TEDxPittsburgh is this Saturday– get 25% off tickets!

TEDxPittsburgh

Get your tickets to TEDxPittburgh and the TEDxPittsburgh After Party. Use code "bridgespgh" for 25% off! We all know about TED talks: the moving, inspirational, educational videos that pop up in our social media feeds and emails from friends and family. They make us think, they make us laugh, and sometimes they even make us cry. Best of all, they explore, celebrate, and share the things, both good and bad, that make us human. So wouldn't you love to see some TED talks, in person, … [Read more...]

Saturday, May 9: Wilkinsburg Vacant Home Tour

BusBulkhead

This Saturday, May 9th, is the Vacant Home Tour of Wilkinsburg. Tour takers will spend 45 minutes walking through Wilkinsburg, be shown five vacant historic homes by knowledgeable tour guides, then be able to sit in on a workshop to learn what goes into buying one. If you're thinking "that sounds unique", you're right: it may be the first tour of its kind. And if you're thinking "I should go", then you're not alone: nearly 500 people have RSVP'd on their Facebook page. Best of all, the tour is … [Read more...]

North Side Restaurant Round Up

North-Side-Restaurants

Going to Fringe Fest this weekend and looking for food? Try these local North Side restaurants. Max’s Allegheny Tavern is a German restaurant and the weekend home for Storyswap storytellers, Michael McGovern: Stand Up Horror and several other performances. Grab a schnitzel or bratwurst and enjoy. Max’s is located a few blocks from Fringe Central, Bistro To Go and several other venues. Bistro To Go hosts several performances. Pick up a salad or sandwich before, during or after Major, … [Read more...]

This weekend: Living on the Fringe

Pittsburgh Fringe Festival

If you are looking for experimental plays, one-person shows and performance art without a filter, the second annual Pittsburgh Fringe Festival comes to the North Side this weekend, May 8-10. If you are anything like me, I hadn’t heard about the Fringe last year when it took place in Shadyside. And, like so many of the more subversive events I find so fascinating in this city, I found out through old school word-of-mouth. So, after doing my own research, becoming involved and now preparing to … [Read more...]