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Museums typically showcase art in carefully curated rooms. At Mattress Factory, however, the room itself is the art. Since 1977, the museum's two buildings have housed a permanent collection of contemporary installation art—room-sized works that engulf the entire space. In Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Dots Mirrored Room, mirrored ceilings and walls infinitely reflect a trio of fluorescent dots painted on a white formica floor. In Greer Lankton's It's all about ME, Not You, astroturf lines a floor covered in artful arrangements of grotesque dolls that form shrines to artists such as Patti Smith and Candy Darling. To further immerse guests, Mattress Factory's exhibitions are paired with educational programs that range from lectures to hands-on art projects. Along with stimulating the public, the museum stimulates the growth of artists through its residency program, which invites participants to create installations while living near the museum, a much more practical alternative to hiding a secret cot in the coatroom.
500 Sampsonia Way
Pittsburgh,
PA
US
Enjoy a large array of finger food at Monterey Pub, a local pub. Monterey Pub is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. Great food plus TV equals the perfect fan meal. Take the kids along too — Monterey Pub is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love. Skip long waits and head to Monterey Pub with your large group for easy seating. You may want to reserve your table for a weeknight visit since the crowds can be more intense during that part of the week. No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Monterey Pub is ultra casual. Drivers will be surprised by the number of street parking spots available near Monterey Pub. Monterey Pub's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner. Frugal foodies will especially love the prices at Monterey Pub, with a meal typically hovering under the $15 mark. You can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card.
1227 Monterey St
Pittsburgh,
PA
US
For tasty American fare, head to Rumerz for a sandwich and side. The gluten-free and low-fat fare at Rumerz will leave you happy and full. The large dining space at Rumerz provides quick and easy seating options for large groups. Jeans are just right for a meal at Rumerz, which embraces a casual vibe. It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Rumerz. Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot. You can eat for next to nothing at Rumerz, where a typical meal will cost you less than $15.
1216 Woods Run Ave
Pittsburgh,
PA
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The YMCA Adventure Warrior Race gives kids and adults a chance to prove themselves against ropes courses, mud, water obstacles, and other unexpected mental and physical challenges—all while supporting a good cause. Amid the breathtaking views and tranquil waters of Lake Tris, runners maneuver around trees and carry heavy objects up the sometimes snow-covered Laurel Highlands mountains, climbing up to 1,000 feet as they go. Warriors aged 16 and older make a 4-mile circuit, whereas younger participants run age-appropriate distances of a half mile or a full mile. Trophies and the respect of all the woodland creatures are awarded to the top male and female runners, top male and female teams, and top co-ed team. According to the Daily American, funds raised from the race provide camp scholarships that allow kids to attend residential and day programs at the 263-acre YMCA Camp T. Frank Soles.
600 W North Ave
Pittsburgh,
PA
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Books may look like little inanimate stacks of paper, but they have stuff inside them. Good stuff. Smart stuff. Compelling stuff. The mission of Prime Stage is to bring that stuff to life. With adaptations that run the gamut from children's classics such as The Westing Game and Walk Two Moons to historical classics like The Diary of Anne Frank and A Woman Called Truth, the company? has spent nearly 20 years bringing literature to the stage.
6 Allegheny Square East
Pittsburgh,
PA
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It's hard to miss Hog's Head Bar & Grill?locales know it affectionately as "the pig bar", owing to the glowing porcine-shaped signs that flank the rustic exterior. Inside, things are just as quaint and twice as cozy: the wood paneled dining room welcomes guests to settle and sup on upscale pub classics like black angus burgers or hearty steak and egg sandwiches, served on hoagie rolls. There are pizzas too?seven specialty pies to be exact, all hand-tossed and dotted with toppings that range from sun-dried tomatoes to scallops. Also inviting is the wrap-around bar, where patrons can slide onto a bar stool to sip draft beers and watch the game as it plays out on overhead TVs or in the reflective sunglasses of the person sitting across from them.
3433 Spring Garden Rd.
Pittsburgh,
PA
US
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