August 31, 2017

RADical Days 2017 Returns on September 22nd

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PITTSBURGH—Celebrating its “Sweet 16” year, the region’s annual RADical Days event returns next month with treasured regional assets opening their doors for free admissions, performances and activities to thank the public for its sales tax dollars. Since 1994, the Regional Asset District (RAD) has provided nearly $1.8 billion in grants that support the region’s libraries, parks, sports and civic facilities, and arts and culture organizations. RADical Days is an annual celebration sponsored by RAD and the organizations it funds. The full list of events is available at radworkshere.org.

“The free admissions and performances are diverse, accessible and open to all. We hope that more people than ever get out and experience the ‘sweet’ offerings during RADical Days,” said Daniel J. Griffin, RAD Board chair. “RADical Days are for everyone and a great opportunity for those who might otherwise not be able to attend.”

RADical Days 2017 will start on September 22nd and conclude on October 15th with 51 free admission events, and more than two dozen special performances and art experiences.  New assets that are participating this year are Carnegie Music Hall (Carnegie), North Hills Art Center, Pittsburgh Savoyards, Saturday Light Brigade, South Park Theatre, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, The Tull Family Theater, and Union Project.

In addition to the new participating assets this year, there are more than three dozen assets that are returning either to host free admission events or create a free admission performance or experience:

Allegheny Brass Band

Allegheny County Library Association (Scott Twp Library)

Allegheny County Parks (Hartwood Acres and South Park)

Attack Theatre

Audubon Society

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Main and West End)

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, The Andy Warhol Museum)

Chatham Baroque

Children's Museum

City Theatre

David L Lawrence Convention Center

Fort Pitt Museum

Frick Pittsburgh

Heinz Field

Sen. John Heinz History Center and Western PA Sports Museum

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Mattress Factory

National Aviary

New Hazlett Theater

Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Pittsburgh Glass Center

Pittsburgh Musical Theater

Pittsburgh Opera

Pittsburgh Public Theater

Pittsburgh Symphony

Pittsburgh Youth Chorus

Pittsburgh Zoo

PNC Park

Prime Stage Theatre

River City Brass

Silver Eye Center for Photography

Society for Contemporary Craft

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum

South Hills Chorale

Texture Contemporary Ballet

Tuesday Musical Club


About RADical Days

Assets are NOT offering free admission every day. Check listings for each asset’s free day or performance, 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).