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Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 at 11:10 AM

WEDNESDAY 10.02

FILM Kick-off Party: "The Bling Ring"

FILM returns to the Erie Art Museum with its fall line-up focusing on women in movies. This week's selection is "The Bling Ring." Inspired by true events, the film by Sophia Coppola is about a group of teenagers that rob celebrity mansions for excitement. Show up early and mingle, eat dinner, and enjoy an adult beverage. 

When: 6 p.m.

Where: 20 E. Fifth St.

Contact: facebook.com/FILMErieArtMuseum

THURSDAY 10.03

Crooked Bass

When it comes to checking out DJs in town, even upstanding citizens would admit that it doesn’t hurt to get a little crooked. Crooked Bass is back at the crooked i, with NatasK and Etch collaborating to become Medium Deal for the show. Add in Executive Order, Ghost Alive, and Matter, and the crooked i will be shaking all night long.

When: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: 1013 State St.

Contact: facebook.com/thecrookedierie

FRIDAY 10.04

The Heliotropes

While horticulturalists may be more interested in the heliotrope flower, local music fans know that the band is where it’s at. The Heliotropes will be pairing their stimulating lyrics with some fine adult beverages at The Brewerie, providing quite the opportunity for dinner and a show without that whole annoying process of moving to another building.

When: 9 p.m. to midnight

Where: 123 W. 14th St.

Contact: 454.2200, brewerie.com

SATURDAY 10.05

Otters Home Opener Party

Do you like hockey? How about seeing great bands, like Erie’s own Falling Hollywood, on an outdoor stage? Does the sound of free beer and soda intrigue you? Well, if any of these apply to you, then make your way to the Otters Home Opener Party hosted by Epic Web Studios to get autographs from members of the Erie Otters and celebrate the team’s return to Erie Insurance Arena for their home opener.

When: 4 p.m.

Where: The corner of Ninth and French streets

Contact: info@epicwebstudios.com

Pumpkin D’Light Walking Tour

A crisp fall Saturday evening is the perfect time to bask in the warm glow of hundreds of glowing jack-o’-lanterns dotting the wooded trails of Headwaters Park at the Erie County Conservation District! Bring the kids, flashlights, warm clothes, and $2. 

When: 5 to 10 p.m.

Where:1927 Wager Road 

Contact:825.0900

Sunday 10.6

Erie Art Museum Songwriter Workshop with the Bengsons

The Bengsons didn’t come and perform in Erie just to bring us a fish; they also came to teach us to fish. So if you’re a local fisherm...err...songwriter, join them at this workshop in the Erie Art Museum for tips, tricks, and theories on what makes good music, well, good. 

When: 3 to 5 p.m. 

Where: 20 E. Fifth St. 

Contact: 459.5477

14th Annual Buddy Walk

October is National Down Syndrome Month, so it’s time to do some good and help raise funds and awareness for a great cause. Donate whatever you can, walk with some friends — new and old — and learn interesting ways to stop using the damned “R” word, which perpetuates the ridiculous notion that somehow some people are less human than others. Proceeds will benefit the National Downs Syndrome Society through the Down Syndrome Group of Erie County, but your investment of money or time benefits the whole wide world.

When: noon

Where: The Junker Center at Penn State Behrend, 4701 College Drive

Contact: 323.1842 or 833.2143

MONDAY 10.07

“Yeah! Yeah! Yeah": The Evolving Artistry of The Beatles”

Ever heard of a little band called The Beatles? Prolific entertainment writer Kenneth Womack will be giving a free lecture in the Jack Burch Research and Economic Development Center at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College about the beloved Brits’ career.

When: 5 p.m.

Where: 4701 College Drive

Contact: 898.6158

TUESDAY 10.08

Perry’s Landing to GAF: A History of Erie’s Bayfront Development

A new hotel? Condos? Mansionettes? Mixed-use residential units? With all of the proposed ideas for Erie’s development, Erie looks to cash in and make the right decision for the final parcel of land located on our Bayfront. Head to the JES to hear a discussion of the area’s transformation, lessons learned, and lessons to be learned as we move forward led by Herm Weber, who has professional involvement in crucial Bayfront projects from the early ‘80s to today.

When: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: 3207 State St.

Contact: 459.8000

WEDNESDAY 10.09

FILM: Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

FILM returns to the Erie Art Museum with its fall line-up focusing on women in movies. This week's selection is "Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer," a documentary highlighting the plight of the all female Russian punk band who ran into trouble for criticizing the government. Show up early and mingle, eat dinner, and enjoy an adult beverage. 

When: 6 p.m.

Where: 20 E. Fifth St.

Contact: facebook.com/FILMErieArtMuseum

THURSDAY 10.10

President Kennedy's Decision-making Style in Foreign Policy

As the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s death approaches, the Jefferson Educational Society’s Featured Speaker lecture series will present Dr. Richard Pious’ discussion of one of the factors that may have led to his death - his ponderings and policies towards Vietnam. 

When: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: 3207 State St. 

Contact: 459.8000

The Mallett Brothers Band

The Mallett Brothers Band just doesn’t know how to quit you, O wonderful Erieites. The Portland, Maine-based rockers, described as a “six-piece living inferno” by Dispatch Magazine, returns to the crooked i tonight to put on a rollicking show of good ol’ alt-country that will make you forget that you might have to return to the tyranny of the work week the following day.

When: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: 1013 State St.

Contact: facebook.com/thecrookedierie

FRIDAY 10.11

The Bengsons 

Thanks to the Mercyhurst Institute of Arts & Culture, married electroacoustic duo The Bengsons came to Erie for a two-week residency to put on workshops for the community. While Shaun and Abigail Bengson have to leave us eventually, they’ll close out their stay with a show at the Erie Art Museum. Check out our Q&A with the couple on page 19 and then head down to the show to give them a fond farewell to our new friends.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: 20 E. Fifth St.

Contact: miac.mercyhurst.edu/events

SATURDAY 10.12

Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes w/ Lazlo Hollyfeld

It’s rather appropriate that a band called Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes is rather fond of coming to the town of Erie. Ellsworth and his team of indie rockers are coming back to the crooked i to whip out wonderfully catchy tracks like “Shoe Fits” from their critically lauded 2011 album “Civilized Man.”

When: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: 1013 State St.

Contact: facebook.com/thecrookedierie

SUNDAY 10.13

Bail Easy, Absence of Despair, Royal/Revise, and With All My Strength

Keep the magnets away from Basement Transmissions this night, because the State Street venue is going to have a whole bunch of metal in the house. Local rockers Bail Easy are teaming up Clarion’s Royal/Revise, Pittsburgh’s With All My Strength and Providence, R.I.’s Absence of Despair, and some potential bands to be added later for one big Sunday night of hard riffs and head banging.

When: 5 to 11 p.m.

Where: 1501 State St.

Contact: basement-transmissions.webs.com

TUESDAY 10.15

NAACP Candidates Forum

Wonder what candidates vying for the offices of Erie County Executive, Erie County Council, and Erie City Council have to say about their vision for the future? Wonder why they want your votes? Then check out this forum, as WJET-TV reporters Mike Holden and Danielle Woods will serve as the evening’s moderators.

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: The Jefferson Educational Society, 3207 W. 38th St.

Contact: 459.8000

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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.

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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.