Pittsburgh Events August 22-24, 2014

#Stufftodo412 – Carrick Cornfest, Little Italy Days, Pedal Pgh & More

It's hard to believe that we are nearing the end of August.  Back to school shopping has begun and this might  be the last unofficial weekend of summer.  If you are lucky enough to be in Pittsburgh this weekend - there are plenty of ways to seize the summertime fun. Know of an event that should be on the list?  Leave a comment below or share on Twitter with the #stufftodo412 https://storify.com/iheartpgh/stuff-to-do-in-the-412-august-22-24 … [Read More...]

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TechShop Knows How to Hack a Party – Event on August 28 to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

If you haven't had a chance to check out TechShop Pittsburgh yet - you are in luck!  On August 28, they are closing down the shop for a party of epic proportions.  This is a great party and a great deal - a day pass to TechShop is $50.  Tickets for Party@TechShop are $15, use the code TSlovesIheartPGH to save $5 off the ticket price.  So for $10 you get access to the shop and whole lot of food and drink from some of the best local spots in town. Party@TechShop - Thursday, August 28 When: … [Read More...]

Ian Smith of SurfSUP Adventures & Micalla Mikus of Freeport Paddleboarding getting ready to race (Photo Credit: Mike Briggs)

Race on Water – Standup Paddleboard Race at the Lake Arthur Regatta

A few years ago when my sister was in law school, she spent a summer working in Hawaii.  She returned to the east coast with some legal knowledge, a tan and a love of surfboard sports. I have become a huge fan of kayaking around Pittsburgh - if you haven't seen Downtown Pittsburgh from a kayak, you are missing out.  And I am now an even bigger fan of standup paddleboarding on the three rivers. Fortunately for me, there are some great people in Pittsburgh who are helping to get more people … [Read More...]

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Unique Yoga Classes in Pittsburgh (Yoga w/Beer, Brunch, Boards & More)

Yinz are really getting into to the yoga here in the steel city.  What an incredible crowd of people at the OpenStreetsPGH event last week.  So many people you couldn't squeeze another yoga mat into market square. If you are looking for some other places to break out your yoga mats around town ... check out these unique yoga classes and events. https://storify.com/iheartpgh/unique-yoga-classes-in-pittsburgh … [Read More...]

View of Millvale (Photo Credit: Millvale Bogough Facebook Page)

Urban Hike Heads to Millvale – Macaroons, Murals and More

Urban Hike is one of the best ways to check out the city and meet some new folks.  The Urban Hike organizers have mapped out a route, found the best places to eat and lined up some local experts to share some local history.  This hike to Millvale will make a stop to see one of the best kept secrets in Western PA - the Maxo Vanka Murals. Urban Hike Millvale Saturday, July 19, 2014 10am - meet at Jean-March Chatellier's French Bakery, 212 North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15209 Facebook Event … [Read More...]

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Clean Your Closet – Shred Your Threads Clothing Swap & Cash for Clothes

Looking to update your wardrobe on the cheap? Here is a great excuse to clean out your closet.  Check out this AWESOME event at TechShop on Sunday or some of the other ways you can exchange you can upgrade your wardrobe on the cheap. Shred Your Threads Clothing Swap at TechShop This Sunday, June 29, 2014 - TechShop Pittsburgh is hosting an epic clothing swap and workshop event. This is a great deal too - $12 if you aren't a TechShop Pittsburgh member and gets you access to the swap, to … [Read More...]

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Wed. June 25 – Join me for THE GIVE and learn more about StartingBloc

Two months ago, I traveled to Los Angeles to attend the StartingBloc Fellowship program - which is a 5 day workshop for anyone who is interested in social innovation, creating change and becoming a better leader.   I learned about StartingBloc from the guys who run ReWork, a startup that is currently located in New York City, but was started by two Pittsburghers. I loved my StartingBloc experience and returned to Pittsburgh filled with new ideas and a network of other change makers … [Read More...]

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Thread Needs Your Vote!

Please take a moment to help this awesome Pittsburgh startup (yes, Thread is a business not a non-profit) win $25,000 dollars. Thread, a social venture start-up headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, takes waste from the poorest places in the world and transforms it into dignified jobs and responsible fabric. This week, Thread is in the running to win $25K in theLedbury Launch competition with a public vote. Each vote brings us one step closer to the sweet taste of victory (and much needed capital to … [Read More...]

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Pittsburgh Screening of startupland – A New Documentary Series

Remember how last summer the awesome readers of this blog generously contributed to my project so I could participate as a passenger on the Millennial Trains Project?  We'll this is one of the many good things that came out of the trip.  I was thrilled to receive an email last week from two of the people I met on the train asking if I knew anyone that would be interested in hosting a screening of startupland in Pittsburgh.  My reply - yes- of course, Pittsburgh would love to host a screening.  A … [Read More...]