A night out in Lawrenceville to benefit the Marcellus Protest rally

The grassroots opposition to natural gas drilling in the Pittsburgh area is growing.  There will be a public rally on November 3, and to support that event, the Shale Trail Bar Crawl and Benefit is taking place next Wednesday, October 13, in Lawrenceville.  Events will be going on at six Lawrenceville venues:

Hambones (4207 Butler Street)
7 pm  “A Common Ground Social” Q+A with NGO’s and politicos (hosted by the Lawrenceville Marcellus Action Group)
8:30 pm Screening of the film “Gasland”

Belvedere’s (4016 Butler Street)
7 pm Screening of the film “Gasland”
9 pm Punk Rock Karaoke

Remedy (5121 Butler Street)
8 pm Poetry performance:  Justin Hultman and Emay
9 pm music:  The Moonlighters
10 pm Dance party:  DJs Sara Vicious, Thermos, and Sean MC

Blue Moon (5515 Butler Street)
9 pm Circus-themed party

New Amsterdam (4421 Butler Street)
10 pm DJ Hates You and DJ Outtareach

Brillobox (4104 Penn Avenue)
9 pm Pub Quiz night:  PA trivia
9 pm The Armadillos
10 pm  Joy Toujours and the Toys du Jour
11 pm Flaco Cessna Delgado

The cost for all this fun is a $5 donation per venue, or $10 for all.  There will also be raffles and prizes.  For more information, check out the Facebook page, or on the Marcellus Shale Trail website.

Closer to home, Lili Coffee Shop in Polish Hill will be presenting free screenings of the movie “Gasland” every Wednesday at 7 pm through October.  “Gasland” is a documentary about the negative effects of gas drilling on the communities.  It’s worth watching just to see someone set their tap water on fire (some of the many chemicals used in the extraction process are highly flammable, and these chemicals contaminate the ground water).