Art in the Raw

See some of Pittsburgh’s top creative work at Raw:Natural Born Artists, a one-night showcase taking place Wednesday at CAVO in the Strip.

First we welcomed an art train. Now, we’re preparing to host a "one-night circus of creativity." As part of RAW:natural born artists, 27 local visionaries will share their work with the city this Wednesday night.

Among the artists represented are photographers, makeup/cosmetic professionals and musicians, all of whom will be looking to spread their creative messages far and wide. For participants, the benefits of getting involved are obvious. But for outsiders, the evening agenda is more than a draw; experience a concert, fashion show, film and performance art all in one night, all in one place.

Props to PM contributing photographer Laura Petrilla, whose ’50s-style pinup series (pictured here) was chosen to be included in the showcase, which has stopped in 60 cities worldwide.


#BrewThru: PortABeer team has you covered during game-day tailgates


With all three major sports teams playing (!), odds are more than likely that you’ll be partaking in pre-game festivities sometime in the near future — whether you’ll be watching action on the ice or on the field. If you and your crew tailgate regularly, consider chipping in to get a PortADraft, the sweet, sweet answer to your beer-cooler troubles.

The ingenious creation came into being when a group of guys took a camping trip and were looking to find a way to pour beer easily. Fast-forward to today, and you’ll find their initial invention up for sale online in addition to all sorts of add-ons and upgrades — including an umbrella and a tap handle.

The PortADraft is made for Pittsburgh’s rocky terrain and keeps brews chilled for up to three days. To put things into perspective, the original PortADraft system holds one keg, allowing you and your chums to enjoy enough beer and still have some to share with those new friends who gave you a few of their burgers. Pint glasses and pretzels not included.

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