I have had a different experience it seems than many reviewers in that I have taken Zumba class at the gallery. Jennifer runs the Zumba classes and is really one of the nicest people I've met. She's supportive and kind, not rude or judgmental in any way. It's very hard for me to believe we are talking about the same person. Definitely worth forming your own opinions about Jen and about the space...if you're experiences are anything like mine, you will certainly not be disappointed.
So glad they brought this place back - every night is a great night to head to Jame Street Gastropub!!!
Previously I had written this music venue off. When I went to a show here about five years ago, the floors were dirty and sticky, the lobby smelled like stale beer, and the restrooms were disgusting. But in the past few years, this old vaudeville theater has undergone some major changes. The venue has new management, new staff, a great new sound system, new lights, new bars, and a huge selection of microbrews and high end liquors. As of recent, they have been host to many New Orleans jazz and funk bands, burlesque shows, bluegrass bands, WYEP shows, WDVE shows, rock bands, folk bands, indie rock bands, comedy shows, and they do tons of local band showcases. The "New" Rex Theater is a much better venue than it once was and is my new favorite home for live music in the city.
Great venue to see up and coming bands. They have a dance floor and club seating, so whether you are going to get down or for dinner and a show, this is the place to go. They have friendly staff and an amazing microbrew selection. Check out Thunderbird Cafe next time you are in Lawrenceville.
I have used Modernformations twice for events in the city of Pittsburgh. I LOVED it. The space is clean, quaint but roomy, 2 bathrooms, sound system, tables and chairs all provided and set out for easy access. The difficulty in my situation is I live in Maryland. Jenn the gallery owner corresponded by email and was quick with her responses. She even emailed the contract. During my most recent event I had no assistant, Jenn stayed to help me with EVERYTHING she even allowed me to arrive 2 hours early AND she helped me set up. The event ran over and the additional charge was more than fair AND Jenn helped me clean up. You don't find reasonably priced venues with kind, people friendly management these days! Jenn allowed us to have full access to the venue and the only rules she had in the contract were set to maintain the safety of the art in the gallery, which is understandable. The artists are trusting her with their work just like I trust her with my events! I totally recommend monderformations! Check them out!
a must see show for fans of punk rock !
Excellent Venue. Not a bad seat in the house. The food is great and the music is always top notch. You will not be disapointed.
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