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Need to know what to do this weekend when your best friend from your 1980 Girl Scout Troop shows up? Josh, Sarah and Rachel have you covered.

Morning Edition host Josh Raulerson joins 90.5 WESA digital editor (and podcast producer!) Sarah Kovash with Rachel Carlson, the enigmatic muscle behind Yelp's Pittsburgh arm. They do a great job of culling through events and trends so you don't have to.

Now you can automatically get the skinny on what to do each weekend in and around Pittsburgh by subscribing to this podcast here.

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Music by famous-guy Pittsburgher Josh Mobley.

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We’re back from the holiday! WESA’s Sarah Kovash, Rachel Carlson of Yelp Pittsburgh and Josh Raulerson of the PA Environmental Council took a two-week hiatus to stuff their faces, find the best pizza costumes and relax. So now, we’ve got all the local happenings to get you ready for the holidays … or holidaze, as Rachel puts it. You can start the celebration with some cookies on the Lawrenceville Cookie Tour . Don’t worry if you missed the kick off Thursday, you can enjoy cookies while you...

Election Day is over and you deserve a fun weekend. How about some chocolate, drinks and shopping? WESA’s Sarah Kovash, Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel and Josh Raulerson are here to fill you in on the weekend activities you need to know!

Candy time may be over but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end! WESA’s Josh and Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are battling their post-Halloween sugar highs and are here to let you know about all the fun events going on this weekend, with a side of magic.

BOO! Halloween is finally here. WESA’s Josh and Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are here with all the spooky details for this weekend! We’ll tell you where to go to celebrate Halloween, plus read on for a creepy story about the Pittsburgh Community Broadcast Center.

We have all been there before. You are about to bob for apples when you start wondering how sanitary that water actually is. But you know what is even scarier than that water? Bad beer. WESA’s Josh and Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are here to let you know where you can get some good drinks this weekend and where you can bob for apples…if you dare!

Greta, Josh’s daughter, joined WESA’s Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel for Social Club. Hear about the fun events going on in Pittsburgh this weekend and learn some words of wisdom from Greta.

How is your transition to fall going? Have you fully submersed yourself in everything pumpkin? Don’t panic, but if you don’t have a costume by now (Rachel), you are running out of time! Luckily, WESA’s Josh and Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are here to tell you all the events that will distract you from your lack of costume and get you into the fall spirit!

Happy Birthday Josh! It’s Josh’s birthday weekend and Social Club is ready to celebrate. WESA’s Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel have put together a weekend filled with beer, brunch and tacos for Josh. Care to join?

Let’s face it. Winter is coming and these next few weekends could be your last chance to go outside. It’s just like Stanley Tucci said; fall is only good for about two weeks. WESA’s Josh and Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are here to make sure you are able to thoroughly enjoy the last few good-weather weekends we have.

So, how does one move a large ship across land? That question has WESA’s Josh Raulerson, Sarah Kovash and Rachel Carlson of Yelp Pittsburgh stumped. Luckily, there’s plenty of stuff happening in the ‘Burgh this weekend, so you don’t have to spend all week on the couch googling the answer to that one. Friday night, you can kick off the weekend with Oktoberfest at Penn Brewery . The annual event comes back for two weekends, starting Sept. 16. Fill up on beer, pretzels and more from 5 p.m. to...

Let’s take a trip around the world. A food trip that is! This weekend is a foodie-lovers dream here in the ‘burgh and WESA’s Josh and Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are here to guide you through it.

It is Labor Day weekend! Are you lucky enough to have a three-day weekend? If so, WESA’s Josh and Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are here to fill you in on the weekend’s fun activities, here in Pittsburgh and just around the (three) riverbend!

The truth is out there and WESA’s Josh and Sarah are putting on their Mulder and Scully hats to let you know all the weird things happening in Pittsburgh. They want you to join them in their investigations of the weird and paranormal. Do you choose to join them? They are without the help of Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel this week but no fears, WESA’s Megan Harris is here to join you in tracking down the strange and odd this weekend. Cue the X-Files theme music and let’s begin.

“Oh this is the night, it’s a beautiful night”…to explore Pittsburgh eateries. WESA’s Josh and Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are here to break down where to take your loved one this weekend. Side note, we can’t guarantee it will be as romantic as Lady and the Tramp . That’s on you.

It’s an exciting week for Sarah, with her birthday coming up – even though she hates when her mom puts fresh strawberries in her favorite, fake-tasting Duncan Hines box cake mix! But what’s even more exciting is … Restaurant week ! There are so many options for Restaurant Week, how do you choose one? Good news, WESA’s Josh and Sarah, as well Rachel of Yelp Pittsburgh have lots of experience eating out and break it down for you. Want delicious food made with care? Kaleidoscope Café in...

Nothing divides us more than the debate over if cargo shorts are acceptable apparel or not. We here at Social Club are ready to put a stop to that debate and say once and for all that, fine , you can wear cargo shorts. No more judgment. WESA’s Josh and Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are here to let you know all the places you can wear your cargo shorts this weekend.

Did you know nearly 42 percent of Americans don’t use their vacation days? We are constantly working and it’s hard to fit in some “me” time. If you're feeling stressed at the office and need to wind down a bit, this week’s Social Club is for you. WESA’s Josh and Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are here to fill you in on all the weekend’s relaxing activities.

It’s great going home to your parents for the holidays. You get your laundry done, hot meals are cooked every night and you get free Wi-Fi. But what do you do when they come to visit you? WESA’s Josh and Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are here to help you out with a “plethora” of ideas. This is your parents' weekend to go crazy.

We hate to inform you but w e are halfway through July. How did that happen? Have we been spending THAT much time playing “Pokemon Go?” We refuse to believe that summer is halfway over so we plan to do it up big this weekend. WESA’s Josh and Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are here to “do the darn thing” and fill you in on everything “summer” here in the 'burgh.

I scream, you scream, Pittsburghers scream for ice cream. Summer is prime time for everybody’s favorite treat. WESA’s Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel have taken on the daunting task of exploring, researching and taste-testing Pittsburgh’s favorite ice cream joints for your eating needs. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it.

Happy Fourth of July weekend! Time to celebrate all things red, white and blue. WESA’s Josh and Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are here to fill you in on your holiday weekend plans. Hint, hint, they involve fireworks.

It is officially summertime and in case you forgot, the weather is here to remind you. Luckily for you, WESA’s Josh and Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are here to fill you in on the weekend’s summery events.

Happy Father's Day weekend to all the dads out there. We know you get "those manly urges and you gotta...fix things and, uh, cook outdoors," so WESA’s Josh and Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are here to fill you in on Pittsburgh's "manly" weekend activities.

It is a busy weekend here in Pittsburgh. Luckily, WESA’s Josh and Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are here to fill you in on your weekend plans.

The arts festival this weekend has us channeling our inner Bob Ross. WESA’s Josh and Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are here to fill you in on what you will be up to this weekend, with a little help from some famous Bob Ross quotes.

Memorial Day weekend is here and that means it is officially the start of summer. The city pools are open and it is time to fire up the grill. WESA’s Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are here to fill you in on all your swimming and BBQ needs this weekend.

It’s National Burger Month. Yes, it is also National Bike Month. America is really into theming months right now. That’s completely fine with us, because it inspires exciting events all around the city. WESA’s Josh and Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are here for all your burger-eating needs.

Happy National Bike Month! It is time to get off the couch and explore the great bike paths and trails Pittsburgh has to offer. Lucky for you, WESA’s Josh and Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are bike experts and are here to help you with your weekend-bicycle riding plans.

Guess what? It is our 100 th episode of Social Club! Thank you to all who have listened and helped us to make Social Club so special! For this special occasion, let’s do what we do best. WESA’s Josh and Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are here to fill you in on all the weekend’s events. Grab mom and go out and explore the city this Mother’s Day weekend.

It’s "Take Your Child To Work Day" and Josh Raulerson’s adorable kids have stopped by to help WESA’s Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel bring you Social Club. These kids. We can’t. They are too cute. We’re dying. Okay, let’s compose ourselves and deliver you some events.

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