Route 30 will be closed for months after a section of the road in East Pittsburgh collapsed on Saturday. The roadway is a major artery linking Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties. The road fell 30 to 40 feet, damaging an apartment building and prompting North Braddock, East Pittsburgh, PennDOT and Pennsylvania to issue emergency declarations regarding the landslide, KDKA reported. WTAE has jaw-dropping video of the scene and the detour information you'll need.
The Pittsburgh Chapter of the Pink Boots Society brewed a hoppy saison named "Saison de Rose" and a cream ale called "Pink Lady" this spring, as part of the group's annual International Women's Day celebration. Pink Boots Society is an international organization that helps women break into the craft beer industry or advance their careers through grants and scholarships. In the male-dominated industry, one of the brewers said, this group "is incredibly important." In our Four One Brew column, here are all the details on how to support the group by sampling their beers.
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It's a good day for a relaxing Sunday drive with the reward of maple syrup at the end of your journey. At the Beaver County Maple Syrup Festival, gobble down as many pancakes as you can at this all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast served with maple syrup made from the maple trees at Bradys Run Park. Also look for dozens of craft booths, and buy a bottle of syrup to take home.
Where: Brady's Run Park Lodge at 121 Bradys Run Rd. (Brighton Township)
When: April 8, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
How much: $9
Renowned poet and activist Sonya Renee Taylor will speak about her book "The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love" in what's billed as "an evening of conversation, poetry, and radical self-love." The book identifies the correlation between systems of oppression and our relationships to our bodies. It's an event hosted by Big Idea Books, Black Unicorn Library and Archives Project, and BOOM Concepts.
Where: BOOM Concepts at 5139 Penn Ave. (Garfield)
When: April 9, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Looking for a way to give back to Pittsburgh this spring? Meet with more than 30 local nonprofits at Spring into Action to find ways to volunteer and help our community. Volunteers of all ages are welcome, so bring your whole family, and enjoy light refreshments and treats. This volunteer and involvement fair is sponsored by The Incline and Pittsburgh Cares in celebration of National Volunteer Month.
Where: Nova Place at 100 South Commons (Allegheny Center)
When: April 10, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How much: Free
What's fake news? What's real? Attend to learn how to avoid fake news, tell your story and bridge art with activism through interactive presentations from The Incline's MJ Slaby, as well as Queer PGH, New Pittsburgh Courier, 1Hood Media, PublicSource and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Organized by Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh.
Where: Allegheny County Department of Human Services at 1 Smithfield St. (Downtown)
When: April 11, 2018 at 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
How much: Free
If | Maybe | Then is a multimedia performance of dance, images and perspectives that are both virtual and real. Is it a dream or a nightmare or something in between? Is it madness or genius or in the middle? Performances are April 12-15, 19-22 and 26-29. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays are at 8 p.m. and Sundays are at 6 p.m. April 21 and 28 also have matinees at 2 p.m.
Where: The Waterfront Shopping Destination at 630 E. Waterfront Drive (Homestead)
When: April 12, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: $15 to $45
It's adults-only night at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History a.k.a. it's dinos plus live music, cocktails, demonstrations and more. This time the theme is Jurassic Park, and there's a costume contest, plus you can even watch the movie and ask your questions to a dinosaur expert. Bonus! Live animals — not dinosaurs, but animals that share common ancestors. Must be 21+ to attend.
Where: Carnegie Museum of Natural History at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)
When: April 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $15
At the Farm to Table Buy Local Conference, meet local farmers, food and beverage leaders, and nonprofit organizers. Check out cooking demos, pick up some gardening tips, taste food samples, and shop for everything from seedlings to dairy products to spirits. The event motto is: "Keep it real, keep it local."
Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center at 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd. (Downtown)
When: April 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: $20 to $60
Hear from six local writers during a poetry and spoken-word fundraiser that benefits the Millvale Community Library's summer children's programming. Afterward, there's an open mic. Next door, Tupelo Honey Teas will give 10 percent of purchases to the kids's summer food program.
Where: Millvale Community Library at 213 Grant Ave. (Millvale)
When: April 14, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
How much: $5 suggested donation
Spring Hill Brewing is set to serve up pastorally inspired beers inside a century-old Workingmen's Beneficial Union hall nestled in a grassy patch above Pittsburgh. The plans have been in the works since 2012 when an unlikely partnership blossomed. Required reading before heading there: The details behind how this concept began and what to expect on opening weekend from Four One Brew.
Where: Spring Hill Brewing at 1958 Varley St. (Spring Hill)
When: April 13, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century, amassing 13 Grammy awards and selling more than 40 million albums. In celebration of her 100th year, this tribute concert presents many of her original big band arrangements, some of which have not been heard in concert in more than 40 years. The show features vocalist Delores King Williams and the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. It's co-presented by Manchester Craftsmen's Guild Jazz.
Where: Hillman Center for Performing Arts: Richard E. Rauh Theater at 423 Fox Chapel Rd. (Fox Chapel)
When: April 14, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
How much: $50
This new visually stunning show deploys an assemblage of custom-crafted inflatable scenery that expands, contracts and collapses in exploration of a universe of creation and destruction. Inflatable Space weaves a dramatic tale about possible extraterrestrial life, moments on earth and new interstellar discoveries.
Where: KST Alloy Studios at 5530 Penn Ave. (Friendship)
When: April 14, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Pay what makes you happy pricing