For Mayor Bill Peduto, Ford's $1 billion investment in Pittsburgh-based Argo AI means more jobs and more potential partnerships for the city. Peduto met with Dan Beaven, Argo AI CFO, on Monday and said the “conversation couldn’t have been better ... They made it a condition of the deal with Ford that the headquarters would be based in Pittsburgh.” But where will that headquarters be? Here are a few guesses.
Las Palmas, a Mexican grocery with four area locations, will be closed today to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration actions. A message posted on Las Palmas’ Facebook page said it will be closed to "support of our Hispanic community and to let everyone know that we are in disagreement with the measures and laws being implemented by President Donald Trump." Edgar's Best Tacos will also be closed in protest, and local immigrants are planning to demonstrate in Beechview as part of the national Day Without Immigrants.
Tomorrow night kicks of the Social Justice Innovation Weekend, an event where attendees will pitch, perfect and pitch again ideas for social justice in the areas of art, technology and faith. Register before tomorrow morning to plan all weekend for your presentation Monday night at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater.
In "A Love Supreme," classical singer Anqwenique Wingfield celebrates the music of black women composers including Dorothy Rudd Moore. The performance will also feature original pieces by Wingfield and visual art by Julie Mallis.
Where: New Hazlett Theater at 6 Allegheny Square East (North Side)
When: February 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: $25
The Incline Likes
Pittsburgh’s first cat cafe, Colony, opens today, and The Incline got a sneak peak. What do you do at this Strip District eatery, you ask? Drink wine. Drink coffee. Pay $8 to visit a loft where you can snuggle cats that are available for adoption. Yes. This is real, and we have 10 amazing photos to prove it.
The Penguins did as well as they should have against the not-so-great teams they played recently. That's good, because they need all the points they can get as the Metropolitan is a competitive nightmare with no end in sight, like a children’s beauty pageant circuit or a presidential campaign, our columnist Dave Lozo writes. He touches on that, beards, Crosby's 1,000 points, pro-wrestling and more in this week's Pittsburgh Penstravaganza!