Park Ave. 697-0235. bouldercoffeeco.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. continues on page 18
The Saturday Giant w/Cammy Enaharo, Eyeway. Bug Jar, 219
Monroe Ave. 7:30 p.m. $7-$9.
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Women of Faith. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square. 758-5300. bluecrossarena.com. Friday: 7 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. womenoffaith.com. $99-$109. Zach Myers. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 2321520. themontagemusichall. com. 8 p.m. $15.
Ralph Louis. Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St. 546-3450. rochesterplaza.com. 6 p.m. Free. The Younger Gang, Ruckus Juice Jug Stompers. Bernunzio’s
Uptown Music, 112 East Ave. 473-6140. 7 & 9 p.m. $10. The Younger Gang. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. templebarandgrille.com. 10 p.m. Free.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7
[ BLUES ]
Big Mike & The Motivators.
The Beale, 1930 Empire Blvd. Webster. 216-1070. thebealegrille.com. 7 p.m. Call for info. Midnight Cruisers. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille.com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. [ CLASSICAL ]
Amadeus Chorale and Lyric Arts Orchestra: Comfort and Joy Concert. Asbury First United
Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave. 271-1050. 7 p.m. $5.
Genesee Valley Orchestra & Chorus: A Christmas Garland.
Perinton Presbyterian Church, 6511 Pittsford Palmyra Rd. 2231203. 7:30 p.m. $10-$15.
GVOC presents A Christmas Garland. GVOC, PO Box 177.
Fairport. 223-9006. gvoc.org. 7:30 p.m. $10-$15.
Homer Marple and The Carolers. The Shops On West Ridge, 3200 W Ridge Rd. 368-0670. theshopsonwestridge.net. 2 p.m. Call for info. La Fiesta de la Posada. Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park. cathedralcommunity. org. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted. Madrigalia: What Sweeter Music- A Choral Christmas.
St. Luke’s Brockport, 14 State St. Brockport. 637-6650. stlukesbrockport.org. 7:30 p.m. $5-$15. Morning Musicale. St. Anne Church, 1600 Mt. Hope Ave. 271-3260. ourladyoflourdessaintanne.org. 7:30 p.m. Morning Musicale - chamber and solo works by Bach, Schubert, Scriabin, Holst and Vaughan Williams. $10. [ COUNTRY ]
The BroncoVic Band. Sandra’s
Saloon, 276 Smith St. 585-2856786. 9 p.m. Free. [ JAZZ ]
Fred Costello & Roger Ekers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s,
1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. charleybrownspenfield.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. Kyle Vock Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free. Marco Amadio. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 2326090. panevinoristorante.com. 6:30 p.m. Free.
POP/ROCK | PALE GREEN STARS
They used to call Jeff Jones Dracula when he fronted Dracula Jones; a breakneck and rough-hewn outfit whose fast and loose hard rock had fans wiping their chins. Well the cat is back without the Transylvanian prefix and a new band with plenty of bite: Pale Green Stars, a trio full of honky tonk, country blues, and a pervading tongue-incheek white trash aesthetic. This Syracuse-based band hangs, twangs, and bangs the classic side of the country road. Just take a bite out of the tasty new platter “The Honky Tonk Years” and delight in the swingin’ country folks like Hank 3 and the Drive-By Truckers, and Pale Green Stars, refuse to abandon. A little more dynamic than Dracula Jones but just as salacious…Better bring napkins just in case. Pale Green Stars performs with Waylon Speed, The Barry Brothers Band, and The Fevertones Tuesday, December 10, 9 p.m., at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave., $7-$9, bugjar.com. — BY FRANK DE BLASE Matthew Sieber Ford Trio. Tapas 177 Lounge, 177 St. Paul St. 262-2090. tapas177.com. 4:30 p.m. Free. The Joe Santora Trio w/Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff.
Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free. Soul Express. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 2484825. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Pultneyville Grill, 4135
Lake Rd. Pultneyville. (315) 589-4512. PultneyvilleGrill.com. 6:30 p.m. Free. [ R&B ]
The Lobby Presents Art Opening ft. Danielle Ponder & The Tomorrow People w/Declan Ryan, Dreadful Operator, Seth Joseph Faergolzia. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 8 p.m. 21+. $5. Shine . Captain’s Attic, 37 Charlotte St. 546-8885. 10 p.m. Free.
[ REGGAE/JAM ] Ocupanther. Dubland Underground, 315 Alexander St. 232-7550. dublandunderground. wordpress.com. 10 p.m. Free. Turnip Stampede. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 10 p.m. Free.
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Catch 22. Nola’s Restaurant &
Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave. 6633375. nolasweb.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. Chris Poland. House of Guitars, 645 Titus Ave. 544-3500. houseofguitars.com. noon. Free Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 9:30 p.m. $5. Dave Richeone Band. Smokin’ Joe’s Bar & Grill, 425 Lyell Ave. Call for info. Dirt Child. TP’s Irish Pub, 916 Panorama Trail. (585) 385-4160. 9 p.m. Free.
Fowls Vinyl Release Party ft. Bryan Johnson & Family, Cottage Jefferson. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup. com. 9 p.m. $3-$5.
Friday Night Live ft. Jeff Cosco. Richmond’s Tavern,
21 Richmond Street. 2708570. richmondstavern.com. 6 p.m. Free.
The Hi-Risers w/Teagan and Lou. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 2323230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 6 p.m. Free before 8 p.m., $10-$15 after.
Sinzibukwud w/Generation Gap. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. johnnysirishpub. com. 5 p.m. Free. Something Else. Vinyl Night Club, 291 Alexander St. 325-7998. 10 p.m. 21+. $5.
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Acoustic Saturdays. Rush Church, 6200 Rush Lima Rd. Rush. 568-2178. thecafearoma. com. First Saturday of every month, 7 p.m. Free. Blue Jimmy. Flaherty’s Honeoye Falls, 60 W. Main St. Honeoye Falls. 497-7010. flahertys.com. Call for info. Chris Burley. The Shops On West Ridge, 3200 W Ridge Rd. 3680670. theshopsonwestridge.net. 1 p.m. Call for info. The Dady Brothers. The Beale, 1930 Empire Blvd. Webster. 2161070. thebealegrille.com. 7 p.m. Call for info.
An Evening of Music and Conversation w/John Sebastion. Cafe Veritas at First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South. 7:30 p.m. $25-$28. Frankie & Jewels. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 2561000. 140alex.com. 6 p.m. Call for info. Galtee Mountain Boys. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. East Rochester. 348-9091. mcgrawsirishpub.com. 8 p.m. Free. Jim Lane. Pint & Goblet Tavern, 300 Village Square Blvd. Honeoye Falls. 624-4386. cbsbrewing.com/visiting-cbsbrewing-company/pint-goblet/. 6 p.m. Free. Marty Roberts. Flaherty’s Webster, 1200 Bay Rd. Webster. 671-0816. flahertys.com. Call for info. Men Behaving Badly. Hamlin Station Bar & Grill, 52 Railroad Ave. Hamlin. 964-2010. hamlinstation.net. 8:30 p.m. Call for info. [ BLUES ]
The Crawdiddies (Final Show). The Beale, 693 South Ave. 2714650. thebealegrille.com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Fat City. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. johnnysirishpub.com. 8 p.m. Free. John Cole Blues Band. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 10 p.m. Free. Mojo Monkeyz. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 10 p.m. Free. CLASSICAL
Brombaugh Organ farewell concert. St. Michael’s Church,
869 N. Clinton Ave. 325-4041. sfxcrochester.org. 4 p.m. Free.
Genesee Valley Orchestra & Chorus: A Christmas Garland.
Perinton Presbyterian Church, 6511 Pittsford Palmyra Rd. 2231203. 7:30 p.m. $10-$15. Gibbs & Main Pairs. The Harley School, 1981 Clover St. 442-1770. harleyschool.org. 6 p.m. $50.
GVOC presents A Christmas Garland. GVOC, PO Box 177.
Fairport. 223-9006. gvoc.org. 7:30 p.m. $10-$15.
Madrigalia: What Sweeter Music- A Choral Christmas.
Baptist Temple, 1101 Clover St. 473-3200. thebaptisttemplerochester.org. 7:30 p.m. $5-$15. [ COUNTRY ]
Lovin Cup Holiday Miracle ft. ZBTB, The Moon Zombies, That Party Band. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup. com. 4 p.m. Call for info. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Blue Label Saturdays ft. DJ Andy Fade and DJ Bobby Base. Flat Iron Café, 561 State
St. 454-4830. flatironcafe.net. Call for info. DJ Big Reg. Plush, 151 St. Paul St. 232-5650. venurochester. com. 10 p.m. Call for info. DJ Blake. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 2561000. 140alex.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. DJ Darkwave. Vertex Night Club, 169 N. Chestnut St. 232-5498. 10 p.m. $3-$8. Upscale Saturdays. ONE Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 546-1010. oneclublife.com. First Saturday of every month. 21+. Call for info. Jameson Alexander, Rob Morley. Love Nightclub, 45 Euclid St. 222-5683. 10 p.m. 21+, 18+ after 2 a.m. $6-$20. La Selva. Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. facebook.com/ Tiltnightclub. 10 p.m. Call for info.
Poke Dem Saturdays ft. Team Lion Paw, The Money Green Theme, Nick Kage, and Wavey.
Trinities Restaurant, 36 W. Main St. 319-4047. 10 p.m. $5-$10. Saturday Night Ladies Night. BLU Bar & Grill, 250 Pixley Rd. 247-0079. blurochester.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]
Fred Costello & Roger Ekers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s,
1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. charleybrownspenfield.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. Jim Nugent Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free. Night Train. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 232-6090. panevinoristorante. com. 6:30 p.m. Free. Norman Tibbils. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 7 p.m. Free.
The Joe Santora Trio w/Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff. Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free.
Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Hedges Restaurant, 1290 Lake Rd. Webster. 265-3850. HedgesNineMilePoint.com. 6:30 p.m. Free.
[ POP/ROCK ]
Gas House Gorillas w/Butchers Blind. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 2323230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 6:30 p.m. $10.
Grey Light, Cello Show, and Eggs Benedict. Downstairs
Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. 325-4370. downstairscabaret. com. 8 p.m. $5.
Hardcore Punk Matinee w/ Lamby, Real Gone, Sulk, and Blurring. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe
Ave. 4:30 p.m. $6-$8.
The Midnight Ghost Train w/ Clyde, The Red Lion. and The Gowns. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $7-$9.
Springer. Nola’s Restaurant &
Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave. 6633375. nolasweb.com. 10 p.m. Call for info.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Celtic Music Sundays. Temple
Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. templebarandgrille.com. 7 p.m. Free. Chris Burley. The Shops On West Ridge, 3200 W Ridge Rd. 3680670. theshopsonwestridge.net. 11 a.m. Call for info. The Dady Brothers. Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park. cathedralcommunity.org. 2 p.m. Free, donations accepted. Fandango at the Tango. Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 271-4930. tangocafedance.com. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 271-4930. tangocafedance.com. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted. [ CLASSICAL ] Compline. Christ Church, 141 East Ave. 454-3878. christchurchrochester.org. 9 p.m. Free, donations accepted.
The Greece Community Orchestra. Italian-American
Sports Club, 1250 Buffalo Rd. 464-9160. 4 p.m. Free, donations accepted.
Madrigalia: What Sweeter Music- A Choral Christmas.
Bethany Presbyterian Church, 3000 Dewey Ave. 663-3000. bethanyrochester.org. 3 p.m. $5-$15. Music of Poland. University of Rochester Strong Auditorium, River Campus. 275-9898. rochester.edu/skalny. 3 p.m. Free.
New Horizons Band Holiday Concert. University of Rochester
Alumni and Advancement Center, 300 East River Rd. 2 p.m. Free.
Rochester Chamber Orchestra: Handel’s Messiah. Hochstein
Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. hochstein.org. 7 p.m. $10-$100. Silver Tones Flute Choir. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. 3 p.m. Call for info.
[ COUNTRY ]
Open Mic hosted by The Smokin’ Hogan Band.
Sandra’s Saloon, 276 Smith St. 285-6786. 4 p.m. Free.
Spend New Year’s Eve with us.
[ DJ/ELECTRONIC ] Boasy Sundaze. Club Clarissas, 293 Clarissa St. 232-3430. Call for info. Drink and Drag Sundays. ONE Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 546-1010. oneclublife.com. 8 p.m. 18+. Call for info.
Serving a limited a la carte menu 5pm to 2am.
THREE COURSES. Specialties include exotic sea fare, superior beef selections and rare wines by the glass.
Ship Wrecked Sunday’s ft. DJ Trancesend. Captain’s Attic, 37
Charlotte St. 546-8885. 21+. Call for info.
Tequila Sundays ft. DJ Andy Fade. Flat Iron Café, 561 State
St. 454-4830. flatironcafe.net. 10 p.m. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]
Bill Slater Solo Piano. Woodcliff
Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. woodcliffhotelspa. com. Call for info. Free. Gian Carlo Cervone Trio. Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Lake Rd. Pultneyville. 315-589-4512. pultneyvillegrill.com. 4 p.m. Call for info. Sunday Serenades. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300. brightonlibrary.org. 2 p.m. A Jazzy Christmas with the Mark Viavattine Trio. Free. [ KARAOKE ]
Karaoke w/Cyd Scarlett. Jose
& Willy’s, 20 Lakeshore Drive. Canandaigua. 905-0222. Joseandwillys.com. 8:30 p.m.
BLUES | TEAGAN AND LOU
Local favorite Teagan and The Tweeds play electric, country-infused blues. Two members of the band — Teagan Ward, the lead singer/guitarist, and Lou Giglio, lead guitar — have set off on an adventure of their own, creating a noteworthy acoustic duo. Teagan and Lou combine a wide range of styles to create soulful, oftentimes confessional, music with that bluesy edge that they are known for. The two create a big, bold sound out of just two guitars and Teagan’s powerful vocals: an impressive feat that should not be missed.
[ POP/ROCK ]
Moistboyz. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup. com. 9 p.m. $15.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10
The Results w/On the Cinder, Sexy Teenagers. Bug Jar, 219
MONDAY, DECEMBER 9
Bluesday Tuesday Blues Jam.
Anonymous Willpower. Smokin’ Joe’s Bar & Grill, 425 Lyell Ave. Call for info. [ POP/ROCK ]
100.5 The Drive’s Mistletoe Show ft. The Fray, Sara Bareilles, Parachute, and Pretty in Pink. Main Street Armory,
900 E. Main St. 232-3221. rochestermainstreetarmory.com. 7 p.m. $30-$35.
Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $5-$7.
[ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Magic City Monday’s. Louie’s Cordial’s Lounge, 392 Lyell Ave. 254-2844. 7 p.m. $5 before 10 p.m.
Manic Monday Retro Dance: DJ Professor, DJ MaryKate. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. 21+. Free. [ JAZZ ]
Roses & Revolutions. Bistro
135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free.
550 East Avenue | Rochester | charsteakandlounge.com
Make your reservations now: 241.7100
Teagan and Lou open for The Hi-Risers on Friday, December 6, 6 p.m., at Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way, free before 8 p.m., $10-$15 after, abilenebarandlounge.com. — BY LEAH CREARY
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Anthony Green. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 3255600. waterstreetmusic.com. 8 p.m. $17-$20. Jim Lane. Norton’s Pub, 1730 N. Goodman St. 266-3570. 6 p.m. Free. Jon Lewis. Towpath Café, 6 N. Main St. Box Factory Bldg. Fairport. 377-0410. towpathcafe.com. Every other Tuesday, 5 p.m. Free. Steve Lyons. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 8 p.m. Free.
[ R&B ]
ROOF TOP BAR Two bars on the 9th floor open at 6pm. The best view in town for Rochester’s Fireworks!
[ BLUES ] P.I.’s Lounge, 495 West Ave. 8 p.m. Call for info. Teagan Ward. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille.com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. [ CLASSICAL ] Ben Waara. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 6:30 p.m. Free. Greece Concert Band. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 549 Dewey Ave. 254-9170. 7 p.m. Free, canned good donations accepted.
[ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
2 Reason Tuesdays w/DJ Zio.
Nathaniel’s Pub, 251 Exchange Boulevard. 232-8470. Call for info. Free. DJ Ghetto Blaster. Club Clarissas, 293 Clarissa St. 232-3430. Call for info. DJ Kathy. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 3343030. nashvillesny.com. Call for info.
Tuesday Americano w/Bobby Base. Flat Iron Café, 561 State St. 454-4830. flatironcafe.net. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]
Bobby DiBaudo Duo. Bistro 135,
135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free. Roses & Revolutions. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. woodcliffhotelspa. com. 5:30 p.m. Free.
[ POP/ROCK ]
Amanda Ashley. The Titus
Tavern, 692 Titus Ave. 2705365. titustavern.com. 7 p.m. Call for info.
Waylon Speed w/Pale Green Stars, The Barry Brothers Band, and The Fevertones. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $7-$9.
rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 19
Art Framing First Friday [ PHOTO ESSAY ] BY LARRISA COE
First Friday is a monthly citywide gallery night showcasing area artists. Participating galleries exhibit a mix of local, national, and international talent, and many artists open their studios to the public. First Friday Rochester was initiated by Rochester Contemporary Art Center. This photo series gives a behind-the-scenes look at some of the artists that exhibited in November 2013. Some photos were taken at the November First Friday event, while others were taken in their workspaces. First Friday takes place again Friday, December 6. For more information on upcoming First Friday events, visit firstfridayrochester.org.
1) Lindsey Collier Sears is a jewelry artist with studio space is in the Hungerford Building. On First Fridays you can find her at Dichotomy on Park Avenue. 2) Collier Sears is working on a new series attempting to incorporate both fused glass and stones. This is an unfinished piece. 3) Hungerford artist Constance Mauro demonstrates an encaustic painting technique. Collages are made by adhering delicate paper to a board with hot beeswax. 4) First Friday attendees admire photographs by Joan Lyons at the “Land (landscapes) Scapes” show at Spectrum Gallery. 5) Jim Delucia has a studio space in the Anderson Arts building. He shares his space with Pistachio Press and often opens his studio during First Friday. 6) Delucia’s work “Parrot and Crow” sold during the “#imhereyourethere” exhibit at AXOM Gallery. 7) RIT graduate Muhammad I Aslam is a figure scupltor who shares a studio space with Kuma Gama in the Hungerford Building. 8) Aslam sculpts his clay figures with his hands, using dental tools for any fine details.
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Volunteers Needed for Research on
Art Exhibits [ OPENING ] Anderson Alley Building, 250 N. Goodman St. YessireeBOB: “Photo-graphic” Images by Judy Livingston. Photographs by Richard Margolis and Rustic Furniture by Chara Dow will also be exhibited. Fri 6-9 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org. richardmargolis.com. Art Museum of Rochester, 610 Monroe Ave. IMPACT: GlobeMed at University of Rochester’s 2nd Annual Art Gala. Featuring entertainment by the High Falls String Quartet, Chris Urquiaga, and DJ Alykhan as well as Rohrbach’s Brewery beer tasting and refreshments from Amiel’s and Cheesy Eddie’s. facebook. com/urglobemedartgala2013, urglobemedartgala.tumblr.com. Aviv Café, 321 East Ave. AKA Peaceful Heart: Sumi-e and Prints by Dennis W. Burns. Through Dec 31. Reception Dec 6, 6-9 p.m., with open painting bring your own supplies. 7299916. bethelcf.com/aviv. Axom Gallery, 176 Anderson Ave., 2nd floor. “Celebrating Beauty: Regional Landscape Paintings by AXOM Gallery Artists.” Connie Ehindero, Paul Garland, Kurt Moyer, Rick Muto. Through Jan 4. Wed-Sat 12-5 p.m. Reception Dec 7, 5-8 p.m. 232-6030 x23. axomgallery.com. Black Radish Studio, 274 N. Goodman. Michael Wedge: “Metropolis.” Through Dec 30. Reception Dec 6, 6-9 p.m. 4131278. blackradishstudio.com. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. The Lobby Presents: Topher Martin. Through Feb 5. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Reception Dec 6, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. with musical guests Danielle Ponder & The Tomorrow People, Declan Ryan, Dreadful Operator, and Seth Joseph Faergolzia. Smugtown Zine launch. Live painting by Thievin’ Stephen. $5 admission. lobbydigital.com. Cat Clay, 1115 E Main Street, Suite 225. Don’t Blink: Cat Clay Studio’s Holiday Sale. Dec. 6-7. Fri 4-9 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m. With Cat Clay ceramics, Paul Taylor glassworks, The Knotty Owl wooden adornment, and Peaches Products felted creations Free admission 4145643. catclay.com. Eastside Family YMCA, 1835 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd. Crafts For A Cause Holiday Craft Fair. Come do your holiday shopping, support local artists, and a good cause. 70+ vendors, each unique in their own way; jewelry, scarves, paintings, furniture, doll clothes, holiday decor, greeting cards, and more. Door prizes, raffles, and concessions are available throughout the day. 341-4023. kailey.mccabe@rochesterymca. org. Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons, University of Rochester, River Campus. “Deconstructing Scapes” by Zahra Nazari. Through Jan 19. Tue-Fri 11 a.m.7 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m. blogs.rochester.edu/hartnett. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. Scott Matyjaszek. thelittle.org. Main Street Artists’ Gallery & Studio, 1115 E Main St. Main Street Artists’ First Friday open studio show and sale. First Friday 4-9 p.m. will kick off a month-long exhibit of works by Linda M. Cala of East Rochester. Jazz by Ralph DeBergalis &
Aim: to study the effects of slow breathing exercises and good sleep habits on reducing insomnia. Duration: Eight weeks with 3 face to face meetings. Eligibility criteria: 1) Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep for at least 1 month, 2) 18 or older, 3) Currently not taking any prescription sleep medications. Participation is free and confidential. On completion, all participants will receive $20 and will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card.
ART | FIRST FRIDAY
First Friday is a citywide gallery night that takes place on the first Friday of every month 6-9 p.m. at several local art venues. The idea is to provide a night that is open and accessible to all who want to come out and engage with Rochester artists and view some of the works being created by the Rochester art community. For a full list of this month’s participating venues check out firstfridayrochester.org. Below are two selections we think you should check out. Stop by Dichotomy studios (371 Park Ave.) and check out the current exhibit entitled “Good Things.” The exhibit features miniature arts and crafts, none larger than 4”x4”, made of all kinds of materials such as glass, ceramics, printings, and paintings. For more information visit dichotomyrochester.com. At the Rochester Brainery (inside Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St.) be sure check out to ongoing exhibit “The Unraveling of Privacy” (pictured) by Alyssa Marzolf. This work focuses around themes of paranoia and suspicion, delving into the roots of humanity’s desire for anonymity in the digital age. Susan H Lanier will read “Felecia Sassafras is Fiction,” from her debut short-story collection, “The Game We Play,” at 7:30 p.m. For more information visit rochesterbrainery.com — BY COLIN MCCOY Co. will be performed. Work by other members of the Main Street Artists will also be on display and for sale. 233-5645. email@example.com. mainstreetartistsgallery.com. Ramon Santiago Studio, 111 E Main St., Door 7, Suite 310. First Firday Reception and Holiday Open House. Fri 6-9 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with music by Teagan Ward 12:30-2 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-3 p.m. MoOrnaments will be for sale as well as a few new holiday themed art work. 202-6909. facebook.com/ events/321290424679471/. Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, 137 East Ave. 23rd Annual Members Exhibition. Reception: December 5, 6-9 p.m. $1. 461-2222. info@ rochestercontemporary.org. The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, 250 N Goodman St. O Come All Ye Art Lovers! Holiday gallery exhibit featuring local artists. Art gift basket raffle. 732-0036. firstname.lastname@example.org. shoefactoryarts.com. Skylark Lounge, 40 South Union St. Adult Art Show. Reception Dec 6, 6-9 p.m. 270-8106. theskylarklounge.com. [ CONTINUING ] 1975 Gallery, 89 Charlotte St. “Union Junction: Work from The Yards Residency.” Through Dec 7. Works by Davya Brody, Shawnee R M Hill, Nate Hodge, and Dylan Staib. 1975ish.com. Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, 277 N Goodman St. Holiday Art Sale. Through Dec
Contact: Pradeep Muthaiya 585-303-4304 or email@example.com This study is done in conjunction with Alliant International University.
Meet the Artist Concert Series! ELDAR
Tues. Feb 11th • 7pm Tickets: $25 Athena Performing Arts Center
Wed. March 26th • 7:30pm Tickets: $20 Greece Olympia High School Auditorium
Tickets can be purchased online at www.jazz901.org and by calling 585-966-2660
21. Ten new artists each week for three weeks in December will offer their work for sale to the public in our gallery. Receptions and 5- to 10-minute artist talks will take place every Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. 473-4000. artsrochester.org. AsIs Gallery, Sage Art Center, Wilson Blvd. “Invented and Borrowed.” Through Dec 10. New works from Introductory and Advanced Photography. sageartcenter.com/asis-gallery/. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. Frank Frazier and Friends. Frank Frazier, Minerva Diaz, Rory Tequan Morgan, Janice Thacker, Shenna Vaughn. thebaobab.org.; George K. Arthur Photographic exhibit. thebaobab.org. Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery, Brodie Hall, I College Dr. “Pulled Resources: Custom, An Alfred University Foundation Project.” Through Dec 7. Tue-Thu 12:303:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 1-5 p.m. 2455813. firstname.lastname@example.org. geneseo.edu/galleries. Cary Graphic Arts Collection, Lomb Memorial Dr. “Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible.” Through Dec 13. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.noon. 475-3961. rit.edu. Community Darkroom Gallery, 713 Monroe Ave. “Visual Discourse” Photography by Community Darkroom Photographers.. Through Jan 10. Mon 9 a.m.9:30 p.m., Tue-Thu 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Fri noon-5 p.m., Sat 10 continues on page 22 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 21
Art Exhibits a.m.-5:30 p.m. 271-5920. geneseearts.org. Creative Wellness Coalition Gallery, 320 N Goodman St, Suite 201. “Painting Big” Group Show. 325-3145 x144. mharochester.org. Crossroads Coffeehouse, 752 S Goodman St. The Artwork of Bethany Williams and Allie Hartley. 244-6787. xroadscoffeehouse.com. A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St. Brockport. “Hope in my Pocket.” Katherine Weston, Sherry Tulloch, and Kaitlin Roney. Through Dec 30. Reception Dec 13, 6-9 p.m. 637-5494.
email@example.com. differentpathgallery.com/. The Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt Hope Ave. “Camera Rochester Holiday Show.” Through Jan 5. Daily 10 a.m.8 p.m. 546-8400. cotton@ EpiscopalSeniorLife.org. episcopalseniorlife.org. Friendly Home’s Memorial Gallery, 3165 East Ave. “A Collection of Thoughts and Dreams” by Christine Sisak and Diane Tank. Through Dec 30. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 385-0298. friendlyhome.org. Fuego Coffee Roasters, 167 Liberty Pole Way. Images From the New Nature. Drawings, paintings, and sculpture by Robert Frank
Abplanalp. 315-244-2415. firstname.lastname@example.org. Genesee Center for the Arts and Education, 713 Monroe Ave. WinterCraft. Through Dec 21. Mon-Wed 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat noon-5 p.m. 244-1730. geneseearts.org. Genesee Community College, Lima Campus, 7285 Gale Rd. “The Finger Lakes Paintings” by Gloria Betlem. Through Dec 4. MonThu 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 739-2124. globeing@aol. com. gloriabetlem.com. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. Through Dec 17: Sweet Creations Gingerbread House Display. Through Dec
18 throughout house:Tabletop Tree Display & Silent auction. Through Jan 12: “The History of Space Photography” and “AstroVisions.” Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org. I-Square Visions, 693 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. Third Annual Irondequoit Artists’ Exhibition. Through Dec 6. Featuring 24 artists. email@example.com. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. Holiday Show 2013.. Through Dec 22. MonSat 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun 12-4 p.m. Reception Dec 6, 5-9 p.m. imagecityphotographygallery.com. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. “Nutcrackers.”
Through Dec 31. The holiday experience is celebrated in Sam Paonessa’s original oil on canvas “Nutcracker” series. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. 264-1440. internationalartacquisitions.com. Link Gallery at City Hall, 30 Church St. “Rock, Fabric, Scissors.” Through Dec 9. Featuring Nancy Valle, Jilll Gussow, and Lynne Feldman. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 271-5920. cityofrochester.gov. Lockhart Gallery at SUNY Geneseo, 28 Main St. “Black: A Graphic Signifier.” Through Dec 7. Tue-Thu 12:30-3:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 1-5 p.m. 245-5813. firstname.lastname@example.org. geneseo. edu/galleries.
THE 20TH ANNUAL
Lower Link Gallery, Central Library, 115 South Ave. Art of the Book. Artist Books and Altered Books. 428-8053. libraryweb.org/ artofthebook. Main Street Arts, 20 W Main St., Clifton Springs. Rochester Area Fiber Artists. Through Dec 29. Trunk show Friday, Dec 6, 5-8 p.m. 315-4620210. email@example.com. mainstreetartsgallery.com.; “Fabulous Fibers.” 315-4620210. firstname.lastname@example.org. mainstreetartsgallery.com. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Lockhart Gallery through Dec 13: “Connoisseurs Around the Corner: Gifts of Art from MAG’s Founding Family.” Grand Gallery through Dec 29:
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HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE Thursday, December 5 5:00pm–9:00pm
Stroll beautiful Park Avenue and enjoy the cheerful sight of twinkling lights and "open house” hospitality at more than 80 Park Avenue businesses including special discounts, free samples, complimentary refreshments, prize drawings, and more.
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Where GOURMET BURGERS are just the beginning...
& MORE EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT! • Visit with Santa – 600 Park Avenue • Come see the exciting GlowCity light display and pick up your complimentary glow stick or glow necklaces from PAMA and candy cane from Stever's Candies • $2.00 photos with Santa to Benefit Rochester City School Without Walls - Media Arts Club • Exciting entertainment groups • Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides – various boarding points along Park Avenue • Hot Roasted Chestnuts • Ice Sculpture Demonstration • See Costume Characters from Characters for Kids • See local sport team mascots
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City Newspaper, City of Rochester, k2 Communications, Walker Media Services, The Rochester Group and Mountain Ash Tree Farms.
AND THANKS ARE EXTENDED TO All the Park Avenue Merchant Association members who contributed certificates and products. A s p e c i a l t h a n k y o u to The Rochester Group for their support.
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• Lighting of a tree and Menorah • RIT’s Eight Beat Measure will perform prior to the arrival of Santa Claus by horse drawn wagon to light the tree with Mayor Thomas Richards • A Presentation will be made to the Congregation Light of Israel in memory of Gavi Springut with a holiday donation from Park Avenue Merchants and Residence Associations.
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“Memory Theatre.” Wed-Sun 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Thu 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu. Mercer Gallery at Monroe Communtiy College, 1000 E Henrietta Rd. Luis Alberto Decurgez. Through Dec 14. 2922021. monroecc.edu/go/mercer. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St. Honeoye Falls. “Art Crescendo.” Through Feb 15. Monday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tue 2-5 p.m., Wed 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. millartcenter.com. Nazareth College Arts Center Gallery, 4245 East Ave. “Larry Merrill: Tree as Photograph.” Through Dec 8. Sun and Tue-Thu
noon-5 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-8 p.m. 389-5073. artsceneter.naz.edu. Ock Hee’s Gallery, 2 Lehigh St. Ock Hee’s Choices. Through Dec 28. Work by fine jewelry designers: Loraine Cooley, LeAnne Marquis, Cathy Thomas, Jan Kellner, Linda Lawrence. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. 624-4730. Orange Glory Café, 240 East Ave. Watson Art Show? This! Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-3 p.m. A collection of drawings, prints, & collages by Watson, a Rochester illustrator. 232-7340. Outside the Box Art Gallery, Bldg 9, The Canal Works, 1000 Turk Hill Rd. “Winter Reflections.” Through Jan 31. Sun-Mon 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Tue-Wed 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Thu-
Sat 8 a.m.-11 p.m. 645-2485. outsidetheboxag.com. Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. Annual Holiday Exhibit. Through Jan 11. 271-5885. oxfordgallery. com. Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery, 71 S Main St. Canandaigua. Holidays at the Gallery. Through Jan 6. Reception Nov 16, 6-8 p.m. 394-0030. prrgallery.com. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. Altered States of Rochester: A Neo-colorist series of paintings by Darren Thomas Brennessel. recordarchive.com. Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery, Genesee Community College, One College Rd. Lee Hoag: “The Alchemy of Objects.” Through
Dec 20. facebook.com/gccgallery. Ross Gallery of the Skalny Welcome Center at St John Fisher, 3690 East Ave. “Arena @ Fisher.” Through Dec 17. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.4 p.m. sjfc.edu. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus. Travel Stories: 19th Century--Present. Through Dec 27. 275-4477. The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, 250 N Goodman St. Featuring artwork by local artists. Open First Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Second Saturdays, 12-4 p.m., and Wednesdays, 12-5 p.m. 732-0036. shoefactoryarts.com. Starry Nites Café, 696 University Ave. Bruce Bozman: Island Color. 271-2630. shoefactoryarts@gmail. com. starrynitescafe.com.
The Tea Pottery, 1115 E Main St., suite 420 door #2. Maggi Bartlett: Handbound Books and Paper Creations. Through Dec. 31. Through Dec 31. 469-8217. email@example.com. University Gallery, James R Booth Hall, RIT, Lomb Memorial Dr. “Memories, Observations, Experiences, Obsessions,” Toby Thompson Memorial Exhibit. Through Dec 14. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 4752404. firstname.lastname@example.org. University of Rochester, River Campus. Chester Carlson and 75 years of Xerography. Through Jan 1. Carlson Science and Engineering Library. 275-4461. email@example.com. rochester.edu.
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Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave. “Drawing From Life...An Eccelctic Show.” Through Dec. 442-6450. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street. “Of the Ordinary.” Through Dec 14. 442-8676. vsw.org. Williams-Insalaco Gallery at FLCC, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. Alumni Biennial Exhibition: The Art, Music, and Poetry of Rand Darrow. 785-1369. flcc.edu.
Art Events [ WED., DECEMBER 4 ] Irondequoit Art Club’s Holiday Art & Craft Sale 2013. Through Dec. 7. Irondequoit Public Library, Evans Branch, 45 Cooper Rd Sat No 30, 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. (opening party), Mon Dec 2-Thu Dec 6, 10 a.m.-8:45 p.m., Sat Dec 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m Free admission 787-4086. bshrestha@rochester. rr.com. irondequoitartclub.org. [ THU., DECEMBER 5 ] Craft and Antique Bazaar. Dec. 5-7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Lower Mill, 61 N. Main St. 582-1830. thelowermill.com. [ FRI., DECEMBER 6 ] Anderson Alley First Fridays. First Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m Anderson Alley Building, 250 N. Goodman St andersonalleyartists. com. Christmas Arts & Crafts Show. Dec. 6-7. Vineyard Community Space, 836 South Clinton Ave Fri 6-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m Free admission 342-8429. info@ monroeparkvineyard.org. First Friday City Wide Gallery Night. First Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m. firstfridayrochester.org. Hungerford First Friday Open Studios/Galleries. First Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m thehungerford.com. [ SAT., DECEMBER 7 ] Grand Opening and Holiday Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m Local artists Kala Stein and Alysha Baier are opening their new clay studio and gallery. Briarcliff Square/ 8732 Main Street, Honeoye. Sat-Sun Dec 7-8, 14-15, 21-22. Evening reception, December 14, 6-8 p.m firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. Holiday Gallery Opening. 3-4:30 p.m. Spectrum Creative Arts, 3300 Monroe Ave. 855-4440201. spectrumcreativearts.org. Holiday Open House. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Outside the Box Art Gallery, Bldg 9, The Canal Works, 1000 Turk Hill Rd. 20+ Artisans featuring paintings, photography, jewelry, woodworking demonstrations, photo sessions & refreshments 645-2485. outsidetheboxag.com. Jeannette Klute Photography Exhibit. Dec. 7-8. Beth LyonsCary, 5707 Gulick Rd., Honeoye. An exhibit from the archives of the late Jeannette Klute. Sat 10 a.m.5 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m Free 301-0657. firstname.lastname@example.org. More Fire Glass Studio Annual Holiday Sale. 12-4 p.m More Fire Glass Studio, 80 Rockwood Place Sale and glass blowing demonstrations Free 242-0450. morefireglass.com. [ SUN., DECEMBER 8 ] Craftacular. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Best Coffee at the Public Market, 55 Public Market Way Free admission facebook.com/ events/572620312817372/. continues on page 24
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The holiday spirit infects the city of Rochester this week as several events help to kick off the festive season. The Park Avenue Merchants Association will be putting on its annual Park Ave Holiday Open House, which will take place Thursday, December 5, 5-9 p.m. More than 50 Park Avenue businesses open their doors to passersby, offering candy, food, and all sorts of sweet treats. There will also be caroling and holiday music, wagon rides, ice sculpting, as well as an opening ceremony menorah- and tree-lighting on the Park Avenue green at Barrington Street. For more information visit park-avenue.org/park-avenue-holiday-open-house. Saturday, December 7, sees the debut of a new holiday event, this one geared entirely toward adults. Breakfast with Krampus is devoted to the demonic European anti-Santa, Krampus. Stop by MuCCC (142 Atlantic Ave.) between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. with a new, unwrapped gift to donate to charity. Krampus will greet you on stage. If he likes your gift, you’ll get a free breakfast treat. If he thinks it’s crap, he’s going to publicly harass you — and maybe drag you to hell. You can also shop an alternative arts & crafts sale, a Germanic bake sale, make crafts, and buy Krampus merchandise. Admission is free. For more information visit breakfastwithkrampus.com. (Note: Breakfast with Krampus is run by several City Newspaper staffers, but is not a City event.) The South Wedge will also be celebrating the holidays Saturday, December 7, with its annual “It’s a Wonderful Life in South Wedge.” The event will start at 11 a.m. and feature numerous deals at a wide variety of South Wedge shops, bars, restaurants, and businesses. There will be a tree-lighting ceremony at Star Park at 5 p.m., caroling by Rochester’s Oratorio Society 2-4 p.m., as well as $3 pints available at area bars. Holiday wagon rides, visits from Santa, and holiday wreath and tree sales will also be on offer during this event. Visit the BASWA Facebook page for more information. Also on Saturday, December 7, don’t miss the lighting of Rochester’s Liberty Pole which will take place 4:30-5:10 p.m. Vocal Point and Prime Time Brass will perform as Mayor Richards lights up the monument (in front of the Sibley Building, Main Street). Following the event at the Pole a holiday parade will travel to Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park (formerly Manhattan Square Park), where there will be a figure-skating exhibition, a free open skate to live music by Beal’s Rock and Roll Review ($3 skate rental), horse-drawn wagon rides, and more activities lasting until 8:30 p.m. For more information visit cityofrochester.gov. — BY COLIN MCCOY
Comedy [ THU., DECEMBER 5 ] Kevin Downey Jr. Dec. 5-7. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd Webster Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 p.m $9-$12 6719080. thecomedyclub.us. [ SAT., DECEMBER 7 ] Break Room Bad Boy Christmas
Party. 8 & 10:15 p.m. Holiday Inn, Rochester Airport, 911 Brooks Ave. $10, RSVP 3286000. Brian Regan. 8 p.m. Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. $35.50. 222-5000. firstname.lastname@example.org. rbtl. org. My Big Funny Peter. 9 p.m. The Little Theater, 240 East Avenue Interpreted for the
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[ WED., DECEMBER 4 ] Dime-a-Dance. Dec. 4-5, 7:30 p.m. Rose L. Strasser Studio, Hartwell Hall, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St., Brockport Donations welcom. brockport. edu/finearts. Garth Fagan Dance. Through Dec. 8. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave Tue 7:30 p.m., Wed-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 & 7:30 p.m $40-$55 3892170. artscenter.naz.edu. [ THU., DECEMBER 5 ] Geneseo Dance Ensemble in 46Live: Songs of the Body. Dec. 5-8. SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Rd. Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Alice Austin Theatre $10 245-5873. bbo.geneseo.edu. Swing-from-Scratch with Esther Brill. St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 2000 Highland Ave. Thursdays Dec 5, 12, 19. Lesson 8-8:45 p.m., DJ dance 8:45-10:30 p.m $30, register 721-8684. estherbrillpartnerdance.com. [ FRI., DECEMBER 6 ] 7th Annual Red Hot Holiday Ball. 7 p.m. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street. Free onehour beginner swing dance lesson starting at 7 p.m. No partner or experience necessary Free 845-706-2621. info@ groovejuiceswing.com. Winter Dance Gala: Nutcrackering. 7:30 p.m. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. Sarah.Gullo@hochstein.org. hochstein.org. [ TUE., DECEMBER 10 ] Stardust Open Ballroom Dance Series. 7:30 p.m. Edgerton Community Center, 41 Backus St Big Band era live music $3 admission 4286755. cityofrochester.gov/ ballroomdanceseries.
Festivals [ WED., DECEMBER 4 ] Hanukah Party. Dec. 4. Temple Beth El, 139 S Winton Rd. Once the final candle on the menorah at 139 Winton Road South is lit at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, the community is invited to enjoy live music and sing-a-longs, a dinner of brisket and latkes, cookie decorating and the gallery of menorahs. Children will have the chance to partake in a PJ Library-sponsored story and song at 5:30 p.m., plus crafts, building and dreidel games after dinner Register: 473-1770. tberochester.org. [ THU., DECEMBER 5 ] Park Ave Holiday Open House. 5-9 p.m. 721-3299park-avenue.org. [ FRI., DECEMBER 6 ] Creche Festival Weekend. Dec. 6-8. Sacred Heart Cathedral,
296 Flower City Park. Free, free will offerings appreciated 254-3221. email@example.com. cathedralcommunity.org. Fifth Annual Madrigal Festival. 6:30 p.m. R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center Building, 1000 E. Henrietta Rd $15. monroecctickets.com. Light Up the Holidays. Dec. 6-7. Fri 9:30 a.m. City Hall Atrium Tree Lighting Ceremony. Sat 4:30 p.m. Liberty Pole Lighting. 5:15 p.m. Holiday Parade from Liberty Pole to Martin Luther king Jr. Memorial Park. 5:30 p.m. park dedication cityofrochester.gov. [ SAT., DECEMBER 7 ] Christmas with Santa. Springdale Farm, 700 Colby St. Breakfast seatings at 9, 10, 11 a.m. and noon. Guests may enjoy a pancake and sausage breakfast, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, children’s crafts, a petting zoo, a nativity scene, and more. Children under age 2 are free but must sit on a parent’s lap $8, register springdalefarm.org. Light Up the Holidays. Through Dec. 7. See Dec. 6 listing.
Kids Events [ FRI., DECEMBER 6 ] Eddie the Elk and the Twelve Days of Christmas. 1 & 3 p.m Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. No shows December 22 Included in museum admission: $11-$13 271-4320. rmsc.org. Teen Iron Chef: Ultimate Gingerbread Challenge. 1 p.m. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. Grades 6-12. Create a gingerbread structure with teammates using goodies provided by the library. These creations will be judged on appearance, use of materials, construction, and interpretation of a secret theme to be revealed at the event. Free, register 3408720. penfieldlibrary.org. [ SAT., DECEMBER 7 ] Arc Breakfast with Santa. Dec. 7. KidStart, 5871 Groveland Station Rd. in Mt. Morris. The festive family event includes two sessions: children 12 and younger can dine with Santa at 8:30 a.m., while older kids and adults with disabilities can visit with old Kris Kringle at 10:30 a.m. Both sessions include food & drink, crafts, face-painting, caroling, and individual visits with Santa. Bring non-perishable food items to donate Free, register 658-2828. firstname.lastname@example.org. [ TUE., DECEMBER 10 ] Trim-A-Tree for Wildlife. 3:30-5 p.m. Helmer Nature Center, 154 Pinegrove Ave. Grades K-6 $7, register 336-3035. westirondequoit.org/helmer. htm.
Lectures [ WED., DECEMBER 4 ] Skalny Lecture: Michal Galas. 7:30 p.m. University of Rochester, River Campus Lecture on “Progressive Synagogues in Poland as Centers of Patriotic Teaching.” At Sloan Auditorium in Goergen Hall Free. 275-9898. rochester.edu/skalny. Symposium: 3D Digital Archaeology: Reconstruction, Analysis, and Conservation of Cultural Heritage. 12-6 p.m.
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Rochester-based choreographer Garth Fagan has earned international recognition for his work. In fact, in 2012 he was named one of “America’s Irreplaceable Dance Treasures” and his work was recognized as having significantly enriched American cultural influence. Despite all of these accolades, the Garth Fagan Dance troupe hasn’t forgotten its home city of Rochester, and returns this week to open its season at Nazareth College Arts Center (4245 East Ave). The program will feature a combination of the old and the new, with revivals of pieces “Easter Freeway Processional” and “Senku” along with new pieces, including “No Evidence of Failure” choreographed by Fagan himself, and “Gin,” a creation by principal dancer Norwood Pennewell. Performances will run through Sunday, December 8, with performances every night at 8 p.m. (Sunday at 7:30 p.m.) and additional 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range between $36 and $55. For more information visit garthfagandance.org, artscenter.naz.edu or call Nazareth College Arts Center at 389-2525. — BY COLIN MCCOY University of Rochester, River Campus University of Rochester, Eisenberg Rotunda of Schlegel Hall. Lunch is included Free, register email@example.com. rochester.edu/college/aths/3Ddigital-archaeology.
[ THU., DECEMBER 5 ] 21st Century Catholics in an Unfamiliar America. 7:30 p.m. Interfaith Chapel, University of Rochester, River Campus With George Weigel Free urnewman. org. Eastman Musicology Symposium. 4:30-6 p.m. Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St New Sibley Library, 404. Ellen Harris: “How Did Handel’s Audiences Hear his Operas?: Mary Delany and Floridante” Free 274-1000. esm.rocheser.edu.
[ THU., DECEMBER 5 ] Book Thieves: Young Professionals Book Club Meetings. Dec. 5. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave Group meets at 6:30 p.m. to eat and mingle, discussion follows 7-9 p.m. “The Book Thief.” 473-2590 x105. facebook.com/book.thieves. Books Sandwiched In: “The Fine Print” By David Cay Johnston. 12:10 p.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Free 784-5300. brightonlibrary.org. History Reading Group: Plantagenet Kings. 7-8:30 p.m. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave Hosted by Steve Huff Free wab.org. Poems for Lunch. noon. Central Library, 115 South Ave. Learn to become a good reader of poetry. Local poet and teacher, Kitty Jospe, offers a selection of poems and guides a discussion about them. No registration required. Drop-ins and brown bag lunches are welcome. Free 428-8375. firstname.lastname@example.org. libraryweb.org. Pure Kona Open Mic Poetry Series. 7-10 p.m. The Greenhouse Café, 2271 E. Main St. 270-8603. ourcoffeeconnection.org.
[ FRI., DECEMBER 6 ] Neilly Series Talk: Gerald Oppenheimer. 5 p.m. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus Hawkins-Carlson Room. “HIV?AIDS Political and Ethical Challenges” Free 275-4461. Pope Pius XII and World War II: the Documented Truth. 12:30 p.m. St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave Gary L. Krupp will make available and comment on the documented evidence. Basil Hall room 135 sjfc.edu. [ TUE., DECEMBER 10 ] Class and Race: What Happens when the Have-Nots Become Haves? 6:30 p.m. Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street Discussion and dramatic reading of “Palmer Park” Free 325-4000. email@example.com.
[ WED., DECEMBER 4 ] The Writer’s Voice: Russell Banks. 7:30 p.m. Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave. Free 3952451. brockport.edu/wforum.
[ FRI., DECEMBER 6 ] First Fridays/Wide Open Mic. First Friday of every month, 7-9 p.m. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave Rochester’s
longest running open mic welcomes poets, performers, and writers of all kinds. wab.org. Rumi Cafe: An Evening of Mystical Poetry. 7:30 p.m. Sufi Order of Rochester Center for Sufi Studies, 494 East Ave. Carriage House of AAUW. $5 donation 2480427. firstname.lastname@example.org. sufiorderofrochester.org. [ SUN., DECEMBER 8 ] A Holiday Event. 4 p.m. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St Macedon This event will feature readings by Lu Highsmith, Dane Kemp, Elder Robinson and “ Laughing” Larry Berger Donations accepted 4744116. email@example.com. Rochester Poets Reading. 2 p.m. Ross Gallery of the Skalny Welcome Center at St. John
Fisher, 3690 East Ave. Sun, Sep 22, 3rd annual “100 Thousand Poets for Change” Sun, Oct 20, poet JAE NEWMAN Sun, Nov 17, guitarist/singer/songwriter JED CURRAN Sun, Dec 8, TBA. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
College, 1000 E. Henrietta Rd 5K run or walk $25-$30 264-1480. jbrrochesterny.kintera.org. Beginner Birder Trip: Nations Road. 2:30 p.m. Meet at Tops Plaza in Avon on Rtes 5 & 20. Dress warmly, extra spotting scopes and FRS Radios welcome 503-2534. rochesterbirding.com 2:30 p.m. Sharpen your skill on wintering hawks and short-eared owls. Meet at the Tops plaza in Avon at 2:30 p.m 576-0422. rochesterbirding.com. GVHC Event. 9:30 a.m. Powder Mills Park, 154 Park Rd. Moderate/strenuous 6 mile hike Free 227-3180. gvhchikes.org.
[ SAT., DECEMBER 7 ] 12th Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk. 8:30 a.m. Monroe Community
[ SUN., DECEMBER 8 ] Conesus Lake Area. 8 a.m. Look for tundra swans, canvasback,
[ MON., DECEMBER 9 ] Book Launch: Merinda and the Magic Mirror by Marjorie Barker Price. 6-9 p.m. Brighton Town Park, 777 Westfall Rd. Holiday food drive for Brighton Food Cupboard 621-8794. Marjorie@ centeringtools.com.
redhead and other waterfowl. Meet at Vitale Park on Route 20A in Lakevilla at 8 a.m Free 5760422. rochesterbirding.com. GVHC Event. 1 p.m. Webster Park, Holt Rd. at Lake Rd. Moderate 4 mile hike Free 254-4047. gvhchikes.org.
Special Events [ WED., DECEMBER 4 ] Eat, Drink, and Holiday Shop for Gilda’s Club Rochester. 6-9 p.m. Nan Miller Gallery, 3450 Winton Place $5 suggested donation 292-1430. nanmillergallery. com. Festival of Trees. Through Dec. 8. Granger Homestead, 295 North Main St. Silent auction
Theatre of Dreams: A Holiday GIFT Market in the City. Through Dec. 8. Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St .Through Dec 8. 2-8 p.m. To benefit Blackfriars Theatre. $5 admission. 4541260. blackfriars.org. Used Fiction Book Sale and LP Giveaway. Through Dec. 31. Central Library, 115 South Ave. Through Dec 31. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat noon-4 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m. Free 428-8350. Rebecca.Fuss@ libraryweb.org.
through Dec 8 394-1472. grangerhomestead.org. Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz. 8 p.m. Scotland Yard Pub, 187 Saint Paul St Free. 730-5030. scotlandyardpub.com. Holiday Garage Sale. Through 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nazareth College, 4245 East Ave. Proceeds benefit Naz Center for International Education Free admission 4820375. email@example.com. Holiday Gathering at the Lamberton Conservatory. 5:307:30 p.m. 180 Reservoir Ave. Lights, refreshments, music and conversation 753-7270. Men of the Strip. 8 p.m. Zeppa Auditorium, German House, 315 Gregory St. $20-$40 563-6241. menofthestrip.com.
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Theater The gift of theater [ PREVIEW ] BY DAVID RAYMOND
There’s more to holiday-time entertainment than Hallmark Channel movies and antique animated specials. Instead of watching another Christmas movie marathon, why not get out of the house and see a holiday-themed play? The Rochester theater calendar is full of them this month, from old favorites like “A Christmas Carol” and “It’s A Wonderful Life” to kid-pleasing shows (some of them starring actual kids) and other diversions. Sure, theater tickets cost more than a movie, and the kids will probably roll their eyes when you suggest it. But a first trip to a theater, seeing real people perform in real time, can still be a transformative experience — a gift that can keep giving. Below is a sampling of the holiday-themed shows playing in December on Rochester stages. If we missed a show you think should be included please post it to the comments section of this article at rochestercitynewspaper.com.
“A Christmas Carol” THROUGH DECEMBER 28, SHOW TIMES VARY. GEVA THEATRE, 75 WOODBURY BLVD. $25$70. 232-4382, GEVATHEATRE.ORG.
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“Don’t mess with tradition!” — as a ghost probably never said to Ebenezer Scrooge. Geva’s lavish, lovely, and ever-popular presentation of the Charles Dickens classic, adapted by Mark Cuddy and with songs by Gregg Coffin, really needs no introduction, as they say. It’s a longstanding local tradition, up there with Rochester City Ballet’s “Nutcracker” as a classy and entertaining holiday family experience.
“Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge” DECEMBER 6-14. BLACK SHEEP THEATRE, VILLAGE GATE, 274 N. GOODMAN ST. $16-$20. 861-4816, BLACKSHEEPTHEATRE.ORG.
If you stuffed yourself on too much of Scrooge’s Christmas goose, this play may be the dose of holiday bicarb you need. It’s written by the great Christopher Durang, which guarantees it will be hilarious, offensive, and very, very wrong. Written in 2002, it’s “A Christmas Carol” as seen through the eyes of a stressed-out Mrs. Cratchit (and who would not be anxious, with 21 children in the root cellar?). Guest appearances by Ebenezer Scrooge, Oliver Twist, Little Nell, and a plastic fish.
“Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas” DECEMBER 10-15, SHOW TIMES VARY. ROCHESTER BROADWAY THEATRE LEAGUE,
AUDITORIUM CENTER, 885 E. MAIN ST. $32.50-$67.50, 222-5000, RBTL.ORG.
It wasn’t enough to turn everybody’s favorite childhood Christmas book into everybody’s favorite childhood Christmas special — they had to go and turn it into a big Broadway musical. Dr. Seuss ain’t Disney, but no doubt many young viewers who like the TV version will be dazzled by the lavish and colorful stage show, even without Boris Karloff. And it’s got to be better than that Jim Carrey movie.
“It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” DECEMBER 13-22. BLACKFRIARS THEATRE, 795 E. MAIN ST. 8 P.M. $28.50-$36.50, BFTIX.ORG.
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David Jason Kyle returns as Crumpet in Blackfriars’ “The Santaland Diaries.” PHOTO COURTESY BLACKFRIARS THEATRE
DECEMBER 13-15. PRESENTED BY A MAGICAL JOURNEY THRU STAGES, AUDITORIUM CENTER, THIRD FLOOR, 875 E. MAIN ST. 7:30 P.M. $13. 975-7173, MJTSTAGES.COM.
Teacher says that every time a bell rings, some poor schnook is watching this Frank Capra holiday perennial. I myself have never found “It’s a Wonderful Life” all that wonderful; on the other hand, if it is done as a reading in the style of a 1940’s radio show (sound effects, period costumes, and all) and performed by a cast of longtime Rochester theater pros — which is how Blackfriars approaches the material — I could be convinced. I also like the idea of it performed by a youthful, unjaded cast of middle- and high-schoolers, which may turn sentiment into drama. If you’re a “Wonderful Life” fan, try them both!
“Parfumerie” DECEMBER 13-21. PRESENTED BY SCREEN PLAYS, MUCCC, 142 ATLANTIC AVE. $15-$20. MUCCC.ORG.
Here’s another screenplay on stage, or at least a play that was the source for several screenplays (“The Shop Around the Corner,” “You’ve Got Mail”) and the Broadway musical “She Loves Me.” Miklos Laszlo’s 1930’s comedy about bickering lovers who work in a fancy Budapest cosmetics shop is by all accounts as amusing and romantic as its descendants — and its ending does take place at Christmas.
“The Santaland Diaries” DECEMBER 14-22. BLACKFRIARS THEATRE, 795 E. MAIN ST. $28.50-$36.50. 454-1260, BFTIX.ORG.
Holiday Snark is an entertainment category all its own, and I think “The Santaland Diaries” must be its founding title. Ever since David Sedaris’s dyspeptic account of his experiences as a Macy’s Christmas elf named Crumpet was first broadcast on NPR way back in the first Clinton administration, it has become a holiday classic itself, not least at Blackfriars Theatre, which brings back David Jason Kyle as Crumpet.
“Good Rockin’ Christmas” DECEMBER 14-27. DOWNSTAIRS CABARET THEATER, 3450 WINTON PLACE. $23-$33. 325-4370, DOWNSTAIRSCABARET.ORG.
Downstairs Cabaret’s tribute to Sun Records artists like Elvis and Carl Perkins, “Good Rockin’ Tonight,” gets some holiday spirit. The show includes highlights of the original show along with good rockin’ Christmas favorites: “Blue Christmas,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” “Run, Rudolph, Run,” and “Merry Christmas, Baby.” Who knew there were so many of them?
“The Calamari Sisters: Feast of the Seven Fishes” DECEMBER 20-31. RAPA’S EAST END THEATRE, 727 E. MAIN ST. SHOW TIMES VARY. $25-$46. 325-3366, RAPATHEATRE.ORG.
The singing, dancing, sautéing sisters return to RAPA with nonstop, holiday-themed comedy and music, including a couple of New Year’s Eve shows.
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Unless you live under a rock — a rock that has no books — chances are you’re familiar with one of Dr. Seuss’ most famous stories, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” What most of us may not be familiar with is the book being turned into live theatrical adaptation. Fans of the book, the classic animated TV special, or the Jim Carrey movie might want to check out the live performance version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” showing at the Auditorium Theatre (885 E. Main St.) starting next Tuesday, December 10, and running through Sunday, December 15. Instead of reading the book to your kids, why not bring the characters of the Grinch, Cindy Lou Who, and Max the Dog to life by bringing them to see the play? Tickets for the show range from $32.50 to $67.50. Show times vary. Call 222-5000 or go to rbtl.org for more information. — BY COLIN MCCOY Expanding Democracy/Shrinking Corporatism: A Fim Series Fundraiser. Dec. 6-8. Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa St. Fri 6:30-9 p.m. The Corporation, Sat 3-5:50 p.m. Beyond Elections: Redefining Democracy in the Americas, Sun 3-5:30 p.m. This Is What Democracy Looks Like. Popcorn & bake sale, zine sale $2/film, more if you can, less if you can’t flyingsquirrel. rocus.org. Holiday Boutique at the Museum. Dec. 6-7. Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut St Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m 315-946-4943. waynehistory.org. The Holiday Shopping Fair. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. University of Rochester, River Campus Hirst Lounge in Wilson Commons at The University of Rochester. firstname.lastname@example.org. rochester.edu. Holiday Shopping Spree. 1 p.m. Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, 270 County Rd. 128, Romulus Annual shopping spree along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail $35-$65 800-684-5217. cayugawinetrail.com. Krampy Hour: A Booze-Filled Breakfast with Krampus Preview. 6-9 p.m. Lux Lounge, 666 South Ave. Free admission 232-9030. facebook.com/ events/207375822778876/. Metro Justice Alternative Fair. Dec. 6-7. First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd Fri 5-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free child care $3 suggested donation 2719070. metrojustice.org. Project Scion Studio Holiday Open House. 5-9 p.m. Anderson Alley Building, 250 N. Goodman St ProjectScion.org. Yuletide Tours. 5 p.m. Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd Mumford Buffet served everyday from 4-8:30 p.m $18-$22. 538-6822. gcv.org.
[ SAT., DECEMBER 7 ] 28th Annual Corn Hill Holiday Tour of Homes. 10 a.m., 1 & 4 p.m. Corn Hill Neighborhood, 133 South Fitzhugh St. The earlier the tour, the cheaper the price. $22$28 262-3142. chna@cornhill. org. cornhill.org. 32nd Annual Ornament Sale. Dec. 7-8. After all masses at St. Louis Church, 60 S. Main St., Pittsford. Sale will benefit St. Damien Pediatric Hospital, Haiti’s only free children’s Hospital. 381-6872. stlouischurch.org/news. 35th Annual School 46 Holiday Bazaar. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Charles Carroll School 46, 250 Newcastle Road 100+ crafters plus raffles, school choir, refreshments. Free admission 288-8008. email@example.com. 4th Annual Holiday Sale at the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse. Dec. 7-8, 1-4 p.m. Charlotte Genesee Lighthouse, 70 Lighthouse St 621-6179. geneseelighthouse.org. Breakfast with Krampus. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave. Free admission breakfastwithkrampus.com. Carol with the Coils. 2 p.m Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. See the “singing” Tesla coils and a performance of “Carol of the Coils” Included in museum admission: $11-$13 271-4320. rmsc.org. Christmas Around the World. Dec. 7-8, 12-5 p.m. Lake Ontario Wine Trail, 4287 Jersey Rd., Williamson. $10 or 2 for $15 315-986-4202. lakeontariowinetrail.com. Christmas at Tinker Nature Park. Dec. 7-8, 12-3 p.m. Tinker Nature Park, 1525 Calkins Rd Enjoy traditional Holiday music, make Ornaments with Santa, enjoy cookies, cocoa and holiday music Free. Donations of used continues on page 28
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[ FRI., DECEMBER 6 ] 2013 Holiday Gala. Dec. 6-7. Anderson Alley Building, 250 N. Goodman St With music and wine tasting. Fri 5 p.m., Sat 11 a.m Free 730-4041. andersonalleyartists.com. 2013 Holiday Spectacle of Lights. 5-9 p.m Camp Eastman, 1558 Lakeshore Blvd Irondequoit Benefits the Golisano Children’s Hospital. Holiday light displays, entertainment and activities $10 per car 336-6085. parksandrec@ irondequoit.org. irondequoit.org. Blind Date with a Book. 7 p.m. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave Books covered in wrapping paper with descriptive words written on them are yours for only $1 a pop $1. 473-2590. wab.org. Candlelight Christmas Holiday Show & Sale. Dec. 6-7. MorganManning House, 151 Main St Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More than 55 artisans display and sell exquisite handcrafted items. Major credit cards accepted. $3 donation requested 637-3645. Challenge Night. 5:30 p.m. Rochester Parkour, 121 Lincoln Ave. Adults only. $10 204-7537. firstname.lastname@example.org. rochesterparkour.com. Deck the Halls Weekend. 1 p.m. Seneca Lake Wine Trail, Seneca Lake Wine Trail Event is sold out, but visit Seneca Lake Wine Trail’s fan page on Facebook, where people who can’t attend may list their tickets for sale 877-5362717. senecalakewine.com.
Annual Christmas Social. 6:308:30 p.m. In the One Room Schoolhouse on Harry Allen Park in Honeoye Falls. Christmas Caroling, instrumental music, vocals, hot wassail and cookies 624-5655. Christmas in Vendorland. 5-8 p.m. Jack’s Place Restaurant, 1200 Kings Highway. Vendors, door prizes, raffles, music jacksplace.us/. December Series of Films: “Anna Obsessed.” 8 p.m. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way This film is rated X. Must be 21 years of age to attend. Q&A to follow with the film’s writer, Piastro Cruiso $5 cover 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. Finger Lakes Wine and Cheese Tasting. 5 p.m. Fraîche Bistro & Dessert Bar, 130 East Ave. $20, register 319-4313. email@example.com. eventbrite.com/e/finger-lakeswine-and-cheese-tastingtickets-9142400165. Free Leonard Peltier! Film Screening & Discussion with Attorney Michael Kuzma. 6-9 p.m. Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa St. Donations welcome flyingsquirrel.rocus.org. Holiday Open House. 5-8 p.m. The Refinement Studio & Dorothy Drake Massage Therapy, 55 Canterbury Rd. Featured Businesses include Little Miss Babycakes, Miche Purses & Jewelry Jill Bates Fashion & Cut-it-Out Cookies 244.2228. therefnementstudio.com. Pups and Pitchers: Pitty Love Rescue. 5-8 p.m. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. Happy hours specials. All donations go to rescue group 256-1000. 140alex.com.
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Much like Brandon Walsh from “Beverly Hills 90210,” I’m not much of a dancer. Give me five beers and a My Morning Jacket concert and I’ll get down like there’s no tomorrow, but aside from that I’m pretty awkward when it comes to dancing. There’s a part of me that’s always wanted to learn, though. If you feel the same, there’s a golden opportunity to learn and then use your newly acquired skills this Friday, December 6, at Groove Juice Swing’s 7th Annual Red Hot Holiday Ball. The ball runs 7-11 p.m., with a beginner’s lesson at 7 p.m., so you don’t have to be an expert in swing dance to attend. There’s also going to be a plethora of cool prizes to try and win. The best part? Free admission and free refreshments. The ball takes place at Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince St. Check out groovejuiceswing.com for more details. — BY TREVOR LEWIS
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Special Events cell phones and printer cartridges accepted for recycling 359-7044. East Side Winter Farmer’s Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Indoors at 2555 Baird Rd., Penfield. Dec 15 Breakfast with Santa, 9-11:30 a.m. ($7-$12) eastside.activities@rochester. rr.com. Gibbs & Main Pairs. 6-9 p.m. The Harley School, 1981 Clover St 6 p.m. cash bar; 7 p.m. three pairings of wine & food, music; 8 p.m. desserts and concert $50, register. 4421770. gibbsandmain.com. Holiday Open House. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Outside the Box Art Gallery, Bldg 9, The Canal Works, 1000 Turk Hill Rd. 20+ Artisans featuring paintings, photography, jewelry, woodworking demonstrations, photo sessions & refreshments 645-2485. outsidetheboxag. com. Holly Trolly Rides. New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 E. River Rd Rides operate every half-hour, starting at 11:30 a.m., and are included with admission to the museum (open a Sat-Sun 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at the museum on Saturday, December 7 only, 2-4 p.m Included in museum admission: $4-$5 533-1113. nymtmuseum.org. Hope Hall’s Holiday Sale. 9 a.m.3 p.m. 1612 Buffalo Rd. Lasagna dinner for $5, haircuts for $5, baked goods sale, hand-crafted items Free admission 426-5824. hopehall.org. Just 4 U Cake Decorating Competition. 11 a.m. Theatre on the Ridge, 500 West Ridge Rd. Amateur Cake Decorating Competition and Holiday Dessert Expo featuring Food Network Judges Gale Gand & Heather Saffer. 713-6476.
Mount Hope Cemetery Holiday Sale. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. To benefit the Reforest Mount Hope fund. Mount Hope Cemetery Gatehouse, 791 Mount Hope Ave cityofrochester.gov/ reforestemounthope. Rochester Academy of Science Mineral Section Annual Holiday Dinner. 6 p.m. Penfield United Methodist Church, 1795 Baird Rd. Dr. Stephen Chamberlain on “Recent Mineral Discoveries in New York State” rasny.org/ mineral. World AIDS Day Banquet. 5:30 p.m. Vignelli Center Gallery, RIT, 73 Lomb Memorial Dr. Tickets required 475-2658. rit.edu/ alumni/worldaidsday. [ SUN., DECEMBER 8 ] Brighton Winter Farmers’ Market. 1 p.m Brookside Community Center, 220 Idlewood Rd. 269-8918. brightonfarmersmarket.org. Gothic Cathedral Tour. 2 p.m. St. Michael’s Church, 869 N. Clinton Ave Free, donations accepted 325-4041. sfxcrochester.org. Holidays at the Market. 9 a.m.-3 p.m Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St. 428-6907. Penfield Farmers’ Market. 9 a.m.1 p.m. Grossmans Garden & Home, 1801 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd. Penfield 377-1982 x224. grossmans.com. [ MON., DECEMBER 9 ] Cut the Violence Event. 4-8 p.m. New Creations Unisex Shop, 647 Jefferson Ave. Free haircuts to kids ages 10-17, free toy give-away provided by Pirate Toy Foundation. Free winter coats available, first come basis. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian Free 753-1940. Holiday Concert and Show. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Cobblestone Arts Center, 1622 New York
[ TUE., DECEMBER 10 ] Mushrooms & Beyond (film series). Dec. 10. Smugtown Mushrooms, 127 Railroad St. Visit site for details smugtownmushrooms.com. Rohrbach’s Food & Beer Pairing. Second Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m. Rohrbach’s Brewpub, 3859 Buffalo Rd $30, register. 594-9800. rohrbachs.com/ Rohrbachs-Brewpub.html. Tuesday Taco Trivia. 9-11 p.m. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille.com. Urban Nights: The Penthouse. 5:30 p.m. The Penthouse, 1 East Ave. Appetizers & cash bar $12$15 546-6920. rddc.org.
Sports [ SAT., DECEMBER 7 ] New York State Silver Gloves Boxing Tournament. Dec. 7-8. Wilson Foundation Academy, 200 Genesee Street Sat 1:30 p.m., Sun 10:30 a.m $10 7522621.
Theater “Art of Murder.” MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave. The Basement Playser and OFC Creations $5$10 muccc.org. “Avenue Q.” Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. Through Dec 7. ThuSat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m 3952787. brockport.edu/finearts. “A Bright Room Called Day.” Through Dec. 14. Todd Theatre, University of Rochester, River Campus. International Theatre Program. Thu Dec 5-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. Wed Dec 11-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 6 p.m $7-$13. 2754088. rochester.edu/theatre. “A Christmas Carol.” Through Dec. 28. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Through December 28. Opening night Wed Dec 4, 7 p.m. Performances Fri-Sat, 7:30 p.m., Sun noon & 4:30 p.m., Wed Dec 11, 7 p.m Tickets start at $25 232-4382. gevatheatre.org. “Good Rockin’ Live: A Salute to Sun Records.” Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place. Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 4 & 8 p.m $23-$33 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. Holiday Show. Robert F. Panara Theatre, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr. Sat 1 & 7:30 p.m. $5-$7. 4756255. ntid.rit.edu. Home for the Holidays: a Holiday of Song, Dance & Comedy featuring the award-winning Traveling Cabaret. Legacy at Cranberry Landing, 300 Cranberry Landing Dr. Free, Toys for Tots donations accepted. 244-3630. How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical. Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. Tue-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m Varied. 2225000. firstname.lastname@example.org. rbtl.org. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. Wed Dec 4, 7:30 p.m. $30.50-$105 222-5000. email@example.com. rbtl.org.
“Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge.” Black Sheep Theatre, 274 N Goodman St., third floor, Studio D313. Black Sheep Theatre. Fri-Sat Dec 6-7 and 13-14 at 7:30 p.m., Sun Dec 8 at 2 p.m. $16-$20 8614816. Reading: Geva at MAG. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. “Informed Consent” by Deborah Zoe Laufer, which will have its world premiere at Geva Theatre in March 2014. Included in gallery admission: $5-$12 2768900. mag.rochester.edu. “Relatively Speaking.” Through Dec. 22. JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. Through Dec 22. Sat Dec 7, 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Thu Dec 12, 7 p.m., Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m., Thu Dec 19, 7 p.m., Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m $18-$26 244-0600. jcccenterstage.org. “Shrek, the Musical.” Through Dec. 15. School of the Arts, 45 Prince St Through Dec 15. Dec 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 7 p.m., Dec 7 & 15 at 2 p.m., Dec 8 & 15 at 5 p.m $5-$9 242-7682 x1551. sotarochester.org. “Sister Strikes Again: Late Nite Catechism 2.” Through Dec. 15. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Through Dec 15. Wed Dec 4-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 7 p.m., Sat 4 & 8 p.m. Sun 3 p.m., Tue-Wed Dec 11, 7:30 p.m. Wed Dec 11-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2:30 & 7 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. Tickets start at $38. 2324382. gevatheatre.org.
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Although we’ve all heard the phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover,” subconsciously, we can’t help but do it anyway. That’s why this Friday, December 6, Writers & Books is doing us all a favor and taking the cover out of the equation by wrapping its books in nondescript brown paper. On the outside of the package you’ll find a few descriptive words. Based on them, you can decide which books to purchase for the whopping price of $1. Book lovers are encouraged to come in, peruse, and take a book home on a “blind date.” The event takes place 7-9 p.m. at Writers & Books (740 University Ave.) as part of its monthly First Friday open mic night. For more information call Writers & Books at 473-2590 or call wab.org. — BY COLIN MCCOY Bristol Rd. Attend a one hour training seminar to help you better understand suicide and equip you to intervene and help save a life Free 394-7450. nickcostello.org.
[ WED., DECEMBER 4 ] 2 Pages/2 Voices. Through Jan. 3, 2014. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave Each play must be no more than 2 pages and contain no more than 2 characters, and include the word “fox” Submissions due January 3, 2014. Winning plays announced January 16. Performances January 27, 8 p.m wab.org. “Love in the Style of Will.” Through Jan. 31, 2014. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave. Actors and directors wanted for Valentine’s show featuring romantic scenes from Shakespeare justin.rielly@gmail. com.
[ THU., DECEMBER 5 ] Blogging 101. 6:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15 730-7034. info@ rochesterbrainery.com. rochesterbrainery.com. Holiday Fairy Gardens Workshop. 7-8:30 p.m. Wayside Garden Center, 124 Pittsford-Palmyra Rd Adults & kids welcome Free, register 223-1222 x100. trish@ waysidegardencenter.com. waysidegardencenter.com. Truffles 101: Introduction to Truffle Making. 6:30-8 p.m. The Cocoa Bean Shoppe, 20 S Main St. Register 203-1618. cocoabeanshoppe.com.
[ MON., DECEMBER 9 ] “Damn Yankees.” Dec. 9-10, 6-9 p.m. NTID Dyer Arts Center, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr. ntid.rit.edu.
[ FRI., DECEMBER 6 ] Family Development Class: “20 Minutes to Effective Parenting Communication Skills.” 10 a.m.-noon. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of children ages 1-6 Free, RSVP 3253245 x131. mharochester.org.
Workshops [ WED., DECEMBER 4 ] Family Development Class: “Winning at Parenting.” 12:302:30 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of school-age children Free, RSVP 325-3245 x131. mharochester.org. Family Development Class: “Wise Choices.” Ongoing, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of school-age children Free, RSVP 325-3245 x131. mharochester.org. Screen Printing 101: Holiday Edition. 6:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $22 730-7034. firstname.lastname@example.org. rochesterbrainery.com. The Suicide Epidemic Seminar. 7 p.m. Zion Fellowship, 5188
[ SAT., DECEMBER 7 ] Holiday Ornament Workshop. 1-3 p.m. Turk Hill Craft School, 1000 Turk Hill Rd. $12 2231930. email@example.com. turkhillcraftschool.com. [ SUN., DECEMBER 8 ] Greens Decorating Workshop. 2-4 p.m. Wayside Garden Center, 124 Pittsford-Palmyra Rd Register 223-1222 x100. trish@waysidegardencenter. com. waysidegardencenter.com. Young People’s Mindfulness Meditation. 4 p.m. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, 929 S. Plymouth Ave. A young people’s group (age 18-35ish) in the tradition of the Order of Interbeing. Free. 463-3266. gandhiinstitute.org.
[ MON., DECEMBER 9 ] Family Development Class: “Don’t Make Me Say It Again!” 12:30-2:30 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of school-age children Free, RSVP 325-3245 x131. mharochester.org. [ TUE., DECEMBER 10 ] Buddhist Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. Amitabha Foundation, 11 South Goodman St. By donation. 451-7039. NY@ amitabhafoundation.us. amitabhafoundation.us. Create Your Vision Board for 2014. 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $22 730-7034. firstname.lastname@example.org. rochesterbrainery.com. Decorating Holiday Treats with Personal Chef Ellen Adams of Red Hot Dish. 7 p.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Register. 784-5300. brightonlibrary.org. Family Development Class: “Teenage Drugs, Sex, and Violence Part 2 of 2).” 5-7 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of pre-teens and teens. A light dinner will be served Free, RSVP. 325-3245 x131. mharochester.org. Stress Management: Is Stress our Friend or Foe? 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15 730-7034. info@ rochesterbrainery.com. rochesterbrainery.com. Writing Workshop:How to Electronically Publish. 7-9 p.m. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport Register 637-1050. seymourlibraryweb.org.
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Of all the movies he’s directed in a decidedly uneven career, Spike Lee’s newest production, “Oldboy,” qualifies as the strangest and perhaps the least Spikeish of all his works. To begin with, the picture derives from an unusual source, a Korean movie based on one of those Japanese graphic novels known as manga. Remaking a previous work itself seems an unusual choice for Lee; the fact that
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“Oldboy” makes no gestures in the direction of contemporary social and political relevance seems equally unusual. Presumably following its literary and cinematic predecessors, the movie combines elements of the thriller, the horror flick, the mystery, torture porn, and even moments from kung-fu and ninja pictures — again hardly the usual Spike Lee material. Alluding to that influence further, much of “Oldboy” takes place in the Chinatown of an unnamed city, and a major clue in its mystery involves tracking down a particular Chinese restaurant. Josh Brolin plays Joe Doucett, an alcoholic advertising salesman who acts outrageously in every area of his life — he’s behind in child support payments to his ex-wife, neglects his 3-yearold daughter, and destroys a big deal by making a heavy pass at a client’s girlfriend. After that incident he staggers drunkenly through the streets of Chinatown, then passes out and awakens in a sort of motel version of a prison cell, where
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maneuvers and weapons like a 2”x4” and a hammer. When he finds his chief jailer, Chaney (Samuel L. Jackson), the action thickens into a series of graphic torture scenes, complete with copious amounts of blood and a few disassembled bodies. “Oldboy” is not the sort of motion picture that depends on rich characterization or impressive performances, which may in part account for its thoroughgoing hyperbole. Sharlto Copley’s character, the billionaire Adrian Bryce, exerts complete control over everything and everyone in the film, acting with a godlike omniscience and omnipotence that defy any sense of credibility. Attired in a long skirt and a Victorian-era red jacket, sporting a silver Mohawk and a pair of implausible goggles, Samuel L. Jackson chews up the scenery as a dedicated sadist in the employ of Bryce, overseeing what looks like a whole puzzling anthology of prison cells and captives. Despite its entirely preposterous situation and its bizarre resolution, “Oldboy” maintains a terrific pace, based on its most intriguing puzzle and its nonstop action. Within its thriller structure, the mystery partially compensates for the remarkable exaggerations of its conception. Its characters, as their strange costumes and mannerisms indicate, attain a level of stylization as outrageous as its plot and its final revelations of bloody violence, complex incest, and a weird kind of acceptance sentimentalize much of the shocking action that precedes it.
Loosely inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen,” Disney’s new animated film “Frozen” at first seems like another in the long line of the studio’s traditional fairytale musicals. But as the story goes on, it turns out to be a little more subversive — well, as subversive as Disney is likely going to get. Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, working from a story they wrote, along with Shane Morris, place the emphasis squarely on the two protagonist sisters and build on the groundwork laid by previous Disney entries “Brave” and “Tangled,” with their strong, feisty princesses who take action for themselves. The filmmakers are not afraid to poke fun at some of the tropes of Disney princess films, as when several characters make fun of one of the two heroines for claiming to have fallen in love at first sight with a handsome
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prince. But in this story, the princess heads into the action while the prince hangs back home. “Frozen” consistently bucks expectations, an unexpected surprise when you’re talking about a Disney animated movie. Besides the presence of Idina Menzel, who voices icepowered princess Elsa, there are a number of thematic similarities to “Wicked,” most notably the humanizing of what would be the villain in another version of the same story (as Elsa’s “Snow Queen” was in the original fairy tale). It’s also interesting to see how easily the film could be read as a coming-out story. Elsa’s mantra of “conceal, don’t feel” regarding her ice powers should resonate with anyone who has been closeted, suppressing something inside of them out of shame and fear. There’s the constant emphasis on the idea the Elsa was born with her abilities and not “cursed” with them, plus the fact that one of her first actions following her escape is to experiment with her powers and give herself a makeover. (Incidentally, if a bass-thumpy, dance version of Menzel’s big number, “Let It Go,” doesn’t immediately go into heavy rotation in gay clubs across the country, someone out there isn’t trying hard enough.) The songs in “Frozen” were written and composed by husband-andwife team Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. He’s best known for co-writing the songs in Broadway’s “Avenue Q” and “Book of Mormon,” and the two previously collaborated together for the recent “Winnie the Pooh” movie. Several of their songs here are closer in nature to sungthrough stage musicals than traditional
Disney tunes, meaning they’re not all as immediately catchy. But they’re growing on me with each listen. Kristen Bell injects her unique personality into the other heroic sister, Anna, giving her a charming daffiness that we’re not used to seeing in a Disney princess. Menzel makes for a sympathetic Snow Queen, and her considerable pipes are utilized to great effect. Since the directors bothered to cast Broadway vet Jonathan Groff in their musical, you’d think he’d get more than one short song (a funny little ditty called “Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People”), but he’s utterly charming in the role. I’ll take comfort in the fact that Menzel was cast in Disney’s 2007 live-action Disney princess film, “Enchanted,” and never sang a note, so if the pattern holds, Groff should get a starring role sometime in the next few years. A little of Josh Gad can go a long way, but he’s utilized perfectly here; his animated snowman Olaf is used sparingly enough that his character never starts to grate. “Frozen” continues the quality of animation in Disney’s features: it’s absolutely beautiful, with costume and design elements taking inspiration from the story’s setting in Norway. Seeing the film in 3D adds an immersive atmosphere, especially the many lovely, enveloping shots of falling snow. I admit to wondering if the theater’s air conditioning had suddenly kicked in during some of the film’s more blustery scenes. Though “Frozen” isn’t quite up to the level of “Tangled” — a popular but underrated film that I adored — its great characters, lively songs, and unique storytelling choices make a worthy addition to the Disney stable.
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chain, adjust brakes. It seems like most people are intimidated by bikes, but for the most part, especially on an old road bike, the adjustments are pretty straightforward. Especially with the internet — you can figure things out so quickly. I would encourage people to experiment and see if they can figure out how to fix things.
What are some of the newest trends you’re noticing? Cargo bikes. There are also a few
people who come into the shop who have built their own electric bikes. E-bikes have been used in Europe for about the past 10 years, and are just gaining traction in the states. I think that could change how people view biking in general — people who wouldn’t get on a bike otherwise now don’t have to worry about going into work a sweaty mess. Manufacturers have been creating more affordable versions, and there’s actually a new wheel coming out that you can pop into any regular bike, as long as it’s the right diameter, which converts it to an e-bike that is controlled by an app on your phone. It pedal-assists, and it goes up to about 20 miles per hour, gives you a range of about 30 miles, and charges in three hours or so.
Any accessories or gadgets you’re geeking-out over right now? Dynamo/
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Full film reviews available at rochestercitynewspaper.com. [ OPENING ] ANNA OBSESSED (1977): When a woman strays from her unhappy marriage, her actions put her in the path of a dangerous psychopath in this X-rated erotic thriller. Abilene (Thu, Dec 5, 8 p.m.) BAD SANTA (2003): Billy Bob Thornton stars as a misanthropic con man planning to rob the shopping mall where he works as a department store Santa in this dark comedy from director Terry Zwigoff. With Lauren Graham, Bernie Mac, and John Ritter. Dryden (Fri, Dec 6, 8 p.m.; Sun, Dec 8, 2 p.m.) FRANKENSTEIN (NR): The National Theatre’s production of Mary Shelley’s classic tale of men and monsters stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, who trade off the roles of Dr. Frankenstein and his creation for each performance. Little (Sun, Dec 8, 12 p.m.; Tue, Dec 10, 7 p.m.) JACKSON COUNTY JAIL (1976): While on a cross-country road trip, a young woman gets into a heap of trouble driving through the rural South in this Southern Gothic thriller. Starring Tommy Lee Jones. Dryden (Wed, Dec 4, 8 p.m.) OUT OF THE FURNACE (R): Christian Bale stars as a down-on-his-luck steel worker who takes matters into his own hands when his younger brother mysteriously goes missing. With Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, and Forest Whitaker. Canandaigua, Culver, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster PIRANHA (1978): Joe Dante directs this cult classic B-movie about a summer resort besieged by blood-thirsty, flesheating piranhas. Dryden (Sat, Dec 7, 8 p.m.) THE RING (1927): Alfred Hitchcock directs from his first and only original screenplay, about a woman who falls in love with her boxer husband’s sparring partner. Dryden (Thu, Dec 5, 8 p.m.) THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI (2013): This documentary, from director Bill Siegel (“Hoop Dreams”), examines the boxer’s epic court battle to avoid a five year prison sentence following his refusal to fight in Vietnam. Dryden (Tue, Dec 10, 8 p.m.) [ CONTINUING ] 12 YEARS A SLAVE (R): Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in this film based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man kidnapped and sold into slavery. Also starring Michael Fassbender, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Canandaigua, Culver, Henrietta, Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster ABOUT TIME (R): When a young British man learns he can time travel back through his life, he uses it to improve to romantic prospects. With Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy. Movies 10
BAGGAGE CLAIM (PG-13): Paula Patton plays a flight attendant who takes advantage of her job to fly across the country revisiting her exes and hunt for a date in time for her sister’s wedding. With Djimon Hounsou, Taye Diggs, Derek Luke, Adam Brody, and Tia Mowry. Movies 10 THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY (R): In this follow-up to 1999’s “The Best Man,” a group of college friends reunites for Christmas after 15 years apart. Starring Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard, Nia Long, and Sanaa Lathan. Culver, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster BLACK NATIVITY (PG): A young teen travels to New York City to spend Christmas with his estranged relatives in this contemporary adaptation of the stage musical by Langston Hughes. Starring Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Tyrese Gibson, and Mary J. Blige. Culver, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster THE BOOK THIEF (PG-13): A young girl is sent to live with a foster family in WWII Germany in this adaptation of Markus Zusak’s popular novel. Starring Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson. Canandaigua, Geneseo, Henrietta, Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (R): Matthew Mcconaughey is earning Oscar buzz for his performance in this true story about a straight cowboy who organizes an illegal underground network to get HIV meds to patients, after he tests positive for the disease. With Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner. Henrietta, Little, Pittsford DELIVERY MAN (PG-13): Vince Vaughn stars as a man who learns that due to a mixup at the fertility clinic, his donations 20 years prior have resulted in him being the father of 533 children. Also starring Cobie Smulders and Chris Pratt. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster DESPICABLE ME 2 (PG): A former supervillain is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to spy on a dangerous new super criminal in this animated sequel. With the voice talents of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Russell Brand, and Ken Jeong. Movies 10 DON JON (R): Joseph GordonLevitt makes his big screen debut as writer/director with this comedy about a ladies man who finds that real-life ladies have difficulty competing with the ones in his pornos. With Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, and Tony Danza. Movies 10 ENDER’S GAME (PG-13): Based on the popular sci-fi novel, where a military academy prepares young trainees to defend Earth against a hostile alien race. Henrietta ELYSIUM (R): Matt Damon stars in this sci-fi action film from director Neill Blomkamp (“District 9”), about a future where Earth is in ruins while the rich and powerful reside on a manmade space station called Elysium. Also starring Jodie Foster and William Fichtner: Movies 10
FREE BIRDS (PG): In this animated adventure, two turkeys travel through time in an attempt to get their kind taken off the Thanksgiving menu for good. Starring Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, and George Takei. Canandaigua, Geneseo FROZEN (PG): See full review on page 31. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster GRAVITY (PG-13): Sandra Bullock and George Clooney play astronauts who becomes stranded in space after a shuttle accident, in Alfonso Cuarón’s sci-fi thriller. Culver, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster HOMEFRONT (R): Jason Statham stars in this stars as a retired DEA agent who moves his family to a small town, only to run afoul of a local meth druglord played by James Franco. With Winona Ryder and Kate Bosworth. Canandaigua, Culver, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (PG-13): The middle chapter of The Hunger Games finds an uprising against the Capitol beginning as a result of the events in the first film. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA (R): The Jackass gang is back for this hidden camera road trip movie, starring Johnny Knoxville as a very unconventional grandfather. Culver, Greece, Henrietta LAST VEGAS (PG-13): Four old friends travel to Las Vegas together to throw a bachelor party for the last of them to finally get married. Starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline. Canandaigua, Culver, Greece, Tinseltown, Webster LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER (PG13): Forest Whitaker stars in this true story, about a butler who served eight American presidents over the course of three decades. Also starring Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Robin Williams, and John Cusack. Culver, Tinseltown, Webster OLDBOY (R): See full review on page 30. Henrietta, Tinseltown PHILOMENA (PG-13): Judi Dench stars in this drama about a journalist (Steve Coogan) who helps an elderly woman search for her son, who she was forced to put up for adoption decades earlier. Little, Pittsford THOR: THE DARK WORLD (PG13): The heroic Norse god is back, battling to save the world from a shadowy enemy intent on its destruction. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Idris Elba, and Christopher Eccleston. Canandaigua, Culver, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster
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24 Thayer Street
When you picture your dream home in the Park Avenue neighborhood, and I know you do, this is where you see yourself. It’s got all the proper amenities in all the proper places: wainscoting, paneled doors, rosette block jambs on doors and windows, oak floors, a fireplace, and leaded glass cabinet doors. Windows are big and plentiful, and the exterior shutters are hung with period hardware. Best of all, the focal point of the open staircase is a stained glass casement window that faces west. Bright afternoon sun fills the elegant stairway with blues, pinks, and greens. Built in 1900, 24 Thayer Street is a 2300 square foot home that has been sensitively updated to accommodate your 21st century lifestyle. The generously sized kitchen has newer cabinets, lots of light, and a conveniently located island where your guests will gather. The breakfast nook is a real treat. The dramatic dining room leads to a glass-enclosed three-season porch, which makes a nice transition to the patio. It’s tough to grow a proper lawn in the backyards around here; the mature trees that help to keep these homes cool in the summer aren’t the best thing for grass growing. Many residents have opted instead for a private backyard patio, surrounded by a nice privacy fence. This home is already there. After you hang a few Japanese lanterns and place some low-voltage lighting in the perimeter plantings of the large brick patio, you’ll have the perfect setting for a candlelight dinner or a memorable cocktail party.
The four bedrooms are nicely sized and all have hardwood floors. Two and a half baths offer convenience. And who expected all this storage? No, really. It’s got plenty of closets and built-in cabinets to make your life much easier. Like many older homes, this one needs a little bit of your help and polish. But it will be well worth the effort. When people talk about Park Avenue, they note the unique shopping, the great dining—from comfort food to gourmet—and the self-guided walking tours of some of the best residential architecture in Rochester. But it’s also a great place to raise kids. Yes, there are certified day care centers, but there are also wonderful educational programs for children at the Rochester Museum and Science Center, Memorial Art Gallery, and Eisenhart Planetarium. Neighborhood ice cream parlors, pancake breakfasts at the diners, and homemade candy are throwbacks to another era that you can still enjoy with your children on Park Avenue. And all within walking distance. Are you ready for the home you’ve always wanted? 24 Thayer is listed at $201,000; call Cindy B-Rosato, listing agent with RE/MAX Realty Group, at 585-756-7418, to start living your Park Avenue dream today. by Tim Reynolds Tim is a Landmark Society volunteer and lives in the Park Avenue neighborhood.
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EAST COAST ENTERTAINMENT, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 10/22/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 384 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607. General Purpose.
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Golden View Ranch, LLC, Arts of Org filed with SSNY on 11/13/13. Off. Loc.: Monroe County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 2888 SwedenWalker Rd., Brockport, NY 14626. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act.
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Notice of Formation of BRICK ROAD LLC, filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/8/2013, County office location: Monroe, SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 34 Solmar Drive, Rochester, NY 14624. Purposes: Any lawful activity.
Home Pros Contracting, LLC was filed with SSNY on September 25, 2013. Office: Monroe County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. P.O. address which SSNY shall mail any process against the LLC served upon SSNY: Home Pros Contracting, LLC, PO Box 24913, Rochester, New York 14624. Purpose is to engage in any lawful activity.
Notice of Formation of 33 Birch Crescent, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on October 21, 2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 63 Belmont St. Rochester, New York . Purpose: any lawful activities.
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Notice of Formation of PAZ GROUP, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/12/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ]
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1492 Properties LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 5/24/13. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 1492 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14610. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] 57 ERIE, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 11/12/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 39 State St., Brockport, NY 14420. General Purpose.
[ NOTICE ] LIGHTHOUSE TATTOO LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 7/11/13. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 742 South Ave., Apt. 2, Rochester, NY 14607, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Not.of Form. of 2Hearts Desire, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with SSNY on 1022-2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O 2Hearts Desire ,LLC, 33 Starwood Dr, Rochester, NY 14625. Purpose:any lawful activity.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 921 PPR, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/12/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 7450 Pittsford Palmyra Rd., Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of AL’S MAINTENANCE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/28/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 328 Jordan Ave., Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of AOTEK, LLC Art. of Org.
filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/08/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Till Fritzsching, 29 Old Stone Road Rochester, NY 14615. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ]
[ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of CORRECTIVE DYNAMICS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/16/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 3177 Latta Rd., #113, Rochester, NY 14612. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of EJE Newcomb LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/31/13. Office location: Monroe County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Michael A. Newcomb, 4 Schoen Place, Pittsford, NY 14534, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of JBCY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/9/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 202 Chestnut Hill
Dr., Rochester, NY 14617. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of JML HOUSING, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/31/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 16 Ericsson Street, Rochester, NY 14610. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Joywave Industries LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/9/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 125 Ledgewood Dr., Rochester, NY 14615. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of K Holdings, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/15/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 333 Hollenbeck St., Rochester, NY 14621. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Life Script Mental Health Counseling Services. PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/16/2013. Office Location: Monroe County. Principle office of PLLC: 202 Dickinson Road, Webster, NY 14580. United States Corporation Agents, Inc (7014 13th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 12228) designated agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. Registered agent shall mail process to the PLLC at the address of its principle office. Purpose: Mental Health Counseling. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of LIFE SOLUTIONS PSYCHOTHERAPY LCSW, PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/15/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of PLLC: 559 MacIntosh Dr., Rochester, NY 14626. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the PLLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
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Way, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: to practice the profession of Law. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MLS HOLDINGS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/1/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MMI Enterprises, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of
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LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Anthony A. DiNitto, Esq., 8 Silent Meadows Drive, Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MVPS PRODUCTIONS, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/31/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 18 Helmsford Way, Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ]
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of SNIDERMANS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/30/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 519 Joseph Ave., Rochester, NY 14605. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ]
Notice of Formation of Rabbit Moon LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/27/2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 99 Van Voorhis Ave. Rochester NY 14617 Purpose: any lawful activities.
Notice of Formation of SOLOMON’S CHOICE, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/08/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 1769 Redman Rd., Hamlin, NY 14464. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
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NOTICE OF FORMATION of Ridgewood Medical Health, PLLC (“PLLC”) Art. of Org. filed with NY Secretary of State (“NYSOS”) on 9/30/2013, pursuant to Limited Liability Company Law Section 1203. Office location: Monroe County. NYSOS designated as agent for PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. NYSOS shall mail copy of process served to: 2081 W Ridge Rd Ste 205, Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: Medicine and any lawful activities.
Notice of Formation of Stone Street Pub, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/13/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of S&J Carthage Properties LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/26/2013. Office location: Monroe County. Principal office of LLC: 95 Belmont St., Rochester, NY 14620. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the address of its principal office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of SIBLEY REDEVELOPMENT PHASE IV LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/29/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016, the registered
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[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Tipping Point Communications, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/6/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 277 Alexander Street, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Upstate Wireless Communications, LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 08/22/23. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC’s principal business location at 268 Sandringham Rd, Rochester, NY 14610. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Westfall Management
LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/23/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 630 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of CZM MANAGEMENT LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/16/13. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Florida (FL) on 09/27/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. FL addr. of LLC: 1201 Hays St., Tallahassee, FL 32301. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of FL, Clifton Bldg., 2661 Executive Center Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Rochester Rattlers, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 11/14/13. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in MA on 11/12/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. MA and principal business address: 20 Guest St., Boston, MA 02135. Cert. of Org. filed with MA Sec. of the Commonwealth, One Ashburton Pl., 17th Fl., Boston, MA 02108. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Unither Manufacturing LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/23/13. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in DE on 5/23/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: c/o The Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] of Formation of Ontario Properties of NY LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/28/13. Office location: Monroe County.
SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1456 E River Rd Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] PROCTOR ROAD INVESTMENTS LLC App. for Auth. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/26/2012. LLC was organized in DE on 12/19/2011. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to 2255 Lyell Ave., Ste. 201, Rochester, NY 14606. Required office at 874 Walker Rd., Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Org. filed with SSDE, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.
Organization with the New York Department of State on 9/27/13. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to 620 Park Ave #190 Rochester, New York 14607. The purpose of the Company is any lawful business. [ NOTICE ] Wicked Good Sugar LLC filed Arts. of Org. with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on October 23, 2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to P.O. Box 354, Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful activity.
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PROPARARE LLC App. for Auth. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 11/6/2013 LLC was organized in DE on 4/9/2012. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to 2255 Lyell Ave., Rochester, NY 14606. Required office at 1201 Orange St., Ste. 600, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Org. filed with SSDE, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.
WMH, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 10/24/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 2280 E. Ave., Rochester, NY 14610. General Purpose.
[ NOTICE ] PSD, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on November 19, 2013. Its principal place of business is located at 768 Clinton Avenue South, Rochester, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 768 Clinton Avenue South, Rochester, New York 14620-1402. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE ] THE GROOMER’S OUTLET, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 9/11/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, Attn: LLC Manager, 3160 E. Henrietta Rd., Henrietta, NY 14460. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] UMO PROPERTIES LLC filed Articles of
[ NOTICE ] XLNQ LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 05/31/2013. Office location: Monroe county. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at 85 Friel Road, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: Any lawful activity [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Name: EXIT 24 BAND LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/15/2013. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O EXIT 24 BAND LLC, One East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of Formation of Fred’s Auto Repair, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/4/2013. Office location: Monroe County SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to principal business location: The LLC, 9 Oakwood Lane, Scottsville, NY 14546. Purpose: any lawful activity
[ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] TRINITY ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE LLC filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State (SSNY) on 7/17/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, PO Box 608, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: Any lawful activities. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF BTMPM, LLC ] BTMPM, LLC (the “LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with NY Secretary of State (SSNY) 11/22/13. Office location: Monroe County, NY. Principal business location: 1265 Scottsville Rd, Rochester, NY 14624. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to CT Corporation System, 111 Eighth Avenue, NY, NY 10011 which is also the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the Limited Liability Company (LLC) is CERC-MS Properties, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on November 22, 2013. Office location is Monroe County, New York. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at 16 E. Main St., Suite 420, Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the Limited Liability Company (LLC) is CERC-LW Properties, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on November 22, 2013. Office location is Monroe County, New York. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at 16 E. Main St., Suite 420, Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the Limited Liability Company (LLC) is CERC-TL
Properties, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on November 22, 2013. Office location is Monroe County, New York. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at 16 E. Main St., Suite 420, Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the Limited Liability Company (LLC) is CERC-HL Properties, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on November 22, 2013. Office location is Monroe County, New York. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at 16 E. Main St., Suite 420, Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the Limited Liability Company (LLC) is CERC-DH Properties, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on November 22, 2013. Office location is Monroe County, New York. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at 16 E. Main St., Suite 420, Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the Limited Liability Company (LLC) is CERC-2L Properties, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on November 22, 2013. Office location is Monroe County, New York. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at 16 E. Main St., Suite 420, Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the limited liability company is Roberts Media Solutions LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed
with the NY Secretary of State on October 18, 2013. The office of the LLC is located in Monroe County. The NY Secretary of State is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served. The address to which a copy of the process served shall be sent is 107 Westland Avenue, Rochester NY 14618. The LLC is managed by a manager. The purpose of the LLC is any lawful business. [ Notice of Formation of NORTON AUTOMOTIVE CENTER, LLC ] Art. of Organization filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/08/13. Office of location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent if LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 45 Exchange Blvd. Ste 713, Rochester, NY 14614 . Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Roc Rooms & Rentals LLC ] Articles of Organization with Secretary of State of NY on 4/30/2008. Office in Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC at 1048 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2013-6296 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union, Plaintiff, vs. Andrew F. Mazzucco; Discover Bank; ESL Federal Credit Union, Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated November 6, 2013 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the front vestibule of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on December 12, 2013 at 10:30 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Gates, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 36 Emilia Circle, Rochester, NY 14606; Tax Account No. 103.20-1-29 described in Deed recorded in Liber 8610 of Deeds, page 465; lot size 47.49 x 172.68. Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning
restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $77,482.08 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: November 2013 Matthew J. Fero, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE M&T Bank s/b/m M&T Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff, -against- Joseph P. Ferrari a/k/a Joseph Ferrari; Marian Ferrari a/k/a Marian C. Ferrari, et al., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated 9/21/2013 and entered thereafter. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in the County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, County of Monroe, New York on January 6, 2014 at 09:00AM, premises known as 3375 BrockportSpencerport Road, Ogden, NY 14559. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Ogden, County of Monroe and State of New York, SBL No. 86.03-2-19. Approximate amount of judgment is $103,099.33 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 2012-3898. John M. Scatigno, Esq., Referee Schiller & Knapp, LLP 950 New Loudon Road Latham, NY 12110 Attorneys for Plaintiff 1065582 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 12/25/2013
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[ NOTICES ] Notice of Formation of SIBLEY REDEVELOPMENT PHASE III LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/29/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016, the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity.
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