Friday, September 11
Super Monster-Rama returns for its ninth year at the glorious Riverside Drive-in. This year’s two-day event, which features 8 films; Friday night features four Edgar Allen Poe classics featuring Vincent Price; Saturday night features four Hammer Studios vampire films with the recently departed Christopher Lee. Classic trailers and intermissions will play throughout; attendees even have the option of camping overnight to catch the entire event!
Saturday, September 12
Wizard World Comic Con will run the entire weekend, like Friday to Sunday, and Saturday will be a particularly popular time to go, as it is the only day David Duchovny will be on-hand for autographs and a Q&A (Duchovny was apparently a last-minute grab for Comic-con when it was discovered he would already be in town to play a show at the Altar Bar Sunday night); William Shatner, Lou Ferrigno, and several other childhood-shapers will be at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center this weekend as well.
Sunday, September 13
After you get your body inscribed by Fox Mulder and Captain Kirk, you can make sure those autographs last forever by heading to the Monroeville Convention Center for Meeting of the Marked, a tattoo convention wrapping up on Sunday. Attendees will be able to get inked up on-site, with over 100 tattoo artists available who will also be discussing the history of tattoos, showing off antique equipment, and taking part in Q&A sessions.
Monday, September 14
Join the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse at Wigle Whiskey in the Strip District for an evening of “cocktail-fueled crafting” with objects being turned into art, including whiskey bottles! Event also features music, raffles, and food.
Tuesday, September 15
Currently showing at the Carnegie Museum of Art, She Who Tells a Story has become a must-see exhibit of female, Arab photography. Rania Matar, a Lebanese-born photographer, will be visiting the CMOA to discuss her series within the show, A Girl in Her Room. The speech will take place at the Carnegie Lecture Hall and is sure to further illuminate Matar’s fascinating photos.
Wednesday, September 16
Peacock Keller will be hosting its eighth annual event, Off the Shelf, a celebration of books which, this year, will focus on The Great Gatsby; this year’s party will be 1920’s themed, with traditional cocktails, an attire contest, and music provided by The Boilermaker Jazz Band. Tickets help fund local libraries in Washington, Greene, and Fayette Counties.
Thursday, September 17
The week of drive-ins continues as Adult Swim kicks off a 15-city national tour, strangely, in the parking lot of the Pittsburgh Zoo; drive-in style showings of unaired, never-before seen episodes of their most popular shows including Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories, Robot Chicken, and Black Jesus will play on a 40’, blow-up screen. There will be contests, giveaways and, being in a parking lot, food trucks.