jGil Mantera’s Party Dream marks its 10th anniversary with a Christmas Eve show at Cedars, 23
jGil Mantera’s Party Dream marks its 10th anniversary with a Christmas Eve show at Cedars, 23 N. Hazel St., downtown. Realtime Digimob will make a very appropriate support act for the synthed-out GMPD. DJ Mattatat will fill in the blanks. Call (330) 743-6560.
Brooklyn, N.Y.-rockers Frequent Season headline a show at Barley’s, 21 W. Federal St., downtown, on Christmas night. The 10 p.m. show also includes Brothers Inc. and Tiger Style. Call (330) 743-6480.
The annual Old-Fashioned Punk Rock X-Mas kicks off at 10 p.m. Friday at Cedars and continues Saturday night. The reunion festival brings together a variety of bands that formed in the ’80s and established Youngstown’s first original music scene at Cedars. Friday’s acts include Up for Adoption, Carpet Beggars, Phil and the Blanks and Liquor Box. Saturday’s lineup includes 8 Balls, Rik Strange Experience, Infidels and Sacksville R&B Band. Admission is $6 each night.
The Package Band with vocalist Karla Seldon will kick off a weekly series this Saturday at Buckeye Elks, 421 North Ave., Youngstown. The dance-funk band will play from 5 to 8 p.m. Call (330) 720-2485.
Jordan DePaul and the Reputations has been playing out for more than a year but only recently has found its sonic comfort zone. The pop-rock band has a new album in the works but is taking its time. Catch the act Saturday night at Barley’s. Story, D9.
The Butler Institute of American Art’s latest acquisition — a painting by legendary artist Jackson Pollock, the original Abstract Impressionist — will go on display Saturday. The museum is at 524 Wick Ave. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m Sunday. Go to butlerart.com for more information.
Indie-rockers Panzer Talk are on a Sunday-night bill at Cedars that also includes the Depths, Esprit D’Escalier and Trust Mission. Show starts at 9 p.m. Call (330) 743-6560. Story, D9
Holiday in Motion, the Arms Museum’s nostalgic exhibition of Christmases past, continues. The display includes working train displays, a vintage Nativity set, a roomful of vintage Santa Clauses and more. The exhibition can be seen daily through Jan. 10 (closed Mondays and New Year’s Day). Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. The Arms Museum is at 648 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Call (330) 743-2589.
“Fine-Tune,” the 2008 movie that was shot in Youngstown with local actors, has been tightened up by director-writer Chris Rutushin. The new cut of the film will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St., Columbiana. Call (330) 482-9647.k
The Broadway smash “Dreamgirls” makes its regional debut at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh. There will be eight performances, running through Jan. 3. Go to pgharts.org for show times and ticket information.