WYEP Event

Date
January 8, 2013

The Moth StorySLAM

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.
The theme this week is “outgrown.”
Tickets are $5 at the doors of the Rex Theater, which open at 7 p.m. Stories begin promptly at 8 p.m.

January 10, 2013

Inspire Speakers Series: Reducing Your Impact - Communities United For Sustainability

Join Green Building Alliance (GBA) and Phipps Conservatory for the INSPIRE SPEAKER SERIES! Each event welcomes motivational local and national guest speakers on the second Thursday of each month. These experienced and inspiring speakers will present on a variety of topics that we can all apply to our schools, businesses and communities.

January's event features guests from the Bertschi School in Seattle.

January 19, 2013

Let Freedom Sing!

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.
There is no charge for admission, but donations will be accepted at the door.

January 31, 2013

Education Seminar: Songwriter's Studio

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 3, 2013

WYEP's 13th Annual Alternative Souper Bowl

WYEP invites you to enjoy local music and help tackle hunger in our community. Our 13th annual Alternative Souper Bowl is a free event that features a live broadcast with local artists.

Sunday, February 3 - Noon - 3pm - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main, Oakland

This year's performers include:
Broken Fences
The Deceptions
The Billy Price Band

...and a special performance by the Pitt Repertory Theatre

Please bring a non-perishable donation for HEARTH, a local shelter for displaced women and their children. This event is free and open to the public, and portions will be broadcast live on 91.3fm WYEP.

Donation Needs at HEARTH

Non-food:

Diapers sizes 3 and up
Women's deodorant
Women's shaving cream
Maxi pads
Tampons
Plastic wrap
Aluminum foil
Trash bags
Clorox wipes
Laundry detergent
Bleach
Dish soap
Dryer sheets
Bathroom cleaners
409
Clorox cleaners
Window cleaner
Lysol or Pine Sol floor cleaner
Sponges
Sponge mops

Food:

Ketchup
Mustard
Salad dressing
Barbeque sauce
Pasta
Pasta sauce
Canned pasta meals, like Spaghettios
Macaroni and cheese
Noodle sides
Rice sides
Cereal
Juice
Granola and cereal bars
Fruit and pudding cups
Spices
Snack crackers
Cream of chicken soup
Cream of mushroom soup
Peanut butter

February 14, 2013

Inspire Speaker Series: Breathe Easy - Healthy Places & Indoor Air Quality

Join Green Building Alliance (GBA) and Phipps Conservatory for the INSPIRE SPEAKER SERIES! Each event welcomes motivational local and national guest speakers on the second Thursday of each month. These experienced and inspiring speakers will present on a variety of topics that we can all apply to our schools, businesses and communities.

February's event features Steve Ashkin ("The Father of Green Cleaning") and local guest Vivian Loftness (nationally recognized author, speaker and CMU professor).

To register for the event, visit the Green Building Alliance site.

March 6, 2013

Inaugural Just Jazz Benefit Concert

Join Familylinks and Honorary Chair Chuck Sanders for the inaugural Just Jazz concert presented by BNY Mellon Jazz on March 6, 2013.
Renowned vocalist Lisa Yvonne Ferraro, a native Pittsburgher, with Mike Tomaro and the Three Rivers Jazz Orchestra, will bring back the swing of the Big Band era. Opening for Lisa will be local rising star, Benny Benack, III.
In addition to the performance, guests will enjoy a pre-show cocktail party complete with surprise entertainment and an exclusive VIP meet and greet. VIP tickets are $150 while general admission tickets at $75. The cocktail reception begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the opening act at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit www.familylinks.org.
Familylinks provides vital support services to the most vulnerable members of our community. During program year 2010-2011, we helped 5,158 individuals directly through our service areas: Behavioral Health Services, Education and Community Services; and Youth and Family Services. In addition, Familylinks reached approximately 10,000 residents of Allegheny County through school/community education programs. Many clients live in lower socioeconomic areas of southwestern Pennsylvania, and struggle with a myriad of physical and mental disabilities, are unemployed, have no or limited health insurance and have nowhere else to turn.

March 14, 2013

Inspire Speaker Series: Food For Big Thoughts: Eat & Live Healthy

Join Green Building Alliance (GBA) and Phipps Conservatory for the INSPIRE SPEAKER SERIES! Each event welcomes motivational local and national guest speakers on the second Thursday of each month. These experienced and inspiring speakers will present on a variety of topics that we can all apply to our schools, businesses and communities.

The meeting in March features National Guest Stephen Ritz (Educator, TED Speaker, & Healthy Food Advocate) & his students from the South Bronx.

To register for the event, visit the Green Building Alliance site.

March 20, 2013

Fred Rogers Good Neighbor Day

The United Way of Allegheny County will honor the life and work of Pittsburgh icon Fred Rogers with their 3rd annual Fred Rogers Good Neighbor Day. On March 20th, (what would have been Mister Rogers' 85th birthday!) his legacy will be celebrated with sweater drives, community art projects, and and a special evening of awards at the Children's Museum. 

Join WYEP in Market Square on Wednesday, March 20 from 11:30am - 1pm for a live performance by Neighbours, along with fun and surprises.

For more information, please visit the United Way's Fred Rogers Good Neighbor Day page. 

March 23, 2013

14th Annual D-Jam

Rock the night away and fight to end hunger at this fundraiser benefitting the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. David Tauberg and theCAUSE will host this benefit show at Frankie’s in Squirrel Hill on March 23rd, which also features raffles, door prizes, and auctions.
2013’s D-Jam is proud to announce that Jeff Mattson of Dark Star Orchestra will join as a special guest guitarist!

April 12, 2013

Warhol Sound Series: Deerhoof

The Warhol welcomes back the original and innovative indie-noise/pop group, Deerhoof.  The ensemble boasts eleven self-produced albums since emerging in ’94 in San Francisco.  Uniquely able to embrace and deconstruct traditional “pop” conventions, the band has been consistently hailed by a variety of press, such as the NY Times declaring them "one of the most original rock bands to have come along in the last decade,” and FILTER stating "Deerhoof can walk into any musical territory and make it their own."  Current members are Satomi Matsuzaki, John Dieterich, Ed Rodriguez and Greg Saunier. The high energy rhythms and melodic hooks of the Brooklyn-based ensemble, People Get Ready, open the show.

May 4, 2013

Re(imagiNATION): The Sound of Pittsburgh's Future

Check out the future of Pittsburgh's music and arts scene at Re(imagiNATION) on Saturday, May 4 at Schenley Plaza.

Teens from WYEP's Re(imagine) Media, our youth-led media and advocacy program, are organizing the music and arts festival showcasing high school talent. The free concert starts at 4 p.m.

 

Music:

The Options: Shannon Drew, Jake Leya, Matt Bauman and Zack Leya.  

Dustin Carpenter: Dustin Carpenter, Darius Hays, Griffin Epps and Brandon Agguire.

Lawrence White 

The Actions: Neil McGuire, Marty Slovonic, Gavin Carnahan and Luke Padezan.

Basement Party: Billy Simmons, Derek Kalanish, Ethan Gottschall, Jake Krepley, and Cal Tarasi. 

 

Art:

Alisa Pugacheva

Dennis Doyle

Dan Winter

Shelby Huebner

Alicia Mastroianni

Kayla Jade Keefer

Gianna Caparelli

Sarah Trobee

Katherine Mills

Hannah Shoemaker

 

Music judges: 

Carrie Battle

Brian McLeod

Luqmon Abdus-Salaam

Art judges: 

Diego Byrnes

Pierce Marratto

Jody Shell

 

Re(imagine) Media brings together high school students interested in media creation to work on the projects they care most about. Students have worked on videos, concert and album reviews and podcasts. Re(imagiNATION) started as a way to give high schoolers a platform to showcase their art and music and to give the Re(imagine) Media students practice with event planning.

 

 

May 9, 2013

Inspire Speaker Series: Defying Boundaries - Integrating Sustainability Practices

Join Green Building Alliance (GBA) and Phipps Conservatory for the INSPIRE SPEAKER SERIES! Each event welcomes motivational local and national guest speakers on the second Thursday of each month. These experienced and inspiring speakers will present on a variety of topics that we can all apply to our schools, businesses and communities.

May's event features David Orr (Author, Healthy Building Pioneer, Environmental Education Expert & Distinguished Professor at Oberlin College.)

To register for the event, visit the Green Building Alliance site.

May 20, 2013

Live & Direct Volume 15 Release Party

WYEP invites you to the CD launch party of our Live & Direct Volume 15 CD - a compilation of some of the best live studio sessions at WYEP in the past year. This year's complilation includes Andrew Bird, The Punch Brothers, Rufus Wainwright, The Wallflowers and more!

To celebrate the launch of this CD, Josh Ritter will perform a benefit concert for WYEP on Monday, May 20 at the Byham Theater. Bill Deasy will be the special guest. Tickets are available now!

Live & Direct Volume 15 Track Listing:

Punch Brothers "Movement & Location"
Andrew Bird "Give It Away"
Rufus Wainwright "Jericho"
Maia Sharp "Long Way Home"
Sara Watkins "When It Pleases You"
The Wallflowers "Live Is a Country"
moe. "One Way Traffic"
Dr. Dog "That Old Black Hole"
Graffiti6 "Stare Into the Sun"
The Kooks "Junk of the Heart"
Husky "History's Door"
Whitehorse "Killing Time Is Murder"
Josh Ritter "Joy To You Baby"
Broken Fences "Song For You"
The Head and the Heart "Lost in My Mind"
Ryan Bingham "Keep It Together"
Joe Louis Walker "Hellfire"
Blitzen Trapper "American Goldwing"
The Walkmen "We Can't Be Beat"
Rusted Root "Cover Me Up"

June 4, 2013

Art of Listening: Creating Oral Histories

Discover the craft of story-telling and use your skills to produce an oral history.

Brian Siewiorek, WYEP's Production Director, and Erika Beras, WESA's Behavioral Health Reporter, will offer an hour-long workshop on how to create an oral history. You'll learn about effectively interviewing a subject and how to draw out their stories.

As part of the class you'll get a chance to create an oral history in the WYEP studio in a one-on-one session with Brian or Erika. Come to "The Art of Listening: Creating Oral Histories" on Tuesday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 for members and $60 for non-members.

June 17, 2013 to June 23, 2013

North Side Sandwich Week

Celebrate signature sandwiches during the Second Annual Northside Sandwich Week at Northside restaurants and pubs. Look for the Sandwich Week banner at participating restaurants. Stop in and chow down, then vote online for your favorite!

Try all of the sandwiches at the Northside Sandwich Sampler on Thursday, June 20th from 6-9pm at the Allegheny Elks Lodge #339 in Historic Deutschtown, just half a mile from PNC Park. Sample each one, vote for your favorite, and help select the next Northside Sandwich King or Queen! Morning Mix co-host Joey Spehar is one of 2013's Celebrity Judges! 

$25 gets you samples of every Sandwich Week sandwich, two (2) Penn Brewery beers and dessert! Must be 21 to consume alcohol. Soft drinks may be substituted for beer. This is a smoke-free event. 

June 20, 2013

Northside Sandwich Week Sandwich Sampler

Celebrate signature sandwiches during the Second Annual Northside Sandwich Week at Northside restaurants and pubs. Look for the Sandwich Week banner at participating restaurants. Stop in and chow down, then vote online for your favorite. 

Try all of the sandwiches at the Northside Sandwich Sampler on Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 6-9 p.m. at the Allegheny Elks Lodge #339 in Historic Deutschtown, justhalf a mile from PNC Park. Sample each one, vote for your favorite and help select the next Northside Sandwich King (or Queen!) We'll announce the participating restaurants in the coming weeks. 

WYEP's Joey Spehar is a celebrity judge!

$25 gets you samples of every Sandwich Week sandwich, two (2) Penn Brewery beers and dessert!
Must be 21 to consume alcohol. Soft drinks may be substituted for beer. This is a smoke-free event. 

June 28, 2013

Kid's Area at WYEP's 16th Annual Summer Music Festival

WYEP's 16th Annual Summer Music Festival will be held Friday, June 28th at Schenley Plaza. The festival is a free summer music concert, complete with kids activities and an indie craft marketplace.

In addition to our great lineup of Anders Osborne, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Jesse Dee, and the Neighbours, we're planning an exciting, fun-filled Kid's Area. 

The Kid's Area will be filled with interactive activities from a variety of Pittsburgh organizations from museums to outdoors groups to dance groups to music organizations.

Here is a list of the groups bringing kids activities:

The Andy Warhol Museum --collage acetate

Assemble --geometry activity

Bricolage --Foley sound effect generators

Carnegie Library --crafts and ukulele playing

CCFA Team Challege --balloon artist

E.L.F. Entertainment --moon bounce

Hear Me --Hear Me activities

Hip Hop on LOCK --CD turntable and open mic

Josh and Gab --antibullying concert

Literary Arts Boom (LAB) --Pittsburgh poems activity

The Mattress Factory --button making

Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh --dance performance and demonstrations

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy --hands-on climate change and park health activity

Pittsburgh Zoo --mascots and chalk art

The Sprout Fund --Knit the Bridge and Touch ART

Steel Town Fire --fire dancing

Texture Ballet --performance and ballet lessons

Toonseum

Venture Outdoors --bike bowling and button making

 

June 28, 2013

WYEP's 16th Annual Summer Music Festival

WYEP's 16th Annual Summer Music Festival will be held Friday, June 28th at Schenley Plaza. The festival is a free summer music concert, complete with kids activities and an indie craft marketplace.

This year's lineup includes: 

Anders Osborne

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit

Jesse Dee

Neighbours

This year's Kids and Crafters area expands beneath the trees across from the Plaza and in front of Carnegie Library, starting at 4pm. For more information about the fun activities coming to the Kids area, visit the Kids area event page. Local crafters from I Made It! Market (http://imadeitmarket.com/) set up shop for the crowds at the festival. Guests can shop for handmade crafts that support community and non-profit groups.

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public, so participants are urged to grab a blanket, get comfortable and enjoy live music and activities on the lawn of Schenley Plaza. 

The free music at Schenley Plaza continues throughout the summer with WYEP's Final Fridays! This year's Final Fridays feature:  

July 26
 Brett Dennen & Band w/ Wake Owl
Aug 30
Bobby Long & Band 
Sept 27
Diego Garcia w/ The Harlan Twins

Bike it, baby! This year our friends at Bike Pgh! will be on-site at all four events with bike valet services!

 

WYEP's Summer Music Festival and Final Fridays are provided in part by Dollar Bank and Port Authority.

 

July 16, 2013

InnerBeat Drum School at WYEP

Discover your rhythm with InnerBeat Drum School at the WYEP Community Broadcast Center. 

Children and adults of all ages are welcomed to come learn how to drum with a qualified local drum teacher, George Guest, the owner and drum teacher of InnerBeat. He offers his energetic classes to students of all ages--he'll work with anyone willing to learn.

Drum classes can be a good summer enrichment activity for kids and adults. They're also cheaper than you think, just pay for the lessons and the equipment package. 

George is offering two 3-week courses, one for kids ages 6 to 12 and one for teens and adults. Both 40-minute weekly classes start at 10 a.m. The young kids class starts on Tuesday, July 16. The teen and adult class starts on Wednesday, July 17. 

The 3-week course costs $60 for WYEP members and $70 for nonmembers. The equipment package costs $60 and includes a practice pad, lesson book and drumsticks. 

Payments for lessons and equipment should be made at the InnerBeat website, find the WYEP 2013 Summer Class webpage.

Class sizes will range from 5 to 15 students. Missed classes will not be refunded, there are no make-up lessons.

 

September 25, 2013

Green Gatherings

Green Gatherings: EcoGames!

Join the Allegheny Front and nonprofit GTECH Strategies at the WYEP Community Broadcast Center as they publicly unveil EcoGames: board games that make it fun to learn about and discuss the connections between people, money and the environment. Participants will roll dice, make deals, play cards, and discuss the idea that maybe money really does grow on trees.

Sign Up for this free event now!

September 27, 2013 to March 22, 2014

ENOUGH Violence: Artists Speak Out

One in 20 U.S. students are directly impacted by violence today, as either a victim or offender. The project will center on the impact that this national epidemic is having on our cities and the role the arts can play in helping to provide solutions. Over 40 works by U.S. and European contemporary artists will be featured.

 

September 27, 2013

WYEP's Final Fridays: Diego Garcia w/ The Harlan Twins

Special Announcement:
On Friday evening, The University of Pittsburgh homecoming fireworks will be starting shortly after 9 p.m. Due to this schedule change, The Harlan Twins will begin their opening set at 6:45 p.m., and Diego Garcia at 7:45 p.m.

Music will end promptly at 9 p.m., at which point the crowd will need to move to the back of Schenley Plaza in order to accomodate the fireworks being set off from Mazeroski Field. 

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you this Friday!

Argentinean-American musician Diego Garcia got his musical start in the New York-based indie-rock group Elefant in the early 2000’s, and toured with acts including Morrissey, Interpol and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Elefant’s commercial success landed their material in popular television shows, such as Scrubs, The O.C., and Grey’s Anatomy.  After the group separated in 2010, Garcia returned to his cultural roots and produced two solo albums: Laura, an introspective 2011 release chronicling a lost love; and Paradise, due out on October 8th from Concord Records. 

The Harlan Twins are a Pittsburgh quintet toting a ''70s country-rock...or Bloomfield Americana" sound. They burst onto the Pittsburgh music scene with the release of their self-titled album in June 2009, followed by Blue in Bloomfield in June 2011, The Livingroom Sessions in April 2012, and Old Familiar in September 2012. They have been touring in the Pittsburgh area since 2009, and will open for Diego Garcia at September's Final Fridays. 

Bike it, baby! This year our friends at Bike Pgh! will be on-site at all Final Fridays concerts, offering bike valet services to concertgoers on wheels!

 

October 5, 2013

Bike to Feed Families

In celebration of National Hunger Action Month in September, 91.3 WYEP is partnering with Bike to Feed FamiliesCarnegie Science Center and Dollar Bank to collect food donations for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank as part of a Bike to Feed Families event.

Beginning Monday, September 9 and running through Friday, October 4, Carnegie Science Center will accept non-perishable food donations in their lobby area. Donations can be dropped off anytime during regular business hours between September 9 – October 4.

On Saturday, September 28th, Carnegie Science Center will offer a $2 off general admission discount to each person bringing a food donation the Carnegie Science Center on that day.

Suggested donations:
     High fiber cereal
     Canned Beans
     Canned Tuna & Salmon in Water
     Canned Vegetables
     Diapers 
     Toilet Tissue
       No glass, please!  

On Saturday, October 5 at 10am, as part of Carnegie Science’s Center’s BIKES: Science on Two Wheels exhibit, community volunteers will bike all donations received at Carnegie Science Center 12.5 miles to the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank’s Duquesne location.

All volunteer riders will receive a free admission voucher from the Carnegie Science Center as a thank you for your good deed. Riders must be present on Saturday, October 5th to qualify.

Ride Instructions:

Bring your panniers or attach your racks or trailers - volunteer bikers will load-up with items collected at the Science Center and will travel approximately 12.5 miles (mostly on trail, in a leisurely group pace good for beginners) to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in Duquesne.

After unloading, riders will return together to the Carnegie Science Center. (for a total round trip of 25 miles)

October 5, 2013 to October 6, 2013

2013 Young Playwrights Festival

The festival will feature six one-act plays written by select middle and high school playwrights from Western Pennsylvania. The annual festival showcases professional productions of six winning scripts chosen from 200 Young Playwrights Contest submissions. Subjects tackled range from teen depression to consumerism, with poignant moments of nostalgia and flashback woven throughout. 

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