Lit Youngstown Reading: Bill Lawson

Lit Youngstown presents a talk and reading by Bill Lawson, Executive Director of The Mahoning Valley Historical Society, on Wednesday January 6, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. Lawson will present the life and poetry of Youngstown Irish immigrant steelworker Michael McGovern. The reading is free and open to the public. More information at

Rust Belt Theatre Company: How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas

The Rust Belt Theater Company will present the 10th anniversary production of HOW THE DRAG QUEEN STOLE CHRISTMAS, on Friday December 11, and Saturday December 12, each night at 8:00 pm. There will also be an extra risqué midnight showing on December 12th.

The Soap Gallery: Night with the Artists

The Soap Gallery presents "Night with the Artists," on Saturday, December 5, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, at 117 S. Champion Street, in downtown Youngstown. It is an opportunity to get to know the artists and others in the community who enjoy the arts. More information on The Soap Gallery facebook page.

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.] 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, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm on Saturday, December 5 and 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on 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


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