Here are some of the events happening around the Mahoning Valley this weekend. For more events, check out our Events Calendar.
Being honored are Youngstown Municipal Court Judge Renee DiSalvo for her work in criminal justice reform; Tiffany Patterson, Youngstown City School District Board of Education president, for her work in education; Stephanie Gilchrist, director of the Minority Business Assistance Center at the Youngstown Business Incubator, for her work in economic recovery; and Tammy Galbreath, a nurse at Ohio Living, for her work in health care.
Here are some ideas for celebrating the special day with your own mother this weekend:
- Eastwood Mall in Niles is hosting a Mom & Me event from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in Center Court. The event will feature special activities, pottery painting with Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio and giveaways.
- How about picking up something locally made for your mother? Youngstown Flea is hosting its May market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 365 E. Boardman St., Youngstown. The market features products from local artisans such as art, crafts and jewelry, as well as clothing, collectibles, food and more.
- Are you looking for some flowers? Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens will host its Annuals and Perennials Plant Sale on the DeYor Terrace outside the Visitor Center in Mill Creek Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 330-740-7116, ext. 213. The Shenango Valley Gardeners’ annual Plant Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the corner of West State Street and South Water Avenue in Sharon, Pennsylvania. Annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, houseplants and more will be available for sale.
Gary LeVox to perform at Packard Music Hall
Tickets, ranging in price from $29.50 to $75, can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and the Packard Music Hall Box Office, 1703 Mahoning Ave. NW.
LeVox, an Ohio native, is embarking on a solo career after two decades as the lead vocalist for the country music group Rascal Flatts, which produced 17 No. 1 singles and sold more than 23 million albums. The group celebrated its farewell in 2020.
Comedian Katt Williams to perform at Covelli Centre
Tickets, ranging in price from $62 to $128, can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and the Southwoods Health Box Office inside Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St.
The show will feature new material from Williams that blends comedy with thought-provoking social commentary, a news release states.
Actor Cary Elwes to discuss ‘Princess Bride’ at Packard event
Packard Music Hall in Warren will present “The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening With Cary Elwes” at 8 p.m. Saturday.
The 1987 film “The Princess Bride,” starring Elwes, will be screened, and the actor will tell behind-the-scenes stories and answer questions from the audience.
Tickets, ranging in price from $32.75 to $52.75, can be purchased here and at the Packard Music Hall Box Office, 1703 Mahoning Ave. NW. VIP tickets, which include a post-show meet and greet, can be purchased for $150.
Donnie Iris and the Cruisers coming to Robins Theatre
Tickets, ranging in price from $25 to $45 plus applicable fees, can be purchased here and at the Robins Theatre Box Office, 160 E. Market St.
Donnie Iris’ songs include the 1970s hit “The Rapper,” which he wrote and sang as a member of The Jaggerz, and “Ah! Leah!” and “Love Is Like a Rock,” which he released as the frontman of Donnie Iris and the Cruisers.
Mill Creek MetroParks to host Farm Animal Baby Shower
Visitors at the family-friendly event will meet new arrivals at the farm, including goats, piglets, calves, chicks, alpacas, a peacock and more, a news release states.
Mill Creek MetroParks merchandise, tractor wagon rides, cones with feed for animal feedings, food and drinks will be available for purchase.
The barns at the MetroParks Farm are open for viewing the animals daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with extended hours until 6 p.m. from June to October.
YSO to present an evening of Tchaikovsky and Mozart
Tickets, ranging from $42 to $62, can be purchased online at youngstownsymphony.com and stambaughauditorium.com; by phone at 330-259-9651; or in person at the DeYor Performing Arts Center, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown. Discounts are available for seniors and students.
‘Baby Shark’ to make a splash at Packard Music Hall
Tickets, ranging in price from $32.50 to $62.50, can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and the Packard Music Hall Box Office, 1703 Mahoning Ave. NW.
Fans of all ages are invited to join Baby Shark and friends “for exciting adventures into the jungle and under the sea to explore shapes, colors, numbers and more,” according to a news release.
Hit songs that will be performed include “Baby Shark,” “Five Little Monkeys,” “Wheels on the Bus,” “Jungle Boogie” and “Monkey Banana Dance.”
COMING UP NEXT WEEK …
- YOUTH ORCHESTRA: Seventy area middle and high school students in the Youngstown State University Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Michael S. Butler, music director, and Richard Smrek, associate music director, will perform their spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. Tickets are $5, or free for children under age 12 and those with a valid YSU ID, and are available here and at the door.
- CRUISE NIGHT: The Mahoning Valley Corvette Club and the Shenango Valley Corvette Club will bring Cruise Night to the Holiday Inn in Boardman, 7410 South Ave., at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Music will be provided by DJ Big Rick. Admission is free.
- ‘BROADWAY AND BEYOND’: Guest conductor Carl Topilow and guest artist Connor Bogart will join the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra in bringing “Broadway and Beyond” to Powers Auditorium at the DeYor Performing Arts Center in Youngstown. The concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday will feature Broadway’s favorite tunes from musicals such as “Chicago,” “Grease” and “Fiddler on the Roof,” as well as well-known pop hits such as “Copacabana,” “Hey Jude” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Tickets, ranging in price from $42 to $62, inclusive of all fees, can be purchased online at youngstownsymphony.com and deyorpac.org, by calling 330-259-9651 or 330-259-0555, and at the DeYor center, 260 W. Federal St.