Greensburg activities to check out this summer

With the gloriously warm weather in full bloom, now is the perfect time to walk through the city and explore all the activities Greensburg has to offer! From concerts to fitness classes to art shows, there is sure to be something for everyone.

Catch a show at the Palace Theatre, followed by dinner at a local restaurant, for a fun night out! “Weird Al” Yankovic will be performing at the Palace Theatre May 31, as part of his Mandatory World Tour. The four-time Grammy Award winner is famous for his parody interpretations of or popular songs. Tickets range from $45 to $65.

The Palace Theatre is a central attraction in Greensburg, hosting a variety of musical acts. Photo courtesy of R.Solomond/Setonian

The Palace Theatre is a central attraction in Greensburg, hosting a variety of musical acts. Photo courtesy of R.Solomond/Setonian

Fans of the King of Pop will want to attend For Michael—the Music of Michael Jackson at the Palace Theatre on May 26. The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will be performing the concert, featuring Jeans n’ Classic Inc. Tickets range from $30 to $50.

Take your Palace Theatre ticket to J. Corks, located at 25 East Pittsburgh Street, the night of your show and get 50 percent off one drink and one dessert with presentation of your ticket!

If you’re looking for a more intimate music scene, check out the musicians playing at DV8 Espresso Bar & Gallery! DV8, located at 208 South Pennsylvania Avenue, often hosts musicians in their café for an enjoyable musical experience. Pop-cellist Christopher Bell, local Greensburg musician Tim Krupar, Pittsburgh band YRS and local bass looper Kyle Greene will all be performing at DV8 on May 7.

If you enjoy performing music of your own, DV8 also hosts an open mic night the last Friday of every month. Locals and traveling bands are all invited to play their original music. Sing your songs, or come and listen to the fresh talent!

DV8 also hosts an Indie Movie Night every third Thursday of the month at 7pm. The café partners with Art21 as part of its Access 100 Artist initiative to present an exclusive screening of episodes from Art in the Twenty-First Century, the only primetime national television series focused solely on contemporary art. The event is hosted in association with Westmoreland Community College ART21 class. Discussions of the films will be held afterwards, conducted by the ART21 students. Lovers of films will want to stop by!

Fan of the arts will want to visit Westmoreland Museum of American Art, temporarily located at the @rt 30 location on Route 30. Pittsburgh based artist Scott Hunter will be featured as a Pop-Up Exhibition from April 29-May 31. Hunter studied painting and art history at Boston University, and his work, while rooted in tradition, displays a unique flair of abstract expressionism. He paints both representational and nonrepresentational art. Hunter arranges images, textures, colors and shapes to evoke a specific place or memory.

You can enjoy Hunter’s art along with beer and refreshments at the Art on Tap happy hour event on Friday, May 8. Justin Giuffree and the Pilgrimage will be performing live music. There will be a scavenger hunt, light bites provided by The Pier at Sharky’s, and drinks from All Saints Brewing Company. Purchase tickets online through the museum’s website, or at the door for $7. The event is sponsored by The Greensburg Breakfast Club.

Help support the WMAA by attending Yogathon at the museum on May 9 at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For a $20 donation, you can choose from a variety of classes and instructors, sip herbal tea, and chat with vendors who promote a healthy lifestyle. Win Museum memberships and Art on Tap tickets through special drawings at the event. Bring your yoga mat and have a good time while helping a worthwhile cause! Register online through the museum’s website. All proceeds will be matched 100 percent by the Richard King Mellon Foundation Challenge Grant and support Imagine What’s Possible: The Westmoreland Capital and Endowment Campaign.

Enjoy a cup of coffee at Dv8 Espresso Bar and Gallery while listen- ing to live music, or perform yourself at open mic night! Photo courtesy of R.Solomond/Setonian

Enjoy a cup of coffee at Dv8 Espresso Bar and Gallery while listen- ing to live music, or perform yourself at open mic night! Photo courtesy of R.Solomond/Setonian

Create your own art at the WMAA’s Pop-Up Studio with artist Ryan Lammie! Wine, beer, snacks, and materials will be provided at this class for adults. The event will be held May 20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person, with limited space. Register online or contact 724-837-1500 ext. 110.

Once warm weather arrives, bridal season and beach season are never far behind! Bridal & Bikini Boot Camp (BBBC) takes place with hour long classes twice a week at Greensburg’s Fitness With a Twist until the end of May.  BBBC begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, and 9:15 a.m. on Saturdays. The price for each individual class is $20, or take advantage of the special to get five BBBC classes for $39, or 10 BBBC classes for $75. Purchase an Unlimited Bridal & Bikini Boot Camp Classes Pass for $180. It is best to wear clean sneakers and comfortable workout attire for the BBBC classes.

Also at Fitness With a Twist is College Night, every Thursday at 7:05 p.m. A college girl can register for a class and get half-off the regular $20 price at the door for a hour-long Pole 101 class if they bring their student ID. Pole dancing is done in bare feet, and no lotion should be worn on hands, feet, or thighs.

Stay healthy this summer at Fitness With a Twist. Photo courtesy of R.Solomond/Setonian

Stay healthy this summer at Fitness With a Twist. Photo courtesy of R.Solomond/Setonian

Why not try out some new, healthy, summer recipes? Purchase the freshest ingredients at the Greensburg Community Farmers’ Market. This market features products direct from a farm, baked goods and organic products. The market is held at 216 Donohoe Road, near Westmoreland Mall, on Tuesdays. On Saturdays, the market is held from 9 a.m. till noon at the Lynchfield Park, 119 North Greensburg, near the Sheetz.

A much-loved Greensburg tradition, SummerSounds returns in June! Listen to great music outdoors in St. Clair Park for free! Concerts will be held every Friday throughout the summer. The first show of the summer is Beatlemania Now! on June 5. The band will cover hits from The Beatles, and invite the audience to sing along to these timeless songs. Other bands playing this summer include The Suffers, Willie Nile, The Deslondes and many more!

Don’t fall into summer boredom! With all of the activities Greensburg offers, there is always something to do!

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