This week's edition is an ode to spring and to beards (two things we love). The list includes an attractive Steeler and a former Steeler running for Pa. Supreme Court. There's also beards, chocolate candy and signs of spring. And topping the list is the one thing that defines all Pirates fans.
A state task force gave its recommendations for policies on testing self-driving cars to PennDOT in December. And for roughly the last month, task force members have been responding to your questions/comments on those policies, dear reader. So what did Pennsylvanians ask? And how did the state respond?
On the Calendar
See the 1926 film "The Flying Ace" with live music. The movie tells the story of a crime-fighting World War I fighter pilot who, along with his sweetheart, investigates the disappearance of a $25,000 railroad company payroll and the paymaster. African-American film historian and Riverbends CEO Joseph Kennedy IV will introduce the film and pianist and early jazz expert Tom Roberts will accompany with live music.
Where: The Hollywood Theater at 1449 Potomac Ave. (Dormont)
When: February 19, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How much: $10
Try six natural wines from around the world, then pick your favorite for a full glass. Plus, there's a snack table full of pairings. While you eat and drink, listen to Justin Scappaticci of Artisan's Cellar explain more about natural wines.
Where: Allegheny Wine Mixer at 5326 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: February 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $37
See Improv 101 students perform their class show at Arcade Comedy Theater. They'll show off their new skills, and you'll see how hilarious class can be.
Where: Arcade Comedy Theater at 811 Liberty Ave. (Downtown)
When: February 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $5
Your ticket includes complimentary food and beverages from local favorites and a chance to meet The Incline's Who's Next: Community Leaders and Activists. These young leaders are being recognized for the difference they're making in Pittsburgh.Food and beverages will be provided by Casellula Cheese & Wine Café, DR Distillery, Market St. Grocery and more. Special thanks to bank event sponsor S&T Bank.
Where: Alloy 26 at 100 South Commons; Suite 102 (Allegheny Center)
When: February 22, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: $20 for public | Free for Who's Next: Community Leaders and Activists honorees
Think you know it all? Test your knowledge against the competition while drinking beer and eating food from La Palapa Mexican Kitchen. Plus, there are prizes for trivia winners. (P.S. We're sponsoring this trivia on the second and fourth Thursday of every month, so why not set a reoccurring event on your calendar?)
Where: East End Brewing Taproom at 102 19th St. (Strip District)
When: February 23, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
It's the fourth annual Pittsburgh Winter BeerFest. Enjoy 350 craft beers from the 'Burgh and across the country, food trucks, live music and more. You can also go Saturday afternoon or evening. All proceeds benefit Animal Rescue Partners and local partner Biggies Bullies.
Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center at 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd. (Downtown)
When: February 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: $45