All Ages

Date
August 29, 2014

WYEP's Final Fridays: Tom Brosseau and Simone Felice

Final Fridays is a family-friendly event, free and open to the public that showcases up and coming national talent featured on WYEP. 

August's Final Friday Artists Include: 

Tom Brosseau 

Performance Begins at 7 p.m.

 

Simone Felice  

Performance Begins at 8:15 p.m.

Support for WYEP's Final Friday provided by:

September 5, 2014

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

September 5, 2014 to September 7, 2014

The 24th Annual Pittsburgh Irish Festival

The Pittsburgh Irish Festival, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation created to contribute to the rich cultural awareness of Irish history and tradition that exists in Pittsburgh. In addition to our three day "Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Festival," the Pittsburgh Irish Festival has expanded into a year-round resource for education and cultural programs through the creation of the Irish Education Outreach Program. The Program's primary objective is to create a higher awareness of the ethnic richness and significance of the Irish and Irish-American culture and presence, from both a historic and contemporary perspective. In-service consultants are available to community groups and organizations as well as to interested school districts. In addition to cultural presentations, our consultants provide Irish studies workshops for teachers. Materials are multidisciplinary in design, combining and integrating study of the following areas: Arts, History, Patron Saints, Dance, Irish in America, Sports Economy, Language, Symbols Geography, Music, Tourism.

September 5, 2014

First Niagara Presents First Fridays at the Frick: Sean Jones Quartet

Sean Jones, the world-renowned trumpeter and Duquesne University Associate Professor of Jazz Studies, is one of the most expressive, versatile and gifted players and composers of his generation. In addition to being a lead trumpeter for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Jones has performs with his own groups in the U.S. and abroad.

September 5, 2014

First Fridays at the Frick: Sean Jones Quartet

Join us in experiencing the Sean Jones Quartet before the long-time Pittsburgh jazz musician and educator takes on his endeavor to Boston!

Sean Jones, the world-renowned trumpeter and Duquesne University Associate Professor of Jazz Studies, is one of the most expressive, versatile and gifted players and composers of his generation. In addition to being a lead trumpeter for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Jones has performs with his own groups in the U.S. and abroad.

September 9, 2014

Tokyo Police Club

September 11, 2014

Spoon

with Hamilton Leithauser 

September 13, 2014

Portugal. The Man

Thrival Innovation + Music Festival - September 13th Lineup

Phosphorescent

Talib Kweli

Motion City Soundtrack

Misterwives

Raury

1,2,3

The Red Western

Tairey

September 13, 2014

Blues Day Out--Blues Fest

Hopewell Community Park

Sept 13, 2014

Noon-9PM

Free Event, Rain or Shine

Blu Soul, Dan Bubien, 32.20 Blues Band,

Jill West & Blues Attack, Billy The Kid & The Regulators

September 13, 2014

Bell X1

September 13, 2014

Circle C's Help Kids Lose the Blues

Circle C exists to help children and families make choices that will improve their lives. Support Circle C with the annual Help Kids Lose the Blues event and enjoy food, a cash bar and music. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door.

September 13, 2014

The Black Keys

w/Cage The Elephant

Tickets on sale Friday 5/16

September 14, 2014

Moby

Thrival Innovation + Music Festival - September 14th Lineup

Green Velvet

Z-Trip

Mayer Hawthorne (DJ Set)

Buku

 

September 14, 2014

Nied's Hotel Band

Baja Bar & Grille

September 16, 2014

White Denim

with Clear Plastic Marks 

September 17, 2014

Nied's Hotel Band

Mellon Square

Sept 17, 2014

12:00 PM

September 20, 2014

Pomplamoose

September 22, 2014

Literary Evenings, Monday Night Lecture Series: James McBride

James McBride opens the season with his signature porkpie hat and his 2013 National Book Award Winner, The Good Lord Bird.  Based on the true story of abolitionist John Brown, the novel is irreverent, funny and provocative – like McBride himself.

McBride is also known for his award-winning autobiography The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother, which has been published in 16 languages and in more than 20 countries.

September 26, 2014

Art on Fire

The Pittsburgh Glass Center presents Art on Fire. Please join us along with honorary glass artist Jay Macdonell and co-chairs Cynthia Pierce Liefeld and Paul Liefeld. We’ll celebrate and cultivate our growing glass community, at American Eagle Outfitters. This is Pittsburgh's only contemporary glass art auction featuring one-of-a-kind works of art created by artists locally and from around the world.

September 26, 2014

WYEP's Final Fridays: The Nox Boys and Saintseneca

Final Fridays is a family-friendly event, free and open to the public that showcases up and coming national talent featured on WYEP. This month's final Friday artist is Saintseneca, featuring local opener the Nox Boys.  

September's Final Friday Artists include: 

The Nox Boys  

Performance Begins at 7 p.m.

Saintseneca  

Performance Begins at 8:15 p.m.

September 27, 2014

Patti Austin

MCG Jazz

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

October 1, 2014

Real Estate

October 4, 2014

StepTrek

In its 14th year, the Pittsburgh StepTrek will begin Saturday, Oct. 4 at 11AM at South Side Park (Josephine & 21st Streets) on the South Side. The event has lasted this long due to the backing of individuals with a curiosity as to what lies at the top or bottom of the numerous public stairs in the neighborhood.

The support from Trekkers, some of whom have been walking with us since year one, has kept a focus on maintaining steps in the neighborhood. With the South Side Slopes having the greatest concentration of public stairs of any neighborhood in the city, step maintenance is crucial. And StepTrek participants and sponsors have assisted the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA), an all volunteer organization, with its mission of maintaining and improving this unique neighborhood.

The routes will take a tour of the hillsides and spectacular views that distinguish Pittsburgh. The family-friendly event combines photography, historic narrative and a sense of a neighborhood dependent upon steps. Each pre-registered trekker receives a map and a course narrative.

StepTrek is what the trekker makes it. Participants may choose to use this noncompetitive event as a test of fitness or a leisurely stroll. The benefits of a stirring walk through the Slopes have earned this event the heart-healthy rating of the American Heart Association. Special pricing makes the walk an attractive way to experience the city on an autumn afternoon.

In addition to the two courses that cover the equivalent distance of climbing Mt. Washington, the StepTrek:

    -Leads to breathtaking vistas with unobstructed views from Oakland’s Schenley Park to downtown’s skyscrapers and the bridges across the Ohio.
    -Offers signage on each of the two courses to guide trekkers through the Slopes. There are water and rest stops along the way, many flat to gently sloping areas, and fruit and refreshments in the staging area.
    -Explores tree-shrouded paths and secluded passageways. The history of the neighborhood, the exquisite vistas of the city, and the feeling of accomplishment upon reaching the highest reaches of the neighborhood make this a trek like no other in the city.
    -Provides a number of realtor open houses throughout this hillside community. Step inside to see what life and amenities are like where many homes come with a view.

Walkers will enjoy all of these features as they tour, at their own pace, a few thousand steps and the intertwining streets and sidewalks that connect them. The courses have changed to offer a different perspective of the South Side Slopes. Trekkers should find the routes pedestrian friendly, especially as they explore the middle areas of the Slopes neighborhood.

The South Side Slopes may quite possibly have the most steps of any neighborhood in the United States. After all, it is home to nearly 10% of the 712 sets of steps within Pittsburgh, which has the most steps of any city in the country. The city with the next greatest amount of steps is the Ohio River town of Cincinnati, followed by San Francisco. The steps of the combined cities, however, do not equal those in Pittsburgh. Altogether, some 66 out of the city’s 88 neighborhoods have steps. These hundreds of public stairways give tribute to the many hillside neighborhoods.

Volunteers positioned along the route will provide assistance.  Regardless of the pace, the experience will be fun and fitness oriented.

The Trek itself is self-guided. The course narrative points out the landmarks and gives a history of the stairs and buildings, counts the steps and also provides instruction as to the route. Arrows along the course provide direction as well.

A tent in the staging area will show photos of historic South Side that have been in the collection of the Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation and the Carnegie Library. When finished, trekkers will be treated to a festive band and free fruit, snacks and beverages.

Proceeds from the StepTrek benefit the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA), an all volunteer organization committed to improving this unique neighborhood and providing a unified voice for slopes residents. Primary areas of focus are public safety, neighborhood development and beautification.

October 11, 2014

Jason Mraz

with Raining Jane 

October 13, 2014

OK Go

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