Some G-20 Events for Everyone

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Here are a few of the events going on this week for everyone to attend.  Please let me know of any other events that are G-20 related and open to the public.

GET Larimer: G-20 Walking Tour – Friday, Sept. 25 3-6pm

The GET:Larimer Project is the first installment of a new concept, Green Environmental Tourism in the neighborhood of Larimer, Pittsburgh, PA. Held Friday, September 25th from 3pm-6pm, during the weekend of G20 Summit in the city of Pittsburgh, GET:Larimer will be highlighting an existing community and how a group of individuals and organizations with shared vision can leverage the natural opportunities of blighted areas through sustainable economical development and social entrepreneurship to create real, positive, and lasting change.

While Larimer is a small neighborhood in the East End of the City of Pittsburgh, the solutions and ideas that will be described, demonstrated, and discussed can be applied to communities around our country and throughout the world. For this reason, GET:Larimer will also stress the idea of application of these concepts outside of the community of Larimer coupled with the knowledge that a community can be reborn through the determination of group of individuals seeking neighborhood improvement.

The event of GET:Larimer on September 25th with begin at 3pm with a 1 hour, 1 mile guided walking tour of the neighborhood. Guides will take attendees through this East End community showing over 20 points of interest ranging from project sites for green design and community mobilization, to historic buildings, to empty lots with ideas of new creative green and sustainable reuse, to local existing small businesses, to long standing social organizations. Proposed points of interest will specifically include sites where our partner organizations have begun work including the GTECH and Grow Pgh community gardens, Larimer School, and the Kingsley Center.

During the course of the walking tour, participants have the ability to see the true fabric of the community, by learning the history, viewing the present and imaging the possible future of the neighborhood. Demonstrations will be provided by partner organizations and community members showing how green and sustainable community based concepts will be implemented. For example, samples of vegetables from the community garden will be offered to participants and energy generation demonstrations will be held on site.

Drawn to the Summit @ The Warhol Museum (Presented with The Toonseum)

  • “The cartoons in Drawn to the Summit will highlight the work of the leading cartoonists from the G-20 nations and will provide an alternative perspective on G-20 themes such as the global economy and its impact on the environment, human rights, world trade, etc. This exhibition offers the public an opportunity to view a diversity of cartooning styles worldwide and see the important role editorial cartoons plays in this global conversation.”
  • Sept. 18 – Oct. 18, 2009
  • curated by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers and art historian Sylvia Rhor

Franktuary is OPEN all week! Eat local for the G20!

Visit and enjoy a Welcome to Pittsburgh special: our organic, grass-finished Locavore frank, 2 pierogies, and a Natrona Bottling Company soda for just $8!

Visit us during our extended hours on your day(s?) off: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Though we are downtown, 325 Oliver Avenue is well outside both the hard and soft security perimeters. Your best bet is to walk or bike from the North Side or the South Side, though we hope there will also be some access points from the Strip District. Check out for cyclist access information.

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FREE Concert with Joan Jett, Kathy Mattea and More Events!

Repower America Rally & FREE Concert with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Grammy-award winning country

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singer, Kathy Mattea; Big Head Todd and the Monsters, local rock favorites, Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers, and the Pittsburgh Gospel Choir.

I have heard great things about Joan Jett and I found the info for this on a link from her Twitter account (@joanjett)

Discover Pittsburgh PLAY – September 30, 2009

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This is the 3rd event in PUMP’s series of discover Pittsburgh events – I attended the first event, which was great and I heard rave reviews about the second event.  This one should be nice because it is all about fun things to do in Pittsburgh. [Read more…]

What does Lawrenceville Taste Like?

Find out tomorrow when Fe Arts Gallery hosts The Taste of Lawrenceville IIIThursday, September 17th from 6:30 – 9:30PM. Billed as Pittsburgh’s yummiest fundraiser the event will benefit the city’s hottest non-profit art gallery.  Enjoy great food, great art, and great company. Participating Lawrenceville Restaurants include Piccolo Forno, Remedy, Deli on Butler Street, Round Corner Cantina, Tamari, The New Amsterdam, and Coca Cafe. Participating Lawrenceville Artists include Joshua Space, Paul Roden, Garry Pyles, Juliana Morris, Lauren Lampe, Valerie Leuth, and David Grim.  Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, you can call 412.860.6028 to reserve tickets (leave a message if no one answers) Fe Gallery is located at 4102 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201.

Bring on the Bacon Tour – Bacon Book, Bacon Cupcakes and more Bacon

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WARNING: If you are a vegetarian you might want to skip this post – it is 100% about bacon.

IheartPGH owes alot to bacon, we didn’t really think much of this blog and only a handful of our friends read this little website – and four years ago that was a pretty small group of people that were willing to read a blog. But then we posted about Bacon Night (TGIB – Bacon Night 11/18/2005)at the Harris Grill and somehow the Post-Gazette found that post and mentioned this humble little blog in the paper and things started to change.

So I have noticed that bacon is kind of a big deal for many of our readers so here is an event for the bacon lovers.

The Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour, Saturday, September 26, 11:00 – 4:00, Harris Grill – $30 gets you 5 hours of bacon goodness. You can even purchase a signed copy of the book Bacon: A Love Story: A Salty Survey of Everybody’s Favorite Meat. A must read for the bacon enthusiast. [Read more…]