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RADical Days in Downtown

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

From Friday, September 9 through Sunday, October 16, enjoy more than 75 free events and experiences around Pittsburgh receiving RAD funding.

Friday, September 9

Film Pittsburgh | Virtual
All Day

Enjoy family-friendly films of all genres during the ReelAbilities Pittsburgh Festival! Seven short films will be available to stream all day. Learn more.

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Take a free tour of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, which is now the highest-rated LEED® Platinum Certified convention center in the U.S. Learn more.

Pittsburgh CLO | The Backyard at 8th & Penn
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Pittsburgh CLO will present two free performances from “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” in the outdoor Backyard space in the Cultural District. Learn more.

Saturday, September 10

Heinz History Center
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Explore six floors of exciting exhibitions, stunning works of art, and lots of Pittsburgh history. Learn more.

Pittsburgh CLO | The Backyard at 8th & Penn
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Pittsburgh CLO will present two free performances from “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” in the outdoor Backyard space in the Cultural District. Learn more.

Sunday, September 11

Fort Pitt Museum
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Step back in time to Pittsburgh’s birthplace and discover the world-shaping events that occurred right here in Western Pennsylvania. Learn more.

National Aviary
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Explore immersive habitats and see beautiful birds up close, including penguins, parrots, eagles, and more! Plus, enter to win an Animal encounter of your choice. Learn more.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre | The Backyard at 8th & Penn
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Join Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School dancers and educators for a super-sized outdoor edition of “Dance the Story,” an up-on-your-feet interactive program that introduces kids to basic ballet steps and movement concepts! Learn more.

Monday, September 12

National Aviary
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Explore immersive habitats and see beautiful birds up close, including penguins, parrots, eagles, and more! Plus, enter to win an Animal encounter of your choice. Learn more.

Tuesday, September 13

JazzLive | The Backyard at 8th & Penn
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

This popular Pittsburgh Cultural Trust music series showcases some of the region’s finest jazz musicians every Tuesday from 5 – 7 p.m. in the heart of the Cultural District. Learn more.

Wednesday, September 14

Squonk Opera | Rachel Carson (9th St) Bridge
10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Squonk’s ‘Hand to Hand’ will invite audiences to operate the two giant purple puppet hands creating a humorous, uplifting visual extravaganza propelled by Squonk’s rollicking music. Learn more.

Mattress Factory
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Visit the Mattress Factory and experience large-scale, site-specific installations in three buildings situated in the Mexican War Streets. Learn more.

Thursday, September 15

Andy Warhol Museum
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Bring the whole family to The Warhol for a unique day of art and fun. Learn more.

Tuesday, September 20

JazzLive | The Backyard at 8th & Penn
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

This popular Pittsburgh Cultural Trust music series showcases some of the region’s finest jazz musicians every Tuesday from 5 – 7 p.m. in the heart of the Cultural District. Learn more.

Friday, September 23

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl
5:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Explore the Cultural District, art galleries, local businesses, and more in this immersive artistic ‘open house’ experience. Learn more.

Saturday, September 24

August Wilson African American Cultural Center
12 – 4 p.m.

The August Wilson African American Cultural Center will launch a new, year-long event series this fall called Beyond the Red Door: A Theatrical Event Series. From immersive theatrical experiences to artist workshops, musical performances, and food tastings, Beyond the Red Door will bring together local and national artists to offer exciting, new portals into Wilson’s artistry. Learn more.

Sunday, September 25

Quantum Theatre | Byham Theater
12 – 4 p.m.

Quantum Theatre, Chatham Baroque, and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust present a preview for the U.S. Premiere for the October 7-15 performances of the Baroque opera, “Idaspe,” by Riccardo Broschi. Learn more.

Riverlife | Allegheny Landing on the North Shore
3 – 5 p.m.

Riverlife, in partnership with Office for Public Art (OPA), presents Rumbón de la Calle at Allegheny Landing. The performances feature artists Elie Kihonia, Hugo Cruz, Noel Quintana, Kelley E Parker, and Geña, among others. Learn more.

Tuesday, September 27

JazzLive | The Backyard at 8th & Penn
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

This popular Pittsburgh Cultural Trust music series showcases some of the region’s finest jazz musicians every Tuesday from 5 – 7 p.m. in the heart of the Cultural District. Learn more.

Wednesday, September 28

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh | Virtual
1 – 2:30 p.m.

Join the Carnegie Library and learn from Mónica Guzmán, chief storyteller for the national cross partisan depolarization, organization Braver Angels and author of I Never Thought of It That Way. She will take you to the real front lines of a crisis that threatens to grind America to a halt—broken conversations among confounded people. Learn more.

Monday, October 3

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Join the Children’s Museum to experience joy, creativity, curiosity, and kindness. Learn more.

Friday, October 7

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy | Around Downtown
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

“Mums the Word” help fill the Downtown fall planter displays! Learn more.

Saturday, October 8

PNC Park
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The Pirates invite you to tour PNC Park, the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 60-minute tour will take you through Field/Warning Track, Bullpens, Pop’s Plaza, Pittsburgh Baseball Club Level, Luxury Suites, Press Box, and Tour Theater. Learn more.

Trust Arts Education Center
12 – 2 p.m.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will be hosting a Frozen-themed Dance Party. Feel free to wear a costume. Enjoy freeze dancing, sing-alongs, face painting, games, snacks, and a photo booth! Learn more.

Sunday, October 9

Carnegie Science Center
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

No matter your age, you’ll enjoy Highmark SportsWorks, the Miniature Railroad & Village, the USS Requin submarine, Buhl Planetarium, science demos, and four floors of interactive exhibits. Learn more.

Acrisure Stadium
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Acrisure Stadium Tours is excited to offer a behind-the-scenes look at the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the University of Pittsburgh Panthers. This 30-minute tour will explore the FedEx Great Hall, the PNC Champions Club, a sneak peek at the locker rooms, and a photo opportunity on the field. Learn more.

Tuesday, October 11

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra | Heinz Hall
7:30 – 9 p.m.

Join Assistant Conductor Moon Doh for a program of light classical works that show why the PSO is a Pittsburgh gem and acclaimed around the world. Learn more.

Sunday, October 16

Pittsburgh Public Theater | O’Reilly Theater
7 – 9 p.m.

Join the Public Theater for a free performance of Lorraine Hansberry’s A RAISIN IN THE SUN. Learn more.


The Allegheny Regional Asset District – RAD – invests in Allegheny County’s quality of life through financial support of libraries, parks and trails, arts and cultural organizations, regional attractions, sports, and civic facilities, and public transit.

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