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Week Six

Wed., Oct. 17

59. DANCE — Magic Mike XXL Authorized Tribute Show. Grab some friends and check out an authorized Magic Mike XXL tribute show. Shirts will fly and six-pack abs will certainly be on display. (Note: Channing Tatum is highly unlikely to be there.) 9 p.m. The Linden Grove, 1100 Grove Road, Castle Shannon. $25-50. eventbrite.com

Thu., Oct. 18

60. FEST — Oktoberfest at the National Aviary. Immerse yourself in tastes, sounds, and brews of German fare during the Aviary’s Oktoberfest. In addition to sampling Bavarian delights prepared by German chef Josef Karst, guests can browse the Aviary’s bird habitats. 6:30 p.m. National Aviary, 700 Arch St., North Side. 21 and over. $34-39. aviary.org

61. FESTIVAL — Harry Potter's Wizard Fest. Know the books by chapter or every movie’s lines by heart? Own a wand? If the answers are “yes,” you probably already know about this all-ages show. In fact, we’re guessing you already know how much it will cost to skip the line ($30). 8 p.m. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille, 103 Slade Lane, Warrendale. $15-75. jergels.com/events

Fri., Oct. 19

62. HAUNTED — Pittsburgh Zombie Assault. The folks at Urban Assault are (again) asking for help with (another) zombie attack. Full disclosure: no real zombies will be harmed. And if you’ve always wanted to try paintball without getting, you know, shot by paintballs, this is your chance. Continues through Nov. 3. Urban Assault Paintball, 201 Cecil Sturgeon Road., McDonald. $24.99 (includes 150 rounds; $5 for additional 50 rounds). urbanassaultpb.com/zombies.html

63. COMEDY — Jim Breuer Live. If your familiarity with Jim Breuer doesn't go far beyond Goat Boy and Half Baked, jump on YouTube and dig through his most popular comedy bits. He's a reflective, smart dude with a remarkable skill for storytelling. Start with his telling of the only time he was actually stoned on set of Half Baked. 8 p.m. Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall, 510 E. 10th Ave., Munhall. $27-47. librarymusichall.com

64. MUSIC — Courtney Barnett. Wry, smart, unfussy, and funny: Australian guitarist/singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett has churned out a remarkable string of full-lengths since debuting in 2014, including 2018's critically adored Tell Me How You Really Feel and 2017's charming collaboration with Kurt Vile, Lotta Sea Lice. 7 p.m. Stage AE. 400 North Shore Drive, North Side. $27.50. ticketmaster.com

Sat., Oct. 20

65. HAUNTED — Halloween Bar Crawl. Forget Halloween, think Hallo-wine. (Sorry.) Dress your coolest, your scariest, or if it's your thing, your sexiest, and crawl between six of the South Side’s best venues. This bar hop features live music, drink specials, and LED bracelets to keep on-the-move crawlers visible. Noon. South Side. $29.99-39.99.

66. DRINK — Brewtal Beer Fest. Metal bands and beer collide at this third annual festival. Sample beers from local producers such as Abjuration, Roundabout, Helltown, and Dancing Gnome. Treat yourself to the musical stylings of Dying Fetus, Genocide Pact, and No Reason to Live. This is one. 2 p.m. 20 and over. Mr. Smalls, 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale. $60. mrsmalls.com

67. HAUNTED — Morose and Macabre's Atrocity Exhibition. It’s been 10 years since Dr. Morose and Miss Macabre rolled out their Atrocity Exhibition, and now they’re closing the decade of “beautiful and grotesque” with a night of debauchery and spooky stuff at Rex Theater. Expect sword-swallowing, burlesque, puppetry, some old-fashioned flesh suspension, and much more. Also Fri., Oct. 19. 1602 E. Carson St., South Side. moroseandmacabre.com

Sun., Oct. 21

68. KIDS — ZooBoo. Trick-or-treating in your neighborhood is a good time. Trick-or-treating at the zoo? Now that sounds like a blast. Take the kids for candy, crafts, a hay maze, and some sorta-spooky activities. Also Sat., Oct. 27, and Sun., Oct. 28. 10 a.m. Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, 7370 Baker St., Highland Park. Included with park admission. pittsburghzoo.org

69. STAGE — Mythburgh. Pittsburghers telling stories about Pittsburgh that highlight the city’s weirdest, creepiest, and most epic characteristics. Local playwrights adapt written pieces into plays and digital media, creating a live and online performance. Creep yourself out with this bona fide Burgh production. 8 p.m. 21 and over. Name your own price. Brillobox, 4104 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. 12peers.org

Mon., Oct. 22

70. ART — Flying Girls. The August Wilson Center presents the North-American premiere of Flying Girls. Created by Nigerian artist Peju Alatise, this exhibition tells the story of Sim, a Yoruba girl who escapes from a life of domestic servitude into a fantasy realm filled with friendly shadows, talking birds and butterflies. Continues through Nov. 1. August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown. Free. aacc-awc.org

Tue., Oct. 23

71. ART — Carnegie International, 57th Edition. This version of Carnegie International features artwork from 32 artists and collectives from Austria to Vietnam and just about everywhere in between. Learn what it truly means to be international. Continues through March 25, 2019. Carnegie Museum of Art, 400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Included with museum admission. cmoa.org


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