Valentine’s For The Single, The Attached, and The Forever Alone

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Whether you find yourself happily attached, flying solo, or simply preferring the company of some small furry companions, Valentine’s Day in Pittsburgh will be a cinch this year. Join us as we cuddle up to some of the city’s most diverse offerings.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

The Birds and The Bees… After Dark
February 5th from 6-10pm
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Get a look into the world of ancient courtship rituals, human anatomy, and natural aphrodisiacs at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Learn about the science behind this thing called love with a night of themed activities like honey tasting with a professional beekeeper and square dancing with Steel City Squares.

I Made It! Market

I Made It! Market

I Made It! Mine
February 6th from 12-5pm
The Waterfront
Throw out the chocolates and the roses and make your way into someone’s heart with locally crafted gifts. Hot chocolate and s’mores as well as horse and carriage rides will be available at the event making this the perfect destination for a chilly Valentine’s Day.

The Children's Museum

The Children’s Museum

MAKEnight: My Snarky Valentine
February 11th from 6:30 to 9:30pm
The Children’s Museum
Whether you’re looking to woo a fellow crafter with your intense wit or creatively break up with your s.o., MAKEnight will provide you with the tools to do so. Sip on libations while you fashion a flower boutonniere or silkscreen a hanky. And don’t forget to check out the live missed connections (exactly what it sounds like), laser cutting on wooden hearts, and wing and potion making stations.

Petr Kratochvil

Petr Kratochvil

Herbs to Enhance Sexuality & Romance
February 12th from 5:30-7:30pm
Ola’s Herb Shop & Botanica
For a more low key, but incredibly informative Valentine’s, join Ola’s in Squirrel Hill for a workshop on the use of herbs that influence romance and sensuality. You’ll even get to take some herb love formulas home.

Repair The World: Pittsburgh

Repair The World: Pittsburgh

Just Eat It. A Pre-Valentine’s Day Movie Date
February 13th at 6pm
Repair The World: Pittsburgh
We have a confession. This movie actually has nothing to do with Valentine’s Day. But “Just Eat It” is a great documentary about the amount of food we waste and they ways in which we can recover it. What better way to find out what kind of person you’re dating than to assess their reactions to sustainability! So bring your date, grab some great food provided by East End Food Co-op and 412 Food Rescue, and make your Valentine’s Day educational.

Anna Mohr

Anna Mohr

3rd Annual Bunker Erotica Night
February 13th at 8pm
5122 Penn Avenue
Nestled amongst Garfield’s ever growing strip of innovative galleries and venues, Bunker Projects brings us their 3rd annual installment of Erotica Night, an event dedicated to readings and performances from over 20 participants, each of which revolve around the theme of love and sexuality. This year the event will take place in a much larger venue right down the street and suggested donations will benefit Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania.

James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy

James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy

Beauty Slap Valentine’s Party
February 13th at 9pm
James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy
The Electro/ Brass/ Thunder-Funk ensemble that is Beauty Slap, will be joined by Memphis Hill and Tracksploitation to bring you the biggest Valentine’s Dance Party of the season. Come hungry and enjoy some gastropub fare before burning it all off on the dance floor.

Chris Goldberg/ Flickr

Chris Goldberg/ Flickr

Breakfast in Bed: Valentine’s Brunch
February 14th from 11am-12pm
The Mattress Factory
Bloody Marys! Mimosas! Waffles! And Cats? That’s right. Every $30 donation to The Mattress Factory on Valentine’s Day this year will get you an alcoholic drink of choice, a delicious meal from Waffallonia’s Liège Waffle Bar, free admission to the museum, AND a meet and greet with some wonderful adoptable pets from Animal Friends.

Assemble

Assemble

Date Night at Assemble (For Grownups)
February 14th from 6-9pm
Drink some drinks, eat some eats, and craft some crafts at this adults only maker event hosted by Assemble and Popcraft. Price of admission will include all the art supplies and booze your heart desires.

Spirit

Spirit

Love of Friends
February 14th from 7:30-10:30pm
Spirit Bar & Lounge
Stressing out about all that cash you’ll be throwing away on Valentine’s Day? Worry no more. Make your dollars count this year by attending the Love of Friends dance party hosted by Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania. Your $25 ticket will include admission, pizza, a drink, and will benefit PPWP. Anyone who purchases their ticket by 3:30, February 12th, will receive a Planned Parenthood swag bag just in time for the big day.

Cruze

Cruze

Lonely Hearts Disco Club <\3
February 14th at 9pm
Cruze
For those of you looking to boogie away your sorrow and possibly find someone to share your misery with, Cruze has brought together some disco classics to fill you with nostalgia and help you indulge your lonely heart.