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!
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Our Steel this week may leave you a little hungry… Vegan milkshakes from the Quiet Storm. Vegans and non-vegans alike are sure to be satisfied from one of these shakes. Forget weekly vegan specials: Quiet Storm has twelve different varieties offered every day. The flavors we tried were the espresso shake, sticky bun, banana bread, and ginger lemon. As the menu suggests, they did take a little while to prepare, but were definitely worth the wait.
Located in Bloomfield since 2001, this vegetarian and vegan cafe is the perfect spot if you are looking for this type of meal or… Read the rest
TechShop Pittsburgh, located in Bakery Square, is hosting an all day summer social Saturday, June 22. The communal space offers a ton of different professional equipment and workshops for members to start creating. The interns took a field trip there today, and I have to say we were impressed. There are so many machines and cool projects going on, the place is definitely a must-see. From 3D printers to sewing machines, this place has it all. TechShop is only located in a few cities in the country, and Pittsburgh is lucky enough to be one of them.
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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 Party involves about 20 seasoned Pittsburgh accordionists and 30 costumed folk dancers performing in the empty pool… Read the rest
Pittsburgh artist Eric Luden will be showing digital illustrations, paintings and show posters at the Zombo Gallery. His show titled “Hips, Rum and Rock n Roll” opens on April 12th from 5:30 to 11:00pm and runs through April 26th.
Eric’s work is inspired by retro design, pin-up art and Southern California beach culture. His freelance work has been seen in various national publications and around the region in promotional posters for local bands and events. Zombo Gallery is located at 4900 Hatfield Street in Lawrenceville. There will be food, beer, wine and music by DJ Zombo.… Read the rest