Carnegie Mellon University

Oct. 27, 2023

Greetings, Students & Scholars!

Happy (early) Halloween from OIE! Enjoy this spooky week in the 'Burgh. Whether you're looking for sweet treats or spooky tricks, we have an event for you this week. We hope you enjoy this issue of the OIE "Friday Greetings" email.

OIE & CMU News & Events

Day of the Dead Altar Building

Decorative graphic of a day of the day skull

On Monday, Oct. 30, at 5:30 p.m., the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion and the LGSA (Latino/a Graduate Student Association) welcome all members of the CMU community to bring a photo or memento honoring a loved one who has passed away to recognize in our Día de los Muertos altar. The altar will be displayed in the Center from Oct. 30 until Nov. 6. Learn more about this event.

The Day of Death Concert

Event poster with text the day of death a concert honoring el Dia de los Muertos an altar will be on display Thursday November 2 7-8pm in Rangos 3

On Thursday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m., join the Center and Camerata 33, a Pittsburgh-based Latin-American chamber group, for a concert called "The Day of Death." The event's program will consist of a variety of songs that highlight the diversity of Latin American cultures. This will include traditional folk and academic music and an interactive experience for attendees to learn about various customs and traditions associated with the Day of Death/Día de los Muertos. There will also be an altar on display that attendees are welcome to participate in by bringing a photograph of a deceased loved one to share. You'll also get to bring home a pan de muerto treat at the end of the concert! Please register in advance.

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Our Pittsburgh Picks

2023 The Silence of the Lambs Cage Night

Movie poster with the pale face and moth

Hello, Clarice. On Friday, Oct. 27, at 5:30 p.m., you can catch a screening of Silence of the Lambs at Soldiers & Sailors Hall. This classic horror film was also largely filmed in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area! While this is not strictly a 21+ event, please be aware that The Silence of the Lambs has an R rating, so viewer discretion is advised. Tickets should be purchased in advance.

Hocus Pocus in the Park

Hocus Pocus movie poster with the three witches in colorful costumes

Fall feels, talking cats, and singing witches? That can only mean one thing... Hocus Pocus is in the park! Enjoy the Sanderson Sisters, 17th-century witches accidentally summoned by a group of kids, run rampant in small-town Massachusetts. This Halloween staple will leave you in the perfect spooky season mood. So grab a blanket and snacks and head out to our local parks for a movie night under the stars. Learn more about this event.

Stories from Pittsburgh's Chinatown

On Sunday, Oct. 29, from 2 to 4 p.m., check out the History Center for a rich celebration of stories from Pittsburgh's Chinatown. Featuring two short film screenings and a panel discussion, this event will vividly explore family and communal narratives from this long-overlooked neighborhood. Panelists (including community members, artists, and experts) will share their memories and research reflections on the history and legacy of Pittsburgh's Chinatown. Learn more about this event.

Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer

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On Oct. 28, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., check out this unique vintage fair. Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer is a one-of-a-kind vintage vendor fair that melds community, creative inspiration and nostalgia for one day. The Mixer's curated, authentic vintage fair gathers the very best local and regional sellers of authentic vintage furniture, fashion, home goods, décor, vinyl and more! Learn more about this event.

Bike or Treat: Scavenger Hunt

Trick or treat scavenger hunt? Sign us up! Join this scavenger hunt on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 to 2 p.m. Bike or Treat is a fun, inclusive scavenger-hunt-style bike ride celebrating all things Halloween. Each checkpoint will have a unique stamp you'll need to collect to prove you made it to each stop. Collect as many stamps as you'd like and ride to East End Brewing for the afterparty and prizes. East End Brewing does not open to the public until noon, so don't be too early. Bring your own bike! Learn more about this event.

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