Today’s entertainment picks:
v Keeping the Dream Alive party, 9 p.m.: Youngstown’s Total Package Band will perform at this Martin Luther King Jr. tribute party. Admission is discounted with a donation of nonperishable food items for local food banks. B&O Station, 530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown.
v RockaPalooza, 6 p.m.: A number of rock bands from area high schools will compete for top honors at Boardman Performing Arts Center, 7777 Glenwood Ave., Boardman.
v “100 Years of Broadway,” 7:30 p.m.: More than 160 voices in the combined choirs of Canfield High School will perform at the school’s auditorium.
v “Southern Hospitality,” 7 p.m.: Austintown Fitch High students will present this play at the school’s auditorium.
v Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes, 11 p.m.: This rising Nashville-based band includes Valley native Timon Lance on guitar. Lemon Grove Cafe, 110 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-7683.
“Saturday Night Live” (11:29 P.M., NBC): Actress Jennifer Lawrence, riding high on the success of “The Hunger Games” and “Silver Linings Playbook,” serves as host of “Saturday Night Live.” Musical guest is The Lumineers.
for complete listings, see tv week magazine in today’s paper.
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): The Pregnancy Help Center offers assistance, counseling and emotional support to expectant mothers. Sally Dubinsky will join host Madonna Chism Pinkard to discuss the agency, the free services it provides and how expectant mothers can get in touch with it.
Next, Elliott Giles of the Youngstown Youth Flag Football Association, and two players — Dakota Naples and Michael O’Horo — will discuss their upcoming trip to New Orleans for a national competition with other flag football teams.
“Increase the Peace” (6:30 p.m. today on MyYTV): Joining host Andrea Mahone will be Dr. Lashale Pugh, assistant professor of geography at Youngstown State University, and Felicia Alexander, director for the Youngstown office of minority health.
Research shows that life expectancy in Mahoning County averages 75 years. Tune in and discover how to extend your life expectancy.
“Sunday Morning with Dee” (8 a.m. Sunday on WKBN-TV 27): Joining host Dee Crawford are Chauncey Hilson and Al Stabilito from Mahoning-Youngstown Community Action Partnership.
The agency provides programs to assist individuals and families in everyday needs such as child care, nutrition, housing, home insulation and home improvement.
Mardi Gras dance
DARE singles group of Boardman and the Youngstown Ski Club will host a Mardi Gras dinner and dance from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at Ciminero’s Banquet Centre, 123 N. Main St. Tickets are $27 per person or $216 for a table of eight. For information, call 330-207-3775.