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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 25th
- Khafif: Middle Eastern Dance
performances. Khafif will be performing two sets. Come experience
the artistry and culture of Middle Eastern movement. FREE. @ Lower Lounge of the
William Pitt Union [corner of Bigelow & Fifth/Forbes,
Wed Sept 25th - THE
NEW YINZER LAUNCHES MONTHLY HAPPY HOUR. The New Yinzer-a magazine online for
the city of
Wed Sept 25th -
Little Phat Band – Live Jazz! @ Pittsburgh Deli Company.
Wed Sept 25th - Jennifer
Keller will present an evening of dance entitled "Body
of Work" Joining her are guest artists Dennis Birkes, Gwen Hunter
Ritchie of the Dance Alloy, and Michele de la Reza of Attack Theatre.
Choreographers include Keller and Birkes as well as Nina Martin, David Grenke,
and Zvi Gotheiner. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $10 for general
admission and $8.00 for students. @ The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater.
Wed Sept 25th – 720 lounge,
presented by Selecta of 720
Records. Your weekly dose of Rare Grooves, Jazz,
Soul & Funk. Last week was off the hook!!!
FREE. @ Club
Wed Sept 25th – 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 Sept 25th
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 Sept 26th - FUNKeY MONKEY! A
Thurs Sept 26th - Multi-Demissional Artist Gene Jive of Jive Family
will be doing a Hip-Rock-Jazz-Soul Set. $5. @ The
Thus Sept 26th – 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. This week featuring House Poets &
DJ Selecta. New Season in a new location. @
Thurs Sept 26th - Ron Wingfield Quartet. @ The Crawford Grill [
Thurs Sept 26th through 28th - The First Biennial Urban History Conference of
the Urban History Association. On
Thurs Sept 26th – 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 26th - CLub
Fri Sept 27th
- ONYX Friday! Duets
Fri Sept 27th
- Good Fridays @ the Warhol: Opening party for The Warhol's two new
exhibitions, Strange Messenger: The Work
of Patti Smith (a retrospective
including 80 artworks produced by Smith over the last 30 years) and
Americanisms: Shaping Art and Culture in the '50s (a year-long exhibition
featuring more than 60 works, changing displays and public programs to examine
Andy Warhol within the varied cultural and artistic context of 1950s America). Celebrate
with music, cash bar and light bites. Special members-only VIP Lounge. $10, @ The
Thurs Sept 26th - FUNKeY MONKEY Continues! A
Fri Sept 27th - The
Garfield Artworks is proud to present: Superego. An
exhibition of new works by Morton Brown. Opening Reception: with: D.J. Sean Lally spinning from 'ZOMBO'S' collection. @ The
Fri Sept 27th - 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. @ Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd [corner of Baum & S.Highland in E.Liberty]. $10 / BYOB. 412-363-8277.
Fri Sept 27th – The Upstage. Soulful house music & other
delights courtesy of resident DJs Eric Justin & Enrique. @ The Upstage.
Fri Sept 27th
- Fyah Wyah & The Universal Roots, The
Wisdom Band. Live Reggae music. @ 1023
Fri Sept 27th - BEAM, rounding
2nd bass. Live improv experimental hip-hop
drum-n-bass with the right touch of jazz. @ Zythos.
Sat Sept 28th - Steel Valley Arts Council (SVAC)
Sat Sept 28th – MUST ATTEND!!! From 11am to Saturday, Downtown @
Sat Sept 28th – Beam doing
the end-o-the-month triple play. @ Pittsburgh Deli Company.
28th - Ouve Azzy Runk - performing live, initmate & interactive. @ RumShakers. 13th &
Sat Sept 28th – Music Without
Borders. A benefit show featuring an elegant mix of jazz & acoustic
guitar. With Phat Man Dee & Karl Mullen.@
The Quiet Storm.
Sat Sept 28th - Comfort Zone: A
New Monthly House series beginning this Sat Sept 28th. Diversity in and for the community. Feat.
John Eperjesi and Vinnie tag-teaming all night. Brought to you by Sasimon &
Studio 54. $5 cover. 21+.
@ Studio 54 --
Sat Sept 28th – 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 Sept 29th - 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
Sun Sept 29th – 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 29th - Bros. Peck Jazz Satellite. Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd [corner of Baum & S.Highland]. - 412.363-8277.
Mon Sept 30th - 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 30th - 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 Sept 30th – The New
playing another funky performance. Knock some pins down while you’re there. @ The Arsenal Bowling Lanes.
Mon Sept 30th – Live Jazz Jam Session @ the Shadow Lounge.
Mon Sept 30th - Phat Man
Tues Oct 1st - Spoken Word Tuesday (open mic). Quiet Storm Cafe. 5430 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. 412.661.9355. http://www.quietstormcoffee.com/ .
Tues Oct 1st - Soulful
Grooves: Eric Justin vs. Ed Um. Two of
Tues Oct 1st – 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 Oct 1st – Hip Hop / Soul Grooves / R
& B / Dancehall every Tuesday @ Cozumels [above
Oct 1st - 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]