This weekend is shaping up to be a doozy. From Bacon Roasts at Huszar and Brightwood Pumpkinfest to the grand openings of Threadbare Cider House in Spring Garden and Get Hip Records Store in Chateau, there’s plenty of fun for Northsiders to enjoy.


By: NSC Staff


Thursday, October 19

Trivia at Allegheny City Brewing

Trivia master, Aaron DeLeo is back at Allegheny City Brewing for their monthly trivia night. The fun starts at 6 p.m. and winners can earn a variety of prizes. For more information visit the event’s FB page.

Gypsy Stringz at Huszar

The string quintet is back at Huszar from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The Huszar kitchen will be open and there is no cover charge. For more information on the bi-weekly event visit the Gypsy Stringz’s FB page.


Friday, October 20

Threadbare Cider House Grand Opening

The team at Wigle Whiskey is opening up their brand new cider house, Threadbare in Spring Garden. Tickets for the grand opening are $30 and include two drinks, refreshments and mini tours of the cider house and brewing facility. For more information on the event visit Threadbare’s event page.

GASP-toberfest at Penn Brewery

The Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) will be hosting their GASP-toberfest at Penn Brewery from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event will feature a slew of prizes, a silent auction, live music, Bavarian treats and plenty of fall and Halloween-themed games and activities. For more information visit the event’s FB page.

Single Out Social Group at Max’s Allegheny Tavern

Single Out will be hosting an LBGT social night at Max’s Allegheny Tavern from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event is designed to help encourage local Pittsburgh singles to get out and meet new friends and potentially create new relationships in a laid-back social setting. Food, drinks and entertainment will be provided. For more information visit the event’s FB page.

Halloween Bash Sleepover at Carnegie Science Center

The monthly event is back with plenty of ghastly Halloween fun. Check-in for the event starts at 6 p.m. and guests will be able to explore the museum after-hours, experience live theater and laser shows, plus guest will have the chance to sleep next to exhibits! Tickets for the event are $39, for more information on the Halloween Bash Sleepover visit the Science Center’s event page.


Saturday, October 21

Brightwood Pumpkinfest

The Brightwood Civic Group will be hosting their 26th annual Pumpkinfest at Providence Connections 1 p.m to 4 p.m. A Halloween costume contest will be held and plenty of fun, games and refreshments will be provided. For more information visit the event’s FB page.

A Few Bad Apples Ciderfest

The third annual A Few Bad Apples Ciderfest is back at Spring Hill Brewing. The three-course cider tasting will be accompanied by live music with additional beer provided by Spring Hill Brewing. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. For more information visit the event’s FB page.

Get Hip Record Store Grand Opening

Get Hip Recording Studios will be hosting the grand opening of their new record store in Chateau (next to Bicycle Heaven and Johnny Angel’s Ginchy Stuf) with a live concert by Bipolaroid. The event will also include performances by Gas Tiger and DJ The Flipside Scotty “Flashback” and refreshments by Rock Bottom Brewery. The festivities began at 5 p.m., for more information visit the event’s FB page.

Bacon Roast at Huszar

Huszar will be hosting another (and somewhat impromptu) Bacon Roast from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and guests can enjoy all the fire-roasted pork belly they can eat. For more formation visit Huszar’s FB page or to make a reservation visit their event page. 

Funny Ladies at City Books

City Books will be hosting Funny Ladies: A Much Needed Night for Laughter from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Local Pittsburgh authors Jennifer Bannan, Rachel Brickner, Rachel Mabe and Shannon Reed will be reading a number of comical and satiric selections throughout the course of the night. For more information on the authors and the event visit City Books’ event page.

Owl-o-Ween at the National Aviary

The first of two Owl-o-Ween events at the National Aviary begins this weekend. Guests can enjoy an array of Halloween-themed events focused around the new owl exhibits from crafts and costume contests to owl prowls and owl talks later in the day. For more information on the Owl-o-Ween events visit the Aviary’s event page.

**Note for interested parties Monday, October 23 marks the last date to RSVP for the National Aviary’s Wings & Wildlife Opening Soiree on Friday, November 3. For more information on the event or to RSVP visit the National Aviary’s event page.

Sunday, October 22

Halloween Performance at James Street Gastropub

Students from the Givi School of Music will be performing at 6 p.m. at the James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy. The event is family friendly and costumes are encouraged, for more information visit the event’s FB page.




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