Warm up by drinking hot, boozy drinks and donating cold-weather gear to a clothing drive for the PNC YMCA. Mulled wine is on the menu (!!!). Get your ticket to join us.
Last week, the union representing 150 newsroom employees at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette filed the first unfair labor complaint in decades against the owners of "One of America's Great Newspapers." The complaint filed with the National Labor Relations Board claims the paper's owners are breaking the law by refusing to pay an increase in employee health care premiums amid ongoing contract talks between the two sides. Meanwhile, unions are looking to exerting their influence — and finding a receptive audience — in newsrooms nationwide as the industry grapples with the changing dynamics of the digital age and new economic realities confronting media companies.
President Donald Trump will be in Allegheny County today to visit H&K Equipment in North Fayette. The president is expected to cite the company as an example of the businesses benefitting from the GOP tax plan he helped make a reality, KDKA reports. But there are other political calculations happening behind the scenes. Trump's visit also coincides with the ongoing special election race for the 18th Congressional District seat vacated by former Congressman Tim Murphy. The president and Republicans hope to prove that the seat and 18th Congressional District remain reliably red. But Democrats are charging in with renewed vigor there. It's unclear, however, if Trump's endorsement would help or hurt Republicans this time around.
Saturday is the 20th year for the Summit Against Racism, an annual one-day conference about race relations created by the Black & White Reunion and hosted by the Metro-Urban Institute at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. This year, the summit features more than 48 workshops as well as speakers, performances and more. A largely volunteer-run event, we talked with organizers about the summit's history, changes made over the years and a new workshop led by Pittsburgh police.
Warm up and wind down with this techno yoga class, hosted by a local DJ and yoga instructor. Yogis get free admission to the museum's Third Thursday following the event. Get there early: Classes are first come, first served, with a limit on participants.
Where: Carnegie Museum of Art at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)
When: January 18, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $10
The Incline Likes
By now, you’ve probably dropped your selfie into the Google Arts & Culture app to use the algorithm to find artworks that look like you, and you’ve probably seen all of your friends post their results on Instagram. But — inspired by our friends at Billy Penn in Philadelphia — we wanted to see which pieces of art look like famous Pittsburgh politicians and celebs. So we uploaded pictures of everybody from Sally Wiggin to Wiz Khalifa to John Fetterman, and here’s what we found.
The world premiere of the August Wilson Symphony is Saturday at Heinz Hall. The symphony is inspired by Wilson and his works, including the 10 plays of "The Pittsburgh Cycle," WESA reported. Performed in five movements, actress Phylicia Rashad will narrate texts from Wilson's plays ahead of each one. The music includes elements of Americana, blues, Delta guitar and jazz.