The Writing on the Wall, or Rather, in the Sky


If you are out and about in Downtown or Oakland on Friday and Saturday around 5:30pm - look up in the sky.  The Sky is the Limit is a new project from Carnegie Mellon University Associate Professor of Art Kim Beck.  An airplane skywriter will write messages over Pittsburgh taken from billboard advertising. The Sky Is The Limit Friday, October 1 and Saturday, October 2 5:30pm The plane will fly over downtown Pittsburgh, the North Side and Oakland. Each letter will be one mile high and will be … [Read more...]

Capture the Flag in Schenley Park – Fri. Oct. 1


This isn't your middle school gym class... Join with others for a giant game of capture the flag in Schenley Park. Capture the Flag Friday, October 1, 2010 - 7-10pm Schenley Park - (meet at the stone courtyard at the crest of the hill by the main entrance of the park. If there are middle-aged men playing bongo drums, we'll be nearby with our flags up) More details on the Facebook Page - Thanks to YinzerParty for the heads up on … [Read more...]

Best of Pittsburgh 2010 – Who are You Voting for?

It's time for the annual City Paper Best of Pittsburgh entries. September 30 is the deadline to vote for your favorite places and things in Pittsburgh.  There are lots of categories  for voting.  And submitting your favorites enters you to win an ipad from the folks at Mac Outfitters. … [Read more...]

PUMPtoberfest – Celebrate 15 Years of PUMP


One of the many organizations that does good things in Pittsburgh is PUMP.  PUMP stands for Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project and was founded 15 years ago when a grad student wrote a letter to the editor of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. What started as a group of volunteers looking to connect more young people to Pittsburgh has grown over the past 15 years into its own non profit organization with 4 staff members and many different events through out the year.  PUMP's annual 40 Under 40 turns 10 … [Read more...]

Get Into the Pittsburgh Gigapanorama


On Thursday, September 23 there will be a photo shoot for the 2nd Pittsburgh Gigapanorama - you are invited to participate.  The details for Thursday are available here.  For the whole story about the project keep reading. Gigapana-What? I promise this is not a scary disease or some fancy name for bed bug infestation - a gigopanorama is a giant panoramic photo.  In most basic terms - lots of digital photos are stitched together to create a large panoramic photo. You can learn more about these … [Read more...]