With Rep. Tim Murphy (R-18) set to resign later this month amid a scandal involving an extramarital affair and allegations he urged his mistress to have an abortion, Republicans and Democrats are anxiously eyeing the vacancy he'll leave behind and the special election that will soon be held to fill it. But how will that election work? And can Democrats claim the reliably red seat on the heels of Murphy's ouster? The Incline posed these very questions to a group of experts. Here's what they told us — and what you should expect.
After a fierce two-week competition, 16 pizza shops triumphed and will now advance to the Sweet Sixteen round of our NCAA-style bracket to determine Pittsburgh’s Ultimate Pizza. We saw lots of tight races as these 32 beloved Pittsburgh pizza shops battled it out, and we expect more fierce match-ups as these 16 pizza purveyors fight their way into the Elite Eight. Now’s your moment to root for your favorite Pittsburgh pizza: Vote.
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Calling all foodies: Heinz History Center is hosting a day just for you. At Hometown Homegrown, sample foods from local vendors, learn something new at a cooking demo and enjoy live music.
Where: Heinz History Center at 1212 Smallman St. (Strip District)
When: October 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How much: History Center admission ($16 for adults)
Ever wonder what lies at the top or bottom of those public stairs in South Side Park? Well, you can find out with this self-guided tour of the hillsides and spectacular views that exist there. This event combines photography, historic narrative and a sense of a neighborhood dependent upon steps. Each pre-registered trekker receives a map and a course narrative. Please remember to bring a canned food item to help stock the Brashear Association Food Pantry.
Where: South Side Park at Josephine & 21st Streets (South Side)
When: October 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How much: $13
Cat lovers are invited to bring their feline friends for an afternoon of socializing and cat naps. The event is organized as a way "to reclaim the glory of the outdoors" for cats, some who like to take walks on leashes, others who like to be paraded around in strollers and some who like to hang out solo in their carriers and listen to chirping birds.
Where: Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain at Schenley Drive (Oakland)
When: October 7, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
How much: Free
Architecture hounds, this one's for you. It's a guided walking tour of modern and late modern architecture and design throughout the neighborhood of Oakland and the University of Pittsburgh campus. And trust us, there's plenty to see there. But if you're concerned that all that walking will leave you famished in some 60s-era postmodern parking garage, think again: the tour will end up at local hotspot Butterjoint.
Where: Address will be given after online registration
When: October 7, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
How much: Free (advance registration required)
Don't wrestle with this decision. Seriously. The "Brawl in the Fall" event — a live pro-wrestling rumble in the jungle (of Lawrenceville) — is a true no-brainer. But if you're not entirely convinced, here's the kicker: It will also be held outside, "under the stars." So get your armbands ready and prepare to howl at the moon.
Where: Spirit Lodge at 242 51st Street (Lawrenceville)
When: October 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $10 for adults and $8 for kids