$5 Movies and More!

Do you know about $5.00 Bargain Monday at the South Side Works Cinema? You should!

All day, every Monday, movie tickets to just about any film is $5. This includes new releases, so make sure you buy your tickets early to ensure your showing doesn’t sell out. Some restrictions apply, for instance, Sony Pictures films are not eligible for Bargain Monday pricing for the first 14 days of the release.

If you’re hungry after the show and you’d like to stick with the theme of Bargain Monday, stroll on down to Fatheads (1805 E. Carson St.) for wing night. Wings are 20 cents and you can get as many as you want, and feel free to mix and match flavors. Wing night specials are also available on Wednesday. Seasonal beers including Troeg’s Mad Elf and Great Lakes Christmas Ale are on tap at Fatheads right now.

Wing Night!

If you’re on the other side of the river, the AMC Loews Waterfront Theatre offers $5.00 showings all day, Monday through Thursday.

All this talk of movies making you hungry for popcorn? Make sure you print out your Popalot Card from Pittsburgh Popcorn Company for a free small bag of heavenly goodness after purchasing 9 bags of any size. Each week, both Pittsburgh Popcorn Company locations feature different flavors. One is usually seasonal and the other is a bit more non-traditional. Through December 3, 2009, the Strip District (209 21st St) store is featuring Gingerbread Cookie Corn and Spicy Southwest Cheddar. Through December 1, 2009, at the downtown (822 Liberty Ave) store, you can pick up Pumpkin Spice or Dill Pickle. If you feel like sharing the popcorn love, they ship nationwide!

Photo by Jennie Roth.

A. B. C. Always Be Closing – Glengarry Glen Ross @ New Hazlett Theater


My apologies to the folks at Barebones Productions for not writing about this sooner – I have been looking forward to this play for a few months.  In college I read and reread this play for two, if not three different classes.  And as I have worked in more jobs and visited more real estate delevopments I continue to think of some of the lines from Glengarry Glen Ross.

You still have 2 more chances to see Barebone’s Productions Glengarry Glen Ross at the New Hazlett Theater on the North Side.

Saturday, November 28, 2009 – 8pm
Sunday, November 29, 2009 – 2pm

Check out some of the reviews:

  • Trib Live: “Artistic director Patrick Jordan stages a play only when he has something to say and a play he loves.”
  • Pittsburgh City Paper: “The production looks great, from the garish Chinese restaurant of the first act to the ramshackle office of the second act. (Gotta love the obviously fake wood paneling that just screams “sleaze.”)”
  • More from Trib Live

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10th Annual "Joy of Cookies" Cookie Tour

Joy of CookiesLawrenceville merchants will serve up tasty samples of cookies to visitors during the tenth annual Joy of Cookies Cookie Tour, Thursday December 3 through Sunday December 6, 2009, at participating stores along Butler Street, Penn Avenue, 43rd, 44th, and Hatfield Streets.  Become a fan on Facebook!

Merchants invite visitors to experience the many fabulous, independently-owned shops, galleries, and boutiques that offer a range of unique, eclectic, and handcrafted treasures perfect for gift giving. The tour offers the “un-mall” experience for discerning shoppers who don’t want to settle for unoriginal gifts: extraordinary and rare items to please every age and style, cookie sampling, and eateries that offer great food and a place to relax, all among the historic, artistic, friendly neighborhood feel of Lawrenceville. While shopping, visitors can nibble on samples of home-baked cookies at 21 different shops and take home free recipes for their own baking. Cookies will be baked by Bernadette Ogurchak of Heaven’s Scent Pastries.

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Eating Fresh and Local along the Penn Avenue Corridor

Everyone is surely thinking about food a lot more this week than usual. While planning your Thanksgiving feast, did you stop and think about eating fresh and local? This year for Thanksgiving, I’ll be enjoying my first taste of a fresh and local turkey from Pound’s Turkey Farm.

I wouldn’t have thought about a fresh and local turkey as an option for Thanksgiving if it wasn’t for my partner in crime, Rob de la Cretaz, who decided to weed out processed foods from his diet and eat fresh and local as much as possible after reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan.

In The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Pollan notes, “… the way we eat represents our most profound engagement with the natural world. Daily, our eating turns nature into culture, transforming the body of the world into our bodies and minds.” So, how would one go about eating fresh and local regularly in an urban setting? [Read more…]

Links Worth a Look – November 24th

Here are some links/articles/blog posts that are worth a look:

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