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5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend, Oct. 13-15

| Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, 11:00 p.m.
Black Violin
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Black Violin

The only indication that it's October and not August is that pesky early setting sun. It's another glorious weekend to have some fun outside before those breezes turn cold.

Tours afoot

Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation docents will be offering Free Friday walking tours in Downtown Pittsburgh. Hear about the legacy of Andrew W. Mellon and see two spectacular corporate lobbies and a bank that has been transformed into one of Pittsburgh's newest hotels.

The tours are set on Oct. 13, 20 and 27: Fourth Avenue Historic District — 10-11 a.m. Meeting location: Smithfield Street at Fourth Avenue, across from Dollar Bank in Downtown Pittsburgh (under the One Oxford Centre sign); Grant Street Continued (Sixth to Liberty avenues) — Noon-1 p.m. Meeting location: Grant Street near Sixth Avenue (outside the Grant Street entrance to the Omni William Penn Hotel).


Dazzling violins

Black Violin, featuring American string instrumentalists Kev Marcus and Wil B, is a blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. Black Violin, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, appears Oct. 13 at the Byham Theater. Intrigued?

Take a look:


Sweet offerings

With the holiday dedicated to tricks and treats fast approaching, the time is right for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust to celebrate its third annual Chocolate Bar.

The Oct. 14 event, promising a night of "intrigue, masks and mischief," will be held in the Benedum Center's grand lobby.


If you dare ...

Haunted Pittsburgh's spell-binding walking jaunt into the city's ghostly, grisly, ghastly past takes you through the heart of it all in the "Golden Triangle." Join Haunted Pittsburgh on a spine-tingling walking tour through one of America's most haunted neighborhoods.

The tours run every Friday and Saturday through early November. The tours starts/meets at the statue of former Mayer Richard Caliguiri at the City-County Building on Grant street. Tours go rain or shine.


Kick up your heels

Celebrate your Back to Back Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins by participating in the fifth annual Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K Run and Family Walk. The unique 6.6K distance (4.1 miles) pays tribute to Pittsburgh Penguins great Mario Lemieux and proceeds from the event benefit two local Pittsburgh charities — the Mario Lemieux Foundation and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.

The Oct. 15 race starts and ends at PPG Paints Arena. Online registration is closed, but race day registration begins at 6:30 a.m.


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