Pittsburgh Happenings: February 6-12

This week in Pittsburgh, we celebrate Valentine’s Day, Black History Month, and so much more! Get out of the house and enjoy the arts and culture scene…and search for the perfect gift for your Valentine.

The cast of Paw Patrol Live stands on stage with the mayor and a cartoon looking background banner that says "Pirate Day".
Photo courtesy of Paw Patrol Live!

PAW Patrol Live! Great Pirate Adventure

Benedum Center, February 8-11

Take your little ones to see their favorite canine pals live! Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky, and Zuma save Cap’n Turbot and discover a secret pirate treasure map which leads them on an epic adventure that you’re a part of!

A monster truck in orange colors jumps up vertically over a dirt mound in an arena in Pittsburgh.
Photo courtesy of Monster Jam

Monster Jam

PPG Paints Arena, February 9-11

See some of the biggest and coolest trucks in the world crush cars, jump over wide open pits, and race around the arena. Besides all your favorites like Grave Digger and El Toro Loco, you’ll also catch freestyle motocross competitions from dirt bikes.

A heart made out of straw sits in the gate spokes that hold four chickens.
Photo courtesy of Scott Goldsmith Photography, Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Hearts in the Garden

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, February 9-18

Are you a Valentine’s Day lover? Take a walk through the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden and discover unique heart-shaped additions throughout the 65 acres of gardens and woodlands. You’ll receive a clue sheet at the entrance to help find these hidden hearts crafted by the conservation team using natural and found materials.

A half colorized half black and white photo of a man sitting on a bench with a girl reading the newspaper, laying her head in his lap.
Photo courtesy of Randall Coleman

In Living Color: African American Colorized History Virtual Reality Experience

Trust Arts Education Center, February 10

Artist Randall Coleman presents an immersive virtual reality art gallery. This exhibition brings a new perspective to historical black and white stories by reimagining them in vibrant color. After the exploration, Randall will teach viewers how to replicate the colorizing effect themselves,

a hand surveys a green, vertical rack of earrings while a woman sits in the background watching at I Made It! Market in Pittsburgh.
Photo courtesy of I Made It! Market

I Made It! Sweet at Rockwell Park

Rockwell Park, February 10

This Valentine’s Day pop-up from the I Made It! Market brings together over 60 local artists, makers, and small batch food sellers to make sure you get the perfect gift for your sweetie. Sellers include All Things Empanada, From The Pyre, and Inclined Designs.

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