EVENTS Schedule @ GA/GI 4/5 and Sat 4/6

Public art by Dave Edwards of Art, Energy Design

information updated daily! as of 4/4/13


Events and venues between 4800-5500 Penn Avenue  (Friendship/Garfield Community 15206, 15224)


Friday, April 5 most events 6pm-10 pm ++
(event schedules/ hours available Friday @ 5472 Penn Avenue--Pittsburgh Glass Center)

venues also open Saturday, April 6 (as listed  by **or call venue for specific hours)

Sunday, April 7 Join  our friends Union Project for their
8th annual event "Soup 'Nat" 6-8 pm (click here or scroll down for more info)

GA/GI Events 

Arriving Early?   
GO to BFG Cafe @ 5335 Penn Avenue and do sidewalk chalk art! at BFG Cafe from Noon to 6 pm--Open to ALL ages!
Cluster 1  

(near corner Penn and Negley Ave, 15206  traveling west toward downtown)

**Kelly-Strayhorn at Alloy Studios/ 5530 Penn Avenue--Mash Up Body multi-media performance Friday, 4/5@ 8 pm/ Saturday. 4/6 Matinee at 2 pm; evening 8 pm.(Adults only--tickets can be purchased in advance. For full performance schedule click here.

**Verde Mexican Kitchen and Cantina/5491 Penn Avenue-- Fantastic world-class dining and GA/GI specials, and pick up your glow-in-the-dark GA/GI wrist band after you dine./Sat reg hours

Yoga Hive/ 5491 Penn--"Let it be" the perfect start to your weekend while we flow to a Beatles themed class at The Yoga Hive. Class led by Stefani April 5 @ 6:00-7:15. 5491 Penn Ave. namaste, yinz./Sat call Yoga Hive

 **START HERE!--Pittsubrgh Glass Center/ 
GA/GI INFO CENTER--5472 Penn Avenue--Eunsuh Choi exhibition and Lights! 11am- 9 pm Cameras! Fashion! A style trunk show and sale 6:00-8:30 and Dave Edwards Liquid Light show. /(Sat. 4/6) Choi exhibit only

**Commonplace/Voluto Coffee/5467 Penn Avenue--Enjoy "Unblurred" coffee specials and share an eco moment with GA/GI guest Garfield Farms./ Sat reg hours

 Edge Studios/5411 Penn Avenue --Tech Shop from BSQ sponsored by SPROUT, Robotics Artist, Donald Jones, CMU's High Point Project; Pitt Mobile Science Laboratory presents: The Science of Nutrition; CMU/Pitt Quality of Life Technology Center's "wheel chair coach."

Tee-Rex/ 5440 Penn Avenue-- Cool Cotton Tee specials and annual GA/GI  Extravaganza with guests that include: Dozen Bake Shop; Brassero Grill Food Truck. And presenting "Dreams of Hope", an organization of allies who offer a welcoming environment and programs for gay, lesbian and transgendered youth.

Cluster 2--Central
**BFG Cafe/ 5335 Penn Avenue--5 Artist showcase with Susan Wagner, Curator, L.J. Sweitch, Loretta Helene, Paula Weiner and Illuminated Artist Cemeon.
PLUS--A Sidewalk Chalk-a-thon--Come one and all!/ (Sat. 4/6) open reg hours

Cluster 3
(starts near Family Dollar 5160 Penn Avenue)

**That’s Sharp Boutique/ 5165 Penn--That's Sharp Boutique, you will get an additional 25% off of already marked down clothing. This includes Womens, Mens and juniors clothing. Jewerly not included./ Sat reg hours

 Artists in Mission Gallery  /5159 Penn  Art exhibit & Musicians' jam session - everyone welcome! 7-11pm Free food and drinks! Contact Vera England@ 412-613-6080 for info.

**Toro’s Tavern /5128 Penn--Friday Night Stand Up Comedy from 9PM -11PM. $2,3,5 drink specials from 5PM until 10PM / Sat reg hours

Plumb Media /5131 Penn Ave--Empowered in Pittsburgh Book Signing 5pm -8 pm
Come meet some of the co-authors from Baker Leadership's latest book. Empowered in Pittsburgh encourages young adults to extend their handprint and get involved in their communities. Stop by to find out more!

Assemble/ 5125 Penn Avenue-- Art by Erika Johnson and build a BIO installation with the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse!

**Community Thrift Store/ 5123 Penn Avenue--Usually only open during the day time, does  its first @Unblurred evening opening of the season @ GA/GI./ (Sat. 4/6) open reg hours

Clay Penn /5111 Penn  --Featuring prints and works on paper by Laura Jean McLaughlin. Come and visit the Kitties as well. Light refreshments served. 

  **ARTica Gallery/ 5110 Penn Avenue--(Friday 4/5) Pittsburgh Center for the Arts presents: Knit the Bridge city wide knit bombing project of the Fiber Arts and The Zone Quilt Project at U-Prep and Bonnie, face painter from the Pittsburgh Zoo       /(Sat. 4/6) Noon- 6 pm U-Prep quilt and Antique and collectibles clearance sale only

Mr. Roboto Project/ 5106 Penn Avenue--Exhibition of  over 250 1-inch buttons through the decades; Music by Onodrim and Unstitched. "Incarnate" indie film by Annalisa Barron from Penn State.

**Spak Bros Pizza/ 5107 Penn Avenue-- One of your favs on the Avenue open and ready for the GA/GI crowd./(sat 4/6) Open reg hours

Artisan/  5001 Penn --Presents Tintype Venom of the Sun, Poison of the Moon. A sibling show features pottery by Michael Rozzi and prints by Adrienne Rozzi. 7-10 pm

**Most Wanted Fine Art/ 5015 Penn Avenue--(Friday 4/5)Endinboro University Art Exhibition with ProfessorJohn Lyask and his print department students. PLUS Global Game art and Sketches; Digital Rap performance by the Impossbebulls  /(Saturday 4/6) The Best of the Global Video Jam--Play the games for yourself! Noon to 4 pm.

Law Office of  Richard J. Walters and The Dance Emporium/ 5005 Penn Ave
930 PM - 1:30 AM --Join them as they dance Classic "Golden Age" Argentine Tango music in the Office, and Nuevo/Alternative Tango downstairs in the Artspace and explore and dance Argentine Tango to groups like Bajofondo,

Garfield Artworks / 4931 Penn Ave --"UNFINISHED BUSINESS--"The artists explore the question of when a work of art is "finished", and put down their brushes when they first felt moved by their progress. Donation requested.7-10 pm

**Modern Formations/ 4819 Penn Avenue--(Friday 4/5)Four Suites with artists, Jean McClung, Susan Constanse, Laurie Trok and John Morris./ (Sat. 4/6) 7pm. Opening reception
**Irma Freeman Center/ 5006 Penn Avenue--Dennis and Mick Childer's, father and son digital art exhibit and music by Dennis Childers brand new band "Darkroom."/ Open Sat open noon - 5pm

**Image Box/ 4933 Penn Ave-- 7-10 pm NOW YOU'RE DREAMING - New works by Ross Hardy. This body of work refers to as surrealist propaganda. Prints are inspired by: the idea of dreams, faded memories, and propaganda imagery. The message: Never stop dreaming./ (Sat) Noon to 4 pm
! GASP/ 5135 Penn Avenue--Learn how Bikers can collect info on Pittsburgh's Air Quality and get info on the Heinz Endowment's "Breathe Project."

**Studio 5013 /  5013 Penn Avenue--A window display of fab OZMA art guitars by Jeff Shreckengost made of found objects

Optimus Technologies/ 4814 Penn Avenue-- See how next generation bio fuel systems actually works! Plus meet a special guest for the evening. 

AVA Lounge/ 5892 Baum Blvd--Friday, April 5 Mash Up Body After Party; Mash Up Body ticket holders FREE; GA/GI goers only  $10 from  9 pm to 11 pm.
Pandemicat Brillobox/ 4104 Penn--9:30 pm-2am ($5 cover) 21+ Pandemic Every First Friday! "Black and White Cat Afterparty" 9:30 pm to 2 am Drinking Dancing Stomping Yelling, Every First Friday at the Brillobox

** also OPEN SATURDAY, April 6 (check hours or call venue for specifics)

END HERE--9pm -11 pm After GA/GI Fest/ 
the official party to go to and "be" is...
Friday April 5...AVA LOUNGE / 5972 Baum Blvd. 
Don't Miss the "MASH UP BODY AFTER  PARTY  during the GA/GI Fest! 9pm-11pm
Mash-up body ticket holders, No Charge
GA/GI goers-- only $5 at the door! "Say" GA/GI or show your glowing wrist band. All others pay $10

***AND... Sunday, April 7 Join our Friends in Highland Park!

Union Project / 801 North Negley-- 6pm- 8pm The 8th Round of Soup N'at - in a new location, with the same old lovin vibe of deliciously funded local art. The process is simple, Funders (like you) come to enjoy a night of home-made soup, bread and other goodies with live music and friends to share a table with. Each person makes a $10 donation and gets a ballot with 4-5 art projects on it. During dinner, we'll hear about each art project and you get the chance to vote for your favorite one. We count up the votes and give all the proceeds from the night to one lucky artist.
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