14 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Pittsburgh

Scan of a Valentine greeting card dated 1909.

Scan of a Valentine card dated 1909.

Thanks to the folks at Romeo Delivers for putting together our 2014 Valentine’s Day in Pittsburgh Guide.  Romeo Delivers is a Pittsburgh startup that is on a mission to help  bring a little more romance into relationships.

For some there’s an inverse relationship between Valentine’s Day and, well, happiness. It’s one of those holidays that taunts both singles and couples with anxiety. With a host of noteworthy things to do on the infamous day, and gift options that up your sex appeal and support local businesses: we can collectively skip that regrettable beer-you’re-my-favorite-Valentine moment this year.

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14 Ways to Celebrate Valentine Day in Pittsburgh

1. Make it a Date Workshops at TechShop

Location: TechShop Pittsburgh, Bakery Square
Date/Time:

Cost: $60
Details: TechShop has put together some love-ly workshops for couples.   Every participant will also receive a special deal at Social at Bakery Square: 1 free glass of wine or champagne with food purchase (limit 1 per person) or a buy-one, get-one appetizer (limit 1 per table). This Make-it, Take-it workshop is open to both members and non-members of TechShop.

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2. Valentine’s Day at Wigle Whiskey

Location: Wigle Whiskey 2401 Smallman St., Pittsburgh
Date/Time: Friday, Feb 14, 7:00p
Cost: $10 to $75
Event Details: Join The Farmer’s Table at Wigle Whiskey for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy six courses sensually paired with cocktails featuring Wigle’s organic spirits!

3. Valentine’s On Ice

Location: Schenley Park Ice Rink, Overlook Drive
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014
Time: 7pm until 10pm
Cost: 2-for-1 admission, just $4 per couple, skate rentals $2.5
Details: rose to first 175 couples complements Alex’s Flowers.com, assorted chocolates to first 175 complements Betsy Ann Chocolates, mini-massage compliments of Massage Envy of Squirrel Hill, free dance lessons courtesy of Jeff & Colleen Shirey of Salsa Pittsburgh, chance to compete in “Go for the Heart” puck shooting contest, pizza compliments of Lucci’s Pizza in Squirrel Hill, and keepsake photo with your sweetheart

4. Sweetheart Skate at North & South Parks

Location: North and South Park’s Skating Rinks
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014
Time: 7:30-9pm
Cost: Buy One Get One Free admission – $5 per couple
Details: Buy one get one free admission at the Sweetheart Skate at North & South Parks. Each couple will also receive a free carnation (while supplies last).

5. “Red is Dead” Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

Location: Olive or Twist, 140 6th Street Pittsburgh
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014 - (Not technically Valentine’s Day, but you can ring in the day like a champ)
Time: 8pm-midnight
Cost: $10
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/767373403290225/

6. Shred Your Ex Pajama Party

Location: The Library, 2302 E Carson St, Pittsburgh
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014
Time: 5pm- midnight
Cost: Various discounts
Details: On Valentine’s Day, The Library will have a ’shred your ex’ party. Shred a picture of your ex in exchange for one free drink.

7. The Grifters’ Valentine’s Day with Filthy Dirty

Location: The Park House
Ensemble: The Grifters
Artists: Peter Flynn (Guitar); Trish Imbrogno (Double Bass)
Cost: Free, Happy Valentine’s Day

8. The Red Show/Blue Show Club Café Valentine’s Day Weekend

Friday, Feb 14: Sugar Daddy and the Big Boned Girls – Red and Blue Valentine’s Extravaganza
Time/Details: 6-7pm Early (Red) Show: celebrates romance and love; 10pm Late (Blue) Show: wallows in despair.
Cost: $15

Saturday, Feb 15: Brooke Annibale with Morgan Erina
Time: Doors open 6:00pm, show starts at 7:00pm
Cost: $8.

9. Valentine’s Party at the National Aviary

When: 6-10pm
Cost: $25
Details: Dancers, a DJ, some birds of course, a catered buffet, sweets from Sarris Candies, White Diamond Vodka love potions, and glasses of Narcisi Winery wine from the cash bar.

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10. Burgh Bits & Bites Valentine’s Tour

Location: Meet at Old St. Patricks Church courtyard, 1711 Liberty Avenue
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014
Time: Tour begins at 10am
Cost: Buy One Get One Free ($37 for two tickets) with discount code ValentineBOGO entered at checkout. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Description: Enjoy a special Strip District tour from Burgh Bits & Bites Food Tours, a food tasting adventure and historic walking tour of Pittsburgh’s historic market district. The Strip District Market tour features a behind the counter look at a variety of eateries in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District. In addition, tour guests on this LivingPittsburgh Valentine’s tour receive a special chocolate treat to celebrate the holiday.

11. Valentine Candle Light Pottery Painting

Location: Color Me Mine, 5887 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2013
Time: 3-5pm, 5-7PM, or 7-9pm (reservations/deposit required)
Cost: $25 per couple, or $16 per person (plus the pottery piece you select).
Details: Reservations required. Call 412-421-2909

12. Romantic Cheeses

Location: East End Food Co-op Pittsburgh, PA
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: FREE (call to reserve spot)
Details: Come meet our Cheese Buyer, Caldwell, and learn about the most decadent and romantic cheeses your Co-op has to offer. Attendees will sample creamy, sensuous cheeses that are made to be paired with someone special, and discuss ideas for perfect pairing that will take your enjoyment of these lovely cheeses to the next level. Come for a taste, leave with romantic notions of a candlelit cheese board.

13. Valentine’s Day 5K, 10K &15K Race

Date/Time: Saturday, Feb 15 9:00a
Location: North Park Boat House, Pittsburgh, PA
Details: Join RSG1 for our 4th Annual Valentine’s Day Race 5k, 10K &15K in North Park!

14. Bingo & Love Song Trivia at Harvard & Highland

Date/Time: 2/12/2014
 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Harvard & Highland
Cost: Free,
Details: Each Wednesday, the event room at Harvard & Highland is transformed into a bingo hall.  Old school bingo mixed with challenging trivia and an entertaining host.  Prizes included gift certificates for Harvard & Highland and there are weekly drink specials to match the theme. This week’s theme is Love Songs.

bingo trivia at harvard and highland

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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.