History Uncorked

Senator John Heinz History Center

March 6
7 – 11 p.m.

Dig out those shapely shoulder-padded frocks, statement jewels and wedge heels—plus double-breasted suits and wingtip shoes for the dudes—and head to the Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip District for Uncorked.

Celebrating the History Center’s upcoming exhibition, We Can Do It! WWII, which opens on April 25, this year’s lively benefit bash takes its cue from 1940s-inspired décor and fashion. So whether you’re more Rosie the Riveter or Joan Crawford, get ready to enjoy one of Pittsburgh’s premier party spots for the young professional set.

With five hours of ’40s-themed fun, revelers will enjoy music by DJ Mad Maxx, Wreck Loose and Zig Daniels, local fare and libations from 25 Pittsburgh purveyors and a signature silent auction. Featured food and drink vendors for 2015 include everyone from Pittsburgh Winery and Il Pizzaiolo, to Maggie’s Farm Rum and Randita’s Organic Vegan Café.

Ready to get uncorked? Learn 1940s dance moves with the Arthur Murray Dance Studio, relax with a Massage Envy session and snap a 1940s keepsake in the Shutterbooth. Added bonus? All History Center exhibitions will be open throughout the event.

All proceeds from the 17th annual fundraiser—which raised $75,000 in 2014—go toward supporting the Center’s exhibitions and educational programs. The party kicks off with a VIP reception starting at 6:30 p.m.

Friday’s event is expected to draw 1,500-plus attendees, so don’t delay in getting tickets. We can do it … and so can you!

Uncorked is one of our top 8 events for March. See them all here.

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.