Friday, June 22, 2018

Day 289-Lauderdale by the Sea at the Plunge Beach Hotel- Gems to “Plunge” into a Beach Getaway

As the summer commences there is nothing better than a quick  beach  getaway that does not break your  piggy bank.  From Pittsburgh there are reasonable and sometimes down right cheap flights to Fort Lauderdale.  When I think of Fort Lauderdale, I have flashbacks of my college crazy spring break days but  I recently discovered a quaint area to relax, Lauderdale by the Sea, just 7 miles north of Fort Lauderdale and a great boutique hotel located  on the beach, The Plunge Beach Hotel. This is a great combo that lets you  literally “Plunge” into it all!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Day 288 Immersive Encounter-The Clearing-Stay Curious-Bricolage Theater

In this quest for new things I came across Bricolage Theater which is synonymous with adventures theater (see Days 256- Midnight Radio and 279- WordPlay). The Clearing is a personal immersive theater experience where you are part of the story. My Blog inspiration book, Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book" recommends that we “Stay Curious” so I was ready to explore my first  immersive encounter (IE)  and venture into The Clearing!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Day 287 -On Your Feet, Musical- Dance in Your Seat-Pittsburgh CLO -Benadum Theater

As an 80’s girl, I loved dancing to the beat of Emilio and Gloria Estefan. That Cuban rhythm just makes you want to move! The musical, On Your Feet  tells how this pair overcame adversity to land “on their feet” in the music business.  This show will have you either on your feet or like me, dancing in your seat but it  also wonderfully celebrates Cuban Americans.

Day 286-William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged)- Fancifully Hilarious Ride through Shakespeare –PPT-O’Reilly Theater

I  must  admit that I subscribe to the group that is not “Shakespeare savvy”.  During my school days, I used the  CliffNotes  to get through my required Shakespeare readings. I  enjoy  a good comedy  so I was willing to try The Reduced Shakespeare Company's comic  parody of  Shakespeare’s most famous characters and speeches in William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged). I was  intrigued to see how this three man show would mash-up  the tales and cover over 70 characters of this notable writer in 2 hours! 

Friday, June 1, 2018

June/July Preview

Summer Safari: Live Wild at the  Pittsburgh Zoo-July 27, 2018

Enjoying the lions, elephants and giraffes  and more of the African Savanna, marine life of PPG Aquarium and the Water’s Edge with cocktails, food and music, sounds like a perfect evening adventure. Summer Safari is an adult exploration of  wild life from around the world and a great way to "play" and support the zoo.  

Grab some safari attire and join me on Friday, July 27, 2018  from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm  or at 6:00 pm with a  VIP ticket, at  Summer Safari. For tickets go to

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The Art of the Brick-Lego Art Exhibition (Nathan Sawaya)-

Carnegie Science Center-June 22- January 7, 2019

Lego’s are not just for kids anymore. Artist Nathan Sawaya’s medium is the common building blocks known as Legos. He turns them into amazing works of artistic expression and encourages all to create in this exhibit.

Join me at the Carnegie Science Center from June 21-Aug 30, 2018 and enjoy the world’s largest  Lego art exhibition. For tickets go to

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Florida bound/Lauderdale by the Sea/Underwater Experiences 


Why not try a summer Florida vacation? The off season offers less crowds and better hotel prices.

 I recently discovered a quaint area to relax, Lauderdale by the Sea, just 7 miles north of Fort Lauderdale and a great boutique hotel located  on the beach, The Plunge Beach Hotel. I decided to go back to explore and try snorkeling and diving because this  area  boasts of a great off shore coral reef about ¾ miles from the beach and a nearby SS Copenhagen ship  wreck which is located in only 15-30 feet of water. 

Join me in trying a summer Florida excursion with  new underwater experiences at Lauderdale by the Sea.

Blog Post on area  Day 289 here
Blog Post Day 290 here 

Brigadoon Pittsburgh CLO- July 17-22, 2018-Benedum

Brigadoon is a classic musical about two American gentleman on vacation in Scotland who discover a mythical Scottish village that appears only for a day every 100 years!  During their exploration they find love but love in this mysterious world has a price. I remember watching the movie Briagdoon as a child  and being mesmerized by Gene Kelly’s dancing and the dreamlike scenes in this world.
Join me in visiting this mysterious Scottish village from July 17-22 ,2018 at the Benedum Center. For tickets go to

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Bellevue Wine and Art Crawl and Art Days- Explore a Local 

Area- July 19 and  July 20, 2018

Volant Winery featured this year 

I grew up near  the bough of  Bellevue, just 6 miles north of  Pittsburgh. Like many Pittsburgh  neighborhoods, it’s buzzing with new restaurants and stores. On July 19th the town is hosting a Wine/Art Crawl  where you can enjoy wines from Volant Winery as you  stroll 24 locations  along the main street of Bellevue.  The Hermann Museum (318 Lincoln Ave) is your first stop to pick up your passport to explore local artwork, enjoy fine wine, and music provided by DJ Mark. Several food trucks will also be on site and many of the restaurants will remain open.

Join me to explore the revitalization of a local are and enjoy fine wine, dancing and art at the Wine and Art Crawl  from 6 pm to 9 pm on July 19th  and  Art Days on July 20, 2019. Tickets for the Wine/Art Crawl  are 25$ in advance 30$ at the door.  For more information  go to .

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