June is the month when Pittsburghers know they can finally stop worrying about frost in their gardens, safely put away the heavy jackets, and attend all the festivals which blossom in our city. This Sunday, June 9th, is the Pittsburgh Feast of St. Anthony Festival. It’s a traditional Italian festival celebrating St. Anthony, the beloved patron saint of lost objects.
Times have not been easy for those who rely on public transportation. Cuts to routes and fare increases have a direct and immediate effect on their quality of life and their pocketbook. But, the effect is far more reaching than that. Reliable, affordable and safe mass transit is crucial to the health and growth of any city. It is a top consideration among those who are are deciding to move or stay in a region. It lessons traffic congestion, provides environmental benefits and is vital to the economic growth of metropolitan areas.
Come on out to the Brillobox tonight, May 16th, for Musicians for Peduto. Performances by Emily Rodgers & Erik Cirelli, The Beagle Brothers, and Josh Verbanets & Jody Perigo. David Conrad will be the special guest for the evening! There will also be a DJ for any downtime before and after the acts, as well as drink specials provided by Brillobox. This is a FREE event!
SATURDAY: DJs FOR PEDUTO. Eleven DJs spinning, complimentary eats, door prizes, T-shirts for the first 50 in the door — all at the legendary Shadow Lounge. FREE!
SUNDAY: MUSICIANS FOR PEDUTO PRESENT JOHNNY CLASH NIGHT. Revel and rebel to the tunes of Johnny Cash and The Clash by an incredible lineup of bands! Hosted by Pittsburgh’s own Jimmy Krenn and David Conrad at the Diesel Lounge. $10!
MONDAY: EAST END SWEEP WEEK KICKOFF RALLY. We know you don’t need to get revved up for the last week before the election — you’re already there — but we’re holding a rally anyway! Enjoy great music, food and company all for FREE.
We need your help to build a New Pittsburgh and there’s no reason you can’t have a FUN-tasic time while doing it. We have two fun and creative events coming up on Sunday and Monday. Enjoy a fiesta! Mingle with the ‘Burgh’s creative community. Either way, you can help elect Bill Peduto by attending one of these FUN-draisers.
Pittsburgh’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the largest in the country. Last year’s parade was attended by 350,000 spectators and even attracted the participation of Vice President Joe Biden. There’s over 23,000 participants expected this year — which should make it, once again, second only to New York City. But, why be on the sidelines when you can be in the parade! This is a huge event and we need you to come out and demonstrate your support of Bill Peduto for Mayor by joining us for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16.
Bill Peduto has been a longtime champion of the arts in our city. Recognizing the important role that arts and culture play in the economic development of Pittsburgh, he’s proposed establishing The Pittsburgh Art Corps and creating a Pittsburgh Artist in Residence program. Now, Artists for Peduto want to help Bill become Mayor and see his vision for an expanded investment in public art and direct and strategic involvement from the city by hosting the event: A Night at Pittsburgh Winery.
On March 4th, the South Highland Bridge, which connects Shadyside and East Liberty, is scheduled to be closed for reconstruction. The new bridge won’t be ready until sometime in November. The construction will necessitate the closing of South Highland Avenue and Ellsworth Avenue — which run under the bridge — as well as change the paths of the 71B Highland Park and the 75 Ellsworth bus routes. Work on the bridge is much needed. If you’re unfamiliar with it, the Post-Gazette describes it as “an ancient-looking structure covered in rust and graffiti.”
We’ve been telling you about the TEDx event in Pittsburgh since last spring. If you don’t already have a ticket — it’s too late — they’re booked solid. But, you can still sign up to attend a webcast party!
Thursday, February 14th is the 15th anniversary of V-Day — a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. This V-Day will see a worldwide event: One Billion Rising (Strike, Dance Rise!). Why the number one billion and why dance?