A little Easter treat. Every Wednesday evening is Banjo Night at the Elks Club on the North Side (the Elks club is the big building across from the Giant Eagle). Admission is free and from 8-11 pm – live banjo music. (You can read more about Banjo Night from PopCity Media and Everything Better Pittsburgh)
This peeps display was sitting on the table in the back of the room. I am not sure who created it – if you know, please leave a comment so we can give them credit. If you haven’t been to banjo night yet, yes there… Read the rest
After a week off, here’s your list of things to do this week. My calendar is a little thin at the moment, but feel free to post a comment and I’ll update the post!
Wednesday 6p, Free
Big Idea Bookstore, Bloomfield
This 2012 documentary film tells the little known stories of employee-owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces. After the movie, there will be informal discussion about the movie and cooperative owned businesses.
More information: (412) 687-4323
Pitts-burrrrgh Drowned Hog Swim
Saturday 11a, Charity Event
South Side… Read the rest
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: https://www.facebook.com/steelcityslam
Pittsburgh Job Fair
Holiday Inn, North Hills
All job seekers are encouraged to network, submit resumes and connect with hiring managers from some of the area’s top local employers.… Read the rest
One of the Pittsburgh non-profits that has been doing what they do to make Pittsburgh a better place is the Sprout Fund – think of it as a Pittsburgh Kickstarter, before Kickstarter ever existed. The Sprout Fund has been making small grants to people/organizations with ideas for projects to make Pittsburgh a better place to live.
The Sprout Fund started with the Seed Award Program back in 2001 – in the past 11 years various Seed Awards have helped to launch many projects that are continuing to serve Pittsburgh today – Bike Pittsburgh, GTECH and Handmade Arcade all got started… Read the rest
I know this is a longer post than what I usually write – but while it may seem small, the issue of food trucks in Pittsburgh could become a great way to help start more successful businesses in Pittsburgh. If you are in a hurry, you can skip my ramblings about Food Trucks in Austin and scroll down to read about the upcoming PghMobileFood events.
I guess I didn’t really know how behind the times Pittsburgh was interms of food trucks until I was in Austin, TX last fall for work. I stayed in Austin for an extra day to… Read the rest