Happy first anniversary to us! Prudential Realty’s blog has officially been around for a whole year. In honor of this milestone, we’ve rounded up our top 5 posts. These are the posts that have gotten the most views/visitors.
Bado’s is a favorite local eatery of ours. Situated in the middle of the picturesque Shops on Beverly in Mt. Lebanon, the self-described pizza grill and alehouse has something on the menu for everyone.
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Thanksgiving is around the corner, and the Pittsburgh area is gearing up for Christmas. If you have family visiting, here are some things to do and sites to see.
If your family is coming to town early, consider taking them to Light Up Night tonight.
The Peoples Gas Holiday Market opens in Market Square at 11 a.m. today and runs through Tuesday, December 23. Take your family to eat delicious foods from around the world, enjoy local entertainment, and buy extra special gifts. Adults will appreciate the cultural diversity and kids will be excited to meet Santa! Pictures with Santa are free if you give a donation to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
This weekend is the Castle Shannon VFD Ladies Auxiliary Holiday Craft Show. Parking and admission are free, and the show is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. If you’re looking for a personal, handmade gift, you’ll probably find it at one of the 120+ tables in the CSVFD Memorial Hall and Fireman’s Hall.
The Castle Shannon Library is hosting Be Thankful Story Time at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 25. The reading is for kids ages 4-10 and requires registration.
This weekend is the last weekend of the Three Rivers Film Festival, held at various theaters throughout the city. The last films of the festival are all playing at the Harris Theatre. Actress is playing at 7 p.m. tonight, followed by What Now? Remind Me at 9 p.m. Tomorrow, The King and the Mockingbird plays at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
The Contemporary Choreographers show at Point Park University, performed by their Conservatory Dance Company, is in its last weekend. The show through November 23. Their next show—and the last for 2014—is the ballet Romeo and Juliet. It runs December 5-14.
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is also in its last weekend at the Benedum Center. Tonight’s performance starts at 8 p.m. an there are matinee and evening shows through Sunday.
Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Studios is hosting The Nutcracker Holiday Party this Sunday, November 23. from noon to 3 p.m. There will be dance classes, holiday crafts, and performances from the show.
Disney’s Newsies is playing November 25-30 at the Benedum center.
If you’re looking for a musical performance of a totally different nature, the Misfits are playing the Altar Bar on Saturday, November 29. Doors open at 7 p.m.
If you have a history buff in the family, take them to the Senator John Heinz History Center to check out Pittsburgh’s Lost Steamboat: Treasures of the Arabia. The exhibit is on display until January 4.
All of these events are conveniently located for residents of several Prudential Realty Communities in the South Hills. Downtown locations are easily accessible via the “T”.
Light Up Night is in its 54th year, and it promises to be a fun-filled evening in downtown Pittsburgh on Friday, November 21.
The festivities start at noon with the Official Tree Lighting Ceremonies:
Noon: City-County Building Tree Lighting and U.S. Steel Tower Dedication of the Creche
5:30 p.m. Allegheny Courthouse Lighting
5:45 p.m. One Oxford Centre Lighting & Santa Lights BNY Mellon Season of Lights
6 p.m. PPG Plaza Tree Lighting
6:45 p.m. Macy’s Holiday Window Unveiling
7 p.m. Highmark Unity Tree Lighting with rooftop fireworks
Music for all tastes will be featured at various stages throughout downtown Pittsburgh:
Clemente Bridge BNY Mellon New Music Stage
EQT Jazzmasters Stage
Northwest Savings Bank Stage
Plus, Jamie Lynn Spears (Brittany’s younger sister) is performing at the Macy’s Holiday Window Unveiling.
One Oxford Centre is offering fun for the whole family. Santa will arrive at 5:45, just in time for the tree lighting. He’ll be around, along with his reindeer, until 9 p.m. Free horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with the last ride starting at 8:45.
There will be ice carvings and live music by the Roger Barbour Jazz Quartet and the Max Leak Trio at Fifth Avenue Place along with other family friendly activities.
At 9:38 p.m., Zambelli Internationale will set off the BNY Mellon Fireworks Finale from the Warhol Bridge.
The ice rink at PPG Place Plaza will be open until midnight, and $1 of each skate admission will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
Mark your calendars, the Pittsburgh Pet Expo is coming back to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center downtown from Nov. 14-16.
Billed as “the largest pet and pet product event on the East Coast,” this year’s expo will be a pet lover’s heaven. There will be 200 exhibitors, featuring the latest in pet products, fun giveaways, demonstrations and some great entertainment.
Notably, the “Wildlife Defenders” and the Splash Dogs and Super Retriever Series National Tour.
But this expo isn’t just for dog lovers! There will, of course, be cute cats, beautiful birds, reptiles and exotic fish. It promises to be fun for the whole family.
Rocco Lamanna, the expo’s production manager, calls Pittsburgh “one of the most pet-friendly communities in America.”
“A lot of people don’t realize all of the pet-friendly resources available to them in our community and our goal is to help…