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What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Oct. 14-20, 2019

We’re in peak Pumpkin Spice season. Events this week are getting into the Halloween spirit with sugar skull paintings, spiritual mediums, and DIY projects at the Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice fall social.

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Incline events

💛 Wednesday, Oct. 23: Celebrate the 412 love at What’s Next: A Community Celebration, our third birthday bash (Allegheny Center)


Partner events

🎉 Saturday: Celebrate 15 years of sanctuary with a reading from City of Asylum’s former writers-in-residence, including writers from China, El Salvador, Burma, Venezuela, and Iran (North Side)


Other events you’ll love

Monday, Oct. 14

👻 Get into the Halloween spirit with a family friendly Halloween laser show (North Shore)

🐾 Learn pet CPR and first-aid to be there for your pet when they need you most (Ohio Township)

👂 Hear from candidates for Allegheny County Executive at this public forum (Allegheny West)

Tuesday, Oct. 15

✨ Learn the traditional craft of punch needle (Bloomfield)

💀 Paint a ceramic sugar skull (Station Square)

📻 Explore the infamous 1938 War of the Worlds radio drama with Professor Buzzkill (Shadyside)

Wednesday, Oct. 16

👔 Network with minorities and small businesses (Oakland)

👻 Paint with a spiritual medium (Robinson Township)

📜 Celebrate the legacy of Dorothy Mae Richardson with the dedication of historical marker in her honor (North Side)

Thursday, Oct. 17

😼 Join your favorite rescue felines to practice your best cat stretches at Yoga with Cats (McKees Rocks)

💇 Wig out at this benefit for Young Adult Cancer Support (North Shore)

✨ Put your  Harry Potter knowledge to the test at this trivia night (Spring Garden)

🎃 Play Halloween trivia and take a run (it’s optional!) while supporting PUMPed to Run (Spring Garden)

Friday, Oct. 18

🔍 Search for your ancestors at a genealogy lock-in (McCandless)

🎃 Create DIY projects at the Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice fall social (Garfield)

💀 Discover unnatural history at haunted museum after dark (Oakland)

🏆 Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Monty Python and the Holy Grail (North Shore)

🐺 Party at the all-inclusive, furry friendly Yinzfur Premiere: Monstfur Mash (Strip District)

✨ Taste non-alcoholic mixed drinks at Sober Social Night with Empath (Garfield)

Saturday, Oct. 19

🍅 Celebrate all things Heinz with food samples, cooking demonstrations, and special giveaways (Strip District)

🎃 See 1,000-pound pumpkins at Monster Pumpkin Festival (North Shore)

🐅 Dress up for a zoo-wide Halloween party ZooBoo (Highland Park)

💃 Dance all night to celebrate 25 years of the Andy Warhol museum (North Shore)

⛪ Tour unique architecture and discover fascinating history at the Live Worship Shop House Tours (Bellevue)

☕ Vote for your favorite coffee and baked goods at Steel City Sip & Sweets (Allegheny East)

📣 Celebrate 15 years of sanctuary with a reading from City of Asylum’s former writers-in-residence, including writers from China, El Salvador, Burma, Venezuela, and Iran (North Side)

Sunday, Oct. 20

🌱 Support a local animal farm sanctuary with Pittsburgh Vegan Society (Allison Park)

👀 See the new exhibition Andy Warhol: Revelation for free during Andy Warhol’s 25th anniversary community day (North Shore)

👭 Network with powerful women and hear from industry experts during the Hustle, Honey Conference (Downtown)


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