If We Were You
Unsure about what to do over the next 336 hours? Read on!
Spend your Halloween Night Downtown
After you're done handing out all of your candy, leave your costumes on and head downtown for some tasty live entertainment. The crooked i is hosting a costume party featuring the The 814 Bass Crew, who will be spinning the hits from two of electronic music's most influential acts: Daft Punk and Prodigy. If electronic music isn't you thing, head down to Sherlock's for the I-90s, who play your favorite alternative and grunge classics from the '90s.
When: 8 to 2 p.m.
Where: State St.
It doesn't matter if the office is looming Friday morning, this Thursday is a night to get moving. Drum n' Bass pioneer A-Sides is ready to rain down the thunderous bass, rolling breaks, and soulful vocals on the State Street crowd. While A-Sides is often found touring the rest of the world, on this night he makes his dancefloor in Erie.
When: 10 p.m.
Where: the crooked i, 1013 State St.
Fall Networking Happy Hour
An evening of professional networking. With the holidays right around the corner, the Northwestern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has decided to host a pre-holiday happy hour to give area professionals an opportunity for current PRSA members to network and also a chance to introduce the PRSA to other marketing communications professionals in our region. This event is FREE to attend, light appetizers will be provided, and the Taphouse's full bar (cash bar) with more than 20 craft beers on tap will be available.
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: U Pick 6 Taphouse, Fourth and State streets
Icarus Witch w/ Via the Sun
Hey, people, it's not 1692, we can embrace witches now. Good thing, too, because Icarus Witch is coming up from Pittsburgh to rock your britches off. The heavy metal band quitet used to be the backing band for Iron Maiden's Paul Di'Anno, but now they're ready to take the Sherlock's stage by storm.
When: 9 p.m.
Where: Sherlock's, 508 State St.
Harvest Wine Weekend
You had me at merlot. Join Lake Erie Wine Country as they present their ever-popular Harvest wine weekend. Tour 23 participating wineries, and at each stop, enjoy a special wine paired with a delicious "harvest" food sample. Guests will enjoy Triple Apple Cake, Braised Beef in Red Wine, and Vegetable Past Primavera, to name but a few. This year's gift is a hand-crafted pewter wine bottle coaster from Wendell August Forge. Tickets are $35 per person.
When: noon to 5 p.m. (also runs Saturday and Sunday – and the following weekend)
Where: Lake Erie Wine Country
Still haven't seen Falling Hollywood yet? If you haven't, then you need to address this issue quickly. The local folk-rock quartet has been making the rounds in support of their excellent debut album "Set the Table," and ready to flood the Brewerie with their catchy tunes. This November, make the right choice. Choose Falling Hollywood.
When: 9 p.m.
Where: Brewerie, 123 W. 14 St.
Women's Roundtable 3rd Erie Conference
Join 25 presenters, women's agencies, and groups to create change through action. Through this conference women will learn ways to help improve their overall quality of life, obtain financial security, develop leadership skills, education, and other concerns of women in northwestern Pennsylvania. The cost is $30.
When: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Mercyhurst University's Hirt Academic Center
Take a break from the football action to check out JD Eicher's solo acoustic show. The frontman for Pittsburgh-based band JD Eicher & the Goodnights is ready to bid you good afternoon this Sunday with his rich vocals and shifting musical style, sprinkling in everything from subtle pop to alternative rock.
When: 3 p.m.
Where: Presque Isle Gallery Coffeehouse, 35 Peninsula Drive
19th Annual Signature Chefs Auction
If there's one thing we know about our fair city, it's that we do food right. The talent in the kitchens of Erie's best restaurants is undeniable, and here's a chance for you to soak it all in at once. Tonight, the March of Dimes presents their 19th Annual Signature Chefs Auction at the Bayfront Convention Center. It's an amazing opportunity to meet the chefs, savor their best dishes, bid on unique auction packages, and enjoy a wonderful meal in even better company.
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Bayfront Convention Center, 1 Sassafras Pier
Join millions of your fellow Americans in effecting and celebrating yet another bloodless transition of power in the greatest nation the Earth has ever known. Freedom isn't free - but voting is, for now, so go and get your vote on, for Pete's sake. If you need help finding your polling place, contact the Erie County Department of Voter Registration at 451.6275 or visit their website, ErieCountyGov.org/government/voter
When: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Your polling place
FILM Presents "8 1/2"
FILM at the Erie Art Museum returns with another great selection for all you movie buffs out there. This week's movie is 8 1/2, a beautiful Oscar winning classic by Federico Fellini. If you haven't made it to the Erie Art Museum for a Wednesday night movie, do yourself a favor and check it out. With great food, great drinks, and a great crowd, you won't be disapponted.
When: Doors open at 7 p.m. / Show starts at 8
Where: Erie Art Museum, 411 State St.
Comedian Eric Hunter
Comedian, writer, and out-of-work actor, Eric Hunter has appeared on the television shows Last Comic Standing, William Shatner's Aftermath, Operation Repo, Blood Relatives and The Bob and Tom Show. He has been performing comedy since the spritely age of 6, when he got his very first laugh at a family picnic.
When 6:30 p.m.
Where: 1402 State St.
Adding to the list of little bands with big sounds, Sirsy is serious about their music. Part of the female-fronted indie-pop duo's constant touring schedule, the band is set to fill Docksider Tavern with fiery hooks and clever lyrics. When in need of salvation from the ongoing downpour of corporate rock, Sirsy is here to provide some mercy.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Docksider Tavern, 1015 State St.
The Misery Jackals
You can think of The Misery Jackals as a sort of musical soup. Take the four main band members, add a dash of roots music, a splash of punk rock, a touch of zydeco, and other styles to taste, and you've got a great group that is ready to shower the crooked i crowd with their homemade concoction.
When: 9 p.m.
Where: the crooked i, 1013 State St.
Orphan Angels Fur Ball
Cough it up for charity!! Join Orphan Angels at the Erie Yacht Club for a night of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, dancing, silent auction and tons of furry fun! Tickets are $50 per person, evening attire (black tie optional).
When: 7 to 11 p.m.
Where: EYC, One Ravine Drive
The Little Mermaid
Chances are 50-50 you're suffering from some post-election blues; what better way to drown them than under the sea? Visit the Erie Playhouse to hear the timeless tale of Ariel, a young mermaid who, frankly assessing her own physical self-hatred, begins to harbor an unhealthy obsession with a terrestrial love that can, and should, never be. Will Ariel defy her family and pursue this ill-starred relationship?
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Erie Playhouse, 13 West 10th Street
Contact: 814.454.2852 or www.EriePlayhouse.org
Christmas in the Country
Love kitchy Christmas-themed country Americana collectables? Do you stockpile scented candles? Then "Christmas in the Country" is for YOU! Brew some cider, put an apple pie in the oven, slide on your rubbers, and bring your furry muff on down to the Bayfront Convention Center, where you'll find more than 200 people wanting to sell stuff to you and your cat. Free sleigh parking.
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Bayfront Convention Center
Read the Book (and get it signed) Before You See the Movie
I'm talking about the book "Pizza Bomber: The Untold Story of America's Most Shocking Bank Robbery" written by lead investigator Dr. Gerald Clark and the Erie Times News' very own Ed Palattella, and the fact that the screen rights have already been secured. Yes, this is going to be a big movie, and yes you're going to want to read it first. So if you're going to buy it anyway you might as well get your copy signed by both authors. That's what's going on tonight in the Waldron Campus Center at Gannon University.
When: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Yehl Ballroom, Waldron Campus Center, 124 W. Seventh St.
The Jefferson Educational Society Global Futures Summit IV presents: David Brooks "How We Live: The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same"
The Jefferson Educational Society kicks off its 72-hour Summit featuring nationally-recognized speakers discussing topics ranging from current politics to end-of-life care to space exploration with author and New York Times columnist David Brooks. And what a kick off! Brooks is the real deal when it comes to astute social and political observation, so this is a must-attend event. For a fuller scoop on the JES and Global Summit, check out Jay Stevens's cover story. And then make sure to get a ticket to this event -- they're required and a steal at only $25.
When: 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: 3207 State St.
Contact: 459.8000 or JESErie.org