Judge Dwayne Woodruff is running for Pa. Supreme Court. He's backed by the state's Democratic establishment, as well as a Pittsburgh institution: the Steelers (or, more specifically, the team's owner Art Rooney II). Woodruff, an Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas judge, highlighted gerrymandering, incarceration rates and education as topics people in Allegheny County are focused on at a campaign kickoff event earlier this week.
After weeks of delays, Pittsburgh City Council gave initial approval this week to a bill that would create an advisory board of business owners, city employees and advocates to review plans for future bike lanes. Its creation was inspired by a plan to install bike lanes on Downtown streets to connect the Great Allegheny Passage to Point State Park, which has been met with fierce criticism from a group of business owners on Fort Pitt Boulevard. So what will the group actually do?
On the Calendar
Try vegan treats from Relish, Sugar Spell Scoops and Sweet Alchemy Bake Shop while checking out horror-inspired art from Goods And Evil, Jenni Bee Studio and Skull Soup.
Where: East End Brewing Company at 147 Julius St. (Larimer)
When: February 18, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Danielle Marvit, head farmer of the Garden Dreams Urban Farm & Nursery, will teach you how to grow your own seedlings at home. Have seeds to swap? Bring 'em. Call (412) 242-3598 to RSVP.
Where: East End Co-Op at 7516 Meade St. (Point Breeze North)
When: February 18, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
How much: Free
Fat Head's Saloon's eat.drink.PITTSBURGH features samples from dozens of restaurants and companies including Blue Coat Gin, The Foundry Table & Tap, Laphroaig and Pork and Beans. "Suggested attire is Dressy/Casual," so a top hat with jeans? 21+.
Where: Rivers Casino at 77 Casino Dr. (North Shore)
When: February 18, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: Regular admission, $40 | VIP, $70 | (Admission includes $10 in slot play.)
Upright Citizens Brigade co-founder Matt Besser's Improv4humans is giving local teams the chance to compete at The Del Close Marathon in New York. Six teams perform Saturday, the second night of the first round. BYOB.
Where: The Unplanned Comedy Warehouse at 5601 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: February 18, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: $10 tickets sold at the door