Saturday! Art All Night Lawrenceville

April 28th, 2011 geekstar Posted in Art, Events, Pittsburgh 1 Comment »

Date: April 30th – May 1st, 2011

Time: 4 PM Saturday to 2 PM Sunday – Art All Night!

Location: Iron City Brewery, 3340 Liberty Avenue

Price: FREE!

Art All Night is a grassroots event staged by an all-volunteer crew. A joyful celebration of the arts and community, the show grows in popularity each year, bringing thousands of people from all over the region into Lawrenceville.

In 2010 Art All Night Lawrenceville featured work by 1189 artists and was attended by over 12,000 guests.

DJ/Video Installation Schedule
Video will run from dark until early Sunday morning. Submissions from Art All Night artists will be presented in an “installation” format until the DJ’s start, and then mixed as performance art to the music. The DJ/Video environment offers an alternative space to enjoy the all night event, visitors can view the installation from inside or outside the Iron City Brewery.

  • 12:00-1:30am Solid State Soul (Deep House)
  • 1:30-2:30am DJ Marra (Psytrance)
  • 2:30-3:30am DJ Omar Abdul (Hip Hop, Funk, Electro)
  • 3:30-4:30am DJ C-Town (Afrobeat, World)
  • 4:30-5:50am DJ N8 the Sk8 (Indie Electronic)
  • 7:00-11:00am Hear Me Project (Video/Sound from CMU’s Hear Me Project)
  • 11:00am-1:00pm DJ Llamo Ska, 80’s, Soul
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Historic South Side House Tour

April 26th, 2011 geekstar Posted in Events, Pittsburgh 4 Comments »

Saturday, May 14th from 10am to 4pm

Your ticket is the key to unlocking some of the most unique doors in South Side.

The South Side’s most unique residences and buildings will be available for self-guided walking tours.. From distinctly repurposed lofts and brand new condominiums to beautifully restored homes, each is a reflection of the owner’s own style and tastes. These homes tell a story not just through their unique architectural features but also the personal collections of art, family heirlooms, memorabilia, and travel treasures housed within.

Additional information can be found at the tour’s website.

Groupon is selling discounted tickets today for only $9!

Click here to buy discounted tickets today. There is a limited amount of Groupon tickets available. Such a great deal for a fun day in the ‘burgh!

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The Black Angels Performing Bad Vibrations

March 26th, 2011 geekstar Posted in Events, Music, Pittsburgh No Comments »

Who: The Black Angels and SUUN
Where: Mr. Smalls
When: Wednesday, April 8; 8 PM

These guys are so great. I’m excited they are coming to Pittsburgh. The Black Angels are cool in their own right, but the one thing that gives them an even higher rad factor…they collaborated with UNKLE.

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Liquid Sundays: April 10

March 24th, 2011 geekstar Posted in Art, Events, Friends & Fun Times, Music, Pittsburgh, SHOUT OUT! No Comments »

What: Liquid Sundays featuring Wise Blood, Wreckids, and Huck Finn
When: Sunday April 10; 6-10 p.m. (21+ event)
Where: J. Verno Studios, 3030 Jane Street, 15203 (South Side)
Price: $12 advance; $15 door, Order tix at
Facebook Event: Click here
Past Photos:

Ticket price includes light appetizers and 3 drink tickets at the bar.

There will be a variety of local artists including:

  • David Calfo (Wood, Resin, Steel)
  • Kevin Rupert (Painting)
  • Andrew Oh Ellis (Visual Art and Design)
  • Rebecca Chiappelli
  • Laura Mustio (Photography)
  • Marcia Furman (Acrylic Paintings)
  • Adalgisa Bosonetto (Contemporary Glass Mosaics)
  • Live pottery showing by Marko Biddle

Some of the art for the event will be available for purchase from the individual artists.

“Liquid Sundays are a way for us to recognize the exceptional talent we have here in Pittsburgh, and to build connection and community around that reality” Ethan Harrington, an organizer for the event commented. “We are really excited to be hosting such a great lineup to launch this Spring event.”

Liquid Sundays is an art and music event that seeks to promote, engage and connect Pittsburgh’s dynamic art and music scene. It’s a quarterly event held at J. Verno Studios in the South Side.

This is one of Geekstar’s FAVORITE Pittsburgh events. Come support Pittsburgh’s music and art scene!

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Low Water CD Release Party at Brillobox

March 4th, 2011 geekstar Posted in Events, Music 2 Comments »

Low Water, The Harlan Twins, and Nik & The Central Plains
Friday, March 11
Venue: Brillobox at 4104 Penn Avenue
Phone: (412) 621-4900
21+ / $6 / 9pm

Tickets: Buy tickets here

Brooklyn’s Low Water is celebrating the release of their new CD The Taste You Know and Enjoy with a show at Brillobox on Friday, March 11th with The Harlan Twins and Nik and The Central Plains.

Known for their collaborations with other local artists, Low Water recently worked with painter Millar Kelley to produce a video for the song “Me & St. Hubert” from the new record. Millar is known for her wildlife portraits, and this seemed like a natural fit for a song about the patron saint of hunters.

The band has found success blending intensely personal lyrics with a direct, non-polished sound that is rooted in equal parts pop and indie, with the sincerity of old-time country or a stack of Stax 45’s.

“Their new album, The Taste You Know And Enjoy, is recommended
listening for all fans of intelligently designed pop music.” – American Songwriter

“Gorgeous harmonies…intriguing arrangements…vulnerable in all the
right places…8 out of 10” – BLURT

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Robin Vote: This Saturday Night at The Shop

February 14th, 2011 geekstar Posted in Events, Music, Pittsburgh, SHOUT OUT! 4 Comments »

Robin Vote CD Release Party

Venue: The Shop at 4314 Main Street, Bloomfield 15224
Date: Saturday, February 19
Time: Doors open at 8 PM; Show starts at 8:30 PM
Price: $5 (All Ages and BYOB)

Robin Vote
Short film by Julie Sokolow
Accordion performance by Rick Kolling of Lungs, Face, Feet

Experience a Saturday evening filled with music, film and art highlighted by atmospheric lighting from one of Pittsburgh’s most unique photographers, Jae Roberto.

Flight School Fellow, Julie Sokolow, will open the evening with a daring and psychological mini-documentary video of local character, Christopher Ammons.

Robin Vote will play an extended set featuring many songs from their new thirteen song CD, invest in loss. Robin Vote has rocked Pittsburgh for the past three years in various configurations such as Dead Bird and Colin and the Shots. They have settled into a charmingly kinetic folk rock arrangement with classical adornments of the violin and piano. The band is fronted by Colin Baxter who is also known for playing with Anita Fix and performing as David Bowie at Brillobox.

Local video artists will be documenting this dynamic and theatrical performance which will later be transformed into a music video. Set design to be created by Robin Vote and various local Pittsburgh artists.

Rick Kolling will perform Cepillin’ on his accordion between acts. Anticipate a few spontaneous performances by local celebrities! There may possibly be a third act as well.

Rustling Autumn Leaves by robin vote

telephones by robin vote

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Little Fockers: Sneak Preview Screening!

December 2nd, 2010 geekstar Posted in Events, Film 32 Comments »

Sneak Preview Screening! Win passes from!

Leave a comment below with your email address (will be kept private) about your favorite Focker memory. Winners will be chosen at random and notified via email by December 10. Each pass admits 2 people to the screening! Comment away!

LITTLE FOCKERS (screening)
Thursday, December 16
7:30 PM
AMC Waterfront

(LITTLE FOCKERS opens nationwide Wednesday, December 22)

Welcome back to the comedic pleasure of watching Jack Byrnes (Academy Award® winner ROBERT DE NIRO) and Greg Focker (BEN STILLER) go head-to-head in Little Fockers.

Joining De Niro and Stiller in the comedy is the returning all-star cast of OWEN WILSON, TERI POLO, BLYTHE DANNER and Academy Award® winners DUSTIN HOFFMAN and BARBRA STREISAND.  For the latest chapter of the worldwide hit franchise, they are joined by JESSICA ALBA, LAURA DERN and HARVEY KEITEL.

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