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Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 at 12:20 AM
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FILM at the Erie Art Museum presents: “Annie Hall”
“Annie Hall,”  An Academy Award-winning Woody Allen classic, is the next movie up in the FILM series. “Annie Hall” is the story of neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer and his equally neurotic girlfriend Annie Hall.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Erie Art Museum, 411 State St.
Contact: Facebook.com/FilmErieArtMuseum

About Town with Erie Green Drinks
Ever heard of “Green Drinks?” Yeah, Erie has one of those; this group of ecologically-minded networkers meets the third Wednesday of each month to visit “healthy, high performing places in the Erie region and network with the people who are creating them.” This month, go behind the scenes at the Erie Sheraton Bayfront Hotel to learn how their energy and water conservation programs keep them in the green - both financially and environmentally.
When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: 55 W. Bay Road
Contact: www.gbapgh.org


Colonel John Boyd: Erie’s Unfamiliar Hero
Mark Squeglia will be giving a lecture about Erie native John Boyd and his exciting and colorful military history. Squeglia will discuss the lasting impact Boyd has left through his personal life, military career, and major works with the review of his impacting strategies and tactics that have influenced the US military.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Jefferson Educational Society, 3207 State St.
Contact: 459.8000

Drips & Beats: Heartbreakers Edition
Whether you still need to recover from a rough Valentine’s Day or you just have to get your monthly fix of Drips & Beats, this is your night. While it won’t physically break your heart (because that would be bad), Heartbreakers is chockfull of hip-hop talent, including Ghost Alive, Ichiban Cy with Sincere, and Ne’ Richa.
When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: the crooked i, 1013 State St.
Contact: facebook.com/thecrookedierie


All An Act Theatre presents Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None”
Watch as 10 guilty strangers are trapped off the coast of Devon on an island. Slowly each contestant is accused of murder until one by one, each person meets his or her death as a nursery rhyme delivers the details. Head to the All An Act Theatre to see this Larry Lewis-directed production to find out who the real murderer is.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: All An Act Theatre, 652 W. 17th St.
Contact: 450.8553

Two Stoopid Dogs
Travelling southwest from, well, North East, Nate Rowe and Jeremy Cook, who perform as Two Stoopid Dogs, come to our Flagship City for a doggone good time. Utilizing powerful chord progressions, the singer/songwriters try to wring out feelings love, loss, and more from every note they pluck and word they sing.
When: 9:30 p.m.
Where: The Beer Mug,  1108 Liberty St.
Contact: 454.4753


The Romantic Era in concert at the Erie Playhouse
Come support The Romantic Era as they present a concert at the Erie Playhouse. Playing as if it were their final moments, The Romantic Era will be sure to give all they’re got, plus a little extra, in this audience-interactive event. Don’t miss your chance to see a band with the potential to rock in the big leagues. The award-winning, pop-rock band will be available for a meet and greet following the concert.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Erie Playhouse, 13 W. 10th St.
Contact: 454.2852

New Late-Night Menu Launch Party w/ Zack Orr
Like bacon and eggs, Bert and Ernie, and tattooed berserkers and miniature giant space hamsters, some things are just meant to go together. The people at 1201 Kitchen agree, so they are bringing in singer/songwriter Zack Orr for a three-Saturday residency starting tonight in order to celebrate 1201 Kitchen’s new sushi bar, lounge, and loft, as well free samples from their new late-night menu. Even better, there’s no cover to enjoy the strums and yums, so head down to enjoy a perfect pair.
When: 9 p.m. to midnight
Where: 1201 Kitchen, 1201 State St.
Contact: 464.8989


Taste of East Erie
Erie’s east side is the new Millcreek. Okay, maybe not right now, but soon. Soon. Reacquaint yourself with this oft-overlooked part of town by visiting Iroquois Jr/Sr High School in Lawrence Park! Sample food from local restaurants, or win some loot in the silent auction, and remember - soon.
When: 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: 4301 Main Street
Contact: 899.7643 x4007

Pens Not Pistols
If you haven’t yet taken our advice to check out this intimate little gem, now’s your chance to do so. Join Cee Williams and some of Erie’s finest vocal talent at Poets’ Hall for an afternoon of poetry.
When: 3 p.m.
Where: 1136 East Lake Road
Contact: Facebook.com/PoetsHall


It’s Monday night: do you know where your lecture is?
Up at the JES, of course! Tonight you can learn about the Myths of American Exceptionalism as told by Dr. Robert Hass. As the only world citizenry that is both very wealthy and very religious, Americans often struggle to reconcile Christian ethics and free-market principles. The tension between our religious and mercantile heritage has been with us from the earliest days of our founding. Enjoy!
When: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Jefferson Educational Society, 3207 State St.
Contact: jeserie.org, 459.8000


Unconventional Gas Development from Shale Plays: Myths and Real
Skipped all the content and jumped right to the IWWY section again, didn’t you? That’s okay, we know you need to plan your weeks out in advance. So in case you didn’t notice, this issue’s cover story is about the controversial issue of hydraulic fracturing -- otherwise known as fracking. First, go read Jay Stevens’ story on Page 9 -- we’ll wait here. Well, that got your attention, right? If you want to keep this conversation going, jump in the car and head 45-minutes into New York for this presentation by Dr. Anthony Ingraffea of the Cornell Fracture Group and professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering at Cornell University so that you can speak and debate this topic knowledgeably.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Portland Cornell Research facilities, 6592 W. Main Road, Rte. 20, Portland, N.Y.
Contact: 716.792.2800


FILM at the Erie Art Museum presents: “Anna Karenina”
Keira Knightley stars in the latest film adaptation of the Leo Tolstoy classic love story. Set in late 19th century Russian high-society, Anna Karenina enters into a romance with  Count Vronsky and her life is turned upside-down.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Erie Art Museum, 411 State St.
Contact: Facebook.com/FilmErieArtMuseum


Back in 1986, two things made their debuts that rocked hard then and still rock hard now: “Platoon” and Hammersmith. While you can get your Willem Dafoe fix anytime, the over-the-top cover band have this Thursday lined up for you Reader readers to rock out to your favorite songs of the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s.
When: 9 p.m.
Where: Sherlock’s, 508 State St.
Contact: 453.7760


Gallery Night
The Erie Art Museum’s Gallery night is back! This regular, popular evening invites art lovers all across town to visit local galleries for snacks, drinks, and, of course, artwork by some of the region’s best-known artists. Visit at least five galleries and earn your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to a participating gallery.
When: 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Various
Contact: ErieArtMuseum.com

Experimental Night
Different is good. It beats doing the same old thing over and over and over and over and, well, you get the point. Good thing Basement Transmissions is hosting Experimental Night with electronic artists onewayness, The Jargonauts, if / then / what / else, and the drawings of Kate Beehner for one shockingly good night.
When: 6 to 11 p.m.
Where: Basement Transmissions, 1501 State St.
Contact: basement-transmissions.webs.com

Dramashop presents: “Dog Sees God – Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead”
Dramashop proudly presents ‘Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead’ by Bert V. Royale – an update on your favorite “Peanuts” characters as they enter adolescents. One of the edgier events this season, Royale takes an exciting look at what be in store for the future of the Peanuts’ gang and what they might look like, covering issues including drug use, suicide, eating disorders, and more in this drama.
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Renaissance Centre, 1001 State St.
Contact: info@dramashop.org


The Erie Playhouse presents “Teachers on Tap”
In honor of Judy Matthews, a special concert is being presented by the past and present area teachers, educators, and Playhouse family. Beer and snacks will be provided for this extraordinary event. Apples for the teachers optional.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Erie Playhouse, 13 W. 10th St.
Contact: 454.2852

Zach Deputy w/ Funktapuss
While it may not be one of the talking points that will ever be brought up in Congress, we believe that this nation needs more bearded gospel ninja soul. Until we get that, we’ll be ever thankful for the jamtastic Zach Deputy. Throw in the high-energy grooves of Funktapuss to go alongside Deputy’s island-infused music and we’ve got a party on our hands.
When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: the crooked i, 1013 State St.
Contact: facebook.com/thecrookedierie


March Forth Against Crime - 5k Run/Walk
Spring (gasp!) is near, so this might be a good day to start shedding your winter layers by sashaying through Presque Isle State Park. Proceeds benefit the Crime Victim Center of Erie County, whose mission is “reducing the impact of crime through counseling, education and advocacy.”
When: 9 a.m.
Where: Rotary Pavilion
Contact: 455.9414

Sport & Travel Expo
Produced by Sportsmen for Sportsmen, the Sport and Travel Expos provides an outdoor opportunity for all lovers of all things outside to enjoy all under one roof. This event displays a large variety of exhibits – an array of outfitters from all over the world, local and regional displays that will be sure to enlighten and educate with many retailers presenting special show pricing on accessories. Head down to the Bayfront Convention Center with the family for some quality entertainment and seminars on fishing, hunting, or just the good outdoors and enjoy the Sport and Travel Expo.
When: Noon
Where: Bayfront Convention Center, 1 Sassafras Pier
Contact: 725.3856

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