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Saturday, September 14, 2019

VIDEO: Friday the 13th flash tattoo as chosen by our readers

Posted By on Sat, Sep 14, 2019 at 12:52 PM

Pittsburgh Tattoo Company at work on the tattoo chosen by Pittsburgh CIty Paper readers - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP photo: Jared Wickerham
  • Pittsburgh Tattoo Company at work on the tattoo chosen by Pittsburgh CIty Paper readers
Earlier this week, readers were given the chance to pick which design our events and sponsorship manager Blake Lewis got tattooed on his leg. The winner? The plague doctor.

On Friday morning, as the line wrapped around the corner on Smithfield Street in Downtown, Pittsburgh Tattoo Company released a second flash sheet which included an illuminati design of an eyeball on a hand. Blake, being Blake, decided to get a second tattoo of the design on his opposite leg to balance the readers' choice.

Watch all the action from yesterday's event below:

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Enter to win tickets for Slippery When Wet — The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute at the Roxian Theatre Sept. 21

Posted By on Thu, Sep 12, 2019 at 2:52 PM


Slippery When Wet – The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute was formed in 2003 by Jason Morey after answering many inquiries of “Are you Jon Bon Jovi?”(Most notably, comedian Dave Chappelle invited Jason backstage following one of his comedy shows thinking that he was the New Jersey icon.)

It was then that Jason knew he had to take advantage of the resemblance.

Win four tickets to see their show at the Roxian Sept. 21! Enter below!

Get tickets and more information here.

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Celebrate Friday the 13th by picking our Events and Sponsorship Manager's new tattoo

Posted By on Thu, Sep 12, 2019 at 12:52 PM

Tomorrow is Friday the 13th, when tattoo-loving folks all over town will swarm local tattoo shops for what's become a new tradition on the spooky holiday: getting a cheap tattoo.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

QUIZ: What kind of egg are you?

Posted By on Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 3:58 PM

Like people, eggs come in all varieties. What kind of egg best fits your personalty? Take this quiz to find out!

Enter your email at the end of the quiz for a chance to win two tickets to Brunched, Pittsburgh City Paper's Oct. 5 event celebrating breakfast/lunch food, and drinks, including Scratch Food and Beverage, Wolf Teeth Donuts, Superior Motors, and more.

If you don't wanna take any chances, you can buy tickets for Brunched here

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

QUIZ: How much do you know about Labor Day?

Posted By on Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 5:41 PM

The end of the summer is always marked by Labor Day, a holiday most Americans associate with barbecues, a final dip in the pool, and the last vacation of the season. What most people don't associate Labor Day with is the labor movement, because the holiday has been co-opted to reflect the exact opposite ideals of what it was created for. When you search anything on Google, it ranks the tabs from most to least relevant, so if you search "Amazon fire," for example, the news tab is listed first. But when you search "Labor Day," the shopping tab is listed first.

So how much do you really know about the holiday? Take this quiz to find out!      

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Which hot dog cooking method are you? Take our quiz to find out!

Posted By on Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 1:50 PM


Summer might be winding down, but we're still in the thick of hot dog season. Whether you grill, fry, or boil your hot dogs, it's just as tasty ... actually, scratch that. How you cook a hot dog says a lot about your personality. Screw astrology, it's hot dog o'clock.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Under the Big Top: Rising superstar Benji. to headline CP's carnival-themed Best of Pittsburgh party

Posted By on Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Performers for the Best of Pittsburgh party will include members from Iron City Circus Arts and Pittsburgh Circus Arts Collaborative. - CP PHOTO: JARED MURPHY
  • CP photo: Jared Murphy
  • Performers for the Best of Pittsburgh party will include members from Iron City Circus Arts and Pittsburgh Circus Arts Collaborative.
Celebrate Pittsburgh's finest with carnival food, cocktails, circus performers, and some of the city's biggest names in entertainment as Pittsburgh City Paper's Best of Pittsburgh party returns to Nova Place on Thu., Aug. 8.

Best of Pittsburgh is City Paper's annual readers' poll when the public chooses the winners from a wide range of categories including arts, food, music, and culture. This year, a record-breaking 204,897 votes were cast by 29,507 Pittsburghers.

"It never ceases to amaze me how passionate and proud Pittsburgh is of the businesses, artists, people, and places that make this such a wonderful town," says CP Associate Publisher Justin Matase. "We are beyond excited to host this premier Best of Pittsburgh event to celebrate their contributions.”

  • CP photo: Jared Wickerham
  • Benji.
To celebrate the issue and winners, City Paper hosts an annual Best of Pittsburgh party to coincide with the issue, growing from a small invitation-only affair to one of Pittsburgh's most anticipated events.

This year's party, "Under the Big Top," inspired by the issue's carnival theme, will be the biggest it’s ever been. An entertainment showcase will feature rising local superstars Benji., DJ Femi, Smokestack Lightning, DJ TJ Harris, and DJ Breis. The incredible Iron City Circus Arts and Pittsburgh Circus Arts Collaborative, including aerialists and fire breathers, will also perform.

And this year for the first time, more people will be able to participate in the festivities. Multi-tiered ticket pricing is being offered, allowing more people to come and partake in the fun. "Pittsburgh City Paper represents all of Pittsburgh, and we wanted our event to be inclusive to all of Pittsburgh,” says Matase.

Tickets range from a $20 Just Dance ticket for guests who are only interested in the entertainment portion of the night, to a $75 VIP ticket which includes an open bar and early entry.

“Celebrating with the Best of Pittsburgh shouldn’t be limited to those who can afford an expensive ticket," adds Bryer Blumenschein, CP events and sponsorship coordinator. "Our goal is to turn this evening into an immersive, unforgettable experience rather than just another event.”

Those who purchase general admission or VIP tickets will also have access to a Tasting Tent, featuring more than 20 food and beverage vendors including Nicky’s Thai Kitchen, Umami, DiAnoia’s Eatery, and Franktuary. The Flaherty and O’Hara bars will be curated by Round Corner Cantina, serving up craft cocktails and drinks from Iron City Brewing.

Guests are encouraged to come to the party decked out in their finest red, white, and black circus attire.

"This year's Best of Pittsburgh is the most fun I've ever worked on," says CP Editor-in-Chief Lisa Cunningham, who chose this year's theme after becoming inspired by vintage circus advertisements and sideshow posters. "I can't wait for everyone to pick up the issue next week and see the amazing artwork designer Abbie Adams and photographer Jared Wickerham have been working on."

The Best of Pittsburgh issue, revealing all of the winners selected by the readers, will be on stands Wed., Aug. 7.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

What type of pickle are you?

Posted By on Wed, Jul 24, 2019 at 1:13 PM

If you've always wanted to know what kind of pickled food you would be based on your personality, take this quiz to find out! 

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Photos: Circus Arts at the Friday Night Market

Posted By on Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 5:30 PM

Members of Iron City Circus Arts and Pittsburgh Circus Arts Collaborative performed in Market Square on Fri., July 12. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • Members of Iron City Circus Arts and Pittsburgh Circus Arts Collaborative performed in Market Square on Fri., July 12.
Our friends at Iron City Circus Arts and the Pittsburgh Circus Arts Collaborative, who will be performing at Pittsburgh City Paper's Best of Pittsburgh party on Thu., Aug. 8 at Nova Place, gave us a little taste of their talents during the Friday Night Market in Downtown's Market Square. Aerialists, jugglers, stilt-walkers, and fire-breathers showed off for a great crowd.

It's impossible to make a bad photo of these performers, but here's my visual interpretation of the evening.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

How much do you know about the Fourth of July?

Posted By on Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 6:20 PM

How well do you know your facts about the Fourth of July? Maybe not as well as you think! Take this quiz to find the incorrect fact in each question.

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