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The Arkadian
The Arkadian
Wed., Feb. 13 — Music

The Arkadian’s Facebook "about" section reads, “We're a band that writes songs about video games in the style of '80s rock,” and that description pretty much sums it up. Heavy-metal lovers and Atari 8-bit fans shake hands and become friends because this rock band from Boston is coming to Howlers. 8-10 p.m. 4509 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. $5. howlerspittsburgh.com

Thu., Feb. 14 — Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum returns to Pittsburgh on Valentine’s Day to perform at the Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall. Join Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra for a night of convivial lounge music. One dollar from each ticket benefits the Tree of Life "Our Victims of Terror" fund. 7 p.m. 510 E. Tenth Ave., Munhall. $53.50-128. librarymusichall.com

Fri., Feb. 15 — Event

Cure the post-Valentine's day blues by eating a fancy dinner and learning about the sex lives of animals. Animal Instincts Valentine's Dinner at the Zoo presents Henry Kacprzyk sharing his animal mating expertise. Guests can munch on hors d'oeuvres, hit the cash bar, and check out some of the zoo's small animals in person. 6 p.m. Also Sat., Feb. 16. 7370 Baker St., Highland Park. $70 for members, $75 otherwise. pittsburghzoo.org

Frigid Bitch Ride - PHOTO: NOAH PURDY
Photo: Noah Purdy
Frigid Bitch Ride
Sat., Feb. 16 — Outdoors

Riding bikes out in the cold requires the pain thresholds that only women possess. Gather the girls and get ready to race at the sixth annual Frigid Bitch Ride. The ride starts and ends at Threadbare Cider in Spring Hill. Prizes are handed out after the ride. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 291 Spring Garden Ave., Spring Garden. $5. pghbabesonbikes.com

Sun., Feb. 17 — Stage

click to enlarge Ananias J. Dixon in An Octoroon
Ananias J. Dixon in An Octoroon

The Rube Goldberg exhibit at the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum is already worth a visit. But get extra bragging rights by bringing your kids for a Creative Movement Workshop with modern dance group Attack Theatre, as it takes inspiration from the exhibit for an interactive performance. 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. 10 Children’s Way, Allegheny Square, North Side. pittsburghkids.org                 

After the kids are entertained, have a sitter pick them up and head over to the New Hazlett next door. Kinetic Theatre is celebrating Black History Month with An Octoroon, which New York Times recently called one of the “25 most important plays of the past 25 years.” 2 p.m. Continues through Sun., Feb. 24. $20-36. 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side. kinetic.showclix.com

Mon., Feb. 18 — Art

Pittsburgh artist Ashley Cecil’s botanical patterns fill silhouettes, transforming nature-loving locals like Leah Lizarondo from 412 Food Rescue, whose nonprofit helps save food from going to waste, into works of art. Visit Cecil’s “Deepening Roots: Our Growing Connections to the Botanical World” at Phipps Conservatory, then stay for Eye Candy, the Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show, a work of art on its own. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Sun., March 17. $11.95-17.95. One Schenley Park, Oakland. phipps.conservatory.org

Tue., Feb. 19 — Music

Following the release of his new album, Sunshine Rock, the legendary Bob Mould is traveling across North American and Europe for his Sunshine Rock Tour. One of the stops is Mr. Smalls, where he will be joined by Murder for Girls8 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale. $25. mrsmalls.com

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