We are dedicated to bringing out the soul of underground culture in the city of bridges and helping build a community interconnected with
the elements beneath the surface.
Our goal is to promote collective creativity through a fluid intersection of people, places, ideas and vibrations. In doing so, we seek to connect independent arts
and culture to the urban development
July 31st, 2002 Update Thanks
to everyone who came to check out Momentum this past
Saturday, August 3rd @ The Quiet Storm. A very special thanks to all the artists who
made it happen. Our apologies for the late updates. For comprehensive event listings dig through
sections of this website. In
addition, the Bridgespotters ,
Ground Zero , and MAP
maintain regular email lists of events in the
Thank you for checking out element 5.
Some community messages:
· The state of public transit in our city: Save Our Transit
· The Bridgespotters: A special Message
· Cycling in the City: The Better Way
· Transportation: Forum, Mon-Fayette Expressway, other info
· Zoning: Issues for non-profit organizations
element 5 picks [Aug 7th-Aug 13th, 2002]:
[updated every Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday]
Wed Aug 7th - Laketrout [sophisticated
electronic-influenced grooves ] & Beam
['experimental hip-hop' and 'improvised drum and bass']. live
musicians, without a drum machine in sight. @
Wed Aug 7th - Wednesday Live hip-hop/soul Jam Session . This week Feat. the Rain Quartet. Hosted by KL of Bridgespotters. Open Mic for Emcees | Poets | Vocalists $5/$3 Ladies9pm-1am. Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd. 412.363.8277.
Wed Aug 7th
Outside". Dance on an outdoor deck
to salsa music from to . Free parking, free admission and free salsa
lessons () taught by Jesse Branas and Amanda McKee. D'Imperio's.
Thurs Aug 8th -
The Art of Lighting Design. The Mattress Factory and Pittsburgh New
Music Ensemble (PNME) present a free Thursday sneak preview of PNME's world
premiere compositions in conjunction with guided tours of the Mattress
Factory's blockbuster exhibition, James Turrell: Into the Light. 5-7pm. @
Thurs Aug 8th - Designing
Thurs Aug 8th Shango [Live Soul-Jazz]. @ Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd. 412.363.8277. $5.
Thurs Aug 8th
the rest of the Summer. 2002 Summer Film Series at the Byham Theater, Downtown. Presented by The
Thurs Aug 8th - CLub
Fri Aug 9th - ONYX Friday!
Fri Aug 9th BMWT: Black Men Working Together. After work soother. @ Omni William Penn Hotel, . No cover
Fri Aug 9th Summer Studios Student Exhibit 2002 Reception. 7PM. MCG Arts presents Summer Studios Student Exhibit
2002 @ Manchester Craftsmen's Guild August 2 September. 20. On display is
work in ceramics, photography and digital imaging created by 13-18 year olds
enrolled in MCG's free summer arts program. @ Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, 7PM.
Fri Aug 9th Fundraiser for reprazenting
at the Millions for Reparations march in
Fri Aug 9th
through 25th - Indian Ink by Tom Stoppard. Indian Ink is about cultures in love
and in hate with each other, about sisters, muses, about how we tell each other
how to live to reassure ourselves that we are living rightly. It's about how
strong a life's force can be, that it would merge the present and the past into
an endless state of moonlight scented with sandalwood.August 9 - 25, 2002 with
rain dates on the dark days (Aug. 12, 13, 19). Outdoors at
Fri Aug 9th - Sarrogita substitute: To put in the place of another
as a successor. This Closing Reception is a retrospective incorporating past
performances and present interests, including works by recent collaborators.
With sounds from:
Fri Aug 9th Fyah Wyah & The Universal
Roots, The Wisdom Band. Live Reggae music.
@ 1023 Backstage.
Fri Aug 9th through 12th - Shadyside Summer Arts Festival. Fifth & Penn Avenues, Shadyside. FREE, 412-621-8481, http://www.shadysideartsfestival.com/events.html
Fri Aug 9th until closing - The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat). This highly anticipated film is the
epic tale of native life in the
Sat Aug 10th - Steel Valley Arts Council (SVAC) presents the
Sat Aug 10th - Fashionistas Alert! Stop
starin' and join the Good Little Girls to celebrate five issues of fashion and
fabulous-ness! Try and out-dress one another!
Accessorize madly! Paint the mannequin head! Good Little Girls 'Zine
Release Party and Fashion Show.
Sat Aug 10th In the V.I.P. room only of
M Deep House with Rotating Residents. Vinny, Eric Justin, Enrique, Centauri, John
Eperjesi, DC Space aka Black Mike, Ed-Umm, & Kerem. 1600 Smallman
Sat Aug 10th Hush Hush The Weekly private party. Resident
DJs Centauri, Kerem, Vinny, & Eric Justin spinning Chill House, Acid-Jazz,
Down Tempo, & Soul. Every Saturday . @ Muse.
Sun Aug 11th - Sonnatang Sundays. Resident: DJ Centauri. Spinning chilled out, soulful grooves to go with your Sunday
afternoon coffee. Bring a book or a Friend along. 3pm-7pm.
Coca Lounge. 3811
Sun Aug 11th THE ALL STAR GAME. This night brings out the
best of the best djs spinning deep house, old soul, disco, afro beat and
anything else with a vibe. Drink special: 1/2 off all Martins from - . PUB I.G on the lower level of
Sun Aug 11th - Bros. Peck Jazz Satellite. Shadow Lounge.
Mon Aug 12th - Revolve w/ Resident DJs Kerem & Kaleo. Guest DJs
weekly. @ Zythos.
Mon Aug 12th - The Crawford Grill IS OPEN
every Monday night from 8-12. NO
COVER!!! Live Jazz Feat: Kenny
Blake - Sax. Jeff Grubbs - Bass. James T Johnson
III - Drums. Howie Alexander Piano
Mon Aug 12th Live Jazz Jam Session @ the Shadow Lounge.
Mon Aug 12th Phat Man
13th - Spoken Word Tuesday (open mic). Quiet Storm
Tues Aug 13th Velvet w/ your resident hosts Adam Ratana (Chemlab) and Jwan Allen (Technoir-Audio). Guest DJs weekly
spinning the best in soulful dance music. ABSOLUTELY FREE! Check out the $1
Yuengling/Iron city special from -. @ Zythos.
Tues Aug 13th 720 records presents a night of rare funk soul express. Featuring resident DJ Selecta and regular guest DJs to fill your
week with soulful vibes. FREE. 10pm-2am.
13th - Reggae & Dub. Feat. The Reggae Bus Crew. DJs spinning the
Deepest Dub and the Roots Reggae. Chill atmosphere. Every
Tuesdays @ Pub. I.G.