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A culture table at the East European Festival in the Cathedral of Learning on Sunday.

East European Festival celebrates cultural diversity with fashion, music and more

By Nicholas Simila, Staff Writer October 16, 2022
Pitt’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies held a festival Sunday in the Cathedral of Learning, which featured vendors, educators and advocates with roots from nearly every country in eastern Europe.
A showing of Rehana Maryam Noor in the auditorium of Alumni Hall as part of the Screenshot Asia film festival on Wednesday.

Screenshot Asia film festival showcases Asian stories on screen

By Patrick Swain, Staff Writer September 29, 2022
Screenshot Asia is a project led by Pitt’s Asian Studies Center and Film and Media Studies program that highlights Asian culture through cinema. The festival, which takes place from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, offers Pitt students free tickets to screenings of a collection of Asian films.
Pitt students selling “freezer pops for people in period poverty,” according to a sign on their booth, at the Pitt Arts Fest on the WPU lawn on Friday.

PittARTS Fest offers students activities, networking opportunities

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor September 11, 2022
PittARTS Fest took place Friday on the WPU lawn, where students enjoyed getting henna tattoos, a caricature artist, free popcorn, t-shirt printing and networking with local arts organizations.
People line up for food at A Soulful Taste of the Burgh, an annual soul food and music festival, in Market Square on Saturday.

A Soulful Taste of the Burgh festival returns to support Black-owned businesses

By Shreya Singh, Staff Writer September 5, 2022
More than 50 Black-owned small businesses selling products such as clothing and body butter lined the street this weekend to kick into gear A Soulful Taste of the Burgh, an annual soul food and music festival meant to spotlight local Black business owners.
Artwork on display at the Three Rivers Art Festival.

Three Rivers Arts Festival celebrates 60 years

By Sarah Connor, Senior Staff Writer July 5, 2019
Three multicolored giraffe statues stand at the center of the Wyndham Lawn in Gateway Center Plaza downtown, covered in sporadically placed patches of pink, turquoise, yellow, purple and green. These giraffes are pieces of an art project called Ocean Sole Africa — one of the many major attractions for the 2019 Three Rivers Arts Festival.
After an afternoon shower at the Highmark Stadium in Station Square, a rainbow stretches across the second annual Pittsburgh Taco Festival. (Photo by Delilah Bourque | Staff Writer)

Taco lovers lose their minds at Highmark Stadium

By Delilah Bourque | Staff Writer May 30, 2018

Think of your favorite food, the most versatile and delicious thing you think you could eat for every meal. Maybe for you, it’s pizza, pasta or sandwiches. For some, that food is tacos. Over...

Row House Cinema debuted “Pittsburgh’s Pretty Kitties” — a feature-length film composed of 160 cat videos submitted by local cat owners — during the City’s first-ever Cat Film Festival. (Photo courtesy of Casey Taylor)

Cats come into the spotlight at Pittsburgh’s first cat film festival

By Prachi Patel / Staff Writer November 13, 2017

Laura Greenawalt tossed a handful of popcorn into her mouth and eagerly glanced up at the blank movie theater screen, waiting for the lights to dim, the film to begin and for her cat, Schuster, to become...

Senior Caleb Porto and a few other UPTV members create an alternative history of Lewis and Clarks expedition in their short film, titled, Lewis. (Photo courtesy of Cassidy Fischer)

Fast Films: UPTV hosts 24-hour film festival

By Siddhi Shockey / For The Pitt News October 2, 2017

The screen fades to black after the character of Meriwether Lewis gets impaled — by his future self. Lewis uses a power strip as a makeshift time machine and travels back to when he launched a knife...

Pittsburgh native Wiz Khalifa returns to the area to perform at Thrival Festival in Swissvale, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Staff Photographer)

Thrival revival: fall music fest returns to Pittsburgh

“Here’s to my city!” Wiz Khalifa said to thousands of elated festivalgoers as the melody of his Pittsburgh Steelers-inspired anthem “Black and Yellow” began to play. The Pittsburgh native...

More than 40,000 runners overtook the Pittsburgh streets in the 2017 Pittsburgh Marathon Sunday. The route came right through Pitts campus, with the half-way point of the course located on Forbes in front of the Carnegie Museum of Art. (Photo by John Hamilton | Editor-in-Chief)

GALLERY: Summer in Pictures

By Pitt News Staff August 21, 2017

In case you missed it this summer, a lot of things have happened in Pittsburgh. These are some of our favorite photos from the past few months.

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