So by now, you probably know that Amazon is looking for a second headquarters and that Pittsburgh really (really, really) wants it. But is the city even in the running? Pittsburgh City Paper posed that question and answered it with a "probably not." The reasons include limited space, a small workforce and a so-so airport. But is Jeff Bezos aware we have good pierogis?
The City of Pittsburgh is officially seeking your input on its controversial Stephen Foster statue in Oakland. You can submit comments (that are no longer than 500 words) by Oct. 4, ahead of two public hearings concerning the embattled memorial. The Art Commission is then expected to take final action on the statue at its regularly scheduled hearing on Oct. 25. Sign up here to have updates on the statue sent directly to your inbox.
Today (at 3:30 p.m. on ABC) football teams from the University of Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania State University will compete for the 98th time in 124 years. That's a pretty long history for a pretty historic rivalry. Because you don't have time to watch that much football, DJ Gallo wrote about the 10 most memorable games in the history of that matchup. | RELATED: We went over this last year, but just as a friendly PSA going into today's game — Pitt fans and Penn State fans, you know you have the same mascot right?
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|What||Take a hike with Venture Outdoors and learn what our hunter-gatherer ancestors had to do on a daily basis for survival in the time before modern conveniences. The hike will explore natural movement, like balancing, squatting and leaping. The activities are adaptable for all ages and ability levels.|
|Where||Frick Park at 800 S. Braddock Ave. (Regent Square)|
|When||September 9, 2017 at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm|
|How much||$12 | $8 for members|
|What||The Homewood Good Food Festival will celebrate food grown and prepared in Homewood. Phipps Conservatory is hosting the party, which will offer samples from local restaurants, discussions with local farmers, live music and children's activities. Food vendors include Dream BBQ, Showcase BBQ, Honey Bees Restaurant & Catering and Jackie Kennedy Catering.|
|Where||7100 block of Kelly Street at Between North Lang Ave. and Nadir Way (Homewood)|
|When||September 9, 2017 at 11:00 am to 3:00 pm|
|What||This six-day celebration features royal afternoon tea, a cask tapping and British humor (ahem, humour). Britsburgh runs from Sept. 5 through Sept. 10 with events throughout the city.|
|When||September 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm to September 10, 2017 at 6:00 pm|
|How much||Some events are free, while others require tickets|
|What||Bring a book bag or purse that you'd carry on the street to this self defense class for LGBTQ+ youth. Presented by SETpoint and Proud Haven, space is limited for those 13 years old and up. RSVP or request adaptive accommodations: email@example.com.|
|Where||1115 S. Braddock Ave.|
|When||September 9, 2017 at 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm|
|What||Listen to music from DJ Selecta while shopping the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership night market. At this pop-up market, local independent vendors will sell jewelry, apparel, photography, art, accessories, home decor and more.|
|Where||Market Square (Downtown)|
|When||September 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm|
|What||What does "preservation" mean to you? This story slam invites Pittsburghers to share a 10-minute story on this theme. The slam runs in conjunction with the art show "Significantly Pittsburgh," examining historic Pittsburgh buildings in the process of preservation. The top story will win a framed original artwork. Anybody interested in speaking is asked to email the event organizer in advance.|
|Where||Assemble at 4824 Penn Ave. (Bloomfield)|
|When||September 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm|