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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 at 7:40 AM

WEDNESDAY 7.10

Spread the World Tour

PACA - the Performing Artists Collective Alliance - is really starting to come into its own as a legitimate venue for serious performers. Diverse musicians from all geographies and genres have performed here, and it seems like Mark Tannenbaum is hell-bent on bringing us even more, including this all-ages hip-hop show featuring some of Erie’s finest MCs - Deuce Ellis, Whodat Peez, Doc Proto, and 2012 Erie Reader 40-under-40 alum C.Brown. Show PACA that you support what they do for our community - give them $5 and enjoy the show!

When: 5 p.m.

Where: 1505 State St.

Contact: Facebook.com/paca1505

FILM at the Erie Art Museum - Cloud Atlas

This 2012 flick starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, and Hugh Grant was one of the most expensive independent movies ever produced; according to its official synopsis, Cloud Atlas is an “...exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution." Sounds awesome/terrible, right? Right - it’s been called both the best  and worst film of all time, so head on over to the Erie Art Museum, bring $5, and judge for yourself.

When: 6 p.m.

Where: 10 East Fifth St.

Contact: Facebook.com/FILMErieArtMuseum

THURSDAY 7.11

Chasing Moira

It’s already halfway through 2013, so we’re hoping that you’ve already had the chance to see local sextet Chasing Moira since they released their second album “Far Away As Yesterday” at the beginning of this year. If not, make sure to catch the jazzy alt-rock band when they return to Sherlock’s.

When: 10 p.m.

Where: 508 State St.

Contact: 453.7760

FRIDAY 7.12

There are No Goodbyes

A free outdoor screening of Erie-native John C. Lyons’ locally-shot independent film will take place at Penn State Behrend on the lawn next to the Reed Union Building. Lyons himself will be there to showcase his film that will also be available on DVD and digital download at ThereAreNoGoodbyes.com.

When: 9 p.m.

Where: 4701 College Dr.

Contact: 746.8264

SATURDAY 7.13

Romolo Chocolates Summer Music Series

As the Romolo Chocolates 2013 Summer Music Series continues, local favorites Dollar Bill and the Spare Change are back by popular demand. Tony Steffanelli, owner of Romolo Chocolates, calls them “the most requested band we’ve had play our music series over the last three years.”

When: 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: 1525 West 8th St.

Contact: 452.1933

Falling Hollywood

After nabbing a spot on the Erie Reader’s Top 10 Albums of 2012 with the wonderful “Set the Table,” local foursome Falling Hollywood have been pulling out some new material this year, imbuing songs with a rougher, bluesier edge that sounds killer in a live setting. Check the band out at the crooked i, where they’re sure to melt your ears off with new tracks as well as some off “Set the Table.”

When: 10 p.m.

Where: 1013 State St.

Contact: Facebook.com/thecrookedierie

SUNDAY 7.14

Creating Healthy Yards with Native Plants

A lush lawn full of green grass may look natural, but an unending field of shortly-trimmed grass isn’t a natural ecosystem anywhere in the world, much less in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Luckily, Judy Acker from the Audubon Society will be at Goodell Gardens where she’ll fill you in on how to revamp your ecosystem to more accurately reflect the beauty of our region by creating a healthy backyard using native plants. You dig?

When: 3 p.m.

Where: 221 Waterford St., Edinboro

Contact: GoodellGardens.org

S.O.S. Canoe & Kayak Race on Conneaut Lake

Helping the environment by getting out and enjoying it is almost like having your cake, and eating it too! So have, and eat, as the Crawford Area Residents for the Environment and the Erie Peace & Justice Center host this 5-mile race on Conneaut Lake. Registration is $25, and proceeds go towards appealing the air quality permit issued to that damn tire incinerator plant/cancer factory/pollution-producer.

When: 8 a.m.

Where: 12324 Lake St., Conneaut Lake

Contact: StopBurningTires.com/race

MONDAY 7.15

The Offseason

Playoffs? The Offseason is where it’s at, at least in terms of fast-paced pop-punk groups. Named one of Alternative Press’ 100 Bands You Need to Know in 2013, Boston-based band The Offseason will bring it’s brand of quick and catchy tunes to Basement Transmissions as part of their summer tour.

When: 6 to 11 p.m.

Where: 1501 State St.

Contact: Basement-Transmissions.webs.com

TUESDAY 7.16

8 Great Tuesdays

You may want to prepare yourself: This one’s about to get loud, as 8 Great Tuesdays joins in the nine-day bike fest fun as Rick Magee & The Roadhouse Rockers take to the Burger King Amphitheater at Liberty Park. So for an evening of rockin’ blues and revving riders, head to Erie’s bayfront.

When: 6 to 10 p.m.

Where: 726 W. Bayfront Pkwy.

Contact: 455.7557

WEDNESDAY 7.17

Mid-Day Art Break

What’s for lunch today? Rawk, that’s what. Everybody’s favorite Erie rockers Eric Brewer & Friends perform at this free, popular summer staple, so if you’re downtown, stick it to the man by sneaking out for lunch a little early and visiting the patio at the Erie Art Museum. Hell, just take the rest of the day off. Tell your boss we said it’s okay.

When: high noon

Where: 10 East 5th St.

Contact: ErieArtMuseum.org

THURSDAY 7.18

Drips & Beats: Roar on the Shore Edition

While bikers continue to rev their rides on a warm summer night, the crooked i crew will be chilling inside to the smooth flows of the latest batch of MCs brought in to town for Drips & Beats. This month’s special Roar on the Shore edition of Drips & Beats brings N.Y.C. rappers MH the Verb and Kuf Knotz to the stage in addition to a smattering of local vocal talent.

When: 10 p.m.

Where: 1013 State St.

Contact: Facebook.com/thecrookedierie

FRIDAY 7.19

Gallery Night

Come catch more than a glimpse of several works of art at this free gallery event, wherein anyone visiting five or more galleries will be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to participating venues. For the less artsy of your party, food, drinks, and entertainment are also on the house.

When: 7 to 10 p.m.

Where: 20 E. Fifth St.

Contact: 459.5477

SATURDAY 7.20

Romolo Chocolates Summer Music Series

After spending 14 years on Alaskan construction sites, Giacomo Gates decided to give his hands a break and put his vocal chords to work. The career change worked, as the jazz vocalist has earned rave reviews for his silky-smooth singing. Now Gates brings his craft to the Romolo Chocolates Summer Music Series, an appropriate venue for his sweet interpretations of songs.

When: 6  to 9 p.m.

Where: 1525 W. Eighth St.

Contact: 452.1933

Sauce Boss

When it comes to the idea of dinner and a show, Bill “Sauce Boss” Wharton takes the concept to a new level. Sauce Boss doles out a combination of swampy Florida blues and gumbo - that’s right, the delicious Southern dinner table staple - all in one night, preparing his signature dish while he rocks his newfound kitchen stage at the crooked i, leaving the crowd entertained and full.

When: 10 p.m.

Where: 1013 State St.

Contact: Facebook.com/thecrookedierie

SUNDAY 7.21

Gem City Rock and Mineral Show

What better place to hold a rock and mineral show than the Gem City? If you’ve never been, you’ll learn enough about petrology at this event to become a certified rockhound! Plus, this cool event at the JMC Ice Arena - sponsored by the aptly-named Gem City Rock and Mineral Society - costs just $3 for adults and $2 for children over 12, which is like buying aurum for the price of pyrite.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: 423 W. 38th St.

Contact: 454.6770

Michelle Michaels presents FACE

It’s the third Sunday of the month, and you know what that means – time to get yo’ drag on! Join Michelle Michaels and the rest of the Erie drag scene for drinks, dancing, and entertainment at the Zone Dance Club.

When: 11 p.m.

Where: 133 W. 18th St.

Contact: 452.0125 or TheZoneDanceClub.com

MONDAY 7.22

Erie SeaWolves vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels

That’s right, there is a minor-league baseball team called “The Flying Squirrels.” Doesn’t sound very terrifying, does it? It doesn’t - until you consider that one of those sharp-toothed little rodents could totally drop from an unseen tree limb, sail down on a trajectory towards your jugular, gnaw it open, and send you to your bloody, eternal rest. But this is just baseball, so there’s little chance of that happening. Right? Find out at the Uht for just a buck.

When: 7:05 p.m.

Where: 809 French St.

Contact: 456.1300 or Seawolves.com

TUESDAY 7.23

8 Great Tuesdays

Last time we checked, New Orleans was nearly 1,150 miles away from Erie, and you’d have to travel through six states to get there. Lucky for Erieites though, the sound of New Orleans can be heard much, much closer - in the Burger King Amphitheater at Liberty Park - as Big Sam’s Funky Nation comes to Erie to churn out New Orleans-style party tunes all Tuesday evening. And to make the show even better, local bluesmasters Ron Yarosz and The Vehicle are the evening’s openers.

When: 6 to 10 p.m.

Where: 726 West Bayfront Pkwy.

Contact: 455.7557

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IN THIS ISSUE

Now serving up good vibes on State Street

Fighting for change in our most vulnerable communities.

Running into a blazing building can be ‘terrifying,’ but some choose to do it, anyway. 

Here are three good opportunities to lighten up as the nights grow longer.

Dancing Wheels bring a world premiere to Mercyhurst.

Shapeshift With Me, relative to the band’s spectacular catalog as a whole, is certainly one of their less powerful studio albums.

Grate every road in downtown Erie all at once.

Some ‘multigrain’ bread has a little more protein than you’d like. 

Don’t just dream it. Be it!

If De Palmas trip down memory lane whets your appetite, come back to the museum for one of his most underrated movies a week later.