Envision Downtown is hosting a pop-up on Liberty Avenue this week to get input on potential improvements for pedestrians and transit users. Liberty Lab features interactive exhibits that allow users to talk about their problems and priorities. Check it out between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. until Saturday.
At a Saturday town hall, U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle told constituents not to be afraid to call and ask their Congress member if they are planning to co-sponsor a bill — and why or why not. Then one woman in the audience took his advice and asked why he didn't co-sponsor House Resolution 186, which asks the U.S. Treasury to give Donald Trump’s tax returns and other financial information to the U.S. House of Representatives. Here's Doyle's response and why he added his name Monday.
Bill Cosby's lawyers asked a judge to summon up to 2,000 people from Allegheny County for jury selection in Cosby's sex assault trial, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The lawyers said jury-selection could take weeks and includes questioning in groups of 100 starting June 5 in Pittsburgh.
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So, sure. The 2017-2018 line up for Broadway in Pittsburgh sounds perfectly lovely. You'll get to see Sara Bareilles' "Waitress," and "The Phantom of the Opera" sequel "Love Never Dies: The Phantom Returns." BUT OMG. "Hamilton" is coming in 2018-2019. And I'm willing to wait for it.
Pittsburgh's Jane Austen festival is this weekend, TribLive reported, and it ends Saturday with something really special: a Regency-style assembly where people dress up in period garb. For those of us who can quote "Pride and Prejudice" and "Emma" backward and forward (*cough, cough*), the opportunity to dance the boulanger is a better prospect than a man with 5,000 pounds a year. The festival will also commemorate the 200th anniversary of Austen's death with a movie screening and speakers.