One of the best times of the year to be in Pittsburgh is here:
FREE admission to lots of local venues!
The Allegheny Regional Asset District - or, RAD - is your local sales tax
dollars in support of our regional libraries, parks and trails, sports
facilities, and arts and culture. Since 1994, RAD has funded more than $1.3
billion in grants to places and to organizations that create a positive impact
on the lives of residents of and visitors to Allegheny County. RADical Days is a
“thank you” to the public for its support of the assets through RAD.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Free admission 9:30am-5pm
Unearth the powers of healing plants from around the world as beautiful fountains provide a release from the summer heat during the Summer Flower Show: Fountain of Youth. Bring the family and let them welcome you to a world where nature's treasures are revealed. One Schenley Park Drive (Oakland). Phipps.conservatory.org
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Free art activities for kids and families.
1047 Shady Ave. (Shady
for Contemporary Craft
Free admission 10am-5pm
Laugh at human
behaviors, banana-peel jokes, cartoon characters and more at Humor in
, an exhibit where 32 artists make fun of almost everything. Turn
jokes into jewelry in the Drop-In Studio. Curator Brigitte Martin and Editorial
Cartoonist Rob Rogers explore the question, “What do we laugh at?” from
21st & Smallman Streets (Strip District)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
The Andy Warhol Museum
Challenging, energizing and exploring all that art can and should
be. At The Warhol, you have the chance to truly experience art. Whether you come
to see the permanent collection, a performance, a visiting artist’s work, a
party, or just for lunch, you’ll find something to talk about, laugh over,
delight in, or ponder for days.
117 Sandusky St. (North Shore)
Free admission 10am-5pm
Hands-on science fun for
all ages, including GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World
roboworld™, planetarium, Highmark SportsWorks®, an authentic submarine, and a
world-renowned model railroad display – plus cool shows about food science and
physics! (Omnimax theater is an additional cost.)
One Allegheny Ave. (North
Visit EXPLORER, the world’s first green educational vessel
for free science activities at the dock, including RiverWorks Discovery®,
sponsored by Port of Pittsburgh Commission. There is a fee for parking.
Allegheny Ave. (North Shore, docked next to Carnegie Science Center
Free admission 1-5pm
The Mattress Factory is a museum of
contemporary art that presents art that you can get in to: room-sized
environments created by in residence artists.
500 Sampsonia Way (North
Prime Stage Theater
Presenting a full five-hour, non-stop presentation from theater
company Veritas Vita Collaborative, music from Thoth Trio, Paz & Ukelele
Eddie and Emay & the New Hazlett Houseband, New Northside resident artist
collective Cyberpunk Apocalypse, and film viewings of the new Northside zombie
feature “Spineview,” as well as a documentary by Robert Isenberg.
Prime Stage Theater will present a sneak preview reading of its fall production
Fahrenheit 451, being directed by Justin Fortunato on September 23rd at the New
6 Allegheny Square East (next to the Children’s Museum,
Opera Up Close: Rigoletto
Free admission 2-3:30pm
Up Close is an in-depth, lecture-format look at the music and story of Verdi’s
Rigoletto with Maestro Walker, plus singers and directors from the
2425 Liberty Ave. (Strip District)
Opera: Rising Stars Concert
Free admission 6-8pm
Opera’s Resident Artist Program is hailed as one of the country’s leading
training programs for young singers. Meet our 2012-13 Resident Artists as they
introduce themselves through their favorite arias. Reservations are required.
Limit four seats. Register online or at 412-281-0912, ext. 216.
details above on September 23rd.