While you know that some big blockbuster movies are shot in Pittsburgh, there are quite a few Pittsburghers who are working on their own film project. The Sprout Fund has put together a special round of grants to help some of these local filmmakers finish and promote their films.
The public is invited to watch the trailers here and vote for your favorite films. The deadline for public voting is December 2, 2013. (Take a minute to watch the intro video that The Sprout Fund put together for this project. They filmed this intro at the Hollywood Theater in Dorming… Read the rest
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 is election day.
In Allegheny county the polls are open from 7am – 8pm.
The November election is a General Election – you can vote for any candidate on the ballot (In the primary election only registered democrats can vote for democratic candidates and registered republicans can vote for republican candidates).
Special Election: City Council District 7 is a special election to replace the seat vacated by Patrick Dowd.
Photo ID is NOT required to vote, you may be asked for ID but you do not have to show your ID to vote.… Read the rest
If you’re visiting Pittsburgh for the 1st or 500th time to attend a big event, you might travel with supplies and equipment. Luckily, you can use Spacefinity.com – an online marketplace to connect with friendly neighborhood residents to store your stuff around town. Here’s a list of some of the big annual events and the stuff you can put in storage:
Art – Over 10,000 visual and performing artists have presented work at the Three Rivers Arts Festival since the event started in 1960. With all of the creating, planning, and organizing, who has time to worry about tables, chairs,… Read the rest
With labor day behind us and the school season in full swing it feels like the summer has come to an abrubt end. Fortunatly, Pittsburgh is hopping this weekend with activities for all ages. This upcoming weekend is packed full of great things that show off our fine city. We’ve also got a code for you to save 50% on tickets for the Thrival Music Festival. Here are 7 events happening in Pittsburgh this Saturday, which happens to be September 7th.
Pittsburgh GiveCamp 2013
Technically this starts on Friday night and runs all weeekend.
GiveCamp is a weekend workshop… Read the rest
Yesterday, a few of the Yinzterns took a trek out to Carnegie, PA to check out the World Pinball Championships. With no idea what to expect, it is no exaggeration to say we were floored by the experience.
In Carnegie, a large white nondescript warehouse holds hundreds of pinball machines. Opened to the public only four days a year, people come from all over the world to participate in the 16th Professional & Amateur Pinball Association’s (PAPA) World Pinball Championship. From the outside, I didn’t expect much of the space, but the moment I opened the door, my jaw dropped.… Read the rest