Cuts for Casa – Tue, September 15, 2009


Image via Wikipedia Sorry for the last minute post on this event - but I wanted to highlight this for two reasons - 1. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is an important organization that needs more volunteers and 2. The Barbers Inn, which I have passed many times - looks like a super cool place - a fancy barber shop complete with couches, tv's and even a bar.  So check out this  FREE event - learn more about CASA and the Barber's Inn!  More info here and on Facebook. Hosted by the Court … [Read more...]

Fangtastic Fiesta – Mad Mex Halloween Party!!!


Image by rossaroni via Flickr One of the more frequent questions asked here at IheartPGH is what should I do for Halloween/New Years/Fourth of July? So I thought I would get a head start on an answer for that with this Halloween Party from Mad Mex which is one of the best best BEST places to eat in Pittsburgh. I am loyal to the Oakland Mad Mex but given this space locations I understand why the party is moving to the Cranberry and Robinson locations - each location will be in party mode with … [Read more...]

Why Pittsburgh Party – September 17th


One of the ideas that came out of the GLUE (Great Lakes Urban Exchange) Conference back in March (see my post about the conference here) was the idea for the I will Stay If campaign - the folks behind GLUE are using this as an opportunity to talk about why people want to live in these Great Lakes Cities. The first party was held in Detroit over the summer - check out the article about the party here (more photos here). Some of the folks who have come together to help plan the Pittsburgh I will … [Read more...]

Johnny Cash Day 2009 – Walk the Line with Chili, Cornbread and $0.25 Draft Beer


via The time has come once again to celebrate the life and music of the late Johnny Cash. This year's 4th annual Johnny Cash day will be held at the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks #339 in the Northside from 6pm - 1am on September 12, 2009. A $5 cover includes music, chili and cornbread, $.25 draft beer, whisky specials, door prizes, raffles, and good times to boot. Live musical tribute by the Beagle Brothers and special guests. Proceeds benefit the Elks' home … [Read more...]

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...]