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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Gallery Crawl, Night Market & Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh

On Friday, July 12th, make The Cultural District your destination du jour, for a triple-header of programming featuring the Summer Gallery Crawl, Night Market V and Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh. Ready to blast off?

Pop Filter Hot Pick: summer music festivals heat up Schenley Plaza and Deutschtown

Summer is all about music under the stars, in parks and gardens and on street corners and patios. We've got two local music festivals you don't want to miss, so grab a blanket and let's go.

Start up? Start Young. Entrepreneuring Youth shows the way.

The goal of Entrepreneuring Youth is to instill early experience in running a business and get teens stoked to start their own some day. The yearly George W. Tippins Business Plan Competition scheduled this week gives them a taste of the big time.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Three Rivers Arts Festival & Riverlights at The Point

400 performers, 300 artist-vendors, public art installations, and one very important fountain. This Friday, June 7th, Three Rivers Arts Festival and Riverlights at The Point join forces to kick off summer in the city with a historic convergence of creativity and civic pride.

5 Pittsburgh theater troupes that continue to surprise

Want to get turned on to eccentric, cutting-edge theater where you'll see something you’ve never seen before? Here are five Pittsburgh theater groups that are hard to categorize but well worth watching.

'Mom and Me' classes are not just for moms anymore

Moms and kids may still be the most popular pairing, but "Grownup and Me" classes are popping up in Pittsburgh and dads are welcome everywhere.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District

Spring into art this Friday at the Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District, a free and festive night of immersive art and performance with 36 stops, not to mention pop-up shopping.

What's next for The Pittsburgh Promise?

With a new infusion of funding and more evidence that it's working, The Pittsburgh Promise launches a new phase with the same outstanding promise to each city student who qualifies: $40,000 in college scholarships.

Top healthy kid activities: It's a family affair

From a rowing camp to jumping at the library to It's a (W)rap, Pittsburgh offers a great choice of healthy activities for kids and their families.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Geek Art/Green Innovator's Festival (aka GA/GI) occupies Penn Avenue

Geek out and go green at this weekend's fourth annual Geek Art/Green Innovator's Festival (read: GA/GI) along the Penn Avenue arts district. Test out new video games designed right here in the Burgh, purchase eco-fashions from local designers and find out what exciting plans are in store for the roof of Downtown's USX Tower.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Weekend of Public Art features performances, workshops, tours and more

The first of its kind Weekend of Public Art ushers in a new era of activated spaces and places in Downtown Pittsburgh. Zany Umbrella Circus rolls into town with a tent and bus in Market Square, the Sisters of the Lattice transform a parking lot into a performance venue and more--and you're invited to be a part of it all.

Photo Slide Show: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre students get their first pointe shoes

Once a year, a new group of young students at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre earn their first ever pair of pointe shoes. In a sweet and touching slide show, our photographer captured the special moment.

Innovators in Pittsburgh education

Meet the innovative people who are launching big, bold ideas that are changing the face of education in Pittsburgh, from fighting inequity to preventing gun violence to making teachers more effective.

Pittsburgh teens who are changing our world

Think one person can't make much of a difference? Wait until you meet these change makers--all of them teenagers, and all of them appearing at the Be Inspired: Girls Can Change the World event this Saturday. 

Educational standouts to celebrate

A community activist running for school board, a grad student who created a school and now oversees teacher effectiveness, a social worker who brings communities together and more -- all of these Pittsburghers are outside the classroom but still bringing special talents to local education.
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