Republicans on Saturday boosted Rick Saccone as the party's nominee for the special election to fill Rep. Tim Murphy's seat, PoliticsPA reported. Saccone (R-Allegheny) was the most conservative of the bunch. He introduced a bill in the state House to post “in God we trust” at all schools in the state, per PoliticsPA. The special election will take place on March 13, but how will it all work? We talked to the experts to explain.
Grant Street and Fort Pitt Boulevard can be a scary intersection — especially if you're riding a bike or on foot. So a new Riverlife project is making areas for walkers and bikers more clear. You may have already seen the green paint on the crosswalk, and more changes are coming next month. Plus, it's one of several ongoing projects to make the riverfront more accessible from Downtown and to make the Great Allegheny Passage a smooth ride.
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Meet authors Melanie Linn Gutowski and Rick Sebak for a book release party of the "Kaufmann's Department Store" book before it's available in stores or online. Buy a book for $21.99 and grab Arcade Bakery thumbprint cookie.
Where: Union Standard at 524 William Penn Place (Downtown)
When: November 12, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Spend the evening playing games in Greenfield. You can either bring your own or play a house game. Donations go to the purchase of beverages and snacks.
Where: Community Coffee House at 3929 Coleman St. (Greenfield)
When: November 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Gather with other young professionals at United Way’s Hoodies for the Holidays Wrap Party to wrap a hoodie, write a note of encouragement for a student, grab a drink and play trivia. The event is designed to help local kids dream big and stay warm.
Where: Heinz Field, East Club at 100 Art Rooney Ave. (North Shore)
When: November 14, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $30 or a new college hoodie (with tags)
Ever wanted to learn how to sew? Now's your chance. Learn basic sewing skills, such as how to cut fabric, use a simple pattern, perform a few different stitches and operate a sewing machine. You'll leave class with a hand-crafted pillow to show off.
Where: Workshop PGH DIY School at 5122 Penn Ave. (Garfield)
When: November 15, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
How much: $40
At this Third Thursday evening, explore the meaning of intimacy. With City of Play and slowdanger, play a game of secret gifts, walk in somebody else's shoes (literally) and explore the ever-shifting nature of living within a body that is in a constant state of change. Also check out the museum's galleries, which will be open all night.
Where: Carnegie Museum of Art at 4100 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)
When: November 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: $10
The annual holiday tradition is back: From shopping to ice skating to tree lighting ceremonies, concerts and more, there's bound to be something to put you in a festive mood. The fireworks finale is set to start at 9:38 p.m.
Where: Downtown Pittsburgh
When: November 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.