Space is pretty awesome. Blockbuster hits like Gravity and Interstellar, privatized space exploration such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, and incentives like Google’s Lunar XPRIZE, which awards $30 million to the first private company to send a robot to the moon, have renewed our interest beyond our atmosphere.
And Pittsburgh has great representation with local NewSpace company Astrobotic leading the race to the moon, having won initial milestones of the Lunar XPRIZE and currently accepting payloads to be sent to space on their first launch.
And lucky you– you can get in on some space-related fun tomorrow evening… Read the rest
I am WAY late writing a blog post about the National Day of Civic Hacking, which is tomorrow, Saturday, May 31. But I want to make sure you know about all of the great stuff that is happening in Pittsburgh around civic hacking.
Pittsburgh Event for the National Day of Civic Hacking
OpenPittsburgh Open House
Saturday, May 31, 2014
10am-3pm (lunch will be provided)
Homewood Branch of the Carnegie Library, 7101 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15208
Agenda for the Pittsburgh National Day of Civic Hacking Event:
10 am: Coffee, Donuts and Introductions
10:20 am Welcome… Read the rest
Art All Night, Pittsburgh’s annual free art event, pops up in Lawrenceville this weekend for its 17th year. The completely volunteer-run event is held non-stop from 4pm on Saturday, April 26, 2014 until 2pm on Sunday, April 27, 2014.
Never heard of Art All Night? The idea behind the censorship-free, non-juried event is to encourage participation from all types of artists. Everyone is welcome to come, share, and experience a variety of local art and activities.
Besides original artwork, Art All Night features a live auction, various participatory and collaborative activities, live entertainment, and on-site artwork. Children’s activities are available… 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
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 is the 4th Annual Farm Dinner. check out their entire list of Weekend Treadings here.
Fill your evening with beautiful views of Pittsburgh and have a dinner outdoors with the Friends of Grandview Park.
Grandview Park @ 499 Bailey Ave – Mount Washington
Tickets are $90/person. Proceeds will benefit Friends of Grandview Park
5:30-8pm // call 412.589.9586 for… Read the rest