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Veterans Day is coming up on Monday, but the celebration really starts tomorrow.
Pittsburgh’s 100th annual Veterans Day parade will march through Downtown on Saturday morning. It’ll feature all branches of the United States Military, along with veterans of WWII, veteran service organizations, and high school bands.
Veterans can take advantage of free food and giveaways from local businesses. A couple of highlights: A free Primanti’s sandwich and a free car wash at Sheetz. Here’s the full list.
All are invited to a Veterans Day Breakfast on Monday at Duquesne University, where veterans will share inspiring stories. This 21-year tradition is one of the largest Veterans Day breakfasts in Pennsylvania, bringing together 600 guests.
If you’re up for a drive this weekend, Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution is hosting special programs, walking tours, and activities related to early American soldiers and their families.
Ever wonder how many veterans live in our region? 149,743. The Center for Social and Urban Research at Pitt has a full chart on where they served and when.
In other news …
More robots could be coming to the heart of Robotics Row. Aurora Innovation is eyeing the move west from Lawrenceville to the 1600 Smallman Street redevelopment project in the Strip, across from the produce terminal. Aurora is tight-lipped about the possibility but has good reason to need bigger digs. P.S. Ever wonder why it’s called Robotics Row? Here’s our explainer. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
The “Rainbow Wave” has reached western Pennsylvania. Four openly LGBTQ candidates were elected or re-elected on Tuesday in the Pittsburgh area. Jessica Semler won a seat on Etna Borough Council. Bruce Kraus held onto his Pittsburgh City Council seat. And the married couple of Edward Alo and Anthony Saba were elected to Crafton Borough Council. They join about a dozen openly LGBTQ candidates who won offices across Pennsylvania this week. (Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents)
All aboard. A new coach bus line will offer Pittsburghers service to Washington, D.C. and Columbus, Ohio, starting next week. FlixBus, a German company with a growing electric fleet and wildly affordable fares, will pick up Columbus- or DC-bound passengers next to the convention center starting Thursday. Fares begin at $10 dollars each way. (KDKA-TV)
Want to host a Pittsburgh-based game show? Well, you’ll soon get your chance. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is planning to debut “Game Time!” next year — more details to come — and it needs a host to welcome the audience, introduce the games, and provide commentary. There’s a script, but improvisational skills are a plus. (Patch)
Congratulations to new Incline member Carolyn S., who won our Staycation Giveaway. Carolyn is headed to Kimpton Hotel Monaco, Union Standard, and Arcade Comedy Theater for a perfect Pittsburgh weekend.
Did you catch the Pittsburgh crossword puzzle we shared yesterday?
If you haven’t yet, scroll past the answers above, then download and print the PDF here. Today, we’re sharing the solution (here’s that PDF) to this challenging puzzle by Incline reader Emma Oxford. Print ’em out and stump your friends this weekend.
If you’re really into crossword puzzles, try your hand at Emma’s physics-themed puzzle here.
And if you wanna talk more about crossword puzzles, contact Emma here.
🍹 Tuesday: Mix and mingle with marketers at the American Marketing Association's monthly happy hour (Squirrel Hill)
👻 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)
💛 Celebrate our favorite neighbor with sweater-y crafts at a Museum Lab 21+ event (Allegheny Center)
🎤 Join award-winning poets Marilyn Nelson and Sonia Sanchez for conversations and poetry (Oakland)
🎨 Find out how to get involved in the Three Rivers Arts Festival (Downtown)