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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
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element 5 picks [Sept
[This page will be updated Friday with info on next week’s happenings]
Wed Sept 18th - Public Enemy appears with Blackalicious, Dialated Peoples, and Akil Esoon from BEAM. Nuff said. This will be the show of the year!!! @ Metropol [Strip District]. 412-261-2232.
Wed Sept 18th – Think of the Punk Rock version of Public Enemy and you’ve got
Wed Sept 18th – 720 lounge,
presented by Selecta of 720
Records. Your weekly dose of Rare Grooves, Jazz,
Soul & Funk. FREE. @ Club
Wed Sept 18th – 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.
18th – "Salsa 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
Thurs Sept 19th –
Thurs Sept 19th
– LITTLE SECRETS ¦ A refreshing family independent film about a grade
school neighborhood "secret keeper," who is entrusted to hold her
neighborhood friends' deepest secrets, but shies away from sharing her very
own. It is a unique, gentle, insightful
alternative to popular, loud, McDonald's kid-targeted fare. @
the Oaks Theater.
Thus Sept 19th – Innagural kick-off of
the Fall season of the Bridgespotters’
Expresso Series [MES]. Urban Art
and Intellect at its finest in the city of bridges. @ Rosebud.
Thurs Sept 19th - Ron Wingfield
The Crawford Grill [
Thurs Sept 19th - SIGHT OF
STILLNESS invites PUBLIC PARTICIPATION at its SEPTEMBER 19 SALON: MEDITATION & MUSIC with David Pohl - artist & musician, Anu Kumar - writer & yoga instructor, Eric Mason –
musician, The evenings discussion will focus on the active/inactive role of music in relationship with the meditative mind.
Live and recorded music will be presented. David Pohl (dj
pingting) is an artist and musician whose most recent work involves the mysterious relationship
between the creator, the creation, and the sacred space between. David Pohl (dj pingting) is an artist and musician whose
most recent work involves the mysterious relationship between the creator, the
creation, and the sacred space between. http://www.davidpohl.com . Anu Kumar teaches yoga and is a writer
working on her PhD in the English Literature and Religious Studies Programs at
The University of Pittsburgh. Eric
"Boo-Boo" Mason plays digeridoo with
the urban tribal band Soma Mestizo. He has been practicing tai-chi for 10 years. http://www.somamestizo.com
. @ The Melwood
Thurs Sept 19th – Flowdown – live reggae music this Thursday. @ Pittsburgh Deli Company.
Thurs Sept 19th – Zombo’s Mondo Record Party.
Always down with the old vinyl.
Join WRCT’s ZOMBO for Tiki,
Lounge, Surf, Rockabilly, New Wave, Ska, & lots more. @ Kelly’s Bar & Grill.
Thurs Sept 19th - CLub
Fri Sept 20th
- ONYX Friday! Duets
Fri Sept 20th through Sun 22nd - This Friday, check out the New
Fri Sept 20th
- Good Fridays @ the Warhol: Films:
September Eleventh-Eyewitness. There are a disproportionately large number
of filmmakers and video makers who live in a radius of two to three miles
around the site of the former
Fri Sept 20th - Versus: The
Sessions. A weekly showcasing intelligent nightlife.
Live music and DJs to get your bump 'n' hustle on. Hosted by the HardGroove Project feat. Hill Jordan, Dennis Garner & Justin Rhodes. An artist showcase
& jam session featuring local musicians, vocalists and performance artists
following the feature session. If you've ever been to a Momentum event, then
this night is your joint. This week featuring Max Tsvetovat vs.
Fri Sept 20th – The Natural
Choice presents: The 5 Year Anniversary Bash @ Hair Show.
Feat. DJ Nate
da Phat Barber &
friends. $8 advance w/ tickets available @ the Natural
Choice Barber Shop @ Natural Hair Salon. $10 at the
door. @ Ramseys II.
Fri Sept 20th – DJ Selecta from 720 Records will
be spinning the tightest funkiest house music grooves this Friday @ the
Deli. @ Pittsburgh Deli Company.
Fri Sept 20th
- Fyah Wyah & The
Universal Roots, The Wisdom Band. Live Reggae music. @ 1023 Backstage.
Sat Sept 21st - Steel Valley Arts Council (SVAC)
Sat Sept 21st - The New
Sat Sept 21st –
The return of Andy Milne’s Cosmic Dapp Theory. Back in
Sat Sept 21st – Peep this rare performance by local ensemble The Barrett Black Band. Original soulful, funky
vibes to deepen your mind. @ The
Sat Sept 21st – Stanley Kubricks classic
movie: FULL METAL JACKET. Taking
history back to one of civilizations most darkest
Sat Sept 21st – In the V.I.P. room only of “M” – Deep House with Rotating Residents. Vinny, Eric Justin, Enrique, Centauri, John Eperjesi,
DC Space aka Black Mike, Ed-Umm, & Kerem. 1600 Smallman
Sat Sept 21st – Hush Hush
– The Weekly private party. Resident DJs Centauri, Kerem,
Vinny, & Eric Justin spinning Chill House, Acid-Jazz,
Down Tempo, & Soul. Every Saturday . @ Muse.
[Check back after this Friday for more info on next week’s events from the 22nd until the 28th]
Sun Sept 22nd - The New
Sun Sept 22nd - 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 Sept 22nd – 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 Sept 22nd - Bros. Peck Jazz Satellite. Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd [corner of Baum & S.Highland]. - 412.363-8277.
Mon Sept 23rd - 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 Sept 23rd - 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 Sept 23rd – Live Jazz Jam Session @ the Shadow Lounge.
Mon Sept 23rd - Phat Man
Tues Sept 23rd - Spoken Word Tuesday (open mic). Quiet Storm Cafe. 5430 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. 412.661.9355. http://www.quietstormcoffee.com/ .
Tues Sept 23rd – 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 Sept 23rd – Hip Hop / Soul Grooves / R
& B / Dancehall every Tuesday @ Cozumels [above
23rd - Reggae & Dub. Feat. The Reggae Bus Crew. DJs spinning the
Deepest Dub and the Roots Reggae. Chill atmosphere. Every Tuesdays @ Pub. I.G.
[This page will be updated this Friday for info on events next week, including the much anticipated Funkey Monkey Fest. Check back for more current info. For more comprehensive event listings, dig through the Music and Culture sections of this website]