Sally Turkovich Wright
Washington, D.C. may be hours away from Pittsburgh but this city offers plenty of ways to celebrate the second Presidential Inauguration of President Barack Obama this Jan. 21. The inauguration coincides with Martin Luther King, Jr. day, so take advantage of the myriad dual events Pittsburgh has to offer this year.
It’s never to late to learn a new skill, especially when it comes to technology. From basic computing to advanced programming skills, these computer classes for PC and Mac users in and around Pittsburgh will help students of any age excel. From IT geek to those who’ve tried to resist technology’s pool, these classes have everyone covered.
With a little bit of inspiration from unexpected items, it’s easy to spice up your holiday decorating routine. Get some great ideas from this brilliant antiques dealer and crafter.
Pittsburgh is home to many artists and local, independently owned stores that feature local artwork, but you don’t have to scour the city to find just the right piece at a price point that won’t break your budget.
Pittsburgh full of rich Native American Indian history to explore from battleground sites to towns settled by Native Americans. Take a trip to some of the nearby areas that authentically commemorate Naive American contributions to the region.
In a city as old as Pittsburgh, there are some interesting and authentic ghost stories to be had. Humans dressed up like monsters and madmen in scarehouses have nothing on some of the spooky places around here. This Halloween, treat yourself to some good old-fashioned home-spun ghost stories.
Pittsburgh is known for its museums where you can visit many famous paintings by serious and famous artists. Pittsburgh is also home to a wide range of free public art that is as accessible as it is bizarre. Read on for a review of some of the more bizarre and creative works of public art.
Pittsburgh is dotted with landmarks made famous by local writers and the books, plays and songs they wrote. From Lawrenceville to Oakland to downtown, Pittsburgh authors have made their neighborhoods famous both in life and death. Take a literary tour of the city by visiting these top five literary landmarks for a trip back in time you won’t soon forget.
Pittsburgh’s fall festivals are an excellent excuse to get outside after the summer heat subsides. Outdoor adventures, good food, drink and celebrations of the area’s heritage and history abound at the best fall festivals in the Pittsburgh area. From pumpkin patches to Oktoberfest, this city has something for fest-goers of every kind.
There may not be 3D and the concession stand may be smaller, but these independent movie theaters more than make up in character what they lack in size. Read on to get a glimpse of the best of the best independent theaters.
This summer, there are musicals, plays, comedians and a unique Pittsburgh version of dinner theatre on the menu for you in the Cultural District.
Whether you want to try your hand at making glass art yourself or simply want to gaze at the brilliant glass art by others, Pittsburgh has the resources for you from glassblowing classes to glass-art galleries.
Pittsburgh’s universities and ethnically-diverse neighborhoods are known for breeding creativity. These five writers made a name for themselves using their Pittsburgh neighborhood and university connections. Make these titles must reads on your summer book list.
Ballet is alive and well in Pittsburgh. Add these five ballet events and classes to your must-do list this year.
Each June during the Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburghers descend on downtown in search of one-of-a-kind art and inspiring music. The annual Three Rivers Arts Festival promises to deliver all of that and more once again from Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 12.