Friday, January 16, 2015 Guide to the Pittsburgh Skyline: The Gulf Tower and the KDKA Weather Beacon

The Gulf Tower is one of the most recognizable buildings in the Pittsburgh skyline because of the vibrant color-coded KDKA weather beacon.  The weather beacon atop of the Gulf Tower is ablaze with colorful lights announcing the current temperature, precipitation, humidity and wind speed in the city.  The rainbow glow enhances the Golden Triangle skyline with bright city lights and big city attitude.  On occasion during Pittsburgh events such as Pittsburgh Pirate's games, the weather beacon will transform from rainbow glow into black and gold beams in support of the ball team.

Are You Pittsburgh Enough?
To obtain another punch in your "Pittsburgher Card," you must be able to interpret the coded light spectrum atop of the tower and explain to visitors what that incredible light display is about.  Are you ready for the task? Yes? Well then here is the not-so-secret cipher to the great Gulf Tower KDKA Weather Beacon light pattern…  Good Luck!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

January 2015 Pittsburgh Events include Pour for the Cure, Smell the Wild Orchids, Argentinian Wine, Monster Truck Jam, Celebrate MLK and More!

So you need something to do for the next month or so until the Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training?  Check out some of the great things to do in Pittsburgh over the next couple of weeks. Take in a great theater performance, absorb an acoustic jam or fund raise for dogs at PNC Park.  For a full list of events visit Or let us do the work for you - sign up for our event blast and we will send Pittsburgh events to your inbox monthly.

Orchids 101
The Phipps Conservatory
January 17
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Pour For a Cure
US Steel Tower
January 23
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Best of Argentina Wine
The Carlton
January 30
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Cupids and Canines
Lexus Club at PNC Park
February 7
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Monster Jams
Consol Energy Center
February 13
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MLK Jr. Birthday Bash
Mattress Factory
January 19
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Night of Virtuoso Guitar
Acoustic Music Works
January 21
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My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish and I'm in Therapy
Byham Theater
January 17
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My Fair Lady
Pittsburgh Public Theater
January 22 - February 22
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