What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Feb. 11-17, 2019

Celebrate Valentine’s Day — and Galentine’s Day — this week.

As seen from the Strip.

As seen from the Strip.

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Rossilynne Culgan

Updated 4:17 p.m. Feb. 11

Happy Valentine’s and Galentine’s Week, Pittsburgh.

Celebrate with cats, art, dancing, a comedic dating game, and even Cupid’s Undie Run.

Plus, we’re hosting a Galentine’s-themed trivia night, so binge watch some Parks & Rec and brush up on your women’s history to put your knowledge to the test.

Here’s what’s on tap for the next seven days.

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Incline events

👭 9 p.m. Wednesday (Shadyside): Join us for a Galentine’s Day trivia takeover at Cappy’s Cafe. See you there, you poetic, noble, land mermaid.

🎶 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18: Nominate an under-40 Pittsburgher for Who’s Next: Musicians.


Events you’ll love

Monday, Feb. 11

🎨 5 p.m. Monday (Oakland): Hang out with fellow creatives at Carnegie Library while working on your own projects at The Windmill: An Artist’s Mobile Studio.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

🖌 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (West Homestead): Dance to ’80s music, then paint your version of Keith Haring’s “Love” artwork at this Galentine’s event.

💐 7 p.m. Tuesday (East Liberty): At this non-traditional Valentine’s Day workshop, learn to make a unique floral bouquet, create a candle, and snap photo booth pics.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

💌 All day Wednesday (Downtown): Write a love letter to your sweetie at Hotel Monaco’s pop-up love letter writing station.

Thursday, Feb. 14

😻 Various times Thursday (Strip District): Cuddle with purry, furry adoptable kittens at Colony Cafe, with options for solo guests or couples.

🐶 5 p.m. Thursday (Strip District): Celebrate puppy love at Smallman Galley while sipping drinks and supporting the Chow Wagon Drive to provide assistance to pet-owning families during challenging economic times.

🍷 6:30 p.m. Thursday (Allegheny Center): At the Children’s Museum’s 21+ My Snarky Valentine, make Valen-slime, screen print a love note, create your own bath bomb, toast with some wine, and dunk some treats in a chocolate fountain.

Friday, Feb. 15

💓 9:30 p.m. Friday (Shadyside): Find love (or just find a laugh) at Steel City Improv’s spin on The Dating Game where there’s one contestant and three bachelors or bachelorettes vying for a date.

💝 9 p.m. Friday (East Liberty)Darkness is Spreading: LOVE HANGOVER is a night of music, drinks, and food “especially for the queer gyals and non-binary baes of color to meet n’ greet in a safe, dope space, but all the sexy people are welcome.”

Saturday, Feb. 16

🚀 10 a.m. Saturday (Strip District): If you want to see the Apollo 11 exhibit, get to Heinz History Center now before it closes on Monday. Here are 11 things you won’t want to miss.

👟 Noon Saturday (North Shore): Join in on Cupid’s Undie Run “a ‘brief’ fun run that takes place in the middle of a BIG party” to find a cure for neurofibromatosis.

🚲 Noon Saturday (Spring Garden): Join Pittsburgh’s “badass ladies” for the 6th annual Frigid Bitch, an alley cat-style bike race that sends cyclists across the city during one of the coldest months of the year.

🎩 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday (Downtown): Experience a night of magic at the new Liberty Magic theater, an “intimate, speakeasy performance space dedicated to the art of sleight of hand and prestidigitation.”

🌸 7 p.m. Saturday (Oakdale): Spend the evening at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden’s 21+ Bitters and Sweets event, while enjoying food, entertainment, and a nature-based craft.

🤣 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday (Downtown): Laugh out loud while celebrating Arcade Comedy Theater’s sixth anniversary, an evening featuring top-notch local talent and performances by the Baltimore-based group Casually Dope.

🎟 Various times and dates, now to March 3 (Homewood, Allegheny West and Sewickley): See a performance of Quantum Theatre’s “The Gun Show (Can we talk about this?).” The play tells five stories about one-person’s experience with guns and invites the audience to share their stories, too.

Sunday, Feb. 17

🐉 11 a.m. Sunday (Squirrel Hill): Celebrate the Lunar New Year at a parade through Squirrel Hill.


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