Comfort Inn Cranberry Twp.
924 Sheraton Drive
Mars, PA 16046
Phone: (724) 772-2700
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The Strand Theater is steeped in history. Established in 1914, it is one of the oldest theaters in the county. Located in downtown Zelienople, it showcased movies, silent films and Vaudeville-style shows. After its closure and major refurbishment, it is administered by a non-profit corporation and acts as a performing arts hub in the community. It plays host to an array of cultural events including classic movies, feature films, broadway stage productions and concert series by emerging and upcoming talent.
The North Hills Art Center almost seems out of place amidst the businesses that line Babcock Blvd. The store may be small, but it features a large selection of artwork by local artists. The pieces are affordable for the average collector. The center also has educational programs for children and adults, as well as monthly exhibits.
In 1974, the collaborative venture of community locals Sewickley led to the foundation of Sweetwater Center for the Arts; a certified center that promotes art and cultural education among the youth. At this center, those with artistic skills can take up one of the several workshops conducted here or visit their gallery to appreciate various genres of art displayed in the exhibitions and art-related events. The center also hosts various musical events and jazz performances which are a thrill to attend. To know more about the upcoming events and the venue rentals, visit their website.
This sports center is part of Robert Morris University and home to RMU Colonials ice hockey team. Built in 1998, the place hosts a gamut of activities—figure skating, golf, athletic training, fitness center, public skating, and of course, ice hockey. While visitors can come for recreational purposes, RMUISC also offers training and instruction. The place rents out the premises for corporate and kiddie parties.
The city's Cultural Trust has given a new lease of life to this once run-down venue, transforming it into a premier location. Its specially-designed orchestral stage, vantage seating arrangements and clear, yet not harsh, sound system makes it particularly well-suited for musical events. The theater's old-time interiors, with copper cherubs, mosaic floors, stained-glass windows and gold-leaf frescos are still preserved from their glory days in the early 1900s. Big international names like Anoushka Shankar mesmerize audiences, alongside Broadway and comedy shows. Browse the website for event schedules and enjoy some beautiful music in surreal surroundings.
The Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center being located in the downtown area is an ideal venue for hosting varied events. It comprises of a meeting room, banquet hall, patio and an auditorium. Be it a corporate training session or a social gathering, it is well equipped to handle all with great deal of efficiency. You can also arrange a ballroom event at the classy hall, which accommodates nearly 325 guests. The venue is armed with the latest and modern sound and light equipments. The on-site free parking services adds to the convenience.
Home of sports for the Rober Morris University, come see these athletes compete fall, winter and spring.
The Pittsburgh Savoyards are a community theatre group that performs at various schools and facilities throughout the area to entertain children. Their productions are almost all comic operas by Gilbert and Sullivan, although other concerts and comic operas do occasionally make it onto the roster. Their permanent home is in the Carnegie Free Library Music Hall in Carnegie, PA, but during renovation they are staging their performances in the Catherine Thomas Theatre in St. Benedict Hall, in Pittsburgh.
Moon Stadium is a sports stadium that is largely used for football fixtures. Hosting local football tournaments and games, the stadium always runs a full seated show. The stadium is also home to the Moon Area School District athletics program. So do buy your tickets well in advance and stay updated about game schedules.
The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania is responsible for this enthusiasm-filled event. There is not a minute spent in boredom here. You and your kids will be occupied in a lot of contests and competitions. Make a scarecrow, find that needle in a haystack, enjoy the live performances or simply sip apple cider, the choice is yours. You can also stuff yourself with candy apples or take part in the other arts and crafts demonstrations on the venue grounds. What's more, all of this comes free! Did anybody say apple jams? Check website for next years dates and times.
The Beaver County Festival of Trees is the perfect family outing to put you in the holiday spirit. Held on Thanksgiving weekend and the weekend following to benefit the children involved with Beaver County Children and Youth Services, this annual event is held indoors at the Lodge in Bradys Run Park, which will be magically transformed into a snow-laden, winter wonderland with over 45 beautifully and uniquely decorated artificial trees and wreaths that will be auctioned off. Held in November.
Ruling the live music scene of McKees Rocks, Dead Horse unleashes a happening vibe for the late night revelers. The concert hall, which also doubles up as a bar, has been host to several heavy metal and contemporary rock bands like Raven, 3 Years Hollow and Eye Empire. On weekdays, events like jam nights, movie madness and open mic nights are held for more entertainment. Call ahead to know more.