Monday, March 31, 2014

Be a Dick's Pittsburgh Marathon Volunteer
May 1-4

You have a month to get organized for Marathon Weekend! There are many ways and time slots available for you to support the 2014 Dick’s Pittsburgh Marathon over Marathon Weekend! A few examples:
- Registration Pick-ups on Friday
Fluid Stations during the race on Sunday
Finish Line Pick-ups

Go to the detailed Pittsburgh Marathon Website   to find a time and activity that appeals to you and sign up.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

The Pittsburgh Super Stroll - Sunday, March 30

A community and family-oriented event in which participants dress as their favorite superhero and walk 1.5 miles around the University of Pittsburgh campus. The walk is interlaced with a comic-like storyline comprised of heroiKs’ featured superheroes and youth performers from around the area.
heroiKs strives to make the walk an entertaining learning experience as well as raise money through donations and pledges to The Free Care Fund of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Find out more

 Registration starts at noon at the U of Pittsburgh William Pitt Union, the event ends at 4pm.
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

21st JFilm Festival - March 27-April 6

With 17 films from 8 countries the Festival provides comedy, drama, romance, adventure and documentary - something to whet all kinds of movie appetites.

Most of these films would not be available to local audiences if not for JFilm, so this is the time to see top-quality international movies on Jewish themes, characters or experiences right here in our own community. Check the schedule and buy tickets here  

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Pennsylvania Maple Festival
With freezes at night and thaws during the day, the sap collecting and gathering takes place. Drive 90 min south of Pittsburgh to Meyersdale to enjoy pancakes and syrup provided by the Lions Club (8am to 5pm) and view sugaring demos and crafts. 

Get directions and more info at the festival site
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Pittsburgh region home values up 5.9 percent in 2013

Real estate website Zillow shows Pittsburgh region home values with only a moderate increase – making housing still a relatively good buy here vs. the other 35 metro areas included in the survey.
The region’s November Zillow Home Value Index was $118,600, behind only Detroit ($104,700) and Cleveland ($116,200). Zillow’s Rent Index show Pittsburgh and Portland, OR rents tied for highest month-to-month gains.

Get more value details from Zillow
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Monday, March 24, 2014

Italian Film Festival

All this and spring, too!
Seven contemporary Italian films, in Italian with English subtitles, will be shown from March 27 - April 12 either at the Frick Fine Arts Theatre or the Carnegie Museum Theatre.  Films are free and begin at 7pm unless otherwise noted.

More info can be found at the Italian Film Festival website
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Sunday, March 23, 2014

International Film Festival

The eighth edition of the Film Festival is dedicated to the legacy of Paul Goodman, the world-renowned filmmaker, psychologist, and Carnegie Mellon professor, and to his professional focus on the human challenges and achievements of diverse groups of workers worldwide.

This year, Paul has been recognized with two major awards at the Madrid International Film Festival for his astounding accomplishments, including the Best Producer of Documentary Film Award for Shipbreakers. The film is mostly set in Alang, India, where there is a six-mile stretch of an oily, smoky beach where huge ocean vessels that are no longer seaworthy are run aground, broken apart and stripped of everything from portholes and paneling to furniture and propellers.

Find out more about the festival or go straight to the schedule

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Free “Celebrate the Arts Sundays” at the Carnegie Library

Celebrate local music, dance, poetry, arts and culture, as well as foreign film on Sunday afternoons at the main library 4400 Forbes Avenue.  These events take place every Sunday from 2:00 – 3:00 on the first floor. FREE!

 World Kaleidascope takes places the fourth Sunday of each month as a cultural event celebrating traditional music, dance, storytelling or folk art from around the world.

There are different themes each week. For confirmation on each week’s specific details call 412-622-3116 or visit the Carnegie Library's site

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Mister Rogers Day – FREE Admission to The Children’s Museum!

Enjoy free admission today from 10am to 5pm at the Children’s Museum in honor of Mister Rogers. Enjoy a visit from everyone's favorite speedy delivery man, Mr. McFeely at 11:00 am. Don’t forget to explore classic Neighborhood pieces such as King Friday’s Castle and X the Owl's Tree.
One adult must accompany every 5 children. For additional information, please visit the Children’s Museum website
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Rita’s 22nd Annual First Day of Spring Free Italian Ice Giveaway


Rita’s celebrates their 22nd Italian Ice Giveaway, and debuts their newest flavor, STARBURST® Cherry Italian Ice, at all locations beginning at Noon, Thursday, March 20th, 2014. 

Guests who visit any Rita’s Italian Ice on the First Day of Spring, March 20th, will receive a free Italian Ice in a limited edition cup, in the available flavor of their choice.  

Click here to find a convenient Rita’s near you.
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Farm to Table Pittsburgh

Local Food Conference & Food Tasting
The 8th Annual Conference is Friday & Saturday, March 21 – 22, 2014 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.

Farm to Table Pittsburgh is the local food and healthy eating component of Pathways to SmartCare Wellness Program and provides Local Food Programs for schools, employers, senior residencies and community groups.  

Find out more about this year's this year's conference

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Ready for baseball?

Go to Buc Night at PNC Park on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.
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 at PNC Park general concession stands.


For more information and to purchase tickets, go to the Pirates' website and look for the "lowest price tickets" on the opening page.

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Lawrenceville on Sundays

Still looking for some affordable fun on a Sunday? Lawrenceville offers many options…off-the-beaten-path, and on the cheap!

Sunday brunch at Coca Café runs until 2pm. They don’t take advance reservations, but they do take call ahead seating requests, so give them a ring when you’re “on your way” and get your name on the wait list.

After brunch, it’s time to go bowling! Arsenal Bowling Lanes offers 50 cent Sundays from 1:00-4:00pm. For a $6 admission price, you get 50 cent shoe rental, games, soda and hot dogs! After you’ve finished bowling, stroll down Butler Street for some window shopping. Stop in some of the great independent stores like Wild Card.
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Rachel Renée Russell & The Dork Diaries

PA&L Kids and Teens events include programs formerly known as “Black, White & Read All Over.” These programs were created to encourage family reading and to introduce kids and teens to the most talented writers of children’s and YA books today
Rachel Renée Russell is the creator of the tween-favorite The Dork Diaries. The New York Times bestselling author has written seven books for the series, including The Dork Diaries 3 ½ and How to Dork Your Diary.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids, and free for children 3 and under. Bonus! Free Dork Diaries Swag and Snacks during the book signing! For tickets click here click here or call 412-622-8866 and to find out more about the Carnegie Library's wide range of activities. Books will be available or sale from a local bookstore.

 Sunday, March 16 at 2:30 pm
 Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

St. Patrick’s Day Family Fun at Fifth Avenue Place!

Pittsburgh’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Saturday, March 15 ~ and Fifth Avenue Place is your Downtown Destination! Following the Parade, bring the whole family to Fifth Avenue Place from 11am to 2pm and show your love o’ the Irish. Enjoy face painting with our cheery leprechaun, crafts with the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and be entertained with beautiful melodies by a strolling violinist. Your family will be sure to get into the Irish spirit!
All events are FREE and open to the public.
Location: 120 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Date: Saturday, March 15, 2014
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

The Frick Family Fun Days: American Adventure
Celebrate American history through art at The Frick.  Explore the galleries and discover how portraits of founding fathers, abundant still lifes, majestic landscapes and scenes of everyday life capture the American spirit.  Get creative at art stations around the museum and don’t leave without stopping at the portrait “parlour” to strike a fancy pose and smile for the camera.
Date: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 11 am – 3 pm

Cost: FREE
Location: The Frick Art Museum at the Frick Pittsburgh, 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh
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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Meet n’ Make at Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse


Meet n’ Make is Creative Reuse’s monthly creative potluck that’s BYOB and totally free. Bring whatever it is you’re currently working on or get inspired by the magic of your surroundings at the shop. Use up to a small bulk bag’s worth of material from the Bulk Section for free! Tools like scissors and glue are available for use. Meet a new friend, encounter an old one, or bring your entire contacts list so you’re not alone. Find out more
Location: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, 214 N. Lexington Street,  Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Dates: 2nd Thursday of every month, time: 6pm-8pm
Cost: FREE

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Fish Fry Friday


‘Tis the season for Fish Fries! They’re a Pittsburgh tradition, not to mention an affordable way to get a tasty meal and support local parishes. Plenty of them offer lunch and dinner with the full meal deal costing $8 or less! So, where do you go? Here is a link to a  comprehensive list of parishes.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

An American Odyssey - at the Frick 

The Warner Collection of American Painting is an exciting exhibition of American artists from the nation’s early years of independence through the dawn of the 20th century and includes major artists and movements from the Peale family and Gilbert Stuart to American Impressionists like Childe Hassam and Theodore Robinson, with beautiful Hudson River School works falling in between.


Take advantage of the docents’ expertise and plan to attend a Gallery Talk or Docent Tour when you visit until the exhibit closes on May 25

Friday Features Gallery Talks: Fridays at 1:00 p.m.
Docent Tours of An American Odyssey: Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

 Happy Hour for Globally-Minded People

Meet globally-minded people from Pittsburgh and all over the world to make new friends and learn more about different cultures at the GlobalPittsburgh First Thursdays monthly happy hour on Thursday, March 6 from 5:30-8:00 pm at the new location at Steel Cactus Authentic Mexican Restaurante & Cantina in Shadyside. Bring your friends, family and colleagues or come alone - it's a very friendly group!
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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Spring Thinking?

 What are you thinking/dreaming about as winter ends? More outdoor activities? Getting all the salt and chemicals washed off your car - finally? Working in the yard? Checking out new job opportunities?

I case you missed it, there’s a great article in today’s Post-Gazette re top places to work in Pittsburgh. It's worth a read! The article could make you content with your current job, push you to campaign so your firm is listed among next time; help you gather steam to attempt changes at your current firm; or, make you realize that you want a change. Read more.

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Silent Disco Ice Skating at Schenley Park Rink

Participants don headsets plugging them into their own private music while gliding around with friends. The disco is brought to you by Frequency 528, a coalition of artists that started organizing silent discos in Pittsburgh last summer.

Details: Schenley Park Ice Skating Rink on Overlook Drive in Oakland from 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $20, for headsets, access to the bar and pizza, and chances for door prizes.

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