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Car-Free Fun Draws Thousands to Final Open Streets

The Strip District and Lawrenceville were the scene of a different kind of traffic jam as thousands of cyclists, walkers, rollerbladers and skateboarders turned out for Open Streets Pittsburgh.

open-wheel racers jockey for position.

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix: A Roaring Success for 33 Years

Hot and humid weather didn’t keep a large crowd of people from attending this year’s races.

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Unveiling and Unmuting: How To Spend the Remaining Days of the Arts Fest

With one weekend past, clock’s ticking on making a TRAF pilgrimage. Christopher Maggio explores the many exhibits still left to see and hear.

Baron Batch paints a mighty pachyderm while a DJ from the Pittsburgh collective Detour provides the beats. The painting was later auctioned to benefit Tree Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Earth Day 2015

From Schenley Plaza to Market Square to Mellon Square Park, Pittsburgh threw a citywide Earth Day party in honor of our home planet.

|||A fanciful Earth Day photo shot by Laura Petrilla that will be featured in Macy's Downtown windows with several others and auctioned off.|||

Go Green for Pittsburgh’s First City-Wide Earth Day Party

From live music and food trucks to composting classes and yoga sessions, all powered by sun or wind, there’s nothing half-hearted about Pittsburgh’s first unified, city-wide Earth Day celebration.

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First Night Pittsburgh 2015

Experience the festivities with Martha Rial’s First Night Pittsburgh 2015 Photo Gallery

Performance artist Christiane D leads the Complaints n'at Choir at Gateway Center’s “T” Station in downtown Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Rites of Summer

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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre performs The Peasant Pas de Deux from Giselle at Chautauqua Institution

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre at the Chautauqua Institution

The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre wrapped up their summer with a debut performance at the venerable Chautauqua Institution amphitheater in southwestern New York. Energized by the fresh lake air, the dancers charmed the captivated crowd with diverse ballets including Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes by Mark Morris, and Jardin Aux Lilas (Lilac garden) by…

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Pittsburgh’s Mid-Summer Party at The Point

Thousands converged on Point State Park last week despite the humidity for the annual summer extravaganza known as the 2013 EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta. Now combined with the Fourth of July holiday, the nations largest inland regatta is in its 36th year and continues to attract Pittsburghers from all walks of life. Always eclectic,…


Cindy Engler Finds and Gives Joy Through Her Art

Is Cindy Engler a talented oil color painter or is Cindy Engler a skillful mosaic artist? Yes she is. I first saw Cindy Engler’s work at a big holiday event in Shadyside last year. The party featured great music and several artists displayed their works. I saw Engler setting up her creations, actual animal skulls…

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