Pittsburgh Marathon Events for Everyone Else

Even if you aren’t up for running 26 miles on Sunday May 3 there are tons of activites for everyone else to celebrate.

Over 20 bands will be preforming along the course – click here for a complete lists of bands.

Here is a run down of the neighborhoods that we could find…

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A Revolution on Wheels: The Model T at 100

Model T FordImage by gem66 via Flickr

This is a very interesting time for the automobile industry – it is interesting to think about just how much cars have changed when they were first developed.  The exhibit Model T at 100 is at the Frick Musuem until May 3, 2009.  has a 1914 Model T as part of their collection and they have borrowed some other Model T’s for the exhibit.

When Henry Ford unveiled the Model T in 1908, few could have anticipated the incredible 19-year production run that awaited the vehicle. Simply put, the car was a revolution on wheels. More than 15 million Model Ts were sold worldwide, placing it among the top-selling automobile models of all time.

A Revolution on Wheels: The Model T at 100 celebrates the T’s birthday with an exhibition of five examples of the Model T, representing a variety of body styles from 1909 to 1926. The Frick has borrowed four models to supplement the 1914 Model T Touring car already in our collection. They include a 1909 Model T Touring Car, a 1917 Model T Runabout, a 1925 Model T ‘Depot Hack,’ and a 1926 Model T Coupe. All were built by the Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan, with the customized body of the ‘Depot Hack’ manufactured by the Calumet Truck Body Corporation in Calumet. Michigan.

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Kayak Pittsburgh is Back for the Summer with a Bang

Kakak and Ft. Pitt BridgeImage by planetschwa via Flickr

So one of my most favorite Pittsburgh warm weather activities – Kayak Pittsburgh – reopens for the summer on Saturday May 2. The Downtown location will be open weekend in May and full time during the summer months.

Also on Saturday May 2nd is another Fireworks Paddle – join the folks at Venture Outdoors and watch the fireworks from the water.

Today – April 30 is the last day to order your Kayak Season Pass at the rate of $100 for Venture Outdoors members or $150 for non-members.

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Formal Beer Drinking at the Brewers Ball to Benefit CFF

The Brewer’s Ball is a local beer tasting event to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The 2nd Annual Brewer’s Ball will be held on Friday, May 1, 2009 at the Circuit Center on the South Side. The event will be a relaxed yet lively evening for more than 350 expected guests.From beer novices to advanced beer enthusiasts, the Brewer’s Ball is a casual and fun evening for all experience levels. Enjoy great beers poured by microbreweries, brewpubs and other fine craft beers. Savor great cuisine presented at festive tasting stations, where the area’s hottest chefs prepare their specialties just for you. Along with delicious food and beer pairings, guests will be treated to lively auctions and entertainment.

Tickets are $60 in advance, $65 at the door. No tickets will be mailed, please check in at the registration table at the Circuit Center.

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Fanboys and Last Weekend For Vader Project at Warhol

Vader Project HelmetImage by Official Star Wars Blog via Flickr

This is the last weekend to see the Vader Project – collection of 100 Darth Vader helmets which decorated by artists (see our Vader Project post) which will be at the Warhol until May 3.

For anyone who is interested in Star Wars – the film Fanboys will be shown on Saturday and Sunday at 12:30.

A comedy about a group of friends who, eager for the premiere of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace travel to Skywalker Ranch to steal an early copy of the script.

More info about Fanboys at the Warhol including a link to buy tickets is available here.

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