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Pop Filter Hot Pick: (Gallery) Crawl into art, before and after dark

On Friday, January 24th, the Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District goes late-night, marking 10 years of arts programming Downtown and launching CrawlAfterDark to promote the city's late-night cultural scene.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Celebrating MLK Day in and around Pittsburgh

There are many ways to celebrate and honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Whether you prefer a personal experience or a public celebration, we suggest you try one of the many creative, meaningful and free events happening around town on Monday, January 20th--from East Liberty to Schenley Park to the North Side.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Ring in 2014 and 20 years at Highmark First Night Pittsburgh

There are two milestones to mark on New Year's Eve--ringing in 2014 and celebrating 20 years of First Nights Downtown. With 150 arts-centric family-friendly events in 50 indoor and outdoor venues throughout the Cultural District, Highmark First Night Pittsburgh boasts everything from a massive ice labyrinth to a miniature city constructed from medicine cabinets, desk lamps, Victorian dollhouses and repurposed junk. Read on for your guide to the history-making revelry.

Learning innovation: Apps for the tiniest of toddlers?

What would Fred Rogers, keeper of the childhood psyche, say about the explosion of apps for small children? With new apps involving everything from spacecraft repair to dinosaur portraits to brushing teeth, the answer might surprise you. 

Coming right at you: 3D for Kids jumps off the screen

Jeff Boller puts his new 3D for Kids workshop in your face -- in a good way.

How I got a planet named after me: An Ellis School student's science win

How does an eighth grader get a trip to the White House and have a minor planet named after her? An interest in science helps. Here's how this ace student, who views science as a gateway to the world, made it happen.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Downtown unveils new attractions for Light up Night & Holiday Market

Be there when Light Up Night and the Peoples Gas Holiday Market switch on the lights downtown, unveiling new attractions and setting the festive spirit in motion at one of the country's largest holiday light celebrations.

From SkyZone to the Carrie Furnace, fun places for kids in the Burgh

Imagine a sea of trampolines interconnected to form one massive launch pad inside a large former industrial warehouse. We've got that and more in this roundup of fun things for kids, including snow tubes, bowling balls and trolley rides.

Pittsburgh media partners to spotlight the region's drive to remake learning

Pittsburgh's education revolution will be televised — and printed, put on the web and broadcast on radio — by four Pittsburgh media organizations through a new collaborative: “Spotlight on Learning Innovation.”

Pittsburgh's hot places for cool kids

As summer comes to a close for kids, check out these fun Pittsburgh activities to help them stay busy and happy.

Why you should care about the design of our schools

First we shape the building and then the building shapes us. School design matters. A lot. Just ask these Pittsburgh architects and designers of K-12 education from the ground up.

Thinking of the city as your campus

The best way to learn is by doing. So when the seniors of Winchester Thurston got a class assignment to do something that benefits a community, they got to work. The result? Some cool projects, sure. But It turns out the biggest impact was on the students.

What cool thing is going on for kids this week? Glad you asked.

Starting today, Pop City will feature a Kidsburgh event every week in Pop Filter. Check out the first Hive Maker Party for teens at TechShop this week. And check back every week for a kids' event you won't want to miss.

Pop Filter Hot Pick Outdoors: WYEP's Final Fridays, Weather Permitting, First Fridays at the Frick

The outdoor sounds continue to provide your summer soundtrack in July and August, with live music animating green spaces around the city. The Frick Art & Historical Center boasts a long-time tradition, new kid on the block Weather Permitting stages shows right inside an urban nursery, and more.

Why I serve: on the school board

At first he said no to an offer of serving on the local school board. Then he reconsidered. And now after more than two decades of being a school board member, this writer highly recommends you do the same. Ready to be convinced? If you have a good story of why you serve your community, let us know.
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