Wednesday, May 4, 2016

After Work this Friday--Eat, Drink and Meet Harry @ the Pittsburgh Glass Center + Enjoy All GA/GI Festival Events @ the "Unblurred" Art Crawl on Penn Ave

Get all your best friends together for the Night of all Eco-Tech-Arts Nights!  The Geek Art/Green Innovator's Festival at Unblurred on Penn Avenue IS THIS FRIDAY, MAY 6.  This is also the time to trot out your funky clothes, and fun gear. Don't be scared, this is GA/GI  Look so artistic we can't stand it--and stop by the city best galleries and eateries to enjoy a total unique mash-up of displays, demos, exhibits and music! Check out a sampling of events below or click on our events schedule above, along with a listing of eateries, so while you are getting a feast for the eyes, you can take care of your tummy, too. Our GA/GI headquarters--the PGC is hosting a Shadyside icon--Welcome to Garfield Harris Grill with your Pop up Beer Garden. This is the best way to get your GA/GI trek going. At the PGH glass Center fill up on: The Natural Formulations art Exhibition, Speak Life Storytellers spoken word installation and Harris Grill's Pop Up Beer Garden. It's all at the Pittsburgh Glass Center 5472 Penn Avenue as part of the GA/GI Festival on Penn!

@ UNBLURRED during GA/GI FEST on Penn Avenue 
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5504 Penn/ Robin's Nest--Local art, Daily Bling, handbags, jewelry; Featured artist:

5450 Penn Avenue/Refresh and Daily Bread/ 8 PM-?--where you buy the best skater and hip hop gear in the east! The boys are bringing in a special rap attraction to their open door stage that will raise eyebrows!

***GA/GI HQ 5472 Penn/ 5:30-9 pm /Pittsburgh Glass Center--Natural Formations exhibition. Spoken word/glass blowing/dance installation by SpeakLife Storytellers. Harris Grill Beer Garden Pop-up that features frozen Cosmos and tacos on the grill.

5467 Penn/Commonplace Coffee/open til 7 pm-- a quiet spot to converse and drink Java. A collection of art on the walls by C. Mucci.

5149 Penn/BGC Restaurant and Cafe Gallery --Voted best gyros in the 'Burgh! Also see art by local sculptor, Susan Wagner, and others.  

Penn Ave at North Pacific/Garfield Night Market--Garfield's popular Unblurred Pop-up is back with its first event of the sunny season. Good mix of Established and emerging vendors. Food and fun!

Near the Night Market at the BGC Activity Center--
Bonsai Society Pop Up Event-- 113 N. Pacific Ave...A demonstration of Bonsai care and mini exhibition of little trees, plus music on Japanese bamboo flute w/electronics by Scuillii.

5130 Penn/ Boom Concepts--A photography exhibition by Curtis Reaves on African/American Male Gender ID in Pittsburgh, PA.

5125 Penn/5-10 pm/Assemble--Meet a sound experimentation expert--Echo Lightwave Unspeakable aka Jonathan Hodges, who has 15+ years of use/misuse of electronics

.5129 Penn/ 6-9 PM/Thomas Merton Center--"In the Middle" a discussion about gentrification & Affordable Housing with Filmaker Chris Ivey.

5123 Penn/ til 9 pm /East End Thrift Store--Thomas Merton's little store of cool bargains is open for the evening with art out on the sidewalk and free range eggs on the inside

5122 Penn/Workshop Pittsburgh--Preview Party of Pittsburgh 's newest DIY space. Learn to knit, sew, crochet, paint, woodwork. silk screen, home design; pop up retail and so much more!

5111 Penn/Clay Penn-- The whimsical and the nearly magical work of Laura McLaughlin with an exhibition of nationally and internationally known artists.

5110 Penn/6-10 pm/Mostly Mod and Artica Gallery--Comic book signing for 'Free Money" author Dan McCloskey; retro finds in furniture, art, music, lamps, jewelry and collectibles.

5107 Penn/ Roboto Project--TBA

5015 Penn/ 6-11 pm/Most Wanted Fine Art--Cafe Con Leche's annual art exhibition with three nationally known Latin American artists, one who works with salvage! Great music and food.

5020 Penn/Avenue International Children's Gallery--Minimal: Richard Rappaport New Works and Water. For information call:

5006 Penn/Irma Freeman Gallery--Closing of "Witness Aleppo";Art, Photography and sounds from pre-war Syria, collected by a former heavy metal rock musician turned preserver/historian.

5001 Penn/Artisan Gallery--These nationally known tattoo artists will host artist Nicholas Volpe, a master of wood and salvage creations, whose items will be on sale to the public.

5002 Penn/ Bantha Tea Bar--Sit for Tea and conversation in a uniquely designed venue; view the art of Samm Fuchs, that hangs or stands on its own.

5005 Penn/9 pm to late/RJW Law Office and Dance Emporium--Attorney by day, Tango Master by night. Learn something of this exotic dance and culture in a very unexpected place.

4913 Penn/6-8 pm/Center for Post Natural History--Exhibit: the Domestication of the Dinosaur continues. This is the perfect time to see this renowned and amazing mini museum.

4901 Penn/Local 412 Gallery--"One Man's Trash:" a "totally radical" event! Musical artists blur the beats, music and instrumentals of 80's Hip Hop artists. Don't miss this music remixing magic.

****Festival Info Headquarters