July 25, 2014

WYEP July's Final Friday

WYEP's Final Fridays Concert Series is back! Final Fridays is a family-friendly event, free and open to the public that showcases up and coming national talent featured on WYEP. 


July's Final Friday Artists Include

Grand Piano 

Performance Begins at 7 p.m. 


Lost in the Trees 

Performance Begins at 8:15 p.m. 

Support for Final Fridays provided by:

August 1, 2014 to October 26, 2014

Pittsburgh Glass Center Biennial

The Idea Furnace has been on fire for the last six months. Seven artists stepped out of their comfort zone and into the glass studio for the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial this year at Pittsburgh Glass Center (PGC). This first-time experimental exhibition at PGC showcases new art created by seven well-known Pittsburgh artists with no glass experience working in collaboration with five local glass artists.

The exhibition will be open August 1 - October 26, 2014. 

August 1, 2014

The Duhks

August 5, 2014 to September 14, 2014

Quantum Theatre: TAMARA


You’re in the great home of Gabriele d’Annunzio, the Italian poet responsible for the Nationalist movement which Mussolini – Il Duce – turned into his brand of Fascism.  It’s 1927.  There is great anticipation because Tamara de Lempicka is due to arrive, the iconic Polish artist.  You’re offered a glass of champagne.  And it begins: you meet 10 characters, each fascinating, each with secrets.

The barrier between spectator and actor is dissolved.  The audience has choices to make, journeying from room to room in Rodef Shalom Congregation, a magnificent stand-in for Il Vittoriale degli Italiani.  As characters leave a room, which will you follow?  Or will you wait and see who shows up?  As in life, each is the star of his own story.  Though you’re quite free, we recommend you stay with one...  and patrons who come together to the show will benefit from splitting up. 

Performing time runs about two hours, but the evening is a bit longer because when the characters roar off for a hotel lunch in town, the audience shares a wonderful Intermezzo dinner outside on the terrace.  Quantum will partner with six restaurateur/caterers, one for each of the six weeks of the run.  It’s another reason to come back: come back to see a completely different play as you follow a different character, and have a completely different dinner for good measure.

August 5, 2014

The Moth StorySLAM: Altered

The Moth StorySLAM is a monthly live storytelling event, held in Pittsburgh at the Rex Theater. Each month, the Moth has a different story theme, which participants tell true, five-minute stories based around. The theme for the August Moth StorySLAM is Altered

Please submit your name via email to mknapp at wesa dot fm if you are itnerested in winning tickets to The Moth StorySLAM in Pittsburgh! 

August 9, 2014

Public Art/Public Pool Party

The Office of Public Art (OPA), a partnership between the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and the City of Pittsburgh’s Department of City Planning, will host a Public Art/Public Pool Party to celebrate the public art in the city pools. The Jack Stack pool in Brighton Heights will be the party location for 2014. Jack Stack is home to an Anthony Vitale sculpture, Aquarius, pictured below, which also is a functioning shower.  Over the course of the evening, OPA will provide attendees information about the sculpture. Attendees will be encouraged to swim as well. A DJ and snacks will be provided.

August 11, 2014

Steely Dan

on their "Jamalot Ever After" Tour 2014 

August 16, 2014

Virtually Yours: A Comedic Road Trip for the New Millennium

On August 16th, the Cabaret Theater in Pittsburgh will present Virtually Yours. Inspired by the screwball comedies of the 1930s, the show provides a fresh take on finding love in the age of celebrity and social networking. Diane Williams, entitled heiress and member of the one-percent, runs away from her wealthy software industry CEO father to marry Alex Larson, a media celebrity and reality show star. On the way she meets Greg Mason, an ex-newspaper reporter and aspiring social media guru. As the two travel together, Mason is determined to exploit the celebrity couple's story for his own ends. Hijinks ensue when he and Diane fall in love.

The show will appeal to Gen Y, Gen X, Baby Boomers and anyone else navigating romance and relationships in the New Millennium. Can true love prevail over wealth, rude behavior and fifteen minutes of fame?

The play is written by local writer and performer Chuck Lanigan. Lanigan has written and performed with Future Tenant and Arcade Comedy Theater in Pittsburgh. In 2013 he received a Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) award through the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council to present The Thin Man Comes to Pittsburgh live radio.

August 17, 2014 to August 22, 2014

Circle Camps for Grieving Children

Circle of EKC is accepting camper applications from girls ages 9-14 from the Pittsburgh, PA, Morgantown, WV and Washington, D.C. areas. Circle of EKC takes place August 17-22 on the grounds of the Emma Kaufmann Camp in Morgantown, WV.  The camp is entirely free to all campers including transportation to and from camp from central locations in Pittsburgh, Morgantown and Washington, D.C. 


"When a young girl’s parent dies, her childhood is forever altered. Huge challenges lie ahead of her as she confronts a life that is suddenly very different from what it used to be. Circle Camps is a unique program that offers a week of traditional overnight camp to girls who have experienced the death of a parent. By spending time with other girls who understand, Circle campers feel less alone in their loss. The program’s youngest campers are entering fourth grade, and the oldest are entering ninth. Campers live in bunks with three counselors, and participate in a full program of waterfront, arts and crafts, and land sports. A carefully planned schedule keeps the girls busy from breakfast until bedtime. During the course of the week, there are several structured opportunities for campers to share and rework their stories of loss. Under the guidance of a professional, each bunk comes together in a 'Circle Time'. This offers every girl a chance to share memories of her deceased parent with her bunkmates."


August 17, 2014

20th Annual Ice Cream Fundae @ Pressley Ridge

On August 17 Pressley Ridge is hosting its 20th annual Ice Cream Fundae. The day will include local mascots, face painting, and all-you-can eat ice cream. 

 Since 1832, Pressley Ridge, a non-profit organization serving kids and their families, has understood that all children can change and grow and that all families can use support. We help over 5,400 children and families annually through various programs and services in communities in six states which include Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, as well as internationally in Portugal and Hungary.

August 21, 2014

Rodef Shalom Congregation Summer Parties: Joy Ike

Rendezvous in our garden with friends and neighbors for FREE happy hour performances. Hors d’oeuvres and live music will be provided, and Wigle Whiskey will be on site with a cash bar featuring specialty drinks based on the garden’s theme: “Dining with Queen Esther."

Percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals, Joy Ike's poetic lyrics are perfectly complemented by a unique blend of neo-soul with the right dash of pop.

August 23, 2014

Venture Outdoors Family Festival

Join us for an afternoon of FREE outdoor fun for the whole family! The Venture Outdoors Family Outdoors Festival at Allegheny Commons has free beginner-friendly activities for everyone to experience. Try a Tyke Hike, scaling a climbing wall, paddling a kayak on Lake Elizabeth, using a GPS unit to find secret treasures, biking around the park or participating in crafts and other activities for kids of all ages. Click "Buy Tickets" to register your family for free.

August 23, 2014

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Dukes

August 27, 2014

Run Around the Square

Run Around the Square, which had a modest beginning in 1982, has grown over the years to become one of Western Pennsylvania’s largest 5K races.

In the 1980s, the Regent Square community organized an end-of-summer event called “Regent Square Days.” Frick Park’s Fern Hollow was the site of this fun-filled day. Organizers thought a Fun Run would be a nice addition, and nine brave souls were willing to run that original course up Falls Ravine Trail to North Clayton Trail and back down Forbes Avenue to the Richmond Street park. Big things have small beginnings, and this competition was no exception. Run Around the Square was out of the starting blocks and well on its way.

The race quickly picked up speed, attracted hundreds of participants, and became a 5-mile race with 2-mile Fun Run/Walk for those wanting more fun than competition. The 5-mile race still had its registration site in Fern Hollow, but the course started on the corner of Lancaster and Hutchinson Avenues. The Race wound its way for 2.5 miles through the streets of Regent Square and proceeded through the trails of Frick Park towards the finish line still used today in Fern Hollow.

In 1998 the racecourse was shortened from 5 miles to 3.1 miles – a traditional 5K. The number of runners increased greatly, and the 2.5 miles through the narrow streets with numerous sharp turns no longer accommodated the large crowd. The new 5K course, which started on Milton Avenue and traversed Trevanion and Lancaster, was now able to accommodate the growing number of runners. The Run/Walk was also changed from 2 miles to 1.5 miles along a similar route. The biggest addition came with the entry of dogs. Friendly, leashed dogs were able to participate in the 1.5 Mile Run/Walk.

Run Around the Square is built on community spirit with a festive atmosphere, a musician-lined course, and the backing of the locally owned businesses in the Square and throughout Pittsburgh. The race has evolved into one of the largest 5K races in the region and an end-of-summer tradition for serious runners, novices, and families from Pittsburgh and across the country.

August 27, 2014

The Moth Mainstage 2014

Don't Look Back: The Moth in Pittsburgh.

The acclaimed storytelling group, The Moth, based in New York City, will return to Pittsburgh on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, for a sixth annual appearance presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures.  Consistently a sell-out event, The Moth Mainstage is a two-act roadshow featuring live storytelling performances by three accomplished New York City storytellers and two local Pittsburgh celebrities told spontaneously and without notes.

August 29, 2014

WYEP's Final Fridays: Tom Brosseau and Simone Felice

Final Fridays is a family-friendly event, free and open to the public that showcases up and coming national talent featured on WYEP. 

August's Final Friday Artists Include: 

Tom Brosseau 

Performance Begins at 7 p.m.


Simone Felice  

Performance Begins at 8:15 p.m.

Support for WYEP's Final Friday provided by:

August 31, 2014

Drusky Entertainment Presents: X

Drusky Entertainment Presents a full-band lineup of X for an all ages show at The Altar Bar.

September 4, 2014 to September 20, 2014

PICT Classic Theatre Presents: Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme

How strong is the bond between men united by the call to arms? Eight young men of Ulster, thrown together for army training during the Great War, must move beyond the troubles between Protestant and Catholic as they prepare for the Battle of the Somme. Frank McGuinness’ lyrical play captures the fierce friendship and loyalty among men who must face the wickedness and wastefulness of war.

If you enjoyed Band of Brothers, this World War I play will resonate with you. Appropriate for ages 12+

***Matinee on Saturday, September 20th features an American Sign Language Translation

September 4, 2014

Beat Cancer Pittsburgh:Benefit for Glimmer of Hope with Shannon Labrie, Brooke Annibale, Jeff Campbell, The Mike Medvad Band & Shannon Curfman

A Glimmer of Hope Foundation is widely recognized in the Pittsburgh area for being dedicated to raising funds to further breast cancer research in pre-menopausal women. The fund has donated over $2.2 million to hellp fund research in Western PA.

Join the Foundation at the Hard Rock Cafe for perfomances to help the cause. Please note that this is a standing room only show regardless of whether or not a VIP ticket is purchased. There are limited booths and tables you can reserve, but not many. A 350 capacity is expected to be reached- tickets first come, first serve.

September 10, 2014

Pittsburgh's 6th Annual Glue Factory Project-PARALLEL LIVES

We carry the world in our pockets.

We overlook those across the table 

while simultaneously texting others across the globe 

— “reaching out” endlessly — hoping for more.


CORNINGWORKS, directed by award-winning choreographer Beth Corning, will present Pittsburgh’s 6th annual GLUE FACTORY PROJECT with the world premiere of PARALLEL LIVES, a full-evening, multi-disciplinary dancetheater work choreographed by Beth Corning and starring BESSIE award-winning, critically acclaimed dancer Arthur Aviles (former principal dancer with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company), who will perform this evening length duet with Corning, with a set design by Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, "Artist of the Year", Akiko Kotani, and lighting by Australian Designer Iain Court.  Co-presented by, and performed at, The New Hazlett Theater, September 10 – 14, 2014.  

CORNINGWORKS award-winning series, THE GLUE FACTORY PROJECT - created on internationally and nationally renowned performers over the age of 40, explores mature themes and subject matter, highlighting the mastery of critically acclaimed, seasoned, renowned artists, who bring nuance, subtlety, and a deep sense of humanity to each world-class production.  In PARALLEL LIVES two seasoned performers explore the quiet hum of the quotidian and our even quieter expectations that life could be more.    Despite the constant onslaught of “in touch” technology, humanity seems to be growing further apart, more sealed into our own worlds, while sitting silently next to each other, we are bowed over our phones sending texts to others.


It is the every day that is of interest here.  That one moment of passing by a window and in that fleeting glimpse, what do we see?  The audience and the performers metaphorically, and literally, separated by transparent walls — if we look through them would we recognize ourselves, or deny the view and return to our virtually connected worlds?  Moments of fantasy coincide with the mundane.  Life, in the fast lane.

September 18, 2014 to October 5, 2014

Bricolage: Saints Tour

Welcome to the new Bricolage immersive experience installed in the classic Pittsburgh neighborhood of Braddock. The Saints Tour is a site-specific play, by BUS’s own Molly Rice, in the form of a walking and bus tour. This September audiences will travel through this unsung neighborhood, seeing it transform as they go, excavating its secrets and sub rosa magic.

The tour is led by a “Tour Guide” character who tells stories of saints that have inhabited the city, rumored and revealed, layering real and invented local history along the way.  During their journey, audiences encounter local businesses, musicians and artists embedded in the landscape.

September 18, 2014

Justin Townes Earle

September 26, 2014

WYEP's Final Fridays: The Nox Boys and Saintseneca

Final Fridays is a family-friendly event, free and open to the public that showcases up and coming national talent featured on WYEP. This month's final Friday artist is Saintseneca, featuring local opener the Nox Boys.  

September's Final Friday Artists include: 

The Nox Boys  

Performance Begins at 7 p.m.


Performance Begins at 8:15 p.m.

September 27, 2014

5th Annual Harvest Moon Wine Festival

The Borough of Millvale and The Millvale Borough Development Corporation will host the fourth annual Harvest Moon Wine Festival this fall, featuring wine, live entertainment, fresh locally grown food, and a bottomless souvenir logo tasting glass. 

Western Pennsylvania wines will be featured along with live jazz, fresh prepared local food grown in Millvale and great wine from our friends and partners. Wine, merchandise and other sundries are offered by various vendors on a pay-per-item basis.

Special gift if you bike or kayak to the event.

Monies raised will help the Nonprofit Millvale Borough Development Corporation stabilize, revitalize and rejuvenate Millvale’s neighborhoods, through the development of housing, and businesses.

September 27, 2014

Matisyahu with Radical Something