August 30, 2018

Back and Better than Ever: RADical Days Returns September 21st

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PITTSBURGH—RADical Days returns on September 21st with more events, new events and returning events that will excite and entertain the region for a month. Since 2002, regional assets have provided free admissions, performances and activities through RADical Days. The annual event is a “thank you” to the public from RAD and its funded assets for the sales tax dollars that support the region’s libraries, parks and trails, sports and civic facilities, arts and culture organizations, and transit.

  • More events: This year there are a record 71 RADical Days events
  • New events: including an Arcade Comedy Theater showcase; Pop Up concerts with Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras and Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, at regional libraries; Calliope Songwriters Circle concerts; a Stroll Under the Stars at the Wingfield Pines Conservation Area; Western PA Conservancy volunteer garden day; behind the scenes at a Quantum Theatre production; architectural tours at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Main; gallery and art exhibits with Associated Artists and Film Pittsburgh; and an interactive art mural at Northland Public Library.
  • Returning events: including the National Aviary, the Audubon Society’s Owl Prowls, Children’s Museum, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, all four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, tours of PNC Park and Heinz Field, and youth theater workshops with Pittsburgh Public Theater.

“RADical Days showcases the region’s diverse offerings, the places and experiences that show who we are and what we care about,” said Daniel J. Griffin, RAD Board Chair. “The free admissions and performances are diverse, accessible and open to all. With more events than ever before, we hope that more people than ever before come out and get to know their regional assets.”

Assets are NOT offering free admission every day. Check listings for each asset’s free day or performances, times and limitations. Admissions are first-come, first-served; no rain checks. Some events may require advance reservations, or have space or age limitations. Parking fees might be charged at venue lots. RADical Days are open to all and accessible (with space and age limitations as noted).

Throughout RADical Days, county libraries will offer special activities. Go to aclalibraries.org for more information.

For the full schedule, go to the RADical Days page.