In Response to COVID-19
We at RAD join our community in concern for our family, friends, and the wonderful organizations that make our region so vibrant. The COVID-19 crisis has caused widespread uncertainty about the future, but we remain hopeful that we will come out on the other side of this with an even stronger sense of community and connection.
Below is our Virtual Asset District, and while VAD may not have quite the same punch as RAD, we are inspired by the spirit and creativity of our incredible regional assets who have been able to create virtual experiences for audiences in this time of self-isolation. Though we are not currently able to gather physically to engage with their programming, there are still plenty of opportunities to be engaged, entertained, and educated - virtually.
Now, more than ever, our assets need your support.
We will keep this list as up to date as possible. If you are an asset with virtual programming not represented here, email Shannon and we will add you to the list.
Take care out there. We hope to be able to gather at our favorite regional assets again, soon. Until then, enjoy them online!
Click here to learn about ACLA's Summer Reading Program!
Allegheny County Parks
Parks at Home features virtual programming and activities you can do right from home!
Arcade Comedy Theater
Virtual Assemble summer classes are a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) digital hangout for kids and tweens (ages 6-15) to learn through making, testing out wild ideas, and building a better future.
Cello Diary is a virtual dance-making exploration. Click here to watch and learn more.
Audubon Society of Western PA
To continue educational outreach and support online learning initiatives, ASWP has started a YouTube Channel that features quick videos of DIY nature projects, info sessions with naturalists, virtual hikes, and more!
August Wilson African American Cultural Center
AWAACC presents the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival live and online for the first time! A free special event that will stream live on Saturday, June 20 at 12pm on the Center’s website and Facebook page.
Enjoy virtual tours of the AWAACC's two most recent exhibits (which had to close early due to the COVID-19 crisis): Vanishing Black Bars & Lounges: Photographs by L. Kasimu Harris and I came by Boat so Meet me at the Beach: Ayana M. Evans & Tsedaye Makonnen
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Check out Summer Reading 2020!
Carnegie Museums From Home! Though the facilities are temporarily closed, Carnegie Museums have a treasure trove of creative resources you can access anytime, from anywhere. Join in on the fun and learning and #MuseumFromHome!
The Children’s Museum and MuseumLab presents: Museum at Home! Fun, DIY projects you can do at home.
City of Asylum
City of Asylum presents The Show Must Go On(line) - a collaborative daily webcast that unites and streams programs by Pittsburgh's arts organizations.
City Theatre Company
City Theatre presents CT Online - a digital version of their new play offerings!
Visit Contemporary Craft's online resources for inspiring artworks, conversations, and the thoughts and creative process behind the artworks at the comfort of your own home!
Also, be sure to sign up for their newsletter and follow their social media for at-home craft project ideas.
Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh
Enjoy the latest digital exhibition as well as upcoming digital events by clicking here.
Kelly Strayhorn Theater
KST Global Stream is a new series of online programming, which translations of KST's programming to the virtual realm, artist talks, recommended streaming content, and new artistic commissions for the experimental digital domain.
Mattress Factory is sharing virtual content on their website and social media with the following schedule:
Mondays: Feature of local makers from the museum or the MF Shop
Tuesdays: Virtual installation tours
Wednesdays: Photos of a different installation each week
Thursday: Photos/videos from archive
Friday: Educational projects and tutorials
Saturday: Artist interview videos
The National Aviary's new CyBIRD Learning online platform is for students, teachers, and families alike! From CyBIRD Distance Learning programs, to the Aviary After School Virtual Learning program series; a new weekly at home reading program, Reading with Red and Friends, and our ongoing Education Corner activities, trivia, and experiments, aviary.org should be your new destination for online education!
North Hills Art Center
COVID Creativity Call for Artists! Click here for more details.
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
The Phipps Blog provides regular updates on nature in your neighborhood, fun family activities, ideas for your garden, and much more.
Check out the Virtual May Market - stock up on unique plants, gardening accessories, handmade jewelry, lawn decor, and more!
PICT Classic Theatre
PICT Educates Free Lecture Series: The Irishing of English Theatre - Fridays at 2pm. Register here.
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Join PBT's "Grand Assemblé en Tournant" - an virtual exploration of new ways to connect through ballet and bring the beauty and magic of dance to our community.
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden
Enjoy a virtual visit to Pittsburgh Botanic Garden to see what's blooming.
Pittsburgh CLO is bringing the joy of musical theater to audiences at home with a behind-the-scenes web series CLOse Ups, online Academy classes for students, and a community writing project, a Google Doc Musical.
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Creative Connections are virtual learning tools designed by Trust Arts Education Teaching Artists for learners of all ages.
Each lesson is only a few minutes long and uses materials that most people already have on hand. Featuring visual arts, movement, music, and more, you can connect with the arts from wherever you are!
Pittsburgh Glass Center
Check out the many exciting glass activities you can explore from home!
Pittsburgh Opera presents Intermezzo, a daily dose of operatic escape during the Coronavirus pandemic.
And, WQED-FM, the Voice of the Arts in Western Pennsylvania, will broadcast 30-minute ‘Pittsburgh Opera@Home’ segments from 12:30-1:00PM on four consecutive Saturdays – April 11th, 18th, and 25th, and May 2nd.
Pittsburgh Public Theater
PlayTime, Thursdays and Fridays at 7pm, is a new online reading series, hosted live by Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski, that will bring great classic plays and the work of extraordinary Pittsburgh writers right to your living room, computer, or device.
The Pittsburgh Savoyards proudly present: The Topsy-Turvy Quarantine Series, a streaming series of some of their past performances!
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Extraordinary Measures: a series of musical offerings for the community—new music, music from the archives and music for educating at home – will be presented throughout digital spaces.
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Check out the Zoo’s webcams, podcast, and some additional fun and educational programming created for you and your family at home!
Join Prime Stage on Facebook Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for Prime Stage Shares, a new social media series exploring various personal forms of storytelling.
Senator John Heinz History Center
While you’re practicing social distancing at home, the Heinz History Center has you covered with an array of virtual history offerings.
Silver Eye Center for Photography
Studio Visits w/ Silver Eye is a series of conversational, virtual studio and exhibition visits with artists from our community and beyond.
As always, you can catch SLB Radio Production each Saturday morning on 88.3 fm. More info here.
The Frick Pittsburgh
Virtual experiences include activities for kids (updated daily), online tours/exhibitions, and blogs.
The Tull Family Theater
Enjoy virtual screenings while the theater is closed.
Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras
Check out the Virtual Orchestra Video the young musicians of TRYPO have been working on with music director Brian Worsdale and composer Michael Markowski.
WQED's mission to create and share outstanding public media that entertains, educates, and inspires is as important now as it ever has been. Explore their website, where there is something for everyone!