You never know what might turn up at a thrift shop. A shopper at the Heidelberg Goodwill unearthed something special this summer, the Post-Gazette reported. He found a Harold “Pie” Traynor baseball bat used by the Pirates star athlete circa the 1920s to 1930s. It could be worth several thousand dollars. He scored it for $2.22.
Pittsburgh is one of a growing number of cities with staff devoted to focusing on the after-hours economy, an idea spreading across the U.S. and Europe. "We had growing nightlife that, like most cities, really had no plan. It just happened," Pittsburgh's nighttime economy coordinator tells Governing.
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Find something for you (a new outfit perhaps) and something for your home (like some artwork) while enjoying food trucks and live music. Several dozen vendors will be on site to shop.
Where: 2300 Penn Ave. (Strip District)
When: August 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
It's your chance to bring back those middle school dodgeball days. For $5, it's all-you-can-play dodgeball with soft foam balls. Between 9 and 10 p.m., players can compete in a bracket tournament. For those who'd rather sit on the sidelines and watch, that's welcome, too.
Where: Ace Hotel at 120 S Whitfield Street (East Liberty)
When: August 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $5
Hike about two to three miles, and take stops along the way for yoga at this mid-week Venture Outdoors outing. Yoga instructor Jessica Sikora will lead the activities.
Where: Schenley Park at 101 Panther Hollow Road (Squirrel Hill)
When: August 15, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: $16 | $10 for members
Women will be in spotlight at this Ladies-Only Comedy Jam. A stageful of women will perform improv, stand-up, musical comedy and storytelling. Performing is not a requirement, and the audience is open to everyone.
Where: Brillobox at 4104 Penn Ave. (Bloomfield)
When: August 16, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: Free
At this multi-day festival, eat Italian foods, play bocce, see a pizza stretching demonstration, and watch (or participate in) Italian Idol. Dubbed as the region’s largest heritage festival, Little Italy Days has been a Pittsburgh tradition for more than a decade. The festivities run from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Liberty Avenue (Bloomfield)
When: August 19, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to August 20, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
How much: Free admission
Troy Hill's Scratch Food and Beverage is throwing a celebration of its first year with an event, titled "Where the F*** is Troy Hill: A Birthday Party." The evening will feature karaoke, cocktails and food.
Where: Scratch Food and Beverage at 1720 Lowrie St. (Troy Hill)
When: August 18, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. to August 19, 2017 at 2:00 a.m.
How much: $5 suggested donation for admission