Today’s entertainment picks:
v Monster trucks, 7:30 p.m.: You can consider this the Super Bowl of off-roading. Covelli Centre; 866-448-7849.
v “Mr. Lincoln,” 8 p.m.: This one-man show stars Tom O’Donnell as Abraham Lincoln, who shares stories about his life, his battle against slavery and the Civil War. It’s at Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-507-2358.
v “The Sunshine Boys,” 8 p.m.: Trumbull New Theatre presents the Neil Simon play about an aging Vaudeville team. The theater is at 5883 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-1103.
v Groundhog Day fun, 10 a.m.: Punxsutawney Phil’s prognostication will be all over the news this morning. You’ll have to come to the park to find out what Morton the Mill Creek Marmot has to say. Enjoy Groundhog-ology by gathering around the “radio” as previous generations did. Meet at Ford Nature Center.
v The Game of Hope, 4 p.m.: This annual charity basketball game with local celebrities will raise money for chronically and terminally ill children. It’s at Beeghly Center on the Youngstown State University campus; hopemv.org.
“American Ninja Warrior” (7 p.m., NBC): This special presents Season 4 highlight footage.
“Nfl honors” (9 p.m., cbs): Host Alec Baldwin is joined in New Orleans by celebrities and football stars for “NFL Honors.” It’s a pre-Super Bowl celebration of the season’s top performers, including the league MVP.
For complete listings, see TV Week magazine in today’s paper.
local topics on tv
“Increase the Peace” (6:30 p.m. today, MyYTV): Andrea Mahone and her co-host Kim Hamilton will share their views on forgiveness, self-worth and consequences as they relate to this week’s current events, including suicide in the church, body image and re-entry into the community after incarceration.
“Sunday Morning with Dee” (8 a.m. Sunday, WKBN-TV 27): Joining host Dee Crawford will be Leah Brooks, executive director of the YWCA, and Jennie Andrews, program manager. They will discuss YWCA programs, including free tax-filing assistance.
“Community Connection” (7 a.m. Sunday on 21 WFMJ-TV; and 7 p.m. Tuesday on Time Warner Cable community access channel): Dr. Victor Wan TaTah of the Youngstown State University Africana Studies department has penned a new book focusing on the recent presidential election and the media. He will sit down with host Madonna Chism Pinkard to discuss and announce his book signing.
Next, Jere Beulah (Jere B.) of the local group Soundoctrine will discuss Second Sunday, a monthly jazz night that will take place at the Lemon Grove Cafe.
Grants for opera
Opera Western Reserve has received grants from:
The Warren P. Williamson Jr. Fund of The Youngs-town Foundation, $1,000, for general operating expenses.
Dominion Resources Services Inc., $1,000; and the Aimee and Lulu Seidel Foundation, $3,000, for educational outreach.