It's International Women's Day, and this year in Pittsburgh that means two things: strikes and solidarity. There are dozens of women-owned businesses in Lawrenceville, seven of which will be closed. Several others will donate proceeds to organizations such as Planned Parenthood and the Women and Girls Foundation. And organizers of Pittsburgh's International Women's Strike will hold a 4 p.m. rally at the City-County Building.
If you haven't noticed, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey has stepped up his Twitter game. Since the election, Casey’s office has taken every opportunity to repudiate Trump, especially on Twitter, and he's gained a lot of followers that way, Billy Penn notes. So what made him a GIF man? Amy Schumer, of course.
We're one step closer to at least a three-way mayoral primary: City Councilwoman Darlene Harris filed petitions to run for mayor slightly after 4 p.m. Tuesday, the Post-Gazette reports. Harris previously declined to say if she was running, but did seek the party endorsement (which she lost to Mayor Bill Peduto.) In other election news: In the race for city council District 4, three candidates were joined by two more, per the PG. Gov. Tom Wolf also said he'll run again in 2018, during a PennLive Editorial Board meeting.
If you're not allowed to smoke a cigarette somewhere in Allegheny County, you can't vape either, county council decided Tuesday night, TribLive reported. As soon as County Executive Rich Fitzgerald signs off on the ban, Allegheny will became the Commonwealth's second county to do away with indoor vaping. “I am proud that Allegheny County continues to focus on protecting our public health and ensuring that our community is one where quality of life is important,” Fitzgerald said in a statement.
James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy is bringing back weekly live jazz on Wednesdays. Come hear the music as you enjoy dinner. First up are Pittsburgh musicians Tania Grubs and Mark Lucas.
Where: James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy at 422 Foreland St. (Deutschtown)
When: March 8, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free, but reservations are recommended
The Incline Likes
One thing is clear: Pittsburghers like to eat fried fish in churches. For the Sweet Sixteen of our Ultimate Pittsburgh Fish Fry, you advanced fourteen churches — and set up a volunteer fire department face-off in the east: Swissvale vs. North Braddock. Check out who else made the Sweet Sixteen — and be sure to vote your favorite fish fry into the Elite Eight before 10 a.m. Monday.