The New Castle Playhouse presents "Damn Yankees," at the Augustine Auditorium, this weekend. Evening performances are at 7:30 and the Sunday matinee is at 2:00. "Damn Yankees" tales the tale of middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd, who trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant against the NY Yankees. Tickets are available at newcastleplayhouse.org, and the box office at 724-654-3437, Monday through Friday,10 am - 4 pm.
The Harvey S. Firestone Festival of the Arts is a juried event held at Firestone park in Columbiana on Saturday, August 1, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. This event includes handmade arts and crafts, antique vendors, a Farmer's Market, a children's area, an antique and vintage tractor display, with local musical entertainment and food concessions offered throughout the day. Admission is free.
The NE GEEK Read and Greet event at the Geneva Library takes place on Saturday July 25 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The event features face painting, cosplay, storytelling, and a character building panel. Kids in K-5th grades can enter the “Tell Your Hero’s Story Contest”. The winner will receive an all-day free game play and two admission passes to the 2015 NE Geek Expo held in October. Entrants must be present of July 25 to win.
The Legal Creative is presenting a Legal Clinic for Creatives at the Austintown Branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, on Friday, October 30 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. During the Legal Clinics, art professionals and art organizations can schedule an appointment to meet face-to-face with a volunteer attorney. Artists can preregister online at legalcreative.org, by calling The Legal Creative at 330-286-4363, or by emailing email@example.com.
The McDonough Museum of Art, on the campus of Youngstown State University presents Gary Taneri: New Work, a collaboration with Erie Terminal Event Space and Commercial Gallery. On view through July 31 at 112 West Commerce Street in downtown Youngstown, the exhibition features 14 new paintings by Warren native Gary Taneri. Hours are Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm; Wednesday & Friday Noon - 6:00 pm.
St. Patrick Church, on Oak Hill Avenue, in Youngstown, is hosting a Summer Arts Camp the week of August 3 - 7, from 9:00 am-2:00 pm daily. Activities include singing, drama, handbells, boomwhackers, hands-on visual art activities, creative writing/poetry and individual instrument tutoring. All of the classes are being taught by qualified artists from the parish, artists from the community, as well as from Youngstown State University. The art camp is open to all children Grades K-12. There is a $5.00 registration fee per child.
The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown presents the the 79th National Midyear Exhibition, running through August 30. Paintings, drawings, photographs and digital works are featured. Museum hours and more information about this exhibit are available at butlerart.com and 330-743-1107.
The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown presents the Meet the Artists reception for the 79th National Midyear Exhibition on Sunday, July 19, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. The meet the artist event is complimentary, but reservations are required, and can be made at 330-743-1107, ext. 210. Museum hours and more information about this exhibit are available at butlerart.com.
The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown presents the exhibit Evelyn Killian: Paintings, running through September 6 at the Butler. This exhibition features work on paper in a variety of paint media by an American folk artist. Museum hours and more information about this exhibit are available at butlerart.com and (330) 743-1107.