This Weekend in Pgh: Groundhog Day Festivities, I Made It Market, Brewery Tour & More

Groundhog Day 2005 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania

Groundhog Day 2005 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Happy February 1! While it may be super bowl weekend – Pittsburgh has decided that isn’t really an occasion worth celebrating.  Thankfully hockey is back and Punxsutany Phil makes an appearance.  There are a bunch of ways to celebrate Groundhog Day around Pittsburgh this weekend.  And with just 14 days left until Valentine’s day – there are a few activities to help you pick out or make some gifts for that special someone.

Here are the events we share on WDVE radio this morning.  You can listen to us live with the DVE Morning show most Friday mornings at 6:45 am.

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Groundhog Day Celebrations

Hoggapalooza @ Harris Grill

  • Friday, Februrary 1, 2012
  • Harris Grill Celebrates Groundhog Day

Pittsburrrrrgh Drowned Hogs Swim

  • Saturday, February 2, 2013 – 11 am
  • 8th Annual swim in the Mon to benefit Circle C Youth and Family Services

Groundhog Day at Mad Mex

  • If the Groundhog sees his shadow, it’s half off all drafts all day long! No shadow? $6 Big Azz Margaritas all day

Groundhog Day the Movie

  • Showing at The Oaks Theater in Oakmont & The Hollywood Theater in Dormont
First Fridays on Penn Ave

  • The first Friday of every month businesses along Penn Ave in Friendship/Garfield neighborhoods stay open late for a free gallery crawl
  • Highlights for February include:
    • Pie @ Commonplace/Voluto Coffee Shop
    • Glass Blowing Demonstrations at Pittbsurgh Glass Center
    • Show N’Tell at Catapult Coworking Space
 
Cake Classes at Dozen Bake Shop

  • Saturday, Februrary 2, 2012
  • 9 am Cake Pop Class 
  • 2 pm cupcake Bouquet class
  • Call the shop for details (412) 683-2327

 

East End Brewing Tour and Tasting

  • Saturday, Februrary 2 1pm 
  • and every other Saturday
  • $25/ticket – includes a growler full of beer.

Where Beer is Better

Where Beer is Better (Photo credit: Hryck.)

I Made It Market

  • This pop-up craft market sets up shop just in time for Valentine’s Day shopping
  • Saturday, February 2nd from 12 – 5 pm.
  • This event is INSIDE the corner space formerly occupied by Joseph Beth Bookseller at 510 S. 27th Street.
  • Find the event on Facebook.
Pittsburgh TweetUp to Benefit The Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank

  • Thursday, Februrary 7, 2013
  • Uno Chicago Grill at the Waterfront

 

Lindsay

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Lindsay has been writing about Pittsburgh for as long as she has been blogging - but fortunately there are lots of great things about Pittsburgh to share. She likes pretzels from the Pretzel Shop on Carson St., used book stores, her rollerblades and she hopes to learn to skateboard someday soon. Lindsay is also working on BlogLocal which is building a map of blogs with local content.

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