Local Pa. House Democrats, representatives Tony DeLuca and Dan Frankel, have a similar problem: the State Government committee. DeLuca is trying to get a hearing or vote on a package of voting reform bills he's introduced, but hasn't gotten a response from the committee's chair, Rep. Daryl Metcalfe of Butler. Frankel has seen his LGBTQ protections bill die in that committee in previous sessions, which is why he's asking the House speaker to move it elsewhere. Success is anything but guaranteed.
... but it's not about the team's playoff performance. Instead, WESA checked in on the Penguins' plan to build housing on the former Civic Arena site. During the first phase of construction, the team plans to make 20 percent of apartments accessible to families who make about $32,000 a year. But Carl Redwood of the Hill District Consensus Group says that's not good enough.
On the Calendar
Pick from more than 20 food trucks plus fashion trucks, music, games, craft beer and wine.
Where: St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church at 1000 Avila Court (Ross)
When: May 21, 2017 from 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Get in your yoga practice Monday with a twist. Instructor Cassandra Stevens leads a 75-minute class that doubles as a silent disco. Bring your own mat, water and towel.
Where: Belvederes Ultra-Dive at 4016 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: May 22, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
How much: $10 suggested donation
Chicago-based author and activist Unoma Azuah will read from "Blessed Body: The Secret Lives of LGBT Nigerians," a collection of 36 personal narratives. The stories are true tales told by LGBTQ people living in the oppressive country.
Where: City of Asylum at 40 W. North Ave. (North Side)
When: May 23, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Join us as we recognize stellar under-40 leaders shaping Pittsburgh's beverage scene. Your ticket includes local fare and an array of beverages from sake tastings to wine from Market Street Grocery and Blume Honey Water, as well as a chance to meet The Incline's Who's Next: Drink class.
Where: Alloy 26 at 100 S Commons, Suite 102 (North Side)
When: May 24, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: $20 for public | Free for Who's Next: Drink honorees
Have you ever wanted to be the worst version of yourself in public and potentially get rewarded for it? Poetry event Nasty Slam is for you. Sign up to deliver a three-minute poem (no hate speech, duh), or just pay to watch poets go head-to-terrible-head. Winner takes home half of the door cash. Sign-up begins at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Spirit at 242 51st St. (Lawrenceville)
When: May 24, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: $5 to slam, $5 to watch
"ABBEY: In the Red" is a night of jazz and dance that celebrates musician and civil rights figure Abbey Lincoln. Pittsburgh's Anqwenique Wingfield provides vocals with dance by the STAYCEE PEARL dance project. The show closes Saturday.
Where: August Wilson Center at 980 Liberty Ave. (Downtown)
When: May 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: From $21.75
The Brass Roots, East Liberty Presbyterian Church's brass ensemble in residence, and organist Dr. Edward Alan Moore will play a free concert with a space theme. Hear selections from Richard Strauss' "Also Sprach Zarathustra," as well as pieces from "Star Trek," "Star Wars" and "Superman." Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra trombonist James Nova will serve as guest conductor.
Where: East Liberty Presbyterian Church at 116 South Highland Ave. (East Liberty)
When: May 26, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
How much: Free