With more than a dozen trivia nights in the city, The Incline broke down what to expect at each one — bar specials, quiz categories and all the pertinent details. So grab some friends, brainstorm some team names and plan out where to spend your weeknights this week with this Pittsburgh trivia guide. Here's where to go to put your knowledge of random facts to the test and have some beers and some fun along the way.
Lots of new restaurants opened this year — more than 50 to be exact, as Good Food Pittsburgh reports. Pittsburgh Magazine whittles down the list to its top 10, from swanky hotspots to places to grab a hella good pizza. If you haven't been to these restaurants yet, consider this your Pittsburgh food bucket list. While you're checking off those bucket list boxes, add your email address here to get all the latest food news sent from us directly to your inbox.
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More than 30 regional vintage and handmade vendors will take over two floors of the Ace Hotel. On the list: Functional ceramic ware from Bombabird, American-made lingerie from Calligramme and vintage apparel from Highway Robbery Vintage.
Where: Ace Hotel at 120 S Whitfield St. (East Liberty)
When: December 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
At this pop-up, get a photograph of your aura. The Detroit-based project AURA AURA is making its first trip outside of the Motor City to bring aura photography to Pittsburgh. Advance tickets are sold out, but you can try your luck with a walk-in session. Here's what to expect.
Where: Ace Hotel at 120 S. Whitfield St. (East Liberty)
When: December 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How much: $37
LUXE Creative will transform Hotel Monaco into a winter wonderland. Grab a holiday-inspired sandwich and some cider to shop from a long list of The Wintermarket vendors. Check out a selection of handmade items like glassware, soft goods, leather goods, jewelry and more from local makers.
Where: Kimpton Hotel Monaco at 620 William Penn Place (Downtown)
When: December 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to December 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
The annual Menorah Parade and Festival will kick off Chanukah in Pittsburgh. At the festival, expect live music, food, games and activities for kids. A 12-foot grand menorah will be lit at 5:45 p.m.
Where: The Waterfront at 149 W. Bridge St. (Homestead)
When: December 12, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Put your pinball skills to the test at this tournament. Bring some friends and some booze (the BYOB fee is waived during the competition).
Where: Kickback Pinball Cafe at 4326 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: December 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $5 buy-in
Learn about the mission of the creative hub BOOM Concepts while hearing from four dynamic leaders of the organization. Moderated by Brian Burley of Yngblkpgh, a live panel discussion will feature BOOM Concepts' co-founders Darrell Kinsel and Thomas Agnew, along with creative director Julie Mallis and studio manager Anqwenique Wingfield (she's also a Who's Next: Music honoree).
Where: Black Unicorn: Library and Archives Project at 732 E Warrington Ave. (Allentown)
When: December 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: $10 suggested donation
Inspired by popular series like "Stranger Things" and "The X-Files," this adults-only night at the museum will explore the oddities of the natural history museum and mysterious specimens from its collections. Visitors are welcome to come dressed up to enter a "Stranger Things" costume competition, play some Dungeons and Dragons, check out vintage video games, and use walkie talkies on a scavenger hunt throughout the museum.
Where: Carnegie Museum of Natural History at 4100 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)
When: December 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $15