Jill Stein said Wednesday she needed $2.5 million for a recount in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. Since then, she's raised more than $6 million for the cause, and the Clinton campaign said it will participate after she initiated a recount in Wisconsin. The deadline to file for a recount in our commonwealth is tomorrow, and Stein needs more than 27,000 volunteers to make it happen. (Btw, a recount here would be, as described by an expert on voting machines, a “nightmare scenario.”)
If we’re talking looks and charm, the Pittsburgh region’s Stars Hollow would have to be Ligonier, over in Westmoreland County. There are unusual events (Ice Fest ice sculpting festival!), antique shops (but probably not as strict as Mrs. Kim’s) and loads of small-town appeal. When you walk down Main Street, don’t be surprised if the “La-La’s” from Sam Phillips’ score fill your head. If six more hours of “Gilmore Girls” just weren't enough, consider heading there, where you’ll find these six places that make it the closest thing we’ve got to Stars Hollow.
On the Calendar
James Street Gastropub's Speakeasy will host Gene Stovall and his band, The Stove Tops, for an evening of ugly sweaters and funk music. There will be prizes for best ugly sweater and best looking sweater. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Where: James Street Gastropub at 422 Foreland St. (Deutschtown)
When: November 27, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to November 28, 2016 at 12:00 a.m.
How much: $5
You survived the holiday weekend. Time for some drinks and friendly competition. It's Goose Island month at Copper Kettle Brewing Company and Hough's, and they're hosting a cornhole competition. Games start at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. Teams of two should register by emailing email@example.com.
Where: Copper Kettle Brewing Company at 563 Greenfield Ave. (Greenfield)
When: November 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh is hosting holiday-themed trivia on Giving Tuesday. A $20 ticket includes one drink and appetizers. Register your team ahead of time at bbbspgh.org/holidaytrivia.
Where: Buckhead Saloon Pittsburgh at 225 W. Station Square Drive (South Shore)
When: November 29, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: $20
The Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse is hosting its first ever pop-up shop at Scratch Food and Beverage. Find previously used holiday decor and gifts, and do your part to save the planet. Some menu items benefit the nonprofit.
Where: Scratch Food and Beverage at 1720 Lowrie St. (Troy Hill)
When: November 30, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
The Joy of Cookies, Cookie Tour kicks off with Light Up Lawrenceville and the lighting of the Allegheny Cemetery Christmas tree at 7:30 p.m. Carolers from Encounter Church and Arsenal Elementary School will sing holiday songs, and the Franktuary food truck will be on site. There will also be free hot chocolate.
Where: Allegheny Cemetery at 4734 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: December 1, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
As part of its After Dark series, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History is hosting a "Lord of the Rings" night. The event features medieval sword fighting demonstrations, a talk by museum director Dr. Eric Dorfman, the live drawing of a Shire-style map of the museum and a scavenger hunt. There will also be a costume contest. Beer, wine and food will be available for sale. 21+.
Where: Carnegie Museum of Natural History at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)
When: December 2, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $15-$20