Addicted to Ink? This is Your Weekend in Pittsburgh

More than 300 tattoo artists from across the country are attending the Steel City Tattoo Convention — where you'll have ample opportunity to add more color to your skin.


If you've ever had thoughts of getting inked, this weekend may be the time to do it. The third annual Steel City Tattoo Convention converges at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Friday through Sunday. More than 300 tattoo artists from across the country are taking part, luring hordes of locals who are seeking opportunities to swap stories, added to their tally of ink and simply admire all of the work. Lauded ink masters will leave their mark on bold, patient attendees — if you hurry, you may still be able to sign up with your preferred artist — and "The Inkllusionist" will provide a "highly skilled, death-defying and cringeworthy stage-show experience." From classic to creepy to artsy, you're bound to see all styles of ink. Which is part of the draw.

—Kristina Martin



#FamilyFun: Gather up the kids for the Dollar Bank Junior Great Race

How do you make fitness fun? Run with the fam on Sept. 19 at the Junior Great Race.

Located at Point State Park and sponsored by Dollar Bank, Saturday’s fun includes races for kids of all ages: a Family Fun Run, a Tot Trot and a Diaper Dash. In between races, take a breather and have some refreshments, let Pittsburgh Musical Theater entertain you and have a family photo taken, compliments of Dollar Bank. Don’t forget to be on the lookout for an appearance by Smiley.

To register for the Junior Great Race, visit

And grown-ups, there are still spots available for the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race on Sunday, Sept. 27. Click here for more information or to sign up. 

—Susan Wiedel


#Props: One 'Burgher is a national ultimate frisbee champ

Pittsburgh indeed is the home of champions. On Aug. 9, Monroeville resident Amy Buck helped to lead the ultimate frisbee team Swing Vote to victory at the Youth Club national championship in Blaine, Minn. Buck, a 2015 graduate of Oakland Catholic High School and member of the 2015 OCHS Ultimate Frisbee District and State Championship team, was Pittsburgh’s sole representative on Swing Vote, a U-19, coed club team based in Washington, D.C.

In a close game against the Bay Area Happy Cows of San Francisco, Calif., Swing Vote battled it out for the 13-12 victory, Swing Vote’s first national championship title.



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