In Memoriam (Al Bright, Jack Carlton & Michael J. Walusis) & The Anthropology of Motherhood
June 11, 2021 — July 24, 2021 (Click here for details)
This summer the John J. McDonough Museum of Art will feature In Memoriam celebrating the work and memory of three professors from Youngstown State University’s Department of Art. The exhibition will include paintings by Al Bright, and a print show and sale of work by Jack Carlton and Michael J. Walusis. Also on display will be the Pittsburgh based exhibition Anthropology of Motherhood. There will be an opening for the exhibitions on Friday, June 11 from 6-8pm and the shows will be on view through July 24.
Free and open to the public
Parking is available in the M30 Wick Deck for a nominal fee
Stroller Art & Young Friends Adventure
(Arts in the early morning)
Stroller Art Starting July of 2021
First Thursday of each month (excluding December)
For infants up to 24 months old with a parent or caregiver. Includes interactive gallery tour and activity. Stroller Art encourages learning & interaction through art around the museum. Concludes with coffee & tea in the museum’s Collections Cafe.
For questions and more information, contact Joyce Mistovich (Education Director) 330.743.1107 ext. 1101.
Free and open to the public
10am – 11pm
Join us at the YSU Summer Festival of the Arts
July 17 and 18, 2021
This weekend marks the 23rd annual YSU Summer Festival of the Arts. We invite you to attend this juried arts fest, featuring over 70 artists, family activities, music and theatre performances and much more at our new location, 229 E. Front Street, Youngstown OH 44503 near the Covelli Centre. Free admission and parking! Go to www.ysu.edu/sfa for more information.
Make it a weekend of activity
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Summer fest, through Sunday, July 18 at 220 N. Walnut Street.
Youngstown Wine and Jazz fest featuring saxophonist Jackiem Joyner on Saturday, July 17 at the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre, 201 S. Phelps Street, Youngstown at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are only $10 at www.ticketmaster.com
And as always, please visit The Butler Institute of American Art, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor (Steel Museum), The Arms Museum, YWCA, Oh Wow! Children's Center for Science and Technology and so much more. Make it a weekend of the arts!
The Color Purple: The Musical
Winner of the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, The Color Purple is an epic musical chronicling the inspiring story of Celie, a young Black woman who overcomes astonishing challenges while living in the American South. Based upon Alice Walker’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel and the 1985 film, The Color Purple features a joyous score replete with jazz, ragtime, gospel, and the blues.
The Youngstown Playhouse is proud to open the 2021 Season with this magnificent story of hope, love, and life under the direction of Trevail Maurice, director of the 2019 smash-hit, Dreamgirls.
All Star Legends of Hip Hop feat. Juvenile, Mystikal, Scarface, Twista and Trina
September 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - $58.00 – $102.00
60 minutes prior to the show – 6:00 pm
Lawn ticket holders patrons are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets for seating
Parking will be available for purchase day of show.
$102.00, $74.00, $68.00, $58.00
Tickets on sale
Friday, June 18th at 12 pm
The Dana Ensemble performs Soldier’s Tale and Walton’s Façade
October 3, 2021, 3pm
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Stravinsky composed "The Soldier's Tale" in 1918, as the Bolshevik revolution made his temporary exile from Russia permanent. The story, based on a Russian parable, must have struck a chord: A soldier returning from the front tangles with the devil, who has the last laugh. Forbidden from returning home, the soldier loses his soul when he succumbs to nostalgia.
William Walton (1902-1983)
Edith Sitwell 's "Façade" poems, Modernist experiments in making speech sounds simulate dance rhythms, were fashioned into a musical "entertainment" by the Sitwells' lodger, a 19-year-old Oxford dropout. Premiered in 1922, "Façade" made William Walton famous. His music is remarkable: Popular styles are conjured with deft strokes, while unexpected harmonies hint at darker themes. Instead of being sung, the poems are declaimed in strictly notated rhythm.
University Theatre — Little Shop of Horrors
October 29, 2021 — November 27, 2021
A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years.
Ford Theater dates
10/29/21 @ 7:30 PM
10/30/21 @ 7:30 PM
11/5/21 @ 7:30 PM
11/6/21 @ 7:30 PM
Ford Theater dates
(University Theatre co-curricular theatre fall season)
10/31/21 @ 2 PM
11/7/21 @ 2 PM
The Nutcracker — Ballet Western Reserve dancers at DeYor Performing Arts Center
December 4 – 5, 2021
Would it be the holiday season in the Mahoning Valley without the classic ballet, The Nutcracker? This family friendly, socially distanced event will feature Ballet Western Reserve dancers, specials guests and local celebrities. Tickets will be on sale on the BWR website. For more information, call Ballet Western Reserve at 330-744-1934.
A rich legacy of excellence in dance education — Founded in 1962, Ballet Western Reserve has grown to become the region’s premier dance academy training children and teenagers in the art of dance. Many of these young people have gone on to advanced study in some of the nation’s most prestigious schools and universities and have launched successful professional careers with major companies and as respected instructors.