#NYO10 Weekly Event Guide | 02.04.16

Published On February 4, 2016 | By Leah Kennedy | Events
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Get up with our weekly event guide each Thursday to find out what’s happening in the 412–from daytrips, to nightlife, and more…

Below, you’ll find our top selections for the week ahead:

laurieIn Wake: Laurie Trok

2.4.16 | 6PM @ The Union Hall | FREE
2216 Penn Ave., Fl 2nd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

This month, artist Laurie Trok continues her ongoing solo exhibition–a series of 1,000 artworks cut from common paper balls. The project seeks to visually emulate the concept of being “thrown away or discarded,” paralleled with emotional reactions such as shame, frustration and embarrassment. Each work is documented from its initial state to the finished product, providing a history of their visual progressions.

LOCAL 412 presents… Black

2.5.16 | 6PM @ LOCAL 412 | FREE
4901 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Hip hop/art culture collective LOCAL 412 presents their next exhibit, titled “Black,” with featured projects from Pittsburgh artists, Billy Pilgrim and Danielle Robinson. A collaborative collection of the artists’ versatile styles will be on display, with each to unveil their own personal interpretation of blackness. Join them opening weekend for the third installment of their artistic partnership to check out this selection of unique and beautiful works.

jphlipObvious presents: J. Phlip

2.5.16 | 11:55PM @ Hot Mass | $15 | 21+
1139 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Courtesy of the fine folks at Obvious: DJ-producer J. Phlip will return once again to give us a proper dose of West Coast acid booty-tech bass. Catch the dirtybird goddess in action, and you’ll immediately recognize the grit, endurance and passion she puts forth on the decks. Miss Phlip will be joined by Baltimore’s Lemz (Normaling/Space is the Place) and Pittsburgh’s own Hana Nickels for opening support. Presale tix are currently up for grabs; BYOB!

Shaky Shrines Double Album Releaseshakyshrines

2.5.16 | 9PM @ Cattivo | $7-10
146 44th St. Pittsburgh, PA 15201

After dropping seven albums in just three years, Shaky Shrines have more than made their mark in the PGH. Band members have worked together to create a unique, experimental take on psychedelic music, and they’ve adopted a sound that’s all their own. Watch them perform live at their double album release show for  “Shaky At Best” and “Feels Wonderful” this weekend.

doublemirrorDouble Mirror Exhibit x7

2.6.16 | 7PM @ Delanie’s Coffee Shop | FREE
1737 E Carson St. Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Show your support for the creative underground in the heart of the South Side at the next installment of DOUBLE MIRЯOR EXHIBIT!–a series of works produced by over 40 emerging and established local artists. In addition to browsing an array of artworks, guests can enjoy live performances from Different Places In SPACE, Lone Wolf Club and The Me Toos.

*FYI: Interested artists can submit work samples to ssartcrawl@gmail.com for a chance to jump on board with future exhibits.

Dilla, Donuts & Donationsdilla

2.6.16 | 9:30PM @ BOOM Concepts | $20 (online)
5139 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15224

On Saturday, BOOM Concepts will host the first fundraiser in support of an upcoming dessert lounge! Briana Jackson and Shanon Williams–co-founders of the future cāk Dessert lounge–have high hopes to create an extensive event space for community gatherings, along with free baking therapy classes for children. Come sample sweet treats, support the vision, and celebrate the birth and legacy of J Dilla, complimented by tunes from DJ Selecta.

imadeit2I Made It! Mine

2.6.16 | 12PM @ The Waterfront | FREE
285 E Waterfront Dr. Homestead, PA 15120

Shop tons of cute, locally-crafted gifts and “sweets for your sweeties” at I Made It! Mine 2016. The I Made It! Market artists will be displaying and selling their wares throughout several spots in the Waterfront Town Center–including two storefronts next to Carter’s and The Children’s Place–and under the Homestead High-Level Bridge. Featured event staples include: a family winter painting activity, free horse and carriage rides, S’mores from Millie’s Homemade, a hot chocolate stand (Beverly’s Birthdays), ice sculptures, a Carousel, and more.

Loyal Order Rock Lotteryloyalorder

2.7.16 | 6PM @ Spirit | FREE | 21+
242 51st St. Pittsburgh, PA 15201

At the next edition of Loyal Order, 25 random musicians will join forces to form five new improv supergroups. After bands are selected from a hat drawing, they’ll part ways for the evening, leaving 24 hours to write three original songs and a cover. Bands will then perform their impromptu sets in Spirit’s downstairs venue on the following evening. Come hang with your favorite local musicians for a series of bad ass performances. For those who want to catch the Superbowl, it’ll be played on the downstairs TVs and upstairs projector.

*FYI: Interested musicians looking to participate in future Loyal Order shows can reach out to donald@spiritpgh.com.

girlsrockpghDonations & Libations: Girls Rock! PGH Edition

2.9.16 | 4:30PM @ Butterjoint | FREE (donations accepted)
214 N Craig St. Pittsburgh, PA 15213

This February, local establishment Butterjoint will host the next edition of their Donations & Libations event series–an in-house concept created to honor and give back to important local organizations. They’ll be donating all cash tips and proceeds from bar specials to support Girls Rock! Pittsburgh, a group whose mission is to empower and connect Pittsburgh’s girls and women through music. Grab a drink, a bite to eat, and catch live performances from talented female artists repping Girls Rock!

*FYI: Save-the-dates for future Donations & Libations events.

labyrnthDavid Bowie Costume Contest + Labyrinth Screening

2.10.16 | 7PM @ Row House Cinema | $9 (online) | 21+
4115 Butler St. Pittsburgh, PA 15201

After an astounding public response led to a sold out screening, Row House Cinema opted for a second showing of the 80s fantasy film, Labyrinth–starring the late-great David Bowie. Prior to the film screening, a David Bowie costume contest will take place, and attendees are open to interpret the iconic artist however they choose. Be sure to dress the part–top contenders will take home some pretty sweet prizes.

Photo Creds: artist Laurie Trok (1); artist Danielle Robinson (2); J. Phlip (3); Shaky Shrines’ album cover (4); artist Nae Nae Neu (5); Shanon Williams, BOOM Concepts (6); I Made It! Market (7); Spirit (8); Girls Rock! Pittsburgh (9); David Bowie, Labyrinth (10).

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