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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 at 5:29 AM

wed 2.19

JES Presents Harbor Place: An Exciting New Vision for Erie’s Bayfront

We are all familiar with Harbor Place — refer to our last issue — but in case you’re not, Harbor Place is a $150 million development proposal that, if approved, will change the face of our Bayfront as we know it. The Jefferson Educational Society will bring in project designer Brian Weber to present the pros and cons of the plan as well as a look at what could be our new bayfront. Tickets are just $10 per person.

When: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: 3207 State St.

Contact: 459.8000 

thurs 2.20

Fuddle with Gnosis

Two forces of musical fusion team up for a night of genre-bending music this Thursday at Sherlock’s. Erie’s Fudd and Edinboro’s Gnosis feature a group of people ready to experiment with their instruments for new and exciting tunes, all while throwing a rocking dance party, a prime way to celebrate before the weekend.

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

Where: 508 State St.

Contact: 453.7760

Concealed | Revealed

A one woman art show by Jodi Staniunas Hopper. The exhibition will feature a number of Luchadora Masks and their respective imagery, altered wedding wear, and carnival style show posters relating to the many roles of women. Artist talk will be held at 6 p.m. in Zurn 114 (down the hall from the Gallery).

When: 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: Mercyhurst University Cummings Gallery, 501 E. 38th St.

Contact: 824.2092

fri 2.21

Eric Brewer & Friends: Eric and Ralphie Birthday Bash

While plenty of people would be expecting to receive something on their birthday, Eric Brewer and Ralph Reitinger III will be in more of a giving mood. The two will putting on a show with the rest of local jamsters Eric Brewer & Friends for a birthday bash at the crooked i, so treat yourself to a musical present from the boys.

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

Where: 1013 State St.

Contact: facebook.com/thecrookedierie 

Wintertime at the Maritime

It’s time to embrace Erie’s long winter – so join the Flagship Niagara for a unique outdoor experience. Guests will enjoy a vodka bar, hot toddies, hors d'oeuvres, live music, raffles, curling competition, funky winter hat contest and much more. Be sure to bundle up and get ready to sip warm beverages by the cozy fire pits or stay warm in our heated tents. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Tickets are $60 per person/ $100 per couple (includes 3 free drink tickets)

When: 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: Erie Maritime Museum Outdoor Plaza, 150 E. Front St.

Contact: 452.2744

sat 2.22

Triage Unit

Where a lot of bands have set lists, Triage Unit deals with starting points. The experimental musical collective continues it’s ongoing experiment at The Beer Mug, where the band will be providing an improvisational experience for a one-of-a-kind show, so don’t miss your chance to see this unique event.

When: 9:30 p.m.

Where: 1108 Liberty St.

Contact: 454.4753

sun 2.23

Mercyhurst Classic Film Series Presents Rear Window

Rear Window is a 1954 movie that is considered by many critics to be one of Alfred Hitchcock’s best works. Starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly,  this thriller tells the story of a man who, after breaking his leg, spends his time recuperating by spying on his neighbor, unintentionally unraveling a sinister mystery.  Tickets are just $1 at the Taylor Little Theatre.

When: 2 p.m.

Where: 501 E. 38th St.

Contact: 824.3000

mon 2.24

State Champs come to Edinboro

Up and coming Albany, NY pop-punk band State Champs are in town tonight, and you're invited. After releasing The Finer Things last October, they've been touring extensively and making quite a name for themselves. Also on the bill are NYC's Candy Hearts and Edinboro's own Mallory Run. It's going to be a night of pure punk enjoyment, don't miss out. Doors open at 5:00, music starts at 6:00, advance tickets are $12.

When: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: Edinboro Events Center 

Contact: 814.434.0687

tues 2.25

Black Mask, Old Fears, Starve, The Teeth, and Spud Dog

If you’re looking for an excuse to go bang your head to some thundering riffs, then Basement Transmissions is your place. The State Street venue is hosting a night of hardcore, with Punxsutawney metal-punk outfit Black Mask leading the way. Add in Blue Pike Award winners Starve and nominee Spud Dog, and you’re in for a thunderous night.

When: 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Where: 1501 State St.

Contact: basementtrans@gmail.com

wed 2.26

Make Up Something Networking presents: Speed Networking

Have a great idea for a business you’d like to launch? Already have a business and want to take it to the next level? Like donating to charity? Like craft beer? If you answered yes to any of those questions — and we think you did — then Speed Networking is for you. Featuring internationally-renowned speaker Lisa Kelley, this event is aimed to help you grow your business through the power of networking. With a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, and music — all in the history Brewerie at Union Station — this is a Wednesday night that can be a game-changer for you and your big idea.

When: Doors open at 5 p.m.; presentation begins at 5:30 p.m.

Where: 123 W. 14th St.

Contact: MakeUpSomething.com

thurs 2.27

Edinboro Film Series presents The House I Live In

Once upon a time, President Nixon declared a war on drugs, claiming they are public enemy No. 1. Forty years, 45 million arrests, and $1 trillion later, our nation’s longest war is still raging. The House I Live In documents life-changing stories of drug victims from more than 20 states, from the abuser to the dealer and all connections in between. Admission is $5.  

When: 8:30 p.m.

Where: 217 Meadville St., Edinboro

Contact: events.edinboro.edu  

Darius Rucker, Eli Young Band & David Nail “True Believers” Tour

Arguably one of the most applauded singles of the year, “Wagon Wheel” has helped this platinum-selling entertainer earn multiple nominations from the CMA and ACA Awards. Fans of his third chart-topping country album, True Believers, can now catch Rucker, featuring the Eli Young Band with special guest David Nail.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Erie Insurance Arena, 809 French St.

Contact: 452.4857  

Mister F

Who is Mister F? Is it a British secret agent? A mysterious mole? Someone who’s last name starts with the letter F? No, Mister F is actually four stellar musicians that teamed together to make high energy tunes that will keep you dancing all night. Luckily for Erie, their next mission is to entertain the crowd at the crooked i, so head down to State Street to greet the guys with a cheer.

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

Where: 1013 State St.

Contact: facebook.com/thecrookedierie

fri 2.28

MIAC presents Happiness Beyond Words III

The Mercyhurst Ballet Theatre with SoMar Dance Works performs Beyond Words III to benefit SafeNet. This preview performance is just $15.50 and features choreography by Mark and Solveig Santillano, Lesley Bories-Scalise, James Clouser, Michael Gleason, and Tauna Hunter. Visit the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center to support SafeNet and experience the talent of Mercyhurst dance students.

When: 4:30 p.m.

Where: 501 E. 38th St.

Contact: 824.3000  

Agatha Christie's A Murder Is Announced

An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock's Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house's several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor.  What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, and a second death.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: All An Act Theatre at Columbus Square, 652 W. 17th St.

Contact: www.allanact.net

Junius with guests A Storm of Light and Starve

It’s not often that the words “brutality” and “beauty” are used to describe the same band, but after you listen to Junius, it starts to make sense. The atmospheric metal band from Boston will be bringing the beautiful brutality to the crooked i, sweeping the crowd away with shoegaze-influenced hard rock.

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

Where: 1013 State St.

Contact: facebook.com/thecrookedierie

sat 3.1

Edinboro Laugh/Riot presents The Bacchae

This ancient Greek mythological tragedy written by Athenian playwright Euripides tells the tale of King Pentheus of Thebes and his mother, who are both punished by god of the grape harvest and ecstasy, Dionysus — Pentheus’ cousin — for their refusal to show reverence to him. Tickets are just $10.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: 217 Meadville St., Edinboro

Contact: 732.2518

American Idiot 

This two-time Tony Award winning hit musical tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for true meaning in a post 9/11 world leads them on the most exhilarating theatrical journey of the season. Based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, American Idiot, boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Warner Theatre, 811 State St.

Contact: 452.4857   

sun 3.2

Langer Film Series presents We Steal Secrets

This documentary revolves around the marvel that is WikiLeaks, a nonprofit media organization launched in 2007 that publishes classified information, often concerning government and military procedures, by anonymous sources. Of course, this met with both praise and outcry: praise for inventiveness of the site and outcry for putting lives at risk. We Steal Secrets tells an inside-story of WikiLeaks and how it came to be. Tickets are just $6.

When: 2 p.m.

Where: 501 E. 38th St.

Contact: 824.3000

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