My lefty heart rejoiced to see the publication of The Point of Pittsburgh: Production and Struggle at the Forks of the Ohio - a sort of People's History for our metro to the south. Then I saw the price. $50! What good is a People's History, if the people can't afford it?
The Titusville Herald previews this weekend's Light Up Night in Franklin.
Butler's Spirit Cafe continues to look for performers for its 6:30- 9 pm weekly Friday Open Mic. Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-283-6922
Pittsburgh's Mystery Lover's Bookshop now offers a wish list and free shipping.
Today only, Venangago-go readers can get 50% off tickets for the Pittsburgh Opera's production of Die Fledrmaus. The performance is at the Byham Theatre and is sung in English. Order at the Theater Square Box Office or by calling 412.456.6666 Box Office Closes at 9:00 pm
Pittsburgh Opera is also offering a Free Brown Bag Opera on Saturday from 12pm – 1pm at 2425 Liberty Avenue Featuring the Resident Artists of Pittsburgh Opera. For information: (412) 281-0912
I'm Not There is Saturday's entry in the Clarion University - Venango Campus Independent Film Series. Film starts at 7:30 pm at the Robert W. Rhoades Center Auditorium on the Clarion University-Venango Campus.
Free and open to the public. For questions regarding the series or any of the films, please contact Emily Aubele at 676-6591, ext. 1269.
Pete Greene of Venangoland passed along this clip of the Franklin News-Herald on the Letterman show:
This Weekend's Shows of Local Interest:
With Brother Bean and the Union room closed, things are pretty slow this weekend. However, The Meth Fx, Nervous Existence, The Bad Moons, The Recovery Kid, Made Not Born, and Jason Richards and Justin Toxicated are playing an all ages show at Oil City's Latonia Theatre from 6 to 10:30. $5 at the door. The show will be chaperoned, to some of you that's a drawback, but I think it's smart - the live show scene here needs to rebuild and the last thing we need is the community turning against it.
Free and Legal Downloads:
Policy Overkill is offering two albums for free and legal download: Happy Havoc Industires and Plug Me In and turn Me On.
Yo Miles! Live at Fillmore Auditorium on March 4, 2000
Drive-By Truckers Live at Phoenix Concert Theatre on November 11, 2008