A Weekend of Events to Skate into the Holiday Season

PPG Place

PPG Place (Photo credit: joseph a)

Like it or not the holiday season swings into gear – today!  Can we please go back to calling it Sparkle Season?  Celebrate light up night downtown this evening or at one of the many other light-up-night-like events around Western, Pa in the month of November.  Share your photos with us by using the hashtag #lunPGH.

Here are the links for the events we shared on WDVE this morning plus a few more.Lots of great ways to explore Pittsburgh this weekend.  Just a reminded that you can find more events on our events page here.

PS – I didn’t get a chance to mention it on air this morning but be sure to check out the Yelp Helps Event on Monday, November 19 – the Yelp Pittsburgh crew throws a great party with lots of tasty snacks and this is a great way to learn about some of Pittsburghs amazing non-profit organizations and how you can get move involved in volunteering with them.


Light Up Night – Downtown Pittsburgh

Beardfest @ Future Tenant

  • Friday, November 16, 2012
  • 7-10pm
  • A celebration of facial hair to benefit prostate cancer research
  • prizes for best beard
More Light Up Nights 

Photo from the Verona Chamber of Commerce


East End Book Exchange Grand Opening

  • The East End Book Exchange is a new book store opening on Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield
  • Will be selling used books and new books by local Pittsburgh authors
  • Grand Opening – Friday, November 16, 2012, 6-8pm
  • Regular hours start on Saturday

eatPGH Cooking Demo & Book Signing @ Market District

PittStop Lindy Hop – Swing Dance weekend

  • Friday, November 16-Sunday, November 18, 2012
  • A whole weekend of swing dances – 7 dances planned around Pittsburgh
  • Live music from the Boiler Maker Jazz Band and more
Breakfast & a Movie @ Hollywood Theater in Dormont – Sabrina

  • Breakfast from Sugar Cafe
  • Sunday, November 18, 2012
  • 11am Breakfast
  • 11:30am Movie Screening – Sabrina 1954

Sabrina (1954 film)
Yelp Helps Event 

  • Monday, November 19, 2012
  • 6-9pm
  • The Public Theater
  • Meet & Greet followed by a panel discussion with some of Pittsburghs most innovative non-profit organizations
  • Snacks from Franktuary, Om Nom Nom Bake Shop, Oh My Grill and more
  • Beverages from Wigle Whiskey & Great Lakes Brewing
  • Free to attend but you must follow the RSVP instructions here
Schenley Rink is Open for the Season

  • Pittsburghs largest outdoor skating rink
  • Now open 7 days a week
  • For more information, call 412-422-6523 or visit www.SchenleyRink.com.


Schenley Park Ice Skating

Schenley Park Ice Skating (Photo credit: daveynin)

Last weekend for the Three Rivers Film Festival




Lindsay has been writing about Pittsburgh since 2005. She likes pretzels from the Pretzel Shop on Carson St., used book stores, her rollerblades and she hopes to learn to skateboard someday soon.