From craft parties and beer festivals to vegan pop-ups and a seed swap, there’s a lot going on in Pittsburgh this February.
Friday, February 3: Party in the Tropics at Phipps Conservatory
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is turning into a nightspot with cocktails, tasty bites, and music. Entry is free with Phipp’s admission, but space is limited, and the event is 21 and older. For more information, visit the event page.
Saturday, February 4: I Made It! Mine Market at Southside Works
There will be 65 local artisans on hand at the February I Made It! market, including a number of food-based local makers selling jams, jellies, chocolates and more, like Jarr’ed LLC, Lux Artisan Chocolates, Pittsburgh Fudge, Yummyholic and Vibo’s Italian Bakery. See more information online.
Saturday, February 4: Crafts & Drafts LoveFest at East End Brewing Company
Crafts and Drafts, East End Brewing Company’s craft and food festival, is coming back to the brewery on February 4. They’ll have crafters, artists, and music from noon to 5:00 p.m., plus free East End Brewing samples, and food from La Palapa, PGH Po’boy, and Leona’s Ice Cream. Find out more on the event page.
Sunday, February 5: Alternative Souper Bowl at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
WYEP is hosting their annual Alternative Souper Bowl event at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s main branch in Oakland with live music from Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers, Brook Annibale and The Buckle Downs. Guests are encouraged to bring a non-perishable donation for Hearth, which provides shelter and support for families in southwestern Pennsylvania. Find out more online.
Tuesday, February 7: Between Two Fermenters at East End Brewing Company
Join local craft beer enthusiasts at East End Brewing’s Taproom for the second “Between Two Fermenters” talk. This edition will focus on the state of Pittsburgh food and drink, with guests including Scott Smith from East End Brewing, Kate Romane from Black Radish Kitchen, Jason Cercone of Breaking Brews, and Pete Kurzweg of Independent Brewing Company. Tickets are $20 and include dinner and beer. Find out more information, and purchase tickets, on the event page.
Wednesday, February 8: Adult Coloring Night at Bierport
Sit back and enjoy some adult coloring at Bierport’s Adult Coloring Night on Wednesday, February 8 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Bierport will be providing the coloring pages and crayons, and you can enjoy a drink (or two) while you work. See the event page for more information.
Wednesday, February 8: Kids Cooking Class at Heinz History Center
The Heinz History Center is hosting a cooking class for kids, with a focus on traditional Pittsburgh treats. The session will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., and is open to children ages 2-5. For more information, visit the event page.
Thursday, February 9: Wine and Chocolate Tasting at Smallman Galley
Kick off Valentine’s weekend with a fine wine and chocolate tasting at Smallman Galley. Mon Aimee Chocolat will be on hand to share chocolate from around the globe, which will be paired with wines. Tickets are $35 per person, and include pairings of nine wine and chocolates. To purchase tickets, visit the event page.
Saturday, February 11: Cabin Fever Craft Beer Festival in Morgantown, WV
West Virginian craft brewers will be taking center stage at this craft beer festival at the Mylan Park Community Center in Morgantown, West Virginia. Breweries include Chestnut Brew Works, Brewstel and Big Timber Brewing Company, and tickets for the event start at $30 per person. See more online.
Sunday, February 12: Vintage Valentines Workshop at Ace Hotel
The Andy Warhol Museum is hosting a special Valentines-making workshop at Ace Hotel, with silkscreened tattoos and vintage valentines created in the style of Andy Warhol, using his blotted line, silkscreen and rubber stamping process. The event is free, and cocktails and bites will be available for purchase. Visit the event page for more information.
Monday, February 13: Galentine’s Day Craft Party at Allegheny Wine Mixer
Pop-Craft is celebrating Galentine’s Day with a craft party at Allegheny Wine Mixers. Attendees can make sewn succulents, clay ring dishes, or block-printed Galentine’s, while enjoying AWM’s wine and snacks. Tickets are $40 per person, and more information can be found online.
Friday, February 17 to Sunday, February 19: Ginger Whiskey Weekend at Wigle Whiskey
Wigle Whiskey is celebrating the release of Afterglow, their Ginger Whiskey, with a weekend full of whiskey-infused events. On Friday, February 17, join them for a Spicy Soiree, with Southern Tier Brewing Company and Baby Loves Tacos. And on Saturday and Sunday, stop by the distillery for Afterglow tastings, and sandwiches from PGH Sandwich Society. Find out more on their event page.
Saturday, February 18: Sweet Horror Pop-Up
Sweet Alchemy Bake Shop is hosting a pop-up event at East End Brewing Company, featuring sweet vegan treats from Relish, Sugar Spell Scoops and Sweet Alchemy, along with a gallery of horror-inspired art. The event is free, and treats and beer will be available for purchase. See more online.
Saturday, February 18: Eat, Drink, Pittsburgh at Rivers Casino
Pittsburgh chefs and restaurants will be on hand at Rivers Casino for Eat, Drink, Pittsburgh, handing out samples of bites and cocktails. Tickets start at $40, and can be purchased online.
Friday, February 24 to Saturday, February 25: Pittsburgh Winter Beerfest
The fourth annual Pittsburgh Winter Beerfest is returning to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, and will feature tastings of more than 400 different beers, with selections from local breweries and national brands alike. Tickets start at $45 per person, and are available online.
Saturday, February 25: Seed and Plant Swap at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Spring is just around the corner! A Celebration of Seeds: 5th Annual Seed and Plant Swap is happening at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh with free seeds and plants, hands-on activities for children, gardening experts, workshops on seed starting and seed saving, a seed swap with seeds, seedlings and perennials. See the event page for more information.