Event

Date
May 12, 2014

John Mellencamp

May 13, 2014

Discumentary: Bob Dylan- Blood on The Tracks

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

May 15, 2014

Inspire Speaker Series

This May the GBA Inspire Speaker Series will host Colonel Mark Mykleby (U.S. Marine Corps) and Bill Peduto. Now at New America Foundation, Mark is working to create the strategic construct to implement the concept of sustainability as the American grand strategic imperative for the 21st century.  Audience members at May’s Inspire Speakers Series will gain insight into an intriguing and sometimes overlooked perspective on sustainability and how it relates to the future of our country’s security. 

Bill has served Pittsburgh’s East End neighborhoods for over a decade and been integral in shifting the city’s economy toward education and medical technology.  He has been a champion of protecting and enhancing Pittsburgh’s recent reputation as a green initiative leader and helped create the city’s comprehensive Climate Action Plan.  Bill is the ideal local voice to help celebrate the finale of this season’s Inspire Speakers Series. 

May 15, 2014

GBA Inspire Speaker Series

Get ready for the return of the Inspire Speakers Series!  Presented by Green Building Alliance and Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the second year of this lecture circuit will continue to plant the seeds of inspiration throughout our community.  

May Speakers: 

Mark Mykleby is a retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel and graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.  Now a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, he is working towards a “grand strategy of sustainability” for our nation in the 21st century. Such a central idea would establish the framework for converging and expanding U.S. domestic and foreign policy toward emerging opportunities, rather than exclusively on perceived threats and risks.  Now at New America Foundation, Mark is working to create the strategic construct to implement the concept of sustainability as the American grand strategic imperative for the 21st century.  Audience members at May’s Inspire Speakers Series will gain insight into an intriguing and sometimes overlooked perspective on sustainability and how it relates to the future of our country’s security. 

Local Speaker: Bill Peduto

Who better to make the local connection to this topic than City of Pittsburgh Democratic mayoral nominee, Bill Peduto?  Bill has served Pittsburgh’s East End neighborhoods for over a decade and been integral in transforming the city’s economy into a med/ed new economy.  He has been a champion of protecting and enhancing Pittsburgh’s recent reputation as a green initiative leader and helped create the city’s comprehensive Climate Action Plan.  Bill is the ideal local voice to help celebrate the finale of this season’s Inspire Speakers Series.

May 16, 2014 to May 17, 2014

Attack Theater's Game Night and Seven Minute Dance Series

Attack Theatre invites you to Game Night and the Seven Minute Dance Series. This informal performance event features some good old-fashioned schoolyard fun and games: Four-Square, backgammon, 3-D tic-tac-toe, vintage Atari games, darts and Connect Four and a whole host of new school games, too.

Between games, enjoy seven minute excerpts of works-in-progress from the company spread throughout the night. Voted one of the best places to meet singles in Pittsburgh and the “Best Place to Play Four-Square with Professional Dancers." As always, there will be what makes Game Night, well, Game Night: old school games, new school dance and high school drinks.

May 16, 2014

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

May 17, 2014

Deutschtown Music Festival Fundraiser

An entire evening of live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres, open bar, live art and more! ALL proceeds will go to fund the 2nd annual Deuschtown Music Festival! Please join us as as we set the stage with fantastic local talent brought to you by Brewer's Row, Nightly Standard, Paddy the Wanderer and The Wreckids! Come thirsty and try some home brews, help yourselves to some tasty treats and don't forget to get in on some sweet raffles! 

Tickets are $35 and include entertainment, food and drink! Not to mention the best party in town with sound provided by Give Love Get Love! Tickets can be purchased in person or online @ http://deutschtownmusicfestival.org/events/
8:00 doors/9:00 show

May 22, 2014 to May 23, 2014

Joe Grushecky and the House Rockers

Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers along with special guest Bruce Springsteen will be returning to Soldiers and Sailors Auditorium on May 22nd and 23rd at 7:30pm.

Also appearing will be Milly featuring Seth and Johnny from the Composure.

 

May 29, 2014 to June 29, 2014

Noises Off

When the brilliant Noises Off begins, a troupe of English actors is rehearsing the sex comedyNothing On. As we eavesdrop, the director explains his theatrical philosophy: "Bang you're on. Bang you've said it. Bang you're off." If only things would go that smoothly. But with these thespians, including the dim-witted starlet, the method actor without motivation, and the leading lady on her last legs, it's total chaos and non-stop laughter.

May 29, 2014 to June 29, 2014

Pittsburgh Public Theater: Noises Off

When the brilliant Noises Off begins, a troupe of English actors is rehearsing the sex comedy Nothing On. As we eavesdrop, the director explains his theatrical philosophy: "Bang you're on. Bang you've said it. Bang you're off." If only things would go that smoothly. But with these thespians, including the dim-witted starlet, the method actor without motivation, and the leading lady on her last legs, it's total chaos and non-stop laughter.

May 30, 2014

The Head and the Heart

w/Lucius

May 30, 2014 to June 1, 2014

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Korean violin prodigy Ye-Eun Choi, whose talent was recognized and championed by violin superstar Anne-Sophie Mutter, performs one of Vivaldi's most famous pieces – The Four Seasons.  The four concerti of this popular Baroque work represent spring, summer, autumn and winter.  For the second half of the program, conductor Nicholas McGegan presents musical gems from the classical period by Mozart and Haydn.

May 31, 2014

W.A.R. (Walk and Ride) Against Hunger

Rainbow Kitchen Community Services & UPMC Health Plan will host the 10th annual W.A.R. (Walk And Ride) Against Hunger.  The W.A.R. Against Hunger, which is Rainbow Kitchen’s major annual fundraising event, is a walk/bicycle ride along the Great Allegheny Passage Trail in Homestead at the Waterfront .  The goal is to raise money in support of efforts to eliminate hunger in the community, while also raising participants’ awareness of the benefits of incorporating health and wellness practices into their daily routine.  A Health & Wellness Expo held during the event will provide participants with information about healthy lifestyle choices and practices.

In these challenging economic times, Rainbow Kitchen provides a vital safety net for hungry children, struggling families, low-income elderly, ill, homeless and disabled individuals, and growing numbers of people who are unemployed or among the working poor.

June 1, 2014

Remainder: Northside Kickoff

Join Attack Theatre at the New Hazlett Theater for a community kick off of a "Remainder", a dynamic community performance project interacting with residents of the Northside. This nine-month collaboration will use a dialogue-based process with community members to find artistic inspiration culminating in the creation of a new dance work at the New Hazlett Theater.

June 2, 2014 to August 25, 2014

Dos Equis Singer-Songwriter Competition

Starting Monday, June 2, 2014 Wilson-McGinley and WYEP will be sponsoring the DosEquis Singer/Songwriter Competition!

The events will be held on the following Mondays,

June 2, 16, 30, July 14, 28, August 11 & 25 (FINAL)

Each event will feature PRIZES for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. There will also be audience prizes!

More information to follow, including locations and prizes.

To Enter, email us at dosequiscompetition@wilsonmcginley.com

June 5, 2014 to June 21, 2014

PICT Classic Theatre Presents: Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

Starring Martin Giles, James FitzGerald, Ken Bolden and Alan Stanford.

Join Didi and Gogo as they wait — wait — for Godot. While they wait, they meet Pozzo and Lucky, an odd couple passing through on their way to…? In this simple story of waiting and journeying, all life is captured. Truly, is there anything more wicked than wasted time? This play has influenced works as diverse as Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Christopher Guest’s Waiting for Guffman, and Sesame Street’s Waiting for Elmo, while many have made comparisons to Seinfeld. A darker Laurel and Hardy comic-tragedy–appropriate for all ages.

June 6, 2014

Pittsburgh Glass Center Hot Jam

Free open house featuring heat-defying acts of art and a contemporary glass art exhibition.

June 14, 2014

CSA Artist: Maree ReMalia

Maree ReMalia and merrygogo investigate the way we take up space. From silly to somber, seen and unseen, this unique performance oscillates between movement and sound, exploring a broad-range of physical expressions as it flows in and around the work of visual artist Blaine Siegel. 

June 17, 2014

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: The Ben Folds Orchestral Experience

Ben Folds, joined by your Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, brings his first-class melodies and irony-laced lyrics from his greatest hits to Heinz Hall for one performance only! In addition to a litany of his pop hit arrangements, this performance will feature his new classical piano concerto.

Known for his work as a solo artist and as the frontman and pianist of Ben Folds Five, Ben is celebrated for a compositional style and playing technique that remain wholly unique and combine elements of the 'singer/songwriter' genre, jazz, and power rock. Ben Folds' music is evocative of artists such as Joe Jackson and Sir Elton John, with an added edge and bold infusion of energy and wit. 

Consistently touring, Ben Folds has earned a reputation for his musicality, wit and charisma, which are best displayed at his energetic live shows. 

June 19, 2014

Rodef Shalom Congregation Summer Parties: Dan Marcus and Friends

All summer long at the Rodef Shalom Garden, join the Congregation's Garden Parties with free live music, free hors d'oeuves and cash bar provided by Wigle. Dan Marcus and Friends takes the stage Thursday, June 19th.

 

Daniel Marcus is an accomplished guitarist and singer/songwriter with a collection that ranges from catchy rock tunes to heartfelt folk ballads.

June 19, 2014

Chamber Music Pittsburgh Presents: ETHEL "Grace"

About “Grace”: 
The Just Summer series opens with ETHEL (a string quartet) presenting an introspective program, “Grace”.  In every sense of the word, "Grace" provides effortless beauty and charm, goodwill, a favor, and a reprieve. This program is a journey to redemption through music. In complex, stressful times and in a world overwhelmed by seemingly irreconcilable differences and unsustainable challenges, music provides both an immediate tonic of relief and a medium for real long-term healing and understanding. ETHEL has pursued this aspect of their art in many ways over the years, both in their own creative output, and in opening their hearts and skills to close collaboration with master artists from diverse cultures across the globe.

The centerpiece of this astonishing program is ETHEL's own adaptation of Ennio Morricone's moving score to the 1986 film, The Mission. Morricone’s score was nominated for an Academy Award in 1986 and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score. The film deals with cross-cultural complexities fueled by the quest for redemption against the backdrop of the jungles of South America. Also featured on the concert are special quartet treatments honoring the 20th anniversary of the release of Jeff Buckley's Grace – his glorious, and tragically, only, completed studio album. Favorite ETHEL composers and collaborators Mary Ellen Childs (USA), Marcelo Zarvos (Brazil), and Carlo Mombelli (South Africa) along with original music by members of ETHEL, fill out the program with works both searching and deeply joyful.

June 19, 2014

Chamber Music Pittsburgh Presents: Ethel's "Grace"

Ethel will perform "Grace" Thursday, June 19th at 7:30p.m.

The Just Summer series opens with ETHEL (a string quartet) presenting an introspective program, “Grace”. In every sense of the word, "Grace" provides effortless beauty and charm, goodwill, a favor, and a reprieve. This program is a journey to redemption through music. In complex, stressful times and in a world overwhelmed by seemingly irreconcilable differences and unsustainable challenges, music provides both an immediate tonic of relief and a medium for real long-term healing and understanding. ETHEL has pursued this aspect of their art in many ways over the years, both in their own creative output, and in opening their hearts and skills to close collaboration with master artists from diverse cultures across the globe.

The centerpiece of this astonishing program is ETHEL's own adaptation of Ennio Morricone's moving score to the 1986 film, The Mission. Morricone’s score was nominated for an Academy Award in 1986 and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score. The film deals with cross-cultural complexities fueled by the quest for redemption against the backdrop of the jungles of South America. Also featured on the concert are special quartet treatments honoring the 20th anniversary of the release of Jeff Buckley's Grace – his glorious, and tragically, only, completed studio album. Favorite ETHEL composers and collaborators Mary Ellen Childs (USA), Marcelo Zarvos (Brazil), and Carlo Mombelli (South Africa) along with original music by members of ETHEL, fill out the program with works both searching and deeply joyful.

Following the concert, ETHEL will do a question and answer session with the audience.

June 19, 2014 to June 22, 2014

Luck Be a Lady: Megan Hilty Sings Sinatra and More

From Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Wicked, and 9 to 5 on Broadway to NBC's Smashand Sean Saves the World on television, America's newest star is the multi-talented Megan Hilty! For the PNC Pops finale, Luck Be a Lady features Megan Hilty singing the songs of Frank Sinatra and more. 

Hailed as "the new princess of Broadway" by Time Magazine, Megan Hilty comes together with acclaimed conductor Steven Reineke to pay tribute to the tunes of Ol' Blue Eyes—including "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Moon River," and "I've Got You Under My Skin"—as well as Broadway classics such as "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," "Almost Like Being In Love," "Two Sleepy People," and "Someone to Watch Over Me." The program also includes favorites by Cole Porter, Harold Arlen and many others. 

June 20, 2014 to June 26, 2014

Northside Sandwich Week & Sandwich Sampler

From June 20 - 26, participating restaurants in Pittsburgh's North Side will compete in the annual North Side Sandwich Sampler event to see which 'wich gets crowned king! 

On June 26th at the Grand Hall at the Priory, restaurants will go head-to-head in a sandwich sampling event, complete with live music and celebrity sandwich judges!

Last year's participating restaurants included:
Atria's PNC Park, Monterey Pub, Bistro To Go, El Burro, James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy, Modern Cafe, Penn Brewery, Peppi's, Max's Allegheny Tavern, Deli on North Avenue, Benjamin's, Rumerz Sports Bar & Grill, and Allegheny Elks Lodge #339 

June 20, 2014

2014 Urban Garden Party

Each year the Urban Garden Party attracts a sold-out crowd of 1,400 revelers to the Mattress Factory to support "art you can get into! Live entertainment, food + drink from over 40 of Pittsburgh's hottest restaurants and caterers, a silent auction and general mirth and merriment make this bash what the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Marylynn Urrichio calls, "the envy of every nonprofit in town." So polish your spurs and untangle your fringe and get on down to the hottest saloon in town.

VIP tickets open the doors to the exclusive VIP Pre-Party from 6 - 7:30PM, hosted by Bob Sendall of All in Good Taste Productions and featuring signature cocktails and delectable eats. Your VIP pass also gets you access to the VIP Lounge -- including exclusive entertainment, a private bar, restroom and courtyard for VIPs only -- throughout the night.

General Admission tickets get you into the hottest party of the year beginning at 7pm, with live entertainment, open bar, fare from over 40 food vendors and hobnobbing with Pittsburgh's art elite!

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