If this room reminds you of the kind of place you take a date for cosmos and a good chanteuse, that's because this vintage nightclub was designed for just that. You can pass the performers your basket of fries, you're that close to the stage. Great sound too.
Featuring Helen's, Oak Dining Room, Slopeside Grill, The Pizza & Pastry Place and The Coffee Shop.
Built in a former ice warehouse, the History Center blends industrial history exhibits tout Heinz ketchup and Pittsburghs once-great glass industry with a pop-culture approach to the past. An adjoining sports museum pays homage to the pros, and to community sports and lesser-known athletes as well. The museum recently overhauled its permanent exhibit to include a section on Pittsburgh innovators and their inventions. Also on display for 2009 is an intimate look at Abraham Lincoln, including the bed he used on a visit to Pittsburgh. Open daily.
Set to open in September 2009, this cultural center is named after the famed playwright, who grew up in Pittsburgh and made it the setting of his famous Century Cycle of 10 plays, one per decade. As ambitious as its namesake, the facility will offer space for exhibits and live performance, as well as classes and seminars.
Sure, there are plenty of celebrity silkscreens, Brillo boxes and other Warhol favorites ... but this is no mausoleum. The Warhol features a wide spectrum of often politically engaged exhibits and happenings, many of which take up such Warholian themes as gender and the role of artist in society.
The museum screens Warhols pioneering films and videos daily in its small auditorium, plus special showings of cult films, rarities, contemporary avant-garde work and art films.