(Things to do while waiting for that order of black and gold face paint to come in.)
Friday, August 4
Tea Time With Accordion, 7:00 p.m., ON Gallery, Garfield
Pittsburgh Art Scene Dynamo Laurie Mancuso drops a Gallery opening in the former Horizon Space at 5505 Penn Avenue. The show features Winston-Salem-based Werehouse Art Collective pieces including paintings, drawings and grave rubbings. This wins the Git Aht Best Band Name Award this week, with music provided by “Let’s Get Real Pregnant”.
Wiz Khalifa, 7:00 p.m. Mr Smalls Funhouse, Millvale
Local Hip Hop music showcase. Wiz is the headliner, but this show is jampacked with talent including Basick Sickness, Dem Boyz Crave, Broken Wingz and more. From the Smalls Page: “ALL STAR CAST! Wiz Khalifa doin the Damn Thing!” I couldn’t have put it any better myself, so I won’t even try.
Saturday, August 5
Sing-a-Long Mary Poppins, 3:30 p.m., Byham Theater
So this is a screening of the movie, but it’s a sing-a-long version, which I think means there’ll be, I dunno, subtitles up somewhere. So it’s kinda like karaoke without the drunks. That’s probably a good thing for a family event. My singing at karaoke is something quite atrocious, and when I sing loud enough, I always sound precocious. Luckily, the crowd at Del’s is pretty forgiving. The Byham’s probably pretty much the same, except, y’know… not boozin’ it up.
Let’s Dance Pittburgh, Try-outs 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Finals 8:00 p.m., Station Square
Put on your red shoes (or moon boots) and dance the blues. This is hosted by MTV’s Susie Castillo, and one of the judges is Franco Harris. FRANCO HARRIS! This is an all ages event, and a dance party open to everyone will follow the competition. Sweet.
Sunday, August 6
Five Guys Named Moe, 7:00 p.m., Rhythm House Cafe
Go see all the Moe-Heads at the Cafe. These guys are approaching local legend status, and it’s always a good time. The special is still the fish parm, which, I dunno, I guess goes good with R & B. Git Aht needs to actually try the fish parm one of these days, but he just can’t bring himself to do it.
Flick: Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Duskish, Flagstaff Hill
The original appearance of Snakes On A Plane.
Snakes. Why’d it have to be snakes?
Anyway, besides being, y’know, awesome, this is the movie that gave Git Aht one of his first schoolboy crushes, ’cause Karen Allen was so cool (smart, world traveler, could drink guys under the table) and yet so hot (wielding a torch to fend off snakes while wearing heels and a dress cut above the knee). Hoo-fah.
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