Stambaugh Auditorium: Porgy and Bess

Stambaugh Auditorium presents Opera Western Reserve and the Warren Philharmonic in George Gershwin's operatic masterpiece, Porgy and Bess, the tragic love story of the crippled beggar Porgy and the beautiful Bess, on Friday, March 9th, at 7:30 pm. Tickets available at Stambaugh Auditorium dot com.

YSU Africana Studies Program: Black History Month Artist: Malcolm Mobutu Smith

The YSU Africana Studies Program presents Malcolm Mobutu Smith, as the featured artist in its Black History Month event, on Saturday, February 3rd from 12:00-4:00 pm, in the Chestnut Room of the Kilcawley Center on YSU's campus. 

YSU Student Diversity Programs: Penguin Pathways Meet & Greet

A Black Student Retention Series sponsored by the YSU Student Diversity Programs will feature Penguin Pathways Meet & Greet, on Wednesday, February 7th at 2:00 pm, in the James Gallery room in Kilcawley Center, on the YSU campus. 

YSU: Black & Jewish in America

YSU Celebrates Black History Month and will feature a presentation, Black & Jewish in America, on Monday, February 19th, from 6 - 8 pm, at the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, on Gypsy Lane. More information available from Jacob Labenz, at 330 941-1603.

YSU Africana Studies Program: African Marketplace

As part of Black History Month, the YSU Africana Studies Program will host its annual African Marketplace on Saturday, February 3rd, from 12:00-4:00 pm, in Kilcawley Center's Chestnut Room, on the YSU campus..  

Mahoning Valley Historical Society: The Black Army in Mourning

 The Mahoning Valley Historical Society presents The Black Army in Mourning, a free lecture by Dr. Leonne Hudson, Associate Professor of History at Kent State University, on Monday, February 12 at 7:00 pm at the Tyler History Center, in downtown Youngstown.  The talk is about the United States Colored Troops, and their very personal grief upon learning of the death of President Abraham Lincoln.

Mahoning Valley Historical Society: Tyler History Center: The Idora Park Experience

The Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center in downtown Youngstown presents The Idora Park Experience, through Sunday, March 4.  the exhibit features interactive artifacts from Idora Park. The History Center is open Tuesdays - Sundays, noon - 4:00 pm.  More information at

The Butler Institute of American Art:The African American Collection

The Butler Institute of American Art, in collaboration with the Youngstown Chapter of the Links, Incorporated, presents The African American Collection, a lecture on the permanent collection of African American Art, by Dr. Louis Zona, Executive Director and Chief Curator at the Bulter, on Sunday, February 4th at 2 pm.

Opera Western Reserve: Opera Al Fresco

Opera Western Reserve celebrates summer with Opera Al Fresco, an outdoor evening of music, wine and food in the Garden at Stambaugh Auditorium, on Friday, June 22, at 7:00 pm.  The Opera Western Reserve Young Artists will perform operatic and show tune favorites.  A catered dinner will be provided.  Tickets available at

City Club of the Mahoning Valley: Marching for a Movement: Reflections on the 2017 Women’s March and Next Steps for Equality

The next City Club of the Mahoning Valley Views & Brews program will be Marching for a Movement: Reflections on the 2017 Women’s March and Next Steps for Equality, on Monday January 22, at 7:00 pm at Suzie’s Dogs and Drafts in downtown Youngstown.  [Panelists: Dr. Cryshanna Jackson, YSU Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations; Dr. Patricia Kelvin, editor of The Jewish Journal of Youngstown; and Kenna Rearick, YSU student.  Judge Carla Baldwin will be the moderator.]


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