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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….

 

Jan 15th, 2003 Update  Lots of activity beneath the surface this Weekend.  Our next event is this Friday at the Warhol – a Momentum-esque live performance featuring Jazzanova-Compost / Public Transit Recordings recording artist Moonstarr  with special guests Anthony Fugate, Hill Jordan, Davu and Tash. However, the party doesn’t end there. If you’re looking to keep your bottom jigglin’ through the night, the Warhol: Moonstarr After Party will be taking place 1a.m. at Touch Afterhours.  Ride the UV LOOP to get your self to the great events and parties that are going on all weekend long. Our picks of the week are listed below. For comprehensive event listings & happenings, dig through the Music and Culture sections of this website. In addition, the Bridgespotters , Ground Zero , emayhem, splashmax and MAP maintain regular email lists of events in the Steel CityMAP also maintains a comprehensive database of music venues, bands and event promoters.  Our Website update is still in progress, some delays because of the holidays. As always, your feedback is very important to us – please feel free to drop us a line anytime. 

 

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·       The state of public transit in our city:   Save Our Transit

·       The BridgespottersA special Message

·       Cycling in the City:  The Better Way

·        Transportation:  Forum, Mon-Fayette Expressway, other info

·        ZoningIssues for non-profit organizations

·        Urban Development:  Opportunities to get involved

 

 

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element 5 picks [Jan 15thJan 21st, 2003]:

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

 

 

Wed Jan 15th  

 

Wed Jan 15th  "Salsa". Salsa Lessons & DJs spinning salsa music @ Club Havana. 5744 Ellsworth Ave [Shadyside]. 10pm. 412-661-2025.visit the Pittsburgh Salsa Web.

 

Wed Jan 15th  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 Jan 15th  Women’s Night Out. Open Mic for Emcees | Poets | 9pm-1am. Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd. 412.363.8277. [East Liberty]

 

Wed Jan 15th  The Sprout Fund Presents 100 Bands / 31 Days. Taking place every night in January at Club Cafe on the Southside. New bands, music, and other performances. 7:30pm everynight in January. $5 @ Club Cafe. 56-58 South 12th Street [Southside]. For show nfo and bands playing: Call 412-431-4950 and or check http://www.clubcafelive.com/100bands/

 

 

Thurs Jan 16th   

 

 

 

Thurs Jan 16th  -  Cap Gun Quartet.  Live Jazz-Funk with a fresh twist of Latin. @ The Quiet Storm Coffeehouse. 5430 Penn Ave [Friendship]. 412-661-9355 or www.quietstormcoffee.com

 

Thurs Jan 16th  -  Movie Night @ The S.L. – Tonight: Goodfellas . 7pm. @ The Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd [Corner of Baum & S.Highland, East Liberty].  412-363-8277.

 

Thurs Jan 16th  - Join the Shadow Lounge at Club Cafe in the Southside as it hosts the first of three showcases as part of the 100 bands/31 nights/1 city.  Showtime 7:30pm. Line-Up Tonight:  Bros Peck Jazz Satellite; 8:30pm Mi Sandz (Rock); and at 9:30pm Howie Alexander.  $5 @ Club Cafe. 56-58 South 12th Street [Southside]. For show nfo and bands playing: Call 412-431-4950 and or check http://www.clubcafelive.com/100bands/

 

Thurs Jan 16th  -  Neon Hunk + Kites.  Neon Hunk: Body enhancing punk art spazz dance freakout drums and cut up keyboards. Kites: Solo man sound adventure mind. With the FUTURE SHOCK James Brown's dance show. 10pm. Free!!! @ Woodland Hall Art Building [Chatham College campus, somewhere between Shadyside and Squirell Hill]. Directions: Go down Forbes ave. towards Squirrel Hill away from Oakland. Left onto Beeler st. Right onto Wilkins. Left onto Fair Oaks St. Go up hill, past s. Negley. Left onto Murray Hill Ave. When you see parking lot and the small sign for "chatham college" on the right, stop. Walk through the parking lot, up the steps, across the green grass. The buidling is right in front of you. It's called "woodland hall" art center and the gallery is right inside the double doors.

 

Thurs Jan 16th - Zombo’s Weird Vinyl Party. Bring the most outrageous tracks you got on wax - childrens records, soundtracks, timothy leary+Ash Ra temple, etc.  Audience will vote on best and worst.  Doors 10:30 p.m.; show 11 p.m. @ Club Café.  56-58 South 12th St. off Carson [Southside].  412-431-4950 or www.clubcafelive.com

 

Thurs Jan 16th - Weekly salsa night with dancing upstairs on a brand new wooden dance floor with DJ music provided by Paul Mitchell. No cover Charge. 9:30pm-2am. @ DeJa Vu Lounge [Formerly Area 51]. 2106 Penn Ave [Strip District]. Call 412-434-1144 for more info.

 

Thurs Jan 16th  - CLub Havana weekly. House/Techno/ and other groovy music courtesy of 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].

 

 

Thurs Jan 16th   - Ron Wingfield Quartet. @ The Crawford Grill. 2141 Wylie Avenue. [Hill District]. 412-471-1565.

 

 

 

 

 

 Fri Jan 17th

 

Fri Jan 17th    Film: Bossa Nova. Antonio Carlos Jobim’s classic bossa nova soundtrack provides a sensual backbeat for this romantic comedy, featuring stunning Rio de Janeiro locations. While suggesting the lighthearted mood of 1960s Rio, director Bruno Barreto calls his film a “valentine” to his beloved wife, Amy Irving, who stars as Mary Ann, a widowed, forty-ish American expatriate English teacher. Still grieving and having given up on relationships, Mary Ann unexpectedly finds herself receiving the amorous attentions of a few potential suitors, including a debonair lawyer and a macho young soccer star. 7:30pm @ CMA Cinema at Carnegie Museum of Art.  4400 Forbes Avenue [Oakland].  412.622.3212 or www.cmacinema.org

 

Fri Jan 17th    Good Fridays @ the WarholElement 5 presents Moonstarr + special guests.  A live performance from Toronto’s break beat technician, taking his sound in various directions including broken beat, deep techno, hip-hop or bossa nova. Drawing on influences from around the world and particularly his hometown and west London’s broken beat scene, Moonstarr forges his own identity, creating a new and unique sound.  A live music performance spanning jazz, spoken word, nu bossa, hip hop, and electronic with special guests Hill Jordan on horns and wave trumpet, Anthony Fugate on Percussion and beatbox, Davu on poetics and words, and Tash on vocals with DJs Ed-umm and the soundcrews of Public Transit Recordings and Technoir-Audio. Only $3! 5pm show / 7pm performance until 10pm with an After Party to follow (see below).  @ The Andy Warhol Museum. 117 Sandusky Street [Nortthside]. 412.237.8300 or http://www.warhol.org/ or CLICK HERE.

 

Fri Jan 17th    The Moonstarr/Warhol After party at Touch: Afterhours.  Tonight: The DJs of Public Transit Recordings [Toronto] will battle the Technoir-Audio Crew [Pittsburgh] to determine which soundcrew will reign supreme over the universe and dimensions beyond. Spinning the most funkiest soulful grooves spanning 60s/70s/80s/90s/and 21st century to take you to the sunrise. 1 a.m.-sunrise $10 / $5 for ladies w/ flyer.  Bring your ticket stub from the Warhol/Moonstarr show for a special discount. 18+ @ 6030 Center Ave [East Liberty, behind the Citizen’s Bank Drive-thru] . For Directions:  http://www.soulglo.com/touch/ 

 

Fri Jan 17th    Soma Mestizo, 4th world voodoo funky soul are playing at the Sprout Fund’s 100 Bands / 31 Days Tonight!!!. 7:30pm. $5 @ Club Cafe. 56-58 South 12th Street [Southside]. For show nfo and bands playing: Call 412-431-4950 and or check http://www.clubcafelive.com/100bands/

 

Fri Jan 17th   Hip-Hop Café Series:  Classic event on a brand new night. Legendary open mic & stage breaking out one of the cities finest ciphers.  Live music by The Rain Quartet. With your host K.L. from the Bridgespotters.  @ The Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd [Corner of Baum & S.Highland, East Liberty].  412-363-8277.

 

Fri Jan 17th    Venez Au Bel.  Cajun Dance Music. Come early for lessons. This is the real deal. @ The Quiet Storm Coffeehouse. 5430 Penn Ave [Friendship]. 412-661-9355 or www.quietstormcoffee.com

 

Fri Jan 17th  Dave Russell – live 20th Century Classical performance:  Unaccompanieed Solo. he has toured extensively in France, Germany, Italy and England. A strong advocate and performer of new music, David has performed with such ensembles as Phantom Arts Ensemble for American Music, Dinosaur Annex, Collage New Music, AUROS Group for New Music, Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, Daedalus, Fromm Foundation Players at Harvard, and Music on the Edge. 8pm @ The Frick Auditorium [Across from the Carnegie Library Main branch, University of Pittsburgh Campus, Oakland].

 

Fri Jan 17th    The Wiz. African Grove invites you to become a part of Dorothy's adventure in the Land of Oz set to dazzling music, a lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul. "The Wiz" is a show for the entire family to enjoy. COME ON AND EASE ON DOWN THE ROAD, with African Grove as they present The Broadway Musical "The Wiz," based on L. Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz. Book by William F. Brown, Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls. Starring Tasha Smith as Dorothy. 8pm @ The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater.  5941 Penn Ave [East Liberty, next to 720 Records]. 363-3000 or www.kelly-strayhorn.org

 

Fri Jan 17th   The Franz Kafka Therapy Session examines issues of authority and power, and creativity and madness during a group-therapy session in which five patients -- three woman and two men -- attempt to cope with the complexities of life, learn about themselves and challenge their therapist and his approach to helping them deal with their fears and the world around them. Written by J.J. Steinfeld, this play opens the Fifth Annual Pittsburgh New Plays Festival. 8 p.m. @ Gemini Theater.  7501 Penn Ave. [Point Breeze].  412-243-6464 or www.geminitheater.org  

 

Fri Jan 17th   Regina Gouger Miller Gallery presents Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation. Comic Release is an exhibition of work by artists who use cartoon and comic imagery, graphic novelists and more than 100 young artists who make and distribute zines.  Artists from around the world are telling stories through cartoon imagery and they often use this accessible, widely recognized imagery to address difficult issues. The artists take on difficult topics from events like the Holocaust and 9/11, to social inequities and personal issues. They create complex tales that at times make us laugh at ourselves. @ Purnell Center for the Arts [Carnegie Mellon University campus, Oakland]. Directions and Info: http://artserver.cfa.cmu.edu/~miller/

 

Fri Jan 17th   Adrenalin. Tonights guest: DJ Kerem [Dubmission WYEP 91.3 FM]. Hosted by DJ Clvr. @ Rosebud. 1650 Smallman St. [Strip District]. www.rosebudstage.com

 

Fri Jan 17th    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 Jan 17th   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 Jan 17th   Touch: Afterhours.  Tonight: The DJs of Public Transit Recordings [Toronto] will battle the Technoir-Audio Crew [Pittsburgh] to determine which soundcrew will reign supreme over the universe and dimensions beyond. Spinning the most funkiest soulful grooves spanning 60s/70s/80s/90s/and 21st century to take you to the sunrise. 1 a.m.-sunrise $10 / $5 for ladies w/ flyer.  Bring your ticket stub from the Warhol/Moonstarr show for a special discount. 18+ @ 6030 Center Ave [East Liberty, behind the Citizen’s Bank Drive-thru] . For Directions:  http://www.soulglo.com/touch/ 

 


 

   

 

 

 

 Sat Jan 18th  

 

 

Sat Jan 18th    Homewood is having a community design event to explore its revitalization. They will be discussing: The future of Frankstown Ave. The Sterrett/Collier housing complex Renovation and demolition of buildings. Opportunities for open space. 9:30am-5pm To RSVP or more information contact: Carolyn Lambert at 412-422-5147 or mcsmuts@yahoo.com Lunch will be provided

 

Sat Jan 18th    Beam with Opek. These are two of the most incredible musical ensembles to emerge from this city, or the world for that matter.  Spanning hip-hop, jazz, funk, Sun Ra, freedom and liberation of the mind, body and soul come check out the fine musicians from these groups as the rock the 100 Bands/31 nights for  only $5? No excuses now. 7pm-11pm @ Club Cafe. 56-58 South 12th Street [Southside]. For show nfo and bands playing: Call 412-431-4950 and or check http://www.clubcafelive.com/100bands/

 

Sat Jan 18th    SALSA! Dance to the live salsa music. Come early for lessons. Shake. @ Cozumels. 5505 Walnut St. [Shadyside]. 412-621-5100.

 

Sat Jan 18th    Peggy Shaw - Menopausal Gentleman. Performance art exploring sexuality through role reversal. Cross-dressing grandmothers and Frank Sinatra songs mixed with good old fashioned Vaudville-Fare. 8pm. @ The Andy Warhol Museum. 117 Sandusky Street [Nortthside]. 412.237.8300 or www.warhol.org

 

Sat Jan 18th   Cantigas de Amigo by Ensemble Alcatraz. Songs and dances of love, longing and devotion from 13th century Spain and Portugal. Ensemble Alcatraz plays with skill and passion that captures the spirit of Medieval Europe. $5 Stu / $10 Reg. 8pm. @ Synod Hall. 125 North Craig St [Oakland]. 412-621-6217

 

Sat Jan 18th    CUSP – live “Hip-Rock” music to make your hips rock. @ The Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd [Corner of Baum & S.Highland, East Liberty].  412-363-8277.

 

Sat Jan 18th   Attack Theatre presents its newest in the Nightcap Performance Series. Dancer/choreographer and Attack Theatre collaborator, Jil Stifel will curate an evening of art, music, and performance featuring... Visual art installations by Mike Stifel and Blaine Siegel. Pre and Post show mixes by DJ Battle Monkey. Stacey Walters performing excerpts from her multimedia work “Heart Candy”. Performance by Jil Stifel and poet Veema Sam'i. A short film by Dusty Nelson featuring a fresh faced Peter Kope and Michele de la Reza from 1994. An experimental solo for Jennifer Keller choreographed by San Diego artist Mary Reich. Danced in a four-by-four foot box with two inches of water, this work was originally conceived and performed during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. ....and Jim Young cleverly leading the audience through the evening's events Suggested donation $5. For more information or to RSVP, please call 412-325-0654 or email nightcap@attacktheatre.com  with the number of seats requested. Visit us online at www.attacktheatre.com

 

Sat Jan 18th   The Franz Kafka Therapy Session examines issues of authority and power, and creativity and madness during a group-therapy session in which five patients -- three woman and two men -- attempt to cope with the complexities of life, learn about themselves and challenge their therapist and his approach to helping them deal with their fears and the world around them. Written by J.J. Steinfeld, this play opens the Fifth Annual Pittsburgh New Plays Festival. 8 p.m. @ Gemini Theater.  7501 Penn Ave. [Point Breeze].  412-243-6464 or www.geminitheater.org  

 

Sat Jan 18th   Catalyst 1. A collaboration of visual art, photography, and music. Featuring the conceptual artwork of Erin Mader. Through numerous recent exhibits, she has established herself as one of Pittsburgh's most promising young artists. Photography by Corey LeChat. His singular photographic vision has been attracting attention in the Pittsburgh art scene since 1994. He has displayed his work through solo exhibitions and group showing at various local event and galleries. Accompanied by the sounds of Impercept. Aural pleasure provided by Kerem [Dubmission 91.3 FM] and Caspar Gomez [ElectraSoul!!!]. 21+ I.D. a must. Arrive early for complimentary hors d'oeuvres. @ Muse. 228 S.Highland Ave [Shadyside]. 412-361-7584

 

Sat Jan 18th    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 Jan 18th   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 Jan 18th   And for those making it a late night in your abode, tune at 1am to WYEP 91.3 FM, where Kerem hosts special guest DJ Moonstarr and the Public Transit Recordings soundcrew. Live and direct on 91.3 FM WYEP.

 

 

Sun Jan 19th

 

 

Sun Jan 19th   Film: Bossa Nova. Antonio Carlos Jobim’s classic bossa nova soundtrack provides a sensual backbeat for this romantic comedy, featuring stunning Rio de Janeiro locations. While suggesting the lighthearted mood of 1960s Rio, director Bruno Barreto calls his film a “valentine” to his beloved wife, Amy Irving, who stars as Mary Ann, a widowed, forty-ish American expatriate English teacher. Still grieving and having given up on relationships, Mary Ann unexpectedly finds herself receiving the amorous attentions of a few potential suitors, including a debonair lawyer and a macho young soccer star. 7:30pm   3:00pm @ CMA Cinema at Carnegie Museum of Art.  4400 Forbes Avenue [Oakland].  412.622.3212 or www.cmacinema.org

 

Sun Jan 19th   

 

Sun Jan 19th    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 www.pittsburghhiphop.com

 

Sun Jan 19th    The Sprout Fund Presents 100 Bands / 31 Days. Taking place every night in January at Club Cafe on the Southside. New bands, music, and other performances. 7:30pm everynight in January. $5 @ Club Cafe. 56-58 South 12th Street [Southside]. For show nfo and bands playing: Call 412-431-4950 and or check http://www.clubcafelive.com/100bands/

 

Sun Jan 19th    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 (412)682-1900 or The All Star Game Website

 

Sun Jan 19th    Bros. Peck Jazz Satellite. Live Jazz. Good Coffee. ‘nuff said. @ Shadow Lounge5972 Baum Blvd [corner of Baum & S.Highland]. 9:30pm-1am. 412.363-8277. 

 

Sun Jan 19th   Spoken Word Sundays (open mic). 8pm @ Quiet Storm Coffeehouse. 5430 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. 412.661.9355. http://www.quietstormcoffee.com/  .

 

 

 

Mon Jan 20th – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  

           

Mon Jan 20th   In light of recent events, the significance of this day should be apparent. Take some time to do your own meditations. 

 

Mon Jan 20th   Join the Kuntu Repertory Theater In celebration of Martin Luther King Junior day. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has invited Pittsburgh's oldest and largest continuing African-American performing arts organization, KUNTU REPERTORY THEATRE, to present their song and poetry in LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING, a performance that is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. 7pm @ Byham Theater. 101 Sixth Ave [Downtown]. 412-456-1350 or http://www.pgharts.org/venues/byham.cfm

 

Mon Jan 20th   The Sprout Fund Presents 100 Bands / 31 Days. Taking place every night in January at Club Cafe on the Southside. New bands, music, and other performances. 7:30pm everynight in January. $5 @ Club Cafe. 56-58 South 12th Street [Southside]. For show nfo and bands playing: Call 412-431-4950 and or check http://www.clubcafelive.com/100bands/

 

Mon Jan 20th   Revolve w/ Resident DJs Kerem & Kaleo.. @ Zythos. 2108 E.Carson St. [South Side]. 412.481.2234.

 

Mon Jan 20th   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 Jan 21st 

 

Tues Jan 21st   The Sprout Fund Presents 100 Bands / 31 Days. Taking place every night in January at Club Cafe on the Southside. New bands, music, and other performances. 7:30pm everynight in January. $5 @ Club Cafe. 56-58 South 12th Street [Southside]. For show nfo and bands playing: Call 412-431-4950 and or check http://www.clubcafelive.com/100bands/

 

Tues Jan 21st   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 Jan 21st   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 Jan 21st   Hip Hop / Soul Grooves / R & B / Dancehall every Tuesday @ Cozumels [above Victoria's Secret on Walnut St. in Shadyside]. 10pm-2am / 21+ .

 

 

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