Saturday, October 12
Enter an immersive carnival at Bricolage's annual Bazaar, an event for the adventurous with magical surprises around every corner. Attendees will encounter fire-eaters, acrobats, carnival games with fantastical prizes, stilt walkers, and an elevated selection of festival foods from Gaucho and Onion Maiden. Carnival attire and comfortable shoes are encouraged for this elusive night of wonder.
Saturday, October 19
For the ninth year running, Boo & Brew Bash is back for another night of Halloween-themed bar crawling. This year's lineup will include 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 afterparty 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."
Saturday, October 19
The Andy Warhol Museum
The Warhol has been bringing the world's finest contemporary art exhibits to Pittsburgh for 25 years, and is celebrating this milestone with a black tie gala. A seated dinner at the museum will be accompanied by surprise entertainers, a contemporary art auction, and a VIP preview of Andy Warhol: Revelation. But if ball gowns aren't quite your speed, be sure to come to the after-hours dance party which will feature access to the museum's new exhibit, a cash bar, and entertainment by RJD2 and Operation Sappho.
Cost: $750-$10,000 (late night dance party tickets TBD)
Wednesday, October 23
Rivers Casino Event Center
Whether you like it dry or on the rocks, The Pittsburgh Whiskey Festival will have exactly what you need to satiate your refined palette with more than 200 varieties of whiskey. But before you take your personalized snifter glass off the shelf, be sure to take a break from Halloween festivities and put on your finest cocktail attire for chit chat with industry professionals and dinner at the Grandview Buffet.
Friday, October 25 - Saturday, October 26
The Rangos Giant Cinema
Throughout the entire month of October, the Carnegie Science Center will be presenting scary movies for Pittsburgh horror fans with Rangos x Scarehouse. But the biggest standout in this year's lineup is Dawn of the Dead 3D, a version of the 1970s sequel that can be hard to track down and provides scares almost as terrifying as the film's commentary on American capitalism.
Cost: General admission $9.95 ($7.95 for members)
Friday, November 1
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Continue those mysterious post-Halloween vibes at Party in the Tropics: Masquerade. This 21+ event transforms one of Pittsburgh's most beautiful destinations into a lush nightlife spot complete with signature cocktails, moody DJ sets, and waterfalls. Be sure to don a mask (and a cape, if you're feeling particularly enigmatic.)
Cost: Free with admission