The 2013 Pittsburgh Cinema in the Park series kicks off on Saturday

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Image courtesy of Pittsburgh Citiparks The Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park series resumes for the 2013 season this Saturday, June 8 at dusk. The free event, hosted at various local city parks, invites movie-goers to lay back, relax, and enjoy weekly movie screenings. The series features both kid-friendly G- and PG-rated flicks, such as Finding Nemo and Dr. Seuss' The Lorax,  as well as popular PG-13 films like The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit, and The Hunger Games. Guests are asked not to … [Read more...]

Weekend Music Events: Where You Should Be and When

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So there are a ton of exciting things happening music and concert-wise this weekend through the Three Rivers Arts Festival starting Friday, June 7th as well as the start of the "Weather Permitting" concert series this Sunday, June 9th. Here's a chronological list of all the bands coming by day and time of performance as well as what stage they will be performing on. Three Rivers Arts Festival:  Because there are multiple stages, you may find this map to be helpful. Friday June … [Read more...]

Urban Hike Heads to Garfield

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One of our favorite Pittsburgh activites (and its totally free) kicks off the 2013 season this Saturday with a hike around the neighborhood of Garfield. The Facebook event page for the hike is available here. Calling all urban hikers ... Are you ready for the first hike of the year? Join us this Saturday, April 27th as Urban Hike heads to Garfield! It’ll be a short, sweet, and steep hike — around three miles in total. We’ll begin at Artisan Tattoo / Gallery at 5001 Penn Avenue at noon. From … [Read more...]

Intro to Kayaking – Indoors at the YMCA

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One of the hobbies that I have picked up here in Pittsburgh in the past few years in kayaking.   Thanks to Kayak Pittsburgh it is super easy to rent a kayak and paddle around the city.  And it is one of the best ways to see the city.  I am pretty sure I took this photo from a kayak on the river (not sure how it ended up on wikipedia). When I tell people about kayaking their reaction is usually something like - "you are crazy" or "I am afraid of getting stuck under one of those things in … [Read more...]

This Week In Pittsburgh (Jan 28 – Feb 3)

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After a week off, here's your list of things to do this week. My calendar is a little thin at the moment, but feel free to post a comment and I'll update the post!   Shift Change Wednesday 6p, Free Big Idea Bookstore, Bloomfield This 2012 documentary film tells the little known stories of employee-owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces. After the movie, there will be informal discussion about … [Read more...]