EVENTS & CONCERTS: THE YOUNGSTOWN EXPERIENCE

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La Traviata – Opera Western Reserve

Friday, November 22 2024 @ 7:30 pm

Opera Western Reserve

On Friday, November 22 at 7:30pm, Opera Western Reserve (OWR) will present its 22nd production, Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata in Powers Auditorium at the DeYor Performing Arts Center.

La Traviata will be Opera Western Reserve’s second production at the DeYor Performing Arts Center following the success of Carmen last fall. La Traviata tells the story of a French courtesan, Violetta, who attempts to find true love and leave her storied past behind her.  Composed by Giuseppe Verdi with libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, La Traviata premiered in Venice, Italy in 1853, becoming one of Verdi’s most prolific works and continues to be one of the most performed operas in the world. Highlights of La Traviata were streamed digitally by OWR in 2020 in A Taste of Traviata and the production was last fully staged by OWR in 2010.

Tickets for La Traviata will go on sale Monday, July 1 and will be available Monday through Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm by calling 330-259-9651 or in person at the YourArts Box Office at the DeYor Performing Arts Center at 260 W. Federal Street in downtown Youngstown. Tickets will also be available 24 hours a day online at operawesternreserve.org.

Details

Date:
Friday, November 22 2024
Time:
7:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.operawesternreserve.org/

Venue

DeYor Performing Arts Center
260 W. Federal Street
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Phone
330-744-0264
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Earth Day Spring Cleanup

Friday, November 22 2024 @ 7:30 pm

Opera Western Reserve

Join Youngstown CityScape. Economic Action Group, Friends of the Mahoning River, YNDC, and the City of Youngstown in this year’s Spring cleanup along Mahoning Ave and at Spring Commons Park. The RUBY Trailer will be parked at the Calvin Center for the Arts but cleanup materials will be available at the Spring Commons Park and Trek Coffee. They’ll finish with a tree planting by the Spring Commons bridge and lunch at the park.

Click here to register.

Streetscape Planting Day

Friday, November 22 2024 @ 7:30 pm

Opera Western Reserve

Saturday, June 1, 2024 marks CityScape’s 27th annual Streetscape Planting Day. Interested volunteers should sign up online to help beautify the greater downtown area and help us plant new green space. CityScape encourages neighborhood groups to use this opportunity to start making plans for citywide beautification efforts!

Streetscape Day projects will include trimming, planting flowers and shrubs, removing debris, and mulching planted areas. Lunch will be catered by downtown and area restaurants under the big tent. Focus areas include Central Square, West and East Federal Streets, John Young Memorials, South Avenue Bridge Police Memorial, Mahoning Commons, B&O Station, Choffin Hillside, City Hall, Williamson Staircase, Wick Park, Harrison Common, Smoky Hollow, and more.

Anyone interested in volunteering for planting day on June 1 can do so by signing up through the Youngstown CityScape website. The first 500 registrants will receive a free t-shirt.

Details

Date:
Saturday, June 1 2024
Time:
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://youngstowncityscape.org/streetscape/

Venue

Downtown Youngstown
20 Federal Place
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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St. Patrick’s Day Weekend – Penguin City

Friday, November 22 2024 @ 7:30 pm

Opera Western Reserve

Penguin City Brewing Co. will host three days of fun-filled events for every age starting Friday, March 15 until Sunday March 17.

Listed is the weekend of events:

Friday, March 15
Kickoff Party with DJ PUFF and Tra’s Gourmet Food Truck
9:00pm-2:00am

Saturday, March 16
St. Baldrick’s head shaving fundraiser – 11:00am-7:00pm
Irish Buffet by Love Soup – 2:00pm until sold out
DiRusso’s Sausage – 12:00pm-10:00pm
Kids afternoon with Heroes and Tiara’s and La Fluff cotton candy cart.
Geo C and the Storm | Doors 7:00pm | $5 – 8:00pm-Midnight

Sunday, March 17
Special hours 11:00am-10:00pm
Steel Valley Pipe n’ Drum – 11:30am-12:00pm
St. Patrick’s Day with County Mayo – 12:00pm-8:00pm
Food by Kravitz and RJ Smokers BBQ
Doors 11:00am| $5

Penguin City Brewery will also have on tap their Irish Red Ale for the festivities as well as fun giveaways throughout the weekend.

Details

Date:
Sunday, March 17 2024
Time:
11:00 am
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Venue

Penguin City Beer
460 E. Federal Street OH 44503 United States + Google Map
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St. Patrick’s Day Weekend – Penguin City

Friday, November 22 2024 @ 7:30 pm

Opera Western Reserve

Penguin City Brewing Co. will host three days of fun-filled events for every age starting Friday, March 15 until Sunday March 17.

Listed is the weekend of events:

Friday, March 15
Kickoff Party with DJ PUFF and Tra’s Gourmet Food Truck
9:00pm-2:00am

Saturday, March 16
St. Baldrick’s head shaving fundraiser – 11:00am-7:00pm
Irish Buffet by Love Soup – 2:00pm until sold out
DiRusso’s Sausage – 12:00pm-10:00pm
Kids afternoon with Heroes and Tiara’s and La Fluff cotton candy cart.
Geo C and the Storm | Doors 7:00pm | $5 – 8:00pm-Midnight

Sunday, March 17
Special hours 11:00am-10:00pm
Steel Valley Pipe n’ Drum – 11:30am-12:00pm
St. Patrick’s Day with County Mayo – 12:00pm-8:00pm
Food by Kravitz and RJ Smokers BBQ
Doors 11:00am| $5

Penguin City Brewery will also have on tap their Irish Red Ale for the festivities as well as fun giveaways throughout the weekend.

Details

Date:
Friday, March 15 2024
Time:
9:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Venue

Penguin City Beer
460 E. Federal Street OH 44503 United States + Google Map
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St. Patrick’s Day Weekend – Penguin City

Friday, November 22 2024 @ 7:30 pm

Opera Western Reserve

Penguin City Brewing Co. will host three days of fun-filled events for every age starting Friday, March 15 until Sunday March 17.

Listed is the weekend of events:

Friday, March 15
Kickoff Party with DJ PUFF and Tra’s Gourmet Food Truck
9:00pm-2:00am

Saturday, March 16
St. Baldrick’s head shaving fundraiser – 11:00am-7:00pm
Irish Buffet by Love Soup – 2:00pm until sold out
DiRusso’s Sausage – 12:00pm-10:00pm
Kids afternoon with Heroes and Tiara’s and La Fluff cotton candy cart.
Geo C and the Storm | Doors 7:00pm | $5 – 8:00pm-Midnight

Sunday, March 17
Special hours 11:00am-10:00pm
Steel Valley Pipe n’ Drum – 11:30am-12:00pm
St. Patrick’s Day with County Mayo – 12:00pm-8:00pm
Food by Kravitz and RJ Smokers BBQ
Doors 11:00am| $5

Penguin City Brewery will also have on tap their Irish Red Ale for the festivities as well as fun giveaways throughout the weekend.

Details

Date:
Saturday, March 16 2024
Time:
11:00 am
Event Categories:
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Venue

Penguin City Beer
460 E. Federal Street OH 44503 United States + Google Map
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Ben Sherwood

Friday, November 22 2024 @ 7:30 pm

Opera Western Reserve

The YSU Thomas Colloquium Lecture Series presents Ben Sherwood on Monday, March 11 at 7:00pm at Stambaugh Auditorium.

Ben Sherwood, served as Co-Chairman of Disney Media Networks and President of Disney|ABC Television Group from 2014 to 2019. An award-winning journalist and best-selling novelist, Sherwood also served as president of ABC News from 2010 to 2014.

While at The Walt Disney Company, Sherwood oversaw a diverse portfolio of global entertainment and news properties, including the ABC Television Network, ABC News, the ABC Owned Television Stations, the Disney Channels Worldwide, Freeform, and Disney’s ownership interest in Hulu and AETN, including History, Lifetime and A+E.

At Disney/ABC, Sherwood managed a twelve billion dollar business with 12,000 employees responsible for the creation of more than 25,000 hours of original content every year. Leading the organization through a period of rapid disruption, with new streaming services and technology upending business models and consumer behavior, Sherwood and his team consistently delivered outstanding results measured in profitability, cultural relevance and creative excellence.

During his tenure as president of ABC News, “Good Morning America” became the #1 morning TV news program in the US. Under his leadership, ABC’s “ World News Tonight” also moved into first place as the country’s most watched evening news program. And ABC News won virtually every prestigious honor in the industry.

In addition to his career in media, Sherwood is an acclaimed author of fiction and non-fiction. In 2010, he wrote “The Survivors Club,” a New York Times bestseller about the science of overcoming extraordinary adversity. Sherwood has also written three successful novels including “The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud,” which was made into a major motion picture starring Zac Efron. His novel “The Man Who Ate the 747” was also optioned as a motion picture by Warner Bros. Studios. His novel “Red Mercury,” was optioned as a television series.

Although admission to this lecture is free, a ticket is required. Four ticket limit per household. Visit this website to reserve tickets.

Details

Date:
Monday, March 11 2024
Time:
7:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.stambaughauditorium.com/events/the-ysu-thomas-colloquium-lecture-series-presents-ben-sherwood/

Venue

Stambaugh Auditorium
1000 Fifth Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44504 United States
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Phone
330-259-0555
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Thomas Gabor & Fred Guttenberg

Friday, November 22 2024 @ 7:30 pm

Opera Western Reserve

The YSU Centofanti Symposium Lecture Series Presents Thomas Gabor & Fred Guttenberg on Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00pm at Stambaugh Auditorium.

Over 40,000 Americans die each year due to gun violence. This violence is all the more tragic because it is preventable. Misinformation is impeding our society from combatting this scourge as Americans are being misled about the dangers of gun ownership, the history of gun laws, and even our Constitution. In American Carnage, criminologist, Thomas Gabor, author on several books on gun violence, and Fred Guttenberg, who lost his beloved daughter Jaime in the 2018 Parkland school shooting, dismantle myths and slogans such as “Guns don’t kill, people do, “ “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun, “and “Gun violence is just a problem in the inner cities.” Gabor and Guttenberg ask you to read the myth-busting facts in their book and take action toward a safer America

Although admission to this lecture is free, a ticket is required. Visit this website to reserve tickets.

Details

Date:
Wednesday, March 20 2024
Time:
7:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Stambaugh Auditorium
1000 Fifth Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44504 United States
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Phone
330-259-0555
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YSU Symphonette Orchestra

Friday, November 22 2024 @ 7:30 pm

Opera Western Reserve

The Youngstown State University Symphonette presents their spring concert on Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30pm at Ford Family Recital Hall in the DeYor Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 5:30pm. The Symphonette consists of string players ranging from grades 5 through 8.

For tickets, visit the DeYor Performing Arts Center website.

Details

Date:
Tuesday, March 26 2024
Time:
6:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://deyorpac.org/events/ysu-symphonette-orchestra-2/

Venue

Ford Family Recital Hall – DeYor Performing Arts Center
260 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Phone
330-744-4269
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Harry Potter Night

Friday, November 22 2024 @ 7:30 pm

Opera Western Reserve
The Collingwood Center will be hosting a Harry Potter Night on Saturday, February 24. Doors open at 6pm, event starts at 7pm. Tickets are $15 per person. There will be a special performance by the Austintown Fitch Rock Bands and a DJ from Diva Entertainment. Test your Harry Potter knowledge with their Harry Potter themed trivia starting at 7:30pm for a chance to win magical prizes! Magical dessert/candy bar is included in the ticket price. Food and beverages, including butter beet will be available for purchase.
This event is a fundraiser for BC Educational Center. Get tickets at collingwoodcenter.com/events or call 330-536-7250 for more information.

Details

Date:
Saturday, February 24 2024
Time:
6:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Collingwood Center
633 Porter Ave.
Campbell, OH 44405 United States
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