COMING SOON: CAN’T-MISS SHOWS & MOVIES COMING THIS FEBRUARY

We’re tired of waking up every morning and cringing while we look at the temperature, so we’ve decided to ignore the fact that it’s still winter and fill our February social calendar with fun, cultural things to do. A movie on a Wednesday night is much more preferable to staying in and binging Netflix yet again, and catching a show at a local theater is a great way to get out of the house without really braving the cold.

Here are all of the upcoming shows, movies and other cultural events coming soon to Pittsburgh — you might even find the perfect Valentine’s Day date idea.

Black Panther at Manor TheatreOpening 2.16

Whether you’re a fan of superhero movies or not, this is one you won’t want to miss when it comes to the Manor in February. It’s one of the only classic superhero movies with a black lead, and it follows the events of  Captain America: Civil War, so you’ll have no trouble jumping right in.  And with tickets already selling out for shows, you will want to grab presale tickets here before you are left out in the cold.

Harry Potter Film & Cultural Festival at Row House Cinema: 2.16-28


Row House is transporting you to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter minus the flight to Orlando full of screaming kids.  For 13 days you can see all eight of the acclaimed films enjoyed with freshly-made Butterbeer (they have hot and cold alcoholic and non-alcoholic – their hot version is an actual recipe from the 1500’s! Joining the festivities will be all things HP including hat sorting ceremonies, a drag storytime performance and more.  Full details here.

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey at City Theatre: Now-2.25

This one has been on stage at City Theatre for a few days now, but if you haven’t seen it yet, you’ll definitely want to pick a day in February to catch it before it’s gone. The one-man show tells the story of a teenager in a small New Jersey town who suddenly vanishes, all from the point of view of the detective who attempts to unravel the mystery. Written by Academy Award-winner James Lecesne.

Noah Gundersen at the Rex Theater: 2.3


Fans of rock, indie and folk won’t want to miss this Seattle songwriter in the South Side this February. The show is presented by WYEP and Mr. Smalls and will feature a full band performance from Gundersen, who is most widely known for his Emmy-nominated songs on Sons of Anarchy.

WICKED at the Benedum Center: Now-2.11

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While most theater fans are likely familiar with the Broadway sensation WICKED, you can never see it too many times. If it’s your first time, prepare to be enchanted by the addictive songs, the funny, heartwarming characters and the incredible set design when it takes the stage at the Benedum.

Félicité at Regent Square Theater: 2.2-2.15

With an impressive 97% review from Rotten Tomatoes, this winner of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival’s Jury Grand Prix and Oscar nominee checks all the hype boxes.  Félicité is a portrait of proud, free-willed woman working (played by Véro Tshanda Beya) as a singer in a bar in Kinshasa, Congo. Her life is thrown into turmoil when her 14-year-old son falls victim to an accident. To save him, she sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of Kinshasa.