Youngstown Playhouse: Staged Reading of Into the Beautiful North

The Youngstown Playhouse presents a Staged Reading of Luis Alberto Urrea's novel Into the Beautiful North, on Sunday, October 13, at 2:30 pm, in the Moyer Room, a theater-in-the-round. It is part of the The NEA Big Read with events throughout October.

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.



YSU Hispanic Heritage Month Organizing Committee: Hispanic Heritage Celebration

The YSU Hispanic Heritage Month Organizing Committee presents the Hispanic Heritage Celebration, on Saturday, October 12, noon - 3:00 pm, in the Chestnut Room, of YSU's Kilcawley Center. Attendees will also enjoy cultural displays, vendors, resource tables, children’s activities, dancing, and light refreshments. 

YSU Hispanic Heritage Month Organizing Committee; Big Read: Crossings Art Exhibit & Opening

The Opening Reception for the Crossings Art Exhibit, associated with the NEA Big Read event, will take place on Thursday, October 10 from 5 - 7 pm, on the 3rd floor of YSU's Maag Library. YSU art students will have artwork on display at YSU Maag Library October 10-27. 


NEA Big Read Kick-off Event: An Evening of Immigrant Narratives

Lit Youngstown presents the NEA Big Read Kick-off Event, An Evening of Immigrant Narratives, a free event on Tuesday, September 17, 5:30 pm, at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown,  on Elm Street, in Youngstown.  This event will center around the Big Read selection Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea. It will include a presentation of the Wick Poetry Center’s Traveling Stanzas, presentations and narratives from recent Youngstown immigrants, followed by a potluck dinner. 

The Butler Institute of American Art: America's Everglades, Through the Lens of Clyde Butcher

The Butler Institute of American Art presents the exhibit America's Everglades, Through the Lens of Clyde Butcher, Sunday, September 13 - Sunday, November 22.  The 35 black and white photographs magically capture the beauty of this ethereal ecosystem.  Butcher's goal as an artist is to preserve our natural heritage that is America's Everglades for futire generations. The museum is open Tuesday - Saturday from 11 am- 4 pm; and Sunday, noon - 4 pm. 


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.

Mill Creek MetroParks: Through the Lens by Bill Aubuchon

Mill Creek MetroParks presents Through the Lens, photographs of people, places and wildlife from various locations around the world by Bill Aubuchon.  The exhibit runs through Sunday, October 13, in the Davis Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens.  [There is a meet the artist reception on Sunday, September 8, 1 - 3 pm.]






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