Alternate Valentine's Day Option: Zombie Dinner
This may be the only time you'll only hope to use the words "horrifying" and "date" in the same sentence.
PHOTO BY Sean Thomas
UNDEAD ROMANCE AT DOUBLE WIDE GRILL
If you’re in a relationship, you probably have your Valentine’s Day plans set — and if you don’t, I have some bad news about most every restaurant in town. (They’re full.) So we’ll focus this Valentine’s edition of PMweekend on off-the-beaten-path activities for the 14th — starting with a very special holiday celebration for those who want to jump into the dating pool without denying their macabre side.
Double Wide Grill's “My Zombie Valentine Dinner and Mixer” is a South Side social by way of the graveyard. Co-presented with Lawrenceville’s zombie emporium, House of the Dead, the event features special zombie-themed dishes and undead drink specials, a best zombie contest, classic horror films and more posthumous fun. Given the local popularity of the shambling undead, reservations are recommended. Couples are welcome — but singles are encouraged to put on their best dusty duds and meet someone new. Because how many nights are you guaranteed to find someone who’s just as weird as you are?
(2339 E. Carson St., South Side; 6 p.m.-2 a.m.; 412/390-1111 for reservations; click here for info)
RILEY’S POUR HOUSE IS GROUND ZERO FOR CARNEGIE’S REBIRTH
We keep hearing a lot about Carnegie, the latest municipality on the city’s fringes to officially be branded as resurgent. The historically rich community off of the Parkway West has a sizable main street with food, theater and more — and one of its anchors is Riley's Pour House, an Irish pub mentioned more than once in our annual Best of the ’Burgh readers’ polls. The pub boasts of delivering a painstakingly authentic Irish experience, from the drinks to the decor; how will it stand up to the Bar Exam? Find out in this week’s edition of After Dark!
IN THEATERS: Well, we guess it counts as a romance: Leading the Valentine’s Day rush to the box office this weekend is “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the very-adult adaptation of the bestselling book series. Elsewhere, thriller “Kingsman: The Secret Service” and the drama “Still Alice,” starring Julianne Moore in an Oscar-nominated role, will try to draw moviegoers away from the hot stuff.
The SnoCore Tour, a long-running winter alternative rock showcase, hits Altar Bar this Sunday with a lineup featuring Flyleaf, Adelitas Way and Fit For Rivals.