Gene the Werewolf Loose at Pittsburgh Winery; Jergel’s Holds Big Halloween Bash (CPs Fri., 10/31/14)
1) Gene The Werewolf is taking over the stage at Pittsburgh Winery in the Strip tonight for a Halloween party and fifth-anniversary celebration of their Light Me Up release. Gene the Werewolf is led by a guy named Gene (no last name given on his website or FB page) and has a sound somewhere between hard rock bands of the late 80s/early 90s and Joe Grushecky. Special guests Cold Roses will be performing the music of Ryan Adams and the Cardinals. Tickets are limited to 100, so don’t delay! 9 p.m. 2815 Penn Ave., Strip District.
2) Jergel’s Rhythm Grille is holding a Halloween Rock Star Bash and Costume Party tonight with music by Totally 80s and $2,000 in cash prizes. Costumes, music, prize money, and adult beverages—good times! 9 p.m. 285 Northgate Dr., Warrendale.
3) The building that houses Pittsburgh’s largest indoor haunted attraction—Terror Town at 17th and Smallman streets—has been deemed alive with paranormal activity by the Pennsylvania Department of Paranormal Investigation (yes, it’s a real thing). Terror Town is 30,000 square feet of monsters, mazes, and darkness that leads to directional dysfunction. Whatever your biggest fear, chances are you’ll face it head on here. Not recommended for children under 13. 7 p.m. – midnight. Strip District.
4) The Night of the Living Dead—George Romero’s legendary movie that put Pittsburgh on the cinematic map—features zombies taking over a rural home near Evans City, Butler County. A classic line from the flick is “They’re coming to get you, Barbara,” and local broadcast star Bill Cardille played a television reporter in Night. 10:35 p.m. Row House Cinema, 4115 Butler St., Lawrenceville (“eville”).