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Archives: March 2010

BNY Mellon Grand Classics: THE PLANETS

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Come to Heinz Hall and experience The Planets!

Heinz Hall
Friday, March 19, 2010 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 2:30 PM

The Planets is inspired by the composer, Nicolo Paganini’s, own travels and wanderings in the Abruzzi region. The Planets is as much about the astrological gods as it is about the physical planets. Come and enjoy displays about this popular work from both the perspective of the scientific side as well as the astrological side. There will be different stations around Heinz Hall where audiences may learn more about the solar system, have their tarot cards read and hear about recent scientific advancements, such as space travel! Come early for pre-concert exhibits juxtaposing the scientific and astrological viewpoints of the planets. Join us at The Carlton Restaurant for a meal before the show!

Time for Wine

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As the dark winter months come to an end everyone seems to be in need of a fun splash of color. A great cure for your winter blues is a great springtime sangria! It’s refreshing AND half the calories of most other fruit drinks.

Here is the Basic Red Sangria recipe from

Basic Red Sangria recipe

1 bottle (750 ml) red wine (Spanish table wine or merlot work fine)
4 oz. Grand Marnier or simple brandy
1/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1/3 cup fresh pineapple juice (optional)
Ground cinnamon to taste
1 orange, sliced into rounds
1 lemon, sliced into rounds
1 lime, sliced into rounds
1 half apple, unpeeled, chopped

In a large bowl or pitcher, combine wine, brandy, fruit juices, cinnamon and fruit, reserving some fruit for garnishing. Let chill for at least one hour. Pour over plenty of ice. Garnish with remaining fresh fruit.

The Carlton’s Quick Picks

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Here are The Carlton’s Quick Picks for the week of March 15.

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!

Jay Z Featuring Young Jeezy & Trey Songs in Concert. Head over to the Mellon Arena on March 16th to see Jay Z live.  This show is a must see! Visit Ticketmaster for ticket info.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Don’t miss the opportunity to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Byham Theatre from March 18th-28th. Taken from the book of Genesis, the story of Joseph and his 11 brothers is the first musical by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice. Joseph is wrapped in a tuneful score that runs the gamut of rock’n roll styles. This season, don’t miss Joseph. Stop by The Carlton for dinner and get a free limo ride to the show!

Penguins vs. Hurricanes. The Pittsburgh Penguins take on the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday, March 20th at the Mellon Arena. Make sure to stop by and see us at The Carlton Restaurant.  Located just a few blocks away from the Arena, we are the best place to stop by for a pregame drink or meal.  And, if you’re not going to the game, watch it in our lounge and enjoy our Happy Hour prices!