Don your best Halloween costume and join some of your favorite Northside establishments, including City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, Brighton Heights Citizens Federation, Brightwood Civic Group, Fineview & Perry Hilltop Citizens Councils and Spring Hill Brewing, to celebrate this haunted holiday weekend.

Thursday, October 25

Printmaking Open Studio at Artists Image Resource (AIR)

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m., AIR offers a Printmaking Open Studio for experienced screen printers working on short-run projects that can be completed in one evening. A small materials fee applies. For more information, visit the AIR website or email

Supernatural History of the Northside at Alphabet City

Bill and Kim Gandy from the Allegheny City Historic Gallery (ACHG) will present on the Northside’s supernatural history at the Mexican War Streets Society (MWSS) General Membership Meeting, starting at 7 p.m. Event will take place at the City of Asylum @ Alphabet City bookstore at 40 West North Ave. For more information, visit the ACHG website.

Toastmasters Club at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Allegheny

Build your confidence as you learn how to listen and communicate effectively. Join the Northside Toastmasters Club this and every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the main meeting room. Email with questions.

Friday, October 26

Black Joy, Masculinity and Barber Shops with Kleaver Cruz and Devan Shimoyama

Kleaver Cruz, New York native and writer and creator of The Black Joy Project, and artist Devan Shimoyama discuss “navigating black barbershops and the complex experience of being queer in these spaces.” Co-presented with the Center for African American Poetry & Poetics (CAAPP) at the University of Pittsburgh. Event is free. For more information about The Black Joy Project and this event, and to register, visit the Warhol website.

Live: Pennsylvania Dirt at Alegheny City Brewing (ACB)

“Stoked folk” band Pennsylvania Dirt with Mountain Hog and Bryan Corn will rock the taproom starting at 7:30 p.m. Costumes are highly encouraged and a prize will be awarded for the best one. More information via Facebook.

Saturday, October 27

Brighton Heights Halloween Parade & Fall Festival

The Brighton Heights Citizens Federation presents the 2018 Brighton Heights Halloween Parade & Fall Festival. Register for the “Best HOMEMADE Costume Contest” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kunsak Funeral Home parking lot, on the corner of Davis and Massachusetts Avenues. Parade begins promptly at 1 p.m. Fall festival is free and located at Legion Park from 1 to 3 p.m. It includes prizes, face painting, crafts, candy bags, cider and cookies. First come, first served. More information available via the Facebook event page.

27th Annual BCG Pumpkin Fest

Brightwood Civic Group (BCG) kicks off its 27th Annual Pumpkinfest from noon to 4 p.m. at Providence Connections, 3113 Brighton Rd. Expect food, arts and crafts, games, prizes and a bouncy house. Admission is $5 for children aged two to 14 and free for adults. Volunteers are needed: Call 412-867-9332 to help. For more information, call 412-732-8152, email or visit the Facebook event page.

Fineview & Perry Hilltop Citizens Councils Fall Festival

Free food, live entertainment, games, giveaways and free flu shots available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Event takes place at Propel School Northside, 1805 Buena Vista St. Children are welcome to wear costumes. For more information, check out the latest community e-newsletter.

Discover City Parks: Riverview Park

Join this Saturday morning walk led by City of Pittsburgh Park Rangers. This week’s walk is from 10 a.m. to noon in Riverview Park and meets at the Visitor Center. Walk is five miles, or 10,000 steps, and is free for all city residents, kids and pets. Please arrive early, bring water, sunscreen and bug spray, and wear comfortable shoes. Registration is recommended: Call 412-255-2183 or email with your name, phone number, email address and the amount of people in your group.

Sunday, October 28

Black Cat Boogie at Spring Hill Brewing

An evening of square dancing fun, presented by Steel City Squares and Humane Animal Rescue. Tunes provided by The Lone Pine String Band and caller is Joe Burdock. No experience necessary: All dances will be taught. Costumes encouraged. Proceeds benefit the Humane Animal Rescue. Suggested donation is $10 at the door. More information available on the Facebook event page.

Halloween Costume Discount at The Children’s Museum

Wear a Halloween costume to the museum from Fri., Oct. 26 to Weds., Oct. 31 and receive $5 off the price of admission for each person in costume. For more information, visit The Children’s Museum website.



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