Valentine’s Day is coming up, we get it (looking at you, jewelry and flower commercials). If you don’t have plans or you’re not into the super mushy stuff, we got your back. We’ve gathered a list of some of the unconventional Valentine’s and Galentine’s events going on around the city, and they don’t disappoint.
Feb 9 | 21+ Night: Sex, Love, and Science @ The Carnegie Science Center
6p-10p | You’re probably thinking back to your class field trips to the Science Center in grade school, but stay with us. This 21+ event will feature a traffic light party (wear whichever color indicates your relationship status), speed dating, a large-scale fluid swap simulation (we’re concerned but curious), and even adult experiments and science lessons. Besides, when else can you drink in the Science Center?
Feb 10 | PGH Vintage Mixer: A Valentine’s Market @ Tollgate Revival[relevant url=”https://www.facebook.com/events/199179403974908/”]6p-10p | Add a spark to your Valentine’s Day by picking up a little something at this naughty Valentine’s Market. Or, bring your sweetie for an exciting and unusual date night. It’s a free event hosted in partnership with Toll Gate Revival in Lawrenceville, and it’s sure to spice up the weekend.
Ongoing | Class @ Gaynor’s School of Cooking[relevant url=”https://www.gaynorsschoolofcooking.com”]If you’re into something a little more vanilla (get it?), consider a cooking class. Gaynor’s offers classes on everything from baking to fine cooking. Bring a bottle of wine, your honey or a few friends, and enjoy your hard work!
Feb 13 | Galentine’s Day @ Gluten Free Goat Bakery & Cafe[relevant url=”http://glutenfreegoat.com/product/galentines-day/”]6p-8p | Like desserts? Then you should probably check out Gluten Free Goat’s Galentine’s Day event. Decorate cookies, enjoy snacks and wine, and make a craft with your best pals. Plus, everything is gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, and corn-free, so it’s practically healthy, right?! If you can’t make the event, you can still place a Valentine’s order for your favorite treats, or check out one of their other upcoming events.
Feb 13 | Galentine’s Day Yoga @ The History Center[relevant url=”https://www.facebook.com/events/199179403974908/”]6:30p – 9p | Grab a friend and head to the Heinz History Center for a fun Galentine’s Day. Start off with an hour of yoga, followed by prosecco and a chocolate chip cookies while you tour the new exhibit, American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. Plus there will be a candy bar and raffles for cool gear.
Feb 14 | 4 Course Dinner with Beer Pairings @ Hop Farm[relevant url=”https://www.instagram.com/hopfarmbrewing/?hl=en”]If you’re spending Valentine’s Day with a beer drinker (aren’t we all?), check out Hop Farm’s dinner with beer pairings. Not only will you get four courses, you’ll be the first to sample some of their barrel-aged brews. Make your reservations by emailing them soon, because spots are filling up fast!
Feb 14 | Galentine’s Makers Night @ Una Biologicals[relevant url=”http://www.unabiologicals.com/upcoming-events/”]6:30p-8p | Treat yo’self by DIYing a custom organic face mask and body oil at Una Biologicals while you enjoy a cocktail or two! If making your own beauty products isn’t your thing, visit them at an I Made It! Market on February 10th to buy something crafted by the experts.
Amazing Wholey’s Dinner @ Home
Take the pressure off finding the perfect restaurant and go hard in the kitchen. Trust us, Wholey’s will have the goods – just make sure you get there before closing time at 5p.This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.