Get closer to each other with some salsa dancing
Even if you don’t know how to salsa dance, there are plenty of weekly events around the city that include a lesson. Thursdays at Perle in Market Square include free bachata lessons from 9pm-9:30pm and music usually goes until 2am. Los Sabrosos Dance Studio in Garfield offers a mini-lesson from 9:30pm-10pm on Saturday nights, followed by dancing from 10pm-2am ($7 cover and BYOB). On Sunday nights, Absolute Ballroom Dance Center in East Liberty hosts beginner/immediate lessons at 7pm, followed by a salsa party at 8pm. Visit Salsa Pittsburgh to find a salsa event near you.
Jump around at a trampoline park
Trampolining isn’t just for kids; in fact, the activity actually burns 1,000 calories in an hour, which is helpful for overcoming that dreaded winter weight gain. Some trampoline parks, like the new Sky Zone in Canonsburg, are actually tailored for older kids or adults, with Friday Glow! Nights from 9pm-11pm, including a live DJ taking requests.
Play Games at Games N’ At
Duckpin bowling, old-school video games, pinball, air hockey, and pool are just a few of the many games you can challenge each other to at this South Side gem. Think of it as like Chuck E. Cheese for adults: it’s BYOB, and skill games require tokens where you can win prizes at the end.