(Stuff to do while firguring out whether to get Dad the Polamalu Jersey or the throwback Lambert…)
Friday, June 16
‘Em Buccos vs. Minnesota, 7:05 p.m. PNC Park, North Shore
FIREWORKS! WOOT! Make sure you check this one out, because it’s the 1,143rd of only 3,532 scheduled fireworks nights this year.
Billy Price CD Release Party, 8:00 p.m., Rhythm House Cafe
A lot of other people’s favorite price is local legend/favorite Billy Price. Stop by Rhythm House as he performs tracks from his new CD “East End Avenue”.
Saturday, June 17
South Side Stroll, 10:30 a.m. 12th & Carson, South Side
“Hey babe, take a walk on the South Side…” This walking tour, sponsored by the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, tours Carson street, where you can get your learn on about a Ã¢â‚¬Å“Great American Main Street.Ã¢â‚¬Â? I’m thinking I need to market a new t-shirt that says “I’ve Been Drunk On A Great American Main Street And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt (And A Citation From A Remarkably Understanding And Well-Mannered Bicycle Cop)”. If you miss this one, it’s ok, ’cause tours run all summer.
Hothouse 06, 7 p.m., EastSide, Centre Avenue between Highland Avenue and Penn Circle West
The Sprout Fund throws a gig, music, food art, fundraiser. Apparently, they throw a good party, as last year’s event landed as one of the top 5 parties in Pittsburgh by the Post Gazette.
The Short Dark Strangers, 9 p.m., Quiet Storm Coffehouse
They’ve been described as sounding like “Otis Redding meets The Clash” so how could you really go wrong there? Bonus points for having a group named “Ghost To Falco” opening.
Sunday, Jun 18
Father’s Day At The Zoo, All Day, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Highland Park
To hell with a tie, take dad to the zoo. Free admission for dad’s all day and he can win something called a “Golden Dad Reward Kit”. No, I’m not sure what that is either, but it’s a prize of some sort, so it must be good, right?
Pillow Fight!, 8:30 p.m. Schenley Park, near Flagstaff Hill
Yeah, what it says… Pillow Fight, which to me sounds incredibly cool or incredibly odd, but probably both. Personally, I’m a big fan of cool and odd. Plus, there’s a movie to watch after you’ve been lightly-stunned. Natalia covered this yesterday, so go read it there ’cause she writes much better than I do.