Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks:

v Cirque Italia, 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.: Last day to catch this European-style circus that takes place on a stage in a pool of water. Look for the big top set up in the Soutern Park Mall parking lot. Tickets start at $10; call 941-704-8572.

v Panerathon: This 10K race to raise money for breast cancer research begins at Covelli Centre at 10 a.m.;

v “Father K,” 2:30 p.m.: Last chance to catch this play ($14, $12 for students, senior citizens) about the Great Steel Strike of 1919 in Pittsburgh. It’s in the Moyer Room of the Youngstown Playhouse; 330-788-8739.

v “Singin’ in the Rain,” 2 p.m.: It’s also the final performance of this landmark musical ($ ) at Salem Community Theatre, 490 E. State St., Salem; 330-332-9688.

v Hubb’s Groove, 3-7 p.m.: Free jazz in the park concert at the B&O Station, 530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown.

“Ballers” (10:30 P.M., HBO): This series looks at the lives of former and current football players, following former superstar Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne Johnson), who has reinvented himself as a financial manager for current players.

TV listings, B8


Festival to feature student-made films


The seventh annual Friends4Friends Campaign Film Festival will take place at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at Powers Auditorium. Admission is free.

Teams of students from Campbell Memorial High School, James A. Garfield High School, South Range High School, West Branch High School, Western Reserve High School, and the Boys & Girls Club of Youngstown Peer Leadership Council have submitted short films that will be screened at the film festival.

The film campaign is sponsored by OK, Inc. Starting Sept. 9, area residents can go to OK Inc.’s YouTube channel to view and then “like” their favorite films. The short film with the most “likes” by Sept. 18 will win the top award.

All of the short films in the festival were created by local students, and address major issues facing youth today: anxiety and depression, sexting, underage drinking, teen pregnancy, and vaping.

Friendly Squares at Canfield Fair


The Niles Friendly Squares will perform square dance demonstrations at the Canfield Fair from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday on the stage located in front of the International Building.

A new year of weekly square dance lessons will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 10, and run through April 14. There is a fee of $6 per person per lesson. To sign up, contact Gene or Frankie Hammond at 330-506-3370.

Opera company receives grant


Opera Western Reserve has received $6,856 grant from the state to underwrite its 2019-20 season.The opera will present a variety of programs in the coming year, including a production of Verdi’s “Macbeth” at Stambaugh Auditorium on Nov. 15.