Four of six Democratic candidates for Pennsylvania lieutenant governor say they’ll decline the lieutenant governor’s mansion if elected next year. But can they? And how would that even work? We talked to experts and the candidates themselves to see what the legal requirements are. We also discussed what the risks may be. Regardless, the candidates say they’re undeterred, hinting at the broader willingness of politicians, in a political age defined as much by populism as anything else, to view the perks of the job as a liability or at least an affront.
On a downright frigid weekend, it was welcome news to hear about non-stop flights from Pittsburgh to Mexico and the Bahamas. Flights are set to begin later this year, the Post-Gazette reported. It's the latest in a slew of announcements about new non-stop destinations from Pittsburgh — signs of Pittsburgh International Airport's resurgence.
On the Calendar
Meet an owl. Sip some cider. Have some brunch. Sounds like an stellar Sunday morning. The event kicks off the new year, as owls symbolize change.
Where: Threadbare Cider and Mead at 1291 Spring Garden Ave. (Spring Garden)
When: January 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Start the week off with a mindful Monday at this silent disco yoga class, open to all levels of experience. What exactly is silent disco yoga, you ask? We've got all the details in our compilation of quirky yoga classes.
Where: Belvederes Ultra-Dive at 4016 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: January 8, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
How much: $10 suggested donation
Meet up with fellow Pittsburgh young professionals for a mid-week networking happy hour hosted by the American Marketing Association. Make new connections over appetizers and a cash bar. It's like LinkedIn but irl.
Where: Pork & Beans at 136 6th St. (Downtown)
When: January 9, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
"We Are The Weirdos," an open mic night and live storytelling by women and those who identify as women is billed as "uncensored, unapologetic and unbreakable." Sign-ups and music begin at 7 p.m., with stories beginning at 8 p.m.
Where: Black Forge Coffee House at 1206 Arlington Ave. (Allentown)
When: January 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: $5 suggested donation to Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
If you've ever wanted to learn the regal art of calligraphy, this two-hour workshop will teach you the basics. Learn how to hold a pen and form strokes to create a modern calligraphy style. No experience required. Materials included with the cost of registration.
Where: Hatch Art Studio at 6739 Reynolds St. (Point Breeze)
When: January 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $50
At Bierport's weekly Music in the Taproom series, kick off the weekend with some music. Buscrates will perform what they call: "Electronic visions with melodic textures and boom bap sensibilities."
Where: Bierport at 4115 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: January 12, 2018 at 8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Join fellow female cyclists for a weekend of skill sessions. Women of all bike styles and skill levels welcome.
Where: The Wheel Mill at 6815 Hamilton Ave. (Homewood West)
When: January 13, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How much: One-day and two-day passes are available; prices vary
Take a special behind-the-scenes tour in the museum's section of mollusks with assistant curator Dr. Tim Pearce. Then, discuss the book "The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating" with author Elisabeth Tova Bailey via Skype.
Where: Carnegie Museum of Natural History at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)
When: January 13, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Free (advance registration required)
Join in on a Steelers playoff pep rally. Expect appearances by Steelers alumni and celebrity guests, a performance by The Steeline Drumline, drink specials and photo opps.
Where: Stage AE at 400 North Shore Dr.
When: January 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free admission
Enjoy a four-course prix fixe menu at this vegan and gluten-free ramen dinner. Local brewery Aurochs will bring beer to accompany the meal.
Where: Gluten Free Goat Bakery & Café at 4905 Penn Ave. (Garfield)
When: January 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: $40
Heat up a winter night with some dancing at "Make Sure You Have Fun™." Six genres of music, four DJs, two levels, one night.
Where: Spirit at 242 51st Street (Lawrenceville)
When: January 13, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. to January 14, 2018 at 2:00 a.m.
How much: $12.61