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Steelers Season Begins, Pirates Continue

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It was certainly a difficult weekend to be a sports fan in Pittsburgh!
Pitt needs to rebuild, the Pirates forgot how to win a game and the Steelers were outclassed in Denver! However, the football season is young and the Pirates are playing meaningful games in September for the first time in decades! And, it is not too late for us to sneak into the playoffs so please keep the faith!

Headed to one of the games? Remember to start your evening right by coming to the Carlton for a pregame dinner! Parking is free and fares via the T at both Allegheny Station, which is next to Heinz Field, and the North Side Station, which is next to PNC Park, are included in the Downtown free fare zone.

The Carlton’s Quick Picks

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Here are The Carlton’s Quick Picks for the week of September 20th.

Remember, you can always find more events on the Post-Gazette’s Event Calendar as well as the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s Calendar.

These are just a few of our favorites!

The Pittsburgh Penguins Preseason Begins
Pittsburgh fans, the wait is finally over!
Don’t miss it when the Penguins take on the Red Wings and kick off the 2010-2011 hockey preseason, on Wednesday, September 22nd at 7:00 p.m.
Also, don’t miss the Penguins vs. the Blue Jackets on Friday, September 24th and Saturday, September 25th. Visit the Penguins on the Web for details.

Great Big Sea
Thursday, September 23rd 2010 at 8:00 p.m. at the Byham Theater
Great Big Sea is a Canadian folk-rock band that fuses the sea-shanty tradition of Newfoundland with the spirit and energy of contemporary rock and popular music in a crowd-pleasing formula both heartfelt and vital.  A pure force of nature – much like the ocean surge they take their name from – Great Big Sea’s blend of instruments like mandolin, bodhran, fiddle, and concertina.

The Pittsburgh Pirates
Come with friends and family to watch the Pirates play the Cardinals on Tuesday, September 21 at 7:05 p.m., Wednesday, September 22 at 7:05 p.m.
Or Come to see the Pirates take on the Astros at PNC Park at North Shore on Friday, September 24 at 7:05 p.m.- Saturday, September 25 at 7:05 p.m.

33rd Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race
The Great Race
truly lives up to its name. On Sunday, September 26, 2010 it will all come together as individual runners and walkers, corporate teams, wheelchair athletes, entertainers and hometown fans take to the city streets for the 33rd Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Rated among the Top Twenty Multi-Race Events by USA Track & Field’s publication On The Roads, The Great Race attracts over 10,000 athletes annually. Approximately 91% of the participants live in the Pittsburgh area making the race one of the region’s finest traditions.
Competition Levels:
10K Run
5K Run
5K Walk
Wheelchair Races
Heavyweight Competition
Team Competition

The Carlton’s Quick Picks

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Here are The Carlton’s Quick Picks for the week of September 13th.

Remember, you can always find more events on the Post-Gazette’s Event Calendar as well as the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s Calendar.

These are just a few of our favorites!

American Idol
Tuesday, September 14th 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at the Consol Energy Center
American Idol Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze, runner up Crystal Bowersox, and all of the Top 10 finalists – Aaron Kelly, Andrew Garcia, Casey James, Didi Benami, Katie Stevens, Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus, and Tim Urban – are coming to Consol Energy Center on the American Idol LIVE! Tour 2010.
Tickets cost $74, $53, $42.50

Bella Notte: A Beautiful Night with Renée Fleming
Thursday, September 16th 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts.
One of the most famous sopranos on the stage today, Renée Fleming joins Manfred Honeck and your PSO for one night only. Hear favorite arias from Puccini, Verdi and Massenet as well as Tatiana’s Letter Scene fromTchaikovsky’s stirring Eugene Onegin.
For Information on Bella Notte Gala Packages, Call 412-392-6070, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Heinz Hall. Tickets cost $25.00 – $110.00.

Rush
Thursday, September 16th 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at the Consol Energy Center
Tickets cost $95, $65, $42.50
RUSH – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart – is without question one of the most inventive and compelling groups in rock history, equally famed for both its virtuoso musicianship and provocative songwriting.
The Time Machine Tour is an evening with RUSH, where they will perform their classics, give a taste of the future – and for the first time ever – feature the Moving Pictures album live in its entirety.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Friday, September 17th 2010 – Saturday, September 18th 2010 at 7:05 p.m.
Come with friends and family to watch the Pirates play the Diamondbacks at PNC Park at North Shore!