Stop what you're doing. Go to Twitter and see if Ben Roethlisberger has blocked you. What's that? You don't use Twitter? Doesn't matter. He still blocked you. Ben is the worst when it comes to social media. But you know who is the best? Not Sidney Crosby! He's not even on social media. The best is...well, pretty obvious if you've been paying attention this week to Twitter or stolen bicycles. DJ Gallo ran through the best and the worst on Pittsburgh social media.
Across North America, 238 cities and regions are vying for Amazon HQ2, including, of course, Pittsburgh. The New York Times examines the key factors Amazon is looking for and how Pittsburgh fits in on the list. So does Pittsburgh have a chance? The Times thinks so.
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The best-dressed dogs will vie for prizes at this Pet Match Rescue Fundraiser. Humans are welcome to dress up, too, and enjoy a food truck, beer, raffle baskets, 50/50 and Plinko.
Where: Allegheny City Brewing at 507 Foreland St. (East Allegheny)
When: October 29, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Explore the exhibition "If A Tree Falls," in which the artists create feminist works via wood that present themselves in different structures. The gallery examines the the idea of connecting medium to concept. Bring your questions for the artists and curators at this evening of conversation.
Where: Tomayko Gallery, Lawrence Hall at Point Park University at 201 Wood Street (Downtown)
When: October 30, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free admission
Celebrate Halloween (and the grand re-opening of Regent Square Theater) with a night of cinematic entertainment. The movie line-up features "ParaNorman," "Beetlejuice," "Effects," "The People Under the Stairs" and "The Ring." In addition to the film roster, the theater’s storefront will be decked out with a ghoulish photo booth and plenty of photo props.
Where: Regent Square Theater at 1035 S. Braddock Avenue (Regent Square)
When: October 31, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Join us downstairs in the speakeasy as we recognize stellar under-40 Pittsburghers making an impact in the city's music scene. Your ticket includes heavy appetizers and two drink tickets, as well as your chance to meet The Incline's Who's Next: Music class, presented by S&T Bank and Live Nation.
Where: James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy (North Side) at 422 Foreland St. (Allegheny East)
When: November 1, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: $20 for public | Free for Who's Next: Music honorees
In this Made Local conversation, the artists from PigPen Theatre Co. will talk about creative collaboration and how they learned to tell a story as a group. And, yes, considering their genre, this discussion will even include live music. The ensemble PigPen Theatre Co. met at Carnegie Mellon University as freshmen in 2007 and will now return to Pittsburgh to debut their original piece "The Old Man and The Old Moon," a new musical folktale.
Where: Carnegie Library Lecture Hall at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)
When: November 2, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
How much: Free (advance registration required)
Kick off your weekend with some food truck fare at The Truck Yeah Round-Up, featuring Pittsburgh Sandwich Society, The Coop Chicken and Waffles, Franktuary, Nakama and Pgh Po'boy, along with a dozen local beers and two wines. Get ready for the evening by checking out our Ultimate Pittsburgh Food Truck bracket.
Where: Pittsburgh Food Park at 1923 River Front Dr. (Millvale)
When: November 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.