Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Positively Pittsburgh Live! News 08-25-14 Free Lunches in Pittsburgh Public Schools and Bar-B-Q in Market Square

Positively Pittsburgh Live! News 08-25-14
Free Lunches in Pittsburgh Public Schools and Bar-B-Q in Market Square
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Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille

Public Record A Pittsburgh Biennial Exhibition  |  REP Opens with ‘Of Mice and Men’  |  PSO to Honor Lorin Maazel  |  Call for Artists: Bicycle Racks in the Cultural District  |  Second/Second A Sound and Light Exhibition  |  Dance!

KIDZ KORNER:  All Pittsburgh Public Schools Students to Receive Free Lunch This School Year

WOMEN AND GIRLS ACHIEVEMENT:  3 Employment Opportunities with the Girls Scouts of Western PA

BUSINESS BUZZ:  Small Business Resource Fair

NON-PROFIT EVENTS SPONSORED BY BLACKTIE PITTSBURGH:  Dia de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life Supporting Global Links


Pop-Up Barbecue Stand - Andys at Fairmont Pittsburgh  |  This Week in Market Square  |  Bike Lane Updates  |  RAW: Pittsburgh

ROVING PITTSBURGHER REPORT:  Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille



Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Presents Public Record A Pittsburgh Biennial Exhibition
Sept. 26 – Nov. 9, 2014  |  SPACE - 812 Liberty Ave and 707 Penn Gallery - 707 Penn Ave
Exhibition Opening & Reception  |  Sept. 26, 2014  |  5:30 – 9 PM
Carolina Loyola-Garcia
Pittsburgh Biennial Public Record
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the presentation of Public Record,a Pittsburgh Biennial exhibition, on view September 26–November 9, 2014, at the Trust’s SPACE and 707 Penn galleries. An opening reception takes place September 26, 2014, from 5:30 to 9 p.m., during the Trust’s quarterly and 10th annual Gallery Crawl throughout the Cultural District.

Public Record—a nine-person multimedia exhibition in celebration of Pittsburgh artists—explores love, absurdity, surveillance, gaming, and identity. Artists include Rafael Abreu-Canedo, Matthew Biederman (with Aljosa Abrahamsberg, Marko Peljhan, and Brian Springer), Carolina Loyola-Garcia, Paolo Pedercini, Caroline Record, Paul Rosenblatt, Martha Rial, Susanne Slavick, and Two Girls Working.
Among the Biennial installations is Paul Rosenblatt’s Well Played: Paul’s Vinyl Records—held in 707 Penn Gallery—which features recordings of live and electronic performances that were manufactured, marketed, sold, collected, and (well) played before the artist collected them again. Visitors to the gallery can dig through the artist’s collection and play records, and an interactive component to the exhibition allows visitors to virtually “dig-in” to the collection and play records online.

For more information, please visit

The REP Opens 2014-2015 Season with Steinbeck Classic ‘Of Mice and Men’ at Pittsburgh Playhouse
Sept. 5 - 21, 2014  |  Pittsburgh Playhouse
The REP, Point Park University’s professional theatre company, opens its 2014-2015 season with Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck’s timeless and heartwrenching tale of two migrant workers in the Great Depression.  Directed by Robert A. Miller, Of Mice and Men previews on Thursday, Sept. 4, and runs Sept. 5-21, in the Rauh Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave. Performances are 8 p.m., Thursday – Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  The REP’s Talkback series, where the audience is invited to stay after the performance and discuss the show, will be held after the 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, Sept. 13.

Tickets range from $24 to $27; preview tickets are $15. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Pittsburgh Playhouse box office at 412.392.8000, or online at Patrons can take advantage of the “Pay what you will” performances at the 2 p.m. shows on Saturday, Sept. 6, 13 and 20, subject to availability.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Honor Lorin Maazel During First Subscription Weekend of 2014-2015 BNY Mellon Grand Classics Season
Sept. 19-21, 2014  |  Heinz Hall
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will honor its former music director, Lorin Maazel, who passed away on July 13, 2014, during the first subscription weekend of its BNY Mellon Grand Classics season on Sept. 19-21 at Heinz Hall.  “Two Trips” features current Pittsburgh Symphony Music Director Manfred Honeck and welcomes pianist Valentina Lisitsa as guest artist. All three concerts of the weekend will feature the orchestra performing Suite No. 3: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach in Maazel’s honor. There also will be an archival display of photos, audio, video and other mementos of Maazel’s time with the Pittsburgh Symphony in the Grand Tier Lobby. The archival exhibit will remain on display through the third subscription weekend of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics season.

“There can be no doubt that Maestro Lorin Maazel had a significant impact on the musical life of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the music world as a whole. I, myself, played many times under his baton and was struck by his prodigious talent and quest for perfection,” said Maestro Honeck. “He left behind a core of musical leaders that still define the Pittsburgh Symphony today and an incredible standard of playing. As one of his successors, I am deeply indebted to him for creating the ideal culture of musicians and the music-making exemplified in this orchestra.”

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces Call for Artists: Bicycle Racks to be Installed Throughout the Cultural District
Request for Qualifications Deadline: November 30, 2014
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the second phase of the bicycle rack project, the first phase being completed in September 2014, with the installation of five artist-designed bicycle racks throughout the Cultural District. The Trust invites Pittsburgh-area artists (residents of Allegheny County) to design and develop functional bicycle racks to be located along the Penn Avenue corridor from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center (11th Street) to Stanwix Street. This second phase of the project will produce five bicycle racks, with the potential for more to follow.

For more information about project specifications and entry requirements, visit

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Presents Second/Second A Sound and Light Exhibition by Finnbogi Petursson
September 26 – December 31, 2014  |  Wood Street Galleries - 601 Wood St
Exhibition Opening & Reception  |  September 26  |  5:30 – 9 PM
SECOND 2014 - Finnbogi Pétursson, Circle
Photo by Finnbogi Pétursson
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the opening of SECOND/SECOND by Icelandic artist Finnbogi Pétursson. The exhibition is on view September 26–December 31, 2014, at the Trust’s Wood Street Galleries. An opening reception takes place Friday, September 26, 2014, from 5:30 to 9 p.m., during the Trust’s quarterly and 10th annual Gallery Crawl throughout the Cultural District.  The artist’s first U.S. solo exhibition includes two light and sound installations, the recent works Teslatune (2014) and a U.S. premiere water installation.  “Wood Street Galleries welcomes the return of Iceland’s Finnbogi Pétursson in SECOND/SECOND,” says Murray Horne, Wood Street Galleries curator. “The Icelandic landscape can be described as mesmerizing, contemplative and hypnotic; these often intangible qualities are also embodied in Pétursson’s sound-modulated water installations.”

Teslatune (2014) is dedicated to the inventor Nikola Tesla. The installation emits sound that comes from an alternating current transformer, which is led through a programmer (time-adjusted frequency equaliser and switch box) to channel the sound through eight different outputs—pipes. These eight pipes of different lengths hang from the galley’s ceiling, producing what seem to be different sounds, but the frequency is always the same, 60 Hz. The lengths of the pipes affect the pitch.  Pétursson has stated about his practice: “I am always trying to capture phenomena such as sound, water, fire, shadow and light, and channel them along new grooves, turn them into something other than what they are. These are phenomena that you feel and think about, but never see.”

For more information about all gallery exhibitions featured in the Cultural District, visit

An amazing and diverse assemblage of world-class contemporary dance awaits you in the 2014-15 season.
Use promo code DANCE1415 to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the public Friday, August 29!

Oct. 11, 2014  |  Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Nov. 01, 2014  |  Michael Clark Company
Feb. 07, 2015  |  Ronald K. Brown Evidence
Feb. 28, 2015  |  Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host
Mar. 28, 2015  |  Union Tanguera
Apr. 18, 2015  |  Pontus Lidberg Dance
May 19, 2015  |  Scottish Ballet

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit, call 412-456-6666, or for groups call 412-471-6930.


All Pittsburgh Public Schools Students to Receive Free Lunch This School Year
From our Friends at:  |  Aug. 20, 2014
Beginning with the 2014-15 school year all Pittsburgh Public Schools students, regardless of family income, will receive a healthy and well balanced lunch free of charge. Students were already receiving free breakfast, but now, through the Community Eligibility Provision, the District can ensure all students are properly nourished and ready for class.

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3 Employment Opportunities with the Girls Scouts of Western PA
From our Friends at: The Soul Pitt
Check out these employment opportunities with Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania.

Finance Assistant
Reports to:  Finance Manager  |  Hours:  Full-time  |  Location:  Pittsburgh
General Statement of Duties: general accounting, accounts payable and accounts receivable
Essential Functions:
  • Reconcile accounts, post information and balance general or subsidiary ledgers; 
  • Process payments and compile segments of monthly closings, company credit cards,  annual reports, etc.; 
  • Internal and external communications with other departments and outside agencies to resolve problems; 
  • Perform day-to-day accounting functions pertaining to accounts payable and accounts receivable; 
Grant Coordinator
Reports to:  Director, Corporate and Grant Funds  |  Location:  Pittsburgh Office  |  Part-time:  15-20 hrs/wk
General Statement of Duties:  Responsible for managing relationships with United Ways, Community Foundations and corporations within the 27 county territory.
Essential Functions:
  • Manage and submit funding proposals and related reports to United Ways, Community Foundations, SECA, and CFC to cultivate, build and maintain strong relationships; 
  • Identify, manage and submit all EITC funding proposals and related reports to corporations located within the territory; 
  • Manage and complete grant reports and work in collaboration with the appropriate department; 
  • Adhere to the achievement of the established fund raising goals; 
  • Assist in carrying out the fund development annual plan of work; 
Leadership Facilitator (2 positions available)
Hours:  Part-time; average 10-15 hours per week  |  Location:  City of Pittsburgh
General Statement of Duties:  looking for energetic and passionate individuals to work with girls in various school districts in the City of Pittsburgh; responsible for delivering and overseeing all aspects of the assigned progressive Girl Scout leadership program; programs are fully developed and training is provided; program delivery occurs in-school, after school, possibly during summer, some weekends, and some evenings;
Essential Functions:
  • deliver Girl Scout curriculum and programming that is girl led and encompasses empowering activities that are relevant to girls’ lives; 
  • coordinate and implement leadership activities and outings that may include but are not limited to camping retreats, cultural outings, and community projects, as well as Girl Scout product sales/fundraising activities; 
  • schedule guest speakers relevant to girl topics; 
  • work closely with children, parents, school liaisons and agencies; 
  • train and oversee volunteers which may include parents & college students; 
  • oversee financial transactions and budgets; 
To apply, please submit your resume to by September 5, 2014.  
For more information, please visit


Small Business Resource Fair
Monday, Sept. 8, 2014  |  4:30 PM - 7 PM  |  Manchester Citizens Corporation - 1319 Allegheny Ave
Welcome and Remarks at 5:30 PM  |  Light Refreshments
Kiva City-Pittsburgh, the Office of Mayor Bill Peduto, and the URA of Pittsburgh are pleased to bring the Small Business Resource Fair to the North Side! Join us to learn about neighborhood business grants, 0% and low interest loans, and other great opportunities for new and established small businesses. Exhibitors include local non-profits, financial institutions and business consultants.

For additional details, click HERE.

Dia de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life Supporting Global Links
Saturday, November 1st  |  8 pm - midnight  |  Global Links Warehouse
We're marking Global Links' 25th Anniversary with a special Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Party.  Join us for an evening of food, cocktails, art and entertainment celebrating the traditions of this joyous Mexican holiday.  The special pre-sale ticket price of $80 is available until midnight on Thursday. After that, tickets are $100, so take advantage of the savings today!

After the kids have had their Halloween fun put on your most extravagant costume and come out to enjoy delicious Latin American cuisine, beer, wine and spiked punch.  Join in the tradition of decorating a sugar skull, silk screen a Day of the Dead t-shirt, camp it up in our photo booth, and dance the night away in our warehouse-turned-happening-lounge.

For more information, visit


Pop-Up Barbecue Stand - Andys at Fairmont Pittsburgh
August 29, 2014  |  Andy's Bar at the Fairmont
Looking to round out your summer with one final barbecue experience? This Friday, August 29, Executive Chef Jason Dalling of Fairmont Pittsburgh will launch a one-day pop-up barbecue stand at Andys bar!

The limited menu will feature Dalling’s house-smoked brisket and pulled pork sandwiches and sides. All items will be available to-go from a street-side stand along Fifth Avenue.

Follow @FairmontPGH on Twitter for updates!

This Week in Market Square
Market Square is filled with activities again this week! Read on to check out all of the happenings...
Monday:  Brad Yoder will be featured at the Mellow Mondays concert series this week, from noon - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday:  We are sad that the KidsPlay season is coming to an end but boy, do we have a fun KidsPlay in store for you this week! Our very last KidsPlay of the summer will feature two very awesome special guests! Radio Disney will be back with some Disney Jr. fun and games AND Duquesne University Athletics will be providing kids with the opportunity to learn about sports from their collegiate athletes and cheerleaders! Stop down between 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. to shoot some hoops, do some dancing, and have a blast!
After KidsPlay, check out the Reading Room, brought to you by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Downtown & Business, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and the members of Duquesne Athletics will be sticking around for Dukes Caravan! At the caravan you can purchase season tickets, meet the teams, and play some basketball!
Wednesday:  Tim Ruff will be performing from noon - 1:00 p.m. at the Mid-Week Music concert series.
Thursday:  This week we are celebrating all things Irish at the Market Square Farmers Market with the Pittsburgh Irish Festival! Donnie Irish will be performing at the Market from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and members of the Irish Festival staff will be giving away FREE tickets to the festival and other fun Irish merchandise! Wear your green and join us at the Farmers Marketon Thursday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.!
And be sure to visit the 24th Annual Pittsburgh Irish Festival at the Riverplex at Sandcastle on September 5-6-7!
Saturday:  Stop by Market Square from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. for another edition of Saturday Home Stand Happy Hour featuring live music by Alex Talbot and specials on I.C. Light and Iron City at participating Market Square restaurants!
Sunday:  Spend your Labor Day weekend Sunday morning with us at Yoga in the Square with instructor Stacey of South Hills Power Yoga, from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Yoga in the Square is brought to you by the PDP and lululemon.

Bike Lane Updates
As part of the Green Lane Project a protected bike lane will soon be installed along Penn Avenue in the Cultural District and a portion of the Strip District. Renderings of the project can be found here. Weather permitting, paving operations and lane markings are to commence this week.

Here’s what to expect:
  • The installation will extend from Sixth Street to 16th Street along the eastbound lane of Penn Avenue. 
  • Cyclists can transition out of the protected bike lane during the exclusive pedestrian phase, while yielding to pedestrian movement at intersections.
  • At other times cyclists and motorists are controlled by the same traffic signals.
  • Sharrows will guide cyclists toward the transition at 16th Street.
  • Cyclists and motorists are controlled by the same traffic signals.

RAW: Pittsburgh
August 27, 2014  |  Xtaza in the strip
This week, the innovative, fresh, and creative event RAW: Pittsburgh returns. On Wednesday, August 27, head to Xtaza (formerly known Club Zoo) in the strip for a night of music, art, and fashion! RAW: natural born artists is an international independent arts organization that gives the spotlight to independent creatives in a wide range of the arts. It is RAW’s mission to provide these up and coming artists with the tools, resources, and exposure to help them succeed as well as foster the creative community. Join them on Wednesday to experience and celebrate Pittsburgh’s local talent!


Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille
2106 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222  |  (412) 904-4509
Written By: Joanne Quinn-Smith  |  Aug. 25, 2014

When the EmpressofBiz, JoAnn Forrester and I go there alone or with friends we try to order small amounts of a lot of things to share because the food is so wonderful and the pairings are so delightfully original.

This trip:
  • Tai cat fish bites
  • lobster bisque loaded with lobster meat
  • the absolute best New England Clam Chowder
  • Ceasar salad with white anchovies and house made crostini
  • shrimp and lobster pizza with white sauce on super thin flat crust
We had plenty for Sunday morning lunch, however mine did not make it past breakfast.
Oh and the absolute best summer time dessert:  strawberries, blue berries, giant blackberries and raspberries covered with house made whipped cream--delightful.

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Pirates Sweepstakes
Can you imagine better way to watch the last Pirates home game of the season than from dugout seats at PNC Park? Neither can we! In honor of Roberto Clemente’s 80th birthday, Major League Baseball, the Buccos, and are holding a “Best Seats for Buccos vs. Brewers” Sweepstakes, giving one lucky winner a chance to do just that. The four prized dugout seats for the Pirates vs. Brewers game on Saturday September 20 at 7:05 p.m. will be up for grabs at  Imagine Pittsburgh until August 31. Good luck!

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