Four Things To Do This Week


This week: Oscar season kicks off and one of the best musicals of all time visits Pittsburgh!   Steel City Poetry Slam Tuesday, ~9:30p, $5 Shadow Lounge, Shadyside The Steel City Poetry Slam is held on the third Tuesday of every month at the Shadow Lounge on Baum Blvd. Sign up sheet goes out usually between 9:15 and 9:30pm, and the slam starts shortly thereafter. More info:   Pittsburgh Job Fair Monday, 11a Holiday Inn, North … [Read more...]

Tree Pittsburgh Presents Arbor Aid 2011


Arbor Aid is an annual fundraiser for Tree Pittsburgh, an environmental non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the City's vitality by restoring and protecting City trees.  This fundraiser has grown over the years into one of Fall's more fun and unqiue events.  Art made from salvaged wood is exhibited, food and drink is plentiful, and entertainment this year is provided by Pairdown, and the Armadillos.  And the folks at Tree Pittsburgh know that to make it a true Pittsburgh celebration … [Read more...]


Have you ever thought to yourself, "Gee, if only there was a way I could combine my love of Zumba, empty swimming pools and marine wildlife into one amazing event!"?  Well, the good folks in Lawrenceville have figured it out for you.  That's right, its SPILLAPALOOZA, a grassroots benefit for oil spill victims being held this Saturday from 12:30 -7pm at Leslie Park Pool (46th and Butler Streets)!  The event will feature a Zumbathon in the pool and loads of music, dancing and festivities.  Zumba … [Read more...]

WYEP Holiday Hootenannny this Thursday!


I started out with a lot of clever openings to this post ... and then I decided to look up the exact definition of 'hootenanny.'  The first definition is exactly what you envision, (n.) "a social gathering or informal concert featuring folk singing and, sometimes, dancing."  However, an older use of the word hootenanny is in fact a 'thingumbob.'  If I was going to a thingumbob on Thursday night I figured I should find out what it was.  And there it was... the definition of thingamabob, according … [Read more...]

Serious Swing – Pittstop Lindy Hop v. 9.0


If you are a swing dancing fan or have always wanted to try swing dancing - this is the weekend for you. November 20-22, 2009 is the 9th annual PittStop LindyHop - 3 full days of swing dancing your pants off. The Pitt Stop folks have been organzing an annual swing dance weekend here in Pittsburgh since the year 2000. A reliable swing dancing source has told me that these dances are fun for swing dancers of all levels. Image by indoloony via Flickr The weekend pass and the Sunday afternoon … [Read more...]