City Calendar: 06/23/14

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DOWNTOWN: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation will offer free self-guided tours of the old Allegheny County Jail Museum, 440 Ross. St., from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The tour takes about 30 minutes; participants should arrive no later than 12:30 p.m. The tour also will be offered June 30. Reservations: 412-471-5808 or marylu@phlf.org.

TUESDAY

WEST END/ELLIOT: The film, "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial," rated PG, will be screened at dusk at the West End/Elliot Overlook as part of Citiparks' Cinema in the Parks series.

OAKLAND: "Rethinking the Revolution: U.S.-Cuba Relations in the 21st Century" will be the topic of a dinner program sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh at 6 p.m. at Conflict Kitchen, Schenley Plaza. Sarah Stephens, executive director of Center for Democracy In the Americas, will speak. Tickets: $25, includes dinner. For reservations or information: welcome@worldpittsburgh.org or 412-281-7970 or www.worldpittsburgh.org.

WEDNESDAY

OAKLAND: The Justin Fabus Band will perform from 7 to 8 p.m. at Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park as part of Citiparks' Wednesday Night Concert Series. Following the concert, the film, "Gravity," rated PG-13, will be screened as part of Citiparks' Cinema in the Parks series.

SHADYSIDE: The Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange book discussion group will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Coffee Tree Cafe, 5524 Walnut St. The book this month is "All You Do Is Perceive" by Joy Katz.

THURSDAY

DOWNTOWN: The Bill Ali Band will perform at 11 a.m. in Mellon Square Park as part of Citiparks' Mellon Park Square Concert Series.

BROOKLINE: The film, "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial," rated PG, will be screened at dusk in Brookline Memorial Park on Oakridge Street as part of Citiparks' Cinema in the Parks film series.

FRIDAY

DOWNTOWN: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation will conduct a free walking tour of the Market Square area. The tour will meet at noon at PNC Triangle Park, 510 Market St., across from Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel. Reservations: marylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808.

DOWNTOWN: "Dancing In The Square," a ballroom dance instruction and performance series presented by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and the Pittsburgh chapter of USA Dance, will hold its next program from 5 to 7 p.m. in Market Square. Michele Roberts of Arthur Murray Downtown Dance Center will instruct; John Siefken will be the disc jockey; and the Arthur Murray Dance Team will perform.

OAKLAND: Jazz on the Hillside will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. on the lawn of 3171 Ewart Drive.

NORTH SIDE: "Lost and Found: Finding Refuge in Pittsburgh" will be performed at 6 p.m. in Alphabet City Tent, 318 Sampsonia Way, as part of Summer on Sampsonia, the performance series presented by City of Asylum Pittsburgh. It features Prague's Archa Theater and the Allstar Refugee Band with local actors, singers, musicians and members of the local refugee community. The Allstar Refugee Band will present a concert at 8:30 p.m. following the performance. Free. To reserve tickets: https://cityofasylumpittsburgh.secure.force.com/ticket

LAWRENCEVILLE: The film "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial," rated PG, will be presented at dusk in Arsenal Park, 39th and Butler streets, as part of Citiparks' Cinema in the Park series.

SATURDAY

HOMEWOOD: It's A Block Thing will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Homewood-Brushton branch of the Greater Pittsburgh YMCA.

GLENWOOD: The Glenwood Community festival will be held from noon to 8 p.m. on Renova Street near Second Avenue.

LINCOLN-LEMINGTON: The Lincoln-Lemington Community Day Celebration will be held from noon to 8 p.m. at Elm Shelter in Highland Park.

NORTH SIDE: "Lost and Found: Finding Refuge in Pittsburgh" will be performed at 6 p.m. in Alphabet City Tent, 318 Sampsonia Way, as part of Summer on Sampsonia, the performance series presented by City of Asylum Pittsburgh. It features Prague's Archa Theater and the Allstar Refugee Band with local actors, singers, musicians and members of the local refugee community. The Allstar Refugee Band will present a concert at 8:30 p.m. following the performance. Free. To reserve tickets: https://cityofasylumpittsburgh.secure.force.com/ticket.

OBSERVATORY HILL: The Tania Grubbs Quartet will perform from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Riverview Park as part of Citiparks' Stars at Riverview Jazz Series. Following the concert, the film "Gravity," rated PG-13, will be shown as part of Citiparks' Cinema in the Park series.

MOUNT WASHINGTON: The film, "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial," rated PG, will be shown at dusk in Grandview Park on Bailey Avenue as part of Citiparks' Cinema in the Park series.

SUNDAY

NORTH SHORE: A submarine veteran and a Carnegie Science Center staff member will conduct a behind-the-scenes technical tour of the submarine USS Requin from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The tour requires full mobility. Participants must be 15 or older. The tour is limited to 12 participants. Registration required. Cost: $15 for Science Center members, $20 for non-members. The tour will also be offered July 13 and 27, Aug. 10 and 31, and Sept. 14. To register: 412-237-1637.

DOWNTOWN: Yoga on the Square, a free weekly yoga practice sponsored by Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and Lululemon, will meet at 10 a.m. in Market Square. Rachel Bakstrom is this week's instructor. The sessions will be held Sunday mornings through Aug. 24.

SHADYSIDE: The Edgewood Symphony Orchestra will perform at 10:30 a.m. in Mellon Park, Fifth and Shady avenues, as part of Citiparks' Bach, Beethoven and Brunch concert series.

OAKLAND: The film, "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial," rated PG, will be shown at dusk at Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park as part of Citiparks' Cinema in the Parks series.


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