Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting in Wilkinsburg that left five people dead and three people injured. One of the survivors, John Ellis, was paralyzed during the attack, but told TribLive he's determined to walk again. "I'm [going to] be out of this bed — this time next year," he said. WESA spoke to residents of the community after what the past year has been like, including 22-year-old Sarah Jackson, who has lost many friends to gun violence and suicide.
Pittsburgh's St. Patrick's Day parade is tomorrow, and a bunch of roads Downtown will be closed starting at 7:30 a.m. along the parade route. If your plans include getting drunk on the South Side that night, take note: There will be free parking and a shuttle service, TribLive reported. And speaking of drinking plans, we pulled together a Big List of the places serving kegs 'n' eggs, green beer and Irish food.
OpenStreetsPGH returns in May, and this year kicks off with the "Tunnels to Town" route from Market Square through Uptown to the South Side and back again. The annual event closes city streets to vehicle traffic for three Sundays in the spring and summer. About 55,000 people attended the three events last year, Next Pittsburgh reported, and BikePGH believes even more will in 2017.
Come for a 21+ night at the museum to learn about the "beauties and beasts in the natural world." Dress for the grand ball and sip cocktails as you meet live animals, listen to music from the Pittsburgh Philharmonic and more.
Where: Carnegie Museum of Natural History at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)
When: March 10, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $15 in advance | $20 at the door | $13.50 for members
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It's finally Friday. And Friday = fish fry day. So as you prepare to load up on fried fish and your favorite sides, don't forget to vote in this round of the Ultimate Pittsburgh Fish Fry bracket. You have until 10 a.m. Monday to narrow the Sweet Sixteen down to the Elite Eight. And last we checked, some of the races are separated by just a handful of votes and one was *literally tied,* so don't say your vote can't make a difference.
Sidney Crosby, usually a No. 1 contender for DJ Gallo's Pittsburgh Sports Power Rankings, is at No. 7 this week. Why? He's in a bit of a scoring slump, with no goals and only three points in his last five games. Sad! Young guys, deep thoughts and the Pirates are having a much better week.