Monday, May 15, 2017

2017 Three Rivers Pittsburgh Arts Festival

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The 2017 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival sponsored by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is happening June 2-11, 2017. Check out all of the music, events and activities for this years festival at Spend the day perusing all of the cool art and exhibits, listening to a myriad of music styles  and stuffing your face with some of the greatest festival fare anywhere!

2017 Music Lineup - See all

June 2: Rebirth Brass Band (New Orleans jazz)

June 3: Hippo Campus (indie-rock band from St. Paul, Minn., that just released its debut album, “Landmark”)

June 4: Las Cafeteras (alt-folk with Afro-Mexican rhythms) with Meeting of Important People (Pittsburgh power-pop)

June 5: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

June 6: Michael Kiwanuka (British soul)

June 7: Sean Rowe + Birds of Chicago (folk/gospel)

June 8: Beats + Bars featuring Choo Jackson, HollyHood, Billy Pilgrim, Pirate Gang,Track Meet, Hubbs, DJ Selecta (Pittsburgh hip-hop)

June 9: Dawes (LA folk-rock band influenced by Jackson Browne and CSN) with The Accidentals (indie-folk)

June 10: Bluegrass Day with Sarah Jarosz (Americana/bluegrass from Texas) and Fruition (Portland, Ore., roots rock)

June 11: St. Paul and the Broken Bones (soul-rock band from Alabama that recently released its second album, “Sea of Noise”) The Commonheart (Pittsburgh soul-rock band led by Clinton Clegg that recently returned from SXSW)

2017 Creative Activities - See all
  • Giant Eagle Creativity Zone - Point State Park 
  • Riverlife presents 'to be determined': Take a Seat! 
  • Citizens Bank Children's Theater Series and EQT Bridge Theater Series 
  • Fort Pitt Museum
  • Techshop 
  • Mattress Factory 
  • Assemble 
  • Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse 
  • Pennsylvania Resources Council 
  • Sweetwater Center for the Arts 
  • Buzzword Pittsburgh Day 
  • Cultural District’s Pittsburgh Sound Playground 
  • Construction Junction featuring Studio Blue at Shuman 
  • The Andy Warhol Museum 
  • Plein Air Painting Workshop
  • Twilight Sketch Crawl  

Visit the Three Rivers Arts Festival for the entire festival guide.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

2017 Mother's Day Events in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Looking for a special Pittsburgh event to celebrate Mother's Day?  Check out these featured 2017 Pittsburgh Mother's Day events from around the greater Pittsburgh area!

Mother's Day Skate
RMU Island Sports Center
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Love is a Battlefield - Mother's Day Murder Mystery Show
Gaetano's Banquet Center & Restaurant
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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Pittsburgh, PA
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Mother's Day Wine Walk
Squirrel Hill Business District
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Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage
Caberet at Theater Square
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Neil Sedaka 
Heinz Hall
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Brunch with Mom at the Pittsburgh Zoo
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Mother's Day Celebration at the Pittsburgh Zoo
All Mom's get in free when accompanied by a child
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2017 Mother's Day 5K Virtual Race
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Annual Mother's Day Afternoon High Tea
Arnold's Tea Pittsburgh
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Mom and Me Zumba Celebration!
Pittsburgh Mennonite Church, 2018 South Braddock Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15218
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Fiddlesticks Family Concert presented by PNC - Around the World!
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - Heinz Hall
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Hartwood Acres Mother’s Day Tea
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Hartwood Acres Mother’s Day Mansion Tours
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Mother's Day on the Gateway Clipper
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Mother's Day Brunch at the National Aviary
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Mother's Day Brunch at The Chadwick
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Mother's Day Weekend at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
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Monday, March 20, 2017

2017 Pittsburgh Pirate's Promotions, Fireworks and FanJams!

Can you feel it?  The warm sun, the roar of the PNC Park crowd and the excitement of an Andrew McCutchen blast to center field - Pirate's baseball season is back!  Here are a few cool promotions, firework nights and FanJam events that the Bucco's are hosting this year, so check out these dates to maximize your visits to the ball park.

Bobblehead Giveaways
Who doesn't like bobbleheads?!  Check out the 2017 lineup:

Francisco Cervelli That's Amore Singing Bobblehead
Sat, Apr 8 - 7:05 pm vs. Atlanta Braves
Presented By Allegheny Health Network to the First 20,000 Fans

Bob Walk Chair-Tip Bobblechair
Sat, May 20 - 4:05 pm vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Presented By ROOT Sports to the First 20,000 Fans

Jordy Mercer Bobblehead
Sat, Jun 17 - 8:15 pm vs. Chicago Cubs
Presented By Levin Furniture to the First 20,000 Fans

Gregory Polanco El Coffee Bobblehead
Sat, Aug 19 - 7:05 pm vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Presented By Dunkin' Donuts to the First 20,000 Fans

Zambelli Fireworks Fridays
Pittsburghers love fireworks!

Fri, Apr 21
7:05 pm Yankees

Fri, May 5
7:05 pm Brewers

Fri, May 19
7:05 pm Phillies

Fri, Jun 9
7:05 pm Marlins

Fri, Jun 30
7:05 pm Giants

Fri, Aug 18
7:05 pm Cardinals

Fri, Sep 1
7:05 pm Reds

Fri, Sep 227:05 pm Cardinals

Children's Giveaways
Here are some of the great kids promotions for the 2017 Pirate's season:

Kids Batting Glove
Sun, Apr 9 - 1:35 pm vs. Atlanta Braves
Presented By Dick's Sporting Goods | Kids 14 & Younger

Kids Jump Rope
Sun, May 7 - 1:35 pm vs. Milawaukee Brewers
Presented By Allegheny Health Network | Kids 14 & Younger

Kids Baseball Glove
Sun, May 21 - 1:35 pm vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Presented By Highmark | Kids 14 & Younger

Kids Beach Towel
Sun, Jul 2 - 1:35 pm vs. San Francisco Giants
Presented By Chevrolet | Kids 14 & Younger

Kids Replica Alternate Starling Marte Jersey
Sun, July 2 - 8:00 pm vs. New York Mets
Presented By Coca Cola | Kids 14 & Younger

Kids Backpack
Sat, Aug 19 - 7:05 pm vs. St. Louis Cardnials
Kids 14 & Younger

Kids Fitness Band
Sun, Sep 3 - 1:35 pm vs. Cincinatti Reds
Presented By Highmark | Kids 14 & Younger

Rock out after the game with these musical acts:

FanJam Postgame Concert featuring Flo Rida
Fri, May 26 - 7:05 pm vs. New York Mets
 Presented By Highmark

FanJam Postgame Concert featuring Chicago
Fri, Aug 4 - 7:05 pm vs. San Diego Padres
Presented By Highmark

For a complete listing of all 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates Promotions please visit the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club

Friday, March 3, 2017

2017 Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Events

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is home to the second largest St. Patrick's Day parade in the country and features more than 20,000 participants, including marching units, bands, floats and cheering parade goers.  Have a look below at the expanding list of 2017 Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day events planned around the city and surrounding areas.  We've also included a growing roster of Pittsburgh Irish pubs and restaurants where libations and music may be had.

Check back for often for updated events.

This is the one day Pittsburgh puts the black and gold down and GOES GREEN!


Irish Genealogy Workshop
Heinz History Center
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6th Annual St. Patrick's Dinner and Show with the Ploughshare Poets 
Bottlebrush Gallery and Center for the Arts
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St. Practice Day Pierogi Contest & Pub Tour 
South Side Pittsburgh
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St. Patrick's Parade
Downtown Pittsburgh
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Kegs N Eggs - Parade Day Celebration
Carson City Saloon
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The Wild Geese
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
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Irish Fair in the Square
Market Square Pittsburgh
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St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Buckhead Saloon
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3/11 & 3/17
St. Patrick's Two Day Celebration
Mullaney's Harp and Fiddle Irish Pub
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The American Ireland Funds 2017 Pittsburgh Gala Dinner
Heinz Field UPMC Club
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Piper's Pub

Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle  

Claddagh Irish Pub


Tilted Kilt

Monterey Pub

Sieb's Pub

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Best Parks to Visit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Feeling the need for some green space? How about a fishing trip, a hike or a visit to a real working astronomical observatory? If so, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has a park for all of your outdoor fun, historical interests and exercise needs. Here are some of the great regional, county, city and local parks located throughout the Pittsburgh area.

Riverview Park - City of Pittsburgh
Riverview Park is a gem located about 15 minutes north of downtown Pittsburgh. The 259-acre park is located on Pittsburgh's North Side and is home to lush green space and forest ecosystem, hiking trails and a walking loop.  The park is includes a vibrant playground and swimming pool. Two of the most prominent landmarks in
Riverview Park are the historic Allegheny Observatory and the Chapel Shelter that can be used for picnics and activities. The shelter and many other park features are continuously cared for by the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. Learn more about Riverview Park here.

North Park - Pittsburgh North
North Park is part of the Allegheny County Parks system and is located in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. The park encompasses 3,075 acres in three different North Hills townships. The park is home to a thriving lake and Pine Creek which are prime destinations for fisherman and kayakers alike. The park has plenty of updated playgrounds, an ice skating rink, Olympic-sized swimming pool and a plethora of ball fields and picnic shelters. North Park is also home to the Latodomi Nature Center - a unique environmental learning center. North Park has one of the most dog-friendly areas in the county as well. The dog park provides plenty of space for dogs to run freely without a leash. Learn more about North Park here.

Racoon Creek State Park - Pittsburgh West
This wonderful park is located on 7,500 acres of forest in
Hookstown, PA and is home to a large 100-acre lake and beach-side area. Boating, fishing and camping are some of the main draws to Racoon Creek State Park. There are over 200 picnic tables and grill groves located throughout the park and seasonal swimming is allowed at the 500 foot sand and turf beach. Racoon Creek State Park has over 170 tent and trailer sites for camping and also is home to ten modern furnished cabins. Learn more about Raccoon Creek State Park.

South Park - Pittsburgh South
Much like North Park, South Park is part of the Allegheny County Park system. The park spans over 2,000 acres within South Park and Bethel Park Townships.
South Park is known for its really cool wave pool and skate park but is best known for the free summer concert season. South Park is also home to an ice rink, dog park, golf course, and many other forms of green space and outdoor activities. Learn more about South Park here.

Here are some other fantastic Pittsburgh parks to visit:

Get outside and play Pittsburgh!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Best Places to Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

There are so many ways to feel the love in Pittsburgh this Valentine's Day. Whether you are looking for a romantic candle light dinner for two or want to participate in a crowded cupid outdoor sprint in your undies - Pittsburgh does Valentine's Day right!

Check out these featured 2017 Pittsburgh St. Valentine's Day Events.

Cupids and Canines
February 4, 2017
Cupids and Canines is taking place on February 4, 2017 at the PNC Club Level Gunner's and Keystone Corner. Cupids and Canines and is a one of a kind party that benefits both the Animal Rescue League, the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society and the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation.  This year's theme is Monte Carlo night and features a VCA Casino and a live sports book.  The event is sponsored by SOHO and The Spring Hill Suites Marriott on the North Side.  So get out there and show some love to the pet population of Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania. Learn more about Cupids and Canines.

The Melting Pot - Ten Days of Valentine's
February 10 - 19, 2017
Some say it's the most romantic and most ooey gooey place in Pittsburgh to celebrate Valentine's Day.  This year melt your Valentine's heart and some cheese at The Melting Pot restaurant at Station Square with Cupid's Four-Course Feast.  From February 10,11,12 & 16,17,18,19 and exclusively on February 13-15 the fondue eater will be offering up top shelf Fiesta, Quattro Formaggio or French Onion Gruyere Cheese along with Cold Water Lobster Tail,  Filet Mignon and much more. Make a reservation today!

Cupid’s Undie Run
February 11, 2017
Want to run a mile in nothing but your Valentine's day best undies?  Well here is your chance to join like-minded scantily dressed cupids as you run and party on the North Shore of Pittsburgh to benefit The Children’s Tumor Foundation.  The party is at McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon on the north Shore and the running takes place at 2:00 pm.  Learn more about the 2017 Pittsburgh Cupid’s Undie Run.
Breakfast In Bed: All You Need Is Love
February 12, 2017
The Mattress Factory is one of the most unique museums in Pittsburgh, if not the entire country and will again be hosting its 21 and over Breakfast In Bed: All You Need Is Love at their museum to celebrate Valentine's Day. The brunch menu includes Salud Juicery mimosas, Bloody Marys with Ustianochka vodka, brews from War Streets Brewery, a continental breakfast from the MF Café, and FREE museum admission. Don't leave without meeting adoptable pets from Animal Friends, creating a medallion for your valentine, or exploring the museum! Learn more about The Mattress Factory Valentine's Day event.

Other notable Pittsburgh area Valentine’s Days events include:

Lucky in Love Wine & Whiskey Fest"alcular"
February 12, 2017
Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh
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Valentine's Day Champagne Dinner at Lautrec
February 14, 2017
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
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Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty
February 10-12, 2017
Pittsburgh Symphony
Heinz Hall
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Animal Instincts – Valentine’s Day Dinner
February 10-11, 2017
Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium
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Full Moon Hike - Owl Prowl
February 10, 2017 
Frick Park
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

Happy Valentine's Day Pittsburgh - We Love You!

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Pittsburgh Skyline: The Gulf Tower and the KDKA Weather Beacon

Have you ever wondered what those colorful lights on top of the Gulf Tower in downtown Pittsburgh mean? Well then here is the not-so-secret cipher to the great Gulf Tower KDKA Weather Beacon light pattern.

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