Culture

Annual Honoring Our Ancestors Intertribal Powwow

The Annual Honoring Our Ancestors Intertribal Powwow takes place on Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21, at the Ashtabula Antique Engine Club Grounds, 4026 US 322, Williamsfield, Ohio. Gates and vendors open daily 10 am to 6 pm. The grand entry is at noon. There will be Native American food, vendors, history, and storytelling! Drums by Rapid River Drum and Clear Water Cherokee Drum. More information at uelnation.org.

Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center: Rock Gods: The Art of Rock & Roll Photography

Rock Gods: The Art of Rock & Roll Photography opens at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center, 325 West Federal Street, in downtown Youngstown, on Saturday, May 30 and will run through Sunday, August 30. The exhibit features images of some of the world’s greatest rock music idols and entertainers performing live as captured by the eyes of three of the region’s most popular artistic talents: Janet Macoska, Tony Nicholas and Chris Yambar. A preview party will be on Friday, May 29 from 6:30-10:00 pm.

YWCA of Youngstown: Women Artists: A Celebration Preview Party

The YWCA of Youngstown presents its 33rd Women Artists: A Celebration! A Celebration Preview Party on Saturday, June 20. The Patron's Party if 6:00 to 7:00 pm, and the Preview Party is from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The location is YWCA of Youngstown 25 West Rayen Avenue, in Youngstown. RSVP by May 27, 2017. The show features all media, including paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and metal work from local and national female artists. More information at ywca.org/youngstown and 330 746-6361.

Stambaugh Chorus presents Haydn's "The Creation"

Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown is presenting the Stambaugh Chorus Spring Concert, featuring Joseph Haydn's oratorio, "The Creation", on Sunday, May 17th, at 5:00 PM. There will also be a choral medley from The Sound of Music in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the theatrical release, as well as three other opera choruses. Tickets and more information can be found at stambaughauditorium.com.

1st Annual Black Tie Affair

Inspiring Minds' 1st Annual Black Tie Affair in Youngstown is scheduled for Saturday, May 9 at 6:00 pm, at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. The evening will feature keynote speaker Jim Tressel; appearances by Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini and YSU football coach Bo Pelini; dinner and dancing; and the opportunity to learn more about Inspiring Minds. Since 2006, over 2,000 students have participated in the program's Education, Health & Wellness, College & Career Readiness and Personal Development activities.

YSU Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

The YSU Office of Student Diversity Programs, the Latino Student Organization, and the Mexican Mutual Society is holding a Cinco de Mayo celebration on Friday, May 1, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, in the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University. The event will present live music, traditional dances and ethnic food.

The Mahoning Valley Chorale: From Italy With Love

 The Mahoning Valley Chorale, under the direction of Kris Harper, will present a concert, “From Italy With Love” at the Brier Hill Cultural Center, 145 Jefferson St., in Youngstown on Sunday, April 26th at 3:00 pm.  The concert will feature Italian opera, love songs and folk songs.  Tickets can be reserved by calling 330-707-2144 and will also be available at the door. 

 

Fallen City Writers: Open Reading

Fallen City Writers will present a reading from their recently published anthology on Sunday, April 19th at 2:00 pm, at the Oak Hill Collaborative, 507 Oak Hill, in Youngstown.  Parking available in lot on lower level.  Please use entrance at lower level door.  This is a celebration of the new anthology and National Poetry Month.  

YWCA of Youngstown: Stand Against Racism

The YWCA of Youngstown is presenting their 3rd annual Stand Against Racism!, at the First Presbyterian Church on Wick Avenue, on Thursday, April 23rd, at 9:30AM. The program will include a performance of Ragtime by Chaney High School students, a group discussion and an essay reading. More information can be found at 330-746-6361.

The Ursuline Center: From Sarajevo to Syria -- the Horror & Hope for Refugees

The Ursuline Center is presenting "From Sarajevo to Syria- the Horror & Hope for Refugees", a free lecture about oppression in war-torn areas, on Saturday, May 2nd, at 10:00 AM, at The Ursuline Center in Canfield. The lecture is free and open to the public but a ticket is required. More information is available at 330-799-4941.

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