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Archives: April 2010

The Pittsburgh Marathon

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The Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon is this Sunday, May 2nd at 7:30am on Smallman Street in the Strip Disctrict.

The course winds through the unique and historic neighborhoods of the city. Community celebrations, cheering spectators and music throughout the course will welcome runners from all over the world. Spectators are welcome to line the streets and cheer on the runners. Runners, walkers and spectators are all sure to have a great time!

Time for Wine

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May 1st-2nd is the Strawberry Festival. In honor of this occasion here is some information on strawberry wine.

Many people imagine strawberry wine to be thick and sweet. There are many strawberry wines that have been made sweet, but its real strength lies in its ability to taste remarkably good even when it is completely dry. This is an oddity for most fruit wines since they usually need to be sweetened back at least a little to help retain their fruity character and in some cases to round off an undesirable rough edge.

Strawberry wine does not have these types of problems. It has many different flavors that come out clean and pleasant. No masking with sugars or conditioners is necessary, and its fruitiness is always present even when puckering dry. The beauty of strawberry wine is that it’s nearly impossible to find one you don’t enjoy. For more information visit E.C. Kraus.

The Carlton’s Quick Picks

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Here are The Carlton’s Quick Picks for the week of April 26th.

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 Marriage of Figaro. Don’t miss this show at the Benedum Center with music by Mozart on April 27th and 30th.  This dizzying comic farce takes place on a graceful architectural set and exudes charm from frantic beginning to sweet, satisfying end.  Understand every word with the opera sung in Italian and English texts projected above the stage. For more information visit the Pittsburgh Opera. Be sure to visit the Carlton Restaurant before the show and get a free limo ride to the Benedum Center!

Smucker’s Stars on Ice. The Smucker’s Stars on Ice Tour, founded and produced by Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton, is one of the premier family entertainment events in the U.S. This year’s highly-anticipated production will crisscross the United States as the only figure skating tour in America, bringing you the greatest performances and competitors from the 2010 Winter Games. Don’t miss this performances on Thursday, April 29th at the Mellon Arena. Be sure to stop by the Carlton Restaurant before heading over to the Arena.

Pittsburgh Marathon. The Pittsburgh Marathon returns on Sunday, May 2nd. Whether you’re a runner or a spectator, race weekend offers a multitude of activities, perfect for all ages. For more information and tips visit Pittsburgh Marathon.