All Ages

April 27, 2012

Gateway to the Arts' Family Performance Series at River of Steel's Pump House

Gateway to the Arts' - Creative Teaching. Lifelong Learning.
Since 1957, Gateway to the Arts has transformed the lives of over 7,500,000 pre-kindergarten – 12th grade students through active participation in the arts.

Dedicated to serving students, educators and artists, Gateway to the Arts focuses on delivering quality artistic experiences by professional performing and visual artists to students and youth in schools, libraries and community centers—wherever learning is taking place. We provide artists and educators with the necessary skills to help students access the arts as a tool for learning.

For this 2012-13 season, Gateway to the Arts' presents, Family Performance Series!
It's a series of three performances targeted at families. A great family event - Come sing and dance with Gateway to the Arts' select artists!

April 28, 2012

8th Annual W.A.R. (Walk And Ride) Against Hunger 2012

The UPMC Health Plan & Rainbow Kitchen Community Services W.A.R. (Walk And Ride) Against Hunger is a walk/bicycle ride fundraising event. Our goal is to raise money in support of our efforts to eliminate hunger in our community, while also raising participants' awareness of the benefits of incorporating health and wellness practices into their daily routine. The event will include a Health & Wellness Expo. offering free health screenings and information about healthy lifestyle choices and practices.

Register online for an early-bird discount!

April 28, 2012 to April 29, 2012


May 4, 2012

WYEP's Live & Direct Volume 14 CD Release Party

Join us Friday, May 4 as we celebrate the release of Live & Direct Volume 14 at our release party at Schenley Plaza.

The event starts at 6:30pm, and features music starting at 7pm with local artist Mark Dignam, and a headlining performance by Sahara Smith. The party is free and open to the public; no tickets needed.

Live & Direct Volume 14 is the latest in our collection of in-studio performances, and is available to current WYEP Members for an additional gift of $35, or at the $75 level for New or Renewing Members. Reserve your copy online at or pick one up at the party!

May 4, 2012

Festa Rustica

May 5, 2012

Pittsburgh Area Theatre Organ Society presents "Metropolis"

PATOS will be presenting the organ as it was originally intended: accompanying a silent film. The movie will be "Metropolis" a sci-fi silent masterpiece directed by Fritz Lang. Accompanying the movie will be internationally known organist (and Pittsburgh area native) Clark Wilson. Mr. Wilson has played for PATOS dozens of times over the years and is a master at playing for silent films.

May 10, 2012

Flogging Molly

May 10, 2012

Beach House

May 11, 2012 to May 20, 2012

Great Outdoors Week

Whether you're new to the outdoors scene or a seasoned veteran, you'll have plenty of activities to choose from during this ten day celebration! Great Outdoors Week showcases our region as a hub for outdoor recreation activities - biking, hiking, paddling and much more. Grab your friends or coworkers, pack up the family - get ready for some fun that's close to home!

May 12, 2012

Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen SongSpace Presents

May 12, 2012

"Star Gazing" Party

There will be NASA Night Sky Network activities prior to dark and then, Venus, Mars, and Saturn with its moons and spectacular rings will be visible through our telescopes. We will also be able to view many double stars, star clusters, galaxies and nebulae throughout the course of the evening.

People of all ages are invited to look through a variety of portable telescopes set up on the Kunkle Park grounds by members of the non-profit Kiski Astronomers club. The public is also encourage to bring their own observing equipment and get help using it.

Dress warmly, the temperature usually drops quickly after sunset this time of year.

May 16, 2012 to May 20, 2012

Pittsburgh International Children's Festival

This extremely popular event is one of only four international theater festivals for kids in the United States.

The festival grounds in Oakland—Schenley Plaza, the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning's lawn, and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh—feature free hands-on educational and cultural activities, an outdoor stage, roving artists and much more.

May 18, 2012

Polyphonic Spree

May 24, 2012

Joe Pug and David Wax Museum

May 24, 2012 to May 27, 2012


Four fun-filled, bluegrass stompin’ days along the Potomac River are just around the corner! presents DelFest, an annual Bluegrass festival.

Prepare yourself for what are sure to be unforgettable performances into the wee hours. This year includes late night pickin’ from Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon and more! On-site at DelFest you’ll find incredible music all day long on our Grandstand Stage, intimate Artist Playshops, Late Night Shows, a Bluegrass Band Competition, a fun-filled Kids Area, a quality Art & Craft Faire, delicious food and drinks, plentiful camping space and RV hookups, and much more. Cumberland, MD is a charming Victorian town nestled in the Potomac River Valley in Western Maryland, only a few short hours from many major metropolitan areas yet a world apart amidst the lush landscape of the Appalachian Mountains.

May 24, 2012

The Allegheny Front Presents Seamus McGraw

The Allegheny Front, a public radio program about environmental news, presents an evening with Seamus McGraw, author of The End of Country, at the WYEP/Essential Public Radio studios at 6:30pm Thursday, May 24. The End of Country, published by Random House, is a nonfiction work that explores the Marcellus Shale industry's impact on rural life.

May 26, 2012 to September 2, 2012

The Wizard of Oz Exhibit at the Pittsburgh Children's Museum

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the first-ever educational exhibit based on the beloved movie classic. Come over the rainbow with Dorothy and Toto on an exploration of the colorful Land of Oz. Journey from the sepia-toned Gale Farm to the vibrant Emerald City and experience the adventures of Dorothy and her friends.

Visitors can:

• Climb the Wicked Witch's Castle
• Enter through the Movie Marquee and view memorable film clips
• Harvest vegetables, milk a cow, and gather eggs at the Gale Farm
• Solve puzzles and optical illusions at Professor Marvel’s Wagon
• Experience Dorothy’s Bedroom as it hurtles through the air in a tornado
• Build a rainbow arch and talk like a Munchkin in Munchkinland
• Join Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion at the Crossroads
• Climb the Witch’s Castle to capture the Wicked Witch’s broom
• Delight in the science and magic of light and color in Emerald City
• Visit the Wizard of Oz Console and meet the “Great and Powerful Oz”

Finally, tap your heels together three times while reciting “There’s no place like home,” until your next visit to the Land of Oz!

THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co. Judy Garland as Dorothy from THE WIZARD OF OZ.

May 26, 2012

Emily Pinkerton & the Ends of the Earth

May 30, 2012

Red Hot Chili Peppers

June 1, 2012

Tedeschi Trucks Band

June 1, 2012

Teerex and the Cotton Factory Open for Unblurred

Gourmet cupcakes and handmade wares combine with graphic tees for a perfect mix of sugar and spice at Unblurred along Penn Ave. on Friday, June 1 from 6pm to 10pm. Attendees can add a unique flair to their wardrobe with affordable, hand-printed tees by local designers. June's fundraiser tee for Rabbit Wranglers will be available. A portion of the sales for this bunny tee will benefit New 2012 designs will also be available, and all 2011 tees will be $10.

June 1, 2012

"First Fridays" Concert Series--Slim Forsythe & his New Payday Loners with The Armadillos

June 1, 2012 to August 31, 2012

Greensburg SummerSounds

June 01 - The SteelDrivers
June 08 - Carbon Leaf
June 15 - Snarky Puppy
June 22 - Civil Twilight
June 29 - Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra
July 06 - The Mary Ann Redmond Band
July 13 - Sons of Bill
July 20 - Delta Rae
July 27 - Hoots and Hellmouth
August 03 - The English Channel
August 10 - Christine Spero Group
August 17 - NoMaD
August 24 - Ryan Montbleau Band
August 31 - A Silent Film

June 1, 2012

CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN - First Fridays at the Frick: Matrimony

The seasonkicks off with a performance by the rising Charlotte, North Carolina-based group, Matrimony, whose gorgeous original songs infused with infectious melodies and great energy, combine folk, pop and bluegrass into a truly satisfying blend.

June 1, 2012

The Wailers