If We Were You

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Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 8:09 PM
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WEDNESDAY 3.06

FILM at the Erie Art Museum presents: “In the Mood for Love”
For the next installment of their popular film series, FILM takes us all the way to 1962 Hong Kong for "In the Mood for Love." A man and woman move into neighboring apartments and form a bond over the suspected infidelity of their spouses. Directed by Wong Kar-wai and originally released in 2000, this visually striking film has had a major influence on cinematic style over the last decade.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Erie Art Museum, 411 State St.
Contact: Facebook.com/FilmErieArtMuseum


THURSDAY 3.07

The Vendettas
You know those times when you think about going out, but you don’t because you have work in the morning? Then you regret not having that thing that people tend to call fun right after you decide to stay in? Instead of holding your unexciting decision against yourself, go out and see rock ‘n’ soul group The Vendettas at Sherlock’s and keep the internal grudge at home.
When: 10 p.m.
Where: Sherlock’s, 508 State St.
Contact: 453.7760

Arts & Drafts
Spanning three days and featuring 30 artists, 20 bands, and a whole lot of locall brews all in one location, Arts & Drafts at The Brewerie at Union Station is the place to be this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Check out the exhibits from open to close, or head on down at 7 p.m. when a small army of musicians get ready to take the stage throughout the night.
When: Noon to midnight
Where: The Brewerie at Union Station, 123 W. 14th St.
Contact: 454.2200


FRIDAY 3.08
Bastard Bearded Irishmen
Patience may be a virtue, but sometimes you just can’t wait for everything. For all of you that just can’t wait for St. Patrick’s Day to get your Irish fix on, we have good news! Bastard Bearded Irishmen will be visiting to help you get your green-blood pumping, dishing out Celtic punk-rock to soothe the Danny boys and girls in all of us.
When: 9 p.m.
Where: Sherlock’s, 508 State St.
Contact: 453.7760

Maria J. Langer Film Series presents ‘Ginger & Rosa’
Best friends forever in 1962 London, title gal-pals Ginger and Rosa face the tragedies of the world, as the beginning of the Cuban Missile Crisis threatens to destroy their friendship and possibly the world. With two screen times, you can’t miss with this 2012 Sally Potter-directed drama.
When: 2:15 and 7:15 p.m.
Where: Taylor Little Theatre, Mercyhurst University, 501 E. 38th St.
Contact: 824.3000


SATURDAY 3.09
Get Your Erie Philharmonic: Viva Italia! Symphonic Series
Whether you’re missing Italy or just want to listen to some classical music, this is your event. Although you won’t be traveling to the beautiful country, Viva Italia! is loaded with passionate and inspired music. Tomorrow’s opera stars join the Erie Philharmonic chorus in this evening event full of a visitor’s impression of the glamorous country.
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Warner Theatre, 811 State St.
Contact: 455.1375


SUNDAY 3.10
Erie Explosion Football
Around this time of year, you football fanatics start to freak out - the NFL season’s long over with, and training camp’s still a long way off. But did you know that Erie has a Continental Indoor Football League franchise? Now you do, so find your football fix on French street - at the Erie Insurance Arena -  as the Erie Explosion take on the Marion (Ohio) Blue Racers.
When: 2 p.m.
Where: 809 French Street
Contact: www.ErieExplosion.com


MONDAY 3.11
The Erie Broadway Series presents The Addams Family
The smash-hit musical comedy "The Addams Family" is stopping in Erie for one night only. Whether you're 80 or 18, odds are you know who Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley, and Lurch are. Created by "Jersey Boys" authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, this new musical is sure to please. According to the Toronto Post City, it's “a visually satisfying, rib-tickling, lunatic musical that will entertain you to death!” So go and enjoy yourselves, but please don't die in the process.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Warner Theater, 811 State St.
Contact: erieevents.com


TUESDAY 3.12
Love, Loss, and What I Wore
Want to have what they’re having? Held over by popular demand, the Nora Ephron-penned “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” will hang around the halls of the Playhouse for two more shows, and now you have the chance to see what all the hype’s been about. Five actresses take to the stage to deliver five monologues under the direction of Susan Lechner, and this is sure to leave you anything but Sleepless in Seattle.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Erie Playhouse, 13 W. 10th St.
Contact: 454.2852


WEDNESDAY 3.13
Brown Bag Inspiration Series
On the second Wednesday of each month, the Northwest Branch of the Green Building Alliance presents a free lunchtime lecture on sustainability at the Sunset Cafe inside the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. This month, "The Economic Impact of Protected Open Space in Erie County" will be presented by Tom Fuhrman, executive director of the Lake Erie Region Conservancy. Bring your brown-bag and your brain!
When: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: 301 Peninsula Dr.
Contact: www.GBApgh.org


THURSDAY 3.14

Back to The ‘80s
Back to The ‘80s is your chance to hear the tale of the senior class of William Ocean High School, who graduated in the ‘80s, through the eyes of Corey Palmer, now in his 30s. The story is told with the assistance of classic ‘80s pop music and an original, and hilarious, script.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Iroquios High School, Tompkins Auditorium, 4301 Main St.
Contact: 899.7643


FRIDAY 3.15
Kevlar, Barlow, and other acts
Remember the Youth Movement cover story a few Erie Reader issues back? What we are saying, of course you do! Well, while ol’ soft brown eyes and steely blue eyes represent us down in Harrisburg, we’ve got a rollicking younger rock ‘n’ roll scene up here just ready to play for you, so check out Kevlar and Barlow at Basement Transmissions to see the next generation at work.
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Basement Transmissions, 1501 State St.
Contact: basement-transmissions.webs.com

Presque Isle Evening Campfire Talk: Joe Root
Legendary storyteller, Joe Root, welcomes listeners of all ages to join his indoor campfire and enjoy stories over hot beverages. Blankets and warm clothing is recommended.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Presque Isle State Park, Rotary Pavilion
Contact: 833.7424


SATURDAY 3.16
Erie Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
Need a good excuse to wear lots of green? Here’s your chance. Head downtown for your chance to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with a parade. Sponsored by Saint Patrick’s Parish and the Knights and Ladies of Saint Patrick, Erie’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade will feature local bands and groups from across Erie County.
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Parade starts at 11th and State streets and ends at Saint Patrick’s Church on East Fourth Street.
Contact: 454.8085

Aqueous w/ The Lower Eastside Connection
This Saturday, the crooked i is set to offer you a bit of smooth and groove. Two bands, one more hip-hop, the other more groove-rock, will take the stage, as local rhymesters The Lower Eastside Connection and the jamming Buffalonians in Aqueous look to help you prepare for the festivities of St. Patrick the next day.
When: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: the crooked i, 1013 State St.
Contact: facebook.com/thecrookedierie


SUNDAY 3.17
Saint Patrick’s Day
Arguably Erie’s favorite holiday, Saint Patrick’s Day is finally here, and don’t worry Erie, there’s plenty of bars ready to open early for your boozy entertainment. If live music is your thing, both Sherlock’s and the crooked i both have a full day of them ready for you, with Paddy Whacked and The Geek Army at the former and The Tradesmen and The Fisticuffs at the latter. Even if music isn’t your thing, you still have an entire city of other options to choose from for your Irish festivities.
When: All day
Where: The city of Erie
Contact: Fun friends

Michelle Michaels presents FACE
Let’s face it: The St. Paddy’s day scene downtown can be a real drag - but it doesn’t have to be! Join Michelle Michaels and all of Erie’s favorite drag queens at the Zone for an enchanting evening of drag queenery.
When: 11 p.m.
Where: 133 W. 18th St
Contact: www.thezonedanceclub.com


MONDAY 3.18
The Erie Playhouse and the Perry 200 Commemoration want you
Last year the Perry 200 Commemoration kicked off and was by all accounts a smashing success. The thing is, that was only an appetizer. This year is the main course, and the sheer scale of what they have planned will blow you away (literally, if you're talking about the Fourth of July). One of these can't-miss events is "The Spirit of Erie" pageant being held June 25-30 at the Bayfront Convention Center, and you have the opportunity to be part of it. Today and tomorrow the Erie Playhouse is holding open auditions for a large cast of singers, dancers, and actors. They also need a large cast of children age 7-13. Come on down and help make history!
When: March 18 and 19, 6 p.m.
Where: Erie Playhouse, 13 W. 10th St.
Contact: erieplayhouse.org, 454.2852


TUESDAY 3.19
Cheap Skate
Where in Erie can you find good family-friendly excitement that’s also solid mid-winter exercise for just $3 a person? At Presque Isle Skating and Event Center, that’s where! Feel the breeze blowing through your hair as you skate yourself silly under the flashing lights while top tunes from yesterday and today titillate your senses.
When: 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: 3162 West Lake Road
Contact: 833.0740

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