Saturday, February 18, 2017
Fiddlesticks Family Concert - Around the 'Burgh!
Fiddlesticks loves the music from his hometown of Pittsburgh! Explore the rich musical history of our city with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Your toes won’t stop tapping to music by Henry Mancini, Billy Strayhorn and more. Fiddlesticks will also welcome some of his favorite local artists to the stage to celebrate Pittsburgh!
PNC Pops: Broadway Standing Ovations
The biggest showstoppers – from nearly two dozen smash Broadway hits! It's a tribute to "Broadway's Standing Ovations." Jack Everly leads the Pittsburgh Symphony's PNC Pops in your favorites from Oklahoma!, Camelot, South Pacific, West Side Story, Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera and more.
Tropical Forest Congo Festival
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join us on Sat., Feb. 18, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. for a celebration and exotic fun at our Tropical Forest Congo Festival. The Festival will feature family-friendly activities, entertainment, food and more inspired by one of the world’s most botanically and culturally rich rainforest regions. Pot plants, make crafts, enjoy live entertainment and African inspired food samples from Café Phipps. The activities are free with admission.
On Tuesday, district attorneys from Allegheny, Butler and Washington counties in a joint news conference showed their support for Pa. House Bill 741 which restores mandatory minimum sentences for certain crimes involving drugs, children and the elderly. Prosecutors contend that without mandatory minimums, they are unable to leverage defendants to go after large scale traffickers and offenders. Opponents to the bill include the Governor, A.C.L.U. and Department of Corrections who state mandatory sentences have shown not to deter crime, but will refill jail cells while abrogating justice.
Given the budget deficit should the state increase funding to market Pennsylvania tourism?