Today’s blog post is a double header, I guess I should say double feature, of historic preservation information. Just in time for preservation month, the new documentary about Jane Jacobs opens in Pittsburgh this weekend and it is screening at one of Pittsburgh’s oldest neighborhood movie theaters.
Last Saturday was the annual Jane’s Walk, a community walk celebrating the work of Jane Jacobs in advocating for walkable communities. Jane Jacobs is the author of the book “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” (Amazon affiliate link). The book was first published in 1961 as a response to the 1950s… Read the rest
Regent Square Theater is showing a sneak peek of the premiere of Low Winter Sun, the newest AMC series, on Monday, July 29 at 8pm. Described as “a story of murder, deception, revenge and corruption in a world where the line between the cops and the criminals is blurred,” hopes are high for this complex drama.
Up to 4 tickets are available for free on a first-come, first-served basis at the theater’s box office or the Pittsburgh Filmmakers front desk (open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm). There’s a nationwide Q & A session via Skype afterwards with the director, producer, and some of… Read the rest
When the weather starts heating up, sometimes the only thing to do is go inside. This season many of us will take to the air-conditioned refuge of our local megaplexes. To switch things up, I offer you a list of local independently owned theaters. Many of the theaters screen the same new releases, but also provide character and unique programming.
1449 Potomac Ave., Dormont
The Hollywood plays a wide variety of movies as well as special film events. Known for its Rocky Horror Picture Show performances, as well as its “Breakfast and a Movie” series (just what… Read the rest
Each year the folks who plan all of the Urban Hikes end the season with a huge scavenger hunt around a Pittbsurgh neighborhood. I have competed in the past – it is tricky, educational and a ton of fun all at once. There are some serious competitiors and lots of folks who are just there to explore a new neighborhood.
Previous UH Scavenger Hunts have visited East Liberty, Squirell Hill, Lawrenceville and Bloomfield. The 2012 Urban Hike Scavenger Hunt will be tackling the neighborhood of Regent Square. This is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon – plan for… Read the rest
Image by marshlight via Flickr
You can sample all of these and more in Pittsburgh this weekend – This is the weekend when Pittsburgh wakes up from its long winter nap. Lots of great reasons to get outside and check out the neighborhoods! Lots of good – free (and low costs) ways to check out the city.
Agave Nights @ Phipps Conservatory
The agave plant at phipps is blooming – the agave plant can live for 100 years and only blooms once in its lifetime, currently the plant is growing 12 inches a day
Tequila is made from agave, Phipps… Read the rest