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Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
This historic venue just east of the city brings nationally touring music acts and comedians to a place far from the Downtown Cultural District in distance, but not quality. 510 E. 10th Ave, Munhall, www.librarymusichall.com

Carrie Furnace
As a monument to pre-World War II iron-making technology, these are the only non-operative blast furnaces still standing in the Pittsburgh area. Carrie Furnace Boulevard, Swissvale, 412-464-4020

Hillman Center for Performing Arts
This multi-stage venue on the Shadyside Academy Campus has hosted nationally recognized musicians, actors and speakers including This American Life’s Ira Glass. 423 Fox Chapel Road, Fox Chapel, 412-968-3040

Hollywood Theater
This single-screen neighborhood theater, complete with a balcony, was built in 1925 and now offers new films, old favorites and related events. Plus, it’s BYOB. 1449 Potomac Ave., Dormont, 412-563-0368

Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh
This educational exhibit explores the history of the Holocaust and its modern connections by documenting the stories of survivors, liberators and protectors. 826 Hazelwood Ave., Hazelwood, 412-421-1500

This combination art gallery space and creative laboratory is a community resource for artists and performers, with regular classes. 317 S. Trenton Ave., Wilkinsburg, 412-477-4540

Pittsburgh Improv
Nationally touring comedians and local up-and-comers have graced the stage of this club in Homestead’s Waterfront. 166 E. Bridge St., Homestead, 412-462-5233

James Gallery
With 12,000 square feet, this fine-art gallery offers ample space for exhibits, educational programming and entertainment by regional, national and international artists. 413 S. Main St., West End, 412-922-9800


Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
This 17,000-square-foot, two-floor venue hosts live performances, including local, regional and national touring acts nightly, as well as regular ticketed events. 103 Slade Lane, Warrendale, 724-799-8333

The R Bar
Committed to live classic rock and blues, this old-school venue hosts local and touring bands and offers an open-stage night weekly. 2883 W. Liberty Ave., Dormont, 412-942-0882


D&E Collectibles
This vintage shop offers collectible and pop-culture toys, comic books and sports items, including 1990s childhood favorites like He-Man and Transformers. 700 S. Main St., Sharpsburg, 412-782-3878

Garden Dreams Urban Farm & Nursery
Boasting more than 70 varieties of tomato seedlings, this place has everything to meet your gardening needs. And it offers educational workshops throughout the season. 806 Holland Ave., Wilkinsburg, 412-501-3276

New Dimension Comics
Pittsburgh has its share of comic shops, but it’s hard to beat the sheer volume of both product and industry knowledge at these six stores located in three counties. Toys, comics, games and collectibles are all available, and each year New Dimension hosts the artist-centric Three Rivers Comicon. Multiple locations, www.ndcomics.com

Oakmont Bakery
Pastries, cakes, breads, bagels, cookies and pies from this bakery are some of the city’s most coveted, whether for a special occasion or just any day. 531 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont, 412-826-1606

Phantom of the Attic
For decades, this comic-book and game store has been the top destination for fans of fantasy, trading cards, role-playing games and superheroes. 2351 Noblestown Road, Green Tree, 412-921-6229

Retro on 8th
This antique store in Homestead’s historic district offers all manner of mid-century-modern furniture, plus awesome tchotchkes and collectibles. 214 E. Eighth Ave., Homestead, 412-461-8664

Trader Jack’s Flea Market
Open year-round from 6 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, vendors at the region’s largest flea market offer everything from collectible toys to goat’s-milk soap. 999 Steen Road, Bridgeville, 412-257-8980

Tull Family Theater
Built through a community fund-raising effort, this movie house opened earlier this year. It has two screens, one for first-run features and one for indie/art-house films. There’s also a stage for live performances. 418 Walnut St., Sewickley, 412-259-8542

Used Furniture Gallery
Don’t you hate it when the name of the store gives little indication of what it’s actually selling? That’s not an issue at this massive used-furniture shop in the South Hills. The variety of styles and items is unmatched. 1531 Saw Mill Run Blvd., Overbrook, 412-207-8381