Today’s entertainment picks:


Today’s entertainment picks:

v Eerie Frequency comic con, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.: A costume contest at 6 p.m. is just one of today’s highlights at this gathering of sci-fi, film and pop-culture afficionados at Eastwood Expo Center, Niles; 330-984-1884.

v Artists of Mahoning Commons open studio, noon to 5 p.m.: Find hand-made gifts by local artists who maintain studios in the Ward Bakery Building, 1024 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown.

v “The Clock Struck 12,” 8 p.m.: A ghostly mystery on stage at Trumbull New Theater, 5883 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-1103.

v “Race,” 7:30 p.m.: This play is a taut and unflinching examination of race and sex. It’s in the Moyer Room at Youngstown Playhouse, Glenwood Avenue; 330-788-8739.

v Silencio, 9 p.m.: This Pittsburgh ensemble performs the dark, dreamy music that sets the mood for director David Lynch’s movies. At Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-507-2358.

“DOCTOR WHO — THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR” (2:50 P.M. AND 7 P.M., BBC AMERICA): On Nov. 23, 1963, TV viewers in the UK were introduced to a strange alien flying through space and time in a box called the TARDIS, and a sci-fi icon was born. Fifty years later, fans will gather across the globe to celebrate the show’s golden anniversary with this simulcast special that has the Doctor’s past coming back to haunt him.

“Saturday Night Live” (11:30 p.m., NBC): Josh Hutcherson, Peeta in “The Hunger Games,” hosts.

For complete listings, see TV Week magazine, included with today’s paper.

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“Community Connection” (Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on 21 WFMJ-TV, and at 11 a.m. on WBCB): Local children’s author Mialie Syzmanski joins host Madonna Chism Pinkard to discuss her books. Next, Greg Andrews, manager of R&B oldies radio station WHTX -AM 1570, will appear.

“Increase the Peace” (6:30 p.m. today and 6:30 a.m. Sunday on MyYTV): Valerie Kahn and Elijah Kahn from the Salvation Army will join host Andrea Mahone.

“A Conversation with Dee” (8:30 a.m. Sunday on WKBN-TV 27): Joining host Dee Crawford will be James Echment, executive director of the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley, the only emergency shelter in the Valley. The Rescue Mission aims to change lives through its programs and partnerships.

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