City Calendar: 06/09/14

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CITYWIDE: Today is the deadline to apply to participate in the 31st annual Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation. The workshop is a free residential program that will be held from Aug. 2 to Aug. 9 at Point Park University.

Students who will be high school juniors and seniors in the 2014-15 academic year and recent high school graduates are invited to apply. Students from any area may apply, but preference is given to Pittsburgh-area residents.

During the workshop, media professionals lead an intensive training program; students will write articles for a professional-quality newspaper, create radio segments and television newscasts, and complete photo and social media projects. Applications may be completed online at For more information, contact Chris Moore at, 412-622-1388 or 1-800-876-1316.

DOWNTOWN: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation will offer a free tour of the Allegheny County Jail Museum, 440 Ross St. A portion of the one of the cellblocks was preserved when the former county jail was renovated to house Allegheny County Common Pleas Court’s Family Division. The tour takes 30 minutes, so attendees are asked to arrive no later 12:30 p.m. For reservations, or 412-471-5808.


SQUIRREL HILL: “The Civil War in Pennsylvania” will be discussed at the next meeting of the Squirrel Hill Historical Society. The speaker will be Michael Kraus, curator of collections at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum. The free meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Church of Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave. For more inforamaion, or 412-417-3707.

OAKLAND: The members of the Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange will present a group reading at 8 p.m. in The Back Room at Hemingway’s Cafe, 3911 Forbes Ave. Admission is free; food and beverages will be available for purchase. 412-441-8172

WEST END/ELLIOTT: The film “The Little Mermaid” (G) will be screened at dusk at the West End/Elliott overlook. The screening is part of Citiparks’ “Cinema in the Parks” program.


OAKLAND: The first performance in the Wednesday Night Concert Series at Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park will feature the Center Stage Band. The performance will be from 7 to 8 p.m. in the park. The film “Man of Steel” (PG-13) will be screened following the concert at dusk.


DOWNTOWN: Performing in the next program in the Mellon Square Concert Series will be Lyndsey Smith & Soul Distribution. The program will begin at 11 a.m. and the concert will follow at noon in Mellon Square park.

BROOKLINE: As part of Citiparks’ “Cinema in the Parks” program, the film “The Little Mermaid” (G) will be screened at dusk in Brookline Memorial Park on Oakridge Street.


DOWNTOWN: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation will offer a free tour of the Market Square area. Participants will meet at noon in the PNC Triangle Park, across from the Fairmont Hotel, 510 Market St. The tour will also be presented Fridays June 20 and 27. For reservations, or 412-471-5808.

DOWNTOWN: The next program in “Dancing in the Square,” weekly free ballroom dance instruction and performance presented by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and the Pittsburgh Chapter of USA Dance, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in Market Square. This week’s instructor will be Chris Roth of Steel City Ballroom and the disc jockey will be Mark Boucher. Performing will be “Yes You Can Dance.” The program will be offered Fridays in June.

LAWRENCEVILLE: Citiparks’ “Cinema in the Park” program will screen the film “The Little Mermaid” (G) at dusk in Arsenal Park, 39th and Butler Streets.


DOWNTOWN: As part of the local observance of Flag Day as well as the Smithsonian Institution’s “Anthem for America” initiative, the Fort Pitt Museum will host a mass singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at 4 p.m. This year marks the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key’s work; and the Smithsonian is sponsoring a national singalong of the anthem. Colonial re-enactors will also participate in the local event.

OBSERVATORY HILL: Reggie Watkins will be the next performer in the Stars at Riverview Jazz Series. The performance will take place at 7 p.m. in Riverview Park. Following the concert, the Citiparks’ “Cinema in the Parks” program will screen the film “Man of Steel” (PG-13).

MOUNT WASHINGTON: As part of the Citiparks’ “Cinema in the Parks” program, the film “The Little Mermaid” (G) will be screened at dusk in Grandview Park, Bailey Avenue.


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 L.A. Finginger. Sessions will be held on Sunday mornings through Aug. 24.

SHADYSIDE: The “Bach, Beethoven and Brunch” concert series will open its 2014 season with a performance by the Allegheny Brass Band. The concert will take place from 10:30 to noon at Mellon Park, at Fifth and Shady avenues.

DOWNTOWN: The annual Pride March will take place at noon. More than 130 groups and organizations are expected to participate. The march will be begin at the intersection of Grant Street and Boulevard of the Allies, proceeding on Grant to Fifth Avenue, then from Fifth to Liberty Avenue; the grandstand will be located at Liberty and Sixth Street. Following the march, the annual PrideFest will be held from 1 to 6:30 p.m. on Liberty Avenue, between Sixth and 10th streets. The event will feature more than 150 vendors, food booths, family-friendly carnival games and inflatable attractions. Entertainment will include a performance by country-western singer Steve Grand.

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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