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 of Pittsburgh and unlock the potential energy through the poetry of people in motion....

 

African Quilts @ The Heinz Center
Running until March 9th
Badawi Bedaph Sound System
Fri Feb 28th @ The Warhol
Common / Gangstarr
Sun March 2nd @ Metropol

 

Feb 20th, 2003 UpdatePlenty of Quality live music to check over the next week. Our picks of the week are listed below. Check out some Updated Community Messages Below. For comprehensive event listings & happenings, dig through the Culture sections of this website. In addition, Bridgespotters , Ground Zero , emayhem, splashmax and MAP maintain regular email lists of events in the Steel City.  MAP also maintains a comprehensive database of music venues, bands and event promoters.  So dig deep and find your vibe. As always, your feedback is very important to us – please feel free to drop us a line anytime. 

 

 

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Some community messages ( If you’ve got a community message to share, email us ) :

 

·       [Feb 18th 2003] - A Call for Flux Artists

·       [Feb 17th 2003] - Artist Call - SoulJazz Productions MC Battle

·       [Feb 15th 2003] - Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network's first 'Public Action'

·       [Feb 6th 2003]   - Khafif Updates

·       [Jan 28th 2003] - SIGHT of STILLNESS A film sharing the experience of meditation.

 

 

Suggestions:          element5ive@yahoo.com

  

 

 

 

element 5 picks [Thu Feb 20th Wed Feb 26th, 2003]:

[This page is updated every Thurs, & Fri as we dig for more info on the week’s happenings]

 

 

Thurs Feb 20th 

 

Thurs Feb 20th - OUVE. jazzy-tinged, chicken-scratch funk with mellow-folk old-soul style for your ears and rears.... $2. @ RumShakers. 13th & East Carson [Southside]. ouve@hotmail.com  or www.ouveazzyrunk.com
 

Thurs Feb 20th - Club Havana -  Weekly House/Techno/ and other groovy music courtesy of residents DC Space, Jason C, and weekly guest DJs. Rotating DJs weekly with a touch of class. $2 Yuengling / $3 well drink special. FREE. 10pm-2am. @ Club Havana - 5744 Ellesworth Ave. one block from Negley, behind the UniMart. [Shadyside].   email:  jasonc_clubhavana@hotmail.com

 

Thurs Feb 20th - John Brown’s Body. Experimental Roots Reggae with a heavy dose of Dub. @ Club Laga.  3609 Forbes Ave [Oakland]. www.clublaga.com

 

Thurs Feb 20th Cap Gun Quartet.  Live Acid-Jazz. @ The Quiet Storm Coffeehouse. @ The Quiet Storm Coffeehouse. 5430 Penn Ave [Friendship]. 412-661-9355 or http://www.quietstormcoffee.com/

 

Thurs Feb 20th - NOWN exhibition. Interactive collection featuring works by 11 artists who utilize animation in video, installation art, games and photography, exploring the application of animation to old-school video games, sculpture, computer-drawn images and comic books, as well as countless other communication platforms. Runs through March 8th. @ Wood Street Galleries. Above the Wood Street Subway station [Downtown].


 

 

 

Fri Feb 21st

 

 

Fri Feb 21st - Salena Catalina at the Mattress Factory! Benefit to rebuild the Alpine Tot-Lot, an inner-city playground. With The Fuzzy Comets and The Borderless Puzzle. 8pm. @ Mattress Factory. 500 Sampsonia Way [North Side].  412-231-3169 or www.mattress.org

 

Fri Feb 21st - Good Fridays: Evening Factory: Create a Beat Poem. An evening of poetry writing and readings inspired and influenced by 1950s beat poets Alan Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Brian Gysen and others. Local poets will encourage Museum visitors to work independently or collaboratively to create their own poems that reflect the mood and inventive processes of the Beat Movement. 6-10pm $3 @ The Andy Warhol Museum. 117 Sandusky Street [Nortthside]. 412.237.8300 or http://www.warhol.org/

 

Fri Feb 21st - Annual Brewhouse Members Exhibit. Exhibition of Artists residing and affiliated with one of the most creative spaces in the city. Check it Out! @ The Brewhouse. 2100 Mary St [Corner of Mary and 21st, Southside]. Info: 412.381.7767 or http://www.brewhouse.org/

 

Fri Feb 21st - Attack Theatre Nightcap Series presents...Deconstructing Barbie.Returns! Back by popular demand. Raconteur Alison K. Babusci presents her hilarious one woman show about Barbies, boobs and everything in between. Storytelling for grown-ups. Tell all your friends. You don't want to miss it. Additional performances: Saturday - 2/15/03 at 2:00 & 10:00 pm. Friday 2/21/03 at 8:00 pm Saturday 2/22/03 at 10:00 pm. $5 suggested donation. @ Attack Theatre's Downtown Studio. 937 Liberty avenue [Downtown] - first floor (Associated Artists Building) For reservations call 412.325.0654 or email nightcap@attacktheatre.com

 

Fri Feb 21st - Electric Eel Service feat. David Throckmorton, Steve Landay, Rick Mals. After a year-and-a-half of hibernation...the service is up and running again. Bravo!10pm. @ Memphis Lounge/Zythos.

 

Fri Feb 21st - Hip-Hop Cafe Series. Live music by the Rain Quartet. Open mic for MC's & Poets. Hosted by Ezra. @ The Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd. [Corner of Baum & S.Highland, Shadyside]. 412-363-8277.

 

Fri Feb 21st Jessica Todd Harper addresses the distinction between art and artifact, blurring the line between fine art photography and everyday snapshots. Her latest exhibit, Portraits from Private Spaces, explores relationships through intimate, slightly voyeuristic images. Free. 7pm. @ The Pittsburgh Filmmakers' New Gallery. 477 Melwood Rd. [Oakland]. 412-682-4111 or www.pghfilmmakers.org

 

Fri Feb 21st - Reggae, Dub, and DancehallFeat. The Reggae Bus Crew. DJs spinning the Deepest Dub and the Roots Reggae. Chill atmosphere. Every Tuesdays @ Pub. I.G. 328 Atwood St [Below India Garden in Oakland].  412-682-1900

 

Fri Feb 21st - UK Brand presents an afterhours of “head-nod” music to bring your night to a mellow groove. 1am-? @ The Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd [Corner of Baum & S.Highland, East Liberty].  412-363-8277.

 

Fri Feb 21st - Touch: AfterhoursWith DJs spinning the most soulful grooves to take you to the sunrise. 1 a.m.-? $10 / $5 for ladies w/ flyer. 18+ @ 6030 Center Ave. For Directions and DJ lineup:  http://www.soulglo.com/touch/ 

 

 

 

Sat Feb 22nd

 

 

Sat Feb 22nd - The New Yinzer's One-Year Anniversary/Book Release. The New Yinzer celebrates its one-year anniversary with the release of its second Storybook, For a Time We Wanted Something New. Contributors will read selections from the book, and there will be music, food, and adult refreshments. Donate a used book. 9pm/1am. $3/$2 @ Modern Formations Gallery. 4919 Penn Ave [Garfield]

 

Sat Feb 22nd - The Threepenny Opera. Quantum Theatre + THe Pittburgh Opera present this unique performance about a notorious London gangster and his sexual and amorous exploits. @ The Brew House. 2100 Mary St. [Corner of 21st & Mary, Southside]. 8pm. Call for tickers: 412-394-3353. www.brewhouse.org

 

Sat Feb 22nd - Black Maria Film & Video Festival Named after Thomas Edison’s tar-covered movie studio (circa 1890), the Black Maria Film and Video Festival is the most prestigious and competitive festival for experimental media in the US. Pittsburgh Filmmakers is proud to continue to host this wonderful, brand new collection of cutting edge film and video. For the 15th year in a row, Festival founder and director John Columbus will be on hand to introduce the program of prize-winning media art. @ Melwood Screening Room. 477 Melwood Rd. [Oakland]. 412-682-4111 or www.pghfilmmakers.org

 

Sat Feb 22nd - InnerChild Presents: Mango. Tonight, DC Space, one of the element 5 crew's favorite DJs, will be spinning tonight @ Deja Vu.  If you've ever been to CLub Havana Thursdays then you know this night will be the real deal. House music at its finest from the bridge city's own. @ Deja Vu Lounge. 2106 Penn Ave [Strip District]. Info:  www.innerchild.biz/mango or email djosmotic@innerchild,biz

 

Sat Feb 22nd - Crash. The ever popular afterhours joint. Complimentary Chicken & Waffles. $5. 2am-5am. @ The Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd [Corner of Baum & S.Highland, East Liberty].  412-363-8277.

 

Sat Feb 22nd - Touch: AfterhoursWith DJs spinning the most soulful grooves to take you to the sunrise. 1 a.m.-? $10 / $5 for ladies w/ flyer. 18+ @ 6030 Center Ave. For Directions and DJ lineup:  http://www.soulglo.com/touch/ 

 

 

 

Sun Feb 23rd 

 

Sun Feb 23rd - The Threepenny Opera. Quantum Theatre + THe Pittburgh Opera present this unique performance about a notorious London gangster and his sexual and amorous exploits. @ The Brew House. 2100 Mary St. [Corner of 21st & Mary, Southside]. 8pm. Call for tickers: 412-394-3353. www.brewhouse.org

 

Sun Feb 23rd - Dead Cat Bounce. A four saxaphone ensemble with bass & drums backup. Check out this unique wall of sound moving from orchestral jazz a la Duke Ellington, to the more avant guarde World Saxaphone Quartet. W/ Ben Opie & Eden McNutt. $10 @ The Graduate School of Public Health Auditorium. Fifth Ave at DeSoto/Oakland across from the Pitt Towers [Oakland].

 

Sun Feb 23rd - Sound Tribe Sector 9. Dub-heavy psycedelic breakbeat-infleunced live music. Check out experimental and improve at its finest. $15. 8pm. @ Club Laga.  3609 Forbes Ave [Oakland]. www.clublaga.com

 

Sun Feb 23rd EVERY SUNDAY - local MCs...get together...for one moment to "Lose Themselves" for ONe CHance. to SHOW UP and BLOW UP. ITS GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGER...why haven't you stopped by Pittsburgh's Biggest OPEN MIC event? Up the street from the Spaghetti Warehouse (2 blocks) and Metropol (9 blocks) on Smallman street and right across the street from The Foundry Ale Works (2816 Smallman Street) and the Smallman Deli. NO EXCUSES. MC Battle & Party. Every Sunday Night 6pm until 10pm / $10 Admission @ The Warehouse. 2835 Smallman St. [Strip]. Info: 412 428-0263 or openmic@pittsburghhiphop.com or http://www.pittsburghhiphop.com/

 

Sun Feb 23rd 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. An element 5 favorite! Drink special: 1/2 off all Martins until midnight. No Cover. 10pm-2am @ PUB I.G on the lower level of India Garden, 328 Atwood St [Oakland]. (412)682-1900 or The All Star Game Website

 

Sun Feb 23rd Bros. Peck Jazz Satellite. Live Jazz. Good Coffee. ‘nuff said. @ Shadow Lounge.  5972 Baum Blvd [corner of Baum & S.Highland]. 9:30pm-1am. 412.363-8277

 

Sun Feb 23rd Spoken Word Sundays (open mic). 8pm @ Quiet Storm Coffeehouse. 5430 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. 412.661.9355. http://www.quietstormcoffee.com/  

 

 

 

Mon Feb 24th 

 

 

Mon Feb 24th - Revolve w/ Resident DJs Kerem & Kaleo.. @ Zythos. 2108 E.Carson St. [South Side]. 412.481.2234.

 

Mon Feb 24th - 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. @ The Crawford Grill. 2141 Wylie Avenue. [Hill District]. 412-471-1565.

 

 

 

Tues Feb 25th 

 

 

Tues Feb 25th - New Club Night: FLAVOR. every Tuesday at Pub I.G. Cross-section of electronica music for people who would like some weekday action. Rotating DJs and Musical Styles showcased weekly. @ Pub I.G. on the lower level of India Garden, 328 Atwood St [Oakland] (412)682-1900.

 

Tues Feb 25th - 720 Soul night. Featuring rare grooves, jazz, and scratchy funk records of DJs Selecta and Bus Pass. 9pm-1am [kitchen open until midnight]. @ Kelly's Bar & Grill. 6012 Penn Circle South [East Liberty, just down the street from Shadow Lounge]. 412.363.6012

 

Tues Feb 25th - Access Magazine presents: V.I.P. Tuesdays. A new night featuring 2 levels of music - Hip Hop and Reggae upstairs / House. Rare Grooves, and Down Tempo Downstairs. Featuring an Exotic Drink Menu. Exclusive Door by Ursula (for those who know). @ Zythos & Memphis Lounge. 2108 E.Carson St [Southside]. Info: 412-391-1317.

 

Tues Feb 18th - King Kong. Primitive, Funky, Freaky.  Keyboard, coronet and saxophone enhance the standard guitar-bass-drums line-up with a retro feel a la B52's meet Funk & Disco. @ 31st St Pub. Penn Ave & 31st street. [Strip Disctrict].

 

 

 

Wed Feb 26th 

 

Wed Feb 26th - "Salsa". Salsa Lessons & DJs spinning salsa music @ Club Havana. 5744 Ellsworth Ave [Shadyside]. 10pm. 412-661-2025.visit the Pittsburgh Salsa Web.

 

Wed Feb 26th - Zombo's Record Party. New wave, '50s & '60s roots rock, R&B and more. Weekly. @ The Upstage. Forbes Ave [Oakland]. 412.687.2050 or http://www.clublaga.com/

 

Wed Feb 26th - Women’s Night Out. Open Mic for Emcees | Poets | 9pm-1am. Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd. 412.363.8277. [East Liberty]

 

Wed Feb 26th - DJ Vinny spins the best of House music and Soulful grooves to get your body & soul shakin'. @ @ PUB I.G on the lower level of India Garden, 328 Atwood St [Oakland]. (412)682-1900 or The All Star Game Website

 

 

 

[This page is updated every Wed, Thurs, Fri. Check back for more current info. For more comprehensive event listings, dig through the Music and Culture sections of this website]