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This Weekend in Pittsburgh, Harris Theater Presents: The Square

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Relax this weekend with a show!

Join the Harris Theater on Fri, July 9th 2010 – Fri, July 16th 2010 for $7 and witness the blackest comedy rather than the bleakest noir. Ray is an unhappily married construction worker when he notices Carla, a pretty hairdresser. Just happens she’s married to a low-level mobster. Ray’s put to the test when Carla presents him with a bag of cash, the proceeds of her husband’s latest crime. But of course, what looks like a clear path takes one dark twist after another in an escalating spiral of blackmail, kickbacks, cover-ups, arson and murder: a nightmare of unforeseen events stemming from their simple plan. (Nash Edgerton; Australia; 2008; 106 min)

The Square is the first feature film from Aussie stuntman-turned-director Nash Edgerton and his brother Joel, who co-wrote and stars in the film. Preceded by Edgerton’s nine-minute film “Spider.” Q+A with director Nash Edgerton is scheduled to follow the July 9 and 10 shows.

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Time for Wine

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If you’re searching for a fruity, summery, delicious way to do wine, and we found it! features a ton of fresh sangria recipes that you can make at home, and we just had to share one of our favorites!

Whip up a pitcher to share with friends on a hot summer day!

Rosé Sangria with Cranberries and Apples

One 750-milliliter bottle Spanish rosé
1/3 cup ruby port
1/3 cup Cointreau
1/3 cup cranberry juice
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 large cinnamon stick
4 allspice berries
3 whole cloves
1 star anise pod
2 cups cranberries
2 Granny Smith apples, diced
14 Ice cubes, for serving

1. In a saucepan, mix the water, sugar, crushed red pepper, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and star anise. Simmer the syrup over moderately low heat for 15 minutes. Strain into a bowl and add the cranberries and apples. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
2. Strain the fruit, reserving the spiced syrup. In a large pitcher, mix the rosé with the port, Cointreau, cranberry juice, fruit and 3/4 cup of the spiced syrup. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. Serve over ice.

Make Ahead of time. The sangria can be refrigerated for up to 6 hours.

The Carlton’s Quick Picks

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Here are The Carlton’s Quick Picks for the week of July 5th.

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!

Beer Tasting Featuring American Beers
Thu, July 8th 2010 at 6 – 8 p.m.
Venue: Allegheny HYP Club

Admission: $15/person
Includes tasting of featured beers, snacks and delicious appetizers!
Featuring American Beers!
• Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout
• Oskar Blues Gubna IPA
• Smuttynose Old Brown Dog
• Yard’s Philadelphia Pale Ale

RSVP to Beth at
You must be 21 or older to attend. The TRBC encourages all attendees to drink responsibly.
Hosted by: Allegheny HYP Club 412-281-5858

100th Annual Associated Artists of PIttsburgh Exhibition
Tue, June 15th 2010 – Sat, July 31st 2010 at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is proud to host the 100th Annual Associated Artists of PIttsburgh Exhibition.  The show will be on display through July 31, 2010 and is part of the AAP’s Art All Year Program.  The AAP will host an opening reception on Saturday, June 20 from 3 – 5 pm.  In the AiP gallery and all are welcome to attend.
Admission is Free!

Happy Hour Paddle
Fri, July 9th 2010 at 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM
Venue: Kayak Pittsburgh
Admission: $18.00 non-member / $12.00 member

Instead of sitting in traffic, you can enjoy the stress-free flat waters of the Allegheny River. This moderately paced paddle will take you on the water for an hour-long guided tour. After the paddle there is no need to rush home. We will stop by one of the local establishments near PNC Park for a round of specially-priced drinks and free appetizers. Beginner instructions not included; check out our Beginner Paddles. Minimum age 21.
Hosted by: Venture Outdoors