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Top Ten Things to Do in Pittsburgh in May

This month's best bets in the ’Burgh.

Returning to Pittsburgh: ‘Perks of Being a Wallflower’ Comes Full Circle

Prime Stage Theatre is set to bring the famed Pittsburgh epistolary novel to life in an exclusive premiere.

Pittsburgh's Can't Miss Concerts in May

This month's lineup includes Ry X, Raffi and Laura Marling.

Pittsburgh Flicks and Nightlife in May

This month: an arena adaption of Cirque Du Soleil's 25th show, OVO, arrives in Pittsburgh.

May: Best of Culture in Pittsburgh

Check out some of the finest stage plays, dance performances and exhibits taking place this month in Pittsburgh.

Book Review: ‘The Madhouse Effect’

”Right there, we had a prima facie case that we were warming the planet and affecting Earth’s climate system.” The Madhouse Effect
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A Place in Pittsburgh Where You Can Create and Connect

Songbird Artistry on Penn Avenue in Central Lawrenceville is a whimsical store that often becomes a hub of conversation and community.

Things Good To Know in Pittsburgh

This month: the local celebration of Martian New Year and the painting that cost $5 but is actually worth $150,000.

Unusual Events & Things Good to Know in Pittsburgh

This month: The history behind the "Lion Attacking a Dromedary" diorama at the Carnegie Museum of History and feeding the toucans at the National Aviary.

Hell on Wheels: It's the Best Spectator Sport in Pittsburgh

Steel City Roller Derby bears little resemblance to the televised version of decades past.
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Best Restaurants 2017

This year Pittsburgh Magazine's independent Restaurant Review Panel recognizes 34 establishments as our regions's top restaurants. Our list includes All Arounders, Killer Casual, Fancy Night Out, Best Budget and Classic Comfort establishments.

Pittsburgh Chef of the Year: Bill Fuller

Bill Fuller’s portfolio includes overseeing five specialty restaurants — Eleven Contemporary Kitchen, Casbah Mediterranean Kitchen and Wine Bar, Soba, umi and Kaya — as well as 14 fast-casual Mad Mex restaurants and a full-service catering operation. Even in an increasingly competitive environment, his restaurants remain in-demand and relevant.

Pittsburgh's Best New Restaurant: Apteka

Apteka, operated by Kate Lasky and Tomasz Skowronski, is a vegan eatery that draws on Lasky’s sixth-generation Pittsburgh roots and Skowronski’s Polish heritage.

City Guide: The Best Things to Do in the 'Burgh and Beyond

We scour Allegheny County (and beyond) and visit the region’s neighborhoods and municipalities to bring you our favorite things to do, eat, drink, buy and more.
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Sean Collier's Popcorn for Dinner

The Alien Series Jumps the Shark with Covenant

Reviews of "Alien: Covenant" and "Everything, Everything," as well as local movie news and notes.
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After Dark

Vital Happy Hour Alert: Great Cocktails at the Wigle Tasting Room

The third outpost of local distillery Wigle, found in the Omni William Penn Hotel, is an instant destination for cocktail fans.
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Culture + Entertainment

In the Frame: Julie Sokolow Sees the Future

After making films focused on Pittsburgh, Sokolow is rising through the ranks of U.S. women documentarians.

In Concert: What's Next for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra?

Melia Tourangeau, CEO and president of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, looks to lead the ensemble forward after a discordant strike.

The TV Series ‘Outsiders’ Finds a Home in Millvale

Go behind the scenes to meet set and production designers and artisans who work magic, transforming neighborhoods into rural Kentucky.
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Talk of the Tahn

Talk of the Tahn: Pittsburgh Symphony Has More Talent than Steelers

Maybe the Steelers have a few more big stars, but as a group, the PSO is one of the best in … the world. And when I say, the world, I mean, The Whole World. American football is big. Music is bigger.

Talk of the Tahn: The Consequences of Trespassing

I snuck into a steel mill. Bethlehem, Pa. I’d been bragging about how big Pittsburgh’s industrial ruins were when a woman in a bar told me, “Bethlehem’s are bigger.” Size matters.

Talk of the Tahn: The Gift I Was Given

My brother taught me how to ski on rented metal sticks. Boyce Park. It was the first thing we ever did together besides fight over the last slice of pizza.

Why You Can't Beat The Weather in Pittsburgh in The Winter

I’ve traveled a lot of miles, and I still stare in bewilderment at people who tell me they’ve moved to a place because “You can’t beat the weather.”

Talk of the Tahn: Memories of Holidays Past in the 'Burgh

How many prodigal sons and daughters have come back to Pittsburgh for the holidays and found that sometimes, in the best sense, nothing’s changed.
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Pitt Girl's Last Laugh

See Yinz: PittGirl Says Goodbye

After writing for seven years about the city for Pittsburgh Magazine and pittsburghmagazine.com, Virginia Montanez is discontinuing her blog and column.

PittGirl to Wooers: ‘Not Today Satan, Not Today’

It only takes one person, one jagoff, one childish, attention-seeking, discourteous jerk to send a woo through PNC Park.

PittGirl, Perseverance, Penguins And a Dream Come True

Dreams evolve — fade, even. But in Pittsburgh, with time and nurturing, they don’t have to die.
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