Workin’ for the Weekend

Hey All! It’s that time again- time to start day dreaming about your weekend plans. If you still have no idea what to do, or you are looking for something new/unique, read on to find out what’s going on this weekend!

Friday February 19, 2016

Sport, Travel & Outdoor Show

  • Where: Monroeville Convention Center- Monroeville
  • When: Friday 12:00pm-9:00pm/Saturday 10:00am-9:00pm/Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Cost: $12 for adults or $9 with a Subway coupon/Children 12 and under FREE *tickets are cash only
  • Head to the convention center to take care of all your travel and outdoor needs. There is literally something for everyone: live animal shows, boat/kayak sales, fishing seminars, vacation planning, etc. Come see all this convention has to offer!

Good Fridays

  • Where: The Warhol- North Shore
  • When: 5:00pm-10:00pm ( Occurs every Friday)
  • Cost: $10
  • Enjoy half-price admission and a more social atmosphere every Friday at The Warhol. The museum will stay open until 10pm, and guests can enjoy a cash bar in the lobby.

Outback Bash

  • Where: The National Aviary- Northside
  • When: 6:00pm-10:00pm
  • Cost: $20
  •  I have two words for you: BABY SLOTH! The aviary is hosting an Austrailian Outback themed celebration complete with a DJ, cash bar, and dinner on the barbie. You can meet the newest addition to the aviary, the baby sloth- ah!, feed the Rainbow Lorikeets, craft toys for the birds, and much more. This is a 21+ event. Make sure to check the website if you have little ones wanting to visit the sloth and the rest of the feathered friends !

History Uncorked:Toys

  • Where: Heinz History Center- Strip District
  • When: 7:00pm-11:00pm
  • Cost: $75 for General Admission/ $125 for VIP
  • Celebrate the history center’s upcoming Toys of the ’50s 60’s and 70s exhibition with a 21+ party. Your ticket gets you admission to the museum, 2 drink tickets, food/beverage samples from local restaurants, dancing and more. Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite old school toy (Barbie, Mr Potato Head, a Slinky?) or in cocktail attire. Make up your mind quickly- ticket sales close February 18 at 11:45pm!

Saturday February 20, 2016

Cherry Pie Hike

  • Where: Jennings Environmental Center- Slippery Rock
  • When: 8:45am-2:00pm
  • Cost: FREE- but reservations are requested for hikes/nature walks
  • Participate in a little history, celebrate George Washington’s Birthday, and EAT PIE. This is a little bit of a drive, but it is definitely worth it for this family friendly activity. You can hike along the North County Trail, visit a reenactors’ camp, and learn about why a musket shot from 1753 is so important.

Tropical Forest Congo Festival

  • Where: Phipps Conservatory- Oakland
  • When:  11:00am-4:00pm
  • Cost: Free with Admission
  • Enjoy family fun as you explore and celebrate the plants/culture of the Congo. You can pot plants to take home, sample African- inspired food, and learn a little about medicinal plants found in the rainforest.

Ghost Hunting 101

  • Where: Andrew Carnegie Free Library- Carnegie
  • When: 5:00pm
  • Cost: $37.92
  • Interested in the paranormal? Then join Brett and TJ from Ghosts n’at in a ghost hunting class. Topics include investigation techniques, ghost hunting history, evidence review, etc. After the class you will have a chance to use what you learned and some tools of the trade to investigate the library. Spooky!

Showcase Noir

  • Where: August Wilson Center- Downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District
  • When: 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Shop the Showcase Noir Artist and Designer exhibit/sale. The events features a diverse collection of art, jewelry, photography, and pottery. There will also be live music and artist demos. Check it out to support artists and their work!

Sunday February 21, 2016

Beer Belly Yoga

  • Where: East End Brewing Company- East Liberty
  • When: Doors at 10:00am/Class at 10:30am
  • Cost: $25
  • Enjoy a 45 minute yoga session with a side of beer. Your entry fee includes class, a 13oz glass filled with your choice of beer, and a token for a free class at I am Yoga in  Squirrel Hill. The class is suitable for all levels, and they will have yoga mats if you don’t have one of your own!

Bunny Book Signing

  • Where: Animal Friends- 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh (North Hills area)
  • When: 3:00pm-5:00pm
  • Cost: Free- but you must register
  • Head to the Animal Friends shelter for a book reading and signing alongside some adoptable rabbits! Dede Rittman, author of Grady Gets Glasses, will read her book about a bunny needing new specs. A perfect way to end the weekend!

Lunar New Year Parade

  • Where: Squirrel Hill – Murray Ave.
  • When: 11:00am-11:45am
  • Cost: FREE
  • Check out this parade that is the finale in Squirrel Hill’s Lunar New Year Festival! The parade will feature local dance groups and various Chinese culture clubs.



I’m still deciding what to do this weekend- there is so much to pick from! We’ve been pretty busy, so I considered just relaxing this weekend, but I REALLY want to see a baby sloth so…relaxing is not on the agenda.

Whatever you do- Enjoy!

As always, if you have any suggestions on places to visit or events you would like highlighted, just let me know- I’d love to hear from you!





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