Erie PA Events Calendar

Upcoming Events for Erie and the Surrounding Region

Week Of September 25th, 2016 - October 2nd, 2016
Sun
25
  • PIAA Annual Art Show 
    From 11:00am to 3:00pm
    Address: First Niagara Bank Community Room, 801 State St.
  • Erie Cemetery Walks: Brewery Tour 
    Starts at 11:00am

    Also at 2 p.m.

    Address: Erie Cemetery, 2116 Chestnut St.
  • Parking Lot Palooza 
    From 12:00pm to 5:00pm
    Address: Colony Plaza Parking Lot, 2580 W. 8th St.
  • 35th Annual Wine Festival 
    From 12:00pm to 5:00pm
    Address: Gibson Park, 2 Gibson St. & Gravel Pit Park, 10300 West Main Rd.
  • 2016 WineFest Car Cruise 
    Starts at 12:00pm
    Address: Gravel Pit Park, 10300 West Main Rd.
  • Girls and Dolls Gala of America 
    From 1:00pm to 5:00pm

    The Girls and Dolls Gala of America is returning to Erie in 2016. The 2015 Gala sold out and Gala representatives expect for the event to double in size in 2016. The 2016 Gala will boast several enhancements including: welcoming families and their children who have any type of 18” doll. This year’s event will take place in a new, large, and expansive venue at Erie’s premier Bayfront Convention Center. This event will be a fun-filled afternoon for girls, their families, friends, and favorite dolls, including a parade of all participants with their dolls and a GIRL/DOLL look-alike contest. There will be banquet style seating with a served light lunch, entertainment, music, dancing, crafts and activities, a photo booth, doll hair salon, doll ear piercing, exotic face painting, and much more. Regular and Premium VIP tickets are now on sale at www.girlsandollsgala.com.
    Early bird specials are also available.

    Address: Bayfront Convention Center, 1 Sassafras Pier
  • Acoustic Jukebox 
    From 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    Address: Presque Isle Downs & Casino, 8199 Perry Hwy.
  • Jesse James Weston 
    From 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Address: Arundel Cellars, 11727 E. Main Rd.
  • Emmaus Grove Harvest Fest 
    From 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Address: Emmaus Grove, 214 E. 11th St.
  • 9 to 5 
    From 1:30pm to 4:00pm

    There is nothing like a movie on the big screen- especially if you've never seen some of these classics! 9 to 5 is a 1980 film and is rated PG.
    Summary: Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him.

    Address: Blasco Memorial Library, 160 E. Front St., Erie, PA 16507
  • Rollercoaster 
    Starts at 2:30pm
    Address: Edinboro University Diebold Center for the Performing Arts, 217 Meadville St.
  • Erie Youth Hockey Association Fall Face Off Tournament 
    All Day Event
    Address: Erie Insurance Arena, 809 French St.
  • Erie Admirals Elite Challenge Cup 
    All Day Event
    Address: Family First Sports Park, 8155 Oliver Rd.
  • Simply Because 
    Starts at 5:00pm
    Address: Sunset Grille, 12670 Edinboro Rd.
  • Secret Keeper: Stephan Crump and Mary Halvorson 
    Starts at 8:00pm
    Address: PACA, 1505 State St.
Mon
26
Tue
27
  • PowerPoint 
    From 9:00am to 12:00pm

    Learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint to create a presentation with text, graphics, animation, and design, then learn how to view, save and print.
    $5 payment must be made in person at the Blasco Reference Desk to reserve a seat.

    Address: Room 212 Blasco Memorial Library, 160 E. Front St. Erie, PA 16507
  • Nordic Walking 
    From 10:00am to 11:30am
    Address: Asbury Woods Nature Center, 4105 Asbury Rd.
  • Great Books: Seven Deadly Sins 
    From 1:00pm to 2:30pm
    Address: Jefferson Educational Society, 3207 State St.
  • Great Books On-going Class 
    From 4:00pm to 5:30pm
    Address: Jefferson Educational Society, 3207 State St.
  • Beginner Tap Dance 
    From 4:30pm to 5:30pm

    Melanie Titzel, Instructor

    Tuesdays, September 27 – November 1 at 4:30 p.m.

    $30 members; $40 non-members

    This class will begin with an overview of basic tap techniques and basic steps. The final course outcome will be the ability to perform one tap combination using the steps learned.

    Please contact Marie Heberlein at 814-453-5072 or mheberlein@lifeworkserie.org to pre-register for this class.

    Address: LifeWorks Erie, 406 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16507
  • Autumnal Equinox Meditation 
    From 6:00pm to 7:00pm
    Address: Edinboro Branch Library, 413 Plum St.
  • All Natural Fall Fragrances 
    From 6:30pm to 7:30pm
    Address: Asbury Woods Nature Center, 4105 Asbury Rd.
  • Building an Innovation Ecosystem in Northwestern Pennsylvania  
    From 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    Regions that have fundamentally transformed their economies are built on collaborative networks of innovators and entrepreneurs backed by educational, industry, and government partners. The academic community plays a fundamental role in spurring and sustaining innovation – providing student talent, faculty expertise, R&D resources, technology transfer, and start-up business support. Hear Penn State Behrend's vision for developing an innovation ecosystem in our region and how the college is working now to foster entrepreneurial activity. – Ralph Ford, Ph.D.

    Address: Jefferson Educational Society, 3207 State St.
  • Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception and Artists’ Lectures 
    From 7:00pm to 9:00pm
    Address: Allegheny College Doane Hall of Art, 520 N. Main St.
Wed
28
  • Preschool Nature Discovery Classes: Bugs, Spiders, Caterpillars, Oh My 
    From 9:30am to 11:00am

    Ongoing through Oct. 4

    Address: Asbury Woods Nature Center, 4105 Asbury Rd.
  • Tots in Nature Classes: Where the Sidewalk Ends 
    From 9:30am to 10:30am

    Ongoing through Oct. 5

    Address: Asbury Woods Nature Center, 4105 Asbury Rd.
  • Lake Erie Fishing History 
    From 10:00am to 6:00pm

    Ongoing through Oct. 30

    Address: Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Dr.
  • Robots Movie 
    Starts at 11:00am

    Ongoing through Sept. 30

    Also showing at 3 p.m.

    Address: Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Dr.
  • Wednesday Walks in the Woods 
    From 11:00am to 12:00pm

    Ongoing through Oct. 5

    Address: Asbury Woods Nature Center, 4105 Asbury Rd.
  • D-Day: Normandy 1944 Movie 
    Starts at 12:00pm

    Ongoing through Oct 31

    Also showing at 4 p.m.

    Address: Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Dr.
  • Fun with Ham Radio 
    From 12:30pm to 2:00pm
    Address: LifeWorks Erie, 406 Peach St.
  • Mysteries of the Great Lakes 
    Starts at 1:00pm

    Ongoing through Sept. 30

    Address: Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Dr.
  • Bowling for Fun 
    From 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    Address: Rolling Meadow Lanes, 3304 Zuck Rd.
  • Journey to Space 
    Starts at 2:00pm

    Ongoing through Oct. 31

    Also showing at 5 p.m.

    Address: Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Dr.
  • Farmers Market 
    From 3:00pm to 6:00pm
    Address: Goodell Gardens & Homestead, 221 Waterford St.
  • Great Britain Alone: June 1940 to June 1941 
    From 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    With the French capitulation in June of 1940 to the German invasion of Russia in June of 1941, Great Britain stood alone against Hitler’s Nazi war machine. How was Great Britain able to survive for those twelve months against the ever growing Nazi Empire? Lecture will analyze the political, military and domestic situations that took place in Great Britain, her allied and enemy countries during this time period. – Mark Squeglia, B.A.

    Address: Jefferson Educational Society, 3207 State St.
  • The 2016 Presidential Election 
    Starts at 6:00pm
    Address: Women’s Club of Erie, 259 W. 6th St.
  • Wine Glass Painting 
    Starts at 6:00pm
    Address: Arundel Cellars, 11727 E. Main Rd.
  • Doo Wop Dances 
    From 6:00pm to 9:00pm
    Address: LifeWorks Erie, 406 Peach St.
  • De Palma 
    Starts at 7:00pm
    Address: Erie Art Museum, 411 State St.
  • Just the Blues by Joyce Perowicz 
    All Day Event

    Ongoing through Oct. 4

    Address: Glass Growers Gallery, 10 E. 5th St.
  • One Hundred Twelve Miles 
    All Day Event

    Ongoing through Oct. 22

    Address: Bruce Gallery in Doucette Hall, 215 Meadville St.
  • Henry Katzwinkel 
    All Day Event

    Ongoing through Oct. 17

    Address: Erie Art Museum, 411 State St.
  • A Homecoming, Works on Paper by Marie Spaeder Haas 
    All Day Event

    Ongoing through Nov. 3

    Address: Gannon University Center for Communication and the Arts, 700 Peach St.
  • InnovationErie Competition 2016 
    All Day Event

    Ongoing through Nov. 13

    Address: Erie Art Museum, 411 State St.
  • I Think I Found It Upside Down by Dietrich Wegner 
    All Day Event

    Ongoing through Nov. 20

    Address: Erie Art Museum, 411 State St.
  • Dark Garden 
    All Day Event

    Ongoing through Jan 8, 2017

    Address: Erie Art Museum, 411 State St.
  • Jose Picayo Polaroids: A Retrospective 
    All Day Event

    Ongoing through Jan. 8, 2017

    Address: Erie Art Museum, 411 State St.
  • Mood Swing Review: A solo exhibition by Ron Bayuzick 
    All Day Event

    Ongoing through Feb. 11, 2017

    Address: Erie Art Museum, 411 State St.
  • Harvest Fest 
    All Day Event

    Ongoing through Oct. 31

    Address: Port Farms, 2055 Stone Quarry Rd.
  • Faculty Exhibition 
    All Day Event

    Ongoing through Oct. 25

    Address: Allegheny College Doane Hall of Art, 520 N. Main St.
Thu
29
  • Fall Walking Program 
    From 8:30am to 9:00am
    Address: Liberty Park, Lawrence Pier
  • Intro to Laptops 
    From 9:00am to 12:00pm
    Address: Room 212 Blasco Memorial Library, 160 E. Front St.
  • “Ledge”: New and Selected Poems 
    Starts at 9:30am
    Address: Edinboro University Diebold Center for the Performing Arts, 217 Meadville St.
  • Wise Words for Wellness: Questions for the Pharmacist 
    From 10:30am to 11:30am
    Address: LifeWorks Erie, 406 Peach St.
  • Transgender 101 
    From 1:00pm to 2:30pm
    Address: LifeWorks Erie, 406 Peach St.
  • American Short Stories 
    From 4:00pm to 6:30pm
    Address: Jefferson Educational Society, 3207 State St.
  • Historic Sixth Street Walking Tour 
    From 5:00pm to 8:00pm

    Join the Historical Society of Erie County for its Annual Sixth Street Historic Walking Tour, featuring over twelve beautiful buildings and properties. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students, $8 members.
    Featured properties for 2016 include: Watson-Curtze Mansion, Diefenbach Gardens, Erie Firefighters Museum, Women's Club of Erie, Church of the Covenant, Cathedral of St. Paul, Gitnik Manse, Gannon Univeristy's "Old Main", Ross Pier Wright House - HBKS Wealth Advisors, Perry Square * including the Thomas Edison Fountain and Statue of Oliver Hazard Perry Statue, Erie Insurance Properties * including the following 5 properties: Heritage Center, Founders Hall, Susan Hirt Hagen Atrium, Pennsylvania National Guard Armory andTibbals House
    Note: there will be a shuttle provided by Erie Insurance between their properties.
    Advance sale preferred - to purchase your tickets, please call the Historical Society of Erie County at 454.1813 or visit in-person at the Watson-Curtze Mansion Carriage House.

    Address: Watson Curtze Mansion, 356 W. 6th St.
  • Light the Night Walk 
    From 5:30pm to 9:00pm

    Heroes Wanted, Have you been impacted by or lost someone to blood cancer ( Leukemia, Lymphoma, myeloma)? Don't miss the 17th annual Light The Night walk. Join Hundreds carrying illuminated lanterns to 'light the night' up with hope that cures will be found in our lifetime! Those who raise $100+ will receive a lantern, t shirt, and food/beverage. This event features kids' activities, entertainment, music, free survivor t shirts for patients, and a moving Remembrance Ceremony. To register, visit www.lighthtenight.org. For more information please contact the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at 412-395-2886 or ali.miller@lls.org. 

    Address: Jerry Uht Park, 110 E. 10th St. Erie, PA 16501
  • Walk the Shops 
    From 5:30pm to 8:00pm
    Address: Presque Isle Wine Cellars at the Colony, 2658 W. 8th St.
  • Colony Pub Trio 
    From 6:30pm to 9:30pm
    Address: Colony Pub & Grille, 2670 W. 8th St.
  • Acrylic Painted Rock Mandalas 
    From 7:00pm to 8:30pm
    Address: Asbury Woods Nature Center, 4105 Asbury Rd.
  • Richard Rodriguez: Professing Faith in a Post-9/11 World 
    Starts at 7:00pm
    Address: Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center, 501 E. 38th St.
  • Ragtime 
    Starts at 7:30pm
    Address: Erie Playhouse, 13 W. 10 St.
  • Rollercoaster 
    Starts at 7:30pm
    Address: Edinboro University Diebold Center for the Performing Arts, 217 Meadville St.
  • Paint & Rock 
    From 8:00pm to 10:00pm
    Address: Kings Rook Club, 1921 Peach St.
  • Crimes of the Heart 
    Starts at 8:00pm
    Address: Schuster Theatre, 620 Sassafras St.
Fri
30
  • Objection Your Honor! Erie County Courthouse Tour 
    Starts at 10:30am
    Address: LifeWorks Erie, 406 Peach St.
  • Rodger Montgomery 
    From 6:00pm to 9:00pm
    Address: Sprague Farm & Brew Works, 22043 US Hwy 6 & 19
  • Oktoberfest 
    From 6:00pm to 10:00pm
    Address: The Brewerie at Union Station, 123 W. 14th St.
  • Chris Kattan 
    Starts at 6:45pm

    Also at 9:30 p.m.

    Address: Jr’s Last Laugh Comedy Club, 1402 State St.
  • A Canterbury Feast 
    Starts at 7:00pm
    Address: Station Dinner Theatre, 4940 Peach St.
  • Erie Canal Genealogy: The Peopling of Upstate New York and the Midwest 
    From 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    Triumph of American ingenuity and wonder of the world, the Erie Canal affected the lives of millions of our ancestors from Maine to Minnesota. This lecture chronicles the building of the canal, 1817-25, and describes the many ways our ancestors may have worked for, on, or along the "Big Ditch." It also explores numerous ways they may have simply used “Clinton’s Folly" or benefited from it. – John Philip Colletta, Ph.D.*

    Address: Jefferson Educational Society, 3207 State St.
  • 27th Annual Medieval Feast 
    Starts at 7:00pm
    Address: Riverside: The Inn at Cambridge Springs, 1 Fountain Ave.
  • Ragtime 
    Starts at 7:30pm
    Address: Erie Playhouse, 13 W. 10 St.
  • Rollercoaster 
    Starts at 7:30pm
    Address: Edinboro University Diebold Center for the Performing Arts, 217 Meadville St.
  • August: Osage County 
    Starts at 7:30pm
    Address: All An Act Theatre , 652 W. 17th St.
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) 
    Starts at 8:00pm

    Also showing at midnight

    Address: Erie Movie House, 3424 W. Lake Rd.
  • Crimes of the Heart 
    Starts at 8:00pm
    Address: Schuster Theatre, 620 Sassafras St.
  • Big Something and Smackdab 
    From 9:00pm to 12:00am
    Address: Kings Rook Club, 1921 Peach St.
  • The Groove 
    Starts at 9:00pm
    Address: Presque Isle Downs & Casino, 8199 Perry Hwy.
  • The Riffriders 
    From 9:00pm to 1:00am
    Address: LastShot Erie, 3064 W. 12th St.
  • Super Vana: The Ultimate Nirvana Tribute 
    From 10:00pm to 2:00am
    Address: Sherlocks, 508 State St.
Sat
1
  • Bear Scout Activity Day 
    From 8:45am to 12:15pm
    Address: Asbury Woods Nature Center, 4105 Asbury Rd.
  • Excel II 
    From 9:00am to 12:00pm

    Build on the concepts learned in Excel I and learn more about working in a spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel. Entering and sorting data, sizing columns/rows, formatting, adding cells to data list and making simple calculations may be covered.
    Payment must be made in person at the Blasco Reference Desk to reserve a seat.

    Address: Room 212 Blasco Memorial Library, 160 E. Front St. Erie, PA 16507
  • Robot Olympics Class: Grades 4 - 7 
    From 9:00am to 10:30am

    Build and program an EV3 Robot to complete challenges and master the robot universe! Learn to program motors and a variety of sensors (touch, color, and ultrasonic). Saturdays for 5 weeks beginning 10/1
    Cost: $75.00

    Address: Box of Light Studio, 419 State Street
  • Minecraft Play Mods: Grades 2 - 4 
    From 9:00am to 10:30am

    Play Minecraft Mods in teams in this fun and cooperative gaming class. Saturdays for 5 weeks beginning 10/1
    Cost: $75

    Address: Box of Light Studio, 419 State Street
  • 2nd Annual Fall Harvest Celebration 
    From 10:00am to 5:00pm
    Address: Mount Pleasant, 14510 Mt. Pleasant Rd.
  • Storytime Saturdays 
    From 11:00am to 11:30am

    Join us for engaging activities and fun with features from Highlights™ magazine, including puzzles, group activities and a make and take book (while supplies last). For more than 70 years, the Highlights for Children brand has been committed to helping families raise creative, curious, caring and confident kids. Don't miss this engaging event for your little one!
    Stay after for a special Costume Character storytime at 11:30 with Curious George!

    Address: Barnes & Noble Erie
  • LEGO Animation Class: Grades 2 - 6 
    From 11:00am to 12:30pm

    Tell stories with LEGO stop motion animation. Learn to animate for the first time, or take the class again to improve your storytelling skills. Saturdays for 5 weeks beginning 10/1
    Cost: $75.00

    Address: Box of Light Studio, 419 State Street
  • Scratch Programming 1 Class: Grades 4 - 7 
    From 11:00am to 12:30pm

    Code interactive art, minigames, and more in this introductory class to a visual programming language. Saturdays for 5 weeks beginning 10/1
    Cost: $75.00

    Address: Box of Light Studio, 419 State Street
  • Curious George Costume Character Storytime 
    From 11:30am to 12:00pm

    Join us for a special costume character edition of our storytime Saturdays. Remember to bring your cameras!

    Address: Barnes & Noble Erie, 5909 Peach Street
  • Idea Share 
    From 1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Aspiring entrepreneurs can drop in for a guided conversation on business or product ideas with moderator Bill Scholz, co-founder of Radius CoWork, located in the Renaissance Building. Connect, network, and be inspired on the first Saturday of each month.

    Address: Peninsula Room Blasco Memorial Library, 160 E. Front St., Erie, PA 16507
  • Uncork a Cure 
    From 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Address: Arundel Cellars, 11727 E. Main Rd.
  • Presque Isle Poker Pedal 
    Starts at 2:15pm
    Address: Beach 1 Pavilion Presque Isle State Park, 301 Peninsula Dr.
  • Blasco Writer’s Group 
    From 2:30pm to 4:30pm

    Join us to get critiques on your writing and allow our group to help you with your writing process. We will meet every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

    Address: Room 219 Blasco Memorial Library, 160 E. Front St., Erie, PA 16507
  • SaS Acoustics 
    From 5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Live acoustic music and Happy Hour drink specials!

    Address: Presque Isle Downs & Casino, 8199 Perry Hwy.
  • A Canterbury Feast 
    Starts at 5:30pm
    Address: Station Dinner Theatre, 4940 Peach St.
  • Chris Kattan 
    Starts at 6:45pm

    Also at 9:30 p.m.

    Address: Jr’s Last Laugh Comedy Club, 1402 State St.
  • 27th Annual Medieval Feast 
    Starts at 7:00pm
    Address: Riverside: The Inn at Cambridge Springs, 1 Fountain Ave.
  • Erie Otters vs. Kingston 
    Starts at 7:00pm
    Address: Erie Insurance Arena, 809 French St.
  • Ragtime 
    Starts at 7:30pm
    Address: Erie Playhouse, 13 W. 10 St.
  • Rollercoaster 
    Starts at 7:30pm
    Address: Edinboro University Diebold Center for the Performing Arts, 217 Meadville St.
  • August: Osage County 
    Starts at 7:30pm
    Address: All An Act Theatre , 652 W. 17th St.
  • Crimes of the Heart 
    Starts at 8:00pm
    Address: Schuster Theatre, 620 Sassafras St.
  • Crawl 
    Starts at 9:00pm
    Address: Sherlocks, 508 State St.
  • Storms Within 
    From 9:00pm to 2:00am
    Address: Bobby’s Place, 1202 W. 18th St.
  • Special Guest, Haewa, Zeno’s Paradox 
    From 10:00pm to 2:00am
    Address: Kings Rook Club, 1921 Peach St.
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Erie Reader: Vol. 6, No. 20
Now Available — Pick It Up Today

CURRENT

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.

IN THIS ISSUE

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.

Shapeshift With Me, relative to the band’s spectacular catalog as a whole, is certainly one of their less powerful studio albums.

Grate every road in downtown Erie all at once.

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.