Sip on some hot, boozy drinks while supporting PNC YMCA. Bring something to help a neighbor in need stay warm this winter — anything from a scarf or gloves to a gently used jacket or blanket. Plus, enjoy hot alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) specialty beverages along with light appetizers. Tickets here.
A crowd of 30,000 marched through Downtown on Sunday at the Women's March of Pittsburgh 2018. With a focus on "Power to the Polls," a common refrain echoed: "Grab 'em by the midterms." We rounded up the best 30 signs spotted in the crowd, including some very Pittsburgh messages.
Facing a federal government shutdown, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf said he'll "work to manage the impact on state government to avoid disruption in the short term," per WPXI. Wolf expressed frustration with the shutdown and said, "chaos in Washington benefits no one." The impacts of the federal budget impasse on the state level are still being evaluated, the station reported.
Pittsburgh companies Gridwise and Moms Can: Code are two of 50 finalists in the South by Southwest Accelerator Pitch Event this spring in Austin, Texas, while a third local startup, Hustle, snagged an alternate spot for the contest. SXSW is known for its conference and music festivals, and for startups like these, it's an international stage to spread the word about their company and find investors.
Make Monday suck less with cheese and beer (and some education on the two). Wheel and Wedge and Hitchhiker Brewing are teaming up for a class about beer and cheese pairings, where you'll get to taste six selections of each.
Where: Hitchhiker Brewing at 1500 South Canal St. (Sharpsburg)
When: January 22, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $28.45
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Fish fry season is almost back, and that means our fish fry bracket has returned. Last year, after nearly 60,000 votes, a few light-hearted rivalries and a lot of reader feedback on the best fried fish and tastiest sides, readers crowned St. Alphonsus in Wexford. Who will be crowned the fish fry champion this year? Nominate your favorite fish fry in Pittsburgh, whether it's at a church, fire hall or restaurant.
For some people, doing good deeds is their life’s work. As part of our Who’s Next series, we want to honor young philanthropists making an impact in Pittsburgh. This is your spot to recognize everybody from grant writers to development officers, volunteers to fundraisers, and more. It’s not just about the givers themselves. It’s also about the people behind the scenes asking for money to support important causes, managing non-profit accounting and volunteering their time in support of civic good. Nominations are open until 5 p.m. Tuesday.