Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Positively Pittsburgh Live News 7-30-12

Steel Wheels (Bluegrass)--South Park Amphitheater 2012 Concert Series
Free and Almost Free in Pittsburgh
Friday, August 3, 2012, 7:30 pm
South Park Amphitheatre, Brownsville Rd., South Park, PA 15129

Love Front Porch.com
We are saddened any time there is a senseless shooting. One brave Pittsburgh artist located in Homewood (one of the most violent neighborhoods in the US) is doing something about it. If there is a way you can help Vanessa with a donation or art supplies, please do so. You can also drop them off at my stores in Brentwood or Monroeville and I will get them to her. Put my name on the box: Noreen McGinnis Campbell

love front porch is about love, art, and community. love front porch says: believe in what you believe in, love what you love, let it be what it is and do what it has to do. love front porch believes that courage is imperative. love front porch believes in the power of art. love front porch knows that art heals.

They’re Creepy and they’re Kooky… Meet the Addams Family!

Pittsburgh gives a spine-chilling welcome to one of the spookiest families we know… The Addams Family! The weird and wonderful bunch comes to devilishly delightful life in The Addams Family, a new musical comedy.  The family will be making their way to the Benedum Center from July 31- August 12 and it’s going to be frighteningly unforgettable.

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is in love for the very first time! And it's with someone surprisingly…normal! Things get a little terrifying when the Addams Family invites this ordinary bunch over for a not-so-ordinary dinner.

The Pittsburgh CLO invites you to meet the family and see all the spooks and kooks! Don’t worry; they’ll leave the lights off for you. For tickets, visit here.


Beat the Heat at the Water Steps!
The high-temperatures this summer could easily make you want to escape the outdoors and hide out in the cool air-conditioning.  But you don’t want to waste this abundance of sunshine!  A perfect way to cool off Downtown is to head over to the North Shore and visit the Water Steps at Riverfront Park.

The Water Steps
The Water Steps are an interactive public water fountain, perfect for dipping your feet in or even letting the kiddos bring their suits and go for a swim!  The layers of sandstone steps have an endless amount of cool and refreshing water cascading down them at all times of the day.  While you sit and get reenergized, you can gaze over at the incredible view of the Pittsburgh skyline.

The North Shore is full of awesome attractions!  You can stop by Jerome Bettis’ Grille 66 for some great grub, catch a cool concert at Stage AE, or examine an exciting exhibit at the Carnegie Science Center.

You definitely want to experience the Water Steps before the summer comes to an end, so don’t be shy and head on over!  It’s fun and free, and great for all ages!

Special Summer Sightseeing Savings
The Gateway Clipper Fleet is celebrating the 25th birthday of their flagship boat, the Majestic! In honor of the special anniversary and thanking loyal customers of Pittsburgh, Gateway Clipper is offering special summer savings now throughSeptember 3.

Screaming for ice cream? You can bring a friend and board the Ice Cream Social Cruise for just $25 for a pair of tickets. Do you have your sight set on sailing? Take $7 off any One Hour Sightseeing, Good Ship Lollipop or History Cruise.

Offers are good for up to the purchase of eight tickets only and are not valid on prior reservations, offers, coupons or discounts. Call 412-355-7980 to reserve your special summer spot!

You've just received an exclusive invitation to attend an advance screening of:
Total Recall
Thursday August 02, 2012
7:30 PM - West Homestead, PA

To learn more about the screening or to reserve a pass, click here.
Please hurry as there are only a limited number of tickets available.

Spark and Hustle with Tory Johnson
Thursday August 9th, 2012 9:00 am
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh, 101 DoubleTree Drive, Greentree, PA 15205
(412) 922-8400

Tory Johnson brings Spark & Hustle to take over Pittsburgh for one jam-packed, high-energy day enabling you to experience big breakthroughs in your business and yourself. You’ll learn, laugh, and leave with a treasure trove of value.

Women attend our events for two main reasons: content and connections. Learn fresh ways to build your business and boost your bottom line and meet prospective clients, customers, collaborators and champions. For more details click here.

UMOJA African Arts Company in partnership with CitiParks to Host the
African-American Festival being held at Point State Park in Downtown Pittsburgh

African Arts in the Park Festival is dedicated to the demonstration and promotion of African and African Diaspora Arts in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. This year’s theme, “Bridging African Rhythms and Jazz”, appeals to people of all backgrounds recognizing that African music is a strong contributor to the genre of jazz music. 

Umoja’s mission,” to raise awareness and increase appreciation for the rich cultures of Africa and their influence on the world”, utilizes the African Arts in the Park as a wonderful event for such an exposition.  Plan on stopping by Umoja African Arts Company’s 8th Annual African Arts in the Park Festival, August 11th & 12th, 2012, in Point State Park from 11AM-7PM in the center of Downtown Pittsburgh. Read the entire release here.


Hug-A-Thon Pittsburgh Group Hug Party

Saturday, August 11, 2012 - 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Schenley Plaza, 4100 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Join us as we engage "Largest Group Hug in a Tent.”
If you are a hugger come out and join us and get in our picture to document the "Largest Group Hug in a Tent!" The final picture will be sent to www.recordsetter.com. This is a family friendly event with food, entertainment, and lots of Hugging going on.

Help worthy charities, and win a party for your group. Gather your friends and co-workers in a group hug, take a picture and post it to our Facebook page! The biggest group hug wins an exclusive party, courtesy of Sam's Club, and will be recorded on http://recordsetters.com. 

Winner to be announced on August 11, 2012, Under the Tent at Schenley Park Pavilion. 

For more information and rules, visit http://facebook.com/hugathonpittsburgh.com

For your entry to be valid you must donate $5.00 for each member in the hug. $300 per corporate table.

Our Charities: Cancer Caring Center, Sickle Cell Foundation, Pittsburgh Passion's Passion for Life Foundation, Operation Troop Appreciation

Sponsored by PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com, Building Bridges for Business, American Income Life.

Causual attire, attendee pays parking. For more information, contact Joanne Quinn Smith at  412-444-5197 or info@hugathonpittsburgh.com
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Operation Troop Appreciation
Operation Troop Appreciation (OTA) honors those serving in the military and veteran's from the area in very special ways. Tucked into a space at the lower level of Century III Mall, OTA has created a public military tribute space that honors veterans from WWII through current day deployments. The space also serves as the charities headquarters, providing the public with an opportunity to sign thank you cards for the troops, make monetary donations or drop off items the group sends to our troops overseas. They are open Tuesday andThursday from noon – 9 pm and Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm.  Visit OTA today and help support our troops! To learn more, please visit their website here or follow them on Facebook.


2101 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh PA 15220, 412.278.4848

On Sunday afternoon until 3:00 pm, you can get a great buffet, although for the Western taste it might be a bit spicy. It is $10.00 for all you can eat and these were our favorites:

Idly - steamed rice and lentil pattie
Dahi Vada- fried lentil donuts dipped in yogurt sauce
Chilly Chicken/paneer/gobi (dry) chicken sautéed with spices, chilies & herbs

Meenakshi Kapoor’s Family Hug
And the bonus… I got a big hug from my Indian friend Meenakshi Kapoor’s family.  We are practicing for Hug-A-Thon Pittsburgh Day. Participating in the hug were Meenakshi’s two aunts and uncle, and her father Paddim who we call Papa.

This was reported as a reproduction of PositvelyPittsburghLive news done by Joanne Quinn-Smith. (c) Joanne Quinn-Smith and PositivelyPittsburghLive(TM) 2012 All rights reserved.

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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