The 18th-annual YSU Summer Festival of the Arts is on Saturday,July 9th & Sunday, July 10th at and around YSU. There is a juried arts fest that features the work of over 75 artists. There will also be dozens of performances, and participation from arts, culture and creative groups. The Festival is part of a larger weekend of events including the Youngstown Wine and Jazz event, St. Nicholas Greek Summerfest, and the 2k16 gospel fest. More information at ysu.edu/sfa or 330-941-2307.
The next Western Reserve Contra Dance will be held on Saturday, June 11, from 7:00 - 9:30 pm, at the Dublin Grange Hall, 6571 Fairground Blvd., in Canfield. The Grange Hall is just off 224, behind the CVS pharmacy. More information at westernreservecontradance.com.
The Southside Fine Arts Academy will host a performance of scenes from the opera Cosi fan tutte by Mozart on Thursday, May 12th at 5:45 pm, by members of the YSU Dana School of Music Opera Workshop. This free performance 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 can be obtained by calling 330-707-2144.
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 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, vendors, and It’s Simply Slavic—a celebration of the valley’s Slavic culture. More information at information at Simply Slavic dot org.
The Western Reserve Contra Dance will be held on Saturday, May 14, 7:00- 9:30 pm, at the Dublin Grange Hall, 6571 Fairground Boulevard, Canfield. More information at westernreservecontradance.com. Dress is casual, beginners and all ages are welcome, partners are not required,
The next monthly of Western Reserve Contra Dance will be held on Saturday, April 9, 7:00 - 9:30 pm, at the Dublin Grange Hall, 6571 Fairground Blvd., in Canfield. More information at westernreservecontradance.com.
The YSU Dance Ensemble celebrates 25 years of beautiful dance with gorgeous music, original choreography and spectacular YSU talent, Thursday, April 14 through Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 pm. In Bliss Hall’s Ford Theater. Enjoy an evening of dance genres musical theater, tap, hip hop, belly dance and modern. More information at 330 941-3105; tickets at ysu.tix.com.
The Southside Fine Arts Academy will offer summer programming in collaboration with Neighborhood Ministries Center at Rockford Village, 1402B Dogwood Lane, in Youngstown, on Wednesdays through August 17th from 11:00 am-3:00 pm. Classes in creative writing/poetry, choir, visual arts, dance and drum circle will be offered. Summer programming will resume at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 1420 Youngstown-Poland Road through August 23rd from 4:00 - 7:00 pm.
M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place presnts Open M: "Open Mind - Open Mouth," a evening of artistic expression at M Gallery on Tuesday, March 22, at 8:00 pm. All musicians, poets, writers, and actors are invited.
M Gallery is at 112 W Commerce Street, in Youngstown. More information available from Johanna@nyopg.com.