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The Gallery 4
This small but colorful gallery invites the eye and showcases local, national and international artists who are on the leading edge of creativity. 206 S. Highland Ave., 412-363-5050

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Whether you’re interested in seeing art or honing your artistic ability, you can do it at this nonprofit. Classes are open to groups, families, individuals and kids — perfect for pushing yourself creatively. 6300 Fifth Ave., 412-361-0873

Steel City Improv Theater
If improv comedy tickles your funny bone, this is a great place to be. Between the improv shows, classes and corporate workshops, shake free your civil rigidity and give yourself over to the giggles. 5950 Ellsworth Ave., 412-404-2695

click to enlarge Tokyo Japanese Food Store - CP PHOTO BY JOHN COLOMBO
CP photo by John Colombo
Tokyo Japanese Food Store


Eons Fashion Antique
This vintage-clothing shop covers the 1930s through 1980s. It’s a beautiful collection of clothes and jewelry that’s perfect for adding dramatic pop to your attire. 5850 Ellsworth Ave., 412-361-3368

Hey Betty! Vintage Clothing
The owners of this shop have been curating and selling vintage clothes for several decades, so you can trust their eye. 5890 Ellsworth Ave., 412-363-0999

Kards Unlimited
In addition to a mind-boggling selection of greeting cards, this charming shop offers an array of novelty gifts, toys, books and much more. 5522 Walnut St., 412-622-0500

Kawaii Gifts
If you want to be surrounded by cute Japanese imported goodies, this is your spot. Perfect for finding cute stickers and stationery, as well as collectibles like Tokidoki Cactus Pets (they wear cacti costumes to ward off the cruel, scary world). 5413 Walnut St., 412-687-2480

Treat your fur baby right with natural food, treats and toys from this cute little shop. 5880 Ellsworth Ave., 412-362-7387

Picket Fence
Gifts for babies, kiddies and grown-up women abound here. It’s a shop full of whimsy and charm. 5425 Walnut St., 412-246-0350

Shadyside Nursery
In addition to the usual nursery fare, buy local honey here, or get set up with a composting rig featuring cute li’l worms. Sometimes, there are food trucks and live music here too. 510 Maryland Ave., 412-363-5845

Tokyo Japanese Food Store
In addition to a wide variety of Japanese snacks, treats, noodles and freshly made bento, you can rent and buy Japanese dramas and variety shows here. 5855 Ellsworth Ave.,

If you’re new to town, or have lived here for 40 years, and want to give your home a new look, this family-owned purveyor of high-end flooring, furniture and accessories is a great place to start. 324 S. Highland Ave., 412-441-8888

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  • Seth Clark: Transience

    @ BoxHeart Gallery

    Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Continues through Feb. 28