Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The Derrick says an "Influx of artists helping to revitalize Oil City" , so maybe this should be a county wide initiative?

AmericanWinery is a new wine by mail site. I haven't tried it yet, but it lists about 25 wineries that will ship to PA.

Instructables has teamed up with BoingBoing, Core77, CRAFT, Etsy, Hack n Mod, IndyMogul, Lion Brand Yarn, MAKE, Toolmonger, Plaid, Ponoko, PopSci, Singer, ThinkGeek, and Threadbanger for a DIY Halloween contest.

Teens in 9-12 grade at Venango County Schools are eligible to compete for more than $2,500, a digital video camera and other great prizes in Pittsburgh's C.A.U.S.E. Challenge™ High School Film Festival

The Pittsburgh Film Office is hosting a special advanced screening of Zack & Miri Make a Porno (in which OC resident Matt Croyle appears as an extra) on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30PM) - seating is first-come, first-served at The Oaks Theater (310 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont, PA 15139)

Director Kevin Smith will introduce the film and hold a Q&A session.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at or by calling 412-261-2744.

Ticket also includes after-party at Alto Lounge in Shadyside following the film. Guests of the after-party must be 21 years-of-age and older.

Butler Little Theatre presents Randall Silvis for a Book Signing and Reading from his new novel, In a Town Called Mundomuerto, Friday, October 17, 2008 from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Butler Little Theatre (One Howard Street, Butler PA).

Admission is $5.00, Students with ID: $3.00 (Admission fee will be refunded with purchase of book) and includes coffee, tea, wine, hors d’oeuvres and dessert.

No advance reservations

Upcoming Shows of Local Interest:

Dennis McCurdy and the Lonesome No More Band play Seneca's Brother Bean Friday from 7-9 pm. No cover.

Namoli Brennet plays the Robert W. Rhoades Center at Clarion University–Venango Campus on Friday, October 10, at 7 p.m. No cover. The event is free and open to the public.

Free and Legal Downloads:

Calexico Live at Rialto Theatre on December 2, 2006

Supersuckers Live at The Underworld, Camden on February 6, 2007

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