Pennsylvania's May primary will decide who will appear on the ballot for governor, lieutenant governor, U.S. Senator, state Senator, Congress and others in the November general election. But if you plan to vote next month, you need to make sure you're registered first. Monday is the deadline to cast a ballot in the May 15 primary. You can make sure you're registered to vote here. And you can register or update an existing registration here. Happy primary season!
Gun rights supporters gathered at state capitols across the U.S. on Saturday in an attempt to counter a gun control movement that has been gaining steam nationwide since a February shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead. In Harrisburg, PennLive reports a crowd gathered on the Capitol steps in one of the events organized by the National Constitutional Coalition of Patriotic Americans. At the same time, Pennsylvania lawmakers have signaled that they're open to new discussions on gun law changes. "We can take steps to get to comprehensive solutions but we do not have to wait until we figure it all out to do something," Rep. Jamie Santora, R-Delaware County, told the House Judiciary Committee last week. "If we do, we will do nothing and most important that cannot happen."
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Start by learning the history of dairy farming, and by the end of the workshop, you'll know how to make your own cheese and butter. Better yet, this Ferment Pittsburgh class includes "many samples."
Where: Grow Pittsburgh at 6587 Hamilton Ave. #2W (Larimer)
When: April 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How much: $20
This four-course pizza and beer dinner from Michigan & Trumbull and Allegheny City Brewing features four pairings, even including a dessert pizza. If you haven't tried Michigan & Trumbull yet, here's what to expect from this Detroit-style pizza hotspot.
Where: Federal Galley at 200 Children's Way (North Side)
When: April 16, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
How much: $51.99 (tax and gratuity are included)
In this community meeting in the Hill District, learn the details about several proposed Hill District developments, including MOKA Art Gallery and Wylie Bistro. Attendees are also welcome to give their input on the New Granada Theater development, homeownership opportunities, business programming and a potential expansion of Healthy Ride into the neighborhood.
Where: Jeron X. Grayson Community Center at 1852 Enoch St. (Crawford-Roberts)
When: April 17, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free (advance registration requested)
"Wizards and Weridos," a weekly Wednesday night game night hosted by Black Market Deli offers up a host of games, such as Magic the Gathering, Settlers of Catan and Dungeons & Dragons. Located along Warrington Avenue, the venue is one of the latest addition along the neighborhood’s revitalizing main drag.
Where: Black Market Deli at 740 Warrington Ave. (Allentown)
When: April 18, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Thank you for being a friend! (Of The Incline.) To celebrate the launch of our membership program, we're hosting awesome trivia nights with Buzz Worthy Pub Trivia. Bring a team of up to 4 people for 5 rounds of trivia — including a music round — and compete for prizes for the top 3 teams. Members play for free. Not a member? $5 to play if you're not ready to commit just yet, or join today! Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Trivia at 6. See you there!
Where: East End Brewery Tap Room at 102 19th St. (Strip District)
When: April 19, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free for Incline members | $5 non-members
This Steel City Improv Theater performance combines storytelling and improv. Special guest Alan Olifson (the host of Pittsburgh's monthly Moth StorySLAMs) will shared real, true-life stories with a special theme of "altered states of conscious." Those true stories will inspire a night of improv.
Where: Steel City Improv Theater at 5950 Ellsworth Ave. (Shadyside)
When: April 20, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
How much: $10
Parks Conservancy naturalists and partners from across the city will lead one-hour hikes and activities throughout Frick Park. Event-goers are encouraged to consider biking, carpooling, or busing to these events and to use reusable water bottles.
Where: Frick Environmental Center at 2005 Beechwood Blvd. (Squirrel Hill)
When: April 21, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Drop off your gently used unwanted things, so they can be reused by local nonprofits. A wide variety of things will be collected — everything from craft supplies to clothing to kitchen items to skateboard supplies. Also check out the Reuse Marketplace, which features reused goods for sale, a market, and craft activities. (P.S. Here are some other donation options as you're spring cleaning.)
Where: Children's Hospital employee parking lot at 55th and Harrison streets (Lawrenceville)
When: April 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
At this Backyard Composting Workshop, learn from the PA Resources Council how to compost. The workshop will cover the importance and benefits of composting, the process, proper maintenance, and ways of using finished compost. Participants will receive a FreeGarden EARTH compost bin ideal bin for urban and suburban areas. Before you go, check out our Beginner's Guide to Composting.
Where: Construction Junction at 214 N Lexington St. (Point Breeze)
When: April 21, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
How much: $70 per person / $75 per couple
Dig out your butterfly hair clips and overalls for this '90s bar crawl, which travels through the South Side. Tickets include multiple party stops, a detailed map, discounts on drinks and food, a '90s soundtrack, and a cash prize for the ultimate '90s outfit.
Where: Various locations in the South Side Flats
When: April 21, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $30 to $40
Hear from 13 bands, check out an artist market and eat some food truck fare at the Wilkins Block Party while supporting 1Hood Media's Artivist Academy. The Academy develops artists and activist who stand as the first response to matters negatively impacting social justice using art and modern activist methodologies to confront injustices and amplify the messages of the disenfranchised. Bands include Jasiri X, Beauty Slap and Starship Mantis.
Where: Vietnam Veterans Pavilion at Schenley Park at Vietnam Veteran's Pavilion Driveway (Squirrel Hill)
When: April 21, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: Free