The Northside hosted the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival earlier this year. As expected from preview press nights and word-of-mouth, the Northside proved to be a vibrant, bustling location for this innovative art-filled event. Between the great food and drink from East Ohio Street establishments – including Max’s Tavern, the Park House and Arnold’s Tea Room – and the open-minded people embracing creative happenings and impromptu street exhibitions, any and everyone involved will forever connect the Northside to special memories of their Fringe weekend.
What did come as a pleasant surprise was my introduction to the Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center. Located… Read the rest
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at PGH Arts Fest Friday, June 7
Pittsburgh was treated to some West Coast music flavor the past few days as multiple Los Angeles-based bands made their way through the ‘Burgh. Starting with last Friday night’s 2013 Arts Fest Music featured act Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
The ten-member troupe made their way onto the Dollar Bank Stage at the Point to a roaring crowd. While past Arts Fest shows have been relaxed and inviting for audience members to sit and relax on the lawn, leading up to the Edward Sharpe show the… Read the rest
A little Easter treat. Every Wednesday evening is Banjo Night at the Elks Club on the North Side (the Elks club is the big building across from the Giant Eagle). Admission is free and from 8-11 pm – live banjo music. (You can read more about Banjo Night from PopCity Media and Everything Better Pittsburgh)
This peeps display was sitting on the table in the back of the room. I am not sure who created it – if you know, please leave a comment so we can give them credit. If you haven’t been to banjo night yet, yes there… Read the rest
Dixie Doc, is not only an expert in Dixieland music – he is a Doctor (and was my doctor way back in the day).
This Friday, September 21st, 2012, 8-11pm – you can catch Dixie Doc and the Dixieland All-starts at the Allegheny Elks Club (located next to the Giant Eagle on the Northside). Featured stars will be Lou Schreiber on clarinet and Chris Fennimore on banjo and vocals.
Dixieland at the Elks
Location: Allegheny Elks LODGE #339, 400 Cedar Avenue, Pittsburgh PA
Date: Friday, September 21, 2012
Allegheny Elks Club Website
Dixie Doc Website… Read the rest
Penn Brewery is celebrating their 25th birthday with an 80’s bash. Bring back your big hair and rewind your wardrobe to celebrate with Penn Brewery.
Friday, July 29, 2011, 7pm-Midnight – DJ Zombo
Saturday, July 30, 2011, 7pm-11pm – Velveeta (how can you not like a band whose url is http://www.80scheese.com/)
Here is a fun fact about the place from the Penn Brewery Wikipedia page – the brew pub opened in 1989 and Sophie Masloff tapped the first keg.… Read the rest