Vol. 28, No. 50
December 12, 2018 - Pittsburgh City Paper
Volume 28 Issue 50
What to know about the holiday buses
“It's the time of the year where it's cold, the days are shorter, and if this very little thing brings about some joy to someone's day, it's just that much better.”
By Hannah Lynn
International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers fights to protect and empower its workers
Locally-submitted stories from sex workers will be performed by actors at Persad Center on Dec. 17
By Alex Gordon
Skip the summer crowds and experience Chautauqua Lake, N.Y. during the winter months
The bars are filled with year-round locals and you never have a problem finding parking.
By Jared Wickerham
Holiday Giving Projects makes the season bright for local LGBTQ people
The program welcomes donations of gift cards, coats, and other items.
By Amanda Waltz
Pittsburgh group uplifts sex workers for International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers
User-submitted stories will be told by actors at Persad Center, 7 p.m. on Mon., Dec. 17
Post-Gazette editorial says misgendering is free speech, but ignores that it increases suicidal thoughts among transgender people
After news broke that Trump wanted to define trans people out of federal policies, calls to a trans suicide hotline increased 400 percent.
By Ryan Deto
Community gathering Wednesday for six-month anniversary of death of Antwon Rose Jr.
Smoking out the mystery of Applewood Smoke
The fast-casual joint is hidden in plain sight, housed in back of the Park Place Pub in Highland Park.
By Maggie Weaver
Know Your Bartender: Jade Wilson of Butterjoint
“I had a lovely couple come in for dinner one night and was told that it was going to be a surprise proposal.”
By Craig Mrusek
There's a tap for that: Tipple Taps delivers (legal) drinking on-the-go with its Little Red Truck
Where and when to get down with the Feast of the Seven Fishes this week
From seafood to shellfish to food from the ocean, this tradition has something for everybody
The Westmoreland Museum hits the target with Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts
A new exhibition shows the artistic potential of quilting.
What’s Rashaad Newsome wearing?
“Comfort is always, always at the fore.”
By Tereneh Idia
Looking for gift recommendations for book lovers? Ask Pittsburgh authors. That's what we did
Pittsburgh is home to one of the best writing colonies in the country, if not the world.
By Rege Behe
For Amanda Fenner, candles are "lit"
“Book people and candle people, there's an overlap there.”
The Affordable Floors return with first new album in 23 years
Popular Pittsburgh ‘90s band releases Every Broken Heart Will Mend
7 Days of Concerts
By Jordan Snowden
Local hip-hop artist reminds listeners to Smile, You’re Alive!
Smile, You’re Alive isn’t just a collection of songs. The album tells Benji.’s story.
Danny Rectenwald of Bastard Bearded Irishmen releases his first solo album
With the release of Samadhi, and by being a part of Bastard Bearded Irishmen, Rectenwald is able to show multiple sides of himself as an artist.
Help the Tree of Life congregation by supporting local music this week
Now Streaming: #NewMusicFriday Dec. 14
#MusicMonday Wrap-up: Dec. 17
Die Hard N’at is for die-hard Pittsburghers
The latest Midnight Radio show at Bricolage adds a distinctly Pittsburgh flavor to a blockbuster action movie.
Kelly Strayhorn Theater hosts this year's National Performance Network conference
The conference features workshops, as well as Pittsburgh: Live & Onstage, highlighting Afro Yaqui Music Collective, Anqwenique Wingfield, Blak Rapp M.A.D.U.S.A., slowdanger
By Steve Sucato
Folklore and documentary merge in Aaron and Amanda Kopp's Liyana
It follows children in an orphanage as they write their own fairytale.
Holiday Movie Advent Calendar Day 16: A Cinderella Christmas
What sinister dealings were going on in this movie’s props department?
Holiday Movie Advent Calendar Day 17: A Twist of Christmas
Oreo has a larger role in this Lifetime movie than Jesus does in most Hallmark holiday specials.
By Lisa Cunningham
Holiday Movie Advent Calendar Day 18: Daddy's Home 2
Even though their personalities are so different, they can still all get along (but this doesn’t happen of course.)
Holiday Movie Advent Day 19: Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe
These movies try so hard to be relatable and down-to-earth that they end up being completely alien.
Lynn Cullen Live - 12/12/18
Audio & Video Archive
By Lynn Cullen
Lynn Cullen Live - 12/13/18
Lynn Cullen Live - 12/14/18
Lynn Cullen Live - 12/17/18
Lynn Cullen Live - 12/18/18
Learning to negotiate consent and communicate well is central to poly relationships
A local group, Poly in Pittsburgh, is working to create a community that supports poly folks, and to normalize polyamory as a practice.
By Jessie Sage
Free Will Astrology
By Rob Brezsny
ELO Show: Electric Lynne Orchestra Tribute
The Lamp Theatre
Fri., Dec. 6, 8-10:30 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Workers at LGBTQ service center Persad vote to unionize with United Steelworkers
By Ryan Deto
Pa. Treasurer Joe Torsella renews calls for Mark Zuckerberg’s ouster as Facebook board chair
Where do Allegheny County’s elected officials stand on the fight over fracking and cracker plants?
Pittsburgh Holiday Market Spotlight: Dawn Wallhausen of Dawn Glassworks
By Amanda Waltz