Jill Stein has dropped her lawsuit requesting a recount in Pennsylvania, citing inability to post a $1 million bond set by the judge. That means her quest for a full, statewide recount of the presidential votes in PA is over. Attorneys representing Stein wrote in a Pa. court filing: “Petitioners are regular citizens of ordinary means. They cannot afford to post the $1,000,000 bond required by the Court. Accordingly, kindly mark the above captioned matter withdrawn and discontinued.”
What’s it going to take for the Steelers to make the playoffs? Wins, obviously. And — suddenly — hope has returned, as 6-5 is enormously different than 5-6, especially in an entirely winnable (read: mediocre) division like the AFC North. Not only are the Steelers back in position to fight for a playoff berth, they might just go ahead and win the whole darn division.
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Riverside Design is opening its warehouse to host a holiday sale that benefits LGBTQ organization Persad Center. Gift options include "handcrafted glass, plates, serving platters, bowls, ornaments and chocolates." Vessel Studio, Toffee Taboo, All U Can Handle, Springdale Floral and Wearhaus will also be on site. Half of the proceeds benefit Persad.
Where: Riverside Warehouse at 3485 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: December 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Have you been naughty this year? Then you'll want to celebrate Krampusnacht in Market Square, which is currently home to the Peoples Holiday Market. The Krampus Krawl, or Krampuslauf, begins at 7 p.m. Per the organizers, it's "a run of celebrants dressed as Krampus, often fueled by alcohol. It is customary to offer a Krampus schnapps. The procession often takes on the appearance of a parade, with the hairy beasts performing for onlookers."
Where: Market Square at 23 Market Place (Downtown)
When: December 5, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist Miriam Rubin will teach 20 people how to make latkes and applesauce at the Oakland branch of the Carnegie Library. First-come, first-served. Free.
Where: Carnegie Library Oakland at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)
When: December 6, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Want to watch (or enjoy or mock) "Hairspray Live!" in public? Cruze Bar will be showing the live NBC musical and handing out free popcorn. If you feel inspired to belt out a tune, karaoke follows the watch party.
Where: Cruze Bar at 1600 Smallman St. (Strip District)
When: December 7, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Grownups are welcome at the Children's Museum's MAKEnights. In December, the museum aims to fix what ails you with science activities and a Bloody Mary bar. "Make a shrinky dink of your favorite body part," "frost your own anatomical gingerbread person," "sketch a live model," "make cells with ink marbling," "sew 3D organs" and "transport yourself inside the body at our green screen."
Where: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh at 10 Children's Way (North Side)
When: December 8, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
How much: $15-$20
Carnegie Mellon's School of Art hosts its annual Open Studios. There will be an art sale, performances and installations, as well as beer from Penn Brewery, food from Conflict Kitchen and music by WRCT. Free.
Where: Carnegie Mellon School of Art at 5000 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)
When: December 9, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: Free