Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Draw Like Degas

Make your mark in this playful exploration of drawing. Create a cool sketchbook then fill the pages right in the gallery. Turn your smudges, squiggles, zigzags and curly q’s into amazing drawings, just like Degas. FREE.

Saturday, October 4
11:00–11:45 a.m.
Meet at The Frick Art Museum

FrickKids is a free program for children ages 4-8 that takes place on the first Saturday of each month, October through May, from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. Each session includes a lively tour and a take-home project. Find out more
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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Rust or Revival: Which Way Is Our Town Headed?

A community forum at 90.5 WESA for the Keystone Crossroads Project


Pennsylvania's cities and towns are full of promise, but plagued by problems. The appeal of urban living is on the rise. Many neighborhoods bustle with new residents and amenities. But issues such as crumbling infrastructure and high taxes linger. What can Pennsylvania's cities do to address their problems and fulfill their promise?
On September 30, WESA is we're hosting a community forum and looking for input. Make your voice heard about the issues facing the places where you live and work. You'll meet project editors and the reporting team, and hear a brief review of the project's goals. The rest of the evening will be about you and your views. There will be small-group dialogues and you'll have a chance to give videotaped advice to the next governor of Pennsylvania.

The event is free of charge. Space is limited. Register here to attend
When: Tuesday, 9/30/14; 6:30 p.m.-9:00p.m.
Where: 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Plan Ahead - Free Admission Day at the Carnegie Science Center Oct. 5

Plan ahead! Visit the museum next weekend to see the newest exhibits - BIKES: Science on Two Wheels and SpacePlace. Climb a wall in Highmark SportsWorks®, get nostalgic with the Miniature Railroad, try to score against the hockey robot, and tour an authentic submarine!

Free Admission to all exhibits, planetarium, and live shows on RAD Day; Omnimax and laser shows not included. Plan Your Visit
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

ArtsDOG: October 2...Save the date!

Arts Day of Giving, affectionately called ArtsDOG, will take place on Thursday, October 2 from 6AM till midnight. ArtsDOG is an 18-hour opportunity for arts lovers like to donate online to your favorite arts and culture nonprofits, including 90.5 WESA. Because your contributions are partially matched by The Pittsburgh Foundation, your dollars go further!
Click for details  and remember to visit again on October 2 to support 90.5 WESA with your ArtsDOG gift!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Trust Arts Gallery Crawl

Art. Music. Dance. Architecture. Film. Networking. Fun. FREE!
The Gallery Crawl is a free quarterly showcase of art and entertainment in the heart of the Cultural District. All events take place at a variety of galleries and spaces and are FREE and open to the public. The event is ongoing between 5:30 and 9:00 pm, and patrons may start at any location.

 Click here for a map and other info


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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Penn’s Colony Festival

The Festival was started the in 1984 as a way to showcase colonial-era craftsmanship while engaging participants in the history of the French and Indian War. The festival now features music, arts, crafts and foods. It has grown and evolved, but remains true to its core.
When: Sept. 27 and 28 (rain or shine) 10 am to 6 pm Saturday; 10 am to 5 pm Sunday.
Admission:   $7, $6 age 60+, $5 ages 8-15, free for age 7 and under; No group rates unavai
Where:   Penn's Colony Village, Clinton near Saxonburg, Butler County.

Read more or call for details:   724-352-9922
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Free Admission to the National Aviary

 Saturday, October 4, 2014; 10am-5pm

Discover more than 150 amazing bird species from around the world under one roof on Pittsburgh’s Northside. Get nose-to-beak with a colony of African penguins; admire free-flying birds in the tropical rainforest; meet Wookie, the two-toed sloth; and explore Canary’s Call, home to six Malayan Flying Foxes.  The National Aviary is America’s only indoor bird zoo and is located just blocks from PNC Park.
Location: 700 Arch Street, North Shore
Plan your visit  Shows and feedings may involve additional fees.
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Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Taste of Grow Pittsburgh

Sip organic craft beers, listen to music from members of Shelf Life String Band, enjoy custom tastings from restaurant partners, enter a pick-a-prize raffle and support Grow Pittsburgh by buying your ticket to their fifth annual event ($60 for members, $75 for non-embers). Go to the website to buy tickets.

When: Sunday, September 21, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Where: Pittsburgh Ctr for the Arts, 6300 5th Ave  

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Purchase your tickets here:http://www.showclix.com/event/ATasteofGrowPittsburgh

Friday, September 19, 2014

4th Annual Point Breeze Yard Sale


More than 90 participating houses!

 Point Breeze, Pittsburgh, PA

Saturday, September 20, 2014

9am - 3pm

 Click here for a map and info about available items.


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Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Running of the Weiner Dogs

The Running of the Wieners is a puppy fun run that takes place during The Waterfront’s Fall Fest where small pups dress in hot dog
costumes and spectators cheer them to the finish line! Any friendly dog who weights less than 25 pounds may enter.
The winning pup will receive over $250 in prizes. After the race, stick around for live entertainment, free puppy photos, treats, activities, games and more!

Race time is 2pm on Saturday, Sept. 20th

Click here to register your dog of find out more.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Best Games Fest 2014
The Best Games Fest is an evening of brand-new sports, street games, and social games that turn the city into an urban playground. This year's Festival showcases Community Lawns, the City of Play project that revitalizes vacant spaces through games. The festival takes to the streets with sidewalk and urban exploration games, and the finishes the evening with great new social games and a playtest party featuring games never-before-played anywhere, ever.

Where: East Liberty Community Lawn, at Baum and South Euclid Ave. Street and garage parking is available nearby.
Admission for Sept 20 is $10 + a service fee. You also receive a discount on an annual membership code that locks and unlocks the storage lockers at each Lawn  throughout the city, so you'll always be close to a great place to relax. Memberships are $25 for the year.  Find out more

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Frick Film at Noon: Amélie
Amélie tells the story of a shy young woman who relishes life’s small pleasures, transforming her own life as she quietly brings happiness to those around her. The French language film features the Paris neighborhood of Montmarte, where Edgar Degas and other artists featured in the Frick's current Degas exhibition lived and worked. Though set in modern-day France, the neighborhood retains many of the qualities seen in Degas’ time.  Find out more
French with English subtitles. Rated R. 121 minutes.
Free and open to the public
Thursday, September 18 at 12:00 p.m.
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Monday, September 15, 2014


Expect heated competition when Pittsburgh Firefighters from Engine 8 compete against chefs from Giant Eagle Market District. Firefighters has won the competition every year since its launch in 2011.You can sample the chili, including the firefighters’ famous “Dragonslayer" in exchange for making donations.  All money collected will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Western Pennsylvania.
Find out more

Monday, September 15,  3:30 – 6 p.m.
East Liberty Farmers’ Market (Station Street & N. Euclid Avenue)

All money raised benefits a local charity.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Mexican War Streets H&G Tour


One of the oldest and finest house tours in the city! Visitors will be treated to a leisurely self-guided tour of homes and gardens throughout this historic neighborhood on Pittsburgh’s North Side. The House Tour will also showcase a midway of vendors, with food service provided by the Monterey Pub and All in Good Taste Productions.

Pre-sale tickets are available now for $18 per person, or $15 for groups of 10 or more. You may also buy tickets for $20 per person on the day of the tour at the ticket booth on Monterey Street at West North Avenue.  Purchase tickets on line. Tickets will be held for Will Call at the ticket booth on the day of the tour.

When: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 14th
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Friday, September 12, 2014

3rd Annual Chile Pepper Farm Festival


Have you ever eaten chiles from Hatch, New Mexico? Your blogger has – they are wonderful!  Try sautéing roasted chiles and adding to scrambled eggs or, add them to a burger.
Reyna Foods is hosting its third annual Chile Festival. In addition to roasting Hatch chiles, there will be wine, spirits and beer tastings, various local chefs, sharing and demonstrating their delicious chile pepper recipes, local farmers selling fresh produce, local artists and crafters selling their unique merchandise and creations, local bands performing all throughout the day as well as games, raffles, hay rides (extra cost), and a really fun kids zone.

Location: DiCio’s White Oak Farm, 3314 Wagner Road, Allison Park, Get directions
When: Saturday September 13-14, 2014; 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: $7 in advance, $10 at the gate, FREE for children under 12

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sept 13: Gourmet Burger Competition 2014

 The Pittsburgher Pittsburgh Events

So where is your favorite Pittsburgh spot to get a burger?  If you have to think more thank 5 seconds for that response, then you need to do some sampling to find out the answer!  Good thing it's time for the third annual Pittsburgher 2014 Gourmet Burger Competition!  It's a day dedicated to figuring out who's the best in the burgh for burgers: what more could you ever want?  Come on down to Rivers Casino, try out what the competitors have to offer, and stay for live music!

Where:  Rivers Casino, 777 Casino Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
When:  Sept 13
Cost:  $40

Cain’s Saloon
Coaches Bottle Shop and Grill
Dive Bar & Grille
King’s Family Restaurant
Latitude 360
Rivers Casino

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sept 12: Lawrenceville Turns 200!

Love Lawrenceville and feel like celebrating?  Or do you just want to find a reason to head over to one of Pittsburgh's hottest neighborhoods?  Well here's your chance.  Lawrenceville will be turning 200 this year and Row House Cinemas isn't going to let the date slip by without a party.  On Sept 12, Friday, they will be hosting an event with themed movies, food and drink (let's not forget that they have a craft beer shop attached to the theater), photography exhibit, and lectures.  All ages are welcome!

5:30- She's out of My League
7:20- I was a Communist for the FBI
9:00- Money for Nothing

Where:  Row House Cinemas, 4115 Butler St
When:  Sept 12, 5pm

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Become a Middle School Mentor             

You can make a difference this Fall at the Obama Academy. Training is provided, and the meeting time is Thursdays at 12:35pm. Middle Schoolers with mentors:

* Are more engaged in school
* Get better grades
* Make attendance a priority
* Enjoy time with their mentors
* Learn about all kinds of things

Monthly meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Union Project. Meetings are not held in July or December.
Visit the website to find out more.

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Gardening Thyme: Little Green Thumbs

Come explore the Library garden! Do you like digging in the dirt, observing nature, and caring for plants? Then join us for a sensory exploration of the Library garden. Recommended for children ages 3 and up.

 When: Monday, September 8, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: Squirrel Hill - Children's Room, 5801 Forbes
Find out more by phone 412-422-9651 or clicking



Saturday, September 6, 2014

Halfway to St. Patrick's Day - Pittsburgh's Irish Celebration

The three-day Festival is loaded with traditional music, food, drink, dancing, arts and history – there’s even an Irish Dog tent. The Festival is located nearby in the Riverplex at Sandcastle. In addition to special activities over the weekend, the Festival is the centerpiece of yearlong efforts to promote Irish culture in our region.

Check out the extensive brochure to find out more.


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Friday, September 5, 2014

Two Sides of Art: Westmoreland Museum of Art

So you like portraits, but your friend you brought with you has tastes that cater to the abstract.  This month, the Westmoreland Museum of Art will be opening their @rt 30 exhibit, featuring the works of anatomical papercutting sculptor, Gianna Paniagua, and pointilism portrait artist, Jack Puglisi.  Both artists are masters at their particular crafts which are incredibly different from the other.  The pairing, then, creates a unique exhibition that caters to all types of artistic interests.  The common thread?  A meticulous process in order to create.  Puglisi forms each portrait from tiny dots that come together to create the image.  When making her paperworks, Paniagua chooses to create her repetitive patterns strictly by handcutting each piece.  The exhibition will run from September 4-28 at the Westmoreland Museum of Art. 4764 Route 30

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Your Life: The Musical

Ever wanted to see your name in lights? One lucky audience member will have their life story transformed into a hilarious and touching musical show, as if featured on Broadway (except with no script and no budget). It could be you!
Location: Arcade Comedy Theater, 811 Liberty Ave
When: September 5 at 8pm
Cost: $10 ($5 students) BYOB
Find out more about the theater's other programs.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

What are you looking for in a home?

While David Letterman’s Top 10 lists generally culminate in a No. 1 ranking, the following list includes 10 things that are worth considering.

1. Neighborhood personality, amenities
2. Commuting convenience
3. Affordability
4. Schools
5. Evolving lifestyle suitability
6. Mortgage availability  
7. Energy efficiency
8. Style – cozy vs. open floor plans  
9. Outdoor space
10.Technology access 

What are YOU looking for in a home?  Work with a RE/MAX Realty Brokers Agent to develop your own Top 10 List and find a home that ranks #1 with you!