Weekend Entertainment | Ja Rule at The Amp; WaterFire in Sharon

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Rap legend Ja Rule will visit the Valley for the first time on Saturday evening to headline a concert at The Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre. Click HERE.

It’s the highlight of a weekend that also includes the final WaterFire festival and a lot of community theater.

WaterFire is the twice-a-year arts and entertainment event in downtown Sharon, Pa. It’s known for its singular and riveting ritual at dusk, during which braziers anchored to the surface of the Shenango River are set ablaze. The festival starts in the early afternoon and runs well past dark. Admission is free. Click HERE.

Ranting comic Lewis Black will do a show tonight at Packard Music Hall in Warren. Tickets will be available at the door. Click HERE.

The theater season gets underway in earnest this weekend. “Sister Act” opens Friday at The Youngstown Playhouse.

“The Red Velvet Cake War” opens Saturday at Stage Left Players in Lisbon. “The Play That Goes Wrong” enters its second weekend at Trumbull New Theatre in Niles.

The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will present a classical music concert featuring works by Brahms and Puccini.

For a complete schedule of all arts and entertainment in the area, check out The List.

Pictured at top: Ja Rule had several hits in the early 2000s, including “I’m Real” with Jennifer Lopez, “Always on Time” with Ashanti, and “Wonderful” with R. Kelly and Ashanti.

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