Culture

WYSU Summer Membership Party

WYSU is hosting a summer membership party on Tuesday, June 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Fifth Floor Restaurant in Youngstown. The party features live music by Just Two Guitars, and is free to current supporting members of 88.5 WYSU. If you aren't a member, you can join that night. More information and to to RSVP for this free event at 330-941-3363.

SMARTS: All In One Campaign

SMARTS, Students Motivated by the Arts, is making a Public Announcement for its"All in One" Campaign. This arts-filled experience takes place on Friday, May 20 at 10:00 am, at the Ohio One Building, 25 East Boardman Street, in Downtown Youngstown.

The Southside Fine Arts Academy: The Billy Goats Gruff Opera Performance

The Southside Fine Arts Academy will host a performance of the opera The Billy Goats Gruff, on Tuesday, May 10th at 4:45 pm by the Young Artists of Opera Western Reserve. This operatic version of the Norwegian fairy tale is adapted from music of Mozart, Donizetti and Rossini. The performance is free and will be held at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road. More information about the performances or the Southside Fine Arts Academy available at 330-707-2144.

Simply Slavic Festival - Youngstown

Simply Slavic is a celebration of the Mahoning Valley’s Slavic culture, on Saturday, June 18th in downtown Youngstown from noon to mindight. The festival includes music, Slavic food, folk dancers, workshops, vVendors, and It’s Simply Slavic—a celebration of the valley’s Slavic culture. More information at information at Simply Slavic dot com.

Lit Youngstown reading: Three Poets

Lit Youngstown presents a reading by poets Dianne BOR-senik, John Burroughs, and Matthew Minicucci on Wednesday May 4, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. An open mic will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.

Lit Youngstown reading: Allison Davis and Rochelle Hurt

Lit Youngstown presents a reading by poets Allison Davis and Rochelle Hurt on Sunday April 24, at 2:00 pm, at The Soap Gallery on S. Champion St. in downtown Youngstown. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.

Remembering What is Civil; Doing What is Right: Institutionalized Racism

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Planning Committee of the Mahoning Valley presents "Remembering What is Civil; Doing What is Right: Institutionalized Racism," on Tuesday, May 3, at 6:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, on Wick Avenue in Youngstown. The presentation addresses methods to combat institutionalized Racism in Education, Entrepreneurship, and Criminal Justice.

Panel Discussion: The Hunting Ground

There will be a panel discussion regarding the film The Hunting Ground with Sofie Karasek of End of Rape on Campus and Lynn Bilal of the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence on YSU's campus in Williamson Hall room 2212.

YSU Department of Women's and Gender Studies: The Hunting Ground Film

the YSU Department of Women's and Gender Studies is sponsoring a free screening of the documentary film, "The Hunting Ground," on Friday, April 22, at 5:30 pm, in Room 358 of DeBartolo Hall on the YSU campus. The film covers the incidence of sexual assault on college campuses in the United States and what its creators say is a failure of college administrations to deal with it adequately.

The Mahoning Valley Chorale:To Italy With Love

The Mahoning Valley Chorale, under the direction of Kris Harper, will present their popular Italian concert, “To Italy With Love” on Sunday, April 24th at 3:00 pm at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 1125 Turin Avenue, Youngstown, in the Historic Brier Hill District. The concert will feature Italian opera, love songs and folk tunes which are favorites of the Italian culture. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Kris Harper at 330-707-2144 or through email at kharper714@aol.com. We can also be contacted through our facebook page The Mahoning Valley Chorale.

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