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What Pittsburgh is talking about

Oh, hello winter. 

The first taste of winter is in the forecast for tonight. And the National Weather Service says that means the first accumulating snowfall of the season.

Expect as much as an inch near the city, with more north of the city, Patch reports. It’ll start as rain today and then turn into snow in the afternoon, per WTAE.

The chill will stick around Friday, with the high temperature reaching only 36 degrees and wind gusts as high as 21 mph. Brrrr.

Another sign of the season: Light Up Night details have been unveiled. The 59th annual celebration will be on Friday, Nov. 22.

Singer Adam Lambert will headline the night’s entertainment, TribLive reports. Other performers include: The Nox Boys, Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers, Beauty Slap, and The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

The event will also include tours of the City-County Building, the annual gingerbread house display (it’ll be in the City-County Building this year), the holiday market, tree lighting ceremonies, and, of course, fireworks.

In other news … 

Is Marsy’s Law coming to Pennsylvania? Maybe. While the victims’ rights amendment claimed a resounding victory in Tuesday’s election, the results won’t be certified until a legal challenge against the measure is resolved. Supporters say Marsy’s Law empowers crime victims, but critics say it does so at the expense of due process and defendant rights. (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

A fire tore through local landmark Wilson’s Bar-B-Q. Two firefighters were injured battling the Tuesday evening blaze and a dog was rescued. The 60-year-old restaurant is a North Side staple known for its no-frills style and mouth-watering aromas. Officials believe the fire started in the kitchen. (TribLive)

This bar is gonna be — ahem — the bomb. The son of Steelers legend Franco Harris bought a bomb squad truck from the airport auction, and he’s turning it into a portable wine bar. That’s some really creative reuse. (WPXI)

Saturday Night Live has some ideas for Duolingo. Specifically, SNL wants the Pittsburgh language-learning app company to design a course to help uncomfortable adults talk to kids. Sure, “Duolingo for Talking to Children” is a joke, but we see the appeal. Take the two minutes to watch and crack a smile. (CNET)

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⏳ Last chance for our Staycation Giveaway

Become a member today before noon for your shot at our spectacular Staycation Giveaway.

Spend an evening at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco, dine at Union Standard, and enjoy some laughs at Arcade Comedy Theater. You deserve it, and at just $8 a month, this membership costs less than a cocktail.

Miss the deadline? No worries, check back here for next week’s new member giveaway.

Try your hand at this crossword.

A very Pittsburgh crossword puzzle

Word of the day: Cruciverbalist. 

Definition: A person who makes or solves crossword puzzles. We learned the word from Incline reader Emma Oxford, a cruciverbalist who made a Pittsburgh-themed crossword puzzle just for you. Fair warning: It’s tough.

Try your hand at this puzzle (download and print the PDF here) and check back tomorrow for the solution.

And if you wanna talk more about crossword puzzles, contact Emma here.


Things to do

Our partner events

🍹 Tuesday: Mix and mingle with marketers at the American Marketing Association's monthly happy hour (Squirrel Hill)

Around town


🐝 Join or watch the buzz of Civically's 2nd Annual Adult Spelling Bee (East Liberty)

📝 Listen to the best stories ever told at this Story Slam, featuring our very own director (Downtown)

📖 Join NPR’s Lulu Miller for a special reading with Q-and-A session (Point Breeze)

💛 Be kind in the neighborhood with conversations around the legacy of Fred Rogers (Allegheny Center)

🍷 Taste more than 25 wines from across the globe paired with small bites and cigars (North Shore)


👻 Attend a comedic murder mystery play — through Nov. 9 (Carnegie)

🎭 Don’t miss Shakespeare’s “Will” and its exploration of feminist themes — through Dec. 1 (Homestead)

🍷 Sip and swirl wine at the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium (Highland Park)

🎬 Watch probing documentaries, animated shorts, and more at the Three Rivers Film Festival— through Nov. 23 (Pittsburgh)


🎷 Groove to “Sweet Jazz with Mike Tomaro (Oakland)

🍸 Drink up at the Deutschtown Bar Crawl (Allegheny East)

💎  Score some vintage gems  at the PGH Vintage Mixer (Allegheny Center)

🌿 Lettuce know if you attend the Pittsburgh Vegan Expo & Convention (Monroeville)

🎉 Celebrate local cultural institutions at the PGH Museums Launch Party (Spring Garden)

📽 Watch We Are Here, a four-channel video installation about social justice issues (Larimer)


➡️ Take part in the Antisemitism, Hate and Social Responsibility Conference — through Nov. 11 (Oakland)

❤️ Get in formation at Self-Love Sunday: You Are A Badass (Bakery Square)

🐶 Bring your pets for a holiday photo shoot with the Grinch (Allegheny East)

🇺🇸 Calling all veterans and service members for free workshops at Pittsburgh Glass Center (East Liberty)


🏢 Examine the construction projects of the ‘50s and ‘60s and the contentious legacy of buildings (Oakland)

🍳 Honor veterans at one of the largest Veterans Day breakfasts in Pennsylvania (Uptown)


🎮 Find out what it takes to create a video game and learn about the video game industry in Pittsburgh (Downtown)

📖 Hear from local author Damon Young at the social justice lecture series (Homewood)


💪 Network with powerful women at Grlpwrpgh’s monthly happy hour (Strip District)

🍺 Pair gluten free beers and ciders with delicious vegetarian fare (Lawrenceville)

💥 Discuss how to keep momentum going for local startups with leading regional funders and accelerators (East Liberty)

✏️ Meet local storytellers and journalists at the My Story is the Pittsburgh Story celebration (East Liberty)

😂 Laugh out loud at this nationwide brewery comedy tour — also on Dec. 11 (Troy Hill)

Help our Incline soar.

One more thing ...

It’s last call for week one of New Member November. Our goal is to welcome 90 new members by the end of the month, and so far, we’ve welcomed eight to our crew. Hi, Anne Marie N., Julie D., Laura T., Cary S., Susan P., Dean J., Erin P., and Chloe W.!

Join us (and them!) for your chance at our super sweet staycation giveaway — all the details here.

See ya back here tomorrow for FRIDAY.

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