Upcoming Erie GLBT News/Events

Hey all!

We have THREE new contests to enter! We happen to be running two separate contests for a Dallas Buyers Club Blu-Ray combo pack, so feel free to enter both contests for this, both of which are now running on our site. The other contest for Dallas Buyers Club launched last Thursday night. Check out the other contests as well.

Feb 7 (Fri) – Open MIC NIGHT (M & J’s Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) Call to make schedule. 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.

Feb 7 (Fri) – Zone Diva’s Valentine’s Drag Show (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: TheZoneDanceClub@aol.com. Browse to http://www.thezonedanceclub.com/.

Feb 7 (Fri) – G2H2 (Gay Guy/Gal Happy Hour) (Molly Brannigan’s Irish Pub, 506 State St, Erie, PA 16501) 6 PM – 8 PM. 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) 453-7800. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=54742829807. Browse to venue web site http://mollybrannigans.com/.

Feb 7 (Fri) – American Masters: Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth (54.1 – WQLN HD, Erie, PA) 9 PM. A profile of writer Alice Walker, the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (for her 1982 novel “The Color Purple”). Included: remarks from Walker; Danny Glover; Quincy Jones; Sapphire; Steven Spielberg; and Howard Zinn. duration: 90 min

Feb 8 (Sat) – Bar Trivia (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.

Feb 8 (Sat) – Craze Weekend Drag Series Presents Michelle’s Birthday Bash (Craze Night Club, 1607 Raspberry St, Erie, PA 16502) The Icon of Erie Michelle Michaels kicks off her birthday month at Craze! Come show her some love as she celebrates 2 decades of performing! Phone: (814) 456-3027. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/crazenightclub.

Feb 8 (Sat) – Absolute Sock Hop Fundraiser and Auction for Dreams of Hope (Rodef Shalom Synagogue, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213) 7 PM – 10 PM. Featuring the music of Etta Cox and Friends and the Dreams of Hope Youth. Tickets: $50; VIP: $150. $1,000 for a table of 8. Phone: (412) 361-2065. Venue Phone: (412) 621-6566. Email: info@dreamsofhope.org. Browse to http://www.dreamsofhope.org/. Browse to venue web site http://rodefshalom.org/.

Feb 8 (Sat) – Tegan and Sara Concert (Allegheny College – Shafer Stadium, 520 North Main Street, Meadville, PA) 8 PM – 10:30 PM. Tegan and Sara’s 13-year career has seen them build an avid global following of fans and fellow musicians alike. Their unique ability to bridge the pop and indie worlds has allowed their music to cross all traditional boundaries of genre, from being covered by The White Stripes to collaborating with superstar DJs such as Tiesto and David Guetta. Having sold nearly 1 million career albums and toured with acts from The Killers to Neil Young, Tegan and Sara have now released their 7th studio album – Heartthrob – as internationally-celebrated songwriters, performers, and artists. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://alleghenymajorevent.ticketleap.com/tegan-and-sara-concert/.

Feb 9 (Sun) – LBT Women meets (Brew Ha Ha, 2612 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 12 PM. Social group for lesbian, bisexual and transgendered women. Meets the 2nd Sunday of each month at Zodiac Dinor. Sign up for email list at http://lists.eriegaynews.com/ Contact: Kim. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Venue Phone: (814) 833-2739. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to http://womynoferie.wikifoundry.com/.

Enter to win a Dallas Buyers Club Blu-ray™ combo pack!

Enter to win a Dallas Buyers Club Blu-ray™ combo pack! An all-star cast led by Golden Globe Award® winners Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto inspire in Dallas Buyers Club – the epic true story of one man’s fight for survival.  Nominated for six Academy Awards® including Best Actor Matthew McConaughey, Best Supporting Actor Jared Leto, and Best Original Screenplay. To enter the contest, fill out the form at http://www.eriegaynews.com/news/article.php?recordid=201402dallasbuyersclubbluray&sourceid=4&sourcereason=Online%20Sweepstakes between


February 4 and February 25.

Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) sees his free-wheeling life overturned when he’s diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Determined to survive, Woodroof decides to take matters in his own hands by tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. After his journey to find a cure leads him to an unlikely ally in Rayon (Jared Leto), he establishes a hugely successful “buyers’ club” and unites a band of outcasts in a struggle for dignity and acceptance that inspires in ways no one could have imagined.

Also starring Jennifer Garner, Denis O’Hare and Steve Zahn. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.

Dallas Buyers Club is available NOW on Blu-ray™ combo pack (Blu-ray™, DVD and DIGITAL HD) from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.


Win Pit Stop from Wolfe Video!

Win Pit Stop from Wolfe Video! To enter the contest, fill out the form at http://www.eriegaynews.com/news/article.php?recordid=201402pitstop&sourceid=2 between February 4 and pitstopFebruary 25.

John Cassavetes Award, 2014 Independent Spirit Awards

“Deeply satisfying … Never pulling emotional strings, the pic’s unwavering understatement pays off in a well-earned ending rich in possibility.” ~ Dennis Harvey, VARIETY

“It’s a movie of considered silences and deliberate pacing, superbly acted and surprising in its
cumulative power.” ~ Scott Foundas, VILLAGE VOICE

“… has a sincerity that creeps up on you and will linger in your mind long after the credits roll.”
~ Peter Knegt, INDIEWIRE

A Yen Tan Film
Two Men. A Small Town. A Love That Isn’t Quite Out of Reach.

Available Digitally January 7th and on DVD February 4th       

Bonus Features Include Two Commentary Tracks

SAN JOSE, CALIF. (December 2, 2013) — Inspired by the overlooked gas stations and rest stops of the Texas highways, award-winning Writer/Director Yen Tan’s (Ciao, Happy Birthday), minimalist drama

PIT STOP has been available across all digital platforms as of January 7th, and debuts on DVD February 4th from Wolfe Video. Illustrating the parallel lives of two gay men living in a small rural town, the film stars Bill Heck (TV’s “Pan Am”) as Gabe and Marcus DeAnda (K-11) as Ernesto, who are both searching for love when they fortuitously cross paths at the local gas station.  Amy Seimetz (HBO’s “Family Tree”) plays Gabe’s ex-wife, with Alfredo Maduro (Twiharder) as Ernesto’s former lover, both of whom still factor into their former partner’s lives.  PIT STOP is nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards, given to the best feature made for under $500,000.  Filmed on location in Austin, Bastrop, Dripping Springs, and Lockhart, Texas, PIT STOP was developed with the assistance of Austin Film Society, Outfest Screenwriting Lab, and the Vilcek Foundation and had its world premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.  Bonus features include two commentary tracks, the first with Tan, Heck and DeAnda, the second with Tan, Producer Kelly Williams, Cinematographer HutcH and Editor Don Swaynos.

During its run on the film festival circuit, PIT STOP garnered numerous awards, including the Texas Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 Dallas International Film Festival, the Louis LeQuire Award for Best Screenplay at the 2013 Nashville Film Festival, the HBO Film Award for Best Full Length Feature at the 2013 Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and Bill Heck and Marcus DeAnda shared the Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film at the 2013 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival. In addition, the film was an official selection at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, the 2013 SXSW Film Festival, and Frameline37 – San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, as well as the centerpiece film at the 2013 Toronto Inside Out Festival.

PIT STOP takes a subtle and eloquent approach in telling the parallel stories of two gay men in a small Texas town. There’s Gabe: a contractor who’s getting over an ill-fated affair with a married man and finds solace in the relationship he still harbors with his ex-wife, Shannon, and their daughter, Cindy; and there’s Ernesto: a Hispanic lumber yard worker in the midst of splitting up with his live-in boyfriend, Luis, as he receives news from the hospital that his former love, Martin, is in a coma. At the end, when Gabe and Ernesto meet for a one-nighter – having endured all the struggles and heartbreaks and wondering if they’ll ever find love again – they face the possibility that they might just be meant for each other.

PIT STOP has a runtime of 80 minutes and is not rated.

For more information, visit PitStopTheMovie.com. Follow the filmmakers on Twitter at @PitStopthemovie, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PitStopTheMovie. Wolfe Video can also be found on Facebook and Twitter at @WolfeVideo.

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.

Enter To Win Shakira‘s Can’t Remember To Forget You featuring Rihanna!

Enter To Win Shakira‘s Can’t Remember To Forget You featuring Rihanna! Celebrate global superstar shakiraShakira’s brand-new hit single “Can’t Remember To Forget You” featuring Rihanna! Available NOW: http://smarturl.it/ShakiraCRTFY From Shakira’s forthcoming self-titled new album – Available March 25! To enter the contest, fill out the form at http://www.eriegaynews.com/news/article.php?recordid=201402shakira&sourceid=2 between February 4 and February 25.


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