Polish Hill’s Annual Arts Festival this Sunday


What could be a better way to beat the Sunday blues than heading over to Polish Hill for its annual arts festival? Started in 2008, the festival features crafters, food trucks, and live music. There will be over 30 vendors present, and these aren’t your rinky-dink, run of the mill crafts. Polish Hill Arts Festival posted “previews” of the some vendors, and they are selling truly unique and beautiful art (including the previously featured John the Craftist). From wall art to silver jewelry, the … [Read more...]

Steel of the Week: Custom Chuck Taylors

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This week’s featured item is a pair of one of a kind Converse Chuck Taylor shoes. Mad Momma Designs on the South Side hand-painted these sneakers. They are being auctioned on eBay with proceeds benefitting The Feast of Saint Anthony Festival Committee. The Feast of St. Anthony of Padua commemorates the life of the patron saint of lost items, a priest, wonder-worker, and doctor of the Church. This is a festival celebrated annually in Pittsburgh and across the country. Most of St. Anthony’s work … [Read more...]

2012 Feast of St. Anthony Festival is Sunday


Once again I am out of town for the festivities (I am visiting a Pittsburgh friend in Lawton, Oklahoma) - but a dear friend (who is Pittsburghs biggest non-Italian supporter of Italian events) kindly reminded me that Sunday is the annual Feast of St. Anthony Festival.  It promises to be an amazing time with even more amazing food. The festival takes place at 21st and Smallman Streets. Here is the line up for Sunday The Festival runs from Noon - 8 PM. 1:30 - Italian Mass by … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Attend the Millvale Brewfest


Just across the river from Lawrenceville, Millvale has got a ton of cool stuff going on: New Sun Rising - a non profit organization that is supporting and funding more community projects in Millvale The Saxifrage School - an innovative project that is getting started in a Millvale storefront to rethink college educations Millvale Community Library - Millvale doesn't have a library so the community is working to set one up. You can drink beer and support Millvale this weeked at their … [Read more...]