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WEEKDAY MATTERS | Attention Attention! Shinedown to close out Canfield Fair

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Here are some of the events happening around the Mahoning Valley this week. For more events, check out our events calendar and sign up here for our Weekend Matters newsletter.

CANFIELD — Shinedown will bring down the curtain on the 2021 Canfield Fair tonight in the grandstands.

Theory was to open the concert but canceled its tour because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, "cinematic" rock band Starset will open.

Tickets, ranging in price from $35 to $95.50 plus fees, can be purchased at Ticketmaster.

Shinedown has sold more than 10 million albums and 10 million singles worldwide, and has earned 14 platinum and gold singles and five platinum and gold albums. The band's sixth studio album, "Attention Attention," was released in 2018.

Starset's frontman, Dustin Bates, is a 1999 Salem High School graduate. His band is billed as "part cinematic rock band, part conceptual storytellers, weaving an intricate narrative through multimedia and redefining the concept of a truly immersive entertainment experience."

McDonough Museum of Art opens exhibits Tuesday

YOUNGSTOWN — The John J. McDonough Museum of Art will kick off its anniversary celebration year with three exhibitions.

The museum is celebrating 30 years as Youngstown State University's center of contemporary art.

"Words and Other Weapons/New Work" by Patricia Bellan-Gillen and Diane Samuels' "Three Scrolls" will be on display from Tuesday through Oct. 30.

The "Emerging Artist" series introduces the paintings and sculptures of Catie Dillon in the galleries from Tuesday to Oct. 2.

An opening reception for all the exhibitions will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. 

Face coverings are required in the museum regardless of vaccination status.

YSU midday concerts resume Wednesday

YOUNGSTOWN — Dana School of Music faculty members Wendy Case and Caroline Oltmanns will perform when the Youngstown State University Music at Noon series resumes at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at Beecher Court in The Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave.

The concerts are free and open to the public. Masks are required for entrance to the museum.

The other concert dates in the series in September are: 

  • Sept. 15 — North East Ohio Keyboard Festival Final Concert, Butler Institute of American Art, 12:15 p.m.
  • Sept. 29 — Dana School of Music Clarinet Studio Recital, Butler Institute of American Art, 12:15 p.m.

Parking is available in the M30 Wick Avenue parking deck for a nominal fee or in the Butler lots.

Lit Youngstown to discuss Matthew Ferrence book

YOUNGSTOWN — "Appalachia North" by Matthew Ferrence will be discussed when Lit Youngstown gathers for its monthly discussion at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Michael Kusalaba Library, 2815 Mahoning Ave.

Ferrence will be a presenter at the Fall Literary Festival in October.

This year, Lit Youngstown's monthly book discussions will focus on the idea of the writer: biographies, memoirs, fictional works with a writer protagonist. All are welcome.

Some quick hits …

  • Buhl Day will be celebrated today beginning at 9 a.m. in Buhl Park, 715 Hazen Road, Hermitage, Pa. The park welcomes visitors for an outing that combines food, fun and fanfare to celebrate summer's lasts hurrah.
  • Jah Sun & The Rising Tide will perform at Westside Bowl, 2617 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets are $10.
  • Ty & Friends Open Mic Night will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday at JR'z Pub, 1722 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown. Musicians and comedians are welcome to participate.
  • Young Friends Adventure is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at The Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown. The program is free for children age 2 to 5.