This Weekend in Pgh – History UnCorked, Beer Hike, Roller Derby, Empty Bowls and More!

The last few weekends of winter!  Spring is almost here (just a reminder that it is spring forward weekend and you’ll loose an hour of sleep on Saturday night).  There are lots of events to distract you from these last few winter days.

There are just 75 days until primary election day in Pittsburgh! On May 21, 2013, Pittsburghers will cast their votes for mayor, city council, school board and more.  Please make sure you are registered to vote and learn about the candidates before election day.

cellhelmet on Shark Tank

  • Pittsburgh startup cellhelmet which makes cases for iphones will be on ABC’s Shark Tank
  • Watch Party – Friday, March 8, 2013, 7:30 pm @ Rick’s Sports Bar in Murrysville
History Uncorked: Peace Love and Rock n’Roll

  • Friday, March 8, 2013
  • 7pm-11pm
  • Heinz History Center
  • Annual party at the History Center – this years theme celebrate the History Center’s 1968: The Year That Rocked America exhibition 
TechShop Open House

  • Saturday, March 9 & Sunday, March 10, 2013
  • 10am-6pm
  • Get a tour of the new TechShop facilities and learn more about how you can become a member and take classes – TechShop has all sorts of cool equipment (from Plasma cutters, 3d printers and industrial sewing machines)
Venture Outdoors Spring Seasonal Beer Tasting Hike

  • Saturday, March 9, 2013
  • 2-5pm
  • 3-4 mile hike, followed by a beer tasting at Hough’s in Greenfield
Steel City Roller Derby Season Opener

  • Saturday, March 9, 2013
  • Romp N’Roll, Glenshaw
  • Doors open at 6pm, bouts start at 7pm
  • Tickets $10 advance (available here)/ $15 at the door
Empty Bowls Dinner

  • Sunday, March 10, 2013
  • Rodef Shalom Congregation
  • 2-6pm
  • $20 for soup in a handmade bowl 
  • proceeds benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
  • You can also bid on bowls signed by celebrities like Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), Canned Heat, Franco Harris, Stevie Nick and more!
Film Kitchen

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2013
  • Pittsburgh Filmmakers – Melwood Screening Room
  • 7pm 
  • Monthly event featuring short films by local filmmakers


Fish FRYdays, Night of the Living Dead, Food Festivals & Oscar Party

Here are the links for all of the great stuff we discussed on WDVE this morning.  We are on live most Friday mornings at 6:45 am.

Happy FRYday!  If you are one of my grades school classmates you can’t say the word Friday with out thinking of  Mr. Hazlett, our history teacher, who would say every Friday – happy shake-n-bake day.

Fish fry season is here and someone has put together an AMAZING map of all the fish fries around Western PA.

Check out the Pittsburgh Lenten Fish Fry Map here and like the map on Facebook here.
Night of the Living Dead 45th Anniversary Celebration

  • Friday, February 22, 2013
  • 5pm – 10pm
  • Heinz History Center
  • 45 Anniversary of Night of the Living Dead
  • Pittsburgh best Zombie Contest
  • 7pm Screening of the film
International Polar Bear Day 

  • Saturday, February 23, 2013
  • 11am
  • Pittsburgh Zoo will be celebrating International Polar Bear Day
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  • Saturday, February 23, 2013
  • 12-3p
  • Clearview Commons
  • Chili fest and Hombrew fest are separate events – tickets are $10 each
North Hills Food Truck Round Up

  • Saturday, February 23, 2013
  • 12-3pm
  • Coffee Buddha – 964 Perry Hwy, Pgh, PA 15237
  • Pgh Taco Truck, OhMyGrill, Pierogi Truck & BRGR will be there!
  • Facebook Event Link
The Mattress Factory’s 35th Anniversary Bash

  • Saturday, February 23, 2013
  • 1-4pm Community Party at the Museum – pay what you wish
  • 5-7pm Anniversary Bash – tickets $20


Hollywood Theater Oscar Party

  • Sunday, February 24, 2013
  • 6:30pm
  • Hollywood Theater in Dormont
  • Tickets are $10 or $25 for VIP Balcony Seating
  • Facebook Event

TechShop Preview, Classic Pgh Movies and Lots of Events for Food Lovers in Pgh

Pittsburgh is for LOVERS!  This weekend Pittsburgh is also a perfect place for FOOD lovers!  Just because the calendar has moved past February 14 – doesn’t mean there are many great ways to celebrate with your sweetheart or with our sweetheart – the city of Pittsburgh.  Lots of great loved themed events for this President’s day weekend from some of the places in Pittsburgh that we love!

Pittsburgh is for FOOD LOVERS too – be sure to check out some of the events on Monday evening – the food bloggers of Pittsburgh have cooked up some awesome events.  If you were listening to our segment on WDVE this am – here are the links for the Beecview restaurants we were raving about.

If you have a favorite pizza shop we need to know about please leave us a suggestion in the comments below.  Looking for more pittsburgh pizza places – check out the blog Pizza Walk With Me.
Valentines Day Specials – All Weekend

Valentine's Day 2010 [1]

Valentine’s Day 2010 [1] (Photo credit: MotleyOklahoman)

Wine Tasting @ Dreadnought Wines

  • 1st & 3rd Fridays
  • Dreadnought Wines in the Strip
  • 5:30-7:30pm
  • This might be one of the best kept secrets in the burgh – stop by and they will teach you about wine
  • $12/person
  • no RSVP needed


pittsburgh wine tasting classes in the strip district
TechShop Pittsburgh Preview Party

  • Saturday, February 16, 2013
  • 6-8pm
  • TechShop, Bakery Square
  • Get a sneak peek at the new workshop that opens in March 
  • Saturday, February 16, 2013
  • Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall
  • Annual Benefit supports pit bulls in Pittsburgh
Hollywood Theater’s So Bad It’s Good Series: Sudden Death

Craft Supply Swap

  • Sunday, February 17, 2013 
  • Assemble, Penn Ave
  • Calling all crafters – bring your extra supplies and trade for new ones
No Menu Mondays – Guest Chef Hal Klein

  • Pittsburgh food blogger and cocktail expert Hal Klein will be the guest chef at Bar Marco this Monday
  • Monday, February 18, 2013
  • 5pm-11pm
Meet and Eat: Single Mingle with eatPGH

  • Monday, February 18, 2013
  • Benjamin’s Western Avenue Burger Bar
  • 8 to 11pm
  • Specials: $1 sliders, $2 appetizers, $3 beer, $4 wine, and $5 cocktails, including the signature cocktail, “Love Potion #5- Vodka / Grapefruit / Aperol / Pama / Simple
  • Facebook Event Link

This Weekend in Pgh: Groundhog Day Festivities, I Made It Market, Brewery Tour & More

Groundhog Day 2005 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania

Groundhog Day 2005 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Happy February 1! While it may be super bowl weekend – Pittsburgh has decided that isn’t really an occasion worth celebrating.  Thankfully hockey is back and Punxsutany Phil makes an appearance.  There are a bunch of ways to celebrate Groundhog Day around Pittsburgh this weekend.  And with just 14 days left until Valentine’s day – there are a few activities to help you pick out or make some gifts for that special someone.

Here are the events we share on WDVE radio this morning.  You can listen to us live with the DVE Morning show most Friday mornings at 6:45 am.

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Groundhog Day Celebrations

Hoggapalooza @ Harris Grill

  • Friday, Februrary 1, 2012
  • Harris Grill Celebrates Groundhog Day

Pittsburrrrrgh Drowned Hogs Swim

  • Saturday, February 2, 2013 – 11 am
  • 8th Annual swim in the Mon to benefit Circle C Youth and Family Services

Groundhog Day at Mad Mex

  • If the Groundhog sees his shadow, it’s half off all drafts all day long! No shadow? $6 Big Azz Margaritas all day

Groundhog Day the Movie

  • Showing at The Oaks Theater in Oakmont & The Hollywood Theater in Dormont
First Fridays on Penn Ave

  • The first Friday of every month businesses along Penn Ave in Friendship/Garfield neighborhoods stay open late for a free gallery crawl
  • Highlights for February include:
    • Pie @ Commonplace/Voluto Coffee Shop
    • Glass Blowing Demonstrations at Pittbsurgh Glass Center
    • Show N’Tell at Catapult Coworking Space
Cake Classes at Dozen Bake Shop

  • Saturday, Februrary 2, 2012
  • 9 am Cake Pop Class 
  • 2 pm cupcake Bouquet class
  • Call the shop for details (412) 683-2327


East End Brewing Tour and Tasting

  • Saturday, Februrary 2 1pm 
  • and every other Saturday
  • $25/ticket – includes a growler full of beer.

Where Beer is Better

Where Beer is Better (Photo credit: Hryck.)

I Made It Market

  • This pop-up craft market sets up shop just in time for Valentine’s Day shopping
  • Saturday, February 2nd from 12 – 5 pm.
  • This event is INSIDE the corner space formerly occupied by Joseph Beth Bookseller at 510 S. 27th Street.
  • Find the event on Facebook.
Pittsburgh TweetUp to Benefit The Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank

  • Thursday, Februrary 7, 2013
  • Uno Chicago Grill at the Waterfront


It’s a Tree Burning, Bluegrass Jamming, Shovel Riding Kind of Weekend in Pittsburgh


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Happy New Year!  Welcome to our first weekend list for 2013.  Lots of fun in the snow, or possibly rain for this weekend – regardless of the weather – here are some unique events to check out all around Western PA this weekend.

You can hear us live on the radio with the WDVE morning show most Friday mornings at 6:45 am.  Here are the details and links for the events we discussed this morning.

January Ice Jam

  • January 11 & 12, 2013
  • Butler Days Inn, Butler, PA
  • Huge Bluegrass Festival – a new band performs every half-hour
  • FREE
  • Facebook Page
Annual Verona Christmas Tree Burning

  • Friday, January 11, 2013
  • 7pm
  • Municipal Park on East Railroad St.
  • Music & Free Hot Chocolate
  • Yes, the fire department will be on hand to keep things undercontrol



DSCN4891 (Photo credit: sdbrown)


Ice is Nice Ice Skating in Pittsburgh

  • Last weekend for skating on Penquins Pond at the Highmark Stadium
  • Saturday is the Mascot Skate at Schenley Park
Beaver County Shovel Riding Championships

  • Scheduled for Saturday, January 12, 2013 (could be rescheduled if there isn’t enough snow – call 724-770-2060 to check race status)
  • Old Economy Park, just off Route 989 in Economy
  • 8am Practice Runs
  • 10am Competition Starts
  • Read more about the event in the Post-Gazette


Photo from the Beaver County Tourism Website


Franktuary – Now Open in Lawrenceville

  • The owners of Pittsburgh’s finest hot dog establishment located downtown, Franktuary, have opened a new location in Lawrenceville
  • Hot Dogs, fancy pants cocktails, beer and draft kombucha