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RADical Days are upon us, and that means you can keep your wallet in your pants or purse when entering some of Pittsburgh's finest attractions.

The 11th annual event, sponsored by the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD), is a thank-you to the public for the sales tax funds that support parks, libraries, sports and civic facilities, and arts and culture organizations.

This year, it runs from Thursday through Oct. 13, when there will be 43 free admission events, and more than a dozen arts groups offering music, dance and theater performances for the region.

One of the special events this year is SNAP!, a photo scavenger hunt sponsored by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Pittsburgh Glass Center on Oct. 5. The public is invited to follow clues to different locations in Pittsburgh's East End, snap a photo at that location looking "RAD" or doing something artfully "RADical," then post the photos on the SNAP event page on the PGC, PF/PCA Facebook sites. All snappers have a chance to win prizes.

More information can be found at www.radworkshere.org. Here is the schedule:

TODAY

Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens: Free admission 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SATURDAY

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts: Free admission 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; free art activities for kids and families.

Society for Contemporary Craft: Free admission 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

SUNDAY

The Andy Warhol Museum: Free admission 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Carnegie Science Center: Free admission 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

RiverQuest: Free admission 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; free walk-on activities onboard Explorer, at dock.

Mattress Factory: Free admission 1-5 p.m.

New Hazlett Theater and Prime Stage Theater: Free admission noon-5 p.m.; a nonstop performance afternoon featuring Veritas Vita Collaborative, Thoth Trio, Paz Ukelele Eddie, Emay & the New Hazlett Houseband, Cyberpunk Apocalpyse, and the film "Spineview." At 3:30 p.m., Prime Stage Theater presents of sneak preview reading of its fall production "Fahrenheit 451."

Pittsburgh Opera Up Close: "Rigoletto," free admission 2-3:30 p.m.

Pittsburgh Opera Rising Stars: Free admission 6-8 p.m. Meet the opera's 2012-13 resident artists as they introduce themselves through their favorite arias. Reservations are required. Limit four seats. Register online or at 412-281-0912, ext. 216.

SEPT. 27

Heinz Field: Free admission 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (tours only); tours on the hour; last tour starts at 3 p.m. Limit 50 guests per hour. First come, first served. Enter under the FedEx Great Hall sign along Art Rooney Avenue.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts: Free admission 1-1:30 p.m. for docent-led tour of the 2012 Artist of the Year and Emerging Artist exhibitions.

SEPT. 28

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl: Free admission 5:30-9 p.m. Dozens of locations in the Downtown Cultural District.

SEPT. 29

Frick Art & Historical Center: Free admission 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; free family activities and tours of Clayton.

Fort Pitt Museum: Free admission 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Young Men and Women's African Heritage Association: Free admission 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; be the first to see the Nia Quilt Guild 2012 exhibition; afternoon performance by the Nia Steel Pan Drum Ensemble. (1205 Boyle St., North Side.

Hartwood Acres Hay Day: Free admission 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

SEPT. 30

Senator John Heinz History Center: Free admission 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Performances by Pittsburgh CLO Academy of Musical Theater (noon), Pittsburgh Youth Ballet (1 p.m.), the South Hills Chorale (2 p.m.) and the Children's Festival Chorus (3 p.m.)

National Aviary: Free admission 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Young Men and Women's African Heritage Association: Free admission noon-6 p.m. First look at the Nia Quilt Guild 2012 exhibit. Performance by Nia Steel Pan Drum Ensemble.

Carnegie Museum of Art/Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Free admission noon-5 p.m.

Children's Museum: Free admission noon-5 p.m. Performances by members of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Fiddlesticks (1 p.m.) and the Bulgarian dance troupe Otets Paissii (2 p.m.).

Carnegie Library -- Main: Cy Hungerford Exhibit and Discussion, featuring cartoonists Rob Rogers and Tim Menees. Free admission 2-3 p.m.

OCT. 1

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum: Free admission 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

OCT. 3

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild: MCG Jazz, Youth Arts Open House: Free admission 5-7 p.m.; hands-on/take-home art projects and studio demonstrations. Jazz/magic performances by master magician Paul Gertner at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

OCT. 4

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts: Free admission for special tour 1-2 p.m.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts: Free admission for artist talk and special tour 6 p.m. with Charlee Brodsky, the 2012 Artist of the Year.

OCT. 5

David L. Lawrence Convention Center: Free admission for tours 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Reserve your tour at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon or 1 p.m. by calling 412-565-6000.

Pittsburgh Glass Center: Free admission 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fiery glassblowing demonstrations, and make your own pendant or fused tile.

Pittsburgh Glass Center/Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Present: Snap! A "RADical" Photo Scavenger Hunt: Free admission 10 a.m.-6 p.m.. A RADical Days first! Follow the clues to different locations in Pittsburgh's East End; snap a photo of yourself at that location looking "RAD" or doing something artfully radical, then post it on our Snap event page on the PGC or PF/PCA Facebook sites. All snappers have a chance to win prizes. More details at Facebook.com/pittsburghglasscenter

Pittsburgh Filmmakers: Ann Arbor Film Festival. Free admission: 7:30 p.m. (Program A) and 9:15 p.m. (Program B)

OCT. 6

Bulgarian Cultural Center: Free admission 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (West 449 W. Eighth Ave., West Homestead)

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts: Free admission for special tour 1 p.m. Free tour of the 2012 Emerging Artist of the Year exhibit with Emerging Artist of the Year Vanessa German.

Upper St. Clair Boyce-Mayview Park: Free admission 2-8 p.m. Creek explorations, birding, insect safaris and crafts, followed by an evening campfire with roasted marshmallows from 5:30-8 p.m.

Pittsburgh Filmmakers: Ann Arbor Film Festival. Free admission: 7:30 p.m. (Program B) and 9:15 p.m. (Program A)

OCT. 7

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium: Free admission 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (gates close at 4 p.m.). Performances by Tuesday Musical Club, Gateway to the Arts roster artists River City Percussion Duo and Delta Blues, The Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh, and the Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras.

OCT. 8

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum: Free admission 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

OCT. 9

PNC Park: Free admission 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (tours only). Tour date is dependent on the postseason schedule.

OCT. 13

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust: Sketch Crawl. Free admission 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For artists of all levels. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Must register by email at education@pgharts.org or phone 412-471-6079

Classical WQED-FM 89.3: Free admission 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Take a free tour inside WQED-FM 89.3 Carolyn M. Byham Studio and meet "QED Morning Show" host Jim Cunningham during his live broadcast.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: Free admission 11 a.m.-Noon for a concert led by PSO's new assistant conductor Fawzi Haimor, featuring popular symphonic works such as Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain" and Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 in E minor, From the New World. Visit the box office or call 412-392-4900 for advance tickets.

South Park Hay Day: Free admission noon-4 p.m.

Pittsburgh Opera: Brown Bag Concert. Free admission noon-1 p.m.

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First Published September 20, 2012 4:00 AM


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