Bryan Conley for Carnegie Museum of Art

Carnegie Museum of Art

October 29
7:30 p.m. – midnight

Still stitching up your own costume? Making an 11th-hour raid on Costume World? Since you had better not be caught, ahem, dead, staying in this week, we’ve got you covered with these top local haunts to hit.

Not to miss is Thursday’s Museum of Horror, when Carnegie Museum of Art will show off its spooky side during a special Halloween edition of its monthly art mixer, Culture Club.

The fright night kicks off at 7:30 p.m. in Carnegie Lecture Hall with a screening of F. W. Murnau’s cinematic classic, Nosferatu. Among the greatest horror films of all time, the 1922 silent film adaptation of Dracula will be set to a live score penned and performed by celebrated local guitarist George Sabol. Audiences will be mesmerized by both the big screen and the sounds, as Sabol plays an evocative score composed for multiple guitars including a 12-string, classical and electric–along with his original, fully orchestrated recorded music.

G.A.P.P. Halloween Edition

After the film, get ghoulish at the CMOA’s highly anticipated Halloween bash. Don a costume inspired by your favorite work of art and vie for prizes in a competition judged by the ghosts of Pittsburgh’s past. Monster Mash the night away with spooky tunes spun by DJ Zombo, snap pics with a life-size Nosferatu and sip witches’ brew if you dare. Become undead with the help of the talented make-up crew from Kennywood’s Phantom Fright Nights, and explore the museum’s galleries along with zombie tour guides from Hundred Acres Manor.

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Looking for more ways to get the most out of this year’s costume and celebrate the witching hour? Check out these Halloween events happening all around the Burgh:

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...