In 2006, many people around the nation measured popularity based on how many MySpace friends they had. At that time, musician turned MTV reality star Tila Tequila was the most popular artist on MySpace. If you weren't online friends with her, you weren't important in the social networking world.
A few years later, MySpace became totally obsolete. Today, we measure popularity based on how many Facebook friends we have. Thankfully for Tila, she has managed to remain popular despite the change, making plenty of radio and TV appearances. Unfortunately, the 2010 death of her fiance Casey Johnson, daughter of New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, and a highly publicized 2009 run-in with her then-boyfriend NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman have left Tila looking more infamous than famous in the eyes of some.
Love her or hate her, she will serve as the celebrity host at The Q on Friday and Saturday night.
Individuals ages 18 and up may come to the bar and meet Tila on Friday night. A dress code will be enforced, and there will be a $15 cover for those who are under 21. The cover will be $10 for individuals ages 21 and over. On Saturday night, The Q and Tila will host a 'Pink Party.' The bar's staff asks attendees to wear pink to support breast cancer awareness. Only those who are 21 and up will be admitted on Saturday. There will once again be a $10 cover.
The Q is located at the corner of West Second and Cherry streets in Jamestown. Call 483-6256 for more information.
On to this week's "Entertainment Roundup."
Porcelain Bus Drivers, Ken Hardley and Derek Davis and the Tasty Groove will all play at a benefit for cancer patient Bobbie Jo Carlson on Sunday from 1-6 p.m. at the Celoron Legion. DJ Fish will also provide music.
Tickets, which are $8 for adults, can be purchased at Ed Shults Chevrolet or Jefferson school. Children ages 6 and under will not be charged.
The benefit will feature a sloppy joe dinner, soda and dessert. Beer will also be available. Attendees can participate in a Chinese auction and 50/50 drawings.
Contact Sherry Joslyn at 763-8806 for more information.
Southwestern High School graduate Lia Habel will head to Off The Beaten Path for a book launch event on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. Habel's debut novel, "Dearly, Departed" - released on Random House's Del Rey press on Tuesday - is set in a Victorian-influenced future and features a cast of zombies looking for love and acceptance. Off the Beaten Path bookstore is located at 28 Chautauqua Ave. in Lakewood. Call 720-4917 for more information.
MORE ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS
Venues are listed chronologically by first event.
CELORON LEGION - The legion will host the weekly Blue Grass Jam tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. As always, the Legion welcomes all area bluegrass musicians to join in the festivities. On Friday night, Take Two will play from 8 to midnight, and on Saturday from 8 to midnight, Howard Buck and the Rustic Ramblers will provide music. Celoron Legion Post 777 is located at 26 Jackson Ave. in Celoron.
STEENER'S PUB - Doc and Bill will play tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. Steener's Pub is at 322 Route 430 in Greenhurst. For more info, call 720-5087.
SENECA ALLEGANY CASINO -Bluze Inn will play from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday night, and Bad Money will follow at 10:30. Ghost Riders will play from 1:30-5:30 p.m. on Saturday, and Pappy Johns Band will follow at 6. Leon and The Forklifts will close out the night, playing from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. For more information about the Casino Bar, visit senecaalleganycasino.com.
THE LAKEVIEW - Derek Davis will play on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. The Lakeview is at 13 Water St. in Mayville. For more information, call 753-2813.
INFINITY CAFE - Infinity will host an open jam night on Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Music will be provided by students at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts and various local musicians. Infinity Cafe is located at 115 E. Third St., Jamestown. Call 664-0991 for more information.
LABYRINTH PRESS COMPANY -Poor 'Ol Jim and The Subs will play on Friday night from 8 to 10 p.m. Labyrinth will host an art opening on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. Works by local artist Nathan Long will be on display and for sale. Music and food menu samples will be provided by Labyrinth, which is located at 12 E. Fourth St. in Jamestown.
REG LENNA CIVIC CENTER - See "Water for Elephants" on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. The film will be a part of the "Movies at The Reg" series. Tickets are $4.25 for children under 12 and $7 for adults. Visit reglenna.com for more information.
WARREN LEGION - The Willow Creek Band will play on Friday night from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. American Legion Post 135 is located at 412 Pennsylvania Ave. W. in Warren. For more info, call 814-723-8380.
ROAD-HOUSE - The Cowards will provide music on Friday night from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Road-House Bar & Grill is at 1023 E. Second St. in Jamestown. For more info, call 708-6119.
MOJO'S - Aqueous will play on Friday night from 10:30-1:30. Admission will be $4 for the 21 and over show. Mojo's is located at 104 E. Second St. in Jamestown. For more info, call 720-4621.
STRUTHERS LIBRARY THEATRE - Full Moon Fever will perform a tribute to Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers on Saturday night, beginning at 8 p.m. The Struthers Library Theatre is at 302 W. Third Ave. in Warren and can be called at 814-723-7231 for more info.
FOUNTAIN BOWL - Allergic Reaction Band will play on Saturday night. There will not be a cover charge. Fountain Bowl is at 3316 Fluvanna Ave. Ext. in Jamestown. For more, call 664-7404.
FIRST COVENANT CHURCH -Jamestown Area Community Orchestra will play its fall concert on Sunday, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Andrew D. Coccagnia will serve as the conductor, and the orchestra will play selections from Dvorak, Beethoven, Stephan Sondheim and Leroy Anderson. The concert will feature three English folk songs put together by R. Vaughan Williams. Admission is free to the public, but a free-will offering will be taken. First Covenant Church is located at 520 Sprint St., Jamestown.
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