The Strip District's most prominent mural — the one with the fish, food, bridge and winged horse — will soon be gone. "Welcome to the Strip" has been slowly disappearing over the past several months as construction progresses on the Penn Rose Building. Artist Sandy Kessler Kaminski said she reached out to the developer to see if they would let her paint something else. While the developer apparently didn't respond to her, Ethan Fellheimer of Red Rocks Group told The Incline, “We believe the restoration of the facade to its original color will greatly enhance the skyline of the Strip District.”
Hate putting down your phone? In the future, you won't have to! Port Authority's board approved an agreement on Friday that allows Comcast to install free WiFi hotspots at seven, centrally located T stations. Meanwhile, in some of Pittsburgh’s most traveled tunnels, a project to restore cell service is nearing completion.
On the Calendar
Spend a morning focusing on you. This event includes yoga, barre, meditation and African drum and dance as well as gallery tours, chair massages and a healing sound bath. Do as much or as little as you’d like.
Where: Carnegie Museum of Art at 4400 Forbes Ave. (North Oakland)
When: January 29, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
How much: $30
Oakland Restaurant Week starts today. For six days, 17 lunch spots will offer $6 lunches. Plus, you can be entered to win prizes including free lunch for a month.
Where: Various locations
When: January 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to February 4, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
How much: $6
Bring three, three-minute poems to compete for cash prizes. First place is $25, and second place is a $10 gift certificate to Capri Pizzeria. Or you can just come watch. All ages welcome.
Where: Steel City Slam at 6001 Penn Ave. (East Liberty)
When: January 31, 2017 at 7:45 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: $5
Come to learn more about the History Center’s new exhibition #Pixburgh. You'll hear from a panel of its creators and go on a tour of the exhibit. Plus, there's a cash bar.
Where: Heinz History Center at 1212 Smallman St. (Strip District)
When: February 1, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $15
Hear a live reading of the 1993 movie "Groundhog Day" at either 7 or 9 p.m. (Or re-live it and hear it twice.)
Where: Arcade Comedy Theater at 811 Liberty Ave. (Downtown)
When: February 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: $7 in advance, $12 at the door
See "Groundhog Day" with drink specials, such as sweet vermouth on the rocks with a twist, and a free beer tasting. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the movie is at 8 p.m.
Where: The Oaks Theater at 310 Allegheny River Blvd. (Oakmont)
When: February 3, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: $7