After years of planning, a project is moving forward to implement bus rapid transit from Downtown to Oakland. The plan could transform the way people travel, but it's at risk. Under the Trump administration’s proposed budget, millions in expected federal dollars will not be made available next year. So what would Pittsburgh be missing out on if BRT doesn't happen? And what exactly *is* bus rapid transit? Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know.
Jerry Lynn lives in what appears to be an average suburban home in Ross Township. But looks can be deceiving. In fact, you'll need another sense to understand just what makes his house so unusual: An alarm clock has been stuck in a wall and ringing — for 13 years. Yes, 13 (!) years (!!!). How did an alarm clock get in the wall in the first place? Lynn told his tale of woe to KDKA.
On the Calendar
The Mattress Factory is hosting its annual Community Garden Party featuring performances by Jumping Jack Theater and music. There will also be a number of ways to get artistic yourself, thanks to AIR: Artists Image Resource, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the Carnegie Science Center and Workshop PGH DIY School.
Where: Mattress Factory at 505 Jacksonia St. (Mexican War Streets)
When: June 18, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Let local puppeteer Felicia Cooper help you make a crankie (which, btw, is a small, moving panorama). Cooper will talk about Pandora's myth and the piece she's working on based on the story. She'll even incorporate your crankie into her work. Tools and refreshments will be provided.
Where: Pearlarts Studios at 201 N. Braddock Ave. (Point Breeze)
When: June 19, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Black Forge Coffee House is gearing up for summer solstice with a night of poetry. "This event includes several local women, nonbinary, and genderqueer poets, who will be reading some of their works," according to organizers.
Where: Black Forge Coffee House at 1206 Arlington Ave. (Allentown)
When: June 20, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $5 suggested donation
It's the longest day of the year, but did you know it's also the Longest Day of Rosé? Seven restaurants in Pittsburgh are offering discounts on the wine from noon until 9:04 p.m. Participating locations include Smallman Galley, Union Standard, Market Street Wine Bar, Talia, DiAnoia's Eatery, Poros and Vallozzi's.
Where: Various venues
When: June 21, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 9:04 p.m.
The Carnegie Museum of Art is hosting outdoor yoga accompanied by the Pittsburgh Cello Quartet. Bring your own mat. Class is first-come, first-served. No pre-registration is available.
Where: Carnegie Museum of Art at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)
When: June 22, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $5 students | $8 members | $10 general public
Station Square's 2017 Summer Jam concert series kicks off with a performance by Pittsburgh's own Rusted Root. No outside booze or beverages allowed, but nearby restaurants will sell beer outdoors.
Where: Station Square at 125 W. Station Square Drive (South Shore)
When: June 23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
How much: Free