It's Groundhog Day, so what better time to explore the lore surrounding Phil. There's an immortal rodent, Monopoly men in trench coats, magical elixirs, anti-prohibition activism and more. Here we examine the proud traditions of what, for our money, is the strangest holiday of all. Here's hoping for an early spring.
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi made a bold if not obvious declaration: The company wants to remove the humans from its driverless vehicles as soon as possible. But while the company uses Pittsburgh as the backdrop for its high-profile self-driving vehicle pilot program, removing humans from the vehicles here could prove more difficult. That's because Pennsylvania law forbids it. But legislation is under consideration that would change that while also giving companies like Uber even greater latitude in conducting new escalations of their testing programs.
Vice President Mike Pence is going to Bethel Park today for a rally for Congressional Candidate Rick Saccone. Afterward, Pence will head to the Heinz History Center for an 1 p.m. event by the America First Policies, a nonprofit created by former Trump campaign staff, the Post-Gazette reported. Don't be surprised if this is the first of several trips that the vice president makes to Pittsburgh in the lead up to the the Pa. congressional District 18 special election.
The Girlie Show (no, not the one from 30 Rock) will celebrate five years as an independent showcase of female performing artists: Founded by women, booked by women and focused on women in the arts. The show will feature spoken word, alt-folk and Who's Nexter Liss Victory with acoustic protest songs. The Girlie Show's efforts work toward the greater cause of equality and providing a comfortable space for women and women-identifying people to step into the spotlight.
Where: Hambone's at 4207 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: February 2, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
How much: $5 cover
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Today is George Martin's 90th birthday. And to celebrate, the Allegheny Elks Lodge No. 339 bartender wants to serve 90 drinks — one for each year he's lived. Friday night is typically members-only, but tonight it's open to the public starting at 6 p.m. to help Martin celebrate. And as far as what it's like to turn 90 — “I’ve had a beautiful time of it," he told the PG.
Local physician Dr. Deepika Mohan teamed up with Schell Games to create a video game, Night Shift, that's all about working in the emergency room, Next Pittsburgh reported. The game is a way for ER doctors to improve their skills in a low-stakes way. Plus, there's some storytelling to it, too.