Get ready to sink your teeth into the “Chocolate Andy Bars,” new milk- and dark-chocolate candy bars that feature the likeness of Andy Warhol, Pittsburgh native and one of America’s best-known artists. With four different designs, the 3.5 ounce all-natural bars packaging showcases Warhol’s self-portraits, along with Warholisms, such as “All I Ever Really Want is Sugar,” and “In the Future Everybody Will Be World Famous for 15 Minutes.” The sweet treats will be available in The Warhol Store at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. According to PRAIM Group, which is marketing the candy thanks to an agreement with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Warhol had a love for chocolate bars.
Doo Dah Days (video above)
On July 14, celebrate Stephen Foster, America’s first professional composer, at Doo Dah Days in Pittsburgh. Take a trolley through the historical Allegheny Cemetery, located in the neighborhood where Foster was born and is buried. Throughout the day, musicians play in honor of Stephen Foster, considered the founder of Pop music for writing such popular songs as “Oh! Susanna” (1848), De Campton Races (1850) and Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair (1854). It’s a one-of-a-kind event in one of Pittsburgh’s most historical neighborhoods.
|Mount Sainte-Victoire (1885) by Paul Cezanne|
Art lovers will love the newest exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Art. “Impressionism in a New Light: From Money to Stieglitz” presents work of Mary Cassatt, Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Camille Pissarro, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Paul Signac, Alfred Sisley and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, among others. In addition to works from the Carnegie Museum’s own distinguished collection, the exhibit includes paintings and drawings on loan from the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Frick in Pittsburgh and private collectors. The Impressionism exhibit runs through August 26, 2012.
To Market, To Market
Named one of the top 100 public spaces in the United States, Market Square in Pittsburgh will host a Farmers Market that brings the region’s cream of the crop to the heart of the city. Each Thursday, Downtown Pittsburgh’s biggest Farmers Market attracts up to 10,000 office workers, residents and visitors to Market Square to enjoy noontime concerts, produce, gourmet treats and the many diverse restaurants and shops surrounding the Square. Market goers can find everything from beeswax candles and honey to Angora goat yarn and more.
Heinz Field Tours
Get a behind-the-scenes tour of Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers and University of Pittsburgh Panthers. The 90-minute tours take Steelers’ fans into the Coca-Cola Great Hall, Luxury Suites, Press Box and more. No reservations are necessary for the walk-up tours which are available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, through August. Prices range from $5 to $7.
Kayaking in Pittsburgh, which was proclaimed as one of the best six cities for kayaking by National Geographic Traveler, just got better. Kayak Pittsburgh, a nonprofit organization, recently opened its Downtown Pittsburgh location for the 2012 season. Open seven days a week, you can rent solo and tandem kayaks, bikes or both from its location near PNC Park. Let your adventure start on the Allegheny River and paddle three miles to Washington’s Landing, watching for beavers and other wildlife along the way. See the cityscape from a whole new perspective!