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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.

    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 we 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 100th 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.

 Yes, ‘Game of Thrones’ returns this weekend and we know you are excited. But that isn’t until Sunday night, so that means you can go out and explore the city (and get off your couch) all weekend long. There is a ton going on and WESA’s Josh and Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are here to talk you through it.

    Happy Tax Day. That refund check is in the mail so now it is time to put it to good use by going out and enjoying all the fun events in Pittsburgh. WESA’s Josh and Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are here to tell you how to spend that cash.

    Do you think to yourself, "my loneliness is killing me, I must confess I still believe?" Well, don't worry anymore. Like a "genie in a bottle"coming to grant you a wish, WESA's Josh and Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh's Rachel are here to give you some weekend plans, with a little '90s flair. 

    Attention! Attention! There are things happening in the world and away from your couch! WESA’s Josh and Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are here to let you know all the fun events here in the ‘burgh.

    Social Club is back, and WESA’s Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are here to let you know all the fun happenings here in the ‘burgh this Easter weekend.

Let’s get started.

    In case you have been living under a rock, this weekend marks the return of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade here in Pittsburgh. WESA’s Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are here to fill you in on all your green-beer needs.

    Did you know that next week it’s going to be in the 70s? That means you are going to need lots of fun things to do. Luckily, WESA’s Josh and Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are here. Rachel’s got a bit of a cold but if she’s going out this weekend, then you have no excuse.  So here are your weekend plans…

Last week gave us a taste of spring. But now that you're done sunbathing in the 60-degree weather, let's say goodbye to February with some weekend fun. 

On Friday, you can start your weekend on a contemplative note, by going to Kelly Strayhorn Theater's "Failure:Lab." Notable Pittsburghers Mayor Bill Peduto, Darieth Chisolm, Kevin Sousa and Holly Joy Gaines talk about their failures -- how they embraced it and how to learn from it. 

 You survived Valentine's Day and the whole gang, WESA's Josh + Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh's Rachel, are here to tell you about the happenings here in Pittsburgh. It's going to be a busy weekend, so let's get to it! 

    Roses are red, violets are blue, let us help you find something to do.

WESA’s Josh and Sarah are joined by Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel to help you with your Valentine's Day activities.

    Let’s face it. It is brutal outside. So let’s do some things indoors. WESA’s Josh and Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel may have cheese on the mind (who doesn’t?) but they are willing to put their cheese boards aside and check out these great events. So put away the brie, cheddar and Muenster and join them at these fun places, all of which are indoors!

Order! Order! It’s time for Social Club. If you are like WESA’s Josh and Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel,  you have been watching way too much Netflix, so it’s time to go out and explore all the fun things going on in the city. You can always watch Making a Murderer and Jessica Jones when you get back.

  Did you make a new year’s resolution to go out more? Explore new parts of the city? Try something new? Well, you have come to the right place. Social Club lets you know all the fun happenings going on every week in Pittsburgh. This week, WESA’s Josh and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are joined by WESA’s Sarah Kovash.

    We are fast approaching the holidays. Just seven days away and only 368 days until next year’s Christmas. You should probably start shopping now…

This week, Digital Editor/Producer Sarah joins WESA’s Josh and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel in discussing all the many events leading up to the holidays! 

   We are back! WESA’s Josh and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are here to tell you everything you need to know about fun things going on in the city. It was a week of relaxation and binge-watching TV, but now it's time to tell you about these cool holiday events. Let the insanity of the season begin.

Let’s start with The Joy of Cookies Tour. It’s cookies, do you really need to know anything else? OK, fine, we will give you a few more details. The shops in the business district of Butler Street are going to feature some homemade cookies! Come down Thursday through Sunday and get your holiday shopping done while enjoying some yummy treats.

    Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? 2015 is slipping away until it’s gone forever, the winter onslaught arrives and the dark night feels like it arrives earlier and earlier…so HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

WESA’s Josh and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are here to cheer you up and get you ready for that festive time of year with some amazing events around town.

Let’s kick it off with Light Up Night. There are two celebrations going on- Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s 55th Annual Light Up Night and Duquesne Light Santa Spectacular. Come down to Market Square for the grand opening of the European Market. There is also a bigger and more spectacular ice rink this year at PPG Place. You’ll be able to catch Santa and his reindeer and get your #SelfiewithSanta in Santa’s custom workshop. Pittsburgh Symphony is doing a free concert, Friday November 20th at Heinz Hall as well. Basically if you go downtown you will be immersed in Christmas everywhere.

It’s Friday the 13th, oh no!

Josh from WESA and Rachel from Yelp Pittsburgh are here to help you get through the weekend without bringing yourself seven years bad luck. So remember, don’t walk under that ladder, don’t open your umbrella indoors, and for the love of all that is good in the world, DON’T BREAK ANY GLASS!

Speaking of glass, Pittsburgh Glass Center will be at the Carnegie Science Center’s 21+ Night, this Friday. Explore the science of melting glass with artists from the Pittsburgh Glass Center and make your own colorful fused-glass tile as well! Enjoy music, snacks, and a cash bar!

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