TechShop Knows How to Hack a Party – Event on August 28 to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

If you haven’t had a chance to check out TechShop Pittsburgh yet – you are in luck!  On August 28, they are closing down the shop for a party of epic proportions.  This is a great party and a great deal – a day pass to TechShop is $50.  Tickets for Party@TechShop are $15, use the code TSlovesIheartPGH to save $5 off the ticket price.  So for $10 you get access to the shop and whole lot of food and drink from some of the best local spots in town.

Party@TechShop – Thursday, August 28


Party at TechShop Pittsburgh

Party@TechShop is a chance to check out the space, learn more about TechShop and to make some cool stuff.  In addition to TechShop activities, The Pittsburgh Glass Center and the Carnegie Science Center will be running some demos as well.

TechShop will be having some great giveaways – including a chance to win tickets to the Thrival Music Festival

Food and Drink provided from some of the best local spots in Pittsburgh:

Treader’s Choice: Wine & Cheese at the Carnegie Science Center

Treading Art has been putting together an amazing list of weekend events around Pittsburgh.  Each week we will highlight one of those events here on IheartPGH and link you back over to Treading Art’s weekly events post.

This weeks Treader’s Choice event:

Wine & Cheese at the Carnegie Science Center

Friday, May 24th

21 + Wine and Cheese

For an after work treat enjoy live music, learn a thing or two about the chemistry of winemaking (while enjoying a glass) or get a lesson on creating mozzarella in the Science Center’s Kitchen Theatre.

Carnegie Science Center @ One Allegheny Ave – North Shore

6-10pm // $10 Tickets

Click here to see all of the Weekend Treadings for May 23-27th, 2013

Meet Treading Art

From artist studio tours to in-depth interviews, offers a wide range of Pittsburgh-centric content focused on the arts and culture. The website is a resource for Western PA residents to learn about and engage with their creative communities. This includes everything from music, food and brews to visual art and literature. Features such as photography posts, local guides or exhibition reviews invite residents to participate in the redevelopment of their city or stay informed of the excitement directly from the website.

The Weekend Treadings is another unique feature to Treading Art. Every week we produce a  curated list of events that highlights distinct experiences happening around town from Thursday through Sunday. This is available every Thursday and can be viewed on the website or delivered to your inbox. The Weekend Treadings newsletter also gives readers an opportunity to receive exclusive invitations to Treading Art produced events.

Treading Art is run by Christine Smith and Melissa LuVisi, both of whom are transplants from Northern California. We were drawn to Pittsburgh by its thriving arts community, large number of working artists and the welcoming environment for entrepreneurs. Immediately upon moving here we felt a connection with the city’s sense of pride and collaborative nature.

To become more involved please submit events to (at least a week before their scheduled date), like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram (lots of PGH pride promised to be here) or Tumblr.  

Laser Gaga Costume Contest @ The Carnegie Science Center

Poker Face (Lady Gaga song)

Yes, its true the Carneige Science Center has a laser show set to Lady Gaga, appropriately named Laser Gaga.  In honor of Halloween and all things lady Gaga – the Science Center is hosting a Laser Gaga Costume Contest – put on your best poker face and head down to the science center – there will be prizes for the best costumes.

Please note the fine print on this one – sorry folks – don’t wear meat to the science center:

  • While we encourage your costumes to be creative, they must be appropriate for a family-friendly establishment.
  • Costumes must NOT feature organic materials such as raw meat, anything alive, expose skin in a provocative manner, or use offensive language or graphics.
  • Any masks worn should not cover the entire face.
  • Carnegie Science Center has the right to refuse any costume that it deems inappropriate.

Laser Gaga Costume Contest
@The Carnegie Science Center
Saturday, October 29, 2011
10 pm – Laser Show
to enter contest you must arrive  45 minutes before the laser show
Cost: $2 members, $8 non-members

Looking for some more Halloween fun – you might enjoy this video of Halloween decorations set to LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem.  (If you are reading the email version of the post, click here to see the video)

Get Swept Away at the Science Center This Weekend

One of several tornadoes observed by the VORTE...

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Kind of ironic that I am writing this post during one of the rare times that Pittsburgh is under a tornado warning.  I have been talking about tornados recently – one of my dear friends just found out she will be moving with her new husband to Oklahoma this summer.  This is kind of sad news for me because right now she lives in Hawaii – and I think that I would rather visit Hawaii more than Oklahoma – although I am always up for visiting new places ( I had a surprisingly delightful trip to Montgomery, Alabama last year.)

But back to the topic at hand – Tornados – fortunately for us – Pittsburgh rarely gets tornados. But the documentary film Tornado Alley will be blowing into town this weekend to open its run here in town.  To celebrate the film’s arrival the Carnegie Science Center wants you to get wrapped up in the tornado stuff.

  • Sean Casey of Storm Chasers will be here on Friday and Saturday with the Tornado Intercept Vehicle
  • Saturday, March 26, 2011 – Tornados with a Twist – a special screening of Tornado Alley and discussion with Sean Casey – reservations are required for this

Click here for all of the details about Tornado Alley at the Carnegie Science Center.

Check out the trailer for Tornado Alley:

The Museums Miss You: Reasons to visit Pittsburgh Museums

With a 3 days weekend after a weekend of snow, everyone is in need of a reason to get out of the house – a perfect time to revisit one of the many great museums we have here in Pittsburgh.  Here is a run down of some exhibits that are not to be missed.

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