You know it, you probably do it — give directions by referencing places that may no longer exist. Think: "Get on the Parkway going toward tahn. Get off like you’re going to Kennywood. … Go right where Swissvale High School usetto be.” But why exactly do Pittsburghers give directions this way? And is it really as unique to the city as some in the ‘Burgh would like to claim? Here's what we found.
It's Pittsburgh Marathon weekend. The road closures started yesterday, but here's the list in case you're attempting to drive to, well, most places. Plus, there are public transit changes, the Post-Gazette reported. If you stop by the marathon expo, be sure to find The Incline and make a sign to support your favorite runners (we're booth 822!). Don't forget: The route changed this year.
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Magnolia on Main, a North Hills mobile boutique, will be parked at Coffee Buddha. We can't think of a better way to celebrate Small Business Appreciation week than with shopping and coffee.
Where: Coffee Buddha at 964 Perry Highway (Perrysville)
When: May 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
It's the ninth edition of the Pittsburgh Vegan Festival. Try vegan food, desserts and products. You can also check out cooking demos, do yoga and listen to live entertainment.
Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills at 2359 W. Ingomar Road (Franklin Park)
When: May 6, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How much: $5 (cash only at the door)
Celebrate at Il Tetto's Kentucky Derby Party. Come dressed for the occasion and to win the best hat contest. There will be games, prizes and, of course, mint juleps.
Where: Sienna Mercato at 942 Penn Ave. (Downtown)
When: May 6, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Wigle Whiskey will host food trucks on the first Saturday of the summer months. First up in the Drinking Buddies series: bourbon from Wigle and BBQ from Gaucho Parrilla Argentina. Come drink, eat and celebrate summer.
Where: Wigle Barrelhouse & Whiskey Garden at 1055 Spring Garden Ave. (Spring Garden)
When: May 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
It's the theater's 91st birthday and that comes with prizes and a special screening of "Bob Roberts." Tickets include the movie, food, non-alcoholic drinks and five raffle tickets. More raffle tickets plus beer and wine will be available for purchase. Movie starts at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Hollywood Theater at 1449 Potomac Ave. (Dormont)
When: May 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: $30