Looking for Love? We Rounded Up the Valentine’s Day Events Worth Attending
From the I Made It! Mine market to an old-fashioned love letter writing station, these are the events you'll love.
Whether you love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is upon us. If you’re searching for unusual things to do for the holiday, with a date or without, we’ve rounded up some local events that are sure to add some love to your day.
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Things to Do
The annual I Made It! Mine market returns to the Block Northway in Ross from 12 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4. The event will feature more than 100 local vendors offering an array of products that range from stained glass, pottery and candles to matcha and empanadas.
Now through mid-February, Downtown’s Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh is hosting a free love letter writing station to revive the lost art of handwritten notes. Inside the lobby is a writing desk with envelopes and stationery, as well as books of love poems and historical love letters for inspiration. The station is open 24 hours, seven days a week. Local visitors, as well as hotel guests, are invited to stop in and pen a note. An on-site mailbox is available — and the hotel will supply the stamps.
If couples events aren’t your thing, try a date with your friends instead. The Galentine’s Event, hosted by Pins Mechanical Co. on the South Side, takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb 14. The event features bowling, pinball machines, craft beers, and cocktails.
Do you hate Valentine’s Day and all that it stands for? Then the anti-Valentine’s Day event, SINGLES ONLY, might be for you. Taking place from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11 at Sienna Mercato, Downtown, the event includes photo opportunities, themed food, custom cocktails and music by DJ CAKE. Tickets are $15.
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Frosting with a Twist is hosting “Frost N Sip” from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12 at Station House 7 in Delmont. The event pairs cake-decorating classes with your favorite wine. Grab some friends or a partner and take the Valentine’s themed cake decorating class together.
Grammy Pammy Sweetery Valentine Day Cookie Magic takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2 at Wine O’Clock Somewhere Winery in South Park and will teach attendees tips and techniques for creating Valentine-themed cookies. The $55 cost includes all class supplies as well as a box to take your creations home in. Beginner to intermediate cookie creators are welcome to join the event.
Call Me Crazy Cookie Lady also is hosting a Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating Class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Dots and Doodles Art Studio in Pine. Tickets for this event are $55 a person. Participants will learn basic piping and filling techniques; no experience is required.