Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks:

v “The Masque of the Red Death,” 7:30 p.m.: An adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe tale at Victorian Players Theater, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455.

v “The Addams Family,” 6:30 p.m.: Top Hat Productions presents this Broadway musical dinner-theater style at Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Youngstown; 800-838-3006.

v “The Importance of Being Earnest,” 8 p.m.: Oscar Wilde’s play presented by Kent-Trumbull Theater, 4314 Mahoning Ave. NW, Champion; 330-675-8887.

v Ghost Walk, 6:30 to 9 p.m.: A walking tour of historic sites with actors portraying restless spirits of people who once lived in the area. First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-1212.

v Midwest Beatbox Battle, 10 p.m.: Some of the nation’s top vocal percussionists vie for a cash prize at Lemon Grove Cafe, 110 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-7683.

Thrill the World dance at the Morley


The local effort of the Thrill the World “Thriller” dance will be 3 p.m. Oct. 27 at Morley Pavilion at Wick Recreation Area in Mill Creek Park. New dancers are no longer being accepted.

Thrill the World is the annual worldwide simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video. The events are videotaped for submission to the Guinness Book of World Records.

The “Thriller” dance will also be done at approximately 7 p.m. that night on Central Square in downtown Youngstown, as part of the Zombie Crawl festivities.

Actors are sought for gospel plays


Shekiniah Glory Drama Outreach Ministry will have an open casting call at 6 p.m. tonight and Oct. 19 and 26 at 3314 South Ave. for several gospel stage plays. Actors from age 16 to 65 of all races are needed.

For information, call evangelist Earline Gilford-Weaver at 330-330-4003.

Author to address writers meeting


Area writers are invited to attend the next Monday Night Writers session from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Peaberry’s Cafe, 4350 Boardman-Canfield Road.

Led by author and professional writer Nancy Christie, the two-hour session will include writing exercises and discussions on the creative and business aspects of writing. Those with works-in-progress can bring copies for comments and critiques from the group. Fee is $10.

To pre-register or for information, email

Cleveland writer Mary Mihaly, author of “The 250 Questions Every Self-Employed Person Should Ask,” will discuss starting a writing business. She will have a book signing from 5:30 to 6 p.m.

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