Sunday, December 29, 2013

Happening this January

So, I've been collecting pins on events here in Pittsburgh that I want to attend. This far, far from a complete list of all of the cool things happening next month. Just the ones that I am particularly interested in going to. Check out the board!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Atlanta Street Art in Little Five Points

Almost all these pieces are in an old eastern neighborhood of Atlanta called Little Five Points. Most buildings and design dates from around 1900-1930, with a sprinking of new buildings. Atlanta's population surged from around 90,000 to over 290,000 (It was only 9,000 before the Civil War) in this period, which saw the development of many walkable, streetcar suburbs.

Little Five Points has an amazing number of vintage clothing stores; lots of planned murals and high quality street art. I wish we had more time to explore here.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Quick Trip to Atlanta: Several Posts On The Way

Me and Jean were lucky enough to get a mini vacation / business trip to Atlanta, squeezing in as much as we could, including a holiday tour of the historic Fox Theater, The High Museum, Emory University and The Atlanta History Center. Surprisingly, some significant areas of the city are walkable.

Several posts are on the way with thoughts about transit, neighborhoods, architecture and several museum visits.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Holiday art specials, happening this weekend!

Happy Hour Holiday at BoxHeart
Happy Hour Holiday at BoxHeart

The holiday show at BoxHeart this year features great gifts, sure. But it also features work from all of artists that are represented by BoxHeart. This show is a great way to get acquainted with these artists.

There are two opportunities to do just that this weekend. Tonight is a special holiday happy hour, when you can peruse the exhibit with other art lovers. Tomorrow, BoxHeart and the other shops in Bloomfield will be offering special holiday deals.

Holiday Happy Hour!
Friday, December 13th
6 - 8pm

Bloomfield Shop Walk
Saturday, December 14th
12 - 5pm


If you're over on the Southside, Superfriends might be a really nice stop. It's a last-minute, pop-up type of event with several local artists.

December 14, 2-6pm
CWP warehouse
2315 wharton st.
pittsburgh pa 15203

XMittens and Ludmila's Emporium
XMittens and Ludmila's Emporium

Love love love XMittens! Amber Coppings is now working out of a studio in Larryville. Over the next two weekends she will be having special open studio/pop-up store events. If you're in the neighborhood, check this out and then visit Salud on Butler St for delicious Cuban fare.

XMittens and Ludmila's Emporium
Xmittens DIY Gift Set Weekend
December 14, 12-5 and December 15, 1-5
December 21-22, 12pm-5pm
Solstice Sale
5252 Butler St, 2nd floor
Pittsburgh PA 10201

Of course this isn't a complete list of all of the really cool holiday art events popping up all over Pittsburgh. If you want to share something that you are doing, you can email me the information at susanconstanse at, or leave your information in the comments form. Wishing all of you a lustrous season!

Monday, December 09, 2013

NPR's World Cafe Explores Pittsburgh's Music Scene Dec 11

Gotta admit to not listening to The World Cafe since the mid 1990's. Always amazed at how tame, and boring a show aledgedly committed to the vast diversity of music can be.

Not expecting hard hitting Hip-Hop, Thrash Metal, Punk or even serious contemporary classical music to be explored.

From The Post Gazette

• A live interview and performance session with Donora, recently recorded at WYEP.
• WYEP Morning Mix host Cindy Howes talking about Pittsburgh and playing her top five new local bands.
 • A  chat with Jerry Weber of the legendary Jerry's Records
• Renowned soul singer Billy Price selecting his top five classic Pittsburgh songs.
• An archived World Cafe performance by Rusted Root.
• And Pittsburgh music selections chosen by Dye.
World Cafe is nationally syndicated to more than 225 radio stations by NPR. It airs on WYEP at 6 p.m.
Why not contact The Roboto Project, Brillo Box, Justin Strong (Of The Shadow Lounge)  or at least  a host or two from WRCT?
The good thing is Pittsburgh certainly has enough going on to fill several interesting shows.