Spell a word wrong, and you're out. Spell it correctly and you get a shot of punch to help eliminate you in the next round. Single elimination with the top three spellers getting "fabulous prizes." Supports the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.
Scratch Food & Beverage at 1720 Lowrie St. (Troy Hill)
Costumes are optional — but encouraged — for the Halloween edition of the Pittsburgh Underwear Bike Ride. A 21+ after-party at Spirit starts at 9 p.m. Admission is $5. The ride, however, is free. Meet at 8 p.m., ride at 8:30 p.m.
Cruze Bar is giving away cash to Halloween revelers with the scariest, funniest, sexiest, most original and overall best costumes. You don't have to be 21 to attend the party. People who are 18, 19 or 20 pay a $5 cover charge.
Cruze Bar at 1600 Smallman St. (Strip District)
October 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm to October 28, 2016 at 2:00 am
Fall beer for humans over 21; free Barley Bones for pups, which are encouraged to come in costume. Top dog gets a treat bag from Petagogy. If you're a human, don't dress up, because you might scare the dogs, Petagogy says.
The Andy Warhol Museum and Pop Cabaret's Halloween variety show, "Nightmare," will feature "performance, music, dance, rituals, stories and more." More than a dozen performers are scheduled to participate. "Experience fear and delight as we conjure magic and mayhem to greet the horrors and pleasures of contemporary existence," the museum says.
The Andy Warhol Museum at 117 Sandusky St. (North Shore)
"This dance night has dedicated its focus on a positive-vibes only party atmosphere that promotes the absolute best in dance music, all while keeping the energy level at a maximum," Belvedere's says. Costume contest winner gets $50 in "Belvedere's Bux."
Belvederes Ultra-Dive at 4016 Butler St. (Central Lawrenceville)
October 28, 2016 at 9:00 pm to October 29, 2016 at 2:00 am
See a lineup of Pittsburgh bands dressed up as other bands including Stone Cold Killer as Guns N' Roses; Paddy the Wanderer as Wings; The Red Western as Blondie; Outside Inside as ZZ Top; and James Hart’s Weed Band as the Grateful Dead. Doors at 9pm. 21+.
Local authors Brian Broome and Jeff Oaks will give a reading. Festive bites and brews will be provided. Dress in costume for a chance to win a one-year subscription to Creative Nonfiction. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Creative Nonfiction at 5119 Coral St. (Bloomfield)