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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….

 

Oct 2nd, 2002 Update – Temperatures dropping but lots of things going on to keep your friction on. 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 , 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. 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 [Oct 9thOct 15th, 2002]:

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

 

 

Wed

 

 

Wed Oct 9th 720 lounge, 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 Oct 9th 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 Oct 9th – "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 Oct 9th 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

 

Thurs

 

 

Thurs Oct 10th - The World Federalist Association of Pittsburgh and The Center for International Legal Education invite you to join us for the Eleventh Annual McLean Lecture on World Law -  The Judicial Branch in the European Union:  A Model for International Legal Relations? By Kurt Riechenberg, Chief of Staff to the President Judge at the European Court of Justice. Mr. Riechenberg will discuss the history of the European Court of Justice as it reaches its 50th anniversary and comment on the challenges facing the Court in the process of enlargement of the European Union.  He will draw upon his substantial experience at the Court to discuss its role as an example for other international judicial institutions. Free and open to the public - reception to follow 6:00 p.m. Teplitz Moot Courtroom, School of Law @ University of Pittsburgh. 3900 Forbes Avenue [Across from the Original Hot Dog in Oakland]. For more information call (412) 648-7023.

 

Thurs Oct 10th - The Bridgespotters present their biweekly installment of the Midnight Expresso Series (MES). A synergy of Arts and Nightlife. Check out some of the finest talent this city has to offer. This week's series hosted by KL of the BridgeSpotters Collective featuring the live jazz-funk-groove sounds of the Rain Quartet with the legendary DJ Nate the Phat Barber on the wheels. $6. Doors open 9:09pm. @ Rosebud. 1600 Smallman St. [Strip District]. Info: www.bridgespotters.com  and www.1naturalchoice.com

 

Thurs Oct 10th -   MELTDOWN '02 - DESIRE. A two-evening AUCTION and PARTY to support and celebrate the Pittsburgh Glass Center. Watch renowned Seattle-based glass artist, Dante Marioni, as he demonstrates work in our studios Bid on a signature piece (and other superb glass art, exciting trips, restaurant meals, etc.) during our live fundraising auction, hosted by guest auctioneer Jim Roddey. Click here for a list of auction items. Participate in a silent auction for great glass and related items Live jazz by the Rodney McCoy band, martini bar and a sumptuous feast! Valet parking will be available Business or Cocktail attire is requested. $175/person ($125 of which is tax deductible). A jiggy affair but it goes towards a world class museum. If the $$$ are too much, then try the second night on friday for $50. @ The Pittsburgh Glass Center. 5472 Penn Ave. [Friendship]. www.pittsburghglasscenter.org

 

Thurs Oct 10th - "The Poet, the Puppet, & the Prisoner". A one-man band puppet show by featured artist BLAIR THOMAS. Based on the works of Federico Garcia Lorca, a fusion of multiple puppetry and musical styles. Imprisoned in the theater by a merry-go-round of puppet stages, our hero the Puppeteer is condemned to perform a series of stories that chronicle the "stages of man" from the playfulness of childhood to the inevitability of death. 8pm. @ The Brew House. 2100 Mary St. [Corner of Mary & 21st, Southside]. 412-381-7767 or www.brewhouse.org

 

Thurs Oct 10th - Carnegie Museum of Art Film Series: Sadko. Directed by Alexander Ptushko. An oddly Russian Sinbad, Sadko seeks to bring happiness to his people by seeking out the "Bluebird of Happiness." His voyage takes him to faraway lands and eventually to India and Egypt. Two set pieces made a mark in film history: the underwater domain of the tsar of the ocean, and the golden temple of the Indian maharajah. A fantastical sequence of the Phoenix, a shimmering half-bird, half-woman, trapped inside the maharajah's gem-like palace, is one of Ptushko's greatest creations.(USSR, 1953) 79 min. Show Dates/Times: Thursday, October 10, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 12, 7:30 p.m. Directed by Alexander Ptushko. All films in the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater @ Carnegie Museum of Art. 4400 Forbes Avenue [Oakland].  http://www.cmoa.org/html/cinema/frame.htm

 

Thurs Oct 10th - Ron Wingfield Quartet. @ The Crawford Grill [Hill District] 412-471-1565

 

Thurs Oct 10th - CLub Havana weekly. House/Techno/ and other groovy music courtesy of DC Space, Jason C, and weekly guest DJs. This Week featuring momentum and technoir-audio alumnus DJ Jwan Allan. $2 Yuengling special. FREE. 10pm-2am. @ Club Havana - 5744 Ellesworth Ave. one block from Negley, behind the UniMart. [Shadyside].

 

 

Fri

 

Fri Oct 11th - Good Fridays @ the Warhol:  Film:   L.I.E. FREE Directed by Michael Cuesta, L.I.E. (U.S.A., 2001) 97 min., rated NC-17, tells the story of a teenage boy’s coming of age amid the perils of modern society. After 15-year-old Howie is abandoned by his widowed father’s arrest, a local kingpin who buys sex from boys steps in and acts as a paternal figure and predator. With Brian Cox, Paul Franklin Dano, Billy Kay and Bruce Altman. 7pm @ The Andy Warhol Museum. 117 Sandusky Street [North Shore]. 412.237.8300 or www.warhol.org

 

Fri Oct 11th - My Anansi, Your Anansi: 2 Storytellers, 1 Story. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts is pleased to present "My Anansi, Your Anansi: 2 Storytellers, 1 Story", a free performance featuring local storytellers Bob Gore and Alison K. Babusci. This intergenerational collaboration explores the character of Anansi, a favorite trickster of African folklore, through tandem storytelling that highlights the ability of stories to transcend cultural and generational boundaries. Gore and Babusci will engage the audience in the debate over who has authority to tell which stories by addressing the question, "Do we only tell the stories of our personal culture, or should we feel free to tell any story that speaks to us and can strike a chord with our audience?" "My Anansi, Your Anansi" will feature five stories told in tandem in a relaxed atmosphere. The performances are intended for all ages. @ The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Fifth & Shady Ave [Shadyside]. For more information, email info@pittsburgharts.org  or call 412/361.0873 x307 or www.pittsburgharts.org

 

Fri Oct 11th - Twin Productions presents the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff. You've probably seen the show. If you’re a head then you’ve probably have some old records. This cat is from the old school and can still rock the decks and move the crowd. 10pm-4am. $15 @ the door. @ Metropol 1600 Smallman St. [Strip district] www.412groove.com

 

Fri Oct 11th through 12th - WAKE AMERICA. A continuation of the Aftermath: Stop the Voice of Hate community arts project. Inspired by the anti-hate crime advocacy of our muse, Sandeep Patel, we have created autobiographical works that explore American identity in the aftermath of traumatic historical events.  In doing so, we are thinking about wake as a triadic construction: the commemoration of the dead and lost, an imperative wake-up call, the violent wake of a vessel cutting through water that, within moments, leaves no trace of its origin. Tonight (Fri 11th): Opening reception honoring Pittsburgh Ambassador of Tolerance Sandeep Patel. Reading, performances, and open mic. 6-9 pm. @ the Spinning Plate Community Gallery. 5720 Friendship Ave [corner of Friendship Ave @ Baum, East Liberty]. 

 

Fri Oct 11th – MELTDOWN '02 - FIRE. A second evening AUCTION and PARTY to support and celebrate the Pittsburgh Glass Center. Featuring hot glass demonstrations by talented local Pittsburgh glass artists. Dance the night away to the rhythm and blues of KABLE Try your luck in our raffle Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres Valet parking will be available Cocktail attire is requested. $50/person ($20 of which is tax deductible) @ The Pittsburgh Glass Center. 5472 Penn Ave. [Friendship]. www.pittsburghglasscenter.org

 

Fri Oct 11th – Red Tape Productions presents -  Urbanites drum and bass I Feat [ ALASKA & BAGEL]. Every two weeks we change up the style of music (except for a couple of  exceptional circumstances that are out of our hands, when the club is being  used for another event) Focusing on breakbeat music we are sticking to  Drum and Bass and Hip-Hop, what we know from experience,  after all this  is the crew that brought you: REFUSE AND RESIST, Andy C, Atmosphere,  Usual Suspects, J-Live, Cannibal OX, Mr Dibbs, El Da Sensei, Mista Sinista,  Sage Francis, Marcus Intalex, and Ray Keith to name a few (now do you  remember who redtape is?) But it's pretty much, two weeks of hip-hop  deejays and two week s of drum and bass deejays. ca-peesh? 10pm @ Club Laga [Forbes Ave, Oakland]. www.redtapeproductions.com  and www.clublaga.com

 

Fri Oct 11th – The Upstage. Soulful house music & other delights courtesy of resident DJs Eric Justin & Enrique.  @ The Upstage. 3609 Forbes Ave [Oakland]. 412-682-2050

 

Fri Oct 11th - Carnegie Museum of Art Film Series: Vengeance for Sale. Highly respected action director Okamoto evokes the heyday of 1960s samurai films with his latest movie, Vengeance for Sale. This wry action-comedy follows the travels of Sukeroku, a misguided provincial fellow who makes clumsy attempts to assist people seeking retribution for their grievances. When Sukeroku returns to his home village, his skills are given the ultimate test when a coldhearted government official viciously murders his father. Pittsburgh premiere(Japan, 2001) 88 min.Directed by Kihachi Okamoto. Show dates/times: Friday, October 11, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Museum of Art Theater @ Carnegie Museum of Art. 4400 Forbes Avenue [Oakland]. http://www.cmoa.org/html/cinema/frame.htm

 

Fri Oct 11th - Fyah Wyah & The Universal Roots, The Wisdom Band. Live Reggae music.  @ 1023 Backstage. 1023 Forbes Ave [the old Shanghai Kelly’s by the Duquesne University Campus]. 412-227-6562. 

 

Fri Oct 11th  to Sat Oct 12th  - Junction Dance Theatre Presents "i.e., Harmony"-  a Wild Ride of Contemporary Dance, Theater, Music and Art. Pittsburgh's cutting edge company, Junction Dance Theatre, presents their recklessly entertaining, post-modern-physical-theater-contemporary dance-occasional-musical, i.e., Harmony -- a fascinating and unique multimedia performance about a life which could belong to anybody- the accord and opposition of a vacillating life of poverty and wealth, un-seriousness and irreverent subversion, charm and profanity, Sunday parties and exile. Based on the life of Elie Nadelman, a radical Polish-Jewish immigrant who shocked the art world and his patrons during the late 1800's through the Depression, i.e., Harmony takes audiences on an international journey through the dreams, nightmares, muses and scandalous reality of an eccentric artistic.  Performances of this evening-length interdisciplinary, contemporary dance and theater work run October 11-12, 2002 at 7:30PM. Tickets are $15.00 (general admission) and $12.00 for students and seniors. For tickets and information call Pro-Arts Box Office at 412-394-3353 or www.proartstickets.org .  Discounted tickets and a study guide are available to local community-based outreach organizations, community leaders and schools that serve youth, adults or seniors. @ the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater. 5941 Penn Avenue [near intersection of South Highland, East Liberty].  For more info, contact JDT directly at 412-243-4642 orjunction_dance_theatre@yahoo.com  or www.kelly-strayhorn.org

 

Fri Oct 11th – VERSUS: The Sessions.  Is back in at a new time and format for the late night after party revelers. Hosted by the Hardgroove Project .  Open invite to musicians feeling up to a funky afterhours jam session. Weekly guest DJs. Starting at 2am, grooving until ? @ The Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd. [Corner of Baum & S.Highland, East Liberty]. 412-363-8277.

 

 

Sat

 

 

Sat Oct 12th - WAKE AMERICA. A continuation of the Aftermath: Stop the Voice of Hate community arts project. Inspired by the anti-hate crime advocacy of our muse, Sandeep Patel, we have created autobiographical works that explore American identity in the aftermath of traumatic historical events.  In doing so, we are thinking about wake as a triadic construction: the commemoration of the dead and lost, an imperative wake-up call, the violent wake of a vessel cutting through water that, within moments, leaves no trace of its origin. Tonight (Sat 12th): Film panel featuring  independent filmmaker Chris Ivey, Point Park Rocio Martinez, and University of Pittsburgh professor Jen Saffron.  2 pm. @ the Spinning Plate Community Gallery. 5720 Friendship Ave [corner of Friendship @ Baum, East Liberty]. 

 

Sat Oct 12th - Gallery Talk with metalsmith Lin Stanionis.  Lin Stanionis' contemporary works in metal deal with complex issues of faith and eroticism.  Her work illustrates the erotic nature of consumption and at times how this relates to faith-based rituals. Saturday and Sunday, October 12-13 she will teach a workshop in "Hand-formed Serving Spoons" in SCC's studio. For more information, or to register for the weekend workshop. 6-8:00 p.m. FREE. A suggested donation of $5 requested. @ Contemporary Craft. 2100 Smallman Street [Strip district] for more info call 412.261-7003 or http://www.contemporarycraft.org/home.html

 

Sat Oct 12th - Mattress Factory's 25th Anniversary Auction. Auctions of artwork by artists who have worked in residence at the Mattress Factory. The cocktails and entertainment will begin at 7 PM with the auction starting at 8 PM. Tickets are $75 per person, which includes an auction catalogue, food and beverages. The money raised from the auction will support the Mattress Factory's artistic programming and will help the museum continue to give unparalleled support and freedom to future artists. Performing will be The New Alcindors. Support the existence of the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh. It's a true example of what we mean by elements beneath the surface!  $75 donation/ticket. 7pm @ The Mattress factory. 505 Jacksonia St. [Northside] www.mattress.org

 

Sat Oct 12th - MUSIC FOR THE DISADVANTAGED YOUTH 2. A full noon to midnight music festival to benefit the Hopewell Volunteer Fire Department. SOULJAZZ Prouctions Presents a whole day of entertainment! Bands, Djs and Lots of suprises! 12-1pm - Dark Matter Vs Cuban Link the MC To kick the day off with a bang we will be bringing in the ruff and tumble DarkMatter along with Cuban link da MC to get this party started right. Banging ruffneck DNB! 1-2pm - Kal El - (VINYLACTIVE); One of the major players behind the production company VinylActive (formerly infinite). Get ready for some dark business in the early afternoon - DNB; 2-3pm - Dead City Switching the pace as the day progresses bringing serious punk-rock sounds to fill our venue.; 3-4pm - Suburban Chaos Back to back punk-rock what more can you ask for! Get ready to rock as this up-and coming live act show you how to get a little crazy.; 4-5pm - Special Guest - As of now all we can say is Hardcore/Punk!; 5-6pm - Full Effect Bringing an end to the first block of live acts. Full Effect will not let you down. Soulful/Hard new rock for your ears.; 6-7pm - Dr Jones - (Memphis TENN/Pgh PA). If you havn't seen him before. Get Ready! This turntablist will show you some new tricks along with some old HipHop/ Turntablism/ BreakBeat; 7-8pm - Dj Sorta- (SURFACE DWELLERS) HipHop tricks are going to fly. Having appeared with APB as the Surface Dwellers at one of our past events "RELEASE". We just knew we had to bring him in again. Truely one of a kind.; 8-9pm - Kid Flash(aka the Jester)-(NRG) You have seen him here and there. You seen him blow the place up at Laga. But have you seen him since the transformation into pure bangin house. Well now's your chance. let KidFlash lead you on a journey to the realm of Hard/Soulful/deep/funky house! 9-10pm - Chez Tek VS The Eturn (SJP,LabRatMassive/Souljazz,VinylActive). Ready for a "One way ride to the darkside". smashing DNB - teroristic breaks - unbelievable amens mashups - apocalyptic thrillers - !!!!!! Nuff Said! 10-11 - @balance That's right the one and only. deepdark Punk/rock - along with a huge arsenal of originals these guys have been known to throw out a cover or two. (Operation Ivy, Fugazi, PennyWise) . They always get the crowd screaming. 11-midnight- CodeGreen (SoulJazz Productions) Fusion at its finest, CodeGreen will end the night. Soulful Reggae mixed with post punk fusion and blends of HipHop. These guys have all the right stuff. having accomplished a lot over the past few years - including a first place at 2001's battle of the bands at Metropol these guys are never a disapointment. Noon to Midnight. Only $7 at the Door. At a location in Aliquippa near the Airport. For Directions, click to this website: souljazz.homestead.com

 

Sat Oct 12th - Carnegie Museum of Art Film Series: Sadko. Directed by Alexander Ptushko. An oddly Russian Sinbad, Sadko seeks to bring happiness to his people by seeking out the "Bluebird of Happiness." His voyage takes him to faraway lands and eventually to India and Egypt. Two set pieces made a mark in film history: the underwater domain of the tsar of the ocean, and the golden temple of the Indian maharajah. A fantastical sequence of the Phoenix, a shimmering half-bird, half-woman, trapped inside the maharajah's gem-like palace, is one of Ptushko's greatest creations.(USSR, 1953) 79 min. Show Dates/Times: Thursday, October 10, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 12, 7:30 p.m. Directed by Alexander Ptushko. All films in the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater @ Carnegie Museum of Art. 4400 Forbes Avenue [Oakland].  http://www.cmoa.org/html/cinema/frame.htm

 

Sat Oct 12th - STRATIFIED: AN EXHIBIT BY GROUP AAt Artists Image Resource Group A, a visual arts group, will be presenting the exhibit STRATIFIED at Artists Image Resource (formerly Foreland St. Gallery). Exhibit opening. This exhibit will include work by 15 artists, including Akiko Kotani, Adrienne Heinrich, Harry Grant, Ruth Levine, Cara Tomlinson, Aaronel deRoy Gruber, Karen Antonelli, Pat Barefoot and Jean McClung. STRATIFIED will open on FRIDAY OCTOBER 11TH from 7 to 9 pm. The exhibit will run from Oct 12th through November 8th. Gallery hours are Tues-Fri. 11 am to 4 pm. The gallery is at 518 Foreland Street [North Side]. For more info call 412) 321-8664. 

 

Sat Oct 12th - Ouve (formerly Ouve Azzy Runk) performing a jazz-funk-rock show @ Rumshakers (formerly the Roman Room). $3. 10pm. @ Rumshakers. 13th & E.Carson St. [Southside]. www.ouveazzyrunk.com

 

Sat Oct 12th - @ the warhol: Off the Wall performance art series.  Performance artists come to Pittsburgh for a third season in collaboration with Performance Space 122. Basil Twist, The Araneidae Show. Basil Twist is a third generation puppeteer and the sole American to have been accepted into the prestigious Ecole Supérieur Nationale des Arts de la Marionette in Charleville-Mézières, France. The Araneidae Show is a solo puppetry extravaganza of showgirls, lonely streets, cats, deconstructing theaters, sex, despair, magic, metamorphosis and the fragile web of illusion sometimes called reality.  From deep inside his puppet stage and himself, one lone puppeteer unravels, unveils, and unleashes this vulgar and spectacular story through the power of surreal imagery, baroque machinery, and the heartbreaking tiny gestures of his miniature actors. Seating is not assigned. A meet-the-artist reception will follow each performance. at 7 and 9 p.m.Tickets $15, $10 for students. Tickets are available through The Andy Warhol Museum at 412.237.8300. 117 Sandusky Street [North Shore]. 412.237.8300 or www.warhol.org

 

Sat Oct 12th - 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 Oct 12th - House Music event. It’s one of those word of mouth things, ya know! Call for more info. 10pm-4am. @ The Shadow Lounge. @ The Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd [corner of Baum & S.Highland in East Liberty]. 412-363-8277.

 

Sat Oct 12th  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.

 

Sun

 

Sun Oct 13th - 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. 412.621.3171. 

 

Sun Oct 13th - Carnegie Museum of Art Film Series: Vengeance for Sale. Highly respected action director Okamoto evokes the heyday of 1960s samurai films with his latest movie, Vengeance for Sale. This wry action-comedy follows the travels of Sukeroku, a misguided provincial fellow who makes clumsy attempts to assist people seeking retribution for their grievances. When Sukeroku returns to his home village, his skills are given the ultimate test when a coldhearted government official viciously murders his father. Pittsburgh premiere(Japan, 2001) 88 min.Directed by Kihachi Okamoto. Show dates/times: Friday, October 11, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Museum of Art Theater @ Carnegie Museum of Art. 4400 Forbes Avenue [Oakland]. http://www.cmoa.org/html/cinema/frame.htm

 

Sun Oct 13th 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 13th - Bros. Peck Jazz Satellite. Shadow Lounge.  5972 Baum Blvd [corner of Baum & S.Highland]. 9:30pm-1am. 412.363-8277. 

 

 

Mon

 

Mon Oct 14th Charlie Hunter & Dean Bowman. Duo performance. Check out some bad-ass 8-string guitar licking. @ Rosebud. 1650 Smallman St. [Strip District].

 

Mon Sept 14th - Annette Krebs, Chris Forsyth, and Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Human Abstract and Anroux perform. Music that emphasizes sound rather than notes. Tones rather than scale. Check it out for a different kinda guitar solo. 8 p.m. @ Platters. 2020 Murray Ave [Squirrel Hill]. For more info call 412-422-8864.

 

Mon Oct 14th Revolve w/ Resident DJs Kerem & Kaleo.. @ Zythos. 2108 E.Carson St. [South Side]. 412.481.2234.

 

Mon Oct 14th - 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 Oct 14th Live Jazz Jam Session @ the Shadow Lounge.  5972 Baum Blvd [corner of Baum & S.Highland]. 7:30pm-11pm. 412.363-8277.

 

Mon Oct 14th - Phat Man Dee Presents…. Spotlighting local and visiting musicians.  @ LAVA LOUNGE.  2204 E.Carson St. [Southside].  412-750-6959.

 

 

Tues

 

Tues Oct 15th - BEAM performing with the Jacob Fred Jazz Oddessy. $6. 9pm @ The Attic. Forbes Ave [Oakland]. www.beaminfo.com/home.html  and www.clublaga.com

 

Tues Oct 15th - Spoken Word Tuesday (open mic). Quiet Storm Cafe. 5430 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. 412.661.9355. http://www.quietstormcoffee.com/  .

 

Tues Oct 15th - Join Women's Center & Shelter to Dine Out Against Domestic Violence! On October 15th, 2002. We invite you to join Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (WC&S)for our 5th annual Dine Out Nite to help end domestic violence.  The following restaurants will be donating a portion of their evening's proceeds to WC&S from 5 PM to close. Brandy Nan's, Cafe Allegro, Cafe Sam, Dunning's Grill, Hampton Inn, Hard Rock Cafe, Wyndham Garden Hotel, Krispy Kreme, La Feria, Mitchell's Fish Market, Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle, P.F. Chang's, Max & Erma's, Papa John's Pizza, Joe Mama's, Dowe's on Ninth, Atria's, Monterey Bay, Mad Mex. All you have to do to help out a great cause is DINE OUT! Celebrity hosts and hostesses always add a little flavor to the evening! If you have any questions, please call Carry at 412-687-8017 extension 338!

 

Tues Oct 15th 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 Oct 15th – Hip Hop / Soul Grooves / R & B / Dancehall every Tuesday @ Cozumels [above Victoria's Secret on Walnut St. in Shadyside]. 10pm-2am / 21+ .

 

Tues Oct 15th - 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

 

 

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