Lit Youngstown Reading: Jeanne Bryner, Kare Kotrba & Sherri Saines

Lit Youngstown presents a reading by three Appalachian women poets on Wednesday December 2, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. Jeanne Bryner, Karen Kotrba (Ka TOR ba) and Sherri Saines are the featured readers, followed by an open mic emceed by Tracy McQuillan. The reading is free and open to the public. More information at

The Mahoning Valley Chorale: Christmas Concert

The Mahoning Valley Chorale, under the direction of Kris Harper, will present their annual Christmas concert at 1:30 pm on December 6th at St. Patrick Church, 1420 Oak Hill Avenue, in Youngstown as part of the “Sunday, Sauce and Song Concert Series.” The concert, “A Gospel Christmas” will feature gospel/jazz arrangements of familiar carols as well as some original gospel Christmas songs. The concert is open to the public. Additional information available at the church office at 330-743-1109.

The Butler Institute of American Art: An American Holiday

The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown presents the 45th Annual American Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show & Sale , Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6. 100 craft vendors will be offering original pottery, jewelry, fine art, holiday decor and more. More at

Butler Institute of American Art: Family Holiday Open House

The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown presents its Annual Family Open House on Sunday, November 22nd from noon to 3:00 pm. Enjoy a free afterooon of fun with kids's hands-on activities. Even take a 'selfie' with Santa and the Elves. More at Butler

Artists of the Mahoning Commons: Holiday Open Studio

Artists of the Mahoning Commons presents its Holiday Open Studio in the Ward Bakery Building, 1024 Mahoning Avenue. across from U-Haul, on Saturday and Sunday, November 21 & 22, and November 28 & 29, noon to 5:00 each day. The Open Studio features Jewelry, silks, paintings, ceramics, furniture and much more!

Opera Western Reserve: The Elixir of Love

Opera Western Reserve presents Donizetti's opera, "The Elixir of Love" on the stage of historic Stambaugh Auditorium, Friday, November 13, 2015, at 7:30 pm. The Italian opera celebrates the beauty of the human voice and features a cast of talented world-famous vocalists, as well as local performers, musicians, and dancers. Tickets are available at the Stambaugh Box Office at (330)259-0555.

Warren Philharmonic Family Halloween Concert

The Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, invites you to a family friendly Halloween concert on Sunday, November 1, at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church 2627 Atlantic Avenue Northeast in Warren – The orchestra promises many surprise, tricks and treats, as well as special honors for the Art in Music prize winners. More information at

M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place Prohibition Costume Ball

M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place in downtown Youngstown will host a YSU collaborative event - a glamorous 1920s themed Halloween Masquerade on Friday, October 30th from 8:00 pm - midnight. The party recalls 1923, the year the historic Erie Terminal was built. 1920s themed costumes encouraged but not required. Music by the swingin' jazz band Dr. Zoot from Pittsburgh! Costume contest at Midnight!

Southside Fine Arts Academy: Opening Event

The Southside Fine Arts Academy, located at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, has its opening event on Tuesday, October 13th at 4:00 pm. The Academy, sponsored by The Mahoning Valley Chorale, will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays in October, with Saturday classes added in November. The Academy is open to all children in the greater Youngstown area grades K-12. There is no cost to participate. Registration and schedule information at 330-707-2144.

Lit Youngstown Reading Series: Philip Metres

Lit Youngstown presents a reading by Philip Metres (MEH-trus), an award-winning poet, translator, scholar, and activist. His most recent poetry books include Sand Opera and A Concordance of Leaves. The reading is on Wednesday, November 4, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. The reading is free and open to the public. More information at


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