Polish Hill’s Annual Arts Festival this Sunday

polish-hill-arts2013_webWhat could be a better way to beat the Sunday blues than heading over to Polish Hill for its annual arts festival? Started in 2008, the festival features crafters, food trucks, and live music.

There will be over 30 vendors present, and these aren’t your rinky-dink, run of the mill crafts. Polish Hill Arts Festival posted “previews” of the some vendors, and they are selling truly unique and beautiful art (including the previously featured John the Craftist). From wall art to silver jewelry, the festival offers a wide range of vendors–there’s something for everyone.

The event appeals to all ages, offering free arts and crafts activities for adults and children alike. If you aren’t feeling crafty, there will also be live performances throughout the day, featuring local bands.

The festival runs from noon-9p.m. on Sunday July 21st. You can find all the action at the intersection of Brereton and Dobson streets. For more information check out Polish Hill Arts Festival’s Facebook page.

Party in Market Square – Stay and Play Every Friday

Many years ago back in the days before digital photography (check out the comment on this message board from 1999) there was a weekly party in Market Square – “M-Squared” and I am told, it was good. Well the good times are back. PUMP (the group for anyone young and young thinking in Pittsburgh) has been hard at work to bring the party back to Market Square. Stay & Play Fridays are designed to get you to stay downtown and play, every Friday evening in Market Square. Every Friday, May 23rd – August 1st, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

This Friday:

5:00pm-6:30pm – CK9 and the Old E Allstars
6:30pm-7:30pm – Strangeway
7:30pm-9:00pm – The Takeover UK

Click here for more info and a complete schedule of bands and events.

13th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner

This event has come highly reccomended from a number of IheartPGH readers – thanks for the great suggestions, please keep sending them.

Eat soup, support good causes, take home a handmade bowl.  Local artists have made and donated bowls for this event.  $20 gets you in the door, a meal of soup and you can pick out one of the bowls to take home – over 1200 bowls have been donated for this event.  Live music and celebrities (who have created some bowls too) and silent auction.

13th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner
Sunday, March 9, 2008, 2-7pm
Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 5th Ave

Click here for more info on the event.
Benefits: Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank & Just Harvest

Photograph 2006 Empty Bowls from Post-Gazette