Upcoming Erie GLBT News/Events
Hope that everyone is having/had a great Labor Day weekend! There are a few upcoming events, including an LBT Women trip to the Tall Ships Parade this Thursday and G2H2 this Friday. Check it all out below.
Also, we have TWO new contests for you to enter!
Sep 4 – 9 (Wed – Mon) – ‘SIX DAY FRIENDS & FAMILY WEEKEND — All Welcome (no nudity) (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) We’re giving you more time to spend with Family and Friends this year as we host our very first “Six Day Family & Friends Weekend”. When you book 4 nights in a cabin, RV or campsite, your Sunday night is Free. Check out Monday by noon. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.
Sep 5 (Thu) – The Beans go to Tall Ships Parade (Bayfront Convention Center, 1 Sassafras Pier, Erie, PA) 5 PM. Meet at the promenade alongside the Bayfront Convention Center to watch the Tall Ship Parade with the beans. If you are coming, please text Laurie at 814-450-8804 or e-mail LFinch003@neo.rr.com so we won’t miss you in the crowd. Contact: Laurie Finch. Email: LFinch003@neo.rr.com. Browse to http://womynoferie.wikifoundry.com/.
Sep 6 (Fri) – Tiki Night (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.
Sep 6 (Fri) – G2H2 (Gay Guy/Gal Happy Hour) (Erie Ale House, 1033 State St, Erie, PA 16501) 6 PM – 8 PM. Alas – summer will quickly be coming to a close. Hopefully everyone has been having a decent summer. We will be trying out a new venue in September. Hope you can join us for some great friends, great conversation, a libation or 2, and maybe a bite to eat. See you soon. And don’t forget – the more the merrier so feel free to bring along a friend. 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) 454-4500. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=54742829807. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/ical/event.php?eid=714161468611056. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/ErieAleHouse.
Sep 7 (Sat) – Country Western Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: email@example.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.
Sep 7 (Sat) – Luau 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.
Sep 7 (Sat) – The Beans go to The Highland Games (Edinboro Campus, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA 16444) 9 AM. Meet on the campus lawns and we will check out the fiddlers, bagpipes, dancing, foods, and athletic games of the festival. FREE. If you are coming, please text Laurie at 814-450-8804 or e-mail LFinch003@neo.rr.com so we won’t miss you in the crowd. Contact: Laurie Finch. Email: LFinch003@neo.rr.com. Browse to http://womynoferie.wikifoundry.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.edinboro.edu/.
Sep 7 (Sat) – Starz Black Party at Skybar (Skybar, 108 Fairmount Parkway, Jamestown, NY 14701) 11 PM. The hottest music, the best performers, the best drink prices and the most fun. STARZ; it’s not just a show… it’s a party! Come on out to one of our biggest events of the year. Hosted by Liza Summers and Anita Waistline. Featuring Buffy Lynn Arthur Dailey Hayes, Jill Jamison, Anita Mandalay, Anna Lee, Angelique SanRoman and more! WEAR BLACK. Sexy black underwear contest! It all starts at 11pm. $5 cover. See you all there! Phone: (716) 661-3214.
Sep 8 (Sun) – Meet the Beans on Dobbins Landing to board the tall ships and check them out! (Erie, PA) 9:45 AM. Pre-purchase tickets at the maritime museum ($14.00) as the lines there will be long. If you are coming, please text Laurie at 814-450-8804 or e-mail LFinch003@neo.rr.com so we won’t miss you in the crowd. Contact: Laurie Finch. Email: LFinch003@neo.rr.com. Browse to http://womynoferie.wikifoundry.com/.
Sep 8 (Sun) – Gay Days in Jamestown: an LGBTQ picnic (Bergman Park, 487 Baker St, Jamestown, NY 14701) 12 PM – 5 PM. All are welcome! Venue Phone: (716) 483-0609. Browse to venue web site http://tourchautauqua.com/Where-To-Play/Trails-And-Parks/Bergman-Park.aspx?mid=3191.
Sep 8 (Sun) – LBT Women meets (Zodiac Dinor, 2516 State St, Erie, PA 16503) 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: Laurie Finch. Venue Phone: (814) 455-3543. Email: LFinch003@neo.rr.com. Browse to http://womynoferie.wikifoundry.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.zodiacdinor.com/.
Sep 9 (Mon) – PFLAG Erie/Crawford County meets (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM – 8:30 PM. Support group for parents, friends and families of gay, lesbian and transgendered people. Meets 2nd Monday of each month from 7 to 8:30 PM Contact: Jayne May. Phone: (814) 367-3311. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/pages/PFLAG-Erie-Crawford-Counties/184575144935872. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.
Enter to win a Petunia DVD!
Enter to win a Petunia DVD! To enter the contest, fill out the form at http://www.nwpapride.org/article.php?recordid=201309petunia between September 3and September 24.
A Family in Progress.
Writer/Director Ash Christian’s Critically-Acclaimed Independent Film Features an All-Star Cast, Including Thora Birch, Brittany Snow, Tobias Segal, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Academy Award® Nominee Christine Lahti and Michael Urie
DEBUTS DIGITALLY AUGUST 6TH
AND ON DVD SEPTEMBER 3RD
Award-winning Writer/Director Ash Christian (Fat Girl, Mangus!) assembled a stellar ensemble cast for his idiosyncratic family comedy PETUNIA,debuting across all digital platforms beginning August 6th and landing on DVD September 3rd from Wolfe Video. The star-studded cast includes Thora Birch (American Beauty, Ghost World), Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect, Hairspray) Tobias Segal (Men in Black 3, Rocky Balboa), Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Pie, American Reunion), Academy Award® nominee Christine Lahti (Best Supporting Actress, Swing Shift, 1995) and Michael Urie (TV’s “Partners,” “Ugly Betty”). With super quirky characters and unpredictable twists and turns, PETUNIA will make audiences think about love, life and how family plays a part in who you turn out to be. The film depicts an off-beat family of New Yorkers who must come to terms with their own misgivings about life, relationships and the sheer unpredictability of love itself.
SYNOPSIS: For some families, having a live-in shrink isn’t nearly enough. The Petunia family has a storied history of avoiding real feelings: Mom (Christine Lahti) is a therapist who needs a shrink of her own; dad (David Rasche) hides erectile dysfunction under an oblivious and disaffected non-personality; and brothers Michael (Eddie Kaye Thomas) and Adrian (Jimmy Heck) are hiding infidelity and sex addiction, respectively. Throw in mean NYC princess (Thora Birch) for a sister-in-law, and you have Charlie’s (Tobias Segal) biggest problem: his crazy family. At first glance, Charlie looks positively Bond-like in his tuxedo but in fact, he is the polar opposite of the suave lady killer. Instead of drinking martinis and living it up, Charlie spends his brother’s wedding reception avoiding the dance floor and securing his self-imposed celibacy by snapping the rubber band on his wrist anytime he feels aroused by the formal-wear-clad young men in the room. Charlie finally finds a guy he’s willing to break his “no sex” vow for when he meets and starts dating George McDougal (Michael Urie). But George is hiding something from Charlie – his wife (Brittany Snow) – and their relationship hits a complicated snag when she returns unexpectedly from a long trip . . .
PETUNIA has a runtime of 111 minutes and is not rated. Bonus features include Director’s Commentary and a Featurette featuring Christine Lahti.
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ABOUT WOLFE RELEASING
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.
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Win I Do from Breaking Glass Pictures!
Win I Do from Breaking Glass Pictures! To enter the contest, fill out the form at http://www.eriegaynews.com/news/article.php?recordid=201309idodvd&sourceid=2 between September 3 and September 24.
Festival Hit I Do
Coming to DVD September 3rd
Philadelphia PA – Breaking Glass Pictures is pleased to announce the September 3rd DVD release of I Do. Directed by Glenn Gaylord and written by star David W. Ross, I Do boasts an all-star cast including Jamie-Lynn Sigler (“The Sopranos”, “Ugly Betty”), Alicia Witt (88 minutes, Urban Legend, Two Weeks Notice), Maurice Compte (End of Watch, “Breaking Bad”) and Grant Bowler (Liz & Dick, “Defiance”).
Jack (Ross) is a gay Brit living in New York raising his niece with his sister-in-law Mya (Witt). When Jack’s work visa is denied, moving back to England isn’t an option. Faced with deportation and no other means to stay in America, Jack marries his lesbian best friend Ali (Sigler). The stakes are raised even more when Jack falls for a Spanish architect Mano (Compte), a U.S. citizen. But after I.C.E officers detain and interview Ali and Jack, a terrified Ali files for divorce. Mano, ready for commitment, believes he can marry Jack and keep him in the country. Their lawyer informs them that even though Mano is a citizen, immigration is a Federal level right not afforded to gay marriage on a State level. Jack will be deported unless he marries another woman.
I Do had its world premiere at OutFest in 2012 and went on to win a number of awards on the festival circuit. Writer/star David W. Ross won the Rising Film Star Award at Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival and at Philadelphia QFest. I Do won three Audience Awards: Pittsburgh Reel Q, Bloomington Pride Film Festival, and Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.
The DVD release (SRP $24.99) will include over two hours of exclusive bonus content.
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