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Harris Theater: Sweetgrass

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Harris Theater: Sweetgrass

Come to see Sweetgrass this Friday, July 23rd 2010 – Sunday, July 25th 2010 at the Harris Theater.

For just $7.00, you can experience what Kenneth Turan from LATimes calls, “Unexpectedly intoxicating”

An unsentimental elegy to the American West, Sweetgrass is a riveting portrait of a dying way of life. It follows the last of the modern-day cowboys as they lead their flocks of some 3,000 sheep up into Montana’s breathtaking, dangerous mountains for summer pasture. This astonishingly beautiful yet unsparing film reveals a world in which nature and culture, animals and humans, vulnerability and violence, are all intimately connected. (Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Ilisa Barbash; USA; 2009; 105 min)
More Details are available at Pittsburgh Filmmakers website.

Time for Wine

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Ever wonder how many grapes it takes to make your favorite wine?

Well, according to  800wine.com,
here is the approximate grape to wine ratio:

1 grape cluster = 1 glass
75 grapes = 1 cluster
4 clusters = 1 bottle
40 clusters = 1 vine
1 vine = 10 bottles
1200 clusters = 1 barrel
1 barrel = 60 gallons
60 gallons = 25 cases
30 vines = 1 barrel
400 vines = 1 acre
1 acre = 5 tons
5 tons = 332 cases

P.S.: If you’re a Pittsburgh native or from western Pennsylvania and make your own wine in September (for the holidays etc.), a great place to get your grapes is from Consumer’s Produce in Pittsburgh’s Strip District. Here’s a great old article about Consumer’s Produce from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The Carlton Quick Picks

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Here are The Carlton’s Quick Picks for the week of July 19th.

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!

Comics and Graphic Storytelling: A How To Toon Camp
Monday, July 19th 2010 – Friday, July 23rd 2010 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at The ToonSeum

Have a burgeoning artist in the family? An avid comics reader? A video-game connoisseur? Explore the art of comics and cartooning in this exciting camp, taught by Joe Wos and local professional editorial, comic, and animation artists.
Students will examine the techniques of penciling, character design, and storytelling, and how to combine these elements in the production of their very own zine. The camp is designed to emphasize the unique vision of the individual, regardless of experience and skill level, and engender a deeper appreciation of the diverse world of graphic storytelling.

Hairspray
Come see the musical, Hairspray, on Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 – Sunday, August 1st, 2010 at the Benedum Center
Tickets start at $20.50

It’s 1962. Teenager, Tracy Turnblad, has big hair, a big heart and an even bigger dream – to dance on “The Corny Collins Show.” But when her once-in-a-lifetime opportunity arrives, she’ll need the help of a crazy cast of characters to really shake things up.
Visit the Pittsburgh CLO for details!

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Diego Padres
Cheer on the Pirates this Friday, July 23rd 2010 – Saturday, July 24th 2010 at 7:05 p.m. at PNC Park at North Shore
Come and bring friends and family to PNC Park!