The New Castle Playhouse presents "Damn Yankees," at the Augustine Auditorium, this weekend. Evening performances are at 7:30 and the Sunday matinee is at 2:00. "Damn Yankees" tales the tale of middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd, who trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant against the NY Yankees. Tickets are available at newcastleplayhouse.org, and the box office at 724-654-3437, Monday through Friday,10 am - 4 pm.
The Harvey S. Firestone Festival of the Arts is a juried event held at Firestone park in Columbiana on Saturday, August 1, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. This event includes handmade arts and crafts, antique vendors, a Farmer's Market, a children's area, an antique and vintage tractor display, with local musical entertainment and food concessions offered throughout the day. Admission is free.
The Legal Creative is presenting a Legal Clinic for Creatives at the Austintown Branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, on Friday, October 30 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. During the Legal Clinics, art professionals and art organizations can schedule an appointment to meet face-to-face with a volunteer attorney. Artists can preregister online at legalcreative.org, by calling The Legal Creative at 330-286-4363, or by emailing email@example.com.
St. Patrick Church, on Oak Hill Avenue, in Youngstown, is hosting a Summer Arts Camp the week of August 3 - 7, from 9:00 am-2:00 pm daily. Activities include singing, drama, handbells, boomwhackers, hands-on visual art activities, creative writing/poetry and individual instrument tutoring. All of the classes are being taught by qualified artists from the parish, artists from the community, as well as from Youngstown State University. The art camp is open to all children Grades K-12. There is a $5.00 registration fee per child.
The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church annual Greek Summerfest takes place on Thursday, July 9, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm; Friday, July 10 & Saturday, July 11, 11:00 am - 10:00 pm; and Sunday, July 12, Noon - 6:00 pm. The Greek Summerfest features Greek music, and lamb and chicken dinners all four days, fish dinners on Friday only, and much more.
The Downtown JazzFest in downtown Youngstown features saxophonist Paul Taylor on Saturday, July 11 at 7:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Covelli Centre Box Office, or at Giant Eagle Ticketmaster Outlets - $8 in advance and $10 day of show. The show will be held rain or shine.
The Buzz Cronquist Swingtet will perform a jazz concert, improvising on mainly Broadway show tunes, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in downtown Ashtabula, on Friday, July 24, at 7:00 pm, as part of the Church’s “Great Music Without Barriers” Concert Series. The concert and reception following the concert are free and open to the public. More information at 440-992-8100.
The City of Ashtabula presents a Big Bands on the Beach Summer Concert featuring the Madison Jazz Project performing tunes from the 1930s and 1940s, on Sunday, June 19, 2016 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at Walnut Beach, in Ashtabula. It is free and open to the public.
Youngstown State University presents the 18th-annual Summer Festival of the Arts on Saturday, July 9th from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, July 10th from 11 am to 5 pm. This event features a showcase of art works in all media by local and regional artists in the Artists' Marketplace, craft making at a Children's Hands On Art Tent, the Festival of Nations, food, and live musical entertainment. More information is available at ysu.edu/sfa.
The SIMPLY SLAVIC FESTIVAL takes place on Saturday, June 20th, from noon to midnight in Downtown Youngstown. Festival highlights include live music and dance performances, homemade food, children’s activities, Slavic story telling and a bonfire. More information at Simply Slavic dot com.