The W. D. Packard Music Hall presents "The Rat Pack Is Back," on Friday, January 8, at 8:00 pm. The Packard Music Hall is located at 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., in Warren. The concert recreates the music of the Rat Pack -- Frank Sinatra and his pals. Tickets at 1-800-745-3000 and packardmusichall.com.
The Warren Philharmonic presents the concert "Swing Into Spring!" on Sunday, April 17, at 3:00 pm, at Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic Street, NE, in Warren. The orchestra will perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 in F major; Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, with Jim Tressel as narrator; Bolero by Maurice Ravel; and more. More information at warrenphilharmonic.org.
St. John's Episcopal Church, on Wick Avenue in Youngstown, celebrates the 55th annual Boar's Head and Yule Log Festival on Sunday, January 3, with performances at 1:30 and 4:30 pm. Ticket information is available at 330-743-3175.
The Warren Civic Chorus presents two holiday seasonal performances of George Frideric Handel's "Messiah," on Sunday, December 6, 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. A free-will offering will be taken to contribute to the sustainability of the Warren Civic Chorus and future performances of this holiday classic event. More information at warrencivicchorus.com
Stage Left Players’ will present their holiday musical, “Winter Wonderettes,” at the Trinity Playhouse, 234 E Lincoln Way in Lisbon, Friday and Saturday, December 11 and 12 at 7 PM, and Sunday December 13 at 2 PM. The Wonderette girls harmonize '60s style holiday favorites accompanied on stage by live combo, Jodie and the Electrics. Tickets available at the door or online at StageLeftPlayers.org.
The McKinley Christmas will take place in downtown Niles,on Saturday, December 5 afternoon from noon to 4:00 pm. There is free admission to all of the sites, free parking, and a free trolley to shuttle visitors between the sites. The historic Ward Thomas House will be offering tours, President McKinley will be greeting visitors at the McKinley Memorial and the McKinley Family will be greeting visitors at the McKinley House.
The Dom Leone Writing Competition Benefit/Variety Show will be held on Friday, November 27, at 7:00 pm, at Ursuline High School. There will be music, dance, magic, comedy, comedy theater, and readings by past winners of the writing competition. The Dom Leone Writing Competition is held annually for students in the Youngstown area parochial schools.
Ballet Western Reserve presents "A Youngstown Nutcracker" on Saturday December 5th. at 2:00 and 7:00 pm at Powers Auditorium. It is the classic Tchaikovsky ballet with a local twist and features more than 150 Ballet Western Reserve dancers and local performers. Tickets are available at youngstownsymphony.com.
The Hubbard First Presbyterian Church presents the concert Lead Me Back to Bethlehem: Rediscovering the Joy, Peace and Love of Christmas, featuring the Simple Gifts Interfaith Choir, on sunday, December 6, at 3:00 pm. The First Presbyterian Church is located at 22 Westview Avenue, in Hubbard. Free admission with a non-perishable food item for the Hubbard Food Bank