Saturday, March 30, 2013

Rustbelt Scrimmage


This  is a day-long event that brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, and idea generators to help companies and professionals alike learn how to apply a process called rapid-prototyping to your business.

The scrimmage is being put on by ReWork, an organization helping talented people find meaningful work, and to channel their energy into innovative organizations that are changing the world for the better.

ReWork’s next Scrimmage is on April 6th in Pittsburgh—the Scrimmage in the Rustbelt. Learn more about ttechniques and meet companies and professionals who will be putting them to use on projects that are making the Pittsburgh region a better place to live.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)
he Hustle Den
6024 Broad Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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Rustbelt Scrimmage

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Ready for Spring Biking?


Explore Bike Pittsburgh.Org's website for a schedule of local events and find activities that fit your schedule and interest! For example:

Mt. Lebanon Cycling and Caffeine Club Ride
When  Sat, March 30, 7am – 10am
Where Coffee Tree Roasters coffee house, 299 Beverly Road, Mount Lebanon Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Leaves   from Coffee Tree Roasters coffee house, 299 Beverly Road

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Pirates Workout Open to Public this Weekend

The Pirates pre-Opening Day workout at PNC Park on Sunday, March 31 will be open to the public, free of charge. Fans are invited to observe the workout, which is scheduled for 1 to 3:00 p.m., weather permitting.
Fans can enter the ballpark through the Legacy Square Gates (located in left field off General Robinson Street) beginning at 12:30 p.m. Sections one to 138 will be accessible for viewing batting practice and fielding drills. Aramark will open the Federal Street Grill concession area (located behind section 115) for the event.

Parking around the ballpark will be free of charge by Alco in Lot Four (located along Mazeroski Way) and Lot Six (located along General Robinson Street, directly across from PNC Park).

The Pirates 2013 regular season home opener is scheduled for Monday, April 1 at 1:35 p.m. and they play host the Chicago Cubs for a three-game series to begin the season. Tickets for the three game series are available at or by calling 1-877-893-2827.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Contemporary Italian Film Festival

Seven contemporary Italian films, in Italian with English subtitles will be shown over the next month. Venues, showtimes, film descriptions, and sponsor information will all be updated to the Film Festival’s main site.

Location: University of Pittsburgh campus
Date: April 4, 11, 18, 19, 25, 26, and May 3
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: All films are free and open to the public

Go to the links below for more info on the films and local real estate

Italian Film Fest
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Monday, March 25, 2013

Buc Night at PNC Park - Wednesday, April 3

April 3, 2013 is Buc Night at PNC Park! Pay just $1.00 for Infield Grandstand, Left/Right Field Grandstand, Outfield Grandstand and Bleacher General Admission tickets! Plus get Sugardale Hot Dogs and Popcorn for only $1.00, and save $1.00 off the price of Regular fountain soft drinks at PNC Park general concession stands.

Tickets should be purchased in advance. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here Pirates Tickets Pittsburgh Pirates

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

'An Orchid Obsession'

The Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania’s annual show, with the fitting theme of "An Orchid Obsession," serves to introduce these fascinating plants to the public and educate them about their diversity and culture. Exhibits boast an astonishing array of plants. Vendors are on hand with cultural equipment and plants. Free educational sessions are held on a variety of orchid-related topics, from "Growing Orchids in the House" to "The History of Orchids."

Where: Phipps Garden Center, 1059 Shady Ave., Shadyside.
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Admission: Free.

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Free Tours of the Old Allegheny County Jail Museum

It doesn't look like spring break weather is going to make you want to be outdoors everyday so try exploring some indoor places.
On Mondays from February through October, head over to the Old Allegheny County Jail Museum between 11:30 am and 1 pm for a FREE tour. A docent will be on hand to tell you the story of the place. Between 1999 and 2001, it was renovated to house the Family Division fo the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, but until 1995 it was still used as the Allegheny County Jail. A portion of one of the cell blocks has been preserved as the “Old Allegheny County Jail Museum.”
The Jail is just one of the Pittsburgh landmarks avialble for exploring through the History and Landmarks Foundation. Find out more about visiting the jail and other local landmarks at the Foundation's website
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Thursday, March 21, 2013


FrickKids is a free program for children ages 4-8 that takes place on the first Saturday morning of each month from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. Each session includes a lively tour and a take-home project.
Call to register (412) 371-0600


Location: The Frick Art Museum at the Frick Pittsburgh, 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh
Date: First Saturday of each month
Time: 11am – 11:45am
Cost: Free
Use the links below for more information

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Honor Fred Rogers, Celebrate Volunteer

Wednesday, March 20 is Mr. Rogers' would-be 85th birthday and the community is invited to celebrate!

There will be a lunchtime celebration concert in Market Square: Wear sneakers. Bring a sweater (men’s, women’s, girls or boys) to donate to United Way. The collected sweaters will be distributed to area organizations

The Children’s Museum is also offering free admission. Mr. McFeely, will be available from 12:30 – 2:30 pm.  

Find out more at the links that follow

Monday, March 18, 2013

Women's History Program at the Frick

Clayton tours

Bunco, Bingo and Bridge—The Games We Played
Wednesday, March 20
7:00–9:00 p.m.
The Frick Art Museum
$8 members; $10 non-members and guests. This program fills quickly; advance registration and pre-payment required

Location and phone7227 Reynolds Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15208


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Frick Events
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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Pittsburgh Today report finds population shift as young people move to city

The annual Pittsburgh Today report released last month, "Pittsburgh Today & Tomorrow 2013," highlighted Lawrenceville as a growing area experiencing a substantial shift in population as younger people move into the area. This study ranks Pittsburgh against 15 cities of similar size across the country.

The study found that after years of steep declines, the Lawrenceville neighborhood has gotten substantially younger as the population stabilized. From 1990 to 2010, the number of residents 65 or older dropped from 25 to 16 percent.

Read more about this report and local real estate at the websites below:

Pittsburgh Today

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Latin American & Caribbean Festival

The 33rd Annual Latin American and Caribbean Festival is a free cultural event, attracting thousands of individuals from the multicultural community.

Enjoy local and international musicians, handmade arts and crafts, authentic Latin American cuisine, traditional dance performances, and children’s activities.

Location: University of PittsburghWesley W. Posvar Hall Galleria, First Floor, Pittsburgh, PA
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013
noon until midnight
Free and open to the public
For more information, including a timetable of children’s activities details visit the
festival's website

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Sewickley Soup Crawl

Sample dozens of delicious signature soups prepared by
neighborhood restaurants, served at participating retailers.

Fun for the whole family! In addition to children under 10 being free, there is also a free scavenger hunt for all children.

Proceeds benefit the the Sewickly Community Center Food Pantry and the Oasis Teen Center at the Sewickley Valley YMCA.

Location: Wolcott Park, Beaver and Broad Streets, Sewickley PA
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 10-18, children 9 and under are Free
There are only 500 tickets available. Purchase your ticket on line in advance. Bring your printed ticket to Wolcott Park, register and pick up your map for the soup locations.

Find out more at the links below 
  Sewickley Soup Crawl
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Leap into St. Patrick's Day with Family Fun at Fifth Avenue Place


Following Pittsburgh’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, bring the whole family to Fifth Avenue Place from 11am-2pm and show your love o’ the Irish with an afternoon of festive fun. From face painting with our cheery leprechaun and crafts with the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, to live music and play-for-prize games, your family will be sure to get into the Irish spirit at Fifth Avenue Place.

Location: 120 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013
Time: 11am – 2pm
Cost: All events are FREE and open to the public.
For more information click on the links below
Fifth Avenue Place calendar
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Monday, March 11, 2013

Free Thursday Admission to the Carnegie Museums

Admission to Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History is free to all visitors 4–8 p.m. every Thursday in March. (The museums are closed on Mondays.)

Normal parking fees apply. Parking is $5 per car after 4 p.m. Admission to paid Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History programs is not included. Free Thursday nights in March are made possible by a generous gift from The Jack Buncher Foundation.

Carnegie Museums of Art & Natural History
4400 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Carnegie Museums
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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Aaronel deRoy Gruber: Art(ist) in Motion - Opening Celebration

Aaronel deRoy Gruber: Art(ist) in Motion - Opening Celebration

Features light bites and a cash bar. Reservations are appreciated by calling 724/837-1500 ext. 36. Museum Members: Join us at 6:00 PM for a special preview.
Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Saturday March 09, 2013 Exhibition Opening
Time : 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Cost : Free

221 North Main Street, Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone: (724) 837-1500  •  Fax: (724) 837-2921

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Friday, March 8, 2013


Culture Club: If these walls could talk

Happy Hour has never been so interesting. Start with a drink at 5:30 p.m. and then join in a salon-style conversation in the galleries. “If these walls could talk…” with Dan Byers, assistant curator of contemporary art, Chris Craychee, supervisor, installation and preparation, and members of the museum’s art handling crew.

When: March 21, 2013 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Cost: $10; includes museum admission, gallery discussion, and one drink ticket
Where: Carnegie Museum of Art
Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4080

Tel: 412.622.3131

For more information call or go to the Carnegie Museum's website
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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Observatory SkyWatch Evenings at the Science Center

The Carnegie Science Center invites you to learn about the wonders of the stars and explore globular clusters, nebulas and planets with their 16-inch Meade LX200 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope!

Volunteers from the Amateur Astronomers Association will show you the ropes as you get a spectacular view of outer space…for only $1!

Parking is $5 for non members and $3 for members

 Location: Carnegie Science Center (1st Floor – A guide will lead you to the observatory on the first floor for a mesmerizing view of the Point and Downtown Pittsburgh).
Date: On clear Friday  & Saturday evenings, weather permitting
Time: Times change seasonally depending on when it gets dark

Call the hotline at 412-237-3327 for the latest information, especially since the event is weather dependent and the time can vary based on the season.

Learn more at the links below
Carnegie Science Center
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Free Admission to the Carnegie Museums, Thursdays in March, 4-8pm

Admission to Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History is free to all visitors 4–8 p.m. every Thursday in March.
Normal parking fees apply. Parking is $5 per car after 4 pm.
Admission to paid Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History programs is not included.

Thursday nights in March are made possible by a generous gift from The Jack Buncher Foundation.

Carnegie Museums of Art & Natural History
4400 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

For more information click on the links below

Carnegie Museums
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Monday, March 4, 2013

Catch The Pittsburgh Banjo Club for FREE

Catch The Pittsburgh Banjo Club for free every Wednesday night from 8pm until 11pm.  It’s an open rehearsal and sign-along.

The Pittsburgh Banjo Club’s weekly rehearsal is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


Location: The Elks Lodge, 400 Cedar Avenue, Pittsburgh PA, Northside
Date: Wednesdays
Time: 8pm until 11pm
Cost: Free

For more details or questions, please visit the  Pittsburgh Banjo Club's website.
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Sunday, March 3, 2013

“Bound Together” Book Club – Venetia Porter’s The Art of Hajj

In this collaboration between Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, each month brings a new book selection related to a work of art. Begin with a 15-minute gallery talk highlighting visual and literary connections. Then, converse with fellow readers and library staff.  This month’s book selection is Venetia Porter’s The Art of Hajj. 

Location: Carnegie Museum of Art 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 7:45pm
Cost: Free – Call 412-622-3288 to register

Go to the links below for more information about the book club and local real estate
Carnegie Museum of Art

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Duquesne Light Presents Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show

Had enough of this gray weather with the half-hearted snow? This Home & Garden show boasts 1500 exhibits & over 9 acres with everything for your home.

Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd., Downtown Pittsburgh
Date: March 1 through 10, 2013

Time: See link for times of various events throughout the Show

Cost: At the door: $10 adults, $4 kids 6-12, under 6 FREE.

When you buy an adult ticket online, you can get a one year free subscription to Better Homes & Gardens (a $6 value). If you’d rather receive a discount on the ticket itself, there’s a coupon for $3 off a regular adult ticket on their

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Ice Skating in Pittsburgh

Winter in the ‘Burgh ushers in all sorts of cold weather fun, from holiday light shows, to sledding, to hot chocolate and warm fires, to ICE SKATING! What a fantastic way to take advantage of the cold, blustery weather. Afterwards, don’t forget that hot chocolate and warm fire!

Here are links to some of the most popular skating venues in town. If you’re looking for an affordable way to get outside and have some fun this winter, look no further!

For hours and additional programs, please check out the links to each individual site.

Ice Skating in Pittsburgh

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