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South Side Works Exposed

Be sure to check out a full weekend of local crafters & artisans at ‘I Made It Market’ happening outside on 27th St in South Side Works. Pittsburgh Magazine just included ‘I Made It Market’ in their ‘Best of the Burgh 2011′ as the most easygoing craft fair.There’s a full lineup of other family friendly activities and live music going on as well…schedule here. Starts tonight at 5pm!

Friday, July 15th : 5 – 10 pm
Saturday, July 16th : 12 – 10 pm
Sunday, July 17th : 12 – 5 pm

We’ll be vending our furniture & wood home goods all weekend (Cenzo Design), so stop by and say hi! You can check out the full list of the other awesome vendors here. Continue reading

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No Parking

Just got back from a walk around the South Side and realized that half of the photos I snapped had to do with ‘No Parking’. And while ‘No Parking’ is a hassle for Pittsburgh suburbanites flooding the South Side on the weekends, it’s a way of life for us residents. We deal. Continue reading

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Steel City Artist Collective

While City Creative will be heading to NYC this weekend for ICFF, there’s plenty to do back here in the Burgh. Steel City Artist Collective will be having their first exhibition tonight and tomorrow. SCAC, a group of over 20 artists, will be holding the show at 2700 Jane St in the Southside.

From SCAC:

“We feel art is an important aspect of our culture today and hope events like this will further cultivate creativity in our community,” says Denman Rooke, one of the founding members of the collective. The artists involved range from professional to amateur and work in a variety of media. Works on display will include drawings, paintings, prints, and photography, as well as video, sculpture, and installation. Each artist will be exploring the theme “something from nothing.” Many works will be on sale. Continue reading

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Urban Camo Parking Space

Do you see it?…I’m so glad I just took a walk outside. Otherwise I would have missed the greatest urban camouflage parking space in Pittsburgh history. Does anyone have any idea who owns this vehicle? If so, give them a pat on the back for the amount of effort it took to hide their car. Pretty impressive. Why they are hiding their car, I have no idea…and may not even want to know. But in my opinion, the last place I’m going to “hide” my car is in a dilapidated alley in the South Side. Continue reading

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That’s it for Neville Ice Arena

Already beleaguered by it’s roof collapse from Snowmageddon , The abandoned Neville Ice Arena in the South Side met it’s final demise early Sunday morning as a 3-alarm fire broke out around 2:30 am. We walked up the street Sunday to check out the damage, and it’s safe to say that it’s well beyond any chance of future development now. It was already a mess from years of use from squatters, drug dealers, graffiti artists and vandals. It’s a shame that what was once the Pittsburgh Penguins old practice facility is now nothing more than rubble. Hopefully the city can now turn it into a park or something useful. Continue reading

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South Side Chili Fest

Don’t miss the Spring Arts and Chili festival at South Side Works tomorrow from 2 to 8pm. Vote for your favorite chili while enjoying handmade crafts from the ‘I Made It Market’. Spend the afternoon enjoying live music, chili, art and more.

Get all the important info here. Continue reading

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Get Out Your Best Tweed!

I’m so glad Rusty Bridge posted this flyer a few days ago, or I may not have even known about this! It’s about time we had one of these in Pittsburgh! Organized by Clankworks in Lawrenceville, the inaugural Tweed Ride is happening this Saturday afternoon and should be a blast. The ride starts in Lawrenceville at 3 and ends up in the South Side. And if you’re like us at City Creative, it’ll be a round trip because we live in the South Side. We can’t wait! More info here! And if you’re asking yourself “just what exactly is a Tweed Ride”, check out SF Tweed blog, or just see image below: Continue reading

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The Tossers @ Club Cafe

I”m not sure if it’s sold out yet (we’ve already got our tickets!), but The Tossers are playing Club Cafe in the South Side this Saturday night (the 6th). It should make for a spectacular warm up for next weekend’s St. Patty’s Day parade! Tickets are only $12 for the over-21 show. Definitely a great kick-off to one of my favorite month’s of the year! Continue reading

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Snowmageddon T’s!

OMG! I just saw this unbelievable T-shirt from South Side screen-printers Commonwealth Press! Way to be opportunists! I have got to get one of these! And what’s with the roads in the South Side? I barely got home! Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Snow’d In

I’m sure that everyone enjoyed shoveling out their cars from under all that snow this weekend. We spent what was one of the most beautiful days ever in Pittsburgh this past Saturday walking around the South Side and enjoying the snowfall. The blue skies, comfortable temperature and all the people out and about made for a memorable afternoon. I still can’t believe people were ice skating on the streets!

You can check out a bunch more of our snow photos on our flickr page here! Continue reading

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Soup’s On!

I can’t wait for this. The South Side Soup Contest is only two weeks away, on Saturday the 20th. Proceeds benefit The Brashear Association’s Food Pantry.

“South Side chefs face-off for bragging rights to South Side’s “Best Soup” at the 6th Annual South Side Soup Contest presented by First National Bank. From 12-3 p.m. participating shops will host delicious soups prepared by neighborhood restaurants and offer great deals in their stores.”

Registration is limited to 1,200 people, so get a ticket now! Get tickets and info here!

Advance tickets: $12 + a canned good donation

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Best of the City!

You can pick up a copy of the CP tomorrow, or…Find out who made the cut in the Pittsburgh City Paper’s annual “Best Of” tonight at The Rex Theater! The FREE “Best Of” party (over 21 only) includes music by:

Formula 412 @ 9pm

Donora @ 10pm

DJ Hatesyou @ 11pm

And there will also be prizes given out thoughout the evening! There is a private VIP reception at 7pm, but the rest of us can get in at 9pm. Don’t miss a great night of free music in the South Side!

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SOJA

SOJA put on a great show for Pittsburgh last night at The Rex. As if a great reggae show in December wasn’t enough, they even practically gave away their new album Born In Babylon. At the end of the show they announced a pay-what-you-will price for anyone who wanted to grab it. I think the new album is definitely their best stuff yet. It presents a more polished and mature sound from their previous tracks, which is also evident in their tight live performances. SOJA’s earlier albums also lacked the horn section that has really put them over the top. It adds a fully layered sound that complements the tight reggae guitar, bass and keyboard riffs. And Jacob’s unmistakable voice adds a certain uniqueness that sets them apart from being just another reggae band. This was my third SOJA experience, and I can’t wait to see them again!

You can check out more of our photos on our Flickr page: SOJA in Pittsburgh 12.4.09 Continue reading

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Reggae @ The Rex

Get rid of those pre-wintre blues and head down to The Rex Theater tonight for some warm, summertime reggae with SOJA! One of my favorite reggae bands, hailing from Washington D.C., they infuse a straight reggae pulse with more of a rock feel, with a bass line that will blow out your ear drums. I’ll definitely be headin’ down tonight to get my reggae on for sure!

The 9:00pm / 18+ show is $12 @ the door and The Universal Roots Band opens.

You can check out more of SOJA at their site http://www.sojamusic.com

And check out the Rex’s full schedule of shows here! Continue reading

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King Cool Party!

King Cool himself Donnie Iris, Pittsburgh’s favorite local rock legend is throwing a 30th anniversary party and concert tonight at Diesel in the Southside. The show is also the debut of Iris’ eponymous new beer brand King Cool, which is to be poured for the first time tonight!

Iris has teamed with several close friends and business partners to form King Cool Limited, which is producing the light lager beer. The launch party tonight is sponsored by KCL and WDVE. Of course you can only get the exclusive tickets for the show by winning them on WDVE. Keep listening today as you might be one of the lucky ones to get in as there are a few tickets left. But for the rest of us,King Cool Light will be available in Pittsburgh bars beginning in early December.

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