The special election ballot in the race to replace former District 8 City Councilman Dan Gilman grew on Friday, with Republican candidate Rennick Remley declaring his candidacy. The race has already spilled outside of party lines, with two of three Democratic candidates who failed to secure the party's nominations now running as independents. According to the PLS Reporter, "the last Republican to run in District 8, Mordecai Treblow in 2013, won only 10 percent of the vote, losing to Gilman when he ran for his first term." But Remley, a resident of Squirrel Hill, hopes to break council's Democratic monopoly, saying in a prepared statement, “I love this city and I think we’ve been held back by having one-party rule for far too long."
Maybe you’re moving. Or maybe you’re just really excited for spring cleaning. Or maybe this weather has you staying inside more, looking around your apartment and wondering, why do I have all this stuff? If you're cleaning out your closets and drawers, here's a guide to Pittsburgh organizations who want your gently used items from cell phones to potted plants, trophies and more.
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Join the annual one-day conference on race relations created by the Black & White Reunion and hosted by the Metro-Urban Institute at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Admission includes breakfast and lunch, speakers, workshops and more. Reduced admission is available for students, seniors, groups of 10 or more and low-income attendees. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Registration will be open at the door. Attendance is capped at 750. The Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is wheelchair accessible. Registration and breakfast starts at 8 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Pittsburgh Theological Seminary at 616 N Highland Ave (East Liberty)
When: January 20, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: $30
Experience the opening reception of "Hungry Woman," a mixed media exhibition that explores the concept of identity. Curated by Tara Fay, this gallery features the work of Bekezela Mguni, LaShawn Parks, Corrine Jasmin and Tia Morouse.
Where: Percolate : Art Space, Gallery, Creative Laboratory at 317 S. Trenton Ave. (Wilkinsburg)
When: January 20, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Awards celebrate Pittsburghers who have made significant accomplishments toward the common good by modeling Dr. King’s inclusive approach to leadership. Learn more about the awardees at this banquet held in their honor.
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown at 1 Bigelow Square (Downtown)
When: January 20, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
How much: $35 for those under 35 | $50 general admission
Pittsburgh rock-and-roll band Meeting of Important People will host a 10-year anniversary show at Brillobox, where the band says it spent its youth. The Buckle Downs will join the show, as well.
Where: Brillobox at 4104 Penn Ave. (Bloomfield)
When: January 20, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
How much: $13
At this '90s night dance party, half of your cover charge will benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council. The literacy council offers classes in conversational English for adults from foreign countries who will be staying here permanently.
Where: Belvederes Ultra-Dive at 4016 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: January 20, 2018 at 9:00 p.m.
Ever dream of being a DJ? Well, now's your chance for 15 minutes of fame (bonus: you get an extra 15 minutes). Bring your vinyl records and sign up for a 30-minute DJ set at Vinyl Record Night.
Where: The Park House at 403 E Ohio St. (North Side)
When: January 20, 2018 at 9:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
How much: Free admission