All Ages

September 21, 2012

Speaking of...

For Immediate Release - Pittsburgh, PA. 'Speaking of...', is ending a wild run that started in Amani Coffeeshop two years ago with an artistic extravaganza this September 21st, at 8pm, at the New Hazlett Theater. The event features Lee Gutkind, founder of Creative Non-Fiction magazine, alongside a new short film from local film powerhouse Samm Hodges; the poetry of Robert Gibbs and 'Speaking of...' co-founder Alaina Dopico, soprano Anqwenique Wingfield performing renditions of Nina Simone, and dream-pop band Sleep Experiments collaborating with Texture Contemporary Ballet.

The event promises to be the ultimate expression of what 'Speaking of...' has set out to be: a place in which art moves people of all ages deeply.

Tickets go on sale Monday, August 20th, for $15, and will alternately be available for $20 at the door.

September 21, 2012

Minus the Bear Studio Session

Online sign ups are now full. Please listen live to today's Minus the Bear Studio Session at 1pm on 91.3fm or

September 22, 2012 to September 23, 2012

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks-The Tempest

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks (PSIP) presents The Tempest, directed by Alan Irvine, in city parks the first four weekends in September 2012 (1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23). The Tempest explores themes of magic, romance, revenge and comedy. Enjoy FREE Shakespeare in our great city parks, the perfect way to spend a summer weekend! The program includes children-oriented preshow activities, boisterous performances by local actors, and accessible interpretations of Shakespeare's play. Shakespeare fans of all ages are welcome. Be prepared to move! PSIP provides dynamic and engaging performances that utilize the freedom of space and movement that the parks provide. Be sure to bring a blanket, a thermos, and a loved one!

September 22, 2012

The 10th Annual “Tour the Montour” Trail Ride

If you and your family enjoy riding on the trail for relaxation, or if you consider yourself a long-distance trail cyclist, come join in for a fun-filled day on the Montour Trail. Five (5) different ride lengths entirely on the Montour Trail are planned for this event. You will be able to choose from the Metric Century ride distance of 62 miles, the long-distance ride of 44 miles, intermediate rides of 15 or 24 miles, or a 6-mile family fun ride. Staggered start times are scheduled for each ride distance. Support is available for mechanical problems, and assistance is provided along the course. Rest stops will be stationed along the course with fruit, snacks and beverages.

3rd Annual King/Queen of the Mountain Challenge! All riders have the option to be timed individually up a 7/10ths of a mile hill ( Hassam Road – closed to traffic). At an average of an 8% grade, the man and woman with the fastest times will truly be the King and Queen of the Mountain and will receive a special bicycling jersey.
All registered participants are eligible for prizes and giveaways. After the ride, please plan to stay and enjoy great food, drinks and other goodies at Brothers Grimm (Mile 3).

September 23, 2012

Radical Days: Carnegie Science Center

Free admission!
Hands-on science fun for all ages, including GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World, roboworld™, planetarium, Highmark SportsWorks®, an authentic submarine, and a world-renowned model railroad display – plus cool shows about food science and physics! (Omnimax theater is an additional cost.)
One Allegheny Ave.

September 23, 2012

Radical Days: The Andy Warhol Museum

Free admission!
Challenging, energizing and exploring all that art can and should be. At The Warhol, you have the chance to truly experience art. Whether you come to see the permanent collection, a performance, a visiting artist’s work, a party, or just for lunch, you’ll find something to talk about, laugh over, delight in, or ponder for days.

September 23, 2012

Radical Days: Mattress Factory

Free admission!

The Mattress Factory is a museum of contemporary art that presents art that you can get in to: room-sized environments created by in residence artists.

September 24, 2012

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures: Erik Larson


Erik Larson, master of narrative non-fiction, reveals the gripping true story of America’s unsuspecting first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany in 1933, including his philandering daughter infatuated with the Third Reich. Author of The Devil in the White City, Larson is an award-winning writer who makes history irresistible.

September 27, 2012

The Banned Books Day

Celebrate your right to read FREADOM!
Jeremy Braverman
Dr. Goddess (Kimberly Ellis)
Kathleen George & Hilary Masters
Carl Kurlander
Virginia Montanez, aka Pitt Girl
and more!

September 27, 2012

Teal Ribbon Comedy - An Evening With Bill Cosby

Join us for an evening with the legendary Bill Cosby. Radio personality Randy Baumann emcees the event with all proceeds supporting ovarian cancer research at Magee- Womens research Institute.

September 27, 2012 to October 28, 2012

Born Yesterday

Pittsburgh Public Theater presents, "Born Yesterday," by Garson Kanin and directed by Ted Pappas. This hilarious classic comedy tells the tale of Billie Dawn's transformation from ditzy showgirl to solid citizen. The makeover begins when her crooked boyfriend, Harry Brock, goes to Washington to buy himself a Senator and decides that BIllie is too dumb to mingle with the political smart set. He hires a nerdy journalist to teach her how to fit in, and what transpires is the stuff of Broadway and Hollywood legend. Born Yesterday is one of the American theater's absolute Essentials.

September 28, 2012

The Art on Fire 12 Celebration & Auction

Lets come together to celebrate extraordinary glass art innovation and tradition at the Art on Fire 12 Celebration & Auction with guest John Kiley and event co-chairs John Dingess and Kim Donaldson-Dingess. The Art on Fire & Auction is Pittsburgh Glass Center's main fundraiser that supports educational programming and exhibitions at the state-of-the-art facility in Pittsburgh. Tickets can be purchased for $95 online at or by phone at 412-365-2145.

September 28, 2012

Tote Bag Drive at WYEP's Final Friday with the Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project

As part of Hunger Action Month, we're hosting a tote bag drive at September's Final Friday with The Barr Brothers.

Drop off your new or gently used tote bags at the WYEP table, we'll give them to the Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project to share with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and their food distribution sites.

Please visit the Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project's website for a list of acceptable bags.

September 29, 2012

Joe Crookston SongSpace Presents

September 29, 2012

Radical Days: Allegheny County Parks: Hartwood Acres Hay Day

Free admission!

Kids of all ages will enjoy Fall fun activities: hay rides, pony rides, petting zoo, music, arts and crafts, “I made it!” Market,
“Books are Fun” Book fair, and food vendors.

September 29, 2012

Allegheny Green & Innovation Festival

3rd Annual Allegheny Green & Innovation Festival!

Come learn about sustainable living and innovation in all forms. This zero-waste event will include earth-friendlly food & product vendors, crafters, green living demonstrations, children's activities and much more!

September 29, 2012

The City & the City: Artist's Salon

Readings, artists' talks, discussions with by Caroline Bergvall, Rod Dickinson & Tom McCarthy, Rachel Lichtenstein, Chris Petit, Emma Matthews & Iain Sinclar and Sukhdev Sandhu.
* Conversations and readings with five of the most important artists/writers in Britain today.

September 29, 2012

Farm Sanctuary's Walk for Farm Animals

The Walk for Farm Animals raises vital funds for Farm Sanctuary’s lifesaving work and brings together thousands of people to change hearts and minds about farm animals. Join us in Pittsburgh for this 3 mile walk to support compassion for all.

The Walk for Farm Animals has been part of Farm Sanctuary since the beginning. In 1986, we didn’t yet have our sanctuary in Watkins Glen, but we had a small group of dedicated volunteers who helped us establish the first Walk for Farm Animals in support of our mission to stop animal abuse and suffering. Those first efforts were modest by today’s standards, but they helped fund the down payment for what became our first official shelter and national headquarters.

From those humble beginnings, the Walks have continued to be a vital part of our fundraising and outreach efforts and keep growing as more people learn about farm animal issues and want to help. The funds raised by the Walks support our work to rescue farm animals, provide urgent care and lifelong refuge, as well as our education and advocacy efforts for farm animals everywhere. Over the years, the Walks have raised nearly $2 million for Farm Sanctuary thanks to the dedication of our volunteer Walk Coordinators and our amazing walkers!

September 29, 2012

Matthew Morrison with the PSO

Matthew Morrison stars in the musical comedy and hit television show Glee as teacher Will Schuester, for which he's received nominations for an Emmy and two Golden Globe awards. He's also performed on various movies an Broadway shows, including Footloose, Thr Rocky Horror Show, Hairspray and What to Expect While You're Expecting. Morrison performs favorite hits from his forthcoming album of Broadway standards with your Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Show dates:
Sat, Sept. 29 @ 2:30pm
Sat, Sept. 29 @ 8:00pm
Sun, Sept. 30 @ 2:30pm
Sun, Sept. 30 @ 7:30pm

September 30, 2012

Radical Days: Children's Museum

Free admission 10am-5pm
Build and tinker with old and new technologies to make your own exciting projects in MAKESHOP. Launch a boat down a 53-foot waterway, climb aboard Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood trolley, ink your own silkscreen, and don’t forget to take a stroll through the revitalized Buhl Community Park at Allegheny Square, directly across from the Children’s Museum. Performances by members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Fiddlesticks (1pm), and the Bulgarian Dance troupe Otets Paissii (2pm). Quilting with the Nia Quilt Guild in the MAKESHOP (2-4pm).

September 30, 2012

Radical Days: Carnegie Museum of Art / Natural History

Free admissions!

Visit one of the world’s best natural history museums, and the art museum where the local and the global meet—in one dynamic destination! Enjoy hands-on activities for kids and grown-ups and see some of the most exciting collections of art and science anywhere on Earth.

September 30, 2012

Radical Days: Carnegie Library - Main Cy Hungerford Exhibit and Discussion, featuring Rob Rogers and Tim Menees

Free admissions!

Cy Hungerford was Pittsburgh’s premier editorial cartoonist from 1927 until 1977. Accomplished cartoonists Rob Rogers and Tim Menees will discuss Hungerford’s impact and how cartoons continue to take on local and national politics. A gallery exhibit, featuring a number of Hungerford’s original cartoons, highlights the Library’s extensive Hungerford collection. The exhibit will be on display from September 23-October 6.

October 1, 2012

Radical Days: Soldiers & Sailors

Free admission!

The museum interprets American military history through exhibits, cultural artifacts, art, uniforms and personal momentos.

October 1, 2012

The Walkmen Studio Session - SOLD OUT

The Walkmen Studio Session is now FULL. Listen at 12pm at 91.3fm or

October 3, 2012

Radical Days: Manchester Craftsmen's Guild: MCG Jazz and Youth & Arts Fair

Free Admissions

Let MCG Youth and Arts expand your creative horizons with hands-on projects and studio demonstrations - get your photo taken in our photo booth, help silkscreen a T-shirt in our design studio, and watch a teacher throw a pot on the wheel! Drop into the MCG concert hall for JazzMagic. Master magician Paul Gertner blends jazz with close-up magic (shows 5:30 & 6:30pm) for two enchanting performances. Stop by our dining hall and let Bidwell Training Center’s culinary arts students make you a flamin’ banana foster or other fun food! Visit our gift shop for a special festival sale featuring orchids,
gift baskets, original artwork and more.