With new restaurants opening at a breakneck pace in the city, we’re keeping tabs each month on what’s opening and what’s closing. What’s new now: Pierogies of all varieties, a taco joint and Pittsburgh-made beer. Here’s where we’re eating (and drinking) this month — dig in.
In Pennsylvania's budget impasse, some good signs are showing. A spokesman for the House Republicans told the Associated Press that there could be "a breakthrough" next week. The budget has been a long contentious process. We try to make sense of how we got here and what happens next.
On the Calendar
Heinz History Center is hosting a celebration of all things Italian, featuring bocce, crafts, live cooking demos, music and food. Guests can explore their family tree, practice Italian vocabulary and learn the Italian card game scopa. Prepare for the event by reading up on Pittsburgh's pizza history with expertise from the history center's director of the Italian American Program.
Where: Heinz History Center at 1212 Smallman St. (Strip District)
When: October 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How much: $16
If you've ever wanted to learn CSS, now is your chance. Moms Can Code (more about Moms Can Code here) is hosting a CSS workshop. On-site childcare and snacks will be available.
Where: Alloy 26 at 100 South Commons, Suite 102 (North Side)
When: October 2, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $15
In honor of RADical Days, enjoy a free concert at Heinz Hall. Associate conductor Andrés Franco will lead the orchestra in a program of classics, such as Rossini’s Overture to La gazza ladra.
Where: Heinz Hall at 600 Penn Ave. (Downtown)
When: October 3, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free
It's one part college seminar, one part hanging out with friends (and cats). Colony Cafe's "Living Room Learning" will bring Avigail S. Oren, a historian, writer and teacher, to discuss the topic "Lena Dunham: Feminist Friend or Foe?" During the discussion, you can pet cats, sip wine and snack on cheese and veggies.
Where: Colony Cafe at 1125 Penn Ave. (Strip District)
When: October 4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $30
Four local DJs will provide the soundtrack for Dance For Relief: A Benefit For Puerto Rico. KEEB$, Arie Cole, DJ ADMC and DJ Femi will each play an hour-long set. Proceeds benefit United for Puerto Rico.
Where: Brillobox at 4104 Penn Ave. (Bloomfield)
When: October 5, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. to October 6, 2017 at 2:00 a.m.
How much: $5 donation (additional donations encouraged)
Be the first to taste Wigle Whiskey's Walkabout Apple Whiskey at this release party. You can also try cider samples from Threadbare Cider & Mead, Pittsburgh's newest ciderhouse. Black Sheep BBQ food truck will be on-site for food, and Black Cat Moan will be on-site for tunes.
Where: Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse & Whiskey Garden at 1055 Spring Garden Ave. (Spring Garden)
When: October 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
How much: $15