Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks:

v Phantoms hockey, 7:05 p.m.: The local team takes on Team USA ($8 to $24) at Covelli Centre; 330-747-7825.

v YSU Dance Ensemble, 7:30 p.m.: An original performance in a variety of dance genres ($16, $8 for seniors and students) at Ford Theater, inside Bliss Hall, on the Youngstown State University campus; 330-941-3105. Due to the reconstruction of Wick Avenue, park in the Wick Avenue deck, accessible via Walnut Street.

v Beatles cabaret, 7:30 p.m.: Leanne Binder and Maureen Collins, two local singers with powerful voices, team up for a show featuring the Fab Four’s songs ($25) at Flad Pavilion, in the DeYor Performing Arts Center, downtown Youngstown; 330-744-0264.

v Ohio Rock Legends, 8 p.m.: Gary Markasky, Marty Lee Hoenes, Chris Wintrip and more have put together a classic rock show, done acoustically, for this concert ($10) at Sebring McKinley High School auditorium; 330-938-2963.

v Much Ado About Nothing, 8 p.m.: Crown Theater stages the Shakespeare comedy steampunk-style ($16, $14 for seniors, $12 for students) at Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St., Columbiana; 800-838-3006.

“First Dates” (8 p.m., NBC): Love could be in the air as “First Dates” debuts. It’s a voyeuristic reality series that peeks into the fun and awkward moments that happen during an assortment of real first dates throughout one night at a Chicago restaurant.

“Studio C Sessions” (9 p.m., pbs): The Speedbumps and Sara Watkins perform.

TV listings, C3


Mark Wade to give an eclectic concert


Mark Wade and his wife, Cristina, will perform in concert at 7 tonight in the meeting room of the Dale Shaffer Research Library, 239 S. Lundy Ave. Admission is $10 with an additional $5 covering all children in a family.

Wade performs American traditional music from fiddle tunes to Texas swing to jazz, and his program will feature an array of unusual instruments. Wade also plays trumpet in several regional orchestras and teaches several instruments from his studio in Akron.

Tonight’s concert is sponsored by Dulci-More: Folk and Traditional Musicians.

Short film, video fest seeks entries


The Hoyt Center for the Arts and Slippery Rock University are accepting submissions for the inaugural Short Film and Video Festival, which will take place at the fourth annual Arts on the Riverwalk festival Sept. 9 at the Warner Film Center.

The festival aims to support emerging and developing filmmakers within a 250-mile radius of New Castle in two categories: Junior (age 13-17) and Adult (18 and up).

Short film and video entries must be no longer than 20 minutes and will be judged by a jury of filmmakers led by Jon Shumway, art department chairman, Slippery Rock University.

Applications are available at Contact for information.

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