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PHOTO COURTESY OF MATT DAYAK
  • Photo courtesy of Matt Dayak

Dear Pittsburgh, I Love You. Local artist Amy Garbark screenprints adorable typewritten love letters to the city on tea towels, T-shirts, lapel pins and more. Another favorite from her shop: "P is for Pierogi" baby bibs. www.garbelladesign.com

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Speech at Johns Hopkins. In the aftermath of protests against the police killing of Freddie Gray, Baltimore native and Atlantic correspondent Coates serves up some wisdom about the deep roots of unrest there. www.ustream.tv/recorded/61723764

PHOTO BY BILL O'DRISCOLL
  • Photo by Bill O'Driscoll

The Amtrak Pennsylvanian. It's neither the cheapest way to cross the state, nor the fastest. But try finding another conveyance that cuts through people's backyards, doesn't get slowed by storms and lets you read or sleep the whole trip. Also, no onerous security checks, and as much legroom as your favorite diner booth. www.amtrak.com

PHOTO COURTESY OF MARK FRENIE
  • Photo courtesy of Mark Frenie

Renaissance City Choir. Pittsburgh's LGBTQA choir has its home base at the East Liberty Presbyterian Church and performs several times a year. Its next show promises jazz, blues, spirituals and African music, and is set for May 30-31 in the church's courtyard. www.rccpittsburgh.com

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