Who Is Leaving These Books All Over Pittsburgh?

Here's what to know and what to do if you find one.

photo courtesy of andy warhol museum


Know your Pittsburgh trivia? Like scavenger hunts? The Andy Warhol Museum has the perfect interactive exhibit for you.

The Warhol’s new exhibition, Warhol By the Book, challenges Pittsburghers to find all 150 Warhol books hidden around Pittsburgh landmarks before the exhibit’s close on January 10, 2016.

Here’s how it works:

  • Clues to find the books are on the museum’s social media pages on Facebook and Twitter as well as the scavenger hunt website
  • Finders return their discovered books to the Andy Warhol Museum, where they fit in a certain order on the return bookshelf to recreate a piece of art from the Andy Warhol Museum.
  • Finders will each receive two free admission passes to the Warhol Museum, a discount at the Warhol store, and will be eligible to receive a special gift from the museum.

Some tips for success:

  • You can increase your chances of finding books by subscribing to the Warhol newsletter.
  • If you post your discoveries using the #Warholbookhunt on social media, you could win special prizes.

Happy hunting and may the Burgh be ever in your favor.

––Lauralei Kraski


image courtesy of oakland business improvement district


#Innovation: Taking the wraps off of new digital plaza

A first-of-its-kind digital plaza opens Monday evening near the corner of Forbes Avenue and S. Bouquet Street in Oakland. Featuring state-of-the-art outdoor monitors and sound, the plaza is part theater, part museum gallery, part message center.

"It's a way to celebrate Oakland and tell its story," said Georgia Petropoulos, executive director of the Oakland Business Improvement District (OBID).  "This multi-media experience will display the works of digital artists, promote events in the Oakland community, and provide information about alternative transportation as a way of helping to reduce congestion in and around Oakland."

The space is designed specifically for pedestrians who may want to take a break for a few minutes of entertainment and information. 

"We hope to have some of the interactive displays in the future — the capability is there — and we will be asking the community for their suggestions as to what might be displayed," said Petropoulos. 

The land is owned by the University of Pittsburgh and leased to the OBID. A wide array of businesses and foundations provided the funding.

––Richard Cook


#Holiday: Festival of Lights

Lost on what to do after Light Up Night to keep in the holiday spirit? The 18th annual La Roche College and the Sisters of Divine Providence Festival of Lights will be bringing good cheer to the North Hills on Friday, December 4.

This event is much more than just holiday lights. From 3 to 9 p.m., enjoy crafting, musical performances, storytelling, snacks, a live Nativity and carriage rides. In true Pittsburgh style, the evening ends with a fireworks display.

Maybe you can’t stay the whole time but want to pop by for your family’s favorites? The full schedule of the evening is available online.

Although most of the festival will be indoors, you don’t need an excuse to want a free cup of hot cocoa. Get yours from the La Roche Student Government Association with a nonperishable food donation to the Cans for Cocoa food drive from 6 to 8 p.m.

Admission is free and open to the public, so not even the Mr. Scrooge in you can resist.



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