Upcoming Events

    Sep
    24

    Join us on Sundays from 10am until 3pm for Brunch!
    Classic Breakfast – 2 eggs your way or tofu scramble(VG) / hashbrowns / choice of bacon, sausage, or seisage (VG) / texas toast  $10

    Omelette or tofu scramble (V) of the day – $12

    Three Pancakes (VG)  – maple syrup $8 / specialty topping $10

    Coffee  – $2

    V – vegetarian / VO – Vegan Option / VG – Vegan


    Every Sunday starting at 5pm join us for our Vegetarian dinner.

    Every sunday will feature a different dinner for only 7 Bucks.

     

    Sep
    24
    12 Peers Theater presents:

    Mythburgh
    September 24th

    Playwrights: Brian Edward, Molly Rice
    Directors: Nick Mitchell, Rusty Thelin

    A monthly series of short plays telling the stories that make Pittsburgh unique, online and in person

    MYTHBURGH finds myth and inspiration in the creepy, epic, weird, and truly Pittsburgh stories, told by Pittsburghers and adapted by local playwrights into short plays and digital content. Featuring a recurring cast of characters with their own online lives and a site-specific location, Mythburgh will push the limits of live theatre and engage audiences online and in person.

    The first installment of Mythburgh will be September 24th at 8 pm. Performance at Brillobox, 4104 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. Mythburgh tickets are always Name Your Own Price.

    21+

    The Bridge Series unites the Pittsburgh literary and activist communities to raise awareness and funds for local organizations fighting the good fight in these troubling times.

    The series convenes the last Wednesday of each month at The Brillobox. Each installment will feature Pittsburgh’s finest writers and a special guest organization (with proceeds from the evening going directly to that organization).

    $5 cover

    Tonight will feature readings from:

    Lisa Alexander’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in various journals including Tupelo Quarterly, 2 Bridges Review, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, The Burnside Review, BLOOM, and 5 AM among others. She holds an MFA in poetry from Drew University, and is a member of the Madwomen in the Attic writing workshops. Alexander has led poetry workshops at the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg, California University of Pennsylvania, Drew University in Madison, NJ and the Isles YouthBuild Community Program in Trenton, NJ. She has been a sound engineer for Prosody, NPR-affiliate WESA’s weekly show featuring the work of national writers for eight years and counting.

    A lifelong writer, Justin Vicari is a widely published poet, critic and translator. His first collection, The Professional Weepers (Pavement Saw, 2011), won the Transcontinental Award. His work has appeared in Barrow Street, Spoon River Poetry Review, 32 Poems, Hotel Amerika, The Ledge, Oranges & Sardines, American Poetry Review, Southern Poetry Review, Third Coast, and other journals. He is also the author of six books of film and literary theory, including Male Bisexuality in Current Cinema: Images of Growth, Rebellion and Survival (McFarland, 2011) and Mad Muses and the Early Surrealists (McFarland, 2001). He lives in the South Hills of Pittsburgh.

    Jeff Oaks is the author of four poetry chapbooks, including Mistakes with Strangers (Seven Kitchens Press, 2014), Shift (Seven Kitchens Press, 2010), The Moon of Books (Ultima Obscura Press, 2000), and The Unknown Country (State Street Press, 1992). The recipient of three Pennsylvania Council of the Arts fellowships, he has published poems most recently in Field, Nimrod, Mid-American Review, Superstition Review, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and Tupelo Quarterly. His essays have appeared in At Length, Creative Nonfiction, Kenyon Review Online, and in the anthologies My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them, and Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction. He teaches writing at the University of Pittsburgh.

    Our guest organization for the evening is Persad Center.

    PERSAD CENTER is a human service organization whose mission is to improve the well-being of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning) communities, and the HIV/AIDS communities. We serve our target populations and their loved ones, cradle to grave, across western Pennsylvania, with service centers in Pittsburgh and Washington, PA.  For more on PERSAD, go to: www.persadcenter.org

    Sep
    27

    Put your thinking cap on every Wednesday at 9:30 the Brillobox for pub quiz.

    Join us as we celebrate the release of our first full length LP “Sniff a Hot Rock” on Machine Age Records/Sixteentimes Music.

    LPs and merch will be available at the show.

    At the brillobox

    Doors at 9pm

    $10

    21 plus

    Pandemic presents: Group Doueh

    Saharan sand-blizzard of crushed glass will grind your face to a bloody pulp.

    guests Dj Edgar Um & Pandemic Pete
    plus local support TBA

    tickets
    $18 advance
    $23 at the door
    (limited capacity)
    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3057436
    21+


    Biography
    Group Doueh have been playing in and around their native Dakhla, in the Western Sahara for over 27 years.

    Group Doueh play raw and unfiltered Saharawi music from the former colonial Spanish outpost of the Western Sahara. Doueh (pronounced Doo-way) is their leader and a master of the electric guitar. Hes been performing since he was a child playing in many groups before finally creating his own in the 1980s. Doueh says hes Influenced by western pop and rock music especially Jimi Hendrix and James Brown. His sound is distorted, loud and unhinged with an impressive display of virtuosity and style only known in this part of the world. His wife Halima and friend Bashiri are the two vocalists in the group. Saharawi songs are from the sung poetry of the Hassania language. The music is based on the same modal structure as Mauritanian music, however, Douehs style is a looser appropriation infused with a western guitar scope, one that relies, in his words, as much on Hendrix as it does traditional Sahrawi music. It also adds a playful pop element that rarely filters through in this region