WHYY Events Calendar

WHYY Events Calendar

WHYY events connect you to the best that public media and the region have to offer, including meet-and-greet opportunities with your favorite personalities like Ira Glass, Terry Gross and yes, Daniel Tiger; film screenings; policy forums; tastings; trolley tours; and much, much more. Not a WHYY member? Join today!




Complete WHYY Events Calendar



Veterans Coming Home Discussion and Celebration

Veterans Coming Home: Discussion and Celebration

When: Friday, September 30, 2016 from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Where: WHYY Studios: 150 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

WHYY explored the transition of these local service members in the Greater Philadelphia area with our Veterans Coming Home reporting project. Join us for a luncheon celebrating this project. We will screen of some of the interviews featured as a part of the series as well as host a conversation with the producers and journalists behind the project.

Hamilton's America Preview Screening

Tickets for this event are sold out.

When: October 4 from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102

Join WHYY and the Kimmel Center for an evening celebrating Hamilton, including a preview screening of a documentary about the making of the show and a conversation with Hamilton star and Philadelphia native Leslie Odom Jr.


Exploring the Fresh Air Archives

Exploring the Fresh Air Archives

When: Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Where: WHYY Studios, 150 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Join us for a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to create or enhance the Wikipedia pages of culturally notable figures who have appeared on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of WHYY studios where guests will listen to selected gems from the Fresh Air archives and talk to the producers of the program.


Design Matters: At Home in a Rowhouse

Design Matters: At Home in a Rowhouse

When: Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: WHYY Studios, 150 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Join us for a “Design Matters” conversation looking back at the history of the venerable rowhouse and ahead to assess contemporary rowhouse design.


African American History Tour of Washington D.C

African American History Tour of Washington D.C.

When: Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Bus tour picks up at WHYY Studios, 150 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Join WHYY for a once in a lifetime tour of the newly opened Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture hosted by Dr. James Peterson, of the WHYY podcast The Remix.


When I'm 65: Panel Discussion and Screening

When I'm 65: Panel Discussion and Screening

When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: WHYY Studios, 150 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

With increasing healthcare costs, pension cuts, and the fate of social security in question, many are left to figure out how to fund retirement on their own. Join WHYY as we explore the psychology, sociology and future of retirement.


An Afternoon at Tyler Arboretum

An Afternoon at Tyler Arboretum

When: Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Where: The Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063

Join WHYY for an afternoon at the breathtaking landscape of the Tyler Arboretum, where we’ll celebrate the variety of local food and drinks produced in Delaware County.


Radio Times Live

Radio Times Live!

When: Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Where: WHYY, 150 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Has there even been an election season like this one? In a special pre-election edition of Radio Times, Marty and her guests will take a look at local and national races and break down the fiercest Election Day match ups.


Sincerely, Philadelphia

Sincerely, Philadelphia

When: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Christ Church Neighborhood House Theater, 20 N. American St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

In this open-letter style performance addressed to our new commander in chief, Philadelphians come together through storytelling to discover the common ground we'll need to move forward under new leadership.


A Letter to My Father/A Letter to My Son

A Letter to My Father/A Letter to My Son

When: Saturday, November 12, 2016
Where: TBD

Males of color share deeply personal letters addressed to their sons, fathers, father figures, and mentees in this moving storytelling event.


A Prairie Home Companion

A Prairie Home Companion with Host Chris Thile

When: Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 5:45 p.m.
Where: The Academy of Music, 240 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

The recording of the iconic radio show will feature incredible live performances from the show’s new host: Chris Thile. We will also include performances from an from an array of special musical guests—along with a bit of comedy and spoken word.


Rick Steves: Travel as a Political Act Live Discussion

Rick Steves: Travel as a Political Act Live Discussion

When: Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Harrison Auditorium, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

In this provocative slideshow lecture, Rick Steves will explain how to travel more thoughtfully to any destination. Drawing from lessons he learned while exploring Europe, Central America, Asia, and the Middle East, Rick will explain that by traveling thoughtfully you can take home the greatest souvenir: a broader perspective.







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