Thursday, January 31, 2008

Unblurred Gallery Crawl! This Friday Feb 1, 2008

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UNBLURRED: First Friday's on Penn Ave in Garfield and Bloomfield is THIS FRIDAY! Be sure to visit the Avenue and enjoy the fine art, food and performances in the district! For more info visit .

Unblurred Gallery Crawl Schedule

Friday, February 1

5:30PM-8:30PM AVA BAR & LOUNGE - 126 S. HIGHLAND AVE. & BAUM BLVD.CANDI COATED HAPPY HOUR Ear Candi Happy Hour with DJ Caution feat. 21+

6PM-8PM BRILLOBOX - 4104 PENN AVE.SOFT ROCK HAPPY HOUR Come start your art-world wanderings listening to the smooth sounds of soft rock. $2 domestic bottle specials, $3 well drink specials, $2 peirogi and corn-dog appetizer specials

6PM-9PM PITTSBURGH GLASS CENTER - 5472 PENN AVE.HOT JAM Free open house featuring heat defying acts of art in Pittsburgh Glass Center’s state-of the-art glass studios. Plus, see our current exhibition about collecting called “Recollection” by glass artist Michael Rogers and ceramic artist Rick Hirsch. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-365-2145 ext. 201.

6PM-10PM MOST WANTED FINE ART - 5015 PENN AVE.BLESSINGS Kimberly Metcho and Elizabeth Scott will be displaying images of interest. This controversial show will include photographs and paintings. Please join us on this First Friday! The show hangs for one month ONLY! Gallery hours: Fri-Sun, Noon-6pm and by appointment.

7PM-9PM TUNNEL GALLERY - 5515 PENN AVE.DRAWINGS BY MARK MENTZER Pittsburgh artist Mark Mentzer will exhibit a selection of drawings he has done daily for the past 20 years. Expressions of light, color and space are explored by Mentzer in a wide variety of media, at a small scale, through a range of subjects including architecture and objects found and imagined in varied environments. This show will run through March 7. Hours on Saturdays from 1:00 to 5:00 for the duration of the show and by appointment at 412-726-4961.

7PM-9PM THE CLAY PENN - 5111 PENN AVE.COLOR SWAP: SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING NEW Recent Photographs by David Grim. Show will run through March 2, 2008. Gallery is open by appointment after reception by calling (412) 951-6133 or e-mail

7PM-9PM <> S P A C E - 4823 PENN AVE.OPEN STUDIO Open Studio and General Fun Times.
7PM-9PM INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S ART GALLERY - 5020 PENN AVE.REALLY TERRIFIC Paintings and drawings by Seth LeDonne, Joe Mruk, and Craig Freeman. Refreshments and maybe live music. For more info:

7:30PM-10PM KELLY-STRAYHORN THEATER - 5941 PENN AVE.NEW HORIZON THEATER, INC. PRESENTS "FREEMAN" Freeman Aquila is a young black man, son of an industrious foundry worker and a practical nurse, who is trapped not so much by the color of his skin as by the complexities of his nature. Spurning the conventional routes to possible “success” in a white-dominated world, Freeman pursues an independent, freewheeling course through attempts at politics and real estate schemes only to be frustrated at every turn. The irony is that Freeman’s disturbing ambitions are curbed, not only by the local establishment, but also by his own family and friends. Tickets: $20 general admission; $15 students with ID, seniors 65 or over, Rates available for groups of 10 or more. Available at the door or via telephone at 412.431-0773 or by sending check or money order to P.O. Box 40102, Pittsburgh, PA 15201. Visit for more information. Show runs Thursdays - Sundays, January 31 - February 17 at 7:30 pm (Thursdays - Saturdays); 3:00 pm on Sundays.

7PM-10PM GARFIELD ARTWORKS - 4931 PENN AVE.EVOLUTION IN ART IV New paintings and photographs by Langston Martine, Dave Cubie, Dennis Warner, Obsolete, Dave Matthews, Andres Ortiz-Ferrari and David Flynn. Music by Leslie Addis, Inkwell the Biologic of A.I.O., and DJ Ohmss, and spoken word by Obsolete and Terence Degnan (from NYC). Donation requested. 412-361-2262.

7PM-10PM MODERNFORMATIONS GALLERY & PERFORMANCE SPACE - 4919 PENN AVE.A MONSTER'S BALL: WORKS ON PAPER BY KARL HUBER A visual revision of some vile beasties of yore. A collection of mythological monsters from popular Western story and folklore. These are the standard monsters that haunt fairy tales and legends. Their names have made their way into our common language as metaphors and warning...thru February 29th. 412.362.0274

7PM-10PM IMAGEBOX - 4933 PENN AVE.DENTAL IDENTITY A solo art show of the photography of Adam Perella. Through the medium of photography, the show will focus on using a person's teeth to identify who they are. 412-441-0930

7PM-11PM METAMORPHOSE - CORNER OF PENN & GROSSKEEP ART ALIVE Featuring Seven Springs artist Patti Weston's ceramic sculptures, John Ross' recycled art and grocery cart chairs, Partrice Lehockey's new collection of jewelry, handbags,and clothes. ATM & RiverCubes ( will be screening The Story of Stuff ( a 20 min. a fun fact-filled documentary, a look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. It exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. Marci Ghering and Monica Phillips will be showing their innovative new clothes collection. Light refreshments provided.

8PM-11PM THE NEW HAZLETT THEATER - 6 ALLEGHENY SQUARE EAST (Northside)ATTACK THEATRE’S PRESERVE AND PURSUE NO GAME NIGHT TONIGHT! Instead, Join Attack Theatre for a world-premiere evening of dance set to the sounds of newly commissioned music by esteemed Japanese composers Somei Satoh (Tokyo) and Miyuki Ito (Nagoya) and the original music of Attack Theatre Music Director Dave Eggar (New York). In one night, audiences will watch ancient myths collide with contemporary images while classic sounds and high-energy physicality coalesce in a passionate look at contemporary life. This dance event explores the old and new, endless space and time, and features Attack Theatre's expansive choreography, stunning visual imagery and compelling live music. February 1 and 2 at 8pm and February 5 and 6 at 7pm. Tickets More information 412.441.8444.

9PM-2AM SHADOW LOUNGE - CORNER OF BAUM BLVD. & S. HIGHLAND AVE.UNBLURRED SOUL CONCERT Music by Ab & the Soul Journers (Soul/Funk, DC). 18 and over. $10. For more information: .

9PM-2AM AVA BAR & LOUNGE - 126 S. HIGHLAND AVE. & BAUM BLVD.FLIRT Dance Night with Resident DJ Vex & Special Guests. DJ/Hip-Hop/Club/Reggae. 21+

10PM-2AM BRILLOBOX - 4104 PENN AVE.PANDEMIC DJ DANCE PARTY Come end your art-world wanderings by getting down and warm with the global-groove sounds of Pandemic.

Saturday, February 2

9:30AM-11:30AM WALDORF SCHOOL OF PITTSBURGH - 201 S. WINEBIDDLE ST.EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSROOM SAMPLER Parents interested in Waldorf early childhood education are invited to be Waldorf students for the morning! Come join in the work and play of our early childhood programs. Program led by Waldorf School of Pittsburgh faculty. For adults only. Please RSVP in advance to the school's front office at 412.441.5792.

9PM-2AM SHADOW LOUNGE - CORNER OF BAUM BLVD. & S. HIGHLAND AVE.FEAR NUTTIN' Music by Fear Nuttin' Band. Fear Nuttin Band tastefully mixes and dances from one influence to the next without ever switching genres. The best it can be put is Jamerican. An honest to goodness concoction of American and Island sounds. 18+. $5.

9PM-2AM AVA BAR & LOUNGE - 126 S. HIGHLAND AVE. & BAUM BLVD.AFRICAN NIGHT African Dance Night (Afro-Pop) 21+ $5.

Thursday, February 14

5PM-9PM PITTSBURGH GLASS CENTER - 5472 PENN AVE.VALENTINES DAY FLOWER MAKING FOR COUPLES Couples can stop in and make a beautiful glass flower for just $25 per flower. A truly unique date and this flower will last forever. This is one of PGC’s “Make It Now” workshops. “Make-It-Now” workshops are an opportunity to try glass making “on the spot” in 30 minutes or less. Pre-registration is not required, but we suggest that you call ahead because time slots fill up fast. For more information, call 412-365-2145 ext. 201.
Saturday, February 16

7PM-10PM ST. LAWRENCE O'TOOLE CATHOLIC CHURCH - 5323 PENN AVE.AN EVENING OF SPIRITUALS : THE STORY OF PEOPLE IN SONG The evening will be a celebration of the music and historical story of the African-American through song and narration. Dr. Herbert V.R.P. Jones. Bass, Ira Ross, Piano and Vanessa German, Narrator. This event is held in collaboration with the Neighborhood Academy's "Arts Connection Program." Reception following at the Neighborhood Academy Dinning Hall.

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