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YSU Cliffe College of Creative Arts: The 16th Annual African American History Month Art Show

YSU Cliffe College of Creative Arts presents the 16th Annual African American History Month Art Show, throughout February, in the Judith Rae Solomon Gallery of Bliss Hall in Youngstown. The exhibition, Makonde Sculptures, showcases the collection of Tazim & Dr. Nazim Jaffer. More information is available by calling the Office of Community Engagement and Events at 330-941-2346.

 

 

 

St. John's Episcopal Church: Lecture by Carolyn Finney, author of Black Faces, White Spaces

St. John's Episcopal Church presents a free lecture by Carolyn Finney, author of Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors, on Friday, February 24, at 7 pm, at the church on Wick Avenue, in Youngstown. Finney is a storyteller, author, and cultural geographer who is deeply interested in issues related to identity, difference, creativity, and resilience. WYSU is pleased to be a sponsor of this event. More information at 330-743-3175.

Canton Symphony Orchestra: Scheherazade

The Canton Symphony, continuing its 85th season on Sunday, January 22nd at 7 pm in Umstattd [UM-sted] Hall with the concert Scheherazade [shuh-hair-uh-ZAHD]. Pianist Sheng Cai [SHENG KAI] joins the orchestra to perform Saint-Saëns' [sa-SAHNS] 5th Piano Concerto "The Egyptian." Other works include the world premier of a commissioned work by Quinn Mason, and Rimsky-Korsakov's [RIM-skee KAWR-suh-kawfs] Scheherazade. Tickets available at 330-452-20-94.

Youngstown Symphony Orchestra: Classical Exploration Concert

The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra continues its season on Sunday, January 29th at 2:30 pm, in Stambaugh Auditorium, on Fifth Avenue, in Youngstown. Under the direction of guest conductor Alberto Bade (BAH-day), the YSO will perform a concert titled Classical Exploration. Guest Artist Brian Neal will join the Orchestra for Haydn's (HY-dens) Trumpet Concerto. Also on the program are works by Strauss, Coleridge-Taylor, and Dvorák [duh-VAWR-shahk]. Information and tickets available at Youngstown Symphony dot com under the Tickets and Events tab.

Mahoning Valley Historical Society: Feast of the Seven Fishes film screening

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society presents a free screening of the holiday film Feast of The Seven Fishes, on Wednesday, December 7 at 6 pm, at Tyler History Center, 325 West Federal Street in downtown Youngstown. Feast of The Seven Fishes presents a slice of life story set in West Virginia in the early 1980s about a working class Italian American family as they prepare for their traditional Christmas Eve feast. A question and answer session will follow the screening with writer/director Robert Tinnell. 

 

Mahoning Valley Historical Society: 14th-Annual Memories of Christmas Past at Arms Family Museum

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society presents the 14th-Annual Memories of Christmas Past, on display through Saturday, December 31, at the Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Avenue, in Youngstown. The Memories of Christmas Past features seven rooms adorned with vintage decorations, lights, trees, and much more. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 4 pm, and open until 7 pm on Thursdays in December, and on New Year's Eve.  More information at mahoninghistory.org.

YSU Department of Communications: Walking In The Steps of the First Olympians and Orators Seminar and Trip to Greece

The YSU Department of Communications is offering a Spring 2023 seminar course, Walking In The Steps of the First Olympians and Orators,  that culminates in an 11-day, study abroad trip to Greece, from May 7 - May 18. This seminar, taught by YSU faculty members Drs. Jeff Tyus and Adam Earnheardt, is open everyone. Registration for this seminar and trip is now open, but space is limited.  More information available from Dr. Tyus at jltyus@ysu.edu, or Dr. Earnheardt at 330-941-3631.    

 

 

 

Ozone Business Gallery: 2nd Annual Holiday Magic

Ozone Business Gallery host its 2nd Annual Holiday Magic. Located at the BRITE Energy Innovators, 125 W Market Street, in Warren, Saturday, December 3, from 11 am - 5 pm. A variety of vendors & winter activities will be all day. No admission fee to shop.  

YSU Student Activities and the YSU Hispanic Heritage Planning Committee: Dia de Muertos Celebration

YSU Student Activities and the YSU Hispanic Heritage Planning Committee present a free Dia de Muertos Celebration, on Wednesday, November 2, 6 - 8 pm, in the Hub of the YSU Kilcawley Center. Dia de Muertos is a traditional celebration of life to remember and honor those who have departed. Traditional Mexican hot chocolate and Pan de Muertos (Bread of the Dead) will be served. There will also be music and spoken word presentations.

The Artists of the Ward Bakery Building: Falala @ the Ward

The Artists of the Ward Bakery Building present Falala @ the Ward, their annual Holiday Open House, Saturday, November 26; and Sunday, November 27, noon - 5 pm each day. Falala @ the Ward will feature paintings, jewelry, silks, pottery, furniture, and more.

The artists will be displaying paintings, jewelry, silks, pottery, furniture, and more. 

 

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