Art All Night, Pittsburgh’s annual free art event, pops up in Lawrenceville this weekend for its 17th year. The completely volunteer-run event is held non-stop from 4pm on Saturday, April 26, 2014 until 2pm on Sunday, April 27, 2014.
Never heard of Art All Night? The idea behind the censorship-free, non-juried event is to encourage participation from all types of artists. Everyone is welcome to come, share, and experience a variety of local art and activities.
Besides original artwork, Art All Night features a live auction, various participatory and collaborative activities, live entertainment, and on-site artwork. Children’s activities are available… Read the rest
Since today is Earth Day, it is the perfect day for me to share a couple of green related things that I have been talking over the past month. I hope you will take a moment to read through this post and learn more about the e-waste and Isidore recycling.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 23, 2014 – TechShop will be hosting a launch party for the Green Electronics Challenge. See below for the details on the Green Electronics Challenge Competition
Green Electronics Challenge Launch Party Details:
When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 – 6:30-8:30pm
Where: TechShop Pittsburgh
Cost: FREE – but you… Read the rest
Bricolage’s Fifth Wall series seeks to break down the barriers between scripted storytelling and current events in the world at large.
The 2014 Fifth Wall Series continues, as part of the Transit Tales project, with a panel discussion on public transit in Allegheny County. Specifically, how (or if) public input should be included in planning for public transit. Panelists include:
Lucy Spruill – Committee for Accessible Transportation
Bonnie Young-Laing – Hill District Consensus Group
Ben Samson – Architectural Designer
Tom Conroy – Amalgamated Transit Union
Grant Ervin – City of Pittsburgh
Moderated by Chris Potter – Pittsburgh City Paper
Fifth… Read the rest
I was taking a brief break from work this morning to check the headlines on the Post-Gazette and Huffington Post. Right below Don Draper and next to Bubba Watson is a picture of something that looks like it came from Pittsburgh….
I clicked through to find this post – Thank You, Pittsburgh, For the Greatest Cake America Has Ever Made.
But then we got our hands on a cake from Prantl’s Bakery in Pittsburgh and we realized that we couldn’t be more wrong. No cake made in any of the five boroughs of New York holds a candle to Prantl’s… Read the rest
Today, Tuesday, April 8, 2014 is free cone day at Ben 7 Jerry’s Scoop Shops across the country.
The Pittsburgh location of Ben & Jerry’s is located downtown at 936 Penn Ave. This location is operated by the Pittsburgh non-profit Life’s Work and provides on-the-job training to youth who face employment barriers.
From the Life’s Work website:
Located at 936 Penn Avenue in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, Life’sWork’s Ben & Jerry’s PartnerShop is one of only three PartnerShops in the U.S. and is an important part of Ben & Jerry’s corporate social mission. The Ben & Jerry’s PartnerShop… Read the rest