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!
Senate Republicans hope to have a vote on their version of the American Health Care Act, which the House passed on May 4, as soon as next week before Congress breaks for recess. Democrat Senators are criticizing Republicans for legislating in a shroud of secrecy without holding public hearings and not making them privy to the negotiations. As Democrats did in 2009 for the Affordable Care Act, the 52 member Republican majority will invoke a special process known as reconciliation that only requires 51 votes to approve the health care overhaul. Do you approve of Republican Senators drafting a health care reform bill without the Democrats input?
Do you agree with the decision to reveal the identities of the jury deadlocked on the Cosby sexual assault trial?