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....

 

3 Generations Walking
Thurs May 29th @ Club Cafe
Nego Gato
Fri May 30th - Sun Jun 1st
@ The Kelly Strayhorn Theater
New Milleneum Post-Gay
Photo Exhibit | May 30-June 7th
@ Garfield Artworks
FLUX in Lawrenceville
Fri June 6th
The FLUX After Party
Fri-Sat June 6-7th|Midnight-6am
@ Shadow Lounge

Hot House '03 | Sat June 7th
@ The Catalyst Building

 

 

 

May 28th, 2003 Update   Lots of Culture Happening beneath the surface this week and next. So feel free to pass your thoughts and ideas - element5ive@yahoo.com. For comprehensive event listings & happenings, dig through the Culture sections of this website. In addition, Bridgespotters , Ground Zero , emayhem, splashmax, The Penn Avenue Arts Initiative, Pitt Arts 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.  Our team is busy making another massive update to our website. Thanks to everyone for sending us your feedback. Much of this website content has been decided by you. Please feel free to drop us a line anytime. 

 

 

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·       [May 21st  2003] -  PROJECT 1877 - Meeting

·       [May 21st  2003] -  PENN AVE ARTS INITIATIVE - PAAI e-list

·       [May 19th  2003] -  FLUX - Lawrenceville is in FLUX!

·       [May 19th  2003] -  ART VOTES - get out there and vote!

·       [May 16th  2003] -  BREWHOUSE - Saturday Events

·       [May 16th  2003] -  BEAM - Thanks + Upcoming Benefit Show

·       [May 14th  2003] -  BREWHOUSE - Barely Brunch

·       [May 13th  2003] -   GROUND ZERO - SALVO initiative

·       [May 8th  2003] -  PROJECT 1877 - Organizing Meeting

·       [May 6th  2003] -  UNION PROJECT - Updates

·       [May 1st  2003] -  RAUTERKUS.COM - Updates

·       [Apr 23rd 2003] - ARTIST CALL - Rock Against Racism Festival

·       [Apr 21st 2003] - THE UNION PROJECT - UPDATES

·       [Apr 18th 2003] - ART VOTES!

·       [Apr 14th 2003] - RAUTERKUS.COM: Friends for Sustainable Change

·       [Apr 12th 2003] - ARTIST CALL: 3 Rivers Arts Festival

 

 

Suggestions:          element5ive@yahoo.com

  

 

 

 

element 5 picks [Wed May 28th  Wed Jun 4th, 2003]:

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

 

 

 

Wed May 28th 

 

 

Wed May 28th - Urban Youth Action open Mic sessions. 6-9om @ The Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd [Corner of Baum & S.Highland, East Liberty].  412-363-8277.
 

Wed May 28th - Open Jam Session hosted by Gene Stovall. 9pm-1am @ The Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd [Corner of Baum & S.Highland, East Liberty].  412-363-8277.

 

Wed May 28th - Spoken Word Wednesdays - All open mic. Musicians Jamming. Think the movie Love Jones.  @ The New Crawford Grill .  2141 Wylie Avenue [Hill District]. 412-471-1565

 

Wed May 28th - Theatre: Difficult Days Ahead in a Blaze. The sequel to Penny's Play "Nefartari Rising", "Difficult Days Ahead in a Blaze" centers on the life of Mama Nataka, who is married with two adult daughters. The family has to confront the arrival of a child named Blaze who is the daughter of Mama Nataka's husband. Written by: Rob Penny, Directed by: Vernell A. Lillie. @ Kuntu Repertory Theatre. 7th floor, Masonic Temple. 4227 Fifth Avenue [University of Pittburgh, Oakland]. Info: 412-624-7298 or www.kuntu.org

 

Wed May 28th - Uzemu Trio. Live Jazz. Good Food. Libations. 8pm. @ The PGH Deli Co. 728 Copeland St. [Shadyside]. 412-682-DELI or www.pghdeli.com

 

Wed May 28th - "Salsa". Salsa Lessons & DJs spinning salsa music @ Club Havana. 5744 Ellsworth Ave [Shadyside]. 10pm. 412-661-2025.visit the Pittsburgh Salsa Web.

 

Wed May 28th - 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

 

 

 

Thurs May 29th 

 

Thurs May 29th - Theatre: Difficult Days Ahead in a Blaze. The sequel to Penny's Play "Nefartari Rising", "Difficult Days Ahead in a Blaze" centers on the life of Mama Nataka, who is married with two adult daughters. The family has to confront the arrival of a child named Blaze who is the daughter of Mama Nataka's husband. Written by: Rob Penny, Directed by: Vernell A. Lillie. @ Kuntu Repertory Theatre. 7th floor, Masonic Temple. 4227 Fifth Avenue [University of Pittburgh, Oakland]. Info: 412-624-7298 or www.kuntu.org

 

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Thurs May 29th 3 Generations Walking.  Live music from this local ensemble that's making headlines in the global underground soul scene. Weaving through deep house, jazz, reggae, world music and back. This is an element 5 recommended show. 7:30pm @ Club Cafe. 56-58 South 12th Street [Corner of East Carson, Southside].  www.clubcafelive.com

 

Thurs May 29th Soulcialism.  w/ The New Alcindors, and other groovy funky bands & DJs. Northern Soul Music. Think Soul Train. 9pm @ Quiet Storm Coffeehouse. 5430 Penn Ave. [Friendship/Garfield]. 412.661.9355. www.quietstormcoffee.com  

 

Thurs May 29th Weekly Deep House nigh and other groovy music courtesy of resident DJ DC Space and your host Jason C. Weekly guest DJs representing the best in soulful dance music with a touch of class and a down to earth vibe. $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 May 30th

 

Fri May 30th - Mattress Factory presents... Sunrise & Sunset inside James Turrell's block buster exhibit " Into The Light". Sunrise 5:15am-6:45am. Sunset 8pm-9:30pm. $8/$5. @ The Mattress Factory. 500 Sampsonia Way [Northside]. 412.231.3169 or www.mattress.org

 

Fri May 30th - Good Fridays:  Wine Tasting in The Warhol Café. Big Burrito and The Warhol Café offer visitors four unique wines for tasting along with wine-friendly snacks. This is a regular feature at The Warhol Café on the last Friday of every month. For more information or reservations (walk-ins are welcome) email wine@bigburrito.com  $12 per person | 5 pm @ The Andy Warhol Museum. 117 Sandusky Street [Nortthside]. 412.237.8300 or www.warhol.org

 

Fri May 30th - Fox & His Friends...New Millenium Post-Gay Photography (with Fangs!). A post-queer photographic exhibition featuring guest curator Edgar Um Bucholtz with the works of artists: Bruce LaBruce (Toronto), Slava Mogutin (Russia/New York), asianpunkboy (New York), Conrad Ventur (New York), Richard Orjis (New Zealand/New York), Timothy Dowling (New York), Terry Lewis (New York), Terry Young (Pittsburgh) and J. fox (New York). 6-9pm. Free. @ Garfield Artworks | 4931 Penn Avenue [Garfield | Friendship].  Info: www.garfieldartworks.com 

 

Fri May 30th - There will be a punk rock music show a few doors down at Modernformations Gallery featuring punk-disco rage ensemble The Ssion (from Kentucky) and locals Ludus Lovestyle and Cachexia. www.ssion.com  http://cachexia.unpunk.com  . show starts at 8pm. tickets:  $5. @ Modern Formations Gallery. 4919 Penn Ave [Friendship/Garfield]. 412-362-2074 or  http://www.modernformations.com/main.htm

 

Fri May 30th - Theatre: Difficult Days Ahead in a Blaze. The sequel to Penny's Play "Nefartari Rising", "Difficult Days Ahead in a Blaze" centers on the life of Mama Nataka, who is married with two adult daughters. The family has to confront the arrival of a child named Blaze who is the daughter of Mama Nataka's husband. Written by: Rob Penny, Directed by: Vernell A. Lillie. @ Kuntu Repertory Theatre. 7th floor, Masonic Temple. 4227 Fifth Avenue [University of Pittburgh, Oakland]. Info: 412-624-7298 or www.kuntu.org

 

Fri May 30th -

@ Club Cafe. 56-58 South 12th Street [Corner of East Carson, Southside].  www.clubcafelive.com

 

Fri May 30th -

 

Fri May 30th -

 @ The Quiet Storm Coffeehouse - 5430 Penn Ave [Friendship/Garfield]. (412) 661-9355 or www.quietstormcoffee.com

Fri May 30th - @ The Kelly-Strayhorn Theatre.  5941 Penn Ave [East Liberty].  412-363-3000 or www.kelly-strayhorn.org .
 

Fri May 30th Hip-Hop Cafe Series. Live music by the Rain Quartet. Open mic for MC's & Poets. Hosted by Ezra. @ The Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd. [Corner of Baum & S.Highland, East Liberty]. 412-363-8277.
 

Fri May 30th - Funk, Soul & Rare grooves.  Spun by Chad from local favs Strict Flow FREE! 10pm-2am. @ Club Havana - 5744 Ellesworth Ave. one block from Negley, behind the UniMart. [Shadyside].  

 

Fri May 30th - Hip Hop - with your residents Hank D & Big John Stud. @ The PGH Deli Co. 728 Copeland St. [Shadyside]. 412-682-DELI or www.pghdeli.com

 

Fri May 30th - Reggae, Dub, and DancehallFeat. The Reggae Bus Crew. DJs spinning the Deepest Dub and the Roots Reggae. Chill atmosphere. Every Friday @ Pub. I.G. 328 Atwood St [Below India Garden in Oakland].  412-682-1900

 

Fri May 30th - 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 May 30th Touch After Hours with your resident DJ Casper Gomez.  Located in the alley way behind Kelly's Bar & Grill in East Liberty (near Center & S.Highland - enter through the Citizens Bank Drive through on Centre between S.Highland & Penn Ave).

 

 

 

Sat May 31st

 

Sat May 31st - Pittsburgh Folk Festival.  47th annual show featuring music and dance performances from around the world including Jazz, Indian Classical, Eastern European and African vibes.  Check it out.  @ Heinz Field.

 

Sat May 31st - Theatre: Difficult Days Ahead in a Blaze. The sequel to R.L. Penny's Play "Nefartari Rising", "Difficult Days Ahead in a Blaze" centers on the life of Mama Nataka, who is married with two adult daughters. The family has to confront the arrival of a child named Blaze who is the daughter of Mama Nataka's husband. Written by: Rob Penny, Directed by: Vernell A. Lillie. @ Kuntu Repertory Theatre. 7th floor, Masonic Temple. 4227 Fifth Avenue [University of Pittburgh, Oakland]. Info: 412-624-7298 or www.kuntu.org

 

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Sat May 31st - Pulse, Live cutting edge electronic music & DJs. All ages. FREE. 10pm @ Kiva Han Forbes and Craig Streets [Oakland] - 412.687.6355,

 

Sat May 31st -

@ The Mr. Roboto Project. 722 Wood Street [Wilkinsburg]. www.therobotoproject.org

 

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Sat May 31st - Jazz in the House. Let your resident DC space take you on a jazz oddessy in nu dance music. Soulful. @ Club Havana - 5744 Ellesworth Ave. one block from Negley, behind the UniMart. [Shadyside]. 

 

Sat May 31st -  "Salsa". Shake your hips to the sounds of Tropa Orchestral.  @ Cozumel. 5505 Walnut St. [Shadyside]. Info:  Pittsburgh Salsa Web

 

Sat May 31st

 

 

 

Sun Jun 1st 

 

Sun Jun 1st - Theatre: Difficult Days Ahead in a Blaze. The sequel to R.L. Penny's Play "Nefartari Rising", "Difficult Days Ahead in a Blaze" centers on the life of Mama Nataka, who is married with two adult daughters. The family has to confront the arrival of a child named Blaze who is the daughter of Mama Nataka's husband. Written by: Rob Penny, Directed by: Vernell A. Lillie. @ Kuntu Repertory Theatre. 7th floor, Masonic Temple. 4227 Fifth Avenue [University of Pittburgh, Oakland]. Info: 412-624-7298 or www.kuntu.org

 

Sun Jun 1st - Sunday Services. Sermons of deep house, funk, and soul. Divine brunch and lunch services; congregations on our outdoor patio. Offerings of bloody mary's, white russians, and mimosas, and of course ... the word according to brother Black Mike. 1pm-6pm, 21+. @ Club Havana - 5744 Ellesworth Ave. one block from Negley, behind the UniMart. [Shadyside]. 

 

Sun Jun 1st - 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 Jun 1st - 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 Jun 1st - Spoken Word Sundays (open mic). 8pm @ Quiet Storm Coffeehouse. 5430 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh. 412.661.9355. www.quietstormcoffee.com  

 

 

 

Mon Jun 2nd 

 

 

Mon Jun 2nd - Theatre: Difficult Days Ahead in a Blaze. The sequel to R.L. Penny's Play "Nefartari Rising", "Difficult Days Ahead in a Blaze" centers on the life of Mama Nataka, who is married with two adult daughters. The family has to confront the arrival of a child named Blaze who is the daughter of Mama Nataka's husband. Written by: Rob Penny, Directed by: Vernell A. Lillie. @ Kuntu Repertory Theatre. 7th floor, Masonic Temple. 4227 Fifth Avenue [University of Pittburgh, Oakland]. Info: 412-624-7298 or www.kuntu.org

 

Mon Jun 2nd - Revolve w/ Resident DJs Kerem & Kaleo.. @ Zythos. 2108 E.Carson St. [South Side]. 412.481.2234.

 

Mon Jun 2nd - 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.

 

 

 

Tues Jun 3rd 

 

Tues Jun 3rd - Solid State Soul. A new deep house night, hitting the Memphis Lounge (Zythos) on Tuesday nights. w/ resident DJ DC Space and guests. 10pm-2am. Free!!! 21+ @ Zythos. 2108 E.Carson St. [South Side]. 412.481.2234.

 

Tues Jun 3rd - 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 Jun 3rd -

@ Shadow Lounge. 5972 Baum Blvd. [East Liberty] 412.363.8277.

 

Tues Jun 3rd - Ya Dig?! 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 Jun 3rd - Every Tuesday with rotating DJs drastik,bigjohnstud,nuke knocka,spaed, kerochad rapp, adolf theives, and more!! Spinning Hip hop, rare grooves, r&b, reggae, soul, etc.  10pm-2am @ Cozumel.  5505 Walnut St [Shadyside].  412.621.5100

 

 

 

Wed Jun 4th 

 

 

Wed Jun 4th -

 Good Food. Libations. 8pm. @ The PGH Deli Co. 728 Copeland St. [Shadyside]. 412-682-DELI or www.pghdeli.com

 

Wed Jun 4th -

@ Club Cafe. 56-58 South 12th Street [Corner of East Carson, Southside].  www.clubcafelive.com

 

Wed May 28th - "Salsa". Salsa Lessons & DJs spinning salsa music @ Club Havana. 5744 Ellsworth Ave [Shadyside]. 10pm. 412-661-2025.visit the Pittsburgh Salsa Web.

 

Wed Jun 4th 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

 

 

[This page is updated every Thurs + Fri. Check back for more current info. For more comprehensive event listings, dig through the Music and Culture sections of this website]