Lit Youngstown: Novelists MB Earnheardt and Randi Barlow Pappa

Lit Youngstown presents a reading by novelists Mary Beth Earnheardt and Randi Barlow Pappa, on Wednesday August 3, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. An open mic emceed by Colleen Clayton will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.

McDonough Museum of Art: Public Meeting for INPLACE

The College of Creative Arts and Communication at YSU is announcing the first public meeting for INPLACE -- an Innovative Plan for Leveraging Arts through Community Engagement – to be held Tuesday, July 19, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, at the Youngstown Business Incubator, 241 West Federal Street, Youngstown. Information is available at eagyo.org/inplace.

OCCHA Food and Culture Festival

O.C.C.H.A. Inc., the Hispanic American Civic and Cultural Organization will host its Fifth International Latino Food Festival from noon to 8:00 pm, on Saturday, July 23. The annual festival takes place at the O.C.C.H.A. Social Hall, 3660 Shirley Road, in Youngstown. Experience a taste of Hispanic cuisine through authentic handmade food delicacies, desserts, and beverages. Festival goers will be treated to traditional dances, musical performances, and a DJ throughout the day. A piñata, children’s activities, and raffles will also be featured. Admission and parking are free.

Platin Scala presents violinist Elias David Moncado at St. John's Episcopal Church

Fiftee-year-old violinist Elias David Moncado will perform a concert on Wednesday, July 13, at 7:00 pm, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, on Wick Avenue, in Youngstown. Elias has won major violin competitions and is part of a cultural exchange between the Platin Scala orchestra in Germany and the New Castle Eintracht (INE TRACT) Maennerchor. Moncado's program will include selections by Tchaikovsky and others. More information at 724-946-3749. Tickets are available at the door or online at brownpapertickets.com.

YSU Summer Festival of the Arts 2

The 18th-annual YSU Summer Festival of the Arts is on Saturday,July 9th & Sunday, July 10th at and around YSU. There is a juried arts fest that features the work of over 75 artists. There will also be dozens of performances, and participation from arts, culture and creative groups. The Festival is part of a larger weekend of events including the Youngstown Wine and Jazz event, St. Nicholas Greek Summerfest, and the 2k16 gospel fest. More information at ysu.edu/sfa or 330-941-2307.

M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place: Reception for Tacit Aligning

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 Soap Gallery: Celebrate Youngstown

The Soap Gallery presents "Celebrate Youngstown," an exhibit featuring local artists who have been inspired to create artwork depicting the beauty of Youngstown. The exhibit runs from Friday, June 3rd through Saturday, June 25. It is free and to the public. [The opening is Friday, June 3, from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.] The Soap Gallery is located at 117 S. Champion Street, in Youngstown. Hours are 11:00 am - 6:00 pm, Tuesday - Saturday. More information at SoapGalleryYo.com.

YSU/Mahoning Valley Dietetic Association: Sip and Paint

YSU/Mahoning Valley Dietetic Association presents "Sip and Paint," on Wednesday, May 18, at 6:00 pm, at Magic Tree Pub and Eatery, 7463 South Ave, in Boardman. The instructor is Tami Johnson. Ticket information available at nemoderalli@ysu.edu.

The Southside Fine Arts Academy: Scenes from Cosi fan tutte

The Southside Fine Arts Academy will host a performance of scenes from the opera Cosi fan tutte by Mozart on Thursday, May 12th at 5:45 pm, by members of the YSU Dana School of Music Opera Workshop. This free performance will be held at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road. More information about the performances or the Southside Fine Arts Academy can be obtained by calling 330-707-2144.

The Southside Fine Arts Academy: The Billy Goats Gruff Opera Performance

The Southside Fine Arts Academy will host a performance of the opera The Billy Goats Gruff, on Tuesday, May 10th at 4:45 pm by the Young Artists of Opera Western Reserve. This operatic version of the Norwegian fairy tale is adapted from music of Mozart, Donizetti and Rossini. The performance is free and will be held at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road. More information about the performances or the Southside Fine Arts Academy available at 330-707-2144.


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