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 johnnycashday.com 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...]

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...]