Friday, March 17, 2017
Environmental Film Series: Growing Cities
7 - 9 p.m.
Strap in for a road trip across America and meet dozens of men and women who are challenging the way we grow and distribute food. Growing Cities explores the revolutionary ways in which urban farmers are cultivating their food — and building communities, too. Discussion will be led by two Phipps staff: Community Outreach Coordinator Lauren Delorenze, who oversees of the Homegrown edible gardening program; and Adult Education Coordinator Gabe Tilove, who oversees the Master Gardener program.
BNY Mellon Grand Classics: BOLERO!
An evening of French music to enchant! (Coincidentally, all of it was originally written for ballet.) French conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier returns to the Pittsburgh Symphony to celebrate the city of Paris. The program’s second half offers movements from Offenbach’s La Gaîté Parisienne, depicting a scene from a fashionable Parisian café in the mid-1800s. To follow, the orchestra will perform Ravel’s pulsating Boléro, which premiered at the Paris Opera in November 1928. Tortelier also leads the orchestra in a performance of Stravinsky’s Pétrushka, which tells the story of the loves and jealousies among three puppets. Maestro Tortelier chose to perform the 1947 version, which is the same year of his birth, in celebration of his 70th birthday!
Some Senate Democrats want to delay the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch until after the FBI investigation into possible collusion between Trump's campaign and the Russians. Democrats still smarting over Republican's refusal last year to consider Judge Merrick Garland, Obama's nominee, because they wanted the next president elect to choose. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer contends if the shoe were on the other foot and a Democratic president was under investigation, Republicans wouldn't be filling a Supreme Court seat. Should the Senate hold off confirmation of Judge Gorsuch to Supreme Court until after the FBI investigation of President Trump's campaign?
Do you believe recent unlawful leaks of classified information to the press are acts of espionage?