DIVERSIONS

ART

• Westminster College’s Foster Art Gallery will host “Sand Swallows Beneath My Feet,” an art exhibition of mixed media sculptures, video and prints by Anina Major through Feb. 8. A gallery reception will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 7 in the gallery.

A native of Nassau, Bahamas, Major works primarily in clay but has extensive training in various fine arts medium, including drawing, painting and printmaking. Her work often pays homage to her island upbringings and surroundings.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Foster Art Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Info: Please contact Summer Zickefoose, professor of art, at 724-946-7267or zickefse@westminster.edu (mailto:zickefse@westminster.edu).

• Mill Creek MetroParks will host the “Jewels of Winter,” a celebration and display of orchids at Fellows Riverside Gardens, Youngstown, during normal hours through March 3. This year’s theme will showcase orchids interspersed among valley artifacts, paying homage to its industrialist roots. Attendees are encouraged to bring a camera, as there will be a kaleidoscope of flowers to photograph.

Fellows Riverside Gardens is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Info: 330-740-7116.

 

CALLS FOR TALENT

• Auditions for Grove City’s Outta Theatre production of “The Cloaked Princess: A Fairy Tale Odyssey” for ages 8 to 18 will be held today. Rehearsals will be February through April.

Info: Sign up at outtatheatre.com.

• Black Sheep Players of RAA will hold auditions for the comedy “The Queen of Bingo” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 26 and 27 at First Presbyterian Church of Sharon, 600 E. State St., Sharon. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Flexible casting calls for one adult male to play a priest and either two adult males or females or a combination as two bingo players.

Also a bingo caller is needed from offstage. If you would like to help with the show join us as well to express your interest.

Performance dates are April 12, 13 and 14. Auditioners will be asked to do cold readings from the script.

Info: Contact the director, Gil Peters-Thurman at gilthurman@gmail.

• Open call for the 2019 Senior Follies will be 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 16  at the Shenango Valley Senior Center, 220 N. Buhl Farm Drive, Hermitage. The shows are Aug. 3 and 4. This year’s theme is “The Sounds of the Sixties.”

Even if you have no desire to perform a feature but would just like to be in the chorus or involved in the show in some way, come to open call.

Information: Maureen at (724) 347-2508 or (724) 301-4595.

 

CHRISTIAN

• Tammy O’Mattie sings oldies 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 8 at Cana’s Corner, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Sharon.

 

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.

• Dancing for Vets with DJ Platter 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 9 at Reynolds Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7599, Transfer. There is a $5 cover.

• The Friendly Squares will host the monthly square dance 7:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Niles (Ohio) SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St., Niles.

Valentines will be the theme for the dance. This will be a high/low dance with alternating tips for new dancers currently taking lessons and tips for more experienced dancers. Dress is casual, and light refreshments will be served. There is a $6 donation per person at the door.

Info: Gene Hammond at 330-506-3370.

 

ETC.

• Slippery Rock University’s Dance Theatre will present “RISE,” a showcase of original choreography by SRU dance majors, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Saturday at Butler County Community College’s Succop Theater.

Tickets, $15 each, can be purchased in advance at the Smith Student Center Information Desk, by phone at 724-738-4926 or at the Succop Theater one hour prior to each performance.

• The Jai-Alai, Hermitage, will host vinyl night with Jerry Finnimore every Tuesday.

• Entertainment at Whispering Oaks, Hermitage: Gary and Donna Zock, 6:45 p.m. Monday; Steve Tori, 2 p.m. Feb. 16; Ruby, 2 p.m. Feb. 17; Dave Holbert, 2 p.m. Feb. 20; Tammie O’Marrie, 2 p.m. Feb. 23; Rick Bruening, 2 p.m. Feb. 25, and Gene Testa, 6:45 p.m. Feb. 27.

• Westminster College’s seventh annual Tournées French Film Festival will bring contemporary and classic French cinema to campus.

More than six consecutive weeks, six French films – five contemporary and one classic – will be presented. All screenings will be 7 p.m. each evening in the McKelvey Campus Center’s Mueller Theater.

« Tuesday: Félicité

« Feb. 12: Visages, Villages (Faces, Places)

« Feb. 19: Polina

« Feb. 26: Les Fantômes d’Ismael (Ismael’s Ghosts)

« March 5: Le Crime de Monsieur Lange (The Crime of Monsieur Lange)

 

LOCAL BANDS

• Soundbite will perform at the following locations: Holiday Bar, Warren, Ohio, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday; Apollo Maennerchor Club from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 22; and Clark House, Clark, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. March 2.

• Steve Vuich hosts Honeyboy’s Open Mic at 8 p.m. today at Vintage Estate Wine and Beer, Youngstown. At 7 p.m. Friday The River Saints play at Squaw Creek Country Club in Vienna. At 6 p.m. Saturday he plays at Brew32 / Nova Cellars in Pulaski. At 9:30 p.m. Saturday The River Saints perform at Nick’s Inn 62 in Hermitage. He hosts Honeyboy’s Acoustic Open Mic Night 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at Quaker Steak and Lube, Sharon, and from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Nova Cellars and Brew 32, Pulaski.

• The Keg, Sharon hosts Those Damn Daves 7 to 10 p.m. today and Terry Dach 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

• Apollo Maennerchor, Sharon, presents: Damian Knapp 7 to 9 p.m. today; Randy Velez 7 to 9 p.m. Friday; Homegrown Grass 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday; and Ryan Blakeman 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

• Ruby Hornsby plays 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at The Peter Allen Inn, Kinsman.

  

STAGE

• To make up for shows canceled because of the weather, Chrysalis Stage Advanced Performing Arts Conservatory has extended its run of “West Side Story” to include shows at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Armory of the Arts, 49 S. Sharpsville Ave., Sharon.

The show features performers in grades 8 through 12 from the Shenango and Mahoning valleys.

Tickets are on sale at the conservatory’s web site, thechrysalisstage.org, and will be sold at the door beginning two hours before showtime.

• The Sharpsville Historical Society will present “Always ... Patsy Cline” dinner theater on March 8, 9 and 10 at the St. Bartholomew Social Hall, 311 W. Ridge Ave. in Sharpsville.

The show tells the story of country legend Patsy Cline and her longtime friend, Louise Seeger.

Cost is $35 and includes the show and dinner.

Tickets are sold at Mehler Insurance in Sharpsville, online at www.sharpsvillehistorical.org, Chrysalis Stage Advanced Performing Arts Conservatory or by calling 724-962-2392.

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