James Randi, magician, escape artist and the world’s most tireless investigator and demystifier of paranormal and pseudoscientific claims, visits Youngstown State University on Monday, March 30, at 7:00 pm, in Room B112 of Cushwa Hall. An Honest Liar, a documentary of Randi’s life, will be screened, followed by a question-and-answer session.
Vincent, the play written by Leonard Nimoy chronicling the life of artist Vincent van Gogh, will be performed at Madison, on Elm Street in Youngstown, on Saturday, March 28th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, March 29th at 2:00 pm. Rodd Coonce is reviving his dual roles as Theo, van Gogh’s brother, as well as the tormented artist himself. The actor shares the stage with a projection of over 200 images of van Gogh’s work. Reservations can be made at Dorian Books at 330-743-2665.
The YSU Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures present Emmy Award winner and Youngstown native Chris Rutushin, hosting a screening of his movie Fine-Tune, followed by a question and answer session, in room 132 DeBartolo Hall on the YSU Campus on Thursday, March 26, at 7:00 pm .Originally released in 2008, the film was inspired by Rutushin's memories and images of Italian American family life in the 1970s. The screening is free and open to the public.
Leslie Brothers, Director of the McDonough Museum of Art, was the juror for TAG's photo2015 exhibit. She is hosting an open discussion on her process, on Sunday, March 15 at 2:00 pm, at the Trumbull Art Gallery, at 58 N Park Avenue in Warren, Ohio.
The 2015 YSU Diversity Leadership Recognition event will honor the diversity & inclusion efforts of area leaders, on Friday, March 27th, at Stambaugh Auditorium. The dinner and awards begin at 5:30 pm, featuring guest speaker Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., the 2011 Winner of America's Got Talent. Murphy will also give a concert at 8:00 pm following the dinner. Tickets and reservations for the dinner and the concert are available at stambaughauditorium.com. More information about the event is available at YSU Diversity & Multicultural Office at 330-941-3370.
Dynamic Earth is currently showing at the YSU's Ward Beecher Planetarium, this Friday and Saturday evening at 8:00 pm, and at various afternoon times in March. Narrated by Liam Neeson, the program views Earth systems from above. Firefall, a show about the impacts from comets and asteroids, begins on Friday, February 27th. All public shows are free. There is more information at www.wbplanetarium.org, and at 330-941-1370.
Photo2015, Trumbull Art Gallery's annual juried photography show, featuring fine photography from Mahoning Valley artists, opens February 28th and runs through Friday, April 10th. The juror for this exhibit is Leslie Brothers, Director of the McDonough Museum of Art. Open Tuesday - Saturday, from noon to 4 pm. Admission is free.
The Opening Reception for Photo2015, Trumbull Art Gallery's juried photography exhibit, will be held at Trumbull Art Gallery in Warren, on Saturday, February 28, at 7:00 PM. The reception allows viewing all of the entries and meeting the artists behind the exhibits.
An Interfaith Pre-Passover Seder Dinner & Ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25th at 4:30 pm, in the Grand Ballroom of Stambaugh Auditorium. The meal and ceremony will be conducted by Rabbi Joseph P. Schonberger and Father George Balasko. Featured during the ceremony will be Susan’s Seder Singers. Tickets and information at stambaughauditorium.com.
LiveNation and Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown are presenting Brian Regan's Live Comedy Tour on Thursday, March 12th, at 7:30 PM. Tickets and more information can be found at Stambaughauditorium.com.