Unmissable things to do in town the week of September 23 to 29


Martin Short in the MIAC Live series: Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center at Mercyhurst University, 501 E. 38th St. A comedic performer on stage and screen, Short has won awards in television, film and theater since his exceptional season on “Saturday Night Live” over 30 years ago. $ 40 to $ 65. 814-824-3000, miac.mercyhurst.edu/events

MIAC live:Martin Short brings iconic comedic skills to the Mercyhurst Live Series opening on September 23

“Shades of Bublé: A tribute to three men to Michael Bublé”: Saturdays, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Erie Playhouse, 13 W. 10th St. Concert event celebrating the reopening of the doors of the Playhouse and featuring Erie’s Michael Valentine. The evening gala includes cocktail hour. $ 21.75 plus taxes and fees for adults and $ 12 plus taxes and fees for morning students; $ 31.50 plus taxes and fees for the evening. 814-454-2852, erieplayhouse.org

Reopening:Erie Playhouse set to open to the public in September for live performances

Comedy magician Trino will appear at Kellar's Friday and Saturday for a show for ages 21 and up.

Appearing at Kellar’s: Comedy Magician Trino, as seen on The CW Network’s “Masters of Illusion”, will appear at Kellar’s: A Modern Magic & Comedy Club, 1402 State St., Friday and Saturday at 7 pm. Tickets are $ 30 and all guests must be 21 years of age or older. Trino has also appeared on shows on Fox, The Verge, and ABC. 814-461-0911, kellarsmagic.com

All act theater: Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m., at 652 W. 17th St. Production of “Blood Relations”, a mystery / drama about Lizzie Borden. $ 15 for adults, $ 12 for seniors / students and $ 5 for ages 6 to 11. Also scheduled for October 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10. 814-450-8553, 814-449-6554, allanact.net

Future :Busy live theater season ahead for Erie, including reopens. Here is what we know.

Collective alliance of performing artists: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., at PACA, 1505 State St. Production of “Alabaster”, a dark and comedic Southern drama about love, art

and the power of women. $ 15. Also scheduled for October 1, 2, 8 and 9. 814-616-7222, paca1505.org

Button display: Saturday, 9 am-5pm and Sunday, 10 am-2pm, Bel-Aire Hotel, 2800 W. Eighth St. Pennsylvania State Button Society’s Fall Show hosted by the French Creek Valley Button Club featuring vintage buttons, vendors and children’s workshops and adults. $ 3 entry. 814-746-5008.

The LEAF Open Market, on the Eighth Street side of Frontier Park, will be open on Saturday, with vendors and artisans, and tomatoes are unlikely to be lacking.

LEAF Free Market: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the west side of Eighth Street in Frontier Park. Includes vendors selling fresh bread and pastries, fruits and vegetables, oils and vinegar, honey, herbs, fresh flowers and plants, coffee and tea. Sometimes also local craft vendors, artists, cider, beer and more. leaferie.org/openmarket

Leaf Market – Lake Erie Arboretum

The Grandes Marches du Raisin 2021: Enjoy a self-guided walk at Johnson Estate Winery, 8419 W. Route 20, Westfield, New York. Saturdays: Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 and 9 at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sundays: Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 and 10, at 10 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am Taste up to 13 grape varieties grown at the estate. Participants will receive baskets of grapes and borrowed clippers to fill them. After the walk, the older ones can taste wines made from these grapes from the estate accompanied by a small board of cheeses and cold meats in the outdoor dining room. Advance reservations are recommended. $ 35 per adult. bit.ly/2YIWZwb

More events:Drama, nature and more round out September’s entertainment in the Erie region

Sunday Hill District Flea sidewalk: Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in historic Federal Hill in Erie, near West 26th and Peach streets. Music, food trucks, fashion, vendors, more. Free to attend. shopsonthehill.org, bit.ly/3kgIUhD

Taste of the Arts district art market: Till Tuesday. Virtual fundraiser for Inner-City Neighborhood Art House offering the opportunity to view, buy and bid on artwork created by local students and artists. 814-455-5508, quartierarthouse.org

Things to do in Erie PA – Erie Times-News

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