Accordion Pool Party in Lawrenceville

Image by gadgetgirl via Flickr On Saturday, September 12 from 3-7PM, Leslie Park swimming pool at 4700 Butler St. in Lawrenceville will thrum with activity-and not a drop of water.  The site will host Accordion Pool Party, an ethnic music and dance festival and quirky spectacle of culture and community pride.  The one-day event is a also a catalyst for a more lasting civic endeavor, Pool Planning Workshops to involve residents in shaping the future of the Leslie Park Pool site. Accordion Pool … [Read more...]

Saturday Sept. 5 – Crafts N'At – with Auction Prizes too!

This weekend the Pittsburgh Craft Collective is hosting Crafts N'At - a craft fair at the Union Project . Craft N'At will also include a the pick-a-prize auction benefit [gravity & grace], a contemporary opera benefiting the Parkinson’s foundation of Western PA. It is great to see that the Pgh Craft Collective is working to support the [gravity & grace] project. I first learned about gravity & grace last year and I think it is a really interesting project about living with a … [Read more...]

CALL FOR PROPOSALS! Your Big Idea Could Win Cash and Free Waffles for a Year

Image by groovehouse via Flickr The folks at the Waffle Shop are looking for your big idea - really big ideas - and if your big idea is the best idea you could win $250 and Free Waffles for a Year!  You don't have to be in Pittsburgh to win either.  If you aren't in town to attend the idea event on Oct. 3, 2009 - they will have an actor stand in for you. … [Read more...]

A Hot Time, In This Town on Saturday Night – Hothouse is this Saturday

Image by carolclarinet via Flickr While writing this I just keep thinking of the summer camp song Old Lady Leary with the following lyrics ... Late last night when we were all in bed, Old Lady Leary left a lantern in the shed. Well, the cow kicked it over, winked his eye and said: "There'll be a hot time in the old town tonight!" If you are a regular reader of IheartPGH you will know that we are big fans of the Sprout Fund - this Saturday, August 29 is Hothouse - the Sprout Funds annual … [Read more...]

Hostel Party – Help Pittsburgh Get A Hostel

Image by gennie catastrophe via Flickr First things first, if you aren't familiar with hostling here is what a hostle is all about from Wikipedia... Hostels provide budget oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, sometimes a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are generally cheaper for both the operator and the occupants; many hostels have … [Read more...]