Rad Days: Get some culture, free!

RAD (Regional Asset District) supports and finances regional assets in the areas of libraries, parks and recreation, cultural, sports and civic facilities and programs.  The District receives one-half of the proceeds from the 1% Allegheny County Sales and Use Tax.  Each fall, RAD  Days provides the opportunity to check out some of the area’s best cultural attractions-free of charge! Rad Days started on September 1th and runs through October 24th.  Each day of the week, a few different places offer free admission and in some cases, special programming.  Look at all the things scheduled for this Saturday, October 2:

Boyce-Mayview Park free admission 9 am – 3 pm
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall free admission 10 am – 4 pm
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts free admission 10 am – 5 pm
Allegheny-Kisky Heritage Museum free admission 11 am – 3 pm
August Wilson Center for African American Culture free admission 11 am – 6 pm
Allegheny County South Park Hay Day free admission 12  – 4 pm
Silver Eye Center for Photography free admission 12 – 6 pm
City Theatre 11th Annual Young Playwrights Festival free admission 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Pittsburgh Filmmakers free admission 7 – 11 pm

That’s just one day–check here for a full list of dates and venues, and here’s a printable flyer.  Upcoming are a free tour of PNC Park (Oct. 7), a free concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (Oct 9), free admission at the Heinz History Center and the Pittsburgh Zoo (Oct. 10), and free admission to the Children’s Museum, the Mattress Factory (also Oct10), and a special 24-hour celebration at the Warhol Museum (Oct 23-24).