Thursday, May 28, 2009

May 28, 2009 – Jerry’s Pub, Bicycle Polo, and Free and Legal Downloads

Area Filmmaker Matt Croyle has announced production of his latest film, Jerry’s Pub.   The film will shoot in Oil City.  You can check out an interview with Croyle at the Croyle Entertainment website.

Croyle’s a busy guy.  He’s also released a promo for his upcoming documentary One Night. One Hope. 

Pittsburgh Opera’s Brown Bag concerts return September 12! These concerts are free and open to the public on Saturdays at noon, at 2425 Liberty Ave. Check their website after July 1 for the full 09-10 schedule.

The Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival returns with the theme "Jews in America"

Pittsburgh Bicycle Polo.  Anyone want to play here?

Sign up to participate in the photography project, A Million Little Pictures by Art House Co-op. You’ll receive a disposable camera with 24 exposures on it, to document your life, then have 4x6 prints made and send them back to Art House Co-op. The idea is to creatively photograph aspects of your summer.

"Aerial Scape," Virgil Cantini's large enamel-on-steel mural in the lobby of One Oliver Plaza, will be removed this weekend and installed in about a month in the University of Pittsburgh's Posvar Hall.

The Pittsburgh City Paper profiles Hamza Pérez, “Pittsburgh's lone Puerto Rican-American ex-drug-dealer and activist Muslim rapper.”  Perez is the subject of a P.O.V. documentary, New Muslim Cool.

Says director/producer Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, “New Muslim Cool came out of my long-standing interest in the power of pop music and culture to create social change. . . This is a story about who we all are as a country, making choices about our deepest values in tough times and continually redefining what it means to be American.”

Speaking of P.O.V., they’re looking for ideas to pitch, a promising rough cut to showcase, or a finished film.  Submit your work to P.O.V.


The August Wilson Center for African American Culture is offering a sneak peek Saturday.  The center will open its doors to the public for a community day preview of what's to come.

Upcoming Shows of Local Interest:


Jake Karns and Johnny Black play Seneca’s Brother Bean this Saturday from 7-9.  All Ages.  No cover.  (map)



Remora Deign plays the  Relay for Life at OCHS Oil City High School from 91sh until 11ish Saturday (map)



In The Red play Conneaut Lake’s The High Street Venue at 7pm Saturday



Phantasm, UTE, Eustice, Everything and You and Beer and Pretzels play Warren’s Allegany Center for the Arts (map) Friday, $6 at the door. All ages.


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:

  Cotton Jones live at Daytrotter

Son Volt, live at Antone's, Austin, on February 25, 2009

The Decemberists, live at the Fox Theatre, Oakland, on May 20th, 2009

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