Really, we do! But when it comes to very cool parties, you shouldn't wait to make plans until the last minute. Speaking of very cool parties and casual segues, tickets are still available to our first birthday bash at the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh, which is just five days away. Get yours before the weekend!
When the Supreme Court takes up what’s considered to be the most important gerrymandering case of our time, the justices will consider what a handful of Pennsylvania legislators say about the practice. Six current and former state legislators signed on to amicus brief, and some shared their experiences with how gerrymandering has negatively affected governing in Harrisburg. If the Wisconsin voters win their Supreme Court case, the ruling could have a "tremendous effect" in Pa.
After being cancelled earlier this week amid a stalemate between organizers and city officials, the Hell on Hills 5k may come back to life. Organizers cancelled the event Tuesday after city officials refused to budge on a public safety bill and requirements the organizers said they couldn't afford. Social media reaction was swift and following an inquiry by The Incline Mayor Bill Peduto’s office said Wednesday that it was committed to getting the race rescheduled and resolving any related issues. By Thursday, talks had resumed between city officials and Hell on Hills organizers. Those organizers described the talks as productive and amicable. So while the race has yet to be rescheduled, registration has reopened.
Port Authority says the most recent revenue plan passed by the Pa. House would cost the agency $11.3 million, the Post-Gazette reported. Despite the potential loss in funding to both transit and cycling efforts, Pittsburgh City Paper points out that six local reps voted for the package: John Maher, Jason Ortitay, Rick Saccone, Hal English, Mark Mustio and Speaker Mike Turzai. The plan was rejected by the Senate, but it's not clear if the cuts will return in the compromise bill both chambers really need to pass. Confused? Get caught up the budget impasse drama here.
Hilltopolis, an outdoor festival hosted by Work Hard PGH, will highlight social innovation through music and activism. Expect to see national and local acts and local artists. The event is pay-what-you-can, with proceeds benefitting Brashear Kids, an Allentown-based learning and engagement center that provides academic support to local youth. Tickets are required.
Where: Grandview Park at Bailey Avenue (Mt. Washington)
When: September 22, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: Free admission, donations accepted
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Baseball season is almost over and hockey season is just days away, so let's talk about how Ben Roethlisberger is killing all of our fantasy teams by saying he's not going for the big play this year. From attendance being down to Pens preseason games to Le'Veon Bell and Alejandro Villanueva being in the latest Call of Duty video game, here are this week's Pittsburgh Sports Power Rankings.
It's fall, y'all! Yes, it's finally time for pumpkin spice lattes, flannel shirts and leaf peeping (which is expected to be exceptional this year). Despite what you may have seen in local stores, it is not, however, time for Santa. Hitch a ride on your sleigh back to the North Pole, sir, and do not come back until December.