Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development Corporation 
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100 Fifth Ave, Suite 614
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
124 Sixth St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15 222

Alihan's is a family owned restaurant which brings the authentic taste of Turkey to Downtown. Alihan is not only the owner, but he is the head chef as well: using family recipes,  making sure all meals are prepared in a traditional way, from fresh ingredients, and of course, in healthy Mediterranean style. 

Come to experience the hospitality of a Turkish family who welcomes every guest with a smile and cares of every customer's needs. 
We are BYOB, so don't hesitate to bring a bottle of your favorite brand to accompany our fresh meals. 

We are open every day from 11am-11pm , Fridays and Saturdays until midnight , serving lunch specials, dinner, and brunch on weekends. Also, we offer kids' specials, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and dairy-free menus.

220 5th Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

An enticing menu comprised of Vallozzi family traditions such as homemade pastas (including Helen's gnocchi) and the pizza that made them famous, as well as fresh steaks and seafood. The menu also boasts a number of Italian meats and cheeses flown in from Italy weekly and served from their 'Fresh Mozzarella' bar.

In this Issue:
Game of Thrones Pop-Up Bar

Calling all "Game of Thrones" fans! Now is your chance to raise a glass to the show's final season at Bar of Thrones, Pittsburgh's latest pop-up bar near Market Square. The bar is the latest in a series of themed pop-ups owned by Bob Wolfinger. Following the success of The Jingle Bar at Christmastime and The Clover Bar in March, Wolfinger and bar manager Shane Wilpes were left asking "what can we do next?"

The answer was a pop-up bar centered entirely around the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones." Wolfinger is confident that they scored a home run with concept, which so far has had an overwhelmingly positive response. "There's such a great following of Game of Thrones, and people are so excited we're doing it," he says, "we have people coming in off the street so that they can take pictures!"

Inside, the bar is decked out in a medieval aesthetic complete with a replica of the Weirdwood tree and other Game of Thrones imagery. Customers are able to select a variety of themed drinks and watch past episodes of the show on the bar's TVs. Friday and Saturday nights will also feature a live DJ for musical entertainment.

Customers can check out Bar of Thrones for themselves every night after 4pm from now through May. It is located at 268 Forbes Ave next to Wolfie's Pub.

Summer Opportunities at Pittsburgh Public Theater

This summer, students interested acting and performance should consider taking part in the Pittsburgh Public Theater Summer Camp. The camp will offer classes for middle and high school students taught by experienced, professional artists. These courses will cover a range of subjects for young actors of all backgrounds and skill levels.

In June, students in Grades 9 through 12 will be able to take Scene Study, Stage Combat, and/or Improv classes. New for this year's camp is the ability to choose individual courses a la carte, or register for all three to save 20% off the total cost. Scene Study (June 17-28) will allow actors to explore character development, relationships, and intentionality in their performances. Stage Combat (June 17-21) will incorporate a physical element, teaching students how to safely and effectively execute on-stage combat scenes. The Improv class (June 24-28) helps students develop strong listening and world-building skills to improve their improv performances.

July will offer the Act OUT! Program (July 8-12), a week-long introductory class ideal for students Grades 5 through 8. According to Director of Education & Community Engagement Shaun Hall, "This program is great for kids interested in acting who have never tried it. It will build the very basics and get kids comfortable being on stage." Finally, from July 15-August 3, the camp will offer a Shakespeare Intensive course for students in Grades 8 through 12. Students will be able to rehearse and perform a fully adapted Shakespearean play on the O'Reilly Theater Stage. Those students who participated in the annual Shakespeare Monologue & Scene Contest and wish to further develop their craft should look no further.

With five unique courses for all ages and skill-levels, the Pittsburgh Public Theater Summer Camp has a place for all young actors in the Pittsburgh area. "Kids take part in this program and leave as better performers and more mature adults," says Hall. "They're able to create a community with their fellow students, all of whom come from diverse backgrounds, and work together to build their knowledge and and experience. For everyone who's interested, I hope to see you at the theater!"

For further details about the summer camp, pricing and financial aid, and other information, visit ppt.org/engage-learn or reach out to Shaun Hall at shall@ppt.org. Students who register by April 30th will have their $15 registration fee waived.
Ecolution: The "Rebirth" of Fashion 
On Thursday, April 18th, Pittsburgh Earth Day will kick off  at the  Ecolution Fashion S how at the Fairmont Hotel. Curated by Richard Parsakian, this year's "Rebirth" theme promises nothing less than a powerful experience. VIP Guests will enjoy live entertainment by Mia Z and signature cocktails, The Kentucky Bee Sting and London in Blume from 6PM to 7PM.  From 7PM to 10PM, the main event will feature  a runway fashion show highlighting recycled and reused materials designed exclusively for Pittsburgh Earth Day by local designers with music by DJ Soy Sos, and a special performance by Miss Thea Trix.
Earth Day: Sustainability Business Breakfast
Pittsburgh receives recognition from around the world as a "triumphant success" in green design, smart growth, and innovation. Respected media and institutions praise Pittsburgh as a top city in America to live, work, and play. Our regional businesses have played a vital role in Pittsburgh's transformation, and there is no shortage of stories to tell about business success through sustainability. Come hear a panel of experts discuss Pittsburgh's sustainable business community and learn what your organization can do to succeed by going green.

The 2019 Sustainability Business Breakfast will take place at the at the Fairmont Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh on Wednesday, April 17th at 8:00 a.m. and will feature a panel of innovators discussing the current climate of green industries in Pittsburgh. Tickets are free, but space is limited. Reservations are required, and space will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Click on the link for tickets.  https://www.showclix.com/event/businessbreakfast2019

Panelists Include: 
  • Moderator: Grant Ervin, Chief Resilience Officer & Sustainability Manager, Office of Mayor Bill Peduto
  • Scott Lammie, SVP & CFO, UPMC Insurance Services Division
  • Matt Mahoney, Western PA Program Manager, Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • Dr. Peter Walker, Dean of Falk School of Sustainability & Environment at Chatham University
  • Justine Russo - Director of Sustainability and Business Intelligence for PITT OHIO 
  • Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis-Executive Director at Women for a Healthy Environment
  • Katharine Kelleman - CEO Port Authority 
  • Kevin Kerr - Head of Pennsylvania Public Policy at UBER
Downtown CDC's Newest Member: Tyler Mountain Water & Coffee

The Downtown CDC would like to welcome our newest member: Tyler Mountain Water & Coffee! Proudly serving the Pittsburgh area since 1981, Tyler Mountain continues to bring only the best quality products to their customers. As the go-to distributor for bottled water, coffee, filtration, and more, Tyler Mountain has the perfect product for your business and home.

Tyler Mountain's water offerings range from 5 gallon containers to 8 oz. bottles and everything in between. Their traditional bottled water coolers are perfect for your break room or kitchen, and their single serve bottles are great for anywhere you might need water at home or in the office. No matter what home or office water needs you may have, Tyler Mountain has the perfect solution.

Alongside water, Tyler Mountain also has a full line of traditional coffee services. Their commercial grade brewers have various pot sizes in Stainless Steel carafes, glass-lined airpots, gravity dispensers, and traditional glass pots. If single serve coffee is more to your liking, Tyler Mountain can set you up with their best options. You'll be able to pick between various shades and degrees of regular and decaf coffee, while also having a range of satisfying flavored options. Whether you're drinking your morning cup at the office or at home, Tyler Mountain has all the best products to make it your favorite part of the day.

Perhaps you're looking for alternatives to bottled water at your business or in your home. The options at Tyler Mountain are endless. You can choose from bottleless water coolers, office filtration, and drinking water systems that will meet all your needs. No matter what filtration issue you have, Tyler Mountain has a solution. With their help, you can be sure that the water you're drinking is clean, safe, and delicious.

Are you interested in Tyler Mountain products? Contact them today for more information, and they would be happy to assist you in getting their amazing products to your home or office.
More Than Just Downtown: Weekly Roundup 
Music City Downtown Weekly Calendar

Backstage Bar at Theatre Square
Tuesday, April 16th - Reggie Watkins Quartet - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, April 19th - Jeff Bush - Jazz Classics - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 20th - Chris Hannigan - Guitar and Vocalist - 5:00 p.m.

Bar Oxford
Friday, April 19 - Live Music from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

BeerHead Bar & Eatery
Friday, April 19th - Live Music from 8:00 - 11:00
Saturday, April 20th - Live Music - 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Boulevard Lounge at or, The Whale
Friday, April 19th - Live Music - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Eddie V's 
Tuesday, April 16 - Symmetry - 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 17 - George Heid 3 - 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 18 - Reggie Watkins Quartet - 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday, April 19 - Symmetry - 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 20 - Alex Peck Trio - 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 21 - Alex Peck Trio - 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday, April 22 - Maria Becoates-Bey - 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Jazz at Andy's Wine Bar
Thursday, April 18 - Lisa Bleil -  7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Friday, April 19 - Tania Grubbs - 8 p.m. - Midnight (DJ J. Malls 5 -7:30 p.m.)
Saturday, April 20 - Peg Wilson - Chantal Joseph - 8 p.m. - Midnight

Howl at the Moon 
Live music on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Fridays at 6:00 p.m. For more information, visit Howl at the Moon's website  here.

Nola on the Square 
Friday, April 19 - Rick Matt - 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 20 - Rick Matt - 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Olive or Twist
Live music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 9:00 p.m.

Redbeard's on Sixth
Billy Schneider live acoustic music every Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Free DJ every Friday, 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. - DJ RickDiculous 
Free JukeBox every Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Rivers Casino
Wednesday Night Live feat. Luccarelli's and Peg Wilson - 5:30 p.m.
Friday, April 19 - Bill Toms Band - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 20 - Jeff Jimerson and Airborne - 9:00 p.m.

Rivers Club
Wednesday Night Live feat. Luccarelli's and Peg Wilson - 5:30 p.m

Wolfie's Pub
Wednesday, April 17 - Funk Factory Jam Session - 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday, April 19 - Rich Zabinski Trio feat. Joe Bad & Howie Alexander - 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 20 - Tony Campbell Trio - 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Downtown Events this Week:

Check out our DowntownCDC Website for this week's events. Don't miss out on what is happening in your area! For more information and events, click here.

Ongoing Events
Larrimor's Trunk Shows, now through Fall 2019
Pittsburgh Improv Jam, Cabaret at Theater Square, Thursdays at 10:00 p.m.
Worth New York and W by Worth collections for women sizes 00-20 in The Diamond Building. Text style strategist Bear Brandegee for your appointment at 412-877-0464.

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