A very big list of Halloween 2022 events in Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

A very big list of Halloween 2022 events in Pittsburgh

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Arts & Crafts: Botanica & Occult Shop at Danse Macabre 7: A Gothic Halloween Party
COVID has let that banger of a Halloween costume idea sit around for too long. Break it out for some of these events ranging from spooky film series to fun times for kids, pets, and party animals.

PARTIES

Cheers For Fears Masquerade Halloween Party. 7:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 14. Rivers Club. 301 Grant St., Downtown. $40-50. Reservations required. invitedclubs.com/clubs/rivers-club

COSPLAY KARAOKE: Monsters & Magic. 6:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 19. Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh. 230 W. Station Square Drive, South Side. $5 to enter, $10 to sing. hardrockcafe.com/location/pittsburgh

Haunted Museum After Dark. 6-10 p.m. Fri., Oct. 21. Carnegie Museum of Natural History. 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. $19-24. carnegiemnh.org/event/haunted-after-dark

102.5 DVE Halloween Party. 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 21. Gateway Clipper. 350 West Station Square Drive, South Side. $30. gatewayclipper.com

The Scary Furnace Halloween Party. 4-10 p.m. Sat. Oct. 22. Carrie Blast Furnaces. Carrie Furnace Blvd., Rankin. $32.90-52.47. Reservation required. 21 and over. showclix.com/tickets/scaryfurnace

Look fab in black when Night Sky Productions presents Danse Macabre 7: A Gothic Halloween Party at Black Forge Coffee House II. The evening features three live bands, music by DJ Cadaver Kelly, and performance art by Sundae Service. Get a tarot reading from Arts & Crafts: Botanica & Occult Shop, enter the costume contest, and more during this festive night. 7-11 p.m. Sun., Oct. 23. 701 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks. $20. nightskyprod.com

Monsters Ball: Charity Costume Competition. 4 p.m. Fri., Oct. 28. Continues through Sat., Oct. 29. Thunderbird Café & Music Hall. 4053 Butler St., Lawrenceville. $10-20. 21 and over. thunderbirdmusichall.com

MasQ Halloween Party for LGBTQ+ Youth. 6-9 p.m. Fri., Oct. 28. Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation. 925 Brighton Road, North Side. Free. Registration required. Ages 14-21. hughlane.org/events

Halloween Carnival. 7-11 p.m. Fri., Oct. 28. Cinderlands Foederhouse. 3705 Butler St., Lawrenceville. $10. 21 and over. cinderlands.com

Taste something spooky when Necromancer Brewing hosts its Schwarztag Dark Beer Fest and Costume Party. The night will have beer and candy pairings, music by DJMB, a mini-drag show, and more. Be sure to wear your best disguise for the costume contest. 6-9 p.m. Sat., Oct. 29. 2257 Babcock Blvd., North Hills. $55. Reservation required. necromancer.beer

Party of the Damned: Neon Vanadium. 7 p.m. Doors at 6 p.m. Sun., Oct. 30. Mr. Smalls Theatre. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale. $10. mrsmalls.com

Music fans should head to Thunderbird Café & Music Hall for a Halloween tribute show for the ages. CEMETERY DRIVE: A Halloween Cover Show & Dance Party has Le Siren covering My Chemical Romance, ROWDY as The Clash, and Vida Chai as Florence & The Machine. There will also be DJ sets by Ya Dirty Daughter. 8 p.m. Doors at 7 p.m. Mon., Oct. 31. 4053 Butler St., Lawrenceville. $10 in advance. $12 at the door with costume, $15 without costume. 18 and over. thunderbirdmusichall.com

FILM

Vampire Week. Showtimes vary. Through Thu., Oct. 13. Row House Cinema. 4115 Butler St., Lawrenceville. Ticket prices vary. rowhousecinema.com

Little Shop of Horrors with Acclamation Brewing and City Grows. 6:30 p.m. Thu., Oct. 13. Oaks Theater. 310 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont. $8. theoakstheater.com

Row House of Horrors will bring a whole slew of spooky films to Lawrenceville. From Fri., Oct. 14 through Mon., Oct. 31, Row House Cinema will present a number of classic and newer hit horror movies. See essentials like The Exorcist and Carrie, cult classics like Attack of the Killer Tomatoes and the Japanese curiosity House, locally shot selections Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh and Night of the Living Dead, plus many more. Special events will coincide with some screenings. Showtimes vary. 4115 Butler St., Lawrenceville. Ticket prices vary. rowhousecinema.com
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Night of the Living Dead
Night of the Living Dead with Beer Tasting. 6:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 15. Oaks Theater. 310 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont. $8. theoakstheater.com

Join the Junior Chamber of Commerce Players as they perform their shadowcast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Hollywood Theater. The live show will commence along with a screening of the 1975 cult horror musical about a pair of newlyweds who stumble upon the bizarre home of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Shows will also take place on Fri., Oct. 28 and Sat., Oct. 29. 11:45 p.m. Sat., Oct. 15. 1449 Potomac Ave., Dormont. $6-7. hollywoodtheaterpgh.org

The Addams Family Cinebrunch. 11 a.m. Sun., Oct. 16. Oaks Theater. 310 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont. $12-80. theoakstheater.com

Ghostbusters Movie Party. 7 p.m. Tue., Oct. 18. Bottlerocket Social Hall. 1226 Arlington Ave., Allentown. $5. bottlerocketpgh.com

Experience a night of horror films, local food and drink, prize drawings, and more during a special pop-up movie theater event. A Night of Halloween Horror will screen the cult film Brain Damage, a 4K restoration of The Fog, and a 16mm print of a 1970s Halloween short film from Flea Market Films, as well as a “surprise European horror film” that has never been released in the United States. There will also be food from Mindy's Take & Bake, beer from Trace Brewing, and cocktails from Lucky Sign Sprits. Doors at 6 p..m. Wed, Oct 19. 50 Oak Road, Gibsonia. $35. luckysignspirits.com

Out There Halloween Mega Tape with Flea Market Films. 8 p.m. Thu., Oct. 20. Harris Theater. 809 Liberty Ave., Downtown. $9-11. trustarts.org

Giant Scream Show: Night of the Living Dead and Haunt of the Horror Trailers. 7:30 p.m. and 9:40 p.m. Fri., Oct. 21. Eberle Studios & Gallery. 229 East Ninth Ave., Homestead. Free, $10 for just Haunt of the Horror Trailers show. pghsoundandimage.com

The Rocky Horror Picture Show with the Junior Chamber of Commerce Players. 10 p.m. Sat., Oct. 22. Row House Cinema. 4115 Butler St., Lawrenceville. $17. rowhousecinema.com

Bottlerocket Sing-A-Long: Little Shop of Horrors. 7 p.m. Tue., Oct. 25. Bottlerocket Social Hall. 1226 Arlington Ave., Allentown. $5. bottlerocketpgh.com

Rosemary’s Baby with Beer Tasting. 6:30 p.m. Thu., Oct. 27. Oaks Theater. 310 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont. $8. theoakstheater.com

The Shining with Beer Tasting. 7 p.m. Thu., Oct. 27. Oaks Theater. 310 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont. $8. theoakstheater.com

Autumnal Oddities with Flea Market Films. 9:30 p.m. Thu., Oct. 27. Harris Theater. 809 Liberty Ave., Downtown. $9-11. trustarts.org

DRAG

Hallowversary 12: HMH October Show. 6-9 p.m. Sun., Oct. 9. Twenty Fifth Street Bar & Grill. 2512 East Carson St., South Side. $15-50. facebook.com/HotMetalHardwarePgh

Spooky Candles, Bingo, and Queens. 7:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 14. Mix Candle Co. 4409 Butler St., Lawrenceville. $35. 21 and over. mixcandleco.com

A Nightmare on Ellsworth with Angeria Paris VanMicheals. 6-11 p.m. Sat., Oct. 15. 5801 Video Lounge & Cafe. 5801 Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside. $10. 5801pgh.com
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Joe King entertains the audience during his 2022 Match Gayme fundraiser
Match Gayme: HalloQUEEN Edition. 7 p.m. Doors at 6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 15. Kingfly Spirits. 2613 Smallman St., Strip District. $15-90. 21 and over. kingflyspirits.com/events

Overstimulated with Jenny Sais Quoi and Jamie Lee Coitus. 7-9 p.m. Sun., Oct. 16. Glittersty. 201 Grant Ave., Millvale. $10. glittersty.com

See your favorite stars from the hit horror drag series The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula at P Town Bar. Hosted by Kat De Lac and Elizabeth Wayne, Funeral Parlour: Stigmata will include performances by Dragula contestants Violencia Exclamation Point and Koco Caine. Also featured is Yuri Thrall and local drag queen Akasha LeStat VanCartier. 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 15.. 4740 Baum Blvd., Oakland. $25-100. 21 and over. ptownbarpgh.com

Halloween Drag Show with Mostbeautifulest and HUNY. 8-11 p.m. Sat. Oct. 22. 2257 Babcock Blvd., North Hills. More details TBA. necromancer.beer

Millvale Monster Mash with Jenny Sais Quoi, Andy Whorehol, and Brooklyn Barbie. 6-11 p.m. Fri., Oct. 28. Harold's Haunt. 142 Grant Ave., Millvale. Free. 21 and over. instagram.com/haroldshaunt

LIT

Author Talk About Lizzie Borden. 7 p.m. Thu., Oct. 13. Brentwood Public Library. 3501 Brownsville Road, Brentwood. Free. facebook.com/BrentwoodPublicLibrary

Bottlerocket Social Hall and White Whale Books present It Came from the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror, described as giving voice to queer and trans writers as they “consider the films that deepened, amplified, and illuminated their own experiences.” Hear from Steffan Triplett, Sarah Tomasin Fonseca, Zefyr Lisowski, and Grant Sutton, all contributors to It Came from the Closet, a book of 25 essays published by The Feminist Press. 7-8 p.m. Mon., Oct. 17. 1226 Arlington Ave., Allentown. $5-28. whitewhalebookstore.com/events

Story Club PGH Story Slam: Bump in the Night. 7 p.m. Tue., Oct. 18. City of Asylum-Alphabet City. 40 W. North Ave., North Side. Free. Also streaming online. cityofasylum.org/events

Halloween-Themed Poetry Book Launch. 7-8 p.m. Wed., Oct. 22. White Whale Books. 4754 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. Free. RSVP required. whitewhalebookstore.com/events

White Whale Books x Bottlerocket: Spooky Stories & Book Fair. 7 p.m. Thu., Oct. 27. Bottlerocket Social Hall. 1226 Arlington Ave., Allentown. $10. whitewhalebookstore.com/events

KIDS & FAMILY

Bring the whole family for a day of autumnal fun during Fall Fest at Threadbare Cider and Mead. The event offers plenty of activities, including pumpkin decorating, trivia, patio games, and more. Satisfy your sweet tooth at the caramel-covered apple bar and enjoy both non-alcoholic and alcoholic cider options. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 8. 1291 Spring Garden Ave., Spring Garden. Free. RSVP recommended. threadbarecider.com

Workshop PGH Fall Fest. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 9. 311-321 Pennwood Ave., Wilkinsburg. Free. facebook.com/WorkshopPGH/events

They may be too old for trick-or-treating, but they can still have some spooky fun. Carnegie Museum of Natural History presents Teen Night: Thursday the 13th, a teens-only event with activities like an owl pellet dissection and a chance to create your own vampire hunting kit, as well as specimen stations, live animal encounters, bug tastings, and more. Be sure to wear your best costume. 4-8 p.m. 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Free for guests 13-18. carnegiemnh.org/event

October Boo Bash. 6-8 p.m. Thu., Oct. 13. The Mall at Robinson. 100 Robinson Centre Drive. Robinson. $5 for kids. Registration required. shoprobinsonmall.com/events

Sharpsburg Spooktacular. Fri., Oct. 14-Sun., Oct. 16. Ketchup City Creative. 612 Main Street, Sharpsburg. $10 donation. ketchupcity.com

Fall Fest For LGBTQ+ Youth, Families, and Seniors. 12-4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 15. Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation. 925 Brighton Road, North Side. Free. hughlane.org/events

Halloween Hooplah Urban Pumpkin Patch. 12-5 p.m. Sat., Oct. 15. Bakery Square. 6425 Penn Ave., Larimer. Free. bakery-square.com/events
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Malayan Flying Foxes at the National Aviary
Meet nocturnal raptors, bats, and other creatures of the night when the National Aviary presents its latest Owl-O-Ween celebration. Taking place over two weekends in October, the event promises meet-and-greets with “mysterious” species like the Eastern Screech-Owl and special talks about Malaysian Flying Foxes, plus treats and more. Sat., Oct. 15-Sun., Oct. 16 and Sat., Oct. 22-Sun., Oct. 23. 700 Arch St., North Side. Included with regular admission. aviary.org

Hocus Pocus in Concert with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. 7 p.m. Wed., Oct. 19. Heinz Hall. 600 Penn Ave., Downtown. $25-105. pittsburghsymphony.org

ZooBoo. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 22-Sun., Oct. 30. Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. 7370 Baker St., Highland Park. Included with regular admission. pittsburghzoo.org/event-zooboo

Spring Hill Civic League Halloween Parade. 11:30 a.m. Sat., Oct. 22. Spring Hill Elementary School. 1351 Damas St., Spring Hill. Free. shcl.org

Howl-O-Ween. 12-4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 22. SouthSide Works Dog Park and North Lot
415 S. 27th St., South Side. Free. southsideworks.com

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SouthSide Works Dog Park
The Great Pumpkin Patch. 12-4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 22. SouthSide Works North Lot.
415 S. 27th St., South Side. Free. southsideworks.com

Spooky Saturday in the Square. 1-6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 22. 3 Rivers Outdoor Co. S. Braddock Ave. and Sanders St., Regent Square. instagram.com/3riversoutdoorco

Early Halloween Weekend in Etna. Sat., Oct. 22-Sun., Oct. 23. Various locations, Etna. Free. All ages. Costumes encouraged. instagram.com/eco15223

Barks + Brews with YaJagoff! Podcast. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun., Oct. 23. The Mall at Robinson. 100 Robinson Centre Drive. Robinson. $7. Registration required. shoprobinsonmall.com/events

Bloomfield Halloween Parade. 6-8 p.m. Thu., Oct. 27. Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. Free

Oakmont Fall Festival. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 29. Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont. oakmont-pa.com
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Alternate Histories Studio
Halloween Mayhem. 12-3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 29. Kelly Strayhorn Theater. 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. Free-$25. kelly-strayhorn.org/events/halloweenmayhem2022

Alternate Histories Studio welcomes Stories Like Me to Greenfield with a day of Halloween fun. The Greenfield Spooktacular will include storytime readings for  kids 3-7 from Stories Like Me, a soon-to-open bookstore that specializes in selling "intentionally inclusive books." Alternate Histories will give out special stickers, buttons, and candy to guests in costume. Expect a "ghoulishly fun playlist of music" and other surprises. 12-4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 29. 517 Greenfield Ave., Greenfield. Free. alternatehistories.com

Halloween Fun Cruise and Tour. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sun., Oct. 30. Gateway Clipper. 350 West Station Square Drive, South Side. $20-32. gatewayclipper.com

Trunk ’n Treat. 2-4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 30. Settlers Ridge. 200 Settlers Ridge Center Drive, Robinson. Free. settlersridgepa.com

Have a 2022 Pittsburgh Halloween event you want to promote? Email awaltz@pghcitypaper.com.