Radio Calendar

SPECIAL EVENTS

Walking Tours of Pittsburgh
When: Several weekly
Where: Throughout the city of Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation conducts walking tours of downtown Pittsburgh and other neighborhoods throughout the city. In an entertaining, informative manner, tour guides bring to life the architectural significance of the Pittsburgh region. Visit phlf.org for details on the many walking tours –– and two bus tours –– scheduled through November 2nd.
Pittsburgh Performance Art Festival
When: August 30th to August 31st
Where: Various locations throughout Millvale
The Pittsburgh Performance Art Festival returns for its fifth year, and to a new home in Millvale. The festival is a campus-style event that encourages the audience to explore every venue, with site-specific performances and art interventions by multimedia artists. One third of the artists highlighted are from Allegheny County, one third are from other U.S. locations, and one third are from outside of the U.S. For more info, go to pghpaf.com for more information.
Ligonier Highland Games
When: The Weekend of September 14th and 15th
Where: Idlewild Park, Route 30, Ligonier, PA
The Ligonier Highland Games, the annual gathering of the Clans and fans of all things Scottish, will take place over TWO days at lovely Idlewild Park. You can sample Scottish food and drink, plus hear the pipers, watch the dancers, and cheer on the athletes. There’ll also be Scottish-breed dog exhibits, talks on Scottish culture, dancing competitions, and Scottish country dancing demonstrations. More details are at ligonierhighlandgames.org.
Resonance Music and Art Festival
When: September 19th through September 22nd
Where: Coopers Lake Campground, 205 Currie Road, Slippery Rock, PA
The Resonance Festival is a gathering of like-minded, music-loving individuals, featuring a wide range of bands and musical styles from prog rockers Umphrey’s McGee to the high-energy psychedelic funk group Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. The festival setting is a stunning natural landscape with fields, woods, hills, a lake, and even a castle! A confirmed listing of the full lineup and ticket info are available at resonancemusicfest.com.

ONGOING EVENTS

Pittsburgh Comics Salon
Want to make some comics? Join the Pittsburgh Comics Salon for one of its monthly meetings! The goal of the salon is to build solidarity among cartoonists and comics makers in the area while pushing the frontiers of comics. The Salon meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at the Lili Cafe, the 3rd Thursday of the month at the ToonSeum in downtown Pittsburgh, and the 3rd Saturday of the month at Biddle’s Escape. For more info on these events, go to the Pittsburgh Comics Salon’s website: www.pittsburghcomicssalon.com.
Dress for Success Volunteer Information Sessions and Open House
Where: The Design Center, 5001 Baum Boulevard, Suite 550, Pittsburgh
When: Various dates
Clothing, connections, confidence! The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing them with professional attire, a network of support, and inner tools to thrive in work and in life. Dress for Success holds quarterly sessions for those interested in volunteering. For more info on these sessions, including dates, go to pittsburgh.dressforsuccess.org.
Support the East End Community Thrift Store
Where: 5123 Penn Avenue, Garfield, Pittsburgh
When: Open Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 – 4:00 PM, Saturday: 12:00 – 4:00 PM, Closed on Sundays and Mondays
The East End Community Thrift Store needs your support! Just one door down from the Thomas Merton Center, the Thrift Shore has clothing, furniture and household appliances. Donations, volunteers, and shoppers are all welcome! All profits from the store are donated to the Thomas Merton Center to help fund general operations. For more information, email shawnapgh@aol.com or call 412-361-6010.
Unblurred
Where: 4800 – 5500 Penn Avenue
When: The first Friday of each month
Each month the Penn Avenue Arts Initiative hosts Unblurred: First Fridays on Penn, a monthly cultural happening where various galleries in the Penn Avenue Arts District open their doors and showcase a variety of artwork and performances across a wide range of media. Guests will experience new art and meet an eclectic array of art makers both old and young, modern and classical, famous and amateur, emerging and veteran, all within walking distance of each other.
Pittsburgh Banjo Club
Where: Allegheny Elks Lodge #339
When: Every Wednesday at 8 PM
Stop by the Pittsburgh Banjo Club’s regular rehearsal every Wednesday at 8 PM and enjoy their wonderful music. Food and refreshments are available. Founded in 1988, the Pittsburgh Banjo Club is an all-volunteer band and organization that uses banjos, trumpets, tubas, and bass to perform popular music from the 1920s and 1930s.