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This Weekend in Pittsburgh: Valentine’s Day to President’s Day

Step right up and learn about some of the things we love about Pittsburgh. From the Auto Show to a Hamilton Sing-Along, there is something for everyone this weekend.

by Lindsay Patross | February 13, 2020

Happy Valentine’s (Galentine’s … Palentine’s) weekend, Pittsburgh. We’ve got some recommendations on where to scoop up a 750 mL bottle of thoughtful beer to pair with dinner. This week’s Very Local podcast features Laura Zurowski – she’s climbing all the Pittsburgh steps with a Polaroid camera in hand. Our guide to the Auto Show is revved and ready for the gearheads headed to the Convention Center. Finally, we’ve got some suggestions for President’s Day events.

BYOB: Not just for wine
Here are FOUR Pittsburgh area breweries where you can pick up a thoughtful bottle of beer to share with that special someone over dinner.

TUNE IN: ‘The Slaw – Staying On Top of Pittsburgh’ is a Very Pittsburgh Podcast
In our latest podcast episode, we hear from Laura Zurowski and she is on a mission — her quest to climb all of Pittsburgh’s public stairways AND document them all on a 1980s Polaroid Spectra

FIND ‘EM DON’T GRIND ‘EM: Your guide to the Pittsburgh Auto Show
The Pittsburgh International Auto Show is Feb. 14-17 and our guide includes everything you need to know, including a special pro tip on when to go for half-off tickets.

ÇA VA BIEN: A 2-month Lawrenceville pop-up shop
We walked through the all-new home goods and wellness pop-up shop, Ça va. Featuring brands that are normally unavailable in Pittsburgh, the pop-up exists inside Ruhling Woven vintage shop at 5417 Butler St.

SAVE THE DATE: Brunch is back
Our next Sunny Side Up Brunch is on Feb. 22. Grab your ticket here.

ART SHOWCASE // Sat, Feb 15 // Regent Square
A collection of 14 Pittsburgh-based artists will display their work as part of a gallery show called “ART.” Beverages provided by Stoney’s Beer; suggested donation is $5 and it’s all happening Saturday, Feb 15 from 5 pm to 9 pm @ Opya Studios (321 Pennwood Ave) near the busway.

SHOWTUNES: Spend President’s Day with the president
Monday is the 4th Annual Hamilton Sing-Along at the Hard Rock Cafe. There are two shows, one for all ages and one for the adults.


This weekend in Pittsburgh:

Friday // February 14

Anti Valentine’s Day @ Federal Galley

For those who love to hate Valentine’s Day… bring an item from your ex and get a free drink.

Saturday // February 15

Northside Mardi Gras Kickoff with Red Bean & Rice Trio @ Max’s Allegheny Tavern

As mentioned in the latest episode of our podcast, the Northside is hosting a neighborhood-wide Mardi Gras celebration. The party starts on Saturday at Max’s Allegheny Tavern.

Sunday // February 16

Fly Fishing Film Festival @ The Oaks Theater

For fans of the sport, or if you just love beautiful outdoor cinematography, this is a great collection of films. Tickets are $20, proceeds benefit casting for recovery.

Monday // February 17

Black History Month Celebration & Reading @ White Whale Bookstore

White Whale Bookstore in Bloomfield will host a reading with eight local writers.

📸 Inside the Hitchhiker Winter Pop-Up in Allentown last Saturday at our SCORE! event. We’ll be back in the same space for the next Sunny Side-Up Brunch on Feb. 22.

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Lindsay Patross

Lindsay Patross

Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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