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....

 

 

One World Beat

A Global Festival Against AIDS  (Pittsburgh)

Friday March 19th  +  Sunday March 21st
 8pm @ The Quiet Storm

 

 

Mar 11th, 2003 Update –  Many Cultural Events Happening This Weekend and Throughout the week in the city of Bridges.  Take a step into the e5 circle and indulge your mind body and soul.  Our website is continually being revamped.  Your feedback has been most valuable in this grassroots endeavor.  Please feel free to drop us a message anytime - element5ive@yahoo.com.  As always, keep your good vibes strong...

 

 

Feedback:       element5ive@yahoo.com

[This webpage is updated every Thursday]

 

 

 

element 5  > Menu:

 

Community             News/Info           Cultural Websites

 

Music            DJs             Art            Film            Theatre/Performance

 

Weekly Event Listings

 

Submit an Event:    

 

Online Submission Form   

 

Email Us

 

 

 

 

Community       [ menu

 

 
Community
Messages

Blogs

Message
Boards

Free
Classifieds

 

Got a community message to share? 

A link to a local blog or message board?

An idea for this section?    Email us

 

 

 


 

News/Info   [ menu

 

        ·       city paper

        ·       pulp

        ·       post-gazette

        ·       tribune-review

        ·       new pittsburgh courier

        ·       wrct 88.3 FM

        ·       wpts 92.1 FM

        ·       wduq 90.5 FM

        ·       wyep 91.3 FM

        ·       pittsburgh independent media center

        ·       art of news

        ·       CLOH.org

        ·       pctv cable 21

 

 

 

 

 

Cultural Event Websites   [ menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music:   Live   [ menu

 

3 Apples High
Fri Mar 12th  |  11pm
@ Club Cafe
Secret Machines,  The Fever,  Harangue,  End of Vega
Fri Mar 12th  |  10:30 pm
@ 31st St Pub
Hip Hop Cafe Series
March 12th  |  10pm-1am
@
Shadow Lounge
BEAM - live
March 12th | 10pm
@ PGH Deli Co



Ouve + Soma Mestizo
Sat Mar 13th  |  9pm
@ The Quiet Storm
Attila the Stockbroker
Mon Mar 15th  |  7:30 pm
@ Community Activity Center
Guitar Society of Fine Art:  Recital
Tues Mar 16th  |  6-9 pm
@ Club Cafe
Sage Francis
Wed Mar 17th  |  7:30 pm
@ The Rex Theatre

 

 

 

Music:   DJs   [ menu

 

Upcoming:

 

Club Havana: The 4 Year Anniversary Party! 
with DJ Soy Sos, Anthony Fugate + friends
Thurs March 11, 2004   |  10pm-2am 
Club Havana

"Thursday nights at Club Havana in Shadyside are a Pittsburgh Institution = and have been for, oh, exactly four years as of tonight. The rotating cast of deejays hosted by house- and jazz-head D.C. Space celebrates its silk anniversary with the spiritual Afro-beat-influenced funk-in-the-trunk record box of Soy Sos tonight. Stop by and wish one of Pittsburgh's longer-running parties a happy birthday, and do yourself a favor by ordering an El Presidente on the rocks. Viva El Presidente!" - Justin Hopper, City Paper.

 

 

 

Weeklies:

 

Thursdays Havana
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
2am-5am
@ 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

 

 

 

 

Art:   [ menu

 

Torn Torosaurus artdormant.jpg  
Ongoing Art:
Ray Geiger Retrospective
@ The Garfield Artworks
Ongoing Art:
A Day at the Races

@ Modern Formations Gallery
Ongoing Art:
Jay Schmetz
Man-imals

Fri March 5th  |  6:30pm
@ Gallerie Chiz
Ongoing Exhibit:
feat. Doug DuBois and Soon-Mi Yoo

Feb 11th until April 17th
@ Silver Eye Center for Photography

       

Ongoing Exhibit:
Synthetic Utopist: An Installation by Jennifer Bechak
February 27th - March 20th
@ Future Tenant

 

 

 

Film:   [ menu

 

The Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival
Feb 27th to Mar 4th
@ Loews Waterfront & PGH Filmmakers cinema venues
Tokyo Godfathers
Mar 12-18th
@ Harris Theater
My Terrorist
Sun Mar 14th | 7:00 pm
@ Loews Waterfront Cinema
Sans Soleil  /  La Jetee (double feature)
Mar 11 - 15th
@ Melwood Screening Room

 
The Maltese Falcon
Mar 14th
@ Regent Square Cinema
Abouna
Wed Mar 17th  |  7:00 pm
@ McConomy Auditorium,
Carnegie Mellon University

 

 

 

 

Theatre / Performance:   [ menu

 

'The Late Henry Moss' by Sam Shepard
Judith Vollmer
Thurs Mar 11th 
@ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Xpressions Dance Co presents...
Mamamoto... (holy unit of mother and child)

Fri Mar 12th and Sat Mar 13th
8pm @ Kelly Strayhorn Theatre
Double Dutch Queen w/  Shitmotherican'tdance, and !loud: A Choreopoem
Sat Mar 13th
7:30 pm @ The Brewhouse

The Late Henry Moss
March 4th-21st
@
SALVO Theatre Space


Top Dog Underdog
March 4 to April 21st
@ City Theatre
Steel City Poetry Slam
Tues Mar 16th  |  8pm
@ Shadow Lounge
The Silken Phoenix
Wed Mar 17th
@ Charity Randall Theater
Ha Ha Comedy Night
Wed Mar 17th
@ Club Cafe
T-Shirt
Dark Cowgirls & Prairie Queens
Mar 18th - Apr 3rd
@
Alumni Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Kuntu Repertory Theatre
Khafif:  Middle Eastern Dance
Fri Mar 19th
@
The Brewhouse
Pitt Gamelan Ensemble
Fri Mar 26th
@
The Brewhouse
AMP2004:  Performance
Fridays & Saturdays  |  March 2004
@ The Brewhouse

 

 

 

 

 

Event Listings    [ menu ]  

 

(Thurs March 11th to Wed March 17th)  

This website is updated every Thursday.

 

Submit an Event:    Online Submission    or    Email Us

 

 

 

Thurs          Fri          Sat          Sun          Mon          Tues          Wed

 

 

 

 

Thursday, March 11, 2004   [events ]     [menu ]  

 

Thursday, March 11, 2004 - Art: Installation Exhibit
Free | 6pm @ Future Tenant Gallery 801 Liberty Ave [Downtown]. 412-268-3932 www.futuretenant.org Map/directions

In Synthetic Utopist, artist Jennifer Bechak investigates the importance of recognizing how our environment is created and appreciating how it exists. She transforms the Future Tenant space by encasing the perimeter in plastic sheeting. The translucence of the material obscures information that is distinguishable to senses other than sight, and the enclosed environment produces a feeling of sterility and alienation to natural surroundings. Within her synthetic environment, a grid of linear me In Synthetic Utopist, artist Jennifer Bechak investigates the importance of recognizing how our environment is created and appreciating how it exists. In her artist’s statement, Bechak explains that she is “interested in the ‘real self’ which lies beyond predetermined external sources as personal decisions and actions ultimately dictate who we are.” She explores the relationship of space and body in her work, as well and the ramifications of choice, emptiness and freedom. In Synthetic Utopist, artist Jennifer Bechak investigates the importance of recognizing how our environment is created and appreciating how it exists. She transforms the Future Tenant space by encasing the perimeter in plastic sheeting. The translucence of the material obscures information that is distinguishable to senses other than sight, and the enclosed environment produces a feeling of sterility and alienation to natural surroundings. Within her synthetic environment, a grid of linear metal structures that resemble common items represent something that is oddly ‘human-like.’ She explores the relationship of space and body in her work, as well and the ramifications of choice, emptiness and freedom. Bechak holds both an MFA and an MA in Sculpture and Fibers from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as well as a BFA in Printmaking from Edinboro University. Her studies have also taken her to Zagreb, Croatia, where she studied sculpture at the University of Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts. She has taught various courses in studio art and art history at Indiana University and Westmoreland College, and has exhibited locally in the Three Rivers Arts Festival, Flux 10, and Sculpture at Carnegie Steel. Future Tenant 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. This art space, which features alternative exhibitions and performances by emerging artists from the CMU community and beyond, is managed by a team of students from the Masters of Arts Management program, a joint program of CMU’s Heinz School of Public Policy and Management and the College of Fine Arts.

For more info: Phone: 412-268-3932




Thursday, March 11, 2004 - DJ: 80's Night
$5 | 9 pm @ The Upstage 3609 Forbes Ave [Oakland]. 412-682-2050 www.clublaga.com Map/directions

Every Thursday DJ EZ Lou spins 80's retro favorites from 9PM-2AM at The Upstage in Oakland. $ 1.50 Bottles / $1.50 Mixed Drinks 10 - Midnight Every Thursday DJ EZ Lou spins 80's retro favorites from PM-2AM at The Upstage in Oakland. $ 1.50 Bottles / $1.50 Mixed Drinks 10 - Midnight

For more info: Phone: 412-687-4636




Thursday, March 11, 2004 - Film: La Jetee and Sans Soleil (double feature)
$5 | 8:00 pm @ Melwood Screening Room 477 Melwood Avenue [N. Oakland]. 412-682-4111 www.pghfilmmakers.org Map/directions

La Jetee "The greatest science fiction movie I’ve ever seen." –Pauline Kael. In the aftermath of World War 3, in the dark underground that’s apparently all that still exists, a recumbent man in heavy goggles travels back through time, ever searching for that one moment that will make it all clear, but what happens when he gets there? Marker’s half-hour masterpiece — the story of a man marked by an image of his childhood (re-configured by Terry Gilliam as Twelve Monkeys) — is told in a haunting series of stills, climaxing in an extraordinary epiphany. (1962; France; 28 min). Sans Soleil "As entertaining as Woody Allen’s Zelig, as smart as Godard’s Passion ... It’s the flow of language that binds together the film’s disparate vignettes." – J. Hoberman, Village Voice As a narrator reads letters, words and images are playfully juxtaposed in this beautiful film. Three happy children in Iceland link up with women at a cat memorial in Japan; ancient ceremonies clash with the super-high-tech world of contemporary Tokyo; an exchange of glances is caught in a 24th of a second; a soldier tearfully embraces the president he would depose within a year. Marker sums up a lifetime of travels, observations, speculations, and passions. In French with subtitles. (1983; France; 100 min)

For more info: Visit: www.pghfilmmakers.org/film/#17




Thursday, March 11, 2004 - Film: The Fog of War
$6 | 7:30 pm @ Harris Theater 809 Liberty Avenue [Downtown]. 412-682-4111 www.pghfilmmakers.org Map/directions

Robert S. McNamara was an American dreamer who became one of the most controversial and influential figures in the history of world politics – from the 1945 firebombing of 100,000 Tokyo civilians, to the brink of nuclear catastrophe during the Cuban missile crisis, to the devastating effects of the Vietnam war. The Fog of War examines the psychology and reasoning not just of former Secretary of Defense McNamara, but of all the government decision-makers who send men to war. Acclaimed filmmaker Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line) combines re-creations with extraordinary archival footage, newly declassified White House recordings, and of course the surprising candor of McNamara himself, in a uniquely gripping storytelling style. (Directed by Errol Morris; USA; 2003; 106 min)

For more info: Visit: www.sonyclassics.com/fogofwar/




Thursday, March 11, 2004 - FreeMarkets and Cool Tech present...New Economy Night
Free 21+ | 6:00 pm @ O'Reilly Theater 621 Penn Avenue [Downtown]. 412-316-1600 www.ppt.org Map/directions

Enjoy the usual free pre-show happy hour with special Italian-style hors d'oeuvres, plus the addition of an Absolut Anarchy Martini Bar, sponsored by ABSOLUT VODKA, where you can sample Absolut Anarchy Martinis, Biscotti from Enrico's, Eat 'N Park Smiley Face cookies and more surprises! Join us to network with young professionals and stay to laugh out loud with the production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Italy's Nobel Prize-winning author Dario Fo. Accidental Death is funny, funny, funny! The Fort Worth Star-Telegram says "I dare you to see it without laughing your rigatoni off!" Full of outrageous pranks and madcap characters, Accidental Death of an Anarchist is a brilliant exposé of political corruption, media manipulation and political idiocy, Italian-style! This New Economy Night is sponsored by FreeMarkets (www.freemarkets.com).

For more info: Phone: 412-316-8200 Visit: www.ppt.org




Thursday, March 11, 2004 - Music:  Mickey Bass and the Manhattan Burn Unit
$15 | 8pm 10 pm @ Crawford Grill on the Square 125 W. Station Square Drive [Station Square]. 412-281-2885 www.thecrawfordgrill.com Map/directions

The legendary jazz musician John Hicks and Pittsburgh's Mickey Bass are going to burn up the spot with the Manhattan Burn Unit on Thursday, March 11 and Friday, March 12 for two shows, 8 pm and 10 pm, both nights. Not to be missed, call to reserve your seats at (412) 281-2885.

For more info: Phone: 412-281-2885 email: tbburley@aol.com Visit: www.thecrawfordgrill.com




Thursday, March 11, 2004 - Music: Bop Fu
$6 | 10pm-1am @ Shadow Lounge 5972 Baum Blvd [East Liberty]. 412-363-8277 www.7thmovement.net Map/directions

w/ Justin Bechak, Darnel Anderson, Steve Palko, and Chris Parker. Modern Live Jazz.

 


Thursday, March 11, 2004 - Music: Late Show With Special Guest Chalk Outline Party
$5 | 10pm @ Club Cafe 56-58 South 12th Street [Southside]. 412-431-4950 www.clubcafelive.com Map/directions

Rock is in resurgence -- just look at The Strokes and The White Stripes for proof of this. New York City's newest buzz band, The Izzys, play solid, catchy songs that you hear, shake your ass to, and want to hear again. Though they have become one of the hottest bands associated with the New York scene, their sound is anything but derivative of the Gotham bands that have come before them. Mixing garage rock with the best of country and blues, they have a bulletproof rock 'n' roll sound with harmonies, twang, and thunder. The Izzys were formed in 2000, when Mike Storey (guitar/vocals) invited some firneds to his cold water squat on top of a Chinatown gambling hall to try out some rock 'n' roll numbers. Soon after the ruckus ensued, their debut EP "Fast and Out of Control" was released. Having toured the U.S. once and the U.K. twice, The Izzys may follow in the great tradition of making it across the pond before American audiences catch on, but maybe not -- take a look at what The Village Voice has to say: "As The Strokes are to The Velvet Underground and The Mooney Suzuki are to The Who, The Izzys might well one day be to The Stones without sounding anything like the Black Crowes." -The Village Voice

 


Thursday, March 11, 2004 - NEW ECONOMY NIGHT - ITALIAN-STYLE
$12-$30 | 6pm reception, 7:30pm show @ O'Reilly Theater 621 Penn Avenue [Downtown]. 412-316-1600 www.ppt.org Map/directions

Join FreeMarkets and Cool Tech for New Economy Night at Pittsburgh Public Theater Enjoy the usual free pre-show happy hour with special Italian-style hors d'oeuvres, plus the addition of an Absolut Anarchy Martini Bar, sponsored by ABSOLUT VODKA, Eat 'N Park Smiley Face cookies and more surprises! Join us to network with young professionals and stay to laugh out loud with the production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Italy's Nobel Prize-winning author Dario Fo.  Accidental Death is funny, funny, funny! The Fort Worth Star-Telegram says "I dare you to see it without laughing your rigatoni off!"  Full of outrageous pranks and madcap characters, Accidental Death of an Anarchist is a brilliant exposé of political corruption, media manipulation and political idiocy, Italian-style! This New Economy Night is sponsored by FreeMarkets (www.freemarkets.com).

For more info: Phone: 412-316-8200, ext. 704




Thursday, March 11, 2004 - Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series: poets Judith Vollmer and Joe E Weil
Free | 8:30 pm @ Frick Fine Arts Building Schenley Drive [University of Pittsburgh, Oakland]. www.pitt.edu/~nisg/maps/F/fkart.html Map/directions

Poets Judith Vollmer and Joe E Weil read from new works.

 


Thursday, March 11, 2004 - Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival
Call Ahead | Check Schedules @ Various Cinema Venues. Check Festival Website []. 412-992-5203 www.ujf.net/content_display.html?ArticleID=67055

This year’s Festival opens with the wonderful social satire "James' Journey to Jerusalem." This new Israeli film follows the journey of James, who hails from an imaginary African village, on his pilgrimage to Jerusalem. When James is suspected of sneaking into Israel to work illegally, he is mistakenly jailed and bailed out -- at a price -- by a manpower agent who rescues illegal migrant works in exchange for employing them in menial labor. James turns his misfortune into a journey not to be missed. This funny, smart film -- in Hebrew, English and Zulu --will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at Loews Waterfront Theater, with live entertainment and food following the film at the Loews Club (Dietary laws observed). Opening Night festivities are once again underwritten by our patron and friend, Richard E. Rauh. The Festival continues Thursdays through Mondays until March 21 in venues ranging from Loews Waterfront to Regent Square Theater, the Denis Theater and Destinta Theaters-Bridgeville. As always, there is a fascinating line-up of programs and speakers following many of the films, which will entertain, educate and pique your curiosity. Tickets and passes are available by calling the Festival Ticket Line: 412-992-5203

For more info: Phone: 412-992-5203 Visit: www.ujf.net/content_display.html?ArticleID=67055




Thursday, March 11, 2004 - THURSDAYS @ HAVANA - The Four Year Anniversary Party!
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 DJ: SOY SOS w/ Special Guests including drummer ANTHONY FUGATE

For more info: email: jasonc_clubhavana@hotmail.com Visit: www.elementfive.info

 

 

 

Friday, March 12, 2004   [events ]     [menu ]  

 

Friday, March 12, 2004 - AMP2004: Performances - Messiah 2.0, The Instantaneous Water Heater Cover Band, The Man from NYAYZAR
$5 | 7:30 pm @ The Brewhouse 2100 Mary St [Southside]. 412-381-7767 www.brewhouse.org Map/directions

Emcee: Liz Hammond has performed and produced in a variety of art events with City Theater, Bricolage, and the Black Sheep Puppet Festival which combine sculpture, acting, and poetry. Messiah 2.0 (25 minutes) Sean Glass of the Have Nots Collective present an apocalyptic vision of the future told through puppetry, spoken word, dance, and music. The Instantaneous Water Heater Cover Band (45 minutes) A spontaneous musical performance concept with a group of musicians assembled on stage to cover songs spontaneously. The Man from NYAYZAR (30 minutes) Stephen Pellegrino's one-man show tells a personal journey using projected image, spoken word, music, and ritual.

 


Friday, March 12, 2004 - Art: Installation Exhibit
Free | 6pm @ Future Tenant Gallery 801 Liberty Ave [Downtown]. 412-268-3932 www.futuretenant.org Map/directions

In Synthetic Utopist, artist Jennifer Bechak investigates the importance of recognizing how our environment is created and appreciating how it exists. She transforms the Future Tenant space by encasing the perimeter in plastic sheeting. The translucence of the material obscures information that is distinguishable to senses other than sight, and the enclosed environment produces a feeling of sterility and alienation to natural surroundings. Within her synthetic environment, a grid of linear me In Synthetic Utopist, artist Jennifer Bechak investigates the importance of recognizing how our environment is created and appreciating how it exists. In her artist’s statement, Bechak explains that she is “interested in the ‘real self’ which lies beyond predetermined external sources as personal decisions and actions ultimately dictate who we are.” She explores the relationship of space and body in her work, as well and the ramifications of choice, emptiness and freedom. In Synthetic Utopist, artist Jennifer Bechak investigates the importance of recognizing how our environment is created and appreciating how it exists. She transforms the Future Tenant space by encasing the perimeter in plastic sheeting. The translucence of the material obscures information that is distinguishable to senses other than sight, and the enclosed environment produces a feeling of sterility and alienation to natural surroundings. Within her synthetic environment, a grid of linear metal structures that resemble common items represent something that is oddly ‘human-like.’ She explores the relationship of space and body in her work, as well and the ramifications of choice, emptiness and freedom. Bechak holds both an MFA and an MA in Sculpture and Fibers from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as well as a BFA in Printmaking from Edinboro University. Her studies have also taken her to Zagreb, Croatia, where she studied sculpture at the University of Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts. She has taught various courses in studio art and art history at Indiana University and Westmoreland College, and has exhibited locally in the Three Rivers Arts Festival, Flux 10, and Sculpture at Carnegie Steel. Future Tenant 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. This art space, which features alternative exhibitions and performances by emerging artists from the CMU community and beyond, is managed by a team of students from the Masters of Arts Management program, a joint program of CMU’s Heinz School of Public Policy and Management and the College of Fine Arts.

For more info: Phone: 412-268-3932




Friday, March 12, 2004 - DJs: Tommy Sunshine (part of the Warhol: Good Fridays series)
$3 | 6pm-10pm @ The Andy Warhol Museum 117 Sandusky St [Northside]. 412-237-8300 www.warhol.org Map/directions

Chicago DJ Tommie Sunshine (a.k.a. tomamerica) spins electro-boogie-techno in the Museum’s entrance gallery. Local DJs will also perform. Live electro-psychedelic duo, Good Morning, will also perform.

 


Friday, March 12, 2004 - Dance: Xpressions Dance Co. presents... MAMATOTO
$12 Adults / $10 Students / $5.50 children | 10am and 8pm shows @ Kelly-Strayhorn Theater 5941 Penn Ave [East Liberty]. 412-363-3000 www.kelly-strayhorn.org Map/directions

Xpressions showcases three female choreographers celebrating the mother/child like connection she has with her creativity. Works by: Guest Choreographers Lisa Jones and Dionna PridGeon; Artistic Director Staycee R. Walters; and featuring National Guest Choreographer Alberto J. Arias. "Mamatoto" is swahili for holy unit of mother and child.

For more info: Phone: ProArts: 412-394-3353 for tickets email: info@xpressions-dance.com Visit: www.xpressions-dance.com


 


Friday, March 12, 2004 - Drumming Worksop w/ Jim Donovan of Rusted Root
$10 adv / $12 door | 7-9 pm @ Schoolhouse Yoga 41st & Foster Street [Lawrenceville]. 412-401-4444 www.schoolhouseyoga.com Map/directions

Jim will teach basic drum playing techniques, rhythmic ear training and traditional multi-cultural rhythms. Jim encourages students to experience the meditative experience of drumming, that of being fully present in the moment and of connection with others through rhythm. Beginner through experienced drummers welcome, ages 12 and up. Seating and spare drums will be limited in number. Send in your check early to guarantee a seat for yourself and/or a drum if needed.

For more info: Visit: www.jimdonovanmusic.com




Friday, March 12, 2004 - Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival
Call Ahead | Check Schedules @ Various Cinema Venues. Check Festival Website []. 412-992-5203 www.ujf.net/content_display.html?ArticleID=67055

This year’s Festival opens with the wonderful social satire "James' Journey to Jerusalem." This new Israeli film follows the journey of James, who hails from an imaginary African village, on his pilgrimage to Jerusalem. When James is suspected of sneaking into Israel to work illegally, he is mistakenly jailed and bailed out -- at a price -- by a manpower agent who rescues illegal migrant works in exchange for employing them in menial labor. James turns his misfortune into a journey not to be missed. This funny, smart film -- in Hebrew, English and Zulu --will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at Loews Waterfront Theater, with live entertainment and food following the film at the Loews Club (Dietary laws observed). Opening Night festivities are once again underwritten by our patron and friend, Richard E. Rauh. The Festival continues Thursdays through Mondays until March 21 in venues ranging from Loews Waterfront to Regent Square Theater, the Denis Theater and Destinta Theaters-Bridgeville. As always, there is a fascinating line-up of programs and speakers following many of the films, which will entertain, educate and pique your curiosity. Tickets and passes are available by calling the Festival Ticket Line: 412-992-5203

For more info: Phone: 412-992-5203 Visit: www.ujf.net/content_display.html?ArticleID=67055

 

Friday, March 12, 2004 - Film: La Jetee and Sans Soleil (double feature)
$5 | 8:00 pm @ Melwood Screening Room 477 Melwood Avenue [N. Oakland]. 412-682-4111 www.pghfilmmakers.org Map/directions

La Jetee "The greatest science fiction movie I’ve ever seen." –Pauline Kael. In the aftermath of World War 3, in the dark underground that’s apparently all that still exists, a recumbent man in heavy goggles travels back through time, ever searching for that one moment that will make it all clear, but what happens when he gets there? Marker’s half-hour masterpiece — the story of a man marked by an image of his childhood (re-configured by Terry Gilliam as Twelve Monkeys) — is told in a haunting series of stills, climaxing in an extraordinary epiphany. (1962; France; 28 min). Sans Soleil "As entertaining as Woody Allen’s Zelig, as smart as Godard’s Passion ... It’s the flow of language that binds together the film’s disparate vignettes." – J. Hoberman, Village Voice As a narrator reads letters, words and images are playfully juxtaposed in this beautiful film. Three happy children in Iceland link up with women at a cat memorial in Japan; ancient ceremonies clash with the super-high-tech world of contemporary Tokyo; an exchange of glances is caught in a 24th of a second; a soldier tearfully embraces the president he would depose within a year. Marker sums up a lifetime of travels, observations, speculations, and passions. In French with subtitles. (1983; France; 100 min)

For more info: Visit: www.pghfilmmakers.org/film/#17




Friday, March 12, 2004 - Film: Tokyo Godfathers
$6 | 7pm and 9pm shows @ Harris Theater 809 Liberty Avenue [Downtown]. 412-682-4111 www.pghfilmmakers.org Map/directions

It's Christmas time in Tokyo in this modern-day fairytale from the director of Millennium Actress. Three homeless bums – a runaway girl, a middle-aged alcoholic and a drag queen – discover an abandoned baby in the snow. With only a handful of clues, they make it their holiday goal to reunite the child with its parents. Along the way, each is forced to come to grips with the events that landed them on the streets. As visually pleasing as it is heartwarming. In Japanese with subtitles. (Directed by Satoshi Kon; 2003; Japan; 92 min)

For more info: Visit: www.pghfilmmakers.org/film/#7




Friday, March 12, 2004 - Monarch cd release party
$4 cover | 8pm @ The Mattress Factory 500 Sampsonia Way [Northside]. 412-231-3169 www.mattress.org Map/directions

Euro-pop in a gallery setting. Join Pittsburgh band Monarch as they host their *cd release/South by Southwest send-off* party at the Mattress Factory March 12th. “Since returning home from their June recording sessions in California, monarch has been rapidly climbing the Pittsburgh music scene. monarch’s songs can only be called aural tapestries that demand the immediate respect and attention of any ear that is lucky enough to hear them. monarch is an inescapably creative force that changes the minds of even the harshest critic, and changes the hearts of anyone who dares listen.” - Pittsburgh City Paper

For more info: email: awellock@clubcafelive.com Visit: www.monarchtheband.com




Friday, March 12, 2004 - Music: 3 Apples High
$5 | 10pm @ Club Cafe 56-58 South 12th Street [Southside]. 412-431-4950 www.clubcafelive.com Map/directions

Mark Ignatius – bass, loops; Kevin Ignatius – drums, electronic percussion, samples; Justin Bechak – keyboards, synthesizer, guitar; 3 Apples High was formed in September of 2002 when Pittsburgh artist Justin Bechak collaborated with the Ignatius brothers sharing in the collective goal of a fresh new musical direction. Since then, the rapid evolution and development of the trio was transformed into a progressive classification all its own. The result: a body grooving head nodding audience response to this explosive trio’s ability to layer intrinsic ear-capturing melodies and smooth body shifting booty-capturing rhythms. Currently 3AH has been selling out clubs in their hometown Pittsburgh, while performing at venues and festivals in various cities and college towns. These places include Forward Hall in Erie, PA; 123 Pleasant St. in Morgantown, WV; and venues at Virginia Tech and Buffalo, NY to name a few. Recently the trio has collaborated with seasoned horn players Reggie Watkins (trombonist and musical director for Maynard Ferguson) and Rick Matt (saxophonist for OPEK, a Sun Ra tribute band). 3AH has performed with acts including Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Victor Wooten, North Mississippi Allstars, Oteil Burbridge & the Peacemakers, Drums & Tuba, Harry Apes BMX, Big Wu, and Peter Prince.

For more info: Visit: www.3appleshigh.net




Friday, March 12, 2004 - Music: Beam - live @ PGH Deli Co
$5 | 10 pm @ Pittsburgh Deli Co 728 Copeland St [Shadyside]. 412-682-DELI www.pghdeli.com Map/directions

Beam will be performing at the Pittsburgh Deli Co. Check out some of the city's freshest experimental funk in progress.

For more info: Visit: www.beaminfo.com




Friday, March 12, 2004 - Music: Hip-Hop Café Series
$8 at the door / $5 with email RSVP | 10pm-1am @ Shadow Lounge 5972 Baum Blvd [East Liberty]. 412-363-8277 www.7thmovement.net Map/directions

The metro-area's finest and most popular live underground weekly hip-hop music night. Here anything from MCs to poets, live jazz musicians, singers, visiting guest artists, and the one and only Rain Quartet. Hosted by Hutch. This week's Guest: RXC .

For more info: Phone: 412-363-8277 email: seventhmovement@yahoo.com Visit: www.7thmovement.net




Friday, March 12, 2004 - Music: Secret Machines
$5 | 10:30 pm @ 31st Street Pub 3101 Penn Ave [Strip District]. 412-391-8334 www.31stpub.com Map/directions

Psychedelic trio turns it loose in the PGH. Indie meets motown meets krautrock. w/ The Fever, Harangue and End of Vega.

 

 

Friday, March 12, 2004 - 720 Soul Night w/ DJ Selecta
Free. 21+ | 10pm-2am @ Club Havana 5744 Ellsworth Ave [Shadyside]. 412-661-2025 Map/directions

Souljazz, Rare Funk, Classics, and Party Jams. w/ DJ Selecta. Brought to you by 720 Records.

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

 

 

Friday, March 12, 2004 - Deep
Free | 2am-5am @ Shadow Lounge 5972 Baum Blvd [East Liberty]. 412-363-8277 www.7thmovement.net Map/directions

Every Friday Late Night from 2a-4a. Come dance + groove to Deep and Soulful Dance music.





 

 

 

 

Saturday, March 13, 2004   [events ]     [menu ]  

 

Saturday, March 13, 2004 - AMP2004: Performances - Shitmotherican'tdance, Double Dutch Queens, !loud: A Choreopoem
$5 | 7:30 pm @ The Brewhouse 2100 Mary St [Southside]. 412-381-7767 www.brewhouse.org Map/directions

Shitmotherican'tdance (12 minutes) Michael Walsh's original dance inspired by a unique family lullaby and memories of his card-playing great grandmother. Double Dutch Queens (20 minutes) The Double Dutch Queens, ages 9-12, from Rankin Christian Center demonstrate jumps and tricks inside the rope. !loud: A Choreopoem (45 minutes) Vanessa German, Nikki Allen, and a DJ create a powerful hybrid of poetry and drama focusing on the lives of women combining spoken word, poetry, monologue and music.

For more info: Visit: amp2004.sproutfund.org/march.html




Saturday, March 13, 2004 - ART Opening Reception: Things I've Shot, Things I've Burned - Paintings and Photography by Artist JAY DEL GRECO
Free | 6-9pm @ BoxHeart Gallery 4523 Liberty Ave [Bloomfield]. 412-687-8858 www.boxheart.org Map/directions

Del Greco's work is split in two distinct directions. Both of which are reflective of his multi-disciplinary approach to art making. Though divided into two distinct mediums - Things he shot (photography), Things he burned (paintings) - the work is unified through content. All of the pieces in this series are oblique, and non referential. They have no subject, though they are ripe with potential meanings. Much like the deliberately vague, and often self-contradictory, constructs of religious systems, these paintings engender a compelling sense of identity. Del Greco's work tells stories to make you feel comfortable, but give you no more meaning than you put into them. The photography is abstract, and implies content, through provides none. The titles are in gibberish, for the purpose of severing as much context as possible from the photo. Del Greco's aim is to take a perfectly representational/referential medium, and make it abstract and free of context.

 


Saturday, March 13, 2004 - Art: Installation Exhibit
Free | 6pm @ Future Tenant Gallery 801 Liberty Ave [Downtown]. 412-268-3932 www.futuretenant.org Map/directions

In Synthetic Utopist, artist Jennifer Bechak investigates the importance of recognizing how our environment is created and appreciating how it exists. She transforms the Future Tenant space by encasing the perimeter in plastic sheeting. The translucence of the material obscures information that is distinguishable to senses other than sight, and the enclosed environment produces a feeling of sterility and alienation to natural surroundings. Within her synthetic environment, a grid of linear me In Synthetic Utopist, artist Jennifer Bechak investigates the importance of recognizing how our environment is created and appreciating how it exists. In her artist’s statement, Bechak explains that she is “interested in the ‘real self’ which lies beyond predetermined external sources as personal decisions and actions ultimately dictate who we are.” She explores the relationship of space and body in her work, as well and the ramifications of choice, emptiness and freedom. In Synthetic Utopist, artist Jennifer Bechak investigates the importance of recognizing how our environment is created and appreciating how it exists. She transforms the Future Tenant space by encasing the perimeter in plastic sheeting. The translucence of the material obscures information that is distinguishable to senses other than sight, and the enclosed environment produces a feeling of sterility and alienation to natural surroundings. Within her synthetic environment, a grid of linear metal structures that resemble common items represent something that is oddly ‘human-like.’ She explores the relationship of space and body in her work, as well and the ramifications of choice, emptiness and freedom. Bechak holds both an MFA and an MA in Sculpture and Fibers from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as well as a BFA in Printmaking from Edinboro University. Her studies have also taken her to Zagreb, Croatia, where she studied sculpture at the University of Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts. She has taught various courses in studio art and art history at Indiana University and Westmoreland College, and has exhibited locally in the Three Rivers Arts Festival, Flux 10, and Sculpture at Carnegie Steel. Future Tenant 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. This art space, which features alternative exhibitions and performances by emerging artists from the CMU community and beyond, is managed by a team of students from the Masters of Arts Management program, a joint program of CMU’s Heinz School of Public Policy and Management and the College of Fine Arts.

For more info: Phone: 412-268-3932




Saturday, March 13, 2004 - Dance: Xpressions Dance Co. presents... MAMATOTO
$12 Adults / $10 Students / $5.50 children | 8pm @ Kelly-Strayhorn Theater 5941 Penn Ave [East Liberty]. 412-363-3000 www.kelly-strayhorn.org Map/directions

Xpressions showcases three female choreographers celebrating the mother/child like connection she has with her creativity. Works by: Guest Choreographers Lisa Jones and Dionna PridGeon; Artistic Director Staycee R. Walters; and featuring National Guest Choreographer Alberto J. Arias. "Mamatoto" is swahili for holy unit of mother and child.

For more info: Phone: ProArts: 412-394-3353 for tickets email: info@xpressions-dance.com Visit: www.xpressions-dance.com




Saturday, March 13, 2004 - Film: La Jetee and Sans Soleil (double feature)
$5 | 8:00 pm @ Melwood Screening Room 477 Melwood Avenue [N. Oakland]. 412-682-4111 www.pghfilmmakers.org Map/directions

La Jetee "The greatest science fiction movie I’ve ever seen." –Pauline Kael. In the aftermath of World War 3, in the dark underground that’s apparently all that still exists, a recumbent man in heavy goggles travels back through time, ever searching for that one moment that will make it all clear, but what happens when he gets there? Marker’s half-hour masterpiece — the story of a man marked by an image of his childhood (re-configured by Terry Gilliam as Twelve Monkeys) — is told in a haunting series of stills, climaxing in an extraordinary epiphany. (1962; France; 28 min). Sans Soleil "As entertaining as Woody Allen’s Zelig, as smart as Godard’s Passion ... It’s the flow of language that binds together the film’s disparate vignettes." – J. Hoberman, Village Voice As a narrator reads letters, words and images are playfully juxtaposed in this beautiful film. Three happy children in Iceland link up with women at a cat memorial in Japan; ancient ceremonies clash with the super-high-tech world of contemporary Tokyo; an exchange of glances is caught in a 24th of a second; a soldier tearfully embraces the president he would depose within a year. Marker sums up a lifetime of travels, observations, speculations, and passions. In French with subtitles. (1983; France; 100 min)

For more info: Visit: www.pghfilmmakers.org/film/#17




Saturday, March 13, 2004 - Film: Tokyo Godfathers
$6 | 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm shows @ Harris Theater 809 Liberty Avenue [Downtown]. 412-682-4111 www.pghfilmmakers.org Map/directions

It's Christmas time in Tokyo in this modern-day fairytale from the director of Millennium Actress. Three homeless bums – a runaway girl, a middle-aged alcoholic and a drag queen – discover an abandoned baby in the snow. With only a handful of clues, they make it their holiday goal to reunite the child with its parents. Along the way, each is forced to come to grips with the events that landed them on the streets. As visually pleasing as it is heartwarming. In Japanese with subtitles. (Directed by Satoshi Kon; 2003; Japan; 92 min)

For more info: Visit: www.pghfilmmakers.org/film/#7




Saturday, March 13, 2004 - Music: Ouve + Soma Mestizo
$6 | 9 pm @ Quiet Storm Coffeehouse 5430 Penn Ave [Friendship]. 412-661-9355 www.quietstormcoffee.com Map/directions

Take in the funky sounds of these two eclectic bands, past performers at our "Momentum" shows.

For more info: Visit: www.somamestizo.com




Saturday, March 13, 2004 - Performance: The Amish Monkeys
$7 | 8pm @ Gemini Theater 7501 Penn Ave [Point Breeze]. 412-243-6464 www.geminitheater.org Map/directions

The Amish Monkeys mix improvisational comedy with music as talented pianist Suzanne Polak joins them for a special musical show! 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. Their March 13 show features pianist Suzanne Polak on keyboard, providing on-the-spot musical accompaniment! 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 for tickets




Saturday, March 13, 2004 - Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival
Call Ahead | Check Schedules @ Various Cinema Venues. Check Festival Website []. 412-992-5203 www.ujf.net/content_display.html?ArticleID=67055

This year’s Festival opens with the wonderful social satire "James' Journey to Jerusalem." This new Israeli film follows the journey of James, who hails from an imaginary African village, on his pilgrimage to Jerusalem. When James is suspected of sneaking into Israel to work illegally, he is mistakenly jailed and bailed out -- at a price -- by a manpower agent who rescues illegal migrant works in exchange for employing them in menial labor. James turns his misfortune into a journey not to be missed. This funny, smart film -- in Hebrew, English and Zulu --will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at Loews Waterfront Theater, with live entertainment and food following the film at the Loews Club (Dietary laws observed). Opening Night festivities are once again underwritten by our patron and friend, Richard E. Rauh. The Festival continues Thursdays through Mondays until March 21 in venues ranging from Loews Waterfront to Regent Square Theater, the Denis Theater and Destinta Theaters-Bridgeville. As always, there is a fascinating line-up of programs and speakers following many of the films, which will entertain, educate and pique your curiosity. Tickets and passes are available by calling the Festival Ticket Line: 412-992-5203

For more info: Phone: 412-992-5203 Visit: www.ujf.net/content_display.html?ArticleID=67055

 

 

Friday, March 13, 2004 - DJs:  Solid State Soul w/ Brother Mike + guests
Free. 21+ | 10pm-2am @ Club Havana 5744 Ellsworth Ave [Shadyside]. 412-661-2025 Map/directions

Deep House, Soulful Techno, and all the colors in between. With rotating guest DJs.



 

Saturday, March 13, 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!

 


 

 

Sunday, March 14, 2004   [events ]     [menu ]  

 

 

 Sunday, March 14, 2004 - Film: La Jetee and Sans Soleil (double feature)
$5 | 3:00 pm @ Melwood Screening Room 477 Melwood Avenue [N. Oakland]. 412-682-4111 www.pghfilmmakers.org Map/directions

La Jetee "The greatest science fiction movie I’ve ever seen." –Pauline Kael. In the aftermath of World War 3, in the dark underground that’s apparently all that still exists, a recumbent man in heavy goggles travels back through time, ever searching for that one moment that will make it all clear, but what happens when he gets there? Marker’s half-hour masterpiece — the story of a man marked by an image of his childhood (re-configured by Terry Gilliam as Twelve Monkeys) — is told in a haunting series of stills, climaxing in an extraordinary epiphany. (1962; France; 28 min). Sans Soleil "As entertaining as Woody Allen’s Zelig, as smart as Godard’s Passion ... It’s the flow of language that binds together the film’s disparate vignettes." – J. Hoberman, Village Voice As a narrator reads letters, words and images are playfully juxtaposed in this beautiful film. Three happy children in Iceland link up with women at a cat memorial in Japan; ancient ceremonies clash with the super-high-tech world of contemporary Tokyo; an exchange of glances is caught in a 24th of a second; a soldier tearfully embraces the president he would depose within a year. Marker sums up a lifetime of travels, observations, speculations, and passions. In French with subtitles. (1983; France; 100 min)

For more info: Visit: www.pghfilmmakers.org/film/#17




Sunday, March 14, 2004 - Film: My Terrorist
$8 | 7 pm @ Loews Waterfront Cinema The Waterfront [Homestead]. www.ujf.net/content_display.html?ArticleID=103852 Map/directions

Fahad Mihyi, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and Yulie Cohen, a young El Al flight attendant, first met in August 1978, when he pointed a machine gun at her in a terrorist attack. Over two decades later, in an effort to help break the cycle of violence between the two peoples, Cohen considers writing a letter in support of Mihyi's parole, thus thrusting herself into the turbulent world of Middle East politics. "My Terrorist" asks hard questions about the meaning of forgiveness and hate, the inevitability of violence and the chance for reconciliation between Palestinians and Israelis. Winner, Special Jury Prize, Jerusalem International Film Festival.

For more info: Visit: www.ujf.net/content_display.html?ArticleID=103852




Sunday, March 14, 2004 - Film: The Maltese Falcon
$6 / $12 | 8:00 pm @ Regent Square Cinema 1035 S. Braddock Ave [Regent Square]. 412-682-4111 www.pghfilmmakers.org/regent.html Map/directions

Through a maze of double-crosses and backstabbing, detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) fights to get hold of an elusive, valuable statue. Pre-dating most of the great films noir, the style and plot of this classic created the mold. Also stars Sydney Greenstreet, peter Lorre, and Mary Astor. (Directed by John Huston; 1941; 100min) Special event – a one-hour workshop precedes this film, led by University of Pittsburgh instructor, and doctoral student, Kirsten Strayer. Discuss the ways in which every element of a film's production plays a role in creating a particular vision of the world and why the "classic Hollywood" mode of filmmaking has remained dominant over the years. The movie is regular price: $6; including the workshop: $12 for non-members.

For more info: Visit: www.pghfilmmakers.org/film/#13




Sunday, March 14, 2004 - Film: Tokyo Godfathers
$6 | 3pm and 5pm shows @ Harris Theater 809 Liberty Avenue [Downtown]. 412-682-4111 www.pghfilmmakers.org Map/directions

It's Christmas time in Tokyo in this modern-day fairytale from the director of Millennium Actress. Three homeless bums – a runaway girl, a middle-aged alcoholic and a drag queen – discover an abandoned baby in the snow. With only a handful of clues, they make it their holiday goal to reunite the child with its parents. Along the way, each is forced to come to grips with the events that landed them on the streets. As visually pleasing as it is heartwarming. In Japanese with subtitles. (Directed by Satoshi Kon; 2003; Japan; 92 min)

For more info: Visit: www.pghfilmmakers.org/film/#7




Sunday, March 14, 2004 - Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival
Call Ahead | Check Schedules @ Various Cinema Venues. Check Festival Website []. 412-992-5203 www.ujf.net/content_display.html?ArticleID=67055

This year’s Festival opens with the wonderful social satire "James' Journey to Jerusalem." This new Israeli film follows the journey of James, who hails from an imaginary African village, on his pilgrimage to Jerusalem. When James is suspected of sneaking into Israel to work illegally, he is mistakenly jailed and bailed out -- at a price -- by a manpower agent who rescues illegal migrant works in exchange for employing them in menial labor. James turns his misfortune into a journey not to be missed. This funny, smart film -- in Hebrew, English and Zulu --will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at Loews Waterfront Theater, with live entertainment and food following the film at the Loews Club (Dietary laws observed). Opening Night festivities are once again underwritten by our patron and friend, Richard E. Rauh. The Festival continues Thursdays through Mondays until March 21 in venues ranging from Loews Waterfront to Regent Square Theater, the Denis Theater and Destinta Theaters-Bridgeville. As always, there is a fascinating line-up of programs and speakers following many of the films, which will entertain, educate and pique your curiosity. Tickets and passes are available by calling the Festival Ticket Line: 412-992-5203

For more info: Phone: 412-992-5203 Visit: www.ujf.net/content_display.html?ArticleID=67055




Sunday, March 14, 2004 - Poetry: The Spoken Mic
$3 | 7 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 more info: email: innertainmentlive@hotmail.com




Sunday, March 14, 2004 - 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.

 

 

 

Monday, March 15, 2004   [events ]     [menu ]  

 

Monday, March 15, 2004 - Film: La Jetee and Sans Soleil (double feature)
$5 | 8:00 pm @ Melwood Screening Room 477 Melwood Avenue [N. Oakland]. 412-682-4111 www.pghfilmmakers.org Map/directions

La Jetee "The greatest science fiction movie I’ve ever seen." –Pauline Kael. In the aftermath of World War 3, in the dark underground that’s apparently all that still exists, a recumbent man in heavy goggles travels back through time, ever searching for that one moment that will make it all clear, but what happens when he gets there? Marker’s half-hour masterpiece — the story of a man marked by an image of his childhood (re-configured by Terry Gilliam as Twelve Monkeys) — is told in a haunting series of stills, climaxing in an extraordinary epiphany. (1962; France; 28 min). Sans Soleil "As entertaining as Woody Allen’s Zelig, as smart as Godard’s Passion ... It’s the flow of language that binds together the film’s disparate vignettes." – J. Hoberman, Village Voice As a narrator reads letters, words and images are playfully juxtaposed in this beautiful film. Three happy children in Iceland link up with women at a cat memorial in Japan; ancient ceremonies clash with the super-high-tech world of contemporary Tokyo; an exchange of glances is caught in a 24th of a second; a soldier tearfully embraces the president he would depose within a year. Marker sums up a lifetime of travels, observations, speculations, and passions. In French with subtitles. (1983; France; 100 min)

For more info: Visit: www.pghfilmmakers.org/film/#17




Monday, March 15, 2004 - Film: Tokyo Godfathers
$6 | 7:30 pm @ Harris Theater 809 Liberty Avenue [Downtown]. 412-682-4111 www.pghfilmmakers.org Map/directions

It's Christmas time in Tokyo in this modern-day fairytale from the director of Millennium Actress. Three homeless bums – a runaway girl, a middle-aged alcoholic and a drag queen – discover an abandoned baby in the snow. With only a handful of clues, they make it their holiday goal to reunite the child with its parents. Along the way, each is forced to come to grips with the events that landed them on the streets. As visually pleasing as it is heartwarming. In Japanese with subtitles. (Directed by Satoshi Kon; 2003; Japan; 92 min)

For more info: Visit: www.pghfilmmakers.org/film/#7




Monday, March 15, 2004 - Monday Talk-Talk
Free | 10pm-midnight @ Lava Lounge 2204 E.Carson St. [Southside]. 412-431-0850 Map/directions

Monday Talk-Talk: A Pittsburgh Talk Show in the raw, every second and third monday of the month Starring Dave Mansueto Alexei Plotnicov Unfinished Symphonies and Sharon "Mama" Spell and featuring special guests!!!

For more info: Phone: 412.726.3764 Visit: www.emayhem.com/mondaytalktalk/




Monday, March 15, 2004 - Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival
Call Ahead | Check Schedules @ Various Cinema Venues. Check Festival Website []. 412-992-5203 www.ujf.net/content_display.html?ArticleID=67055

This year’s Festival opens with the wonderful social satire "James' Journey to Jerusalem." This new Israeli film follows the journey of James, who hails from an imaginary African village, on his pilgrimage to Jerusalem. When James is suspected of sneaking into Israel to work illegally, he is mistakenly jailed and bailed out -- at a price -- by a manpower agent who rescues illegal migrant works in exchange for employing them in menial labor. James turns his misfortune into a journey not to be missed. This funny, smart film -- in Hebrew, English and Zulu --will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at Loews Waterfront Theater, with live entertainment and food following the film at the Loews Club (Dietary laws observed). Opening Night festivities are once again underwritten by our patron and friend, Richard E. Rauh. The Festival continues Thursdays through Mondays until March 21 in venues ranging from Loews Waterfront to Regent Square Theater, the Denis Theater and Destinta Theaters-Bridgeville. As always, there is a fascinating line-up of programs and speakers following many of the films, which will entertain, educate and pique your curiosity. Tickets and passes are available by calling the Festival Ticket Line: 412-992-5203

For more info: Phone: 412-992-5203 Visit: www.ujf.net/content_display.html?ArticleID=67055




Monday, March 15, 2004 - REX Acoustic Open Stage
Free | 9pm @ 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, March 15, 2004 - benefit for the Pittsburgh Campaign for Democracy Now
Donations accepted | 7:30 pm @ BGC Community Center 113 N. Pacific Ave. [Garfield]. Map/directions

Attila the Stockbroker and David Rovics perform at a benefit for the Pittsburgh Campaign for Democracy Now. A great musician/songwriter, lyricist, political activist. Also sponsored by the Pittsburgh Palestine Solidarity Committee (http://www.pgh-psc.org) and OPTICS (Organizing Pittsburgh to Increase Community Solidarity: http://www.geocities.com/goOPTICS/OPTICS)

For more info: email: palestineexist@yahoo.com Visit: www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws/news/story.cfm?type=News Briefs#1714




Monday, March 15, 2004 - benefit for the Pittsburgh Campaign for Democracy Now
Donations accepted | 7:30 pm @ BGC Community Center 113 N. Pacific Ave. [Garfield]. Map/directions

Attila the Stockbroker and David Rovics perform at a benefit for the Pittsburgh Campaign for Democracy Now. A great musician/songwriter, lyricist, political activist. Also sponsored by the Pittsburgh Palestine Solidarity Committee (http://www.pgh-psc.org) and OPTICS (Organizing Pittsburgh to Increase Community Solidarity: http://www.geocities.com/goOPTICS/OPTICS)

For more info: email: palestineexist@yahoo.com Visit: www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws/news/story.cfm?type=News Briefs#1714

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 16, 2004   [events ]     [menu ]  

 

 

Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - Morning Meditation at the MF
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.

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

 

 

Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - Art: Installation Exhibit
Free | 6pm @ Future Tenant Gallery 801 Liberty Ave [Downtown]. 412-268-3932 www.futuretenant.org Map/directions

In Synthetic Utopist, artist Jennifer Bechak investigates the importance of recognizing how our environment is created and appreciating how it exists. She transforms the Future Tenant space by encasing the perimeter in plastic sheeting. The translucence of the material obscures information that is distinguishable to senses other than sight, and the enclosed environment produces a feeling of sterility and alienation to natural surroundings. Within her synthetic environment, a grid of linear me In Synthetic Utopist, artist Jennifer Bechak investigates the importance of recognizing how our environment is created and appreciating how it exists. In her artist’s statement, Bechak explains that she is “interested in the ‘real self’ which lies beyond predetermined external sources as personal decisions and actions ultimately dictate who we are.” She explores the relationship of space and body in her work, as well and the ramifications of choice, emptiness and freedom. In Synthetic Utopist, artist Jennifer Bechak investigates the importance of recognizing how our environment is created and appreciating how it exists. She transforms the Future Tenant space by encasing the perimeter in plastic sheeting. The translucence of the material obscures information that is distinguishable to senses other than sight, and the enclosed environment produces a feeling of sterility and alienation to natural surroundings. Within her synthetic environment, a grid of linear metal structures that resemble common items represent something that is oddly ‘human-like.’ She explores the relationship of space and body in her work, as well and the ramifications of choice, emptiness and freedom. Bechak holds both an MFA and an MA in Sculpture and Fibers from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as well as a BFA in Printmaking from Edinboro University. Her studies have also taken her to Zagreb, Croatia, where she studied sculpture at the University of Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts. She has taught various courses in studio art and art history at Indiana University and Westmoreland College, and has exhibited locally in the Three Rivers Arts Festival, Flux 10, and Sculpture at Carnegie Steel. Future Tenant 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. This art space, which features alternative exhibitions and performances by emerging artists from the CMU community and beyond, is managed by a team of students from the Masters of Arts Management program, a joint program of CMU’s Heinz School of Public Policy and Management and the College of Fine Arts.

For more info: Phone: 412-268-3932




Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - DJs: Ya Dig?! Rare groove + Funk/soul night
Free | 8pm-midnight @ Kelly's Bar & Grill 6012 Penn Circle South [East Liberty]. 412.363.6012 Map/directions

Brought to you by the owners of 720 Records. The night features good food and rotating DJs spinning only the rarest funk and the most soulful grooves that can only be found on old dusty scratched up vinyl. Analog at its finest.

 


Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - Film: Tokyo Godfathers
$6 | 7:30 pm @ Harris Theater 809 Liberty Avenue [Downtown]. 412-682-4111 www.pghfilmmakers.org Map/directions

It's Christmas time in Tokyo in this modern-day fairytale from the director of Millennium Actress. Three homeless bums – a runaway girl, a middle-aged alcoholic and a drag queen – discover an abandoned baby in the snow. With only a handful of clues, they make it their holiday goal to reunite the child with its parents. Along the way, each is forced to come to grips with the events that landed them on the streets. As visually pleasing as it is heartwarming. In Japanese with subtitles. (Directed by Satoshi Kon; 2003; Japan; 92 min)

For more info: Visit: www.pghfilmmakers.org/film/#7




Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - Guitar Society Of Fine Summer/Spring Music Showcase
$5-10 | 6-9 pm @ Club Cafe 56-58 South 12th Street [Southside]. 412-431-4950 www.clubcafelive.com Map/directions

Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at 6-9PM 6:00pm Doors Open 6:15pm C.M.U. Contemporary Cello Quartet 7:00pm Steel Pan Duo 7:45pm Pittsburgh Live Music New Recruits 8:15pm Tangeuros de Ley 9:00pm Open Stage - Acoustic Acts Tickets at the door: general admission $10.00 students and seniors $7.00 GSFA members $5.00 GSFA launches its spring / Summer Club Cafe Live Music Showcase on Tuesday March 16th at 6:00pm. Live classical music will join other genres of live music on evenings of exceptional mixed musical expression the third Tuesday of every month at Club Cafe, South Side Pittsburgh. General admission at the door $10.00, students and seniors $7.00, GSFA members $5.00. Program includes Tangueros de Ley, Solomon Steel Pan Duo, C.M.U. Cello Quartet and more. Come hear Evanescence, Metallica and others played on four cellos, or dance to Argentinian Tangos played by Tangueros de Ley or listen to Mozart on the Steel Drum. Evenings of excellent live music await guests at Club Cafe the third Tuesday of every month with great menu and bar service. Non-smoking events. • Exceptional Live Music • Great Menu & Bar Service • Non-Smoking Event

For more info: Phone: 412-431-4950 Visit: www.gsfapittsburgh.org


 

Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - REX Jazz Jam
Free | 9pm @ Rex Theatre 1602 E Carson St [Southside]. 412-381-6811 www.rextheatre.com Map/directions

REX Jazz Jam. Join Bassist Steve Palko and Band to hear some of the best Live Jazz in the city. The only jam session in town with an acoustic piano. Bring your instrument or voice 'cause the stage is yours. If you can play Jazz, just sign up and sit in. Remember, Two-sday means all drafts and well drinks are $2 all night!

 


Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - Roboto Monthly Spaghetti Social (part deux!)
pay what you can | 7:30 pm @ Mr. Roboto Project 722 Wood St [Wilkinsburg]. 412-247-9639 www.therobotoproject.org Map/directions

MONTHLY SPAGHETTI SOCIAL Come and enjoy spaghetti, music and meeting people! Food at 7:30, music at 8:00. Bring a bowl and fork! (This event is free although a suggested donation of $1-5 will benefit Roboto). This month features: A Deadly Swarm of Dangerous Bees - experimental/indie rock youngsters Relative Q - one man ambient, electronic indie splendor MONTHLY SPAGHETTI SOCIAL Come and enjoy spaghetti, music and meeting people! Food at 7:30, music at 8:00. Bring a bowl and fork! (This event is free although a suggested donation of $1-5 will benefit Roboto). This month features: A Deadly Swarm of Dangerous Bees - experimental/indie rock youngsters Relative Q - one man ambient, electronic indie splendor

 

 

Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - Suncrumbs' Steel City Poetry Slam
$5 | 8 pm @ Shadow Lounge 5972 Baum Blvd [East Liberty]. 412-363-8277 www.7thmovement.net Map/directions

Attention all poets - March 16th is the LAST opportunity to slam if you want to qualify for this year's Grand Slam Finals (April 20th)! It's hard to believe we're already near the end of another qualifying slam season. This has been the biggest year for poetry slams in Pittsburgh in some time, and we're looking forward to continuing this vibe by forming a strong, confident, competative team to head to St. Louis for NPS 2004. This Tuesday @ 8pm will be the final in a series of seven qualifying rounds for the Steel City Poetry Slam. Each month since September, poets have earned points to attempt to become one of the top 15 scoring poets of the season, to qualify them for the Grand Slam, which will be held April 20th @ the Shadow Lounge. Poetry fans, you're not going to find another more intense, word-slinging evening of creative expression than our monthly slams. The city's most diverse convergence of spoken-word artists happens again this Tuesday - come check out the last qualifying round and stay tuned to see the list of qualifyers for April's Grand Slam! If the stakes aren't enough poets, remember - there are cash prizes for the night's top 3 finishers!!

For more info: Phone: 412-654-4314 email: brewerdj@bipc.com



 

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 17, 2004   [events ]     [menu ]  

 

Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - Music:  SAGE FRANCIS with live band, featuring special guests Joe Beats and Grand Buffet
$13 | 7:30 pm @ Rex Theatre 1602 E Carson St [Southside]. 412-381-6811 www.rextheatre.com Map/directions

The independent hip-hop community has become overpopulated in recent years. So much so that oodles of sub-genres have bubbled up, providing listeners with batches of new artists and extensive catalogs of music to choose from -- some good, others rather disposable. There’s avant-garde hip hop, art rap, blip hop, glitch hop, emo rap -- enough nerd-speak terminology to overwhelm and unravel even the most stable of minds and to make keeping your ears perked for the emcee or producer of the moment a full-time task. And indeed there’s a fine line between innovation and failure. But still, when hip hop’s reduced to its simplest form, the rhymes have to speak to listeners and the beats have to move them. For the past eight years, spoken-word artist and 2000 Scribble Jam MC Battle champion Sage Francis has been doing just that -- spinning yarns and spitting rhymes with a razor-edged tongue.

For more info: Visit: www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws/music/story.cfm?type=Music Previews#1731




Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - Theatre:  The Silken Phoenix
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5.00 for senior citizens. Pitt Students are admitted at no charge. | 8:00 p.m. @ Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, University of Pittsburgh, Oakland Forbes Ave. and Bigelow Blvd. [Oakland]. 412 624-7529 www.pitt.edu/~play Map/directions

The Silken Phoenix—The Pittsburgh premiere of a music theatre production of poetry readings accompanied by three musicians and an actress produced by the Core Ensemble and compiled by Shanghai novelist and poet Wang Ping. The production celebrates the life, times, and works of three of Asia’s greatest women poets: Ho Xuan Huong from Vietnam, Izumi Shikibu from Japan, and Li Qingzhao from China. The Core Ensemble will also host high school workshops at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on March 17. Call Dr. Brenda Jordan at (412) 648-7763 to schedule a high school group with the Core Ensemble workshop.

For more info: Phone: 412 624-0933 email: ylp1@pitt.edu Visit: www.pitt.edu/~play

 

 

Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - Art: Installation Exhibit
Free | 6pm @ Future Tenant Gallery 801 Liberty Ave [Downtown]. 412-268-3932 www.futuretenant.org Map/directions

In Synthetic Utopist, artist Jennifer Bechak investigates the importance of recognizing how our environment is created and appreciating how it exists. She transforms the Future Tenant space by encasing the perimeter in plastic sheeting. The translucence of the material obscures information that is distinguishable to senses other than sight, and the enclosed environment produces a feeling of sterility and alienation to natural surroundings. Within her synthetic environment, a grid of linear me In Synthetic Utopist, artist Jennifer Bechak investigates the importance of recognizing how our environment is created and appreciating how it exists. In her artist’s statement, Bechak explains that she is “interested in the ‘real self’ which lies beyond predetermined external sources as personal decisions and actions ultimately dictate who we are.” She explores the relationship of space and body in her work, as well and the ramifications of choice, emptiness and freedom. In Synthetic Utopist, artist Jennifer Bechak investigates the importance of recognizing how our environment is created and appreciating how it exists. She transforms the Future Tenant space by encasing the perimeter in plastic sheeting. The translucence of the material obscures information that is distinguishable to senses other than sight, and the enclosed environment produces a feeling of sterility and alienation to natural surroundings. Within her synthetic environment, a grid of linear metal structures that resemble common items represent something that is oddly ‘human-like.’ She explores the relationship of space and body in her work, as well and the ramifications of choice, emptiness and freedom. Bechak holds both an MFA and an MA in Sculpture and Fibers from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as well as a BFA in Printmaking from Edinboro University. Her studies have also taken her to Zagreb, Croatia, where she studied sculpture at the University of Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts. She has taught various courses in studio art and art history at Indiana University and Westmoreland College, and has exhibited locally in the Three Rivers Arts Festival, Flux 10, and Sculpture at Carnegie Steel. Future Tenant 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. This art space, which features alternative exhibitions and performances by emerging artists from the CMU community and beyond, is managed by a team of students from the Masters of Arts Management program, a joint program of CMU’s Heinz School of Public Policy and Management and the College of Fine Arts.

For more info: Phone: 412-268-3932




Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - Film: Abouna...part of CMU's crossing borders series
Free | 7 pm @ McConomy Auditorium Carnegie Mellon University [Oakland]. www.cmu.edu/home/visitors/map/index.html Map/directions

In N’Djamena, the dry, dusty capital of Chad, an errant father abandons his family, an event quite common in this poor country. When he fails to show up to referee their soccer match, 15-year-old Tahir and his younger brother, Amine, set out to look for him, though it soon becomes clear that he is gone for good. The boys’ mother, feeling abandoned and unable to cope, places them in the care of a Koranic school far from home. Unhappy in the authoritarian and sometimes brutal environment, the boys plan to escape and search for their father, until Tahir falls in love with a mute local girl. One of only two Chadian filmmakers, Haroun (Bye-Bye Africa) confounds “western” notions of story development, slowly revealing the sad and sometimes harsh reality of life in this part of the world. “When you make a happy end,” the filmmaker has said, “In Chad they know that it’s not true.” Nonetheless, the refreshingly unpredictable narrative contains moments of great tenderness, comic flourishes, and ultimately a message of hope. Exquisitely photographed using a palette of saturated primary colors and earth tones, the film offers a fascinating glimpse into a world rarely represented in cinema.

For more info: email: paz@andrew.cmu.edu Visit: ml.hss.cmu.edu/ml/specialevents/films.html




Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - Film: Tokyo Godfathers
$6 | 7:30 pm @ Harris Theater 809 Liberty Avenue [Downtown]. 412-682-4111 www.pghfilmmakers.org Map/directions

It's Christmas time in Tokyo in this modern-day fairytale from the director of Millennium Actress. Three homeless bums – a runaway girl, a middle-aged alcoholic and a drag queen – discover an abandoned baby in the snow. With only a handful of clues, they make it their holiday goal to reunite the child with its parents. Along the way, each is forced to come to grips with the events that landed them on the streets. As visually pleasing as it is heartwarming. In Japanese with subtitles. (Directed by Satoshi Kon; 2003; Japan; 92 min)

For more info: Visit: www.pghfilmmakers.org/film/#7




Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - Ha Ha Comedy Night
Free | 10:30 pm @ Club Cafe 56-58 South 12th Street [Southside]. 412-431-4950 www.clubcafelive.com Map/directions

A weekly Wed Comedy night at Club Café featuring young New Pittsburgh Comedic talent.br> Hosted by Gab Bonesso In the past year or two Pittsburgh has seen the rise of a new Underground Comedy Scene. Their new home is Wed Nights at Club Café at 11 PM. Please join us. It’ll be a Laugh. Gab Bonesso, a Pittsburgh resident and Duquesne University alumni has been acting for five years. Most recently, she has taken her talent of conveying the text of other writers to performing her own as a stand-up comedian. She has been seen, as a Finalist in several contests at The Funny Bone, and has guest-hosted "Open Mic Night" at The Rex and several non-profit concerts in the Pittsburgh area. Embittered by a comment that there is, "...no new talent in Pittsburgh", Gab is going to showcase some of the wittiest and brightest comedians that call Pittsburgh "home".

For more info: Phone: 412-431-4950




Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - Monthly Arts Spotlight Series
Free | 5:30 - 7:30 pm @ Frick Art & Historical Center 7227 Reynolds Street [East End]. 412-371-0600 www.frickart.org Map/directions

Formerly known as Happy Hour or Networking Opportunities our regular social and business events have been redefined as: Monthly Arts Spotlight Series Please join us to commune, collaborate, socialize, and sip. This month we Spotlight The Frick Art & Historical Center. Everyday Art Assignments is also being launched this evening. Conceived by artist Cheryl Capezutti the project is community-interactive, web-based, weekly art making assignments to the general public inspired by working artists in all media in Pittsburgh. Join us to find out how to be involved and satisfy an 'assignment'.

For more info: Phone: 412- 227-6565 to RSVP email: lglick@artspittsburgh.org




 

 

 

Feedback:          element5ive@yahoo.com