Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks:

v “Spamalot,” 7:30 p.m.: The Youngstown Playhouse presents the first local production of the hilarious Monty Python Broadway musical; 330-788-9739.

v “The Matchmaker,” 7:30 p.m.: The play that served as the basis for “Hello, Dolly” on stage at Victorian Players Theater, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455.

v “Joseph and the Amazing Techni-color Dreamcoat,” 8 p.m.: The popular Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical at Trumbull New Theatre, 5883 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-1103.

v “Nevermore!,” 8 p.m.: The world premiere of Robert Dennick Joki’s musical based on the macabre writings of Edgar Allan Poe. Rust Belt Theater, at Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngs-town; 330-507-2358.

v Poster exhibition, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: An exhibition of socio- political posters from around the world opens today at the McDonough Museum of Modern Art, 525 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-941-1400.

“Haven” (10 p.m., Syfy): Preview clips for Season 4 of “Haven” show lots of things blowing up. Clearly, the town inspired by Stephen King is a dangerous place. Maybe they should put a dome over it.

“Real Time with Bill Maher” (10 p.m., HBO): This show might have interesting guests and provocative discussions, but it also has the world’s slowest-loading website, which makes it frustrating to find any information about the new season, which begins tonight.

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Art studio offers classes for adults


Daydreamers Art Studio, 127 Penn Ave., is now offering art classes for adults of any experience level, including beginners.

Classes meet one or two times to complete a project, and include painting, clay (hand building and sculpting), mosaics and fused- glass jewelry.

The studio also is looking for artists to rent space to teach an adult class.

The cost is $35 per person per class and includes all supplies and light refreshments. Go to or call 330-332-1760.

Community band welcomes musicians


The Cortland Community Band meets every Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Lakeview Middle School band room. All interested musicians are welcome to attend. For information, go to or call Pat at 330-652-2424.

Single-parent group plans event


Portage County Chapter of Parents without Partners will host an Oktoberfest dinner and dance, with DJ Mel, on Oct. 5 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave.

Cost is $8.50 for the dinner and $8 for the dance, and nonmembers are welcome.

For information or reservations, call 330-571-9801 or 330-322-9559 by Oct. 3.

For information on the group, call 330-699-2361.

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