Get ready for Sept. 27: DJs, local spirit samplings, a photo booth, beer/wine/cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres — all at our first birthday party. We’ll recognize our Who’s Next: Health class and celebrate a year's worth of Who's Nexters making an impact in Pittsburgh. Let's party.
Pittsburgher Ally Mahon is taking her passion for flipping Pittsburgh homes to a national stage on a new DIY Network show called “Vintage Rehab.” The show premiered earlier this month with a feature about her work on a 1920s craftsman-style bungalow in Squirrel Hill. Mahon hopes Pittsburgh’s “down-to-earth, very relatable” character shines through on the show — and, of course, “how great our old houses are.” Here's how to watch the show for yourself and how to pick up on Mahon's design advice for your own home.
Coding bootcamps are billed as opportunities for professional reinvention and an economic leg up without going to school for a four-year degree. But when it comes to hiring bootcamp grads, there needs to be a cultural shift to help them land jobs, especially at larger companies in the region like banks, retailers and hospitals, bootcamp organizers said. Yet it's just a matter of time for that change to happen, they said. Here's why.
On the Calendar
The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh is debuting The Butterfly Project Pittsburgh exhibit, a part of the global Butterfly Project. The exhibit will feature two original art installations showcasing 875 butterflies painted by Pittsburghers from 20 different schools and organizations during 2016-17. The Butterfly Project is a San Diego-based international organization which aims to paint 1.5 million ceramic butterflies — one for each of the 1.5 million children lost in the Holocaust. Hana Kovanic, a local survivor who was in the Theresienstadt camp, will give remarks.
Where: Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh at 826 Hazelwood Avenue (Greenfield)
When: September 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How much: $5 suggested donation | students and survivors are free
Ellevate, a group focused on helping women advance in the workplace, is hosting a speed-mentoring meet-up about professional assertiveness and confidence. Mentors will offer advice and insight into professional assertiveness. Advance registration is required. Attendees will receive a guide to prepare for the evening.
Where: Alloy 26 at 100 South Commons Suite 102 (North Side)
When: September 18, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
How much: $15
"Rick and Morty" fans, now's your moment. It's the "Rick and Morty" Ultimate Challenge, a trivia night featuring beer from Voodoo Brewing and prizes from New Dimension Comics and the Hard Rock Cafe. A prize for the best themed costume will also be awarded. Make reservations in advance.
Where: Hard Rock Cafe at 230 W Station Square Dr. (South Shore)
When: September 19, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
How much: Free admission
Andrew Carnegie adored libraries. Join a local library expert to delve into Carnegie's devotion to books and their buildings. Marilyn Holt, manager of the Pennsylvania department at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, will share insights about Carnegie, whose name is on 2,509 Carnegie Libraries built between 1883 and 1929.
Where: Carnegie Library at 279 Fisk Street (Lawrenceville)
When: September 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free admission
Third Thursday is back at Carnegie Museum of Art, and the museum is teaming up with BOOM Concepts for BOOMiverse. Explore Pittsburgh's art universe, dubbed the BOOMiverse, along with local arts organizations at an activity fair. Attendees will also be the first to see Ian Cheng’s "Emissary Sunsets The Self," an open-ended, constantly evolving digital simulation presented on a 17-foot LED screen.
Where: Carnegie Museum of Art at 4400 Forbes Avenue (Oakland)
When: September 21, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: $10 adults | $8 members | $5 students
Hilltopolis, an outdoor festival hosted by Work Hard PGH, will highlight social innovation through music and activism. Expect to see national and local acts and local artists. The event is pay-what-you-can, with proceeds benefitting Brashear Kids, an Allentown-based learning and engagement center that provides academic support to local youth. Tickets are required.
Where: Grandview Park at Bailey Avenue (Mt. Washington)
When: September 22, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: Free admission, donations accepted