Downtowner April 18


Tonight’s The Night: Third Tuesday Happy Hour at Poros
Join us tonight, April 18, for a night of food, friends, and fun at Poros.

Located in the heart of Market Square, Poros offers fresh seafood and the finest local lamb, along with a variety of vegan and vegetarian options. Guests can enjoy the beautiful weather by dining on the largest outdoor restaurant patio in the city. The happy hour will run from 6 to 8:30, and free Mediterranean appetizers will be offered to PDCDC members.

Third Tuesday Happy Hour is a monthly event sponsored by the PDCDC that gives our members the chance to sample a different Downtown restaurant each month. If you are not currently a member of the PDCDC, you will have the chance to join at the event. All are welcome and we hope to see you there!

To RSVP, please email or call (412) 235-7263.

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Celebrate Pittsburgh’s Third Annual Earth Day
For the third year, Acrobatique Creative is producing Pittsburgh Earth Day, a three day event celebrating green innovation in Pittsburgh. This year, the event will take place from April 20-22, and multiple new events have been added to the line-up.
0ee65363 1d00 4467 bbde b55d58ec8558 - Downtowner April 18“We’ve spent a lot of time curating and listening to what type of programming people wanted for Pittsburgh Earth Day,” says Acrobatique President Ronda Zegarelli. “Our hope is that we’ve accomplished that through a mixture of events that range from producing a panel of Sustainable Business Leaders in the B to B space at our Business Breakfast, to the wellness aspect of sustainability,  bringing in Nationally recognized sustainable leader and Heinz Endowment recipient, Curt Ellis from Food Corp. We even integrated green innovation into the creative design aspect through our eco-Fashion Show, Ecolution.” This year we also added La Vie en Vert which celebrations collaboration at a brand new co-working space, Coterie in the Penthouse of the Frick Building.
Here’s a breakdown of the Earth Day events:
Thursday, April 20th
The event line-up kicks off on Thursday at 6PM with the Ecolution Fashion Show at the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel. Themed “Planets- Preserving the Wonders of the Universe,” the show is curated by Richard Parsakian and features recycled and sustainable wears. DochertyModels will be styled by the team at Izzazu Salon, Spa + Serata. This event is ticketed, so get your VIP or General Admission tickets before the show sells out here.
Friday, April 21st
Friday morning starts off with a Sustainability Business Breakfast at 8 a.m. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, featuring panelists who will discuss green innovation and the current green industry development in Pittsburgh.
From the Business Breakfast, walk on over to Market Square from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. to “Paint the Square Green.” Local vendors will feature sustainable, eco-friendly products, as well as organic foods and educational opportunities. Stop by, browse the vendors, and enjoy some live music all afternoon! Check out their website for a full list of performers.
Hungry for lunch? From 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., stop by Fourth Avenue adjacent to Market Square and enjoy the Pittsburgh Earth Day Solar-Powered Food Truck Festival. Listen to some live performances from 11A-5P in Market Square and browse the mobile fashion trucks.
If food trucks aren’t your thing, grab a ticket for the PNC Sustainable Lunch and Learn. This event will showcase leaders in sustainable innovation discussing their thoughts and ideas. Appetizers will be provided by The Capital Grille, and drinks by Blume Honey Water. Curt Ellis, the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of FoodCorps is the event’s keynote speaker and join local panelists from 412 Food Rescue, Grow Pittsburgh and Farm to Table.
Saturday, April 22nd
On Saturday, the food trucks will return to Fourth Avenue from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., and more live music and vendors will be set up in Market Square from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. to “Paint the Square Green.”
Stop by Great Lakes Brewing Company’s booth in Market Square from 1-5 p.m. and get a Sustainable Sips Pub Crawl Passport. This initiative involves participants visiting seven bars and getting their passports stamped as proof. For every five complete passports brought back to the Great Lakes tent, they will plant a tree.
Pittsburgh Earth Day wraps up with “La Vie en Vert,” a unique earth to table dinner to celebrate and close out the festival. This event will take place at Coterie Company, a new Pittsburgh female-focused coworking space. Enjoy a signature cocktail, The Zesty Mule featuring Boyd & Blair Vodka and Blume Honey Water’s Ginger Zest. Check out the Parisian pop-up boutique with Michelle Montana of Basil, and artwork by Pittsburgh local Claire Hardy. Watch Iron City Aerialists perform to the cello sounds of Steel City Trio featuring Opera Singer, Kara Cornell while tasting the wonderful food offerings from Kate Romane, Black Radish Kitchen and Market Street Grocery.  For more information, click here.

For more information and a complete events listing, visit the website. This website is all inclusive, so feel free to post local Earth Day events that are happening in your community.

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Don’t Miss the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Gallery Crawl

Welcome a new round of works to Downtown, this Friday, April 21st, don’t miss the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Gallery Crawl from 5:30 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. in the heart of the Cultural District.

A free quarterly showcase of art and entertainment, the Gallery Crawl opens up dozens of galleries, stages, storefronts, and unique public spaces hosting US premieres of international multimedia artists, regional visual art exhibitions, live music, theater and dance performances.
Notable premiers and events include “robotlab” at the Wood Street Galleries, “Instill & Inspire” at the August Wilson Center, “The Art of Mozzarella” at Braddock’s American Brasserie, and the PDP Night Market at 8th and Penn.
For more information and a complete list of events and happenings, visit the Gallery Crawl website.

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Pittsburgh Business Show Set for This Week

All your business needs will be in one place, for two days at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center this week! The Pittsburgh Business Show will occur on Wednesday, April 19 and Thursday, April 20.

This expo is a free two-day show that is designed to provide training, insight, and incredible networking opportunities coupled with a variety of workshops and seminars from industry experts from all over. People attending Pittsburgh trade shows like this one will benefit from listening to professionals in various industries, including digital marketing, job coaching, leadership, financial, small business, and more. To view the full schedule and to register, please click here

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¡Salud! Take A Wine Tour in the Homes of Old Allegheny
The PDCDC is excited to share the upcoming dates for the Allegheny West Civic Council’s Annual Wine and Garden Tour. The tour will take place in historic Allegheny West (North Shore) on June 2nd and 3rd, 2017. This is a relaxed summer event easily accessible to downtowners. Attending guests will visit some of the most lavishly decorated homes and private gardens in what was once Allegheny City’s Millionaire’s Row.

This year’s tour will celebrate the distinct regions of Spain, serving a variety of wines paired with tapas, and taking guests through several unique settings where they will enjoy the wine pairing. There are three tours to choose from, all starting at historic Holmes Hall.  By the end of the tour guests will have visited six additional homes, gardens or other historic structures.
In addition to other famous homes, the Allegheny West Civic Council is thrilled to announce that this year’s tour will include two properties designed by famed architect H.H. Richardson, for which the style ‘Richardsonian Romanesque’ is named. Most downtowners already know his style well, as he is the architect of the Allegheny County Courthouse located on Grant St. downtown.

Tickets for the Tour and Tasting are $75 per person and can be purchased online at Tickets are non-refundable. Free parking is available throughout the neighborhood.

Tour Times:
Friday, June 2nd @ 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday, June 3rd @ 1:00pm – 5:00pm and 5:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.

Contact for information, and go to for tickets

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Downtown Events this Week:
Robert Glasper, 8:00- 10:00 p.m., August Wilson Center
The Reel Story: Deepwater Horizon, 12:15 p.m., Carnegie Library Downtown
Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, 8:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m., Byham Theater
Jim Caruso’s Cast Party, 7:30 p.m., Cabaret at Theater Square
Earth Day Ecolution Fashion Show, 6:00 p.m., Fairmont Hotel
Baseball in American Culture, 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m., Heinz Field
Eton Trunk Show, 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., Larrimor’s
Gallery Crawl, 5:30 p.m.- 10:00 p.m., Cultural District
Earth Day Business Breakfast, 8:00 a.m.- 9:30 a.m., David Lawrence Convention Center
Earth Day Sustainable Lunch + Learn, 12:00- 2:00 p.m., The Tower at PNC Plaza
Earth Day- La Vie en Vert, 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m., Coterie Pittsburgh
Creative Recycling: Miniature Terrariums, 2:30 p.m., Carnegie Library Downtown
Vintage Pittsburgh, 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., Heinz History Center

Teen Jam Session, 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m., James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy

Ongoing Events
Friday Night Live Music, April 21- Jun 30, Revel + Roost
Death of a Salesman, Apr 20- May 21, O’Reilly Theater
Romeo and Juliet, Apr 21- Apr 23, Benedum Center
Let’s Speak English, Apr 14- Apr 28, Carnegie Library Downtown
Free Tours at the Old Allegheny County Jail Museum, Apr 3- Apr 24, Allegheny County Court of the Common Pleas-Family Division
Worth New York Spring and Summer Womenswear Trunk Show, Apr 11- Apr 20, 100 Fifth Ave, 10th Floor. Text style strategist Bear Brandegee for your appointment at 412-877-0464.