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Special Events Local B&O STATION, 530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival, noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, 8th Mahoning RiverFest, noon to 5 p.m. BOARDMAN PARK, 375 Boardman Poland Road, Boardman: Canine Carnival, noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, free. BUTLER INSTITUTE OF ...

Warren’s Pendleton performing in Cleveland

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • Warren native Austin Pendleton is back in northeast Ohio, appearing in the David Mamet drama “Glengarry Glen Ross” at the Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood. Pendleton is playing Shelly Levene, the role played by Jack Lemmon in ...

Bob Ross inspires art show

Happy little trees will fill the walls at Art on Park for “Bob Ross on Park.” Seventeen area artists created more than 50 works inspired by the artist and art instructor who hosted the PBS show “The Joy of Painting,” who died in 1995. James Shuttic, director of the Fine Arts Council ...

‘This Is Us’ writer speaks at YSU

Ursuline High School graduate Vera Herbert, who is a writer and producer on the NBC series “This Is Us,” will speak at noon Sept. 27 at Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration auditorium. Herbert will deliver a short talk on her journey, ...

Jellybricks get ‘Lucky’ with Wicked Cool label

Steve Van Zandt decided the band The Jellybricks is so cool that he signed it to his label. The Disciples of Soul leader, E Street Band member, former “Sopranos” star and host of the syndicated radio show “Little Steven’s Underground Garage” picked the Jellybricks’ “Rock ...

MetroParks Farm hosts Sunset event

Sunset at the Farm runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana Canfield Road, Canfield. The annual event celebrates the end of summer and will feature folk music, a corn maze, old-time games, a tractor-drawn wagon hayride, tours of the animal barns and roasting ...

Two exhibits open at Butler

Exhibitions by Paul Ching-Bor and Alice Dalton Brown open Sunday at the Butler Institute of American Art. “Dramatized Propositions” is Ching-Bor’s second solo show at the Butler and consists of 10 large-scale paintings that reveal the artist’s daring exploration of watercolor while ...

Easy Street and YSO will present ‘South Pacific’

Auditions are scheduled this weekend for “South Pacific in Concert,” the second collaboration between Easy Street Productions and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra. The two arts organizations teamed earlier this year for a concert production of “Guys and Dolls,” which drew a ...

TAG announces October classes

Registration is underway for October art classes at Trumbull Art Gallery. The schedule includes: • Portrait Painting, 1 to 3:15 p.m. Oct. 1, 3 and 4. ($50 TAG members and $55 nonmembers, with all supplies included) • Alcohol Ink on Paper, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15 ($25 TAG members and $30 ...

Y Live strives for can’t-miss status

Eric Ryan hopes Y Live triggers a feeling of FOMO — fear of missing out. “With Y Live, we wanted to build that one massive event a year you can’t miss,” said the CEO of concert promoter JAC Live. “I think we’re doing that.” The outdoor concert event at Youngstown State ...

Shelton brings his ‘Voice’ to Youngstown

Some only know Blake Shelton from his television gig trading barbs with Adam Levine as a judge on NBC’s “The Voice.” But Shelton landed that gig by being one of the most successful country artists of the 21st century, and that’s the role he’ll be playing Saturday when he headlines ...

‘Steel Magnolias’ opens G.B. season Friday at Ashtabula Arts Center

ASHTABULA — “Steel Magnolias” opens the 2019-20 G.B. Community Theatre season Friday at Ashtabula Arts Center. Robert Harling’s play, which was adapted into a 1989 film, is set in a Louisiana beauty parlor and chronicles the lives of six women through friendship, heartbreak and ...

Kent-Trumbull offers free theater workshops

Actor / director James “Joey” Caverly will host free theaters workshops Saturday and Sept. 28 at Kent State University at Trumbull in Champion. Caverly appeared on Broadway in “Children of a Lesser God” and on the television series “Chicago Med.” He is directing Kent-Trumbull’s ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • The comedy troupe The Tenderloins, stars of TruTV’s “Impractical Jokers,” will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Covelli Centre. Tickets are $155 and $54.50 and go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster. • Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at ...

Butler director speaks at Tyler History Center

YOUNGSTOWN —Louis Zona, executive director of the Butler Institute of American Art, will speak at noon today at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown, as part of its Bites and Bits of History series. Zona will speak to the relationships many U.S. Presidents had with art ...

OWR gets OAC grant

Opera Western Reserve received a $2,861 grant from the Ohio Arts Council in support of its Murder, Mayhem & Macbeth fest, a series of events in October in collaboration with local partners. The Warren Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a selection from Verdi’s “Macbeth” as part ...

WaterFire set Saturday

SHARON, Pa. — The final WaterFire event of 2019 runs from 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday in downtown Sharon, Pa. More than 65 artisans and nonprofit organizations will be set up downtown, and a children’s fun zone from 3 to 7 p.m. on State Street will include a bounce house, vegetable racing ...

Vintage fashions shown

ASHTABULA — “Vintage Threads: Eight Decades of Ashtabula Women’s Style” runs through September at the Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St. Curated by Susan Powers, the exhibit features women’s clothing and accessories from 1900 to 1987. The pieces include designer labels and ...

Rust Belt slays with ‘Serial Monogamy’

YOUNGSTOWN — It’s nice when a couple can share a hobby. It’s something to bond over and can bring the pair closer together. Of course, when that hobby is murder and things go south, they can go really south, like six feet under south. That the hilarious premise of “Serial ...

Trumbull New Theatre takes a swing at farce

NILES — Farce has been a theater staple for centuries, and Ken Ludwig is one of its leading contemporary practitioners. “Fox on the Fairway,” the opening production for Trumbull New Theatre’s 2019-20 season, may not be as well known as the playwright’s “Lend Me a Tenor” or ...