The Penguins had just 12 shots in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, but five — FIVE — went in, toppling Nashville 5-3 to take a 1-0 series lead. The game had everything (except a lot of Penguins shots), including a disallowed goal on a controversial offsides challenge, a 3-0 Pens lead, a catfish thrown onto the ice that sparked a Predators' comeback, and a late, 3rd-period goal by Jake Guentzel that sealed the game and helped the Penguins escape. Pittsburgh went more than 37 minutes without a shot on goal, but managed to put four shots past Pekka Rinne, adding an empty netter to seal the victory. Here's our full recap of a wild and wacky Game 1.
Before he was elected to Pittsburgh City Council in 2007, Rev. Ricky Burgess, who represents District 9, didn't know much about development. Since then, he's learned a lot, including that action is most important. “You have to show people change,” he told The Incline. And Burgess is focused on big change: “I want to do things that are transformational, not transaction or treatment.” Read more of our Q&A with Burgess, the final installment of our nine-part Meet City Council series.
As the number of self-driving car companies in Pittsburgh continues to grow, so do their respective approaches to the cars' sensors. The lidar is the system of sensors (cameras, radar, light detection and more) that recreates the perception of a human driver and, per the Post-Gazette, how those sensors look can make all the difference. For example, Uber's self-driving cars can't be missed with their lidar on top, but Delphi's cars blend in and look like human-driven cars, reported the PG. Read more about how the sensors do — and don't — work.
|What||Celebrate all things Irish through music, food and dancing at the 27th annual Celtic Celebration. Other activities include an intro into Irish genealogy, cultural Hedge school, and a chance to hang out with Irish pups, such as setters, wolfhounds.|
|Where||Riverplex at Sandcastle at 1000 Sandcastle Dr. (West Homestead)|
|When||September 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm to September 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm|
|How much||Ticket prices vary|
|What||Join Baron Batch for a "collaborative painting experience," where he'll "show guests the tools ... The Hideout lends individuals the freedom to express their growing creativity," per its event listing. Heavy appetizers from Chef Steve Morehouse and drinks provided, with some proceeds benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.|
|Where||The Hideout at 201 North Braddock Ave., Room 311 (Point Breeze)|
|When||May 30, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm|
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Stone lions line Fourth Avenue, Downtown, and per WESA, the big cats are there with one mission: to guard. Fourth Avenue was once Pittsburgh’s financial district and the lions were there to protect valuables and show Pittsburghers that their money was safe in the various banks, WESA reported. The most recognizable are the Dollar Bank lions at Fourth Avenue and Smithfield Street. Spoiler: The lions don’t have names, but you should keep reading anyways.
Memorial Day is over and summer is —unofficially— here. June starts this week and the month comes with dance parties, festivals and more, per Next Pittsburgh. Kick off the month Thursday with the CREATE Festival, filled with art, music, talks, performances and workshops. Then, the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival starts Friday andruns through June 11. Read more about these events and eight more can't-miss things going on.