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Best Shows To See On Valentine’s Day Weekend 2013 In Pittsburgh

February 11, 2013 6:00 AM

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(photo credit: trustarts.culturaldistrict.or)

(photo credit: trustarts.culturaldistrict.or)

(photo credit: trustarts.culturaldistrict.or)

Take a trip to the Cultural District in downtown Pittsburgh this Valentine’s Day weekend for comedy, romance, beer tasting and music.  Affordable prices make these unique events a great addition to the traditional candies and flowers everyone is expecting.  Try something new at one of these theater events.

Moulin Rouge
Benedum Center
719 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 456-6666
www.trustarts.culturaldistrict.org

Dates: Feb. 14 to Feb. 17 – showtimes vary

Giving your loved one tickets to the ballet is a superbly romantic Valentine’s Day gift and the tragic love story depicted in the Moulin Rouge ballet production is a dramatic, poignent story of love set in 1900’s Paris, France. Lush set designs, beautiful costumes and a powerful soundtrack of French music set the mood for the story of cabaret performers and their groupies. The gorgeous, gilded Benedum Center theatre itself is the perfect venue for this opulent Valentine’s day show but you don’t have to be rich to get tickets to this show. Tickets start at just $25.75.  See the theatre website for performance times and seating prices.

Related: Guide To Valentine’s Day Gifts In Pittsburgh

You Say Tomato, I Say…
The Cabaret at Theater Square
655 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 325-6769
www.trustarts.culturaldistrict.org

Dates: Jan. 31 to May 5 – showtimes vary

Lighten up Valentine’s Day with tickets to “You Say Tomato, I Say…” –  a witty, fast paced romantic comedy about how two people who are polar opposites navigate their way through an up and down marriage. The show is preformed at the intimate and tasty Cabaret at Theater Square which is a theater and a restaurant all in one. If you’re short on time or your budget is smaller this year (cost for the show is just $39.75 a person and menu items are very affordable) this event is a one stop perfect night out. Check out the venue’s website for that night’s dinner menu and seating chart. Performance dates are available throughout Valentine’s Day weekend.

Edgar Allan Poe: Love & Death
The Irma Freeman Center for Imagination
5006 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
www.facebook.com/IFCenter

Date: Feb. 16 – 5 p/m/

If overly romantic Valentine’s dates aren’t your forte, head to the Irma Freeman Center for Imagination in Pittsburgh’s Garfield neighbohood for a performance of Poe’s dark works by historian Rob Velella. Tickets are just $10 per couple and the two hour performance will feature Poe’s well-known prose and poetry as well as lesser known poems. Stick around after the performance for a question and answer session with Mr. Velella. Click here for more details about the show.

Related: Finding The Best Chocolate For Valentine’s Day

Rachmaninoff & Beethoven
Heinz Hall
600 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 392-4900
www.trustarts.culturaldistrict.org

Dates: Feb. 15 and Feb. 17 – showtimes vary

Take a trip to Heinz Hall to hear the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra perform some old favorites by Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff and Beethoven on Valentine’s Day weekend. Both shows will be conducted by Manfred Honeck and will feature Russian pianist Denis Matsuev for Rachmaninoff’s famous and instantly familiar Piano Concerto No. 2. Tickets start at just $20 – a fabulous deal for the rich music attendees will hear.


Craft Beer School: Stewards of Beer

The Cabaret at Theater Square
655 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 456-6666
www.trustarts.culturaldistrict.org

Date: Feb 19 – 6:15 p.m.

Treat the beer lover in your life to a post-Valentine’s Day surprise treat. Attendees will get a crash course in the nuances of beer-making and beer drinking and get a chance to taste the beer that’s discussed.  Tony Knipling of the local Vecenie Distributing will lead the evening’s discussion while you sample light appetizers that are included with the ticket price. Call the venue directly for tickets.

Sally Turkovich Wright lives in her beloved city of Pittsburgh with her husband, Jason and German Shepherd, Zeus. She is a policy analyst by training, an eyewear stylist by trade and an amateur healthy-living advocate by choice. She also writes a column for Twoday Magazine.

Sally Turkovich Wright lives in her beloved city of Pittsburgh with her husband, Jason and German Shepherd, Zeus. She is a policy analyst by training, an eyewear stylist by trade and an amateur healthy-living advocate by choice. She also writes a column for Twoday Magazine. Catch up with her there at twodaymag.com. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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