Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks:

v “Drood, the Musical,” 7:30 p.m.: A version of Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel on the stage at Youngstown Playhouse, Glenwood Avenue; 330-788-8739.

v “An Evening of One-Acts,” 7:30 p.m.: Three humorous melodramas at Victorian Players Theater, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455.

v “Red, White and Tuna,” 8 p.m.: The townsfolk of the eccentric Texas town are back at Trumbull New Theater, 5883 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-1103.

v Midnight Star, 9 p.m.: R&B-funk band comes to town for a concert that also will feature Billy Beck and Youngstown’s Total Package Band; Buckeye Elks, 421 North Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-9486.

v YSU Dance Ensemble, 7:30 p.m.: Spring dance concert at Ford Theater, inside Bliss Hall, on the campus of Youngstown State University; 330-941-3105.

Loretta Lynn at Mountaineer


Country music legend Loretta Lynn will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Mountaineer Casino, W.Va. Route 2. Tickets start at $20 and are still available. Go to,, or call 800-804-0468, ext. 8297.

Dinner theater at the Playhouse


Youngstown Playhouse will have a dinner show for the May 12 production of “Drood, the Musical.” Dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by the musical at 7:30 p.m. Catered by the Fifth Season, the dinner will include a steamship round of beef, baked ham, stuffed shells, salad, side dishes and dessert. Tickets are $25 and reservations are due by Tuesday; call 330-788-8739.

Free Comic Book Day at local stores

All-American Comics, with stores at 161 W. Market St., Warren, and 1295 Boardman- Canfield Road, Boardman, are two of thousands of comic-book shops around the world celebrating Free Comic Book Day on Saturday.

Comics will be given away from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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