Gov. Tom Wolf wants to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $12 an hour, a nearly $5 increase from the status quo. But getting that done this year with the Republican-controlled assembly will be “tough,” state Sen. Jay Costa said after a rally outside the City-County Building this week. “We have to continue to be advocates, strong advocates,” Costa said. Support for raising the minimum wage among Pittsburgh's Harrisburg delegation basically depends on one thing. Find out where your legislators stand.
Batman, Captain America, Spider-Man and Superman — disguised as window washers, of course — all made an appearance at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC this week. And it's obviously adorable. Watch here. You won't be disappointed.
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Find or sell used activewear, tents, backpacks, camp stoves, trekking poles, kayaks and more at Gear Fest. Want to sell? You have to register before the event online or on Sunday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Looking to buy? Just show up between noon and 5 p.m. Beer from Hop Farm, Spoonwood, East End and Grist House will be available for purchase and four bands will provide live music.
Where: Ace Hotel at 120 S. Whitfield St. (East Liberty)
When: April 23, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh Opera's "The Summer King" begins April 29, but you can get a sneak peek and learn more about the new production for free. Daniel Sonenberg, who composed the opera about Negro league player Josh Gibson, will be there as will singers from the production.
Where: Carnegie Library of Homestead at 510 E 10th Ave. (Munhall)
When: April 23, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Join us at Studio AM to honor the winners of Who's Next: Food. Your ticket includes an array of hors d’oeuvre from executive chef Steve Morehouse, beer and wine from Market Street Grocery, drinks from Arsenal Cider House and spirit samplings from Liberty Pole Spirits and Golia. You'll also have the chance to meet up-and-comers in Pittsburgh's dining and food scene. Special thanks to Who's Next sponsor S&T Bank.
Where: Studio AM at 225 E. 8th Ave. (Homestead)
When: April 24, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: $20 for public | Free for Who's Next: Food honorees
As part of Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, Grist House is hosting a beer and cheese pairing class with Wheel and Wedge. Try six pairings and walk away with some knowledge that will help make you That Friend. See more events at pittsburghcraftbeerweek.com.
Where: Grist House at 10 Sherman St. (Millvale)
When: April 25, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $25
Brillobox's The Bridge Series features local writers and groups that are doing good. Poet Veronica Corpuz, author Deesha Philyaw and novelist/playwright Sarah Shotland will each read this Wednesday. Words Without Walls, a creative writing organization, will also be on hand.
Where: Brillobox at 4104 Penn Ave. (Bloomfield)
When: April 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: $5
Come to play trivia, eat tacos from La Palapa Mexican Gourmet Kitchen, and hang out with us, The Incline. Yes, there will be prizes.
Where: East End Brewing Co. Taproom at 102 19th St. (Strip District)
When: April 27, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
The Oaks Theater is bringing "The Goonies" back to the big screen, and — unlike in 1985 — you're probably old enough to drink beer now. Bring an ID and try some free beer. No booze required to do the truffle shuffle.
Where: The Oaks Theater at 310 Allegheny River Blvd. (Oakmont)
When: April 28, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $7-$10