Dragonhold Fantasy Festival: The Goblin King's Ball

The historic Beehive Coke Ovens Park in Leetonia will be transformed into a fantasy land filled with adventure and fun for all ages, on October 12, noon - 8: pm. This year's theme is The Goblin King's Ball, featuring goblins, orcs, and other fantasy creatures that will cause mayhem throughout the day! There will be a Masquerade Ball at 6 pm. More details can be found at

YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium: Wizard Weekend

In collaboration with YSU's Room of Requirement, the YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium presents a magical weekend celebrating all things Harry Potter and in the J.K. Rowling universe! Learn about the night sky and how it relates to the wizarding world. Test your knowledge for a chance to earn house points. Who will win this year’s house cup?  Programs this evening at 7 and 8:30, tomorrow at noon, 2:30, 7 & 8:30. Seating is first-come, first seated.

Opera Western Reserve & the Soap Gallery: Witches Brew

Opera Western Reserve presents Witches Brew, on Friday, October 25, 6 - 10 pm, at the SOAP Gallery, in downtown Youngstown.  It will be an evening of musical selections highlighting Verdi's opera Macbeth, readings from Shakespeare, heavy appetizers, and cash bar. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door and can be purchased through the Opera Western Reserve office at330.480.0693 or at the SOAP Gallery online. Witches Brew is a part of the Murder, Mayhem & Macbeth Fest.



Warren Philharmonic and Opera Western Reserve: Magic Spells!

The Warren Philharmonic Orchestra presents the concert "Magic Spells!, on Sunday, October 6, at 3 pm, at the First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Avenue NW, in Warren.   The concert features a magic spell gone awry, a tale from Arabian Nights, singing witches, and more.  This event is a part of Opera Western Reserve's Murder, Mayhem & Macbeth fest.

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YSU Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series: National Marionette Theatre’s performance of Pinocchio

The YSU Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series presents the National Marionette Theatre’s performance of Pinocchio, on Saturday, October 12, at 11 am and 2 pm, in Ford Theater in Bliss Hall, on the YSU campus. Founded in 1967, the National Marionette Theatre is one of the oldest continually running marionette theatres in the United States. Tickets available at or 330-941-3105.


YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium: Celestial Mythology

The YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium presents Mesoamerica Celestial Mythology, on Saturday, September 21, 3:30 pm, at the YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium, on the YSU campus.  In this live presentation of the night sky, we will journey through the stars and explore the different ways they take shape across cultures and time, focusing on Mesoamerican lore.More information from the YSU Department of Physics & Astronomy at 330-941-3616.


YSU Department of Theater and Dance: Red

The YSU Department of Theater and Dance and The Youngstown Playhouse present a staged reading of the Tony Award winning play Red by John Logan. Red is based on real events of artist Mark Rothko at the height of his career in the 1950s. Red will be presented on Saturday, September 14th at 7 pm, and Sunday, September 15th at 2 pm, in the Zona Auditorium in the Butler Museum of American Art.

Oakland Center for the Arts: Beauty and the Beast Jr.

The Oakland Center for the Arts presents Beauty and the Beast Jr., directed by Brendan Byers.  It will run weekends from Friday, August 9th through Sunday, August 18th, with evening performances at 7:30, and the Sunday matinees at 2:30. Reservations and more information about this show available at




Oakland Center for the Arts: A Christmas Story THE MUSICAL

The Oakland Center for the Arts and Kids First Theater initiative presents the 2nd annual production of A Christmas Story THE MUSICAL, at Trinity Fellowship Church 4749 South Avenue, in Youngstown.  Performances this final weekend, with evening performances at 7:30, and the Sunday matinee at 2:30. Tickets can be purchased online at, or at the door.

Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County: David Anthony Magic Show

The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County presents the David Anthony Magic Show, on Monday, July 8, at 10 am, at the Main Library, in Youngstown.  Audiences of all ages will enjoy this award-winning unique style of magic.



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