When it snared the right to be the only U.S. venue for the mega art show Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms, the Wexner Center for the Arts knew it would once again gain national attention. And it has.

When it snared the right to be the only U.S. venue for the mega art show Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms, the Wexner Center for the Arts knew it would once again gain national attention. And it has.

Since opening in September, the show and its host have been covered by Elle, Town and Country, The Washington Post, the Associated Press, NPR, even the Big Ten Network.

Visitors have come from around the U.S., as well as Canada and Europe, and celebs checking out the show have included ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, artists Cindy Sherman and Shirin Neshat and HGTV designer Vern Yip.

As many outside Columbus have taken notice, so too have local art and music lovers, who've found in the show a source of inspiration. On the professional level, there's the Grandview frame store that's filled its front window with Warhol prints; on the personal, there's the dead ringer for Warhol spotted at HighBall Halloween last Friday, a camera around his neck and a small, fancily dressed entourage trailing several paces behind.

A few have gone further than dressing up, creating events related to the Warhol show but not an official part of the center's programming, and this is in addition to a full roster of events the Wex is generating itself. Here's a rundown to keep track of what's coming up.

"Andyland"

When: 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8

Where: Wexner Center for the Arts, Campus

Web: wexarts.org

Warhol permeates the Wex's annual fundraising party this weekend, which is fitting both as an exhibition connection and an extension of the Hair Ball from previous years. Expect to see a lot of wigs - piled high or of the Warhol white-fright variety - as drag queens, impersonators and revelers get treated like celebs among high-glitz decor. In addition to solid and liquid sustenance, there'll be a late-night set by hometown favorite RJD2. Before that, DJ True Skillz will warm up the turntables with vintage soul and jazz.

"Andy Warhol: Outer and Inner Dichotomies Symposium"

When: Friday-Saturday, Nov. 14-15

Where: Wexner Center for the Arts, Campus

Web: wexarts.org

A two-day symposium on Warhol kicks off with a keynote conversation between biographer Wayne Koestenbaum and artist Francesco Vezzoli. Saturday holds a discussion with Factory star Mary Woronov, Warhol film curator Callie Angell and art history professor Richard Meyer, as well as a panel on "Beauty and the Banal" where the public can hear from Other Voices, Other Rooms curator Eva Meyer-Hermann and Catharina Manchanda, the Wex's new senior exhibitions curator.

The after-party: a Velvet Underground tribute at The Summit that night, organized by OSU art professor Mary Jo Bole.

"Peel Slowly and See"

When: 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20

Where: Wexner Center for the Arts, Campus

Web: wexarts.org

Subtitled "Warhol, Music and Image," this panel discussion brings together OSU comparative studies prof Barry Shank, Pitchfork critic and managing editor Mark Richardson and Dean Wareham from Galaxie 500 and Luna - who'll perform songs inspired by Warhol's Screen Tests later that night with partner Britta Phillips.

It'll map some of the places where pop art and music have collided. Following the talk, the cash bar opens and Wareham will sign copies of his new book about 20 years in indie music, Black Postcards.

"Superstar"

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15

Where: Chop Chop Gallery, Olde Towne East

Web: chopchopgallery.com

Maybe the most high-profile of the non-Wex events inspired by the Warhol exhibit, this happening presented by photographer and video artist Matt Mascaro and Chop Chop Gallery on Nov. 15 hosts Factory fixtures Taylor Mead, Holly Woodlawn, Penny Arcade, John Giorno and Bibbe Hansen.

After a preview party for VIPs who buy a limited-edition screen print made for this show, the guests will offer a panel discussion about past and current work, along with performances, and digitized film installations that will run throughout the night. Chop Chop neighbor Carabar hosts the after-party.