DIVERSIONS

ART

• Local Fredonia artist Kate Turek-Frissora had two large acrylic abstract paintings accepted at the 37th Women Artists: A Celebration Art Show at the YWCA in Youngstown, one block from Youngstown State University at 25 W. Rayen Ave. Show is open to the public through July 25. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

• 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.

CALLS FOR TALENT

• Auditions are slated for Black Sheep Players’ performance of “Of Mice and Men.” Auditions will be 7 to 9 p.m. July 22 and 23 at First Presbyterian Church, Sharon. Resumes and headshot/photos welcome. Readings will be from the script.

Performance dates are Sept. 21, 22, 27, & 28.

Parts are available for the following males: Candy, an aging handy man; Crooks, stable worker of African American descent; The Boss, in charge of ranch; Curley, insecure son of ranch owner; Slim, responsible ranch hand; Carlson, insensitive ranch hand; Whit, ranch hand. The ages of these characters vary from 20 to 70. The roles of Lennie, George and Curley’s wife have been cast.

Info: Rob Whiting at nebula137@yahoo.com 

 

CONCERTS

• 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: Max Schang

» July 24: The Youngstown Fine Arts Brass

» July 31: Trontel Jake Review

» Aug. 7: 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 Mercer Community Band with Alana Weber, clarinet, and Jordan Mastangelo, soprano, at 7:30 p.m. Warmup music at 6 will be Makin’ Changes.

Info: Contact 724-699-9124.

• Westminster College’s Summer Carillon Concert Series returns with four weekly carillon concerts Friday through Aug. 2. Each hour-long concert will be held at noon on Fridays, with lawn seating on the quad outside of Old Main.

All concerts are 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.

• Whispering Oaks, Hermitage, presents: Sunday at 2 p.m. Donna and Gary Zock; Wednesday at 2 p.m. Dave and Jim Holbert; July 24 at 2 p.m. Jim Hutchinson “One Man Band”; July 29 at 2 p.m. Tom and Humble Ministries; and July 31 at 6:45 p.m. Gene Testa.

 

DANCES

• 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.

• DJ Carl Severeno plays oldies and motown music for dancing every Thursday from 7 to 11 p.m. at Revolver Lounge and Tapas inside Quality Inn, Hermitage.

Info: 724-713-3379.

• Dance party with DJ Platter, 7 to 11 p.m. July 24 at Rolling Mills Bar and Grille, Girard, Ohio. Cover is $5. 

• Oldies, Funk and Country Night with DJ Platter 7 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Hartford Hills Winery. No cover.

Reservations: 330-772-8040.

 

ETC.

• “Sounds of the Sixties” is the theme of the 16th annual Mercer County Senior Follies that will be performed at 6 p.m. Aug. 3 and 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at Hickory High 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 of $10 and at the door for $12.

• Jazz from 3 to 7 p.m. the second and fourth Sunday of each month at Twin City Elks, 301 Staunton St., Farrell.

• Slovenefest, a weekend-long celebration of the music, tastes and traditions of Slovenia, will be held Friday through Sunday at the SNPJ Recreation Center in Lawrence County.

Visit the Slovenefest website, www.slovenefest.com, for additional information.

 

KARAOKE

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 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Farrell Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Saturday: Moonlight at 9 p.m. at Croatian Home, Farrell.

 

LOCAL BANDS

• A free concert by The Matrix Band will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, followed by a movie at dusk, at Veteran’s Square, corner of Spearman and Darr avenues in Farrell.

• The Keg, Sharon, presents: Reissue 7 to 10 p.m. today; FX Trio 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday; and Max Schang Trio 7 to 10 p.m. July 18.

• Steve Vuich hosts Honeyboy’s Open Mic at 8 p.m. at Vintage Estate Wine and Beer, Youngstown. At 6 p.m. Friday he plays at Salvatore’s in Howland, Ohio. At noon Saturday The River Saints kick off the Hermitage Arts Festival at Hermitage City Building. At 9:30 p.m. Saturday the River Saints play at Nick’s Inn 62 in Hermitage. At 7 p.m. Tuesday he hosts Honeyboy’s Open Mic at Quaker Steak and Lube, Sharon.

• Soundbite plays 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Hermitage Arts Festival at Hermitage City Building.

• Terry Dach plays 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Peter Allen Inn, Kinsman, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Risers in Boardman, Ohio, and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Hartford Hill Winery.

• The  FX Project plays 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at the Clark House, Clark, and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Buhl Park.

• Roger Montgomery plays 6 to 9 p.m. today at Mortals Key Brewing Co., Jamestown. Ruby Hornsby plays there 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Justin Moyar plays there 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, and Candy Apple Black plays 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Pan Tropix plays 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

• Muddy Cadillac performs 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Croatian Club, Farrell.

 

STAGE

• Penn Ohio Young Actors Playhouse presents Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” at 2 p.m. today and Sunday and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Greenville High School auditorium. Free.

For ticket information, visit hopewelltheatre.org or call 330-746-5455.

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