A reimagined RADical Days Fall 2020
Now more than ever, we all need RADical Days! There is nothing like the sense of connection that comes from art, culture, and community. But, as with everything in 2020, RADical Days looks a little different this year.
In order to provide the most opportunity while also following health and safety guidelines, most of our RADical Days events are virtual, with a sprinkling of free, in-person events that can be done safely. And rather than locking into a set of fixed dates, we will be showcasing and offering free events and activities all throughout the fall – September through November. We know these past few months have been difficult, and we are especially grateful to you – Allegheny County taxpayers – whose support has been critical to our regional assets in these trying times. They have been hard at work reimagining and crafting new ways to engage with you, and we are delighted and inspired by their creativity and innovation!
So, while it may look and feel a little different this year, we are all making lemonade out of lemons and we hope you’ll join us for RADical Days Fall 2020 with a spirit of adventure and generosity. We are all in this together.
What can I do in person?
Many of our regional assets are still able to offer free, in-person events, but most have limited availability and require advanced reservations, masks, and social distancing. Be sure to check each organization’s guidelines.
A few things you can check out in-person include:
- Owl Prowls with the Audubon Society of Western PA (Sept. 28 – Oct. 2)
- City Theatre’s Drive-In production of Frankenstien (Sept. 30 – Oct. 1)
- Mattress Factory Free Admission (Oct. 2)
- National Aviary Free Admission (Oct. 11)
- Heinz History Center Free Admission (Oct. 12 – 14)
- Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Free Admission (Oct. 15)
- Carnegie Museums Free Admission (Dates TBA – stay tuned!)
What can I do virtually?
From online glassblowing demonstrations to live cheetah cams, and Zoom dance classes to virtual gallery exhibitions – our regional assets are bringing their work right to your computer!
A few things you can check out online include:
- Pittsburgh Glass Center demonstrations and exhibit (Sept. 4 | Oct. 2)
- Pittsburgh Zoo Animal Tracks online learning (Month of September)
- Phipps online story time (Every Wednesday at 10:30am & 1pm)
- August Wilson African American Cultural Center exhibit (Sept. – Nov.)
- Pittsburgh Opera Rising Stars Concert (Sept. 20)
- CLP Virtual Book Club w/Pirates Player Josh Bell (Sept. 21)
- Gardening webinars with Western PA Conservancy (Sept. 23, Oct. 8, 13)
- Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre “Dance the Story” (Oct. 20)
And many more!
Events and activities will continue to be added throughout the fall, so be sure to visit radworkshere.org often!