Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh present the following special exhibits:
• Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave.: Key holdings from the museum’s modern and contemporary art collections, through March 16
• Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Ave.: “Roads of Arabia,” through Nov. 3
• Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue: “BIKES: Science on Two Wheels,” through Jan. 1. Laser shows on Fridays: 7 p.m., Motown (also 3 p.m. daily); 8 p.m., Bob Marley (also 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays); 9 p.m., No Doubt; 10 p.m., Nirvana; 11 p.m., Skrillex; midnight, Pink Floyd; Omnimax films “To the Arctic,” “Hubble” and “Flight of the Butterflies.”
• The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St.: Ongoing: “I Just Want to Watch: Warhol’s Film, Video and Television”
For more information, call (412) 622-3131 or go to www.carnegiemuseums.org.
The Frick, 7227 Reynolds St., Pittsburgh, presents “Clayton Days Revisited: A Project by Vik Muniz,” through Oct. 27. Visit the frickpittsburgh.org for more information.
The Johnstown Flood Museum, 304 Washington St., Johnstown, is presenting “From Scholarships to Souvenirs: Telling the Story of the Johnstown Flood,” an exhibit dedicated to the enduring place the flood has held in pop culture. For more information, call (814) 539-1889 or go to www.jaha.org.
Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, presents a site-specific installation by Chihura Shiota, whose works focus on the body with relation to place and space, through summer 2014.
For information, call (412) 231-3169 or go to www.mattress.org.
Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, presents “Alien She,” through Feb. 16. The exhibition examines the lasting impact of Riot Grrrl on artists and cultural producers working today. For more information, go to www.cmu.edu/millergallery. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
Sen. John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, presents:
• “Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation,” ongoing
• “From Slavery to Freedom,” ongoing
• “Clash of the Empires: The British, French & Indian War, 1754-1763,” ongoing
• “Glass Shattering Notions,” ongoing
Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Call (412) 454-6000 for more information.
Society for Contemporary Craft Satellite Gallery, Steel Plaza T-Station, One Mellon Center, downtown Pittsburgh, presents “Art Interprets Alzheimer’s,” with George Roby ceramics and Herbert Ascherman Jr. photography, through Oct. 27. For more information, call (412) 261-7003 or go to www.contemporarycraft.org.
The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art presents the following exhibits:
• Altoona, 1212 11th Ave.: “Artists in Our Midst: Art in Common Annual Juried Exhibition,” through Jan. 11
• Johnstown, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center at Pitt-Johnstown: Allied Artists of Johnstown 81st annual juried art exhibition, through Dec. 14
• Ligonier Valley, 1 Boucher Lane, Route 711, Ligonier: “Frudakis: Two Generations of Sculpture,” through Nov. 10
• Loretto: “Seeing the Invisible: Paintings by Barbara Wachter,” through Dec. 7
For more information, go to www.sama-art.org.
Steel City Con, toy, comic book and pop culture convention, will be held from Dec. 6-8 at the Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville. Hours are 1 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 7 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8. Three-day passes are $25, single-day passes are $15 and children younger than 5 are admitted free. Scheduled to appear are actors George Takei, Michael Biehn, Catherine Bach, Kylie Szymanski, Kee Chan, Walter Jones, Sandra Taylor and Jennifer Blanc; and wrestlers Ted DiBiase, Maryse and Barbie Blank. To purchase a dealer table or to get tickets, go to www.steelcitycon.com.
Consol Energy Center, 1001 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, will present comedian Jeff Dunham Dec. 6.
For more information, call (412) 642-1800 or go to www.consolenergycenter.com.
Greenberg’s Train and Toy Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10, Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville. Admission charged. Children 11 and younger admitted free.
Go to TrainShow.com for more information.
Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, will present:
• Christmas with The Rat Pack, Live at the Sands, Dec. 24-29
Call (412) 392-4900 for tickets, or the Heinz Hall box office.
The Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg, will present:
• Peter Noone and Herman’s Hermits, Oct. 24
• Blue Man Group, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 6-7
• Amy Grant, 8 p.m. Nov. 16
• Trace Adkins, 7 p.m. Nov. 17
• Michael McDonald, an evening of Christmas music and hits, 8 p.m. Dec. 6
For ticket information, call (724) 836-8000 or go to www.thepalacetheatre.org.
Ghosts & Goblins 2013, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 26, Pennsylvania’s Ultimate Haunted Experience including cave, trail and hayride at Lincoln Caverns, Huntingdon. Tickets also available at the door. Special rates, group and corporate night on Fridays, group tour and birthday party packages with advance reservations. For information and reservations, phone (814) 643-0268; fax (814) 643-1358; or visit: www.lincolncaverns.com; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or write: Lincoln Caverns, 7703 William Penn Highway, Huntingdon, PA 16652.
Hundred Acres Manor, through Nov. 2, 1 Hundred Acres Drive, Bethel Park. Go to www.hundredacresmanor.com.
Phantom Fright Nights, through Oct. 26, Kennywood Park, West Mifflin. Go to www.phantomfrightnights.com.
Terror Town, through Nov. 2, 17th and Smallman streets, Strip District, Pittsburgh. Go to www.terrortownpgh.com.
Scarehouse, through Nov. 2, 118 Locust St., Etna. Free parking and shuttle service from the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. Admission includes The Forsaken, Creepo’s Christmas in 3-D and Pittsburgh Zombies. Go to www.scarehouse.com.
ThrowBack Championship Wrestling presents “Hastings Havoc” on Saturday at the Hastings Memorial Building, 270 Beaver St., Hastings. Doors open at 6 p.m. There will also be a kids’ costume contest with cash prizes awarded. Proceeds benefit The Glimmer of Hope Foundation and breast cancer research. Tickets available at Pittsburgh Sports Connection in the Indiana Mall, Box Seat Video in Northern Cambria or by calling (724) 840-9906.
Apple Hill Playhouse, Delmont, presents “Dracula — The Musical?”, 2 p.m. Nov. 3; and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24-26, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1-2. Tickets available by going to www.applehillplayhouse.org or by calling (724) 468-5050.
Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, presents “Defending the Caveman,” through Sunday.
Tickets available by calling (412) 456-4800. For groups of 10 or more, call (412) 471-6930.
Byham Theater, Pittsburgh, presents “Potted Potter,” Nov. 20-24. Go to trustarts.org for tickets or call (412) 456-6666.