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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….

 

Nov 13th , 2002 Update – Straight up, the UV Loop, is the shiz!!!  For more info on the UV Loop, click on the logo above.  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 and MAP maintain regular email lists of events in the Steel City.  MAP also maintains a comprehensive database of music venues, bands and event promoters.  And just to let you know, we will have our next massive update next week (for sure this time, no joke) – tons of additional links, info, people & places to get your groove on and if that ain’t enough, then we’ll also have  the full audio recordings of our last Momentum event online.  So, explore and enjoy. As always, your feedback is very important to us – please feel free to drop us a line anytime. 

 

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element 5 picks [Nov 13th  Nov 19th , 2002]:

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

 

 

Wed Nov 13th  

 

 

Wed Nov 13th  Wednesday Live Jazzl Jam Session .  Ladies 6pm-8:59pm. @ Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd. 412.363.8277. [East Liberty]

 

Wed Nov 13th  Wednesday Live hip-hop/soul Jam Session . This week Feat. the Rain Quartet. Hosted by KL of Bridgespotters. Open Mic for Emcees | Poets | Vocalists $5/$3 Ladies9pm-1am. Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd. 412.363.8277. [East Liberty]

 

Wed Nov 13th  "Salsa Outside". Dance on an outdoor deck to salsa music from 8:30 to 11:00 pm. Free parking, free admission and free salsa lessons (7:30 to 8:30 pm) taught by Jesse Branas and Amanda McKee. D'Imperio's. 3412 William Penn Hwy. Monroeville. 412-823-4800 or visit the Pittsburgh Salsa Web.

 

Wed Nov 13th  Zombo's Record Party. New wave, '50s & '60s roots rock, R&B and more. Weekly. @ The Upstage. Forbes Ave [Oakland]. 412.687.2050 or www.clublaga.com

 

Wed Nov 13th  SoulScape, presented by Selecta of 720 Records. Your weekly dose of Rare Grooves, Jazz, Soul & Funk. FREE!!! @ Club Havana. 5744 Ellsworth Ave [Shadyside]. 10pm. 412-661-2025.

 

Wed Nov 13th  Deep House. With resident DJ's Aesir & Yuji San. 10pm. @ Pub I.G.  on the lower level of India Garden, 328 Atwood St (412)682-1900.

 

Wed Nov 13th  - Three Rivers Film Festival. The 21st annual joint, put on by the Pittsburgh Filmakers, features a slate of new independent and experimental films plus other delights. Taking place at the Harris, Regent, and Melwood Screening Room Theaters - the festival runs until Nov 24th. For daily screenings, showtimes and locations, Click Here. For more info, visit the Pittsburgh Filmakers website: www.pghfilmmakers.org

 

Wed Nov 13th  -  Bros Peck Jazz Satellite. Space Jazz with a lot of soul. @ The Pittsburgh Deli Co. 728 Copeland St [Off Walnut in Shadyside]. 412-682-DELI or www.pghdeli.com

 

 

 

Thurs Nov 14th  

 

 

Thurs Nov 14th   - The Carngie Mellon UNIVERSITY LECTURE SERIES presents: ANDREW LIGHT, Assistant Professor of Environmental Philosophy, Director of the Environmental Conservation Education Program and Co-Director of the Applied Philosophy Group at New York University. An enlightning lecture on Urban Ecological Citizenship - how a city's environment can be a focus for civic organization and legislative action. Check it out. 4:30-6:00pm. @ Adamson Wing, 136A Baker Hall at Carnegie Mellon University [Off Forbes Ave, Oakland]. Map of Campus:

http://www.cmu.edu/home/visitors/map/

 

Thurs Nov 14th   -  Three Rivers Film Festival. The 21st annual joint, put on by the Pittsburgh Filmakers, features a slate of new independent and experimental films plus other delights. Taking place at the Harris, Regent, and Melwood Screening Room Theaters - the festival runs until Nov 24th. For daily screenings, showtimes and locations, Click Here. For more info, visit the Pittsburgh Filmakers website: www.pghfilmmakers.org

 

Thurs Nov 14th  - Bridgespotters presents the Midnight Expresso Series [MES]. Featuring Liberation and national recording artist Jessica Care Moore www.jessicacaremoore.net  . DJ Nate da Phat Barber will be taking control of the 1s & 2s. A night not to be missed. 10pm. $8. @ The Rosebud. 1650 Smallman St. [Strip District]. www.rosebudstage.com  and www.bridgespotters.com

 

Thurs Nov 14th - Weekly Discussion forum. Sankofa Movement:  Weekly dialogue on the issues and interest of Black People today. 6:30-9pm. @ The William Pitt Union Rm 542. Corner of Bigelow, Fifth/Forbes [in Oakland, across from the Cathederal of Learning]. 

 

Thurs Nov 14th  -   The Jive Family presents…. Funky fresh jams from the hometown favorites. @ Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd [corner of Baum & S.Highland in East Liberty] 412.363.8277.

 

Thurs Nov 14th Desi DHAMAKA!  Bollywood, Bhangra,  and other Indian Dance music.  Experience a new kind of vibe in the steel city.  $1 Draft Specials.  Dum Maro Dum!  @ Pub I.G.  on the lower level of India Garden, 328 Atwood St (412)682-1900

 

Thurs Nov 14th  - Ron Wingfield Quartet. @ The Crawford Grill [Hill District] 412-471-1565

 

Thurs Nov 14th  - The Contemporary Piano Ensemble.  Witness this spectacle of four pianos, bass, and drums is richly textured  and energetic, exploring music ranging from Scott Joplin to Herbie Hancock.  Individually, each pianist is a virtuoso, and together they put on an extremely  intimate and fun show.  $20 . 7:30  pm.  @ Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild. 1815 Metropolitan Street [North Shore]. 412.322.1773 or www.manchesterguild.org

 

Thurs Nov 14th  - 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 Nov 14th  - After Hours. Two rooms of Hip-hop, Reggae & R&B. With resident DJ, the legendary Drake Steelz. @ SVS Club. 618 W. Warrington Ave [Beltzhoover, near the end of the Liberty Tunnels].

 

 

Fri Nov 15th

 

Fri Nov 15th    Schoolhouse Yoga will be participating in the old school house building's Open House Party. There will be events on each floor and in every room including artwork, a local independent film showing, bands, Ground Zero and more. So come join us to dance, drum, chant---and eat! 6pm. @ Schoolhouse Yoga. 31st and Smallman St [Strip District]. For info: 412-401-4444 or www.schoolhouseyoga.com

 

Fri Nov 15th  - Good Fridays @ the Warhol:  A program of rarely shown films featuring Patti Smith including, among others: Robert Having His Nipple Pierced (1971) 33 min By Sandy Daley. Still Moving (1978) 13 min By Robert Mapplethorpe. Summer Cannibals (1996) 5 min By Robert Frank $5 – tickets available at the Andy Warhol Museum. 7pm @ The Andy Warhol Museum. 117 Sandusky Street [North Shore]. 412.237.8300 or www.warhol.org

 

Fri Nov 15thVoxious w/ DJ ZOmbo. See it for yourself. @ Bloomfield Bridge Tavern. 4412 Liberty Ave [Bloomfield]. 412-682-8611 . www.zomboworld.com

 

Fri Nov 15th  Three Rivers Film Festival. The 21st annual joint, put on by the Pittsburgh Filmakers, features a slate of new independent and experimental films plus other delights. Taking place at the Harris, Regent, and Melwood Screening Room Theaters - the festival runs until Nov 24th. For daily screenings, showtimes and locations, Click Here. For more info, visit the Pittsburgh Filmakers website: www.pghfilmmakers.org

 

Fri Nov 15th through the 17th – Quantum Theatre presents:  Speaking in Tongues. A play about how the relationships and infidelities among and within married couples, neighbors and friends ultimately offer proof of the few degrees of separation between all of us.A play by Andrew Bovell. Directed by Van Kaplan. Tickets available through proarts 412-394-3353 or www.proartstickets.org . 8pm. @ Anything Audio Studios. 922 W North Ave. [Northside]. For more info:  412-422-3823 or www.quantumtheatre.com Tickets available through proarts 412-394-3353 or www.proartstickets.org . 8pm. @ Anything Audio Studios. 922 W North Ave. [Northside]. For more info:  412-422-3823 or www.quantumtheatre.com

 

Fri Nov 15th  -  VERSUS: Remixed.  Code 3 Productions’ much anticipated The Versus Project returns in a new funky afterhours format. Featuring the Hardgroove project with rotating guest DJs and vocalists all intricately weaved into a latenight soulful jam session. Guaranteed to rock you out until the morning sunrise. 2am-until sunrise. @ The Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd. [Corner of Baum & S Highland, East Liberty]. Email code3productions@hotmail.com for more info.

 

 

 

Sat Nov 16th 

 

Sat Nov 16th     Activate Pittsburgh - Part II. The previous Act Pittsburgh session, held in July, helped spawn the Pittsburgh Mural Project, Urban Hike Pittsburgh, and served as a resource for The Strip District Diversity Festival. It was also a forum for individuals and active organizations to network and share resources. Help form bridges between people, places and ideas, and Activate Pittsburgh. All are welcome. 2pm-4pmish @ The Pittsburgh Project .2801 North Charles Street [North Side]. For directions, check www.pittsburghproject.org  . For more info on Activate Pittsburgh, check out www.gzpgh.com/act.htm

 

Sat Nov 16th     DISCOVER THE DESIGN ZONE Open House – Free. There is a guided holiday ornament workshop, Buddhist workshop, a beginners yoga class, portraiture paintings, art workshop, a free home office design consultation, hourly showings of the Teenie Harris Documentary, Equitor and Techline store openings, raffles throughout the building and local artists. 10am-4:30pm. Free. @ Pittsburgh Decorative Center, 3052 Smallman Street [Strip District]. For more info on the design zone, check the website www.1662designzone.com

 

Sat Nov 16th  -  The 2002 Russian Film Symposium.  This years’ series features four central asian films, a small taste of the extraordinary recent burst of filmmaking in the former Soviet countries of Central Asia.  Tonight:  The Killer.  Driving his wife and newborn child home in a car belonging to his employer, Marat is momentarily distracted and rear-ends another expensive automobile. His resulting quest for money to pay for the repair of the two cars eventually leads him to a new career—that of a killer. Dareshan Omirbaev’s deliberately paced appropriation of traditional
film noir exploits that genre’s penchant for focusing on the inevitably tragic result of a seemingly random or accidental act.  **** 7:30 p.m
@ The Carnegie Museum of Art Theater. 4400 Forbes Ave [Oakland]. For more info, email: cmacinema@carnegiemuseums.org or Phone: 412.622.3212 or www.cmacinema.org

 

Sat Nov 16th      The Contemporary Piano Ensemble.  Witness this spectacle of four pianos, bass, and drums is richly textured  and energetic, exploring music ranging from Scott Joplin to Herbie Hancock.  Individually, each pianist is a virtuoso, and together they put on an extremely  intimate and fun show.  $20 . 9:30  pm.  @ Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild. 1815 Metropolitan Street [North Shore]. 412.322.1773 or www.manchesterguild.org

 

Sat Nov 16th      No Flyers Event:  A Dance Party (South Oakland Style). Keg & Wine Party w/ DJ's...prepare to get messy! 21 & Over.  $9.95 Cover.  Must RSVP via e-mail or present invite. @ Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd [corner of Baum & S Higland, East Liberty]. REMEBER to RSVP!!! email seventhmovement@yahoo.com  .

 

Sat Nov 16th   Ouve. The Funky-four rock some live soul on a Saturday night. @ The Quiet Storm. 5430 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. 412.661.9355. http://www.quietstormcoffee.com/  .

 

Sat Nov 16th  - Three Rivers Film Festival. The 21st annual joint, put on by the Pittsburgh Filmakers, features a slate of new independent and experimental films plus other delights. Taking place at the Harris, Regent, and Melwood Screening Room Theaters - the festival runs until Nov 24th. For daily screenings, showtimes and locations, Click Here. For more info, visit the Pittsburgh Filmakers website: www.pghfilmmakers.org

 

Sat Nov 16th   – SALSA! Dance to the live salsa music. Come early for lessons. Shake. @ Cozumels. 5505 Walnut St. [Shadyside]. 412-621-5100.

 

Sat Nov 16th  - LIFE SUPPORT - An all ages DNB Party. Featuring residents Ratana and Depth alongside local guests.MPS + Midas, DJ Ra, Ratana, Depth. Open tables from 10pm - 11pm! (two half-hour slots). 10pm - 4am. $5. @ Milk Records. 1601 Penn Ave. (entrance on 16th at the corner of Penn & 16th). For more info: (412) 765-2223 or http://ratana.chemlab.org/lifesupport

 

Sat Nov 16th   Hush Hush – The Weekly private party. Resident DJs Centauri, Kerem, Vinny, & Eric Justin spinning Chill House, Acid-Jazz, Down Tempo, & Soul. Every Saturday 10pm-2am. @ Muse. 228 S.Highland Ave [Shadyside]. $2 all Drafts & Well Drinks until midnight. Drop by Hypervinyl Records for your membership card.

 

Sat Nov 16th  - CRASH! The latenight afterhours is back in style and class. Featuring the soulful vibes of DJ SMI spinning chilled out lounge grooves.  Complimentary Chicken & Waffles. BYOB. $5? Get outta here. Best late night deal you'll find. $5.  2am-sunrise. @ The Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd [Corner of Baum & S Highland in East Liberty]. 412-363-8277.

 

 

Sun Nov 17th

 

 

Sun Nov 17th - Sonnatang Sundays. Resident: DJ Centauri. Spinning chilled out, soulful grooves to go with your Sunday afternoon coffee. Bring a book or a Friend along. 3pm-7pm. @ Coca Lounge. 3811 Butler St. [Lawrenceville] 412.621.3171. 

 

Sun Nov 17th Three Rivers Film Festival. The 21st annual joint, put on by the Pittsburgh Filmakers, features a slate of new independent and experimental films plus other delights. Taking place at the Harris, Regent, and Melwood Screening Room Theaters - the festival runs until Nov 24th. For daily screenings, showtimes and locations, Click Here. For more info, visit the Pittsburgh Filmakers website: www.pghfilmmakers.org

 

Sun Nov 17th - The 2002 Russian Film Symposium.  This years’ series features four central asian films, a small taste of the extraordinary recent burst of filmmaking in the former Soviet countries of Central Asia.  Tonight:  The Killer.  Driving his wife and newborn child home in a car belonging to his employer, Marat is momentarily distracted and rear-ends another expensive automobile. His resulting quest for money to pay for the repair of the two cars eventually leads him to a new career—that of a killer. Dareshan Omirbaev’s deliberately paced appropriation of traditional
film noir exploits that genre’s penchant for focusing on the inevitably tragic result of a seemingly random or accidental act.  **** 7:30 p.m
@ The Carnegie Museum of Art Theater. 4400 Forbes Ave [Oakland]. For more info, email: cmacinema@carnegiemuseums.org or Phone: 412.622.3212 or www.cmacinema.org

 

Sun Nov 17th The Contemporary Piano Ensemble.  Witness this spectacle of four pianos, bass, and drums is richly textured  and energetic, exploring music ranging from Scott Joplin to Herbie Hancock.  Individually, each pianist is a virtuoso, and together they put on an extremely  intimate and fun show.  $20 . 2:30  pm.  @ Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild. 1815 Metropolitan Street [North Shore]. 412.322.1773 or www.manchesterguild.org

 

Sun Nov 17th 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 Nov 17th - Bros. Peck Jazz Satellite. Live Jazz. Good Coffee. ‘nuff said. @ Shadow Lounge.  5972 Baum Blvd [corner of Baum & S.Highland]. 9:30pm-1am. 412.363-8277. 

 

 

Mon Nov 18th

 

Mon Nov 18thThree Rivers Film Festival. The 21st annual joint, put on by the Pittsburgh Filmakers, features a slate of new independent and experimental films plus other delights. Taking place at the Harris, Regent, and Melwood Screening Room Theaters - the festival runs until Nov 24th. For daily screenings, showtimes and locations, Click Here. For more info, visit the Pittsburgh Filmakers website: www.pghfilmmakers.org

 

Mon Nov 18th Revolve w/ Resident DJs Kerem & Kaleo.. @ Zythos. 2108 E.Carson St. [South Side]. 412.481.2234.

 

Mon Nov 18th - 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 Oakland, 412-471-1565.

 

Mon Nov 18th Live Jazz Jam Session @ the Shadow Lounge.  5972 Baum Blvd [corner of Baum & S.Highland]. 7:30pm-11pm. 412.363-8277.

 

Mon Nov 18th - Phat Man Dee Presents…. Spotlighting local and visiting musicians.  @ LAVA LOUNGE.  2204 E.Carson St. [Southside].  412-750-6959.

 

 

Tues Nov 19th 

 

Tues Nov 19th   Three Rivers Film Festival. The 21st annual joint, put on by the Pittsburgh Filmakers, features a slate of new independent and experimental films plus other delights. Taking place at the Harris, Regent, and Melwood Screening Room Theaters - the festival runs until Nov 24th. For daily screenings, showtimes and locations, Click Here. For more info, visit the Pittsburgh Filmakers website: www.pghfilmmakers.org

 

Tues Nov 19th   Spoken Word Tuesday (open mic). Quiet Storm Cafe. 5430 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. 412.661.9355. http://www.quietstormcoffee.com/  .

 

Tues Nov 19th 720 Soul night. Featuring raregrooves, 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 Nov 19th – **** Check it Out!!! **** DJ Shadow.  Internationally reknowned hip-hop instrumentalist and arranger.  Beats and breaks at its finest. $20/23. 9pm @ Club Laga.  3609 Forbes Ave [Oakland].  412-682-2050 or www.clublaga.com

 

Tues Nov 19th – Ani Difranco.  Gracing the steel city with her politically charged folk-rock. @ The Palace Theatre.   21 West Otterman St [Greensburg].  724-683-8000 or www.thepalacetheatre.org

 

Tues Nov 19th Velvet w/ your resident hosts Adam Ratana, Jwan Allen, and Andy Bradford of Technoir-Audio. Guest DJs weekly spinning the best in soulful dance music. ABSOLUTELY FREE! Check out the $1 Yuengling/Iron city special from 10pm-midnight. @ Zythos. 2108 E.Carson St. [South Side]. 412.481.2234. More info: http://ratana.chemlab.org/velvet

 

Tues Nov 19th – Hip Hop / Soul Grooves / R & B / Dancehall every Tuesday @ Cozumels [above Victoria's Secret on Walnut St. in Shadyside]. 10pm-2am / 21+ .

 

Tues Nov 19th - Reggae & Dub.  Feat. 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

 

 

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