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 LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.
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.
The OH WOW! Children's Center for Science & Technology presents the "5th Annual Science of Brewing: A Wine, Beer, and Spirits Tasting Event," on Friday, August 5, 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Tastings offered by regional brewers, vinters, and distillers. There will be live entertainment. This is an adult-only event. Ticket information at 330-744-5914 and ohwowkids.org, click on "support".
The College of Creative Arts and Communication at YSU is announcing the first public meeting for INPLACE -- an Innovative Plan for Leveraging Arts through Community Engagement – to be held Tuesday, July 19, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, at the Youngstown Business Incubator, 241 West Federal Street, Youngstown. Information is available at eagyo.org/inplace.
Method 8 & K Jackson Productions presents "The Gloved One, A Tribute to Michael Jackson and Prince," on Saturday, August 27th & Sunday the 28th, at 7:00 pm. The event will be held at the Boardman Performing Arts Center, 7777 Glenwood Avenue, in Youngstown. More information at 234-855-7540 or Method8inc.com.
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.
The United Eastern Lenape (leh-NAH-pi) Nation is proud to present their 8th annual Healing Mother Earth Native American Powwow, Friday. August 5 through Sunday, August 7, at Fischer’s Pine Lake, 3796 Maple Road, in Jefferson, Ohio. The Powwow includes dancing, drums, native crafts, vendors, and storytelling. The Grand Entry is at noon each day, the Flags Retreat is at 6:00 pm. Drums and Dancers are welcome to participate.
Fiftee-year-old violinist Elias David Moncado will perform a concert on Wednesday, July 13, at 7:00 pm, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, on Wick Avenue, in Youngstown. Elias has won major violin competitions and is part of a cultural exchange between the Platin Scala orchestra in Germany and the New Castle Eintracht (INE TRACT) Maennerchor. Moncado's program will include selections by Tchaikovsky and others. More information at 724-946-3749. Tickets are available at the door or online at brownpapertickets.com.
The St. Nicholas Greek Summerfest takes place on Thursday, July 7, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm; Friday& Saturday July 8 & 9, 11:00 am - 11:00 pm; and Sunday, July 10, noon - 6:00 pm. The Summerfest includes live music and dancing, Greek food and pastries, and a display of cultural memorabilia, at 220 N. Walnut Street, in Youngstown.
The African American Heritage Weekend is kicking-off with the African American Male Wellness Walk - Mahoning Valley's 5K Run/Walk/Bicycle . The location is the Covelli Center Parking Lot, 229 East Front Street, in Youngstown on Saturday, August 20th, beginning at 7:00 am. No registration is requirement, and the event is free.