In a meandering speech that lasted for more than an hour last night in Moon Township, President Donald Trump talked steel, tariffs and drugs while dropping in several references to his support of Republican Rick Saccone in advance of Tuesday's special election. In the District 18 election to fill Tim Murphy's seat, Saccone will face Democrat Conor Lamb, who Trump referred to as "Lamb the Sham." You can watch the remarks for yourself here, via a KDKA livestream. And in advance of the special election, here's our look at who's on the ballot and where the candidates stand on the region's most pressing issues.
Overnight, your smartphone erased an hour of sleep time, and you don't have to look far for someone to blame. You can thank former Pittsburgh City Councilman Robert Garland. Yes, the "Father of Daylight Saving Time" was a Pittsburgh politician and industrialist who advocated tirelessly for the practice and succeeded in getting war time measures adopted not once but twice. And while Daylight Saving Time continues to be controversial, and while Garland's legacy is featured less prominently here than some others, it's still a factor and a force. You'll see it firsthand today.
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Tai Chi improves balance, muscle strength and flexibility. Try it out at this afternoon workshop. Pre-registration is not required.
Where: Frick Environmental Center at 2005 Beechwood Blvd. (Squirrel Hill)
When: March 11, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Point Park University's Department of Community Engagement is teaming up with The Light of Life Mission for an art installation, documentary viewing and panel discussion about the opioid epidemic in the Pittsburgh area. The art installation will include real-life belongings and personal items of the local homeless population. In addition to the art installation, the evening will include a viewing of the documentary "Eye of the Needle" and a panel on the subject of opioid addiction.
Where: 200 Lawrence Hall at Point Park University at 201 Wood St. (Downtown)
When: March 12, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
How much: Free
Accompanied by musicians, three Pittsburgh poets will read from new work responding to the first 12 songs of Franz Schubert’s Winterreise (Winter’s Journey). With its themes of alienation, exile, obsession and lost love, Schubert’s 19th-century song cycle speaks to our current social and political moment in moving and startling ways.
Where: Alphabet City at 40 West North Ave. (North Side)
When: March 13, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: Free (advance registration requested)
Celebrate Pi Day by competing in Sewickley Public Library's pie baking contest. An expert panel of judges will pick the best. And if you just want to eat a slice (or two or three or 3.14), it's $2 per piece. Be sure to register online in advance to enter.
Where: Sewickley Public Library at 500 Thorn St. (Sewickley)
When: March 14, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Hear from four Pittsburgh women who are making strides in engaging, connecting and inspiring women. Speakers will be: Sharice Nance, author and licensed therapist; Tiffany Huff, founder of When She Thrives; Marita Garrett, mayor of Wilkinsburg and representative of CORO: Women in Leadership; and Sossena Wood, national chairperson for National Society of Black Engineers.
Where: Carmi Soul Food Restaurant at 1825 E Carson St. (South Side)
When: March 15, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: $10 (free for members of the Professional Women's Network)
Soar through the night sky in Carnegie Science Center's Buhl Planetarium at SkyWatch. Admire the Great Orion Nebula, the Pleaides open star cluster and Sirius, the brightest star in the night-time sky. Then, if skies are clear, head to the observatory to gaze at the sky through a telescope. SkyWatch is held at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Where: Carnegie Science Center at 1 Allegheny Ave. (North Shore)
When: March 16, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
How much: $4
Break out all your green clothes and head Downtown for Pittsburgh's massive St. Patrick's Day Parade with floats, bands and Irish groups. This year's parade is dedicated to the late U.S. Ambassador to Ireland and Pittsburgh Steelers legend Daniel M. Rooney. The parade begins at the Greyhound station at Liberty Avenue and 11th Street, then continues along Grant Street, the Boulevard of the Allies, and Stanwix Street, before ending at Commonwealth Place.
Where: Various locations Downtown
When: March 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
How much: Free
Chat with local farmers, snack on some food and check out some art at the Bloomfield Farmer's Market. Also, Steel City Soils will be there to collect food scraps for composting. They’re also open to answering questions at the market from people who are interested in composting.
Where: Bloomfield Saturday Market at 5050 Liberty Ave. (Bloomfield)
When: March 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Try your luck scoring some bargains at Ohio River Antique Mall's Saint Patrick's Day party. Everything will be at least 20 percent off, and some vendors will offer deeper discounts at this three-story antique mall where you can find everything from clothing to furniture to jewelry and trinkets.
Where: Antiques on Ohio River at 4331 Ohio River Blvd. (Bellevue)
When: March 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Search for gold in Schenley Park on St. Patrick's Day at this Venture Outdoors geocaching event. Learn about hand-held GPS to discover magical treasures or "caches." No experience is necessary.
Where: Schenley Park at 101 Panther Hollow Road (Squirrel Hill)
When: March 17, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How much: $12 ($8 for members) — fee includes GPS rental
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, learn how to paint a Celtic cross at this workshop. Take home a canvas painting of your masterpiece.
Where: Kolor-N-Kiln at 1230 Robinson Center Dr. (Robinson Township)
When: March 17, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: $35