In a historic and symbolic move, a statue honoring an African-American woman could soon replace the soon-to-be-removed Stephen Foster statue in Oakland. The city launched a search nearly a month ago to select a woman, and so far, there have been roughly 1,000 responses to an online feedback form. Tuesday is the first of five public meetings for in-person feedback. While Pittsburghers can offer suggestions, the online form features seven women suggested by Jessie Ramey, director of the Women’s Institute at Chatham University. Read more about them here.
The World Medical Cannabis Conference and Expo returned to Pittsburgh this week for the first time since sales of medical marijuana began across Pennsylvania. The conference is about highlighting the industry and normalizing/de-stigmatizing the use of medical marijuana by patients — there are roughly 7,000 medical marijuana patients in Pennsylvania currently. If you've never been, it's a fairly buttoned-up affair and there's good reason for that: the industry and patients take medical cannabis very seriously and want others to take it seriously as well. The first day of the WMCCExpo began Thursday with an athletic event, the 420 Games, meant to highlight cannabis users as health conscious and active. But there were also speeches about how the industry confronts the stereotypes being reinforced by lawmakers and the nation's top cop, Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Burn by Rocky Patel, Pittsburgh’s newest cigar lounge, opened on Pittsburgh’s North Shore last weekend, but an HVAC issue has snuffed out smoking inside until repairs can be made. The HVAC system is intended to suck smoke out of the 7,000-square-foot venue before it fills the air — and before it can leave an odor on your hair or clothes. Repairs are expected to be complete soon, but until then, smoking is still permitted on Burn's patio.
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 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $15
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Important news update! It's really nice out for the first time in what seems like an eternity. We only get 162 sunny days each year (it's cloudy the rest of the year), so get outside and enjoy this weekend. Stop by one of our 10 favorite patio bars (it is early in the season, so check to make sure your pick is open). Or dine at a riverfront restaurant. Or celebrate the weather with a beer at Spring Hill Brewing's grand opening.
The weather's warming up and that means the chances of friends and family being willing to visit has increased tenfold. Once they're here — and over the fact that Pittsburgh isn't still smokey like they expected — where do you take them to show off? Thrillist rounded up this list of ideas.