My Best Bets for the Weekend

If you are a regular viewer of Channel 4 Action News at 11, you know I’ve been doing this segment for three years now called “Check It Out”. The premise is simple: There is plenty happening in and around Pittsburgh every weekend — from shows to restaurants. So each week, I try to cast a spotlight on what’s hot and happening around town so you can plan your weekend.

Now, on my blog, I’ll be giving you some of the places and things you may want to check out for entertainment and fun this weekend.

GoodTaste! Pittsburgh: Did you know there is a “bacon” subculture? Everything from bacon vodka to bacon brittle. Yes there is and that’s just one of the interesting and tasty things you will find at Go0dTaste! Pittsburgh. It’s about cooking demonstrations, celebrity chefs and lots and lots of food. If you are a “foodie”, as food lovers are called, then you will want to head to the Monroeville Convention Center Saturday.

South Pacific: We are lucky in Pittsburgh to have such a rich and diverse group of performers come through the Cultural District. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Benedum theatre welcomes the traveling Broadway production of “South Pacific”. The romance set in World War II is the latest incarnation of the Tony-award winning Rogers & Hammerstein creation. This time, featuring the largest orchestra for any traveling tour.

Three Rivers Film Festival: Get your popcorn ready! 50 films from independent film makers regionally, nationally and internationally. The Three Rivers Film Fest has become the showcase for new and creative cinema. This is the 29th year that Pittsburgh Filmmakers has hosted this two-week event. The movies are shown at the Harris Theatre downtown, the Melwood Screening Room in Oakland and the Regent Square theatre.

Healthy 4 Life Expo: Living the good life means living a healthy life. Once again, WTAE is proud to put on the Healthy 4 Life Expo at the David L Lawrence Convention Center. Exhibits, demonstrations and information about better health. WTAE personalities will be there too. Learn more about this year’s show, Saturday from 9am to 4pm, by clicking this link.

We have more information and links to all these events on our wonderful website, thepittsburghchannel.com Have a great weekend … and enjoy the first snowflakes of the year … from inside!

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