5 things to do in Westmoreland County: January 7-9


Every quilt tells a story

An exhibition of history quilts by Pittsburgh-based textile artist Tina Williams Brewer is on display until April 24 in the Robertshaw Gallery at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg.

“Cultivation: Journey of the Work” reflects the artist’s 40-year career through his multi-layered quilts that employ symbolism, textiles and fabrics to explore African American history, generational healing and the spirituality of her life. culture.

An Art After Hours event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on February 25 will include a meet and greet with Williams Brewer.

The museum’s opening hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Online advance registration is recommended. Free entry; donations are accepted.

For more information, call 724-837-1500 or visit thewestmoreland.org.

Last call to lights

The final weekend of Holiday Lights Extravaganza 2021 will be Friday through Sunday at Living Treasures Wildlife Park, off Highway 711 in Jones Mills.

The event features over 900,000 bulbs in three light and sound shows and a fountain show. Some animals can be petted and fed. Photo panels will also be installed throughout the park.

Hours of operation are 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and noon to 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Admission is $ 16, $ 14 for 62 and over, $ 13 for 3 to 11. Seasonal subscriptions are valid for the event.

For more information, call 724-593-8300 or visit ltanimalpark.com.

Hygge hike

Explore the Danish concept of ‘hygge’ – a term encompassing well-being, coziness, and comfort – on a Hygge hike starting Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Laurel Mountain area of ​​the Forbes State Forest. Hike leaders will discuss how hygge can be incorporated into the outdoor experience during the 2-2.5 mile hike.

Participation is free, but registration is required at 724-259-2201 or [email protected] Location and additional information will be provided upon registration.

Another Hygge hike is scheduled for February 12 at 10 a.m.

Cold and chili

A Chilly Cornhole tournament is scheduled for Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Greenhouse Winery, 2155 Gracin Lane, Sewickley Township.

The competition will take place regardless of the weather. The Revival Chili food truck will be on site and Evan Dean will provide acoustic music.

Registration is $ 10.

For reservations, call 724-446-5000. For more information, visit serrewinery.com.

Trip to the 80s

Step back to the era of 1980s rock arena with Resurrection: A Journey Tribute, performed at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Palace Theater in Greensburg.

The group faithfully recreates (you understand?) The experience of a period Journey concert. Members include musicians from Nashville who have performed, written or recorded with big names in the music industry, including Journey and its former frontman, Steve Perry.

Resurrection frontman Ryan Christopher first performed Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin ‘” in a karaoke competition and is now working to recreate Perry’s look, manners and vocal precision.

Tickets are $ 29 to $ 49 at 724-836-8000 or thepalacetheatre.org.

Shirley McMarlin is a writer for Tribune-Review. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .


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