Git Aht The Vote…

Here’s a handy, searchable list of polling places in Allegheny County…
Here’s the PG’s election coverage
Here’s the Trib’s election coverage
And here’s a picture of Nixon bowling…
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And let’s not forget that after voting, you’ll be so drained of energy, salt, and nitrates, you’ll need to replenish with Bacon Night at the Harris, which fits in well with the general theme, I think… I’d go, but I have an interview to confirm my appointment as Cultural Attache to Monaco, the result of some “favors” I did for certain high-level members of the Federal Government. I’m not at liberty to discuss, but I can say that [REDACTED]‘s a lot more fun than she lets on. You just have to get to know her as I have.

Git Aht! – Things To Do This Weekend

(Things to do while being absolutely mesmerized …)

Friday, May 11
Comedy May-Ham, 8:00 p.m., Rex Theater, Sahsside
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The Macyapper takes time out from his quest to “out” PittGirl to drop some funny on you. Other comedians include Dr. Awkward, Gab Bonesso and the provebial “more”. Rocco Supreme hosts, tickets are 7 bucks.

Gary Hoey, 8:00 p.m., Moondogs, Blawnox
Surf-rock influenced Gary Hoey plays perros de la luna tonight. He does a great cover of Focus’ “Hocus Pocus”, although his version doesn’t have the yodeling. Feel free to make your own “yodeling in the Allegheny River Valley” joke here.

Saturday, May 12
Beauty Pageant Bar Crawl , 7:00 p.m., Smokin’ Joes, Sahsside
rip_taylor_pageantThe good people (Read: Drinkers, partiers, and general good-timers) over at Meetin Pittsburgh are throwing another bar crawl, this one beauty-pageant-themed. So ladies, you show up in a gown and bar hop, although actual hopping might be an issue in heels and taffeta, if I spelled taffeta correctly. Guys have the option of showing up as a “Host” which would work out awesome if you had a baby blue tuxedo with the big-ass 70s ruffled shirt.

Drinking in the bar crawl fashion is usually fun to being with, and coulping it with a sort of Cacophony Society hook like this should double your fun.

Shawn Mullins , 10:30 p.m., Club Cafe, Sahsside
Plus, you’d look really good for the Mullins show in a ball gown and sash that reads “Miss Taken”.

Never Souled Out: All Night Dance Party, 8:00 p.m., The Church, The OCC
Juddy and the Soulcialism crew are all involved in this shindig that brings DJs from the UK into Braddock to spin in a former church. I was there for Flux a couple weeks back, and it’s a good space that should suit this thing quite well. Tickets are 8 bucks in advance, 10 at the door, and it’s BYOB. It’s probably also BYOS(weat), but that’s part of the charm, I think. Cut yourself a slice of Northern Soul rug.

Sunday, May 13
Hang out with your mom if you can, call her if you can’t, remember her if she’s gone. Get her some flowers or something, she’ll like that.

My mom’s real subtle with the gift hints, calling me up the other day and saying “Boy, don’t forget, Mothers Day is at your cousins house, be there by noon. And by the way, I could really use a spa treatment.”
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Because Knowing Where To Go (and drink) Is Half The Battle
(Further Suggested Reading)
knowing_halfPittsburgh City Paper
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Craigs List
This Is Happening�����–

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 gitaht@gmail.com.

(* Note: “Flock� being, y’know.. very loosely-defined…)

Git Aht: The Self-aggrandizing Edition: Go see something I did (And a bunch of other good stuff)

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Tonight, the Film Kitchen is doing its yearly contest for local filmmakers at the Regent Square Theater. The concept this year was to make a music video for a local band, and they provided ten tracks to choose from. Contributing artists include groups Black Moth Super Rainbow, Boca Chica, Centipede E’est and Shade; solo musicians David Bernabo and Ben Opie; sound artist Steve Boyle; and spoken-work artist Vanessa German. All of them great tracks, all of them getting music videos made by local filmmakers, so it’s a great thing for the local creative class.

And here’s where the “Hey look at me!”/Full Disclosure part comes in. My friend Brian Staszel and I shot the video for the Shade track “Rivals Place” (that’s a still from it above, and you can listen to it on their myspace page). I have no idea whether people will dig it, but I do know that the band really likes it, and that is what we set out to do in the first place. They had a certain idea in mind when they wrote the song, when they recorded it, and when they play it. So we sat down with most of the band a few weeks ago at the Harris, drank a lot of beers and scribbled furiously on a notepad, the result of which can be seen on a big screen tonight at the Regent Square Theater. You can see it, along with 9 other great videos and a live performance from Centipede E’est for the low, low price of 6 bucks, and hell, that includes snacks and beverages. Bonus: it’s right up the street from D’s, home of the Beer Cave. As the kids say, w00t!

Git Aht! – Things To Do This Weekend

(Things to do while trying to come up with a good slogan for your neighborhood …)

(Work and personal stuff is taking a lot of my time, but I wanted to at least post these things even if I don’t have a chance to really do a write up… So I may get a chance to expand this later, or I may not.)

Friday, May 4
Unblurred , Art n’at… 6:00 p.m., Penn Avenue
Luchador Karaoke Bowling , Sadly, my lucha mask was lost at the cleaners, so I’m suing for $65 million… 9:00 p.m., Arsenal lanes, Lawrenceville

Saturday, ¡Drinko De Mayo!
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Asian heritage Day, Yes… What better day to celebrate Asian heritage than Cinco De Mayo? 10:00 a.m., Heinz History Center, The Strip
The Hi-Speeds Cinco de Mayo Party , Bonus: They’re giving Spanglish lessons… 10:00 p.m., Gooski’s, Polish Hill
Boca Chica, Not advertised as giving Spanglish lessons, but hey, you never know… 10:00 p.m., Garfield Artworks, Garfield
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Because Knowing Where To Go (and drink) Is Half The Battle
(Further Suggested Reading)
knowing_halfPittsburgh City Paper
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Craigs List
This Is Happening�����–

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 gitaht@gmail.com.

(* Note: “Flock� being, y’know.. very loosely-defined…)

I ? PGH: Where do yinz drink ahtside?

DSC00765As Pitt Girl points out, the weather for the next few days is looking particularly good, almost San Diegan, so inquiring minds want to know: what’s your favorite bar in Pittsburgh for drinking al fresco? I’m personally slanted to Harris Grill, but I also like Doc’s for the deck, Palomino for the downtown-ness, and The Grandview Saloon for the view (even though it’s now The Coalhill Steakhouse or whatever). I want to know your favorite(s), so either send the electronic mail to gitaht@gmail.com or leave a comment below.