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Winter events throughout the greater Pittsburgh region

click to enlarge Winter Gallery Crawl - PHOTO: COURTESY OF PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST
Photo: Courtesy of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Winter Gallery Crawl
Winter is fully, gloriously, freezingly upon us, and the Pittsburgh area has plenty of opportunities to take advantage of the season. Whether you’re looking for festivals, themed parties, or day trips outside the city for winter sports, Pittsburgh City Paper has a list of everything going on from now until spring.

Fri., Jan. 28

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust urges you to brave the cold for the big Winter Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District. Head Downtown to experience over 20 free events at 14 Crawl Stops located in Pittsburgh Cultural Trust galleries, and other outdoor and indoor locations. Have a drink at the NFT Cocktail Bar, shop the Pop-up Artist Market, and experience music presented by WPTS and BLKNVMBR (Black November). Head down early during the daytime to see the giant rabbits of Intrude before they’re deflated for good. 5:30-10 p.m. Cultural District, Downtown. Free.

Youth Friday Night Skate
. 6-8 p.m. Pittsburgh Ice Arena. 700 Craigdell Road, New Kensington. $15.

Festive Nights of Winter Lights
. 5-10 p.m. Continues through Sat., Jan 29. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. 1 Schenley Park, Oakland.

Sat., Jan. 29

Do the dew at Seven Springs Mountain Resort during a special event for skiers and snowboarders. Described as an “après party for mountain goers to let loose and go hard,” the Mtn Dew Base Bash offers a DJ set, free stuff, and more, all sponsored by the popular Pepsi brand soda. Takes place at the resort’s outdoor grill, Emo’s Pit. 1-4 p.m. 777 Water Wheel Drive, Champion. Included with admission.

Rise N’ Shine Snowshoe
. 7-8:30 a.m. Forbes State Park. 1291 Route 30, Imperial. Free.

Mon., Jan. 31

Sliders Curling. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 2 Sedgwick St., Millvale. $35. Advanced booking required.

Sat., Feb. 5

Disco Night
. 8-9:30 p.m. Schenley Skating Rink. 10341 Overlook Drive, Oakland. $3-5, $3 skate rentals.

Winter Warm Ups
. 1-5 p.m. Continues through April 23. Glade Pike Winery. 2208 Glades Pike, Somerset. Free.

Bears do it, squirrels do it — why not humans? Don’t get any weird ideas, we’re talking about hibernation. Helltown Brewing in Export, Pa. invites everyone to shake off their winter blues during its Hibernation Party, an all-you-can-sample beer festival featuring businesses from Pittsburgh and beyond. Sip on offerings from Arsenal Cider House, Devout Brewing, Hitchhiker Brewing, Otto’s Brewing, Trace Brewing, and Yellow Bridge Brewing. There will also be food trucks, and live music by the Byron Nash Trio. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 5578 Old William Penn Hwy, Export. $10-45.

Fri., Feb. 11

Little Leaves: Wintertime Wonders
. 10-11:30 a.m. Forbes State Park. 1291 Route 30, Imperial. Free.

Hopeful Hearts Valentine’s Gala
. 6 p.m. Omni William Penn Hotel. 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. $130-155.

Sat., Feb. 12

Pittsburgh Cupid's Chase 5K
. 10 a.m. PNC Park. 115 Federal St., North Side. $35. Registration required.

Find tons of cold weather activities during Winterfest at Nemacolin. Hit the slopes at The Peak, ride the tubing runs, wear your wackiest swimming outfit for the Polar Bear Plunge, and meet a dogsled team. There are also downhill races, kid-friendly crafts, games, live music, and more. Open to overnight guests and members. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. 1001 Lafayette Drive, Farmington. Included with reservations.

Hygge Hike
. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Forbes State Park. 1291 Route 30, Imperial. Free.

Sun., Feb. 13

Gateway Clipper Princess & Superhero Valentine Ball
. 1-3:30 p.m. 350 West Station Square Drive, South Side. $5-32. Booking required.

click to enlarge Ice skating at Schenley Park - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
Ice skating at Schenley Park

Mon., Feb. 14

Skate with your sweetheart under the stars at Schenley Park Skating Rink during Valentines on Ice, a night that includes romantic music, caricature art, raffles, and more. Each couple will receive a goody bag containing a rose and sweets from Betsy Ann Chocolates. 7-9 p.m. 10341 Overlook Drive, Oakland. $5 per couple, $3 skate rentals. 18 and over.

Valentine’s Day Skate
. 7-9 p.m. UPMC Rink at PPG Place. Plaza between Third and Fourth Ave., Downtown. $10-12, skate rentals $5-6.

Fri., Feb. 18

Sweetheart Showshoe
. 6-8:30 p.m. Forbes State Park. 1291 Route 30, Imperial. Free.

Sat., Feb. 19

Strip down for a good cause when Cupid's Undie Run comes to Pittsburgh. The event kicks off with drinks and dancing at McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon, followed by a mile run, and then a party to finish it all off. The event supports research around neurofibromatosis, a rare genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. A virtual option is also available. 12-4 p.m. 211 North Shore Drive, North Side. $45.

Sun., Feb. 20

Princess Skate
. 2-4 p.m. UPMC Rink at PPG Place. Plaza between Third and Fourth Ave., Downtown. $10-12, skate rentals $5-6.

Thu., Feb. 24

GNCC Francis Dykes Memorial Bonspiel
. Continues through Sun., Feb. 27. Pittsburgh Curling Club. 491 Mccoy Road, Mckees Rocks. Registration required for curling teams.

click to enlarge Pittsburgh Winter Beerfest - PHOTO: COURTESY OF PITTSBURGH WINTER BEERFEST
Photo: Courtesy of Pittsburgh Winter Beerfest
Pittsburgh Winter Beerfest

Fri., Feb. 25

Experience hundreds of craft beers and over 120 breweries all in one place. The Pittsburgh Winter Beerfest gathers brewers and beer enthusiasts at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, where guests can sample various styles of beer. Proceeds from the event benefit Animal Rescue Partners, an organization dedicated to supporting numerous animal rescues, pet adoption groups, and community spay and neuter programs. 6:30-11 p.m. Continues on Sat., Feb. 26. 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Downtown. Ticket prices vary.

Sat., Feb. 26

Pittsburgh Polar Plunge. 9 a.m. Heinz Field. 100 Art Rooney Ave., North Side. Registration required.

Thu., March 3

Disney on Ice. 7 p.m. Continues through Sun., March 6. 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown. Tickets start at $25.

Thu., March 10

Spring Training Bonspiel. Continues through Sun., March 13. Pittsburgh Curling Club. 491 Mccoy Road, Mckees Rocks. Registration required for curling teams.

Sat., March 19

Fight For Air Climb Pittsburgh. 9 a.m. PNC Park. 115 Federal St., North Side. Registration required.

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