Square of the Living Dead

We really don't want to scare you. Well, maybe just a little. But we thought we should warn you anyway.  The undead are coming to Market Square. That's right, this Sunday is World Zombie Day in Market Square. We get shivers down our spine just thinking about it!

But, these creatures from the crypt are coming together to inject a little "life" into the Square on a Steelers bye week, along with helping to raise money for the local food bank. While those of us who are more than glad to be among the living can get our fill of special Zombie donuts from Dunkin Donuts or a Zombie margarita at Moe's Southwest Grill, the real zombies among us will be participating in a brains eating contest and Zombie Olympics. To join in this UnDead Fest, come to the Square between Noon and 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Now we don't have to draw you a picture of what sights will await you at World Zombie Day. However, we do want to appeal to the artist in you with an invitation to visit the Square tomorrow for Sketch Crawl. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m., you can join us on this drawing marathon that takes you on a journey through some of Downtown's most scenic plazas, which include Market Square, of course. To help you render your best sketches, a team of artists from the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators. To create your Pittsburgh masterpiece, all you need to do is bring a pencil or two, some paper and a bag lunch.

For more literary pursuits, we want to remind you that next week is the last time to purchase a few books during the Carnegie Library's Tuesday Reading Room in the Square. Librarians from the Downtown branch will roll into the Square with a cart full of best-sellers, page-turners and other great reads. So make sure you bookmark this one - Tuesday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sketch courtesy of the Cultural Trust. 

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