When thousands of students walk out of their schools this spring demanding action on gun safety in America, some will be wearing shirts made in Pittsburgh. Larimer-based Cotton Bureau is partnering with the National School Walkout on two branded T-shirts for the April 20 walkout, which is scheduled to take place at more than 1,200 schools across America on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting. Proceeds will benefit Everytown for Gun Safety. Here's what's planned for the walkout and how a Pittsburgh company got involved.
In our quest to make apartment hunting less of a chore, we scoured Craigslist so you don’t have to, highlighting apartments with walkable neighborhoods, public transit access and charm. Here's our March guide to the best rentals in Pittsburgh right now, and it's chock full of skyline views, spa bathrooms, and swoon-worthy window seats. Bonus: There's even one with that comes with a mural.
On the Calendar
More than 30 organizations will come together in "full costumes and regalia" to celebrate the Lunar New Year. The third annual Lunar New Year parade will march along Murray Avenue in the heart of Squirrel Hill's commercial district.
Where: Squirrel Hill Commercial District at Murray Avenue (Squirrel Hill)
When: March 4, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
If you've ever wanted to learn to skateboard, now's your moment. These Monday night go-at-your-own-pace sessions at Swissvale's new indoor skatepark offer a chance to feel out the park without any pressure. Staff will be on hand to offer pointers.
Where: Switch & Signal Skatepark at 7518 Dickson St. (Swissvale)
When: March 5, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Pysanky are Ukranian Easter eggs specially crafted using wax and dye to create detailed patterns on the egg shell. Make your own pysanky at a special interactive Tuesday Crafternoon workshop.
Where: Frick Environmental Center at 2005 Beechwood Blvd. (Squirrel Hill)
When: March 6, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
How much: $5
At Carnegie Library's Side Hustle Series, hear from some drivers who have made working for Uber and Lyft work for them. Find out what’s needed to become a driver, some pros and cons, and tips and tricks.
Where: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland – South Wing Reading Room at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)
When: March 7, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: Free
This International Women's Day event will celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and mark a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Events include a "Women in Politics and How to Run for Office" session and a "Women at Work" panel (on which The Incline's food and culture editor Rossilynne Culgan will participate).
Where: Alloy 26 at 100 South Commons, Suite 102 (North Side)
When: March 8, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
How much: Free (advance registration requested)
Draw the Lines is partnering with Fair Districts PA, PUMP, and other community organizations in Pittsburgh to showcase a new digital competition that will help Pennsylvanians draw the congressional voting lines, rather than politicians. This evening brings free food, hilarity and competition to a serious topic with "The Redistricting Game," in which you can try out government trivia and draft your own congressional district map.
Where: The Urban Tap at 216 South Highland Ave. (Shadyside)
When: March 8, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $5
At "The Greater Good: How Historic Designation Saves Our City," learn about city-designated historic buildings and districts with a special focus on the East End. Preservation Pittsburgh and the East Liberty Valley Historical Society will lead the discussion.
Where: East Liberty Presbyterian Church at 116 South Highland Ave. (East Liberty)
When: March 9, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
In this hands-on workshop, Penn State Master Gardeners will explain how to start herbs from seed, pot up starter plants, and determine when it is time to transplant outdoors. Materials to create your own herb garden will be provided.
Where: Penn Hills Lawn & Garden at 200 Jefferson Rd. (Penn Hills)
When: March 10, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
How much: $20
Maple: It's not just for autumn anymore. Sample local maple syrups, watch a maple sugaring demonstration, shop for maple candies, and taste maple barrel aged beer.
Where: Threadbare Cider and Mead at 1291 Spring Garden Ave. (Spring Garden)
When: March 10, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How much: Free
More than 30 of food trucks will be on-site for an indoor Food Truck-a-Palooza-Winter. Try out food truck fare, hear live music, explore a craft market, and vote for your favorite food truck. Admission does not include food truck or craft vendor goods. Proceeds benefit Monroeville Volunteer Fire Department #6.
Where: Monroeville Convention Center at 209 Mall Blvd. (Monroeville)
When: March 10, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
How much: $10 online | $15 at the door
Maya Angelou's landmark memoir "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" had been adapted for the stage, and it opens in Pittsburgh on March 10. Angelou's family and state Representative Jake Wheatley are expected to attend.
Where: New Hazlett Theatre Center for Performing Arts at 6 Allegheny Square E. (North Side)
When: March 10, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: $12-25
The Yass Queen Dance Party is all about music's fiercest females. Dance to the sounds of Cardi B, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, M.I.A., Mariah Carey, and more.
Where: Cattivo at 146 44th St. (Lawrenceville)
When: March 10, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. to March 11, 2018 at 2:00 a.m.
How much: $5