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 LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.
Ballet Western Reserve presents "A Youngstown Nutcracker" on Saturday December 5th. at 2:00 and 7:00 pm at Powers Auditorium. It is the classic Tchaikovsky ballet with a local twist and features more than 150 Ballet Western Reserve dancers and local performers. Tickets are available at youngstownsymphony.com.
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 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 ButlerArt.com
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 Art.com
Metaphysical Insights 528 is hosting a presentation by Freddie Silva, author of The Lost Art of Resurrection, on Wednesday, November 11, at 7:00 pm, at the Scope Center, 220 West Market Street, in Warren.
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.
The Junior Civic League will host its 60th Annual Cinderella Ball, featuring debutantes from the local high schools within the Mahoning Valley, on Friday, November 27, at 5:30 pm, at Mr. Anthony's, 7440 South Avenue,Boardman. The Michael Austin Project will provide the entertainment. More information available from Jerrine King, Cinderella Ball Chair at 330 261-1261 or juniorcivicleague.org
The Mahoning Valley Chorale, under the direction of Kris Harper, will present a family friendly Halloween concert at St. Patrick Church, 1420 Oak Hill Ave, Youngstown on Saturday, October 31st at 1:00 pm in the church. The concert “Night Noises” will feature music from Phantom of the Opera, Jekyll & Hyde, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and more. Adults and children are encouraged to attend in costume. Treat bags will be available for the children. The concert is free and open to the public. More information at 330-707-2144.