Ghosts, Ghouls, Martinis, and Rock (CPs 10/30/13)

1) Whoever said girls can’t rock it out will be proven wrong at Stage AE by The Pretty Reckless. Lead vocalist Taylor Momsen actually got her start on CW’s “Gossip Girl.” Momsen is all grown up now and has distanced herself from her former good-girl TV character. Joining her on-stage are fellow band members Jamie Perkins, Mark Damon, and Ben Phillips. With their heavy rock beats, the band’s made appearances at the Bamboozle Music Festival as well as Lollapaloooza. Tonight, The Pretty Reckless continues their North American tour with such fan favorites as “Make Me Wanna Die” and the new single, “Going to Hell.” Special guests include Heaven’s Basement and Louna. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 400 N. Shore Dr., North Shore.

2) The biggest night parade in Pittsburgh is finally here! The 45th Annual Bloomfield Halloween Parade includes music, floats, and a costume contest. With over 2,000 participants and 10,000 spectators, you may find a neighbor or friend in costume or working a spooky float. Creeping down Liberty Avenue, the parade begins near the Post Office and ends at the Bloomfield Bridge. There’s always a crowd, so get there early for a sweet spot on the sidewalk. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Bloomfield.

3) The seasonal haunted attractions are coming to a close, and tonight is the last night for a good haunt at the West Deer Nightmare in Bairdford Park. Legend has it that serial killer Noah Hobbs was gunned down a mile from his home in 1952. When police searched the house, they found over 200 decapitated bodies, thus dubbing the house the “West Deer Nightmare.” Hobbs and his victims may be dead, but their angry souls live on, and they’ll be terrify you tonight. 7 – 10 p.m. On Maple Avenue in West Deer.

4) It’s time for Jergel’s Rhythm Grille’s monthly Martinis and Manicures night! Grab your girlfriends and enjoy a ladies’ night, complete with drink specials and walking manicures during happy hour. Afterwards, stick around for a performance by local funk favorites Jimbo & the Soupbones. It doesn’t matter how bad your day was, with a name like that and songs like “Play You Away” and “Eat a Bug,” it’s easy to chase away the mid-week blues. Happy hour is 5 – 7:30 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. 103 Slade Ln., Warrendale.

5) Join Sid and the gang at Consol Energy Center, where the Penguins take on the Boston Bruins. 8 p.m. 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown.

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