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Winter Kids

Don’t just watch football — get active! Join in the fun of NFL PLAY 60, which spreads out over all five floors of the Heinz History Center. Get some healthful eating tips, flex your feet in the 40-yard dash and celebrate with your own touchdown dance. Exercise your brain with the museum exhibits. Free for kids under 17. Feb. 6. 412-454-6000 or

If the kids want to go outdoors, but it’s too cold, take them to the “inside outside” at Phipps Conservatory. Enjoy the tropical Congo Garden, luxurious orchids and adorable tiny trees (bonsai), and the Garden Railroad. For hearty sorts, the Winter Lights show runs through Feb. 18. Oakland.

click to enlarge Superman 2050, March 18-19
Superman 2050, March 18-19

In a change from huuuuge movies, in Superman 2050, seven actors stage an original tale about the superhero all on a 3-by-7-foot platform. It’s enough room to re-create Metropolis and a battle between Superman and villain Lex Luthor. This 40-minute family-friendly show is presented by the visiting Theater Unspeakable. March 18-19. August Wilson Center, Downtown. 412-456-6666 or

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