Unblurred - August 5, 2016

Songbird Artistry
4316 Penn Ave.
8 - 11pm
Help us toast our new shop with a glass of sangria and live music by Jamie Hall.
Have fun crafting with us, we'll have polymer clay out . We can show you how to make jewelry, animals, and flowers, or anything you can imagine. While there you can browse our shop filled with jewelry, baby items, ties, art, terrariums, stained glass mosaics, and yarn - all made locally! SongbirdArtistry.com
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Level Up Studios
4836 Penn Ave.
6:30 - 11pm
Come celebrate the accomplishments of Zelda Pito's inaugural cohort. Join us at Level Up Studios in support of Zelda Pito Fellows' soft launch of their projects. Light refreshments will be served.

The Zelda Pito Emerging Artist Fellowship (ZPEAF) is a three-week summer intensive designed to provide Pittsburgh Public High School students with a post-high school preparatory learning experience focusing on interdisciplinary arts, liberation (individual freedom), and critical thinking in a student-centered environment that emphasizes community, collaboration, and creativity.

This project is supported in part by a Remake Learning grant from the Sprout Fund. Remake Learning Grants are awarded by the Sprout Fund to catalyze innovative learning projects that inspire educators and students to explore new ways of teaching and learning.

8:00- 11pm: Live music & visuals by Eight By Two
Art Showcase by Jamie Smittle & Matt George

4901 Penn Ave.
7 - 10pm
Luv Ur Face Project
Oftentimes, we look at ourselves and find more fault than we find beauty. However, others may find beauty where we find fault. Amber's first, solo show, the Luv Ur Face Project is an interactive exhibit that allows visitors to leave notes to the photo subjects letting them know what is beautiful about their features. www.facebook.com/local412pgh

4907 Penn Ave.
9pm - 1am
Absolution Key
Playing everywhere from corner dive bars to weekend-long music festivals and posh cocktail lounges, the 5-piece plays a unique but authentic fusion of blues and alt rock, with elements of other genres scattered throughout their sets. Heavily influenced by the likes of the Black Keys, Tom Waits, and Jack White, Absolution Key attributes their unique sound to the past experiences of individual members of the band. With performing experience in a steel drum ensemble, a funk/jazz band, a ska-punk band, and spoken word poetry exhibits, Absolution Key prides themselves in their ability to incorporate elements of several genres into their arsenal of tunes. $1 off Signature Cocktails and $2 off Seasonal Bottles from 7pm-9pm.
21+ | ID at the door. www.mixtapePGH.com

5001 Penn Ave.
6 - 10pm
New Works by Savannah Graham
Savannah's work has been exploring the cause and effect of human emotion and how that intimately plays a role in the fragile ecosystem of society. She has always been fascinated with psychology and how man interacts with others and the world around him. Portraits are able to adopt this idea simply by the viewer being able to have a conversation with the concept of each piece. Being able to look through the eyes of someone else's struggle can be jarring and awkward. She uses her art to tell stories. Stories of the good, the bad, and the ugly. In her opinion, art should be honest, without a sugar coating. There's so much beauty and realness to be explored and she aims to bring both into the limelight. http://www.savannahgraham.com/

Bantha Tea Bar*
5002 Penn Ave.
6 - 10pm
Stream of Consciousness. Opening Art of Acorn. Ashley Cornwall (Acorn) is an abstract painter and illustrator from Pittsburgh, PA. Her artwork is created with a mixture of ink, watercolor, and acrylic paint. Most of her art is inspired by music and nature. Music by iPod. www.banthateabar.com

RJW Law Office & Dance Emporium
5005 Penn Ave.
9:30pm - 1:30am
Habeas Corpus Milonga
Come join us as we dance Classic "Golden Age" Argentine Tango music in the Office, and Nuevo/Alternative Tango downstairs in the dance/art space and explore and dance to music from indie/alt,pop, rock to Argentine Tango to groups like Bajofondo, Gotan Project, Otros Aries and whatever arguably fits into the Nuevo/Alternative Argentine Tango musical lexicon. Suggested donation $3. For information contact rjwesquire@gmail.com or 412-721-7771

Irma Freeman Center for Imagination*
5006 Penn Ave.
7 - 10pm
Robert Knauer Family Exhibition. Art collection by the Knauer Family. Evan Knauer , and Brynn (Knauer) Gminder. Music by The Knauer Brothers. http://www.irmafreeman.org

Most Wanted Fine Art Gallery
5015 Penn Ave.
6 - 10pm
Boris Balsindes Urquiola :
August Café Con Leche Latino Resident Artists
Rock Bottom Beer 21+ with ID while supplies last.
Wine by the glass & bottle with Wilhelm Winery
Music by Moment Being
Boris Balsindes Urquiola is a young highly creative, multifaceted Afro-Cuban artist, experienced in theater, music, photography and film production. He arrived to the US in Oct 2015. His life experiences growing up in Cuba are an integral part of who he is as an artist blending his multicultural visuals into experiences of a Cuba we think we know. His work details the life of a Cuban in a particular neighborhood of Habana, where characters live, work, struggle & celebrate life. The installation brings life his home as he wishes to share with America. Utilizing mixed media arts, you will feel you are in Habana, just another day, hoping & dreaming that better days will come.

The Cafe Con Leche Latino Resident Artist program at MWFA is possible with support from The Heinz Endowments Small Arts Initiative, Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, and Port Authority of Allegheny County. www.mostwantedfineart.com www.cafeconlechepgh.com

Stuff N Such Society: An Installation Gallery
5015 Penn Ave. (basement)
6 - 10pm
TO TELL THE TROOF: Marcel Lamont (M.L.) Walker
TO TELL THE TROOF is the first solo-gallery show for Pittsburgh artist Marcel Lamont (M.L.) Walker, showcasing highlights from the last several years of his work. Walker is a multi-disciplinarian who works predominantly in the narrative art form of graphic prose, expressed through the medium of comic books and comics-themed illustration. TO TELL THE TROOF showcases a range of artwork that shares a thematic social quality, and utilizes comic-book art to both inform and entertain. While no Black Auteurs (writer-artists) have achieved wide recognition in the field of graphic prose to date, Walker is striving to become an example he hopes to one day see as commonplace.

The exhibit will include original art from Walker's independently-published comic-book series HERO CORP., INTERNATIONAL, which is set in Pittsburgh. Also, there will be work the artist has done for projects such as CHUTZ-POW! SUPERHEROES OF THE HOLOCAUST for The Holocaust Center of Greater Pittsburgh, HEROES AND INSPIRATIONS for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and COMIC-TANIUM!, a nationally-touring arts-and-sciences exhibit, among others.

In the Spring of 2016, Walker became the recipient of an award from the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Fund, made possible by The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments, for the production of the next issue of HERO CORP., INTERNATIONAL. This is scheduled to be completed in January 2017. Walker also received an Artists Opportunity Grant from the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, which was used in the preparation of this show.

International Children's Art Gallery
5020 Penn Ave.
Works by Richard Rappaport. 412.403.8568 For more info.

Mostly Mod/ARTica
5110 Penn Ave.
6 - 10pm
It's a Summer thing! Come explore and buy from our latest additions to the Mostly Mod and ARTica family of retro finds, antiques, collectibles, jewelry and more! You'll be glad you did! Summer hours: Wednesday-Sunday Noon to 6 pm. https://www.facebook.com/aboutartica

BOOM Concepts
5139 Penn Ave.
8pm - 12am
Major Heavy is an exhibition and art residency that marks Reese Brown (a.k.a. Vex)'s return to Pittsburgh, the town that birthed and inspired him to create in a number of ways. Visual art and music play equally important roles in this art series, which consists of three main events. Boom will be hosting the second of the three events titled AFROHEAT, a dance party celebration of Afrobeat music from the past, present, & future, opening on Friday, August 5th from 8pm-12am. https://www.facebook.com/afroheatparty/

People's Indian Restaurant*
5147 Penn Ave.
5 - 9:00pm
All you can eat dinner buffet 5pm to 9:30pm $14.95

Garfield Night Market
N. Pacific (between Penn Ave & Dearborn St).
6 - 10pm
The Night Market returns for it's 4th season! Come check out our vendors who will be selling food, art, clothing, and other wares! http://garfieldnightmarket.org

BFG Cafe*
5335 Penn Ave.
4 - 8pm
New paintings on display (and for sale) by Susan Wagner. classic-sculpture.com

5430 Penn Ave.
5 - 11pm
Composed small plates and refreshing craft cocktails. www.sporkpittsburgh.com

Pittsburgh Glass Center*
5472 Penn Ave.
6 - 9pm
A free open house featuring heat defying acts of art including live glassblowing demonstrations and a contemporary glass art exhibition "Turned On: Lighting Hooks Up with Sculpture." Plus, the pop-up Beer Garden Grill presented by Harris Grill! www.pittsburghglasscenter.org

Robin's Nest
5504 Penn Ave.
Local art, Daily Bling, handbags, jewelry and more; Featured: Paul McMillian and many other wonderful local Pittsburgh artists.

Pistella Beer
5514 Penn Ave.
5 - 7pm
Yard's Brewery sampling.

Right Down the Street
Our neighbors in East Liberty are now hosting First Friday events. Take a look! http://exploreeastliberty.com/listings/explore-east-liberty-first-fridays/

*Accessible restroom