The hyperloop may sound like something from Westworld, but in reality it’s a serious idea to make travel faster, easier and safer than ever before. Tonight, a team of students working on hyperloop technology at Carnegie Mellon University will debut their pod to the public. The event will also feature a virtual reality simulation that imagines what a ride in a pod would be like. Find out more here.
Staffers of Pa. senators are taking an "all hands on deck" approach to the increase in calls since President Donald Trump was elected, reported the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. According to the PG, calls are eight times the normal volume for U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D) and 10 times normal for some Republican offices. Plus, constituents are visiting U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey's (R) Pittsburgh office weekly for #TuesdayswithToomey. Bonus: Republican Anissa Coury and Democrat Jordan Ball (both Pittsburghers featured on our Who's Next: Politics list) tell us it is possible to have friends on the other side of the aisle.
On the Calendar
Don't miss your last chance to ring in the Year of the Rooster at the Lunar New Year parade in Squirrel Hill. Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald will be there, and more than 30 groups are set to participate.
Where: Lunar New Year Parade at Murray and Phillips avenues (Squirrel Hill)
When: February 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
How much: Free
The Heinz History Center is celebrating Galentine’s Day, a holiday made up by a TV show, with 60 minutes of yoga followed by prosecco and cookies. The ticket also includes access to the center's "Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience" exhibition.
Where: Heinz History Center at 1212 Smallman St. (Strip District)
When: February 13, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $25
Come celebrate not celebrating this Hallmark holiday with friends, lovers ... and future exes. Knob Hall Winery PGH is extending its happy hour and will do wine tastings, which will be paired with Mon Aimee Chocolat candy. We'll also raffle off arrangements from Farmhouse Flower Studio and a basket from Allegheny Coffee & Tea Exchange. (Much love to our event bank sponsor S&T Bank.)
Where: Knob Hall Winery PGH at 5884 Ellsworth Ave. (Shadyside)
When: February 14, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Attack Theatre is hosting its winter dance workshop, which welcomes novice dancers as well as people with a little more experience. Literally shake off the winter blues during this 90-minute modern dance class. Walk-ins welcome.
Where: Attack Theatre at 2517 Penn Ave., 3rd Floor (Strip District)
When: February 15, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $10
In "A Love Supreme," classical singer Anqwenique Wingfield celebrates the music of black women composers including Dorothy Rudd Moore. The performance will also feature original pieces by Wingfield and visual art by Julie Mallis.
Where: New Hazlett Theater at 6 Allegheny Square East (North Side)
When: February 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: $25
Healthcare providers from Magee Womens Hospital will perform "The Vagina Monologues" to benefit Pittsburgh Action Against Rape. Cash bar.
Where: The Ace Hotel at 120 Whitfield St. (East Liberty)
When: February 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: $10