Friday, March 2
Women’s Work , 5:30 p.m., 709 Penn Gallery, Dahntahn
This art opening has been a long time coming because, of course, it’s never done.
Thank you. I’ll be here all week. Try the veal.
Tonight’s the opening reception, and we all know what that means – free stuff, plus in this case, live music from Autumn Ayers. Over a dozen artists contribute to the show, including Leslie Ansley, Sarah Beitler, Margaret Burley, Susan Constanse, Christiane D, Vanessa German, Stacy Gross, Deborah Hoskings, Jill Hruska, Tavia LaFollette, Monique Kollman Luck, Mary Martin, Joana Ricou, and Sheila Cuellar-Shaffer.
Game Night and the Seven Minute Dance Series , 8:00 p.m., Attack Theatre, Bloom/Gar/Field
So it’s First Friday and Attack does this bit every First Friday. They mine the depths of your mom’s coffee table, the kind with the sliding hideaway cabinets,, right, and they find the gems like Four-Square, backgammon, Atari, and Connect Four. A quick note here – If a large, relatively good-looking (in the right light) bald man named Me is there and you shout out “Pretty Sneaky Sis” I’ll dope slap you. And that ain’t a threat, it’s a fact. Believe that.
Every so often, they’ll be busting out the dance, but only for seven minutes at a time. Am I the only one that thinks the phrase “The Seven Minute Dance” could maybe be a euphemism?
This gig was named one of the best places for Pittsburgh Singles to meet by the PG, so, y’know, work on those opening lines. As a public service, I’ll give you a couple for free:
– “Is that a Pitfall Cartridge in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?”
– “Do you play backgammon around here often?”
– “Why is this large, relatively good-looking (in the right light) bald man hitting me? It was just a joke when I said ‘pretty sneaky sis!’ Ow! Christ! Ow! Someone help me, for god’s sake!”
Saturday, March 3
Pittsburgh Party For A Purpose – Pittsburgh Cares , 8:30 p.m., Olive Or Twist, Dahntahn
Call it what you want but this is your “Drinking For A Cause” for the weekend. Pittsburgh Cares is a local organization that helps the community through the spirit and application of volunteerism. So they do good work, and what better way to show your support than to get tight in a tony dahntahn establishment? I mean, they normally turn me away* at the door of Olive Or Twist, so right there, you know it’s a quality joint.
Raffles, live entertainment, food, and 100% of the 10 cover goes to Pittsburgh Cares.
(*Note: That’s never actually happened.)
“Amptique” – Indie Dance Party , 10:00 p.m., Creative Treehouse, Bellvue
Amptique is hosting an Indie dance party at Creative TreeHouse that includes work by local artists Laura Petrilla and Matthew Macri. The Creative Treehouse is trying to establish an arts scene up in Bellevue, by opening a space for a shared studio, art & music venue, educational center, and creative service, and good for them. I like the art, and I want more of the art everywhere. Bellevue’s as good a place as any for more art.
The gig’s byob, and they’ll have mixers available. I dunno how deep the mixer selection will be though, so if you’re really into drinking, say, vodka mixed with gatorade and clam juice you’re probably on your own.
Sunday, March 4
Liquid Sundays , 6:30 p.m., Rex Theatre, Sahsside
So the “Liquid Sundays” is (I know, that seems awkward using “is”, but I’m such a rank bad hat at the English Language that I’m just gonna go with it that way) a new monthly event taking place on the South Side. I can’t really tell if it’ll always be at the Rex or not, but that doesn’t really matter, I suppose. It’ll be in Sahsside regardless, and how many places could it be hosted?
They start off with a couple bands, “Soulharmonic” and “In The Wake Of Giants”, and they’ll also have an author on hand, Bob Hartman of London to “tell a story or two”. One would assume they’ll be his own, and not like, retelling of other people’s stuff. 21 and up, no cover. We love no cover, in more ways than one.
(Thanks to Nicole for sending this one in and to Dwight for telling her to do so.)
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.
(* Note: “Flock” being, y’know.. very loosely-defined…)