This week, Pittsburgh City Council approved a nearly $100,000 agreement to allow a planning and engineering firm to assess city-owned steps in the public right-of-way. That includes more than 700 stairways — with more than 45,000 steps — that dot the city’s many hills. That the steps aren’t in great condition isn’t news to Pittsburgh. At least two lawsuits have been filed this year.
On Friday, tents popped up near Mayor Bill Peduto’s home in Point Breeze in protest of a North Side homeless encampment that neighbors dubbed “Pedutoville,” TribLive reported. Council member and mayoral candidate Darlene Harris said residents are upset about the encampment and alleged that Peduto sent homeless people into her district, the Post-Gazette reported. But Peduto, who is running for reelection responded that wasn’t true, per the PG. On Friday, Harris denied being involved in tent protest. But Peduto fired back with a statement saying Harris launched “shameful and politically motivated attacks on the homeless."
On the Calendar
Celebrate Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week by cheering on your favorite breweries. Brewers from 13 local spots will compete in "feats of strength, agility, and knowledge." Tickets include a t-shirt, and you can buy food.
Where: Grist House at 10 Sherman St. (Millvale)
When: April 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $20
Watch the quotable 2004 movie in your most relaxed, yet fetch look. Concessions are a $1 off for those in pajamas.
Where: Row House Cinema at 4115 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: May 1, 2017 at 9:30 p.m.
How much: $9
Join this new series. It's free and all artists are welcome. A local artist will also be the host.
Where: James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy at 422 Foreland St. (Deutschtown)
When: May 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
See students from the Duquesne University Theatre Arts Department perform three, one-act plays by George Bernard Shaw: "How He Lied to Her Husband,""Shakes Versus Shav" and "Dark Lady of the Sonnets."
Where: Genesius Theater at 600 Forbes Ave. (Bluff)
When: May 3, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
How much: Free
It's an intergalactic night of making, plus food and drinks. Choose from embroidering constellations, felting a planet or Death Star, building a light saber or blaster and more.
Where: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh at 10 Childrens Way (Allegheny Center)
When: May 4, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
How much: $20
Hang out in Phipps' Tropical Forest Conservatory as you eat, drink cocktails and dance to a live DJ.
Where: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at 1 Schenley Park (Oakland)
When: May 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: $17.95