Thursday, March 31, 2011

PositivelyPittsburghNews 3-28-11

Positively Pittsburgh Live News from March 28, 2011

Pittsburgh Filmmakers is one of Pittsburgh’s finest and most under-appreciated cultural institutions
You literally cannot go wrong at a Filmmakers’ theater. Friday night was the opening of local master photographer Annie O’Neill’s new exhibit, "Work in Progress" at the Melwood Screening Room. The P-G veteran and nationally awarded artist is combining two series of work for this exhibit: 50 Years of Service, portraits of individuals who’ve worked more than 50 years at one job, and Uniformity, a collection of workers in uniform.

The Junior League of Pittsburgh, Inc. 2011 Scholarship
This year the Junior League of Pittsburgh will award a deserving recipient a one thousand five hundred dollar scholarship.
Applicant must:
  1. be a female graduating from an Allegheny County public or private high school in the spring of 2011.
  2. have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better. A transcript must be submitted with the application.
  3. have completed at least 100 hours of volunteer service during high school. A letter(s) from the person(s) supervising the volunteer activities verifying the hours must be provided with the application.

Saturday, April 9th, 2011 Registration opens at 11:30, Walk begins at 1:00
Last year, our event had over 300 participants and raised enough money to build a massive 300,000 liter water-harvesting system and a solar-powered pump for a new school in the small village of Chonyoyo. Together, we can make a huge difference globally by acting locally.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Nicole Petroski at

Bill Campbell named Literacy Volunteer of the Year by the PA Department of Adult Education
A Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council tutor since 2000, Bill has taught English language skills to more than 150 students, including his current class of ten. He received his award on Monday, March 14 during the annual PA adult education conference at State College. 

April 14 – May 15, 2011 at the O’Reilly Theater
Presented by Pittsburgh Public Theater. The latest from the director of Camelot, Ted Pappas, this crisp and fresh new play by Tracy Letts is sprinkled with colorful characters. When lively and literate Franco Wicks shows up, it looks like Superior Donuts (a Chicago donut shop) might get some new blood. But that blood might also be spilled if bad guys Luther and Kevin catch up with him. For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit Read the entire press release at

Tuesday, April 5 - Sunday, April 10, 2011 Benedum Center
Presented by PNC Broadway Across America- Pittsburgh. "It is the best musical of the season-by a mile. It'll pin you to your seat." -Rolling Stone. From the director of Rent comes Next To Normal, an emotional powerhouse of a musical with a thrilling contemporary score about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00pm, Benedum Center
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the return of Emmy® Award Winning Imagination Movers in their live concert tour. The tour will feature live music, and favorite songs and ideas to spark every child’s imagination based on the television series. Read the entire press release at

May 17-22 at the Benedum Center
More than fifty years ago one musical changed theater forever. From the first note to the final breath, WEST SIDE STORY soars as the greatest love story of all time. Order tickets online at, visit the Box Office at Theater Square, or call 412-456-6666. Groups 10+ Tickets 412-471-6930.

Live Rhythm, Jazz, & Blues
"Entrepreneurial Thursdays"
With Vocalist Jessica Lee & Friends
Musical Networking Happy Hour EVERY THURSDAY 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM at Little E's Jazz & Blues, 949 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, 2nd Floor above Mahoney's Restaurant, 412.392.2217
Cover Charge: Only $5.00!

MARCH 31, 2011

Informal matchmaking for job seekers, employers & new entrepreneurs!
Live music starts at 6:00 PM.
"Business Growth Strategies"
Featuring Interviews with:
Community Interview
NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners)
"Make the Connection Gala 2011", honors 30 outstanding volunteers from across Western Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at 7:30 the Byham Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents a rock tribute concert that emulates the spirit and passion of rock icon Freddie Mercury. Performed by musician Gary Mullen & The Works is guaranteed to be "accurately and faithfully performed with the feel of the original preserved (BBC). Read the entire press release at


Presented by Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
  • Benny Benack III & Friends: The Next Big Thing, Tuesday, April 5 / 8 p.m. / $10.75 & $15.75
  • Bobby Caldwell: Up Close and Personal, Tuesday, April 12 / 8 p.m. / $25.75
    Sachal Vasandani: Downbeat Rising Star, Tuesday, April 19 / 8 p.m. / $20.75
  • An Evening with Karrin Allyson, Tuesday, April 26 / 8 p.m. / $25 & $30

Wednesday, April 13, 4:00 – 7:00 Pm, Winery At Wilcox, Settler’s Ridge, Robinson Township
I would like to invite you to a Positivity Party. Free Appetizers & Wine Tasting. Please bring your business cards for networking, card ideas to share, a positive attitude and your smile!
Fran Treloar, Manager, SendOutCards, 724-695-2285;

Opportunity Information Session Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 6:00 p.m., Diamond Run Golf Club, 132 Laurel Oak Drive, in Sewickley
The information session will be hosted by Agency Field Executive Pat Dickey, from the Wexford Agency Field Office. Prospective candidates can learn more about this tremendous entrepreneurial opportunity, which has benefited more than 50,000 successful business owners since 1922. To attend this event, please R.S.V.P. by calling 724-933-6066 or e-mail  If you can’t make it, you can e-mail your resume to  Learn more about the agency career opportunity by visiting
Tamari on Butler St. in Lawrenceville
Roving Pittsburgher Jim Loevner Kardiac Cards Designer says that Tamari takes Food Preparation to an Art Form. From Tuna Tartar to Oxtail Tortellini, Mushroom Salad and Osso Bucco the meal was delightful. Tapas prices are reasonable and not the meager offerings at most tapas bars, just the right size.  You can design your meal to fit your budget. Full review at:

Thai Foon Settler’s Ridge in Robinson, 1950 Settler’s Ridge Center Drive
Robinson Township, pa 15205, 412-788-1158.
terrific food, no entrée over Ten dollars. Try the Satay Chicken or Lettuce Wrap appetizers for 3.95. Edamame or Fried Banana with Dipping sauce for dessert for $2.95.

Enrico’s Biscotti
wonderful greens and beans and very simple Margherita pizza, fire roasted, very refreshing and light.  Also see the wine fairies Sharon and Ann Marie for a taste of their homemeade wine which they make in the basement and store in barrels.  The Cabernet is amazing.

The Winery At Wilcox, Settler’s Ridge in Robinson next to Thai Foon
Here you can bring your own food.  Yes I said, bring your own food.  You can purchase flights of wine—5 which you choose one ounce portions for $5.00 and 5-2 oz portions for $10.00.  Try “Celebration” and the Blackberry wine.  I am not a sweet wine lover but these definitely will “dessert” your palate.

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