Aaron Tippin, the PovertyNeck Hillbillies and Shane Owens are about to become the first country music acts to perform at Chevrolet Centre. The concert begins at 8 p.m.
High-brow lo-fi alternative rock band Cowboy Junkies perform at 8 p.m. at Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St., Kent. Call (330) 677-5005.
The Youngstown Steelhounds have already began their second season, registering two victories and no losses. Their home opener is tonight at 7:05 p.m. against the Rocky Mountain Rage at Chevrolet Centre. For tickets, go to the box office, www.steelhounds.com or call (330) 747-PUCK. The Steelhounds and the Rage face off again Saturday at 7:05 at Chevy Centre.
Family-friendly haunted hayrides will be held tonight, Saturday and Sunday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Ex-Servicemen's Pavilion at Boardman Park. A bonfire, storytellers, campfire sing-along and Jocko the Clown are part of the festivities. Hayrides are 5 for adults and 3 for children 12 and under (or 15 for a family).
The theater season is in full swing. Here's what's playing on area stages this weekend:
"Jake's Women," 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, New Castle Playhouse Annex Theater, 202 E. Long Ave., New Castle, Pa.; call (724) 654-3437 for ticket information.
"Ninja Nightmare" by Stage Left Mystery Players, 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday, Outreach Center, 234 E. Lincoln Way, Lisbon; (330) 424-5093.
"The Fall of the House of Usher," 7:30 tonight, 7:30 and midnight Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Victorian Players Theater, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; (330) 746-5455.
"Daddy's Dyin'...Who's Got the Will?" 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday, Oakland Center for the Arts, 220 W. Boardman St., Youngstown; (330) 746-0404.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for the Justin Timberlake concert, with special guest Pink, March 19 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh.
Is Bigfoot real? Well, the president of the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society will weigh in on the debate when he gives a lecture at 2 p.m. at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren. Call (330) 399-8807, ext. 128, for more information.
It's a Great to Skate Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Chevrolet Centre, downtown Youngstown. The Skating Club of Greater Youngstown sponsors the ice skating event, and will offer free mini-group lessons for beginners. Admission is 5 and new rental skates are available for an additional 2. Go to www.SkatingYtown.com for more information.
"The Cat and the Canary," a scary silent film made in 1927, will be shown at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren. Call (330) 399-8807, ext. 128, for more information.
Dana Symphony Orchestra with director John Wilcox performs at 8 p.m. Monday in DeYor Performing Arts Center's Ford Family Recital Hall, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; call (330) 744-0264.
The Vampyre's Harp with Kirk Kupensky, a Gothic harp concert set to the literary works of Edgar Allen Poe and other Halloween-appropriate authors, begins at 8, with another show at the stroke of midnight, at Victorian Players Theatre, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; (330) 507-1678.
A Halloween concert featuring Rob Zombie tribute band Astrocreep 2000, and Black Sabbath/Ozzy Osbourne tribute band War Pigs, starts at 8 p.m. at The Wedge, Wedgewood Plaza, 1743 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown; (330) 792-1216.