U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is hosting a town hall this week, but there are only 54 in-person seats available, the Post-Gazette reported. Many have questions for the Senator about his work to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (likely including those who kept a 24-hour vigil outside of his Pittsburgh office this summer). Here's how you can submit your questions and see a town hall broadcast.
After surgery, the baby elephant at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is eating more, both through the feeding tube and with a bottle, WPXI reported. The elephant, born premature, had been losing weight. She was able to take a short walk Saturday morning. “We are also seeing her feisty personality start to return,” zoo officials said, per WPXI.
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Peruse the work of more than 140 painters, potters, jewelers and photographers at this annual art festival. The festival started out as a neighborhood street fair and became one of the state's top shows.
Where: 739 Bellefonte St. (Shadyside)
When: August 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Free
At this Pop Craft workshop, you'll learn how to make a himmeli air plant holder. Himmeli (or sky) sculptures are used as decorative ornaments in Nordic countries during the holidays. An expert will teach you how to create these sculptures out of brass, sized just right to nestle an air plant. The class includes all materials. Bigham Tavern will offer food and drink specials.
Where: Bigham Tavern at 321 Bigham St. (Mount Washington)
When: August 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $42
It's an extra-special, extra-glamorous edition of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership's Rooftop Shindig series. The evening includes a screening of the 1932 Greta Garbo and Ramon Novarro spy thriller, “Mata Hari," along with entertainment by Phat Man Dee and a vintage fashion market. The event kicks off at 5:30, with entertainment beginning at 6, and the movie at dusk. Guests are encouraged to bring their own seating or blanket.
Where: Top level of Theater Square Garage at 667 Penn Ave. (Downtown)
When: August 29, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
How much: Free admission
Join us as we recognize stellar under-40 young leaders shaping the city’s housing future. Your ticket includes appetizers, beer, wine and spirits, as well as your chance to meet The Incline's Who's Next: Housing class, presented by S&T Bank and Oxford Development Company. Please have a form of ID with you to present to PPG Place security.
Where: Industrious Pittsburgh at One PPG Place, 31st Floor (Downtown)
When: August 30, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: $20 for public | Free for Who's Next: Housing honorees
The annual Rib Festival at Heinz Field is back with l-o-t-s of ribs. The festival also includes live music and activities. Rib Fest opens each day at Noon and runs until 11 p.m. daily, except for Monday, when it ends at 9 p.m.
Where: Heinz Field at 100 Art Rooney Ave. (North Shore)
When: August 31, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to September 4, 2017 at 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free admission
Dozens of local bands will fill Lawrenceville for a weekend of performances. Genres will range from psychedelic rock to indie folk. Get ready to RANT (Rock All Night Tour).
Where: Various locations in Lawrenceville
When: September 1, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to September 3, 2017 at 10:00 p.m.