The Warren Civic Chorus presents two holiday seasonal performances of George Frideric Handel's Messiah, on Sunday, December 7, 4:00 and 7:00 pm, at Blessed Sacrament Church, 3020 Reeves Road N.E., in Warren.The Warren Civic Chorus is nearly 100 voices strong and will be accompanied by members of the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, with vocal solos by local music professionals. These performances are free and open to all.
The Rust Belt Theater Company, in the Calvin Center, at 755 Mahoning Avenue, just outside of downtown Youngstown, presents the 9th-annual production of How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas, on Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6, and December 12 and 13, beginning at 8:00 pm each evening. An off-the-wall retelling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas is the story of Starrlet O'Hara, a tyrant drag queen who is visited by three ghostly divas on Christmas Eve. Reservation information is available at 330-507-2358.
The Stambaugh Chorus along with the Youngstown Area Community Concert Band will host A Holiday Concert of Giving on Saturday, December 6th, at 7:00 pm, at Stambaugh Auditorium. The concert is free and open to all. Goodwill offerings for this Holiday Concert of Giving will be accepted at the door.
The 54th annual Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival at St. John’s Episcopal Church, on Wick Avenue, in Youngstown, will take place January 4, at 1:30 and 4:30 pm. The festival is one of the longest running such festivals in the country. It features the Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival Choir & Brass, bagpipers, drummers, and a cast of approximately 100 St. John’s parishioners dressed in medieval costume. Tickets may be purchased in the church office from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, and until noon on Fridays.
WYSU is proud to once again be a Media Sponsor for the First Night Youngstown 2015 Celebration tonight from 4 P.M. until Midnight. This event will include family and children's activities, live theatrical and musical entertainment, and two fireworks shows at 9 P.M. and Midnight, with a ball drop at Covelli Center.] Button sale locations and more information about locations and the schedule of events are available at www.firstnightyoungstownoh.com (first night youngstown o h dot com).
Mill Creek MetroParks presents its annual Olde Fashioned Christmas at Lanterman's Mill on Saturday, November 29th from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Lanterman’s Mill will be festively decorated for the event. There will be fine entertainment, chestnuts roasted over an open fire, Santa Claus, and artisans demonstrate crafts at this popular community event..
The YSU Dana School of Music presents its annual Holiday Concert and Carols and Cocoa on Wednesday, December 3. Carols and Cocoa begins at 7:00 pm, followed by Holiday Concert at 8:00 pm at Stambaugh Auditorium. Featured groups are the Dana Trombone Ensemble, the Dana Clarinet Ensemble, the Dana Early Music Ensemble, the Dana Flute Ensemble, the University Chorus, the Women’s Chorus, the Dana Chorale and the Stambaugh Chorus.The concert will feature selections from Handel’s Messiah and other seasonal music. More information is available at 330-941-3636.
Boardman's 18th Annual Community Christmas Celebration is scheduled for December 7th, 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Tree decoration begins at 4:00, Santa arrives by firetruck at 4:30, and music and caroling starts at4:45 in the St. James Meeting House. Tree reservations can be made at the Park office at 330-726-8105 or at email@example.com.
Ballet Western Reserve, under the direction of Artistic Director Stas Kmiec (Stahsh kay-myech), presents A YOUNGSTOWN NUTCRACKER, Peter Tchaikovsky's famous ballet, on Saturday, December 6 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm at Powers Auditorium in downtown Youngstown. Tickets are available at the Powers Auditorium Box Office at 330-744-0264 and youngstownsymphony.com.