Jun 09 Friday
Lit Youngstown, Youngstown Action Center, and Westside Bowl are hosting esteemed Ohio writer and scholar Dr. Kimberly Mack in discussion about her new book focusing on the rock-metal band Living Colour's 1990 album, Time's Up. The discussion takes place on Friday, June 9, at 6 pm, at Westside Bowl, on Mahoning Avenue, in Youngstown. Mack is Associate Professor of African American literature and culture at the University of Toledo. More information at lityoungstown.org.
Mack's book discusses Living Colour's epic importance in returning rock to its roots as Black music, while also being musically innovative and politically conscious. Valley music fans have long adored the hybrid of rock and metal that Living Colour represents, and this reading will give them deeper insight into music of the era, the genre, and the cultural landscape of Black creativity at large.
Written by Kimberly Mack, Associate Professor of African American literature and culture at the University of Toledo, Living Colour, Time’s Up (Bloomsbury Academic) combines elements of oral history, biography, memoir, and cultural criticism, and features the full participation of members of Living Colour and other people associated with the album’s production. The result is a deeply researched look at Time’s Up’s importance and place in the rock canon. “In the big picture, this is a book about the reclamation of rock music as Black music,” Mack says. “Time’s Up affirms and amplifies Black participation in, and vital contributions to, rock music.”
The book talk is co-hosted by Lit Youngstown, Youngstown Action Center, and Westside Bowl.
Jun 10 Saturday
Fellows Riverside Garden in Mill Creek Metro Parks presents a program on the formation of Mill Creek Park throughout geologic time on, Saturday, June 10th at 10 am. Learn about the bedrock of the Park and how the Ice Age shaped the Park. Registration information at millcreekmetroparks.org.
Jun 11 Sunday
Friends of the Mahoning River present the free, family event, Riverfest, and The Artist of the Rust Belt, and The Summer Market, on Sunday, June 11, 11 am - 4 pm, at the B&O Station/Spring Commons Park, on Mahoning Avenue, in Youngstown.
Friends of the Mahoning River invites the community to learn, celebrate, and enjoy themselves with displays, kayak trips, kids activities, music, and food.
The Artist of the Rust Belt and The Summer Market will be inside the B&O Station.
Free parking available at the WRTA lot.
Display set-up 10 AM Displays and Food 11 AM to 4:00 PM Kayaking 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jazz Duo of Frank Lev & Gary Tannari 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Travel 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Sauceeino Food Truck The Green Thing Food Truck Dalia’s Caribbean Kitchen
Jun 18 Sunday
The Butler Institute of American Art presents its Director's Summer Lecture Series with Dr. Lou Zona, on Sunday, June 18th, at 2 pm, in the Zona Auditorium at the Butler’s Beecher Center. Dr. Zona will discuss some of his favorite works of art, from Leonardo da Vinci to Jasper Johns. The lecture are free and open to the public. More information at butlerart.com.
Jun 23 Friday
The Mill Creek Metro Parks Ford Nature Center presents a program on the Ice Age in Ohio, on Friday, June 23rd at 6 pm. Learn how Mill Creek has been influenced by the frozen times in Ohio's past and how to recognize evidence of the glaciers throughout the Park. Registration and more information at millcreekmetroparks.org.
Jun 24 Saturday
ARRL Field Day is a ham radio contest that involves contacting as many stations as possible while learning to operate the gear in less than optimal conditions. The 24-hour Field Day begins at 2 pm, on Saturday June 24, at Guilford Lake. The event is part picnic, campout, practice for emergencies, and informal contest. More information at arrl.org/FieldDay.
Jun 25 Sunday
Jul 09 Sunday
The Butler Institute of American Art presents its Director's Summer Lecture Series with Dr. Zona, on Sunday, July 9th, at 2 pm, in Zona Auditorium at the Butler’s Beecher Center. Dr. Zona will discuss some of his favorite works of art, from Leonardo da Vinci to Jasper Johns. The lectures are free and open to the public. More information at butlerart.com.
Jul 10 Monday
Stambaugh Auditorium is hosting the YourArts Summer Camp for Youth, from Monday, July 10th to Friday, July 14th. The purpose of the YourArts Camp is to increase children’s access to, knowledge of and appreciation for the arts with national and regional arts organizations. Stambaugh Auditorium is on Fifth Avenue, in Youngstown. More information at experienceyourarts.org.
Jul 11 Tuesday