Earlier this week, Mayor Bill Peduto named the 15 people who will serve on the LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council, which is set to meet for the first time in January. A representative from the Commission on Human Relations will also serve on the council. “We need it,” Ciora Thomas said of the council. “We had it. And it got dismantled years ago. I’m glad the mayor has done this again.”
Short answer: They don't have to. There are no state laws here that require "public school districts to test for environmental toxins like radon in the air, lead in the paint, or lead in the drinking water if they use a municipal water supply," PublicSource reported.
So, sure, we see self-driving cars zipping all around the city. But who's behind the technology here? "Uber's Advanced Technology Center has filled four buildings in the Strip District and a testing facility at the Almono development in Hazelwood with employees from technology giants, automotive powerhouses, Pittsburgh robotic startups, top universities, bars, restaurants and retails stores, a Tribune-Review analysis found."
As part of its After Dark series, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History is hosting a "Lord of the Rings" night. The event features medieval sword fighting demonstrations, a talk by museum director Dr. Eric Dorfman, the live drawing of a Shire-style map of the museum and a scavenger hunt. There will also be a costume contest. Beer, wine and food will be available for sale. 21+.
Where: Carnegie Museum of Natural History at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)
When: December 2, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $15-$20
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It’s a Lawrenceville tradition, and this year, the Joy of Cookies tour is getting competitive. Attendees can vote for the best cookie in the 40 stops, and the winning location gets The Cookie Cup. “It’s like the Stanley Cup — plus cookies.” The free, self-guided tour runs through Sunday and includes cookie stops on Butler Street and parts of Penn Avenue. Businesses keep their own hours, but generally are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
With lots of cold weekends ahead, why not plan to visit some of Pittsburgh's lesser-known — and more bizarre — museums? How about the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation? Or maybe the Trundle Manor? Jekko documented these and 11 more.