It’s Valentine’s Day week in the Northside: Make a snarky valentine at the Children’s Museum, check out the ‘2 Pretty 2 Pay’ Women’s Showcase Series at 1LIVE MULTIPURPOSE CENTER and get your body moving with a special audio-described performance of Attack Theatre’s Creative Movement Workshop. 

Photo by Clifton Loosier

Thursday, Feb. 14

MAKEnight: My Snarky Valentine (21+) at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

This classic MAKEnight is back for another year of snark! Follow your heart and join the Children’s Museum for an evening of food, drink and amore. And sass. We provide the making, you decide if your valentine will be snarky or scandalous. Tickets are $20 per person and $15 for students. Click here to purchase. More information is available here.

Valentine’s Day Bourbon Barrel Aged Cider Release at Threadbare Cider House & Meadery

Threadbare is in love with their Barrel Reserve: Bourbon Barrel Aged Cider! Share the love with them on Valentine’s Day and celebrate the release of a very special whiskey-infused bottle! Bourbon-Barreled cider will be $2 off Bottles for the evening, and cider flights will include a whiskey-infused chocolate from Edward Marc Chocolatier! The esteemed cider maker will be on site to answer questions about the cider making and barreling process too! The Threadbare Kitchen and Bar will be open during this event. Click here to RSVP for a free Bourbon Barreled Cider Sample. More information here.

Friday, Feb. 15

Free Kids Movie Night at BJ Events Center

Too cold outside? Nothing to do with the kids that’s cost effective? Come to movie night for FREE! We will be watching Black Panther. YOU MUST RSVP TO ATTEND! Click here to RSVP.  Ages 6+ Donations are accepted. More information available here.

2 Pretty 2 Pay Women’s Showcase at 1LIVE MULTIPURPOSE CENTER

BiCoastal Worldwide / Steel Pretty Productions Presents the ‘2 Pretty 2 Pay Ladies’ Showcase Series. Show Starts at 9 p.m. sharp. Located at 1160 Hodgekiss St., Hosted by @i_am_rethiickulous x @pittsburghsdon – LIVE performances By Kena & Kita, Coca Lashae, Angel Marie, Janay Michelle, Brownie, Eyegang Ike, The RealRhyme, Ms Angel, Ki Lyrics, Kierra Melody, Sha Shmoney & More. Catered By Aaron Bivins. Cayjor Boutique will be doing a pop up show. 1LIVE MULTIPURPOSE CENTER is located on the corner of Hodgekiss and Stayton Streets in Marshall-Shadeland. Tickets are $11.94 and can be purchased here.  For prizes and more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Saturday, Feb. 16

The Hot Sardines at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild (MCG) Jazz

Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, the Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sounds new again and prove that joyful music can bring people together in a disconnected world. Event is scheduled from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For more information and ticket purchase information, visit the MCG Jazz website. Facebook event page is here.

An Octoroon at the New Hazlett Center for Performing Arts

This wildly imaginative work, Winner of the 2014 OBIE Award for Best New American Play, simultaneously gives us Dion Boucicault’s great 19th Century melodrama and its contemporary reverberations. An Octoroon invites us to laugh loudly at how naïve the old stereotypes now seem until nothing seems funny at all. It may be this decade’s most eloquent theatrical statement on race in America today.
Tickets start at $36. More information is available via Facebook. Tickets are available here.

Sunday, Feb. 17

Attack Theatre Creative Movement Workshop with Audio Description Available

Join Attack Theatre for an interactive movement exploration of Rube Goldberg™: The World of Hilarious Invention! These 30-minute workshops offer a kinesthetic approach to the cause and effect world behind Rube Goldberg’s uncanny contraptions. Performances at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Audio Description will be available at the 1:30 p.m. performance. RSVP to vshaffer@pittsburghkids.org or 412.322.5058 x 234 if interested in having the performance audio described. Otherwise, registration is not necessary. All performances are free with Museum admission. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part 3D at The Rangos Giant Cinema

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. Show times at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. More information available via Facebook. Click here to purchase tickets.

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