All Star Code is a summer intensive that teaches coding and job skills to high school boys of color. Previously only in New York City, the program expanded to Pittsburgh this summer. Now, All Star Code has partnered with Google for a new after-school program that allows the teens to work on projects with Google employes. Read more about how this could have only started here and plans for next steps.
Pittsburgh's sprawling public transportation system can be a lot to wrap your head around. Even seasoned riders have questions about the system's finer points, never mind the utter confusion in store for newcomers. For these reasons — and because of our nerdy fascination with the subject matter — we compiled this guide to hacking Pittsburgh's public transit system. It's your guide to getting around town without it bringing you down. Related: The Andy Warhol Bridge reopens today. hashtag blessed.
On the Calendar
Shop at the sixth annual outdoor holiday market from a variety of vendor booths, including local visiting vendors Abandoned Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Pottery and Three Rivers Clay Works. Located in the heart of Downtown, the market runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Where: Market Square (Downtown)
When: November 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to December 23, 2017 at 9:30 p.m.
Spend your day thinking about big topics: How, why and where we live today and the problems and issues we face in these environments moving forward. The Pittsburgh Architecture Movie Festival will explore these concepts through the lens of film. Panelists will talk about political space and the ethics of development.
Where: Springboard Design at 1931 Sidney St. (South Side)
When: November 18, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Join Vegan Pittsburgh to contribute to the 46 Million Turkeys Community Art Project, which aims to collect 46 million mini-portraits of turkeys to represent the number of turkeys eaten each Thanksgiving. Grab a vegan snack and some art supplies and get creative.
Where: Reed&co at 4113 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: November 18, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Kids are invited to "Drag Queen Story Hour" at the library. Recommended for children from birth to grade 5, this story hour celebrates diversity and promotes self-acceptance and gender expression. Learn more about the program.
Where: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Allegheny at 1230 Federal St. (North Side)
When: November 18, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
What are you thankful for this year? Kanye, perhaps? Then, you're going to want to head to Slappers N Bangers - Thankful For Kanye. Expect to hear music from Cardi B, Migos, Beyonce, 2 Chainz, Lil Uzi Vert and, of course, Kanye.
Where: Brillobox at 4104 Penn Ave. (Bloomfield)
When: November 18, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. to November 19, 2017 at 2:00 a.m.
How much: $5 cover