The Allegheny County government on Wednesday reminded voters not to take photos or video — that includes selfies — inside polling places. Translation: Yes, they’ve seen the Justin Timberlake voting selfie. … And while we’re talking about Election Day, Bon Jovi is in Pittsburgh today for HRC, and Bill Clinton will be in Aliquippa on Friday.
100 YEARS LATER, ANOTHER HOUDINI
On Nov. 6, magician Lee Terbosic will be suspended in a straight jacket above Liberty Avenue and Wood Street, where Harry Houdini did the same thing a century ago, PennLive’s Lisa Wardle reports. In other trips to Pittsburgh, Houdini “invited participants to tie him up at the Grand Opera House in 1905 and jumped off the Seventh Street bridge while restrained in 1907 and 1908,” she writes.
BIZARRE AND DELICIOUS
Seven local restaurants will be featured Tuesday on Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods, Delicious Destinations,” Rebecca Sodergren reports in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Get ready for your close up, Pierogies Plus, Butcher on Butler, Emil’s Lounge, Sarafino’s, Primanti Brothers, Wholey’s Market and Union Grill.
|What||Costumes are optional — but encouraged — for the Halloween edition of the Pittsburgh Underwear Bike Ride. A 21+ after-party at Spirit starts at 9 p.m. Admission is $5. The ride, however, is free. Meet at 8 p.m., ride at 8:30 p.m.|
|Where||at 46th and Butler streets (Lawrenceville)|
|When||October 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm|
THE INCLINE LIKES
Pittsburgh’s own Valentino the sloth recently appeared on “Ellen” with a young fan. The National Aviary resident was a natural on camera, which made us wonder — how do you train a sloth to be camera ready? The Incline spent some time with Valentino and his trainer, Cathy Schlott, for a video that boils it down to four simple steps. No. 4: Respect the sloth.
Check out this list of 13 Halloween events happening through Sunday. Like snark? Like going to the movies at midnight? There’s an event for you.