(Things to do while mourning the passing of Jose Chung …)
Friday, June 1
Three Rivers Arts Festival , All Day for the next 17 of them, Dahntahn
So the Arts Festival starts up again, and like everybody else writing about it, I’m gonna go ahead and mention that rain is in the forecast. For a while, probably, because there’s nothing that rain likes more than art and kettle corn.
It’s a good lineup this year as far as bands go, and next weekend actually has the more “headliner” type acts with the Cowboy Junkies and Los Lonely Boys. But don’t wait until next weekend to get down there – the artists market is constant, and booth occupants change from time to time – there’ll pretty much always be something new to see. Go a few times, actually. Have some lemonade, a corn dog, whatever, and enjoy a Pittsburgh tradition. Then go have a drink, which is another Pittsburgh tradition. I’d advise against taking a leak on the sidewalk in the South Side, even though that also is a Pittsburgh tradition, because there might be an extra law enforcement officer or two down there for a couple days…
Saturday, June 2
Art Opening: “Bogus Journey”, 6:00 p.m., moxie DaDA, North
You know, in case you didn’t get enough art dahntahn… Artists Thad Kellstadt and Michael Koehler “will take you on a journey (that) travels and riffs along thoughts, dreams, and life as the artists attempt to position and balance themselves in the universe.”
I’m not 100% sure what that means, but it also says that some of the art will be on skateboards, so, y’know, cool.
Bled Zeppelin(kinda) and Substitute, 9:30 p.m., RPMs, Bridgeville
The “Robert Plant” and the “Jimmy Page” from the Zep Tribute band will be opening for the Who Tribute band. You should go, and dress up as a Tribute fan. Bring a Tribute lighter, maybe Tribute tailgate before the show. No word right now on whether there will be a Tribute mud shark, but if I hear anything, I’ll let you know. Definitely don’t eat the Tribute brown acid. If you don’t believe me, believe the iguana that served me a drink last Saturday.
Sunday, June 3
Once Upon A Time In The West, 8:00 p.m., Regent Square Theater, Regent Square
Frank (Henry Fonda): Morton once told me I could never be like him. Now I understand why. Wouldn’t have bothered him, knowing you were around somewhere alive.
Harmonica (Charles Bronson): So, you found out you’re not a businessman after all.
Frank: Just a man.
Harmonica: An ancient race. Other Mortons will be along, and they’ll kill it off.
Frank: The future don’t matter to us. Nothing matters now – not the land, not the money, not the woman. I came here to see you. ‘Cause I know that now, you’ll tell me what you’re after.
Harmonica: …Only at the point of dyin’.
Because Knowing Where To Go (and drink) Is Half The Battle
(Further Suggested Reading)
– Pittsburgh City Paper
– Pittsburgh Post Gazette
– Craigs List
– This Is HappeningÃ¢â‚¬â€?Ã¢â‚¬â€?Ã¢â‚¬â€?Ã¢â‚¬â€?Ã¢â‚¬â€?Ã¢â‚¬â€œ
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