Carnegie Museum of Art
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Yelp’s Monster Mash at the Mattress Factory museum on the Northside: October 28
- G.A.P.P. (GrownAss People Party) Halloween Edition at James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy on the Northside: October 31
- The return of the Evaline Halloween Party at 426 S Evaline St. in Bloomfield: October 31
- El Gallo and Pgh Bro Club’s Freaks & Fiends Spooky Halloween Costume Party at Round Corner Cantina in Lawrenceville: October 31