Learn about the Legend of Soapy Smith, con artist, gangster and crime boss of the 19th century Old West. On Thursday, September 19 at 7 p.m., Mark Strivings will take you on a journey that includes history, scams, gun fights, cons and hustles. He will demonstrate a few of the cons that Soapy and others of his time actually used and will teach you a couple of fun cons you can use on your friends. It’s history, gambling, the Old West – an entertaining, cautionary tale you won’t want to miss.
Mark Strivings is a full-time entertainer and educator based in the Denver area. He is an expert on cons and hustles and works them (for entertainment purposes only) under the moniker of “the Charming Cheat”. This event is presented by the Erie Library, but held in the Erie Community Center, 450 Powers St., Erie.