Wednesday, September 26, 2012

This week's freebies for RADical Days


Heinz Field
Free admission 10am-3pm (tours only)
Home of the Six-Time Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers, the Pitt Panthers and host of special events and concerts. Tours on the hour; last tour starts at 3pm. Limit 50 guests per hour. First come, first served. Enter under the FedEx Great Hall sign along Art Rooney Avenue.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Free admission for special tour 1-1:30pm
Free half-hour tour of the 2012 Artist of the Year and Emerging Artist exhibitions.
6300 Fifth Avenue (Shady Side)

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust: Gallery CrawlFree admission 5:30-9pm
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Gallery Crawl is an open house of visual art, performance, music, dance and fun. Celebrating artists from the region and around the globe, the Crawl provides a snapshot of the year-round activity in the Cultural District.

Frick Art & Historical Center
Free admission 10am-5pm
Free family activities! Explore Clayton, the restored Frick mansion, discover amazing vehicles at the Car and Carriage Museum, and experience fine art at The Frick Art Museum. Scavenger hunts, games and art activities.

Fort Pitt Museum
Free admission 10am-5pm
Visit the Fort Pitt Museum to learn about the founding of Pittsburgh. Meet Revolutionary War reenactors and find out what life was like 230 years ago.

Young Men and Women’s African Heritage Assn: Nia Quilt Guild
Free admission 11am-6pm
At the YMWAHA art tour, be the first to see the Nia Quilt Guild 2012 exhibition, as well as local artists’ prints and lithographs. Enjoy the music of the Nia Steel Pan Drum Ensemble.

Allegheny County Parks: Hartwood Acres Hay Day
Free admission 11am-4pm
Kids of all ages will enjoy Fall fun activities: hay rides, pony rides, petting zoo, music, arts and crafts, “I made it!” Market, “Books are Fun” Book fair, and food vendors.


Sen. John Heinz History Center
Free admission 10am-5pm
From the French & Indian War to the Super Bowl-winning Steelers, discover 250 years of Pittsburgh history, including the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum. Performances by Pittsburgh CLO Academy of Musical Theater (noon), Pittsburgh Youth Ballet (1pm), the South Hills Chorale (2pm), and the Children's Festival Chorus (3PM).

National AviaryFree admission 10am-5pm
Get nose to beak with flamingoes, penguins, macaws, owls and more. Watch as birds eat, bathe, and play in free-flight exhibits. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of a real penguin colony at Penguin Point.

Free Admission noon-6pm
See description and details on September 29th listing.

Carnegie Museum of ArtCarnegie Museum of Natural History
Free admission Noon-5pm
Visit one of the world’s best natural history museums, and the art museum where the local and the global meet—in one dynamic destination! Enjoy hands-on activities for kids and grown-ups and see some of the most exciting collections of art and science anywhere on Earth.

Children’s Museum
Free admission 10am-5pm
Build and tinker with old and new technologies to make your own exciting projects in MAKESHOP. Launch a boat down a 53-foot waterway, climb aboard Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood trolley, ink your own silkscreen, and don’t forget to take a stroll through the revitalized Buhl Community Park at Allegheny Square, directly across from the Children’s Museum. Performances by members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Fiddlesticks (1pm), and the Bulgarian Dance troupe Otets Paissii (2pm). Quilting with the Nia Quilt Guild in the MAKESHOP (2-4pm).

Carnegie Library – Main: Cy Hungerford Exhibit and Discussion, featuring Rob Rogers and Tim Menees
Free admission 2-3pm
Cy Hungerford was Pittsburgh’s premier editorial cartoonist from 1927 until 1977. Accomplished cartoonists Rob Rogers and Tim Menees will discuss Hungerford’s impact and how cartoons continue to take on local and national politics. A gallery exhibit, featuring a number of Hungerford’s original cartoons, highlights the Library’s extensive Hungerford collection. The exhibit will be on display from September 23-October 6.

Find out more about RADical Days 2012 here.

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