The Zombies Are Coming

Run for your life at an undead obstacle course race this Saturday.


THE ZOMBIES ARE COMING

It stands to reason that Pittsburgh would host a zombie-themed race. After all, we love zombies, we’ve come to love races — and everybody gets excited about a crowd of frantic civilians pursued by a horde of undead brain-eaters. Of course, a regular racetrack is a poor simulation of an actual zombie outbreak, which is why this Saturday’s Run for Your Lives race is also a physically challenging obstacle course. Even the survivors end up soaked, slathered in mud, and exhausted from all the climbing and crawling.

(Switchback Raceway, 2469 Route 8, Butler; 9 a.m. start time; runforyourlives.com)
 —Robert Isenberg, PM Theater Editor


AVOID NIGHTLIFE PITFALLS

I’ve recently found myself in a number of situations where I had to ask a server a question that was…well, rude. Less than fully respectful of the establishment. Honest. Necessary. But, still, nothing I wanted to say out loud. Here then, is the first volume of “Euphemisms for Nightlife.” I present it as a reminder to myself as much as advice to you. Please report on your success, as all of these methods are up for debate. And weigh in with your favorites in the comments in this week’s edition of After Dark!


HELP ROBERTO'S LEGACY AT THE CLEMENTE MUSEUM

Andy Warhol may be the ’Burgher with the biggest museum today, but it looks like Roberto Clemente is going to give Andy a run for his money. That’s the mission of The Clemente Museum, a nationally-recognized, permanent exhibition housed in historic Engine House 25. Under the guidance of curator Duane Rieder, the Museum is the proud home of “the world’s largest exhibited collection of baseball artifacts, works of art, literature, photographs, memorabilia, and related materials which focus on Roberto Clemente, his teammates, personal life, and humanitarian causes.” The Museum’s 3rd annual fundraiser is tonight, featuring in-house wines, gourmet food, an auction of baseball-related artworks and memorabilia, the unveiling of Clemente’s World Series Rings, and more.

(3339 Penn Ave., Lawrenceville; Thursday, 6-9 p.m.; $150; tickets: 412/621-1268)
 —Sean Collier, PM Associate Editor


In Theaters: New films coming to Pittsburgh this weekend include bootlegging western Lawless, supernatural scare flick The Possession and acclaimed indie Celeste and Jesse Forever. PM Film Editor Sean Collier will appear on the 102.5 WDVE Morning Show Friday at 7:15 a.m. to discuss the life and career of director Tony Scott. Tune in to 102.5-FM or DVE.com to listen!
 
Get a mental workout this holiday weekend at the National Backgammon Tournament at the Four Points-Sheraton. Waived entry for beginners who want to learn from the pros! Visit the championship website for more info.
 
If you’re concerned about what you’re cookin’ on Labor Day, check out the Sunday Heritage Market at the Waterfront from 10am to 6pm for fresh goods from local artisans and farmers! Visit the Rivers of Steel Heritage blog for more info.

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