City calendar: 07/21/14

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DOWNTOWN: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation will conduct self-guided tours of the Allegheny County Jail Museum, at 440 Ross St. from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A portion of one of the cellblocks was preserved when the former jail was renovated to house the Family Division of Allegheny County Common Pleas Court. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes; attendees should arrive no later than 12:30 p.m. For reservations, or 412-471-5808.

HIGHLAND PARK: Citiparks presents as part of its Cinema in the Parks series.the film “Big Miracle” (PG) at dusk at Highland Park, located on Resevoir Drive


WEST END/​ELLIOTT: As part of its Cinema in the Parks film series, Citiparks will screen the motion picture “Big Miracle” (PG) at dusk at the West End/​Elliott Overloo


OAKLAND: A Frank Sinatra Tribute will be the next program in Citiparks Wednesday Night Concert Series. The free performance will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. at Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park. The film “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (PG-13) will be screened following the concert.

SHADYSIDE: The book discussion group of the Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange will meet at 7:30 p.m. at The Coffee Tree Cafe, 5524 Walnut St. The book to be discussed this month will be “Selected Poems, 1960-1990” by Maxine Kumin. For more information, 412-481-7636.

SOUTH SIDE: Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble’s Wednesday Showcase will feature violinist Nathalie Shaw in a program including works by Stock, Zahab and Puts, etc. The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. in City Theatre, 1300 Bingham St. General admission tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door; tickets for seniors and students are $12.50 in advance and $17.50 at the door. For tickets or for more information,


DOWNTOWN: The next program in the Citiparks Mellon Square Concert Series will feature Scott and Rosanna. The program will begin at 11 a.m. in Mellon Square Park, with the concert following at noon.

EAST LIBERTY: “No Limits,” a performance featuring the C Street Brass with special guest disc jockey Jakeisrain, will be the next program in “Just Summer,” Chamber Music Pittsburgh’s summer concert series. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Tickets are $25 in advance and $28 at the door. For tickets or for more information,

BROOKLINE: Citiparks’ Cinema In the Park film series will screen the movie “Big Miracle” (PG) at dusk in Brookline Memorial Park, Oakridge Street.


DOWNTOWN: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation will offer “Gems of Grant Street,” a free walking tour of the Grant Street area, on Fridays in July. Among the skyscrapers, historic buildings, and landmarks featured in the tour are Union Trust Building, the William Penn Hotel as well as Mellon Square and Mellon Green. Attendees will meet at noon at the Grant Street entrance to the William Penn Hotel. For reservations, or 412-471-5808.

LAWRENCEVILLE: “Big Miracle” (PG) will be screened at dusk at Arsenal Park, 39th and Butler Streets, as part of the Citipark’s Cinema in the Park film series.

SOUTH SIDE: A concert for guitar and voice will be the next program to be presented by the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. Guest soloists will be guitarist Mattias Jacobsson and soprano Lindsay Kesselman. The program will include works by Williams and Cerrone as well as newly commissioned work by Ryan Francis. The concert will take place at 8 p.m. City Theatre, located at 1300 Bingham St. General admission tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door; tickets for seniors and students are $12.50 in advance and $17.50 at the door. For more information or for tickets,


NORTH SIDE: In conjunction with its ongoing exhibit “Blue!,” the Carnegie Science Center will present a series of concerts featuring blues and bluegrass performers at 1 p.m. in the “Blue!” gallery. This week’s concert will be the bluegrass performers, Border Ride. Admission to the concert is included with general admission to the Science Center. The concert series will continue through Aug. 30

OBSERVATORY HILL: Citiparks’ Stars at Riverview Jazz Series will present Sean Jones in a free concert in Riverview Park from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Following the concert, the film “The Hunger Games: Catching FIre” (PG-13) will be presented as part of the Cinema In The Parks series.

SOUTH SIDE: Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble Concert, 8 p.m. City Theater, 1300 Bingham St. See Friday’s listing for details.

MOUNT WASHINGTON: Citiparks’ Cinema In the Parks series presents “Big Miracle” (PG) at dusk at Grandview Park, located on Bailey Avenue.


NORTH SHORE: A behind-the-scenes technical tour of the submarine the USS Requin will be given from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The tour will be presented by a submarine veteran and a staff member from the Carnegie Sceince Center, Participants must be 15 or older and must be fully mobile. Tour size is limited and registration is required. The cost is $15 for Carnegie Science Center members, $20 for non-members. The tour will also be held on Aug. 10 and 31 as well as Sept. 14. To register, 412-237-1637.

DOWNTOWN: “Yoga on the Square,” a free yoga practice session sponsored by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and Lululemon, will meet at 10 a.m. in Market Square. This week’s instructor will be Ryan Mullinary. The sessions will continue through Aug. 24.

SHADYSIDE: The Amadeus Trio will perform at the next concert in the Bach, Beethoven & Brunch series presented by Citiparks. The program will take place beginning at 10:30 Mellon Park, Fifth and Shady Avenues. Free

OAKLAND: Performing at the next recital in the summer organ concert series at St. Paul Cathedral will be Ken Danchik and Don Fellows. The recital will be held at 4 p.m. at the cathedral, which is located at Fifth Avenue and Craig Street. Admission is free; donations will be accepted. For more information, 412-621-6082.

OAKLAND: The film “Big Miracle” (PG) will be screened at dusk at Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park as part of Citiparks’ Cinema in the Parks series.

To list events happening within the city limits, please fax information to City Calendar, 412-391-8452, or send email to, for consideration. Include specific event location, street address, city neighborhood, time, day and cost. Indicate the daytime or evening phone number of the sponsor with all submissions and a phone number readers may call for more information. Or mail information to City Calendar, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 34 Blvd. of the Allies, Pittsburgh 15222. The calendar is published Mondays and events appear during the week they occur. Submissions must be received by the Monday preceding publication.

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