Upcoming Erie GLBT News/Events

Oct 4 – 6 (Fri – Sun) – Michelle Michaels 8th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Weekend (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) Friday Oct 5 Bake Sale and Ribbon Sale, ….Sat Oct 6 night Bake Sale, Ribbon Sale,Chinese Action ….Sunday night Oct 7 Bake Sale, Ribbon Sale, Drag Show Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: TheZoneDanceClub@aol.com. Browse to http://www.thezonedanceclub.com/.

Oct 4 (Fri) – G2H2 (Gay Guy/Gal Happy Hour) (Molly Brannigan’s Irish Pub, 506 State St, Erie, PA 16501) 6 PM – 12 AM. 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. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/ical/event.php?eid=693650243996051. Browse to venue web site http://mollybrannigans.com/.

Oct 5 – 6 (Sat – Sun) – Camp Davis Closing Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) No Dance – Dinner for Seasonals Saturday 5 PM, camp closes Sunday at 3 PM Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: campd@aol.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Oct 5 (Sat) – Miss Crayola Pageant (Skybar, 108 Fairmount Parkway, Jamestown, NY 14701) Bring donations of school supplies. Phone: (716) 661-3214.

Oct 5 (Sat) – Equality Picnic (Mercer County Courthouse, 100 N Diamond St., Mercer, PA 16137) 11 AM – 1 PM. Guest Speakers, Live Music & Family Fun! Show your support for LGBT equality in our community! Bring a bagged lunch, a blanket, and join us on the lawn behind the Mercer County Courthouse. Sponsored by: Central West ME4PA – Serving Mercer, Lawrence, Butler, and Beaver counties Email: me4pa2@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.me4pa.org.

Oct 6 (Sun) – Langer Film Series: ‘Behind the Candleabra’ (Mercyhurst University. Taylor Little Theatre, 501 E 38th St, Erie, PA) 2 PM. $6 /adults, $5 students/seniors $1 for Mercyhurst students (w/ID) Behind-the-scenes look at the tempestuous relationship between flamboyant Las Vegas showman Liberace and his boy toy Scott Thorson. Browse to http://www.mercyhurst.edu/.

Oct 6 (Sun) – Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus’ Annual Spaghetti Dinner (Boomerang’s Bar & Grill, 995 Niagara St, Buffalo, NY 14213) 3 PM – 8 PM. Join us for a fun autumn afternoon for great food and entertainment. $10 includes unlimited spaghetti, salad and rolls and dessert. Meatballs are available also! Try your luck at our 50/50 drawings, and numerous great basket raffles, including season concert tickets! The BGMC will be on hand to mingle and sing for your enjoyment! Come and spend the afternoon with us! Tickets available from any BGMC member, at the door, or online. Phone: (716) 883-1277. Venue Phone: (716) 883-0408. Email: bgmcwebmaster@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.buffalogaymenschorus.com/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001mqpbTKkVKIKqIPuEdGvAZfsIBaBBMRL-RGlGNaRE1brfAA2HZwF22Xwgk7iWQgsroYdivFpMtXLSmtDa96dGmGDTBNAyFNk2zDMQsKAPUVHSNMBTu6iifJPclQvsaRL3WUJII-cjPkE656fyEMw32KRrGO6hbqjhfulUgMLe_iyQi-1zp66BsoYAV8oIZ3ppt4Iq3oeFi1S2bJABTO9lmoGDZOkI3yRP.

Oct 7 (Mon) – REAL TIME (Community United Church, 1011 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508-2540) 6 PM – 8 PM. REAL TIME IS FOR LGBTQ FRIENDS + ALLIES (ages 14-24) who reject negative labels and want to overcome difficulties in a positive way. Real Time, Real Talk, Real Friends! Everyone faces tough situations at home, at school and around town. But no one should ever be bullied or harassed for who they are. REAL TIME is about finding ways to deal with tough times. REAL TIME is about taking care of yourself + standing up for others. Fun, food, friends, FREE! Come check it out @ Persad-Erie, 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Contact: Leann Romitti. Phone: (412) 538-7862. Venue Phone: (814) 864-4429. Email: lromitti@persadcenter.org. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Youth-Services-of-Persad/372314872889919. Browse to venue web site http://www.uccwebsites.net/commuceriepa.html.

Oct 9 (Wed) – Marriage Equality for PA’s Happy Hour (Craze Night Club, 1607 Raspberry St, Erie, PA 16502) 5 PM – 8 PM. It’s hump day and what better way to celebrate it with fabulous friends and family. ME4PA will be hosting 4 Happy Hour’s before PRIDE 2014! Since we do not have non-profit status, we need to raise funds to have non-profit status (501c3) and to pay for the bills! This event is a great way to network! Craze will open their Martini Lounge at 5pm with .50 cents of EVERYTHING! up til 7 pm and when the club open at 9pm they will have CRAZOKE and $2 spiced rum cocktails! They have one of Erie’s largest Martini selections and special and shot everyday! In order for this to be a smashing success and to raise funds for ME4PA, we will have buckets there to make a donation. THERE IS NO COVER but a donation will be greatly appreciated. If by some slim chance you can not make these events please go to the following link to make your donation! http://www.gofundme.com/2v5lpk Contact: Jason Brendel. Venue Phone: (814) 456-3027. Email: me4pa2@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.me4pa.org. Browse to venue web site http://www.facebook.com/crazenightclub.

Win Cloudburst from Wolfe Video!

Win Cloudburst from Wolfe Video! To enter the contest, fill out the form at http://www.eriegaynews.com/news/article.php?recordid=201310cloudburst&sourceid=2 between October 1 and October 22.

 “A rousing, frequently rowdy comedy with considerable crossover appeal. – Variety

“A tender love story . . . deeply watchable and genuinely moving.” – Screen Daily

“Hilarious . . .touching.” – San Francisco Chronicle


Internationally-Acclaimed, Award-Winning Independent Film,
Starring Academy Award® Winners Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker

Writer/Director Thom Fitzgerald’s (3 Needles, The Hanging Garden) award-winning romantic road movie CLOUDBURST debuts across all digital platforms beginning July 23rd and lands on DVD July 30th. Academy Award® winners Olympia Dukakis (Best Supporting Actress, Moonstruck, 1987) and Brenda Fricker (Best Supporting Actress, My Left Foot, 1989) star as a lesbian couple who escape from their nursing home and head up to Canada to get married and while on the road, pick up a young hitchhiker (Ryan Doucette) with his own issues. With equal parts humor and grace, CLOUDBURST explores the important themes of life, death and love through the eyes of this oddball trio. The film also stars Kristin Booth (TV’s “The Kennedys”), Jeremy Akerman (Hobo with a Shotgun, Amelia) and John Dunsworth (Trailer Park Boys frachise).

CLOUDBURST has received numerous awards and acclaim on the film festival circuit, including Best Screenplay and the People’s Choice Award for Best Film of the Festival at the Atlantic Film Festival, Grand Jury Peach Prize for Best Feature at the Atlanta Film Festival, Best Actress in a Feature (Olympia Dukakis) at FilmOut San Diego, Audience Award for Best Film at Frameline San Francisco, Best of the Fest Selection at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and Audience Awards at the Philadelphia QFest, QFest St. Louis, OutTakes New Zealand, North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Sacramento International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Out on Film Atlanta, MIX Copenhagen, Perlen Queer Film Festival, Spokane Film Festival and Shout Queer Film Festival.

SYNOPSIS: Stella and Dot (Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker) are an aging couple who escape from a nursing home in Maine and drive to Nova Scotia on a quest to be legally married. Stella and Dot have been together for 31 years and have faithfully accompanied one another through life’s ups and downs. Now in their seventies, Stella is hard of hearing and Dot is legally blind. Dotty’s prudish granddaughter, Molly (Kristin Booth), decides the best place for Dot is a nursing home that will provide all the necessities. This forces Stella and Dot to make a bold decision: they will leave their hometown and make their way to Canada, where same-sex marriage is legal. It’s a last-gasp bid to stay together. En route to Canada, they pick up a young hitchhiker, Prentice (Ryan Doucette). A small-town boy turned modern dancer, he is returning to Nova Scotia to visit his dying mother. Despite his bravado, Prentice is a confused and wounded soul who has much to learn from Stella and Dot as they wage their own unexpected battle – after three decades, can they keep their family together?

CLOUDBURST has a runtime of 93 minutes and is not rated.

Please follow CLOUDBURST on Twitter: @cloudburst_film and Wolfe Video at @WolfeVideo.

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Serving customers since 1985, Wolfe is the largest exclusive distributor of LGBT films. Recent major Wolfe titles include Sundance Audience Award winner, Undertow (Peru’s submission for the Academy Awards); the wildly popular Berlinale Teddy Award winner, Tomboy and 2012 Sundance hit Mosquita y 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.

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