For the eighth year running, Boo & Brew Bash is back for another night of Halloween-themed bar crawling; some of last year's lineup included Seven, Stuff'd, Howl at the Moon, August Henry's City Saloon, and Social House 7. Have a halloween-themed cocktail at some of downtown's best bars and, when your tired zombie limbs start to rot off, head to the event's official After Party, where you can enjoy a round of appetizers and more festivities. Dress to impress, since the night will end with rewards for "Best Costume" and "Best Group Costume."
Cost: General admission is $35
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
With Halloween just around the corner, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History brings us yet another event in the 21+ After Dark series. Haunted Museum: Year of the Zombie invites you to explore the museum after-hours for a closer look at the cannibalistic brain eaters we all adore. Practice your best dead leg drag for a night of trick-or-treating around the museum as you search for some thematic prizes. Patrons will get to watch a brain be dissected while discovering the organ's nutritional value (maybe zombies don't have it all wrong after all), learn about "real-life" zombies, watch Night of the Living Dead on the museum's big screen, and shake those hollow bones to music provided by Pittsburgh Vibes Unlimited.
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door, or $13.50 for members
Whether you like it straight or on the rocks, The Pittsburgh Whiskey Festival will have exactly what you need to satiate your inner connoisseur, with more than 200 varieties of whiskey. Before you take your personalized snifter glass off the shelf, though, be sure to put on your spookiest Halloween costume, because the theme of the 13th annual festival is Monster Bash. So dress scary, but maybe opt for a loose-fitting monster costume, because each ticket includes access to more whiskey than you'll know what to do with and a full dinner buffet -- and nobody likes a bloated Dracula.
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc.
Get a look into the world of Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling at this once in a lifetime event. For one night only, step into the cage scene from Silence of the Lambs in the very room it was shot in in 1991. Halloween costumes are encouraged and you get extra points if you dawn a Buffalo Bill ensemble.
Cost: General admission is $10