It’s bound to be a weekend full of romance, with Valentine’s Day falling on a Friday. Here’s a look at 11 things to do this weekend!
Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m.
Elliott Overlook Park (West End)
Want to impress that special someone with an unbeatable view, world class cuisine and a unique experience you’ll be talking about for years to come? “Valentine’s with a View” may be the romantic dining option for you! You’ll get a three-course meal and up to three bottles of wine for dinner, but the twist is that you’ll be eating in a personal, heated glass dome on the West End overlook. The cost is $200 to reserve a dome on either Friday or Saturday, and then another $110 for each meal. This event benefits Animal Friends of Pittsburgh.
All weekend, various times
True love takes musical form as violin virtuoso Ray Chen performs Maurice Ravel’s “Daphnis et Chloé - Suites No. 1 & 2." This score is considered one of the most beautiful pieces in all of French music. Chen will also be performing some other breathtaking pieces that are sure to set the mood for an unforgettable night. If you can’t catch it on Valentine’s Day itself, there are three performances planned: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20 for the shows.
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
The Palace Theatre (Greensburg)
The Palace Theatre in Greensburg is also hosting a very special Valentine’s Day concert. Pianist Maxim Lando will be joining the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra to perform French composer Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Piano Concerto No. 2." The concert also includes Stravinsky’s charming “Pulcinella Suite” and Mozart’s dramatic “Symphony No. 40.” There is a one-night-only show and starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $16 for this concert.
Mines and Meadows ATV Riding Resort
What if you and your significant other are looking for something to do this weekend, but the sappy, lovey-dovey stuff isn’t cutting it for you? The Mines and Meadows Resort in Wampum this weekend is having its Lover’s Lane half-off weekend. Get ready to get muddy with your significant other as you take an off-road vehicle for a spin across 84 miles of trails, including some that actually take you underground into some abandoned limestone mines. All weekend, couples ride for half-off, meaning tickets are $25 per person. The trails are open from 9 a.m. through dusk, and if you don’t have an ATV, rent one by clicking this link.
Friday, 5 p.m.
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is hosting another “Art on Tap” event and this weekend’s theme is - you guessed it - love. Enjoy a night of pop art and love featuring live music, a special art scavenger hunt, light food from Elegant Catering and drinks including beer from All Saints Brewing Co. Specialty chocolate tastings, a Champagne bar and more fun surprises all await at the museum. This event runs from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $15, unless you’re a museum member, then it’s only $10.
Vanport Township Fire Hall (Beaver County)
If the previously mentioned events don’t make you feel all warm and fuzzy, one event in Beaver County will certainly help. The Vanport Fire Department social hall is hosting its 14th annual “Valley’s Best Chili Cook-off.” Restaurants, caterers and individuals are competing for the grand prize of best chili and best decorations. The ultimate chili throw down is happening from noon to 4 p.m. at the Vanport Volunteer Fire Department social hall.
Saturday, 8 p.m.
Liberty Magic is bringing back Jon Tai to present his artistry in a show called “Magic, Mind Reading, and Mystery.” Tai takes a unique and personal approach to magic that blurs the line between fact and fiction. More than just tricks, he brings deeper meaning to his performances through storytelling and letting guests be part of the fabric of the show, connecting people through the shared experience of wonder and mystery. There are two shows and one is already sold out, but if you want to snag a ticket to his show, you still can by clicking here.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Two big expos are rolling into town this weekend. The first is for people whose true love is cars: the PiItsburgh International Auto Show. Pittsburgh born and raised, Emmy Award winning rapper Frzy will be at the auto show in his “Gold in it” Mustang from his hit video. Plenty of local sports heroes will be there too, from Charlie Batch to “Inside the Rink’s” very own Stanley Cup champ Tyler Kennedy. The auto show runs Thursday through Monday, and there is a full schedule of events on the auto show’s website.
Monroeville Convention Center
The Monroeville Convention Center is hosting the 35th annual Allegheny Outdoor Sport and Travel Show. The show boasts a huge array of fishing, camping and hunting exhibitors, as well as live demonstrations including an archery trick shot pro and a Bigfoot expert, plus fun activities for kids such as gold panning. There will also be live animal shows all weekend long. Drop in on Friday between noon and 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. through 8 p.m., or Sunday from 10 a.m until 5 p.m. Tickets to attend the show are $10 and kids younger than 12 are free.
Friday, 7 p.m.
Sunday, 12:30 p.m.
PPG Paints Arena
The Penguins are back for some action on the ice this weekend. There are two games to catch this weekend, one against the Canadiens and one against the Red Wings. The Pens hit the ice against the Canadiens Friday at 7 p.m. and the puck drops against the Red Wings Sunday at 12:30 p.m. The Pens still haven’t quite caught up to the Capitals in the hunt for division dominance but there’s still time. So head on down to PPG Paints Arena and cheer on the home team.
Friday, 5 p.m.
Andy Warhol Museum
The Andy Warhol Museum usually closes at 5 p.m., but they keep the doors open until 10 p.m. Fridays for an end-of-week art soiree. Visitors can enjoy half price museum admission and a cash bar with "Good Fridays.” The museum has the largest collection of Warhol’s art, and right now, visitors can check out a special exhibit that celebrates the artist’s film “The Chelsea Girls” with a showcase of photos, art and promotional materials.
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