Monday, December 31, 2012
The downtown event promises a lot of fun and activities for visitors.
Ring in the new year with fellow Pittsburghers at Highmark's First Night Pittsburgh event. The family-friendly event is produced by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and sponsored by Highmark. First Night provides visitors the opportunity to ring in the new year while celebrating the arts—dance, music, theater, comedy, hands-on activities and more. Several of the city's theaters will be hosting a variety of performances. The event begins at 6 p.m. with the Dollar Bank children's fireworks display and a performance by American Idol finalist—and Washington County resident—Adam Brock & The Soul Band (at the stage on Seventh Street and Penn Avenue). A parade begins at 8 p.m. and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band will be performing at 10:45 p.m. on the …
Heading out to a party or First Night? Check out the forecast.
It looks like Plum, Oakmont and Verona will welcome 2013 with more snow. Are you heading to a party or to First Night in downtown? Check out the New Year's forecast for the area. Have a safe new year! _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
The auto club has some sobering statistics for you to think about before drinking and driving.
f you plan to party on New Year’s Eve, AAA has some sobering statistics for you to think about before drinking and driving. Compared to all other days in 2011, New Year’s Day had the highest percentage of deaths that occurred in crashes with a driver who had a blood-alcohol level of .08 or higher, according to AAA spokesperson Bevi Powell. AAA statistics show that 122 people were killed in crashes on New Year’s Day 2012, and a little more than half of those crashes involved a drunk driver. “If you plan to drink, absolutely don’t drive,” Powell said. “If you plan to drink, make sure to bring a friend who can drive you home.” She also cautioned against anyone getting into a car with a driver who has been drinking. If you’re hosting a New …
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Clique Vodka shared custom cocktail recipes—the Black & Gold, One Marvelous Mimosa and a Spiced Cosmo—on Pittsburgh Today Live earlier this week.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Last month, Clique Vodka provided Patch readers with holiday cocktail recipes. This week, it's all about New Year's Eve. Here are the recipes they shared on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live earlier this week: Black & Gold 1 ¼ oz Clique Vodka ½ oz Chai tea syrup* 4 oz lemonade Pour Clique Vodka into glass over ice and add lemonade. Slowly add chai syrup so it collects at the bottom of the glass, creating a layered effect. One Marvelous Mimosa 1 oz Clique Vodka 1 ½ oz freshly squeezed orange juice 3 ½ oz sparkling wine Chill the Clique Vodka in a cocktail tin with ice and strain into a flute glass. Then add orange juice and slowly pour in the sparkling wine while holding the glass at an angle so it doesn’t overflow. Spiced Cosmo 2 oz Clique …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Here are 10 events happening this weekend, including special New Year's Eve programs!
Welcome to the Plum-Oakmont Patch's Weekend Planner! Got no idea what you'll do this weekend? Patch is coming to the rescue! We've got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check out our top picks for this weekend to find something for everyone in the family to enjoy. It's a good idea to have cash ready for these events. 1. Gentle Yoga Where/When: Oakmont Carnegie Library, 4:30 p.m. on Thursday Why Go?: Dr. Cora Hopkins will lead this session of gentle yoga. Dress comfortably and bring a floor covering. The class is held in the Red Oak Room. Pricing: Free 2. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Where/When: Oaks Theater, 4:30 p.m. on Thursday Why Go?: The Oaks Theater will show Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows from Dec. 23 to …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
This event in downtown Pittsburgh promises a lot of activities, events and fun for those who attend.
Pittsburghers can ring in the new year with tons to do at Highmark's First Night Pittsburgh event. The event begins on Dec. 31 at 6 p.m., with several activities being held throughout downtown Pittsburgh. First Night is a unique, family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration focused on the arts. Held in more than 200 cities worldwide, the Pittsburgh festival is centered in the Cultural District and is a production of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. First Night Pittsburgh has something for everyone, from children’s activities and performances by nationally known musicians, to installations by local artists and a spectacular fireworks finale. Visitors can enjoy swing dancing, juggling, arts and crafts, ice carving, a magic show, the First Night …