Shop Late Night in Lawrenceville is Tonight!

Most of us don’t shouldn’t take off work early to go shopping – and there is nothing more frustrating than getting to your favorite store and realizing it closed while you were waiting for the bus.  Fear not!  While many shops in Lawrenceville stay open late every Thursday, shops and galleries will stay open until 9pm the second Thursday of every month as part of Shop Late Night in Lawrenceville (SLN).  This year this event is better than ever with more shops, an online map, and specials at local restaurants and bars for SLN shoppers!

Shop Late Night in Lawrenceville!  Make a purchase at one store and get 10% off at another participating store with proof of purchase.  After 9pm get discounts and specials at participating bars and restaurants with proof of purchase. Many stores will also have drinks and snacks available while you shop!


Pens Game Day: Bar Specials Around Town

With all the trouble and conflict of interest in drinking Samuel Adams in this Eastern Conference Finals match-up against the Boston Bruins, I thought it’d be a good idea to provide some possible options of places to watch the Pens game for tonight, Friday night’s game, and future game nights (Pens in 6, of course).

Samuel Adams BanSo here’s a quick list of some good places and where they’re located that have some great specials for game nights:

Primanti Bros– All Suburban Location Primanti Bros offer $1.00 drafts and $1.00 pizza slices for dine-in customers during all Penguin games. Plus there’s also the chance to get some free cheese fries through their twitter promotion, “Twitter Fries.” So if you haven’t already follow Primanti Bros and get your hands on some free fries.

Buckhead Saloon in Station Square is offering private Pens parties to watch the game on one of their four large projectors or multiple flat screen televisions. Reservations guarantee a free Miller Lite pitcher plus $2 20 oz. Miller Lite drafts (4 person minimum). You can register for a reservation here.

The Blind Pig Tavern- 2210 East Carson Street in the South Side is offering 16 oz. Labatt Blue during the games for only $2.50.

Carson City Saloon-1401 East Carson Street also in the South Side offers a rooftop deck along with “the best game time specials in the ‘Burgh.”

Smiling Moose- Another South Side bar offering drink specials for the game (surprised?), the Smiling Moose is starting a $2 Labatt Blue pint special along with special food offers when the puck drops on their 180″ projector screen. Reservations are also available.

James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy  on 422 Foreland St. is also offering a projector screen for live game action along with $2 Labatts.

Red Beard’s Bar and Grill- There are two locations for this place, the original at 201 Shiloh Street (Mt. Washington), and the new location Downtown on Sixth Street. They’re both offering pretty much the same special for the games which is $2 Off any Starter & $2 Miller Lite Bottles. However the Downtown location offers $3 Miller Lite drafts instead of $2 bottles.

Hough’s Taproom and Brewpub at 563 Greenfield Ave. will also offer a $3 20 oz. Labatt Blue offer with wing specials as well.

I’m sure there are tons of other specials that I missed so if you know of any others feel free to comment here or share on our twitter or facebook page. But for now if you’re thirsty (particularly for Miller Lite or Labatt Blue in the South Side)  and looking to head somewhere to watch the Pens game tonight give one of these places a shot. Hopefully there will be plenty of reasons to have a celebratory drink tonight unlike the first two games in this series. Let’s Go Pens!

Five Things To Do This Week (and One Next Week)

Tuesday 7p
ToonSeum, Cultural District

Based on the groundbreaking cartoon series, this 1988 animated Japanese film is set in an obsessively detailed version of a post-apocalyptic Japan.
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Obscure Game Night
Wednesday 9p
Hambone’s, Lawrenceville

Not much on the website, but it looks as if it’s a night dedicated to weird and obscure board games. Sounds ridiculously fun.
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Thursday 6p-9p
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, North Side

Create keepsake items, feast on local artisan foods & specialty cocktails, more. Ages 21+.
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Gojira with Devin Townsend and The Atlas Moth
Saturday 8p
Mr. Smalls, Millvale

If you’re at all into metal, this is an awesome lineup. That’s a lot of musicianship for one evening.
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Pulp Fiction
Saturday Midnight
Manor Theatre, Squirrel Hill

Tarantino’s classic 1994 film shown in all its glory on the silver screen. If you’re like me, you were too young to see it when it was new.
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Arcade Comedy Theater Grand Opening
Friday, Feb 15 8p
Cultural District

I’m a week early on this one, but let’s support our newest comedy club. Their mission statement: “Arcade Comedy Theater provides an interactive platform for players of all levels, both onstage and off, to experience various forms of theatrical comedy, from proven standards to offbeat styles.”
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Four Things To Do This Week

Here’s your first weekly preview of 2013!


Check Out The New Franktuary
M-W: 11a–midnight
Th–Sat: 11a–2a
Sun: 12p–midnight
3810 Butler St, Lawrenceville

The much anticipated upscale hotdog shop is finally opening in Lawrenceville. I, for one, am thrilled because I’m never able to be downtown during the day to enjoy their original location.
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Downtown Reddit Bar Crawl
Vote for a time here:

Good drinks, good people, good god let’s party now that the holidays are over.
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Pittsburgh Improv Jam (21+)
Thursday 10p, $3
Cabaret at Theater Square, Downtown

Improv comics from all over Pittsburgh take the stage performing unscripted scenes in this fast and frenetic improv jam. The show features randomly-generated teams and truly unpredictable comedy that the audience can watch — or even sign up to perform.


Title Town Soul & Funk Party
Saturday 9p, $5
Brillobox, Bloomfield

This monthly program features local disc jockey Gordy G. and guests spinning 60’s and 70’s soul, funk, classic rhythm & blues and Motown at the Brillobox. This month, “Title Town” welcomes special guest DJ Riel, host of the Steel City Soul Club.


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Ringing in the New Year with Bar Marco

So the dilemma was this: New Year’s Eve was approaching and I had nothing to do that I hadn’t done before. When suddenly out of the sky falls Bar Marco’s niche bash, including all-you-can-drink, all-you-can-eat, and a burlesque show… problem solved.

Having only been to Bar Marco once, I had only somewhat of an idea what the clientele and drink selections were. I arrived to a swanky cocktail party filled with people dressed to the nines. The upstairs hall was subtly-lit with red spotlights and candles on a bunch of small tables. For the first time in recent memory, this was also a party with music just loud enough, but not too loud to drown out conversation. Kudos to you, sound crew.

Drink and food service was quick and with a smile. I personally can’t imagine having to tend bar on New Year’s Eve, but they did it with gusto. The tip jar overfloweth, and rightly so.

There’s something unique about conversing with total strangers about the merits of gun control and the finer points of Libertarianism, followed by a tasteful burlesque show. The new year was rung in by everyone with much rejoicing and champagne spillage.

The only downside to the evening was the coat situation. No rack or check was provided, which created a bottleneck at the exit at the end of the night. We’ll excuse it for everything else excellent about the party.

I highly recommend Bar Marco’s New Year’s Eve bash for next year, supposing they host again. It was every bit as fun as First Night, only warmer and with burlesque. So, I’d say that it actually one-ups First Night.