Upcoming Erie GLBT News/Events
Hope that everyone is keeping warm! There are some great events coming up.
Oh, and we have 2 nifty new contests for you to enter! Best of luck!
Jan 24 (Fri) – Gag Gift Night (M & J’s Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) Bring in a gag gift. $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.
Jan 24 – 25 (Fri – Sat) – Play: Before Pride presented by Dreams of Hope (The Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206) 8 PM – 9:30 PM. Before Pride, a new play created and performed by the Dreams of Hope youth theater ensemble, follows the personal and historical journeys we take as an LGBTQ community to arrive at Pride. Inspired by the ensemble’s interviews with community leaders in Pittsburgh, historical research, and our own experiences, Before Pride asks, “Where have we come from and where are we going?” The ensemble worked with local artists Adil Mansoor, Paul Kruse, Monica Stephenson, and Maree ReMalia to develop original text, music, and dance for this hour-long performance. The development of Before Pride is supported in part through a residency at Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Tickets are pay-what-you-can at the door. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot at http://beforepride.eventbrite.com Phone: (412) 361-2065. Venue Phone: (412) 363-3000. Email: email@example.com. Browse to http://www.dreamsofhope.org/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://beforepride.eventbrite.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.kelly-strayhorn.org/.
Jan 25 (Sat) – Drag Show (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.
Jan 25 (Sat) – TransFamily of Erie Support Group meets (Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 1101 Peach St, Erie, PA 16501) 2 PM – 5 PM. Transfamily of Erie is a support group dedicated to providing safe, supportive space for transgender, gender non-conforming, gender-questioning, and intersex people and their loved ones in Erie County and the surrounding region. Whether you are a trans man, trans woman, non-binary or genderqueer individual, crossdresser or someone just looking for a little information, Transfamily hopes to provide a judgment-free environment where you can openly express yourself in whatever way feels right to you. Transfamily also welcomes people of all races, ages, religions, and sexualities. (We recognize that many people may not be comfortable with their status as a trans* individual being made public and exercise the greatest discretion toward the privacy of our attendants.) Refreshments are provided. Attendants are encouraged to bring something to share with the group, but this is not required. Transfamily meetings are held from 2 – 5pm on the 4th Saturday of each month at the Mental Health Association of Northwest PA building (1101 Peach St. Erie, PA, 16501). Contact: Caitlyn Strohmeyer. Phone: (814) 823-1969. Venue Phone: (814) 452-4462 ext 117. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfErie. Browse to venue web site http://www.mhanp.org/.
Jan 25 (Sat) – Erie Sisters meets (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM. Erie Sisters is a local transgender support group that provides support and encouragement for both MTF and FTM transgender individuals. The group meets for discussion the fourth Saturday of each month at 7pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church; 7180 Perry Highway, Erie PA, followed by dinner at a local restaurant and dancing at The Zone Dance Club. Phone: (440) 265-8191. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: email@example.com. Browse to http://eriesisters.ning.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.
Jan 26 (Sun) – 4th Annual CVC Cornhole Tournament 2014 (Maennerchor Club, 1607 State St, Erie, PA 16501) 12 AM. Teams must register by January 17th for $50 Food and drinks are included with your $50. We’ll have two sessions at 12 and 4pm to fit your schedule. There will be tons of giveaways, prizes, raffles, and competition. Phone: (814) 455-9414. Venue Phone: (814) 452-4731. Browse to http://www.cvcerie.org. Browse to venue web site http://www.eriemaennerchor.com/.
Jan 26 (Sun) – Trans 101 and Why Did They Stick the T to the LGB? (Unitarian Church of Jamestown, 1255 Prendergast Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701-3144) 10:30 AM. Coffee and other refreshments will be served afterward. Phone: (716) 488-1902. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Browse to http:/;www.theuucj.com.
Jan 26 (Sun) – Buffalo United Artists: Psycho Beach Party Staged Reading (The Evergreen Commons, 262 Georgia Street, Buffalo, NY 1401) 7 PM. A staged reading of “Psycho Beach Party” starring Jimmy Janowski and Chris Kelly. Tickets are $25.00 at the door or $20.00 if reserved by e-mailing BuffaloBUA@gmail.com. FINAL DETAILS! Chris Kelly & Jimmy Janowski in a one night staged reading of PSYCHO BEACH PARTY by Charles Busch. Also starring Caitlin Coleman, Kevin Craig, Kurt Erb, Lisa Ludwig, Jessica K. Rasp, Michael Seitz & Alan Trinca. Phone: (716) 886-9239. Email: email@example.com. Browse to http://www.buffalobua.org.
Jan 28 (Tue) – Butler LGBTQ Interfaith Network meets (Covenant Presbyterian Church, 230 E. Jefferson Street, Butler, PA 16001) 1 PM. Monthly Meetings are the last Tuesday of each month (Jan – Nov) at 1:00 PM at Covenant Presbyterian 230 E. Jefferson St. Butler, PA 16001. Religious leaders, lay leaders, & interested community organizations are invited to attend. Providing spiritual advocacy for the LGBTQ community: Table Talk programs, Film Series, Inclusive Worship, Pastoral support. Phone: (412) 518-1515. Venue Phone: (724) 287-7731 . Browse to https://www.facebook.com/ButlerLgbtqInterfaithNetwork. Browse to venue web site http://covenantbutler.org/.
Jan 30 (Thu) – Single Voice Reading Series: Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco (Allegheny College, Meadville, PA) 7 PM. free. Poet Richard Blanco’s acclaimed first book of poetry, City of a Hundred Fires, which explores the yearnings and negotiation of cultural identity as a Cuban-American, received the Agnes Starrett Poetry Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press. His second book, Directions to The Beach of the Dead, won the Beyond Margins Award from the PEN American Center for its continued exploration of the universal themes of cultural identity and homecoming. Looking for The Gulf Motel examines the blurred lines of gender, the frailty of his father-son relationship, and the intersection of his cultural and sexual identities as a Cuban-American gay man living in rural Maine. In January 2013, Blanco was selected by President Obama to be the inaugural poet, joining the ranks of Robert Frost and Maya Angelou. A builder of cities as well as poems, he holds a B.S. in civil engineering and an MFA in creative writing. Browse to http://sites.allegheny.edu/news/event/single-voice-reading-series-inaugural-poet-richard-blanco/ .
Jan 31 (Fri) – Mardi Gras Pre-SUPER BOWL PARTY (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.
Enter to win the Welcome to the Age of My Body EP from Mary Lambert!
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