I just returned home after a visit to the Carnegie Museum of Art for the Culture Club. As much as I love blogging about museums here in Pittsburgh – I had not been to the Carnegie in at least a year. It was great to see the new exhibit – Biennial. And another great thing about tonight’s Culture Club – is that the museum was open for free.
Pittsburgh has great cultural ammenities like museums – and thankfully they are open to everyone for free for different events through out the year.
Which brings me to the Mattress Factory. Another… Read the rest
In the Fall of 2010, Redd Up Thread Up raised nearly $300 for the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh. The event is back again for a warmer weather clothing swap and 100% of the proceeds will benefit East End Cooperative Ministries.
Pull out those too small (or too big) sundresses, shorts, sweaters, pants, jeans, tops, t-shirts, and whatever else you might find in your closet (that’s in decent enough condition for someone else) and bring your donations down to 120 Federal Street (Old Firewaters Pub across from PNC Park) Wednesday, Thursday or Friday this week from 6:00-9:00 p.m.… Read the rest
Okay, Pittsburgh fans – we need to Pittsburgh on the Shorty Awards map. The Shorty Awards are like the oscars of Twitter. Each year they come up with a bunch of categories – and the winners are chosen by who gets the most votes.
This year I think we should create a Pgh category on the Shorty awards.
To nominate or vote for some one just post a tweet with the following info:
I nominate @TwitterUser for a Shorty Award in #PGH because [add reason here]
You can also send shorter votes like this: #shortyawards @username #PGH [add reason… Read the rest
Over on the Northside, tucked into the Mexican War Steets is an old Mattress Factory that is now a museum which showcases works of art that incorporate the entire room. From their website:
The Mattress Factory is a museum of contemporary art that exhibits room-sized works called installations. Created on site by artists from across the country and around the world, our unique exhibitions feature a variety of media that engage all of the senses.
Each June the Mattress Factory hosts an Urban Garden Party – a gala event to benefit the museum. Tickets are still available. Pittsburgh blogger James… Read the rest
Most Friday mornings at 6:45 am, you can listen to IheartPGH talk live with Jim and Randy on the WDVE morning show about things to do in Pittsburgh on the weekend. Here is our list of events and links to more information for this weekend….
5-Alarm Chili Festival @ Nemacolin
Saturday, June 12, 2010 10am-6pm
A serious Chili festival – sanctioned by the International Chili Society
Participants can compete in three categories: Red Chili, Chili Verde and Salsa. Over $5,000 in cash prizes with a $2,000 prize to the 1st place Red Chili! Portion of event proceeds to benefit the… Read the rest