Quite a few events coming out, which we encourage you to check out below! Also, a reminder that the election is less than 2 weeks away, on Tuesday, November 5. Not sure where candidates stand on LGBT issues? Either pick up the latest print edition of Erie Gay News, or check out our Voters Guide at http://www.eriegaynews.com/news/article.php?recordid=201311votersguide.
And naturally, a new contest to enter! See more at the end of this email.
Oct 25 (Fri) – Queen of the Night Curse of the Mummy Halloween Drag Show (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) Listen to your mummy! The Zone Divas in drag will sure give you one fun fright night of entertainment! Come early for the best seats! Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: TheZoneDanceClub@aol.com. Browse to http://www.thezonedanceclub.com/.
Oct 26 (Sat) – Curse of the Mummy Halloween Party (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) Don’t miss the BIGGEST Gay Halloween Party! Prizes for the top three best costumes! Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: TheZoneDanceClub@aol.com. Browse to http://www.thezonedanceclub.com/.
Oct 26 (Sat) – TransFamily of Erie Support Group meets (Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 1011 Peach St, Erie, PA 16501) 2 PM – 5 PM. TransFamily of Erie is a support group created to serve the transgender community of Northwestern PA and the surrounding region. The group provides a safe space for all who fit somewhere in the gender spectrum, or are searching. This includes all transgender subcategories, including FTM, MTF, cross dresser, genderqueer, questioning, etc. Family members of all ages, friends, parents and spouses are welcome at the meetings. Meetings are held from 2 – 5pm on the 4th Saturday of each month at Mental Health Association of Northwest PA (MHA – 1101 Peach St. Erie, PA, 16501) Meetings consist of group discussion around some topic of interest, followed by time for social interaction. Please bring some type of snack to share. Parking in the MHA parking lot is free. Contact: Caitlyn Strohmeyer. Phone: (814) 823-1969. Venue Phone: (814) 452-4462 ext 117. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Browse to venue web site http://www.mhanp.org/.
Oct 26 (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.
Oct 26 (Sat) – Halloween Party at the Latonia (The Latonia Ballroom & Event Center, 1 East First Street, Oil City, PA 16301) 8 PM. $5. BYOB snacks provided, prizes for best costume. Contact: Roxanne. Phone: (814) 673-8400. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Latonia-Ballroom-Event-Center/162456970471930.
Oct 26 (Sat) – The Undead Ball (Skybar, 108 Fairmount Parkway, Jamestown, NY 14701) 11 PM. The number one show in Southern New York and Northeast PA, STARZ presents the night the dead rise from the graves… THE UNDEAD BALL. Hosted by Liza Summers and Anita Waistline featuring the cast of STARZ and big name special guest performers. The night that we go evil at our Halloween show, will be a night you will not forget! With STARZ, we go big, it’s not just a show, it’s a party! If you wear… a costume you will automatically be entered into our “most hideous costume” and “sexiest costume” contests. ALSO… PHOTO Opportunities before and after the show on the “DEAD CARPET” with the STARZ cast!!! Unlike other shows, We bring you The hottest music and the most talented performers and you definitely need to come out for this EPIC HALLOWEEN PARTY! The fun starts at 11:00pm and goes until 2. $5 cover. Skybar. See you all there! Phone: (716) 661-3214.
Oct 27 (Sun) – Diversity Sunday (Community United Church, 1011 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508-2540) 11 AM. Sermon by Rev. Dr. Rich McCarty Phone: (814) 864-4429. Email: email@example.com. Browse to http://www.uccwebsites.net/commuceriepa.html.
Oct 27 (Sun) – Samhain Ritual – Whispering Lake Grove (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 5 PM. Doors open at 5:00pm – Ritual to begin at 6:00pm with potluck to follow. Whispering Lake Grove, A.D.F. exists as a chartered subsidiary, branch and/or division of Ar nDraioct Fein, A Druid Fellowship, Inc. For more information contact Rev. Carrion Mann at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rev. Christopher Temple at email@example.com. Contact: Christopher Temple. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Browse to http://www.whisperinglakegrove.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.
Oct 30 (Wed) – Lunafest at Venango College (Robert W. Rhoades Center/Clarion University-Venango Campus, 1801 W First St, Oil City, PA) 7 PM. Short films by, for, and about women — benefitting PPC Violence-Free Network and Shelter and the Breast Cancer Fund. Tickets now available at Student Affairs, Rhoades Student Center, Venango College! $10 general admission / $5 students Browse to http://www.lunafest.org/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/378006698969151. Browse to venue web site http://www.clarion.edu/42255/.
Nov 1 (Fri) – Pajama 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.
Nov 1 (Fri) – G2H2 (Gay Guy/Gal Happy Hour) (Under The Clock Bar & Grill, 101 Boston Store Place, Erie, PA 16501) 6 PM – 8 PM. Happy Fall! Step in from the chilly Fall air and join us for our November Happy Hour. And don’t forget about the Intersections of Equality Educational Symposium at Behrend on Nov 2 from 9AM-5PM. Looking forward to an eventful and exciting weekend. 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) 454-4700. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=54742829807. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/1415569682005452/. Browse to venue web site http://www.erieundertheclock.com/.
Nov 1 (Fri) – Rep. Brian Sims speical guest at reception honoring Hon. Ryan Bizzarro (Bel-Aire Hotel and Conference Center, 2800 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 6 PM – 8 PM. The Hon. Brian Sims, the first openly gay state legislator elected in Pennsylvania will be a special guest at a reception in support of the Hon. Ryan Bizzarro. Suggest contribution for this event is $20. Contact: Julie Slomski. Phone: (814) 449-4835. Venue Phone: (814) 833-1116. Email: email@example.com. Browse to http://www.pastaterep.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.belaireclarion.com/.
Nov 2 (Sat) – Masquerade 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.
Nov 2 (Sat) – Intersections of Equality: An Educational Symposium (Black Conference Center, Penn State-Erie (Behrend Campus), Erie, PA) 8 AM – 4:30 PM. This symposium will explore a number of the intersections in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lives, with respect to the movement for full equality (legally and socially) in the United States. GEAE is sponsoring the event, and we are co-sponsored by Penn State Bherend. Phone: (866) 229-1974. Email: GEAEinfo@gmail.com. Browse to http://greatereriealliance.com/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://greatereriealliance.com/purchase-event-tickets-2/. Browse to venue web site http://www.pserie.psu.edu/admissions/undergrad/visitindex.htm.
Nov 2 (Sat) – Miss Gay Chautauqua County Pageant (Skybar, 108 Fairmount Parkway, Jamestown, NY 14701) 10 PM. Liza Summers and STARZ present the first annual Miss Gay Chautauqua County Pageant (c) live from Sky Bar in Jamestown, NY. We cordially invite you to come witness four categories of competition including On stage interview, Chautauqua Presentation, evening gown and talent! Performers from all over the tri-state area will be entertaining you throughout the evening. The cover is $5, the event will begin at 10pm. Contact: Liza Summers. Phone: (716) 661-3214. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/559115454145694/.
Nov 3 (Sun) – PFLAG Butler meets (Covenant Presbyterian Church, 230 E. Jefferson Street, Butler, PA 16001) 5 PM. PFLAG (Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is a national organization providing support, education and advocacy for the LGBT and allies community. The meeting includes an hour long confidential discussion and you’re invited to talk about your own needs and challenges. You’ll also learn about the latest in national, state and local LGBT news. PFLAG is a great way to help make Butler a welcoming and safe community for everyone. Contact: Joshua Crawford. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Venue Phone: (724) 287-7731 . Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Browse to http://www.pflagbutler.com. Browse to venue web site http://covenantbutler.org/.
Nov 4 (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: email@example.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Youth-Services-of-Persad/372314872889919. Browse to venue web site http://www.uccwebsites.net/commuceriepa.html.
Nov 5 (Tue) – General Election 7 AM – 8 PM. Please remember to vote!
Win A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir by John Grant from Limelight Editions
Win A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir by John Grant from Limelight Editions! To enter the contest, fill out the form at http://www.eriegaynews.com/news/article.php?recordid=201311filmnoir&sourceid=2 between October 25 and November 15.
A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir: The Essential Reference Guide
by John Grant
With rumpled PIs, shyster lawyers, corrupt politicians, double-crossers, and femme fatales, film noir is a genre that emerged from the cinema’s shadowy wainscots. It flourished because so often the movies that collectively built it went unobserved by the shapers of opinion. Angela Lansbury once remarked that The Manchurian Candidate “went from failure to classic without ever passing through success.” Still, hardly a week goes by without a neonoir being released, and although there may be debate whether some of these noir offshoots should be included in the genre, it’s pleasing that there’s still much scurrying going on in those dark corners of cinema artistry.
A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir (Limelight Editions, Oct. 2013, $44.99) by John Grant features more than 3,500 movie entries, including not only classic U.S. film noirs from the 1940s through 1960s, but also modern manifestations like neonoirs and erotic thrillers. Films from every continent (except Antarctica) are represented here. Each entry (listed alphabetically) includes the main cast and core crew, and outlines the plot, without spoiling the ending. (If you want to find out who the murderer is, you’ll have to go watch the movie!)
With photo inserts and a copious appendix containing filmographies of prominent directors, actors, and writers, A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir is an engrossing and essential reference work that should be on the shelves of every cinephile.
John Grant is a Scottish-born author of 60 books, including Encyclopedia of Walt Disney’s Animated Characters, Masters of Animation, and a number of movie pocket references. He was coeditor with John Clute of The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, for which he wrote the movie entries. He also wrote the cinema section of David Pringle’s The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. He has received the Hugo Award twice and the World Fantasy Award. He lives in Hewitt, NJ.
Michael Kenton Mahler, Erie Gay News