(Things to do while figuring out how the hell we only ended up in 8th place…)
Friday, August 25
Wine Tasting, 5:30 p.m., The Warhol, North
12 bucks gets you samples of four wines, some food provided by Big Burrito and admission to the museum, ’cause there ain’t nothin’ more fun that gettin’ toasted and hanging out in the balloon room, right? “Dude! There are so many of me right now! I’m floating! I’m floating!” Bonus points if you show up dressed like Nico.
Exposure: Pittsburgh, 7:00 p.m. Club Havana, Shadyside
The monthly photography show put together by a talented bunch of flickr-affiliated photographers that features a local artist. This month, the show features Chuck Schneider, whose work can make the ordinary extraordinary, and whose eye can find an abstract in the middle of an otherwise everyday scene featuring manhole covers. This gig also features photographers drinking and good house music provided by DJs Walter, Angeles Bailey and Disco Dan.
Tamburitzans, 8:00 p.m. South Park
One of the things that makes Pittsburgh Pittsburgh. Go see the local Institution for FREE at the South Park amphitheater as they close out their Summer season. I actually tried out for the Tammies a long time ago, but after I finished my audition piece, which consisted of the Pop And Lock, The Running Man, The Cabbage Patch and The Worm, I received a polite, “Thank you, we’ll call” fom the musical director. Turns out that wasn’t what they were really looking for. Ah well.
Saturday, August 26
Jam On Walnut, 7:00 p.m., Walnut Street, Shadyside
The monthly benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis foundation winds up the summer with $2-cover-charge-Drinking For A CauseÃ¢â€žÂ¢, eventual staggering around on the Double Yellow Line, and music from Joe Grushecky and Sho ‘Nuff. You’ll probably end up hitting that pizza shop down on Ivy around 2ish, so make sure to skip dessert earlier and save room for a slice.
Run Around The Square, 8:15 a.m., Frick Park
Go then, be healthy, work off the booze from the night before. Seriously, a friend of mine ran this thing last year after staying out until 2, got up and ran it in a decent time. He says it was all the carbs from the night before, I say he was still drunk and therefore didn’t feel the pain in his knees. There’s a shorter “Fun Run” before the main event at 9 a.m. They’ll have musicians and “themed water-stops” whatever the hell that means, sprinkled throughout the course, which seems cool. Go enjoy Frick Park as the Summer wanes.
Super Computer Donation Bowl, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Heinz Field
Donate your computer in a way that’s good for the environment and the community. I mentioned this before, but I’m mentioning it again ’cause it’s a good cause. Plus, Charlie Batch is gonna be there! Chuck’s the man! How often do you get to meet a Super Bowl winner? Unless, of course, you’re an EMT working the day shift on Second Avenue by the Armstrong Tunnel. (See, he’s fine so we can make the jokes! Kids! Wear a helmet!)
Sunday, August 27
Rent, 1 and 6:30 p.m., Benedum Center
The Tony Award-winning musical makes a stop on it’s road tour at the Benedum as part of the PNC Broadway Across America series. They use a lot of exclamation points on the web page to describe it, so I’m wondering if they’re maybe trying too hard. I haven’t liked a musical since Sondheim’s “Sunday In The Park” so I’m probably not the best authority on this, but a lot of people like it so there must be something to it. I dunno, maybe I’m a bit cynical and bitter and in a bad mood because the Flagstaff movie tonight is…
Flick: Hoodwinked, Duskish, Flagstaff Hill
The animated re-telling of the Little Red Riding Hood story as voiced by Glenn Close, Jim Belushi, and Andy Dick. I can’t believe I just wrote that sentence. I feel all… unclean, if you will. Umm… it’s free? Yeah… Free.
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