Thurs Aug 28th - AMERICAN SHORTS READING SERIES # 6 .
$3 | 7:00pm @ PITTSBURGH FILMMAKERS 477 Melwood Avenue [ North Oakland ]. Info: 412-682-4111 or 0 or www.pghfilmmakers.org
READERS AND WRITERS Writer and actress extraordinaire Elena Passarello, our beloved Southern Belle, reads "Scarlotti and the Sinkhole," a short by one of her favorite authors, Padgett Powell. George Davis has assembled an exciting mini-retrospective of filmmaker Barbara Sternberg, whose films have shown at venues like Cinematheque Ontario, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. The titles set to screen on the 28th are: Awake, At Present, C'est Live
Thurs Aug 28th - BENEFIT SHOW - THE PITTSBURGH AIDS TASK FORCE .
$10 | 8:00 p.m. @ Sanctuary 1620 Penn Ave [ Strip District ]. Info: 412.242.2500 ext. 123 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.patf.org
On Thursday, August 28, a group of local musicians will come together for the Raincheck Concert to benefit the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force (PATF). Patrick Arena, event organizer for the Raincheck Concert, decided to create the benefit concert for PATF after the organization's ninth annual AIDS Walk & Community Day fell more than $100,000 short of its fundraising goal. "I performed at AIDS Walk & Community Day and was disappointed that this vital organization lost so much money," said Arena. "Because all of PATF's services are free to their clients, we wanted to give them a second chance to raise funds in order to continue to serve the community and fight AIDS in Pittsburgh." City Paper's Justin Hopper will host the musicians donating their talents, including singer/songwriter Carol Lee Espy from WQED's On Q, her husband and former Rusted Root drummer, Jim Dispirito, world/rock band, Soma Mestizo, Broadway performer, Carla Bianco, singer/songwriter, Patrick Arena, and the 'Rainbow Kid Singers' Blake Stadnik, Joe, John and Desarae Fedore and Allyson Dietrich. Sound and venue were also generously donated to PATF by AAM Sound Studio and Sanctuary.
Fri Aug 29th - Pittsburgh Critical Mass .
FREE | 5.30 pm @ Carnegie Library in Oakland (by the original dinosaur). Forbes Ave between Bigelow & Bellefiend [ Oakland ]. Info: 0 or email@example.com or www.pghcriticalmass.org
"Critical Mass is a world-wide, monthly event celebrating bicycles. We take to the streets to assert our rights to the road and promote bicycles as an efficient, enjoyable, oil-free mode of transport."
Fri Aug 29th - Good Fridays - Bands: The Hi-Q's and The Marauders .
$5 | 7:00pm @ The Andy Warhol Museum 117 Sandusky Street [ Northside ]. 412.237.8300 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.warhol.org
Detroit rockabilly band, The Hi-Q’s were formed in 2001 by Paul “Smokey Links” Cook and Loney Charles following the demise of their acclaimed band, Big Barn Combo. Given their previous success with traditional rockabilly, they decided to continue on with even wilder rockabilly and 1950’s rock n’ roll. Local rockabilly band The Marauders will open the show.
Sat Aug 30th - Live Music: Naycha Doors w/ Soma Mestizo .
$6 | 9:30pm @ The Quiet Storm Coffehouse 5430 Penn Avenue [ Friendship/Garfield ]. Info: 412-661-9355 or email@example.com or www.quietstormcoffee.com
"Don't miss this slamming, funk jamming band from West Virginia. W/ Soma Mestizo"
Fri Sept 5th - First Friday ArtWalk: Cityscapes...Juxtaposition • Competition??? Opening Reception . FREE | 6-9pm @ Gallerie Chiz 5831 Ellsworth Avenue [ Shadyside ]. Info: 412-441-6005 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.galleriechiz.com
Former Pittsburgh area art teacher, David Clark, needs no introduction to local art followers. In his stylized approach, he has created images of many familiar and not so familiar Pittsburgh buildings; colorful renditions of places we know and love. In addition, we will be showing and selling his current crop of controversial political cartoons in the gallery during this exhibit. Liz Goldberg has an MFA in painting from Pratt, a BFA from York University, and is currently on the art faculty of Philadelphia University. Her collaborative work in animation with filmmaker Warren Bass has aired on Public television and has received recognition from juries of over two dozen international festivals in seven countries. Her animation, which involves the production of thousands of hand drawn images with incremental changes, also has influenced her paintings.