COTRAIC 40th Annual Powwow; Penn Brewery Oktoberfest; Free RADical Days Events (Sun., 9/30/18)

COTRAIC 40TH ANNUAL POWWOW—Sept. 29-30, Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center.

1) At summer’s end, in late September, comes the lovely time known as Indian Summer. And with it comes the spectacular Annual Powwow held by the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center. The Council doesn’t represent a particular American Indian nation or tribal group; it’s a service and cultural organization for everyone in our region whose ancestors arrived in America long before any Europeans did. The Powwow reflects this diversity and is open to everyone, period. Major attractions are the music and dancing, which begin with the “grand entry” of dancers at 1 p.m., then continue through the day. Also on tap are traditional American foods, plus arts and crafts (with items such as handmade jewelry, clothing, and ceramics for sale), and children’s activities. Although most dancing is done by experts skilled in the authentic styles, there are dances which all guests are invited to join. And, as at any powwow, just plain socializing is a big part of the experience. Noon-7 p.m. Sept. 29 and 30. 120 Charles St., Dorseyville.(MV)

2) Penn Brewery is in full-swing with its Oktoberfest celebration at the brewery, restaurant and bar complex. Plenty of fine Penn Brews, German food and entertainment are on tap. Today’s music is provided by Autobahn outside from 4 to 8 p.m. Last Day. Noon – 10 p.m. 800 Vinial St., Troy Hill.

RADical Days 2018

National Aviary
Free admission: 10AM-5PM
Walk through immersive habitats with free-flying birds from around the world including the NEW Tropical Rainforest. See rare and endangered birds including penguins, flamingos, eagles, owls, parrots, even a sloth.
700 Arch St. (North Side)

Children’s Museum
Free admission: 10AM-5PM
Play with Real Stuff. Ink your own silkscreen in The Studio. Build and tinker with old and new technologies in MAKESHOP. Pump and move water in all directions in Waterplay. And much more!
10 Children’s Way (North Side)

Saturday Light Brigade
Free admission: 10AM-5PM
Visit the radio broadcast studios of The Saturday Light Brigade and Youth Express for a behind-the-scenes tour. Studio is inside the Children’s Museum.
10 Children’s Way (north Side)

Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra Presents Pop Up Concerts with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Student chamber music groups from its Youth Chamber Connection program will perform classical favorites at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations:
Free admission: 1PM CLP-Allegheny (7-10 woodwind musicians)
1230 Federal Street (North Side)
Free admission: 2PM CLP South Side (4 strings musicians)
2205 E. Carson Street (South Side)

Mattress Factory
Free admission: 1-5PM
All three of the museum’s gallery buildings will be open, with brand new exhibitions featuring artists from Pittsburgh, Denver, Atlanta, Brazil and Germany.
505 Jacksonia St. (North Side)

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: Historical Tours of Main Library
Free admission: 1-2PM; 3-4PM
See description on September 24th.

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and Pittsburgh Youth Chorus
(time update) Free admission: 2:30 PM Pittsburgh Youth Chorus Concert, followed by (at approximately 3PM) Words & Pictures Series author lecture – Meg Medina
Providing an outstanding choral education program since 1983, Pittsburgh Youth Chorus (formerly Children’s Festival Chorus) is the region’s premier choral organization for young voices. Award-winning Cuban-American writer Meg Medina speaks to an all-ages audience of readers about her universal stories set against the backdrop of Latin American culture. Admissions is free, but reservations requested: pittsburghlectures.org/lectures/meg-medina.
Carnegie Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)

Pittsburgh Savoyards
Free admission: 7-9PM
Yeoman of the Guard Sitzprobe with the Pittsburgh Savoyards. What’s a sitzprobe? It’s the first meeting of singers and orchestra. Come hear the complete musical cycle of this lovely operetta with our Yeoman cast and full orchestra!
PYCO School of Music, Recital Hall 150 Lake Dr. (Wexford)