Image Caption Tales from a pumpkin carver: A Jack O'Lantern Experience
She removes the guts with her hands. Then, makes cuts like a surgeon. Each slice of skin is measured in her mind. It’s time for the knife to go in. When she’s done it’s a pretty scary sight. But that’s the intention Francesca “Frankie” Ruggiero of Brooklyn, N.Y,. is a professional pumpkin carver. She is in Pittsburgh for “The Glow: A Jack O’Lantern Experience,” which runs Thursday through Sunday through Oct. 28 at Hartwood Acres Park in Allison Park.

Image Caption Soaring sounds of Rocktopia will fill The Palace Theatre
A fusion of classic and contemporary music known as Rocktopia – which brings together a full symphony orchestra with a rock band, vocalists and choir for an indescribably unique sound – is back on tour following its first successful six-week limited run on Broadway this spring.

Image Caption 'Monster Bash' brings the scares to Mars
For 21 years, the “Monster Bash” convention has thrilled guests with celebrities of the past, more than 200 vendors, movie screenings and other activities. This event is known as the place where classic horror, science fiction and mystery fans and professionals meet. The latest installment Oct. 19-21 at the Double Tree Hotel Pittsburgh North in Mars features a special salute to “King Kong” for the original movie’s 85th anniversary.

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