Today’s entertainment picks:
v St. Christine Parish Festival, 6 p.m.: Rides, games and entertainment on the church grounds at 3165 S. Schenley Ave., Youngstown.
v Party on the Plaza, 6 p.m.: Disco Inferno and the Hern Brothers will provide music at this outdoor bash in front of Warehouse 50, Central Square, downtown Youngstown.
v Ox roast, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m: Close to 200 vendors will offer wares at this annual antiques sale and flea market, and about three tons of meat will be roasted for sandwiches through Sunday, when the festival closes. It’s at the intersection of state Routes 534 and 87 in Mesopotamia.
v Rodeo, 7 p.m.: Bull riders return to Hoppel’s Arena, 40891 state Route 518, Lisbon; hoppelsarena.com.
v Arms Museum, 1 to 5 p.m.: Family activities are scheduled all weekend, and active military personnel and veterans, and their families, get in free. Retired Army Maj. Carl Nunziato will speak at 2 p.m. The museum is at 648 Wick Ave., Youngstown; mahoninghistory.org.
“Jessie” (8 p.m., Disney Channel): On “Jessie,” Luke (Cameron Boyce) tries to quit cold koala by spending a night without his prized stuffed animal. We sense a personal crisis in the making.
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Coney Island park tower is swaying
Coney Island’s amusement park is closed while workers examine the condition of a 275-foot-tall observation tower that was swaying.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday that initial assessments are that the unused Astrotower is stable. But he says authorities are keeping Luna Park closed until they’re sure.
The fire department received a call Tuesday afternoon that the tower was swaying and the park was evacuated and closed hours early as a precaution.
The Astrotower was installed in 1964 and has not been in use since 2010. It once offered visitors 360- degree views of the Atlantic Ocean and Brooklyn.
Opera tickets on sale at Stambaugh
To make getting reservations more convenient, Opera Western Reserve has transferred ticket sales for its Nov. 15 performance of “La Boheme” to the Stambaugh Auditorium box office, which is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.
Tickets are also now available by phone at 330-259-0555 or online at operawesternreserve.org.
Bands at Frieda’s
Howard and the Point Five Band will perform tonight at Frieda’s, 381 W. Rayen Ave., beginning at 6 p.m.
Other weekend entertainment includes a jam session from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, followed by DJ EZ D.
Combo to perform
The Jim Frank Combo will perform from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Taste of Farrell festival in Farrell, Pa., City Park.
On Monday, the Jim Frank Combo will play at 7 p.m. on the Village Green in Canfield.
Both events are free to the public.