All Ages

Date
September 27, 2014

Patti Austin

MCG Jazz

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

September 28, 2014

RADical Days: The Felicia Lynn Band

Come to the Shaler North Hills Library to hear country rock singer Felicia Lynn in concert. This event is open to the public and free of charge. 

September 28, 2014

RADical Days: World Kaleidoscope Presents Pittsburgh Taiko

Pittsburgh Taiko is dedicated to bringing Japanese group taiko drumming (kumidaiko) to the city of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Taiko performs both regional Japanese drumming styles arranged for our group and original compositions. Enjoy this free performance open to all ages. Admission is free.

September 29, 2014

RADical Days: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden

Visit Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden for free admission.Awaken your senses. Immerse yourself in 17 distinct botanical experiences. Encounter something of the secret life of plants. And glimpse one of the world's greenest public gardens. 

September 30, 2014

RADical Days: Heinz Field Tour

Come enjoy a free tour of the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers! Tours occour on the top of each hour and the last tour begins at 3 p.m. Each tour welcomes 50 guests on a first come first serve basis. Guests should enter the stadium under the FedEx Great Hall sign along Art Rooney Ave. 

October 1, 2014

Real Estate

October 2, 2014

RADical Days: David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Take a free tour of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. This tour is free of charge and four times are offered. There are tours at 10 am, 11 am, 12pm and 1pm. 

October 2, 2014

RAdical Days: Attack Theatre

Visit the Pittsburgh Coliseum and drop in for an open rehearsal of Are You Still There? 

October 3, 2014

RADical Days: Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

Join the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts for free gallery tours as well as art activities for the whole family in the PCA galleries. Admission to this event is free of charge. 

October 3, 2014

RADical Days: Pittsburgh Glass Center

Come experience glassblowing and flameworking demonstrations as well as the Pittsburgh Biennial exhibit. This event is free of charge. 

October 3, 2014

Attack Theatre Presents: Are You Still There?

Separated by streets, ideas, and lifetimes, we meet through dropped calls that ring off walls and reach for a clear connection. Why do we hold onto that fading line that leaves us asking, Are You Still There?

October 4, 2014

RADical Days: Birding Walk and Seed Collection

Join the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania for two free nature events that will be fun for the entire family. The birding and seed collection walk will both begin at 10 a.m. and reservation is required. To reserve a spot please call (412) 963-6100 or online at aswp.org.

October 4, 2014

RADical Days: Birding Walk and Seed Collection

Join the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania for two free nature events that will be fun for the entire family. The birding and seed collection walk will both begin at 10 a.m. and reservation is required. To reserve a spot please call (412) 963-6100 or online at aswp.org.

October 4, 2014

RADical Days: Audubon Society of Western PA

Join the Autubon Society of Western PA at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve for a birding and seed collection walk. Admission to these events is free. Reservations are required by phone at (412) 963-6100 or at aswp.org

October 4, 2014

RADical Days:National Aviary

Take advantage of free admission to the National Aviary from 10 am-5 pm.

October 4, 2014

Puss N Boots featuring Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson, and Catherine Popper

with special guests Van Hayride

October 4, 2014

StepTrek

In its 14th year, the Pittsburgh StepTrek will begin Saturday, Oct. 4 at 11AM at South Side Park (Josephine & 21st Streets) on the South Side. The event has lasted this long due to the backing of individuals with a curiosity as to what lies at the top or bottom of the numerous public stairs in the neighborhood.

The support from Trekkers, some of whom have been walking with us since year one, has kept a focus on maintaining steps in the neighborhood. With the South Side Slopes having the greatest concentration of public stairs of any neighborhood in the city, step maintenance is crucial. And StepTrek participants and sponsors have assisted the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA), an all volunteer organization, with its mission of maintaining and improving this unique neighborhood.

The routes will take a tour of the hillsides and spectacular views that distinguish Pittsburgh. The family-friendly event combines photography, historic narrative and a sense of a neighborhood dependent upon steps. Each pre-registered trekker receives a map and a course narrative.

StepTrek is what the trekker makes it. Participants may choose to use this noncompetitive event as a test of fitness or a leisurely stroll. The benefits of a stirring walk through the Slopes have earned this event the heart-healthy rating of the American Heart Association. Special pricing makes the walk an attractive way to experience the city on an autumn afternoon.

In addition to the two courses that cover the equivalent distance of climbing Mt. Washington, the StepTrek:

    -Leads to breathtaking vistas with unobstructed views from Oakland’s Schenley Park to downtown’s skyscrapers and the bridges across the Ohio.
    -Offers signage on each of the two courses to guide trekkers through the Slopes. There are water and rest stops along the way, many flat to gently sloping areas, and fruit and refreshments in the staging area.
    -Explores tree-shrouded paths and secluded passageways. The history of the neighborhood, the exquisite vistas of the city, and the feeling of accomplishment upon reaching the highest reaches of the neighborhood make this a trek like no other in the city.
    -Provides a number of realtor open houses throughout this hillside community. Step inside to see what life and amenities are like where many homes come with a view.

Walkers will enjoy all of these features as they tour, at their own pace, a few thousand steps and the intertwining streets and sidewalks that connect them. The courses have changed to offer a different perspective of the South Side Slopes. Trekkers should find the routes pedestrian friendly, especially as they explore the middle areas of the Slopes neighborhood.

The South Side Slopes may quite possibly have the most steps of any neighborhood in the United States. After all, it is home to nearly 10% of the 712 sets of steps within Pittsburgh, which has the most steps of any city in the country. The city with the next greatest amount of steps is the Ohio River town of Cincinnati, followed by San Francisco. The steps of the combined cities, however, do not equal those in Pittsburgh. Altogether, some 66 out of the city’s 88 neighborhoods have steps. These hundreds of public stairways give tribute to the many hillside neighborhoods.

Volunteers positioned along the route will provide assistance.  Regardless of the pace, the experience will be fun and fitness oriented.

The Trek itself is self-guided. The course narrative points out the landmarks and gives a history of the stairs and buildings, counts the steps and also provides instruction as to the route. Arrows along the course provide direction as well.

A tent in the staging area will show photos of historic South Side that have been in the collection of the Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation and the Carnegie Library. When finished, trekkers will be treated to a festive band and free fruit, snacks and beverages.

Proceeds from the StepTrek benefit the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA), an all volunteer organization committed to improving this unique neighborhood and providing a unified voice for slopes residents. Primary areas of focus are public safety, neighborhood development and beautification.

October 4, 2014 to October 11, 2014

Attack Theatre Presents: Are You Still There?

Separated by streets, ideas, and lifetimes, we meet through dropped calls that ring off walls and reach for a clear connection. Why do we hold onto that fading line that leaves us asking,Are You Still There?

October 4, 2014

Puss N Boots featuring Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson, and Catherine Popper

October 5, 2014

RADical Days: Children's Museum

Enjoy free admission to the children's museum as well as performances by Gateway to the Arts, Bulgarian Dance Ensemble otets Paissi and Edgewood Symphony Orchestra Ensemble. 

October 5, 2014

RADical Days: Carnegie Science Center

Enjoy free admission to the Carnegie Science Center as a part of RADical Days!

October 5, 2014

RADical Days: Jekyl and Hyde

Prime Stage and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh present a sneak peak of Prime Stage's world premiere of Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Admission is free.

October 6, 2014

RADical Days: Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange

Poets of all abilities, come share your work and give feedback to other writers during this friendly exchange of ideas and expertise. 

October 7, 2014

RADical Days: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Come to the library for a hands-on soap making workshop for adults and teens. Instruction and materials are provided and registration is required. Reserve your spot online at carnegielibrary.org or at (412) 622- 3151. 

October 7, 2014

RADical Days: Nighttime Owl Prowl

Join the Audubon Society of Pittsburgh for their Nighttime Owl Prowl, along with other outdoor activities. Enjoy the fall weather with your friends and family!

 

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