Cinderlands Beer Co., Pittsburgh’s newest craft brewery, opened on Butler Street to little fanfare. But its owners have decidedly big plans — including what could become the city’s largest brew pub. Yeah, that big. They’re converting the old Spaghetti Warehouse building in the Strip District into a brewpub. For Four One Brew, we sat down with the Cinderlands team to hear the story behind the Lawrenceville brewpub — and what's next.
Four months after its last day of operation, demolition of Kennywood Park's beloved Log Jammer has begun, the American Amusement Park Museum and Club announced in a series of photos on Facebook. The ride, which featured a thrilling 53-foot drop chute, debuted in 1975 as the park's first multi-million dollar attraction, WPXI reported. When we heard that the Log Jammer was slated to close, we came up with some ideas for what rides could replace it. They're still free for the taking, Kennywood.
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Where: Eddy Theater at Chatham University at Woodland Road (Squirrel Hill North)
When: January 28, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How much: Free admission
Think of it like a Shakespearian open mic night. At "Monologue Madness," anybody can perform their favorite Shakespearean verse in an informal and fun evening celebrating the Bard’s most famous and most obscure works. Attendees can come with a reading prepared, choose a monologue from the host or simply sit back and listen.
Where: Te Café at 2000 Murray Ave. (Squirrel Hill)
When: January 29, 2018 at 7:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $10 suggested donation
Use a piece of century-old wood as your canvas at this reclaimed wood art workshop. Choose from several design options or bring your own ideas to create a one-of-a-kind, hand-painted decoration. Workshop fee includes materials and instructions.
Where: Bigham Tavern at 321 Bigham St. (Mount Washington)
When: January 30, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $42
Join us as we recognize stellar under-40 individuals pushing Pittsburgh to be a healthier, happier and fitter place. Your ticket includes appetizers, beer, wine and spirits, as well as your chance to meet The Incline's Who's Next: Fitness class, presented by S&T Bank.
Wilson-McGinley, Inc. and Market St. Grocery are providing beer and wine, and you’ll enjoy Highmark Stadium food, as well as samplings from Threadbare Cider and Mead, Liberty Pole Spirits, and Blume Honey Water.
Please consider bringing something to help a neighbor in need stay warm this winter — anything from a scarf or gloves to a gently used jacket or blanket. Donations will go to PNC YMCA.
Where: Highmark Stadium Home of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at 510 W Station Square Dr. (Station Square)
When: January 31, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: $20 for public | Free for Who's Next: Fitness honorees
A party at the Priory kicks off the North Side's two-week-long Mardi Gras celebration, which features 40 restaurants, pubs and businesses offering entertainment and New Orleans and other Pre-Lenten inspired food and drink specials. At the Priory event, enjoy music, international cuisine and dancing, with proceeds benefitting Work, a relief organization helping Haitians find employment.
Where: Grand Hall at the Priory at 614 Pressley St. (North Side)
When: February 1, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $20
The Girlie Show (no, not the one from 30 Rock) will celebrate five years as an independent showcase of female performing artists: Founded by women, booked by women and focused on women in the arts. The show will feature spoken word, alt-folk and Who's Nexter Liss Victory with acoustic protest songs. The Girlie Show's efforts work toward the greater cause of equality and providing a comfortable space for women and women-identifying people to step into the spotlight.
Where: Hambone's at 4207 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: February 2, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
How much: $5 cover
With the big game coming up, Animal Friends is hosting its Ultimate Tail-Gate Adoption Event, with a $52 suggested adoption donation for pets. As Animal Friends says: "No matter which team you’re rooting for, you’ll be sure to find the perfect wide retriever, felinebacker or bunning back" (awwww).
Where: Animal Friends at 562 Camp Horne Rd. (Ohio Township)
When: February 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: $52 suggested adoption donation
The United Black Book Clubs of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation are hosting the 29th Annual African American Read-In. At the open read-in, they'll read and invite the community to share works of African, African American and Caribbean authors. The National African American Read-In is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. It was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month.
Where: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh — Homewood at 7101 Hamilton Ave. (Homewood)
When: February 3, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Explore the town of Bath — "the Las Vegas of eighteenth-century England" — without ever leaving Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America will host a speech about Bath's history, geography and social attributes that set it apart from London. The event also features formal tea with sandwiches and pastries.
Where: Omni William Penn Hotel at 530 William Penn Place (Downtown)
When: February 3, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How much: $39.50
Imbibe on the North Side with samples from a variety of breweries, including Allegheny City Brewing, Penn Brewery, Spring Hill Brewery and War Streets Brewery. Also, enjoy live music, art exhibitions and food truck fare available for purchase. Mattress Factory galleries will be open.
Where: The Mattress Factory at 500 Sampsonia Way (North Side)
When: February 3, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $40 in advance; $50 at the door
At "Groundhog Party," expect food, booze, live painting, belly dancing and a lot of music. Bands Elkhound, The Moat Rats, Jenny and the Jags, MoemawNaedon, and The Goodfoots will perform at this fundraiser for Millvale Music.
Where: Panza Gallery at 115 Sedgwick St. (Millvale)
When: February 3, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: $5 suggested donation