Thanks to grant funds, 50 kids from Homewood were slated to go to summer camp at TechShop on scholarship then attend after-school and Saturday programming. But that all had to change due to TechShop's looming closure, even though there are attempts to save the space in one way or another. Now 100 Homewood kids will each attend one week of summer camp for free. But what does that mean for the students once camp is over?
Mayor Bill Peduto met with two Uber leaders in his office Friday morning. Per the city, the meeting was largely held so Peduto could meet Eric Meyhofer, the former CMU professor who took over as head of Uber's Advanced Technologies Group in April. They also talked about a few possibilities for Uber: adding electric cars and accessible vehicles to the fleet as well as driver education programs, according to the city spokesman. Uber said the meeting went well, but was a little more vague about the conversation.
On the Calendar
An afternoon of music, dancing, conversation, art-making, exhibition tours and reflection is planned to kick off the opening of Carnegie Museum of Art's new exhibition 20/20, a collaboration with The Studio Museum in Harlem. A half-dozen food trucks will be on-hand for the event.
Where: Carnegie Museum of Art at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)
When: July 22, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $10 ($8 members)
Art and Afterparty will showcase art, music and wine tasting at a Millvale gallery. Several bands — We Were Telepathic, Devil's Holler, Bindley Hardware Co., Tim Vitullo, Luvner and Joe Plastino — will provide live music.
Where: Panza Gallery at 115 Sedgwick St. (Millvale)
When: July 22, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
How much: Free
It's the second in the summertime Jam on Walnut series, this time featuring Kelsey Friday and Chris Higbee. The outdoor concert, held on Shadyside's Walnut Street, raises money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Where: 5442 Walnut St. (Shadyside)
When: July 22, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
DJs will spin a fusion of Big Band and electronic dance music at the Electro Swing Dance Party. Vintage-inspired 1920s-1940s-era attire is encouraged but not required — just remember your dancing shoes.
Where: James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy at 422 Foreland St. (North Side)
When: July 22, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. to July 23, 2017 at 1:00 a.m.
How much: $7
Valentino the sloth is inviting Pittsburghers for a brunch date Sunday morning. The two-toed sloth will hang out in the Aviary's rose garden while you dine on food from Atria's, with seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Alcoholic beverages — including mimosas and magic screw drivers (!!) — are available for an extra fee. Reservations required.
Where: National Aviary at 700 Arch St. (North Side)
When: July 23, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
How much: $37