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Mellon University, Oakland. 412-567-7512. WEEKLY WELLNESS CIRCLE. Group acupuncture & guided meditation for stress-relief. Thu DeMasi Wellness, Aspinwall. 412-927-4768. ZEN MEDITATION. Hosted by City Dharma. Thu, 6:30-8 p.m. and Sat, 7-8:30 a.m. Church of the Redeemer, Squirrel Hill. 412-965-9903.

THU 30 NATIONAL JAZZ WORKSHOP. Clinics & performances from The PJO Little Big Band, The Joe Negri Trio, Salsamba, The Sean Jones Quartet, The Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra w/ Sean Jones, The Firm Roots. Multiple venues. Thru July 31 Duquesne University, Uptown. 412-396-5872.

FRI 31 AFRICAN DANCE CLASS. Second and Third Fri of every month and Fourth and Last Fri of every month Irma Freeman Center for Imagination, Garfield. 412-924-0634. FRIDAY NIGHT CONTRA DANCE. A social, traditional American dance. No partner needed, beginners welcome, lesson at 7:30. Fri, 8 p.m. Swisshelm Park Community Center, Swissvale. 412-945-0554. MESSAGE OF THE BEADS: THE ARTISTIC AND CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE OF WAMPUM’. The program features American

Indian art & culture related to the importance of items made using wampum beads. The program presenter ‘Ghost-in-the-Head’, will discuss the history of the beads, the symbolism of traditional motifs & demonstrate how to make a wampum belt. Registration required. 1-3 p.m. Historic Hanna’s Town, Greensburg. 724-532-1935 x210. SUMMER FRIDAYS AT THE FRICK. Picnicking, tours, wine bar, yard games, music & different food trucks every week. Fri, 5-9 p.m. Thru Aug. 7 Frick Art & Historical Center, Point Breeze. 412-371-0600.

SAT 01 BEAVER FALLS COMMUNITY CRIME WATCH DAY. Free educational demonstrations from law enforcement & other emergency response teams, food, games & family entertainment. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Geneva College, Beaver Falls. 724-847-6737. BEGINNER TAI CHI CLASSES. Sat, 9 a.m. Friends Meeting House, Oakland. 412-683-2669. FEASTIVAL. Music from Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Pandemic, The Commonheart, AFROHEAT, & The Clock Reads. Food trucks, craft beer, family friendly activities, I Made It! Market & much more. 3 p.m. McKees Rocks Municipal Lot, McKees Rocks. 412-331-9900. FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS. 9 a.m. Greater Works Outreach,

Monroeville. 910-399-5195. FREE SELF-DEFENSE WORKSHOP. All women & girls (16+) are welcome. 10 a.m. Winchester Thurston, Upper School, Shadyside. 412-241-6519. LAWRENCEVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET. Near Allegheny Valley Bank. Sat, 1-4 p.m. Thru Oct. 31 412-802-7220. RUST BELT CULINARY TOUR. Visit a renovated church hall, a modernized mill bar, & other revamped treasures. This 4-hour shuttled culinary tour provides more than enough food for a meal. 10:30 a.m. Station Square, Station Square. 412-323-4709. SWING CITY. Learn & practice swing dancing skills w/ the Jim Adler Band. Sat, 8 p.m. Wightman School, Squirrel Hill. 412-759-1569. WHAT’S THE BUZZ ABOUT?. Local beekeeper, Christina Newman, will discuss the importance of the bee. Nature Center. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., South Park. 412-835-0143. WIGLE WHISKEY BARRELHOUSE TOURS. Sat, 12:30 & 2 p.m. Wigle Whiskey Barrel House, North Side. 412-224-2827. WOMEN’S SELF CARE SUPPORT GROUP. Reduce stress, tackle anxiety & strengthen boundaries while building practical coping techniques & tools in a confidential, healing & supportive environment. Sat, 10:30 a.m. Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry. 412-366-1300 ex. 129. ZEN MEDITATION. Hosted by City

Dharma. Thu, 6:30-8 p.m. and Sat, 7-8:30 a.m. Church of the Redeemer, Squirrel Hill. 412-965-9903.

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BOARD GAME NIGHT. Third and First Sun of every month, 6 p.m. Brew on Broadway, Beechview. 412-437-8676. RADICAL TRIVIA. Trivia game hosted by DJ Jared Evans. Come alone or bring a team. Sun, 7 p.m. Oaks Theater, Oakmont. 412-828-6322. STEEL VALLEY BREW TOUR. Visit some of the newest breweries in the historic Steel Valley of the Pittsburgh region. 11 a.m., Station Square. 412-323-4709.

WED 05 CARNEGIE KNITS & READS. Informal knitting session w/ literary conversation. First and Third Wed of every month, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Carnegie Library, Oakland, Oakland. 412-622-3151. DETROIT STYLE URBAN BALLROOM DANCE. 3rd floor. Wed, 6:30-8 p.m. Hosanna House, Wilkinsburg. 412-242-4345. MOBILE ART W/ ROMIBO. An outdoor art program w/ ipads. Lily pond. 10 a.m. Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Garden, Oakland. 412-622-6914. THE PITTSBURGH SHOW OFFS. A meeting of jugglers & spinners. All levels welcome. Wed, 7:30 p.m.


EXCEPTIONAL ADVENTURES is a nonprofit that plans trips, events and monthly dances for individuals with intellectual or physical disabilities. It is seeking caring, energetic volunteers to join participants as friends on these outings. Help create a fun experience for everyone involved. Training is provided at no cost and you must be 18 or older to apply. For more information, visit SUNDAY MARKET. A gathering of local crafters & dealers selling unique items, from home made foodstuffs to art. Sun, 6-10 p.m. The Night Gallery, Lawrenceville. 724-417-0223.

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Union Project, Highland Park. 412-363-4550. TAROT CARD LESSONS. Wed, 7 p.m. Dobra Tea, Squirrel Hill. 412-449-9833.


CARAVAN THEATRE OF PITTSBURGH. Auditions for one CAPOEIRA ANGOLA. Tue, actor, African-American or Latino, 6:30-8 p.m. Irma Freeman between 40s & 50s age range; Center for Imagination, Garfield. Two actors, African-American 412-924-0634. or Latino, between 20 to 30 years DRAG QUEEN TRIVIA NIGHT. of age. Please email greshjf@ First Tue of every month for an audition Eclipse Lounge, Lawrenceville. time. Kauffman Auditorium, 412-251-0097. Aug. 2 & 3, 7-9:30 p.m. Hill House, FALLOW GROUNDS & Hill District. 412-392-4400. NEU CITY ARTIST PANEL THE HERITAGE PLAYERS. DISCUSSION. Tom Sarver Seeking actors ages 10 to & Hannah Thompson adult. Prepare a short discuss performative & monologue & song for community practices & the musical, The Secret learn more about the Garden. August 9, projects they’ve been w. w w 7 p.m. at the Seton creating this summer. er hcitypap g p Center & August 10, 7-9 p.m. Neu Kirche .com 7 p.m. at the Schoolhouse Contemporary Arts Center. 412-254-4633. Art Center, North Side. THE JUNIOR MENDELSSOHN 412-322-2224. CHOIR OF PITTSBURGH. Seeking SOCIAL MEDIA 101. A brief young singers from 8th through overview of the features of major 12th grades. Prepared solo of social media networks like your choice, preferably a classical Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr & selection (art song, aria, etc.) Pinterest. Q&A session to follow. Carefully selected works from 7 p.m. Mount Lebanon Public Library, Mt. Lebanon. 412-531-1912. musical theater may be performed, but these should demonstrate a URBAN HOMESTEADING classical singing technique rather SERIES: MITES, BITES & than belting. To schedule an BLIGHTS. Learn how to identify audition, call Emily Stewart at pests & safe ways to alleviate or 412-926-2488. Auditions will be eliminate the different pests & conducted on August 27, after pathogens. Urban Homesteaders 3:30 p.m. Third Presbyterian will leave the class w/ the Church, Oakland. knowledge to continue to produce MAKER THEATER. Auditions for their own food sustainably Maker Theater’s actor database. w/ a healthy understanding of the Submit a headshot, resume, & surrounding ecosystem. 6 p.m. your availability for the month’s of Office of Penn State Extension, September, October, & November Point Breeze. 412-482-3464.



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of 2015. August 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thru Aug. 1. The Maker Theater, Shadyside. 412-404-2695. RENAISSANCE CITY CHOIR. Seeking new singers for our 30th Anniversary Season. Auditions will take place by appt. only. Contact Artistic Director Jeffry Johnson, D.M.A. at to request an audition. Professional training & experience are not required! Thru Aug. 31. East Liberty Presbyterian Church, East Liberty. 412-345-1722.

SUBMISSIONS THE AUTHORS’ ZONE. Accepting submissions for the 2nd Annual TAZ Awards, showcasing independent authors from Southwestern PA & beyond. Entrants must complete the online entry form (www.theauthorszone. com) & submit payment by August 1, 2015 for their work to be considered. 412-563-6712. BOULEVARD GALLERY & DIFFERENT STROKES GALLERY. Searching for glass artists, fiber artists, potters, etc. to compliment the exhibits for 2015 & 2016. Booking for both galleries for 2017. Exhibits run from 1 to 2 months. Ongoing. 412-721-0943. THE DAP CO-OP. Seeking performers & artists to participate in First Fridays - Art in a Box. For more information, email Ongoing. 412-403-7357. HOME DECOR. Seeking artists who work w/ reclaimed metal, wood, etc. or create art out of vintage industrial pieces. Should be interested in up-cycling & recycling. No painting unless on barn wood. For more information, call Sal Greco 724-316-9326. Thru Aug. 13. THE HOUR AFTER HAPPY HOUR REVIEW. Seeking submissions in all genres for fledgling literary magazine curated by members of the Hour After Happy Hour Writing Workshop. afterhappy Ongoing. INDEPENDENT FILM NIGHT. Submit your film, 10 minutes or less. Screenings held on the second Thu of every month. Ongoing. DV8 Espresso Bar & Gallery, Greensburg. 724-219-0804. THE NEW YINZER. Seeking original essays about literature, music, TV or film, & also essays generally about Pittsburgh. To see some examples, visit www. & view the current issue. Email all pitches, submissions & inquiries to newyinzer@gmail. com. Ongoing. THE POET BAND COMPANY. Seeking various types of poetry. Contact wewuvpoetry@hotmail. com Ongoing. TOONSEUM. Seeking sequential artists to submit works for consideration for the upcoming exhibit, “Drawn In Pittsburgh: Local Cartoonist Showcase”. For more information, visit http://www. Deadline July 31. The ToonSeum, Downtown. 412-232-0199.

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July 29, 2015  

Pittsburgh City Paper Volume 25 Issue 30

July 29, 2015  

Pittsburgh City Paper Volume 25 Issue 30