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JuJu Smith-Schuster had a busy weekend.
On Friday, the Steelers wide receiver went to Chartiers Valley Prom when a student there asked him to attend. Donning a velvet blue tuxedo, he walked onto stage and posed for pictures, WPXI reported.
On Saturday, he visited Kennywood where he passed out Heinz ketchup. The amusement park recently switched from serving the hometown favorite Heinz to Hunt’s.
“He walked over to where people were sitting enjoying their fries and asked who would like some real ketchup with their fries,” one park-goer told KDKA.
So if you were wondering if it was possible for Pittsburgh to love #TeamJuJu more, the answer is yes.
The Bakery Square development is almost complete. A decade in the making, the final steel beam has been hoisted into place for Bakery Office Three. It’s the last of three office buildings situated on a 20-acre site in Larimer near the border of Shadyside and East Liberty. The building will become the new workplace of 1,250 employees of Philips Sleep and Respiratory Care, which is moving from Westmoreland County, to join 15 other tenants including UPMC, Carnegie Mellon University, and Google. (Post-Gazette)
Meet Mike Potter, founder of Black Brew Culture and Fresh Fest. A trip to East End Brewing Company more than a decade ago piqued his curiosity about craft beer, eventually leading to home brewing, founding the magazine Black Brew Culture, and creating Fresh Fest. Speaking of Fresh Fest, here’s our report on what’s on tap for this year at the nation’s first and only black beer festival. (Forbes)
The Johnstown Flood happened exactly 130 years ago this past weekend. On May 31, 1889, a massive flood inundated the town in minutes, killing 2,209 people. It was then the deadliest disaster America had ever experienced. Here’s a look back at the tragedy and the story of how Johnstown rebuilt. (AccuWeather)
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Ever wonder why “The T” is called that?
You’re probably like, “it’s because of trolley, duh.” Well, we found out that’s not the case.
In the first entry of our Pittsburghpedia series, we’re debunking that myth, explaining why our light-rail system goes by just one letter, and looking ahead to why it might get a new name in the future. We vote for Trolley McTrolleyface (kidding).
🕸 June 12: Want to disentangle our society from systemic racism? Come discover the Groundwater Approach to building racial equity. RSVP today. (Downtown)
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🚀 Learn how black holes work and how we can use them at Cafe Sci (North Shore)
🎵 Move your hips to the beat at Trap n Twerk Yoga (East Liberty)
🤤 Shuck and suck at Merchant Oyster Co.’s monthly “Shuck n Suck” competition (Lawrenceville)
❤️ Donate blood at Kimpton Hotel Monaco with the reward of mocktails, music, and good karma (Downtown)
🎼 Kick off Pride Month with a Haute Gaiete Cabaret show (East Liberty)
🎤 Watch puppets, moppets, and marionettes perform karaoke in a night of “mayhem” at BOOM Concepts (Garfield)
😻 Embrace your love of feline friends at this Crazy Cat People Party, including cat-themed crafts, snacks, and trivia (Millvale)
👑 Get competitive at Couch Brewery’s 70’s Drag Queen Bingo (Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar)
🤖 Network at Wine & Robots — get a T-shirt and maybe find a new job (Strip District)
💃 Be captivated by 3,600 seconds of solos at the pearlPRESENTS Dance Festival (Allegheny Center)
🇺🇸 Commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day at Soldiers & Sailors (Oakland)
🎖 Hear the stories of local D-Day veterans at the History Center’s “D-Day at 75” event (Strip District)
🌳 Enjoy indie-folk music, beer, and pizza on the porch at Tree Pittsburgh’s new site (Stanton Heights)
🎬 Watch 11 never-before-screened Greer Lankton films at the Mattress Factory (North Side)
👑 Play GAYmes at Liza Minnelli’s Big Gay Game Show, hosted by Queen of the Arcade Schwa de Vivre (Downtown)
🎉 Check out Workshop’s Queer Art Show and stick around for a wig dance party (Garfield)
☠️ Score some one-of-a-kind finds at the Pittsburgh Punk Rock Flea Market (Polish Hill)
🎨 Explore art at the June Unblurred Penn Avenue Arts Crawl — and don’t miss “an ode to Black American hair culture” at Assemble(Garfield)
🖼 Kick off the first day of the Three Rivers Arts Festival, which runs through June 16 (Downtown)
While the school year is coming to a close for local kids, it’s just getting started for Pittsburgh Police dog Zane. He’s headed to obedience school wearing a bear backpack, looking unBEARably adorable, and serving up your Monday morning moment of cuteness.
See you back here bright and early, backpacks on and ready to go.