Museum hosts dinner theater
Theater 99 will present a murder mystery diner theater show on Saturday as a fundraiser for the National Packard Museum, 1899 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren.
The interactive show, “Ask the Man Who Owns One … About Murder!,” is set during the Roaring ’20s, and those attending are encouraged to dress for the time period.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 and include a fall harvest dinner. For tickets or more information, call the Packard Museum at 330-394-1899.
‘Downton Abbey’ writer speaks
Jessica Fellowes is the featured author for the The Public Library of Youngs-town & Mahoning County’s 10th Literary Society event at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.
Fellowes is the author of “The World of Downton Abbey” and its follow-up, “The Chronicles of Downton Abbey.” She is the niece of Julian Fellowes, creator of the popular British television series, and has done extensive research on the social history of the early 20th Century.
Tickets are $65, which includes dinner, a book and the book signing. For reservations or information, call 330-740-6086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graphic artist to visit McDonough
Lanny Sommese will speak at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the McDonough Museum of Art, 411 Wick Ave., Youngstown, in conjunction with the exhibition “Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age, 2001-2012.”
The McDonough exhibition, which runs through Nov. 8, features three of his posters. Admission for the lecture is free. For more information, call 330-941-1400.
Church moves bluegrass fest indoors
General Assembly Church of God in Newton Falls will have its 6th Bluegrass Music Festival starting at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E. Quarry St.
This year’s lineup includes Vertical Limit, Limited Edition and Joe Click & Family with Charlie Lape serving as emcee. All bands and everyone working for the festival have donated their time, and all proceeds from the festival will go toward the church’s youth group program.
Admission will be on a donation basis at the entrance, but a suggested donation of at least $5 per adult is requested with children admitted free. For more information or to donate to the festival in any way, call Joe Click at 330-979-4882 or Carla Click at 330-240-5541.
White House features food, crafts for fall
White House Fruit Farm of Canfield will celebrate the fall season with its 31st Harvest Festival & Craft Show.
A large craft show will be held on the grounds of the farm and feature artisans from around the region. Additional outdoor events include horse-drawn wagon rides through the orchards, food, fall candy and plenty of activities for the children. The weekend also marks the opening of the farm’s popular pumpkin pavilion.
The show runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the farm, 9249 Youngstown-Salem Road. For more information, call 330-533-4161.
Vatra celebration planned in Burton
The 9th Carpatho-Rusyn Vatra Festival runs from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at Shrine of Mariapoch, 17486 Mumford Road, Burton.
This year’s event will include ethnic foods, a bonfire and entertainment by the Slavjane Folk Ensemble and the Living Traditions Folk Ensemble.
Admission is free. For more information, call 440-729-2045.
‘Wicked’ returns to Cleveland
Tickets go on sale starting Friday for the musical “Wicked,” which returns to Cleveland for a five-week run in December.
The musical, which remains one of the hottest tickets on Broadway a decade after its debut, is based on Gregory Maguire’s 1995 novel, which imagines life on Oz before Dorothy crash-landed there in “The Wizard of Oz.” The show has won 50 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tonys.
It runs Dec. 4 through Jan. 5 at the State Theatre, PlayhouseSquare, 1515 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. There will be no performance on Dec. 25 or Jan. 1, but there will additional shows at 8 p.m. Dec. 23 and 30. Tickets range from $30 to $175 and go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday at www.playhousesquare.org and by calling 216-241-6000.