Weekend Entertainment | Spyro Gyra, Superheroes and St. Patrick’s Day

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — It feels more like winter than spring, but greener days are ahead.

St. Patrick’s Day week will begin Sunday with the return of the annual Mahoning Valley St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Boardman. 

One of the largest parades in the state, it starts at 1 p.m. on Market Street at McClurg Road, and proceeds north to Southwoods Avenue. The official parade after-party will begin at 2 p.m. at Magic Tree Pub and Eatery on South Avenue, where there will be a heated tent and live music.

St. Pat’s celebrations will resume on March 17 and 18 in downtown Youngstown, at a dozen bars and restaurants and in a heated tent.

But there is a lot going on before Sunday.

Tonight, the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, with guest pianist Orli Shaham and guest conductor Andre Raphel, will perform a classical music concert at at 7p.m. at Stambaugh Auditorium. For information, click HERE.

Also tonight, Spyro Gyra will give an 8 p.m. concert at beautiful Robins Theatre in Warren.

The jazz fusion band started in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1974 and made an enduring name for itself with its music that embraces R&B, funk and pop. For tickets, click HERE.

Hockey is again on tap all weekend at Covelli Centre, where the Phantoms will host the Green Bay Gamblers in USHL action. Games start at 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 4:05 p.m. Sunday. For tickets, click HERE.

The annual Winter Wine Affair will take place Sunday at Stambaugh Auditorium ballroom, with two sessions: 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

Wineries from across northeastern Ohio will pour samples, and bottles will be sold to take home. The event will also feature food and craft vendors and live music. To learn more, click HERE.

Finally, the “Steranko and the American Hero” exhibit opens Sunday at The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown. The landmark show features 65 paintings by Jim Steranko, the legendary comic book artist, author and film industry consultant. To learn more, click HERE.

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