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WEEKDAY MATTERS | Country singer Brett Young brings 'Weekend Tour' to Youngstown

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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.

YOUNGSTOWN — County-pop singer Brett Young will bring "The Weekends Tour" to the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre, 201 S. Phelps St., at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Opening the concert will be Ryan Hurd and Filmore.

Tickets, ranging in price from $35 to $59.75 plus fees, are available through TicketMaster and at the Southwoods Health Box Office at the Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St..

Young's new CD is "Weekends Look a Lot Different These Days."

Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach to rock Covelli Centre

YOUNGSTOWN — Rock bands Breaking Benjamin and Papa Roach will return to the Mahoning Valley for Tuesday's concert at the Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St.

Memphis May Fire will open the 7 p.m. show.

Tickets, ranging in price from $39.50 to $79.50 plus fees, can be purchased at and at the Southwoods Health Box Office inside Covelli Centre. 

Lang to open Pipino series Wednesday

YOUNGSTOWN — Pulitizer Prize-winning composer David Lang will open the fourth season of the Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series with a virtual performance Wednesday.

The 7 p.m. performance will be available on YouTube. The event is free and open to the public.

Lang's catalog is extensive, and his opera, orchestra, chamber and solo works are performed by the world’s most respected ensembles.

His music is used regularly for ballet and modern dance by choreographers and dance companies around the world, and he also has several film scores to his credit. 

Five for Fighting to perform at Robins Theatre

WARREN — Five for Fighting will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday at Robins Theatre, 160 E. Market St.

Tickets can be purchased here and at the Robins Theatre Box Office.

Singer-songwriter John Ondrasik performs under the name Five for Fighting. His breakthrough came in 2001 with the Grammy-nominated song “Superman” and his performance at The Concert For New York. His music has been featured in more than 350 films, TV shows and advertisements.

Ondrasik has been deeply involved in supporting U.S. troops. He is currently working on a Broadway musical, various television projects and a new Five for Fighting album.

JCC offers 'Lunch Bunch' program for older adults

YOUNGSTOWN — As part of its Aging Well programs, the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, in conjunction with Jewish Family & Community Services, will host “Lunch Bunch” monthly at the JCC, 505 Gypsy Lane.

In this workshop led by JFCS Senior Outreach Coordinator Lynne Azar, older adults will participate in conversations centered around topics such as mental health, understanding medication and reminiscing about music.

A light lunch will be provided.

The workshops, which are free and open to the public, begin Thursday and will be from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Other dates are Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.

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