Boaz Frankel joins us to talk about the urSol the Chanter puppet at the Children’s Museum and his interview with Elmo.
In this episode of The Slaw: Staying on top of Pittsburgh, we talk to Boaz Frankel, a writer, filmmaker and contributor to Very Local about the puppet from The Dark Crystal that lives at the Children’s Museum and his interview with Elmo. For this weeks collaboration, we take a look at the partnership between Hop Farm Brewing and Provision PGH. And the Very Local team shares some of the events we are looking forward to in 2020.
Meet Boaz Frankel, Writer & Filmmaker
Boaz and his wife, author Brooke Barker (aka Sad Animal Facts), moved to Pittsburgh earlier this year. Boaz has created videos for Very Local Pittsburgh as well as interviewed some Pittsburghers over their favorite sandwich.
Here a some of the videos Boaz has created for Very Local Pittsburgh:
Here are some of the Pittsburghers that Boaz has interviewed for Very Local:
- Damon Young
- Josh Getzoff, Announcer for Pittsburgh Penguins
- Mayor Bill Peduto
- Pastry Chef Casey Renee
- Rick Sebak
urSol the Chanter from The Dark Crystal
You can read more about urSol the Chanter and The Pittsburgh Children’s Museum here.
Did you know that 'urSol The Chanter' from the 1982 film “The Dark Crystal” is part of the permanent collection at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh?
Looking to learn more about The Dark Chrystal? Check out The Dark Crystal subreddit here.
Get to know the Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh
Elmo loves Yinz too
To celebrate 50 years of Sesame Street, Elmo made a visit to the Carnegie Science Center this summer. While he was in town, Boaz had a chance to teach Elmo some Pittsburghese. Check out Boaz’s interview with Elmo here.
— Elmo (@elmo) June 14, 2019
A very Pittsburgh Collaboration: Hop Farm Brewing & Provision PGH
This week’s collaboration is a food and beer pairing. Provision PGH, which started as part of Smallman Galley, is now providing the food at Hop Farm Brewing in Lawrenceville.
It’s official. We kicked off service at Hop Farm Brewing Company one hour ago. Be sure to stop by and see us in our new neighborhood. #Cheers 🍻Don’t worry! You can still catch us at Federal Galley, too.
Events: What we are looking forward to in 2020
- Stephanie: Pittonatonk will return for the annual May Day celebration. Special guests to be announced soon.
- Aadam: Cinderlands in Lawrenceville becomes Cinderlands Foederhouse. Grand re-opening on January 23.
- Lindsay: Dirty Dozen Bike Ride takes place in the fall. Hundreds of cyclists try to tackle a dozen of the steepest hills in town in one day.
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