DIVERSIONS

ART

• 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. Artists include Jackie Bader, Diane Beatty, Mindy Young, Ken Cole, Gil Thurman, Cliff Dawson, Jeff Vargo and Michele Kienast.

The gallery is located inside Cravings Cafe, 76 Shenango Ave., Sharon.

• Elise McKeown Skolnick of Austintown is the featured artist at Firebean Espresso in Sharon, for the months of May and June. Her photography is on display and for sale. Skolnick’s work has been accepted in national and local shows, including the Butler Museum of Art’s Annual Area Artists Juried Show, the Hoyt Center for the Art’s Regional Juried Show, and the YWCA’s Annual Women’s Artists: A Celebration! Juried show. She has earned several awards for her photography.

Info: elisemckeownskolnick.com.

 

CONCERTS

• Organist Edward Alan Moore will return to Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, at 4 p.m. June 2. He will be joined by The Brass Roots, a Pittsburgh-based brass ensemble.

Info: Tickets are on sale now. Call 330-259-0555, go to stambaughauditorium.com, or visit the Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office at Stambaugh Auditorium in person. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Sharpsville Historical Society will sponsor a bus trip to see Diana Ross in concert at the Chautauqua Institution on July 5. Cost is $125 and includes transportation and admission to the concert. The bus departs Sharpsville Plaza at 4 p.m.

Reservations: 724-962-2392.

 

DANCES

• Dance every Sunday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6233, Route 18, West Middlesex, with John Henry and Friends. Doors open at 5 p.m. Music from 6 to 9 p.m. Coffee, water and soft drinks available.

• Dance night with DJ Platter 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesday at Rolling Mills Bar and Grille, Girard. Cover is $5.

• Friendly Squares will host their monthly square dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. June 8 at the Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St., Niles, Ohio. Rex Parker will be the caller and Frankie Hammond will be cuing line dances. Fathers’ Day will be the theme. This will be a Plus dance. Dress is casual and light refreshments will be served. There is a $6 donation per person at the door.

Info: Call Gene Hammond at 330-506-3370.

 

ETC.

• The Penn-Ohio Singers, a superior Men’s Barbershop Chorus based in Hermitage, will once again be providing the musical portion of the Mercer Memorial Day Celebration at noon  Monday at Citizens Cemetery.

The Chorus will be performing The Star-Spangled Banner, American Trilogy and God Bless the USA. The public is invited to this event. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the program.

• Whispering Oaks, Hermitage, will host the following entertainers in May: Gary and Donna Zock at 2 p.m. Sunday; Gene Testa at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday.

• Twin City Elks, 301 Staunton St., Farrell, entertainment includes DJ Smooth from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Jazz from 3 to 7 p.m. the second and fourth Sunday of each month. 

• Titusville Folk and Bluegrass Festival is an annual summer celebration of musicians and artists in beautiful Northwestern Pennsylvania, presented by the Titusville Council on the Arts, a nonprofit organization dedicating to keeping the arts alive and growing in Titusville.

Titusville Folk and Bluegrass Festival features a stellar lineup with two international singer-songwriters headlining. Vendors selling art and handcrafted wares will also be on hand. Other activities include an all-day jam session and a variety of music and art workshops for all ages.

The festival runs from June 28 to July 1 at Historic Titusville, “Birthplace of the Oil Industry.”

Headliner Lisa Loeb will perform June 28. Loeb is an American singer-songwriter, producer, touring artist, actress, author, and philanthropist who started her career with the platinum-selling number 1 hit song, “Stay (I Missed You)” featured in the film Reality Bites.

A Q&A is slated for 5 to 6 p.m. and a performance is set for 7 to 9 p.m. with the folkcana/roots rock band from Jamestown, New York, The Probables. Both the Q&A and performance will take place at Henne Auditorium on the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville campus. Tickets are $35 for Q&A PLUS performance and $25 performance only tickets. Tickets can be found at universe.com

Headliner Dar Williams will perform July. Williams is a legendary American folk singer-songwriter. The New Yorker has described Williams as “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters.” She is a frequent performer at folk festivals and has toured with such artists as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patty Griffin, and Ani DiFranco. Both the Q&A and performance will take place at Henne Auditorium on the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville campus. Tickets are $35 Q&A PLUS performance and $25 performance only tickets. Tickets can be found at universe.com

The festival will also include a family friendly day of free music, art and vendors in Sheide Park, Titusville, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 29. Rain or shine, bring your own chair or blanket.

Other performers include: Family band Echo Valley, Bluegrass quartet Border Ride, Multi-instrumentalist Teilhard Frost and American folk-rock band Driftwood.

Info: visit www.facebook.com/TitusvilleFolkFest

 

KARAOKE

Thursday — Moonlight at 9:30 p.m. at the Slovenian Home, Sharon.

Friday — Moonlight at 10:00 p.m. at The Jai Alai, Hermitage.

Saturday — Moonlight at 9:00 p.m. at the Croatian Home, Farrell.

 

LOCAL BANDS

• Live acoustic music with Ruby from 5 to 8 p.m. this evening at Quaker Steak & Lube’s Sugar Shack.

• Steve Vuich hosts HoneyBoy’s Acoustic Open Mic at 8 p.m. today at Vintage Estate Wine and Beer, Youngstown. At 6:30 p.m. Friday he plays at The Homestead Dinner and Cocktails at Firestone Farms, Columbiana, Ohio. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, he performs at Riser Tavern,Youngstown. He hosts HoneyBoy’s Acoustic Open Mic at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Quaker Steak and Lube in Sharon and at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Brew32/ Nova Cellars, Pulaski.

• Common Ground Entertainment and Santos Del Rio Productions present the Mike Adams/Steve Vuich Annual Gig Together from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Nick’s Inn 62 on East State Street, Hermitage.

• The Keg, Sharon, hosts FX Trio 7 to 10 p.m. this evening, Ben Anderton 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and Root Theory 7 to 10 Sunday.

• Tyler Jenkins will perform from 7 to 10 Tuesday at North Country Brewing Company, 141 South Main Street, Slippery Rock.

• Mortals Key Brewing Company, Jamestown, will hold the following entertainment schedule for the weekend: Ruby Hornsby from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday; Cooley Starusser AD, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday; Salmon Frank, 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday; Take Solo, 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday; Jesse James Weston, 2 to 5 p.m. Monday.

• John Henry and Friends will perform country music from 6 to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Sunday every month at the VFW in West Middlesex. Coffee and drinks will be available for sale.

• Soundbite announces its upcoming performance schedule: From 7 to 10 p.m. June 7, at the Apollo Maennerchor Club, Sharon; from 8:30 to 11 p.m. June 22 at  Vacationland, Sandy Lake; from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. June 29 at Clark House, Clark.

 

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