What's a Sunday when it's not a Steelers Sunday? DJ Gallo is here to help you fill in those extra hours this weekend. You could do some early holiday shopping for your uncle who wants yet another Heath Miller jersey. Or watch some other sports (basketball, volleyball, hockey). Maybe go ride a bike (just don’t steal one). Or just get some extra rest, knowing that no matter what happens this Sunday, the Steelers will still have a comfortable lead in the AFC North.
It's a two-year fellowship for entrepreneurs — go to a city, work for a startup and when you're ready, start your own business. Venture for America has sent aspiring startup founders to Pittsburgh since 2015 and is planning to ramp up its presence in the city. So far, two VFA fellows have started companies in the 'Burgh — meet them, learn why Pittsburgh and what they're planning next.
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Want to travel to Slovakia? Of course you do. Want to do it without actually having to make the 9,000-mile round trip? Even better. Then head to Pitt, where the 27th Annual Slovak Heritage Festival will bring the music, clothing and food of Slovakia to you. To satisfy your curiosity bug, there will also be three lectures about the Eurasian Republic. Bon voyage.
Where: Cathedral of Learning at 4200 Fifth Ave. (Oakland)
When: November 5, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Creative Conversations is a community platform allowing members to engage in important conversations. This month the topic is progress and history in Pittsburgh. Participants are asked to bring a story or piece of history that they want to share about Pittsburgh. The discussion will also touch on what progress in the city looks like — or should look like — to residents.
Where: Union Project at 801 N. Negley Ave. (Highland Park)
When: November 6, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Talk to a robot whisperer — yes, seriously — and ask them anything about the intersection of robotics, fabrication, art, and design, etc., in this event hosted by the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. The Q&A will follow a panel discussion.
Where: Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at 5000 Forbes Ave. (Squirrel Hill)
When: November 7, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Hear from Chris Guillebeau, author of the book "Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days." Ask questions, soak up some free ideas and learn about the steps to build a side hustle gig.
Where: Alloy 26 at 100 South Commons, Suite 102 (North Side)
When: November 8, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: Free (advance registration required)
"Inside Out: Mothers Who Have Survived Overdose" will feature a candid panel discussion with leaders from those groups, along with two women in recovery, state Rep. Ed Gainey and representatives from Prevention Point Pittsburgh and the City of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Bureau of EMS.
Where: East End Cooperative Ministry at 6140 Station St. (East Liberty)
When: November 9, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
How much: Free
At this one day pop-up photography market, learn about pet photography, check out some old Pittsburgh images and try your hand at portrait-making. Then, buy some prints from your favorite local photographers.
Where: Nova Place at 100 South Commons, Suite 102 (North Side)
When: November 10, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.