Music movie

The Westmoreland Museum’s summer day includes shopping, music and movies

On Saturdays, visitors to the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg can browse a pop-up shop, grab a bite to eat, listen to live music, and end the late summer day with a free movie.

Three small business owners will be selling their wares from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., including:

• A new collection of jewelry and leather handbags for men and women, by Florence Smith of DJOI Designs in Pittsburgh

• Do-it-yourself arrangements or bouquets from a selection of fresh flowers, by Jayne and Claire Oberdorf from A Copper Petal in Greensburg

• Healthy, organic treats for pets, from Lauren Davis of Puppuccino Boutique in Pittsburgh.

From 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Joe Butt’s BBQ will feature ribs straight from the smoker, as well as steak, lamb and pulled pork sandwiches; grilled chicken, smoker burgers, hot and brat sausage.

A drink bar and take-out snacks will be available at Café Marchand inside the museum.

jessica bella will play acoustic music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Indonesian-born singer, now based in the Pittsburgh area, goes wild with pop and jazz covers of music dating back to the present to the 1980s.

When the sun goes down, it will be time for an episode of Summer Movies at the Museum. The big outdoor screen will show “Best in Show”, a mock documentary taking a behind-the-scenes look at the fierce world of dog shows.

Written by Eugene Levy and Christopher Guest, the 2000 film is rated PG-13.

Dogs on a leash are welcome to enjoy the film with their owners, said Claire Ertl, director of marketing and public relations for the museum.

Although the film is free, prior registration is required at 888-718-4253 or at the museum website.

The galleries of the museum will have special opening hours from 5 p.m. until dusk. An artistic treasure hunt, a questionnaire workshop and a photo booth related to the theme of the film will be available.

Ertl noted that the scheduled ticket office is in place for gallery tours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

If the film is canceled due to bad weather, the information will be posted mid-afternoon on the museum’s website and social media accounts. Registered guests will be alerted by email.

Other special events of the day will move inside, Ertl said.

Details: 724-837-1500 or thewestmoreland.org

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