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Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 at 5:19 AM

WEDNESDAY 1030

BooPub at Lavery Brewing Co.

Erie's newest brewpub is hosting a costume party, so dust off your favorite disguise and enjoy some of Erie's finest locally made craft beer. There will be prizes for best costumes as well as food and giveaways. A portion of all proceeds will benefit L'Arche Erie. 

When: 6 to 11 p.m.

Where: 128 W. 12th St.

Contact: 454.0405

THURSDAY 10.31

Sherlock’s/Park Place Halloween Party

Prepare your best costume or come up with a really quick last-minute idea for the Sherlock’s/Park Place Halloween Party. The bash is split into two halves, with French Kiss, Six Years After, and Hammersmith rocking out in Sherlock’s and DJ Johnny B holding a costume contest in Park Place for the most creative or crafty folks out there.

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

Where: 508 State St.

Contact: 453.7760

FRIDAY 11.01

Big Leg Emma w/ Amanda Barton and Bill Ward

If you’ve been following the music scene coming through Erie closely, you’ll likely have heard of Big Leg Emma. Well, the roots rockers will return to the crooked i this Friday, along with duo Amanda Barton and Bill Ward, to meet old friends and introduce themselves to new ones all in one night.

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

Where: 1013 State St.

Contact: facebook.com/thecrookedierie

Arsenal Skateshop Grand Opening

Brought to you by our friends at Mid-Town Tattoo and The Box, this new skate shop pledges to serve Erie’s sk8ers with top-notch equipment as well as hip streetwear. No cover, no dress code, and appearances by local faves Whodat Peez and Profound Produce — as well as other names you know and love from Erie’s hip-hop scene — make this an event you won’t want to miss.

When: 6 p.m.

Where: 3711 Poplar St.

Contact: Facebook.com/midtown.skateshop.9

SATURDAY 11.02

Intersections of Equality

A collaboration between the Greater Erie Alliance for Equality and Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, this educational symposium at the Black Conference Center on Behrend’s campus will present several topics never more relevant than they are today, including a panel discussion on “Lives of LGBT People in PA,” a presentation on “Bullying and Anti-Bullying,” and “Intersections of Race, Gender, and Sexuality,” before coming to a close with an important speech by Pennsylvania State Representative Brian Sims on “Equality Legislation in PA.”

When: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: 4701 College Drive

Contact: geaeinfo@gmail.com

Wurst Party Ever

We’ve all been to bad parties, but this is sure to be… not one of those. Because there will be ‘kraut. Your $35 ticket to this German-themed fest in the alpen splendor of Peek'nt Peek includes entertainment by a real live 25-piece German band, food and drink tickets, and festively-dressed servers. Room packages are also available.

When: 4 to 8 p.m.

Where: 1405 Old Road, Clymer, N.Y.

Contact: pknpk.com/wurstparty

Potwhole Album Release

Adding to what’s shaping up as a really good night for the Erie music scene, Potwhole will release their “Cottontail" EP at the crooked i. And if Matt Boland, Dom DeCecco, Abby Barrett, and Digg-it Dave aren’t enough for you, they’ll also be joined by Junk Shop Failure and the awesome — and awesomely-named — East Clintwood.

Where: 1013 State St.

When: 10 p.m.

Contact: Facebook.com/potwhole

Sunday 11.03

"Blazing Saddles"

Mercyhurst Institute for Arts and Culture will present the Mel Brooks classic Western spoof “Blazing Saddles” at the Taylor Little Theatre; in keeping with the film’s 1974 release date, tickets will cost just $1, and news clips and cartoons from the era will also be screened. Tickets are only available the day of the event at the Taylor Little Theatre Box office, so saddle up, ride over, and don’t be a pawn in the game of life, like Mongo.

When: 2 p.m.

Where: 501 E. 38th St.

Contact: miac.mercyhurst.edu/events

MONDAY 11.04

Liotta

First off, for those expecting this show to have “Goodfellas” actor Ray Liotta’s solo experimental music act, we must inform you that it’s not. Instead, Liotta is a Pittsburgh pop-punk group that, along with local bands Sea of Teeth, Sonder, Burrow Drive, Mallory Run, and Ashtabula, Ohio act Before the Skies, will provide enough musical goodness that you’ll forget that you ever saw “Wild Hogs.”

When: 5:30 to 11 p.m.

Where: 1501 State St.

Contact: basement-transmissions.webs.com

TUESDAY 11.05

Hey, you; GO VOTE!

It’s as simple as that, folks! Go vote! Don’t know where? To find your local polling place, look below!

When: Polls remain open until 8 p.m.

Where: Your polling place!

Contact: ErieCountyGov.org; 451.6000

The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later: Why He Died and Why It Matters

Believe in the magic bullet theory? Think there was another shooter on the grassy knoll? Catholic theologian, peace activist, and author James Douglass will take to the Taylor Little Theatre to discuss the events leading up to and those that transpired Nov. 22, 1963 and why they still matter to us today. And having authored six books, including critically-praised “JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters,” Douglass is a man to turn to for answers about a day that will forever live in infamy in American history.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: 501 E. 38th St.

Contact: 824.2075

THURSDAY 11.07

Coney Island Rock ‘N’ Roll Roadshow

If you thought your family was interesting, you should go and check out a proper freak show. The Coney Island Rock ‘N’ Roll Roadshow will call the crooked i home for one night, providing plenty of disturbing delights, raging rock bands, and burlesque beauties on a high energy Thursday night.

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

Where: 1013 State St.

Contact: facebook.com/thecrookedierie

FRIDAY 11.08

Frank Singer w/ Tim Clarke

Local guitar master Frank Singer returns to Anchor In for Friday Night Jazz for some fancy fretwork. This time around, he’s teaming up with jazz trumpeter Tim Clarke, ready to blow the crowd away with his Latin standards in a cozy locale.

When: 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: 3122 West Lake Road

Contact: 833.1212

Mustard Plug w/ The Tradesmen

Back when we were young, we would get in trouble if we put mustard in a plug. Ska-punk band Mustard Plug has no worries of such trivial antics, since they’re too busy pumping out quality music over the past 20 years. Now Mustard Plug and Celtic punk rockers The Tradesmen are travelling to the crooked i for a proper outlet of Friday fun.

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

Where: 1013 State St.

Contact: facebook.com/thecrookedierie

SATURDAY 11.09

"Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical"

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Self, I wish I could see the beloved best-selling Julianne Moore book ‘Freckleface Strawberry’ on stage in the form of a musical on stage in Erie...”? The Erie Playhouse YouTheatre is reading your mind and your thoughts! Filled with fun, awesome dancing, and, of course, freckles, “Freckleface Strawberry” is quick-paced, light-hearted fun for the whole family.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: 13 W. 10th St.

Contact: 454.2852

SUNDAY 11.10

Holocaust Survivor Leo Silberman

This year marks the 75th anniversary of “the night of broken glass” — Kristallnacht — which was a series of coordinated pogroms against German and Austrian Jews in 1938. Widely viewed as the beginning of the end for Jews in the Reich, Kristallnacht got its name from the shards of broken glass that sparkled in the streets after Jewish-owned businesses and houses of worship were attacked while German authorities looked on in ambivalence. Temple Anshe Hesed will host educator Jennifer Wilson and Leo Silberman — who will share his story of survival — to commemorate this important anniversary.

When: 12:30 p.m.

Where: 930 Liberty St.

Contact: 455.4474

MONDAY 11.11

The JES Presents Global Summit V, Ian Morris Ph.D., and the Future of Humanity

The Global Summit V is getting off to a fast start with none other than Ian Morris talking about nothing less than the future of humanity. Heavy? Oh yeah. Important? You bet. In case you're not familiar with Dr. Morris, let's just say he teaches world history, archaeology, and the classics at Stanford University, has served as chair of Stanford's Classics Department and Director of its Social Science History Institute and Archaeology Center, is the Senior Associate Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, won the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2009, has excavated on archaeological sites in Britain, Greece, and Italy, and has published ten books and more than eighty articles on archaeology and history. And that's the abridged version. Don't miss this lecture, and don't miss the Global Summit. Call or go online for ticket packages and availability.

When: 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Where: Jefferson Educational Society, 3207 State St.

Contact: jeserie.org, 459.8000

TUESDAY 11.12

Erie Together Community Forum

This nonprofit founded in 2009 believes that “poverty is a community issue that requires a comprehensive community wide response in order to alleviate the draining, cyclical impact it has on our community.” Accordingly, they’ll host a community forum meant to address these issues at the Bayfront Convention Center.

When: 8:30 a.m

Where: 1 Sassafras Pier

Contact: ErieTogether.org

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100 years of drama, music, laughter, and family. 

A longtime local car-parts sculptor gets Ripley’s acclaim for his delightfully out-there art.

A call to save nursing jobs and chemotherapy infusion services at the Regional Cancer Center. 

Stop by VegFest 2016 and discover the fun in a plant-based lifestyle.

On Sept. 25, Mary Halvorson brings her current duo project, Secret Keeper, featuring bassist Stephan Crump, to Erie’s PACA.

The Colony Plaza parking lot will transform into an outdoor shopping and socializing event called Parking Lot Palooza.

This is the fourth album for Cleveland punk quartet Signals Midwest, and it might be their best yet. 

Fairness and justice take center stage in our commonwealth.

Handy emojis for Erie texting.

Audit looming? No problem. Just use accounting ‘adjustments,’ like the Department of the Army.