|May 11, 2012 to May 20, 2012||
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 18, 2012||
● Bike Pittsburgh will launch Car Free Fridays with National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 18th. Join tens of thousands of people in cities across the country by choosing to incorporate your bike into your commute for the day. Find your nearest hydration station online, and bike by on your way to work for food, swag, and a week’s worth of discounts at great local businesses! Car Free Fridays encourages people to reduce their number of trips in a single occupant vehicle by using multi-modal transportation. This can help you save money, increase your health, and minimize your carbon footprint. Bike Pittsburgh is your local member-based bicycle advocacy organization. For the past ten years Bike Pittsburgh has worked hard to bring you bike lanes, educational materials, bike racks, grassroots advocacy, and fun community rides and events. Join thousands of other members in supporting a more bicycle and pedestrian friendly Pittsburgh.
|June 1, 2012 to June 3, 2012||
Evolver, an international organization devoted to consciousness expansion and visionary art headquartered in Manhattan, publisher of the popular transformational culture web magazine Reality Sandwich and mother of local chapters (called “spores”) all around the world, will hold its first ever Convergence (a conference-like happening emphasizing celebration and unity) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on the weekend of June 1-3, 2012.
The Convergence will feature as its headliners both Evolver co-founders Daniel Pinchbeck (author of 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl) and Jonathan Talat-Phillips (author of Electric Jesus: The Healing Journey of a Contemporary Gnostic) alongside the rising star of new economic theory, Charles Eisenstein (author of Sacred Economics and The Ascent of Humanity).
|June 8, 2012 to June 10, 2012||
Friday, June 1 - The Wailers
|June 15, 2012||
Presented by The Allegheny West Civic Council, the guided walking tour and progressive wine tasting will take place in The Allegheny West Historic District of Pittsburgh's North Side.
Guests will meet at historic Holmes Hall to begin the evening and will visit six additional homes and gardens where they will enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres in each.
Tickets $60 per person and benefit Allegheny West Civic Council
|June 22, 2012||
Stroll through the Village on Friday nights this June and enjoy warm weather, shopping at local boutiques, delicious food & live entertainment in the center of town! Bring a chair or blanket for a night of impressive music performed by some of the area's brightest musicians!
June 22 - Guaracha Latin Dance Band
|August 22, 2012||
THE BIG EASY EXPRESS SCREENING IS NOW SOLD OUT! Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets. Current WYEP Members will be emailed information on free small popcorns before the screening. Thanks!
3 bands, 6 cities, 1 train, and thousands of miles of track…the BIG EASY EXPRESS documents a cinematic musical journey. Directed by renowned filmmaker Emmett Malloy,this incredible new film captures nothing less than history in the making.
Indie folk heroes Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Tennessee’s Old Crow Medicine Show, and Britain’s acclaimed Mumford & Sons, climbed aboard a beautiful vintage train in California, setting out for New Orleans, Louisiana on a “tour of dreams”. The resulting film from this journey is nothing short of magical.
|September 21, 2012||
Online sign ups are now full. Please listen live to today's Minus the Bear Studio Session at 1pm on 91.3fm or wyep.org.
|October 1, 2012||
The Walkmen Studio Session is now FULL. Listen at 12pm at 91.3fm or wyep.org.
|October 3, 2012||
WYEP will once again be participating in the Pittsburgh Foundation's Day of Giving. This year's Day of Giving is Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at pittsburghgives.org
Starting at 12 midnight until 11:59pm on October 3, all donationsdonations of $25 or more (with a Visa or MasterCard) made at pittsburghgives.org will be partially matched, thanks to $750,000 in matching funds from the Pittsburgh Foundation.
Help support WYEP and your other favorite local non-profits with a financial donation on the Day of Giving. Anytime on Wednesday, October 3, go to pittsburghgives.org and donate!
Day of Giving 2012 Instructions from The Pittsburgh Foundation:
1. Go to http://www.pittsburghgives.org or http://westmorelandgives.org
2. Click on Donate Now
3. Enter your name, email and phone number in appropriate boxes. Please note you must have a valid email address to receive a tax receipt for your donation.
4. Start typing your nonprofit selection in the box and select it from the drop down box. You can also select the nonprofit you wish to donate to by viewing all nonprofits or you can narrow your search to Pittsburgh or Westmoreland by selecting the list from the drop down menu.
Enter the amount you wish to give (example: 50.00).
You can make donations to additional organizations by clicking "Add Another Nonprofit". You can give to up to 10 nonprofits during one session and to both PitsburghGives and WesmorelandGives organizations. Once you are ready to complete your transaction, click "Go To Checkout" and you will be taken to the secure credit card screen.
5. Mastercard and Visa are accepted for payment and you will receive confirmation of your donation and a tax receipt via email within an hour of the transaction. Please remember to notify your credit card issuer if you plan to make a large donation as they may hold your transaction as per your fraud protection services. The minimum gift per organization is $25.
Enter in your credit card information on our secure server and click "submit". You will receive confirmation that your donation has been received and an email will be sent to you for tax purposes.
6. Feel free to browse The PittsburghGives database at any time during the year to learn about the organizations that serve our community. Don't forget to share your donation via social media and encourage others to give as well.
|October 25, 2012||
How the Environment Factors Into the Election
Allegheny Front, a Pittsburgh-produced radio program covering Western Pennsylvania environmental issues, has announced their next season of Green Gatherings events hosted alongside 91.3fm WYEP and 90.5 WESA. Green Gatherings is a FREE and informal evening of drinks and discussion over issues facing our environment.
The topic for the evening will be ‘The Environmental Election' and will focus on issues within our community gaining political ground including Marcellus Shale, sewage infrastructure, and many other key “green” issues. The evening will include a panel of speakers featuring Don Hopey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Chris Potter of Pittsburgh City Paper and Heather Sage of PennFuture.
Here's more information about our panelists:
Don Hopey has covered the environment for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette since 1993. He’s written about national and international topics, but has mostly written about mining, industry and the environment in southwestern Pennsylvania. Recently, he's been teaching classes about environmental issues and the public policy at the University of Pittsburgh.
Chris Potter is the editor of Pittsburgh City Paper, an alternative weekly newspaper that brings news, arts, entertainment, and opinions. Prior to launching his journalism career, Potter did a series of odd jobs, occasionally dabbling in the field of environmental consulting. Potter and his wife, Melanie, have an 18-month-old son, Cormac, who is likely to grow up in a hotter, less biologically diverse, and generally more dismal world than the one Potter himself grew up in.
Heather Sage is vice president of PennFuture, which The Philadelphia Inquirer has called “Pennsylvania’s leading environmental advocacy organization.” She heads programs that provide organizing and media assistance to local environmental organizations, networking and coordination services for statewide environmental groups, and information about current environmental issues.
|November 8, 2012||
The Dean & Britta Studio Session is now full. Please tune in to 91.3fm or wyep.org to listen to it live at 1pm on Thursday, November 8.
|November 14, 2012||
In honor of its release 36 years ago, please join us for a special one-time screening of The Band's "Last Waltz" concert film, directed by Martin Scorsese, Wednesday, November 14 at 7pm at the South Side Works Cinema.
Tickets are $10 each for WYEP Members, $12 each for Non-Members. Ticket sales are now closed! No tickets will be sold at the door.
|December 1, 2012||
Attack Theatre is home for the holidays with the return of Holiday Unwrapped! This dance performance features Attack Theatre’s rambunctious physicality and theatrical wit, set to the sounds of classical, jazz, and klezmer music. In Holiday Unwrapped, the frenetic season becomes a fantastical journey where socks become ice skates, empty packages become turntables, and the dinner table has a life of its own - all with the message that it’s better to dance with the box on your head than to fret over what’s inside.
|December 13, 2012||
WYEP’s Holiday Hootenanny is the wand to your sugar plum fairy, the stuffing to your stocking, the fire to your hearth, and the marshmallows to your hot cocoa. To get a true taste of the holiday spirit join the WYEP staff and board to benefit our very own Youth Media Project. You’ll get to hear your favorite local artists singing holiday tunes at the New Hazlett Theater on the north side. And get ready for some surprises this year; what would the holidays be without a little whimsy?
Tickets on sale now.
‘Tis the season!
Desserts and refreshments will be provided by:
|December 15, 2012||
Naughty or nice - shop for all of the people on your list at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater's 5th Annual Holiday Bazaar.
Twelve local artists and business owners will sell their specialty items including leather handbags and wallets made from recycled materials, greeting cards, baked goods, African dolls and clothing; health and beauty products, jewelry, discounted tickets to Kelly Strayhorn Theater programs and much more. Take a break from shopping and enjoy free entertainment.
Free to all the public!
|December 21, 2012||
On Friday afternoon, the Sewickley Public Library is showing the comedy “Sleepwalk With Me” by This American Life’s Mike Birbiglia. The movie focuses on an aspiring comedian's journey through life and his ongoing struggle against a sleeping disorder.
|December 22, 2012||
Cook up a storm with your family on Saturday afternoon at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh during their ‘Cook It!’ series. Chef Angelo Galioto demonstrates how to cook simple and delicious recipes straight from the museum’s own kitchens. The event starts at 1pm in the Big Red Room Café.
|December 23, 2012 to May 26, 2013||
This Sunday, The Mattress Factory will host an art exhibition exploring society’s take on feminism. Carnegie Mellon art professor Hilary Robinson curates the collection, which features new artwork by women artists from around the world. The exhibition will be featured at the Mattress Factory until May 2013.
|January 8, 2013||
The Rex Theater in the South Side will host The Moth’s StorySLAM event, which celebrates the tradition of spoken stories. This open-mic event invites ten randomly selected hopefuls up on stage to share their 5 minute stories with the crowd, depending on the story theme of the evening. Stories are rated by guest judges, and winners can go on to compete in semi-final rounds of storytelling.
|January 12, 2013||
Ward Home is hosting their annual juried photography competition, featuring the works of local photographers and Ward Home teens as they "picture" their future. Photography will be available for purchase the night of the event, with all proceeds helping Ward Home with program enhancements, improved living facitilites, and educational support.
|January 19, 2013||
On Saturday, January 19th, several Pittsburgh-area choirs will join together in song to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. These two concert performances will benefit the Food Bank of Greater Pittsburgh and the Westmoreland County Food Bank. Among the special performers are Vanessa German, Ellen Gozion, and the Pittsburgh Gospel Choir.
|January 21, 2013||
On Monday, January 21st, several Pittsburgh-area choirs will join together in song to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. These two concert performances will benefit the Food Bank of Greater Pittsburgh and the Westmoreland County Food Bank. Among the special performers on Monday are Vanessa German, Carolyn Perteete, and The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir.
|January 31, 2013||
Delve into the artistry of songwriting with Greg Joseph, songwriter, singer, bassist and spokesman for The Clarks. Learn creative techniques for writing your own songs.
With more than 25 years of experience writing powerful pop songs for The Clarks and commercial jingles for radio and TV, Greg brings a deep understanding of what it takes to write memorable hooks, riffs and lyrics.
The interactive workshop, on Thurs., Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. in WYEP’s Community Broadcast Center, will take you through the creative process of writing a song and how to turn a great idea into a memorable song. Participants are asked to bring their acoustic guitar or keyboard, notepad and portable recorder (if you have one).
Tickets for the event will be $60 for members and $75 for nonmembers. A limited amount of participants will be accepted into the workshop, so reserve your ticket now!
|February 1, 2013||
Plan a kids’ (and parents’) night out! At Evening Ed-ventures, adults can enjoy a tranquil evening at Phipps while children ages 6-9 participate in an exciting science camp. With a cool desert theme, this session features fun, educational activities, healthy desserts and plenty of time to explore the Conservatory gardens.
$20 for Phipps members; $25 for nonmembers; register a second child at a 50-percent discount.