Local events to talk about for the fall season
Fall is here and Pittsburgh has a seemingly endless stream of upcoming events to celebrate. Here is a compilation of arts and entertainment activities to expect in September and October.
Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream // Pittsburgh’s Shakespeare In the Park returns in September to four Pittsburgh parks. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” explores themes of love and magic一and watching PSiP is a great way to enjoy our last days of warm weather in the city for free.
mid-autumn festival // The Center for Asian Studies celebrates the fall season with the Mid-Autumn Festival on September 12. Taking place from 1-3 p.m. at the Global Hub in Posvar Hall, the free event features mooncakes, candy, tea and lanterns for Pitt’s Alumni.
hello autumn // Painting With A Twist at Robinson is hosting a fall painting class on September 17 at 2 p.m., a perfect activity to get excited for the season with your friends. Professional painters teach fall painting and Halloween-themed imagery classes for $37 per person.
Juvenile Frights: Exploring the Horror of Young Adults by George A. Romero // George A. Romero is a horror movie legend in the Pittsburgh film industry, and there’s no better way to learn about him (and get noticed this Halloween) than to explore his archives at Hillman Library. The University Library System is hosting an Exploration of Romero’s Young Adult Horror on September 20 from 7-8:30 p.m. on Zoom.
Squirrel Hill Night Market // The Squirrel Hill Night Market, hosted by Uncover Squirrel Hill, is a free outdoor street festival featuring live music, food trucks and over 75 local artists and designers. Inspired by the many night markets in Asia and other parts of the world, the event takes place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on October 1.
Reading Series: Very Berry Dead // This series of readings takes place on October 1 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Richard E. Rauh Studio Theater in the cathedral of learning. The play, written by Jose Perez IV and led by Alison Mahonytells the haunting story of a crowded family cemetery, a few family secrets, and a small town filled with drama.
Halloween Hooplah // This urban pumpkin patch in Bakery Square will offer a plethora of skydiving activities on October 5 from noon to 5 p.m. Visitors can participate in a scavenger hunt, pumpkin hunt and face painting, watch Halloween movies, tell fortunes and eat hot corn. and cotton candy.
Everyone has a secret face: horror and queer poetry // This workshop focuses on the queer perspective in horror films and poetic writing. Free and open to all Pitt students, faculty, and staff, the Creativity Center will encourage attendees to explore horror film imagery for inspiration in poetry on October 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. .
Haunted museum after dark // For those over 21, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History is hosting this event to celebrate Halloween on October 21 from 6-10 p.m. for $24 admission. Non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages and snacks will be available for purchase and guests can dress up in their best Halloween costume.
Let’s Move: Walk and Shake Halloween // For those who love physical activity, there’s no better way to enjoy the fall season than to dress up in a Halloween costume and go for a walk. The ULYP Health and Wellness Committee and FitIsh Nutrition will be hosting a “Let’s Move” in Highland Park on October 29 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.