Hippodrome hosts bridal show
A Celebration of Elegance Bridal Showcase is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at The Hippodrome, 150 High St. N.E., Warren.
More than 30 wedding vendors will be in attendance, and a fashion show featuring Stephanie Leigh Bridal and Rondinelli Tuxedo will begin at 2 pm. Brides are eligible to win door prizes such as 3/4 carat diamond earrings provided by Gene's Jewelers and a designer wedding gown.
Admission is free. Brides can pre-register for the event at www.warrenweddingbliss.com. For more information, call 330-392-3020.
Howland, Canfield student featured at mall gallery
Receptions are scheduled this weekend for exhibitions featuring the work of students from Howland Middle School and Canfield High School at the Art Outreach Gallery inside Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles.
A reception for more than 100 Howland students exhibiting their work is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. The Canfield reception, which also will feature a performance by pianist Alyssa Titi, is set from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Both shows will remain on display through March 3. Gallery hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
Musicologist speaks on warrior women at YSU
Musicologist Kendra Preston Leonard will give a lecture on "Music for Warrior Women" at 4 p.m. Friday at Youngstown State University's Bliss Recital Hall.
Leonard, the author ''Shakespeare, Madness, and Music: Scoring Insanity in Cinematic Adaptations,'' will talk about the music used for women in leadership roles, focusing on Queen Elizabeth I as portrayed in two films by Shakur Kapur and on Zoe Washburne from the Joss Whedon television series ''Firefly.''
The event is free. The Musicology Guest Lectures are sponsored by the Dana Research Society, a student organization devoted to the promotion of student research in music. In addition to hosting guest lectures by distinguished musicologists, the group meets regularly for film screenings and music discussions. For more information about the program, please email Ewelina Boczkowska at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crown Theater adds a trip to 'Oz'
After sell-out performances opening weekend, Crown Theater Productions has added a performance to its run of ''The Wizard of Oz'' at Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St., Columbiana.
A 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday has been added to the regularly scheduled performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $13 for adults and $10 for children ages 10 and younger. For tickets or more information, call 330-482-9915.
'Blithe Spirit' opens at Hanna
Great Lakes Theater will stage the Noel Coward comedy ''Blithe Spirit'' beginning Friday at the Hanna Theatre, 2014 14th St., Cleveland.
Directed by GLT Artistic Director Charles Fee, the comedy tells the story of a seance that goes wrong, leaving a novelist haunted by the ghost of his deceased wife, angering his current spouse. Things only get worse for the writer when his current wife accidentally is killed and joins his first wife on the ''other side'' to haunt him.
It runs through March 10. Tickets range from $15 to $70 and are available at www.playhousesquare.org and by calling 216-241-6000. In conjunction with the play, paranormal expert Mary Ann Winkowski will talk about the Hanna Theatre's haunted history at 6:15 p.m. March 2 before the 7:30 p.m. performance. Tickets for that event range from $25 to $60.
State fair seeks teen singers, musicians
The Ohio State Fair is looking for talented young musicians for membership in the prestigious All-Ohio State Fair Band and the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir, traditions that date back to 1925 and 1963, respectively.
Dedicated high school musicians in grades 9 through 12 are encouraged to apply for membership, which is granted based on a number of factors, including student ability and recommendation from choral or band directors. Participating students gain a unique musical and educational experience, as well as an opportunity to build many lasting friendships during a two-week stay at the Ohio State Fair.
Interested high school students may obtain an application from their local school band or choir directors, or download them from ohiostatefair.com. Application deadline for the choir is March 20, and the deadline for the band is March 31.