The Perfect Pittsburgh Dance Party for Parents of Young Kids
The monthly events are ideal for people who can't or won't "dance the night away."
photo by matt dayak
Think having children means that you have to leave your partying days behind? With Lawrenceville's In Bed by Ten dance party, you can enjoy a full night out and still get your eight hours.
A co-production of local DJ and artist Matthew Buchholz (aka DJ MB) and designer Kelly Beall, IBBT provides a good time for parents, early-risers and mid-evening partiers alike. Or, as they put it, IBBT is “designed for people who can’t stay out until 1 a.m. anymore but still want to throw down.”
The monthly celebration runs from 6-9 p.m. at Lawrenceville’s Spirit Lodge, and it features pizza, drinks and dancing. Buchholz usually goes with '80s, '90s and contemporary hits to get the crowds going.
Instead of a cover charge, there’s a suggested $5 donation to benefit local charities. June’s IBBT raised $450 for Animal Friends, while July’s edition benefited Girls Rock Pittsburgh, a local organization supporting young women through music.
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#Restoration: Westinghouse Memorial to get a facelift
Looks like an underappreciated Pittsburgh figure finally will get some love: The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is restoring Schenley Park’s George Westinghouse Memorial.
The monument is 85 years old, and it is showing its age. There are many cracks and chips, and the pond is clogged and often flooded.
Renovations will include a new pond liner, rain guards and new underground piping for the monument, which commemorates legendary inventor George Westinghouse’s many accomplishments (including the railway air brake, among other inventions).
The roughly $2.5 million rehabilitation project is ongoing. For City Councilman Dan Gillman, taking care of “third places” such as the Westinghouse Memorial is critical to a maintaining a healthy community.
“It’s not necessarily where you work or where you live; it’s that third place that makes a neighborhood a neighborhood and a community a community,” he tells KDKA-TV. “It’s your schools, your churches, your coffee shops, your main streets and, most importantly, it your parks.”