Radio Calendar


An Evening with April Ryan
Where: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh
When: Wednesday, May 24th from 7 to 9 PM
April Ryan, a White House correspondent for 20 years, will be in Pittsburgh to talk about race, politics, and the Trump administration. Ms. Ryan, a widely respected journalist, is the only black female reporter covering urban issues from the White House. On behalf of the American Urban Radio Networks and her news blog, she delivers a “unique urban and minority perspective in news.” For ticket info, go to
Mattress Factory’s Urban Garden Party
Where: 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh
When: Friday, June 16th from 7:30 to 11 PM
The Mattress Factory’s 20th annual Urban Garden Party will celebrate the museum’s 40th anniversary by taking guests back to 1977, the year the museum was founded. In addition to culinary creations from dozens of restaurants and bars, the evening will also feature a silent auction of one-of-a-kind artwork and an array of special performances. All proceeds from the Urban Garden Party support the Mattress Factoryโ€™s programs, exhibitions, and educational outreach. For ticket info, go to
“Each One Teach One” Conference
Where: Bloomfield Garfield Community Center, 113 North Pacific Avenue, Pittsburgh
When: Saturday, July 8th from 9 AM to 5 PM
The “Each One Teach One” Music and Radio Conference brings together an array of musicians, arts advocates, policymakers, technologists, media representatives, and industry figures to discuss issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy, and law. The theme of this year’s conference is transformation. For more info, contact Kevin Amos of the Black Music Education Project at or by calling 412-894-7876.


Pittsburgh Comics Salon’s Monthly Events
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 Biddleโ€™s Escape. For more info on these events, go to the Pittsburgh Comics Salon’s website:
Spanish Conversation with the Pittsburgh Spanish Meetup Group
Where: Lawrenceville Branch, Carnegie Public Library, 279 Fisk Street, Pittsburgh
When: The 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month at 1 PM
The Pittsburgh Spanish Meetup Group sponsors free Spanish language conversation practice at the Lawrenceville branch of the Carnegie Library. Space is limited, so sign up in advance on our Meetup page at You can check also us out on Facebook. Hasta la vista, baby!.
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 or call 412-361-6010.
Book ‘Em: Pittsburgh’s Books to Prisoners Program
Where: Thomas Merton Center, 5129 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh
When: Every Sunday from 4 – 7 PM
Book ‘Em is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that sends free educational books and quality reading material to prisoners and prison libraries in Pennsylvania and across the country. We read letters from prisoners and select reading material to be sent to them. Next, we pack the books in paper then tape them up. Your help would be greatly appreciated. For more information, contact
Pittsburgh Improv Jam
Where: Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue
When: Every Thursday at 10 PM
Improv comics from all over the ‘Burgh take the stage every Thursday night, performing unscripted scenes in this fast and frenetic improv jam. Each night features randomly generated teams and unpredictable comedy that you can watch or even sign up to perform.
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.