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April 26, 2014 to May 4, 2014

Pittsburgh Opera: Orphee

THE LIFE OF AN ARTIST, BETWEEN THE WORLDS OF THE LIVING AND THE DEAD

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

Orphee

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. 

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

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