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 [Sept 4th –
[more picks to be posted this Wed, Thurs, Fri]
Wed Sept 4th until
Sept 7th – "Sharif Bey, Recent
Work" - Ceramics Studio Coordinator of The
Wed Sept 4th – 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 Sept 4th – 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 4th – "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 McKee. D'Imperio's.
Thurs Sept 5th
- Public Forum and Hearing: An
Alternative to The Mon-Fayette Toll Road - Everyone is tired of
hearing about the Mon-Fayette Toll Road, and that's exactly what the proponents
are hoping for. We need your voice and your presence this thursday night. A
team of volunteers has developed an alternative to the toll road - please come
Sept 5th - Baran. The new film from
Iranian Director Majid Majidi. In a building site in present-day
Thurs Sept 5th - The
international film series, Erotic Tales, produced by Regina Ziegler and the
German television network WDR, is comprised of 24 half-hour films directed by
new and veteran filmmakers exploring the nature of sensuality. - Program I Dream a Little Dream of Me (
Thurs Sept 5th - MEDITATIVE
TONING: The Healing Voice with Kevin Henry: Sight of Stillness Salons.
Because our very atoms are a swirling dance of vibratory richness, and
vibration translates to sound, it is fully accurate to consider ourselves part
of creation's ongoing symphony. For more information visit www.speranza.net/stillness. Free . @ Pittsburgh Filmmakers:
Thurs Sept 5th - Kick off for the Dance Alloy’s 2002-2003 season, New York City-based choreographer
Sarah Skaggs will ditch the spotlight and the stage for sunshine and the street
in a series called Get Out of the House. Today’s debut performance on
Thurs Sept 5th - Barrett
Black Band - neo-soul, hip-jazz, rock, kinda feel. $5. @ The Shadow Lounge.
Thurs Sept 5th - CLub
Fri Sept 6th
- ONYX Friday! Duets
Fri Sept 6th
Fri Sept 6th
- Good Fridays @ the Warhol: The international film series, Erotic Tales,
produced by Regina Ziegler and the German television network WDR, is comprised
of 24 half-hour films directed by new and veteran filmmakers exploring the
nature of sensuality.
- Program I The Summer of My Deflowering (
Fri Sept 6th - Richland
Productions presents “
Fri Sept 6th –
Eddie Murphy move over. Check out a different kind of Stand Up Comic concert
Film. Notorious C.H.O. Inside-outsider. Starting
Friday Sept 6th @ The
Fri Sept 6th - "PILLOW TALK" @ Mother Earth's African Coffee House. "Words said between the sheets" hosted by David Jones and Kim El. There will also be a presentation of "Warm Spirit" by Camille Locust and Haston Lowman.
Fri Sept 6th
- SHINE: A
Black Forum Exhibition Event (in conjunction w/ the unblurred event). the second in a series of three collaborations of the Black
Forum Exhibition and neighborhood artists. This event features female artists
DJ Ella Mental, poet Vema Sam'i, the voice of Felicia
Hicks, and poet Vanessa German.
Live music will be provided by the Barrett
Black Band and special guests. SHINE
is an event brought to you by the Black Forum Exhibition, where our mission is
to strive to be a conduit between local artists and the community. - ? @
Fri Sept 6th - Versus: The Sessions. A new 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 Momentum Alumnus Vanessa German. @ Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd [corner of Baum & S.Highland in E.Liberty]. $10 / BYOB. 412-363-8277.
Sept 6th - Fyah Wyah & The Universal Roots,
The Wisdom Band. Live Reggae music. @
Sat Sept 7th - Steel Valley Arts Council (SVAC)
Sat Sept 7th – OUVE AZZY RUNK: CD RELEASE. Funk, Acoustic-rock, Jazz, Groove and soul. W/ Phat Man Dee, Christiane D. and Anthony Fugate. $10. 8 pm @ The Hazlett Theater. 6 Allegheny Center [Northside]. 412-422-5247. www.ouveazzyrunk.com . Peep the preview in this week's PULP: http://www.pittsburghpulp.com/content/2002/09_05/arts_live.shtml
Sat Sept 7th – Slum Village playing live @ 6908 BIG BEAVER BLVD IN BEAVER FALLS. For more info Call: 724-847-4788. www.slumvillage.com
Sat Sept 7th - "The Soul Garden II" - Featuring
performances by: Urban Ave. 31, Mi
Sandz, SMI featuring The Rain Quartet, and Liberation. Tickets are $12 in
advance available at The Natural Choice/$15
at the door. This is a 21 and over event! Doors open at @ The Backstage
Sat Sept 7th –
Sat Sept 7th – 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 7th – 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 8th -
Lawrenceville United works to bring Lawrenceville residents, business owners and
neighboring Pittsburghers together in love and harmony. How do they do it? By
throwing a Colossal Community Cookout and Car Cruise. Last year more
than 600 people attended the first annual shindig. This time, thanks to the
addition of a car cruise and swap meet, organizers anticipate more than 2,000
fuel-injected fun-seekers will converge on the historic neighborhood for good
food, a Chinese auction, hourly 50/50 raffles, and music from Joe Grushecky and
the Houserockers. All we are saying is give peace a chance. ,
Sun Sept 8th - 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 8th – 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 8th - Bros. Peck Jazz Satellite. Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd [corner of Baum & S.Highland]. - 412.363-8277.
Mon Sept 9th - 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 9th - 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 9th – Live Jazz Jam Session @ the Shadow Lounge.
Mon Sept 9th - Phat Man
Tues Sept 10th – Trips: a series of
collaborations between local filmmaker Emmett
Frisbee and put-on artist D.J. Huber,
highlight the next Film Kitchen. In
Trips, Frisbee tails roadside-Americana connoisseur Huber as he covers
Groundhog Day in Punxatawney; convinces a fellow South Sider he wants to shoot
a public-TV segment about his abandoned Cadillac El Dorado; and gets
philosophical over a seesaw at a corn festival in
Tues Sept 10th - Spoken Word Tuesday (open mic). Quiet Storm Cafe. 5430 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. 412.661.9355. http://www.quietstormcoffee.com/ .
Tues Sept 10th – Velvet w/ your resident hosts Adam
Ratana (Chemlab) and Jwan Allen
(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 10th – Hip Hop / Soul Grooves / R & B / Dancehall
every Tuesday @ Cozumels [above
Tues Sept 10th - Reggae & Dub. Feat. The
Reggae Bus Crew. DJs spinning the Deepest Dub and the Roots Reggae. Chill
atmosphere. Every Tuesdays @ Pub. I.G.
Wed Sept 11th – 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 Sept 11th – 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 11th - Escape the insanity of the world for the sounds of the Jazz Satellite. @ Pittsburgh Deli Company.
Wed Sept 11th -
Alan Silva, Roger Turner and Johannes Bauer’s The Tradition Trio. For those who don't know, Alan Silva
is an incredible keyboardist whose gigs have included sessions for Albert Ayler, Cecil Taylor and the Sun Ra Arkestra.
Some other world ish you should definitely check out
if you wish to escape the madness on this earth. University
of Pittsburgh’s Public Health Auditorium,
11th – "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
Sept 12th - Pitt Arts Fair. @
The William Pitt Union [Corner of Fifth Ave & Bigelow in
Thurs Sept 12th - Ron Wingfield
The Crawford Grill [
Thurs Sept 12th - Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India - The
hottest trend in world cinema is the emergence of lavish musicals from
Thurs Sept 12th - CLub