fun things to do in Pittsburgh


Singer/songwriter Valerie Anne Poxleitner, better known by her stage name Lights, bre onto the music scene touring the Great Lakes region of the U.S. and Canada in 2008. The daughter of missionary parents, she lived in many interesting countries growing up including Jamaica and the Philippines, before the family settled in Canada. Her energetic synth-pop sound has helped her garner a large fan base and the 2009 Juno award for New Artist of the Year. She’s had additional success with hot tracks

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Hurricanes vs. Panthers

The scrappy Pitt Panthers basketball team, just off a tough loss at Wake Forest, are reloading to take on the Miami Hurricanes. The Panthers have been trying to find a way to break into the NCAA tournament. If there’s any chance for that, they have to beat Miami and then win at Florida State. Jump ball is at 8 p.m. Petersen Events Center, 3719 Terrace St., Oakland.

Blue Jackets vs. Pens

The Blue Jackets, our Metropolitan Division rivals, are hopping on I-70 from Columbus, Ohio and will challenge our Pens tonight in a game of ice hockey. Faceoff is at 5 p.m.  Consol Energy Center, 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown.