James Conner was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers. The best story in the 2017 NFL Draft could not possibly have gotten any better. And yet somehow it did. His work at the NFL Combine had teams interested in taking him in one of the early-to-mid rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft, and had the Steelers concerned enough that another team might take him early Saturday that they made the move to get him in the late third round Friday night: Lucky No. 105. Conner’s story is truly remarkable, and now he’ll have the opportunity to show his resiliency in the NFL, in the city he’s already become a star and a hero to so many.
Move over, Romero: There's a new corpse flower in town. Her name in Barbara, and she's getting ready to bloom at Phipps. When? Jennifer Davit, curator of horticulture, said it could be this weekend or in a week. Check in with Phipps' social media accounts for updates and bad puns.
The Penguins will play their second playoff game against the Capitals tonight at 8 in D.C. Sure, the Pens won the first game and the Caps love to choke, but know this — they aren’t going to get away with playing that poorly again. Here are the five things you need to know before they take the ice tonight.
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|What||FutureFest 2017 offers a glimpse into tomorrow through demonstrations, an electric vehicle showcase, an eco-friendly marketplace and more. There will also be music and food trucks Cool Beans and Randita's Cafe, as well as Phipps Café. Admission to Phipps is 50 percent off during the festival.|
|Where||Front lawn of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at 1 Schenley Drive (Oakland)|
|When||April 29, 2017 at 10:00 am to 3:30 pm|
|What||Thirteen photo dealers, including two from Pittsburgh, will exhibit "museum-quality prints and photo-based art" at the Carnegie Museum of Art. You can pick up a book or print, depending on your budget. PGH Photo Fair continues Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.|
|Where||Carnegie Museum of Art at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)|
|When||April 29, 2017 at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm|
|What||It's August Wilson's birthday, and the group working to restore the playwright's childhood Hill District home is hosting a block party. There will be tours of the house, food trucks, performances, activities for kids and cake.|
|Where||August Wilson House at 1727 Bedford Ave. (Hill District)|
|When||April 29, 2017 at 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm|
|What||Eat oysters from Rogue Farms, drink beer and cocktails and listen to live music at Blue Dust's Oyster Fest 4. Food trucks Blowfish BBQ, Southside BBQ, Las Chicas, Health-A-Licious, BRGR and PGH Crepes will also be on hand. Cash only.|
|Where||Homestead Grays Bridge at Between 6th and 7th avenues|
|When||April 29, 2017 at 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm|
|How much||Free admission|
|What||Art All Night is back, bringing you 22 hours of interactive art and music in Lawrenceville. The non-juried art show kicks off at 4 p.m. Saturday and culminates with an auction Sunday at noon. Visit anytime between those hours.|
|Where||Wilson McGinley building at 85 36th St. (Lawrenceville)|
|When||April 29, 2017 at 4:00 pm to April 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm|