Galumpha at various venues: February 14-19
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the award-winning acrobatics group Galumpha as part of the Citizens Bank Children’s Theater Series. The group has amazed audiences with their feats of strength and agility on various broadcasts and shows around the world, including the international comedy festival Just for Laughs in Montreal. The whole family will marvel as the performers combine daring, expertly choreographed acrobatics with physical comedy, music and visual effects.
Galumpha will perform shows at the Byham Theater and several area high schools from February 14-19. Tickets cost $10.50 and are available online, over the phone 412-456-6666, or at the Theater Square box office. Children under 2 are free but require a lap pass.
The Harry Potter Film and Cultural Festival at Row House Cinema: February 17-March 2
Wizards young and old will have a magical time when Row House Cinema presents the Harry Potter Film and Cultural Festival. For more than two weeks, the single-screen theater will host a number of activities including costume contests, live performances by the Harry Potter tribute band Muggle Snuggle, family days and more. Catch one of the big screen adaptations of the beloved book series or sit down for Harry Potter Storytime with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. There’s also butterbeer for adults at the theater’s sister store Bierport and Harry Potter-themed treats for the kids.
The Harry Potter Film and Cultural Festival runs from February 17-March 2. Tickets for movie screenings cost between $6.50 and $9. Potter fans can also purchase a $40 eight-film pass or a $42 unlimited screening pass.
Around the Americas with 123 Andrés at Alphabet City: February 18
Award-winning children’s entertainer 123 Andrés presents his high-energy, interactive bilingual show Around the Americas at Alphabet City. The whole family will sing, jump and dance as they learn Spanish with Andrés during a musical journey around the Americas. 123 Andrés has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and at festivals in Latin America. His second album, Arriba Abajo, recently won the Latin Grammy for Best Children’s Album, as well as the Parents Choice Gold Award.
Around the Americas with 123 Andrés begins at 11 a.m. The show is free but guests must RSVP online.
Tropical Forest Congo Festival at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: February 18
The whole family can experience the beauty and culture of an African rainforest region during the Tropical Forest Congo Festival at Phipps Conservatory. The event features plenty of fun entertainment and food inspired by the Congo river basin, which is home to more than 10,000 plant species. Guests can sample African-inspired cuisine in Café Phipps, enjoy a live musical performance or take part in potting and crafting activities with the kids.
The Tropical Forest Congo Festival takes place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The event is included with Conservatory admission. Members and kids under 2 are free.
Disney on Ice: Dream Big at PPG Paints Arena: February 23-26
Experience the magic of Disney on Ice: Dream Big at PPG Paints Arena. Disney fans of all ages will delight as their favorite princesses recreate classic stories with high-flying, choreographed skating routines. Go under the sea with Ariel from The Little Mermaid or travel to Frozen‘s winter wonderland with Anna and Elsa. Kids will learn lessons about the value of kindness, bravery and love with Rapunzel, Cinderella, Snow White and many other brave Disney heroines. Adding to the fun are Olaf the snowman and the Seven Dwarves, as well as other characters from movies like Tangled, The Princess and the Frog and many more.
Disney on Ice: Dream Big runs from February 23-26. Tickets start at $15.
Cereal Cinema: Finding Dory at Row House Theater: February 4
Grown Up and Kid Craft Day at Hatch Art Studio: February 5
Youth Maker Night: Musical Makers! at Assemble: February 10
Annelies at Rodef Shalom Congregation: February 25