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 Sunday
• 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.
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Old Post Office Building, Allegheny Center, Pittsburgh, presents Tape Scape, through Jan. 12.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Call (412) 322-5058 or go to https://pittsburghkids.org.
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.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1 Schenley Park, Oakland, will present its Fall Flower Show, through Nov. 10. Regular hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Call (412) 622-6915 for more information or visit phipps.conservatory.org.
Sen. John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, presents the following exhibits:
• “Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation”
• “From Slavery to Freedom”
• “Clash of the Empires: The British, French & Indian War, 1754-1763”
• “Glass Shattering Notions”
Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Call (412) 454-6000 for more information.
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 to 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, 8 p.m. 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 or the Heinz Hall box office for tickets.
The Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg, will present:
• Blue Man Group, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 and 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.
Hundred Acres Manor, through Saturday, 1 Hundred Acres Drive, Bethel Park. Go to www.hundredacresmanor.com.
Terror Town, through Saturday, 17th and Smallman streets, Strip District, Pittsburgh. Go to www.terrortownpgh.com.
Scarehouse, through Saturday, 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.
Apple Hill Playhouse, Delmont, presents “Dracula — The Musical?” 2 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets available by going to www.applehillplayhouse.org or by calling (724) 468-5050.
Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, presents “Elf,” Nov. 26 to Dec. 1.
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 to 24. Go to trustarts.org for tickets or call (412) 456-6666.