Granular Synthesis at SPACE Gallery; Steelers vs. Ravens (CPs Sun. 10/20/13)

1) How many personalities do you have? At Granular Synthesis at Pittsburgh’s SPACE gallery, the answer may surprise you. Part of the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts, this exhibition by Kurt Hentschläger and Ulf Langheinrich combines still portraits to simulate an emotional flip-book animation. The end result leaves audiences with sensory stimulation and a journey into their own alter egos. This exhibition closes today, so get there before it’s too late! 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. 812 Liberty Ave., Cultural District.

2) The Steelers are searching for that second W of the season against their division rivals, the Baltimore Ravens, at Heinz Field. Whatever superstitious act you performed last week to help the team, do it again today. Your team needs you! 4:25 p.m. 100 Art Rooney Ave., North Shore.

3) There are 11 days until Halloween: do you know where your pumpkin is? You can pick the perfect one at Reilly’s Summer Seat Farm and Garden Center’s Harvest Festival. Catch a hayride to the pumpkin patch, and bring the children so they can pedal go-carts and enjoy face painting, a petting zoo with pony rides, and plenty of fall treats perfect for the whole family. Get lost in the corn-stalk maze or get a spook in the Boo Barn while you nibble on a caramel apple. In the garden center, stock up on fall flora like mums, gourds, cornstalks, and Halloween decor to make your home festive. Although the Garden Center is open until 6 p.m., you’ll want to get there early, as the last hayride to the pumpkin patch leaves at 4 p.m. Fall is a fleeting season in Pittsburgh, so enjoy it while you can! 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. 1120 Roosevelt Rd., Ohio Township.

4) All those horror movies had it right: abandoned houses in the country are the scariest. Without neighbors close by, no one can hear you scream at Monongahela’s Demon House. As one legend has it, this rural mansion—the former McCue family estate—was built on a Native American burial ground and disturbed its spirits. Other legends claim that a healer/witch by the name of Carla lived there, who helped demon-possessed souls, but when people went in and didn’t come out, the local deputy sheriff launched an investigation. On November 2, 1894, according to one account, seven men went in to investigate and none returned. The terror of this haunted attraction will leave you questioning which parts were real and which parts were your imagination. The operators of Demon House boast that they “will scare the soul out of you,” so it’s probably a good idea to put on your brave pants before you leave home. 7-10 p.m. 417 Coyle Curtain Rd., Monongahela.

5) It’s okay to act your shoe size at this one-of-a-kind retelling of Peter Pan. Performed by the Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater, the play tells the classic story of Wendy, Peter, Michael, and John through the eyes of children. You don’t need to follow the second star to the left and go straight until morning to find Neverland with this show, however. The magic takes place at Pittsburgh’s own Byham Theater. Ideal for younger children, Peter Pan reminds us that even though someday we do have to grow up, that inner child is still within all of us. This performance is SOLD OUT. 2 p.m. There are other performances at various sites around the region through October 27. 101 6th St., Cultural District.

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