The next Western Reserve Contra Dance will be held on Saturday, December 10, 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 Mahoning Valley Chorale, under the direction of Kris Harper, will present their annual holiday program, "Winterlight," on Sunday, December 11th, at 3:00 pm, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2985 Center Road, in Poland. The program will feature many familiar carols. The concert is free and open to the public. A free will offering will be taken. More information available at 330-540-8589.
The Stambaugh Chorus presents its 6th annual “Holiday Concert of Giving,” on Sunday, December 11, at 4:00 pm, at Stambaugh Auditorium, on Fifth Avenue, in Youngstown. The concert features the Stambaugh Chorus and the Youngstown Area Community Concert Band. More information at stambaughchorus.org.
Lakeside Society for the Performing Arts is presenting "Holiday Extravaganza '16" on Saturday, December 10, at 8:00 pm, at the Lakeside Performing Arts Center, Ashtabula Area City Schools, 6600 Sanborn Road, Ashtabula, On December 11th, at 4:00 pm. the Ashtabula County Choral Music Society will present CAROLS & COCOA. The concert will also feature the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Brass. Tickets are available at the door.
The Warren Civic Chorus presents two holiday seasonal performances of George Frideric Handel's "Messiah," on Sunday, December 4, at 4:00 and 7:00 pm, at Blessed Sacrament Church, 3020 Reeves Road NE, in Warren. Admission is free. Dr. Hae-Jong Lee will lead the Chorus, members of the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, and local professionals soloists. More information at warrencivicchorus.com
The Dom Leone Writing Competition Benefit/Variety Show will be held on Friday, November 257, at 7:00 pm, at Ursuline High School. Entertainment for this year’s show includes music, dance, and comedy, with performances from the Spurs of the Moment, the Finelli School of Dance, The Arcade Comedy Theater (Pittsburgh), and readings by past winners of the writing competition.
The Westminster Presbyterian Church presents the concert "A Tribute to Our Heroes," on Sunday, November 13, at 3:00 pm, at the church, 118 Stadium Drive, in Boardman. Featured perforrmers are trumpeter Susan Sexton and organist Kathy Miller. The concert is part of a series showcasing the newly installed Chapel organ.
Youngstown State University's Division of Multicultural Affairs presents "Murphy Meets Motown," featuring Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., 2011 Winner of America's Got Talent; and Leonard, Coleman & Blunt (former lead vocalists of the Temptations, Platters, and Drifters respectively). The concert is Thursday, November 17, at 8:00 pm at Stambaugh Auditorium, in Youngstown. Tickets are available at 330-259-0555 or stambaughauditorium.com. More information available at 330-941-3370
Artists of the Mahoning Commons presents its Holiday Open Studio in the Ward Bakery Building, 1024 Mahoning Avenue. across from U-Haul, on Saturday and Sunday, November 19 & 20, and November 26 & 27, noon to 5:00 each day. The Open Studio features Jewelry, silks, paintings, ceramics, furniture and much more! Area artists will have their working studio spaces open for your viewing pleasure. There is free admission, free parking, and live music.
The Youngstown Jewish Community Center presents "The Great Israeli-American Songbook,” on Thursday, November 10, at 6:30 pm. "The Great Israeli-American Songbook" is a collection of new arrangements of classic songs from the Golden Land and the Holy Land and original music, performed by singer and pianist Gòn Halevi. More information at 330-746-3250 ext 159.