Newsletter for Sunday, Oct. 2
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
This “Dogtoberfest” costume is everything. (Photo via @emmmysue81.)
VP CANDIDATE KAINE TO VISIT THURSDAY
Hillary Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine will spend the two days after the vice presidential debate in Pennsylvania, the Associated Press reported. Limited information about his visit is available, but you can find out more about his Thursday stop here. (If you’re looking for a way to keep track of Pittsburgh visits from Clinton and Donald Trump — and their friends — The Incline has you covered.)
‘TAKEN IN TOTAL, IT’S A REALLY SAD PICTURE’
Pittsburgh police said there were 43 killings from January to August this year, two less than in the same period in 2014, which had the highest homicide rate in six years, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Liz Navratil reported. At least a quarter of those killings happened on the North Side. The Violent Crime Response Team is trying to combat that.
SYMPHONY ON STRIKE
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts were canceled for this weekend after its musicians went on strike Friday. They did so after rejecting a proposal from management that “they said would cut their pay, freeze their pensions and reduce they orchestra’s size,” The New York Times reported. The musicians then took to the street Saturday wit their instruments, KDKA reports.
Bring and search for Halloween costumes and decorations, vintage clothing, horror movies and memorabilia, props and party supplies. There will also be boozy apple cider and spooky tunes from Bryan Vamp at 3:30 p.m.
Where: Trundle Manor at 7724 Juniata St. (Swissvale)
When: October 2, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How much: Sellers pay $25 to reserve a spot, with a $23 refund
THE INCLINE LIKES
An event today from the Thomas Merton Center will teach you to find connections between Pittsburgh’s politicians, business leaders, lobbyists and more. The connections are surprising — or maybe not so surprising — event organizer Gabriel McMorland told The Incline. “Mapping Pittsburgh’s Power Elite” starts at 1 p.m. at the county Department of Human Services building.
SHOES FIT FOR THE KING
When the Steelers take the field at 8:30 p.m., there will be an added familiar face. Wide receiver Antonio Brown, who has previously been fined for his unusual footwear, will wear cleats with a picture of golfer Arnold Palmer’s on them, per The Washington Post’s sports blog The Early Lead. Palmer died a week ago, and Brown counted the Latrobe golf star as a friend.