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
Thank you for checking out element 5.
Some community messages:
· 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
element 5 picks [Oct
[This page will be updated Friday with info on next week’s happenings]
Wed Oct 2nd – 720 lounge,
presented by Selecta of 720
Records. Your weekly dose of Rare Grooves, Jazz,
Soul & Funk. FREE!!! @ Club Havana.
Wed Oct 2nd – Jazz Satellite – the quartet plays another late night session full
of new originals. Jazz Satellite is: Colter
Harper-Guitar; Chris Hemingway-Alto; Alex Peck-Drums; Nathan Peck-Double bass. Be sure to check out these Momentum veterans if you haven’t had
the chance. @ Pittsburgh Deli Company.
Wed Oct 2nd – 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.
Wed Oct 2nd - Pitt radio WPTS 92.1 FM celebrates another year of
Radio on the edge. If you’re looking for what we mean by the elements beneath the surface, come
check out the night, or better yet, tune into 92.1 FM. @ The Quiet
Wed Oct 2nd
Outside". Dance on an outdoor deck to salsa
music from to Free parking, free admission
and free salsa lessons () taught by Jesse Branas and Amanda McKee. D'Imperio's.
Thurs Oct 3rd - Around Architecture. The
exhibit "Around Architecture" will consist of 50 color photographs,
collages, and digital prints drawn from the presence of ornamentation in
architecture. The art works range from relatively straightforward photographic
depictions to decorative ornamental patterns created by computer from photographic
images. The exhibit will be hung salon style -- floor to ceiling -- to emphasize
connections among the art works. opening reception . @
Thurs Oct 3rd – The Jive
Family performing another funky gig. If you didn't catch them at last
week's Funkey Monkey, take the opportunity. Live Soul
music like it should be.. $5.
@ The Shadow Lounge.
Thurs Oct 3rd
Mannequin Productions goes multi-media: For ONE night only it's the City
Salvage Record's ** MAKING A LIVING TOUR **. Feat. ANDY FRIEDMAN and PAUL CURRERI. The unlikely pair weaves a
tapestry of homespun artistry, exploring new directions while evoking early
Dylan and the cafe culture of 60s era
Thurs Oct 3rd - Nibroll - a multi-media performance company from
Thurs Oct 3rd - The
Third Annual Poetry Slamm Contest Live!. Hosted by the Kuntu
Repertory Theatre. “Let your pen move your Lips and feel the vibe of
chocolate time, submit your original pieces and release those stressed and
pressed creases of your mind. Unleash your verbs in words and come out dear poets
come out and be heard!” @ Pitt Alumni Hall. 4227
Thurs Oct 3rd - Ron Wingfield
The Crawford Grill [
Thurs Oct 3rd - CLub
Fri Oct 4th - ONYX Friday!
Fri Oct 4th - Good Fridays @ the Warhol: Creatively blending punk rock with post-rock, Boston-based band Karate
(Southern Records) marks
their own musical territory in the fields of alternative pop/rock. They will be
Fri Oct 4th – The Upstage. Soulful house music & other
delights courtesy of resident DJs Eric Justin & Enrique. @ The Upstage.
Fri Oct 4th - Fyah Wyah & The Universal
Roots, The Wisdom Band. Live Reggae music.
@ 1023 Backstage.
Fri Oct 4th - DJ Selecta spinning rare funk, soulful grooves, hip-hop, and
whatever else will get your groove on. @ Pittsburgh
Sat Oct 5th - Cultural Bridges: From
Sat Oct 5th through 6th - The Black Sheep Puppet Festival. GALA
OPENING. Featuring puppets, set pieces, and mechanical
film projections from Mark Fox of
Sat Oct 5th - Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra performs at
Sat., Oct. 5, at Club Laga,
Sat Oct 5th - The Free Getu Coalition and the Uncompromising Western PA Committee to Free Mumia Abu Jamal will
be holding a concert at the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern on Saturday, October 5, to
benefit the legal defense of Getu Tewolde.
The concert will be from to and will be MC'd by Anne
Feeney. Featured bands include html,
B-Tree, Rugged Real, Despite Our Best Intentions, ATS, Cuff, Don Fite, and will
feature the Radical Cheerleaders.
Tewolde is facing terrorism and assault charges even though he was
cleared by the FBI - his next court date is on October 24. This is an age-21-and-over concert and the
door charge is $5. For more information
please call 412-654-6047 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.freegetu.org
. @ The
Sat Oct 5th - African Sanaa Art Experience. Come and enjoy an evening of African
culture. Vendors will be on site selling hand made jewelry, art, ceramics, etc.
View historical exhibits and listen to live music as the Kingsley Association
raises funds to build an
Sat Oct 5th - Soma Mestizo
performing another blow-out gig. If you
were ever wondering who are some of the the people
behind element 5 then we call on you…
$5, @ The Quiet Storm.
Sat Oct 5th - House Music event. It’s one of those word of mouth things, ya know! Call for more info. - @ The Shadow Lounge. @ The
Sat Oct 5th – Hush Hush – The Weekly private party.
Resident DJs Centauri, Kerem, Vinny,
& Eric Justin spinning Chill House, Acid-Jazz, Down Tempo, & Soul.
Every Saturday . @ Muse.
Sun Oct 6th -
Space is limited and advance registration is mandatory. To sign up, call Lynne at 412-922-3458 or e-mail email@example.com by Oct. 4. Younger people interested in percussion are encouraged to attend.
Sun Oct 6th - Melt-Banana with Xanopticon & Matt Weston. One of the most amazing
Japanese rock groups, the quartet Melt-Banana has been categorized as No-Wave
meets art rock, but is probably best described as percussive punk. If you're
used to melodies, harmonies, and chords, you'll be disappointed, because Melt-Banana
is all about rhythms, changing time signatures, and the kind of sonic shaping
one might find in the repertoire of 20th century experimental composers. Tiny
bassist Rika pops and churns, guitarist Agata's
palette is full of scratches, raygun effects, sirens,
and palm-muting, and drummer Oshima is precise and
powerful. $8 tickets at door all ages Public
Sun Oct 6th - "Freedom"-Dance. Movement. Discovery. The Freedom dance concert will expose you to
a new medium of dance ranging from somber solos to powerful ensembles, choreographed
to popular music. All focused on the central theme of freedom. Presented by Inspiration Dance Company. Inspiration Dance
Company's mission is to inspire and move its audiences, using a blend of
traditional and non-traditional choreography. The company consists of a diverse
group of local dancers for the greater
Sun Oct 6th - Sonnatang
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
Sun Oct 6th – 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. Drink special: 1/2 off all Martins from 10pm - midnight. PUB I.G on the lower level of India Garden, 328 Atwood St (412)682-1900.
Sun Oct 6th - Bros. Peck Jazz Satellite. Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd [corner of Baum & S.Highland]. - 412.363-8277.
Mon Oct 7th - DJ Shadow. For the beat affecianados looking to
take it to the next level. An element 5 must see!!! DJ
Shadow appears at @ Club Laga,
Mon Oct 7th - Revolve w/ Resident DJs Kerem & Kaleo. Featured guests this week: Technoir-Audio performing their legendary live electronic jam. @ Zythos. 2108 E.Carson St. [South Side]. 412.481.2234.
Mon Oct 7th - 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
Mon Oct 7th – Live Jazz Jam Session @ the Shadow Lounge.
Mon Oct 7th - Phat Man Dee Presents…. Spotlighting local and visiting musicians. @ LAVA LOUNGE. 2204 E.Carson St. [Southside]. 412-750-6959.
Tues Oct 8th - Spoken Word Tuesday (open mic). Quiet Storm Cafe. 5430 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. 412.661.9355. http://www.quietstormcoffee.com/ .
Tues Oct 8th
– FILM KITCHEN: Vintage steam-locomotive
films (1948-62) and A Concrete Story
(c. 1950), by Art Lassman George and Josephine (1998), by Jillian Chisnell Free Secret Bonus Film 8 p.m. Tue., Oct. 8. Melwood
Tues Oct 8th - Soulful
Grooves: Eric Justin vs. Ed Um. Two of
Tues Oct 8th – 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 -. @ Zythos.
Tues Oct 8th – Hip Hop / Soul Grooves / R
& B / Dancehall every Tuesday @ Cozumels [above
Tues Oct 8th - Jazz Satellite @
Fuel and Fuddle in
Tues Oct 8th
- Reggae & Dub. Feat. The Reggae Bus Crew. DJs spinning the
Deepest Dub and the Roots Reggae. Chill atmosphere. Every Tuesdays @ Pub. I.G.