Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Positively Pittsburgh Live News from December 5, 2011

Imagination Movers in Concert!
April 21, 2012: 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm
Benedum Center

Imagination Movers in Concert
 Rich, Scott, Dave and Smitty – of the Emmy-winning Disney Channel TV series “Imagination Movers” – bring their high-octane rock concert to Pittsburgh with the Rock-O-Matic Tour! The Imagination Movers’ danceable power pop songs, extremely catchy choruses, and knack for inspiring audience participation will deliver rock ‘n’ roll excitement! Throw in a heaping helping of onstage silliness and you’ve got a recipe for a live musical event that will truly engage the littlest of kids along with older siblings, parents, and grandparents! Don’t miss the most popular live family act of the year!

Use promo code rockomatic to order tickets before they go on sale to the public Friday, Dec. 9!
Buy tickets online here. Or call 412-456-6666, or get them at the Box Office at Theater Square
*Groups 10+ call 412-471-6930 for tickets.

Glenn Lewis
 Pittsburgh Opera presents Glenn Lewis in an all-Schubert program, featuring “Trout” Quintet
Sunday, December 11: 5:30 pm/Doors open at 4:45 pm
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Avenue, in the Strip District
Admission is free. No RSVP required.
Read more.


Pittsburgh Public Theater Welcomes 2012 with Comedy
The Second City returns with new show: Laugh Out Loud!
Thurs. Jan. 5 at 8:00 pm, Fri. Jan. 6 at 8:00 pm, Sat. Jan.7 at 5:30 pm and 9:00 pm

Laugh Out Loud
 If you’ve resolved to put more fun in your life, start the year at Pittsburgh Public Theater with The Second City, the famed Chicago comedy troupe that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, and many others. Read more.


Sunday Afternoon Music Series: Mr. Banjo's Old Time Christmas Sing-Along

Sunday, December 11, 2011: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carnegie Library Main (Oakland) - Quiet Reading Room, First Floor
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh

Walt and Susie Olsen will lead an old-fashioned sing-along of Christmas favorites. They play 4-string banjo, guitar, and bass guitar. Contact: Tara 412.622.3151or newandfeatured@carnegielibrary.org.


“Downtown Pittsburgh: Memories Made Here” Weekends
To celebrate the holiday season and to encourage people to come Downtown to shop, dine and play, the PDP is offering free horse-drawn carriage rides each Saturday.

  • Sponsored by One Oxford Centre and PPG Place
  • Rides available at One Oxford Centre from 11am to 3pm and PPG Place Plaza from 3pm to 8pm
  • Shoppers can also take advantage of the free Holly Trolley, sponsored by Fifth Avenue Place, which will run each Saturday and Sunday (except for Dec. 27).
  • For details about these offers and other Downtown events during the holiday season, click here
 When mining for gold do you know what you are looking for and what to do with it when you find it? Mining for information can be trickier. You don’t always know what you will find or whether what you find will be useful. Data Mining the Pennsylvania Web Sites will introduce you to areas of information you may not know exist, what you will find there and what you can do with it to grow your business.

NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh Chapter and the
PA Bureau of Minority and Women Business Opportunities Present
Data Mining the Pennsylvania Web Sites
Wednesday, December 7, 2011: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Best Western Parkway Center Inn
875 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220

• How to find opportunities to bid on work with the Commonwealth
• How to find opportunities to work as a subcontractor on both Commonwealth and private projects
• Information for building or enhancing your potential client data base.
• Information on your competition.
• Information on the market for your goods and services.

There will be free wireless available so grab your laptop or tablet.
Cost: $15.00/ includes lunch
To register click here.
For more information contact Mary Pam Kilgore: mpkilgore@comcast.net

Roving Pittsburgher Report
The Porch
I recently visited The Porch in Oakland in the Schenley Plaza. We dined on Pumpkin polenta with porchetta mushrooms and gorganzole sauce, Harvest salad with roasted vegetables, and Fire baked Margherita pizza.There is a beautiful patio with standing outdoor fireplaces and overhead heaters, which make for an absolutely romantic ambience. Another little bonus is the purse hooks under the bar. We were waited on by Neal.

Choral Group at St Paul’s Cathedral

My granddaughter, who is three years old, said the Duquesne Men’s and Women’s Choral groups “sounded like angels.” My son’s fiancé said she had never experienced anything quite like it. From the Latin Ave Maria to the Nigerian arrangement Betelemetu by Olatunji to old favorites like O Come All Ye Faithful, it was sheer unadulterated Christmas inspiration, enjoyment and fun. Thanks to the Free and Almost Free Meet Up Group or PPL would not have known about it and my family would not have had the pleasure of enjoying it.

No BS Marketing Meeting whose name is now changed to Profit Catapult Business School
I received some great information and attended a very fun Christmas after party at Kretzler’s Tavern on Babcock Boulevard. Have you ever passed by a place repeatedly, finally gone inside and it felt like you were coming into an old familiar place? This is a neighborhood bar with excellent food, various video games and even pinball machines (those got my vote). It’s well lit, nice and clean, and houses an overall congenial atmosphere.

A Musical Box, Lamb Lays Down on Broadway
Recreation of a 1974 Genesis multi media production
Somehow for me it lost something in the translation in over thirty years and that was the consensus of many of the Baby Boomers who attended. I think it might have been the absence of artificial stimulants. But the concert was amazing. I know because my 20 year old nephew stayed during the second hour and he told me it was. There are not many real rock concerts out there and as they go this one is not only legendary but exquisitely executed complete with an outrageous slide show, great music and some general tomfoolery which made for a great show. The ushers told me the concert was two hours without intermission and me at 62 years old was a bit skeptical. It started at 8 pm and I had a great time until 9:12 pm before saying to myself, “I don’t think I can take another 48 minutes of this.” But that was my age talking and definitely not the concert!

Overly's Country Christmas®, located at the Westmoreland Fairgrounds
Celebrate the season at Overly’s Country Christmas®, an impressive holiday light display complete with a walk-through Christmas Village that’s filled with an array of old-fashioned traditions and treats. Sing carols ‘round the bonfire, revel in the model train display, have your picture taken with Santa (in the days before Christmas) and shop for gifts in the C. Edgar & Sons General Store as you experience the beauty of this illuminated winter wonderland! 724-423-1400   http://overlys.com/

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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