YSU Dana School of Music:Ashtabula Brass Concert

The Ashtabula Brass Band conducted by Dana School of Music student Robert Bo Violette (Vee Oh Let) will perform a concert titled The British are Coming!, on  Sunday, April 2, at 1:00 pm, at St. Columba Cathedral,  on Wood Street, in Youngstown. The performance will feature work by British composers.This event is open to the public. 





YSU Honors College: Immigration in Ohio: Latin America's Presence

Youngstown State University's Honors College presents a program on Immigration in Ohio: Latin America's Presence, on Monday, April 3, at 4:00 pm, in Fok Hall, on the YSU campus.  Jeff Stewart, the Director of Immigrant Worker Project will be the keynote speaker.  This program is free and open to the public.


Arab American Community Center: Shoruq Girls’ Hip-Hop Group

The Arab American Community Center in Youngstown is sponsoring a performance by the Shoruq Girls’ Hip-Hop Group, on Saturday, March 25, at 7:00 pm, at St. Ann Church 4310 Kirk Road, in Youngstown.  The 18 dancers, all between the ages of 12 and 16, live in a Palestinian refugee camp.  The group will perform a selection of songs they have created themselves, in a mix of Arabic and English.     

Mill Creek MetroParks: Woodland Wonders from the Wild

Mill Creek MetroParks presents Woodland Wonders from the Wild, a free lecture by native plant expert Barry Glick, on Sunday, April 2, at 6:00 pm, at Fellows Riverside Gardens.  Glick's talk will highlight the wildflowers and plants in local woodlands and backyards. 

Opera Western Reserve: Spring Opera Cabaret

Opera Western Reserve presents the Spring Opera Cabaret, on Friday, May 19, at 7:00 pm, in the Tyler Grand Ballroom, at Stambaugh Auditorium, in Youngstown.  It will be a night of opera arias and Broadway favorites performed by singers from past Opera Western Reserve productions.  There will be hors d'oeuvres and dessert.  Tickets available at and 330-259-0555.

Opera Western Reserve: Lucia di Lammermoor

Opera Western Reserve presents Gaetano Donizetti's opera Lucia di Lammermoor on Friday, on November 10th at 7:30 pm at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown.  It weill be sung in the original Italian with English supertitles. Ticket are available online at Opera Western Reserve DOT org or 330-259-0555.

YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium: 50th Anniversary Celebration

YSU's Ward Beecher Planetarium is holding a special 50th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, March 18. An exclusive Anniversary Planetarium Show begins 4 at pm, followed by cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and dinner in the Exhibition Gallery at YSU's Maag Library. Warren M. Young, Retired Planetarium Director and Faculty Emeritus is the featured speaker. Tickets available at or through Alumni Engagement at 330-941-3221. 

Ballet Western Reserve: Building Art One Hit Wonders Program

Ballet Western Reserve presents Building Art, on Saturday, March 11,  at 7:00 pm, at the Morley Arts building, in downtown Youngstown. Company dancers will perform to One Hit Wonders. Tickets and information available at 330-744-1934.

Lit Youngstown: Sean Thomas Dougherty & Terry Murcko

Lit Youngstown presents a reading by poets Sean Thomas Dougherty and Terry Murcko, on Wednesday March 1, at 7:00 pm, Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. And open mic will follow. The event is free and open to the public. More information at

YSU Black History Month Keynote: Titles are Good, but Purpose is Better

YSU's Africana Studies Program presents Nina Turner as its Black History Month Keynote Speaker.  The event will be held on Wednesday, February 22 at 2:00 pm.  Nina Turner will present her speech, "Titles are Good, but Purpose is Better" at the DeBartolo Stadium Club, on the YSU campus.


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