Watch Where You Park

On Friday, Pittsburghers will take to the streets to remake spots that are usually reserved for stationary vehicles.

Photo courtesy Pittsburgh PARK(ing) Day


If you see a section of your street transformed on Friday, don’t be fooled. It’s not a sidewalk sale. PARK(ing) Day is a worldwide initiative with a goal to transform public parking spaces into creative, useful spots. The park installations can highlight a particular group’s efforts, include an interactive demonstration or just provide a place to relax. Pittsburgh has participated in the annual event since 2008; nearly 30 parks popped up last year. Find more photos from previous installments on Facebook.

Thinking about registering? Forms are due by tomorrow at 6 p.m.


#Exhibits: Some Locals Are Getting Ready for Their Close-up


In Shakespeare’s play Coriolanus, Sicinius asks: “What is the city but the people?” Find out in an exhibit debuting Thursday at the South Side Welcome Center.

Photographer Matte Braidic has created “Faceburgh: Portraits of a City” from more than 23,000 candid photos he’s taken in the last two years on the streets of Pittsburgh.

Last year, he told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “This reinforces what I like about Pittsburgh. It’s a city. It’s a vibrant city with all sorts of characters walking down the sidewalks — this isn’t just a one-faced town. … [Faceburgh] is a photo census of Pittsburgh. I don’t discriminate. Anyone who walks in front of my lens, I snap. And who's ever in focus when I go to look at the photos, they get in.”

The opening reception will include live music and food for sale from several local vendors. The exhibit runs through October.


 What's Happening Today?


  • “Fragmentation,” an art exhibit by Seth Clark, explores the deterioration of buildings through mixed media. The grand reveal took place today at Box Heart Gallery in Bloomfield. — through Oct. 12

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