We are dedicated to bringing out the soul of grassroots 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 of Pittsburgh and unlock the potential energy through the poetry of people in motion....

element 5 presents...

momentum

 

Sunday, June 13th, 2004
noon - 3 pm  |
  FREE!!!

@ the 3 Rivers Arts Festival
(WYEP Stage, Point State Park)

 

>>> Click Here for more info
 

 

June 04, 2003 Update Ė   The site update is in progress.  And another Momentum coming your way Sunday June 13th. Continuously evolving - that pretty much sums up the element 5 project, our website and our collective. Check out the new Community Messages board below.  Our webhacks are busy adding new features (and working old bugs). We thank you for your continued feedback.  Please feel free to drop us a message anytime - element5ive@yahoo.com.  Your feedback is most valuable to us. And as always,  keep your good vibes strong...

 

 

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Gil Mantera's Party Dream w/ Grand Buffet

Fri May 07 | 9:30 pm
@ The Brewhouse

Unblurred!

Fri May 07 | All night
@ All along Penn Ave in Friendship, Garfield, East Liberty

Music: Drums and Tuba

Fri May 07 | 9 pm
@ Quiet Storm Coffeehouse

Poogie Bell Band

Sat May 08 | 9 pm
@ The World


New Invisible Joy

Sat May 08 | 8pm
@ Club Cafe

Life In Balance w/ Centrale Electrique

Sat May 08 | 8 pm
@ Garfield Artworks

The Songwriters Project

Sat May 08 | 7 pm
@ The Mattress Factory

Music in Movies: Stop Making Sense

Mon May 10 | 8 pm
@ Harris Theater


Jacob Fred Jazz Odessy

Wed May 12 | 9 pm
@ CMU Underground

Talib Kweli

Thurs May 13 | 8 pm
@ The World (former Rosebud)

Music in Movies: WattSTAX

Mon May 17 | 8 pm
@ Harris Theater

Charlie Hunter Trio

Fri May 21 | 8 pm
@ Mr. Small's Funhouse


 

 

 

 

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Thursday Nights | 10pm-2am
@ Club Havana

DJ Selecta + Friends
Friday Nights | 10pm
@ Club Havana

Deep Inside... w/ resident DJ John Ep
Friday Afterhours
2am-5am
@ Shadow Lounge

CRASH
Saturday Afterhours
11pm - 4am
@ Shadow Lounge

720 Records night
Saturdays | 10pm-2am
@ PGH Deli Co.

Salsa !!!
Sundays | 10pm-2am
@ Club Havana

Soul Soothing Sundays
Sundays | 10pm-1am
@ Shadow Lounge

Ya Dig?! Souljazz  night. 

Tuesdays | 8pm-midnight
@ Kelly's Bar & Grill

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Unblurred!

Fri May 07 | All night
@ All along Penn Ave in Friendship, Garfield, East Liberty


Art Opening: Maydaze

Fri May 07 | 5 pm
@ Future Tenant


Art Opening: Implicit

Fri May 07 | 7 pm
@ Modern Formations

hi-tech/lo-tech






hi-tech/lo-tech

Art Opening: The Street Changes Forever Everywhere

Sat May 08 | 8 pm
@ Space Gallery

Art for AIDS: Benefit Auction

Mon May 10 | 6 pm
@ Carnegie Museum of Art

hi-tech / low-tech

through May 15
@ Wood Street Galleries

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Prophets & Gain

Mon May 03 - Sat May 08
@ Melwood Screening Room

Mayor of the Sunset Strip

Starts Fri May 07
@ Harris Theater

James' Journey To Jerusalem

Starts Fri May 07
@ Regent Square Theater

Woody Allen Sundays: Sleeper

Sun May 09 | 7:30 pm
@ Regent Square Theater
 
Music in Movies: Stop Making Sense

Mon May 10 | 8 pm
@ Harris Theater

Music in Movies: WattSTAX

Mon May 17 | 8 pm
@ Harris Theater

Spike and Mike's Twisted Festival of Animation

Thurs May 27
@ Melwood Screening Room

Shaolin Soccer

Starts Fri Jun 04
@ The Oaks Theater

 

 

 

 

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Chesapeake

Ongoing
@ City Theatre

Yo Mama

Onoing
@ Center For Creative Play

Friday Nite Improvs

Fridays  |  11 pm
@ Studio Theatre
(University of Pittsburgh)


The Amish Monkeys

Sat May 08 | 8 pm
@ Gemini Theater

 


Indian Classical Dance Performance...
Ananda Nartana...the Joy of Dance

Sun May 09 | 3 pm
@ McConomy Auditorium
(CMU)

The Spoken Mic

Sun May 09 | 7 pm
@ The Quiet Stor
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May 06
Fri
May 07
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May 08
Sun
May 09
Mon
May 10
Tues
May 11
Wed
May 12

DJs: HOT HIP HOP THURSDAYS with DJ JOHN G of the JHN STREET TEAM

Everyday Art

Film: Russian Film Symposium 2004

Music: Black Ireland

THURSDAYS @ HAVANA - Hot Shxt Night w/ GOOSE, JWAN and TOM COX

Theater: Chesapeake

Theatre: Yo' Mama!



'Implicit' after party

Art Opening: Implicit

Art Opening: Maydaze

Art: CMU Undergraduate Senior Art Shows

Comedy: Friday Night Improvs

DJs: Deep

DJs: Soul, Funk, Rare Groove, and Nu Beat night w/ DJ Selecta Y Su Record Collection

Film: Russian Film Symposium 2004

Jazz East at Killian's Pub

Music + Art: Implicit Afterparty

Music From Brazil w/ Lily Abreu

Music: Drums and Tuba

Music: Hip Hop Cafe Series

Music: Gil Mantera's Party w/ Grand Buffet

Theater: Chesapeake

Theatre: Yo' Mama!



AFTERHOURS: Crash!!!

Art Opening: The Street Changes Forever Everywhere

Black Moth Super Rainbow Cd release and P olynylo N

Film: Russian Film Symposium 2004

Live Music: Life In Balance w/ Centrale Electrique

Music: New Invisible Joy

Music: Poogie Bell Band

Music: The Songwriters Project

PIN UP artists to talk about pinhole imagery

The Amish Monkeys

Theater: Chesapeake

Theatre: Yo' Mama!



DJs: Soul Soothing Sundays

Dance: Ananda Nartana....The Dance of Joy

Poetry: The Spoken Mic

Theater: Chesapeake

Theatre: Yo' Mama!



Benefit: Art for AIDS/Art for Change 2004

Film: Stop Making Sense

Jade Tree United Tour w/ Strike Anywhere, From Ashes Rise, Challenger, & Breather Resist

Music: The One Am Radio, The Gunshy, Southpaw

REX Acoustic Open Stage

Theater: Chesapeake



DJs: Ya Dig?!

Dirty Dozen Brass Band w/ Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Code Green

Film Kitchen

Morning Meditation at the Mattress Factory

Morning Meditation at the Mattress Factory

Music: JEN FOSTER

Theater: Chesapeake



DJ: Punk Rock Night with DJ John Doran

Music: Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

Theater: Chesapeake







 

Thursday, May 06,2004   [events ]     [menu ]  




Thursday, May 06, 2004 - DJs: HOT HIP HOP THURSDAYS with DJ JOHN G of the JHN STREET TEAM
$3 | 10pm-2am @ Rumshakers 1224 East Carson St [South Side]. 412-431-5910 Map/directions

REAL HIP HOP , R&B, REGGAE and YOUR REQUESTS live on the Technics 1200's for the biggest Thursday night Hip Hop party on the South Side RUMSHAKERS with DJ JOHN G...the BIGGEST HIP HOP THURSDAY NIGHT on the SOUTH SIDE! Pittsburgh's Street Team Music Director, DJ JOHN G gives you REAL HIP HOP , R&B, REGGAE (and requests) ALL THE WAY LIVE on the Technics 1200's (for real) at Rumshakers at 13th & E. Carson Streets on Pittsburgh's South Side. You don't want to miss out on what hundreds of people (and at least 200 on Thursdays) each week now know about on the South Side! Rumshakers is across the street from Dairy Queen and three blocks East of the 10th Street Bridge, South High School and the BP Gas Station.

For more info: Phone: 412.431.5910 or 412.216.6790 email: johng@webjhn.com Visit: www.webjhn.com/jhn_on_the_streets_of_pittsburgh







Thursday, May 06, 2004 - Everyday Art
free | 5-6:30 pm; Weekly Coffee House Meetings @ Tessadoro Coffe, Highland Park; [ALL]. www.everydayart.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EVERYDAY ART ASSIGNMENTS LAUNCHED IN PITTSBURGH This new, public art project invites everyone i hte world to complete and share weekly art assignments affered online by some of Pittsburgh most interesting artists. Pittsbugh,PA.... Everyday Art Assignments is a community-interactive, web-based project that will offer weekly visual, written, or photographic assignments to the general public designed by working artists in all media. Each week, beginning the week of March 22, a different artist's assignment will be featured and literally everyone is invited to participate. Upon completion of the assignment, participants can email, mail or drop pff documentation of their work for exhibition online. The first run of this experimental project will last for 14 weeks ending the week of June 21. Anyone who completes all 14 of the assignments by June 26 will get a special reward at the end of the first round, although ultimately the project is about the act of participation rather than the prize. A public exhibition of completed assignments will coincide with The Sprout Fund's Hothouse '04 Showcase in June. The press is invited to view the website at www.everydayart.org The featured assignment this week is "Create a Sign Photojournal" created by Jennifer Baron encourages participants to. People who have completed assignments already from Mt. Oliver, McKees Rocks, Oakland, South Hills, Irwin, and Downtown. This is bringing together writers and photographers about visual archeology. Become a cultural archaeologist! †This project aims to inspire participants to become actively aware of the everyday built environment by exploring the vital and enduring roadside and Main Street sign culture of western PA. Using imagery and words, you will document, research and interpret two signs that you feel are compelling subject matter. †During the creative process, you will respond to the visual, cultural, commercial, historical and personal significance that signs hold for you. † † Begin your assignment by using a camera of any kind to photograph two signs of your choice: one located in, and one located outside, your neighborhood. †Try taking several photographs of each sign, such as from different angles and distances, or at different times of day. Record your observations and thoughts in a journal (narrative style or list form is fine!): † 1.† Name of sign/business 2.† Location 3.† Date and time 4.† Description of sign 5.† What you notice about the neighborhood 6.† Why you selected the sign † Next, process and print your work. †View your images and choose one photograph for each signóthe image you feel best captures the signís identity. † To accompany your images, research your two signs and their environments. What can you discover about the signís commercial/cultural history, its role in the neighborhood and its visual qualities? †Interview (Try using a hand held tape recorder and/or a journal) the business owner, an employee and/or a resident to learn more† about each sign and its neighborhood. †Respond to new topics that you may uncover and see where your research

For more info: Phone: (412) 362-1024 email: cheryl@studiocapezzuti.com Visit: www.everydayart.org







Thursday, May 06, 2004 - Film: Russian Film Symposium 2004
$5 | Check Website @ Melwood Screening Room 477 Melwood Avenue [N. Oakland]. 412-682-4111 www.pghfilmmakers.org/russ.html Map/directions

For the first time, the annual Russian Film Symposium cosponsored by the University of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Filmmakers will concentrate on new and unknown filmmakers, including young directors who have just completed a first feature film. Titled Prophets and Gain: New Russian Cinema, the symposium will take place May 3-8 on Pittís Oakland campus and at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 477 Melwood Ave., North Oakland location. The symposium, supported by Pitt, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, and The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, will feature screenings of 15 films, four of them American premieres and the other 11 productions by STW Film Company, NTV-Profit Film Company, and Pygmalion Productions, private Russian production studios. The symposium also will include daytime discussions and commentaries. The new filmmakers are Petr Buslov, Aleksei German Jr., Gennadii Sidorov, and Andrei Zviagintsev. Their films, depicting todayís Russian cinema, will be shown at 8 p.m. May 5-8 respectively, beginning with Buslovís Bimmer (2003), introduced by Sergei Chlyants, general producer at Pygmalion; Germanís The Last Train (2003), introduced by Vladimir Padunov, associate professor in Pittís Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and associate director of the Film Studies Program; Sidorovís Little Old Ladies (2003), introduced by Mikhail Iampolískii, associate professor of Comparative Literature and Russian Studies at New York University; and Zviagintsevís The Return (2003), introduced by Vlad Strukov, visiting assistant professor in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Pitt. These films will be screened at the Pittsburgh Filmmakerís Melwood Screening Room; admission is $5. The four films were all released in the second half of 2003. Each film has received several prestigious awards at major film festivals both domestically and abroad. The transformation of the Russian film industry over the last decade has given rise to independent producers and the emergence of privately owned film companies. The three production companies, whose films will be shown during the symposium, have dominated the independent market in Russia. Former film director Sergei Selíianov established STW Film Company in St. Petersburg in 1992; NTV-Profit Film Company, a company created in 1995 in Moscow, joins Igorí Tolstunovís production studio Profit with Vladimir Gusinskiiís NTV Television Company; and in 2001, Chlyants formed Pygmalion Productions in Moscow. In addition to screening the three companyís films, presentations about the companies will be given throughout the symposium at 2 p.m. in Pittís David Lawrence Hall, Room 106, 3942 Forbes Ave. Maksim Ukhanov, chief financial officer at STW, will speak about the company May 3; Chlyants will discuss Pygmalion May 5; and Yevgeny Gindilis, NTVís director of international projects, will talk about the company May 7. All films have English subtitles. For a full schedule of screenings and information on the event, visit the symposium Web site at www.rusfilm.pitt.edu.

For more info: Visit: www.rusfilm.pitt.edu/2004/schedule.html







Thursday, May 06, 2004 - Music: Black Ireland
$6 | 10 pm - 1 am @ Shadow Lounge 5972 Baum Blvd [East Liberty]. 412-363-8277 www.7thmovement.net Map/directions

Black Ireland (Jazz Fusion): Alex Peck - Percussion, Christian Dillingham - Upright Bass, + Chris McDonald - Keys







Thursday, May 06, 2004 - THURSDAYS @ HAVANA - Hot Shxt Night w/ GOOSE, JWAN and TOM COX
Free | 10pm-2am @ Club Havana 5744 Ellsworth Ave [Shadyside]. 412-661-2025 Map/directions

One of the hottest Deep House + Techno weekly in the 412. Guest DJs every week spinning soulful vibes for your aural and movement pleasure. This week's guest DJs: GOOSE, JWAN and TOM COX

For more info: email: jasonc_clubhavana@hotmail.com







Thursday, May 06, 2004 - Theater: Chesapeake
Visit Website or Call for Tickets | Check schedule for Showtimes @ City Theatre 1300 Bingham at 13th Street [Southside]. 412-431-CITY www.citytheatrecompany.org Map/directions

Arts. Politics. Dogs. Labeled obscene and stripped of his NEA grant, a performance artist seeks revenge against a right-wing Senator and becomes inextricably linked with Lucky, the Senatorís Chesapeake Bay Retriever. A brilliantly off-kilter take on Americaís culture wars.







Thursday, May 06, 2004 - Theatre: Yo' Mama!
$15 | 8 pm @ Center for Creative Play 1400 Braddock Ave [Edgewood]. 412-371-1668 www.center4creativeplay.org Map/directions

A provocative new comedy about modern motherhood. Six women in a post-natal yoga class take you on a one-hour roller coaster ride through sleepless nights, first words, and orgasms that no mother, son, or daughter should miss. This collaboration takes site-specific theatre to a whole new level. Yo'Mama!, written and directed by Arnet after the birth of her son, sets six new mothers in a post-natal yoga class where they share honest, humorous, sexy, and irreverent tales of parenthood as they move continuously in and out of yoga postures. As the Center for Creative Play is a popular destination for parents and families and as its downstairs neighbor is Fitness Yoga - where people can take pre and post-natal yoga classes - the play is easily at home in its new location. Written and Directed by Heather Arnet Choreography by Mary Miller.Featuring: Janis Burley Wilson, Carla Delaney, Vanessa German, Melissa Martin, Tonia Steed, and Adrienne Wehr.

For more info: Phone: Proarts at 412-394-3353 for tickets Visit: www.yomamatheplay.com




 

Friday, May 07 ,2004   [events ]     [menu ]  




Friday, May 07, 2004 - 'Implicit' after party
$3 | 9:00pm - until @ Showroom Lofts 5530 Penn Avenue [Friendship]. 412-363-0820 Map/directions

ĎImplicití after-party & open stage In conjunction w/ Modern Formations art show Friday, May 7, 2004 9pm Ė until. Located at 5530 Penn Avenue, Loft 1 between Negley & Stratford Avenues. Enter at the red door on Stratford. $3 suggested donation some beer provided w/ proper id BYOB, please! Featuring: DJ Bagel - house; DJ Goose - broken beat house, house, and deep house Live music: Wylouts & Powderfrench Art: Blaine Siegel & Jay Michael Del Greco. This is an open-stage forum. We welcome any performers to the stage. If you plan to perform, please bring the necessary equipment. Also, if would like your name to appear on the next email announcement, please email barrettblackband@hotmail.com by Wednesday and include your performance name and genre. Please be sure to check out the ĎImplicití art show before stopping by Modern Formations Gallery 4919 Penn Avenue 7pm www.modernformations.com

For more info: email: barrettblackband@hotmail.com







Friday, May 07, 2004 - Art Opening: Implicit
Free | 7 - 11 pm @ Modern Formations Gallery 4919 Penn Ave [Garfield]. 412-362-0274 www.modernformations.com Map/directions

ďImplicitĒ featuring: Aaron McGregor - showing a mix of paintings and photography. Blaine Siegel Ė Showing mixed media work. Jay Del Greco - showing a mix of old sculptural paintings and mixed-media pieces. Exhibit continues until May 28th.

For more info: Phone: 412-362-0274 email: modernformations@hotmail.com







Friday, May 07, 2004 - Art Opening: Maydaze
Free | 5pm - 8pm @ Future Tenant Gallery 801 Liberty Ave [Downtown]. 412-268-3932 www.futuretenant.org Map/directions

Maydaze, a show of emerging artists whose work embraces the subtle to the spectacular, aims to put you under a visual spell. Back for the second time at Future Tenant, second year MFA students from Carnegie Mellon Universityís School of Art promise to provoke some springtime banter with the fruits of their labor. Mario Marzan's work operates in a space between the real and the imagined. With an emphasis on recollection, his drawings fabricate a world where memories are topographically stored and truth is distorted to the limit of collapse. Each one of his skillfully rendered drawings informs the other and therefore diagrams a coherent experience motivated by the narrative he has constructed. The drawings begin to form spatial narratives as the story grows out of control, the chapters demanding a place in the visible world. Performing Artists: Mario Marzan's work operates in a space between the real and the imagined. With an emphasis on recollection, his drawings fabricate a world where memories are topographically stored and truth is distorted to the limit of collapse. Carolyn Lambert is a producer of sculpture, installation art, and performance art. Her current work focuses on culture as it takes form within social, economic and agricultural systems. Adam Daviesí current work in drawing and painting explores visionary art and science concerned with utopian and dystopian themes. Jacob Ciocci presents comics, websites, animations, music, and paintings dealing with the relationship between consumer culture and GOD. Blithe Riley currently works in live video performance. Her work explores how meaning is scripted in the live vs. recorded image. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 6:00-8:00 pm. Future Tenant is a project of Carnegie Mellon University and The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, located in the heart of the Cultural District.

For more info: Phone: 412-268-3932 email: ellena@cmu.edu







Friday, May 07, 2004 - Art: CMU Undergraduate Senior Art Shows
Free | 7 pm @ The Frame 5200 Forbes Ave [CMU Campus, Oakland]. Map/directions

CMU undergrads in the Art Dept are required to put up a show in The Frame during senior year. 3/26: John Kim & Gina Lee. 4/2: Patrick Rowe & Lindsay Cortese & Christina Murcado. 4/9: Jeannine Biunno & Nick Wylie & Claire Perry. 4/16: an Barret & Tommy Macker & John Bush. 4/23: Fiona Wilson & Leslie Vega & Maureen Antkowski. 4/30: Christina Lazar & Ashley Harwood. 5/7: Leslie Klasterka & Maxim Tsvetovat. 5/14: Ryan Murray & Luke Meeken.







Friday, May 07, 2004 - Comedy: Friday Night Improvs
$3 | 11 pm @ Studio Theatre Basement of Cathederal of Learning (between Fifth & Forbes at Bigelow) [University of Pittsburgh Campus, Oakland]. www.pitt.edu/~pittarts Map/directions

PGH's premier weekly Ha Ha Ha improv comedy night. Deep in the underground basement of U Pitt's Studio theater.

For more info: email: fnihost@hotmail.com Visit: www.fnipgh.com







Friday, May 07, 2004 - DJs: Deep
Free | 2am-sunrise @ Shadow Lounge 5972 Baum Blvd [East Liberty]. 412-363-8277 www.7thmovement.net Map/directions

Deep House, soulful techno, underground Disco with lots of Body & SOul. w/ resident DJ John Ep + friends.







Friday, May 07, 2004 - DJs: Soul, Funk, Rare Groove, and Nu Beat night w/ DJ Selecta Y Su Record Collection
Free | 10 pm - 2am @ Club Havana 5744 Ellsworth Ave [Shadyside]. 412-661-2025 Map/directions

Soul, Funk, Jazz, Hip hop, Electronic, Rare grooves. All seemlessly in the mix with the DJ Selecta monster orchestra.

For more info: Visit: www.720records.com







Friday, May 07, 2004 - Film: Russian Film Symposium 2004
$5 | Check Website @ Melwood Screening Room 477 Melwood Avenue [N. Oakland]. 412-682-4111 www.pghfilmmakers.org/russ.html Map/directions

For the first time, the annual Russian Film Symposium cosponsored by the University of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Filmmakers will concentrate on new and unknown filmmakers, including young directors who have just completed a first feature film. Titled Prophets and Gain: New Russian Cinema, the symposium will take place May 3-8 on Pittís Oakland campus and at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 477 Melwood Ave., North Oakland location. The symposium, supported by Pitt, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, and The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, will feature screenings of 15 films, four of them American premieres and the other 11 productions by STW Film Company, NTV-Profit Film Company, and Pygmalion Productions, private Russian production studios. The symposium also will include daytime discussions and commentaries. The new filmmakers are Petr Buslov, Aleksei German Jr., Gennadii Sidorov, and Andrei Zviagintsev. Their films, depicting todayís Russian cinema, will be shown at 8 p.m. May 5-8 respectively, beginning with Buslovís Bimmer (2003), introduced by Sergei Chlyants, general producer at Pygmalion; Germanís The Last Train (2003), introduced by Vladimir Padunov, associate professor in Pittís Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and associate director of the Film Studies Program; Sidorovís Little Old Ladies (2003), introduced by Mikhail Iampolískii, associate professor of Comparative Literature and Russian Studies at New York University; and Zviagintsevís The Return (2003), introduced by Vlad Strukov, visiting assistant professor in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Pitt. These films will be screened at the Pittsburgh Filmmakerís Melwood Screening Room; admission is $5. The four films were all released in the second half of 2003. Each film has received several prestigious awards at major film festivals both domestically and abroad. The transformation of the Russian film industry over the last decade has given rise to independent producers and the emergence of privately owned film companies. The three production companies, whose films will be shown during the symposium, have dominated the independent market in Russia. Former film director Sergei Selíianov established STW Film Company in St. Petersburg in 1992; NTV-Profit Film Company, a company created in 1995 in Moscow, joins Igorí Tolstunovís production studio Profit with Vladimir Gusinskiiís NTV Television Company; and in 2001, Chlyants formed Pygmalion Productions in Moscow. In addition to screening the three companyís films, presentations about the companies will be given throughout the symposium at 2 p.m. in Pittís David Lawrence Hall, Room 106, 3942 Forbes Ave. Maksim Ukhanov, chief financial officer at STW, will speak about the company May 3; Chlyants will discuss Pygmalion May 5; and Yevgeny Gindilis, NTVís director of international projects, will talk about the company May 7. All films have English subtitles. For a full schedule of screenings and information on the event, visit the symposium Web site at www.rusfilm.pitt.edu.

For more info: Visit: www.rusfilm.pitt.edu/2004/schedule.html







Friday, May 07, 2004 - Jazz East at Killian's Pub
$5.00 | 10:00 @ Killian's Pub 531 Freeport Dr. [Creighton, PA]. 724-226-8111 www.jazzeast.net Map/directions

JAZZ EAST combines the very best of music styles like Jazz, Swing, Latin, Rock and much more. This band is definitely for those who like more than one kind of dressing on their musical salad.

For more info: Phone: 724-448-1544 email: heathkipp@hotmail.com Visit: www.jazzeast.net







Friday, May 07, 2004 - Music + Art: Implicit Afterparty
$3 donation | 9pm - 3am @ Showroom Lofts 5530 Penn Ave [Friendship]. Map/directions

ĎImplicití after-party & open stage In conjunction w/ Modern Formations art show Featuring: DJ Bagel, DJ Goose. Live music: Wylouts & Powderfrench Art: Blaine Siegel Jay Michael Del Greco This is an open-stage forum. We welcome any performers to the stage. If you plan to perform, please bring the necessary equipment. Also, if would like your name to appear on the next email announcement, please reply to this message by Wednesday and include your performance name and genre. Please be sure to check out the ĎImplicití art show before stopping by Modern Formations Gallery.

For more info: Phone: 412-363-0820 email: barrettblackband@hotmail.com







Friday, May 07, 2004 - Music From Brazil w/ Lily Abreu
Free | 4 pm @ Founders' Room, Laughlin Music Center Woodland Road [Chatham College ]. 412-365-1201 Map/directions

Brazillian Classical Music performance by saprano Lily Abreu.







Friday, May 07, 2004 - Music: Drums and Tuba
$6 | 9pm - 12 am @ Quiet Storm Coffeehouse 5430 Penn Ave [Friendship]. 412-661-9355 www.quietstormcoffee.com Map/directions

DRUMS AND TUBA: "Unconventional and unexpectedly appealing, the New York City-based instrumental trio Drums & Tuba utilizes ≠ you guessed it ≠ drums and tuba (plus guitar) with splendid consequences. Produced by Andrew (Goat Boy) Gilchrist and righteous babe Ani DiFranco, Vinyl Killer, D&T's fourth long-player, finds members Tony Nozero, Brian Wolff and Neal McKeeby fusing classic rock, futuristic jazz, and heartfelt funk... With their focus primarily on rhythm, be it from the horns, skins, axe or all three, Drums & Tuba have amassed a brilliant and essential exercise in modern sound experimentation. Killer indeed."

For more info: Visit: www.drumsandtuba.com







Friday, May 07, 2004 - Music: Hip Hop Cafe Series
$8 | 10pm-2am @ Shadow Lounge 5972 Baum Blvd [East Liberty]. 412-363-8277 www.7thmovement.net Map/directions

One of the Metro areas most popular live performance nights. Weekly regional and national feature guests artists. Resident band: The Rain Quartent (very soulful jazzy group). Hosted by Hutch (HutchSimon Project). Hip Hop culture at its finest.







Friday, May 07, 2004 - Music: Gil Mantera's Party w/ Grand Buffet
$10 | 9:30 pm @ The Brewhouse 2100 Mary St [Southside]. 412-381-7767 www.brewhouse.org Map/directions

Pittsburgh hiphop duo comes home to roost. With Gil Mantera's Party Dream, Z-Man (rapper from Hieroglyphics camp in Cali), Weird Paul, and Alan Astor (from NYC). All ages show. Free beer with ID.







Friday, May 07, 2004 - Theater: Chesapeake
Visit Website or Call for Tickets | Check schedule for Showtimes @ City Theatre 1300 Bingham at 13th Street [Southside]. 412-431-CITY www.citytheatrecompany.org Map/directions

Arts. Politics. Dogs. Labeled obscene and stripped of his NEA grant, a performance artist seeks revenge against a right-wing Senator and becomes inextricably linked with Lucky, the Senatorís Chesapeake Bay Retriever. A brilliantly off-kilter take on Americaís culture wars.







Friday, May 07, 2004 - Theatre: Yo' Mama!
$15 | 8 pm @ Center for Creative Play 1400 Braddock Ave [Edgewood]. 412-371-1668 www.center4creativeplay.org Map/directions

A provocative new comedy about modern motherhood. Six women in a post-natal yoga class take you on a one-hour roller coaster ride through sleepless nights, first words, and orgasms that no mother, son, or daughter should miss. This collaboration takes site-specific theatre to a whole new level. Yo'Mama!, written and directed by Arnet after the birth of her son, sets six new mothers in a post-natal yoga class where they share honest, humorous, sexy, and irreverent tales of parenthood as they move continuously in and out of yoga postures. As the Center for Creative Play is a popular destination for parents and families and as its downstairs neighbor is Fitness Yoga - where people can take pre and post-natal yoga classes - the play is easily at home in its new location. Written and Directed by Heather Arnet Choreography by Mary Miller.Featuring: Janis Burley Wilson, Carla Delaney, Vanessa German, Melissa Martin, Tonia Steed, and Adrienne Wehr.

For more info: Phone: Proarts at 412-394-3353 for tickets Visit: www.yomamatheplay.com




 

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Saturday, May 08, 2004 - AFTERHOURS: Crash!!!
$5 | 2am-5am (saturday evening to sunday morning) @ Shadow Lounge 5972 Baum Blvd [East Liberty]. 412-363-8277 www.7thmovement.net Map/directions

The Mid Atlantic's Only After Hours Open Waffle Bar (made fresh to order with all the fixings and all you can eat). Featuring DJ SMI spinning Down Tempo and Head Nod Hip-Hop. Plus in House Massage Therapist. Every Saturday Night!







Saturday, May 08, 2004 - Art Opening: The Street Changes Forever Everywhere
Free | 8pm - 12 am @ Space Pittsburgh 812 Liberty Ave [Downtown]. www.spacepittsburgh.com Map/directions

Recent Work by Artists: SWOON, CALMA, SEAK, BL4CKH4M, HORSIE, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, FAILE, PARS, ABE LINCOLN JR., THE FLOWER GUY, AND ON AND ON we know and we know you know the street changes forever everywhere the "street changes forever everywhere" is an international outdoor poster/street art show going on in pittsburgh pa. work has been mailed in from all over the world and installed on empty storefronts in the center of town. there will be an opening reception at space gallery on liberty ave not far from the outdoor sites... dj edgar um will be performing and there will be free beer for the drinking. work will be displayed from all the different artists and we will be giving it all away at the end of the night. the admission is free but donations are welcome... for more details check www.seakmac.com

For more info: Visit: www.seakmac.com







Saturday, May 08, 2004 - Black Moth Super Rainbow Cd release and P olynylo N
$7 | 8PM @ The Eye 4814 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, Pa 15224 [Bloomfield/Garfield]. 412.361.2393 Map/directions

Pittsburgh's most original music venue - The Eye - will be the hosting a CD release party like none other: Internationally known lo-fi analog pioneers Black Moth Super Rainbow, formerly known as Satan Stomping Caterpillars, will be releasing Start A People on Graveface Records. Local downtempo supergroup Omolara and indie rock newcomers The Marianna Prosperity are also on the bill. P olynylo N , a funkalicious fashion fiesta will glide, pop and slide between musical showcases to the tweaks and twizzles of Hikudetaute. Wear your EDGY hat and receive a FLY super secret surprise.' Black Moth Super Rainbow has previously been described as: "unlike anything else currently being created," - http://www.adequesy.net 2003 "eerily nostalgic [with] acoustic folk beauty," - http://www.leonardslair.co.uk 2003 "a strange vibe...shadowy melodies and [a] light, earthy sound," - http://www.fakejazz.com 2003 Black Moth can be reached at http://www.blackmothsuperrainbow.com Omolara can be reached at http://www.omolara.net The Marianna Prosperity can be reached at http://www.mariannaprosperity.com

For more info: email: TheeI@verizon.net







Saturday, May 08, 2004 - Film: Russian Film Symposium 2004
$5 | Check Website @ Melwood Screening Room 477 Melwood Avenue [N. Oakland]. 412-682-4111 www.pghfilmmakers.org/russ.html Map/directions

For the first time, the annual Russian Film Symposium cosponsored by the University of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Filmmakers will concentrate on new and unknown filmmakers, including young directors who have just completed a first feature film. Titled Prophets and Gain: New Russian Cinema, the symposium will take place May 3-8 on Pittís Oakland campus and at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 477 Melwood Ave., North Oakland location. The symposium, supported by Pitt, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, and The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, will feature screenings of 15 films, four of them American premieres and the other 11 productions by STW Film Company, NTV-Profit Film Company, and Pygmalion Productions, private Russian production studios. The symposium also will include daytime discussions and commentaries. The new filmmakers are Petr Buslov, Aleksei German Jr., Gennadii Sidorov, and Andrei Zviagintsev. Their films, depicting todayís Russian cinema, will be shown at 8 p.m. May 5-8 respectively, beginning with Buslovís Bimmer (2003), introduced by Sergei Chlyants, general producer at Pygmalion; Germanís The Last Train (2003), introduced by Vladimir Padunov, associate professor in Pittís Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and associate director of the Film Studies Program; Sidorovís Little Old Ladies (2003), introduced by Mikhail Iampolískii, associate professor of Comparative Literature and Russian Studies at New York University; and Zviagintsevís The Return (2003), introduced by Vlad Strukov, visiting assistant professor in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Pitt. These films will be screened at the Pittsburgh Filmmakerís Melwood Screening Room; admission is $5. The four films were all released in the second half of 2003. Each film has received several prestigious awards at major film festivals both domestically and abroad. The transformation of the Russian film industry over the last decade has given rise to independent producers and the emergence of privately owned film companies. The three production companies, whose films will be shown during the symposium, have dominated the independent market in Russia. Former film director Sergei Selíianov established STW Film Company in St. Petersburg in 1992; NTV-Profit Film Company, a company created in 1995 in Moscow, joins Igorí Tolstunovís production studio Profit with Vladimir Gusinskiiís NTV Television Company; and in 2001, Chlyants formed Pygmalion Productions in Moscow. In addition to screening the three companyís films, presentations about the companies will be given throughout the symposium at 2 p.m. in Pittís David Lawrence Hall, Room 106, 3942 Forbes Ave. Maksim Ukhanov, chief financial officer at STW, will speak about the company May 3; Chlyants will discuss Pygmalion May 5; and Yevgeny Gindilis, NTVís director of international projects, will talk about the company May 7. All films have English subtitles. For a full schedule of screenings and information on the event, visit the symposium Web site at www.rusfilm.pitt.edu.

For more info: Visit: www.rusfilm.pitt.edu/2004/schedule.html







Saturday, May 08, 2004 - Live Music: Life In Balance w/ Centrale Electrique
$5 | 8 pm @ Garfield Artworks 4931 Penn Ave [Garfield]. 412-802-7096 www.garfieldartworks.com Map/directions

On Saturday, May 8th, the electronic musical group CENTRALE ELECTRIQUE will join trance pioneers LIFE IN BALANCE for an evening of Space and Ambient Sounds.

For more info: email: lifeinbalance@comcast.net Visit: www.lifeinbalancemusic.com







Saturday, May 08, 2004 - Music: New Invisible Joy
8 pm - 1am | $8 @ Club Cafe 56-58 South 12th Street [Southside]. 412-431-4950 www.clubcafelive.com Map/directions

When New Invisible Joy first appeared on the music scene in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - they immediately began seducing fans, fellow musicians, and critics with their euro-textured sound and head turning live performances. The band's debut album, "Pale Blue Day", was dubbed "an aural masterpiece" by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review called it "inventive, creative, experimental, bold ... fresh and original ... a breathtaking collision of art and music." Their second release -- a self-titled, limited edition EP -- was recorded at Globe Studios and Joe Blaney Music in New York City and produced by Ed Tuton (Alana Davis, Maxwell, Eagle Eye Cherry).

For more info: Phone: 412-657-1041 email: alicia@newinvisiblejoy.com Visit: www.newinvisiblejoy.com







Saturday, May 08, 2004 - Music: Poogie Bell Band
$5 adv / $7 door | 9 pm @ The World 1600 Smallman St [Strip District]. 412-642-2941 www.rosebudstage.com Map/directions

The sound of Poogie Bell's drums is what you hear on many of the world's finest jazz, neo-soul, R&B and hip-hop records. Performer, record producer, composer, and arranger, you've heard his work with artists including Chaka khan, Marcus Miller, Roberta Flack, Erykah Badu, David Bowie, David Sanborn, Al Jarreau, Vanessa Williams and Randy Crawford. Native of New York and a second generation musician he has been immersed in music since he was born. Taking cues from his father, a jazz musician and professor of music, Poogie has always had an inherent connection to music. As hard as it may be to believe, he started playing at the age of ten months old and made his concert debut when he was two and half at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Hall with his father. By the ripe old age of five he'd already appeared on The Mike Douglas Show with Pearl Bailey. As a kid it wasn't unusual for Poogie to see the likes of drummer Max Roach, saxophonist Ornett Coleman, pianist Marylou Williams, bassists, Paul Chambers, Ron Carter and Richard Davis in his living room jammin' with his father. Growing up he hung out with fellow musicians Omar Hakim, Marcus Miller, Lenny White and Bernard Wright, Weldon Irvine all of whom supported and influenced each other musically. Poogie's first "real" gig was with Tom brown, Weldon Irvine and Hugh Masakela. Then came a tour with one of the creators of what we know as hip-hop, Afrika Bambaata and the Soulsonic Force and then with the Force MD's, a Temptations-style vocal group who were the first to incorporate R&B and hip-hop. "Touch and Go", a song written by Poogie for the Force MD's, won him the ASCAP Writer's Award for Top 10 Singles in 1998. From his hard work, Poogie was able to break into the traditional R&B world touring and recording with artists Freddie Jackson, Phyllis Hyman and Chaka Khan. He came into the New Jack Swing era working with Kieth Sweat, Teddy Riley, SWV and New Edition. He continues to tour and record with Marcus Miller, Alex Bugnon, Victor Bailey and Erykah Badu, among others. now Poogie is doing his own project with Poogie Band.

For more info: Visit: www.jokerprod.com/calendar.html







Saturday, May 08, 2004 - Music: The Songwriters Project
$6 | 7 pm @ The Mattress Factory 500 Sampsonia Way [Northside]. 412-231-3169 www.mattress.org Map/directions

w/Karl Mullen, Kevin Finn, Autumn Ayers, Emily Rodgers, Audra Kubats (Detroit), and Subliminal.

For more info: Visit: www.kevinfinn.net







Saturday, May 08, 2004 - PIN UP artists to talk about pinhole imagery
Free | 1 - 3 pm @ Space Pittsburgh 812 Liberty Ave [Downtown]. www.spacepittsburgh.com Map/directions

Photographers Lorraine Vullo, Michael Picarsic III, and Lauren Elmer will host a free gallery talk and discuss their photography as made from homemade pinhole cameras, on view now as part of the SPACE Gallery exhibition entitled PIN UP. See examples of their pinhole cameras, and experience the camera obscura, a life-size version of a pinhole camera. Light refreshments will be served. PIN UP is on view now through June19, 2004.







Saturday, May 08, 2004 - The Amish Monkeys
$7 | 8:00 p.m. @ Gemini Theater 7501 Penn Ave [Point Breeze]. 412-243-6464 www.geminitheater.org Map/directions

Join the Amish Monkeys for a fast-paced evening of improvisational comedy! The Amish Monkeys rely heavily on audience suggestions to create their spontaneous scenes, which include everything from TV parodies to original songs. If you're looking for a unique, unpredictable evening of entertainment, an Amish Monkeys show is the ticket!

For more info: Phone: 1-866-243-6460 email: amishmonkeys@wildmail.com Visit: www.amishmonkeys.com







Saturday, May 08, 2004 - Theater: Chesapeake
Visit Website or Call for Tickets | Check schedule for Showtimes @ City Theatre 1300 Bingham at 13th Street [Southside]. 412-431-CITY www.citytheatrecompany.org Map/directions

Arts. Politics. Dogs. Labeled obscene and stripped of his NEA grant, a performance artist seeks revenge against a right-wing Senator and becomes inextricably linked with Lucky, the Senatorís Chesapeake Bay Retriever. A brilliantly off-kilter take on Americaís culture wars.







Saturday, May 08, 2004 - Theatre: Yo' Mama!
$15 | 8 pm @ Center for Creative Play 1400 Braddock Ave [Edgewood]. 412-371-1668 www.center4creativeplay.org Map/directions

A provocative new comedy about modern motherhood. Six women in a post-natal yoga class take you on a one-hour roller coaster ride through sleepless nights, first words, and orgasms that no mother, son, or daughter should miss. This collaboration takes site-specific theatre to a whole new level. Yo'Mama!, written and directed by Arnet after the birth of her son, sets six new mothers in a post-natal yoga class where they share honest, humorous, sexy, and irreverent tales of parenthood as they move continuously in and out of yoga postures. As the Center for Creative Play is a popular destination for parents and families and as its downstairs neighbor is Fitness Yoga - where people can take pre and post-natal yoga classes - the play is easily at home in its new location. Written and Directed by Heather Arnet Choreography by Mary Miller.Featuring: Janis Burley Wilson, Carla Delaney, Vanessa German, Melissa Martin, Tonia Steed, and Adrienne Wehr.

For more info: Phone: Proarts at 412-394-3353 for tickets Visit: www.yomamatheplay.com




 

Sunday, May 09 ,2004   [events ]     [menu ]  




Sunday, May 09, 2004 - DJs: Soul Soothing Sundays
$3 | 10pm-1am @ Shadow Lounge 5972 Baum Blvd [East Liberty]. 412-363-8277 www.7thmovement.net Map/directions

Join DJ Craig Simmons + guests spinning soulful deep house grooves for your Sunday evening.







Sunday, May 09, 2004 - Dance: Ananda Nartana....The Dance of Joy
$8 / $12 | 3:00 pm @ McConomy Auditorium Carnegie Mellon University [Oakland]. www.cmu.edu/home/visitors/map/index.html Map/directions

An exquisite afternoon of Indian Classical Dance in two ancient temple dance traditions by Sreyashi Dey in Odissi and Vanathi Gopalakrishnan in Bharata Natyam. Odissi is an Indian classical dance style from the eastern state of Orissa in India, being apart of the ancient Odra Magadha style of dance from the eastern region. There is evidence that Odissi was danced in the temples of Orissa as far back as the 2nd century BC. Originally performed as a sacred ritual dedicated to the Gods, Odissi is marked by sensuousness and lyricism, soft, graceful and flowing movements that reflect the divine sculptural motifs of the temples of Orissa. Bharata Natyam is a style of solo dance (one person dancing) that comes from southern India. It is one of the most important and probably one of the oldest of the classical styles and is an amalgam of many aspect of art. Bharata Natyam has two connotations - first where Bharata is considered to be the name of a sage scholar, Bharata to whom is attributed the first comprehensive treatise on theatre, music and dance namely the Bharata natye shashtra. The second connotation breaks up the word Bharata into three syllables. Bha for Bhava (emotions) and Ra for Raga (music) and Ta for Tala (rhythm). The term Natyam refers to theatre. Today the word BharataNatyam connotes a classical dance system belonging to the southern states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Srishti Dances of India ("Srishti") is a Pittsburgh based dance company. Srishti's mission is to disseminate India's cultural heritage through performances of Indian classical dance, music and theatre in both their traditional form, and through collaborations with performing artists from around the world. The academy's performance this Sunday is a benefit for the Association for India's Development, Inc. (AID), a voluntary non-profit organization committed to promoting sustainable, equitable and just development in India, by working with grassroots organizations and movements in India. AID supports and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as education, livelihoods, natural resources, health, women's empowerment and social justice.

For more info: Phone: 412-268-2107 Visit: www.aidindia.org/pittsburgh







Sunday, May 09, 2004 - Poetry: The Spoken Mic
$2-3 | 7-10 pm @ Quiet Storm Coffeehouse 5430 Penn Ave [Friendship]. 412-661-9355 www.quietstormcoffee.com Map/directions

Innertainment presents an evening of spoken word, hosted by KL with special guest hosts Freedom & Nailah. Every other Sunday, beginning at 7PM. $3 suggested donation; $2 students/seniors. Are you ready to speak? Are you ready to tell your side of the story? Are you ready to tell the public of an upcoming event happening in the Pittsburgh area? We are now asking for representatives from local organizations to come to the Spoken Mic and inform artists of their missions. What new actions are being taken in this city? This will be your opportunity to inform the public! The Spoken Mic will say it all. The Spoken Mic brings out some of Pittsburgh's best writers and speakers to innertertain the Quiet Storm. For further information, contact innertainmentlive@hotmail.com

For more info: email: innertainmentlive@hotmail.com







Sunday, May 09, 2004 - Theater: Chesapeake
Visit Website or Call for Tickets | Check schedule for Showtimes @ City Theatre 1300 Bingham at 13th Street [Southside]. 412-431-CITY www.citytheatrecompany.org Map/directions

Arts. Politics. Dogs. Labeled obscene and stripped of his NEA grant, a performance artist seeks revenge against a right-wing Senator and becomes inextricably linked with Lucky, the Senatorís Chesapeake Bay Retriever. A brilliantly off-kilter take on Americaís culture wars.







Sunday, May 09, 2004 - Theatre: Yo' Mama!
$15 | 7 pm @ Center for Creative Play 1400 Braddock Ave [Edgewood]. 412-371-1668 www.center4creativeplay.org Map/directions

A provocative new comedy about modern motherhood. Six women in a post-natal yoga class take you on a one-hour roller coaster ride through sleepless nights, first words, and orgasms that no mother, son, or daughter should miss. This collaboration takes site-specific theatre to a whole new level. Yo'Mama!, written and directed by Arnet after the birth of her son, sets six new mothers in a post-natal yoga class where they share honest, humorous, sexy, and irreverent tales of parenthood as they move continuously in and out of yoga postures. As the Center for Creative Play is a popular destination for parents and families and as its downstairs neighbor is Fitness Yoga - where people can take pre and post-natal yoga classes - the play is easily at home in its new location. Written and Directed by Heather Arnet Choreography by Mary Miller.Featuring: Janis Burley Wilson, Carla Delaney, Vanessa German, Melissa Martin, Tonia Steed, and Adrienne Wehr.

For more info: Phone: Proarts at 412-394-3353 for tickets Visit: www.yomamatheplay.com




 

Monday, May 10 ,2004   [events ]     [menu ]  




Monday, May 10, 2004 - Benefit: Art for AIDS/Art for Change 2004
Donation | 6 pm @ Carnegie Museum of Art 4400 Forbes Avenue [Oakland]. 412-622-3131 www.cmoa.org Map/directions

An art auction to benefit the Persad Center programs and AIDS/HIV counselling services. Hundreds of works of art will be up for bid at this year's auction for silent and verbal bidding. Donated works by regional and national artists include paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery, furniture, wearable art and sculpture. The night also includes unique food and beverages, dancing and music.

For more info: Visit: www.persadcenter.org/art.htm







Monday, May 10, 2004 - Film: Stop Making Sense
30 cents per person | 8 pm @ Harris Theater 809 Liberty Avenue [Downtown]. 412-682-4111 www.pghfilmmakers.org Map/directions

Over the course of three nights at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in December 1983, filmmaker Jonathan Demme joined creative forces with cinematographer Jordan Cronenweth and Talking Heads...and miracles occurred. Following a staging concept by singer-guitarist David Byrne, this euphoric concert film transcends that all-too-limited genre to become the greatest film of its kind. A guaranteed cure for anyone's blues, it's a celebration of music that never grows old, fueled by the polyrhythmic pop-funk precision that was a Talking Heads trademark, and lit from within by the geeky supernova that is David Byrne. This movie is part of the WYEP 30th anniversary celebrations.

For more info: Visit: www.imdb.com/title/tt0088178/







Monday, May 10, 2004 - Jade Tree United Tour w/ Strike Anywhere, From Ashes Rise, Challenger, & Breather Resist
$10 | 7 pm @ Rosebud 1600 Smallman St [Strip District]. 412-642-2941 www.jokerprod.com/calendar.html Map/directions

They're certainly not lacking in a work ethic: In just a little bit over a year, the Richmond-based Strike Anywhere have brought their bombastic melodic hardcore on tour across the country, holed themselves up in the studio to record the devastating Chorus Of One EP for New York's Red Leader label, perked up the ears of the folks over at Fat Wreck Chords to contribute a pair of tracks for their 7-inch Of The Month Club, and finally settled down with a commitment to Jade Tree in late 2000. Strike Anywhere's anthemic and inspiring debut, Change is a Sound has been a massive revolutionary shot heard around the world and the band plans to support the release with non-stop touring well into 2004.

For more info: Visit: www.exitenglish.com







Monday, May 10, 2004 - Music: The One Am Radio, The Gunshy, Southpaw
$5 | 7 pm @ Mr. Roboto Project 722 Wood St [Wilkinsburg]. 412-247-9639 www.therobotoproject.org Map/directions

The One Am Radio a blanket of startling beauty (theoneamradio.com) The Gunshy gritty & slow -- yet tender -- rock 'n roll Southpaw Hurl-esque indie jamz + with ambient interludes by Relative Q







Monday, May 10, 2004 - REX Acoustic Open Stage
A few billz donation | 9 pm until close @ Rex Theatre 1602 E Carson St [Southside]. 412-381-6811 www.rextheatre.com Map/directions

Do you play an acoustic guitar and sing? Have an acoustic duo or group that you want to get out to play? Do you play Bluegrass, Celtic, or are you the next Billy Joel? Check out the best Acoustic Open Stage in the area, hosted by Louie and the Humans. Play for 15 minutes or three songs and show us what you can do. Selected performers will fill opening spots for upcoming national shows.







Monday, May 10, 2004 - Theater: Chesapeake
Visit Website or Call for Tickets | Check schedule for Showtimes @ City Theatre 1300 Bingham at 13th Street [Southside]. 412-431-CITY www.citytheatrecompany.org Map/directions

Arts. Politics. Dogs. Labeled obscene and stripped of his NEA grant, a performance artist seeks revenge against a right-wing Senator and becomes inextricably linked with Lucky, the Senatorís Chesapeake Bay Retriever. A brilliantly off-kilter take on Americaís culture wars.




 

Tuesday, May 11 ,2004   [events ]     [menu ]  




Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - DJs: Ya Dig?!
Free | 8pm-midnight @ Kelly's Bar & Grill 6012 Penn Circle South [East Liberty]. 412.363.6012 Map/directions

Funk, SOul, Rare Grooves, Jazz beneath the surface. Guest DJs. Original vinyl only. Ya Dig?







Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - Dirty Dozen Brass Band w/ Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Code Green
$13 adv, $15 day of | 7:30pm @ Mr. Smalls Funhouse 400 Lincoln Ave [Millvale]. 412-821-4447 www.mrsmalls.com Map/directions

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world famous music machine, whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances. They have revitalized the brass band in New Orleans and around the world. The Dirty Dozen have been featured guests on albums by artists including David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Dr. John and the Black Crowes. The city of New Orleans even has an official Dirty Dozen Brass Band Day. Feel the NOLA funk at Mr. Smallís on May 11th.

For more info: Phone: 412-821-4447 email: info@mrsmalls.com Visit: www.cc.com







Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - Film Kitchen
$4 | 8 pm @ Melwood Screening Room 477 Melwood Avenue [N. Oakland]. 412-682-4111 www.pghfilmmakers.org Map/directions

The Film Kitchen screening series for independent film and video presents its second annual contest when the makers of Film Kitchen Appliance Films compete for cash prizes on Tue., May 11. Last year's contest (Film Kitchen/Kitchen Films) drew the series' largest crowd ever to the Melwood Screening Room. This year, local artists again responded to a call for films and videos of four minutes or less each. Finalists will be screened for the public -- and a panel of judges seeing them for the first time -- at the May 11 event. Judging the dozen finalists will be: Appliance Warehouse owner Fred Landay; independent video producer Chris Ivey; and Carnegie Mellon Associate Professor of Art Suzi Silver. Cash prizes up to $150 will be awarded. The audience will also vote for its favorite among the films and videos. Screening out of competition will be appliance-themed videos by selected local artists including Beckles, Mike Bonello, Tara Merenda, Buzz Miller and Andres Tapia-Urzua.

For more info: Visit: www.filmkitchen.org







Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - Morning Meditation at the Mattress Factory
Free | 7-8 am @ The Mattress Factory 500 Sampsonia Way [Northside]. 412-231-3169 www.mattress.org Map/directions

Each Tuesday morning The Zen Center of Pittsburgh will hold zazen (seated meditation) at the museum followed by a short service. A brief period of zazen instruction will be offered the first Tuesday of each month. Zen Center recommends attending an "Evening of Zen: An Introduction" workshop prior to sitting at Mattress Factory, but it is not mandatory. For more information and to schedule the introductory workshop, please contact the Zen Center of Pittsburgh

For more info: Phone: 412-741-1262 email: kyoki@prairiewindzen.org Visit: www.prairiewindzen.org/zcp/







Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - Morning Meditation at the Mattress Factory
Free | 7-8 pm @ The Mattress Factory 500 Sampsonia Way [Northside]. 412-231-3169 www.mattress.org Map/directions

Each Tuesday morning The Zen Center of Pittsburgh will hold zazen (seated meditation) at the museum followed by a short service. A brief period of zazen instruction will be offered the first Tuesday of each month. Zen Center recommends attending an "Evening of Zen: An Introduction" workshop prior to sitting at Mattress Factory, but it is not mandatory. For more information and to schedule the introductory workshop, please contact the Zen Center of Pittsburgh .

For more info: Phone: 412-741-1262 email: kyoki@prairiewindzen.org Visit: www.prairiewindzen.org/zcp/







Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - Music: JEN FOSTER
$7 | 8 pm @ Quiet Storm Coffeehouse 5430 Penn Ave [Friendship]. 412-661-9355 www.quietstormcoffee.com Map/directions

JEN FOSTER: "[Award-winning lesbian singer-songwriter] Jen Foster doesn't write songs about girls. She writes about women who are real, free from goofy affectations. Women whose inner beauty is revealed in poignant moments of honesty. Women like herself... She claims her biggest influence is Stevie Nicks and other classic rockers like the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin ≠ all influential rockers, but she wears none of them on her proverbial musical sleeve." http://www.jenfoster.com With KILL HENRY SUGAR http://www.killhenrysugar.com/, RICARDO (from Jackie's Platoon), 8PM, $7.







Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - Theater: Chesapeake
Visit Website or Call for Tickets | Check schedule for Showtimes @ City Theatre 1300 Bingham at 13th Street [Southside]. 412-431-CITY www.citytheatrecompany.org Map/directions

Arts. Politics. Dogs. Labeled obscene and stripped of his NEA grant, a performance artist seeks revenge against a right-wing Senator and becomes inextricably linked with Lucky, the Senatorís Chesapeake Bay Retriever. A brilliantly off-kilter take on Americaís culture wars.




 

Wednesday, May 12 ,2004   [events ]     [menu ]  




Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - DJ: Punk Rock Night with DJ John Doran
Free | 9 pm @ Kelly's Bar & Grill 6012 Penn Circle South [East Liberty]. 412.363.6012 Map/directions

John Doran lays down Punk and Hardcore tracks every Wednesday Night. 7 inches rock!







Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - Music: Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
Free | 8pm @ CMU Underground Forbes and Morewood [Carnegie Mellon University, Oakland]. Map/directions

Part of the group's 10th anniversary cross-country tour. Check out these young jazz-funk cats who've been around the block. 2 Sets starting at 8pm. Free and open to the public, all ages.

For more info: Visit: www.jacobfred.com







Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - Theater: Chesapeake
Visit Website or Call for Tickets | Check schedule for Showtimes @ City Theatre 1300 Bingham at 13th Street [Southside]. 412-431-CITY www.citytheatrecompany.org Map/directions

Arts. Politics. Dogs. Labeled obscene and stripped of his NEA grant, a performance artist seeks revenge against a right-wing Senator and becomes inextricably linked with Lucky, the Senatorís Chesapeake Bay Retriever. A brilliantly off-kilter take on Americaís culture wars.






 










 

 

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