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					  From:                    Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership <>
  Sent:                    Sunday, September 11, 2011 12:31 PM
  To:                      Brooke Fornalczyk
  Subject:                 Downtown Happenings, Week of September 12

                                                        Monday, September 12– Sunday, September 18

                 Downtown Remembers 9.11.01

                 Whether you find yourself in Downtown Pittsburgh, New York
                 City, or across the world on Sunday, September 11, take a
                 few moments to reflect and honor the brave men and women
                 who lost their lives on and remember those who were affected
                 by the tragedy. Ten years after the September 11, 2011 terrorist      925 Liberty Avenue, 4th Floor
                 attacks, Downtown Pittsburgh remembers with music, exhibits,             Pittsburgh, PA 15222
                 and events.                                                                P: (412) 566.4190
                                                                                             F: (412) 566.4193
                 Join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and its Music       
                 Director Manfred Honeck online on September 11 at 8:45 p.m,            Downtown
                 as Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 streams live. Honeck and the               SUBSCRIBE to Get Into
                 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra dedicate the worldwide                             It,
                                                    streaming of Gustav                  our weekly Downtown
                                                    Mahler's Symphony No. 5            happenings e-newsletter.
                                                    from the Berlin
                                                    Philharmonic to all of the
                                                    victims of 9/11. Click here
                                                    to watch on ArteLiveWeb,
                                                    or click here to watch on
                                                    the PSO Website.

                                                        Peacefully reflect on the       this week
                                                        tenth anniversary of
                 September 11, 2011 while admiring the September 11th Lighting
                 Installation in the Cultural District presented by Duquesne         Pirates vs. Cardinals
                 Light and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. The first                  September 12 - 14
                 projection, located on the 10th St. façade of the Courtyard         See Website for times
                                                                                     PNC Park
                 Marriott, honors the heroes of United Flight 93, while the
                 second installation, located on the David L. Lawrence
                 Convention Center garage façade, is inspired by the tradition
                 of lighting a candle on September 11th in honor of the victims      Salsa Mondays at Seviche
                                                                                     September 12
                 and their families.
                                                                                     9 p.m.
                 Not enough time to see and do everything in one day? Don’t          Seviche
                 worry; it’s never too late to remember! Spend an afternoon at the
                 Senator John Heinz History Center enthralled in Stars
                 and Stripes: An American Story. The exhibit includes items from     WICKED
                 the Flight 93 memorial and will be on display until June 17,        Through October 2
                 2012.                                                               See Website for times
                                                                                     Benedum Center

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                  New Faces at the PDP
                                                                                       Carnegie Library’s Tuesday
                  PDP welcomed Bridget McNie to the team this past August              Reading Room
                  as the new Vice President of Marketing and                           September 13
                                                                                       11 a.m.-2 p.m.
                  Communications. Ms. McNie is responsible for developing
                                                                                       Market Square
                  the organization's marketing                               
                  strategy, driving all activities
                  to enhance the image and
                  public awareness of                                                  Tuesday Boost for Downtown
                  Downtown Pittsburgh and                                              Community
                  reinvigorating the                                                   September 13
                  organization's membership                                            12:35 p.m.
                                                                                       First Presbyterian Church
                  program. With more than 13
                  years of experience in the
                  communications field, Bridget has created and executed national
                  award-winning public relations and marketing communications
                                                                                       Lunch Lecture: Marcellus Shale
                  campaigns and brings a unique skill-set to the organization.         Part 1
                                                                                       September 13
                  Over the past few weeks and months, PDP added some                   Noon - 1:30 p.m.
                  additional staff to manage special projects. Brian Kurtz,            Allegheny HYP Club
                  serves as the PDP’s Research Project Manager. He is
                  responsible for gathering, tracking, analyzing and reporting on a
                  variety of Downtown vitality indicators for Office, Retail,
                                                                                       Jewish Business & Professionals
                  Residential, Clean, Safe, Transportation, and Marketing,
                                                                                       Network Launch Event
                  focusing on The State of Downtown Report. Lauren Stoner,             September 13
                  PDP Policy Analyst, was hired to lead a team of survey               5 p.m.
                  interns to collect data on Downtown buildings and properties by      Reed Smith Centre
                  field observation,
                  write policy analysis for various Downtown advocacy issues
                  based on best practices, legislation, and results, and assist with
                  the implementation of the PDP’s adopted Economic                     Live Music at Backstage Bar
                                                                                       September 14 - 17
                  Development Strategy.                                                5 p.m.
                                                                                       Backstage Bar at Theater Square
                  And, we're happy to have Elizabeth Birdsell, our fabulous  
                  Marketing & Events intern from fall 2010, back with us again to
                  help with our holiday promotions. Ms. Birdsell just finished an
                  exciting Digital and Social Media Marketing internship at the
                  Times Square Alliance in NY and will be graduating from Point        Guitar Wednesday with Ken
                  Park University this winter.                                         Karsh
                                                                                       September 14
                  Welcome to all our new staffers! You can read about the entire       7:30 p.m.
                                                                                       Andys Wine Bar
                  (awesome) PDP Team on our Website! :-)                     

                                                                                       They Might Be Giants
                                                                                       September 14
                 Don’t miss Pittsburgh PARK(ing) day, this Friday, September           8 p.m.
                 16! PARK(ing) Day is an annual, one-day, international event in       Byham Theater
                 which artists, designers, activists and citizens collaborate to
                 temporarily transform parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces.

                 Stop by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s                         Market Square Farmers Market
                 PARK(ing) space in Market Square at 100 Forbes Avenue                 September 15
                 (near PPG Two). between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.. Have a seat at            10 a.m. -2 p.m.
                                                                                       Market Square
                 our table, laugh with your friends, spark up a conversation with a
                 stranger, but most of all, enjoy the temporary urban “park” we’ve
                 created for you.
                 Remember to check out the other great Downtown “parks,” too!          IABC/Pittsburgh Networking
                                                                                       Happy Hour
                 For more information about PARK(ing) day, visit
                                                                                       September 15
        or                5 p.m.

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                                                                                       Las Velas
                                                     Farmers Market &        

                                                     Market Square
                                                                                       Jazz at Andys: Joe Negri
                                                      September is National            September 15
                                                                                       7:30 p.m.
                                                      Local Food Month and             Andys Wine Bar
                                                      what better place to celebrate
                                                      than at the Market Square
                                                      Farmers Market! By the way,
                                                                                       Midnight Radio: Bootleggin' and
                 the market is still going strong (market-goers can enjoy this         Bathtub Gin
                 great Downtown amenity through mid-November)! Anyways,                September 15 - 24
                 back to Local Food Month. Did you know you can pick up fresh          9 p.m.
                 produce, organic meats, fresh spice mixes and other locally           Bricolage
                 produced items at the weekly market? You can find everything at
                 the market for a variety of delicious, healthy meals that you can
                 prepare in 30 minutes or less...and, you can even pick up
                                                                                       Cafe at The Point Grand Opening
                 weekly recipes at the PDP booth!
                                                                                       September 16
                 If you're looking for great treats to take along on your Steelers     11:30 a.m.
                 or Panthers tailgate,                                                 Point State Park
                 you can whip up a unique                                    
                 pizza with goods from
                 the market...pierogie
                 pizza anyone?                                                         International Food Fridays:
                                                                                       Lebanese Food Day
                 Also, the crowned Honey                                               September 16
                                                                                       11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
                 Queen of PA will be at
                                                                                       Allegheny County Courthouse
                 the Farmers Market this                                               Courtyard
                 week. See the demo hive                                     
                 then high tale it over to Harvest Valley or Uncle Fester’s booths
                 to purchase some local honey.
                                   Bridges & River Shores Walking
                 Renewal by Anderson is back at the market for three weeks in a        September 16
                 row (September 15, 22 & 29) with their amazing energy-efficient       Noon
                                                                                       Meet at Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
                 windows. Stop by their booth to see how Anderson Windows can
                 help you save money on your heating bill this winter! The folks
                 at Anderson are the sponsors of the Market Square Farmers
                                                                                       Dinner with the Godfather Cruise
                                                                                       September 16
                 Pittsburgh residents are welcome to stop by Market Square on
                                                                                       6:30 p.m.
                 Saturday, September 17 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. for                      Gateway Clipper Fleet at Station Square
                 Councilman LaVelle's Fit in Six. Receive free health screenings
                 & information and watch food demos to help you and your
                 families lead a healthier lifestyle.
                                                                                       Jazz at Andys: Maureen Budway
                                               Now Playing at the                      September 16
                                               Harris Theater: Life,                   8 p.m.
                                                                                       Andys Wine Bar
                                               Above All                     

                                               A powerful testament to the
                                               resilience of the human spirit, this    Pittsburgh Dance Council: Momix
                                               Oscar contender from South Africa       September 16 & 17
                                               follows the travails of 12-year-old     8 p.m. & 2 & 8 p.m.
                                               Chandra (stunningly performed by        Byham Theater
                                               first-time-actress Khomotso
                                               Manyaka) after the death of her
                                               newborn sister. She fights the fear     Fit in Six with Councilman
                                               and prejudice that have poisoned
                                                                                       September 17
                                               her community, a dust-ridden            11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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                 village near Johannesburg. Based on the international award-       Market Square
                 winning novel Chanda's Secrets, this emotional film is dedicated
                 to the South African children orphaned by AIDS – recently
                 UNICEF put that number at 1.9 million. (Oliver Schmitz; South
                 Africa; 2010; 100 min)                                             SWING! Mary Lou Williams
                 Life, Above All is playing at the Harris Theater through           September 17
                                                                                    11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
                 September 18. Please visit for show
                                                                                    August Wilson Center
                 times and other information.                             

                                           FREE Bike Commuting
                                           Webinar                                  Musique Du Monde-A World of
                                                                                    Music with Anne-Sophie Mutter
                                        Curious about what it takes to safely       September 17
                                        ride your bike to work or school? At        7 p.m.
                                                                                    Heinz Hall
                                        Noon on Wednesday, September
                                        14 the CommuteInfo program will be
                                        teaming up with Bike Pittsburgh for a
                                        webinar presentation on bike
                                                                                    Jazz at Andys: Kim Nazarian &
                                        commuting. Participants will learn
                                                                                    Barbara Burkle
                                        about proper bike selection and fit,        September 17
                                        riding safety, useful accessories,          8 p.m.
                                        bikepooling and more. They will also        Andys Wine Bar
                                        discuss how these tips can be passed
                                        along to increase bike safety
                 awareness in your community.
                                                                                    Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle
                 Bike Pittsburgh's Program Director Lou Fineberg will be            Seahawks
                                                                                    September 18
                 presenting and taking your questions. Registrants will also be
                                                                                    1 p.m.
                 able to request copies of Bike Commuting 101, an                   Heinz Field
                 informational brochure that will serve as the guide to the
                 presentation. Click here to register for the FREE webinar.

                                                                                     Looking for great eats,
                                                                                      unique shopping and
                                                                                    details on navigating our
                                                                                      urban neighborhood?
                                                                                     We have you covered!
                                                                                       Click on the images
                                                                                      below to download a
                       Transportation Funding Issues with                               copy of our handy
                            PennDOT's Jim Ritzman                                     guides. You can also
                                                                                      request a hard copy.
                 On Tuesday, September 20, join the Southwestern
                 Pennsylvania TMAs – ACTA, OTMA and PDP - for a discussion
                 with PennDOT Deputy Secretary, Jim Ritzman, about
                 Transportation Funding Issues Facing Pennsylvania. The
                 discussion and lunch takes place at The Rivers Club at
                 One Oxford Centre from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Event cost is $20
                 and includes a delicious lunch.

                 Please RSVP by September 15!

                                             Where in Downtown?
                                             Sometimes it's the little things we
                                             miss while walking around
                                             Downtown. At what corner does this
                                             griffin keep his watchful eye?

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                                            The first five responders who guess
                                            correctly will receive a small token    Available in print & downloadable
                                            from the PDP! We will contact those                PDF version
                                            providing the right answers for their
                                            mailing address. Send your guess to

                 Last week's photo hunt answer: Taste of Dahntahn Restaurant

                                       The Pirates start off the week with three
                                       home games. Two – Monday and
                                       Tuesday’s games – start at 7:05 pm.
                                       Wednesday’s is midday, starting at 12:35
                                       pm. There are several events on Sunday,
                 September 17: the Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival takes place
                 on the North Shore; Stage AE has a performance; and all the
                 venues in the Cultural District have capacity audiences. So plan        Available in PDF only
                 your parking well, if you are coming into Downtown, and use
                 PARKPgh to find a spot.

                 For more information, visit
                 and click on "Getting To and Around Town."

                    Thank you to our Renaissance and Visionary Leader

                                                                                    Available in print & downloadable
                                                                                               PDF version

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