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Theater

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CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Rust Belt Theater Company — “How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Dec. 21, midnight Saturday and Dec. 21 and 8 p.m. Dec. 22, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens. 330-507-2358.

PACKARD MUSIC HALL, 1703 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren: “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, $25-$45. Ticketmaster or call 800-745-3000.

PETER ALLEN INN, 8581 State St., Kinsman: Charles Dickens Dinner Theater, 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, $50 on Friday and Saturday and $45 on Sunday. 330-355-2100.

POWERS AUDITORIUM, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown: Easy Street Productions — “Miracle on Easy Street,” 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, $35 Gold Circle, $29 adults, $25 senior citizens, veterans and students, $19 children ages 12 and younger and $15 upper balcony. www.youngstownsymphony.com and 330-744-0264.

STAGE LEFT PLAYERS, 234 E. Lincoln Way, Lisbon: “It’s Christmas, Carol,” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, $14 adults, and $12 senior citizens and $10 students. 330-831-7249.

TRINITY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, 4749 South Ave., Boardman: Oakland Center for the Arts/Kids First — “A Christmas Story the Musical,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 22, $15 adults, $13 senior citizens, $5 students and free for children 4 and younger. 330-406-0606.

Special Events

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BOARDMAN LIBRARY, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman: Boardman Historical Society program by Ray Novotny, Mill Creek MetroParks naturalist emeritus, on “Remembering the Old Mill Museum,” 10 a.m. Saturday, free.

METROPLEX EXPO CENTER, 1620 Motor Inn Drive, Liberty: Youngstown Comic and Toy Expo, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, $5. 330-646-3663.

MILL CREEK METROPARKS, Youngstown: “Winter Celebration: The Magical Woods,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday through Dec. 29, Fellows Riverside Gardens; Winter Nights, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 28, Fellows Riverside Gardens; Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter Hike, 2 p.m. Sunday, meet at Ford Nature Center; Recreational Hike, 9 a.m. Wednesday, meet at MetroParks Bikeway trailhead at MetroParks Farm. 330-702-3000.

NATIONAL McKINLEY BIRTHPLACE MEMORIAL MUSEUM & LIBRARY, 40 N. Main St., Niles: Festival of Trees, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Friday and Dec. 17-20. 330-652-4273.

NILES SCOPE CENTER, 14 E. State St., Niles: Friendly Squares square dance, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, $6. 330-506-3370.

ROBINS THEATRE, 160 E. Market St., Warren: United Way of Trumbull County — “A Night of Glitz and Glam,” 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 19, $125 per person and $200 per couple, RSVP by Monday at 330-369-1000.

WARD BEECHER PLANETARIUM, Youngstown State University: “Let It Snow!,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, free; “The Alien Who Stole Christmas,” 2 p.m. Saturday, free. 330-941-3616.

WARREN-TRUMBULL COUNTY LIBRARY CORTLAND BRANCH, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland: A Cortland Holiday Celebration, 6 p.m. Monday, free. 330-299-8120.

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E.J. THOMAS HALL, 198 Hill St., Akron: Cirque Dreams Holidaze, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, $37-$99. Ticketmaster or 330-972-7570.

STAN HYWET HALL & GARDENS, 714 N. Portage Path: “Deck the Hall,” 5 to 8 p.m. today through Dec. 23 and Dec. 26-30, $22 adults and $9 children ages 6 to 17 on Friday and Saturday and $18 and $7 Sunday through Thursday. 330-315-3287.

Family Fun

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OH WOW! ROGER & GLORIA JONES CHILDREN’S CENTER FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown: Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, $8 adults and children ages 2 and older, $7 senior citizens, educators and veterans, and free for children younger than 2. 330-744-5914.

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CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER, One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh: Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $19.95 for adults, $14.95 senior citizens and $11.95 for children ages 3 to 12. 412-237-3400.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF PITTSBURGH, Allegheny Center, Pittsburgh: Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. $16 adults and $14 senior citizens and children ages 2 to 18. 412-322-5058.

COSI COLUMBUS, 2400 Olentangy Road, Columbus: Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, $25 adults and $20 children ages 2 to 12. 614-228-COSI.

GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland: Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $16.95 adults and $13.95 children ages 2 to 12. 216-694-2000.

GREATER CLEVELAND AQUARIUM, 2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland: Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $19.95 adults, $17.95 senior citizens, $13.95 children ages 2 to 12. 216-862-8803.

Film

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CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF ART CINEMATHEQUE, 11610 Euclid Ave.: The films “Duet for Cannibals” (1969), 6:30 p.m. today; “Atlantics” (2019), 8:35 p.m. today and 7 p.m. Friday; “Genese (Genesis)” (2018), 9:05 p.m. Friday; “Little Women” (1933), 5 p.m. Saturday; “Gregory’s Girl” (1980), 7:15 p.m. Saturday and 8:50 p.m. Sunday; “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” (2019), 9:10 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday; “Seeing Red: Stories of American Communists” (1983), 4 p.m. Sunday. Most films are $10. 216-421-7450.

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART, 11150 East Blvd.: “The Beast in the Jungle” (2019), 7 p.m. Friday; “Celebration” (2007), 1:30 p.m. Sunday and 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. Both in Morley Lecture Hall, $10 adults and $7 CMA members, senior citizens and students. 888-CMA-0033.

SEVERANCE HALL, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland: “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946) accompanied by Cleveland Orchestra with Vinay Parameswaran, conductor, and Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus, 7:30 p.m. today, $50-$127. 800-686-1141.

Literary

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McKINLEY BIRTHPLACE HOME, 40 S. Main St., Niles: Author Amanda Flower, 10 a.m. today. 330-652-1704.

Museums

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ARMS FAMILY MUSEUM, 648 Wick Ave., Youngstown: “12th Memories of Christmas Past,” through Jan. 5, 2020; “Tod Family Treasures: 19th Century Heirlooms,” through 2020. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, $10 adults, $9 senior citizens and college students and $8 children ages 3-18 and free for members and active duty military and veterans. 330-743-2589.

AUSTIN LOG CABIN, 3797 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown: Free tours from 1 to 4 p.m. first Sunday of the month and by appointment. 330-799-8051.

BARNHISEL HOUSE, 1011 N. State St., Girard: Open 1 to 4 p.m. the second and fourth Sunday of the month. 330-545-6162.

BUTTS HOUSE MUSEUM, 3364 Youngstown Kingsville Road, Fowler: Open by appointment. 330-360-7796 or 330-507-9078.

CLARENCE R. SMITH MINERAL MUSEUM, Moser Hall, Youngstown State University: Open by appointment by calling 330-941-3612.

ERNIE HALL AVIATION MUSEUM, 4033 N. River Road NE, Howland: Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday and by appointment, $5 adults, $2 for children ages 5 to 10 and free for children ages 4 and younger. 330-219-6143.

HARRIET TAYLOR UPTON HOUSE, 380 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren: Tours of home by appointment by calling 330-395-1840.

JOHN STARK EDWARDS HOUSE & MUSEUM, 303 Monroe St. NW, Warren: Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 330-394-4653.

LEAVITTSBURG HERITAGE MUSEUM, 4901 W. Market St., Leavittsburg: Open from 2 to 4 p.m. the third Sunday of the month or by appointment. 330-898-5341 or 330-399-1448.

McKINLEY BIRTHPLACE HOME, 40 S. Main St., Niles: Tours at 10 and 11 a.m. and 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesday, free. Call 330-652-1704, Ext. 7217, to schedule tours on different day or for groups.

NATIONAL PACKARD MUSEUM, 1899 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren: “Mustang vs. Camaro — Battle for Supremacy,” through April 15, 2020. Museum hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, $8 adults and $5 senior citizens and children ages 7 to 12. 330-394-1899.

SALEM HISTORICAL MUSEUM, 208 S. Broadway Ave., Salem: Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. 330-337-8514.

STROCK STONE HOUSE, 7171 Mahoning Ave., Austintown: Free tours from 1 to 4 p.m. first Sunday of the month and by appointment. 330-799-8051.

SUTLIFF MUSEUM, second floor Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren: Museum hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. 330-399-8807, Ext. 121.

TYLER MAHONING VALLEY HISTORY CENTER, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown: “For as Long as We Remember: Selections from Chris Yambar’s Gothika Collection,” through Jan. 5, 2020. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, $7 adults, $6 senior citizens and college students and $5 children. 330-743-2589.

WARD-THOMAS HOUSE, 503 Brown St., Niles: Open house from 2 to 5 p.m. the first Sunday of the month and by appointment. 330-544-2143.

WARREN HERITAGE CENTER, Kinsman House, 303 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren: Open to 2 to 5 p.m. the first Sunday of the month and by appointment. 330-372-0237.

YOUNGSTOWN HISTORICAL CENTER OF INDUSTRY AND LABOR, 151 Wood St., Youngstown: Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, $7 adults and $3 students. 330-941-1314.

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CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh: Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, $19.95 adults, $14.95 senior citizens; $11.95 students and children ages 3-18. 412-622-3131.

CLEVELAND BOTANICAL GARDEN, 11030 East Blvd.: Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, $12 adults and $8 children ages 3-12. 216-721-1600.

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, 1 Wade Oval Drive: Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, $17 adults and $14 students, senior citizens and children. 216-231-4600.

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM, Rockwell Hall, East Main and South Lincoln streets, Kent: “Ohio Quilts,” through April 12, 2020; “Wearing Justice: Perspectives from KSU Fashion School Faculty and Students,” through May 31, 2020.; “Culture/Counterculture: Fashions of the 1960s and ’70s,: through Sept. 6, 2020. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, $6 adults, $5 senior citizens and $4 students and children ages 7 to 18. 330-672-3450.

MALTZ MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE, 2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood: “Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music,” through March 1, 2020. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday with extended hours until 9 p.m. Wednesday, $12 adults, $10 students and senior citizens and $5 for children ages 5 to 11. maltzmuseum.org or 216-593-0575.

ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM, 1100 Rock and Roll Blvd., Cleveland: Current exhibits — “Class of 2019 Exhibit” and “Play It Loud: The Instruments of Rock & Roll.” Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily with extended hours until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, $26 for adults, $24 for senior citizens, $16 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger. 216-781-ROCK.

SENATOR JOHN HEINZ PITTSBURGH REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER, 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh: Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, $18 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $9 for students and children ages 6 to 17. 412-454-6000.

WESTERN RESERVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland: Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $7 vendors and $5 for children ages 3 to 12. 216-721-5722.

Music

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BOARDMAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 7777 Glenwood Ave., Boardman: Winter Holiday Concert with Boardman High School Symphony, Chamber and Classical orchestras, 7 p.m. Wednesday, $3 adults, $1 students and free for senior citizens.

EASTWOOD MALL, 5555 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles: Project: Church at Warren caroling, 5 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Sunday; Project Feed Our Valley Holiday Concert, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday; Stephen Foster Barbershop Chorus, 1 p.m. Sunday. 330-652-6980.

LAKEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL, 300 Hillman Drive, Cortland: Christmas in Cortland Concert with Cortland Community Band, and the Community Chorus, 7 p.m. Wednesday, donations will be collected to provide Cortland-Bazetta EMS works with bulletproof vests.

ODD FELLOWS HALL, 371 High St. NE, Warren: Warren Area Youth Symphonette, 6 p.m. Monday, $5.

PACKARD MUSIC HALL, 1703 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren: Jingle Bell Swing — Big Band Sound of Packard with Helen Welch, 2 p.m. Sunday, free.

ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown: Youngstown State University Horn Studio — Horns A’ Caroling, 1 p.m. Saturday, free.

SS. PETER AND PAUL CHURCH, HOLY APOSTLES PARISH, 421 Covington St., Youngstown: New Music Guild — Mary Tokarski, accordion, Joseph Natoli, accordion, Gwyneth Rollin, violin, and Robert Rollin, piano, 7 p.m. Friday, free.

SOUTHERN PARK MALL, 7401 Market St., Boardman: Campbell High School Choir, noon Friday; Ashley Marina, 1:30 p.m. Sunday; Leetonia Schools, 11 a.m. Monday. 330-590-5850.

STAMBAUGH AUDITORIUM, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown: Stambaugh Chorus Holiday Concert, 4 p.m. Sunday, cash donations will be collected for Second Harvest Food Bank.

WARREN-TRUMBULL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY LIBERTY BRANCH, 415 Churchill Hubbard Road, Liberty: Liberty High School Choir, 6 p.m. Tuesday, free. 330-759-2589

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AUGUST WILSON CENTER, 980 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh: Sweet Honey in the Rock, 7 p.m. Sunday, $48.75 and $38.75. trustarts.org and 412-456-6666.

BENEDUM CENTER, Seventh Street and Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh: Sing! An Irish Christmas with Ricky Skaggs, 7:30 p.m. today, $36.25-$76.25. 412-456-6666 or trustarts.org.

E.J. THOMAS HALL, 198 Hill St., Akron: Akron: “Home for the Holidays” — Akron Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Friday, $25-$60. Ticketmaster or 330-972-7570.

HEINZ HALL, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh: Highmark Holiday Pops — Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with Daniel Meyer, conductor, Ashley Brown, vocals; Christopher Sanders, Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Three Rivers Singers, Attack Theatre and Point Park University Vocal Trio, 8 p.m. Friday and Dec. 20-21, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 2:30 and 7 p.m. Dec, 22, $22-$99. pittsburghsymphony.org and 412-392-4900.

JEFFERSON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 41 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson: New Music Guild — Mary Tokarski, accordion, Joseph Natoli, accordion, Gwyneth Rollin, violin, and Robert Rollin, piano, 7 p.m. Saturday, free.

SCOTTISH RITE CATHEDRAL, 110 E. Lincoln Ave., New Castle, Pa.: Feel the Love Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, $25-$55. cathedralnewcastle.com

SEVERANCE HALL, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland: Christmas Brass Quintet, 10 a.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday, $7; Cleveland Orchestra Christmas Concert with Richard Kaufman, conductor, Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and guest choruses, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Wednesday and Dec. 19-20 and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Dec. 21-22, $55-$125. www.clevelandorchestra.com and 800-686-1141.

WESTMINSTER COLLEGE, New Wilmington, Pa.: 2019-20 Celebrity Series — The Texas Tenors: Deep in the Heart of Christmas, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Orr Auditorium, $37-$55. www.westminster.edu/celebrity and 724-946-7354.

Art

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BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown: Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. 330-743-1107.

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown: “Debra DeGregorio: Testament,” through Jan. 5, 2020, Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Jewish Area Federation Art Gallery. 330-746-3250.

MCDONOUGH MUSEUM OF ART, 525 Wick Ave., Youngstown: Fall 2019 Graduating BFA Exhibition and MFA First Year & Collaborative Project Exhibition, through Saturday. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 330-941-1400.

MILL CREEK METROPARKS, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown: “Mahoning Valley Historical Society: Hidden Gems from the Mahoning Valley Historical Society,” through Jan. 5, 2020. 330-740-7116.

TRUMBULL ART GALLERY, 158-162 N. Park Ave., Warren: “Where Sidewalks End” and “Is Less More? The History of Minimal Living in the United States,” through Dec. 27. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 330-395-4876.

Dance

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EASTWOOD MALL, 5555 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles: Momentum Dance, 6 p.m. Saturday; James Dance Studio, 3 p.m. Sunday. 330-652-6980.

POWERS AUDITORIUM, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown: Moscow Ballet — “The Great Russian Nutcracker,” 7 p.m. Wednesday, $39-$175. www.youngstownsymphony.com and 330-744-0264.

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ASHTABULA ARTS CENTER, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula: Ballet Theatre Ashtabula — “The Nutcracker,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 22 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19, $15 adults, $13 students, senior citizens and military and $11 children ages 2 to 12 in advance and $17, $15 and $13 day of show. ashtabulaartscenter.org or 440-964-3396.

HANNA THEATRE, 2067 14th St., Cleveland: Cleveland Ballet — “The Nutcracker,” 7 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, $25-$79. www.playhousesquare.org or call 216-241-6000.

KEYBANK STATE THEATRE, Playhouse Square, 1515 Euclid Ave., Cleveland: Hip Hop Nutcracker, 8 p.m. Friday, $25-$65. www.playhousesquare.org or call 216-241-6000.

Auditions

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TRINITY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, 4749 South Ave., Boardman: Oakland Center for the Arts / Kids First Theatre Initiative — “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Large cast of adults and children needed. For more information, call 330-406-0606.

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