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Things to do in December

1 — Music at Noon: Chamber Vocal Ensemble at Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, at 12:15 p.m.

1 — Horn Studio Recital at Youngstown State University’s Bliss Recital Hall at 6 p.m.

1 — Lit Youngstown First Wednesday Readers Series with Andrew Rihn and RC Wilson at Soap Gallery, Youngstown, at 7 p.m.

1 — Percussion Ensemble at Youngstown State University’s Ford Theater at 7:30 p.m.

3, 5 — The Magical Polar Experience at Robins Theatre, Warren

3 — Flea on Phelps at Phelps Street Gateway, Youngstown, from 4 to 8 p.m.

3 — Fall Graduating BFA Exhibition, “Katherine Williamson: MFA Collaborative Project,” “Talking with Mascots,” “Missy McCormick Sabbatical Research Exhibition” and “Short Animated Films by Dustin Grella” all open at McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, with reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

3 — Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley Designer Bag Bingo at Metroplex Expo Center, Liberty from 5 to 9:30 p.m.

3 — Clarinet Studio Recital at Youngstown State University’s Bliss Recital Hall at 6 p.m.

3 — “Elf the Musical” opens at Youngstown Playhouse at 7:30 p.m.

3 — Rust Belt Theater Company’s “How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas” opens at Calvin Center, Youngstown, at 8 p.m.

4 — 32nd Canfield High School Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

4 — 10th Santa Shuffle in downtown Youngstown from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

4 — Winter Celebration at Mill Creek MetroParks’ Fellows Riverside Gardens, Youngstown, opens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with Winter Nights from 5 to 7 p.m.

4-5 — Holiday Flea at Youngstown Flea

4-5 — 50th American Holiday at the Butler Arts & Crafts Show at Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown

4-5 — Ballet Western Reserve’s “The Nutcracker,” accompanied by the Dana Ensemble at Powers Auditorium, Youngstown

4-5 — Ashtabula Area Orchestra at Lakeside Performing Arts Center, Ashtabula

4 — Olde World Brunch with St. Nicholas at Saxon Club, Austintown, at 10:30 a.m.

4 — Mesopotamia’s Magic of Christmas at Mesopotamia Memorials and Historical Association from 11 a.m. to 4 pm. Saturdays through Dec. 18

4 — Celebrity Series: The Midtown Men at Westminster College’s Orr Auditorium, New Wilmington, Pa., at 7:30 p.m.

4 — First Snow (Trans-Siberian Orchestra tribute) at Robins Theatre, Warren, at 8 p.m.

5 — W.D. Packard Concert Band Christmas Concert at Packard Music Hall, Warren, at 2 p.m.

5 — Holiday open house at Ward Thomas House, Niles, from 2 to 5 p.m.

5 — Trumbull County Historical Society program on the Cortland-Bazetta History Collection at Cortland Opera House at 2 p.m.

5 — Tuba Christmas at Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, at 3:30 p.m.

5 — 25th Boardman Community Christmas at Boardman Park at 4 p.m., followed by the opening of the Holiday Light Display from 6 to 10 p.m.

5 — Youngstown State University Trombone Ensemble at First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown at 7 p.m.

6-10 — Junior Portfolio Review Exhibition at at Youngstown State University’s Judith Rae Solomon gallery.

6 — Flute Studio Recital at Youngstown State University’s Bliss Recital Hall at 6 p.m.

6 — Youngstown State University Youth Orchestra concert at Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, at 7 p.m.

6 — Jazz Combos at Youngstown State University’s Spotlight Theater at 7:30 p.m.

7 — Pearl Harbor and Beyond program at Kent State University at Trumbull, Champion, at 6 p.m.

7 — Mannheim Steamroller at Powers Auditorium, Youngstown, at 7:30 p.m.

7 — Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: Time Bubble Tour at Packard Music Hall, Warren, at 8 p.m.

8 — Youngstown State University Carols & Cocoa and Dana Holiday Concert at Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, at 7 p.m.

8 — Kent State University at Trumbull’s Sips & Scripts: “Closin’ Time” at Modern Methods Brewing Company, Warren, at 7:30 p.m.

9-12 — Disney on Ice: “Mickey and Friends” at Covelli Centre, Youngstown

9 — World premieres by Dana School of Music student composers at McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, at 7:30 p.m.

9 — Herman’s Hermits’ Olde English Christmas starring Peter Noone, at Robins Theatre, Warren, at 8 p.m.

10 — Hometown Holiday at Courthouse Square, Warren, from 5 to 7 p.m.

10 — Youngstown State University Theatre Winter Cabaret: “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!” at B&O Station, Youngstown, at 6:30 p.m.

10 — Youngstown Symphony Orchestra with Raffaele Ponti, guest conductor, and Jim Brickman, piano and vocals, at Powers Auditorium, Youngstown, at 7:30 p.m.

11 — 3rd Horns A Caroling at St. John Episcopal Church, Youngstown, at 1 p.m.

11 — Friendly Squares Christmas Dance at Niles SCOPE Center from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

11 — The Brian McKnight 4 Season’s Greetings at Packard Music Hall, Warren, at 8 p.m.

11 — Wayne Newton at Robins Theatre, Warren, at 8 p.m.

12 — Jingle Bell Swing with Big Band Sound of Packard at Packard Music Hall, Warren, at 2 p.m.

12 — “The Sounds of Christmas”: Stephen Foster Chorus and Akron Derrytown Chorus at Christ Episcopal Church, Warren, at 3 p.m.

12 — 11th Holiday Concert of Giving with Stambaugh Chorus and Youngstown Area Community Concert Band at Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, at 4 p.m.

13 — Kenny G Miracles Holiday & Hits Tour at Packard Music Hall, Warren, at 8 p.m.

14 — Twenty Under 20 Award Dinner at DiVieste’s, Warren Township, at 6 p.m.

14 — Warren Civic Music Association: Ernie Haase & Signature Sound at Packard Music Hall, Warren, at 7 p.m.

16 — Bites and Bits of History program on the 1914 Christmas Truce at Tyler History Center, Youngstown, at noon

16 — “Falsettos in Concert” at Jewish Community Center of Youngstown at 7 p.m.

17 — 4th Silver Bells Concert at Youngstown Playhouse at 7:30 p.m.

17 — Blood, Sweat & Tears at Robins Theatre, Warren, at 8 p.m.

18 –Wreaths Across America at Girard City Cemetery at noon

18 — Lightwire Theater’s “A Very Electric Christmas” at Robins Theatre, Warren, at 12:30, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.

18 — Reader’s theater production of Sherlock Holmes’ “A Case of Identity” at Kent State University at Trumbull, Champion, at 2 p.m.

19 –Jordan School of Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” at Robins Theatre, Warren, at 2 p.m.

19 — Mill Creek MetroParks’ Full Moon Hike, leaving from Newport Wetlands parking lot, Youngstown, at 5 p.m.

29 — Winter Tree ID Hike at Mill Creek MetroParks’ Lily Pond, Youngstown, at 1 p.m.

31 — Spectacular Kids New Year’s Eve Countdown to 2022 at Robins Theatre, Warren, at 5:30 p.m.

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