City Calendar: 07/07/14

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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.


DOWNTOWN: "U.S.-Vietnam Relations And The Rebalance to Asia" will be the topic for a breakfast briefing sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh. Speaking at the 8 a.m. program at the Rivers Club will be Scott Kofmehl, senior Vietnam Desk officer at the U.S. State Department. Tickets for the event are $25 for World Affairs Council members and $50 for non-members. For information or reservations, or 412-281-7970 or

NORTH SIDE: A free concert by Joy Ike will be the next program in the Summer on Sampsonia, the performance series presented by City of Asylum Pittsburgh (COA). Ms. Ike is a top indie vocalist, blending pop, folk and soul. The concert will be held in the Alphabet City Tent, COA's pop-up event space, located at 318 Sampsonia Way (near the corner of Sherman Street); the 90-minute concert will begin at 6 p.m. Free; to reserve tickets,

SQUIRREL HILL: The Squirrel Hill Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave. This month's speaker will be David Grinnell, reference and access archivist for the University of Pittsburgh Library System. Mr. Grinnell will speak on "In Search of Pittsburgh's Mr. Selfridge: Unknown Stories from Pittsburgh Department Stores." Free. For more information, 412-417-3707 or

WEST END/ELLIOTT: As part of its Cinema in the Parks film series, Citiparks will screen the motion picture "Despicable Me 2" (PG) at dusk at the West End/Elliott Overlook.


ALLEGHENY DWELLINGS: The Allegheny Dwelling Community Festival will be from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Belleau Drive playground.

OAKLAND: L'Lamint Dance Band will perform at 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 "Thor: The Dark World" (PG-13) will be screened following the concert.


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

BROOKLINE: Citiparks' Cinema In the Park film series will screen the movie "Despicable Me 2" (PG) at dusk 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: "Despicable Me 2" (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: The Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble will open its 39th season with the concert, "The Last Traveler," at 8 p.m. in the City Theater, 1300 Bingham St. The concert will feature works by Bresnick, Puts, Xenakis and Globokar. 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,


LAWRENCEVILLE: The ninth annual Doo Dah Days, the Stephen Foster Music and Heritage Festival, will take place beginning at 11 a.m. at the Butler Street entrance to Allegheny Cemetery. Sponsored by the Allegheny Cemetery Historical Association and the Lawrenceville Historical Society, the event honors the Pittsburgh composer with family-friendly entertainment. The event will include concerts, trolley tours of the cemetery, horse-drawn carriage rides and more. Performers will include the Steel City Ukuleles, Home Front, Hey Mavis, and Harpers Ferry Minstrels. Dan Simkins, president of the Lawrenceville Historical Society, will serve as master of ceremonies. There will be a modest charge for trolley tours and carriage rides.

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 performer will be the blues group, the Jimmy Adler Band. Admission to the concert is included with general admission to the Science Center. The concert series will continue through Aug. 30

SPRING GARDEN: The Deutschtown Music Festival will take place from 3 to 8 p.m. at Foreland and Middle Streets.

OBSERVATORY HILL: Citiparks' Stars at Riverview Jazz Series will present "The Brydge" in a free concert in Riverview Park from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Following the concert, the film "Thor: The Dark World" (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 "Despicable Me 2" (PG) at dusk at Grandview Park, located on Bailey Avenue.


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 Sally Sherman. The sessions will continue through Aug. 24.

OAKLAND: St. Paul Cathedral will hold the first in a series of Sunday afternoon concerts at 4 p.m. The guest artist will be Mark King. Admission is free; donations will be accepted. For more information, 412-621-6082.

OAKLAND: The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh will host its annual Humanity Day Iftar Banquet at 6:30 p.m. at 4100 Bigelow Blvd. Each year during the month of Ramadan, the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh invites member of the community to join with local Muslims in breaking their fast as well as to honor those who have gone above and beyond in teaching respect and mutual understanding of different faiths and cultural traditions. For reservations for more information,

OAKLAND: The film "Despicable Me 2" (PG) will be screened at dusk at Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park as part of Citiparks' Cinema in the Parks series.

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