35 area locations

Through November 9
Various times

20 years, 20 days and way more than 20 rad things to do.

Running through November 9th, the 20th annual installment of RADical Days (read: Regional Asset District) invites Pittsburghers of all ages to enjoy free admissions, performances and special programs all around town. The 35 participating destinations include art museums, parks, libraries and more.

What’s new for RADical Days in 2014?

Head to the Kelly Strayhorn to enjoy family entertainment during the theater’s Centennial Celebration; design and fabricate props and costumes for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh—East Liberty’s Haunted House; and explore the largest collection of Bulgarian art, audio recordings, films, costumes, jewelry, books and artifacts in the US at the Bulgarian-Macedonian National Education and Cultural Center

Next, walk the trails along with the Audubon Society of Western PA to search for native plant and wildflower seeds to plant in your own yard; experiment with heat defying glassblowing, flameworking and s’more-making demos at the Pittsburgh Glass Center; and meet Wookie, the two-toed sloth at the National Aviary!

Featured participating venues include: the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Allegheny County Parks, Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Garden, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Attack Theatre, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh Opera, the Frick Art & Historical Center, the Audubon Society of Western PA, the Andy Warhol Museum, the Mattress Factory, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and more.

All of the rad fun culminates on Sunday, November 9th at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, where families will enjoy free admission and special performances by the Pittsburgh CLO Mini-Stars and Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra.

Since its inception in 1994, RAD sales tax dollars have supported 150-plus diverse regional assets, serving visitors from around the city, region and the world, with nearly $1.5 billion invested in Allegheny County.

Be sure to check the complete schedule of 2014 RADical Days events online and on Facebook.

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.