Unheard, Uncommon, Unboring

The Union Project (my favorite community center/cafe) is hosting their annual holiday kick-off this Saturday, Dec 3.  Just $20, which is a steal, the evening includes performances by

  • Centro Flamenco de Pittsburgh
  • The Pentecostal Temple Mass Choir
  • The Oriental Star Dancers
  • El Coro Latino Americano
  • The First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh Bell Choir

There will also be a live auction for some excellent items – another great place to do good while doing your christmas shopping.

Saturday December 3
The Union Project, Corner of Stanton & Negly in Highland Park
The Union Project has a number of other events as part of this years unwrapped celebrations.  Click here for the Unwrapped website.

PGH Trivia: Hill Street Blues

I was reading this article today from Bloomberg.com about liens on property in Pittsburgh, how much money is being made and how this complicates redevelopment.  Fun stuff, not so much (It is important stuff though and I reccomend you take a look at the article).  I learned this fun fact from the article – the Hill district was the inspiration for Hill Street Blues.  I did a double take and then went to check this out on Wikipedia (there is some amazing stuff on there).

The name of the show was based on Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Chief writer Steven Bochco attended college at the nearby Carnegie Institute of Technology and used the downtrodden Hill District as inspiration for naming the show.

The Wikipedia also has a page on the Hill District.

Craft Factory

I was super sad that I did not get to make a stop at Handmade Arcade this year.  So I am happy to find out about the Mattress Factory’s CRAFT FACTORY this weekend.

Saturday, December 2nd
Come to the Mattress Factory and shop one-of-a-kind items by artist from the local area. Craft Factory, sponsored by the Mattress Factory Shop, is an opportunity for local artists to display and sell their handmade crafts. Perfect for holiday giving, The Craft Factory puts the spirit of the DIY community in the spotlight. From Jewelry to clothing to books and more, there will be something for everyone at this alternative craft fair!

After you make your purchases stop by the holiday stamping table to decorate paper and wrap your presents.
Enjoy ARTLab hands-on art activities from 1 – 3 PM

Rahnd-up: Burgh Blog(h)s

11/29/06 – UPDATE: New URL for Overheard in Pittsburgh – http://www.overheardinpittsburgh.com

Pitt Girl: Call me, we’ll go out and find something fun to do that doesn’t involve Bob Logue in any way whatsoever.
Carbolic sees nail, hits it squarely on head. And then they hit it again. And again.
– Go over to T & A, read a list of “Potential Names of Pornographic Movies Starring WTAE’s Bob Mayo”. But wait until after lunch to do so. Seriously.
Overheard in Pittsburgh: It doesn’t? Shit.