The Downtowner May 9th

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Third Tuesday Happy Hour at Pirata
 
This month’s Third Tuesday Happy Hour will be held at Pirata, located at 274 Forbes Avenue. Pirata serves Caribbean cuisine, including more than 200 different kinds of rum. Some of their specialties include spicy tuna tartare tacos, jerk chicken, adobo chicken wings, and salt cod fritters.
Third Tuesday Happy Hour is always a wonderful opportunity to get together with Downtowners and friends of Downtown to network and chat while enjoying delicious food and drinks. Appetizers are always on us. To RSVP, please emailinfo@pdcdc.org or call (412) 235-7263.
We hope to see you on May 16 from 6:00-8:30 at Pirata!

New French Restaurant Opens on Penn
Brother to other Big Y Group creations Seviche, Nola on the Square, Poros, and Perlé, Le Lyonnais is acclaimed chef and restaurateur Yves Carreau’s newest concept. The restaurant, which opened on April 25, serves French comfort food inspired by Carreau’s background in Lyon, France.
“Our concept is one of simple, affordable, yet delicious dishes inspired by time honored recipes from my hometown of Lyon, some of which have been in my family for generations,” Carreau said.
For lunch at Le Lyonnais, choices include onion soupe gratinée with veal stock, gruyere swiss, and garlic croutons, baguette bourguignonne served with parmesan white truffle fries, and quiche du jour. Dinner entrees include seitan vol-au-vent, which is a puff pastry with mushrooms, spinach, butternut squash, and curried coconut cream, and steak au poivre, featuring hanger steak, a peppercorn sauce, salade verte, and parmesan white truffle fries.
For a sweet finish at Le Lyonnais, options include daily choices of macarons and sorbet, nutella crepes with banana and rum salsa and hazelnut ice cream, and Grand Marnier crème brulée.
The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner during the week and dinner on Saturdays. Be sure to head down to Le Lyonnais at 947 Penn Avenue to get a taste of France. To make reservations, click here or call (412) 697-1336.

Fort Pitt Cafe Offers Premier Coffee and Treats
Located at 1 Market Street, Fort Pitt Cafe is the newest coffee shop to hit Downtown. It is conveniently situated between Market Square and Point State Park and is the perfect spot to grab a quick cup of coffee, an iced tea, or a midday bite.
The house iced tea features rosemary, mint, and sweet Himalayan honey. And better yet, the tea is served in a glass reusable bottle, and customers get $1.00 off of their purchase if they bring it back. The cafe also offers treats from other shops, including Kona Coffee and The Pretzel Shop.
On top of delicious coffee and snacks, the shop has beautiful natural lighting, an inviting atmosphere, and already many rave reviews from guests. Check out Fort Pitt Cafe on Facebook and be sure to stop in the next time you are Downtown.

Free Digital Marketing Training with RevLocal
Join RevLocal and Google for a free digital marketing training event on May 24 at Rivers Casino. This training seminar will help small business owners and entrepreneurs reach more customers and grow their online presences. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs in the community and learn from experts in the field.
For more details and information and to RSVP, click here.
For any questions about the event or RevLocal, contact Chris Jacobson at CJacobson@RevLocal.com

Music City Downtown Weekly Calendar
Music City Downtown Weekly Calendar 

The PDCDC Music City Downtown initiative presents our weekly music calendar.

Revel + Roost
Friday, May 12, Katie Joy playing her songs from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Andy’s Wine Bar
Tania Grubbs will be performing from 7:30 p.m to 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 11.
Peg Wilson will be performing from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. on Friday, May 12.
Etta Cox will be performing from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 13.
Bronwyn and Friends will be performing from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 14.

Backstage Bar at Theater Square

Howard Alexander entertains with smooth jazz on Tuesday, May 9 at 5:00 p.m.

SPACE Gallery
Open jam sessions every Friday night from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. 

Eddie V’s

Live jazz nightly. Check out their website for a full calendar.

NOLA

Live blues and jazz Friday and Saturday from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Howl at the Moon 

Live music on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Thursdays and Fridays at 6:00 p.m.

Downtown Events this Week:
TUESDAY 5/9
The Reel Story, 12:15 p.m., Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Downtown
Howard Alexander, 8:00 p.m., Backstage Bar at Theater Square
WEDNESDAY 5/10
Shen Yun: Connecting Heaven & Earth, Tuesday 5/9 and Wednesday 5/10, Benedum Center
A Gathering of Sons; New Jazz Opera Workshops, 7:00 p.m., Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
THURSDAY 5/11
Communicating with Comedy, 4:00 p.m., Rivers Club
FRIDAY 5/12
Cycle Check-Ups, 11:00 a.m., Kimpton Hotel Monaco
PNC Pops: Neil Sedaka, 8:00 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
SATURDAY 5/13
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, 8:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, David L. Lawrence Convention Center
PAW Patrol Live “Race to the Rescue”, 10:00 a.m., Benedum Center
Creative Recycling: Miniature Scented Candles, 2:30 p.m., Carnegie Library Downtown
SUNDAY 5/14
Disney’s Tarzan, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:00 p.m.Sunday, Byham Theater
Ongoing Events
Death of a Salesman, through May 21, O’Reilly Theater
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show, Saturdays through May 27, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center
Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage, through August 13, Cabaret at Theater Square
Immersive Encounters: the Ascendants, through May 14, Bricolage Production Company