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The Erie Reader is Erie's only free weekly paper and features in-depth coverage of news, arts, and entertainment while exploring and discussing the issues that affect our city. From Erie theater to the center gallery at the Erie Art Museum to the best local music, we have you covered on what’s happening in Erie’s scene. Writing and reporting on local and national politics, with opinionated arts, c

ulture, music, dance, film, theater and sports reviews and entertainment listings, the Reader is your source on all that Erie has to offer.

The architecturally inspiring First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant will host the awe-inspiring Erie Philharmonic Ch...
12/07/2023

The architecturally inspiring First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant will host the awe-inspiring Erie Philharmonic Chorus under the direction of Thomas Brooks performing Handel's *Messiah just in time for the holidays.

First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant plays host to musical majesty

Erin Phillips takes a look back at all that has happened in Erie in 2023 including local politics, arts and culture, con...
12/07/2023

Erin Phillips takes a look back at all that has happened in Erie in 2023 including local politics, arts and culture, construction and development, environmental issues, and what a year looks like to us, here at the Reader. Cheers to 2024 🥂

A look at how we've grown, and where there's still room for growth

The seasonal favorite returns to The Warner Theatre for one night only!
12/06/2023

The seasonal favorite returns to The Warner Theatre for one night only!

The seasonal favorite returns to The Warner Theatre for one night only

The Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center will light up with a holiday melange of ballet, music, and celebration. In a co...
12/06/2023

The Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center will light up with a holiday melange of ballet, music, and celebration. In a collaboration within the dance department at Mercyhurst University, enjoy the tradition of the Nutcracker ballet alongside big band productions of holiday music favorites.

Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture

Mercyhurst makes merry with holiday concerts

Erie at Large: Wertz for Senate
12/06/2023

Erie at Large: Wertz for Senate

Remarks from campaign announcement

From the Editors: December 2023
12/06/2023

From the Editors: December 2023

There ain't no hole in the washtub

Our 2023 Year in Review hits newsstands today. Go grab a copy! Cover illustration and layout by Nick Warren. 🏑🦦❄️
12/06/2023

Our 2023 Year in Review hits newsstands today. Go grab a copy!

Cover illustration and layout by Nick Warren. 🏑🦦❄️

Best of Erie 2023 voting is still live! Vote your favorite people, places and things. 🏆Follow the link below to cast you...
11/28/2023

Best of Erie 2023 voting is still live!

Vote your favorite people, places and things. 🏆

Follow the link below to cast your ballot! Voting will end on December 11th!

https://bestof.eriereader.com/

Becky Clark, Stairways Behavioral Health Director of Treatment Services and Employer Assistance Program, is helping to s...
11/28/2023

Becky Clark, Stairways Behavioral Health Director of Treatment Services and Employer Assistance Program, is helping to spearhead the organization's Employee Assistance Program that will help thousands of local employees manage stress and improve their mental and physical health by utilizing free professional therapeutic services.

Transform your workplace: new opportunities for employee well-being

Renowned urbanists Bruce Katz and Richard Florida recently spoke at Gannon University as part of the Jefferson Education...
11/27/2023

Renowned urbanists Bruce Katz and Richard Florida recently spoke at Gannon University as part of the Jefferson Educational Society's 15th annual Global Summit.

Two renowned urbanists visited Erie to discuss the future of the American city

The brand new building occupying the space on the northwestern corner of Fifth and State has been in the works since 201...
11/27/2023

The brand new building occupying the space on the northwestern corner of Fifth and State has been in the works since 2019. This spot now contains 30 apartment rental units as well as a state-of-the-art rock climbing gym, ASCEND Erie.

New facility boasts expansive climbing gym and new apartment housing

Erie's Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide 2023Don't forget to shop local this holiday season! 🎁
11/24/2023

Erie's Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide 2023

Don't forget to shop local this holiday season! 🎁

Keeping it home for the holidays

If the cost of medical ma*****na card is all that is keeping you from exploring an alternative treatment for an approved...
11/24/2023

If the cost of medical ma*****na card is all that is keeping you from exploring an alternative treatment for an approved serious medical condition, then we have great news for you! This black Friday through Midnight, Nov 30 visit cccregister.com for your chance to win $10-$50 off your appointment. One lucky winner will get a FREE certification appointment! Promotional details apply, so be sure to visit cccregister.com or call 888-316-9085 for all the details.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Erie Reader! 🍁
11/23/2023

Happy Thanksgiving from the Erie Reader! 🍁

Book Review: Still Pictures: On Photography and Memory
11/22/2023

Book Review: Still Pictures: On Photography and Memory

'The past is a country that issues no visas. We can only enter illegally.'

Crossoverby Brad Pattullo
11/21/2023

Crossover
by Brad Pattullo

Erie Reader is Erie PA's weekly newspaper & features in-depth coverage of news, arts, & entertainment while exploring & discussing issues of our city.

The Krampusnacht Erie Holiday Bazaar is back and bigger than ever. This year, the event adds a signature brew made by th...
11/21/2023

The Krampusnacht Erie Holiday Bazaar is back and bigger than ever. This year, the event adds a signature brew made by the The Brewerie At Union Station called Horn & Hoof — a Belgian dark ale made with dark Belgian candi sugar inspired by Krampus himself.

Krampusnacht Erie Holiday Bazaar returns in a new location with its own ale

The musical adaptation of the 1946 classic It's a Wonderful Life brings its universally relatable themes of regret, kind...
11/20/2023

The musical adaptation of the 1946 classic It's a Wonderful Life brings its universally relatable themes of regret, kindness, and hope to the Erie Playhouse stage just in time for the holidays.

The musical will set the mood for the season of giving

Tommy in Toon: November 2023
11/19/2023

Tommy in Toon: November 2023

Erie Reader is Erie PA's weekly newspaper & features in-depth coverage of news, arts, & entertainment while exploring & discussing issues of our city.

The legendary, historic Preservation Hall Jazz Band takes to the Mary D'Angelo stage at Mercyhurst as they present their...
11/18/2023

The legendary, historic Preservation Hall Jazz Band takes to the Mary D'Angelo stage at Mercyhurst as they present their Creole Christmas: a toe-tapping mix of holiday favorites with a Big Easy twist.

Be immersed in holiday Creole culture with food and music at Mercyhurst

Local Album Review // Josh Travis // Few of Days & Full of Trouble
11/17/2023

Local Album Review // Josh Travis // Few of Days & Full of Trouble

Erie Reader is Erie PA's weekly newspaper & features in-depth coverage of news, arts, & entertainment while exploring & discussing issues of our city.

When you patronize Erie businesses this holiday season, think about visiting your own store of memories, because shoppin...
11/17/2023

When you patronize Erie businesses this holiday season, think about visiting your own store of memories, because shopping is more than a retail exercise. It's also a great opportunity to take in Erie's sights, sounds, and scents.

A sweep of local neighborhoods offers plenty of food for thought

Book Review: All The Beauty in the World
11/16/2023

Book Review: All The Beauty in the World

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art through one man's eyes

A discussion at the Jefferson Educational Society on Friday, Nov. 17 will cover the proposed 2024 Erie County Budget and...
11/15/2023

A discussion at the Jefferson Educational Society on Friday, Nov. 17 will cover the proposed 2024 Erie County Budget and the historically high tax increase it includes.

Insights into proposed tax increases ahead of county council's budget work session

Just Toyin' Witcha: November 2023The Overthinker
11/15/2023

Just Toyin' Witcha: November 2023
The Overthinker

The Overthinker

Andre Jones is influencing the culture with fashion-forward designs and immersive events.
11/15/2023

Andre Jones is influencing the culture with fashion-forward designs and immersive events.

Andre Jones is influencing the culture with fashion-forward designs and immersive events

Owner/sewist of Boho Basement, Mia D'Amato, speaks with Jessica Hunter about building her business and brand in this mon...
11/14/2023

Owner/sewist of Boho Basement, Mia D'Amato, speaks with Jessica Hunter about building her business and brand in this month's Gem City Style.

An interview with Mia D'Amato, Sewist/Creator for Boho Basement

A grocery store featuring predominantly locally grown or produced goods, with a focus on reducing waste and highlighting...
11/13/2023

A grocery store featuring predominantly locally grown or produced goods, with a focus on reducing waste and highlighting sustainability, the Westside Market on Powell is your one-stop shop for supporting the local economy.

Erie's new Westside Market on Powell is the place to be for all things local

🚨‼️🚨‼️Attention Erie Reader readers! We have a pair of tickets to this evenings Erie Philharmonic to give away! To win y...
11/11/2023

🚨‼️🚨‼️Attention Erie Reader readers!

We have a pair of tickets to this evenings Erie Philharmonic to give away!

To win you must
* Like & share this post
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* Follow Erie Reader & Erie Philharmonic

Must do all three actions to be entered.

And GO! 🎟️🎟️

WINNER WILL BE PICKED AT 4:30 PM! GOOD LUCK!

🌆 Good morning, Erie! The countdown is over — tonight's the night the Erie Phil takes to the Warner Theatre stage at 8pm! 🌟

Isn't this picture amazing: our Warner Theatre buzzing with the energy of music lovers. That’s the vibe we’re bringing again tonight, and you could be a part of it!

https://www.eriephil.org/calendar/rachmaninoff

Doors open at 7pm. Why wait? Get your tickets online now to skip the lines and breeze into an evening filled with the spellbinding piano artistry of George Li, Rachmaninoff and the awesome Erie Phil. 🎹

Ready for an unforgettable Saturday night? There's still a chance to join the crowd. Click the link for your tickets and let's make tonight one for the books!

Tickets: https://eriephil.my.salesforce-sites.com/ticket/ #/instances/a0F6S00000oBRA9UAO

More info: https://www.eriephil.org/calendar/rachmaninoff

Pittsburgh trio Big Blitz brings their horn and drum sounds to Basement Transmissions for a brass-filled frenzy of local...
11/10/2023

Pittsburgh trio Big Blitz brings their horn and drum sounds to Basement Transmissions for a brass-filled frenzy of local talent alongside out-of-town musicians for an evening of high energy and positive vibes.

Horns will fill the air with visiting and local brass-centric music

You’ve Served Us - Now Let Us Serve YouIf you or someone you know is a veteran looking to start a treatment program with...
11/10/2023

You’ve Served Us - Now Let Us Serve You
If you or someone you know is a veteran looking to start a treatment program with medical ma*****na, CCC provides a special discount and expert support to veterans seeking a PA medical ma*****na card.

To schedule an appointment with a doctor or to get more information on this or any other questions, contact CCC at 888-316-9085 or visit them at cccregister.com.

Happy Veterans Day to all those who have served and continue to serve. Thank you for your service, and for being an important part of our community!

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Local Album Review // Blunt Guts // The Destroyer
11/09/2023

Local Album Review // Blunt Guts // The Destroyer

Erie Reader is Erie PA's weekly newspaper & features in-depth coverage of news, arts, & entertainment while exploring & discussing issues of our city.

Offerings to Erie economy as diverse as the people themselves.
11/09/2023

Offerings to Erie economy as diverse as the people themselves.

Offerings to Erie economy as diverse as the people themselves

Local Album Review // Less Than Expected // Time Enough at Last
11/08/2023

Local Album Review // Less Than Expected // Time Enough at Last

Erie Reader is Erie PA's weekly newspaper & features in-depth coverage of news, arts, & entertainment while exploring & discussing issues of our city.

Know the Place, the fall show at PennWest Edinboro University's Bruce Gallery, honors, celebrates, and mourns "actual an...
11/08/2023

Know the Place, the fall show at PennWest Edinboro University's Bruce Gallery, honors, celebrates, and mourns "actual and invented interiors, landscapes, and built environments."

An examination of 'actual and invented interiors, landscapes, and built environments'

An Interview with Poet Matthew Roth
11/07/2023

An Interview with Poet Matthew Roth

On topical work and surprises in process

Don't forget to vote today! 🗳️
11/07/2023

Don't forget to vote today! 🗳️

The folks behind Copper Carriage, Stephanie and Joe Hunt, are bringing a holiday market to two floors of the Masonic Tem...
11/07/2023

The folks behind Copper Carriage, Stephanie and Joe Hunt, are bringing a holiday market to two floors of the Masonic Temple. Get your holiday shopping done early and totally locally as you shop over 40 vendors.

The historic Masonic Temple will be filled to the brim with holiday cheer

The Cloud Peopleby Melissa Sullivan Shimek
11/06/2023

The Cloud People
by Melissa Sullivan Shimek

Erie Reader is Erie PA's weekly newspaper & features in-depth coverage of news, arts, & entertainment while exploring & discussing issues of our city.

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