City Calendar: 06/02/14

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CITYWIDE: As part of the observance of Navy Week in Pittsburgh, there will be a city council proclamation ceremony at 10 a.m. in the City-County Building. Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians — bomb-diffusing specialists — will hold a demonstration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Zoo. There will be a Navy Band Concert from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Steel Plaza. Sailors from the USS Constitution will visit the Children’s Institute as part of the Caps for Kids program from 6 to 8 p.m.


CITYWIDE: As part of the Navy Week observance, there will be a cook-off between Navy culinary specialists and culinary students from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Art Institute. There will be an EOD demonstration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Zoo.

OAKLAND: The U.S. Air Force Heritage Brass Quintet will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. in Heinz Memorial Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh campus.


CITYWIDE: As part of Navy Week, there will be a Navy Band concert from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Market Square. A Navy band concert will also be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland.

DOWNTOWN: Angel Blue and the Prophets will perform as part of the Mellon Park Concert Series. The free event will be held in Mellon Square at 11 a.m., followed by the performance at noon.

OAKLAND: The first event in the 2014 “WritersLive@CLP Main,” sponsored by Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, will feature Pittsburgh-based fiction writer Jacob Bacharach, who will read and discuss his book, “The Bend of the World,” at 6 p.m. in the Quiet Room on the first floor of the main branch of the library, located at 4400 Forbes Ave. Free, but reservations are required. To register, or 412-622-8866.


CITYWIDE: As part of Navy Week, the Carnegie Science Center Navy STEM Expo will be held Friday and Saturday at the science center. The Navy Jazz Band Combo will appear as part of the Three Rivers Arts Festival with a performance from 5 to 6 p.m. on the Gateway Center Stage.

POINT BREEZE: The first program in the 2014 First Niagara Presents First Friday at the Frick concert series will feature the three-member rock band Meeting of Important People. The performance will be at 7 p.m. on the grounds of the Frick Art & Historical Center, at 7227 Reynolds Ave. Suggested donation is $5 per adult. The Cafe at the Frick will open at 5:30 p.m. to sell picnic items. The Frick Art Museum and Museum Shop will remain open during the concert. For more information, 412-371-0600 or

OBSERVATORY HILL: The Riverview Park 5K run and fitness walk will be held at 7 p.m. at the Riverview Activities Building. Awards will be given to the top five male and female finishers as well as to the top three male and female finishers in 14 age divisions. The deadline for online registration is midnight June 3; day-of-the-event registration will begin at 5 p.m. The registration fee is $15. To register or for more information,


SOUTH SIDE: South Side Presbyterian Church will hold a community flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch items will also be available for purchase. The church is located at 20th Street and Sarah Street. For more information, 412-431-0118.

EAST HILLS: The Pittsburgh of the NAACP will host a health and job fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Petra Ministries, 235 Eastgate Drive. The NAACP will provide on-site medical testing, employment opportunities, refreshments and giveaways. Free parking provided.

OBSERVATORY HILL: Riverview Park’s Heritage Day will take place from noon to 4 p.m. The birds from the National Aviary will be in attendance as will animals from the Animal Rescue League and the Humane Society. “Wheels on Parade,” a bicycle parade for children, will take place 1 p.m. on the Chapel Shelter lawn. In addition, there will be tours of the Allegheny Observatory and activities at the Art Cart. Fort Heritage will re-create the American frontier with pony rides, totem painting, etc.

EAST LIBERTY: “We Can’t Wait,” a luncheon and discussion presented by My Brother’s Keeper under sponsorship of the Morningside Church of God In Christ, will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at the East End Cooperative Ministry Community House, 6140 Penn Circle North. The speaker will be Wayne L. Oglesby. Tickets are $40. For tickets, 412-322-1632.

OAKLAND: “Fiction With Freud,” a series presented by the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, will conclude with a discussion of “The Dinner” by Herman Koch. Mario Fischetti, psychoanalyst, psychotherapist and a member the faculty at the PPC, will provide insight and analysis of popular works of fiction. The discussion will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. at the main branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave. Free.

EAST LIBERTY: “Take to the Skies” will be the theme for the sixth annual Full Bloom summer dance party hosted at Kelly-Strayhorn Theater from 9 p.m. to midnight. Entertainment will be provided by Vie Boheme, Red Moose Presents and Continuum Dance as well as disc jockeys J. Malls and Vex. In addition, there will be pedicab joyrides, a photo booth and art activities. Preceding the dance party, there will be a VIP reception beginning at 7 p.m. All-access VIP tickets are $125, dance party tickets are $35.

MOUNT WASHINGTON: The film “Here Comes The Boom” will be screened as part of the Citiparks’ Cinema in the Parks program at dusk in Grandview Park, located on Bailey Avenue.

OBSERVATORY HILL: Roger Humphries will perform at the opening concert in the Stars at Riverview Jazz Series. The performance will be at 7 p.m. in Riverview Park. Following the performance, the film “Now You See Me” will be screened as part of the Cinema in the Park program.

NORTH SIDE: “Natural Frequency,” a concert by Resonance Works Pittsburgh, will be presented at 8 p.m. in the New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East. Featured performers will be baritone Daniel Teadt, the Resonant Voices Ensemble, and the Resonance Works Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Maria Sensi Sellner. The program will include works by Debussy, Barber, Copland and Pittsburgh composer Nancy Galbraith. Student tickets, $10-$25 and general admission tickets, $20-$75.


DOWNTOWN: “Yoga in the Square,” a weekly 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 Dezza Pastor. Sessions will be held on Sunday mornings through Aug. 24.

HOMEWOOD: The Homewood-Brushton branch of the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh will host the “It’s A Healthy Block Thing” event. The program will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the YMCA branch located at 7140 Bennett St.

MOUNT WASHINGTON: Grandview Park will be the venue for the Mountain Top Music Festival, an all-day independent rock music festival. Gates will open at noon, the first performance will follow at 1 p.m. and will continue until 11 p.m. No food or alcohol will be served to the public. Suggested admission, $10. The park is located at 499 Bailey Ave.

NORTH SIDE: Resonance Works Pittsburgh concert, “Natural Frequency,” New Hazlett Theater, 3 p.m. See Saturday’s listing for details.

OAKLAND: Citipark’s Cinema in the Parks program will screen the film “Here Comes to Boom” at dusk at Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park.

To list events happening within the city limits, fax to City Calendar 412-391-8452; email; or mail to City Calendar, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 34 Blvd. of the Allies, Pittsburgh 15222. Include specific event location, street address, city neighborhood, time, day and cost. Indicate the daytime or evening phone number of the sponsor and a phone number readers may call for more information. 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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