Now that the Capitals are in the rearview mirror, the Penguins — reigning and defending champions of the NHL — move on to Round 3 tonight, where they’ll face the Ottawa Senators — a team of mostly no-name players that got outscored during the regular season and then again in the second round against New York but has still somehow found themselves in the Eastern Conference final. We know just from looking at numbers on the internet that the Sens look like an easy pushover for the Penguins, en route to their second consecutive Stanley Cup final appearance. But as we learned in the last series after the Capitals outshot the Penguins in six out of seven games, numbers don’t always tell the whole story. Here are five things we do know.
It's happening! Barbara is blooming! If you missed your chance to take a whiff of that rotting flesh odor when Romero was doing his thing and think it’s something you’d want to smell, you’re in luck. Phipps is open today from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Don't miss your chance; the corpse flower is only expected to stink for 12 to 48 hours.
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Mother's Day is Sunday. (Yes, tomorrow.) If you're still looking for something for your mom, mother figure or another human dear to your heart, Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh is hosting a World Fair Trade Day market. Buy one piece of jewelry, get 50 percent off a second.
Where: Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh at 5820 Forbes Ave. (Squirrel Hill)
When: May 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
East End Brewing Company is releasing its Illustration Ale, with labels designed by six local artists. Those artists will be at Saturday's event, as will other vendors and Iron City Eats. Also: Piebird selling pie and other baked goods. Beer sales benefit homelessness nonprofit HEARTH.
Where: East End Brewing Company at 147 Julius St. (Larimer)
When: May 13, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Free
It's the first evening of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership's Saturday Night Market. Local vendors will sell "jewelry, apparel, photography, art, accessories, home decor and more," per an event page. Expect live music, as well.
Where: Market Square at 210 Forbes Ave. (Downtown)
When: May 13, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Local artist Ryan Ian McCormick will lead a painting and mixed-media workshop based around August Wilson's childhood home in the Hill District. Admission includes painting supplies. No experience required. BYOB.
Where: Assemble at 4824 Penn Ave.
When: May 13, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
How much: Free to Garfield residents | $30