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Sunset Paddle in Pittsburgh

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Enjoy Pittsburgh at Sunset!

This Friday, July 30th 2010 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., join Kayak Pittsburgh and enjoy a beautiful sunset.
For just $27.00 for non-members or $20.00 for members, you can enjoy an evening paddle around the Point and up the Monogahela River.

Venture three miles and get a great workout before turning around for a spectacular view of the sun as it sets over the city. After taking in the last shimmering rays of light, we’ll head back to Kayak Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh’s sunset on the river is a beautiful sight to experience this summer.

Time for Wine

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We love cooking with wine… Sometimes, we even put it in the food!

Check out this wine-inspired recipe from, and try something new with your wine!

1 cup red wine
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
3 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 tablespoon paprika
1 cup brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook garlic in oil until tender. Place chicken in the skillet, and cook about 10 minutes on each side, until no longer pink and juices run clear.
2. Drain oil from skillet. Sprinkle chicken with paprika and 1 cup brown sugar. Pour red wine around chicken. Cover, and simmer about 15 to 20 minutes; lightly baste chicken with wine sauce while cooking. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
3. Enjoy!

The Carlton’s Quick Picks

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Here are The Carlton’s Quick Picks for the week of July 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 Summer Playwriting and Acting Intensive /High School
If you are interested in theater, you won’t want to miss this!
Monday, July 26th 2010 – Friday, August 6th 2010 from 10: 00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For $250.0, enjoy Playwriting, Directing and Acting Intensive workshop Sponsored by the Ayers Foundation.
Week One, Learn how to create 10-minute plays. Daily playwriting classes will consist of in-class exercises in dialogue, character development, dramatic action, structure, and theatricality.
Week Two Focus on the individual writer’s process, with emphasis on how to give and take feedback, while developing a common language in order to discuss new play development.
Register now by calling 412-471-6079. Click here for more information.

Second Annual Homegrown Event
Join the Art Institute of Pittsburgh on Thursday, July 29th 2010 for the second-annual Homegrown event. It’s part rummage sale, part farmers’ market, part outdoor concert and part educational event.
The public is very much welcome, and invited to hear about local sustainable initiatives that explore “how we eat, how we live, how we buy, and how we can change into a much stronger, more sustainable Pittsburgh.”
The rummage sale begins at 9:00 a.m. and goes until 2:00 p.m. Proceeds will be donated to student scholarships.  In addition, educational workshops and booths hosted by local green businesses and nonprofit organizations, plus the farmers’ market, will be running all day.
A local band will take the stage about 5:00 p.m., along with free food (thanks to the Art Institute’s Culinary Club and Slow Foods chapter) and a free raffle for an “Ecocents” booklet, which is a “guide to everything green” in Pittsburgh.