If We Were You

Categories:  Events    Arts & Culture/Entertainment
Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
If We Were You by The Editors

Intergalactic Discussion at JES
Is the “force” with you? The Jefferson Educational Society has orchestrated “The Hero’s Journey: Star Wars and Beyond – An Introduction,” a discussion on the significance of Luke Skywalker’s journey and its place in mythology, everyday life, and the “Star Wars” trilogies. Kathy McCoy will be leading this intergalactic discussion.
When: 7 p.m.
Where:  Jefferson Educational Society, 3207 State St.
Contact: 459.8000

King Sickabilly and His Full Moon Boys w/ Broke Boland and the Dirty Pickles
Hailing from the smallest state in the nation, King Sickabilly and His Full Moon Boys come to town with a rootsy sound big enough to blow you away. Fueled by years of hardship and turmoil (along with the essential combo of beer and chicken), this trio has honed their craft over years of experience on the road, letting their music tell tales of sadness, madness, and spirit.
When: 9 p.m.
Where: the crooked i, 1013 State St.
Contact: facebook.com/thecrookedierie

Concert Band of NWPA
It’s a small tribute to John Williams. You know, the Star Wars and Jurassic Park guy. Join Dr. Daniel Burdick and the Edinboro University music faculty for this presentation of these two exciting motion picture scores. In addition, classical music will be represented by “Light Cavalry Overture” by Franz von Suppe. And there will be others – Shostakovich, Sousa, and Karl King to name a few.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Edinboro University
Contact: 732.3000

The Mallett Brothers Band w/ Matt Texter
I hope you know that Portland, Maine is a long way away. 643 miles away, to be exact. That’s quite a haul, but The Mallett Brothers Band is ready to cross such long distances in order to entertain music lovers just like you, so I think it’s common courtesy to make sure you head out to see them play. Also, you should go because the show is going to be really good. Just sayin’.
When: 9 p.m.
Where: the crooked i, 1013 State St.
Contact: facebook.com/thecrookedierie

Bike nights!
They’re bigger, they’re better and they’re back – on Friday nights! Rev up your engines as bikers from all over the area come downtown to show off their ride.
When: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Downtown Erie
Contact: 455.7557

Mother’s Against Teen Violence Community Picnic
United we stand, divided we fall. In an effort to continue the work against teen violence in the community, why not share a day of fun with your friends and neighbors to benefit a great cause. Free food and drinks will be on hand alongside a Chinese auction 50/50 raffles, and MATV T-shirts and wrist bands. Unity is what this community needs, so please join us!
When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Roger Young Park
Contact: matvErie.com

JD Jazz featuring Dwight Adams
With all the talented jazz musicians in Northwest Pennsylvania, Erieites are a rather lucky bunch. When JD Jazz recruits a gifted trumpet player from Detroit to join them at the Romolo Chocolates Summer Music Series, well, we’re in for a treat. With Dwight Adams in tow, this event promises to be a smooth summer night perfect for cool cats everywhere.
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Romolo Chocolates, 1525 W. Eighth St.
Contact: 452.1933

Reign Supreme
Normally, Sunday is a quiet day to relax, maybe kick back and wait for the dreaded Monday to rear its ugly head. The folks at Basement Transmissions have other ideas, making sure that Reign Supreme is here to rock you into the next week. The hardcore quartet throws the musical hammer down, engulfing listeners with powerful tracks that will shake you to the core.
When: 5 p.m.
Where: Basement Transmissions, 1501 State St.
Contact: basement-transmissions.webs.com

Sunday Night All Musicians Blues Jam
Beer and blues music! That’s right; Beer Mug is inviting all musicians to perform at their “Sunday Night All Musicians Blues Jam.” So head on down to Beer Mug with your friends for live blues and drinks or show Erie what you got on a Sunday night.
When: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m
Where: The Beer Mug, 1108 Liberty Street
Contact: 454-4753

Buck Night at Jerry Uht Park
Cheer on your hometown Erie SeaWolves as they go head to head with the Bowie Baysox, Eastern League affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. It’s a Monday game, so you know what that means— Beer and hot dogs for only $1 each. So be sure to get your tickets and bring the crew down for a great game, cheap eats and cold beer under the sun!
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Jerry Uht Park, 110 E. 10th St.
Contact: 456.1300

Erie Playhouse Gives You “Glee”
The Erie Playhouse Youtheatre Kids will be performing songs from the hit musical comedy-drama television series, “Glee” alongside classic Broadway tunes. This special event will showcase the talents of over 40 of Erie’s best young talent. Don’t miss out on a chance to see the future “stars” of the Erie Playhouse in this awesome musical celebration!
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Erie Playhouse, 13th W. Tenth St.
Contact: 454-2852

Country Rockin’ on Dobbins Landing
Summer lovin’ is best in the evening hours, when you know the night’s coming and another summer day isn’t far away, but you feel like you have forever until the sun sets. Capturing the beauty of Erie’s waterfront, Dobbins landing will be bumping as Next of Kin rocks the stage with their high-energy country music that is sure to have fans howlin’. Bring your significant other, bring the family, bring yourself and be ready for a good time. The price of admission is free, but can you really put a price on fun to begin with? We don’t think so, and neither does Rock the Dock.
When: 6 to 10 p.m.
Where: Dobbins Landing
Contact: Tim Sedney 454.7160

Baseball’s Greats: The Finest Players of America’s Favorite Pastime
Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back. Join us for this lecture/discussion of some of America’s greatest ball players that is spearheaded by Gene Dreyfus. Learn about some of the finest characters of this great sport and the great lives they lived.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Jefferson Education Society, 3207 State Street
Contact: 459.8000

“Mysteries of the Great Lakes”
Bigger is better. Especially when it’s on the big screen. We think you should check out the Mysteries of the Great Lakes – Lake Erie is the 10th largest lake on Earth and is the fourth largest by surface area, the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume of the Great Lakes. So, we need to know what’s so mysterious about it. Please let us know.
When: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Where: TREC, 301 Peninsula Drive
Contact: 838.4123

Bastard Bearded Irishmen w/ The Tradesmen
It’s been awhile since St. Patrick’s Day, but luckily, here’s another chance for everyone to be Irish for a night. Although not entirely bearded or male, the Bastard Bearded Irishmen are ready to fill the void of Irish rock ‘n’ roll that your heart desires. With this sextet sharing a stage with The Tradesmen, this Friday is the perfect opportunity to grab a Guinness and enjoy your newfound heritage.
When: 9 p.m.
Where: the crooked i, 1013 State St.
Contact: facebook.com/thecrookedierie

Penn Shore Winery’s Concert Series
It’s a free concert in the vineyards featuring classic rock band Cover Story. Stop out, sample some local wines and then enjoy live music. This is only one of several Saturdays these outdoor events will be going on, so bring the friends and family for a memorable night! For a full schedule, visit the winery’s website.
When: 5 to 9 p.m.
Where: 10225 East Lake Road, North East
Contact: pennshore.com

The Town Pants
Some things just go together perfectly, like bacon and eggs, Abbott and Costello, and Vancouver and Celtic music. Well, maybe the third pairing isn’t as widely known, but after seeing The Town Pants at the crooked i, you may make the connection. With their signature brand of “West Coast Celtic,” this Canadian sextet has an electric live show to make you a believer.
When: 9 p.m.
Where: the crooked i, 1013 State St.
Contact: facebook.com/thecrookedierie

A Great Golf Day for an Even Better Cause
Guys: need an excuse to get a tee-time and be out of the house Sunday? Girls: been dying to show your guy up on the golf course, but haven’t found a worthwhile reason? Problem solved. The Chuck J. Schauerman Memorial Golf Benefit is a winner by all accounts. This scramble was established in memory of Charles J. Schauerman and has already accomplished some great things with proceeds going to the American Heart Association and jumpstarting his daughter Ryleigh’s, college fund. A dinner and Chinese auction will be held afterwards.
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Erie Municipal Golf Course
Contact: steve.petrungaro@facebook.com

Celebrate National Hot Dog Day at the Erie Zoo
If you haven’t made it to the zoo yet this summer, and even if you have, National Hot Dog Day might give you some motivation to get down to the great facility. Filled with enough critters to keep you occupied all day, the Erie Zoo is the perfect place to get lost. When you get hungry and want to feast like the lion you just saw, find one of the many vendors who will be serving hot dogs for 50 cents apiece! Get exotic, while maintaining your American appetite.
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Erie Zoo, 423 W.38th
Contact: 864.4091

Sauce Boss’ takes the stage at 8 Great Tuesdays
Make 8 Great Tuesdays a habit. This week Bill Wharton, the ‘Sauce Boss’ will be performing his laid-back blues and entertaining the crowd like only he knows how. Come to Liberty Park and enjoy your evening the Erie way—listening to great music and surrounded by interesting people. Ron Yarosz & the Vehicle will be opening. You won’t want to miss the party everyone   will be talking about for the rest of the week. Even with Friday a long ways off, why not relax and kick it like it’s the weekend?
When: 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Liberty Park, Foot of Liberty Street/Bayfront Parkway
Contact: 455.7557

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