City calendar: 09/01/14

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DOWNTOWN: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation will offer a free walking tour of Fourth Avenue from noon to 1 p.m. One of 18 National Districts in the city, Fourth Avenue showcases buildings that more than a dozen distinguished architects designed in styles from Greek Revival to Post-Modern. The buildings originally housed financial institutions. Other buildings were designed for multiple purposes. The tour will meet at Fourth Avenue and Smithfield Street, across from Dollar Bank building. The tour also will be given on Fridays, Sept. 12, 19 and 26. For reservations, or 412-471-5808 .

SHADYSIDE: The Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh will play host to its 45th annual “A Fair In the Park” from 1 to 7 p.m. in Mellon Park. The juried contemporary fine arts and crafts festival will feature more than 110 regional and national artists working in a variety of mediums, including clay, fiber, wood, fiber, etc. There also will be musical entertainment, craft demonstrations, children's activities and food vendors. The crafts festival will continue through Sunday. Free. For details, or

POINT BREEZE: The Sean Jones Quartet will perform at the final concert in the First Niagara Presents First Fridays at the Frick performance series at the Frick Art & Historical Center. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. on the grounds of The Frick Pittsburgh, 7227 Reynolds St. The Cafe at the Frick will open at 5:30 p.m. to sell picnic items. Suggested donation, $5. For more information, or 412-371-0600.


SHADYSIDE: “A Fair In The Park,” Mellon Park, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free. See Friday’s listing for details.

NORTH SHORE: Carnegie Science Center will play host to an instructional session for youngsters to learn how to snowboard — without snow. Representatives from Seven Springs Mountain Resort will bring its movable attraction that was created to teach children ages 3 to 8 how to snowboard. Seven Spring staff members will bring Burton snowboards and boots for children; boots will be available in sizes 10-13. Children who weigh less than 60 pounds may participate. The program will take place 11 a.m. 3 p.m. in Carnegie Science Center’s Highmark SportsWorks building. Learn to Snowboard is included with admission to Carnegie Science Center. For more information, 412-237-3400 or

HILL DISTRICT: The Whiteside Road Community Day event will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ammon Recreation Center.

SOUTH OAKLAND: The South Oakland Community Day event will be conducted from noon to 8 p.m. at Dan Marino Field.

SQUIRREL HILL: Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks will present a performance of “As You Like It” at 2 p.m. at the Blue Slide Playground in Frick Park. To mark its10th anniversary season, Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks will perform the play, which was its inaugural production in 2005. There will be a pre-show program with storyteller Alan Irvine at 1:40 p.m. Audience members are invited to bring blankets and chairs; picnics are welcome. For more information, 412-512-0589 or

NORTH SIDE: City of Asylum Pittsburgh will have its 10th annual Poetry Jazz Concert from 7:45 to 9:45 p.m. in a tent in West Park. Participating in the concert will be Pittsburgh-born poet and National Book Award winner Gerald Stern and poets from aboriginal Australia, Botswana and Jamaica. Also participating will be the Oliver Lake Band. Free, but reservations are recommended. or 412-323-0278.


SHADYSIDE: “A Fair In The Park,” Mellon Park, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. See Friday’s listing for details.

SQUIRREL HILL: Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks will present “As You Like It,” at the Blue Slide Playground, Frick Park. See Saturday’s listing for details.

BLUFF: The Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University will present the second season of Beethoven of the Bluff concert series, titled “The Later Years” at 3 p.m. in the PNC Recital Hall in the music school on the university campus, 600 Forbes Ave. The group will open with “Ode To Joy.” The program will include the composer’s “Song Cycle For Soprano and Piano, op.98,” “Quintet for Piano and Winds, op. 16” and “Symphony no. 9, op. 125.” Performing at the concert will be David Allen Wehr, artistic director for the series; members of the music school faculty; and guest pianist Cynthia Raim. Suggested donation, $10. For more information, 412-396-6083 or​musicevents.

To list events happening within the city limits, please fax information to City Calendar, 412-391-8452, or send e-mail 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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