TAMMY PESCATELLI: The local comedian performs on Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. in Shafer Auditorium at Allegheny College. The performance, which is part of the college’s Family Weekend, is open to the public. Pescatelli starred in her own hybrid reality show, ‘A Standup Mother,’ which was filmed at her home in Meadville, and ‘Comedy Central Presents: Tammy Pescatelli.’ In 2010 she won Comedy Central’s Standup Showdown. She was on the second and third seasons of ‘Last Comic Standing’ and finished in the finals both seasons. Tickets for the show at Allegheny College can be purchased online at sites.allegheny.edu/conference or at the door. Tickets can also be purchased in advance between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays at the Office of Conference & Event Services in Schultz Hall at Allegheny College or by phone at 332-3101. Pescatelli also has a one-hour special, ‘Finding the Funny,’ premiering on Netflix on Nov. 1.
SINGLE VOICE READING SERIES: Presents writer, actor and Iraq War veteran Benjamin Busch on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center at Allegheny College. All events in the Single Voice Reading Series are free and open to the public. A U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer who served two combat tours in Iraq, Busch is also an actor, photographer and film director. He played the role of Officer Anthony Colicchio on the HBO series ‘The Wire’ and has appeared on ‘Homicide,’ ‘The West Wing’ and ‘Generation Kill.’ More information: Email Associate Professor of English Christopher Bakken at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RIVERSIDE INN & DINNER THEATRE: The Medieval Feast, ‘Frankenfeast,’ Dinner Theatre, through Nov. 17 on Fridays and Saturday at 7 p.m. at Sundays at 2 p.m. at 1 Fountain St., Cambridge Springs. There is a cost and reservations are required. More information or for reservations: Call 398-4645 or visit theriversideinn.com.
A NIGHT OF KARAOKE: Cochranton Junior-Senior High School senior Kaleigh Scarborough is organizing A Night of Karaoke on Nov. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Cochranton high school gym for her senior project. There is no charge for admission. Sing for $2 per song. A bake sale will be available. All proceeds benefit the Crawford Central Community Foundation, which provides financial resources to enrich extracurricular activities and educational opportunities for Cochranton and Meadville students in grades kindergarten through 12 enrolled in Crawford Central School District.
FEZZIWIG’S CHRISTMAS PARTY: Mr. Fezziwig’s annual Christmas Party on Nov. 29 and 30 at the Baldwin-Reynolds House features a full dinner, music and everyone from Scrooge to Bob Cratchit in attendance. Cost for this event is $25 per person with reservations required. More information or for reservations: Call 333-9882 or email email@example.com.
BALDWIN-REYNOLDS HOUSE 50TH ANNIVERSARY: The Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum officially turns 50 on Dec. 27. The museum will hold a formal reception to celebrate as Ellie Davies shares her memories of John and Katherine Reynolds from when the museum was still a private residence. Social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the program following. Tickets are $35 per person and must be purchased in advance. Major sponsors for the museum’s 50th anniversary season receive complementary tickets. More information: Call 333-9882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SQUARE DANCE: Every Friday, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., bring a dish to share, Wild Country Dance Hall, corner of routes 19 and 198, Saegertown. More information and fees: Ed or Jan, 282-4608 or 398-1463.
MEADVILLE VICINITY PENNWRITERS: Meets the first Saturday of every month at the Tim Hortons restaurant, 16447 Conneaut Lake Road, Vernon Township, 1 to 4 p.m. Members learn new techniques, encourage each other and share their writing and other information about the state of publishing today. The meetings are open to members of the statewide Pennwriters group; those interested in learning more may visit as a guest. More information: Call Babs Mountjoy at 332-0032.
EDINBORO FILM SERIES: The fall 2013 semester’s Edinboro Film Series is free to Edinboro University students. There is a fee for all others. The following is the schedule: Nov. 7, ‘Holy Motors’ (2012); Nov. 21, ‘Waltz with Bashir’ (2008); and Dec. 5, ‘Broken’ (2013). All screenings start at 8:30 p.m. in the Frank G. Pogue Student Center’s Scot Cinema. More information: Visit aux.edinboro.edu/filmseries.
EDINBORO UNIVERSITY PLANETARIUM: The planetarium’s upcoming public showing for the fall season is Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. There will also be Christmas shows on Dec. 3 and 10 at 7 and 8:30 p.m. each day at 161 Cooper Science Hall on campus. More information: Call (814) 732-2493, email email@example.com or visit edinboro.edu and search ‘Planetarium.’
BREWS FOR BIRDS: A ‘Brews for Birds’ fundraiser is Nov. 2 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Drive, Erie. Music will be provided by Salmon Frank. Taste beers from Voodoo Brewery of Meadville and sample wines from Blue Iris Winery of North East. Snacks and appetizers will also be provided. Play some games for a chance to win prizes. Cost is $20. Tickets are available at Wild Birds Unlimited in Village West in Erie, at the Audubon Pennsylvania office at 301 Chestnut St. in Meadville, or at the door. Brews for Birds is sponsored by the Presque Isle Audubon Society along with Audubon PA and benefits bird research and banding at Presque Isle State Park. More information: Call 333-1170.
HURRY HILL FARM MAPLE MUSEUM: It will be open each Sunday afternoon until the end of November. Located at 11380 Fry Road, a couple of miles north of Route 6N in Edinboro, the museum features educational exhibits with maple sap producing tools, maple syrup related antiques, actual sections of maple trees and illustrated American Indian lore about syrup production. Members of the Edinboro Area Historical Society will offer maple sundaes for sale, a treat that gives visitors to chance to taste pure maple syrup made at Hurry Hill Farm. Hurry Hill Farm Maple Museum is northwest Pennsylvania’s only museum dedicated to preserving and interpreting the art and craft of making pure maple syrup and related products.
JOHN PINETTE: Presents an evening of stand-up comedy on Nov. 15 at the Warner Theatre in Erie. When describing his own standup, Pinette says ‘I talk about my life; it it the funniest thing I can think of.’ His latest comedy special, ‘Still Hungry,’ debuted on Comedy Central in 2011. The food-obsessed, storytelling Pinette is billed to deliver smart, original, Bill Cosby-influenced observations on everyday life. ‘Still Hungry’ is a follow-up to his successful ‘I’m Starvin’!’ and ‘Show Me the Buffet’ CDs and DVDs. Tickets: At erieevents.com or (814) 452-4857.
Regional Juried Photo Exhibit opens Friday night in Meadville
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