Weekend Entertainment: Cody Johnson at Covelli, Rock on the West Side

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Saturday night will be great for local rock fans, although it might require cloning so you can be in two places at the same time.

Red Wanting Blue, with The Labra Brothers, will be at Westside Bowl in Youngstown that night. About a mile away, The Infidels, with the 8 Balls, will play at Cedars West End.

Cedars is marking its 10th anniversary at its location on Steel Street this weekend.  While Saturday’s show features a pair of rock warhorses who made their bones at the bar’s original location in downtown Youngstown, a trio of more current acts – We (formerly We the Creature), Neighbor Dan and Smoky Honey Blues Band – will take the stage on Friday.

Ths weekend’s shows at Cedars West End foreshadow a much bigger blowout that will occur next year when the venerable rock club celebrates its 50th year.

The biggest event of the weekend by far will be Saturday at Covelli Centre, when country star Cody Johnson, with Randy Houser, come to town. The show is sold out, although some verified resale tickets are available at ticketmaster.com.

It’s been said that art, in its highest form, evokes emotion. That is undoubtedly true, and it also means that the Youngstown Playhouse’s production of “Outside Mullingar” is a true work of art. The show, in the theater’s intimate Moyer Room, is entering its final weekend and all shows are deservedly sold out.

Selah Dessert Theatre, on the second floor of Selah restaurant in downtown Struthers, is offering “Fully Committed,” a one-woman comedy starring Brandy Johanntges. For tickets and show times, click HERE.

Opening Friday at Kent Trumbull Theater in Warren is the melodramatic comedy “Die Mommie Die.” For tickets, click HERE.

The weekend will close with the annual Slice of the Valley pizza challenge, which runs from 4 to 7 p.m. at Eastwood Events Centre in Niles. It’s a Valley tradition where guests sample local pizza and beer. Oh yeah – the panel of celebrity judges will again include Butch Patrick, who played Eddie Munster in the classic TV sitcom, “The Munsters.” For information, click HERE.

For a complete look of everything going on in the Mahoning Valley, check out The List.

Pictured at top: Cody Johnson will headline a concert in Youngstown this weekend.

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