Let the Post-Gazette be your guide to arts and entertainment events and activities, festivals and family fun for autumn.
Before the cold forces acts to cocoon indoors, Luke Bryan wraps up the First Niagara Pavilion season Sept. 28 and Stage AE uses the lawn until Oct. 11, concluding with DayGlow's Life in Color.
The high-profile 2013 Carnegie International leads a strong field for fall, when contemporary artists also will be featured at The Andy Warhol Museum, The Frick Art Museum and Mattress Factory.
Fall comes in like a lion with "The Lion King" in town, plus Tom Atkins in "Our Town" at Pittsburgh Public Theater and recent Tony winner "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at City Theatre.
Expect some new moves as Pittsburgh Dance Council opens the Festival of Firsts with Marie Chouinard's world premiere and the Kelly Strayhorn Theater is back with its own newMoves festival.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra calls 2013-14 the Year of Pittsburgh Composers, but the Autumn of Debuts is apt for the season.
Bikes and bulbs are prominent this fall, when the Children's Museum invites kids to have a ball and Halloween happenings abound.
Themed celebrations like the Ligonier Highland Games are in high gear for the season.