Uber’s self-driving cars are off Pittsburgh roads with no timetable for return, the company confirmed to The Incline on Saturday. The cars were grounded Saturday after one of Uber’s self-driving Volvos was in a collision Friday in Tempe, Ariz., according to a company spokesperson. The Volvo was in self-driving mode during the crash, per Uber, but no one was seriously hurt, and there were no backseat passengers. The company is looking into the incident and has grounded cars in Pittsburgh and Arizona, in the meantime.
Bloomberg Businessweek has an in-depth look at how organizations that do not offer abortion are targeting women who need one by buying Google ads. It's happening in this city, where a search for "abortion Pittsburgh" turns up an ad that reads "Same-day appointments available. Call now!" The ad directs women to a network of crisis pregnancy centers that do not offer abortion services. An estimate by one anti-abortion-access group states that 30 to 40 percent of women who got an abortion last year in Pittsburgh were first directed to these centers.
On the Calendar
The Arditti Quartet, a string ensemble known for performing contemporary classical music, and guitarist Eliot Fisk will perform at the Warhol as part of the museum's Sound Series. The University of Pittsburgh Department of Music is a co-presenter.
Where: The Andy Warhol Museum at 117 Sandusky St. (North Side)
When: March 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: $15 in advance | $20 at the door
Veteran bartender Sean Enright and journalist Cody McDevitt are hosting their first party to launch their book "Pittsburgh Drinks: A History of Cocktails, Nightlife & Bartending Tradition." And guess what? There will be booze, plus readings and music by bartender-fronted bands. $5 suggested donation.
Where: Spirit at 242 51st St. (Lawrenceville)
When: March 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: $5 suggested donation
What if you could watch a movie about zombies, metal bands and Hitler while playing bingo? Neo Trash Video and band Only Flesh are making that dream a reality with a screening of "Hardrock Zombies" that will also feature trivia and a performance by Only Flesh.
Where: The Smiling Moose at 1306 E Carson St. (South Side)
When: March 28, 2017 at 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Hello Neighbor is a mentorship program that matches people who were born in the U.S. with refugees and immigrants living in Pittsburgh. Organizers will hold an in-person info session to answer questions. A second info session, this one online, will take place April 2.
Where: The Shop-Homewood at 621 N. Dallas St. (Homewood)
When: March 29, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Join us at Wigle Whiskey to honor Pittsburgh's up-and-coming dynamos working in technology! Your ticket includes complimentary mini-tours of Wigle accompanied by a tasting, two drink tickets, food from AMPD Group restaurants, and a chance to meet The Incline's Who's Next: Technology class. Special thanks to event sponsors S&T Bank and Uber.
Where: Wigle Whiskey at 2401 Smallman St. (Strip District)
When: March 30, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: $20 for public | Free for Who's Next: Technology honorees
Row House Cinema is kicking off its Godard Week with the dystopian French film "Alphaville," a croissant from La Gourmandine and coffee from Espresso a Mano. That's all included in the $15 ticket price.
Where: Row House Cinema at 4115 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: March 31, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
How much: $15