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Flux No. 9
Sat Apr 5th
@ Kings Court/Old Beehive

@ an undisclosed location


Mar 27th, 2003 Update  Our picks of the week are back online. Apologies for the temporary shutdown.  Lot's of happenings this week.  FLUX #9 is next week!  Element 5 will be presenting our own DJ crew Technoir-Audio @ FLUX for a full 5 hour set of music, DJs, and live performance. Stay tuned for details of our AfterParty after the FLUX show, to be taking place at an undisclosed location. For comprehensive event listings & happenings, dig through the Culture sections of our website. In addition, Bridgespotters , Ground Zero , emayhem, splashmax 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 dig deep and find your vibe. As always, your feedback is very important to us – please feel free to drop us a line anytime. 



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·       [Mar 7th 2003] - PGH Music Works - Entertainment Law Workshop for Musicians

·       [Feb 28th 2003] - Volunteer Request - The Union Project

·       [Feb 26th 2003] - Real Food

·       [Feb 26th 2003] - Submission call - Pittsburgh New Works

·       [Feb 18th 2003] - A Call for Flux Artists

·       [Feb 17th 2003] - Artist Call - SoulJazz Productions MC Battle

·       [Feb 15th 2003] - Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network's first 'Public Action'

·       [Feb 6th 2003]   - Khafif Updates

·       [Jan 28th 2003] - SIGHT of STILLNESS A film sharing the experience of meditation.



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element 5 picks [Wed Mar 27th  Wed Apr 2nd, 2003]:




Thurs Mar 27th 


Thurs Mar 27th - The Sprout Fund presents: American Shorts Reading Series. American Shorts, a new reading series created to generate and re-new interest in significant works of classic and contemporary American short fiction, begins a 6-month pilot run on Thursday. The first theme in the series is "Cars", and the readers and texts include:  A Good Man is Hard to Find, by Flannery O'Connor -read by Sharon Spell.  Tales From Greasy Lake, by T.C.Boyle -read by Darryl Fleming.  Are These the Actual Miles?, by Raymond Carver -read by Chuck Kinder.  @ Garfield Artworks. 4931 Penn Ave. [Garfield]. 412-361-2262 or www.garfieldartworks.comFor More Information call: Suzanne Pace at 412.687.2935 or suzpace@hotmail.com

Thurs Mar 27th -

@ Club Cafe. 56-58 South 12th Street [Off E.Carson in Southside]. Info: 412-431-4950 or www.clubcafelive.com


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@ The Harris Theater. 809 Liberty Avenue [Downtown]. www.pghfilmmakers.org/harris.html


Thurs Mar 27th - Character: A Comedy Game Show. With Stuhrling Muhlrich and Mama Spell. Audience participation requested! 10:00 p.m. @ The Rex Theatre. 1602 East Carson Street [Southside]. Info: 412.381.6811 or www.rextheatre.com


Thurs Mar 27th - Club Havana -  Weekly House/Techno/ and other groovy music courtesy of residents 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].   email:  jasonc_clubhavana@hotmail.com




Fri Mar 28th


Fri Mar 28th - March Critical Mass occurs on Friday, March 28, beginning at 5.30 pm outside of the Carnegie Library in Oakland (by the dinosaur). Critical Mass is a world-wide, monthly event celebrating bicycles. We take to the streets to assert our rights to the road and promote bicycles as an efficient, enjoyable, oil-free mode of transport. Email jessi@pghcriticalmass.org  or check  www.pghcriticalmass.org  for more information.


Fri Mar 28th - Good Fridays: Tribute to John Cage.  In 1951, American composer John Cage and his collaborator David Tudor initiated the "Project for Music for Magnetic Tape". Under the Project he and his fellow composers of the so-called New York School began composing works to explore the full potential of new sound media. Like their contemporaries in Abstract Expressionism, the New York School's Project is emblematic of the 1950s quest for the new, the unseen and unheard. This program will focus on the major work of the Project, John Cage's composition "Williams Mix" (1951-53). March is the 50th anniversary of this landmark composition. 6:30 p.m. Film, Forbidden Planet (USA, 1956) 98 min. Directed by Fred M. Wilcox. A popular sci-fi film with an electronic music soundtrack by Louis and Bebe Baron, who also provided electronic sounds for Cage's "Williams Mix". 8 p.m. Performance Composer and John Cage associate, Larry Austin, will present Cage's composition in its rarely heard original 8-channel version. He will discuss the composition, its history and relevance and show examples from the colorful score. Austin will also present his recent computer-assisted remix of the composition entitled, "Williams [re]Mix[ed]," which he composed using color copies of Cage's original 192-page score. $5. 6pm @ The Andy Warhol Museum. 117 Sandusky Street [Nortthside]. 412.237.8300 or www.warhol.org


Fri Mar 28th - The Garfield Artworks is pleased to present:  Organic Matter, Photographs by Sue Abramson. Sculpture by Jonathan Shapiro. Opening Reception. Plus - A "Nature Walk" through Sue's photographs with David Jett, botanist and Director of the Frick Environmental Center. All proceeds from the sale of Sue Abramson's photographs will go to the rebuilding of the Frick Environmental Center's building which was destroyed by fire on August 4, 2002. 7-10 PM. Free! @ Garfield Artworks. 4931 Penn Ave. [Garfield]. 412-361-2262 or www.garfieldartworks.com


Fri Mar 28th - Opening Reception for Critical Conditions: Information Atmospheres and Event Scenes. Critical Conditions approaches the Internet as a site in which speech, work, and communication are vital aspects of a social imaginary too easily circumscribed by policies of command and control. Through May 17, 2003. Curated by Timothy Druckrey. Timothy Druckrey, a New York curator, writer and editor, lectures internationally about the social impact of electronic media, the transformation of representation and communication in interactive and networked environments. He will give a gallery talk at 1pm on Saturday. @ Wood Street Galleries. Wood St. & 6th [Above the Wood St. Subway Station, Downtown]. http://www.pgharts.org/art/woodstreet.cfm


Fri Mar 28th - BEAM. Live and direct in anticipation of their CD release, Inception. @ Memphis Lounge/Zythos.  2108 E.Carson St. [South Side]. 412.481.2234.


Fri Mar 28th - The Barrett Black Band, Paul Hannan, Al Rose. Live at the Quiet Storm.  8pm @ Quiet Storm Coffeehouse. 5430 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. 412.661.9355. www.quietstormcoffee.com  


Fri Mar 28th - The Mattress Factory will open early and keep the lights on late on March 28 for visitors to enjoy one of the installation pieces in the James Turrell: Into the Light exhibition. Skyspace, an outdoor piece built for viewing the sky and atmospheric changes is most dramatic to view during sunrise and sunset. Sunrise viewing: 5:30 - 7:00 AM / Sunset viewing: 6:00 - 7:30 PM. No advance registration is required. Cost is suggested museum admission ($8.00 Adults; $5.00 Students/Seniors; FREE for members and children under 12). Skyspace is the only artwork that visitors can access during the extended hours. However, "admit one" passes will be distributed for a visit to the full exhibition. Skyspace viewings will take place the last Friday of every month until April. @ The Mattress Factory. 500 Sampsonia Way [Northside]. www.mattress.org

Fri Mar 28th - Hip-Hop Cafe Series. Live music by the Rain Quartet. Open mic for MC's & Poets. Hosted by Momentum alumnus Ezra. @ The Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd. [Corner of Baum & S.Highland, Shadyside]. 412-363-8277.


Fri Mar 28th - Reggae, Dub, and DancehallFeat. 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


Fri Mar 28th - UK Brand presents an afterhours of “head-nod” music to bring your night to a mellow groove. 1am-? @ The Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd [Corner of Baum & S.Highland, East Liberty].  412-363-8277.


Fri Mar 28th - Touch: AfterhoursWith DJs spinning the most soulful grooves to take you to the sunrise. 1 a.m.-? $10 / $5 for ladies w/ flyer. 18+ @ 6030 Center Ave. For Directions and DJ lineup:  www.soulglo.com




Sat Mar 29th


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@ Melwood Screening Room. 477 Melwood Ave [Oakland]. Info and showtimes: www.pghfilmmakers.org/melwood.html


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Sat Mar 29th - "Salsa". Shake your hips to the sounds of Tropa Orchestral.  @ Cozumel. 5505 Walnut St. [Shadyside]. Info:  Pittsburgh Salsa Web


Sat Mar 29th - The 10th Annual Pittsburgh Jewish-Israeli Film Festival. For films and times and info: www.pjiff.net Runs through March 16th. Films screening at Loews, Regeant Square Theater, and Kelly-Strayhorn Theater. www.pjiff.net


Sat Mar 29th - Mango Saturdays. @ DeJa Vu Lounge.  2106 Penn Ave [Strip District]. Info:  www.innerchild.biz


Sat Mar 29th - Crash. The ever popular afterhours joint. Complimentary Chicken & Waffles. $5. 2am-5am. @ The Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd [Corner of Baum & S.Highland, East Liberty].  412-363-8277.


Sat Mar 29th - Touch: AfterhoursWith DJs spinning the most soulful grooves to take you to the sunrise. 1 a.m.-? $10 / $5 for ladies w/ flyer. 18+ @ 6030 Center Ave. For Directions and and DJ lineup:  www.soulglo.com




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Sun Mar 30th - EVERY SUNDAY - local MCs...get together...for one moment to "Lose Themselves" for ONe CHance. to SHOW UP and BLOW UP. ITS GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGER...why haven't you stopped by Pittsburgh's Biggest OPEN MIC event? Up the street from the Spaghetti Warehouse (2 blocks) and Metropol (9 blocks) on Smallman street and right across the street from The Foundry Ale Works (2816 Smallman Street) and the Smallman Deli. NO EXCUSES. MC Battle & Party. Every Sunday Night 6pm until 10pm / $10 Admission @ The Warehouse. 2835 Smallman St. [Strip]. Info: 412 428-0263 or openmic@pittsburghhiphop.com or http://www.pittsburghhiphop.com/


Sun Mar 30th - 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 [Oakland]. (412)682-1900 or The All Star Game Website


Sun Mar 30th - 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


Sun Mar 30th - Spoken Word Sundays (open mic). 8pm @ Quiet Storm Coffeehouse. 5430 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. 412.661.9355. www.quietstormcoffee.com  




Mon Mar 31th 



Mon Mar 13st -

@ The Oaks Theater. 310 Allegheny River Blvd [Oakmont]. Info and showtime:  www.theoakstheater.com


Mon Mar 31st - Agave Mondays. @ DeJa Vu Lounge.  2106 Penn Ave [Strip District]. Info:  www.innerchild.biz


Mon Mar 31st - Revolve w/ Resident DJs Kerem & Kaleo.. @ Zythos. 2108 E.Carson St. [South Side]. 412.481.2234.


Mon Mar 31st - 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.


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Tues Apr 1st 


Tues Apr 1st - New Club Night: FLAVOR. every Tuesday at Pub I.G. Cross-section of electronica music for people who would like some weekday action. Rotating DJs and Musical Styles showcased weekly. @ Pub I.G. on the lower level of India Garden, 328 Atwood St [Oakland] (412)682-1900.


Tues Apr 1st - 720 Soul night. Featuring rare grooves, 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 Apr 1st - Access Magazine presents: V.I.P. Tuesdays. A new night featuring 2 levels of music - Hip Hop and Reggae upstairs / House. Rare Grooves, and Down Tempo Downstairs. Featuring an Exotic Drink Menu. Exclusive Door by Ursula (for those who know). @ Zythos & Memphis Lounge. 2108 E.Carson St [Southside]. Info: 412-391-1317.


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Wed Apr 2nd 


Wed Apr 2nd - Evening Lecture: James Turrell - Plato's Cave and the Light Within. "One of the most significant contemporary artists on the international scene", James Turrell will appear at Carnegie Mellon University for a special free evening lecture. Turrell will speak on "Plato's Cave and the Light Within" and his creative process, at 7:30 p.m. at Carnegie Mellon's McConomy Auditorium in the University Center. The talk is free and open to the public, and is co-presented by the Mattress Factory, The Center for the Arts in Society and Carnegie Mellon's School of Art. Turrell's lecture will be followed by a reception. Please arrive early due to limited seating. FREE! 8:30 pm @ Center for the Arts in Society at Carnegie Mellon University [Oakland].For more information, please contact Andi Georgiana at 412-268-5279 or abg@andrew.cmu.edu, For parking information and directions, please visit: http://www.hss.cmu.edu/cas/directions/ 


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Wed Apr 2nd - Jazz Satellite. Groovin' Jazz from one of the finest ensembles in the city. 8pm. @ The PGH Deli Co. 728 Copeland St. [Shadyside]. 412-682-DELI or www.pghdelico.com


Wed Apr 2nd - "Salsa". Salsa Lessons & DJs spinning salsa music @ Club Havana. 5744 Ellsworth Ave [Shadyside]. 10pm. 412-661-2025.visit the Pittsburgh Salsa Web.


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Wed Apr 2nd - Women’s Night Out. Open Mic for Emcees | Poets | 9pm-1am. Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd. 412.363.8277. [East Liberty]


Wed Apr 2nd - DJ Vinny spins the best of House music and Soulful grooves to get your body & soul shakin'. @ @ PUB I.G on the lower level of India Garden, 328 Atwood St [Oakland]. (412)682-1900 or The All Star Game Website


Wed Apr 2nd - Nostalgia. Every Wednesday, DJs SMI and Nate Da Phat Barber spin the most Classic Hip hop, R&B, and Reggae with a new school vibe. 21+. $8.  10pm-2am. @ Kayla's Place. 4923 Penn Ave [Garfield]. Info:  www.soulgardenlive.com



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