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The Carlton’s Quick Picks

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Here are The Carlton’s Quick Picks for the week of September 20th.

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 Pittsburgh Penguins Preseason Begins
Pittsburgh fans, the wait is finally over!
Don’t miss it when the Penguins take on the Red Wings and kick off the 2010-2011 hockey preseason, on Wednesday, September 22nd at 7:00 p.m.
Also, don’t miss the Penguins vs. the Blue Jackets on Friday, September 24th and Saturday, September 25th. Visit the Penguins on the Web for details.

Great Big Sea
Thursday, September 23rd 2010 at 8:00 p.m. at the Byham Theater
Great Big Sea is a Canadian folk-rock band that fuses the sea-shanty tradition of Newfoundland with the spirit and energy of contemporary rock and popular music in a crowd-pleasing formula both heartfelt and vital.  A pure force of nature – much like the ocean surge they take their name from – Great Big Sea’s blend of instruments like mandolin, bodhran, fiddle, and concertina.

The Pittsburgh Pirates
Come with friends and family to watch the Pirates play the Cardinals on Tuesday, September 21 at 7:05 p.m., Wednesday, September 22 at 7:05 p.m.
Or Come to see the Pirates take on the Astros at PNC Park at North Shore on Friday, September 24 at 7:05 p.m.- Saturday, September 25 at 7:05 p.m.

33rd Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race
The Great Race
truly lives up to its name. On Sunday, September 26, 2010 it will all come together as individual runners and walkers, corporate teams, wheelchair athletes, entertainers and hometown fans take to the city streets for the 33rd Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Rated among the Top Twenty Multi-Race Events by USA Track & Field’s publication On The Roads, The Great Race attracts over 10,000 athletes annually. Approximately 91% of the participants live in the Pittsburgh area making the race one of the region’s finest traditions.
Competition Levels:
10K Run
5K Run
5K Walk
Wheelchair Races
Heavyweight Competition
Team Competition