All Ages

October 4, 2012

Radical Days: Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

Free admissions!

Artist talk and exhibit tour with Charlee Brodsky, the 2012 Artist of the Year.

October 5, 2012

Radical Days: Pittsburgh Glass Center

Free admission!

Cast your vote for your favorite American president in John Moran’s new exhibition American Idols. Watch fiery glassblowing demonstrations, and make your own pendant or fused tile.

October 5, 2012


October 6, 2012

Celebrations Around the World

Pittsburgh Symphony presents, "Celebrations Around the World!"

Kick off "A Season of Celebrations" with Fiddlesticks as he travels the world! Dance to the music of Strauss's Pleasure Train Polka and sing along to America the Beautiful. Take your flat Fiddlesticks with you this summer on your vacation and s submit your photo to be shown during the concert.

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October 6, 2012

Fiddlesticks Family Concert - Celebrations Around the World

kick off "A Season of Celebrations" with Fiddlesticks as he travels the world! Dance to the music of Strauss's Pleasure Train Polka and sing along to America the Beautiful. Take your flat Fiddlesticks with you this summer on your vacation and submit your photo to be shown during the concert.

October 6, 2012

Help Kids Lose the Blues

Circle C Youth and Family Services presents the 10th annual "Help Kids Lose the Blues!" benefit with blues, soul and rock n'roll by Jimbo and the Soup Bones!
Appetizers & Cash Bar, Silent & Chinese Auctions!

October 7, 2012

Radical Days: Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Free admissions!

Enjoy some of the most amazing animals from around the world, including sea lion and sea otter pups, tigers, elephants, polar bears, giraffes, pufferfish, and much more. Performances throughout the day at the Water’s Edge Pavilion by Tuesday Musical Club (11am); Gateway to the Arts presents River City Percussion Duo’s Tap, Jingle, Jangle & Clang (noon), and Delta Blue’s Rhythmic Roots: A History of African-American Music and Song (12:45pm); The Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh (2pm); and the Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras (3pm). Sponsored by PPG Industries.

October 7, 2012

Gateway to the Arts' Family Performance Series at the Pittsburgh Zoo

Gateway to the Arts' - Creative Teaching. Lifelong Learning.
Since 1957, Gateway to the Arts has transformed the lives of over 7,500,000 pre-kindergarten – 12th grade students through active participation in the arts.

Dedicated to serving students, educators and artists, Gateway to the Arts focuses on delivering quality artistic experiences by professional performing and visual artists to students and youth in schools, libraries and community centers—wherever learning is taking place. We provide artists and educators with the necessary skills to help students access the arts as a tool for learning.

This 2012-2013 season, Gateway to the Arts' presents, Family Performance Series.
This is a one of the three Family Performance Series in 2012-13.
It's a series of three performances for the 2012-13 season targeted at families. A great family event - Come sing and dance to Gateway to the Arts' select artists at the Pittsburgh Zoo!

October 9, 2012

Neil Young and Crazy Horse with Los Lobos

October 13, 2012

Say Darlin' Say

The spirited folk music of our own Appalachian region gets the Chatham Baroque treatment! Acclaimed folk musicians Mark Tamsula (fiddle, banjo) and Ellen Gozion (vocals, banjo) join the group to explore the influential musical traditions of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and North Carolina.

October 13, 2012

Jars of Clay


October 13, 2012 to October 14, 2012

Midnight Radio Jr.

In 2011 Bricolage launched the first-ever family friendly episode of Midnight Radio, and it was so successful that we're making it a permanent part of our sesaon. Kids aged 6-12 will enjoy our unique combination of storytelling, music, and live sound effects.

Following each performance, Bricolage actors will lead a free 45-minute interactive workshop to teach our young audience members about the art of "Foley" sound effects. Kids will be invited onstage to try their hand at creating original soundscapes using a variety of every day objects.

Midnight Radio, Jr. will also be available to perform at schools and community events upon request, in order to bring radio-style performance to children all over the region. Contact Tami for information.

October 13, 2012 to November 4, 2012

Maple and Vine

The City Theatre presents, "Maple and Vine," a provocative '50s fantasy by Jordan Harrison.
Burned out by their hectic, Manhattan lifestyles, Katha and Ryu move to Maple and Vine, a corner of the world where the milkman still makes daily deliveries and the housewives' smiles are as sweet as their homemade apple pies. This is 1955—perpetually. Reenacting the era with startling authenticity, the community gives up their smart phones for switchboards. But when their civil liberties are in question, what will they sacrifice for happiness?
Performances will be held at the Main Stage of City Theatre.

October 14, 2012

Say Darlin' Say

Joined by superbly talented folk musiciains from the Appalachian region including Ellen Gozion, banjo/vocals and Mark Tamsula, fiddle. Chatham Baroque explores folk traditions from Pennsylvania and our southern neighbors, West Virginia and North Carolina.

October 14, 2012


October 17, 2012

Wanda Jackson


October 18, 2012 to November 3, 2012

Quantum Theatre's Ainadamar

The stones began to cry, the Spanish say, when poet Federico Garcia Lorca died at the hands of Franco’s fascists. “Ainadamar,” the supposed site of that murder, means “fountain of tears” in Arabic. This is a dream of a chamber opera, a Deep Song containing the cry of the fl amenco singer, the pounding of horses’ hooves, and fl oating above them, Margarita Xirgu, the great Catalan tragedian and Lorca’s muse, left to sing his song and bequeath his freedom.

WYEP Members are eligible for a $3 discount on tickets, please email for your discount code.

October 19, 2012

Umphrey's McGee

October 20, 2012

Free Fur Fall

Help Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center finish big as the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge comes to a close at the "Free Fur Fall". The event features free adoptions and free micro-chipping, dog baths, and much more.

October 20, 2012

Bike to Feed Families

Bag it, Bring it, Bike it in!

Help to end hunger with Pittsburgh's only food drive delivered by bike. Please bring your donations and baskets and panniers if you have any. Bikes will be loaded with donations and you'll ride the Great Allegheny Passage trail from the Pump House in Homestead to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in Duquesne.

Cyclists of all abilities are welcome. Total biking distance is 10 miles.
Please arrive at 10 a.m. so that all participants can ride out to the food bank together.

Most needed items:
High fiber cereal
Canned beans
Canned tuna & salmon in water
Canned vegetables
Diapers & toilet tissue

October 20, 2012

Illusionist Bradley Fields Presents 'Out of Thin Air'

Bradley Fields' internationally renowned performance Out of Thin Air! blends medieval theatrics, clever comedy and mind boggling magic. An expert at timing and slight-of-hand, Fields is considered among the top magicians in the entertainment world.

October 21, 2012

Fiona Apple

October 21, 2012

David Sedaris Live

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

David Sedaris is the author Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and When You Are Engulfed in Flames, each of which became a bestseller. There are a total of seven million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages. He was the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. Sedaris’s pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” His newest book, a collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer), was published in September 2010 and immediately hit the NYT Bestseller Fiction List.

October 24, 2012

Dinosaur Jr

with Shearwater

October 25, 2012 to November 3, 2012

Midnight Radio Season 4 Episode 2: Pittsburgh Ghost Stories

In October, we celebrate Halloween with an episode about Pittsburgh's rich history of hauntings and ghost stories.