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Free Gallery Crawl Tonight!

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Start off your weekend with a free gallery crawl!

This Friday, July 16th, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. join the Cultural District Market for a tour of Pittsburgh art.

This quarterly showcase of art and entertainment at various Cultural District galleries and arts spaces is brought to you by the Trust Education & Community Engagement.

Enjoy the finer things in Pittsburgh, at no cost to you!

Time for Wine

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July is the Official Grilling Month, so have the perfect wine to complement your barbeque! has complied a grill-friendly wine list to match whatever your cooking up this July, and we just had to share it with you!

Grill-friendly Red Varietals to Consider:
Zinfandels will be able to handle a wide variety of red meats. Great with meaty, smokey flavors! Also, good for barbeque sauce, steak sauce, or salsa!

Merlot compliments grilled pork chops, chicken and garden-variety salads with lighter dressings.
Shiraz/Syrah is delicious with just about any red meat. Offering dynamic, fruit flavors, balanced with more mellow tannins and a softer-fuller body. Goes extremely well to smoked brisket.
Cabernet Sauvignon is made for steaks with a higher fat content and burgers of beef or turkey will pair equally well.
Pinot Noir goes with just about everything, and it is an ideal candidate for grilled fish – especially salmon.
Grill-friendly White Varietals to Consider:
Chardonnay is great with grilled fish (including shellfish), chicken with creamy sauces, and grilled corn on the cob with lots of butter!
Riesling is perfect for brats, shrimp, barbecue chicken, grilled pineapple and a variety of grilled veggies.
Sauvignon Blanc compliments herbs and citrus flavors! Try grilled chicken marinated in Italian dressing or a citrus marinade, grilled fish with dill and lemon, or roasted peppers.
Gewurztraminer is a great choice to go with blackened Mahi Mahi, or grilled Cajun chicken with fresh mango salsa.

Carlton’s Quick Picks

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Here are The Carlton’s Quick Picks for the week of July 12th.

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!


Tuesday, July 13th 2010 at Katz Plaza
Admission is Free!
BNY Mellon Jazz Presents JazzLive
JazzLive is a free, year-round live jazz series taking place at The Cabaret at Theater Square, Backstage Bar, and Katz Plaza. Open to the public, this popular Pittsburgh Cultural Trust music series showcases some of the region’s finest jazz musicians every Tuesday from 5pm – 11pm in the heart of the Cultural District.

In the summer, live jazz moves outdoors to Katz Plaza from 5pm – 7pm
Dining and drinks are available at the Backstage Bar.

Market Square Farmers Market
Thursday, July 15th 2010 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Market Square
Check out the best market Downtown. With hot pierogies, fresh flowers, berries, baked goods, and over 50 varieties of produce, this market has it all! New this year…Clover Creek Cheese Cellar. The Farmers Market is programmed by Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA), in conjunction with the Thursday lunchtime concert programmed by CBS Radio.

Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District
Friday, July 16th 2010 from 5:30 – 9 pm in the Cultural District Market
Admission is Free for this quarterly showcase of art and entertainment at various Cultural District galleries and arts spaces. Visit Trust Education & Community Engagement Locations throughout the Cultural District