Hope that your week is off to a good start! There are a few events coming up, so check them out below.
Also, we have 2 NEW contests for you to enter, so please check those out as well!
Dec 4 (Wed) – Alternative Families in Children’s Literature Presentation (SUNY Fredonia – Williams Center G103B, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia, NY 14063) 5 PM. Amanda Pruden, a junior Women and Gender Studies major, will explore how alternative family living arrangements are depicted in children’s literature. This is Pruden’s final project for the course, Women and Gender Studies Special Topics. The wide disparity between the numbers of children’s books depicting non-nuclear families compared to nuclear or traditional families will also be explored by Pruden. Also part of the program will be a creative writing workshop to provide participants with an opportunity to discuss what they would like to see in children’s literature and begin to draft their own children’s stories according to their interests. The program is free and open to the public. Phone: 716.673.3111. Browse to http://www.fredonia.edu/.
Dec 6 (Fri) – G2H2 (Gay Guy/Gal Happy Hour) – Happy Holidays (Victors’s in Bel-Aire Hotel and Conference Center, 2800 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 6 PM – 8 PM. As we approach the end of the year, hopefully you can stop by for a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season for a relaxing cocktail and some great conversation with old friends and some new acquaintances. 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 http://lists.eriegaynews.com. Venue Phone: (814) 833-1116. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=54742829807. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/234047136756349/. Browse to venue web site http://www.belaireclarion.com/.
Dec 7 (Sat) – Foam Party (M & J’s Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) Bring a can of shaving cream. Come and check out our new dance floor lights. $5.00 Cover Charge BYOB Please NO outside Mixers, Soda, or Food. Must be a member or you can purchase a membership. Open Fri. & Sat. 9:30-2:00. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.
Dec 8 (Sun) – ME4PA Noodles for Equality (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 4 PM – 7 PM. Marriage Equality for PA is putting on a fun little spaghetti dinner in order to raise money to help continue in our fight for true equality across our Commonwealth! We will have delicious pasta, sauce and meatballs made by a very wonderful group of volunteers using an Italian family recipe! There will be coffee, soda, water, and desserts! 8 dollars if pre-registered, 10 dollars at the door. Kids ten and under eat free. All proceeds benefit ME4PA. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: email@example.com. Browse to http://www.me4pa.org. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/ajax/events/ticket.php?event_id=548979138525011&source=1. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.
Dec 9 (Mon) – Deadline for January 2014 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 December 17. For a complete list of upcoming deadlines and release dates, check the print edition schedule at www.eriegaynews.com/printedition/deadlineschedule.php. Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com.
Dec 9 (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 Contact: Jayne May. Phone: (814) 367-3311. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: email@example.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/pages/PFLAG-Erie-Crawford-Counties/184575144935872. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/463815187010755/. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.
Dec 9 (Mon) – Tegan and Sara in Concert (Masonic Auditorium, 3615 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115) 8 PM. Doors open at 7 PM. Venue Phone: (216) 881-6350. Browse to http://www.teganandsara.com/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://www.bandsintown.com/event/7302028/buy_tickets?app_id=fbjs_www.teganandsara.com&artist=Tegan+and+Sara&affil_code=fbjs_www.teganandsara.com&came_from=166. Browse to venue web site http://www.aasrcleveland.org/.
Dec 9 (Mon) – Erie Awareness Outreach Presents Twerkland (Craze Night Club, 1607 Raspberry St, Erie, PA 16502) 9 PM. Featuring Special Guest DJ. 9p – 10p special electronic music set. 11:00pm Show: featuring some of Erie’s Best Female & Male Illusionists. Cash Prizes: Best Chest & Best Twerker in the House. 18yr. to Party, 21yrs, to Drink (cover.) State ID Required for Admission. Phone: (814) 456-3027. Venue Phone: (814) 456-3027. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Erie-Awareness-Outreach/208426856508. Browse to venue web site http://www.facebook.com/crazenightclub.
Dec 10 (Tue) – Youngstown Area PFLAG Annual Holiday Party (St. John’s Episcopal Church Parish House, 323 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH) 7 PM – 8:30 PM. POTLUCK: Please bring a treat or a side dish to share. Marguerite Felice, president Ytown PFLAG(Parents, Families and Friends of LESBIANS & Gays) Mfelice43058@live.com or Call 330-782-9554/942-1440. RSVP appreciated Support group for parents, friends and families of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people, as well as the GLBT community. Phone: (330) 782-9554. Venue Phone: (330) 743-3175. Email: Mfelice43058@live.com. Browse to http://www.youngstownpflag.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.stjohnohio.org.
Dec 12 (Thu) – GLSEN Pittsburgh’s Advocacy Workshop (GLSEN, 6101 Penn Ave. Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA) 6 PM – 8 PM. Learn the skills and gain the knowledge it takes to be an effective advocate in your school district and community to improve school climate for LGBT students. We are especially welcoming parents and guardians of LGBT youth in the K-12 school system, but all are welcome to attend! We do have limited space though, so register today! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://pittsburgh.glsen.org/page/s/glsen-pittsburgh-advocacy-workshop-registration.
Dec 12 (Thu) – Kissmas Bash 2013 with Tegan and Sara (First Niagara Center, 1 Seymour H Knox Iii Plz, Buffalo, NY) 6 PM. The Jonas Brothers, Fifth Harmony, Icona Pop, Midnight Red, Tegan and Sara, The Wanted and Cash Cash,… Venue Phone: (716) 855-4100. Browse to http://www.teganandsara.com/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://www.bandsintown.com/event/7128960/buy_tickets?app_id=fbjs_www.teganandsara.com&artist=Tegan+and+Sara&affil_code=fbjs_www.teganandsara.com&came_from=166. Browse to venue web site http://www.firstniagaracenter.com/.
Dec 13 (Fri) – Ugly Christmas Sweater Night (M & J’s Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) Come and check out our new dance floor lights. $5.00 Cover Charge BYOB Please NO outside Mixers, Soda, or Food. Must be a member or you can purchase a membership. Open Fri. & Sat. 9:30-2:00. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.
Dec 13 (Fri) – LBT Women go to Erie Maritime Museum Christmas Tree Ship (Erie Maritime Museum, 150 E Front St, Erie, PA 16507) 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. This is a free family friendly event. See the Niagara lit up and decorated for the holidays. Santa will be there along with live reindeer. There will be crafts for the kids and hot beverages and treats for all. Andrea and Kim will be volunteering. We will be available to greet any of the beans before volunteering. If you email to let me know you are coming we can meet with you. Plan on being at the museum between 5-5:15. Hope to see lots of the beans and your families.Social group for lesbian, bisexual and transgendered women. Meets the 2nd Sunday of each month Sign up for email list at http://lists.eriegaynews.com/ Contact: Kim. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Venue Phone: (814) 452-2744. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to http://womynoferie.wikifoundry.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.flagshipniagara.org/about-us/maritime-museum/.
Dec 13 (Fri) – Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert (Riviera Theater, 67 Webster Street, North Tonawanda, NY 14120) 8 PM. $20 general/$18 seniors. Phone: (716) 883-1277. Venue Phone: (716) 692-2413. Email: email@example.com. Browse to http://www.buffalogaymenschorus.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.rivieratheatre.org/.
Dec 14 (Sat) – Chili Cook Off (M & J’s Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) Who makes the best? Come and check out our new dance floor lights. $5.00 Cover Charge BYOB Please NO outside Mixers, Soda, or Food. Must be a member or you can purchase a membership. Open Fri. & Sat. 9:30-2:00. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.
Dec 14 (Sat) – Ladies of Illusion (Skybar, 108 Fairmount Parkway, Jamestown, NY 14701) Hosted by Anita Waistline, with Fantasee Queen, Anna Lee, Anita Mandalay, Tanner, Matthew Kaydyn, and DJ’ing is Miss Jaala Haskins! $5 cover. Contact: Scott. Phone: (716) 661-3214.
Dec 14 – 15 (Sat – Sun) – North Coast Men’s Chorus: Keeping the Yuletide Gay (Hanna Theatre at Playhouse Square, 2067 E 14th St, Cleveland, OH 44115) Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or you just love driving around the mall looking for a parking space, we’ll do our best to make your yule (whatever that is) a little gayer! Phone: (216) 556-0590. Venue Phone: (216) 241-6000. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Browse to http://www.ncmchorus.org/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://ev15.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=NCM&linkID=psq&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode=#__utma=161355810.662177426.1379877175.1379877175.1382243173.2&__utmb=161355810.8.10.1382243173&__utmc=161355810&__utmx=-&__utmz=161355810.13. Browse to venue web site http://www.playhousesquare.org/default.asp?playhousesquare=62&urlkeyword=theaters&objId=2.
Dec 14 (Sat) – Renaissance City Choirs Holiday Concert: Welcome Home (East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206) 7:30 PM. Phone: (412) 362-9484. Venue Phone: (412) 441-3800. Email: email@example.com. Browse to http://www.rccpittsburgh.org. Browse to venue web site http://www.cathedralofhope.org/.
Dec 14 (Sat) – Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert (University Presbyterian Church, 3330 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214) 8 PM. $20 general/$18 seniors. Phone: (716) 883-1277. Venue Phone: (716) 836-7660. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Browse to http://www.buffalogaymenschorus.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.upcbuffalo.org/.
Dec 14 (Sat) – Veronyca’s Showgirls Christmas Extravaganza (Rockin’ Ricks, 543 Spittler Lane, Limestone, NY 147653) 10 PM. $6 cover. Feauring Veronyca, Sabrina, Diva, Manny, Licia and Celine. Phone: (702) 505-4771. Browse to http://www.myspace.com/rockinricks.
Dec 15 (Sun) – Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert (Westminster Presbyterian Church, 724 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209) 3 PM. ASL interpreter at this performance. $20 general/$18 seniors. Phone: (716) 883-1277. Venue Phone: (716) 884-9437. Email: email@example.com. Browse to http://www.buffalogaymenschorus.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.wpcbuffalo.org/.
Dec 15 (Sun) – Colors Unity Christmas Party (Rockin’ Ricks, 543 Spittler Lane, Limestone, NY 147653) 3 PM – 6 PM. Please remember to RSVP by Dec. 2 to firstname.lastname@example.org with how many are coming and what dish to pass. Adopted family of three, $10 adult gift $3 child gift, contact for details Phone: (702) 505-4771. Email: email@example.com. Browse to http://www.myspace.com/rockinricks. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/colors.unity.
Dec 15 (Sun) – Michelle Michaels presents FACE (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 11 PM. Don’t miss Michelle Michaels and her FACE Series drag show as her and the girls celebrate the Christmas Season with a night of your favorite local and out of town performers. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: TheZoneDanceClub@aol.com. Browse to http://www.thezonedanceclub.com/.
Enter to win Demi Lovato Neon Lights remixes!
Enter to win Demi Lovato Neon Lights remixes! “NEON LIGHTS”, the brand-new single from international pop star, DEMI LOVATO .Featured on the hit album DEMI. Special remix CDs include 10 tracks by Jump Smokers, Betty Who, Tracy Young, Belanger and Cole Plante with Myon & Shane 54! Available on iTunes now: http://smarturl.it/dlr1. DEMI available now: http://smarturl.it/dliTunesa1.Check out DemiLovato.com/events for 2014 Neon Lights Tour dates. To enter the contest, fill out the form at http://www.eriegaynews.com/news/article.php?recordid=201312neonlights&sourceid=2 between December 3 and December 24.
Win The Perfect Wedding from Wolfe Video!
Win The Perfect Wedding from Wolfe Video! To enter the contest, fill out the form at http://www.eriegaynews.com/news/article.php?recordid=201312perfectwedding&sourceid=2 from December 3 through December 24.
“… a fresh take on a modern family that looks beyond the ‘gay’ in the person to see the person as a whole.”
– Anthony Paull, THIS WEEK IN SARASOTA
THE PERFECT WEDDING
A Heartwarming Story About Getting Everything Wrong Right
Featuring Eric Aragon, Jason T. Gaffney, Apolonia Davalos, Brendan Griffin, Annie Kerins, Sal Rendino, Roger Stewart, Kristine Sutherland and James Rebhorn
Bonus Materials Include a Behind-the-Scenes Featurette and Interviews with the Cast and Crew
DEBUTS DIGITALLY NOVEMBER 5th AND ON DVD DECEMBER 3rd
SAN JOSE, CALIF. (September 30, 2013) — Co-written by married screenwriting team of New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann and EDGAR Award finalist Ed Gaffney, the charming romantic comedy THE PERFECT WEDDING debuts across all digital platforms beginning November 5th and lands on DVD December 3rd from Wolfe Video. Gavin (Jason T. Gaffney) and Paul (Eric Aragon), two young gay men, meet and fall in love over a holiday weekend where family and friends are planning the wedding of Paul’s sister. The problem is, Gavin is posing as the boyfriend of Paul’s ex and the two find themselves in a classic comic quandary as they try to ignore their feelings.
First time feature film Director Scott Gabriel’s cast includes Eric Aragon (The Interview), Jason T. Gaffney (Jolly), Apolonia Davalos (Jolly), Brendan Griffin (The Nanny Diaries), Sal Rendino (Blue Collar Boys), Kristine Sutherland (TV’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) and James Rebhorn (Independence Day, TV’s “White Collar”). Bonus materials include a behind-the-scenes featurette and interviews with the cast and crew.
Paul (Eric Aragon), a charismatic recovering alcoholic, falls head over heels for Gavin (Jason T. Gaffney) over the Christmas holidays. Surrounded by a swirl of family drama and a complicated ex-boyfriend, Paul is living one day at a time – and beginning to plan … The Perfect Wedding!
THE PERFECT WEDDING has a runtime of 82 minutes and is not rated.
Please follow the filmmakers on Twitter at @TPWmovie and Wolfe Video at @WolfeVideo and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ThePerfectWeddingMovie.
ABOUT WOLFE RELEASING
Serving customers since 1985, Wolfe is the largest exclusive distributor of lesbian, gay, bi and transgender (LGBT) films. Recent major Wolfe titles include the hit lesbian road movie, Cloudburst (co-starring Oscar® winners Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker); Sundance Audience Award winner, Undertow (Peru’s submission for the Academy Awards®); and 2012 Sundance hit Mosquita & Mari. Wolfe is also well known for the DVD releases of such beloved classics as Desert Hearts, Big Eden, Were the World Mine and A Marine Story. Wolfe’s acclaimed motion picture library can be found at WolfeVideo.com as well as at national retailers such as Netflix, Barnes & Noble, Amazon and VOD destinations such as Comcast, Time Warner, YouTube Movies, Hulu, iTunes and, of course, WolfeOnDemand.com.
Find more info online at http://www.wolfevideo.com.
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