October 31, 2007 at 8pm
Pittsburgh Beer Society

The Pittsburgh Beer Society presents Night of the Living Brews at 5151Penn on October 31st, 2007. This killer Halloween Bash is open to all who want to celebrate the ghosts, ghouls, and spirits known to come out on Halloween night. You need not be a member of the Pittsburgh Beer Society. Costumes are highly encouraged and will be rewarded through a best/worst costume contest with fantastic prizes.

DJ Juddy will be spinning mega deep funk and soul into the wee hours of the morning.

An assortment of finger foods, dips, and deserts will be provided throughout the night along with a killer selection of brews as only the PBS knows how to put together. We will be tasting 4 to 6 delectable specialty brews along with Magic Hat #9 as the house beer. We might even have a bit of Pittsburgh's best homebrew. Join us on Wednesday the 31st at 8 PM to celebrate the mixing of the worlds of the living and dead.

Suggested donation: $15 with a costume and $20 without a costume.

September 7 - September 22, 2007
Studio Art Sale to benefit Persad Center
Various Artists

Choose from a variety of artwork by regionally and nationally recognized artists including photography, sculpture, jewelry, painting, and mixed media. Select a unique gift of art for yourself or someone special. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and door prizes.

All proceeds benefit Persad Center's Free Care Fund which provides more than $350,000 each year in free and subsidized services - allowing people of all economic means to get the treatment they need and the care they deserve. Cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express will be accepted.

The sale runs through Saturday, Sept 22. For more information about this sale or Persad, visit http://www.persadcenter.org/ or call 412.441.9786, ext. 224.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 7pm-10pm
Closing Brunch: Saturday, September 22, 10am-4pm
Other: By Appointment

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April 6 - May 25, 2007
Frozen Songs: A Collaboration with Singer-Poet Ben Hartlage and other works
Phil Blank

Phil Blank's life was changed after he found Big Bill Broonzy records in the Free Library and heard real singing for the first time on a subway platform in 1980s NYC. He once played string band music around Pittsburgh, but now lives and paints in Carrboro, NC. His work has been shown in NYC, Philadelphia, and can be seen in the Old Time Herald, various weeklies and record album covers.

This show contains works inspired by Pittsburgh singer/musician Ben Hartlage's songs and other works from the last two years inspired by weird old music, diner owners, personal failings and romantic regrets.

Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 7pm-11pm
Ben Hartlage and Friends House Concert: Friday, April 27, 7pm-8pm [$5 at the door]
Closing Reception: Friday, April 27, 8pm-11pm
Other: By Appointment

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December 1-29, 2006
Tria Prima
Fabrizio Gerbino

Over the last decade and a half, Fabrizio Gerbino has developed a style of painting formal and exacting, though thoroughly original in its balance and organic expression. He will exhibit both new and previous works at 5151 Penn Avenue this December. Though best known for his painting, Mr. Gerbino includes an example of his sculptural work in his latest show, Tria Prima.

Opening Reception: Friday, December 1, 7pm-11pm
Artist Talk: Friday, December 8, 7pm
Closing Reception: Friday, December 29, 7pm-11pm
Other: By Appointment

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November 3-27, 2006
Seeing Red
Various Artists

The exhibit, Seeing Red, is a forum for designers to speak out, raise awareness and affect change. It is an opportunity to discuss the issues we care most about in a format we all recognize: posters. This is the medium of the masses, the agent for change - it is the rectangular declaration of who we are and what we believe in.

Opening Reception: Friday, November 3, 7pm-11pm
Artist Meet and Greet: Thursday, November 16, 7pm-10pm
Closing Reception: Monday, November 27, 7pm-11pm
Other: By Appointment

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October 6-27, 2006
Partisan Project 2006
Various Artists

Partisan Project features the work of designers and artists using their time and talent to help bring about political change. Many see Pennsylvaniafs senate race as the most important in this Novembers election. And Partisan Project, as they did in 2004, has chosen a side. They firmly believe that a vote for Rick Santorum is far worse than no vote at all. With this in mind, twelve designers created posters that are currently being distributed in packs across Pennsylvania.
Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 7pm-11pm
Closing Reception: Friday, October 27, 7pm-11pm
Other: By Appointment

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Additional Events:
Wednesday, October 18th: Open Dialogue on Anti-Arab and Anti-Muslim Messages in the Media
Tuesday, October 24th: Progress Pittsburgh Pre-Election Bonanza

September 1-22, 2006
Birds, Bees, Flowers and Trees
Kim Fox and Linnea Glick

Abstract representations of nature
Opening Reception: Friday, September 1, 7pm-11pm
Closing Reception: Friday, September 22, 7pm-11pm
Other: By Appointment

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