Kent State University at Trumbull: Auditions for On the Verge

KSU Trumbull Theatre is kicking off its 51st season with Eric Overmyer's "On the Verge: Or, the Geography of Yearning." Auditions are scheduled for Tuesday, August 30 & Wednesday, August 31, 7:00 - 9:00 pm. They are looking for three women and one man for this play. More information at 330-675-8887 and at The show dates are October 14 - 16, & 21 - 23.

The Soap Gallery: An Evening in Spain: A Musical and Artistic Experience

The Soap Gallery and Opera Western Reserve present "An Evening in Spain: A Musical and Artistic Experience" on Friday, September 16 at the Gallery, 117 S. Champion Street, in downtown Youngstown, beginning at at 6:00 pm. The evening will feature live artistic creation, live musical performances by Young Artists of Opera Western Reserve, food, and drink.

The Soap Gallery: Surreal Expression

The Soap Gallery presents the the exhibition "Surreal Expression," running through Friday, August 26. "Surreal Expression" is an exhibit featuring regional artists who express in multiple facets of painting. The show features artwork by local artists Bill Barron, Paul Burgess, Jeff Olsavsky, Jeffery Puccini, and Louis Spadanuta. The Soap Gallery is located at 117 S. Champion Street, in Youngstown.

M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place: The City of You: Visual Stories of Youngstown

M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place presents the exhibit "The City of You: Visual Stories of Youngstown," a collaborative re-branding campaign for the City of Youngstown. The exhibit will be on display from Friday, August 5 - Friday, September 23. [A public reception will be held Friday August 5, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.] [The City of You presents a citizen-generated, future focused narrative for Youngstown, visually portrayed through graphic design and photographic expressions that tell positive stories of the changing city.] The M Gallery, located at 112 W.

Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau: Harvey S Firestone Park Festival of the Arts

The Harvey S. Firestone Park Festival of the Arts will be held held Saturday, August 6, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, at Firestone Recreation Park in Columbiana. At this event will be handmade craft vendors, antique dealers, food concessions, a vintage tractor show and live local entertainment. Admission is free.

Lit Youngstown: Novelists MB Earnheardt and Randi Barlow Pappa

Lit Youngstown presents a reading by novelists Mary Beth Earnheardt and Randi Barlow Pappa, on Wednesday August 3, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. An open mic emceed by Colleen Clayton will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public. More information at

Southside Fine Arts Academy Summer Programming

The Southside Fine Arts Academy will hold their summer sessions in the fine arts Tuesday, July 19th through Tuesday, August 23rd, 4:00 - 7:00 pm at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road. The classes are open to all children in the Youngstown area, free of charge. Classes include dance and movement, visual arts, creative writing/poetry, creative listening activities and drum circles. More information on facebook or by contacting Executive Director Kris Harper at 330-707-2144.

OCCHA Food and Culture Festival

O.C.C.H.A. Inc., the Hispanic American Civic and Cultural Organization will host its Fifth International Latino Food Festival from noon to 8:00 pm, on Saturday, July 23. The annual festival takes place at the O.C.C.H.A. Social Hall, 3660 Shirley Road, in Youngstown. Experience a taste of Hispanic cuisine through authentic handmade food delicacies, desserts, and beverages. Festival goers will be treated to traditional dances, musical performances, and a DJ throughout the day. A piñata, children’s activities, and raffles will also be featured. Admission and parking are free.

African American Wellness Walk

The African American Heritage Weekend kicks off with the African American Male Wellness Walk - Mahoning Valley's 5K Run/Walk/Bicycle -- on Saturday, August 20th, beginning at 7:00 am, at the Covelli Center Parking Lot, 229 East Front Street, in Youngstown . No registration is required, and the event is free. There's more information at

The Soap Gallery: Politics Love or Hate

The Soap Gallery presents the exhibition "Politics Love or Hate," running through Saturday, July 23rd. The show features artwork by local artists Jeff Piper, Suzanne Grey, James Pernotto, and many other artists. The Soap Gallery is located at 117 S. Champion Street, in Youngstown.


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