Bullwinkle Café, Monday, September 27
FOUND Magazine, the voyeur's
treasure-trove of love letters, shopping lists, Polaroids, sketches, and
anything else found on the street, is on tour. Publisher Davy Rothbart and his
brother Peter were in Providence, Rhode Island, at the end of April, and in
December will end their 50-state Slapdance Across America Tour on the West
Coast, after hitting a different city almost every night.
Saturday, September 11, Dome Center
We're lowering prices over here!" calls
a garage sale huckster in a leopard-print shirt. "That's what we like to hear,"
comes the reply from a group of five women with bulging shopping bags, swarming
to a potential deal like piranhas.
Astral Travel Workshop, Saturday, August 21 Pastor Robin Higgins of Plymouth Spiritualist Church
explains bilocation: "Your spirit can travel when you sleep.
Northeast Naturist Festival, Friday,
August 6, EmpireHavenNudistPark This past weekend was the perfect
demonstration of Naturist Rochester's slogan: "Nude when possible,
clothed when practical."
downtown Rochester, Saturday, July 17
standing downtown at the corner of East and Scio and a fire truck is inching
by. There's a man to your right wearing short shorts and dancing the pony with
a huge rainbow flag.
Total Carnage! Ukrainian Club, Saturday, July 9
wrestling is one of the great mysteries of our day: Men in showy spandex suits
tumble around in a padded ring, groping, lunging, and acting like human
missiles. From my angle, it's a lot like a progressive, homoerotic modern-dance
Rubber Duck Race, Ellison Park,
Saturday, June 12 You couldn't ask for better racing
Civil War reenactment, Saturday, May 22
When women say they love a man in
uniform, do they mean a thick, wool reproduction of a Confederate Army uniform,
complete with gold braid and flattened-pancake hat? After chatting up a few
soldiers at Saturday's Civil War reenactment at Letchworth State Park, my vote
is a wholehearted "yes!"
Saturday, May 8, East Avenue
Lyle, one of the organizers of Rochester's Dachshund Parade, expected about 60
dogs to gather this past Saturday for the third annual march down East Avenue. "We had 41 dogs last year, and this year we've had interest from people as far
as Buffalo," she says as she distributes photocopies of "The Doxie Song."