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“There’s a soul in the city, watching over us tonight, 
There’s a soul in the city, saying everything’s gonna be all right.”
sung by Rod Stewart  lyrics by Larry John McNally

Pittsburgh is a “City of Bridges” that span our three rivers. We have 446 bridges which is three more than Venice. We are a city of hills & valleys with lots of green trees everywhere you look. Our city sits at the crossroads of three rivers.

Pittsburghers are fiercely proud of our city & our sports teams. Everyone including our bank tellers & waitresses wear our steeler shirts & colors on game day. When scheduling appointments with people the schedule of games is always a part of my calendar.

In Pittsburgh we even support our baseball team, The Pirates who just broke .500 after 21 years in 2013. In the last game of our 20th losing season in 2012, A.J. Burnett who “didn’t pitch particularly well” got a standing ovation of appreciation (Post Gazette 10/4/12 Bill Brink). That’s the kind of place we’re proud to be a part of.

Pittsburgh is affordable & parking is not impossible, like it is in Philly. We have huge cultural opportunities in Pittsburgh & theatre companies are too numerous to count. Pittsburgh is a terrific city to raise a family in.

This page will be devoted to discovering activities & groups for maximum enjoyment of Pittsburgh.

1. Now, Pittsburgh has a hip, free online zine that really offers tons of important information

Check it out & sign up: HERE For delivery in your email from Next Pittsburgh.

2. Bricolage Their “mission is to immerse artists and audiences in adventurous theatrical experiences that foster connections and alter perceptions.”

3. Barebones Productions consistently offers terrific theater in a small setting!

4. Global Pittsburgh First Thursdays “is a regular monthly night of networking and socializing with different themes and different activities – but always with an international flavor – on the first Thursday of every month. It’s an evening of friends, interesting conversation and good spirits with an international flair.” (quote from their website)

5. Kayak with Venture Outdoors located under the 6th Street bridge or Try walking the river walk with beautiful views of downtown pittsburgh. It’s a little over 3 miles if you do a loop from the Heinz Lofts to the Mr. Rodgers statue.

6. THE REP is the actors equity branch of theater at Point Park University. They will soon move their theater from Oakland to Downtown. Great productions!

7. Explorers Club of Pittsburgh where “members participate in activities as diverse as mountaineering, rock climbing, skiing, scuba diving, canoeing, kayaking, caving, cycling, backpacking, environmental and community service projects, and a host of outdoor sports.”

8. THE MOTH at THE REX on the Southside for storytelling by real people. It’s always the first Tuesday of the month (except January). Go to the live events page & find Pittsburgh with this link: themoth.org/events

I’m going to quote David B. 1/2016 on yelp: “What an amazing way to spend an evening with friends. Pittsburgh was one of the first cities to host a Moth Storyslam. The Moth is a nonprofit dedicated to producing live storytelling. The stories are all true, as affirmed by the storyteller, 5 minutes in length, and actual stories that happened to them, not a friend or relative.

Each Slam begins with a musical performance, and is hosted by an emcee. Teams of volunteer judges from the audience score the stories in Olympic fashion. At the end of the evening, a winner is selected who will go on to compete in a yearly competition, and then possibly regional or national story slams.

The Pittsburgh Moth is lots of fun and often quite moving and thoughtful. You owe it to yourself to experience it at least once!”

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