The New York Times delivered this hot take this weekend: Everybody's talking about Pittsburgh's chefs and artists, but it's actually geeks stirring Pittsburgh's "cool factor" and economy. The Times analyzes the impact of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science in Pittsburgh's tech boom. It's a place that feels "like being in Hogwarts," the school's dean said.
Beechview's Broadway Avenue could see major changes with updates to the roadway, T stops and overall streetscape. More than 100 people showed up to weigh in about the proposed changes, offering input — sometimes with differing opinions — about the issues, NEXT Pittsburgh reported. After reviewing the residents' comments, officials will hold another presentation in August, then select a final design in 2018 before construction begins in 2019.
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There is a very important acronym to know for this event: BYOP (Bring Your Own Pillow). Show up at 8 p.m. and await the mystery signal to kick off the giant pillow fight. After the battle, stick around to watch a screening of the movie "Nine Lives."
Where: Schenley Plaza at 4100 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)
When: July 23, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Grab your golden ticket for $13, and head to Row House Cinema for a screening of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" paired with a Fat Head's Bumble Berry Ale. The event celebrates National Blueberry Month.
Where: Row House Cinema at 4115 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: July 24, 2017 at 7:15 p.m. to 9:05 p.m.
How much: $13 for movie and beer
Pop Craft will bring the supplies and expert guidance to teach you how to make a wall-mounted mason jar vase with reclaimed wood. Crafters can personalize the vases with paints and stencils. P.S. Tuesday is wine night at Beerhive.
Where: The Beerhive at 2117 Penn Ave. (Strip District)
When: July 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $42
Join us as we recognize stellar under-40 teachers, administrators and innovators in and around Pittsburgh who are making a difference and changing the education landscape. Your ticket includes appetizers, beer, wine and spirits as well as your chance to meet The Incline's Who's Next: Education class, presented by S&T Bank.
Where: Ascender at 6401 Penn Ave., 3rd Floor (East Liberty)
When: July 26, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: $20 for public | Free for Who's Next: Education honorees
Put your Harry Potter knowledge to the test. This themed trivia night features special themed cocktails and the chance to win prizes.
Where: Claddagh Irish Pub at 407 Cinema Drive (South Side)
When: July 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Join fellow young professionals for a networking event. Bring business cards and and an elevator pitch, and prepare for round table conversations spanning a wide range of different topics. Light appetizers will be provided.
Where: The Foundry Table and Tap at 381 North Shore Drive (North Shore)
When: July 27, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $15
An Instagram-worthy 35-foot giant Heinz pickle balloon will fly above Picklesburgh, a festival featuring how-to demonstrations, live music, a pickle juice drinking contest, and of course, plenty of pickle-themed foods. The event runs from noon to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Roberto Clemente Bridge (Downtown)
When: July 28, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to July 29, 2017 at 10:00 p.m.
How much: Free