Be a tourist: events in the city from March 11 to 13
Looking for fun plans this weekend? Look no further than here in Erie. Here is a list of some interesting activities taking place this weekend!
Made by the lake Woodworking by regional artists
The Erie Museum of Art is proud to present the exhibition Made by the Lake Woodworking by Regional Artists. This exhibition of fine wood art, the first ever to be presented at the Erie Art Museum, presents an in-depth exploration of the craftsmanship of woodworking artists from or currently based in the Erie region. For decades, the growing community of woodworking artists continued to thrive in the area.
Their technical execution illustrates the versatility of a local natural resource deeply connected to society. Their influences range from travel and nature to mentors at local universities and internationally recognized artists abroad. From utilitarian forms used in everyday life to narrative objects that tell a story, these works show the strength and complexity that can be achieved with wood as a central medium. The exhibit is open during regular museum hours and is located at the Erie Art Museum. For more information about this exhibition, go to museum website or call 814-459-4077.
Arundel Cellars Sunday Concert Series
Sunday, March 13 – Arundel Cellars will feature Acoustic Ear Candy while serving pints and pitchers of craft beer, glasses of premium wine, soft drinks and food. This event will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. To learn more about this event, go to their website, Facebook pageor call 814-725-1079.
Erie Playhouse Presents “My Way: A Tribute to the Music of Frank Sinatra”
Since premiering at the Tennessee Repertory Theater in 2000, “My Way: A Tribute to the Music of Frank Sinatra” has been one of the most popular musical recipes in musical theater history. This show has over 500 productions and multiple national tours while playing to sold-out houses in all 50 states. Audiences and critics alike enjoyed the powerful music, superb arrangements, classy styling and easy-going comedy.
This show features 55 incredible songs from the Great American Songbook, My Way, which celebrates the mystique of Frank Sinatra and the unforgettable music that made Sinatra famous. To attend this event, participants must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event for all participants aged 12 and over. Masks will be mandatory for participants aged two and over. This show will take place from March 11 to 13. at 7:30 p.m. For more information about this show, including additional dates and times, COVID-19 policy, or to purchase tickets, please visit Erie Playhouse website or call 814-454-2852.
Erie Otter Hockey
The Erie Otters will be at home at the Erie Insurance Arena this weekend to take on the Windsor Spitfire on March 11-12. Both games will take place at 7 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day Saturday and will include a post-game jersey auction. For more information or to buy tickets, see the Otters website or call 814-455-7779.
Dramashop Presents Staged Reading “Horse Girls”
A 50-minute descent into madness. Horse Girls is a play about preteen girls: their obsessions, their insecurities, their desperate need to find a place in the world. Ashleigh, 12, runs Lady Jean Ladies, South Florida’s most exclusive horse club. The news that her family’s stables are being sold and their horses are being killed for meat throws the Ladies into a crisis in this dark college comedy of deceit and lies. You can catch this show at Dramashop on March 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. Discover their website for more information or to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased by calling (814) 315-3348.
Kellar’s Modern Magic and Comedy Club presents Rick Smith Jr.
For the past 20 years, Rick has been amazing audiences with card throwing, close range magic, sleight of hand and stage performances with incredible feats of mentalism. Grand Illusions includes appearances, disappearances, levitations, the cutting of his assistants in half, and Harry Houdini’s famous metamorphosis. Rick has had national television appearances including “ABC’s Shark Tank”, “America’s Got Talent”, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, “Last Call with Carson Daly”, “Steve Harvey’s Big Time”, “The Wayne Brady Show “, “Ripley’s Believe it or Not!”, “Master of Champions”, “Time Warp”, “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno and many more. You can see Smith at Kellar’s on March 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. To learn more about this show or to purchase tickets, call 814-461-0911 or visit their website.
Spring Fest Weekend at Peek’n Peak
Spring Fest returns to Peek’n Peak. It’s going to be a radical weekend filled with fun 80s-themed events. Wear your best 80s outfit and get ready for a weekend in time. Peek’n Peak offers a weekend package for those wishing to stay the whole weekend. The party will begin on Friday, March 11 at 7 p.m. at the Retreat.
After the party, there will be more fun with an after party at Bistro 210 which will run from 9:30 p.m. drinks and more. Various competitions will be held on Saturday, March 12, including a cardboard box derby at tubing hill at 11 a.m., a pond skimming competition at 2 p.m., evening deck parties, tubing at 4 p.m. and live music at Sport’s Bar and Bistro 210. This weekend will end on Sunday with the second annual Hair of the Dog party at Sports Bar. Sunday will also feature another deck party, costume contest, games, giveaways and more. For more information on this weekend, visit Peek’n Peak’s website or call 716-355-4141.
VNEA PA State 8-Ball Championship
Warner Coin has been running Pennsylvania VNEA Valley 8 State Pool Tournaments since 1982. It is the fourth largest 8-ball pool tournament in the nation. This tournament will feature nearly 2,000 shooters from across Pennsylvania with more than 200 tables set up at the Bayfront Convention Center. Shooters will compete for prizes and the highest ranking within their divisions. A schedule for this tournament can be found on their website as the tournament will take place all weekend. Spectator admission is just $5 per person per day, or $10 for a three-day pass. All tickets will be available at the door. Visit their website for more information or call 814-454-1000.
NWPA Maple Tour and Tasting Weekend
The Association of Maple Syrup Producers of Northwest Pennsylvania will host their weekend of tastings and tours at participating sugar shacks. The event starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Explore the heart of the Pennsylvania maple producer. Each of these sugar operations is unique in its own way. You can find a full list of participating locations on their website. This event will take place on March 11 and 12.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns for 2022. The Knights and Ladies of St. Patrick’s Day and the Downtown Erie Partnership will host the parade this year on March 12 at 2 p.m.
The parade will begin at 11th Street and State Street and end at St. Patrick’s Church on East 4th Street. To learn more about this parade, visit the Erie Downtown Partnership Website or their The Facebook page.
Brit Floyd’s World Tour
The biggest Pink Floyd show in the world. Brit Floyd returns to the stage to present his brand new production. Brit Floyd has performed over 1,000 shows since launching in 2011 while touring the world with sold-out shows. This show has become a phenomenon and is widely regarded as the greatest rock tribute show in the world. Brit Floyd recreates the scale and pomp of Pink Floyd’s last tour, with a stunning multi-million dollar light show, iconic circular screen, lasers, inflatables and theatrics. This performance will include songs from albums such as The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, etc. The show will also include a show ending note-for-note 23-minute performance of the iconic song Echoes. Masks are not mandatory, but highly recommended. Vaccinations are not compulsory. Tickets can be purchased at Erie Events Websiteat the Erie Insurance Arena box office or by calling (814) 452-4857.
Drift into Spring with PAOHNY
Join Lake Erie Speedway on March 12 to celebrate the start of drift season. It was a weird winter, but Lake Erie Speedway is ready to knock winter on the rocks so they can burn rubber and soak up all that smoke therapy. It’s a way to get out there and enjoy a few rides while shaking off the rust before the season starts. This is the first event of the year for the Speedway. Drift registration is only $75 if you have a participating car, pass the tech, and sign an entry waiver. Spectator admission is just $10 and children 12 and under are free. For more information on this event, please visit their website or call 814-725-3303.
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Morning nature walk and conversation
Enjoy a guided morning nature walk at Près Isle on March 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. This walk will cover approximately two miles. Talking points on this walk include wildlife, winter weather, erosion and its impact on the peninsula. You can register for the walk on their website. Each participant must register individually. For more information, please contact the Almost Isle State Park office, located on the second floor of the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, at 814-833-7424, or visit their website.