發新芽, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Simon D’s photostream

Friday, May 6th will see the 7th Geek Art/ Green Innovators Festival (GA/GI) — Pittsburgh’s only eco, art and tech fest! It takes place as part of the “Unblurred First Fridays” series on Penn Avenue in Garfield (at venues between Mathilda and Negley). It’s a totally unique mash-up of displays, demos, exhibits and music produced by the Passports Art Diversity Project in partnership with the Bloomfield Garfield Corporation, The Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh Technology Council and others.

From the event press release:

This year GA/GI is a key community-lead event in Pittsburgh’s bicentennial, and visitors will enjoy some very unique programming. There’s a collaborative installation of eco/tech and art being hosted at the Pittsburgh Glass Center by Adam Keene of Speak Life Storytellers with dance coordinated by the Kelly Strayhorn Theater. This will also be the grand opening of the first Garfield Night Market of the season with the Pittsburgh Bonsai Society doing a pop-up event nearby. In addition, Daniel McCloskey, creator of Free Money, has done a distribution of 35,000 comics in the East End to support literacy. He will be available to show his work and his discuss his journey. Another venue, The Irma Freeman Center, continues its exhibition of sights and sounds from pre-war Syria, collected by a heavy metal rock musician.

Intrigued? You can see a full schedule of events at the GA/GI Fest 7 website. While there, check out a listing of available eateries so you can make a real night of it. The wearing of funky clothes and fun gear is highly encouraged!

Geek Art/ Green Innovators Festival (GA/GI)
When: Friday, May 6th, 6:00 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: 4800-5500 Penn Avenue (from Mathilda to Negley) in Pittsburgh’s Garfield neighborhood
Facebook Event Page: Here