Radio Round Up – September 28

Premiering in Pittsburgh

  • New comedy Park makes its debut in Pittsburgh (even before NY and LA)
  • Produced by Pittsburgher Dana Jackson who grew up in Mt. Lebanon
  • Dana Jackson and writer/director Kurt Voelker will be at the premier on Friday night at the South Side works cinema

Little Italy Days

  • Giant Street Festival
  • Best of Bloomfield
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Food, Music, Dancing and I am sure drinking


  • PA Young Professionals Conference in Pittsburgh this weekend Sept 28-Sept 30 at Heinz Field
  • Great speakers
  • Looking for a job – lots of opportunities to network
  • More info at

Going the Creative Distance

  • 24 hour Creative Marathon
  • Starts at 8pm on Friday
  • Artists have 24 hours to create a piece of art on the theme “lost and found”
  • Art show at 8pm on Saturday
  • All artists are welcome to participate
  • Creative Treehouse in Bellevue

I heart Greek Food Festivals

  • Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, Mt Lebanon
  • Tue. October 2 – Thurs. October 4
  • Lunch 11:30-2, Dinner 4:30-8

They Made It, You Can Buy It

  • Saturday, September 29, 12-5pm
  • Brewhouse on Southside
  • Over 50 artists and crafters

Premiering in Pittsburgh

The new film Park will be debuting in Pittsburgh tomorrow night. Park’s producer Dana Jackson grew up in Mt. Lebanon and choose to debut the film here in Pittsburgh before New York and Los Angeles. Both Jackson and the film’s writer director Kurt Voelker will be at the premier on Friday, September 28th at the South Side Works Cinema.

Park takes place all in one day in a public park in Los Angeles, as 11 disaffected Angelenos find both love and loss in unexpected ways.

Park is a comedy starring Billy Baldwin, Ricki Lake and Cheri Oteri.  I am intrigued by the clip where someone is beating an SUV with a sledgehammer.  More clips are available on YouTube.  Park has received rave reviews at some of the film festivals, including audience favorite at the 2006 CineVegas Film Festival.

Premier of Park
Friday, September 28,  7:15 pm
Southside Works Cinema
More Info:

Going the Creative Distance

My friend and co-worker Jesse runs this neat little place in Bellvue called The Creative Treehouse.   This weekend the Creative Treehouse is hosting their second 24 hour Creative Marathon this weekend.  Beginning Friday, September 28th at 8pm artists have 24 hours to create a piece of art.  This years theme is “lost and found.”  On Saturday at 8pm the Creative Treehouse will open for a gallery show of the art work, some tasty food and live music.  From amateurs to professionals, all artists are invited to participate, registration is free.

24 Hour Creative Marathon
Friday September 28-Saturday September 29
Creative Tree House
517 Lincoln Ave, Second Floor, Bellevue
More Info:

I heart Greek Food Festivals

I really do heart food festivals. I love LOVE love food festival food. I love that the proceeds benefit some great charity. I love that people donate their time to work at the food festivals. I love the ice tea in a carton that you can always find at the greek food festival in Oakland. It is kind of like visiting a real life my big fat greek wedding. And last year I even met a friend of a friend who met her husband volunteering at greek food festival. So if you are one of the few singles that wrote letters to the Post-Gazette about being single in Pittsburgh maybe it is time to volunteer at a greek food festival.

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos (friends of the poor) Society Greek Food Festival
Tue. October 2-Thurs. October 4
Lunch 11:30am-2pm, Dinner 4:30-8pm

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church
123 Gilkeson Road
Mt. Lebanon, PA 15228
Click here for more info.

Young PA

Who says young people don’t stay in Pittsburgh.  This weekend Pittsburgh is hosting imPAct – PA statewide conference for young professionals.  This Friday, Saturday and Sunday you and meet with other Young Professionals from all across PA and learn about some great things for your career and your community.  The imPAct conference has a great line up of break out sessions and speakers.  Here are a few of the speakers I have had the opportunity to talk with and I know they will have interesting and informative presentations.

  • Eve Picker – No Wall Productions/We Do Property Management/Pop City Media
  • Luke Skurman – College Prowler
  • Betsy Bechtolt Magley – The Andy Warhol Museum

Many of the sessions focus on getting and finding a job you like – so if you are hunting for a job, or are a college senior who is about to begin your job hunt, the imPAct conference is an excellent place to network.
Friday September 28 – Sunday, September 30
Heinz Field
More info:,