Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Positively Pittsburgh Live News 12-13-11

Breaking the Records: The Mask of Moriarty most beloved play in PICT's history!
Critics and audiences agree The Mask of Moriarty is the must-seeevent of the holiday season!
"A zany time"
    Sharon Eberson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

                           "Hilarious and highly entertaining"
                                  Alice T. Carter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

                                                            "An unbridled romp"
                                                                  Michelle Pilecki, Pittsburgh City Paper

"Not to be missed"
   Joyce Kane, Positively Pittsburgh

                                    "Everyone must go. Fabulous."
                                           Carla, Facebook

                                                                        "We all thoroughly enjoyed the performance."
                                                                            Carol, email

"The most fun I've had in the theatre in a long, long time!"
Judy, email

The Mask of Moriarty: NOW through Dec. 17th, The Charity Randall Theatre, Oakland
by Hugh Leonard
The Mask Of Moriarty

BEST seats are selling FAST! Call ProArtsTickets at 412.394.3353 or CLICK HERE to purchase online!

Bringing your family? Ask for the Family 4-Pack!
Two adult tickets and up to two youth tickets (under 26)
for only $100!! - up to a $50 savings!!

Free Parking Downtown
Welcome to Downtown Pittsburgh...our Winter Wonderland awaits you! Come Downtown this weekend and take advantage of FREE and easy parking at Pittsburgh Parking Authority Garages on Fridays after 4 p.m. and all day Saturdays & Sundays. While you're here, enjoy plenty of free holiday activities, beautiful exhibits, holiday performances, great shopping, top-notch dining and more. To make it easy, we'll even help you plan your day! Read more.

Happy Holidays!
Jeremy Waldrup
President and CEO
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership

Give Toys and Spread Some Cheer

Pittsburgh Cares will be hosting a toy collection to benefit the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation in Downtown's historic Market Square on Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Downtown patrons, visitors, employees, and residents are invited to attend this holiday mini-event. In conjunction with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Goodfellows Fund, the event seeks to collect new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages. Those who attend the event and donate a toy are also invited to enjoy hot chocolate, games, volunteer activities, and receive information on how these organizations provide holiday cheer to needy children in our region.

Holiday Concerts and Performances
Highmark Holiday Pops with Marvin Hamlisch!
Dec. 15 – 18, Heinz Hall; tickets start at $20

Marvin Hamlisch
 Highmark Holiday Pops is a Pittsburgh holiday tradition! Celebrate the season with favorite carols and holiday music, including Sleigh Ride and Hallelujah from Handel’s Messiah, as well as special surprises brought to you by Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch. Do not forget to take in the ornate decorations and the 25-foot tall tree featured in the Grand Lobby of Heinz Hall! Get additional performance details here.

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra
Dec. 18, 6 p.m. - August Wilson Center, tickets run $20 - $40

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra

Old favorites receive a jazz makeover, as the skilled musicians of the PJO render a new treatment on holiday classics, and turn the holiday season into a unique celebration of wonder, bliss and merriment the whole family will enjoy. More information here.

Dec. 15 - 18, Benedum Center; tickets run $22.75 - $90.75
The Nutcracker

Revel in the wonder of Pittsburgh's favorite holiday tradition! Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre creates a full experience from the moment you enter the Benedum! Dazzling costumes, a larger-than-life Christmas tree, more than 80 dancers and Tchaikovsky's glorious score make The Nutcracker a can't miss production! Click here for details.

A Musical Christmas Carol
Dec. 16-18, Byham Theater; $26.75 - $46.75 - Half-price tickets for kids 3-14

A Musical Christmas Carol
Join Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and a host of colorful characters for a remarkable CLO holiday presentation of A Musical Christmas Carol. With dazzling special effects, holiday charm and ticket prices even Scrooge would approve of, this Charles Dickens classic is a wonderful way to celebrate all the tradition of the season. Click here for details.


The newly revitalized Hollywood Theater in Dormont is hosting a special Pittsburgh double-feature for the holidays on Friday, December 16, 2011 at 7 p.m. featuring WQED’s recent high-definition all-aerial production Pittsburgh From the Air which will make its big screen debut and My Tale of Two Cities, a Pittsburgh comeback story which is coming home playing 25 cities across North America. Read the entire release here.

Roving Pittsburgher Report

No BS Marketing Meeting
Event date (Tuesday, December 20, 2011), 3:00 pm
This all meat, no fat marketing meeting is guaranteed to have you walk out with at least one actionable tactic that you can implement immediately and drive business your way. All strategies taught are direct response marketing oriented and based on ‘what’s working now’. Limited to 39 people; register now!

Roving Pittsburgher Report
The NAWBO "Mining for Gold" event held last week was really cool. There was so much information given on bidding for jobs in the state of PA, and if you missed it, I really recommend trying to catch the next one. We were even shown how to download a list of all the certified women business owners - there was 2700, can you believe that!

Then alot of us headed over to Penn Future's Party for some great food! Mary Pam Kiglore reports that there was some "filking" going on. Meaning there was singing of some popular Christmas carols, but the words were changed to environmental issues instead.
It was a great time had by all! Penn Future is located at 425 6th Ave., Ste. 2770 Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

The Staar Financial and Etoufee Catering Party was a lovely dinner affair held at the Quality Suites in Greentree. There was a little room upstairs, very intimate, that was just a stellar location for the event.
Shandra Lynn Weisbrad was a perfect Southern hostess. We dined on apple cider pork, shrimp creole, sweet potato dish pie,beans and spaetzel to name a few.

If you haven't been to Tanger Outlets yet, be sure to take a stroll through the many, many stores! I'm getting addicted myself. You can find some really phenomenal deals there, just in time for the holidays. And, since you're just right across the street from The Meadows, you can hop over and test your luck on some slots or table games. Tanger Outlets is located at 2200 Tanger Boulevard,  Washington PA 15301.

And last but certainly not least, I found a great new place to dine in Squirrel Hill called Taza21. WOW! They specialize in Middle Eastern food, and they are known for their wraps. I had the BEST baba ghanoush I have ever tasted and I consider myself an aficionado when it comes to Middle Eastern fare! Taza21 is located at 1827 Murray Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15217. Check out their site here.

This was reported as a reproduction of PositvelyPittsburghLive news done by Joanne Quinn-Smith.
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Tara Darazio is a Positively Pittsburgh Live reporter, an independent copywriter, blogger, article writer, and social media strategist. If you are in need of writing assistance, or need help with your social media efforts connect with Tara on LinkedIn here.

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