April showers (snow or rain) will eventually bring May flowers. While we are waiting for those flowers to sprout, there are a whole lot of events happening in Pittsburgh this month. From StartUp Weekend to the Dirty Ball – there is plenty to do in Pittsburgh this month.
votePGH events : May 21st is Election Day in the city of Pittsburgh. Voters will head to the polls to choose the next mayor. There are lots of events where you can meet the candidates and learn more about their visions for the city of Pittsburgh. We’ve included some of the mayoral forums below. If you know of other candidate events - please let us know in the comments.
The Scrimmage in the Rustbelt is about supporting and accelerating businesses based in the Rustbelt region that are striving to improve our community and environment. Learn Google’s method for rapid prototyping through an interactive day of problem solving with the region’s top entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Location: Union Project 801 N. Negley Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206
For a $10 donation, SOUP N’AT attendees receive a tasty meal and a ballot. All proceeds are pooled into a cash award. Artists present their ideas, and attendees cast their votes to determine which proposal will receive funding. The winning proposal is announced at the conclusion of the evening.
Andrew Butcher, Executive Director of GTECH (Growth Through Energy & Community Health) which works in Larimer, the North Side, and all around Pittsburgh, doing land reclamation will speak at this monthly meetup.
Location: Welker Room, James Laughlin Music Hall, Chatham University
Join Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates & PAC and candidates for the Pittsburgh Mayoral race and City Council candidates for an in depth conversation about the status of women in Pittsburgh and their plans to support and improve issues that affect women in our community
Location: Warehouse at 40th and Willow Streets, Lawrenceville
16th Annual 24-hour art show
Anyone can submit art for the show
Lindsay has been writing about Pittsburgh for as long as she has been blogging - but fortunately there are lots of great things about Pittsburgh to share. She likes pretzels from the Pretzel Shop on Carson St., used book stores, her rollerblades and she hopes to learn to skateboard someday soon. Lindsay is also working on BlogLocal which is building a map of blogs with local content.