Erie GLBT News/Events Upcoming Events, THREE Contests to Enter

May 10 – 12 (Fri – Sun) – GAME SHOW WEEKEND! (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) GAMES, GAMES, GAMES. JP will add a “little extra $$” to the final bingo game Friday night to kick things off. Saturday will be a game filled day and we’ll cap off the evening with a classic game show in the Barn. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: Browse to

May 10 (Fri) – Mahoning Valley Gay/Straight Coalition Dinner and a Show (Regency House, 3704 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, OH 44515) We have lined up fantastic entertainers from the area to entertain everyone, including Natalie Sprouse, an amazing local singer who has just come out with a CD. Natalie is a versatile singer who sings bluegrass, jazz, rock, you name it, and she can sing it. Rodd Coonce, a local florist and bookstore owner who does singing at his place monthly in a cabaret style setting to a packed house. Wes Stevens, a bartender at Club 441 in Warren, has a wonderful talent of singing country songs in a voice that should be in Nashville. Frenchi Foxx, an impersonator who will have you laughing and applauding. “The Voice”, Denise Russell, who has traveled the United States with her live vocals and impersonations. Denise has appeared in every venue from local bars to casino shows, from one end of the county to the other and is renowned as the only female impersonator to be welcome to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. You host for the evening and also performing is Crystal Starr, who is celebrating his 40th year as an entertainer. Crystal traveled extensively back in the heydays of the 70’s and 80’s. Retiring twice, he was repeatedly asked to return with his unique act. Crystal will surely get you to laugh, get you to cry, get you applauding. There will be a chinese auction of many baskets and goods donated from local businesses and some special celebrity items that were sent to us. There will be a 50/50 raffle also. A few surprises have been worked into the evening as well. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. You can get your tickets online at Phone: (330) 787-4884. Email: Browse to

May 10 (Fri) – G2H2 (Gay Guy/Gal Happy Hour) (Fox and Hound English Pub and Grille, 250 Millcreek Plaza, Erie, PA 16565) 6 PM – 8 PM. There is a slight change up this month and we will be having G2H2 on the second Friday. We will be going back to the Fox & Hound. Hope you will all be able to make it. Fox & Hound has always been very welcoming for us. We will be in the room on the left in the back by the pool tables. See you soon. G2H2/Erie takes place every month in a new location around town, providing GLBT professionals, and our colleagues and friends, the opportunity to meet, network or just hang out once a month. You can also sign up for the email list at Venue Phone: (814) 864-5589. Browse to RSVP/Register/Tickets at Browse to venue web site

May 11 (Sat) – Camp Davis – Dance to the 70’s (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: Browse to

May 13 (Mon) – Deadline for June 2013 Erie Gay News print edition (Erie Gay News, 1115 W 7th St, Erie, PA 16502-1105) Please have all articles, ads, and submissions in by this date. This issue will be released the evening of May 21. For a complete list of upcoming deadlines and release dates, check the print edition schedule at Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Email: Browse to

May 13 (Mon) – Art for Change: A Benefit for Persad Center (August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3736) 6 PM – 11 PM. Our Signature Event ‘Art for Change,’ the 25th year of Art for AIDS, is Persad Center’s largest fundraiser. Once again UPMC will be presenting as the Title Sponsor. Since its inception in 1988, the auction has raised more than $3.75 million for Persad’s Free Care Fund, allowing the organization to offer quality services to eligible clients regardless of their ability to pay. Details at Phone: (412) 441-9786. Venue Phone: (412) 258-2700. Browse to RSVP/Register/Tickets at Browse to venue web site

May 13 (Mon) – PFLAG Erie/Crawford County meets (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM – 8:30 PM. Support group for parents, friends and families of gay, lesbian and transgendered people. Meets 2nd Monday of each month from 7 to 8:30 PM at Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie PA. Contact: Jayne May. Phone: (814) 367-3311. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: Browse to Browse to venue web site

May 15 (Wed) – GEAE 3rd Wednesday Happy Hour (Craze Night Club, 1607 Raspberry St, Erie, PA 16502) 5 PM – 8 PM. 3rd Wednesday Happy Hour is in the back bar/patio area at Craze. GEAE will provide light snacks and a crate of water–all are welcome. GEAE is an LGBT and straight ally non-profit organization, focusing on education, service, and social opportunities. Phone: (866) 229-1974. Venue Phone: (814) 456-3027. Email: Browse to RSVP/Register/Tickets at Browse to venue web site

May 17 – 19 (Fri – Sun) – COLLEGE BOYS WEEKEND – Bring On The Boys! (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Calling all College Students (21 and Over) — This is YOUR weekend! Wear your college colors and join us for a weekend of sporting events and a Keg Party courtesy of Jones Pond! 15% of all bookings with your college ID. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: Browse to

May 17 – 18 (Fri – Sat) – 3rd Annual PFLAG Butler Rummage Sale (Blind Association of Butler and Armstrong, 322 North Cedar Street, Butler, PA 16001) 9 AM – 4 PM. Proceeds benefit PFLAG Butler. Phone: (724) 290-9674. Venue Phone: (724) 287-4059. Email: Browse to Browse to venue web site

May 17 (Fri) – Bear Bar Night (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 11 PM. Join the Bears for a night of fun! Contact: Gary Snyder. Phone: (814) 446-2327. Venue Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: Browse to RSVP/Register/Tickets at Browse to venue web site

May 18 (Sat) – Camouflage Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: Browse to

May 18 (Sat) – LBT Women go to Edinboro Art and Music Festival (Goodell Gardens and Homestead, 221 Waterford Street, Edinboro, PA 16412) 11 AM. FREE admission, food and drink are available for purchase along with awesome crafts, etc. If you are planning on attending, please e-mail Laurie at so we don’t lose you in the crowd. Contact: Laurie Finch. Venue Phone: (814) 734-6699. Email: Browse to Browse to venue web site

May 18 (Sat) – STARZ 3 Year Anniversary Show (Skybar, 108 Fairmount Parkway, Jamestown, NY 14701) 9 PM. Starz brings back all of your favorite performers from the past 3 years in a mega show. The most performers, your favorite performances and a reunion of everyone who has made Starz a success for the past 3 years! Special start time: 9pm. $5 cover. Contact: Scott. Phone: (716) 661-3214.

May 19 (Sun) – Michelle Michaels presents FACE (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) Don’t miss a fun-filled night of great entertainment with all of your favorite drag queens, new drag queens and special guests the third Sunday of the month at 11 PM. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: Browse to

May 19 (Sun) – LBT Women meets (Zodiac Dinor, 2516 State St, Erie, PA 16503) 12 PM. NOTE DATE CHANGE FOR THIS MONTH BECAUSE OF MOTHER’S DAY! Normally meets the 2nd Sunday of each month. ALSO after the meeting we will head to the TREC Center to see “Tornado Alley” on the Big Green Screen at 3PM. $5.00. We will browse the exhibits and the gift shop until time for the movie. “Tornado Alley” Traversing the “severe weather capital of the world,” Tornado Alley documents two extraordinary missions seeking to encounter one of Earth’s most awe-inspiring events – the birth of a tornado. Contact: Laurie Finch. Venue Phone: (814) 455-3543. Email: Browse to Browse to venue web site

Enter to win Mother from Natalie Maines!

Enter to win Mother from Natalie MainesMother,  the debut solo album from the Dixie Chicks’ provocative, multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning, Natalie Maines. Featuring “Without You” and “Trained”. Available May 7 from Columbia Records. To enter the contest, fill out the form at between May 7 and May 28.nataliemaines

Though it’s been seven years since Natalie Maines released a new album, her first steps back into the studio were extremely cautious.

As a member of the Dixie Chicks — the best-selling female group of all time — Natalie Maines has sold over 30 million albums and won 13 Grammy Awards. The ten songs on Mother reveal different sides of one of the most acclaimed voices of our time.

Mother Track Listing:
1.         Without You
2.         Mother
3.         Free Life
4.         Silver Bell
5.         Lover You Should’ve Come Over
6.         Vein in Vain
7.         Trained
8.         Come Cryin’ To Me
9.         I’d Run Away
10.       Take It On Faith

Win Songs of Love and Peace from Kristy Love Brooks!


Enter to win Songs of Love and Peace from Kristy Love Brooks! To enter the contest, fill out the form at between May 7 and May 28.

Kristy Love Brooks, singer/songwriter, is no stranger to the limelight as the seasoned performer and all-around entertainer has been a solo RCA recording artist, actress, and dancer singing along with one of the most successful R&B groups, The Platters with an established fan base in the United Kingdom. She is in the eyes of many, a true diva with her reputation in the music industry.

With the release of “Songs of Love and Peace”, Kristy aims to create a new excitement and establish a “peace” movement in the mainstream dance music industry with single “All Over The World”. Her passionate, unique sound creates a variety of moods and tempos from mainstream dance and jazz to contemporary R&B and music with smooth tones that remind you of Roberta Flack and Sade.

Kristy Love Brooks links: WebsiteFacebookTwitterYouTube

Enter to win Volume 3 from She & Him

Enter to win Volume 3 from She & Him! Merge Records presents VOLUME 3, the third album of original material from Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward’s SHE & HIM. Featuring the first single “Never Wanted Your Love”. Available May 7/ To enter the contest, fill out the form at between May 7 and May 28.

See She & Him on Tour! 

Thu, Jun 13 — Nashville, TN — Ryman Auditorium
Sat, Jun 15 — Grand Prairie, TX — Verizon Wireless @ Grand Prairie
Sun, Jun 16 — Austin, TX — ACL Live Tue, Jun 18 — Phoenix, AZ — Comerica Theatre
Wed, Jun 19 — Las Vegas, NV — The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Fri, Jun 21 — San Diego, CA — SDSU Open Air Theatre
Sat, Jun 22 — Berkeley, CA — Greek Theatre
Thu, Jun 27 — Council Bluffs, IA — Harrah’s Stir Cove
Fri, Jun 28 — Kansas City, KS — Kanrocksas
Sat, Jun 29 — Chicago, IL — Aragon Ballroom
Mon, Jul 01 — Ann Arbor, MI — Hill Auditorium^
Wed, Jul 03 — Montreal, QC — Montreal Jazz Festival
Thu, Jul 04 — Toronto, ON — Toronto Urban Roots Festival
Sat, Jul 06 — New York, NY — Central Park Summerstage^
Tues, Jul 09 — Philadelphia, PA — Mann Center for Performing Arts
Wed, Jul 10 — Boston, MA — Bank of America Pavilion
Thu, Jul 11 — Vienna, VA — Filene Center at Wolf Trap

Yours sincerely,

Michael Kenton Mahler, Erie Gay News
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