Pat Toomey has gone from under-the-radar conservative to perhaps the most-protested member of the Senate. The Pa. politician has found himself the subject of numerous protests, including the weekly Tuesdays With Toomey demonstrations across the state, as Billy Penn's Mark Dent and Anna Orso write. What happened? Donald Trump.
As last season ended, the Pittsburgh Pirates had a bit of an identity crisis. The team had a disappointing 78-83 record, despite returning the bulk of their roster from the previous year. As the team moves into the 2017 season, there are still plenty of questions about the roster. For this team to succeed, their star players will have to anchor their lineup. All that’s left to do now is watch how it unfolds.
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See the quintessential film noir "Double Indemnity" from 1944 on 35 mm. Plus there's chili (both meat and veggie) made by local restaurants and home chefs. Pair it with a craft beer from Church Brew Works. Doors open at 6 p.m., film starts at 7 p.m.
Where: Hollywood Theatre at 1449 Potomac Ave (Dormont)
When: March 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
How much: $15 | $12 for members
In the August Wilson Monologue Competition, high school students perform monologues from August Wilson’s 10-play 'Century Cycle.' See the Pittsburgh regional contest before the finalists go to New York City.
Where: August Wilson Center for African American Culture at 980 Liberty Ave. (Downtown)
When: March 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Learn about the Pittsburgh Festival Opera's 40th season, while you listen to musical excerpts followed by wine and dessert. Plus, you can order tickets for the June 15 to July 23 festival.
Where: Winchester Thurston School at 555 Morewood Ave. (Shadyside)
When: March 7, 2017 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free, but registration is required
James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy is bringing back weekly live jazz on Wednesdays. Come hear the music as you enjoy dinner. First up are Pittsburgh musicians Tania Grubs and Mark Lucas.
Where: James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy at 422 Foreland St. (Deutschtown)
When: March 8, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free, but reservations are recommended
Join The Incline and East End Brewing for taproom trivia complete with beer, food from La Palapa and prizes.
Where: East End Brewing Co. at 102 19th St. (Strip District)
When: March 9, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Come for a 21+ night at the museum to learn about the "beauties and beasts in the natural world." Dress for the grand ball and sip cocktails as you meet live animals, listen to music from the Pittsburgh Philharmonic and more.
Where: Carnegie Museum of Natural History at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)
When: March 10, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $15 in advance | $20 at the door | $13.50 for members