Youngstown Area Jewish Federation: Testament by Debra DeGregorio Opening Reception

The Youngstown Area Jewish Federation presents the Opening Rection for Testament, by Debra DeGregorio, on Wednesday, October 16, at 5:30 pm. The work of mixed media artist Debra DeGregorio ranges from large, drawn and printed natural forms, to bright ‘micro-installations,’ using collage, string and sequins on pins. DeGregorio teaches at Youngstown State University.

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.

Ohio Living Park Vista: History of the Man Made Wonders

 Ohio Living Park Vista presents the program, History of the Man Made Wonders, on Tuesday, October 22, at 10 am, at Park Vista, on Fifth Avenue, in Youngstown.  The program will explore the cultures that are responsible for them, the architecture, materials used, physical facts, geography and how to tour/visit these sites.


American Guild of Organists, Youngstown Chapter: An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe - A Festival of Texts and Tunes Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe

 The American Guild of Organists, Youngstown Chapter presents An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe: A Festival of Texts and Tunes Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, on Monday, October 21, at 8 pm, at St. Columba Cathedral' on Wood Street, in Youngstown.  Well-known area actor, W Rick Schilling, and cathedral organist, Dr. Daniel Laginya, present an evening of poetry and song reflecting themes found in Poe’s work.


Polish Youngstown:The Gorals: Highlanders of Carpathia - documentary film screening

Polish Youngstown presents a screening of the film, The Gorals: Highlanders of Carpathia, on Sunday, October 13, at 3 pm, at the Boardman Movies 8 in the Shops at Boardman Park.  The modern world from outside the mountains is encroaching on the Gorals' way of life. Is the culture of the Carpathian highlanders sustainable, or could these be the final times for these people living this lifestyle?


Opera Western Reserve: Witches, Daemonologie & Macbeth

Opera Western Reserve presents the lecture Witches, Daemonologie & Macbeth, by Dr. Tim Francisco, professor of English and Director of the Center for Working Class Studies at YSU, on Wednesday, October 30, at 7:30 pm, in the Ohio Room of YSU's Kilcawley Center Dr. Francisco will discuss how and why the then-current religious and political forces shaped the characters in the play. This is a free event,but reservations are required through the Youngstown JCC or Opera Western Reserve.  


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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St. John's Episcopal Church: Theologian and Author Diana Butler Bass

St. John's Episcopal Church presents theologian and author Diana Butler Bass on Tuesday, October 8 at 7 pm at St. John's, on Wick Avenue, in Youngstown.  The topic of the presentation is gratitude in troubled times. Tickets are $15 and are available through the St. John's office, or on their website  

YSU Hispanic Heritage Month Organizing Committee: Big Read: Luis Alberto Urrea Visit

Lit Youngtown, the YSU Hispanic Heritage Month Organizing Committee, and other organizations are sponsoring a visit by Luis Alberto Urrea, author Into the Beautiful North, this evening at the Main Library, 305 Wick Avenue, in Youngstown.  There is a book signing during the 5:00 hour, with music by the Labra Brothers.  At 6:00, Mr. Urrea will participate in a moderated talk, read excerpts from his book, and answer audience questions. The NEA Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. 



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