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Old 09-27-2007, 04:53 PM
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10 RADical Days

Enjoy free admissions, musical and dance performances, and family activities offered by many of the cultural organizations that are funded by the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD), includes favorites such as the Carnegie Science Center, the Senator John Heinz Regional History Center, the National Aviary, the Pittsburgh Zoo, Heinz Field, PNC Park, the Pittsburgh Voyager and more. Runs September 26 thru October 7 at multiple Pittsburgh area locations.


Your RAD-funded regional assets are saying “thank you” with free admissions, musical and dance performances, and family activities. RAD is your sales tax dollars in support of public libraries, parks, sports and civic venues, and cultural and arts organizations in Allegheny County.
Free admission is limited to the day indicated, only. Participating assets are NOT offering free admission every day. Check listings for each asset’s free date, times and limitations. Admissions are first come, first served. No rain checks. Come experience and discover your regional assets!

Tuesday, September 25
American Jewish Museum
Free Admission 6:45AM-9:30PM
The American Jewish Museum (AJM) strives to present the best of contemporary art from throughout the country, exception traveling exhibitions from world-class museums, and progressive regional artists. Current exhibit, Of the Painted Image, inaugurates AJM’s celebration of paintings by young Jewish artists who contribute substantive works to the dialogue of 21st century artistic practices.
5738 Forbes Avenue (at the Jewish Community Center, Squirrel Hill)

Attack Theatre
Free Admission to Open Rehearsal 2-4PM and 6-8PM
Join Attack Theatre as we prepare for the upcoming production Someplace, not here. This world-premiere performance, opening September 28, is a tale of chance encounters and missed connections, and features the full-throttle energy of Attack Theatre dancers and the heart-rending sounds of Pittsburgh’s own Local Honey Experience, an evocative dance of one night, many lives, some place…not here.
4801 Penn Avenue (Garfield, adjacent to Attack Theatre Studios)

Mellon Arena
Free Admission 6-9PM: Family Skate and Locker Room Tours
66 Mario Lemieux Way (Uptown)
Family skate sessions between 6-7:15 and 7:45-9PM. Ice will be cleared between sessions. You MUST bring your own skates; no entering ice without skates; no hockey sticks; under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Tours from 6-9PM, lasting approximately 45 minutes; last tour at 8PM. Parking is free in the South and East lots starting at 5:30PM. Enter at Gate #2 (Centre Avenue). Concession stands open.

Wednesday, September 26
Allegheny-Kiski Valley Heritage Museum
Free Admission Noon-3pmThe museum preserves and celebrates the cultural, industrial and ethnic heritage of the Allegheny and Kiskiminetas river valleys in southwestern, PA. Explore exhibits that illustrate the history of the region, including aluminum, glass and steel, the economic engines that attracted entrepreneurs, immigrant labor and union organizers to the area. 224 East Seventh Avenue (Tarentum)

Attack Theatre
Free Admission 2-4PM and 6-8PM
See site and program details on September 25.

Thursday, September 27
Manchester Craftsmen's Guild/MCG Jazz: Jazz Insights with James Moody
Free Admission 6:45PM
Jazz Insights are pre-concert interactive interviews hosted by WDUQ-FM personality, Tony Mowod. Free and open to the public. Jazz Insights generally are lively discussions where the audience is encouraged to ask questions. Concert is not included.
1815 Metropolitan Street (North Shore)

Friday, September 28
Allegheny-Kiski Valley Heritage Museum
Free Admission Noon-3pm
See site and program details on September 26.

Saturday, September 29
Bulgarian-Macedonian National Education and Cultural Center
Free Admission 9AM-3PM
The Bulgarian Cultural Center was created in 1995 as an outgrowth of BMBA. Its Mission is to embrace, preserve and present the cultural values and rich traditions of the Bulgarian and Macedonian people and to articulate and promote those values and traditions as a way of enhancing tolerance, preserving tradition and promoting understanding among all people.
449-451 West Eighth Avenue (West Homestead)

Carnegie Museum of Art
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Free Admission 10AM-5PM
You can see, touch and discover the world at Carnegie Museum of Natural History in more than 20 exhibit halls, through regularly scheduled museum tours, by spending time in the Discovery Room, and by stopping at the Discovery Carts throughout the museum. Visit the recently reopened Hillman Hall of Minerals & Gems. And at Carnegie Museum of Art, see a distinguished collection of American and European works from the 16th century to the present, and stop by and participate in the museum’s ARTventures family art-making activities. Special exhibits include Masters of American Drawing & Watercolor.
Performances by Children's Festival Chorus Bel Canto singers, and UMOJA African Arts Company.
4400 Forbes Avenue (Oakland)

Soldiers and Sailors National Military Museum
Free Admission 10AM-4PM
Come tour a Museum dedicated to honoring the United States men and women who have served our country in times of conflict. Unique and engaging exhibits begin with the Civil War and continue through present day conflict.
4141 Fifth Avenue (Oakland)

WQED-FM: Cultural District Studio Tour
Free Admission noon-3PM
Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a radio announcer? The here’s your chance to find out. Take a tour of the only radio station in the cultural district! Visit the Carolyn M. Byham Cultural District Studio in Theatre Square, sit behind the microphone, and meet WQED’s radio announcers. Due to studio space limitations, tours will be given in small groups on a first-come, first-served basis.
655 Penn Avenue (Downtown)

Pittsburgh Opera: Rising Stars of Pittsburgh Opera
Free Concert 7PM
Be among the first to hear the hot young artists of Pittsburgh Opera Center, one of the nation’s leading operatic training programs. These seven artists, among the top talent worldwide, introduce themselves through their favorite songs and arias, and give you a unique behind-the-scenes look at the audition process. Reserve your tickets in advance—call 412-281-0912 or sign up at www.pittsburghopera.org.
CAPA Theater, 119 Ninth Street (at Ft. Duquesne Blvd, Downtown)

Sunday, September 30
Sen. John Heinz History Center and Western PA Sports Museum
Free Admission 10AM-5PM
The Senator John Heinz History Center is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and the largest history museum in Pennsylvania. It features the new Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, and includes six floors of permanent and changing exhibitions, telling the 250-year old story of Western Pennsylvania. Today, be a part of the live TV audience for KDKA’s Steelers Kickoff show from 11:30 to noon!
Performances by Kuntu Repertory Theatre, Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra, and UMOJA African Arts Company.
1212 Smallman Street (Strip District)

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild/MCG Jazz: pre-concert talk with James Moody
Free Admission: 1:45PM
Concert not included.
See site and program details on September 27.

How can a charm bracelet be RADical? Visit the following North Side regional assets on September 30 and find out more about the sparkling “charms” comprising Pittsburgh’s newest (and oldest) family district:

National Aviary in Pittsburgh
Free Admission 9AM-5PM
Get nose to beak with flamingos, penguins, macaws, owls and more at the National Aviary, home to more than 600 birds! Watch as birds eat, bathe, fly and play in free-flight exhibits that surround you with the wonder of nature, including the brand-new Lories & Friends exhibit!
Allegheny Commons West – Entrance off Arch Street (North Side)

Artists Image Resource
Free Admission 11AM-4PM
Artists Image Resource (AIR) is a non-profit print and imaging organization created to serve as a resource to artists and students. AIR integrates the production of fine art printwork with innovative educational programs that explore the creative process. Take part in art-making, art viewing and hands-on art creation.
518 Foreland Street (North Side)

Carnegie Science Center & UPMC Sports Works™
Free Admission 10AM-5PM
We bring the world of science alive for visitors of all ages. Delight in an interactive planetarium, a cold war submarine, the world’s best model railroad display, three live demonstration theaters, and a building full of 400 hands-on exhibits. (Omnimax™ tickets are an additional purchase.)
One Allegheny Avenue (North Shore)

The Andy Warhol Museum
Free Admission 10AM-5PM
At The Andy Warhol Museum, visitors of all ages will find something to talk about, chuckle over, delight in or ponder for days. And you’ll leave knowing that contemporary art is alive and kicking. Special exhibits include Georgia O’Keefe and Andy Warhol.
117 Sandusky Street (North Shore)

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Free Admission Noon-5PM
Take off on fantastic flights of imagination at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and return to earth to slide down a bowling alley, build and launch a boat, ink your own silkscreen, catch words that fall from the sky and much, much more.
Performances by Gemini Theater Company and Pittsburgh Musical Theater Stars.
10 Children’s Way (North Side)

The Mattress Factory
Free Admission Noon-5PM
Visit the Mattress Factory and experience room-sized works of art, called installations, and find out why we call it "Art You Can Get Into!" Come for FREE–take a guided tour of the exhibitions–participate in ARTLab– make your own art to bring home, and more!
500 Sampsonia Way (North Side)

New Hazlett Theater
Free Outdoor Activities Noon-4PM
Join us as we celebrate our first anniversary as a multi-use venue for the performing arts. Free event for all ages featuring music, refreshments and hands-on activities.
6 Allegheny Square (North Side)

Monday, October 1
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Free Admission 9:30AM-5PM; admission closes at 4PM.
Phipps is proud to present the works of renowned American artist Dale Chihuly in a spectacular event designed exclusively for our conservatory. Right here in our lush and inspiring gardens, Chihuly has planted an installation of his wild and wonderful creations - and the result is simply breathtaking. Known for his flamboyant colors, monumental sculptures and outdoor displays. Access is limited to 200 people per half hour beginning at 9:30 a.m. The last visitors will be admitted at 4:00 p.m. Tickets will be distributed at the door on a first-come first-served basis.
One Schenley Park (Oakland)

Allegheny-Kiski Valley Heritage Museum
Free Admission Noon-3PM
See site and program details on September 26.

Tuesday, October 2
American Jewish Museum
Free Admission 6:45AM-9:30PM
See site and program details on September 25.

RiverQuest (formerly Pittsburgh Voyager)

Wednesday, October 3
Heinz Field
Free Admission 10AM-4PM Tours Only
Home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the University of Pittsburgh Panthers and host of special events and concerts. Tours on the hour. Limit 50 guests per tour; first come-first-serve. South Plaza and Coca-Cola Great Hall also open. Enter under Coca-Cola Great Hall sign along Art Rooney Avenue.
Art Rooney Avenue (North Shore)

Allegheny-Kiski Valley Heritage Museum
Free Admission Noon-3PM
See site and program details on September 26.

Friday, October 5
PNC Park
Free Admission 10AM-3PM Tours Only
The tour of PNC Park, The Best Ballpark in America, will take you behind-the-scenes of this intimate ballpark. Places you may visit are the batting cages, press box, seating area and Highmark Legacy Square. Tours take place from 10AM-3PM with the last tour starting at 2PM. Tours run every hour with a 60 guest maximum, on a first-come, first-served basis. Please enter at the Left Field Gate on Federal Street, by the Willie Stargell statue.
115 Federal Street (North Shore)

Pittsburgh Glass Center
Free Admission 10AM-9PM
Join us for an open house featuring heat defying acts of art in our state of the art flame working and glass blowing studios!
5472 Penn Avenue (East End, two blocks west of Negley Avenue)

August Wilson Center for African American Culture– 209/9 Gallery
Free Admission Noon-8PM
Exhibition and evening opening Reception for Soul Scapes: An exhibition from Women of Visions. The term “Soul” in Black vernacular often refers to a sense of ethnic pride expressed in language, social customs, religion and music. This exhibit analyzes the Soul’s manifestations in a stunning array of media, including paintings, ceramics, photographs, fiber and mixed media.
209 9th Street (Downtown)

Allegheny-Kiski Valley Heritage Museum
Free Admission Noon-3PM
See site and program details on September 26.

Pittsburgh Filmmakers
Free Admission 7:30PM
America's most prestigious festival of independent and experimental film, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, puts together an annual touring show.
Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Avenuue (Oakland)

Saturday, October 6
Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
Free Admission 9AM-5PM (gates close at 4PM)
You can’t get any closer to wildlife - not even in HD, not even in the wild! See our one-year-old tigers playing by their viewing window, enjoy the elephant family dipping into their watering hold, laugh at the penguins hopping, and marvel at the sharks lurking at the surface of the water. Don’t miss the polar bears and sea otters as they frolic on the water’s edge.
Performances by The Pittsburgh Philharmonic, Saltworks Theatre Company and UMOJA African Arts Company.
One Wild Place (Highland Park)

Society for Contemporary Craft
Free Admission 10AM-5PM
See contemporary work in clay, glass, wood, metal fiber and found objects by local and national artists. Make art yourself in the drop-in studio or shop in the store.
2100 Smallman Street (Strip District)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Free Concert 11AM-Noon
Join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for a concert of season highlights. Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh will lead the PSO in works by Brahms, Stravinsky and Elgar. The orchestra will also perform Berlioz’s exciting Symphonie fantastique. To reserve tickets, stop by the Heinz Hall box office or call 412-392-4900.
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Avenue (Downtown)

WQED-FM: Cultural District Studio Tour, Noon-3PM
Free admission Noon-3PM
Come by the Cultural District’s only radio station when you visit the Carolyn M. Byham Cultural District Studio in Theatre Square and see a live music radio broadcast! Meet WQED radio personalities, get some autographs, and from noon-1PM, say hello to Pittsburgh Symphony Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch when he visits with the WQED radio personalities! Get an autograph, too - first-come, first-served. (Consider taking in the Pittsburgh Symphony's free RADical Days concert from 11-AM-noon, then walk just a few blocks to our studio!)
655 Penn Avenue (Downtown at Theater Square)

August Wilson Center for African American Culture- 209/9 Gallery
Free Admission Noon-5PM
See exhibit description on October 5. (No reception on this date.)

Allegheny County Parks: Hartwood Acres Hay Day
Free Admission Noon-4PM
This event features all sorts of fun, including storytelling, slides, pony rides, an arts and crafts center, a petting zoo, miniature train, music, clowns and more! There is a small charge for refreshments. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.
200 Hartwood Acres (North Hills)

Pittsburgh Filmmakers
Free Admission 7:30PM
See site details on October 5.

Sunday, October 7
Frick Art & Historical Center
Free Admission 10AM-5PM
The Frick offers an array of FREE activities for the whole family. Explore the first floor of Clayton, Henry Clay Frick's restored mansion, discover amazing vehicles in the Car and Carriage Museum and experience extraordinary art in our special exhibition In the Studios of Paris: William Bouguereau & His American Students. Scavenger hunts for kids and take-home art activities, too!
7227 Reynolds Street (Point Breeze)

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Main Presents The Poorhouse Singers
Free Concert 2-3PM
Experience the library in a whole new way! Established as a public trust in 1895, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh serves the citizens of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County with a distinguished history of leadership among the country’s great public libraries. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh presents an afternoon with The Poorhouse Singers, an acoustic group that performs modern and traditional folk music in and around Pittsburgh.
4400 Forbes Avenue (Oakland)

Kelly-Strayhorn Theater: An Evening of RADical Dance and Music
Free Admission 7-8:30PM
Come for an exciting evening of music and dance showcasing a variety of regional assets, including Bulgarian Cultural Center dancers, LABCO Dance, South Hills Chorale, and UMOJA African Arts Company.
Parking easily available in the Carnegie Library-East Liberty lot.
5941 Penn Avenue (East Liberty)

Additional RADical Days Activities
Allegheny County Library Association
Our local libraries provide lifelong learning opportunities and a wealth of programs. Libraries will host a variety of free programs during RADical Days. Contact your local library through www.aclalibraries.org to find RADical Days programs.

Plus, on Friday, October 19

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust: Gallery Crawl
Free Admission 5:30-9PM
Various venues in the Cultural District (Downtown)
Fast becoming one of the region’s most anticipated events, the Gallery Crawl is a free quarterly showcase of art and entertainment in the heart of the Cultural District featuring cutting-edge art exhibitions at over a dozen venues, live music, and more. This fall's Crawl will be held in conjunction with The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Australia Festival. Lead Sponsor: First Commonwealth; Media sponsors: City Paper, WYEP 91.3 FM
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Old 09-27-2007, 05:50 PM
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Thumbs up Great Post

This is a great way to see things in Pittsburgh that you might not want to pay to see.

Like, performance art or something.
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:28 PM
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as I read on this forum..............The only thing to do in Pittsburgh is drink and go out to eat..............................
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Cosmic Charlie View Post
as I read on this forum..............The only thing to do in Pittsburgh is drink and go out to eat..............................
Well, I guess you could do that too.....in between all the museums and art gallery visits.

blessings, Shen
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:53 AM
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Does anyone know what day the zoo event is?
Thank you!
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by beiler0817 View Post
Does anyone know what day the zoo event is?
Thank you!
This post is two years old... sorry
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by beiler0817 View Post
Does anyone know what day the zoo event is?
Thank you!
this thred is 2 years old. i think its over now
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:01 AM
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This year's schedule: Allegheny Regional Asset District | RADical Days 2009 Schedule
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:11 AM
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Thank you!!! =)
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by fleetiebelle View Post
Thanks. You need to make an entirely new thread for this.
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