• Random Acts of Artists Gallery and Art Emporium will host a show of the works of eight local artists. Original paintings, drawings, prints, cards, sculpture, woodwork and jewelry are on display by Jackie Bader, Diane Beatty, Mindy Young, Ken Cole, Gil Thurman, Cliff Dawson, Jeff Vargo and Michele Kienast.
The gallery is inside Cravings Cafe, 76 Shenango Ave., Sharon.
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• The Area Community Theatre of Sharpsville will hold auditions for their next production, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Pierce Opera House, 100 N Mercer Ave., Sharpsville.
The first hour of auditions are for those auditioning for only the following roles: Narrator, Joseph, Jacob, Rueben, Pharaoh, and Judah. The second hour is for all other roles.
Rehearsals begin Aug. 27. Show dates are Oct. 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, and 27.
For audition music, email Susan Piccirilli at email@example.com or call 724-456-3121.
• Joe Spurio sings contemporary gospel 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 9 at Cana’s Corner, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Sharon. A love music festival is slated for 2 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 17.
• The City of Sharon’s 2019 Brown Bag Lunch concert series is every Wednesday through Aug. 28 at Columbia Park in Sharon.
Concerts run from noon to 1 p.m. This year’s dates and performances:
» Wednesday: Kristy Blue and the Midnights
» Aug. 14: Damian Knapp
» Aug. 21: Terry Dach
» Aug. 28: James Willaman.
Pick up a $5 brown bag lunch before the concert from Sharon Hot Dog Shop, Donna’s Diner, Niko & Lou’s Coney Island, Cravings Cafe and Creamery or Lulu Beans Cafe.
In case of inclement weather, the performances will be held at Cravings Cafe and Creamery, 76 Shenango Ave., Sharon.
• Mercer Courthouse Summer Concert Series runs through Aug. 9 with warmup music and ice cream social at 6 p.m. and concert at 7:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.
The rain location is Mercer High School auditorium.
Friday will be Youngstown Community Concert Band at 7:30 p.m. Warmup music at 6 will be Stormin’ Norman.
Info: Contact 724-699-9124.
• Westminster College’s Summer Carillon Concert Series ends Friday. The hour-long concert will be held at noon, with lawn seating on the quad outside of Old Main.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Guest are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on and a lunch to enjoy during the concerts.
Seating will be available in the Wallace Memorial Chapel in the case of inclement weather.
• Dance every Sunday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6233, Route 18, West Middlesex, with country music by John Henry and Friends. Doors open at 5 p.m. Music from 6 to 9 p.m. Coffee, water and soft drinks available.
• The Niles Friendly Squares will begin a new year of weekly square dance lessons. The introductory session will be 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 10 and will run through April 14. There is a nominal fee of $6 per lesson.
The Friendly Squares also sponsor monthly dances with alternating dances.
All lessons and monthly dances are held at the Niles (Ohio) SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St.
Information: Gene or Frankie Hammond (330) 506-3370.
• Polka jam and dance 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Sharon Slovenian Home. Button box and piano accordion music featured.
Admission $3. Food and beverages available.
• Dance party with DJ Platter 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesday and Aug. 21 at Rolling Mills Bar and Grille, Girard, Ohio. Cover is $5.
• Oldies dance with DJ Platter 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at Lake Milton American Legion. Cover is $5.
• “Sounds of the Sixties” is the theme of the 16th annual Mercer County Senior Follies that will be performed at 6 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Hickory High School auditorium.
The event raises funds to pay down the debt on the Shenango Valley Senior Center, Hermitage.
Tickets are available from cast members or at the Senior Center for $10 and at the door for $12.
• Twin City Elks, 301 Staunton St., Farrell, entertainment includes: Chris Brown, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays; Jeffrey Bayman, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturdays, and Sundays is Jazz with Chuckie Austin from 5 to 9 p.m. The bar will closed Aug. 18 until 8 p.m. for a council picnic.
Today: Moonlight at 9:30 p.m. at the Slovenian Home, Sharon.
Friday: Moonlight at 10 p.m. at The Jai Alai, Hermitage.
Saturday: Moonlight at 10 p.m. at Georgia’s City Lights , Hermitage.
• Terry Dach, Sam Orrico, Steve Vuich and John Evans perform as D.O.V.E. at the Meszaros Fun’d Feast at 7 p.m today at Quaker Steak and Lube. Tickets available at www.moesfund.org or at the event.
• Steve Vuich hosts HoneyBoy’s Open Mic at 8 p.m. today at Vintage Estate Wine and Beer, Youngstown. At 7:30 p.m. Friday he plays at Riser’s Tavern, Youngstown. At 7 p.m. Tuesday he hosts HoneyBoy’s Open Mic at Quaker Steak and Lube, Sharon. At 6 p.m. Wednesday he performs at Trails to Ales Brewery, Franklin.
• Apollo Maennerchor, Sharon, presents: Brian Bonhomme 7 to 9 p.m. today; Pink Moon 7 to 10 p.m. Friday; Sacksville Rhythm and Blues Band 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday; and Tyler Jenkins 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
• Doug Philips Acoustic plays 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Mortals Key Brewing Co., Jamestown. Gypsy Heart Acoustic plays there 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Take Solo plays there 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, and Salmon Frank plays 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The House of Rhythm plays there 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
• The Keg, Sharon, hosts: Russ Saylor 7 to 10 p.m. today; Muddy Cadillac 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, and Long Arms and Justice 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 8.
• Mike Adams and Common Ground play Saturday at Nick’s Inn 62, Hermitage.
• J. Hicks on the Square, Mercer, presents: Jazz by Two today; Mike Peterson Band Friday; Brews, Bands and Bikes noon to 6 p.m. Saturday; and Redefined 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday.
• Ruby plays 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Sports Grille, Cranberry Township, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at Thelma’s Sports Nook, Sharpsville, and 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at Nancy’s Middlesex Tavern, West Middlesex.
• Hopewell Theatre in Youngstown has announced a six-production 2019–2020 season:
» “The Man with the Plastic Sandwich,” by Roger Karshner: Aug. 30, 31; Sept. 6, 7, 8
» “Evita,” by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber: Oct. 25, 26, 27; Nov. 1, 2, 3
» “Same Time, Next Year” by Bernard Slade: Jan. 10, 11, 17, 18, 19
» “Deathtrap,” by Ira Levin: Feb. 28, 29; March 6, 7, 8
» “Leading Ladies,” by Ken Ludwig: April 17, 18, 24, 25, 26
» “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” by Jethro Compton: May 29, 30; June 5, 6, 7
For ticket information, visit hopewelltheatre.org or call 330-746-5455.
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