Weekend treadings of the cultural nature. Some bites and sounds, some artistic expressions, and whatever else you add to the mix.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4th
@Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Hear the artist of the year, Charlee Brodsky, give a talk and then stick around for an intimate tour of the exhibit.
Galleries, The Marshall Building @ 6300 Center Avenue - Shadyside
6pm // FREE
The Art of Wine and Food
Enjoy an evening of exceptional food, a variety of wines, live entertainment, and a silent auction in support of HEARTH, a charity for homeless women and children.
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh @ 10 Children’s Way, Allegheny Square - North Side
6-9pm // $60 general, $85 VIP
A/V Performances: Girl Unit / Le1f / Poirier / SlowPitch / Di-ay Battad / Kevin Ramser / Audra Wist
Presented by VIA, the ‘burghs largest collision of beats and lights, comes this, one-of-many, not to be missed shows. Pittsburgh visual artists will electrify the scene in collaboration with New York and international audio artists out to break your sound barrier. Check out their site for other shows and workshops.
6119 Penn Avenue - East Liberty
9pm-2am // $12 @ door // 18+
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5th
@ David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Interested in LEED certification? If so then walk this 45 minute tour of the only gold & platinum LEED certified convention center in the world. Tours start at the top of each hour; be sure to bring your parking ticket in for validation and to begin the tour.
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd - Downtown
10am-2pm // FREE // reserve tours (412) 565-6000 // free parking at convention center lot, 10th & Penn Ave.
@ Pittsburgh Glass Center
John Moran’s American Idols is on the ballot and he asks you to participate by voting for your favorite president. Glass blowing demonstrations also on view and the chance to make your own fused tile or pendant.
5472 Penn Avenue - Friendship
10am-6pm // FREE
@ Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Pittsburgh Glass Center
A first for RADical Days, these three institutions invite you to participate in a photo scavenger hunt. Pick up a clue list at any of the locations and participate in the event that asks you to be RAD, get involved and possibly win some cool prizes.
locations vary// 10am-6pm // FREE
@ Pittsburgh Filmmakers: Ann Arbor Film Festival 10/5-6
Have your pick at which style or genre short film you wish to preview from the respected Ann Arbor Film Fest and be sure to thank RADical Days for the free admission!
Melwood Screening Room @ 477 Melwood Avenue - Oakland
7:30-9:15pm // FREE
New Art from All Over
Fresh work is up at the GLCC so stop by on opening night to check out the talents of a Pittsburghese as well as an Italian, Scott and Great Brit - accents galore promised as well as inspiring work.
Gay and Lesbian Community Center @ 210 Grant Street - Downtown
6-9pm // FREE // refreshments served
UnBlurred: First Fridays on Penn
This once vacant strip of Penn Ave has since been rejuvenated into an artists and cultural haven. Join the throngs of enthusiasts that stroll down the Corridor to catch some tunes, enjoy some slices, buy some art, and meet the community.
Penn Avenue Arts District @ 4800-5500 Penn Avenue - Bloomfield/Friendship/Garfield
hours vary ~ 7-10pm // FREE
James P. Nelson Worlds Within
Explore the varying worlds within everyday reality according to new paintings by the artist James P. Nelson . The work of four friends: a painter, photographer, and sound and mixed-media artist, will also be shown. Then wander on and enjoy other musings during the ShadySide ArtWalk.
Mendelson Gallery @ 5874 Ellsworth Avenue - Shadyside
7-9pm // FREE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6th
@Bulgarian-Macedonian National Education and Cultural Center
449-451 West Eighth Ave - West Homestead
9am-3pm // FREE
@August Wilson Center for African American Culture
Crafts, family activities, vendors, line dancing, and a parade to celebrate the 25th year of African American Heritage Day! There will be a special performance at 3:30pm in conjunction with the show One World Tribe presented by Sweetwater Art Center.
980 Liberty Avenue - Cultural District
11am-6pm // FREE
Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities
Visit this innovative and multidisciplinary show that explores the women created artisan communities that are popping up all around the world. Join opening day for activities, lectures and demonstrations based on the 10 countries represented in this show.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History @ 4400 Forbes Avenue - Oakland
10am-noon members-only preview, noon-5pm open to all // free w. museum admission
Walter Gay and “the Spirit of Empty Rooms”
Enjoy a panel discussion celebrating the opening of Impressions of Interiors: Gilded Age Paintings by Walter Gay. Four diverse panelists from the Pittsburgh and New York area will discuss the artists work and patrons along with moderator Bill Bodine, Director of the museum.
The Frick Art Museum @ 7227 Reynolds Street - Point Breeze
2-3:30pm // $10-12
This 4th annual event celebrates community, literary and art achievements and good food. Bring a special dish to share and also enjoy wood-fired pizza baked in the Braddock community oven, with special guest chef Kevin Sousa in the house. The event will announce the 2012-2013 writers-in-residence and celebrate Braddock Avenue Books.
UnSmoke Systems Artspace @ 1137 Braddock Avenue - 15104
7-10pm, readings begin @ 8:30pm // $7 admission // BYOB & potluck style
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7th
Lawrenceville House Tour
See where all the hype comes from about one of Pittsburgh’s hippest neighborhoods through the unique opportunity of a home tour! Some newer residents, some life-longers and all extremely proud of their community and this tradition upheld since 1988. Proceeds benefit the Lawrenceville Hospitality Association.
noon-7pm // $12-15 // starts at Allegheny Cemetery Butler Street entrance
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