Upcoming Erie GLBT News/Events including Jamestown Pride Picnic on Saturday; Win Wizard of Oz FAQ by David J. Hogan!

Hey all!

There are some  great upcoming events, including the Rainbow Pride Connection Pride Picnic in Jamestown this Saturday, and Greater Erie Alliance for Equality’s 4th Annual Afternoon for Equality fundraiser this Sunday, so check out all of the great events below.

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Jul 23 (Wed) – J-Pride – LGBT Social Group meets (Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County, 31 Water Street Suite 7, Jamestown, NY 14701) 6 PM. This is a LGBTQ social group that meets at the Mental Health Association. We meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 6pm for support and the fellowship. The MHA is at 31 Water Street in Jamestown. Drive into the big parking lot at the Gateway Center and drive to the back of the building to the smaller rear parking lot. You’ll see a bright light over door 14. Enter there. Contact: Steven Michael Cobb. Phone: (716) 661-9044. Venue Phone: (716) 661-9044. Email: chautauquamha@gmail.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mental-Health-Association-in-Chautauqua-County/373724840877. Browse to venue web site http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mental-Health-Association-in-Chautauqua-County/373724840877.

Jul 25 (Fri) – A Night to Give Back (Rockin’ Ricks, 543 Spittler Lane, Limestone, NY 147653) Phone: (702) 505-4771. Browse to http://www.myspace.com/rockinricks.

Jul 25 (Fri) – Men’s Night (M & J’s Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB Membership Only Lounge, See bartender to purchase a Membership. No outside food, pop, or mixers. Non Smoking we offer a smoking lounge downstairs. Open Friday & Saturday 9:30-2:00 am 18 and over. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Jul 25 – Aug 17 (Fri – Sun) – Poseidon! An Upside Down Musical (Buffalo United Artists, One Curtain Up, Buffalo, NY 13205) Jimmy Janowski and a full manifest of Buffalo stage stars embark on POSEIDON: THE UPSIDE DOWN MUSICAL. One of the first and best specimens of the disaster movie genre, THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE is archetype in full bloom: huge sets, big budget, a star-studded, award winning ensemble cast, and an over the top premise. As the celebratory clock strikes midnight, the luxury liner SS Poseidon is hit by a 90′ high tidal wave and capsizes, forcing the cast of characters to climb from the top, now the bottom, up through the ship to safety. The production promises fabulous special effects and jaw dropping musical production numbers such as Just Panties… (What Else Do I Need?), Keep On Climbing!, Bad Girls Need Love Too and (In The Water) I’m A Very Skinny Lady, sang by Janowski as Mrs. Rosen, the part played in the movie by Shelley Winters. Shows are Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. Sundays at 7:00 p.m. Tickets 25.00, 23.00 Seniors. 20.00 BUA Members, 15.00 Students (valid I.D.) GRAND GALA OPENING on July 25 AT 8:00 p.m..Reception with the cast following the performance. Special Surprises! Tickets: $35.00 Phone: (716) 886-9239. Email: buffalobua@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.buffalobua.org.

Jul 25 – 27 (Fri – Sun) – Summer Beach Party – 600 Block Party! (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Heating up summer with the 600 Block Summer Beach Party! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Jul 25 – 26 (Fri – Sat) – Community United Church Annual Rummage Sale (Community United Church, 1011 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508-2540) 8 AM – 2 PM. Donations are welcome. For more information, please contact the church office at 864-4429. Contact: Rev. Dr. Rich McCarty. Phone: (814) 864-4429. Email: communityunitedchurch@yahoo.com. Browse to http://communityunitedchurchoferiepa.weebly.com/.

Jul 26 (Sat) – Christmas in July (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Gift Exchange 8 pm Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: campd@aol.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Jul 26 (Sat) – Drag Show (M & J’s Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB Membership Only Lounge, See bartender to purchase a Membership. No outside food, pop, or mixers. Non Smoking we offer a smoking lounge downstairs. Open Friday & Saturday 9:30-2:00 am 18 and over. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Jul 26 (Sat) – Rainbow Pride Connection Pride Picnic (Allen Park, 176 West Virginia Blvd, Jamestown, NY 14701) 12 PM – 5 PM. This event is FREE! Presentatioon of the Chautauqua County Person of the Year Award. Contact: Steven Michael Cobb, Co-Director. Phone: 716-499-5142. Email: info@rainbowprideconnection.net. Browse to http://www.rainbowprideconnection.net/. Browse to venue web site http://www.jamestownny.net/index.php/parks-and-recreation/parks-and-locations.

Jul 26 (Sat) – PFLAG Butler Friendship Outing (Butler Memorial Park, 416 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) 2 PM. Support group for parents, friends and families of lesbians, gays and transgendered people. The first pavilion on the right near the pool. Contact: Joshua Crawford. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: president@pflagbutler.com. Browse to http://www.pflagbutler.com.

Jul 26 (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: caitlyn_xpress@verizon.net. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfErie. Browse to venue web site http://www.mhanp.org/.

Jul 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: shub1@suite224.net. Browse to http://eriesisters.ning.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.

Jul 27 (Sun) – 4th Annual Afternoon for Equality (21 la rue dix, 21 W 10th St, Erie, PA) Annual fundraiser for Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) Phone: (866) 229-1974. Venue Phone: (814) 868-3463. Email: GEAEinfo@gmail.com. Browse to http://greatereriealliance.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.facebook.com/pages/21-la-rue-dix/178464255526353.

Jul 29 (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/.

Jul 29 (Tue) – LBT Women of Erie go to 8 Great Tuesdays concert (Liberty Park, Lawrence Pier, Erie, PA 16507) 6 PM. This is a free and family friendly event. Bring a blanket or chair. You can bring your own food and non alcoholic beverages or purchase from vendors at the event. Contact: Kim. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Venue Phone: (814) 455-7557. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://www.porterie.org/.

Jul 31 – Aug 9 (Thu – Sat) – 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche (Dramashop, Renaissance Centre, 2nd Floor, 1001 State St, Erie, PA 16501) 8 PM. Another new element to the Dramashop season is our Studio Show. Similar in scope and content to our Fringe Festival shows of the past. it’s slightly more subversive, perhaps a bit more avant-garde than the mainstage offerings. This year’s Studio Show, direct from the NYC Fringe Festival and is currently playing off-Broadway, An absurdist look at a ladies’ society in the 1950s, FIVE LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE delivers exactly what it promises. The play is packed with tongue-in-cheek humor, absurdist comedy, and subtle social satire, all of which combine to form a rollicking and sometimes shocking theatrical ride. Runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 PM. Email: info@dramashop.org. Browse to http://dramashop.org/.


Win Wizard of Oz FAQ by David J. Hogan!

Win Wizard of Oz FAQ by David J. Hogan! To enter the contest, fill out the form at wizardofozhoganhttp://www.eriegaynews.com/news/article.php?recordid=201408wizardofozfaq&sourceid=2 between July 22 and August 12.

The Wizard of Oz FAQ is a fact-filled celebration of the beloved 1939 fantasy masterpiece starring Judy Garland. It’s all here – from L. Frank Baum and his Oz novels to the complete background story of the movie’s conception, development, and shoot, with special attention given to the little-known parade of uncredited directors, casting difficulties, and on-set accidents and gaffes, as well as more than 75 sidebars devoted to key cast members, directors, and other behind-the-scenes personnel.

You’ll find a wealth of fun facts: How MGM overworked Judy Garland before, during, and after Oz; why director Victor Fleming had his hands full with the Cowardly Lion and Dorothy’s other friends; what it was about Toto that really bothered Judy; the physical horrors of filming in Technicolor; the racial Oz gag that was scripted but never shot; when the Wicked Witch was going to be beautiful; why The Wizard of Oz owes a lot to silent-screen star Mary Pickford; the story of deleted scenes, and a full two weeks of shooting that had to be scrapped; why MGM star Mickey Rooney was part of the movie’s traveling publicity blitz; how the Wicked Witch was literally blown off her broomstick one day; the place where lions, tigers, and bears really do live together; singers you hear but never see; the day MGM fired Judy Garland; and much more. Just follow the yellow brick road!

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