Things To Do In Erie

$20 for $35 Worth of Painting Classes — a r t ERIE b a r n

Art Erie Barn

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Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$35 $20

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Two Beer Flights at Lavery Brewing Company (Up to 62% Off). Two Options Available.

Lavery Brewing Company

Erie

Sample year-round and seasonal beers brewed in small batches, including IPAs, an imperial red ale, and a black saison

$26 $10

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Three Games of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at East Land Bowling (Up to 58% Off)

Eastland Bowl

Erie

Bowling alley with 20 lanes features glow-in-the-dark bowling Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday nights

$22 $10

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$19 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

$108 $19

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10 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform with Option for Test and a Graduation Belt at Go2Karate (94% Off)

Go2Karate

On Location

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

$324 $20

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Nine Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Optional Cart at Harbor Ridge Golf Club (Up to 39% Off)

Harbor Ridge Golf Club

Harborcreek

9-hole course with four sets of tees spans 3,281 yards; breath-taking views of Lake Erie

$26 $16

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Boz Scaggs at Warner Theatre on October 29 at 8 p.m. (Up to 39% Off)

Boz Scaggs

Warner Theatre

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Blues-rock legend incorporates jazz and soul into hits such as “Lido Shuffle” and “Lowdown,” plus cover tracks from his latest album

$47 $29

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BYOB Clay-Making Experience for Two or Four at Allen Stoneware Gallery (Up to 61% Off)

Allen Stoneware Gallery

Colony Plaza

Small groups of up to eight learn the basics of wheel throwing as they design unique clay figures and vases during two-hour experience

$95 $40

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$16 for One-Day All-Inclusive Animal-Park Admission at Safari Niagara (Up to $29.95 Value)

Safari Niagara

Fort Erie

Conservationists lead educational tours and perform in interactive shows with native and exotic animals

C$29.95 C$16

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Jim Brickman at Warner Theatre on December 14 at 7 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Jim Brickman

Warner Theatre

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Silky-voiced adult-contemporary singer and pianist plays Christmas hits such as "The Gift" and "If You Believe" on a holiday tour

$34.75 $17

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Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling. For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.

606 Erie St
Edinboro,
PA
US

In the studio of Allen Stoneware Gallery, nine pottery wheels stand still, each waiting for a student to throw his or her first project. When pupils pour in, these wheels spin into action. Hands get messy, brows furrow, and vases spin into their intended shapes. After a trip to the kiln and a quick rub to free any accidentally-trapped genies, the dishes are ready to be taken home.

This is just one type of class offered at the Gallery, where artist Vickie Allen-Shea draws upon 38 years of art-making and art-teaching experience to make the community a little more vibrant. In addition to throwing and sculpting lessons, as well as casual BYOB workshops, her studio serves as a boutique. Shoppers can take home one-of-a-kind dishes and figures, or commission a custom-designed piece made to match their vision.

2602 W 8th St
Erie,
PA
US

As they enter the training circuit at Curves, female guests of every fitness level come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. Workout participants share the experiences of those nearby, trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. 30 seconds are spent alternating between hydraulic machines and recovery stations to maintain an elevated heart rate. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity. Workouts are designed to boost metabolism and build lean muscle, and there's always a coach to push and motivate students and help them maintain proper form. Nutrition guidance is also available.

1511 W 38th St.
Erie,
PA
US

Opened on December 4, 1974, Glass Growers Gallery began as a showcase for founder Deborah Vahanian?s three-dimensional works, which she fashioned from glass and silicone. These days, the gallery houses exhibits of other artists? handmade, decorative and functional artwork, including paintings, prints, pottery, and jewelry. Besides displaying and selling work, the gallery doubles as a workspace where Deborah and her team design everything from personalized awards to wall reliefs commemorating that day your teenager woke before noon. Deborah?s services are likewise available for overseeing and advising art-show selections, installations, and maintenance.

10 E 5th St.
Erie,
PA
US

The Erie County Historical Society doesn't preside over just one museum—it maintains five of them. Of course, four of the museums are relatively small-scale, seeing that they're housed in former homes. Two homes from the Civil War era, known as the Battles Museums of Rural Life, feature historical gems as well as gardens and outdoor trails. Alternatively, the Cashier's House showcases relics related to the CFO of Erie's federal bank branch, who built the townhouse in 1839. At Watson-Curtze Mansion, the resplendence of the industrial era in Erie shines. And the Museum of Erie County History, exhibits pay homage to local history from pre-settlement to present day.

419 State St.
Erie,
PA
US

Over the last 50 years, The Park Tavern has perfected the convivial trifecta of eating, drinking, and bowling. A menu of gourmet burgers and traditional pub fare mingles with a drink menu of domestic and imported beers and wines for between-frame refueling. On Mondays, the alley fills with high-energy tunes, and bowling balls careen all night during the $5 all-you-can-bowl nights. The Park Tavern rolls out its varied bowling buffets for corporate events, birthday parties, or the anniversary of the end of bowling prohibition during the Nixon administration.

4205 E Lake Rd
Erie,
PA
US