Thursday, September 04, 2008

September 4, 2008 - Upcoming Shows of Local Interest, Artist of the Month, and Free and Legal Downloads

My daughter, Paige, is this month's Franklin Fine Arts Council artist of the month. You can check out her art all month long at Summer House Coffee Roasters in downtown Franklin. So, yeah, I'm pretty proud.

Franklin missed the boat by installing off-the-rack bike racks downtown - Austin has the right idea by issuing a RFP for artists to design bike racks for its downtown that are to be beautiful and functional. Oil City, are you listening?

related:How to request bike racks anywhere and everywhere

The Allegheny College Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies will present a 10-week Middle East film series Thursday, Sept. 11 through Thursday, Dec. 4.

The series' opening film, Cease Fire (Iran, 2006), is an Iranian romantic comedy about a spitfire professional and her love interest.

The remaining series schedule is as follows:
• Sept. 18 – Baran
• Sept. 25 – A New Day in Old Sana'a
• Oct. 2 – Le Grand Voyage
• Oct. 23 – Man Push Cart
• Oct. 30 – Yossi and Jagger
• Nov. 6 – Osama
• Nov. 13 – The Closed Doors
• Nov. 20 – The Syrian Bride
• Dec. 4 – Under the Moonlight

All of the films will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Room 212 of Allegheny's Carnegie Hall and are free and open to the public. Following each film, Gardner will facilitate an optional discussion. For more information, e-mail

Threadless has reduced their print prices from $35 to $19 until Sunday. At the moment, I'm leaning towards "Tools of the Trade". Tees are $9 til Sunday as well.

Pittsburgh's Film Kitchen celebrates their 10th-anniversary.

The Pittsburgh City Paper asks, "How Long Can Girl Talk Run?" Surprisingly, it's not a fitness test which would have been pretty cool.

The Department of Environmental Protection, along with community leaders and organizations, put out the call today for volunteers to help build upon five years of work that has removed approximately 32 tons of garbage from Lake Erie’s shorelines and watershed.
The group urged residents of northwest Pennsylvania to help clean up trash around Erie County waterways from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Sept. 20, as part of the 2008 Pennsylvania-Lake Erie International Coastal Cleanup.

To register as a cleanup volunteer, visit the Pennsylvania-Lake Erie International Coastal Cleanup Web site

Upcoming Shows of Local Interest:

Seneca's Brother Bean has switched to Friday night shows. This Friday, John McGrail plays from 7-9 pm. No cover.

Free and Legal Downloads:

My Morning Jacket Live at House of Blues on August 30, 2008

Evangelista Live at the Bowery Ballroom on August 28, 2008

Shannon McArdle live at the Mercury Lounge August 19, 2008

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