Carnegie International Continues at CMOA; The Hangar, a Good Landing Spot for Food and Fun (Mon., 1/28/19)

Postcommodity's 'From Smoke and Tangled Waters, We Carried Fire Home.' (photo: Bryan Conley)

Postcommodity’s ‘From Smoke and Tangled Waters, We Carried Fire Home.’ (photo: Bryan Conley)

1) It’s hard for such a big event to fly under the radar, but the opening-day buzz has died down so here’s a reminder: The Carnegie International is still up and running, right here in Pittsburgh. This periodic showing of contemporary art from around the world is world-famous. The International literally gives you a state-of- the-art view of new work by artists in every style and medium imaginable. Videos range from a wildly comical collection of short takes, by American Alex Da Corte, to a mystical meditation on death and memory by Han Kang of South Korea. Audience favorites include an awesome sculptural piece made of industrial scrap: “From Smoke and Tangled Waters, We Carried Fire Home,” by the Postcommodity collective. Also popular is the very quirky “Fruit and Other Things,” in which Pittsburgh artists Lenka Clayton and Jon Rubin stage a conceptual riff on the titles of over 10,000 artworks once rejected from the International. For more information, see our review—and for goodness sake, check out the art. This edition of the Carnegie International is the 57th; the show began in 1896. Through March 25 at Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. (MV)

2) Is there a better name for a restaurant near an airport than The Hangar? Whether you are a Moon resident, Robert Morris student, or a passenger soon to depart or arrive from Pittsburgh International, The Hangar is a top spot to park and refuel. The restaurant prides itself on its wings and freshly fried fish. Plenty of other food is on the full menu, some of it aeronautically themed (The “B-52” Dog, The Hangar sandwich), others not but equally delicious (Ultimate Nachos, Hot Roast Beef). Enjoy a meal or drink while watching local sports teams on one of 13 50-inch flat screens. Mondays at 8 p.m. are Steel City Poker nights. Tuesdays are $5 Captain and Coke pitchers and 75 cent jumbo wings. Happy hour runs Monday through Friday (4 – 6 p.m.) and features: half off Bar Bites, $2 Domestic drafts and bottles, and 25 oz. domestic mugs for $3.50. The Hangar also hosts live music, dance parties, and the occasional comedy night. 500 Flaugherty Run Rd., Moon Township. (CM)