... and we can't wait to see you there. It's going to be a great time: We're giving away a night at the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh and 2 pairs of "Dracula" tickets. Also there will be 2 awesome DJs, incredible swag bags, a photo booth, lots to eat and drink and the chance to meet young Pittsburghers shaping the city. Tickets (which support our local journalism!) are still available here. Already RSVPed? Don't forget to bring something for the food bank from its most needed items list.
Pittsburgh City Council Member Dan Gilman on Tuesday moved to ban guns from city parks, a move he spearheaded after explaining that he was "astonished" to see people carrying assault rifles during protests in Mellon Park last month. After learning that the city had no ordinance banning them from doing so, Gilman introduced legislation that would, TribLive reports. But critics of the move were ready, arguing that any attempt by the city to regulate the practice — or preempt state law on the subject — would amount to an illegal infringement.
At a conservative gathering in St. Louis on Sunday, Steve Bannon, the divisive former Trump strategist and current Breitbart chairman, declared his support for Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner — a man with his own history of controversies and self-inflicted wounds. According to this AP report, the two men flew to St. Louis together, and Wagner said he emerged from that flight more emboldened than ever. “Tomorrow in Pennsylvania, the gloves are coming off and the message is, `The hardworking Pennsylvanians, you're being shafted by the corruption in Harrisburg, OK?'" Wagner told the midwest crowd. But it's unclear whether Bannon's backing will help or hurt the current Pennsylvania state senator at home, especially with Trump's poll numbers sliding.
Mike Tomlin has had enough of all the national anthem talk. He said Monday that finding a middle ground was "for you political beatniks to ponder. We're a football group. You're asking us about middle ground. You're asking us about right or left. We're a football group." Only, the NFL has become about much more than football this week, thanks to the President's comments and thanks to players who continue to take a stand by choosing to kneel. The Steelers opted out of the political conversation Sunday, but in "butchering" the anthem situation, their words keep making it worse. In a show of unity, the Steelers seem anything but united.
Join us in celebrating The Incline's 1st birthday and meet more than 150 young Pittsburghers making the city better, as we honor a year of Who's Next classes and recognize our newest group: Who's Next: Health. Dance to the beats of JRod and DJ Bamboo, and enjoy local spirit samplings and a photo booth. Your ticket also includes beer, wine, cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres — and supports our local journalism. Your presence is worth a present, so the first 200 people to buy a ticket get a swag bag at the door. An after party with Thrival Innovation + Music Festival and cash bar start at 9 p.m. A huge thanks to The Incline’s bash sponsors S&T Bank and Thrival.
Where: Ace Hotel Pittsburgh at 120 S. Whitfield St. (East Liberty)
When: September 27, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $40
The Incline Likes
Tonight at our bash, we're celebrating nearly 170 young Pittsburghers honored in our Who's Next series over the last year. But their accomplishments, both personal and professional, hardly stop after they're recognized, so we checked in to see what they're up to. From new jobs and projects to new family members, see how 28 Who's Nexters have continued working to make Pittsburgh better.
Thrival Innovation + Music Festival, which begins today and runs through Saturday, celebrates its 5th birthday this week. In a half-decade, its grown from a small concert in a dirt lot with a few thought talks to a multi-day festival drawing national acts and big-name speakers and earning (often complex) comparisons with SXSW. As Thrival has evolved, so too has Pittsburgh’s culture of innovation. So how did Thrival get here, and what's next for the festival — and for Pittsburgh?