Awesome Pittsburgh to Hold Office Hours on Sunday

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If you are interested in who in Pittsburgh is helping others to turn ideas into reality then one of the organizations that you need to know about is Awesome Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh needs more people coming up and trying out crazy ideas.  And I love Awesome Pittsburgh and the Awesome Foundation because they help people try out these ideas.  One of the major theories in the world of startups in the idea of Lean Entrepreneurship and MVP (minimum viable product).  How soon can you get your … [Read more...]

A Conversation About Gun Safety

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I know this is a bit of a detour from our usual postings about things to do in Pittsburgh.  But, I wanted to post about this event because I think the League of Women Voters is an important organizations that more people need to know about and because I think this is an important issue for cities.  Please take a moment to follow the League of Women Voters Pittsburgh on Facebook here. The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization - that means that they cannot advocate for any … [Read more...]

Polish Hill’s Annual Arts Festival this Sunday

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What could be a better way to beat the Sunday blues than heading over to Polish Hill for its annual arts festival? Started in 2008, the festival features crafters, food trucks, and live music. There will be over 30 vendors present, and these aren’t your rinky-dink, run of the mill crafts. Polish Hill Arts Festival posted “previews” of the some vendors, and they are selling truly unique and beautiful art (including the previously featured John the Craftist). From wall art to silver jewelry, the … [Read more...]

Knit the Bridge is still looking for neighborhoods! Are you one of them?

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Knit the Bridge has been hard at work prepping to yarn bomb the Andy Warhol Bridge starting August 10th until September 8th. According to their website, “Knit the Bridge is a vision for a grassroots, community-led arts project that would bring the many diverse communities of Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania together to create a large-scale, aesthetically stunning, fiberarts installation on a bridge in downtown Pittsburgh.” As of right now, Pittsburgh neighborhoods are at 80% … [Read more...]

Mayoral Forum This Eve at August Wilson Center

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Tonight at 6:30pm, a whole bunch of organizations (see the list below) will be hosting a Mayoral Candidates Forum at the August Wilson Center. The forum is called "2013 Mayoral Forum for Young Professionals" but I am sure it will be open to anyone that wants to attend (and in Pittsburgh young is a relative term).   The forum is free to attend but you must register online here. Facebook Event Link - https://www.facebook.com/events/512067268859507/ PUMP, the Urban League Young Professionals … [Read more...]