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RADical days offer free access to Pittsburgh area cultural and educational venues

The Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) is offering free admission to several Pittsburgh area educational and cultural venues as part of RAD Days, an annual event funded by a 1% Allegheny County Sales and Use Tax.

A list of activities and events that are free to the public are listed below.

Thursday, September 19

Pittsburgh Ballet TheatreNOTE: The company rehearsal is at capacity, however the tour and children’s dance class from 3-4 is still available. Contact Elizabeth below.
Free Admission: 3 – 6pm PBT opens its doors for a special sneak peek at company rehearsal and a tour of PBT Studios in the Strip District. Space limited to 50 guests. RSVP to Elizabeth Mick at emick@pittsburghballet.org or 412.281.0360
2900 Liberty Ave. (Strip District) | pbt.org
Holocaust Center of PittsburghNOTE: This event is now at capacity.
Free Admission: 7pm
Author Hendrika de Vries will be sharing segments from her memoir, When a Toy Dog Became a Wolf and the Moon Broke Curfew… and reflecting on the significance of a young girl’s memories of Nazi oppression in WWII Amsterdam for today’s world. Click here to RSVP.
200 JHF Drive (Summerset) | hcopgh.org

Friday, September 20

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & MuseumFree Admission: 10am – 4pm
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum is a unique military memorial dedicated to honoring the men and women of all branches of service, from all generations and conflicts.
4141 Fifth Ave. (Oakland) | soldiersandsailorshall.org

Saturday, September 21

KST Alloy StudiosFree Admission: 10am – 12pm Always wanted to dance ballet like Misty Copeland or groove like Drake? Then you won’t want to miss this! In the morning there will be pre-ballet and hip hop demonstrations for children ages 3-12. Later, the entire family will enjoy an afternoon of movement in our state-of-the-art studio starting with Zumba, line dancing, healthy treats and more!5530 Penn Ave. | kelly-strayhorn.org
Heinz History CenterFree Admission: 10am – 5pm
Visit “the Smithsonian’s home in Pittsburgh” to explore six floors of exciting exhibitions, including the history of HeinzMister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, and the interactive Discovery Place kids’ zone. It’s the final chance to see the museum’s groundbreaking exhibition, The Vietnam War: 1945-1975.
1212 Smallman St. (Strip District) | heinzhistorycenter.org
August Wilson African American Cultural CenterFree Admission: 12-6pm
Highmark Heritage and Blues Festival
Enjoy free music, workshops, lectures, and concerts by local and emerging artists on outdoor stages. Visit aacc-awc.org for more information. (Note: September 20 and 22 have paid ticketed events.)
980 Liberty Ave. (Downtown) | aacc-awc.org
Bulgarian and Macedonian National Educational and Cultural CenterFree Admission: 7pm
Join us for our Folkoteque Orfey dance party, with free dance lesson. Space limited – first 100 people. No reservation needed. Doors open at 7pm, dance lesson at 7:30pm. Music by DJ Orfey.
451 W 8th Ave (West Homestead) | bmnecc.org
Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra Pop-Up Concerts with Carnegie Library of PittsburghStudent chamber music groups from its shared Youth Chamber Connection program will perform classical favorites at several Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations including: Lawrenceville, East Liberty, Homewood, and West End. Check back in mid-September for exact times for each location.trypo.org

Sunday, September 22

Andy Warhol MuseumFree Admission: 10am – 5pm
Bring the whole family to the Warhol for a unique day of art and fun. While you’re here, visit The Factory to create your own work of art and don’t forget to make your own screen test while you are here to share with friends and family.
117 Sandusky Street (North Side) | warhol.org
Carnegie Science CenterFree Admission: 10am – 5pm
Get your hands on some fun! Interact with robots, visit river animals, test your bravery on a ropes course, make your skeleton dance, and see an explosive demonstration!
One Allegheny Ave. (North Shore) | carnegiesciencecenter.org
Prime Stage at CLP-Main (Oakland)Free Admission: 1 – 2pm
See a preview of Prime Stage’s 23rd Season, themed: “See Me For Who I Am” with readings from the three scripts (The Scarlet Letter, The Outsiders and the regional premiere of Mockingbird based on the National Book Award-winning novel about a girl with Asperger’s syndrome) and discussions with the actors and directors.
CLP – Main (Oakland) – Reading Room, 1st Fl. | 4400 Forbes Ave. | primestage.com
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main (Oakland)Free Historical Tours: 1pm & 3pm
Join experienced staff and volunteer docents as we take you on a guided tour through Andrew Carnegie’s Main Library. You’ll get a look at the wonderful art and architecture that created this historic landmark, as well as how the building’s interior has changed over time. Tours will take place on Sundays at 1 PM and 3 PM and Wednesdays at 11 AM and 1 PM. All tours will meet in the front lobby of the Main Library. Registration is strongly suggested, but not required. Click here to register.
4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland) carnegielibrary.org
Union ProjectNOTE: This event is now at capacity.
Free Admission: 2 – 5pm
Free, drop-in, all-ages ceramics workshop in the studio. Pre-registration requested at unionproject.org/events/radical-days. Building is wheelchair accessible via the side/Stanton Ave. entrance.  Space can accommodate up to 25-30 people at a time.
801 N. Negley Ave. (Highland Park) | unionproject.org
Tuesday Musical ClubFree Admission: 2pm
Scholarship Winners Recital
Winners of the 2018-19 Tuesday Musical Club Scholarship in concert representing music schools from all across the country. Bring the entire family to see these young musicians in action. A delightful free concert with a free reception and a chance to meet the scholars!
Rodef Shalom Congregation – Levy Hall – 4905 Fifth Ave. (Oakland) | tuesdaymusicalclub.org
Pittsburgh Opera Rising Stars ConcertFree Admission: 6-8pm
Meet Pittsburgh Opera’s 2019-20 Resident Artists in this free concert! You’ll be up close and personal in the intimate George R. White Studio at Pittsburgh Opera headquarters. Online reservations recommended.
2425 Liberty Avenue (Strip District) | pittsburghopera.org
Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra Pop-Up Concerts with Carnegie Library of PittsburghStudent chamber music groups from its shared Youth Chamber Connection program will perform classical favorites at several Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations including: South Side, Oakland, and Allegheny. Check back in mid-September for exact times for each location.pyso.org

Monday, September 23

PPG Paints ArenaNOTE: All tours are now at capacity.
Free Admission: 10am – 3pm (TOURS ONLY)
PPG Paints Arena provides guests with a behind-the-scenes look into the home of 5 Time Stanley Cup Champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins including Clubs, Luxury and Party Suites, Suite 66, Visiting Team Locker room and much more. Tours on the hour; limit 40 guests per tour. Tours are first come, first served. RESERVATIONS will be taken at ppgpaintsarena.com/radicaldays. Enter at the Highmark Gate (off of Centre Avenue).
1001 Fifth Avenue (Uptown) | ppgpaintsarena.com
Father Ryan Arts CenterFree Admission: Week of Sept. 23
Come check out the Father Ryan Arts Center and Sto-Rox Library!  Register for a free class the week of Sept. 23 by emailing June at jfleming@forstorox.orgLimited to first five registrants per class
All can stop by to learn about and enjoy the Library & Center with arts and crafts projects also the week of Sept. 23.  We can’t wait to see you!
420 Chartiers Ave (McKees Rocks) | forstorox.org/programs/ryanarts

Tuesday, September 24

Western Pennsylvania ConservancyFree Admission: 10am
Join WPC and its partners to celebrate the opening of a new ADA-accessible flower garden installed at an existing WPC RAD-funded community flower garden in Homewood! The site includes raised flower beds to help make planting more enjoyable and accessible for people with disabilities. All are welcome to attend and street parking is available.
Bennett St. & Franstown Ave. (Homewood) | waterlandlife.org
City Theatre CompanyFree Admission: 7pm
Receive up to two free tickets to Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee. Part thrilling new play, part electrifying rock concert, it’s an epic tale of family, love, and heritage featuring the Cambodian surf rock music of Dengue Fever. Use code RADCity at checkout or click here to be linked directly.
(50 free tickets are available for this performance; once allocated, RADCity code will be good for 50% off.)
1300 Bingham St. (South Side) | citytheatrecompany.org

Wednesday, September 25

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main (Oakland)Free Historical Tours: 11am & 1pm
Join experienced staff and volunteer docents as we take you on a guided tour through Andrew Carnegie’s Main Library. You’ll get a look at the wonderful art and architecture that created this historic landmark, as well as how the building’s interior has changed over time. Tours will take place on Sundays at 1 PM and 3 PM and Wednesdays at 11 AM and 1 PM. All tours will meet in the front lobby of the Main Library. Registration is strongly suggested, but not required. Click here to register.
4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland) carnegielibrary.org
Pittsburgh Public Theater Acting Classes at Mt. Lebanon LibraryFree Admission: 3:30 – 5pm
An interactive and fun experience for students to learn about theater through acting and improv games. Space Limited; RSVP at donahoek2@einetwork.net.
16 Castle Shannon Blvd (Mt. Lebanon) | mtlebanonlibrary.org

Thursday, September 26

Audubon Society of Western PA: Owl ProwlFree Admission: 7 – 9pm
Learn about our local owls and search for them on our trails. Hike is led by a professional naturalist. Please call in advance to let us know about wheelchair accessibility needs; there is an ADA trail on site. Space is limited and advance registration is required at aswp.org or (412) 963-6100.
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve – 614 Dorseyville Rd. (Fox Chapel) | aswp.org

Friday, September 27

Pittsburgh Cultural District: Gallery CrawlFree Admission: 5:30 – 10pm
The quarterly gallery crawl will feature dozens on stops throughout the Cultural District and include all open arts galleries, music, and live performances.
Cultural District galleries and art spaces (Downtown) | trustarts.org/crawl

Saturday, September 28

Contemporary CraftFree Admission: 10am – 5pm
Celebrate our 33 years in the Produce Terminal at the “Farewell Party”! Leave your mark on the gallery walls with drawings, messages, or treasured memories of your experiences with us and look ahead to the April 2020 Grand Reopening in our new home located in Upper Lawrenceville. We will also host an artist-led, hands-on art activity for all ages from 11am – 2pm.
2100 Smallman Street (Strip District) | contemporarycraft.org
North Hills Art CenterFree Admission: 10am – 1pm
Celebrate 60 years of Art in the North Hills with the North Hills Art Center’s 60th anniversary open house. Participate in art projects, have a piece of cake, and view art from our member artists. This event is free and open to the public.
3432 Babcock Blvd (Ross Township) | northhillsartcenter.org
Rachel Carson HomesteadFree Admission: 12-4pm  Join us as we celebrate with a visit from the National Aviary, explore our Sense of Wonder wooded trail or take a tour of the historic birthplace of the environmentalist who inspired eco-everything!  Reserve your house tour at rachelcarsonhomestead.org613 Marion Ave (Springdale) | rachelcarsonhomestead.org
Hill Dance Academy TheatreFree Admission: 1-3:35pm
Join us throughout the afternoon for 5 Twenty-Five Minutes of Dance & Artistic Fun!

1-1:25pm – HDAT Welcome & We All Dance

1:30 – 1:55pm – African Drumming

2 – 2:25pm – Hip Hop HDAT Style

2:50 – 3:05pm – Modern Dance

3:10 – 3:35pm – Having Fun with the ARTS
2900 Bedford Ave (Hill District) | 5678hdat.org
Texture Contemporary Ballet at New Hazlett TheaterFree Admission: 4pm
Texture presents excerpts from Beatles & Bach, followed by interactive games for the children in the audience. The New Hazlett is a creative hub for a diverse range of artists, audiences, and performances. (Note: tickets must be reserved in advance by visiting textureballet.org/tickets. Select Beatles & Back – Children’s Performance. Only one ticket needed per family.)
6 Allegheny Square East (North Side) | textureballet.org | newhazletttheater.org
Allegheny Land TrustFree Admission: 8 – 9pm
RADical Days Starlight Stroll
Ever wonder what our green spaces are like after dark? Join our trained education staff as we stroll under the light of the full moon each month. Topics vary depending on the evening’s leader and can include nocturnal and crepuscular creatures, astronomy, lore, and much more! Hikes run rain or shine for an hour each full moon. Great for families and community groups or as an extra credit activity for science classes. Pre-registration is required. Click here to register.
Wingfield Pines Conservation Area | 1560 Mayview Road alleghenylandtrust.org

Sunday, September 29

Children’s Museum / Museum LabFree Admission: 10am – 5pm
At the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh – Play with Real Stuff! Build and tinker with old and new technologies in MAKESHOP. Pump and move water in all directions in Waterplay. Explore contemporary and traditional arts practices in the Studio and much more.  At MuseumLab, a new museum for kids ages 10+, located adjacent to the Children’s Museum – cutting-edge experiences in technology, making, and art abound in the Tech Lab, Make Lab, and Studio Lab. Meet members of the Tuesday Musical Club String Ensemble for a “hands on” musical experience.
10 Children’s Way (North Side) | pittsburghkids.org | museumlab.org tuesdaymusicalclub.org
SLB RadioFree Admission: 12pm – 4pm
Visit the new SLB Satellite Studio used to create radio programming for The Saturday Light Brigade and Youth Express. Studio is in Museum Lab at the Children’s Museum.
10 Children’s Way (North Side) | slbradio.org
Pittsburgh CLO Academy of Musical TheaterFree Admission: 1 – 2:30pm
Join us for an interactive musical experience! Learn a song & dance from a Broadway musical and enjoy a performance by students of the CLO Academy. Space limited. Please reserve your spot no later than Friday, September 27:  (412) 281-2234 or email pmaloney@pittsburghclo.org. Recommended for ages 3 – 17 years old.
130 CLO Academy Way (Downtown) – entrance in alley way, NOT main entrance for Highmark Building. | pittsburghclo.org
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main (Oakland)Free Historical Tours: 1pm & 3pm
Join experienced staff and volunteer docents as we take you on a guided tour through Andrew Carnegie’s Main Library. You’ll get a look at the wonderful art and architecture that created this historic landmark, as well as how the building’s interior has changed over time. Tours will take place on Sundays at 1 PM and 3 PM and Wednesdays at 11 AM and 1 PM. All tours will meet in the front lobby of the Main Library. Registration is strongly suggested, but not required. Click here to register.
4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland) carnegielibrary.org
Arcade Comedy TheaterFree Admission: 7 – 8:30pm
Get ready to laugh at Bonus Stage, dubbed “Best Comedic Tasting Menu” (Pittsburgh Magazine)! See a variety of comedy teams and improv styles with a night showcasing hilarious, Arcade-trained performers. For ages 12 and up. Space limited – visit website for free tickets or click here to be linked directly.
943 Liberty Ave. (Downtown) | arcadecomedytheater.com
Pittsburgh SavoyardsFree Admission: 7 – 9pm
Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the first orchestra & cast music rehearsal for Gilbert & Sullivan’s Ruddigore. Suitable for all ages; space limited. Click here to reserve tickets.
523 Lincoln Avenue (Bellevue) | pittsburghsavoyards.org 

Tuesday, October 1

Boyce Mayview Park – Community & Recreation CenterFree Admission: 9:30am – 9:30pm
Adults and children of all ages are invited to visit the C&RC and Boyce Mayview Park for an open house. Classes and activities (both indoors and outdoors) will be held throughout the day free of charge. Schedule will be available in September.
1551 Mayview Rd. (Upper St. Clair) | twpusc.org/crc/special_events 
Pittsburgh Symphony OrchestraFree admission: 7:30-9pm
Celebrate RADical Days with a free concert at Heinz Hall! Associate conductor Andrés Franco leads the orchestra in a program of light classics perfect for music lovers young and old. Though this is a free performance with general admission, advance reservations are recommended. Reserve your tickets at the Heinz Hall box office in person, or at (412) 392-4900.
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave. (Downtown) | pittsburghsymphony.org

Wednesday, October 2

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical GardensFree Admission: 9:30am – 8pm
Explore the beauty and wonders of nature at Phipps, encompassing 15 acres including a historic 14-room glasshouse, 23 distinct gardens and three of the greenest buildings in the world, plus Van Gogh in Bloom. Wander through recreations of Van Gogh’s legendary paintings brought to three-dimensional life through vibrant blooms, majestic trees and hand-crafted props.
One Schenley Park (Oakland) | phipps.conservatory.org
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main (Oakland)Free Historical Tours: 11am & 1pm
Join experienced staff and volunteer docents as we take you on a guided tour through Andrew Carnegie’s Main Library. You’ll get a look at the wonderful art and architecture that created this historic landmark, as well as how the building’s interior has changed over time. Tours will take place on Sundays at 1 PM and 3 PM and Wednesdays at 11 AM and 1 PM. All tours will meet in the front lobby of the Main Library. Registration is strongly suggested, but not required. Click here to register.
4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland) carnegielibrary.org
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Hill DistrictFree Admission: 5-6pm
Family Playshop for children (infant to five years) and their parents. Visit carnegielibrary.org for more details.
2177 Centre Ave. (Hill District) | carnegielibrary.org

Thursday, October 3

Manchester Craftsmen’s GuildFree Admission: 6-8pm
Visit Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild for an evening that will feature a live listening session and radio show recording with MCG Jazz in our concert hall, gallery talks by artists, and live demonstrations in MCG Youth & Arts’ studios with a make-and-take RADical Days piece of artwork for guests.
1815 Metropolitan Street (North Side) | mcgyouthandarts.org
Audubon Society of Western PA: Owl ProwlFree Admission: 7 – 9pm
Learn about our local owls and search for them on our trails. Hike is led by a professional naturalist. Please call in advance to let us know about wheelchair accessibility needs; there is an ADA trail on site. Space is limited and advance registration is required at aswp.org or (412) 963-6100.
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve – 614 Dorseyville Rd. (Fox Chapel) | aswp.org

Friday, October 4

Pittsburgh Glass CenterFree Admission: 10am – 9pm
Join us for a free day of heat defying acts of art including glassblowing and flameworking demonstrations, plus the opening of Cuando el Río Suena, a new exhibition by Jaime Guerrero exploring themes of identity and struggle as they relate to the current global refugee crisis.
5472 Penn Ave. (Friendship) | pittsburghglasscenter.org 
Attack TheatreFree Admission: 6 – 9pm
Join us for Game Night and the Seven-Minute Dance Series in conjunction with Homestead First Fridays, along 8th Avenue in Homestead, PA. Old school games meet new school dance in this evening of fun, art, and friendship. No registration required; exact location TBD – stay updated at attacktheatre.com/gamenight
8th Avenue (Homestead) | attacktheatre.com/gamenight
Silver Eye Center for PhotographyFree Admission: 6 – 10pm
As part of the Penn Avenue Unblurred First Friday Art Walk, the annual Silver Eye Book Fair includes a curated selection of innovative publishers and celebrates artists creating beautiful, strange, and utterly unique photobooks. Browse the fair Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th to build or start your own photobook collection and find holiday gifts for the art and photography lovers on your list.
4808 Penn Ave. (Bloomfield) | silvereye.org 
AssembleFree Admission: 6 – 10pm
Join us for the free Unblurred Opening for Home Color by Rebecca Harrison. This event is for all ages. Home Color explores the natural, manmade, and cultural color and textures of Southwestern Pennsylvania. The exhibition will feature an installation of a bedroom, connecting a personal “home” to a regional “home,” as well as the relationships between land, culture, individuals, and industry.
4824 Penn Ave. (Bloomfield) | assemblepgh.org
South Hills Chorale at Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music HallFree Admission: 6pm open house & tour; 7:30pm concert   Check out the historic ‘Carnegie Carnegie’ Library and its rare Civil War Room, followed by a special concert by the 80 voice South Hills Chorale in the acoustically superb Music Hall.300 Beechwood Avenue (Carnegie) | carnegiecarnegie.org | southhillschorale.org

Saturday, October 5

Sweetwater Center for the ArtsFree admission: 12 – 3pm
Join us for an art open house! Attendees will be able to experiment in the media of culinary, ceramics, painting, and more! Children 12 and under should be accompanied by an adult. Accessible entrance on main and bottom floors. Please RSVP in advance at sweetwaterartcenter.org.
200 Broad St. (Sewickley) | sweetwaterartcenter.org
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – OaklandFree Admission 1 – 4pm
Historic Pittsburgh Fair – free and open to all ages. Visit carnegielibrary.org for more details.
4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland) | carnegielibrary.org
Silver Eye Center for PhotographyFree Admission: 11am – 5pm
The annual Silver Eye Book Fair includes a curated selection of innovative publishers and celebrates artists creating beautiful, strange, and utterly unique photobooks. Browse the fair Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th to build or start your own photobook collection and find holiday gifts for the art and photography lovers on your list.
4808 Penn Ave. (Bloomfield) | silvereye.org 

Sunday, October 6

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG AquariumFree admission: 9am-5pm (gates close at 4pm)
From the echoing call of a swinging siamang to the playful splash of a California sea lion, experience it all for free this RADical Day! Sponsored by PPG. Please expect traffic congestion and large crowds.

10AM-noon: Join us for kids activities and giveaways with Chamber Music Pittsburgh.

Noon-1PM: Performance by the River City Brass Quintet, an all-brass ensemble playing an eclectic mix of jazz, rock, classical, and Broadway tunes. 

Visit pittsburghzoo.org/rad-day for up-to-date times and locations.
7370 Baker St. (Highland Park) | pittsburghzoo.org | chambermusicpittsburgh.org | rivercitybrass.org
National AviaryFree Admission: 10am – 5pm
Walk through immersive habitats with free-flying birds from around the world, and see rare and endangered birds including penguins, flamingos, eagles, owls, parrots, and even a sloth!
700 Arch Street (North Side) | aviary.org
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main (Oakland)Free Historical Tours: 1pm & 3pm
Join experienced staff and volunteer docents as we take you on a guided tour through Andrew Carnegie’s Main Library. You’ll get a look at the wonderful art and architecture that created this historic landmark, as well as how the building’s interior has changed over time. Tours will take place on Sundays at 1 PM and 3 PM and Wednesdays at 11 AM and 1 PM. All tours will meet in the front lobby of the Main Library. Registration is strongly suggested, but not required. Click here to register.
4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland) carnegielibrary.org
Pittsburgh Arts & LecturesFree Admission – 2:30pm
Join us for a Words & Pictures lecture with award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Lecture Hall. Recommended for Middle Grade readers and above.
4400 Forbes Avenue (Oakland) | pittsburghlectures.org

Monday, October 7

David L. Lawrence Convention CenterFree Tours: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm
Take a special tour of the environmentally-smart Gold/Platinum LEED-certified building, with breathtaking views and a suspended roof structure. Call (412) 565-6000 to reserve your tour time. Complimentary parking is available in the DLCC garage on 10th Street. Bring your parking ticket in and exchange it for your ticket.
1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd. (Downtown) | pittsburghcc.com
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & MuseumFree Admission: 10am – 4pm
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum is a unique military memorial dedicated to honoring the men and women of all branches of service, from all generations and conflicts.
4141 Fifth Ave. (Oakland) | soldiersandsailorshall.org
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – HazelwoodFree Admission: 11am – 12pm
Family Playshop for children (infant to five years) and their parents. Visit carnegielibrary.org for more details.
5006 Second Ave. (Hazelwood) | carnegielibrary.org
The Tull Family TheaterFree Admission: 1pm
Join us for Relationships and Aging: a free screening of the real-life story, The Age of Love, and a post-screening discussion on healthy relationships in aging featuring a panel of local experts, moderated by Allegheny Health Network geriatrician Dr. Morgan Mihok.
418 Walnut St. (Sewickley) | thetullfamilytheater.org

Tuesday, October 8

Pittsburgh Botanic GardenFree Admission: 10am – 4pm
Explore the region’s all outdoor botanic garden. Visit Hillside Pollinator Garden, and stop by the Apiary. Borrow a backpack filled with field guides and activities for walking in the Woodlands. Visit the Japanese Garden, featuring the Lotus Pond. Fun for all ages, and the family dog is welcome, too.
799 Pinkerton Run Rd. (Oakdale) | pittsburghbotanicgarden.org
Associated Artists of PittsburghFree Admission: 5:30-7:30pm
A reception and artist talk for Mixed Red, an exhibition featuring the work of member Scott Hunter, at Point Park University’s Tomayko Gallery.
201 Wood Street (Downtown) | aapgh.org

Wednesday, October 9

Heinz FieldFree Admission: 10am – 3pm (TOURS ONLY)
Heinz Field provides guests with a behind-the-scenes look into the FedEx Great Hall, including the new Hall of Honor, Clubs, Luxury Suites, Press Box, Field and much more. Tours on the hour; limit 50 guests per tour. Tours are first come, first served. NO RESERVATIONS. Enter at the FedEx Great Hall Tours Gate.
900 Art Rooney Ave. (North Shore) | heinzfield.com
PNC ParkFree admission: 10am-3pm (TOURS ONLY)
Places you may visit are the Legacy Theatre, Batting Cages, Dugout and Press Box. Tours take place on the hour from 10am-3pm with the last tour starting at 2pm. 80 guest maximum per tour, on a first come, first served basis. NO RESERVATIONS. Enter the gate next to the Willie Stargell Statue on Federal Street. This event is subject to cancellation based on ballpark events/post-season play. Check the RADical Days web and social media sites on Oct. 8 for any cancellation notice.
115 Federal St. (North Shore) | pirates.com/tours
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main (Oakland)Free Historical Tours: 11am & 1pm
Join experienced staff and volunteer docents as we take you on a guided tour through Andrew Carnegie’s Main Library. You’ll get a look at the wonderful art and architecture that created this historic landmark, as well as how the building’s interior has changed over time. Tours will take place on Sundays at 1 PM and 3 PM and Wednesdays at 11 AM and 1 PM. All tours will meet in the front lobby of the Main Library. Registration is strongly suggested, but not required. Click here to register.
4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland) carnegielibrary.org
Pittsburgh Public Theater Acting Classes at Moon Township Public LibraryFree Admission: 6-7pm
An interactive and fun experience for students to learn about theater through acting and improv games. Space Limited; RSVP at moonlibrary.org or call 412-269-0334.
1700 Beaver Grade Rd #100 (Coraopolis) | moonlibrary.org

Saturday, October 12

The Frick PittsburghFree admission: 10am – 5pm
Free family activities! Explore Clayton, the restored Frick family mansion; discover amazing vehicles and view the exhibition The Hunt for a Seat: Sporting Carriages in the Early Twentieth Century at the Car and Carriage Museum; and experience fine and decorative art at The Frick Art Museum. Reservations are not required.
7227 Reynolds St. (Point Breeze) | thefrickpittsburgh.org
Pittsburgh Musical TheaterFree Admission: 10:30am – 1pm
Join Pittsburgh Musical Theater for Dancing in the Streets! – a day of live music and performances, as well as vendors from the West End. Snacks and refreshments provided. No reservations needed.
327 South Main Street (West End) | pittsburghmusicals.com
Pittsburgh Cultural TrustAll workshops are free, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. Register at trustarts.org/education. 10–10:30am (3 – 4 yr olds) AND 11–11:45am (5 – 6 yr olds): Dance Days: Afro-Caribbean Beats
Our youngest artists can dance their cares away, as they explore how to maintain a steady beat, perform call and response, and develop their own moves all inspired by Afro-Caribbean rhythms. 1– 4pm (For all ages; participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult): Sketch Crawl in Katz Plaza (meet at the corner of Penn Ave and 7th St.)
Guided by one of the Trust’s talented teaching artists, you will go on an art-filled journey through the Cultural District, stopping and sketching in response to what you see all along the way. Bring a sketch-book, your favorite drawing medium, and a chair. 1-4pm (6th – 8th grade): Magnificent Mega Masks
Working with fluted cardboard, you will fold, roll, shape, and cut your way to creating an original large-scale mask inspired by global designs and iconography. 5-8pm (age 18+): Anything but Clothes Costume-Making
What do bubble wrap, duct tape, and swim noodles all have in common? They are just some of the fun, fantastic supplies you might use when you create an original costume that will most certainly be anything but clothes.
All events are held at the Trust Arts Education Center (807 Liberty Ave.) unless otherwise noted | trustarts.org
Chatham Baroque with WQED-FMFree Admission – 2:30pm
An all ages concert of spirited music by Bach, Corelli, and more featuring Andrew Fouts (violin), Patricia Halverson (viola da gamba), and Scott Pauley (theorbo). The program will be recorded live by WQED-FM and the station’s host Jim Cunningham will lead a lively discussion after the performance.
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary – Hicks Memorial Chapel – 616 N. Highland Ave (Highland Park) | chathambaroque.org | wqedfm.org
Quantum TheatreFree discussion – time/location TBD
Join Quantum Theatre and Yvonne Hudson of New Place Collaborations and Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks for a Q&A session about Anne Hathaway, the mysterious wife of William Shakespeare, in preparation for Quantum’s Shakespeare’s Will, which runs Nov. 8 – Dec. 1. Email Shannon (sknapp@quantumtheatre.com) for more details and to reserve your spot.
Location TBD | quantumtheatre.com

Sunday, October 13

Mattress FactoryFree Admission: 10am – 5pm
Please join us for a free admission day! Simply stop by the museum, anytime from 10am – 5pm, and explore three buildings of installation art, including our newest exhibition, Factory Installed 2019. No reservations required.
500 Sampsonia Way (North Side) | mattress.org
Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural HistoryFree admission: 10am – 5pm
Two beloved museums under one roof! Bask in favorite works by Van Gogh, Monet, Cassatt, Rothko, and many others and enjoy hands-on art-making at Carnegie Museum of Art. See the original fossils of iconic dinosaurs and explore the world-renowned displays of gems and minerals, wildlife, Ancient Egypt, and more at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland) | carnegiemuseums.org
Fort Pitt MuseumFree Admission: 10am – 5pm
Step back in time to Pittsburgh’s birthplace at the Fort Pitt Museum in historic Point State Park. Discover the world-shaping events that occurred right here in Western Pennsylvania.
  601 Commonwealth Place, Building B (Point State Park) | heinzhistorycenter.org/fort-pitt
Pittsburgh Youth ChorusFree Community Performance: 2pm
“It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” (a winter concert preview)…hear the talented singers of PYC sprinkle a little holiday joy into your afternoon!

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