April 7, 2014 to April 8, 2014

The Beatles: Behind the Scenes

"The Beatles: Behind the Scenes" is back again in April! WYEP Midday Mix Host and Music Director Mike Sauter will guide you on a journey to a greater understanding of the creative process of this legendary band. Once again, we'll delve into the writing and recording of three Beatles songs, including "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," and "Let it Be."

Whether you're a die-hard Beatles fan or a casual listener, join us either Monday, April 7 OR Tuesday, April 8 from 7:30-9pm at the WYEP Community Broadcast Center. Tickets are $10 for non-members and $8 for members.

All ages are allowed at all sessions, but due to the subject matter, please note that there will necessarily be occasional mature language and references to drug use.


Here are a few comments from past attendees:

•    "Having listened to the Beatles since before they appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, I've been a student of their music and their recording sessions since I was twelve years old.  I've read a number of books on the subject and your presentation was not only informative (and accurate) but very entertaining as well.  Thanks for all the research and time you put into these presentations.  Look forward to many more - keep up the great work!"

•    "My daughter Katie and I attended the final segment of "Beatles: Behind the Scenes" last Tuesday night. A sincere thanks to you for what was a truly enjoyable and informative evening for both of us.... I wasn’t sure how well the 90-minute session would go over with a 15-year-old, but for a few days after the fact, she talked about how much she enjoyed the evening and referred back to it several times."

•    "My middle-school son's assessment of your Beatles' session the other night? 'That was AWESOME.' He made me play Sgt Pepper's at full blast in the car all the way home as we sang at the tops of our lungs."

•    "I attended the workshop with three 9th grade students.  As I'm sure you know, teenagers are sometimes hard to entertain.  However, my students sat enrapt throughout the entire workshop and had nothing but good things to say about what they heard last night!  They continued to talk about it the whole way back to the school!  Additionally, I was very pleased with what I learned."


April 10, 2014

Inspire Speaker Series

MarGreen Building Alliance and Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are hosting an all-star line-up of motivational local and national guest speakers who will plant the seeds of inspiration to create healthy and high-performing places where we live, work, learn, and play.  

April Speakers: 

In this edition of the Inspire Speakers Series, audience members will feel fortunate to have the opportunity to hear ONE WORD from Dr. John Francis, not to mention an entire lecture!  That’s because he once went 17 years without speaking.  That’s right – 17 years!  When John was 26-years-old, he witnessed an oil tanker collision on San Francisco Bay.  He felt so disturbed (and partially responsible for his use of oil), that he decided to give up motorized vehicles – a decision which spurred so many arguments with friends and family members that he decided to stop talking.  This was the beginning of a 17-year journey that led him to be known as the Planetwalker.  During the nearly two decades that followed, John received a Master’s degree, a PhD, and founded the Planetwalk Foundation (a nonprofit environmental awareness organization) – all while spreading a silent message of sustainable living. 

April 11, 2014 to April 27, 2014

Quantum Theater: Pantagleize

Pantagleize is a wild rumination on revolution.  Quantum’s Jay Ball freely adapts Michel de Ghelderode's 1931 avant garde play. Our Pantagleize is a take on beat poet Allen Ginsberg, off to be King of the May in Prague, but he’s taken up in alternating turns by a quirky guide, a sexy spy, and a nasty dictator.  As in the original, our hero unwittingly starts a revolution by saying the secret password, producing a darkly humorous attack on militarism.

April 11, 2014


Quantum Theatre presents Pantagleize by Michel de Ghelderode; a new adaptation by Jay Ball and directed by Jed Allen Harris. Pantagleize darkly and humorously attacks militarism as the revolutions begun by the Arab spring continue, and as nations remain between a rock and a hard place 

April 11 - April 27, 2014 

April 12, 2014

Vintage Pittsburgh

Celebrate Pittsburgh history in style at the History Center’s second annual Vintage Pittsburgh event, presented in partnership with the Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer, on Sat., April 12.

Shop ‘til you drop with 30 local vendors selling genuine vintage fashion, accessories, housewares, vinyl, home décor, artwork, books, toys, small furniture, and collectibles. Then, check out the History Center’s six floors of exhibition space to explore how the past influences the present.

Vendors (as of 3/31/2014)


304 Vintage
Alicks and Raflin
The Ardent Forager
Bess Dunlevy Vintage
Calf Paths of the Mind: Vintage Curiosities
Daffodil Vintage
Denny’s Vintage Market
East End Book Exchange
Epitome Clothier
Highway Robbery Vintage
J Malls and Mindcure Records (Pgh Vinyl Con)
Kermit Tuesday
Kicky Feet Vintage
Pop Up Vintage
Red Pop Shop
Retro on 8th
Royal Establishment
Sub Rosa by Eye Rachel
Swank Kat's Psychedelic Relics
Velouria Vintage
Vintage by Kristy
The Yards

The Vintage Pittsburgh event will feature music throughout the day and a cash bar with cocktails for the early risers (10 a.m. to noon).

April 17, 2014 to May 18, 2014

Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents: Candida

Candida was a smash when it premiered in 1903 and is still a triumph of sophistication. In this sparkling comedy, Candida is in the middle of a romantic tug of war between husband John Morell, the practical parson, and Eugene Marchbanks, the passionate poet. They are surrounded by her uproarious provincial father and Morell's eccentric staff, but it is love and marriage that are the targets of Shaw's celebrated wit. Gretchen Egolf, the radiant Rosalind of As You Like It will return to The Public to dazzle audiences in the role of Candida.

April 17, 2014 to May 18, 2014


Candida was a smash when it premiered in 1903 and is still a triumph of sophistication. In this sparkling comedy, Candida is in the middle of a romantic tug of war between husband John Morell, the practical parson, and Eugene Marchbanks, the passionate poet. They are surrounded by her uproarious provincial father and Morell's eccentric staff, but it is love and marriage that are the targets of Shaw's celebrated wit. Gretchen Egolf, the radiant Rosalind of As You Like It will return to The Public to dazzle audiences in the role of Candida.

April 18, 2014


WordPlay is an exciting event that blends hilarious true stories with a live music mash-up. Actors, comedy writers, and everyday people read their own funny, and often poignant, true stories with a live DJ score. Using anything from Bach to Britney Spears, the DJ works with each performer to develop the perfect soundtrack, creating a rich storytelling experience unlike anything out there today. The result will be something distinct, collaborative, lively, and most importantly...totally funny.
Creator and producer Alan Olifson, host of the Pittsburgh’s monthly Moth StorySLAM series, transplanted WordPlay to the Steel City from Los Angeles where it ran successfully for five years. Now Pittsburghers can share their stories n’at in this unique and dynamic platform.

April 19, 2014

Festival of Colors

The Festival of Colors is an exuberant event, full of excitement and many bright colors. The theme of the festival is “Color your life and throw your worries to the wind!” This festival brings people together from all cultural backgrounds, united in their desire to celebrate life and to promote love and friendship.

During the all-day party, every hour there will be a group color throwing, where brightly colored organic powders are tossed into the air. Five bands will be playing live music all day long. Everyone will get to taste delicious vegetarian food, and to learn some yoga. The festival package includes a set of five-color bags and an attractive t-shirt.

April 19, 2014 to June 14, 2014

New Hazlett CSA Performance Series

New Hazlett CSA “shareholder” receive six fresh productions, delivered every other month to the New Hazlett Theater.  What will your share include?  Only the best new work our local creative community has to offer, from dance and music, to theater and performance art.  Plus, shareholders have the unique opportunity to interact with the artists directly.

The New Hazlett Theater CSA 2013-14 season lineup includes projects by:


April 19, 2014

Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra

Pittsburgh-based ELCO transcends the boundaries of genre with their grassroots interpretations of pop rock, and classical music. In April, ELCO performs new works by composers Alan Tormey and David Gerard Matthews, written specifically for a rare and exotic instrument - the ondes Martenot. 

April 25, 2014

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Gallery Crawl

The crawl showcases a wide variety of thought provoking art exhibitions in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. Live music, DJs, dance, comedy, film, and participatory activities are also part of the complimentary crawl events. CrawlAfterDark highlights the transformation of the Cultural District, promoting numerous options for late night entertainment, from comedy, music, theater, clubs, dining, and more.

April 25, 2014

Spectrum Charter School 15th Anniversary

Annual Fundraiser event for the Pittsburgh Spectrum Charter School, details TBA 

April 26, 2014 to May 4, 2014

Silk Screen Film Festival

The Silk Screen Festival is a showcase of Asian culture and films throughout the Pittsburgh area. For a complete listing of shows, check out their website here!

Silk Screen was created in June 2005 as a 501(c) 3 nonprofit media arts organization. Silk Screen’s goals include educating communities about Asian and Asian American history, culture, experiences and issues, fostering understanding across lines of race, ethnicity, religion, age, and region, and sustaining growth and encouraging excellence in Asian American culture.

April 26, 2014

The Steel Wheels

Calliope, The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society presents the 2013 and 2014 concert series with The Steel Wheels: Four-piece string band from Virginia mixes blues, old-time music, bluegrass. 

April 26, 2014 to May 4, 2014

Pittsburgh Opera: Orphee


The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice gets a "lyrical, almost seductive" (Washington Times) makeover from Philip Glass, via French visionary Jean Cocteau: the poet Orphee becomes obsessed with mysterious messages that lead to a mysterious Princess, who is Death in disguise. Love eventually triumphs...but not without a price.

UNDERSTAND EVERY WORD! Sung in French with English texts projected above the stage.
Choose ORPHEE for mythological touchstones, an ultra-chic production, and sensational singing.

April 26, 2014

Wayne McGregor|Random Dance

Award-winning, anatomy-defying British choreographer Wayne McGregor’s groundbreaking vision embraces dance, science, film, music, visual art and technology to create intriguing, expansive works. And FAR is no exception. Staged in a mesmerizing environment of shadow and light, FAR binds innovative design with choreography inspired by radical cognitive research process. It will make you think differently about dance.

April 26, 2014 to May 4, 2014


Based on Jean Cocteau's 1950 retelling of the Orpheus myth, Orphee is a parable on the life of an artist in which the poets Orphee and Cegeste, Eurydice, and a mysterious Princess interact within the worlds of the living and the dead. Love eventually triumphs, but the Princess has violated the laws of life and death, and is banished into oblivion. 

May 2, 2014

Farm to Community Conference

Join community members, farmers, government officials and school personnel on May 2, 2014 at the Double Tree in Green Tree, Pittsburgh to discuss how we can make fresh food available to everyone in western Pennsylvania—by connecting schools with local farms, providing access to fresh food in underserved rural and urban communities, and supporting local farmers. We're excited to annouce our keynote speakers:

Doug Davis, Director of Food Service for the Burlington School Food Project in the city of Burlington, Vermont, has been involved with the Farm 2 School movement for over ten years and is considered a "national celebrity" in this arena. He has grown one of the most successful Farm to School programs in the country.

Ron Finley, co-founder of LA Green Grunds, is igniting a (horti)cultural revolution! Ron envisions a world where gardening is gangsta, where cool kids know their nutrition and where communities embrace the act of growing, knowing and sharing the best of the earth’s fresh-grown food.

May 3, 2014

PATOS Presents Clark Wilson

Enjoy the hilarious Harold Lloyd silent comedy “Girl Shy”, accompanied live by world renowned Clark Wilson on the Wurlitzer Theatre Organ.



May 7, 2014

Below The Surface: Diego Garcia

Below the Surface captures insightful moments from exclusive artist interviews and live performances in the WYEP Studios. 

May 8, 2014

Discumentary: Leonard Cohen - Worker's Playtime

Discumentary is an appreciation of the albums we think are essential to the artists in the WYEP Music Library produced by Brian Siewiorek

May 10, 2014

Highland Park House Tours

Proud homeowners in Highland Park have restored some of Pittsburgh’s finest architectural treasures, and now they’ve restored the tradition of enjoying them together.  The Highland Park House Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 10, 2014 for the first time in nearly decade. 

Tickets are available online starting March 21, and will also be available on-site the day of the tour.  Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 the day of the event.

The self-guided walking tour through the historic Highland Park neighborhood starts at the rectory of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 5081 Hampton Street.  There are 12 homes on the tour that span several different architectural styles – from Modern to Victorian to a cottage-style home right out of Hansel & Gretel.   Each home has its own special charm.

Come see how these homeowners have restored old Pittsburgh charm or incorporated modern elements into the Highland Park community.

May 10, 2014

A Conversation With Michael Pollan

For more than 25 years, University of California-Berkley professor Michael Pollan has explored the intersections of nature and culture. Named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People, he lectures widely on food, agriculture, health and the environment. His six books include the New York Times best-sellers Cooked; Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual; In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto; The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals and The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World.

Chef Bill Fuller, the mastermind behind Pittsburgh's Big Burrito Restaurant Group, will interview Pollan on stage. Book signing to follow.

May 10, 2014 to May 18, 2014

The Devil's Arithmetic

Prime Stage Theater presents the 2013/2014 Season with The Devil's Arithmetic - Hannah, a modern day teenager, has to celebrate yet another Jewish holiday with her family - but this year will be different. Little does she know her world is about change. She is mysteriously transported back to the Holocaust. With Hannah, we become caught up in a world of deceit, discoveries, friendship, faith and family.