5th annual VIA Music & New Media Festival 10/1 – 10/5


VIAfest The 5th annual VIA Music & New Media Festival ends on Sunday, Oct. 5th. Check out the final days events in before the fun comes to an end!

10/5 EVENTS INCLUDE:
AV SHOWCASE: Steve Gunn, Circuit Des Yeux, Mary Lattimore/Jeff Zeigler Duo
October 5 @ 7:00 pm
Thunderbird Cafe ,
4023 Butler St , Pittsburgh , PA 15201

10/4 EVENTS INCLUDE :
AV SHOWCASE: Little People, Yppah, Headphone Activist
October 4 @ 9:00 pm
The Rex Theater ,
1602 E Carson St , Pittsburgh , PA 15203

DEMOSPLASH Day 2
October 4 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University ,
College of Fine Arts 111, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave , Pittsburgh , PA 15213 United States

TRADE UNION pre. by THE URBANIST
October 4 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHOWCASE: Honcho presents JD Samson
October 4 @ 11:55 am – October 5 @ 7:00 am
Hot Mass

10/3 EVENTS INCLUDE :

SHOWCASE: Detour presents: HOT MASS w/ Bambounou, Ellie Herring, Paul Fleetwood, Chase Smith
October 3 @ 11:55 pm
Club Pittsburgh ,
1139 Penn Ave , Pittsburgh , PA 15222

DAY 03: CURED w Beautiful Swimmers, more tba
October 3 @ 10:00 pm
Cattivo ,
146 44th St , Pittsburgh , PA 15201

SHOWCASE: Osunlade
October 3 @ 9:00 pm
Round Corner Cantina ,
3720 Butler St , Pittsburgh , PA 15201 United States

AV SHOWCASE: Bee vs Moth, Jeremy Bible, Buffalo Stance, Telequanta
October 3 @ 9:00 pm
Thunderbird Cafe ,
4023 Butler St , Pittsburgh , PA 15201

SHOWCASE: Prof.Logik, Man of the Down, Ivies, Mr. Owl, Theta
October 3 @ 9:00 pm
Belvederes Ultra-Dive ,
4016 Butler St , Pittsburgh , PA 15201  

SCREENING: “She Said Boom: Story of 5th Column”
October 3 @ 7:00 pm
Row House Cinema ,
4115 Butler St , Pittsburgh , PA 15201 United States

SHOWCASE: Code Orange, Angel Dust, Eternal Sleep, Hounds of Hate
October 3 @ 6:00 pm
Cattivo ,  146 44th St , Pittsburgh , PA 15201

DEMOSPLASH Day 1
October 3 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University ,
College of Fine Arts 300, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave , Pittsburgh , PA 15213

VIA MUSIC CONFERENCE
October 3 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University ,
College of Fine Arts 111, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave , Pittsburgh , PA 15213

10/2 EVENTS INCLUDE:
AV SHOWCASE/  The Rex Theater ,  1602 E Carson St

  • DEAFHEAVEN (US/San Fran)
    http://via2014.com/people/deafheaven/
    Known for their epic and emotional sound, this post-metal trio from San Francisco sit atop Pitchfork’s “Best New Music” list for their 2013 sophomore album Sunbather. Coming off an international tour that has burst eardrums across Europe and the US, Pittsburgh is next.
  • LITURGY (US/New York City)
    http://via2014.com/people/liturgy-pgh/
    Transcendental black metal. Citing Swans, Glenn Branca, and Lightning Bolt as influences, Liturgy uses every instrument, literal or figurative, to produce meaning and intensity, disregarding the genre boundaries of black metal, hardcore and experimental music. Intensely physical performances. Get tickets here.
  • SLICES (US/Pittsburgh)
    http://via2014.com/people/slices/
    “Aggressive hardcore punk with just enough weirdness” Slices is a Pittsburgh outfit through and through. 

SCREENING: /  Row House Cinema ,  4115 Butler St.
FROM DEEP *Pittsburgh premiere!*
Coming home after a year of racking up awards and praise, Brett Kashmere’s ambitious documentary is part sociological treatise, part audiovisual mix-tape, charting the three-decade love affair between basketball and rap. Drawing its imagery from contemporary pick-up games, movies, music videos, video games, and spectacular sports footage, FROM DEEP is about the game of basketball and its profound role in American life – as an everyday street game played by millions around the country; a force in fashion, music, and mass media; and a platform for broader issues of race and class.

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Handmade Arcade Banner by Worker Bird Projected at VIA 2014.

Thank You Pittsburgh!

WHAT A DAY! A day that could not have been possible without the efforts of so many artists and makers, Hands-on Handmaders, sponsors, volunteers, Convention Center staffers, music makers and curators, entertainers, and, of course, shoppers! We are so thankful for everyone who was a part of our massive 10th show. Stay tuned for images of the days events and the announcement of HA:2014’s date!

THANK YOU PITTSBURGH!

Knit the Bridge Art Party

Last year at Hands-on Handmade, our attendees knitted squares for the Knit the Bridge project. Now it is time to celebrate its success! Join us at the Knit the Bridge Art Party on Sunday, August 25th, from 3 to 7 p.m. Hope to see you all there!

Visit us at Maker Faire this Sunday

Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire is this Sunday, August 18th, from 10 to 4 at the Children’s Museum!

We join nearly 70 makers in showcasing projects focusing on 3D technology, robotics, rideables, electronics, sustainable living, hacking, and more! From low tech to high tech, you can make hand-sewn pins with a needle and thread, or turn an old t-shirt into a tote bag via sewing machine! Bring your own t-shirt, or use one of ours!

MMF

Handmade Arcade presents the DIY Portrait Studio

This Friday night, Handmade Arcade presents the DIY Portrait Studio during the Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District! A team from Handmade Arcade will supply the accessories and backdrops for you to craft a new look and take your own portrait to share with the world.

See you there!
811 Liberty Avenue
5:30 to 9:00 p.m.
For more information visit the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s website.  

Etsy Craft Night at Wildcard in Lawrenceville

When: August 24, 2012
Where: Wildcard, 4209 Butler Street, Pittsburgh PA 15201
Plan to Attend? RSVP Here! 

Etsy is holding craft parties ALL OVER the country on August 24th (5pm-9pm) and Wildcard will be participating in lieu of Crafternight this month! We are planning some fun make-and-take craft activities and we”ll have snacks & beverages as well as lots of fun surprises.

The theme for the parties is “Wish You Were Here,” focusing on projects that reflect our town, Pittsburgh! Think black and gold bunting, upcycled map crafts, button making, postcard designing, and much more!

For more information about this nationwide event, visit etsy.com/craftparty2012.