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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 20th , 2002 Update – Straight up, the UV Loop, is the shiz!!!  For more info, click here: UV Loop or the logo below.  Our picks of the week are now listed below, our apologies for the delays. 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.  Our website update is currently in progress, it should be online next week. It’s gonna be a massive one, so hold tight. 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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·       The state of public transit in our city:   Save Our Transit

·       The Bridgespotters:  A special Message

·       Cycling in the City:  The Better Way

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

·        Zoning:  Issues for non-profit organizations

·        Urban Development:  Opportunities to get involved

 

 

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element 5 picks [Nov 20th  – Nov 26th , 2002]:

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

 

 

Wed Nov 20th  

 

 

Wed Nov 20th  – Wednesday Live Jazzl Jam Session .  Ladies 6pm-8:59pm. @ Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd. 412.363.8277. [East Liberty]

 

Wed Nov 20th  – 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 20th  – "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 20th  – 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 20th  – 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 20th  – 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 20th  - 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 20th  -  The Wailers. Legendary reggae back up band. @ Club Laga.  3609 Forbes Ave [Oakland].  412-682-2050 or www.clublaga.com

 

 

 

 

Thurs Nov 21st   

 

 

Thurs Nov 21st   -    Gregory Warmack. Art mad from discarded industrial waste and probably the garbage you threw out/  Check out this Chicago artist's exhibit. Exhibit Opening (Runs until March 1st). 10am-5pm. @ Societ for Contemporary Craft. 2100 Smallman St. [Strip District]. 412-261-7003 or www.contemporarycraft.org

 

Thurs Nov 21st   -    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 21st  - 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 21st   – 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 21st  – Live Band:  Steve Bidwell Armada (Jazz-Funk-Electric).  $3/ Free with SL Pass. @ Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd [corner of Baum & S.Highland in East Liberty] 412.363.8277.

 

Thurs Nov 21st   - Ron Wingfield Quartet. @ The Crawford Grill. 2141 Wylie Avenue. [Hill District]. 412-471-1565.

 

Thurs Nov 21st   - 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 21st   - 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 22nd

 

Fri Nov 22nd  –  The Garfield Artworks is pleased to present: Ghosts. New drawings and small embroidered dresses by North Carolina artist, Allyson Mellberg. Closing Reception. Free. Refreshments provided. BYOB. 7pm-10pm @ The Garfield Artworks. 4931 Penn Ave [Garfield]. 412-361-2262 or www.garfieldartworks.com

 

Fri Nov 22nd  - Good Fridays @ the Warhol:  Nightclubbing (U.S.A., 1975-1980), video, 5 hours, documents the vibrant New York Club scene inside CBGB’s, the Mudd Club, Hurrah, Danceteria, and Max’s at the height of its popularity. Through raw videotapes, directors Emily Armstrong and Pat Ivers captured live performances from many now-legendary punk, new wave, no-wave, and hardcore bands. Among the acts featured in the five, thematically arranged one-hour programs are Iggy Pop, John Cale, The Cramps, Richard Hell and The Voidoids, Dead Kennedys, Suicide, Go-Go’s, Blondie, Talking Heads and many others. Free. 7pm @ The Andy Warhol Museum. 117 Sandusky Street [North Shore]. 412.237.8300 or www.warhol.org

 

Fri Nov 22nd  – The BACK PORCH BALLROOM SERIES presents **OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW!!!**. A young five piece rollicking, punkified old-time acoustic band. Old Crow performs songs from some of the earliest traditions of American music-from jug bands and traveling shows, back porches and dance halls, southern Appalachian string music and Memphis blues. The group does more than bring old music back to life. They give it a foot stomping, hard driving, stand-up-and-shout-about-it-life with a driving, feral energy all their own. $10. 9pm. @ Brewhouse. 2100 Mary St. [Corner of Mary and 21st, South Side]. For info, check www.crowmedicine.com  and www.greenmannequinproductions.com or www.brewhouse.org

 

Fri Nov 22nd  – 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 22nd  – Light Up Night at the Skinny Building - Three local filmmakers/video artists animate the building with light, color and movement.  The performance will take place from 7-10pm. @ The Skinny Building. Corner of Forbes and Wood [Downtown]. www.skinnybuilding.com

 

Fri Nov 22nd  – Vox Lumina and Barrett Black Band. @ The Quiet Storm. 5430 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. 412.661.9355. www.quietstormcoffee.com 

 

Fri Nov 22nd  – SEAN JONES QUARTET. Live jazz with some cats that have been around. A good time to check out some fine music at a legendary joint. 8pm. $10. @ The Crawford Grill. 2141 Wylie Avenue. [Hill District]. 412-471-1565.

 

Fri Nov 22nd  – DJ Centauri. Soulful grooves to dance the night away. @ Muse.  228 S.Highland Ave [Shadyside]. $2 all Drafts & Well Drinks until midnight. Drop by Hypervinyl Records for your membership card.

 

Fri Nov 22nd  – 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 23rd  

 

Sat Nov 23rd  –  As the sun sets at the Mattress Factory museum on Saturday, November 23, Rev. Kyoki Roberts will lead participants through the art of seated and walking meditation inside James Turrell's installation Rise. A short talk with an opportunity to ask questions will follow the meditation session. Rev. Kyoki Roberts is a Soto Zen Buddhist priest and is a founding member of the Order of the Prairie Wind (OPW). She has trained at Hokyoji Monastery in Minnesota, San Francisco Zen Center and Green Gulch Farm in California, and Zuioji and Shogoji monasteries in Japan. In 2001, Roberts was appointed to serve as Deep Spring Temple's first Head Priest. Because space is limited for the public workshop two sessions will be offered: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. @ The Mattress Factory. 500 Sampsonia Way [North Side]. 412-231-3169 or www.mattress.org

 

Sat Nov 23rd  –  SEAN JONES QUARTET. Live jazz with some cats that have been around. A good time to check out some fine music at a legendary joint. 8pm. $10. @ The Crawford Grill. 2141 Wylie Avenue. [Hill District]. 412-471-1565.

 

Sat Nov 23rd  –  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 Road.  The most recent film from the very talented Kazakh filmmaker Omirbaev is about a film director, Amir, who receives a telegram informing him that his mother is dying. Leaving his wife at home, Amir sets off in his car for the remote provincial village of his youth. The journey becomes for him both a time of new encounters and a space where he can reflect on the past. It becomes clear that his past, however, lies not in the tiny village where he grew up, but with his wife and seductive assistant in the city..  **** 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 23rd  –  Live Band Showcase:  Experimental Hip-Hop, Punk, and more. More info TBA. 8pm-1am  @ The Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd [Corner of Baum & S Highland in East Liberty]. 412-363-8277.

 

Sat Nov 23rd  –  Anti-Racist Action Benefit Show. Donations for Women's Shelter Wish Drive get you in for $4: Toothbrushes, Bed Linens, Deoderant, Shampoo, Tampons, Diapers, Kid's Toys, Clothes.  Featured Live Acts: McVeigh,  Deadpan Dealings,  Ahankara,  Krooked Grind. @ The Roboto Project. 722 Wood St [Wilkinsburg]. 412-247-9639 or www.therobotoproject.org

 

Sat Nov 23rd  –  A Tent for the Sun: Reflections of the Near East. Part of Chatham’s Global Focus program. Persian folk-music inspired compositions by Reza Vali accompany a dance piece choreographed by Joan Wagman. Sight, Sound, and Movement at its finest. @ Eddy Theatre, Chatham College. Woodland Road [Shadyside]. 412-365-1100

 

Sat Nov 23rd  –  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 23rd  –  SALSA! Dance to the live salsa music. Come early for lessons. Shake. @ Cozumels. 5505 Walnut St. [Shadyside]. 412-621-5100.

 

Sat Nov 23rd  –  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 23rd  –  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 23rd  –  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 24th

 

 

Sun Nov 24th - BARELY BRUNCH: A Model Marathon. This unique drop-in session is hosted by Pat Barefoot. Monthly, we offer artists the opportunity to work with multiple models in one of the live/work spaces at the Brew

House. Pre-register by November 23rd by emailing bhouse@pghmail.com or calling the office at 412-381-7767. 10am-4pm. @ The Brew House. 2100 Mary St. [Corner of Mary and 21st, South Side]. www.brewhouse.org

 

Sun Nov 24th – 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 24th - 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 Road.  The most recent film from the very talented Kazakh filmmaker Omirbaev is about a film director, Amir, who receives a telegram informing him that his mother is dying. Leaving his wife at home, Amir sets off in his car for the remote provincial village of his youth. The journey becomes for him both a time of new encounters and a space where he can reflect on the past. It becomes clear that his past, however, lies not in the tiny village where he grew up, but with his wife and seductive assistant in the city..  **** 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 24th – Ken Vandermark’s Free Music Ensemble w/ Ben Opie. Check out this veteran of the Chicago Free Jazz scene. @ the University of Pittsburgh Public Health Auditorium. Fifth Ave. & Bouquet St. [Oakland]. 412-422-8864

 

Sun Nov 24th – 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 24th - 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 25th

 

Mon Nov 25th – Jim Munroe. Check out this author, former editor of the infamous Adbusters. His latest book Everyone in Silico is a Sci-Fi thriller set in the year 2036 where enormously gigantic corporations own everything including your body. Sound familiar? 7 pm. Free. @ The Mr. Roboto Project. 722 Wood St. [Wilkinsburg]. 412-247-9639 or www.therobotoproject.com

 

Mon Nov 25th –  The Dark Night Cabaret Series. An ongoing monthly performance series designed to provide a forum for the local arts community and to facilitate the development of new work. Main Event: Ted Hoover – Host;  Jerome Crooks – Poet;  Abby Ahmad - Acoustic Singer/Songwriter;  Stoic Sex Pro - Ambient Electroacoustic Improv Musician;  Jody diPerna - Fine Arts;  Featured Artists - Alexei and the Justins – Rock.  Pre-Reception:  Happy Hour featuring Jazz with Hill Jordan, Complimentary Chips and Salsa provided by Mad Mex.  $6.00.  7pm.  @ Henry Heymann Theatre, University of Pittsburgh. Downstairs at The Stephen Foster Memorial, Forbes Ave [Oakland]. For info call 412-683-4667.  For a map to the venue, follow this link:  http://www.pitt.edu/~nisg/maps/S/steph.html

 

Mon Nov 25th – Revolve w/ Resident DJs Kerem & Kaleo.. @ Zythos. 2108 E.Carson St. [South Side]. 412.481.2234.

 

Mon Nov 25th - The Crawford Grill IS OPEN every Monday night from 8-12.  NO COVER!!!   Live Jazz Feat: Kenny Blake - Sax. Jeff Grubbs   -  Bass. James T Johnson III - Drums. Howie Alexander – Piano. @ The Crawford Grill. 2141 Wylie Avenue. [Hill District]. 412-471-1565.

 

Mon Nov 25th – Live Jazz Jam Session @ the Shadow Lounge.  5972 Baum Blvd [corner of Baum & S.Highland]. 7:30pm-11pm. 412.363-8277.

 

Mon Nov 25th - Phat Man Dee Presents…. Spotlighting local and visiting musicians.  @ LAVA LOUNGE.  2204 E.Carson St. [Southside].  412-750-6959.

 

 

Tues Nov 26th 

 

Tues Nov 26th –  Indymedia presents a Newsreal Screening: Crashing The Party.  A documentary about the 2000 Democratic National Convention protests. $3 sugested donation to benefit the Pittsburgh IMC, though no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. 7:30 pm. @ Rm.100 Porter Hall, Carnegie Mellon University. Forbes Ave [Oakland]. Campus map: http://www.cmu.edu/home/visitors/map/index.html . For more info on the event www.indypgh.org

 

Tues Nov 26th –  Spoken Word Tuesday (open mic). Quiet Storm Cafe. 5430 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. 412.661.9355. http://www.quietstormcoffee.com/  .

 

Tues Nov 26th – 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 26th – 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 26th – Hip Hop / Soul Grooves / R & B / Dancehall every Tuesday @ Cozumels [above Victoria's Secret on Walnut St. in Shadyside]. 10pm-2am / 21+ .

 

Tues Nov 26th - 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]