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Week Four

Wed., Oct. 3

36. COMEDY — Gab Squad. Mixing music and comedy, Gab Squad is an interactive performance that focuses on supporting kindness, mental health, and community involvement for middle- and high-school aged children. Founder Gab Bonesso is a nationally known stand-up comic, children’s/family educator, musical artist, and City Paper contributor. Continues through Sat., Oct. 6. Times vary. Trust Arts Education Center, 807 Liberty Ave., Downtown. $10. trustarts.org

37. COMEDY — Cameron Esposito: Person of Consequence Tour. This latest special from Cameron Esposito, Rape Jokes flips the narrative on shock-punchlines its title conveys and tackles sexual assault from a survivor’s perspective. Proceeds support the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. 8 p.m. Rex Theater, 1602 E. Carson St., South Side. $25. rextheater.net

Thu., Oct. 4

38. LIT/MUSIC — The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra + Local Authors. Alphabet City plays host to a fusion of music and literature when members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra perform music inspired by works of Leonard Bernstein, backed by local writers sharing readings based on Bernstein’s work. 7-8:30 p.m. Alphabet City, 40 W. North Ave., North Side. Free. alphabetcity.org

Fri., Oct. 5

39. KIDS — Hot Jam Glass Center Open House. Watch glass-blowing live and see exactly how objects are molded. Pittsburgh Glass Center welcomes visitors once a month to witness experts crafting glass treasures in real time. 6 p.m. Pittsburgh Glass Center, 5472 Penn Ave., Friendship. Free. pittsburghglasscenter.org

40. COMEDY — Werewolf Ambulance Podcast Live Show. Because we often don’t see the process of recording a podcast, sometimes we forget they happen IRL. Join Katie and Allen of horror-movie podcast Werewolf Ambulance, while they tape their first live show. BYOB and laugh while this pair discusses the 1986 cult classic TerrorVision. 6:30 p.m. Glitter Box Theater, 460 Melwood Ave., Oakland. $10. theglitterboxtheater.com

Sat., Oct. 6

41. FEST — Pittsburgh Freaky Fair. Freak out over these handmade and vintage goods. There are offbeat vendors showcasing their love of horror films, paranormal activity, goth subculture, and more. Don’t miss your chance to gear up for this year’s spooky season. 11 a.m-5 p.m. SouthSide Works. 535 S. 27 St., South Side. Free. pittsburghfreakyfair.com

42. COMEDY — Sex a.k.a. Wieners and Boobs. The creators of Wet Hot American Summer have penned this absurdist theatrical production, so expect things to get awkward (in a funny way). A young sheriff and town-controlling pimp square off with a gang of prostitutes and gigolos. Somehow, the concept outdoes the name. 10 p.m. Arcade Comedy Theater, 943 Liberty Ave., Downtown. $20. arcadecomedytheater.com

Sun., Oct. 7

43. ART — NONOTAK | Noemi Schipfer & Takami Nakamoto. This show brings together talents of architect/musician Takami Nakamoto and visual artist Noemi Schipfer. Nakamoto is known for creating immersive light and sound installations. This duo’s Wood Street Gallery installation is part- U.S. premiere/part- adaptation for the gallery space. Continues through Dec. 31. Times vary. Wood Street Galleries, 601 Wood St., Downtown. Free. trustarts.org

Mon., Oct. 8

44. MUSIC — Rainbow Kitten Surprise. Rambunctious, eccentric folk mixes with indie rock in the latest from this North Carolina-based five piece. How To: Friend, Love, Freefall is good for fans of Blitzen Trapper, Modest Mouse, or Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros. 8 p.m. Mr. Smalls Theatre, 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale. $22.50-25. ticketweb.com

Tue., Oct. 9

45. KIDS — The Glow: A Jack-O’-Lantern Experience. Watch pumpkins come to life. Master-carvers will create more than 5,000 jack-o’-lanterns to light up Hartwood Acres. Grab a snack and stroll Jack’s Lane, pick a favorite pumpkin, or put in a carving request. Continues through Sun., Oct. 28. 7-10 p.m. Hartwood Acres, 200 Hartwood Acres, Hampton Twp. $23/adults, $17/kids. theglowjackolantern.com

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