Saturday, August 24, 2019
Today’s entertainment picks:
v Cirque Italia’s Water Circus, 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.: Family fun under the big top in the Southern Park Mall parking lot in Boardman. Tickets start at $10; 941-704-8572.
v JD’s Summer Songfest, 3 p.m. to midnight: Outdoor music fest ($15) on South Champion Street in downtown Youngstown with JD Eicher, Red Wanting Blue, the Labra Brothers, the Shootouts and Paul Pfau; jdeicher.com.
v King’s Highway, 5:30 p.m.: Tom Petty tribute band, with opening act Rocky Mountain Way (Joe Walsh tribute act) at the Warren Community Amphitheater. Admission is $8. Go to riverrockattheamp.com.
v Shaker Woods Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Fine artisans and crafters demonstrate their process and sell their wares in period clothing in this unique show and sale ($8, free for children 12 and under). The Shaker Woods are at 44337 County Line Road, near Columbiana. It’s just off state Route 7, one mile north of state Route 14; shakerwoods.com.
v Fireworks, 9:30 p.m.: A pyrotechnic show that will be visible from the Lake Milton State Park beach at Craig Beach.
“All Summer Long” (9 p.m., Hallmark): Another original summer film from Hallmark. In this one, Tia’s (Autumn Reeser) dream job of captaining a dining cruise hits rough water when her ex Jake (Brennan Elliott) is hired as the restaurant’s chef. Will they be able to open a new business, navigate the sea, and each other?
LOCAL TOPICS ON TV
“Community Connection” (Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on 21 WFMJ-TV and 11 a.m. on WBCB-TV): Movie directors and producers Alex and Stephen Kendrick will join host Madonna Chism Pinkard to discuss their new movie, “Overcomer,” which opened in theaters this week. The movie is set in a town where the largest manufacturing plant suddenly shuts down and how the residents deal with their purpose in life.
Next, Justin Jennings, new CEO of Youngstown City Schools, will discuss his priorities for the educational community and scholars in the system.
“A Conversation with Dee” (Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on WYTV-TV): Host Dee Crawford explores the group Youngstown United and previews its upcoming events.
Chappelle plans show tor shooting victims
Comedian Dave Chappelle plans to host a special block party and benefit concert in Ohio for those affected by the recent mass shooting.
Chappelle will be among national and local entertainers planned for the main stage at the “Gem City Shine” event in Dayton on Sunday.
WDTN-TV reports the city of Dayton along with the Downtown Dayton Partnership and the Chamber of Commerce will help organize the tribute.
The organizers say the event will be an effort to “reclaim” the entertainment district after 24-year-old Connor Betts’ 32-second rampage in front of Ned Peppers that killed nine people and left 27 injured on Aug. 4.
Chappelle, a resident of nearby Yellow Springs, urges attendees to “live in the moment” by enjoying the experience live rather than recording it on their cellphones.