Ahead of their skating space closing, five Steel City Roller Derby skaters looked back on what made Romp n Roll home to them. For Painsley Slays, the smell takes her back to being a kid, just like referee McShovin, who had her fourth grade birthday party there. See what Breakin’ Knees Burger and Syfa had to say, too.
Residents of a Section 8 community in West Mifflin told the Port Authority board that they need bus service to their neighborhood restored. At the moment, single moms and seniors have to walk more than a mile to reach a bus stop — on roads without sidewalks. “Public transportation is something everyone needs,” resident Starr Magwood told the board.
WHAT TO DO TODAY
Enjoy brunch and drinks during this swap of clothes, shoes and accessories. Donations start at noon and are cut off at 3 p.m. Take as much as you give, or make a cash donation. Leftovers will be donated to charity.
Where: Spirit at 242 51st St. (Lawrenceville)
When: October 30, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How much: $5
The Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center and Camp Bow Wow Pittsburgh North help close out Barrelhouse's 2016 season with a photo booth and costume contest for pups. Brassero Grill food; Rivertowne Brewing beer samples.
Where: Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse & Whiskey Garden at 1055 Spring Garden Ave. (Spring Garden)
When: October 30, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Doctors Without Borders' traveling refugee camp and exhibit, "Forced From Home," is in Pittsburgh through Monday. Organizers says, "If you want to gain a deeper understanding of how MSF staff work 'behind the scenes' to provide aid to refugees around the world, register for this tour."
Where: Schenley Plaza at 4100 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)
When: October 30, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
How much: Free
James Street Gastropub hosts a benefit for BREW on Broadway. The nonprofit coffee house in Beechview had to close in September because of a building issue and is looking for a new home. The New World Trio will play, and there will be a 50/50 raffle.
Where: James Street Gastropub at 422 Foreland St. (Deutschtown)
When: October 30, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: $10