10 ideas for a night out during PGA

05:00 AM, Aug 04, 2013

This is the historic Jack Rabbit wooden roller coaster at Seabreeze Amusement Park. (ANNETTE LEIN/staff photographer)/


Written By Jinelle Shengulette

PGA Championship history exhibit
Brush up on your history at Rochester Museum & Science Center. The “PGA Championship History Exhibit: Celebrating the Champions of the Season’s Final Major”features memorabilia spanning 95 years of the championship. Each champion is featured, including Rochester’s own Walter Hagen.
When: Through Sept. 2. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Where: 657 East Ave.
Cost: $11 to $13; free for RMSC or PGA members and children under 3.
For more: 271-4320 or rmsc.org.

The PGA Championship returns to Oak Hill Country Club in August for the first time in 10 years. Rory McIlroy is the defending champion for the golf season’s final major, which has a purse of $8 million.

If you’re wondering how to spend your nights during the week of the championship, here are 10 ideas:

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Keith Urban

Catch some country tunes after the second round of the PGA Championship with Urban’s Light the Fuse Tour. Urban’s fans have embraced the New Zealand-born musician, who has 14 No. 1 songs and four Grammys under his belt. Little Big Town will open this show, and lawn seats are still available.

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9.

Where: Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center on the campus of Finger Lakes Community College in Hopewell.

Cost: $41.10 for lawn seats, fees included.

For more: (585) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

Seabreeze Amusement Park

Grab yourself a Night Rider Pass at Seabreeze after a day at Oak Hill. The amusement park, which is more than 130 years old, is home to the oldest continuously operated coaster in America, the Jack Rabbit, and more than 65 other attractions, including a water park.

When: Open until 10 p.m. all week.

Where: 4600 Culver Road, Irondequoit.

Cost: $19.99 after 5 p.m.

For more: (585) 323-1900 or seabreeze.com.

Buffalo Bills camp

Catch a glimpse of how this NFL team will function during the coming season. Two night practices will be held during PGA week; day practices will be on other days.

When: 6:10 to 9 p.m. Monday and Friday, Aug. 9.

Where: St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave., Pittsford.

Cost: Free (but tickets are required for night practices).

For more: BuffaloBills.com.

John Hiatt

The guitarist/singer/pianist will bring his blend of Americana to Rochester’s Party in the Park downtown at Court Street and Exchange Boulevard (near Dinosaur Bar-B-Que). The musician’s songs have been covered by many famous names, including Bob Dylan, B.B. King, Eric Clapton and others. Food trucks will be handy, and alcoholic beverages will also be available for purchase.

When: 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8.

Where: Riverside Festival Site.

Cost: $2 at the gate.

For more: (585) 428-6690 or cityofrochester.gov/pip.

Pro soccer

In case you just haven’t had your fill of sports events for the day, catch the Rochester-based Western New York Flash, featuring local native and Olympic gold medalist Abby Wambach, face off against the Portland Thorns at Sahlen’s Stadium.

When: 7:35 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10.

Where: 460 Oak St.

Cost: $16.85 to $29.35.

For more: wnyflash.com.

Puerto Rican Festival

Celebrate all things Puerto Rican at the 44th annual festival at the Frontier Field VIP lot. Especially at night, there will be Latin music to enjoy while you eat. Children younger than 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

When: Open until 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, and Saturday, Aug. 10; 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11.

Where: 1 Morrie Silver Way.

Cost: $10; $25 for a three-day pass; $5 for seniors and children.

For more: (585) 234-7660 or prfestival.com.

Boulder Festival

If you spent all your dough on PGA tickets, you can breathe easy knowing that admission to this year’s Boulder Festival is free. The event will benefit cancer patient Harmony Casey and feature food, drinks, music, local vendors and art. More than 20 bands will perform.

When: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 and Saturday, Aug. 10; noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11.

Where: 100 Alexander St.

Cost: Free.

For more: (585) 454-7140 or bouldercoffee.info.

Midnight Tango

If you’re tired of being a bystander all day at the practice rounds, jump into the action at Midnight Tango at Boulder Coffee Company’s Brooks Landing location. Don’t worry if you have two left feet — an instructor will be on hand at the coffee shop’s weekly event.

When: 9 p.m. to midnight Tuesday.

Where: 960 Genesee St.

Cost: $8.

For more: (585) 697-0236 or bouldercoffee.info.

Trivia night

Put your trivia knowledge to the test with the Geeks Who Drink pub quiz at Scotland Yard. Gear up for two hours and eight rounds of questions, which, after an easy start, get progressively more difficult. Theme rounds include such categories as “TV shows your parents watch.”

When: 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Where: 187 St. Paul St.

Cost: Free.

For more: (585) 730-5030 or scotlandyardpub.com.

Twilight Tour of Mt. Hope Cemetery

Explore this 196-acre Rochester landmark during a 90-minute tour. The 175-year-old cemetery is the final resting place for more than 350,000 Rochesterians, including Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony and Nathaniel Rochester. Refreshments available after the tour.

When: 7 p.m. next Thursday, Aug. 8.

Where: 1133 Mt. Hope Ave. (Meet at the North Gatehouse opposite Robinson Drive.)

Cost: $5.

For more: (585) 461-3494 or fomh.org/Events/SpecialTours.