City Calendar: 04/28/14

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CITYWIDE: The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation is accepting applications for its 31st annual Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop for teens. The free residential workshop program will take place Aug. 2-9 at Point Park University, Downtown. Students who will be high school juniors or seniors in the 2014-15 school year and 2014 high school graduates are invited to apply. The program is designed to encourage local African-American students to pursue careers in journalism, but students of any ethnicity or geographic location are welcome to apply. Applications may be submitted online at until May 16. Contact Christopher T. Moore at or 412-622-1388 or 800-876-1316.

DOWNTOWN: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation will conduct a free self-guided tour of the old Allegheny County Jail Museum, 440 Ross St. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes; attendees should arrive no later than 12:30 p.m. For reservations, or 412-471-5808.

SHADYSIDE: The next free concert in the Music at Rodef Shalom series will be at 8 p.m. in Levy Hall, Rodef Shalom Congregation. 4905 Fifth Ave. Featured pianist Douglas Levine will perform his "Klezmer Suite" for piano and clarinet, and the world premiere of his "Proverb Songs" for mezzo soprano, clarinet and piano.


OAKLAND: The Twentieth Century Club will celebrate its 120th anniversary with a public reception from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the club, 4201 Bigelow Blvd. The event will feature special-themed cocktails, a historical chat with David Vater, and musical entertainment by provided by the Rick Purcell Orchestra, the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh and a disc jockey. Tickets are $65, which covers appetizers and selected cocktails. For tickets, 412-621-2353.


OAKLAND: "Pittsburghers At An Exhibition," a free concert of new music by local composers inspired by the work of local artists, will be presented by OvreArts at 7:30 p.m. in the Heinz Memorial Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh campus. OvreArts is the resident ensemble of Heinz Chapel.

DOWNTOWN: The 60th Human Rights Dinner of the Pittsburgh unit of the NAACP will be held at 6 p.m. in the Westin Convention Center hotel. The keynote speaker will be Aja Brown, the mayor of Compton, Calif., who will address the theme "Wealth: Affirming The Promise of Yesterday, Creating the Dreams of Tomorrow." Tickets are $75 per person; deadline to purchase tickets is today. Visit the website or call NAACP offices: 412-471-1024


DOWNTOWN: The Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation will offer a free walking tour of the Penn-Liberty Cultural District. Attendees will meet at noon the Katz Plaza at Penn Avenue and Seventh Street. The neighborhood includes restored performance venues, hotels, commercial buildings and one-of-a-kind residences and stores all within a National Register District and a City Historic District. The tour will also be presented May 9, 16, 23 and 30. For reservations, or 412-471-5808.

GARFIELD: The Garfield Night Market will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on North Pacific Avenue, between Penn Avenue and Dearborn Street. The event will feature vendors, art, food and family fun.

PARK PLACE: Waverly Presbyterian Church's Opera House Production is "The Vile Veterinarian or How Much Is That Doggie With The Widow" held at 8 p.m. today and Saturday at the church, 590 S. Braddock Ave. Tickets are $10; proceeds go towards camp scholarships. 412-242-0643 or


POINT BREEZE: "ArtKids: Not So Still" will be the theme for the next FrickKids event at the Frick Art & Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds St. FrickKids is a series of free drop-in programs for ages 4 to 8 at the museum, held from 11 to 11:45 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month. This month's program will focus on the still-life paintings in the art museum. Attendees will tour the museum's galleries and participate in a take-home project. or 412-371-0600.

OAKLAND: The Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center and the Main Branch of the Carnegie Library will present the next program in the "Fiction With Freud" series from 2 to 3 p.m. at the branch library, 4400 Forbes Ave. "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler, will be discussed. Mario Fischetti, a psychoanalyst, psychotherapist and a member of the faculty at the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center, will provide insight and analysis of popular fiction. Free.

OAKLAND: The Thomas Merton Center and the American Friends Service Committee of Pennsylvania will co-sponsor "Sing Out For Pete," a celebration of the life of singer, songwriter and activist Pete Seeger, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, Morewood and Ellsworth avenues. Several local musicians will perform, including Anne Feeney and Mike Stout​. Free. 412-361-3022.


LAWRENCEVILLE: The Lawrenceville Historical Society will host its spring walking tour of the neighborhood's 10th Ward beginning at 1 p.m. The tour will begin at Stanton Avenue and Butler Street. Local historian and author Jim Wudarczyk will lead the 90-minute tour that will explore the history of the area's institutions and past. Attendees should wear comfortable walking shoes. No reservations are required. The tour is free and open to the public. The tour will be repeated May 11.

To list events happening within the city limits, fax information to City Calendar, 412-391-8452; e-mail; or mail to City Calendar, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 34 Blvd. of the Allies, Pittsburgh 15222.

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