Nightlife in McKeesport

Totally Bitchin' 80's Halloween Featuring The Legwarmers for Two on Friday, October 24, at 9 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Totally Bitchin' 80's Halloween featuring The Legwarmers

Altar Bar

$32 $16

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'80s tribute act plays hits from bands such as Devo, Madonna, Duran Duran, Journey, and Def Leppard while sporting period-appropriate duds

Modern American Food for Two or Four at Cavo (50% Off)

Cavo

Strip District

$40 $20

Wild mushroom flatbread, pan-seared halibut, scallops drizzled in a fruit reduction, and grilled rib eye with asparagus

"Under the Streetlamp" at Byham Theater on September 24 at 8 p.m. (Up to 39% Off)

"Under the Streetlamp"

Multiple Locations

$27.25 $16.50

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Stars of Jersey Boys dazzle audiences with snazzy choreography and four-part vocal arrangements of classic 1960s tunes

"The Glass Menagerie" at Pittsburgh Public Theater on October 2–5 or 7 (Up to 51% Off)

"The Glass Menagerie"

Pittsburgh Public Theater

$50 $25

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Tennessee Williams' classic memory play about a troubled family, performed as part of a 40th-anniversary Season of Legends

River City Brass Presents "Legends" on October 2, 3, 4, 7, or 9 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 79% Off)

River City Brass Presents "Legends"

Multiple Locations

$61 $20

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A brass band known for its versatility takes on epics both mythic and real, from The Lord of the Rings to soldiers from ancient Rome

$10 for $20 Worth of Arcade Gaming at Latitude 40

Latitude 40

Robinson

$20 $10

Play big-screen video games and 70+ other arcade and redemption games in an all-ages game room

Stage Right!'s "Sleeping Beauty" at The Palace Theater on September 26–28 (Up to 40% Off)

"Sleeping Beauty"

The Palace Theater

$25 $15

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The classic Brothers Grimm fairytale about a princess under a sleeping enchantment gets a new musical adaptation

Movie for Two or Four with Popcorn and Drinks at Dipson Theatres (Up to 30% Off)

Dipson Theatres

Multiple Locations

$32 $23

Everything from summer action flicks to independent dramas, arthouse films, and family features lights up a network of 29 screens

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Now in its 51st year, the McKeesport Little Theater puts on a rollicking adaptation of Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel, a comedy-drama that follows the roguish Randle Patrick McMurphy as he combats the draconian culture of a mental institution with a charming streak of rebellion. After successfully faking insanity to serve out his prison sentence in the hospital, Randle squares off with the sociopathic Nurse Ratched and enlists the support of an Indian whose presumed deafness and dumbness have enabled him to learn the benefits of deep introspection and the access codes for the ward’s chocolate-pudding fridge. The McKeesport Little Theater’s mission to bring quality theater to Western Pennsylvania benefits not only its audiences but also the play’s community-based actors, many of whom whittle their thespian teeth on the stage of the 207-seat theater, formerly a synagogue.

1614 Coursin St
McKeesport,
PA
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At Pittsburgh Improv, comics lure laughs from bellies in the hopes of following in the footsteps of standup legends such as Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, and Dave Chappelle, all of whom have graced the Improv club stages. The calendar schedules comedians as often as six nights a week, alternating between big-name headliners and up-and-comers who tickle funny bones with fresh material, abundant energy, and feathered reflex hammers. Audience members munch on their choice of a savory appetizer, such as spinach-and-artichoke dip or buffalo wings, while sipping a cocktail to avoid eye contact with the giant rubber chicken sitting at the next table.

166 East Bridge Street
Homestead,
PA
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Founded in 1902, when everyone walked uphill both ways, the Bulls have evolved into one of the country's best-known minor-league teams. Boasting a rich history and talented prospects making their way to the majors, the Bulls play in the 15-year-old Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Featuring a 10,000-seat capacity, comfy extra-wide seating, a new video board, and a sublime view of the bull perched atop the 32-foot Blue Monster in left field, the Durham Bulls Athletic Park is a superb place to witness the 2009 AAA National Champions run, hit, and skillfully communicate with a flurry of dexterous semaphore. Stocked with young talent, the Bulls will showcase several players in 2010 that are sure to soon end up on a major-league roster. Inspired by 23-year-old Desmond Jennings—who posted a .325 batting average and .419 on-base percentage last year—and 22-year-old, hard-throwing Jeremy Hellickson—who fanned 70 batters and walked only 15 in 57.1 innings—the Bulls are primed for another title run through an action-packed schedule this year.

101 Mall Blvd
Monroeville,
PA
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Teaching hips to swivel in style, dance instructors impart their masterful moves unto students in the respected tradition Arthur Murray has upheld since 1912. Arthur Murray dance teachers have inspired steps on the silver screen in a variety of films, including Dirty Dancing and Saturday Night Fever. The franchise has also worked to help ballroom dancing to gain popularity as an Olympic sport and appear in major national magazines such as Smithsonian and Sports Illustrated.

The McMurray and Downton Pittsburgh studios provide a warm, aesthetically sound environment for engaging in private and group dance lessons, surrounding students with smooth wooden dance floors and mirror-lined walls. Embodying the three-count time of a stately waltz brings partners in close, and rumba moves or swing steps add playfulness to one's dance repertoire. Protégés may find their new moves applicable in a number of settings, such as when prepping for a wedding dance or when dodging throws in a game of dodgeball.

2735 Mosside Blvd
Monroeville,
PA
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Dependable Drive-In has emblazoned its four outdoor screens with the latest blockbusters for more than 61 years, piquing the admiration of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporters. Customers can park their cars, vans, or mule-drawn carriages in the drive-in's enormous lot, where they can watch back-to-back double features whilst snuggled within their vehicle's cozy interior. As celebrity-saturated images illuminate the night, audience members can feast on popcorn and soft drinks from one of the three concession stands. A schedule of features including Happy Feet Two can entertain youthful spectators, and uproarious comedies such as Jack and Jill can amuse adults and fill the night air with sounds of hearty guffaws and nose-snorted sodas.

102 Fawn Dr
Clairton,
PA
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At Bossa Nova, it’s okay to begin a meal with cupcakes. In the baked chicken cupcakes—one of many tapas plates on the menu—mashed potatoes are substituted for frosting, and there’s a garnish of sautéed zucchini. Such innovative recipes are mixed in with a number of classic ones; you can also try fried calamari, spicy tuna tartar wrapped in cucumber, and a bacon, brie, and potato sandwich. These dishes are centered on a communal dining experience, which encourages you to try whatever tapas plate your friend is eating without first pretending to have somehow misplaced your own. In addition to tapas, the kitchen serves up larger entrees such as Spanish chorizo and beef filet.

The restaurant's space is just as eclectic as the cuisine, with a circular bar covered in mosaic tiles acting as the centerpiece. Stop here to order wine and cocktails, and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, guests head to the dance floor during DJ sets. Chandeliers and vibrant artwork surround the tables spread throughout the dining room, and there are nooks embedded into the walls if you want a more intimate setting.

123 7th St
Pittsburgh,
PA
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