Free performances and admissions to cultural venues city-wide.
Sept. 27-Oct. 11
412-227-1900 or www.radworkshere.org
Tough Art -- Ready for Anything
Four interactive artworks for kids to crawl through, manipulate and pound upon.
Oct. 10-Jan. 31
Pittsburgh Children's Museum, North Side
The comic and Arrested Development star tours behind his book I Drink For a Reason.
Carnegie Library Music Hall, Munhall
412-368-5225 or www.librarymusichall.com
A new exhibit from New Zealand includes a life-sized blue whale heart, rare skeletons and more.
Oct. 31-May 2
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Oakland
412-622-3131 or www.carnegiemnh.org
Pittsburgh PodCamp 4
Annual free collaborative "unconference" for Twitterers, bloggers and anyone else into social media.
Oct. 10 and 11
Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Downtown
World Zombie Day
Annual gathering for those who admire (and dress as) the undead.
The comedian and actor brings his standup to town.
The Improv, West Homestead
Oct. 16 and 17
Carpathian Music Ensemble
Pitt's newest music group, performing the folk tradition of the people whose heirs included one Andy Warhola.
William Pitt Union, Oakland
412-624-4125 or www.music.pitt.edu
Pittsburgh Opera's new production of Tchaikovsky's adaptation of the classic novel, starring Anna Samuil and Dwayne Croft.
Sept. 26-Oct. 4
Benedum Center, Downtown
412-281-0912 or www.pittsburghopera.org
Head of the Ohio
The annual rowing competition again brings 2,000-plus participants to the Allegheny River.
412-231-8772 or www.threeriversrowing.org
If a Starfish Can Grow a New Arm, Why Can't I?
Poignantly titled interactive exhibit about animals that can regenerate body parts.
Starts Oct. 17
Carnegie Science Center, North Side
412-237-3400 or www.CarnegieScienceCenter.org