element 5


Saturday,  May  11th,  2002

@ The Shadow Lounge




Shawn Rudiman,  Middle East,  Cultivator,  Christiane Leach,  Light Fantastic,  Soy Sos,  Jitesh Ensemble,  Technoir-Audio + surprise guests (even we don’t know…)


Time:  10 pm - ?        Door:  $6      Directions







element 5 picks (May 7th - May 13th, 2002) – something to check out everyday of the week:


May 7th to

May 18th - Blackbird by Adam Rapp. Tuesday-Friday, 8PM; Saturday, 5:30PM and 9PM; Sunday, 2PM City Theatre 1300 Bingham and 13th Street, Southside. In Blackbird, Froggy and Baylis are almost out of heroin and down to the last bottle of Jack Daniels. With unflinching honesty and surprising tenderness, playwright Adam Rapp tells the story of how these two wrecked drifters make it through a long, dark Christmas Eve in New York City. 412-431-CITY. http://www.citytheatrecompany.org/Tickets: $21 to $32. Students and age 25 and younger can buy tickets in advance for $10.


Tues May 7th - open mic poetry. Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd (corner of Baum & S.Highland). All Ages. No Cover. 8pm.


Tues May 7th - House music. Duets. Quality house music on the groove and soulful tip. Resident DJs Aesir St.James, Enrique, and Eric Justin. Downtown in the “cultural district” (412) 394-3888.


Tues May 7th - KAMA SUTRA. w/ residents DJ Karem (Dubmission - 91.3 FM WYEP). Guest DJs every week. Zythos. 218 Carson St. (southside). 10pm-2am. $2 cover.


Wed May 8th - Jazz Jam Session with Horace Turner.  Come jam out with some Old School Kats from Pittsburgh’s Golden Days of Jazz. Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd (corner of Baum & S.Highland). All Ages. No Cover.


Wed may 8th - Breakdancing. Calling all b-girls and b-boys and everyone who feel the vibe. Practice your skillz or watch the skillz being perfected. Meet new friends. Have a smoothie and rock steady. Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd (corner of Baum & S.Highland). All Ages. No Cover. 10pm.


Wed May 8th - Good Life. A Music & Dance experience. Soul, Deep House and more! A variety of DJs playing the best in Garage (Element 5 translation - good soulful dance music!). @ BUSKERS - 2117 Penn Ave (The Strip). 412-355-0911.


Thurs May 9 - Pittsburgh Public High School All City Arts Showcase. Reception and Awards Presentation. Manchester Craftsmen's Guild. 1815 Metropolitan Street 6PM- 8PM. The 2002 Pittsburgh Public High School All City Arts Showcase exhibited at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild April 12 - May 17. This exhibition highlights the creative achievements of young artists who attend the Pittsburgh Public High Schools. Through a partnership with the Eleanor Friedberg Foundation, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, more than $70,000 in scholarships and cash awards will be made to high school seniors and juniors. Additional non-cash awards, donated by area arts organizations and merchants, are open to all high school grade levels. Reception and awards presentation, which is open and free to the public. For more information call 412-322-1773 x165 or email

mailto:gschooley@mcg-btc.org .


Thurs may 9th - Club Havana. Guest DJ - Star Eyes...San Fran. Resident DJs DC Space & DJ Society. 5774 Ellesworth Ave (Shadyside) 412-661-2025. 10pm.


Fri May 10th - Live:  J.G. Boccella & the Modo Mio Band. 7pm-10pm. Hybrid Soul Music. http://www.modomio.com/. $5 Cover/bring two friends and get in FREE! DJ spinning Soul/Hip-Hop/Funk until 2am $2 Cover after 10pm. Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd. 412-363-8277


Fri May 10th - Adult w/ Daniel Wang. @ the Warhol Museum. Adult. is a male and female electronic music duo from Detroit whose performances mix jagged electronic beats and sounds with paranoid, New Wave vocals, video/performance art, high fashion and punk-rock DIY aesthetics. Adult. will be joined by Daniel Wang, a gay New York City electronic dance music composer who will perform a lecture-demonstration of his moody live electro-house music on a variety of his 'old-school' studio tools, including a performance on the touch-less electronic instrument, the Theramin. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 412.237.8300. www.warhol.org


Fri May 10th - Midnight Expresso Series. Bi-weekly poetry, art & intellect. Get your groove on after midnight with the legendary DJ Nate da Phat Barber. Ramseys II.  7310 Frankstown Rd. (Homewood). http://www.bridgespotters.com/ and http://www.1naturalchoice.com/.


Sat May 11th - Momentum. Poetic. Funk. Resonating. From. Wave-Like. Transmissions. Of Energy. Featuring Shawn Rudiman, Middle East, Cultivator, Christiane Leach, Light Fantastic, Soy Sos, Jitesh Ensemble, Technoir-Audio + surprise guests. Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd (corner of Baum & S.Highland). All Ages. $6 cover. 10 pm. http://www.elementfive.info/


Sat May 11th - BEAM playing - live, improv hip-hop-drum-n-bass-jazz fusion. @ the Quiet Storm Cafe. 5430 PENN AVE. pittsburgh PA 15206. 412.661.9355. http://www.beaminfo.com/ and http://www.quietstormcoffee.com/


Sat May 11th - The Backporch Ballroom Series. Feat. Paul Germia. Blues and Bluegrass at in true school form. Limited Seating. Reservations Requested. 412-361-0553. 5712 Wellesley ave (Highland Park). Suggested donation $10. BYOB. Ice buckets provided, yo. Brought to you by Green Mannequin Productions & Calliope. http://www.wirz.de/music/geremfrm.htm


Sun May 12 - Architecture + Water. Carnegie Museum of Art. 4400 Forbes Avenue in Oakland. These five innovative projects exemplify novel and successful approaches to integrate water with architecture. The designs showcased in this provocative exhibition range from private wellings to large public projects and explore the range of challenges architects face when building on or near water-a critical issue when waterfront development is increasingly linked with economic progress and quality-of-life concerns. 412-622-3131.  http://www.cmoa.org/

Ticket Price: Members, Free; Adults, $8; Seniors, children and students $5.


Sun May 12 - SONNTAGSUNDAYS. Afternoon Coffee, Late Lunch and good soulful music. Enhance your Sunday Afternoons with Pittsburgh's finest DJ spinning downtempo, nujazz, soul, deep house, broken beat, and rare groove funk. Hosted by DJ Centauri. Guest DJ this week - Ashwin Tumne. @ Coca Lounge - 3811 Butler St PGH, PA 15201 (Lawrenceville). 3pm-7pm. Free. 412-621-3171.


Sun May 12th - Jazz Satellite feat. Bros Peck (of Momentum/Element 5). Live Jazz music, cappacino, and chess. 'nuff said!. @ Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd (corner of Baum & S.Highland). $3 cover. 412-363-8277.


Sun May 12th - The All Star Game. @ Pub IG - Atwood St. under India Garden Restaurant (Oakland). Pittsburgh's best underground house DJs tear it up to get your groove on. Exercise your mind, body and soul to make that monday morning smooth as silk.


Mon May 13 - Art for AIDS/Art for Change is an art auction to benefit Persad Center's AIDS care services as well as its therapeutic and educational programs. Now in its 14th year, the benefit has grown from a small auction in a local art gallery to a major event at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Nearly 2000 guests, artists and volunteers participate and over 200 pieces of art by local, national and international artists are auctioned. More than a dozen area restaurants serve their specialties. This year's event will be on. For tickets, call (412) 441-9786 x313. To volunteer, send email to mailto:art4aids@juno.com or call (412) 441-9786 x310.