National Hot Dog Day: The Hot Dogs of Pittsburgh

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It was quiet morning in the super secret iheartPGH headquarters until one intern abruptly cried out "It's National Hot Dog Day!" The Yinzterns rejoiced and it was decided that they would take a crawl through the various hot dog vendors of Pittsburgh. Here, we share our ups, downs, and general stomach aches after consuming multiple dogs.   Name Hours Cost Fun Fact Breakfast & Lunch Monday-Saturday $ The proprietors of Steve's were on vacation at the time of … [Read more...]

Cultural District’s Gallery Crawl Tonight

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Looking for something to do tonight? Want to do something free? Want to culture yourself? Impress your friends with newfound knowledge of artistry? (Maybe that last part’s just me.) Come join other partons of the arts at the Cultural District’s free quarterly Gallery Crawl. The crawl runs tonight, Friday, July 12th, from 5:30-9 p.m., and participants can start from any of the many locations. There is so much going on at the crawl tonight, but I’ll include some unique highlights here. There’s … [Read more...]

Guide to Pittsburgh’s Independent Movie Theaters

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When the weather starts heating up, sometimes the only thing to do is go inside. This season many of us will take to the air-conditioned refuge of our local megaplexes. To switch things up, I offer you a list of local independently owned theaters. Many of the theaters screen the same new releases, but also provide character and unique programming. Hollywood Theater 1449 Potomac Ave., Dormont (412)563-0368 The Hollywood plays a wide variety of movies as well as special film events. Known for … [Read more...]

Shopping Downtown At the Arts Festival

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Visitors interested in shopping at this year’s Arts Festival won't be disappointed. The Artist Market, which runs every day during the festival from 12-8pm, offers many unique items such as wearable fiber, precious jewelry, and other mediums like ceramics, drawings, mixed media, photography, and paintings. Creators of these pieces come from all parts of the country after applying and being selected to participate. Their art is available for purchase right at the event for you to take home. Once … [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...]