The African American Heritage Weekend kicks off with the African American Male Wellness Walk - Mahoning Valley's 5K Run/Walk/Bicycle -- on Saturday, August 20th, beginning at 7:00 am, at the Covelli Center Parking Lot, 229 East Front Street, in Youngstown . No registration is required, and the event is free. There's more information at aawalk.org.
Easy Street Productions and the Youngstown Symphony present Cabaret Nights on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23, at 7:30 both evenings, at the DeYor in downtown Youngstown. Cabaret Nights features siblings Eric McClellan, Janeen Williams and James McClellan. The trio offers broad range of music from childhood favorites to classic pop, and current Broadway tunes. Overture Restaurant and the lobby of Ford Recital Hall is the setting for the Cabaret-like show. More information and reservations at 330-744-0264 or online at YoungstownSymphony.com
The First Presbyterian Church of Columbiana presents a free southern gospel concert featuring Columbiana County's own God's Quad, followed by local strawberries and ice cream, on Sunday, June 12, at 6:00 pm. Seating is first come, first served. The Church is located at 28 East Park Avenue, in Columbiana.
M Gallery at Erie Terminal presents the art exhibit, "Tacit Aligning: Paintings by Dragana (drah-GAHN-uh) Crnjak (CHURN-yak)," on view Friday, June 3 through Friday, July 22. The opening reception is this Friday, 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00-5:00, Thursdays 1:00-7:00, or by appointment. "Tacit Alligning" highlights Crnjak's research during visits to Iceland in 2012 and to medieval monasteries in Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo and Montenegro while on sabbatical in 2015.. M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place is located at 112 W. Commerce Street, in Youngstown.
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.
WYSU is hosting a summer membership party on Tuesday, June 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Fifth Floor Restaurant in Youngstown. The party features live music by Just Two Guitars, and is free to current supporting members of 88.5 WYSU. If you aren't a member, you can join that night. More information and to to RSVP for this free event at 330-941-3363.
The Stage Left Players presents “The Addams Family Musical,” at the historic Trinity Playhouse, 234 E Lincoln Way, in Lisbon, weekends from Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 26. Evening performances are at 7:00 pm and the Sunday matinees are at 2:00 pm. Tickests availoable at StageLeftPlayers.org.
The Simple Gifts Interfaith Choir presents "Sing His Praise! A Hymn Festival" on Sunday, May 15, at 3:00 pm. The concert will take place at the First Presbyterian Church of Hubbard, located at 22 Westview Avenue. Admission is free. A reception in the church hall will follow the performance.
WYSU is a sponsor for the popular "Pops at the Ballpark" concert scheduled for Saturday, May 21, at Eastwood Field in Niles. The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra takes to the baseball field for a performance that includes selections from their extensive repertoire. The night ends with a spectacular fireworks display that is synced with orchestral music. The concert begins at 6:45 p.m. More information at the Scrappers box office at 330-505-0000, or mvscrappers.com.
The YWCA of Youngstown presents Hands-on Activities for Children, on Thursday, June 30, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. SMARTS will provide free arts activities for children. Also that evening, artwork by students in our Young Artists camp will be on display and students in the Stop! Hip Hop camp will perform. More information at ywca.org/youngstown.