Friday, April 10, 2009

April 10, 2009 – Your Weekend Planner, Poetry and Free and Legal Downloads

Borders Bookstores has a Janet Evanovich fan film request

The Derrick looks at Oil City High School student Angela Goreczny’s senior project a young adult novel. Portals, Prophesies . . . and Love

The Post-Gazette spends some time exploring When Skateboards Will Be Free: A Memoir of a Political Childhood, the Iranian-Socialist-Pittsburgh memoir.

Mike Thomas of Seneca Centre in Oil City is still looking for artists anxious to display their work in his building.  You can reach him at

One Google’s Street View driver managed to clothesline his car's protruding pole camera with a low bridge outside of Pittsburgh.

In the final presentation of the 2008-2009 Single Voice Reading Series at Allegheny College, writers Mark Doty and Paul Lisicky will read from their work at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14 in the Tillotson Room of Allegheny College's Tippie Alumni Center at Cochran Hall. The program is free and open to the public.


The Pittsburgh City Paper reviews The Hoyt’s Robert Motherwell show.

A Japanese Idol From Pittsburgh

Auditions for the Summer 2009 FCOA production of KISS ME KATE will be held April 18 and 19 at 2pm, the BCT Little Theatre.

Emmanuel Jal will play SRU’s April 15-26 Kaleidoscope arts festival.

 T-Pain will be performing at Clarion University’s Campusfest April 24, in Tippin Gymnasium. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m. 

Tickets for Clarion University students are $15 and are $25 for the public. Tickets are available at the Gemmell Student Complex Information desk. For additional information call (814) 393-2704.

The Post Gazette tracks down the regional filming locations for Adventureland

RIP Henry Louis Belcher

Upcoming Shows of Local Interest: 


 John McGrail plays Seneca’s Brother Bean (map) Saturday from 7-9 pm.  No cover.  All ages.



 Laura Tsgarris plays a free show at Clarion University’s Venango Campus (map)at 7:30 pm on Wedensday April 10. 2009.


Newmen plays Titusville’s Perk Place Cafe (map)



Anthony Heubel, Brian Morgante, In the Day, and A Voice Like Rhetoric! play Warren (225 Liberty St, Warren PA) Saturday from 7-10 pm.

What am I missing? What’s on your must-see/do list for this weekend?

Don’t forget that upcoming events are always available for your perusal on the Venangago-go events calendar which you can synch to your computer, phone, or print out for your own amusement.  Submit your events for the calendar by emailing them to me

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Free and Legal Downloads:

The Mountain Goats Live at Ethical Culture Hall on March 27, 2009

 Del McCoury Band Live at Lebanon Opera House on November 17, 2007

  Drive-By Truckers and Booker T.Live at the Variety Playhouse on April 1, 2009

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