Last month, Pittsburgh-based Dick's Sporting Goods made national headlines by announcing an end to sales of assault-style weapons in its stores. The decision came days after a shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead. On Sunday, Dick's Chief Executive Edward Stack wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post urging further action from Congress. Stack references this weekend's March for Our Lives at locations across the country in calling for lawmakers to "take notice of not only what students are saying but also what the private sector is telling it." He added,"Two of the three largest firearms retailers in the country have publicly said we are implementing our own policies for the sale of firearms. [...] The majority of Americans are demanding that members of Congress take a stand and be brave enough to do their jobs."
Amid a swirling scandal around her alleged affair with Donald Trump a decade before he became president, Stormy Daniels has continued performing at gentlemen's clubs nationwide as part of her "Make American Horny Again" tour — yes, that's really the name. And on Monday, a day after her blockbuster interview with CBS' "60 Minutes," a Pittsburgh strip club confirmed she's bringing her talents here. Blush, the Downtown club that will be hosting Daniels, said she's set to appear on May 2 and 3, although some details are still being ironed out. Meanwhile, Daniels' media tour will undoubtedly continue as well, with uncertain implications for the Office of the President.
If you're determined not to throw away your shot at seeing Hamilton in Pittsburgh, get there before the cyber scalpers. Hamilton will be here from Jan. 1 to 27, 2019, according to KDKA. In case you aren't familiar, the show is a massive, massive hit and a regular target of scalpers, many of them using software that sweeps up tickets and bypasses security measures by legitimate sellers. The show's creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has emerged as a vocal opponent of these so-called software bots, and in Pittsburgh he has an ally in the Cultural Trust, which said it's taking steps to ensure fair access to the show when it comes to town, as the Post-Gazette reports.
Five women (including Who's Nexter Valerie Beichner) will join together to share stories about how trails and time spent outside transformed their lives. From traveling great distances and building communities to advocating for accessibility for all, these women’s journeys reveal the power of making personal connections to the natural world.
Where: The Brew House at 711 S. 21st St. (South Side)
When: March 27, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free (advance registration required)
The Incline Likes
Earlier this month, we introduced you to our latest Who’s Next class — the 11 young leaders shaping Pittsburgh’s boardrooms and banks. They’re making a difference in business and finance, as well as in their communities through volunteering. On Wednesday, we’re celebrating their accomplishments with a happy hour in their honor. And you’re invited. Read more about the class, and get your ticket here.
Picture this: A tiki bar complete with a thatched roof and a captain in a Hawaiian shirt floating down one of the three rivers. It’s called Cruisin’ Tikis Pittsburgh and it launches in May, reported GoErie.com. Crusin’ Tikis is a Florida-created franchise that’s already in Buffalo and is coming soon to Cleveland. Rides in Pittsburgh will be two hours with room for up to six people and include all three rivers with the highlight being the confluence. Learn more and start planning your trip.