Up This Week: Happy Hour, Block Parties, and More!

Hey all! Hope everyone had as much fun as they could handle this weekend! Keep that weekend feeling alive by checking out some of the events going on around town this week…

Monday September 26

Biggies Bullies Happy Hour

  • Where: Independent Brewing Company- Squirrel Hill
  • When: 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Cost: Free (21+ event)
  • Head over to Independent Brewing to support Biggies Bullies! A portion of all drink sales will be donated back to the charity to support their work in rescuing/fostering/adopting out Pit Bulls in the area. There will be merchandise for sale, and Walter, a Biggies Bullies Alum, will be in attendance! Beers and doggies, does it really get any better? Doubtful…

Tuesday September 27

Kung Fu Demo/Jackie Chan’s First Film

  • Where: Row House Cinema- Lawrenceville
  • When: 7:00pm-10:00pm
  • Cost: $9
  • Row House will be featuring Jackie Chan’s first film, Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow, as a part of their Kung Fu Cinema series. Prior to the show, see a first hand martial arts demonstration by  Gong Lung (Steel Dragon) Kung Fu and Lion and Dragon Dance.

Wednesday September 28

Crafting and Drinking: Mobiles and Manhattans

  • Where: Wigle Whiskey – Strip District Location
  • When: 5:00pm-8:00pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Don’t miss Wigle’s last installment of their Crafting and Drinking series. Enjoy some cocktails, make a mobile, and have an all around relaxing evening. Crafting supplies, snacks, and your first drink are all complimentary!

Thursday September 29

Market Street Block Party

  • Where: Market Street Grocery- Downtown Pittsburgh
  • When: 6:00pm-10:00pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Enjoy a twist on the regular happy hour while enjoying some cooler fall temperatures! There will be street food, cocktails, and music. Head down to relax and get yourself in the weekend mood!


There ya have it. Short and sweet this week- hopefully how the rest of the week will feel.  I’ll see you back here Wednesday for some weekend daydreaming ! Cheers!


–If you know of any upcoming events you think need to be featured or if you are involved in an organization that will be hosting an event, let me know and we’ll put it on the calendar!–

Up This Weekend: Yoga, Art Shows, and More!

Hope everyone is sailing calmly through the week. Take some time to make some weekend plans now- I promise it will make the rest of the week fly by!

Friday September 23

Gallery Crawl

  • Where: Various locations throughout the Downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District
  • When: 5:30pm-10:00pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Head down to the Cultural District for a night of free art sponsored by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Take your pick from musical events, theater and comedy shows, art displays, and much more. Want to learn to salsa? There’s a free dance lesson for that. Want to learn to make gnocchi? There’s a free cooking class for that. Check out the map and schedule at the link provided to see everything the crawl has to offer!


  • Where: Larry’s Laundromutt- 210 Ohio River Blvd, Sewickley
  • When: 7:00pm-10:00pm
  • Cost: Free- Donations Welcome
  • Head to Larry’s Laundromutt with your furry friend for a night out benefiting Dolly’s “Fix” America Campagin. This program aims to raise funds to continue low cost spay/neuter programs at local shelters. There will be food trucks and treats for dog and their humans, pet vendors, and free self dog washes. Come support a great cause!

Saturday September 24

Mt. Lebanon Artists’ Market

  • Where: Washington Road & Academy Ave, Mt Lebanon
  • When: 10:00am-6:00pm (Saturday) and 10:00am-5:00pm (Sunday)
  • Cost: Free
  • Come browse the artisans’ booths to see their woodwork, jewelry making, ceramic creations, mixed media prints, and more. A craft center from the Laurel Highlands will also be hosting art demonstrations throughout the show. There will be art, entertainment, and plenty of food at this family friendly event. If you head there early enough, you’ll be able to catch the Mt. Lebanon Farmers’ Market, too!

Songwriters in the Cellar

  • Where: Pittsburgh Winery- Strip District
  • When: Doors at 8:00pm Show at 9:00pm
  • Cost: $12 in advance and $15 at the door (if available)
  • This 21+ event features local songwriters (and sometimes visiting ones!) collaborating in a unique atmosphere to create a night that involves part singing and part storytelling. The hosts for this evening’s event are Morgan Erina, Max Somerville, and Clinton Clegg…just a few of the many talented local artists we are fortunate enough to have in our city. This event will likely sell out so grab your tickets now- you don’t want to miss it.

Sunday September 25

Beer Belly Yoga

  • Where: East End Brewing- 147 Julius Street
  • When: 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Cost: $25
  • Head to East End Brewing for this 21+ yoga event. With your ticket, you receive a 45 minute yoga class in the taproom, an East End Brewing Co. mug filled with beer, and a token to take a free yoga class at I am Yoga (Squirell Hill). Doors open at 10 and the class starts promptly at 10:30. They will have yoga mats if you need one. Seems like a great way to start a Sunday!

Mountain Music Stage

  • Where: Byham Theater- Downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District
  • When: 7:00pm
  • Cost: $25 and up
  • WYEP and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust are bringing Mountain Stage, a live public radio program, to Pittsburgh for the very first time. Attendees will get to listen to Billy Bragg, Joe Henry, Robert Ellis, and others play live in an intimate setting while host Larry Groce records episode #879 to be broadcast on NPR stations across the country.


What are you looking forward to this weekend? Whatever you do- stay safe and have fun!

We’re Back!

Its been a while! But, since summer will be drawing to a close this week (HOORAY! Oh? Just Me? Okay..), I figured it was time to get back to bringing you awesome ‘Burgh events for every day of your week.

In addition to the biweekly event posts you are all used to, I’m also going to start bringing you  reviews of my favorite local businesses (coffee, cafes, yoga studios, etc). I think it is so important to support the small businesses in our area, so I want to share with you some of my favorite ones I have found throughout the years! Also, since I am now a dog mom, I’ll be occasionally publishing some posts tailored to dog friendly locations throughout the city. Lots of fun to look forward to!

Now, let’s get down to business. Remember to click on the event titles for more details!

Monday September 19

Monday Night Dodgeball

  • Where: Ace Hotel- 120 S. Whitfield Street
  • When: 7pm-10pm
  • Cost: $5 all you can play
  • Throw it back to your middle school days with a stress free night of dodgeball. Zero skill required -just go for the fun. There will be pick up games from 7-9, and a team tournament style from 9-10. No need to bring a team – come with a friend or head down solo to meet some new ones…either way it is worth checking out. Because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to throw things after Monday morning meetings?

Tuesday September 20

Thrival Innovation

  • Where: Various North Side Venues: Alloy 26- 100 S Commons (Daytime programming) and New Hazlett Theater- 6 Allegheny Square E (Evening programming)
  • When: September 20 11:30am- September 22 7:00pm
  • Cost: Daytime programming is free! Keynote addresses require ticket purchases at $15 per address or $30 to attend all.
  • Thrival is a Pittsburgh created conference focusing on the many elements (education, public policy, transportation, etc) that impact our lives on a daily basis.Through a series of speakers and interactive events, Thrival Innovation brings 3 days of programming on topics such as: “Real Talk: What Happens When We Put the Phones Away”, “Collision Course: Courage, Accountability, and Fighting for the Voiceless”, and so many more worth checking out. In between the speakers discussing community health and other initiatives, there are scheduled happy hours, networking events, and after parties. Check out the schedule above to find some programming that interests you!

Wednesday September 21

Cocktails with a Conscience: Food for Thought

  • Where: Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse & Whiskey Garden
  • When: 6pm-8pm
  • Cost: Free- An RSVP if you plan to attend is appreciated
  • 412 Food Rescue and Repair the World: Pittsburgh are coming together to host an event to raise awareness for their cause: strengthening our local communities through education and skill development with an emphasis on addressing hunger in our city by ending food waste. The proceeds from all drink sales will benefit the partnership between the groups. Cocktails with a Conscience is a series of social justice happy hours- check back for more installments in the coming weeks!

Thursday September 22

Wild and Scenic Film Festival

  • Where: Harris Theater- Downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District OR Hollywood Theater- Dormont (Saturday September 24)
  • When: 6pm-9:30pm (9/22) OR 5pm-9pm (9/24
  • Cost: $15 /person
  • Breathtaking images and films combine with environmental topics in this unique film festival sponsored by the Pennsylvania Resource Council and Allegheny Cleanways. The purpose is to inspire ideas and dialogue on how we can all do a little more to take care of our communities and the idea that any action- no mater how small- is worthy. The films are playing in two different locations on two different days, so hopefully you’ll have a chance to check it out!


I’m sensing a bit of an unintentional theme with the featured events this week.  It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day of our personal lives, but I think it is important to step out of that every now and then to check in on our community and neighbors and see what we can be doing to help one another.

As for me, I’ll be checking Ryan Bingham at Stage AE (I shared my love for him wayyy back in the very first post). I also want to try to check out some of the evening programming of Thrival Innovation and the film festival.

Hope everyone has a productive week–Remember to take care of yourselves and one another!  I’ll see you back here Wednesday to get a jump-start on planning the weekend- Cheers!



Up This Weekend: Sci-Fi Night, Pup Walk, and More!

Almost the weekend!

I usually have a hard time narrowing down my list of weekend events- there is just too much. This weekend was even more difficult. With Pittsburgh Craft Beer week starting the amount of noteworthy activities was almost endless. Not to worry, though, I came up with a decent solution, and there is definitely something for everyone this weekend.

Friday April 15

21+ Night: Sci-Fi

  • Where: Carnegie Science Center- North Shore
  • When: 6pm-10pm
  • Cost: $10/$9 for members
  • Check out classic Sci-Fi movies, explore technology, and have some ghoslty conversations with the Steel City Ghostbusters. You can do all of this and so much more at the next installment of the museum’s 21+ up night. Not to mention, you can make and take your own slime. If the slime alone doesn’t sound like a Friday night party–well, I’m not sure what else you want from me.

The Funhouse at Mr.Smalls & AcoustiCafe Grand Opening Party

  • Where: Mr. Smalls- Millvale
  • When: Doors at 8pm/Show at 9pm
  • Cost: NO COVER
  • The venue is celebrating the grand opening of the Funhouse and the new home of AcoustiCafe with a big old party. Some of Pittsburgh’s finest will be there to perform: The Commonheart, Wreck Loose, Morgan Erina, Liz Berlin, and Mikey DeLuca. After the performances, there will be an open stage. Get there early to sign up if you want to perform!

Saturday April 16

Shadyside Pup Walk

  • Where: Liberty School Lot- Shadyside (Corner of Ellsworth/Ivy)
  • When: 9am-2pm
  • Cost: $15 per dog in advance/$20 day of
  • Since I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of our pup (one week until he is home!), I have been on the lookout for pet friendly events. This even is the pup walk/neighborhood yard sale all rolled into one. The 1-mile walk begins at 10am, and all registered pups get a goody bag and a snazzy bandana! The vendors will stick around until 2pm, so check them out after the walk. Follow the link for sign up instructions for the walk or to be a vendor.

Art for Autism 

  • Where: James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy- Northside
  • When: 7pm
  • Cost: $15
  • James Street has been having some great events lately, and this one is no different. The tag for the event is “Good Beer, Live Music, Great Cause”–that pretty much sums it up. Josh Verbanats, Andre Costello and the Cool Minors, and more will be performing. The event benefits the Arts for Autism Foundation of Pittsburgh & Joey Travolta Film Camp.

Sunday April 17

Sunday Funday at the Summit

  • Where: The Summit- Mt. Washington
  • When: 11am-3pm
  • Cost: Cost of food/drinks
  • Brunch for a good cause again this Sunday with 50% of the sales benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The 50% includes food AND drinks so why not have and extra Bloody Mary…or 3.

Silents, Please!

  • Where: The Hollywood Theater- Dormont
  • When: 3pm
  • Cost: $8
  • The next installment of the theater’s Silents, Please! series will feature 2 Charlie Chaplin films: The Pilgrim and A Dog’s Life. The films will be accompanied by world renowned silent file accompanist Dennis James on the organ.



If any of these events don’t do it for you, head over to the Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week site to view a very extensive list of events. Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week runs April 15-24, and events are held at various locations all over Pittsburgh. The events include special craft releases, tap takeovers, collaborations between local breweries, and so much more. Find something that suits your style and support the great craft scene we have happening in Pittsburgh ! Cheers!

Whatever you end up doing this weekend- make it worth it!

Up This Week: Dodgeball, Museum Cooking Classes, and More!

Hey All! Hope everyone had a great weekend. We had an awesome time in Deep Creek, and now we’re just trying to get ourselves ready for Monday. If you want to make your week feel a little more like the weekend, check out some of the events going on this week!

Monday April 11

Monday Night Dodgeball

  • Where: Ace Hotel- East Liberty
  • When: 7pm-10pm
  • Cost: $5
  • Just like gym class (but probably better). Join City of Play at The Ace Hotel to take out your Monday aggression with friends, flying balls, and drinks.

Tuesday April 12

Sound Series: Songhoy Blues

  • Where: The Warhol- North Shore
  • When: 8pm
  • Cost: $15 or $12 for members/students
  • Songhoy Blues is a West African blues band, more specifically described as “desert blues”. If you want to get a feel for their sound, follow the link to a live performance video. Matt and I each definitely have our specific genres that are our fall backs, but I am intrigued by the sound of Songhoy Blues. Break out of your music comfort zone and head to the Warhol to check them out.

Wednesday April 13

Cooking With Chris: A Taste of Toys- 1960s

  • Where: Heinz History Center- Strip District
  • When: 7pm-8:30pm
  • Cost: $20
  • The history center is really putting together a ton of unique events focused around the toys exhibit. Head there on Wednesday to check out the exhibit, and enjoy a 1960’s style food demo. Chris Fennimore will be cooking up some classic entertainment dishes from the ’60’s: Swedish meatballs and Onion Soup dip.

Thursday April 14

Kinetic+ Troy Roberts and Alex Norris

  • Where: The Pittsburgh Winery- Strip District
  • When: Doors at 7:30pm/Show at 8pm
  • Cost: $10 in advance/$12 at the door
  • This show would be another option for breaking out of your musical comfort zone and experiencing something new. The 3 different artists offer jazz style music with their own twists. Come celebrate the debut album release for Kinetic and wind down from your week (or get ready for the weekend).


Like I mentioned earlier, we spent the past weekend in Deep Creek with a group of friends. It was a great time, but it was even better to spend time with the friends we don’t get to see nearly as often as we’d like. It was such a bummer to go our separate was on Sunday, so hopefully we’ll do it again soon. We didn’t get to do much other than relax at the house we rented because it was crazy cold and snowed pretty much the entire time! It was still fun nonetheless, and if you are ever looking for a place to go with a large group of people, renting a house in Deep Creek through VRBO is absolutely the way to go!



Hope everyone has an enjoyable and productive week. I’ll see you back here Wednesday to get the weekend planning started!

Up This Weekend: Living History, Vintage Finds, Brunch Around, and More!

Is this April weather real life? We recently moved and I put all of my winter clothes, boots, and jackets in the basement, so you’re welcome for the crap weather. Even though its colder than usual, there are plenty of events worth throwing a jacket on and checking out!

Friday April 8

History Happy Hour

  • Where: Wigle Whiskey- Strip District
  • When: 5pm-8pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Join Professor Buzzkill as he celebrates his one year anniversary by delivering some Pittsburgh history with a side of whiskey. Pittsburgh Smokehouse will be at the event providing food for purchase, and there will be a raffle for some sweet ‘burgh related books. Wigle whiskey provides the cash bar- there will be a signature drink and a portion of the sales from that drink will be kicked back to fund future Buzzkill events.

Museum Comes Alive: Cocktails and Camaraderie

  • Where: Soldiers and Sailors Hall- Oakland
  • When: 6pm-8pm
  • Cost: $5 at the door
  • This night basically combines my two favorite things into one: American history and alcohol. Experience vintage cocktails, listen to music from the Civil War era, and take a peak at artifacts from the Civil War, WWI, WWII, etc. that are not typically on display. You can do all of this at this adults only night! Your admission includes complimentary appetizers and there will be a cash bar featuring beers from Veteran owned ShuBrew and more.


Saturday April 9

Vintage Pittsburgh

  • Where: Heinz History Center- Strip District
  • When: 10am-3pm
  • Cost: $10 (museum members are free)
  • At the fourth annual Vintage Pittsburgh event, you’ll be able to browse vendors selling vintage clothing, accessories, collectibles, decor, and more. Maybe you want to try your hand at giant Jenga or chess, play vintage video games, and snag some nostalgic candy. After you’ve had your fill of the market, check out the rest of the museum!

Big Bad Wolf

  • Where: Byham Theater- Downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District
  • When: Shows at 11am and 2pm
  • Cost: $10.50 in advance/$12 day of
  • This family friendly show is a little twist on the Big Bad Wolf type stories we all know. A little girl befriends the wolf, forming an unlikely friendship, but of course, there will be some obstacles to overcome! Seems like this show will be something everyone could learn a thing or two from!

Sunday April 10

Brunch Around

  • Where: Various Pittsburgh Restaurants
  • When: Sunday morning/early afternoon
  • Cost: Varies
  • Brunch for a cause this Sunday morning. Head to the site to check out which local restaurants will donate a porition of your brunch proceeds to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh. Everyone loves brunch and you need to eat- so why not benefit a worthy cause in the process?

Live Music Yoga

  • Where: James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy- North Side
  • When: 11:30am
  • Cost: Free- donations to cover event cost appreciated
  • A little twist on your regular yoga class. During this vinyasa flow class, you will be treated to live ambient/ atmospheric music. This is the first installment of this monthly series, so if it sounds like something you are interested in, make sure you go and show support! Afterwards, stick around for brunch, Bloody Mary, and Mimosa specials!



Up this Weekend: Bluegrass, a Film Festival, Yoga and more!

Hey everyone! Sorry for the lag- things have been crazy with some end of the winter colds and moving. All of that is almost out of the way now, so we are ready to roll.


Friday  April 1


  • Where: James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy- North Side
  • When:Doors at 7:30pm / Music at 8:00pm
  • Cost: $20 in advance/ $25 at the door
  • Help welcome War Streets Brewery to the ‘Burgh. They will be giving samples of their beers all night while you listen to live Bluegrass featuring Lone Pine String Band and Haygood Paisleys.

J.Roddy Walston & The Business

  • Where: Mr. Smalls Theater- Millvale
  • When: Doors at 7:00pm/Music at 8:00pm
  • Cost: $17.50
  • If Bluegrass isn’t quite your speed, head to Mr. Smalls for a guaranteed good time with this band. I’ve been hooked on them ever since I head their song Heavy Bells (it is also apparently cat approved…Boots loves it).

Saturday April 2

BANFF Mountain Film Festival

  • Where: Carengie of Homestead Music Hall- Homestead
  • When: April 2 at 7:00pm/ April 3 at 5:00pm
  • Cost: Ticket prices vary- ranging from $15- $100 depending on the day and package you want
  • If you are into all things outdoors, or like great adventure films, this festival is for you. They will be showing a collection of various outdoor recreation films throughout the 2 day festival. Films include topics like river surfing in Montana and kayaking over Niagara Falls…you know, casual stuff.

Pancakes & Booze Art Show

  • Where: Spirit- Lawrenceville
  • When: 8:00pm
  • Cost: $5 cover at the door
  • Check out some new Pittsburgh artists while enjoying all you can eat pancakes? Perfect Saturday night. There will also be live music and body painting at the event.

Sunday April 3

Coors Light Opening Day Tailgate

  • Where: State AE- North Shore
  • When: 10:00am
  • Cost: FREE
  • Opening day for the Pirates is the event that really gets me thinking about warmer weather and summer–even though I am usually working and the weather is crap. Well, the weather still won’t be great, but at least it is on the weekend. If you have tickets- or even if you weren’t able to get any (like me)- head to Stage AE beforehand for a free tailgate to celebrate opening day. Bill Crawford from DVE Morning Show will be hosting, and Dunkin Donuts is providing some coffee and donuts. LET’S GO BUCS!

Voodoo Yoga

  • Where: Voodoo Brewery – Homestead
  • When: 11:00am
  • Cost: $12 cash at the door
  • Yoga and beer on a Sunday morning- a pretty good combination. No yoga experience is necessary to enjoy this event, but you are required to bring your own mat. After the class, you’ll enjoy a complimentary glass of beer.

Up this Weekend: Birthdays, Rambles, and Food Trucks Galore!

Hey everyone! Hope the week is treating you well so far. If you’re ready to start planning for the weekend (seriously, who isn’t?),  I have some event recommendations worth checking out!

Friday March 18

Happy Burgh-Day

  • Where: Spirit- Lawrenceville
  • When: 7:00pm
  • Cost:
  • Celebrate Pittsburgh’s Bicentennial in true Pittsburgh fashion. The party will feature events such a Whiskey Rebellion obstacle course, a reenactment of the Immaculate Reception, a visit from the Second String Pierogies, and so much more. Spirit will also transform the event space to feature iconic Pittsburgh neighborhoods. So don your birthday suit (er, maybe not) and party in honor of our favorite city!

Randy Baumann’s Ramble at the Rex

  • Where: The Rex- South Side
  • When: Doors at 8:00pm /Show at 9:00pm
  • Cost: $10 in advance
  • If you haven’t heard of Randy Baumann’s Rambles yet, you have been missing out. The night consists of a house band with Randy himself and a handful of Pittsburgh’s most talented. Various local artists take the stage to sing covers of known favorites from The Band, Neil Young, The Grateful Dead, etc. Occasionally, if you are lucky, they will also sing an original song or two. I find myself saying this so often but it is true, Pittsburgh has some great talent. Head to the Rex this Friday to see for yourself. Drop us a line if you go- Matt and I will be there!

Saturday March 19

The Fleet Awakens Food Truck Rally

  • Where: Voodoo Brewery- Homestead
  • When: 3:00pm
  • Cost: However hard you go on the food trucks and beer
  • 19- yes 19!- food trucks will line the streets around Voodoo Brewery on Saturday. This is the first of hopefully many in a series, so head down and make it a success!  PGH Crepes, Berlin Street Food, PGH Taco Truck, and Mac & Gold are just a few of the trucks you can expect to see at the event. So grab some food and a beer and enjoy the last day of winter!

Farm to Flask

  • Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center- Downtown Pittsburgh
  • When: 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • Cost: $20
  • The newest addition to Pittsburgh’s Farm to Table Conference, Farm to Flask will features samples from local distilleries and wineries. Learn how to mix up a new cocktail or two! The Farm to Table Conference is happening all weekend, so check that our while you are at it.

Sunday March 20

Best of Portugal Wine Tasting

  • Where: The Allegheny Wine Mixer, Inc- Lawrenceville
  • When: 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Cost: $30
  • If you’re feeling adventurous on a Sunday, check out some of the best wines from Portugal at this tasting. You’ll sample around 6 different wines- snacks and a gift bag are included.

Silents, Please! 

  • Where: The Hollywood Theater- Dormont
  • When: 3:00pm
  • Cost: $8
  • In the next part of the theater’s Silent, Please! series, they will be showing Haxan: Witchcraft through the Ages. The Silents, Please! series features silent films accompanied by live music- this Sunday will be Richard Nicol of Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers. Haxan: Witchcraft through the Ages documents how superstitions and disease epidemics led to witch hunts.


Next, I have a little bit of a plan ahead post that features events from an organization very near to my family’s heart: Jamie’s Dream Team.  Jamie’s Dream Team is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to offering hope to individuals suffering from serious medical conditions, disease, trauma and much more. It is Pittsburgh’s own wish granting organization! They do some great work- but they need our help! Consider attending the events below to help them raise money and allow them to continue to spread their awesomeness and cheer around!

Jamie’s Dream Team Presents: Dallas Marks Band

  • Where: Dave & Busters-Homestead
  • When: Saturday April 9, 2016- 8:00pm-12:00am
  • Cost: $20
  • Join Jamie’s Dream Team in their fundraising even at Dave & Busters. Your ticket includes a concert from Pittsburgh’s own Dallas Marks Band, beer, food, and a $10 playing card. Follow the link to find out more/purchase tickets and help make some dreams come true!

Walk for a Healthy Community

  • Where: Stage AE- North Side
  • When: Saturday May 14, 2016-9:00am
  • Cost: $35(13+) or $20(6-12) and $2 for your dog!
  • Register for the 5k or 1 Mile walk by heading to the website and following the links to walk for Jamie’s Dream Team. Participation directly benefits the mission of the organization- so enjoy a spring day for a good cause.

Enjoy the rest of the week- and I’ll see you back here Sunday for a weekend recap ( we have a special weekend planned!) and a few things to look forward to for the week.


Cheers to the Weekend

Hey everyone! Time to start planning for the weekend!

Now, overall, this is a pretty big weekend in Pittsburgh. The St.Patrick’s Day Parade is Saturday, so that typically means festivities all day long. If you are partaking, you probably already have a game plan, so I’ll leave you to it.

But, If you are looking for something more low key –I’ve got you covered.


Friday March 11

21+ Night: Food Science w. Wigle Whiskey

  • Where: Carnegie Science Center- North Shore
  • When: 6:00pm-10:00pm
  • Cost: $11
  • Join the Carnegie Science Center and Wigle Whiskey for a night devoted to food science. Explore how your genes can impact your taste, mess around with liquid nitrogen (hello frozen marshmallows), and determine if you are a “super taster”. Enjoy samples from Wigle at the various experiments, and if you get there early enough, you can grab $15 slot play for Rivers Casino.

Saturday March 12

Noir Night Out

  • Where: Hollywood Theater- Dormont
  • When: 7:30pm
  • Cost: $12
  • Head to Hollywood Theater for some chili, beer, and film noir. Your $12 ticket gets you a seat to view Out of The Past, a bowl of chili, and 2 drink tickets (choice of stout or dark ale). A great way to chill out on a Saturday- maybe that pun was intended.

The Calm Before the Storm

  • Where: Club Cafe- South Side
  • When: Doors at 7:00pm/Show at 8:00pm
  • Cost: $15
  • To really get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit, join Mark Dingam and Friends for a night of traditional Irish music. This is one of my favorite music genres, and I think it would be worth braving the crowds in South Side this coming Saturday to experience it.

Sunday March 13

First Sabbath at Blackforge Coffee

  • Where: Blackforge Coffee- Allentown (1206 Arlington Ave.)
  • When: 9:00am
  • Cost: Free
  • Celebrate the first of many Sunday openings at this amazing coffee shop. They will have coffee (obviously), but later in the day there will be beer samples from Hitchhiker Brewing and Spoonwood, discussions on sustainable brewing practictes, and a live podcast from The Drinking Partners w. Rick Sebak as a guest. This is worth getting out of bed on a Sunday!

Enter the Hagis

  • Where: Pittsburgh Winery- Strip District
  • When: Doors at 6:00pm/ Show at 7:00pm
  • Cost: $20 in advance or $25 at the door
  • Another of my favorite genres of music is folk (as my mom-I was quite the free spirit). Combine Celtic rock with some folk and I am sold. This is another chance for you to get your Irish music on this weekend, so head to Pittsburgh Winery and check out this critically acclaimed band.



Have a safe and fun weekend! See you back here on Sunday for some options to make the week less weak.