(Things to do while letting the officer know exactly how you feel…)
Friday, January 19
The Parlour Boys, 9:30 p.m., Brillobox, Upper Larryville
The Parlour Boys throw a good show, with audience participation, singalong, dancing and boozing. It’s everything I could want in a rock show, except for the part where the Brazilian models rub my neck the entire time I’m enjoying the music. Nice Device and Donora are the openers.
Soulcialism, 10:00 p.m., The White Eagle, Sahsside
Heat up the cold winter night by packing your ass into the Eagle with 100 or so of your closest, soul-loving friends. Drinks are cheap, the music’s great, the dancing’s even better, and there ain’t no cover (yes, i now it’s a double negative, which I guess could mean that there is a cover, but you need to stop being so literal and have some fun for a change, fer chrissakes…)
Saturday, January 20
B-Sides: Artist’s Experiments and “Seconds” Sale, 6:00 p.m., Planet Art Gallery, Mt. Lebanon
“Refreshments”. We all know what that means, don’t we? Although, the concept of refreshment is one of those means different things to different people things, so your particular refreshment might not be available. For instance, I think a pint of Martini is fantastic for a summer’s day, although it can make for a truly horrendous summer’s night.
Whatever your thoughts on refreshments, this show’s all about work that the artist feels isn’t up to their standards, but what the hell, it’s already made, so… The Savings Get Passed On To You! Let their mistake become your treasure as these pieces go for up to 60% off of their original prices. Think of it as an “Artist’s Seconds” sale. Paintings, pottery, blown glass, turned wood, fused glass, jewelry, and the proverbial “and more” will be available. Artists represented: Scott Hunter, Joe Sendek, Jason Amstutz, Denise Graham, Birch Frew, Sandy Miller, Karen Howell, and others. It’s all on a first-come, first-serve basis, so if you really want the bargains and best selection, get there when they open Saturday, which is 11 a.m. Yeah, I know, but you can take a nap later. I’m gonna get there early because I want that “Dog’s Playing Poker” painting that has a cat in it for it’s rarity and collector’s value.
A Taste Of Ireland, 7:30 p.m., The Irish Center Of Pittsburgh, Squirrel Hill-ish
You’d think a taste of Ireland would involve whatever it is they do to the Blarney Stone at night after the tourists leave, but no. In this case, it’s all about the beer. Well, for me it is. Guinness all night, live music, and a stunning lack of potatoes. Consider this a warm-up for St. Patrick’s Day… Training camp, if you will. And you will, let’s not kid ourselves.
Sunday, January 21
A Night Of Opulence, 4:00 p.m., Rhythm House Cafe, Bridgeville
A fund raiser for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, this is your “Drinking For A Cause” event for the weekend. It’s only 15 bucks, and includes hors d’ouevres, a silent auction, and music. There’s also a cash bar, but hey, fund raiser, so you can’t complain. And it wouldn’t hurt to stick around afterwards, because the Jazz starts up in the main room later, where the Pittsburgh Jazz Society puts on its weekly show, this week featuring the Student Jazz Band.
Got an event planned? Would you like a whole flock of yinzers with disposable income to show up? Let Git Aht know by sending the electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.