One of the best kept secrets in town just maybe the Steel City Improv Theater (aka SCIT). SCIT was founded about 2 years ago by two folks who met doing improv in NYC and decided the burgh needed a space for Improv. Since it’s founding – SCIT has hosted classes and performances almost everyday of the week – and they have outgrown their little theater on the North Side.
Well the SCIT folks are moving across town – and they need your help. A new space for the theater and classrooms has been rented in Shadyside – just beneath the… Read the rest
So one of the things that I am secretly happy about in light of the recent recession is that there has been an amazing shift in supporting local businesses in Pittsburgh. I think that it is interesting that some of the larger businesses have left town and some of those spaces have been filled by locally owned businesses. Take Walnut Street in Shadyside – Pottery Barn left and Max and Erma’s closed – the Max and Erma’s location has become the new home of the Elbow Room and the folks who own the Elbow Room have opened a new place,… Read the rest
Last week I posted about Paul Nosa’s Sewing Tour project on Kickstarter. Paul is an artist based in Tuscon, AZ who is planning to travel across the country with his solar and bike powered sewing machine.
I posted about the project because the video is awesome (check out the video here) AND he is bringing the tour to Pittsburgh. The first Kickstarter project didn’t reach funding – but he has relaunched the project on Kickstarter here. A few changes to the route – his first stop is Pittsburgh!
Check out his video update here.
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Sewing Tour 2012 is project that came up on Kickstarter. We have posted some Kickstarter projects here before – Kickstarter is a website that lets your croudsource funding for projects and businesses.
I am sharing this project because it has a really nice little video and I think it is a neat little project. While I don’t do much of it myself, I like sewing and quilting and I like to think that quilts – which were used to tell stories are sort of a precursor to the modern day blog.
Paul Nosa is an artist who creates… Read the rest
Over the holidays, the Post-Gazette reported that over 30 restaurants opened in Pittsburgh last year! Which new restaurant was your favorite? We are looking forward to trying a bunch during Pittsburgh Restaurant Week.
2012 is already looking like another great year for the Pittsburgh food scene as well. Here are a few openings to look forward to…
Station Street Hot Dogs
Salt of the Earth’s Kevin Sousa and partners are reopening the hot dog shop that is located behind the new Target in East Liberty. Pittsburgh food blogger Cooking For My Dad has been tweeting with Station Street about their… Read the rest