Penn Brewery is set to open its new brewpub at Pittsburgh International Airport on Tuesday. And even better, the brewery has committed to charging the same price as it does at its Troy Hill brewery — no airport price gouging here. The airport location will even serve breakfast, so you can get a beer and a bauernfrühstück before your early morning flight. Here's what else is on tap at the brewpub — and an update on plans for the brewery's Downtown location.
NBC tweeted a photo of adorably nervous parents at the Olympics waving a Terrible Towel, and, naturally, Pittsburghers freaked out. The Saturday morning Tweet drew proud RTs from Mayor Bill Peduto and Pittsburgh Dad, who said this is who he's rooting for in the Olympics now. Turns out, WPXI reported, the woman behind the Terrible Towel is Pittsburgh native John-Henry Krueger's mom. Though Krueger did not advance in the men's 1500m speed skate, he and his family deserve a gold medal for their black-and-gold spirit.
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Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry: Prevention, Management and Resolution strives to answer several questions: "How do we foster working environments that preserve the great parts of restaurant and bar culture while also creating a space where people feel free to express discomfort? How can we manage complaints, allegations and consensual relationships between colleagues without an HR department? What should you do if a customer is making you uncomfortable? How can you react to this as a manager?" The event, hosted by Tipped Off and Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR), is open to all.
Where: Tina's at 4114 Main St. (Bloomfield)
When: February 11, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
As Leslie Knope says, it should be a national holiday. Galentine's Day is all about ladies celebrating ladies. Pop Craft's Galentine's Day fete will feature DIY sugar scrubs, watercolor quotes, leather friendship charms and girl power cards.
Where: Ace Hotel at 120 S. Whitfield St. (East Liberty)
When: February 12, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $35
2Step Tuesdays, a local group dedicated to deep house/bassline/UK funky music, is hosting its four-year anniversary show, a Valentine's Day event with DJ Ed Solo. Event organizers recommend showing up early for a night that's expected to be packed.
Where: 2Step Tuesdays at 2003 East Carson St. (South Side)
When: February 13, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. to February 14, 2018 at 2:00 a.m.
How much: $5
With a nod to the art of a handwritten love letter, Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh is turning its postcard station into a love letter writing station. Anybody (not just hotel guests) can pen a note and drop it in the designated mailbox for the hotel to stamp and send. Look for nice stationery, fountain pens and books of love poems for inspiration.
Where: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh at 620 William Penn Place (Downtown)
When: February 7, 2018 at 12:00 a.m. to February 17, 2018 at 12:00 a.m.
How much: Free
Get crafty and get involved at this free bowl-decorating party to support Just Harvest and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank's 23rd Annual Empty Bowls Dinner. All the materials will be provided for anybody who wants to decorate a bowl, which will be fired and donated to Empty Bowls, a national grassroots effort to fight hunger.
Where: Union Project at 801 N. Negley Ave. (Highland Park)
When: February 15, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: Free
Travel back to the roaring '20s at History Uncorked. Snap speakeasy selfies in a themed photobooth, enjoy live jazz music, dance to DJ Mad Maxx, enjoy food and beverage samples and explore the new American Spirits exhibition. Be sure to dress the part in 1920s-inspired attire.
Where: Heinz History Center at 1212 Smallman St. (Strip District)
When: February 16, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: $65
Learn about different types of salves, how salves are made, options for ingredients, properties of some popular herbs and safe incorporation of essential oils into herbal body care products. Plus, make a salve in class, so that you can take home a tin of your own. Heads up from the event organizers: Beeswax will be used in this workshop.
Where: Prototype PGH at 460 Melwood Ave. (Oakland)
When: February 17, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
How much: $5
Celebrate the Lunar New Year and the year of the Earth Dog with a festival featuring food, arts, crafts and live performances.
Where: JCC Pittsburgh at 5738 Forbes Ave. (Squirrel Hill)
When: February 17, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Before it closes, explore the thought-provoking social justice exhibit Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home. Shelter features 14 artists from the U.S. and abroad with 35+ works delving into the pressing public issues of human displacement and housing insecurity through the lens of craft. At 2 p.m., Shelter's exhibiting artists will speak about their work. At 3 p.m., see a dance performance and hear a poetry reading.
Where: Contemporary Craft at 2100 Smallman St. (Pittsburgh)
When: February 17, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Stretch it out on a Saturday with silent disco yoga. In this yoga practice, yogis wear headphones to hear instructions and a soundtrack. We tried it out — along with a bunch of other unique yoga classes in Pittsburgh — so you'll know what to expect.
Where: Yoga Flow at 5433 Walnut St. (Shadyside)
When: February 17, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: $20
It might sound like something from a Portlandia sketch, but this Fermentation Festival Variety Show & Potluck is the real deal. In addition to sharing food and company, there will be entertainment from "a variety of fermentation-inspired acts."
Where: Bloomfield Garfield Community Center at 113 N Pacific Ave. (Garfield)
When: February 17, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $5-15 sliding scale fee or free with potluck dish