Unique and universal gifts and books available in Bloomfield for a good cause
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Unique and universal gifts and books available in Bloomfield for a good cause
'A Few of Kind' is a store located in the heart of Bloomfield on Liberty Avenue, where everyone is welcomed with a warm salutation and a hot cup of tea (or a cold drink of water depending on the season). Here, you can find unique and inspiring books, small gifts, personal body care, jewelry and authentic artifacts from around the world. We have authentic Moroccan pieces, decor from Egypt, prayer rugs from Turkey, and so much more. Plus, we have one of the best and most diverse selection of Islam reading material than anywhere in the city. Works from famous and local Islam authors including Beverly Mack, Rumi, Ghazali, Alaa Shalaby, and more are available at Few of a Kind, as are other ethnic books dealing with culture, poetry, the arts, history, food, biographies, and the African American experience. What's more is out of all the bookstores in the city, there are more African American books for children and short stories by African authors here than anywhere. There's also an interfaith section, with readings from other faiths and ideologies. Educational books that help readers learn to read and write Arabic for children and adults are available. 80% of the merchandise in the store is donated and of good quality, but all of the money earned at Few of a Kind is used for the guests and maintenance of the Muslim Women's Guest House (shelter), located in Penn Hills, which houses needy women and their families, without regard to race, religion, nationality, or status. Few of a Kind also hosts small gatherings and events; authors who talk about their books, movie screenings, poetry readings and more are all taking place here throughout the year. Just recently we celebrated Ramadan, one of two Islamic holidays, and a female-only Iftar. We let community members use the space for events, and we don't charge, as long as you're not charging. If your're interested in hosting an event here, give us a call at 412-315-7092. Stop by from 1 pm to 5 pm, Tuesday- Saturday.
Unique Intimate housing to help women and families in need achieve their goals
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Unique Intimate housing to help women and families in need achieve their goals
Nestled in Penn Hills, The Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh's Guest House provides clean, safe, and peaceful shelter for women and their families who qualify. That's what we do best. The home is maintained and supervised by volunteers, we have no paid staff, and is first come first serve. Financial needs of the Guest House are met by individual donations and proceeds from the Few of a Kind Store. The Guest House is the newest project of the Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh, which has had a Pittsburgh chapter for over 100 years. It's currently going in to it's 10th year of operation. Before a woman becomes a guest, an intake is conducted so that we have a good idea if they'll be compatable with the other women staying in the house. Also, their goals are accounted for, and many women have goals to get a more permenant living situation, a job, remedy family challenges, or if they're a student visiting, etc. The number one qualifiation though, they have no other place to go. We do refer guests as needed to resources that are available to any citizen, and give them bus passes so they can get to where they need to be to access these resources. We try to assist and make recommendations, we refer guests to organizations such as a free medical clinic in Braddock, local food banks, public schools, the free stores nearby, public housing, and more. Since it is a smaller house, we only take 10 guests at a time; we are not number driven, we want to do a quality job for whoever is here with us. Our rules are consistent with most guest houses, like human relations amongst residents and limited stay. The recommended stay is usually 3 months, but we can modify that timing according to the needs of the guest. We're regulary checking in with the guests to make sure they are working towards their goals, and up to date technology is available as well. Our main policy: if there's space, no guest that qualifies will be turned away, and no guest is forced to leave, unless they have a place to go. This is a place that originally, we thought it would service moslty Muslim women. But we've found that there are other women who qualify but who aren't Muslim, and if there's room, we take them. Women have different needs, and a more intimate family setting allows them to have those needs met. We exist to meet the unique needs for each woman - we look at them indivdually, not generally. Some have practices that are not accomodated to in public settings or other shelters. We give our guests a quiet, peaceful setting where women can reflect on their situation and plan for their futures. Sometimes, friendships develop within the house, and relationships last past the time they are living at the shelter. Some women even decide to live together after their time at the guest house. Other community food stores, like Paddy Cake Bakery in Bloomfield, Saleem's in the Hill District, and churches, have offered the Guest House free items for the guests, like food, coffee, etc. We are always looking to partner with other organizations and institutions in the area for collaboration, such as self care practices and nutrition for the women and children in the house. We are presently looking for volunteers to help out with landscaping. Currently, the Guest House is at capacity, but if you're a woman or family in need, please visit the Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh's website.
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Acclaimed Vintage Rom-com Pillow Talk, with Rock Hudson and Doris Day, Screens at The Lindsay Theater June 11
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Acclaimed Vintage Rom-com Pillow Talk, with Rock Hudson and Doris Day, Screens at The Lindsay Theater June 11
Spicy 1950s rom-com Pillow Talk, starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson, will screen Tuesday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m. at The Lindsay Theater and Cultural Center, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Classic Movie Club. Day stars as Jan, an interior decorator, with Hudson as Brad, a composer and playboy, who share a telephone party line and a mutual dislike"until Brad sees Jan in person and hatches a plan to win her heart. The film was nominated for five Oscars and won the Academy Award for Best Screenplay. "Pillow Talk is a funny, heartwarming film that harkens back to the premise of the original screwball comedies, specifically a hilarious battle of the sexes," says Pittsburgh Classic Movie Club president Wendy Whittick, who will introduce the picture. "This film revitalized the careers of Hudson and Day, recasting him as a comic actor and giving her a sexier image. It was such a success that they were paired in two subsequent films." The film topped the U.S. box office for seven consecutive weeks, and grossed nearly $19 million, then considered a huge amount. It was named to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry in 2009, recognized for its cultural, historic and aesthetic significance. Pillow Talk is "one of the most lively and up-to-date comedy-romances of the year," said The New York Times in its original 1959 review. "It is really the clever witty screenplay that accounts for much of the sparkle in this film. With a CinemaScope screen to play on, (the screenwriters) and director Michael Gordon have much fun. And that fun is transmitted to the audience in an easy and generous flow of ingeniously graphic situations and nimble repartee." Tickets are on sale now! The Lindsay is an independent, film-driven nonprofit located at 418 Walnut St. in Sewickley.
Celebrating National Pizza Party Day: A Guide to Pittsburgh's Best Pizza
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Celebrating National Pizza Party Day: A Guide to Pittsburgh's Best Pizza
Pittsburgh, often celebrated for its rich cultural heritage and sports fandom, also boasts an incredible pizza scene. Friday, May 17 is National Pizza Party Day, what better time to dive into the city's best pizza joints as selected by locals in TribLIVE's Best of the Best Community Choice Awards? Here's your guide to where you can find the best slices in the Steel City. East J & S Pizza located at1828 Union Ave, Natrona Heights, is famous for their authentic recipes and fresh ingredients. And, if you're looking for something totally unique, give their spaghetti pizza a try! Gus Franco's Pizza is a local favorite, at 2637 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell. Opened in 2017, Gus Franco's is known for its hearty pies and welcoming atmosphere, making it a must-visit for pizza lovers. Salvatore's Pizza House, a cornerstone of the Pittsburgh pizza scene, Salvatore's offers a blend of traditional and innovative pizzas, baked to perfection. Find the at 612 Penn Avenue. North Caliente Pizza & Draft House has a reputation for crafting award-winning pizzas. Visit them at 4706 William Flinn Hwy, Allison Park for gourmet pies and an impressive selection of beers. Located at 1722 Mt Royal Blvd, Glenshaw, Franks Pizza and Chicken offers a delightful mix of pizza and chicken, making it ideal for those looking for variety and quality. Monte Cello's has been a family favorite for years, known for its inviting setting and consistently tasty pizza. Stop by 20325 Rte 19, Cranberry Twp and see for yourself! Southwest Carriage Inn Restaurant and Catering on Lovedale Road in Elizabeth is perfect for family gatherings, serving up a homestyle pizza experience that feels both traditional and innovative. Grande Jr Pizza Express is renowned for its speedy service and delicious pizzas, located at 596 Racetrack Road in Washington, Grande Jr is ideal for those in need of a quick and satisfying meal. Hurd's Greenock Deli can be found at 1127 Greenock Buena Vista Rd, McKeesport. It combines the charm of a deli with the comfort of pizza, offering unique flavors and friendly service. Westmoreland Jioio's Restaurant is famed for its thin, flaky crust pizzas with a sweet sauce, a signature recipe that has delighted patrons for decades. Visit them at 939 Carbon Road, Greensburg. Conforti's Pizzeria is a staple in the local community at 8871 US-30 in Irwin. Enjoy classic and specialty pizzas in a cozy, inviting atmosphere. Norvelt Pizzeria calls 811 Water Street, Scottdale home. They give their pies a special touch, making every bite feel like a little slice of home. Celebrate National Pizza Party Day by visiting one of these top-rated pizzerias or better yet, embark on a pizza tour around Pittsburgh to experience the diverse and rich flavors each has to offer. Pittsburgh's best pizza places do not disappoint. They have something to satisfy every palate.
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Mixtape in Garfield using space for different entertainment experiences
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Unique and universal gifts and books available in Bloomfield for a good cause
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Unique and universal gifts and books available in Bloomfield for a good cause
'A Few of Kind' is a store located in the heart of Bloomfield on Liberty Avenue, where everyone is welcomed with a warm salutation and a hot cup of tea (or a cold drink of water depending on the season). Here, you can find unique and inspiring books, small gifts, personal body care, jewelry and authentic artifacts from around the world. We have authentic Moroccan pieces, decor from Egypt, prayer rugs from Turkey, and so much more. Plus, we have one of the best and most diverse selection of Islam reading material than anywhere in the city. Works from famous and local Islam authors including Beverly Mack, Rumi, Ghazali, Alaa Shalaby, and more are available at Few of a Kind, as are other ethnic books dealing with culture, poetry, the arts, history, food, biographies, and the African American experience. What's more is out of all the bookstores in the city, there are more African American books for children and short stories by African authors here than anywhere. There's also an interfaith section, with readings from other faiths and ideologies. Educational books that help readers learn to read and write Arabic for children and adults are available. 80% of the merchandise in the store is donated and of good quality, but all of the money earned at Few of a Kind is used for the guests and maintenance of the Muslim Women's Guest House (shelter), located in Penn Hills, which houses needy women and their families, without regard to race, religion, nationality, or status. Few of a Kind also hosts small gatherings and events; authors who talk about their books, movie screenings, poetry readings and more are all taking place here throughout the year. Just recently we celebrated Ramadan, one of two Islamic holidays, and a female-only Iftar. We let community members use the space for events, and we don't charge, as long as you're not charging. If your're interested in hosting an event here, give us a call at 412-315-7092. Stop by from 1 pm to 5 pm, Tuesday- Saturday.
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David Hobbs Named Honorary Race Director at Pittsburgh Grand Prix Historic Races: Master of Ceremonies to Honor 60 Years of Ford GT40 40
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David Hobbs Named Honorary Race Director at Pittsburgh Grand Prix Historic Races: Master of Ceremonies to Honor 60 Years of Ford GT40 40
This July, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP) will not only celebrate the 60th anniversary of the iconic Ford GT40"a car that has left an indelible mark on motorsport. Adding to the event, renowned racer and broadcaster David Hobbs will join as the Honorary Race Director and Master of Ceremonies at the GT40 reunion, set to take place from July 25-28 at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex.​​A Veteran Racer at the Helm​David Hobbs has competed across a spectrum of motorsport disciplines including Formula 1, IndyCar, and NASCAR, to name a few. In a 31-year driving career, David Hobbs raced in almost every imaginable category: endurance sports racers, touring cars, Formula 1, Formula 5000, Indycars, IMSA, Trans-Am, Can-Am and even NASCAR. As a former GT40 racer, he will be right at home this July in Pittsburgh, where there is going to plenty of GT40 history on display and on the track! Hobb's racing career includes competing in Formula One for BRM, Honda, and McLaren. He also achieved significant victories in other motorsports disciplines. He raced the Ford GT40 which is why he was selected as the Master of Ceremonies for this 60th Anniversary celebration. He has also campaigned in the Ferrari 512M, Porsche 917s and 956/962s. He competed in IMSA Camel GT for BMW, finished fifth in the Indy 500 for McLaren, won championships in Formula 5000 and Trans Am, and led the Daytona 500 in NASCAR. He is most closely associated with the Le Mans 24 Hours, where he raced 20 times. GT40: A Legacy on DisplayThe Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Historic Races event promises to be a thrilling showcase of the GT40's evolution, from its origins in 1964 to the latest Ford GT models up to 2024. Enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see these legendary vehicles up close, from the original GT40 Mk I and Mk II to the Mk IV and the contemporary Ford GT variants. The weekend will feature track sessions, a special GT40 Featured Race, and charity rides, offering a full immersion into the world of this historic race car. A Gathering of Auto AficionadosUnder Hobbs' stewardship, the reunion is expected to draw crowds from all corners of the automotive community. Rick Muck, Managing Director of AutoventureUSA and organizer of the GT40 Reunion, notes that the event is "a celebration of the GT40's significant heritage and its impact on motorsports." The involvement of companies like Superformance and Safir GT40 highlights the ongoing allure of the GT40, ensuring that its story is told through engaging narratives and shared experiences of owners and racers. More Than Just RacingThe PVGP Historics "week" is packed with activities that extend beyond the racetrack. Starting with the Kick-Off Rallye and followed by a variety of events including the Walnut Street Invitational Car Show and the Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala, the festival offers something for every car enthusiast. NEW PVGP Events added for 2024!The race week includes two new events that are just being announced for 2024, starting with the "Grand Prix Garden Party" at Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Garden and an "Evening of Speed" to be held at the Frick Fine Arts Museum on the Pitt Campus, ensuring that the celebration of automotive culture remains at full throttle throughout after the Historic races conclude at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. More detailed information with be coming soon about these new events!
IF: Sensory Friendly Screening of Animated/Live Action Tale Set for May 25 at The Lindsay Theater
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IF: Sensory Friendly Screening of Animated/Live Action Tale Set for May 25 at The Lindsay Theater
A sensory friendly screening of the new John Krasinski film IF is set for Saturday, May 25, at 10:30 a.m. at The Lindsay Theater and Cultural Center. All tickets will be discounted to $8.75 for this special event. IF relates the funny and touching story of a girl who can see people's imaginary friends, and sets out to reunite the "pretend" playmates with the kids who loved them. "Imaginary friends are not just these adorable creations, they are time capsules for our hopes, dreams, ambitions," says Krasinski. "I wanted people to leave this movie believing in something bigger and believing in something beautiful." IF features Ryan Reynolds, Cailey Fleming and a star-studded cast of faces and voices including Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr., Matt Damon, Maya Rudolph, Awkwafina, Bradley Cooper and Blake Lively. The Lindsay's sensory friendly screenings are geared to families and individuals who are impacted by autism or other special needs, and enables the entire family to participate in the cinematic experience. No trailers are shown to reduce "sit time," dim house lights remain on throughout the screening and volume is lowered. Doors exiting the screening room remain open, allowing guests to easily walk into the lobby if they wish. The Lindsay, which pioneered sensory friendly screenings northwest of Pittsburgh in 2017, schedules these showings to be the only events in the Theater and provides adequate staffing to create an enjoyable, low stress atmosphere for all attending. Tickets are available online and at the door. [Please email the Theater if you are unable to attend because of ticket costs.] The Theater, a nonprofit organization at 418 Walnut St., Sewickley, has attracted guests from across the tri-state area with sensory friendly screening event options to people living in suburban and rural areas. Parking in a metered municipal lot adjacent to the Theater is the easiest drop-off point for those with mobility challenges. A ramp also provides accessibility from Walnut Street.
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