Positively Pittsburgh Live! News 08-25-14
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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
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 LOCAL SPORTS: Pirates Sweepstakes
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
Pittsburgh Biennial Public Record
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 pittsburghbiennial.org.
The REP Opens 2014-2015 Season with Steinbeck Classic ‘Of Mice and Men’ at Pittsburgh Playhouse
Sept. 5 - 21, 2014 | Pittsburgh Playhouse
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 www.pittsburghplayhouse.com. 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
“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
For more information about project specifications and entry requirements, visit TrustArts.org.
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
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 TrustArts.org.
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 TrustArts.org/dance, call 412-456-6666, or for groups call 412-471-6930.
All Pittsburgh Public Schools Students to Receive Free Lunch This School Year
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WOMEN AND GIRLS ACHIEVEMENT
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.
Reports to: Finance Manager | Hours: Full-time | Location: PittsburghGrant Coordinator
General Statement of Duties: general accounting, accounts payable and accounts receivable
- 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;
Reports to: Director, Corporate and Grant Funds | Location: Pittsburgh Office | Part-time: 15-20 hrs/wkLeadership Facilitator (2 positions available)
General Statement of Duties: Responsible for managing relationships with United Ways, Community Foundations and corporations within the 27 county territory.
- 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;
Hours: Part-time; average 10-15 hours per week | Location: City of PittsburghTo apply, please submit your resume to email@example.com by September 5, 2014.
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;
- 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;
For more information, please visit gswpa.org.
Small Business Resource Fair
Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 | 4:30 PM - 7 PM | Manchester Citizens Corporation - 1319 Allegheny Ave
For additional details, click HERE.
Saturday, November 1st | 8 pm - midnight | Global Links Warehouse
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 GlobalLinks.org.
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.
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.
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.
August 27, 2014 | Xtaza in the strip
ROVING PITTSBURGHER REPORT
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.
- 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
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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