What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Oct. 8-14, 2018

Read a zine. Meet an HGTV star. Hear some opera.


Updated 5:15 p.m. Oct. 9

This week, Halloween is getting closer, things are pumpkin-spiced and indulging your autumn bug has never been easier.

But there’s also plenty to do for the less seasonally inclined among us, everything from a writing workshop to a zine fair to a meet-and-greet with an HGTV icon.

Here’s our list of what to do in Pittsburgh this week for Halloween haters and hardcore Halloweeners alike.

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Incline events

🗳 5 p.m. Monday: Nominate rising leaders for our third Who’s Next: Politics class.

🎨 6 p.m. Oct. 24: Celebrate 22 Pittsburghers making art and making a difference in our inaugural Who’s Next: Art class.

🖋 4 p.m. Oct. 27 (Allegheny Center): Local journalists, take note. At The Pittsburgh Pitch 2, 10 people will get 60 seconds to pitch an article or podcast — and one will win a cash prize to produce the piece. (To pitch, send your story idea to [email protected] by midnight Oct. 15.) A winner will be chosen by attendees who pay $10 at the door to get a couple of beers, some appetizers and a vote for their favorite pitch. Halloween costume optional.

Other events you’ll love

Monday, Oct. 8

📽 7 p.m. Monday (Central North Side): See a screening of “The Rest I Make Up,” a film about playwright Maria Irene Fornes, followed by a panel discussion at City of Asylum.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

🎶 7 p.m. Tuesday (East Liberty): Listen to a Halloween-themed night of opera performances, such as “Monster Mash” and “Don’t Fear the Reaper” with Aria412. Traditional opera pieces will be on the setlist, too.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

📕 6 p.m. Wednesday (Garfield): Get out of your comfort zone and explore complicated and sensitive topics in “The Book of White People” by multidisciplinary artist Christiane Dolores at BOOM Concepts.

Thursday, Oct. 11

📝 7 p.m. Thursday (Millvale): Channel your mature literary genius at this Adult Writers Group, where you can share your work and learn in a judgment-free, peer environment.

Friday, Oct. 12

😈 6 p.m. Friday (North Shore): Celebrate the legacy of George Romero with an adults-only zombie homecoming party at Carnegie Science Center, featuring a screening of “Creepshow,” live brains, a monster mash dance class, and a costume contest.

Saturday, Oct. 13

🧙‍♀️ 9:30 a.m. (Lawrenceville): Double, double, toil and trouble, watch Halloween classic “Hocus Pocus” and maybe blow some milk bubbles. Then, remember to check it off on your Incline fall BINGO.

🔨 11 a.m. (Bluff/Uptown): See Leanne Ford, of HGTV’s “Restored by the Fords,” irl. ICYMI: The show is coming back for a second season.

🎃 1 p.m. (Allegheny Center): Pumpkinfest is back and so is your chance to decorate a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, visit animals in the petting zoo, watch a puppet show and indulge your love for all things autumn.

🌙 1 p.m. (Strip District): Blast off with this guided tour of Heinz History Center’s new Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission exhibit. Here are 11 things you won’t want to miss at the exhibit.

🎸 5 p.m. (Downtown): The Saturday Night Market beckons, and you’re not going to want to miss it or the Pittsburgh creative independent vendors, live music, games, and food that will be on hand.

Sunday, Oct. 14

🖨 2 p.m. (Highland Park): The Eighth Annual Pittsburgh Zine Fair (PZF) has arrived like a fresh copy of “Cheap Date.” This annual event celebrates the zine, the icon of DIY information sharing and individual expression.

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