City calendar (6/18/12)
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LAWRENCEVILLE: "Midsummer's Night Revels," a fundraiser to benefit Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks, will take place at Piccolo Forno, 3801 Butler St. Drinks and appetizers at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. In addition, there will be entertainment, magic and a silent auction. Tickets are $55 and are tax deductible. For reservations, email@example.com.
DOWNTOWN: The Community Design Center of Pittsburgh will present the lecture "The Meaning of Things: Pittsburgh's 21st Century Triumph Over 20th Century Urban Renewal," by Mindy Fullilove, professor of social psychiatry at Columbia University and a former Falk Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh. The lecture will be held at 6 p.m. at the August Wilson Center, 908 Liberty Ave.
NORTH SIDE: To celebrate the summer solstice, the first day of summer, the Carnegie Science Center will hold its annual Snowball Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants who made and saved snowballs from last winter, can name their own admission price and then catapult their snowballs into the Ohio River. The science center is at 1 Allegheny Ave.
DOWNTOWN: The Smithfield Critics Book Discussion Group will discuss Dashiell Hammett's classic mystery, "The Maltese Falcon," at noon at the Downtown & Business Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 612 Smithfield St. The program is free. For more information, www.carnegielibrary.org, 412-281-7141.
OAKLAND: The Wednesday Evening Concert Series in Schenley Park will present Daniels and McClain in concert at 7 p.m. at Flagstaff Hill. Following the concert, the film "Men In Black" will be screened.
DOWNTOWN: Ben Valasek and The Growlers will be featured in the Mellon Square Concert Series. The program begins at 11 a.m. and the concert follows at noon. For more information, 412-255-2493
DOWNTOWN: The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's William R. Oliver Special Collections Room will be the subject for the next program in a series of Thursday afternoon events at the Downtown & Business Branch. Gregory M. Priore, manager and archivist with the library system, will discuss the room's collection. He also will talk about appraising books, historic documents and photographs as well as other preservation issues. The program, which is free, will begin at 12:15 p.m. at the branch library, 612 Smithfield St. For more information, www.carnegielibrary.org, 412-281-7141.
OAKLAND: Greensburg resident and author Michael Sims will be the speaker in the next program in the "Writers LIVE @ CLP-Main' series sponsored by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Mr. Sims will present a talk and a reading from his recent work, "The Story of Charlotte's Web." Mr. Sims' book explores the life and imagination of the novel's author, E.B. White. The program will begin at 6 p.m. at the Main Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave. Free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged. To register, www.pittsburghlectures.org or 412-622-8866.
STRIP DISTRICT: The Heinz History Center will host "Hometown -- Homegrown," an expo celebrating the food of Pittsburgh from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 1212 Smallman St. Co-sponsored with Good Taste! Pittsburgh, the event will feature more than 50 food vendors. Chris Fennimore of WQED Cooks and other local chefs will share their culinary secrets at cooking demonstrations throughout the day. Admission included as part of the history center admission, $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (age 62 and older), $5 for students (ages 6 to 17); and free for children age 5 and younger and History Center members. For more information, www.heinzhistorycenter.org
MOUNT WASHINGTON: Grandview Park annual Community Day, noon to 3 p.m. at the park, 499 Bailey Ave. The event will feature arts and crafts, music, children's activities and food. For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-589-9586.
NORTH SIDE: The next performer in the Stars at Riverview jazz series will be Alton Merrell. The concert begins at 7 p.m. at Riverview Park. Following the concert, the film "Puss In Boots" will be screened.
POINT BREEZE/SQUIRREL HILL: The Bach, Beethoven and Brunch concerts series at Mellon Park will present Eastern Watershed Klezmer Quartet. The concert begins at 10:30 a.m. on the lawn of the park, Fifth and Shady avenues. For more information, 412-255-2493.
REGENT SQUARE: The friends of the late lawyer and restaurateur Anne Mullaney will host a "Block Party for Haiti" in her memory from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Map Room Grill and Bar on South Braddock Avenue. For more information, contact Ray Werner of Anne Mullaney's Friends of Haiti at 412-443-5064 or at email@example.com.
First Published June 18, 2012 12:00 am