Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto isn’t happy that Uber’s CEO has joined President Donald Trump’s business advisory group and that the ride-sharing company continued taking passengers to a New York airport during protests over Trump’s immigration and refugee executive order. “We’ve held up our end the bargain, but we haven’t seen much from Uber. This is a two-way street not a one-way. I need to see more interest from them in our communities, both locally and internationally.” (P.S. You can sign up here for updates sent to your inbox about Trump's travel ban and Pittsburgh.)
Husni Almoubayyed is a 22-year-old Ph.D. student in cosmology and astrophysics and a teaching assistant at CMU. He was born in Damascus and lived there for the first 18 years of his life. Under Trump’s executive order, Almoubayyed, who’s here on a student visa, would not be allowed to reenter the U.S. if he traveled abroad for at least the next three months. His family members, none of whom live in the U.S., cannot visit him here. Almoubayyed's program is five years long, and he's now considering leaving the U.S. Elsewhere in Pittsburgh, people left flowers at the Islamic Center on Monday.
Bring three, three-minute poems to compete for cash prizes. First place is $25, and second place is a $10 gift certificate to Capri Pizzeria. Or you can just come watch. All ages welcome.
Where: Steel City Slam at 6001 Penn Ave. (East Liberty)
When: January 31, 2017 at 7:45 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: $5
The Incline Likes
Bus tours can, frankly, be a little bit boring. But a bus tour that makes stops at Pittsburgh's craft breweries? Now you have our attention. As Good Food Pittsburgh reported, Porter Tours takes lovers of local beer for rides on Saturdays and Sundays. "Stops on the tour change regularly, but breweries like Dancing Gnome Brewery, Draai Laag Brewing, and Full Pint Brewing Company are some of the places the bus usually stops." A $59 ticket includes beer from each brewery.