Weekend Entertainment: Alice Cooper, Beethoven and ‘RENT’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The entertainment options this weekend are all over the map and a bit unusual.

It starts tonight when the rock musical “RENT,” produced by a team of local performing arts organizations, opens a four-show stand at Powers Auditorium. For information or tickets, click HERE.

It doesn’t get any more unusual than this next one. The Grove City College Orchestra will perform the premiere of “Symphony (After Beethoven)” on Friday evening in Ketler Auditorium. It’s a movement of a symphony that Beethoven started but never finished because of his death in 1827. The symphony was completed using artificial intelligence. For information, click HERE.

That same night, former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will return to the area for an 8 p.m. concert at Robins Theatre. Frehley last played the area in 2021, when he opened for Alice Cooper at The Amp in Youngstown. For information, click HERE.

Oddly enough, Alice Cooper will also return to town this weekend for a Saturday concert at Covelli Centre. The arena will be set up in its intimate half-house configuration. For tickets, click HERE.

The free Saturday afternoon concerts at Birdfish Brewing in Columbiana are worth the drive – especially this weekend when The Shootouts will appear. The concert starts at 2 p.m.

The fun continues when Evil Woman, a tribute to Electric Light Orchestra, plays Packard Music Hall on Tuesday.

For a complete overview of everything happening this weekend and beyond, check out The List.

 Pictured at top: Alice Cooper will come to Covelli Centre on Saturday.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.