Today’s entertainment picks:
v Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m.: Phil Keaggy will be the special guest of this holiday concert that also will include the Youngstown Connection and Natalie Sprouse. Powers Auditorium, 2260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264.
v Youngstown Holiday Parade and Festival, 1 to 7 p.m.: The festival, inside 20 Federal Place, downtown, will include a Santa’s workshop with inexpensive gifts for sale, train rides and more. The parade begins at 3 p.m. on West Federal Street, followed by the tree lighting.
v “In the Spirit of Christmas,” 7:30 p.m.: Holiday one-act plays at Victorian Players Theater, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455.
v “How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas,” 8 p.m.: Rust Belt Theater Company’s holiday show. At Calvin Center gymnasium, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-398-6659.
v Model train open house, noon to 6 p.m.: Displays will be running at the Youngstown Model Railroad Association, 751 N. Four Mile Run Road, Austintown; 330-799-8691.
LOCAL TOPICS ON TV
“Community Connection” (7 a.m. Sunday on 21 WFMJ-TV; and 7 p.m. Tuesday on Time Warner Cable community access channel): Curtis Thomas, director of government and public affairs for BP America, will join host Madonna Chism Pinkard to discuss the shale boom and natural gas exploration.
Next, Becky Miller of the Second Harvest Foodbank will discuss the partnership with WFMJ Project: Feed Our Valley and the upcoming free holiday concert at Eastwood Mall.
“Increase the Peace” (6:30 p.m. today, MyYTV): Kim Hamilton and Sonja Fields of the Positive Choice Network will join host Andrea Mahone.
“Sunday Morning with Dee” (8 a.m. Sunday on WKBN-TV): Cynthia Mason, senior supervisor of foster care and adoption services with Trumbull County Children Services, will join host Dee Crawford. Mason will discuss the requirements to become a foster parent or adoptive parent.
Raphael drawing up for auction
One of the most significant drawings by Italian master Raphael in private hands is up for auction in London.
“Head of an Apostle” is expected to fetch between $16 million and $24 million at Sotheby’s on Wednesday.
The drawing was created in preparation for Raphael’s Biblical painting “The Transfiguration,” which hangs in the Vatican Museum in Rome.
Sotheby’s Old Master expert Cristiana Romalli said it revealed Raphael, who died in 1520, “as very possibly the greatest master of drawing who has ever lived.”