Pittsburgh event: Doing Good at the PPT

An interesting event Monday night (tomorrow) at the Pittsburgh Public Theater, complete with complimentary refreshments and interesting ideas: Pittsburgh Public Theater’s Town Hall Project PresentsDoing Good Locals talk about causes that moved them to take action plus a non-profit showcase and refreshments sponsored by Yelp Helps.

Back by popular demand: Pittsburgh BlogFest 20!

Nowadays, the Pittsburgh region is blessed with so many local meetups and tweetups and benefits and social media conferences that I’ve wondered whether there was still a need for Pittsburgh BlogFests. But people continue to ask when the next BlogFest will be, just as people continue to list their new blogs on Pittsburgh Bloggers. And […]

Extreme Education: Police Ride-Along Panel Discussion (special blogger access)

This site is all about announcements lately, isn’t it? Just a few more interesting ones, and then we’ll return to our regularly scheduled slate of cocktail recipes, YouTube videos, photos of my niece, and links to strange things on the web. Extreme Education: Police Ride-Along Panel Discussion Pittsburgh Social Venture Partners will host its first […]

PodCamp Pittsburgh 3

It’s back! Pittsburgh’s social media conference returns for the third year running, with great sessions, awesome networking opportunities, and unexpected unexpectedness. PodCamp Pittsburgh 3 will take place on October 18 and 19, 2008, with a meet-and-greet the evening of October 17. WHEN: October 18 and 19, 9am to 4pm each day WHERE: Art Institute of […]

Cover a band this weekend in Pittsburgh — free tix, great music

Purpose Was Again by Bloodsugars I’m late in posting this cool opportunity, but with luck you’ll still be able to take advantage of it. This info comes from our stylish and delightfully hip friend Sarah Madia: There is a band called the Bloodsugars coming to play Brillobox this Saturday night in Bloomfield. The label is […]

Intro to Social Media Workshop

An event this next weekend, organized by PodCamp Pittsburgh: Heard of blogging, but not quite sure what it is or how to do it? Ever wonder what goes in a podcast and how you would listen to it? Heard about Facebook, MySpace, and other websites but not sure where to even start? The organizers of […]

Quantum Theatre’s “Cymbeline” — Deus ex Machina with real machinas

Special announcement, with a deal for Pittsburgh-area bloggers: Area bloggers are invited free of charge to Quantum Theatre’s performance of Shakepeare’s Cymbeline: Preview Performance (they will be testing the techie workings of the production) Wednesday, July 30, 2008 Mellon Park (Point Breeze/Shadyside neighborhood) 8PM (no late seating, gates lock at 8 sharp) Quantum Theatre’s upcoming […]

Be mine!

PEEKABOO, originally uploaded by valart2008. Happy Valentine’s Day! In addition to being the day of the biggest holiday taken over by a greeting card company and a diamond monopoly, today is the tenth anniversary of V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day was started by Eve Ensler, the creator of […]

UPWords Reading Series, plus Gist Street Pod-snack

If, like me, you’re a fan of the Gist Street Reading Series and uncertain how you’ll endure these lonely months when it’s on hiatus, take a look at this announcement: On January 11th from 7pm-9pm, Union Project will host their monthly reader/writer series UPWords. The evening will highlight esteemed fiction author Sherrie Flick and acclaimed […]