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Steel City Ukuleles promotes community, entertainment, performance and education among ukulele enthusiasts in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. All players are welcome, from beginners to professionals.

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Ukulele Jam of the South Hills - 4th Tuesday

Caliente Pizza and Draft House

Come join us at Caliente Pizza and Drafthouse located at 329 Castle Shannon Blvd. , Pgh. , PA. at 7 PM 4th Tuesday of each month. We will still be at Mt. Lebanon Library the 2nd Tuesday and play in public at Riley’s Pour House every other month (check exact dates) the 3rd Tuesday. This will be a Beatles Night with songs selected for their discordent Chords. The songs will be projected but if you want to add your favorite Beatle song, please let me know now so we can add it to our play list. What to bring: Ukulele, table top music stand and copies of any music you want the group to play if you haven’t submitted the song ahead of time. Playlist: Hard Day's night page 1 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xcxgiiAeGgfsCOarE92lfXqW4BFDZMzs/view?usp=sharing Page 2 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bqblVvX_ks5u7arJcIz7Tht3zCzN7Wvb/view?usp=sharing Hard Day's Night in G https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sw-_c1Po3tcRQHSPVQ1tA9Q1tvJXHJzK/view?usp=sharing Hey Jude Key G Pg. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1n4RrkjAAhiUQJMbmi1_rCMcRwlO8aeuu/view?usp=sharing Page 2 Key of G https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P2Up4a_9RgPRQCFEKlynfaDHCbVnc5z8/view?usp=sharing Hey Jude in F https://drive.google.com/file/d/11xLPUt6HeSFHOPQUiBGgJLp2njmIqYfE/view?usp=sharing Octopus's Garden In C https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aNPzrAAIcpYLMQUvyjpeQHChJUeK58QR/view?usp=sharing Octopus's Garden in G https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ATO4zFGfcto0qzch2uPgdw-tdO1zG1OK/view?usp=sharing Tell Me Why https://drive.google.com/file/d/1e_RMacweBGYDpwvTEwrSXmB6ufeEU7rJ/view?usp=sharing Nowhere Man https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bkXohZxswX7CFiXW7vauPU2AOQqsXrJB/view?usp=sharing Nowhere man in E https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2NsVT1kNy6rVFhCc1kzSEtSU1k/view?usp=drivesdk Taxman Page 1 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z33OlbcyruU-R6B2__j--AB6_QdC45qO/view?usp=sharing Taxman page 2 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g5lCuhYdCx3BBT_Oz5YcOdGfE5V4p2ha/view?usp=sharing I Should Have Known Better https://drive.google.com/file/d/1M6XEN2xMLXXIsWWKfjFUDqiWEXceXKr-/view?usp=sharing All My Loving https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6LhB2PUKG2Ud24wU1hFY1E4QXM/view?usp=sharing Yesterday https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6LhB2PUKG2UMUM3Ym40RnlMZ1U/view?usp=sharing While My Guitar Gently Weeps https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LWifEMCPFi6HUYvhpPwygZXMR7dM1fOT/view?usp=sharing Please contact Patty Williams at 412/[masked] or Patty.A. [masked].

L'il Rev Workshop and concert

Wilkins School Community Center

$30.00

Our dear friend, L'il Rev, returns to Pittsburgh to share some more ukulele knowledge! Intros, Endings, Turnarounds and Vamps: How to dress up the beginnings of your songs, and how to end songs with simple but effective intros and endings in many styles from my new book! Tickets are $30. Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lil-rev-ukulele-workshop-tickets-58877413930 (You can can also purchase tickets in advance at any Wilkins Community Center meetup with cash and no fees.) About L'il Rev: Lil' Rev is a world-class entertainer and steward of vintage song and lore. Performing with ukulele, harmonica, mandolin, guitar and banjo, Rev has an unmatched repertoire of both traditional and original song, poetry, storytelling and humor. Audiences will sing-along, clap, laugh, and maybe even shed a tear at a Lil’ Rev performance. Both entertainer and educator, Rev is renowned as one of the preeminent ukulele instructors and performers in the nation with seven instructional books in print. Lil Rev is indeed, the Woody Guthrie of the Ukulele.

Ukulele Test Drive and Beginner Strumming (Last Thursday of the month)

It’s all about Fun, Friends and Ukuleles! 1. Help a beginner or novice learn to strum. 2. Play some live music with fellow ukulele players in a relaxed bar/restaurant setting. It’s fun and now here’s your chance! Burgr’z on 8 restaurant/bar has partnered with Steel City Ukuleles to offer a “Ukulele Test-Drive” monthly beginner strumming event. You can help folks learn to play a basic song or two, and even sit in with some more experienced players. We guarantee (almost) that anyone can play a song in less than 10 minutes. Ukuleles, basic song and instruction sheets are provided – all you have to do is show up. Any Steel City Ukulele player is welcome as well as friends. Burgr’z on 8 is a family-friendly establishment, has a great menu, with (of course) some of the best burgers in the area. The bar includes lots of cold drinks, including domestic and craft beers on tap. Try a beer or martini flight and/or have a Burger! Get ready to Play-Sing-Teach! Check out the Burgr’z on 8 website (https://www.burgrzon8.com/) for the menu and more details. Come over, bring your uke, sing, play and stay for the evening. It’s all about Fun, Friends and Ukuleles!

1st Monday Ukulele in North Hills

Unitarian Universalist Church of North Hills

$2.00

Come and play ukulele with us at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills on the first and third Mondays of each month. All levels of play are welcome, and we are novice-friendly. Some people who come have never even held a ukulele, and if you contact Sandy ahead of time, she will bring an extra ukulele for you to try. Try Ukulele.... It's Really Fun! Music is usually selected from "The Daily Ukulele... 365 Songs for Better Living," by Liz and Jim Beloff. This book is readily available at music stores, book stores, and Amazon.com. Sometimes members bring other music to play (bring 15 copies to share). We play seated in a circle. Bring a music stand if you have one. Snacks and libations to share are always welcome. For more information, contact Sandy at [masked] Directions to the Church: Take I279 North to Wexford exit. Turn right at the end of the exit. Right at the light onto Brandt School Road. Right onto West Ingomar Road to 2359. Note: Watch for the large Church sign and turn right, then you will follow a narrow road back through the trees to the Church. We meet in a room just inside the door. If you are driving North from Pittsburgh on I-279, take Exit 8 Camp Horne Road, Go north and then take Rochester Road. West Ingomar Road is just past the Franklin Inn (turn right and then a quick left, and the Church driveway is in sight on your left. Look for this sign. Note: it is lit at night

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4th Wednesdays--Big Band

Wilkins School Community Center

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