• 11 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend (10/25-10/27)

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    PITTSBURGH - Looking for something to do this weekend in western Pennsylvania? We've got 11 ideas for you right here!

    Zombie Festival and Trail Run

    Saturday, 4 p.m. - Brady's Run Park

    This Saturday at Brady's Run Park in Beaver Falls, Habitat for Humanity is hosting a zombie festival and trail run! Runners take on the role of either a human or a zombie, and then take off on a 2.5-mile run. Zombie runners will try to snatch the "life" flags off the human runners in this unique and terrifying race. It all wraps up with a zombie festival, featuring food, a DJ, even some escape rooms! 

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    Monster Madness Sleepover

    Friday - Carnegie Science Center

    For something much less frightening but equally festive, the Carnegie Science Center is hosting a "Monster Madness" sleepover this Friday! Get into the Halloween spirit with a night of monster-themed fun: dabble with potions, use science to send ghosts flying into the air, even engineer a monster of your very own design. You can also meet some live creepy, crawly creatures, or catch "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" in the Rangos Giant Cinema. Then sleep over among the exhibits and wake up the next day to a continental breakfast and free admission to the science center.

    Halloween Fun Cruise

    Saturday, 1:30 p.m. - Gateway Clipper

    Sail the three rivers with your family and meet some characters from books, movies and TV! There will also be a story time with the characters, interactive games, and a dance party, not to mention the beautiful sights of the three rivers on this two-hour cruise. You'll want to book this one ahead of time. 

    >>Want to get the lowdown on this event and more? Download the WPXI Now App for Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire stick for a full breakdown from Jennifer Tomazic.

    Zooboo

    Saturday and Sunday - Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

    Head on down to the Pittsburgh Zoo this Saturday and Sunday dressed in your favorite costume for a day of family fun at this zoo-wide Halloween party! Starting at 10 a.m., you can journey down the trick-or-treat trail, meet some characters and be part of a monster mash dance party. If you want to show off your costume in a parade, there's even one of those. Make sure you bring a treat bag because there are plenty to gather throughout the zoo. Check out photos from ZooBoo here.

    >>Download the FREE Severe Weather Team 11 appto get the latest forecast as you head to the zoo.

    Pennsylvania Arts and Crafts Christmas Festival

    Saturday and Sunday - Washington County Fairgrounds

    This weekend you can get a very  early start on your Christmas shopping and decorating at the 25th annual Pennsylvania Arts and Crafts Christmas Festival. You can see some of the region's best artists displaying their crafts at over 200 booths spread across six buildings. Christmas ornaments, painted glass, floral arrangements, children's toys, candles and decorative wood art This festival has got it all. This is all happening Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Sleater-Kinney

    Saturday, 7 p.m. - Stage AE

    On the North Shore at Stage AE, you can catch what many consider to be one of the best rock bands of the last two decades - SleaterKkinney. Formed in 1994, the feminist punk rockers have been hugely influential to indie rock, and even have an album on Rolling Stone's list of greatest albums of all time: 1997's "Dig Me Out." You've also probably seen guitarist Carrie Brownstein on the TV show Portlandia. Tickets are $32 and doors open at 7 p.m.

    Jurassic World Live Tour

    All weekend, various times - PPG Paints Arena

    Over at PPG Paints Arena, get ready for an adventure millions of years in the making. All weekend long you can scratch your itch for adventure with "Jurassic World Live."  This incredible performance features pulse pounding stunts, captivating scenery, and the stars of the show - 24 life-size dinosaurs. Each built using the latest technology, animatronic and performer-operated dinosaurs jump into life right before your very eyes, as you join a team of scientists attempting to save Jurassic Park after the ferocious indominus rex escapes. There are multiple shows to catch from Thursday through Sunday and tickets start at $20.

    >>Want to get the lowdown on this event and more? Download the WPXI Now App for Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire stick for a full breakdown from Jennifer Tomazic.

    Fort Night

    Saturday, 6 p.m. - Fort Pitt Museum

    No, not the video game. This fort night is old school. It's at the Fort Pitt museum downtown and a great mix of history and entertainment for the 21+ crowd. In addition to local food and drinks, you'll be able to enjoy a history-centric pub trivia game and a lantern tour of Point State Park. The event is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. with two lantern tour sessions.

    Celebrating The Atlantic #40 One Room School

    Sunday, 1 p.m. - Derry Area School District Campus

    Sunday is the 25th anniversary of the moving and renovating of the Atlantic Number 40 schoolhouse onto the Derry School District campus. The one-room schoolhouse is over 100 years old and in 1994 a group of local activists did something remarkable. The anniversary celebration on Sunday is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will include games for kids, entertainment at the nearby amphitheater, a pie auction at the schoolhouse and recognition of the people who were involved in the historic move.

    Fall Family Day

    Saturday, 11 a.m. - Historic Hanna's Town

    Historic Hanna's Town is a settlement that dates back all the way to the American Revolution. At the fall family day on Saturday, you're invited to come in costume and go trick or treating while exploring the town. Kids will also be able to play 18th century games, enjoy a Halloween sing-a-long and even watch an 18th century military demonstration. The fun starts at 11 a.m. and it's free for Westmoreland Historical Society members.

    Fall Festival

    Saturday and Sunday - Soergel Orchards

    In addition to a plethora of fall food and kids' activities, you won't want to miss the opportunity to pick your own apples right from the trees at Soergel Orchards. For $8.50 a bag, you're invited to peruse rows of trees and stock up on as many apples as you like. Here's a pro-tip: park at the church at the top of the hill for easy access to the orchards and pumpkin patch. At the bottom of the hill, you can also purchase some delicious cider, local craft beer and vodka, and lots of great food.

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