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Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 6:41 AM

wed 3.05

Female Vampires in Movies, Miley Cyrus, and more

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania continues marking Women's History Month with an array of film screenings, presentations and other events throughout the day at EUP's Frank G. Pogue Student Center. Interested in tracing the roots and growth of the female vampire on the big screen? Check out Roger Solberg's talk, "Female Vampires in the Movies: From the 1930s to the Present," from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Is Miley more your thing? Then take a seat at 12:15 p.m. for Rhonda Matthews' "They Came in Like a Wrecking Ball," which examines the girl-to-woman, very public transformations of Cyrus and other former Disney child stars like Britney Spears, Selena Gomez, and Demi Lovato. Those presentations are just a bit of what's happening at the 'Boro that day in Women's History.

When: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Edinboro University Frank G. Pogue Student Center, 219 Meadville St., Edinboro

Contact: 732-2000; edinboro.edu

Celebrate The Artist

Head down to Edinboro University for the opening night of the 5th Annual Michael V. Gmitter Scholarship Exhibition: Celebrate The Artist. Work from all thirteen finalists are being exhibited in Bruce Gallery and awards will be announced at 6 p.m. If you can’t make it to opening night, don’t fret — the show runs through March 14.

When: 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Doucette Hall, 219 Meadville St., Edinboro

Contact: 732.2000

Gideon’s Army

Lawyer-turned-filmmaker Dawn Porter will be at Allegheny College in Meadville for a free screening and following discussion of her documentary, Gideon’s Army, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Gladys Mullenix Black Theatre in the Vukovich Center for Communication Arts. The documentary — tracing the story of a group of young public defenders in the Deep South — debuted on HBO Documentary Films in 2013, and was an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where it premiered.

When: 5:30 p.m.

Where: Vukovich Center for Communication Arts, Allegheny College, 555 N. Main St., Meadville

Contact: 332-3100; allegheny.edu

Mercyhurst North East Culture Series presents From Witch Doctor to Which Doctor

Have an interest in alternatives to contemporary medicine? Then you should come see Patricia Stubber, Instructor of Family and Community Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, free of charge at the Alex Theatre as she explores the potential influences of cultural views and customs on health care and the various evidence-based treatments that are offered. 

When: 7 p.m.

Where: 16 W. Division St., North East

Contact: 725.6277

thurs 3.06

Arts & Drafts Fest

Arts & Drafts Fest returns for the thirteenth time this March to help celebrate local artists' ability to create wonders for the eyes, ears, and taste buds during a three-day affair at The Brewerie at Union Station. The biannual bash will bring 30 artists, 15 live bands, and a whole lot of The Brewerie’s own craft beers together to help you enjoy the amount of detail and ability it takes to create something, whether it’s a painting, a song, or an Apparition Amber Ale.

When: exhibits open noon to midnight, live music after 7 p.m., March 6-8

Where: 123 W. 14th St.

Contact: brewerie.com

Women of Word: Poetry 2014

Women's History Month events continue at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with "Women of Word: Poetry 2014," being presented from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Dr. William P. Alexander Music Center's recital hall. The poets presenting put this word out in advance: "No subject is safe from us. We taste, ruminate, and then eject into the air for our audience to compare to their own feelings on the matter. We take you up and, sometimes, not so gently set you down. Please come, close your eyes, and take the empowerment ride [that is] 'Women of Word.'"

When: 7 to 8 p.m.

Where: Dr. William P. Alexander Music Center, Edinboro University, 219 Meadville St., Edinboro

Contact: 732-2000; edinboro.edu

“Broadway’s Next H!t Musical” at Edinboro University

When improvisation, music and audience participation are combined, hilarity is surely to ensue, and hilarity, thy name is “Broadway’s Next H!t Musical.” After gathering fictional, hit song suggestions from the audience, improvisers will ad-lib material that will have the whole house in gut-wrenching, cheek-cramping laughter. Cost is $10.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: 219 Meadville St., Edinboro

Contact: events.edinboro.edu 

fri 3.07

The Story Next Door

Award-winning journalists from across the United States — including three Pulitzer Prize winners — will visit Allegheny College to help students and community members document "The Story Next Door” at a two-day conference exploring community journalism in action. The conference — which includes a uniquely local sunrise-to-sunset multimedia documentary — is free and open to the public, and no pre-registration is required. Altogether, it's "a grand storytelling experiment,” says Cheryl Hatch, visiting assistant professor of journalism in the public interest at Allegheny.

When: morning-to-night events both days

Where: Vukovich Center for Communication Arts, Allegheny College, 555 N. Main St., Meadville

Contact: 332.3100; allegheny.edu

Stephen Trohoske’s Art Groupies

After you’re done enjoying your favorite Gallery Night stops, swing down to Erie Ale House for Stephen Trohoske’s Art Groupies. Trohoske, Erie’s Mr. Bassman, will team up with Eric Brewer, Elly Vahey, and Stix Thompson to give their own spins on classic tracks from Tom Waits, The Clash, and Joy Division, plus many others that the quartet feel liking playing.

When: 10 p.m.

Where: 1033 State St.

Contact: 454.4500

sat 3.08

Erie Philharmonic Presents: Pictures at an Exhibition

Violin times two. The Erie Philharmonic’s own Concertmaster, Ken Johnston, joins the new Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony, Noah Bendix-Balgley for double doses of Ravel as well in La Valses and with Mussorgsky in the iconic Pictures at an Exhibition.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: 811 State St.

Contact: 455.1375

sat 3.08 cont.

Blended Spirits Ranch Appreciation Dinner

Join in for a fun filled evening of dinner, dancing, chinese, and silent auctions and great music provided by Eric Brewer & Friends and Lucky Dog for a great cause! Blended Spirits Ranch's mission is to provide a safe and structured environment for using equine therapy to help individuals feel empowered and build self-esteem. Through equine assisted activities; individuals are healed while the ranch provides a haven for neglected horses.

When: 6 p.m.

Where: 7794 Peach St.

Contact: jnoble2005@gmail.com

Strangers and Liars CD Release Party

Hop on over to the music reviews and read Ben Speggen’s review of Americana pop-rockers Strangers and Liars and then hop down to the King’s Rook Club to check out SnL’s “Original Electrified Music in the American Tradition.” 

When: 9 to 11 p.m.

Where: 1921 Peach St.

Contact: StrangersAndLiars.com

tues 3.11

Women's History Events at Edinboro University

Women's History Month events continue at Edinboro University with back-to-back presentations from political science students from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the R. Benjamin Wiley Center, room 107. First, recent EUP grad Ashley Rutter will present "Pants and Heels: The Dichotomous Nature of the Portrayal of Women in National Politics." After that, EUP student and local gay-rights activist Joshua Szczesny will take the floor for his talk, "The New Glass Ceiling: Feminism, Lesbianism and Income Inequality in the LBGT movement."

When: 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Where: R. Benjamin Wiley Center room 107, Edinboro University, 219 Meadville St., Edinboro

Contact: 732.2000; edinboro.edu

wed 3.12

SPANK! Fifty Shades of Parody

SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody is the hilarious new comedy that brings all the naughty fun of the best-selling book to life. Your inner goddess will be laughing out loud with this clever re-imagining of the characters as they come alive with hysterical comedy, musical numbers, and steamy performances from the leading hunk in the grey tie, plus lots of surprises! Learn more at spankshow.com

When: 8 p.m.

Where: 811 State St.

Contact: 452.4857

thurs 3.13

Broccoli Samurai w/ Gnosis

When a band is called Broccoli Samurai, it’s a safe guess that the members of that group are looking to have fun. Broccoli Samurai is definitely one of those bands, doling out healthy servings of playfulness along with their electronica dance jams. Head to the crooked i for this show if you’re in need of a good time or are trying to cheat on your serving of vegetables.

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

Where: 1013 State St.

Contact: facebook.com/thecrookedierie

fri 3.14

Icarus Witch w/ Second Empire and Heidt

Pittsburgh heavy metal troop Icarus Witch returns to Sherlock’s for another night of their signature heavy melodic style. The quartet has earned rave reviews from Classic Rock Magazine and an Guitar World, and now they look to keep building to their rocking reputation along with guests Second Empire and Heidt.

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

Where: 508 State St.

Contact: 453.7760

sat 3.15


When Aqueous is up on a stage, you’re no longer seeing a show, you’re part of an experience. The Buffalo groove rockers are coming back to the crooked i to create more memories at the State Street venue with their intense guitar jams and catchy songwriting, all making for one great night.

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

Where: 1013 State St.

Contact: facebook.com/thecrookedierie

mon 3.17

St. Patrick’s Day Bash: The Tradesmen w/ Human Animal

St. Patrick’s Day is a wonderful holiday here in Erie, and if you can last the whole day, the crooked i has a treat for you. The Tradesmen will be playing at the State Street establishment to help finish off this wondrous Irish holiday with plenty of Celtic punk along with hardcore group Human Animal.

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

Where: 1013 State St.

Contact: facebook.com/thecrookedierie

tues 3.18

Dramashop presents: Love Actually Isn’t

Don’t miss the final installment of Dramashop’s staged-reading series — which just happens to be part of Gannon University’s Fringe Festival — because it’s Hollywood in Erie by way of Erie… or something like that. Love Actually Isn’t covers love, doubt, closure, and comprise in six one-act plays by Erie-native Dan Johnson, whose work was produced last year in the Hollywood Fringe Festival. So Dan, who’s from Erie and had his work produced in Hollywood, will now have the chance to see his Zach Flock-directed work set on an Erie stage, which is all around pretty damn cool if you ask us.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Renaissance Centre, 2nd Floor, 1001 State St.

Contact: Dramashop.org

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Looking back on the life of an Erie sports icon. 

Don’t Give up the Ship

At a venue named Erie Playhouse

Phil Buehler’s immersive cyclorama transports Arlington to PACA.

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