EVENTS FRIDAY 4/4 Unblurred

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Geek Art/
Green Innovator's Festival 
(99% free)*

 Dates: Friday, April 4
            X-tra Events / 
            Sat. April 5, Sun. April 6
Where: 30+ Venues 4800-5500 Penn and more. 
 (Garfield/Friendship area)
When: 6-11 pm 
(some venues earlier or later
--check schedule below or call venue)
Friday, April 4
GA/GI @ Unblurred
Events Schedule
GA/GI Info/ Press HQ @ 
Pgh Glass Center 5472 Penn Ave   
*G/Great for kids
 F Fire Performance
T/ ticket purchase required

(listed outbound from Downtown Pgh)
4913 Penn/ 5-8 pm
G Center for Post Natural History--Explore the inexplicably weird @ one of the city's coolest scientific spaces. Atomic rodents, off-color canaries and more! Great family fare! Also open Sunday Noon to 4 pm.
4919 Penn/
Modern Formations--STRUCTURE: an exhibition Juxtaposing abstract compositions with imaginative architecture, this show is a study of our built environment and the elements that make it up. Exhibition curated by local artist Ron Copeland, featuring work from: Ron Copeland, Steve Ehret, Megan Herwig, Joesph Mruk, Gian Romangnoli, Andy Scott, Megan Shalonis. Exhibition through April 25th.

4931 Penn/
Garfield Artworks--Artists Against Fracking Exhibition and Fundraiser for POP (protect our Parks) Presented in association with The Sierra Club, PennEnvironment, Clean Water Action, The Thomas Merton Center, and GASP.

4933 Penn Ave/7-10 pm
Image Box--DIAMETRIC FORCES by Matthew Gatto. This series of work consist of illuminated sculptural wall hangings and table top pieces. It is a result of experimentation with metal screen and wire cloth as raw materials. The works are created with sharp lines, bold color, and contrasting rigid and fluid forms using a multitude of materials including various woods, metal, and plastics.

5001 Penn/7-10 pm
Artisan Tattoo and Cafe-- Ain't No Spring Fling, Fundraiser 
to help stop the overpopulation of animals. Money Goes to organizations that spay and neuter feral cats in Pittsburgh. Gallery will exhibit cat-related art.

5006 Penn/7-10 pm
Irma Freeman Center--Closing show for "Surfacing" curated by Samantha McDonough. Features Ms. McDonough's art with the work of Nina Barbuto, Alberto Almarza, and Ashley Andrykovitch.The exhibition's focus is on what things lie just beneath the surface.

5505 Penn/9:30 pm- 1:30 am
Law Offices of Richard J. Walters Artspace/ Dance Emporium
 Learn and Enjoy "Golden Age" Argentinian tango in the office, and Neuvo Alternative tango in the downstairs art space to music including: Banjofondo, Otros Aries and Gotan Project. For more information 412-721-7771

5013 Penn/window
Studio 5013-- features features mixed media by Sarah Wojdylak.

5015 Penn/6 PM - 11 PM 
Most Wanted Fine Art-- A full fledged FREE line up for GA/GI! Internationally known OMG Balloon sculptor, Brian Kane visits Pittsburgh and Most Wanted with his iconic work; Wilhelm Winery serves by the glass; Lo-Fi art downstairs/ Pixelated Perversions (Mature Audiences) by William Wright and upstairs art exhibition with Aaron Shafer and Jason Woolslayer; Music Performance by “Kansas Dan and his Rugged Angel”, “When The Planets”- ambient music from the kuiper belt, and the epic jams of Grand Snafu. Also this weekend, (See Sat-Sun Tab main page)App Expo; Eco & Tech Talks; Eco Fashion and Sunday, Herencia Africana 

5020 Penn/
International Children's Gallery--Feature's Russian Painter, Mark Merman's Wire Sculptor. Plus Artist/Inventor Gordon Kirkwood with his Smoke and Laser Sculpture.

5025 Penn Ave/ Carl's TV Lot @Penn Ave and Winebiddle 6-9 pm
G/F Fire Safety/Family Circle
--Just for GA/GI a special gathering
of folks to entertain and educate the whole family. Meet local firefighters as they bring their engine out for community inspection (6-8pm) Get fire safety tips first hand from your first responders; On site too-- The American Red Cross with health tips. Also The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts supports an outdoor Raku firing Demo with Becky Keck; plus
Sirkus Dayz, a fire performance extravaganza will thrill the crowd! This independent all-terrain performance troupe brings a variety of unique talents together and lighting them on fire for your enjoyment. The troupe of is made up of artists from Western Pennsylvania, and Eastern Ohio of all ages with various backgrounds including Theater, Film, Music, Fashion Design, Electronic Engineering, Acrobatics, Dance, Object manipulation, and more. Raku from 6-9 pm and fire performance/TBA

5107 Penn
Spak Bros Pizza--Check out the art on the walls; and grab a bite off the menu. Some of the city's best hoagies, vegan style pizza and more!

5106 Penn/upstairs 6-9 pm
Bunker Project--Eser HaMakot / Ten Plagues
Identifying Ten Plagues of Palestine, Moriah Ella Mason strives to mark each home destroyed, refugee exiled, and olive tree uprooted with a drop of red wine on a white paper plate.

5106 Penn Ave/6:30 -10 pm (ground floor)
The Roboto Project--An Exhibition From "Fun Every Day." 
Completed projects that started from that January challenge.

5108 Penn/
Urban Sidewalk Art sale--  hosted by Aminah Braiding Salon--Various artists of all mediums as they appear.

5111 Penn Ave/
The Clay Penn--Local and national artists exhibit along with the fabulous work of Clay Penn owner, Laura McLaughlin, whose work is also being showcased at BE Gallery in Lawrenceville.

5110 Penn/6-11 pm
G MOSTLY MOD and ARTica--Great Tchotchke Sale with Churka's Junk Co. Hoarder's stash on parade! Dozens of bargains on incredibly cool second-hand items at grab and go prices.Get those great little gems that personalize your home. (continues on Saturday Noon-6pm))

5123 Penn/
East End Thrift-- Presenting art work in their front window, EET Opens for their first, First Friday of the season. Store chock full of second-hand bargain finds! Always part of GA/GI Fest's recycle-and-save line-up.

5125 Penn Ave/ 7-10 pm
G Assemble--New art collaborations across two, three, and four whole dimensions from Anya Weitzman, Chris Mucci, Michael Pisano, and David Lasky. Work gnawing at the margins between human and animal, beast and monster, totem and machine. Join us for light refreshments/heavy strangeness at the opening, for Weitzman’s new jewelry line launch party, or mid-month for a combo beast-themed yoga/animalian guided meditation/monster movie night. For more visit:

5159 Penn Ave/ 7-11 pm
Artist in Mission Gallery--Presenting an art exhibition and Jam Session. Free Food and Drinks. Everyone Welcome!

100 N. Pacific (@Penn & Pacific Ave)/ Outdoors 6-10 pm
G Kincaid Community Garden--The Garfield Community Action Team (GCAT) and PULSE (Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience) with help from East Field Garden are expanding Garfield's newest community garden with programs and features for kids! Come and learn the whole story on this urban agriculture and environmental project sin Garfield.

5335 Penn Ave/ 6-10 pm
G BFG Cafe--A retrospective exhibition of work by noted "sports icon" sculptor, Susan Wagner; Plus great gyros and other fascinating foods from BGF's incredible menu voted 4-stars by Urban Spoon.

G 5440 Penn Ave/ 6-10 pm
Tee Rex-- Kopy Kat Sanctuary will be here with kitties looking for homes. KKS provides shelter, food, water, love and veterinary care for cats and kittens at their Sanctuary for the remainder of their lives or until they are adopted into loving homes. Come meet The Proper Pit Bull, too, a new education, advocacy, outreach and rescue organization in Pittsburgh. Brassero Grill brings selections from street eats to high cuisine. Their trailer will be outside and ready to feed you for the entire event! Can you believe all this and East End Brewing, too? 

5441 Penn Ave/ 6-9 pm
G/F GBBN-Edge Studio--GBBN and Edge Studio are celebrating a merger! The two are hosting artists, Louis Boston the "Pi Master" who does art from mathematical equations and anomalies, James Gyre of Gyreworks geometrical cut-outs and robot sculptor Donald Jones with his 'bots and installation "Moon Rocks." Pyrotopia fire show, too. It all rocks! 

5467 Penn Ave/ 6-9 pm
Commonplace at Voluto--Artist Abby Diamond presents "Bewolfed" a collection of drawings and painting concerning the wiles of whimsical and  story bookish wolves.  

5472 Penn Ave/ 5 pm-9:30 pm
F/Pittsburgh Glass Center--GA/GI INFO CENTRAL
Art exhibition "Halfway To Somewhere," by artists, Brent Rogers and Granite Calimpong Work. created in a nonlinear way, using different materials with new approaches, and processes. Plus:A Fire Piano you can play for yourself. Incredible entertainment by Steeltown Fire. (keep the kids close!)
Meet some of Pittsburgh's fire-fighters, too, here with the 411 on how YOU might join the ranks of the city's fire-fighting team! They'll also assist with the presentation and share fire prevention tips as part of GA/GI's popular eco/tech/and emerging designer's event.....
 5427 Penn Avenue/ 8-9:30 pm
Fashion Show:"Hotter Than Hell"-- features top 'Burgh Fashionistas: Crazy Hot Clothes, J. Chernovet, jazmeen, Elaine Healy, Streetheart, Casa de Bolas, Katy Dement,and design students from CAPA High School. Hair and Make-up by Salon Christine. Also strutting the runway, the glam troupe: Sew Addicted, styled by Angie Fec--all in the Pittsburgh Glass Center's Hot Shop! GA/GI Fashion Director, Kristin Barker /
Janine Bonilla, Asst. Fashion Director

5491 Penn/5-11pm
Verde Mexican Kitchen and Cantina--Start your evening with awesome fare from south of the border;and buy a special flaming drink concocted just to celebrate GA/GI's 5th Anniversary. Proceeds will support our festival and our local Firefighters. Drink special offered Friday-Sunday.

 5807 Penn Avenue l 7-11 pm 

T Future Tenants/ CMU Heinz School Presents: "Vacancy": Art is your Future Tenant" Fundraiser. Happy Hour is 6-7pm Tickets needed for this one! Pre-sale :$50 VIP; $30 General Admission Students, $25. champagne tasting; music; art raffle,virtual graffiti and more! At the door: $30; Students: $25 For info: 814-657-3877  

5941 Penn Avenue/ 8 pm
T The Kelly Strayhorn Theater--The Secret History of Love--Performance choreographed by Sean Dorsey on Gay life and love through decades of war and peace. For Ticket Prices: click here

GA/GI X-Tras!
Events we support
Sat. April 5 and Sun. April 6
Now that you've got your eco/art/tech motor running, check other events happening this weekend at GA/GI weekend "X-tras Sat-Sun" Tab on the main page.

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